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Face Lifts Aren't Just For Faces

Posted Feb 24 2011 10:52pm
Face lifts are typically thought of as a positive, uplifting, thing.  Whether they are actually ON your aging face, or if it's a play on words as a "face lift" elsewhere.

So if you've been reading my blog for the past 3 weeks, you've heard me mention about the annoying toilet flood that happened in my own home.  It destroyed about 1/4 of the downstairs of my house and left me and my hubby and 3 kiddos in limbo in our own home for about 3 weeks.  Buuut, on the bright side, my house got it's own little face lift!!

Here are my before and afters:




My floor-less kitchen eating area after the flood



My kitchen with brand new wood floors and zebra rug (I've always wanted zebra somewhere in my home!).  I got this off my fave discount site, Overstock.com , for like $75 bucks and only 3 bucks shipping on everything!

 My cutie Walker showing you the ugly yellow floor-less dining room!


My new and improved dining room with peacock blue walls!! So much better!!

So not only are houses getting face lifts in my household, but I just gave my eyes a little face lift with just an eyeshadow technique.  I call it, the "upside down eyeliner" trick.  I literally got a couple compliments on this look within an hour of sporting it out.  People couldn't tell what exactly it was I had done, but they liked my eye makeup!!



To get this instant eye lift look, all you have to do is to focus on using a deep shade of shadow only on the lower lash line, and swooping it upwards at then ends.  "Abracadabra, give me lifted non-droopy eyes!!" Poof!!






I used a deep plum/bronze eyeshadow pan from Stila ( Barefood Contessa- $18 ) and took it from the inner tear duct on the lower lash line and made a fairly thick swooping line of color that was pulled upwards towards my temple.  This is an ever so subtle trick that is somehow easier to pull off a winged look on the lower lash line than it is the upper line.

So what is your easiest trick for a face lift without the surgery?
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