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Iconic MUA Sandy Linter Reveals Her Secret to Smudge-Free Eye Makeup

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Sandy Linter is an icon of epic proportions—not only is she a famed celebrity makeup artist now (she regularly works with Elizabeth Hurley and Christie Brinkley), but she was the makeup artist during the days of disco. She frequented Studio 54, painted the faces of just about every legendary celebrity who attended, and did the makeup for some of the most famous magazine covers to date. That's not to say her notable gigs ended in the '80s—Linter has exploded post-disco courtesy of her Instagram, personal archive, and her notable clients.

With that, we knew we had to get her into the studio. Watch the video in full to find out her top five favorite beauty products, including an eye primer, faux lashes, foundation, and more. Keep scrolling for her Just Five Things.

MAC Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
MAC Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base $25
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"This is prep and Prime by Mac and it's meant for the eyelid. Recently, I would look myself in the mirror and see black smudging under my own eyes, and thing, well that doesn't work. It took me a while to figure out that my base for my liner and shadow and eye makeup was too oily for my lid. So the prep and prime by Mac dries up the oil just enough, not too much, and it gives a perfect base for shadows, eyeliner, and mascara."

kiss lashes
Kiss Ever-Ez Trio Lashes Medium $15
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"My next product is Kiss lashes. These are sensational, I'm wearing them today—I don't know if you can tell. They come in different lengths: extra short, short, medium, and long (but I never use long). With medium, you start on the outer corner of your eye, and then the next little section would be short, and the inner corner of your eye would be extra short. They stay on very very well—I have a client who leaves them on for five days. I don't advise that, but they work."

beautyblender
Beautyblender The Original $20
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"The next product I brought with me is the Beautyblender. I use it personally on myself because I'm so lazy when it comes to applying my own makeup. This makes it a little bit more fun. I just put a little foundation on the back of my hand and and it blends the foundation effortlessly. I have tried other brands of “Beautyblenders” and they're hard, they're not as soft, and somehow the shape of this little egg makes it work."

charlotte tilbury magic foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation $44
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"The reason I chose this is because it has a nice slip. I don't use the exact shade of my skin tone—I’m very very fair, so, I need a little bit of warmth. Instead of using number five, which I am, I jumped to number seven."

La Mer The Cleansing Micellar Water
La Mer The Cleansing Micellar Water $95
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"I use La Mer Micellar Water because I have very dry eyes, but I love wearing eye makeup. I used to wake up with smudges under my eyes from makeup residue, even when I thought I had removed it all with makeup wipe. When I use La Mer Micellar Water, my eyes feel fresh, refreshed, and clean, so it's worth it."

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