Ariana's MUA Reveals Her Tips For Fuller Lips & Flawless Liner


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One look at Ash K Holm‘s Insta and you know she’s a BOSS. Responsible for glamming some of the biggest names – oh hi, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Graham, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, etc. – she’s literally taking over the beauty world one face beat at a time. And now she’s the newest celeb ambassador for BUXOM Cosmetics, so clearly we had to hit up Holms for her tried-and-tested MUA tips, product reccos, and Masterclass secrets. Here’s the 411 on how she keeps her clients on that glow-up… Take note!

Ash K Holm’s Top 6 Makeup Tips:

1. How to Hack Fuller Lips


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My signature lip is a slightly over-lined, contoured lip using a darker lip liner like BUXOM Cosmetics Plumpline Lip liner in Undercover, $18. It’s a rich brown with ’90s vibes. I like to shade the corners of lips to make them appear fuller, then I take a lighter lipstick (like BUXOM Cosmetics Full Force Plumping Lipstick in Icon, $19) and pat in the center. Using a lighter shade in the center creates an optical illusion of fuller poutier lips.

2. How to Get the Monochromatic Look


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I love using the same lipstick shade that I put on my lips for blush, to keep the face monochromatic and cohesive. The trick to pulling this off, however, is with the right brush. Apply the color with a soft, slightly angled blush brush to the apples of cheeks, then sweep the blush into the highlight for a rosy glow.

3. How to Pull Off the Perfect Wing


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Create a line that goes from thick to thin, using Huda Beauty Life Liner Duo Pencil & Liquid Eyeliner, $25. Then, to create a sharp wing, start from the last eyelash and angle towards the end of your brow. Connect the bottom line to the top using the liquid brush on its side, for a smooth application. You can also use a patting technique to fill in the triangle of the wing. To make your wing liner even sharper, take a clean angled brush and pinch both sides of the brush into a Neutrogena makeup wipe. Then use the angled brush to clean up the edge of the liner. Each time you clean up the wing, clean off the brush in the makeup wipe so your eyeliner doesn’t smear as you’re making it more precise.

4. How to Powder Like a Pro


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When I need makeup to last the entire day, I take powder and apply it under the eyes with a damp Beautyblender. Next, I create two lines on the sides of the nose to set the nose and to make the nose appear slimmer. I also apply powder underneath the cheekbones to bake, then dust off. This softly chisels the cheeks so you don’t need a lot of contour.

5. How to Get Lit From Within


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For a flawless glow, apply a cream highlighter to the tops of cheeks, temples of forehead, and clavicles. Applying the product with a damp Beautyblender is the most beautiful finishing touch to the makeup.

6. How to Smokeshow Your Eyes Using Bronze Hues


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For a quick smokey eye with no fall-out, take Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Shadow in Cinnamon Toast, $25, and apply it to the eyelid. Using a fluffy brush, blend up to the crease. Then take the metallic side and dab it in the inner corner to make the eyes pop. I love using warm browns instead of your traditional blacks for a smokey eye – this keeps the face looking warm and bronzed.

Ash K Holm’s Favorite Products She Swears By

1. BUXOM Cosmetics Xtrovert Mascara, $22

BUXOM Xtrovert MascaraSource: BUXOM Cosmetics

When applying this mascara I rotate the brush in a clockwise direction upward, to lock in the length and curl. This mascara gives you the most dramatic length, volume, and curl in one swipe.

2. Kosas Color & Light: Crème Cream Blush & Highlighter Duo, $34

Kosas Color & Light: Crème Cream Blush & Highlighter DuoSource: Kosas

The most beautiful cream blushes and highlighters. The texture is so emollient, it melts right into the skin.

3. Huda Beauty Obsessions Palettes, $27

Huda Beauty Obsessions Palettes

These are the most pigmented eyeshadows. The formula is so rich with very little fallout. There’s a shade for every occasion and the compacts are small and don’t take up a lot of space.

4. COVERGIRL TruBlend Undercover Concealer, $12

COVERGIRL TruBlend Undercover ConcealerSource: COVERGIRL

This concealer has the best coverage and the price is extremely affordable. It’s creamy, hydrating, full coverage, and the line has 30 shades for all skin tones.

5. BUXOM Cosmetics Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Gloss in Dolly, $21

BUXOM Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Gloss in DollySource: BUXOM Cosmetics

It’s the most universal lip gloss money can buy. It also plumps up your lips and has a minty taste that makes you feel fresh.

6. NUDESTIX Tinted Cover Foundation, $35

NUDESTIX Tinted Cover FoundationSource: NUDESTIX

A beautiful foundation to wear on a daily basis. It’s very sheer and lightweight, plus all the ingredients are natural and won’t clog your pores. And it keeps your skin glowing for daytime looks.

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