Maybe she was born with them, maybe she glued them on. But who cares? Don’t Alicia Keys’ lashes look amazing? As the host of last week’s 8th Annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball in New York, she was sharp and polished, playing up her gorgeous eyes and star-quality smile. Find out how to easily get this look for yourself.
1. Lengthen Those Lashes
If you’re already blessed with naturally long lashes, make them pop even more. Place a lash curler (like Tweezerman Classic Lash Curler, $12.50, Tweezerman.com) at the base of your lash line and squeeze gently for a few seconds to give lashes a gentle, eye-opening bend. Then apply lengthening mascara like Lancôme Définicils High Definition Mascara ($25, Lancome-usa.com). The long, thin wand is perfect for catching and evenly shading every lash without adding bulk.
If you’re looking to go faux, try Sonia Kashuk All Eyes on the Party Lash Set ($9.99,Target.com). Apply a thin layer of lash glue to the backs of the lashes, and then press against your lash line. Allow to dry completely before following with shadow and liner.
2. Keep Lipstick Stuck
High-impact lipstick may look great, but it can feather or bleed unless you resolve not to smile, drink, laugh, or speak all night, and where’s the fun in that? To keep bold lipstick in place, use DuWop Reverse Lipliner ($20, Shop.duwop.com). Apply the skin-colored pencil to the outer liner of your lip to create an invisible barrier that prevents color from migrating, keeping the overall look precise. Then apply a punchy color like Sue Devitt Color Luxury Lipstick in Bali ($20, Suedevittbeauty.com).
3. Get Dental Perfection
Her lashes and lips might be off the hook, but what we’re most jealous of is Alicia’s blindingly white teeth. Lucky girl! Of course, the best way to keep teeth stain-free is to avoid smoking, coffee, and red wine—all known discoloration-causers. But if that isn’t enough, try a home whitening kit. One of our favorites is the GLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Device, which can lift up to five shades in five days, without any uncomfortable sensitivity. For more info, visit Gloscience.com.