Most of us have yet to master the smokey eye. Tal Peleg, on the other hand, is creating museum-worthy masterpieces on teeny-tiny eyelids.
The Israeli makeup artist is bringing eye makeup to a new level, drawing everything from sushi to Anne Frank to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the space between a person's eyebrow and lower lashes. These miniature creations are truly works of art, as Peleg pays attention to the most intricate details. Even the color of the lower lashes is factored in.
So while we struggle to squiggle out a straight line of eyeliner, we suggest you marvel at some of Peleg's handiwork below -- and check out more on her Facebook page!
Most of us still need to master the basics:
Opening a brand new tube of lipstick to find it split in two is never fun. If you're looking for a quick fix, here are some tips to consider: Using a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMb2gE6v-Uc" target="_hplink">blow dryer, melt your broken parts back together and freeze your tube in a plastic baggie</a>. You can also <a href="http://www.wikihow.com/Repair-a-Broken-Lipstick" target="_hplink">use a lighter to reshape your lipstick; simply put it in the refrigerator when you're done for an hour so it can harden</a>.
Broken Foundation Powders
Using a marker end or the back of your brush (make sure you sterilize it with rubbing alcohol), <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgggnkNeHzI&feature=related" target="_hplink">press your broken pieces back into the container</a>. If you drop powder on the floor, you're better off throwing it out, says makeup artist Vicki Millar, adding that dirty surfaces can lead to contamination. Next, use the flat end of a mascara tube or lipstick tube to flatten your powder. Lastly, add a few drops of rubbing alcohol over the pressed powder and let it sit for a few hours.
Brushes That Fall Apart
Hairs coming off of your brushes? Millar suggests washing your brushes once a month under warm water and with antibacterial soap. "You really want to be cleaning off the ends of the brush -- never put your whole brush under water. The more wet and dense the brush is, the more likely hairs will be to pop out," she says.
Fixing broken eyeshadow is quite similar to mending your broken foundation. In this tutorial, this makeup artist uses a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0IatsKbvGU" target="_hplink">plastic baggie and a piece of a T-shirt to dab the broken eyeshadow back into place; rubbing alcohol is also used</a>.
Bent Or Exposed Mascara
Sometimes your mascara applicator can break or even bend. To fix a bent applicator -- wearing latex gloves -- bend it, gently, back into shape. If you accidentally lose the applicator or drop it on the floor, Millar suggests grabbing some disposable wands from the drugstore. She also says you should only use mascara for about a month -- and if you ever have an eye infection, buy a new wand immediately.
Dried Nail Polish
If you can't open the bottle of your favourite nail polish, you probably have dried polish around the inner lid. To fix this problem, fill a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXKYO1Aluhg&feature=related" target="_hplink">bowl with warm water and place your nail polishes in it, upside down, for five minutes</a>. Next, remove your bottles and gently twist the lid. If you do see dried paint in the inner lid, use a tweezer to remove the excess.
Brittle Or Broken Liner
Just like any pencil, your eyeliner can break if you drop it. If you're tired of sharpening your broken liner, <a href="http://beautyfool.com/a-quick-tip-to-repair-your-broken-brittle-makeup-pencils/" target="_hplink">try leaving it in the fridge for two hours so it can re-harden</a>.
How To Fix A Split Nail
In this tutorial, this makeup guru uses a tea bag to fix her split nail.