- Step 1: Peel off one of the stickers and decide which star you're going to use and where to put it.
- Step 2: Press the sticker onto the skin and smooth out all the edges so there are no bumps or bubbles. If you want, you can cover the star you won't be using to ensure you don't color it in.
- Step 3: Use a flat-top synthetic concealer brush (a fluffy brush will work too if it is small enough) and dip it into a long-wearing, waterproof gel or cream eyeliner.
- Step 4: Stipple the brush on top of the stencil, making sure to fill in the entire star, but not get any around the stencil. If you do, use a Q-Tip and makeup remover to clean up.
- Step 5: Gently pull the stencil off to reveal the star underneath! Make sure to let it set completely to avoid smudges.
Optional: Dust the star with a bit of transluscent powder to give it even more staying power.
- Finished! Fun, unexpected and daring! Apply as few or as many as you want- great for a fun way to play up beauty marks or fake star tattoos.
In honor of the recent MAC Carine Roitfeld Collection for Fall 2012, I wanted to have a little fun with her signature Good Luck Star Stencil ($18 USD / $24 CAD). Carine started turning her beauty mark on her cheekbone into a star a long time ago using eyeliner, so when she collaborated with MAC, she had to include a stencil! I think its cute… and I used the big star in this tutorial, but if you use the small one it really looks so subtle!
Whether you’re playing up your beauty marks or transforming into Kat Von D- these star stencils are adorable and this is my favorite way to apply them so that they last all day without smearing! Of course you don’t have to use these stencils- they are quite pricey… but the same technique works well for all types of stencils (just make sure they stick flat to the skin)! Have fun!
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