Andrea Lavinthal, Author, Your So-Called Life
Andrea's beauty stats: On the verge of 30; fine curly hair; highlighted; minor fine lines
"After years of interviewing makeup artists about how to get the ultimate smoky-eye look, I learned that the key is to keep most of the color concentrated at the lash line and to keep a clean, fluffy brush on hand for blending. Also, don't be afraid of color. A smoky eye doesn't have to be only black or gray."
Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Therapeutic Herbal Concealer
"My eyelids are naturally dark and tend to get oily (I know, nothing says 'hot' like oily eyelids). I use this creamy concealer under my eyes as well as on my lids to cover up any discoloration and make my shadow last longer."
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
"I've never met a makeup artist who didn't have this incredible, stays-on-forever gel liner in their kit. I apply it to my upper and lower lids with a small, stiff brush, getting as close to my lashes as possible."
The Balm Shady Lady Powder Shadows
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler & Dior DiorShow Mascara
"I'm obsessed with curling my lashes, so I keep one of these iconic curlers at home, another one in my purse, and a third one in my desk drawer. Like I said, I'm obsessed! Between the curler and a few coats of DiorShow mascara, it's like I'm wearing fake lashes."