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Using a face primer underneath your foundation is a very important step in not only skin care but also making sure your make up lasts longer throughout the day without having to touch up. Right after applying my face primer I like to apply my eye primer right away and massage it down to my under eye area as well as if it were an eye cream. I find that doing that prevents my under eye concealer from creasing no matter what concealer I go for! It makes perfect sense too because the formula for eye primers have an extra umph meant to specifically PREVENT eye shadows from creasing so why not apply that same concept for your under eye right? I’m not going to lie I have more then one favorite eye primer that all work well with my sensitive eyes and feel very similar if not the same during application. I recommend Smash Box 24 hour photo finish, Urban Decay primer potion (original) or Milani eye shadow primer if you’re looking for something more affordable. 

By Miryam | NYC Makeup Tonight Instructor


I have previously received a Blinc Mascara in a past Boxycharm and loved the tube packaging. However, I was never able to really try it before my mom decided she wanted to keep it for herself! Snooze you lose right?! For this month’s Boxycharm, I received another Blinc product and this time it was a Black Lash Primer for Jet Black Volume! My first impression was that I loved the fact that it was a BLACK primer. The white ones never really caught my eye because I always thought a white base would dull my black mascara. The wand is like a narrow comb so its easy to get to the base of your lashes. After letting the primer dry, I used my Doucce Punk Volumizing mascara and I instantly noticed that my lashes looked longer then they would if I used my mascara on its own. However, aside from the length it really did make my mascara JET black color wise. Although I didn’t notice any extra volume I can’t complain about the extra length! 


This weekend I was lucky enough to attend the NYX Face Awards Launch Party & received a GENEROUS goody bag. The very first thing to catch my eye were the new Colored Felt Tip Liners. I swatched them last night to test how pigmented they are and the different strokes that I would be able to do. Let me tell you,  they passed with flying colors….literally!  I also decided to sleep with the swatches on to test their durability and woke up with them only slightly faded, but the lines were still in tact! They are available in six gorgeous shades; white, royal blue, cobalt blue, teal, grey and chocolate brown. They are all dry and semi matte, which is my personal preference. They retail for $10 each, so they are a great price for what you are getting, including the sleek packaging. However, I do recommend storing these face down to avoid the felt tip applicator from drying out. Happy lining ladies!

By Miryam | NYC Makeup Tonight Instructor


When women ask me what my favorite mascara is, it may surprise them that my answer can be found at your local drugstore. I always tell them it's Cover Girl Lash Blast and then I include the following tip without hesitation; 

When you’re looking for a mascara that will hold the curl you created, you want to look for one that is waterproof. If you don’t feel like it's giving you enough volume or length, your second or third coat can be another mascara you love for that. Just make sure your base coat is waterproof (and ideally Cover Girl Lash Blast) so that your curl is locked!

Now here is why Lash Blast is my favorite; This formula is strong but lightweight so it doesn’t clump up my lashes. The wand separates each lash in perfect sync and in the same direction so you don’t end up with any open areas. Then I can add any volumizing mascara and VOILA  my lashes will look fluffy and last all night long! 

However, you do have to be careful when removing your makeup as the waterproof mascara is obviously meant to endure water. The best way to remove it, is with an oil based eye makeup remover or just plain old baby oil on a cotton ball or soft tissue. Hold it over your lashes and let it sink in for a little before wiping so you aren’t rubbing your eye too long. Rinse and repeat for your next night out!

By Miryam | Makeup Tonight NYC Instructor


The Queen of brows has done it again!

The latest brow product to launch from Anastasia Beverly Hills is the new brow definer. What sets this apart from other ABH brow products, is its unique triangular tip. This triangular tip allows for you to create at least 3 different types of hair strokes, eliminating the need for you to use more then one filler product. You will still want to use a a brow gel. It is available in 10 natural colors that include warm and cool tones so there’s literally a color for everyone.

The formula in this pencil is also different from other ABH products, because this one is creamier. This allows you to easily glide across your brow with each stroke saving you lots of time when you’re trying to fill in sparse areas. As a New Yorker, I’m all about saving time whenever and wherever I can so that was a HUGE plus for me. And like all ABH products, the brow definer is also long lasting and sweat proof. This is a must have for your kit as well as for beginners who are just learning how to fill in their brows. 

By Miryam | MakeUp Tonight NYC Instructor


Have you ever gone to the mirror to start your makeup routine and your eyes are hanging out with your nostrils!? Worry no more. These amazing little eye patches by Patchology are a complete life saver! Renowned makeup artists use them on their models before they hit the runway. Who can blame them, as each pad generously spoils us with an instant eye lift! Use above or below the eye, wherever you feel you need more lift and firming. For really great results apply one every morning while you get ready for the day, you can even wear them outside while you walk Fido. They are sleek and clear, so no one will notice.  It'll be your little super model secret :-) 

By The Makeup Tonight Team | Makeup Tonight