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5 YOLO Makeup Tactics You Have to Try at Least Once

Of course, your God-given look is the most beautiful, and natural makeup works best most of the time. But there are those special occasions when you just want to go crazy and try something new! Here are some of the most bold and fun looks you should go for and see if you like them. After all, you only live once! If you feel like trying them out and want to share with us on Project Inspired’s Instagram, be sure to hashtag #ProjectInspired so we can see!


1. Cat Eyes – Also called “wing tip” it has popular since the sixties and brought back by celebrities like Lauren Conrad, this classic Mad Men look is a clean, fresh twist on showstopping eyeliner. It requires precision and the right makeup.

Check out the tutorial here:


2. Contouring – Contouring, shaping and highlighting aren’t just for the red carpet, even though they can be challenging to learn. The best ones are a work of art! Try out on a night you don’t have to go anywhere or take pictures, just in case it goes really wrong the first time.

Check out the tutorial here:


3. Smokey Eyes – If you have a concert or late-night event and you really want to go for a dramatic look, smokey eyes are your thing! It can be super fun to have a variety of makeup looks and the good news is this one is hard to mess up.

Check out the tutorial here:


4. Bright Red Lipstick – Nothing is more glam than classic red lips! If you have a special occasion, there is no better way to pull off feminine, gorgeous makeup.

Check out the tutorial here:


5. False Eyelashes – Falsies are great, especially if you’re going to be taking any kind of photo! They add the finishing touch to a picture-perfect beauty look.

Check out the tutorial here:


Girls, have you ever tried any of these? Which do you most want to experiment with next?


Which of these tactics are you going to try first?

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  1. kstrenk

    Posted by kstrenk on March 7, 2015 at 18:47

    Does anyone have eyeliner tips? I have eyeliner but I can’t do it without blinking like crazy or my eyes watering up.

  2. loveoutloud

    Posted by loveoutloud on November 7, 2014 at 20:14

    I’d love to try bright red lipstick, but, with my color pallet, I feel like I would look like a clown…

  3. YarnPrincess

    Posted by YarnPrincess on November 4, 2014 at 16:25

    I’ve tried them all except contureing, but i don’t have the right makeup for it. Plus I’m probably take like 15 more birthday selfies :p 😉

  4. gabby99

    Posted by gabby99 on November 4, 2014 at 14:03

    I would love to try all of these, but what happens when the false eyelashes comes off? does it hurt? when do they come off? how long do they last?

    • kittycheychey

      Posted by kittycheychey on November 4, 2014 at 20:40

      false eyelashes don’t hurt at all if you peel them off from the end. However they are quite tricky to put on i usually cut them in half and just put some on the ends of my eyes, if that makes sense.

      • gabby99

        Posted by gabby99 on November 6, 2014 at 17:12

        yes that makes complete sense! thank you! I have always been a little curious about them but I was always thinking it would hurt if I tried taking them off. I will have to try them now 🙂

  5. NerdyChick334

    Posted by NerdyChick334 on November 3, 2014 at 18:27

    Tried ’em all except falsies. Super smoky was my look back in my wannabe goth phase.

    My favorite is winged liner. I can do it on the bus. 😛 #showoff

  6. Baine

    Posted by Baine on November 3, 2014 at 18:09

    I think I might try the smokey eye. Maybe my mom will do it too! Who knows.

    Side note: As Christians, the “YOLO” phrase does not apply to us. We live out this life on Earth, then we get to live forever in Heaven. Saying that we should try something because we “only live once” is not keeping with our faith.

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by saraileft on November 2, 2014 at 08:15

    I’m going to try the cat eye . ….again. I’ve tried it before and it never comes out right

  8. Smylinggirl

    Posted by Smylinggirl on November 2, 2014 at 06:01

    These are cool! I don’t wear a ton of make-up, but these are some really good ideas.

    Just have to say though, I hope PI doesn’t actually go for the whole YOLO thing. Hope this is just a joke.

  9. vanilla

    Posted by vanilla on November 1, 2014 at 22:10

    This wasn’t mentioned, but I think it’s another example of slightly crazy makeup – I just ordered some sparkly mascara and am excited to give that a try! 🙂

    • atla_bee

      Posted by atla_bee on November 2, 2014 at 16:16

      Ooh. Where did you get it from?? That sounds fab 😀