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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Part II: Makeup Tips & Tricks for Eyes & Lips

Hey Beautifuls,

Its time for Part II.

Eyes:
Mascara 101:
  * Press an eyelash curler to the root of your upper lashes & hold for five seconds.  Then at the middle of the lashes near the ends
  * When applying mascara for thickness, hold the brush as close to the base of the lashes as possible & wiggle as you move it through the lashes.  Let it dry for 10 seconds then place brush at lash base & wiggle again as you move up the lashes

What to know about mascara:
  * NEVER pump the wand
  * Use less mascara on the lower lashes or don't put any at all
  * NEVER keep mascara longer than six months

Brow color:
  * Blondes - use a light brown pencil
  * Redheads - use a honey brown pencil for the day & a dark brown for night
  * Brunettes - use a deep brown & black is best after dark

Eyeliner:
Take your time to make sure that you get a straight line

  * Tilt your chin upwards so that way you are looking down your nose into a mirror
  * Apply foundation or concealer to your lids.  Blend well to prevent creasing
  * If eyes are close-set or round, line only the outer corners.  Otherwise line the entire upper lid
  * Soften the eyeliner pencil by rolling it between your fingers
  * Never pull your eyelids.
  * Begin at the inner corner & draw small dashes along the top lashes.                          Be sure to stay close to the lashes.  To make your eyes look bigger, go slightly beyond the outer corners
  * Soften the line w/ a smugger brush.

Making a cat eye:
  * At the inner corner, trace a thin line then gradually get thicker as it approaches the outside of your pupil
  * At the outside of your pupil, begin slightly upward, then flick the line upwards & outwards toward the center of your temple
  * Make the line as far as you want.  In most cases, about a quarter of an inch looks good.
 




Eyeshadows:
Go for contrast:
  * Dark eyes - grays, blues, purples or greens
  * Light eyes - brown, taupe or bronze

Lip Liner:
  * Lip pencil is a MUST.  It helps prevent bleeding or feathering of lipstick

Lipstick:
  * Quiet pinks & sheer textures are perfect for warm weather
  * Dark wines & plumes - winter
  * Olive skin looks good w/ light browns, warm tones or dark brownish reds
  * Fair skin looks good w/ warm pink, peachy glows or dramatic reds
  * Dark skin looks good w/ deep reds or deep reddish browns

Hope you enjoy!

Bye for now :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Makeup Tips & Tricks

Hello beautifuls,

Lets start w/ foundation:
  * Don't wear the same foundation w/ a summer tan as you would in the winter
  * Use your fingertips or sponge to apply.  The heat from your fingers gives you a smoother application
  * Always put foundation on your eyelids but make sure you do it last
  * Check your neck to avoid a severe line
  * If you are using liquid foundation, make sure you shake the bottle before each use
  * Make sure to always use a primer first

Concealer 101:
  * Begin w/ the under-eye area by lightly dabbing the concealer along the darkest area in a crescent shape
  * Take your finger & lightly blend.  Do not pull or rub
  * Apply a light foundation
  * Now apply blush and powder






Blush:
  * Select blush based on your skin tones
  * Smile to see the apples of your cheeks.  Using your blush brush, apple in a circular motion to rounded cheeks.  Blend up & outward toward temples until no hard lines are left







Powder:
  * Dip trick - sprinkle loose powder onto a clean tissue or a mirror rather than dipping directly into the container
  * Sponge - for thickest coverage
  * Clean - make sure to clean your brushes after each use w/ cleaner & w/ baby shampoo once a week
  * Makin it last - keep it out of the bathroom.  Moisture & humidity will lead to clumping
  * Oily - blot midday w/ a tissue before applying more powder
  * Easy - use powder w/out foundation for just a little coverage

How to wash brushes????

Here is how I keep my brushes clean & lasting a long time..
  * Each time I use a brush I clean it w/ brush cleaner
  * Once a week I take a little bit of baby shampoo in the palm of my hand w/ a little water & swirl the brush in my palm until they are clean.  Make sure that you rinse them well, then gently squeeze the water from the brush & let them air-dry.  Make sure not to get the wood wet.  Don't soak them.  Too much water can loosen the bristles & ruin them.

Stay tuned for tips & tricks for your eyes.

As always,
Stay beautiful

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sinful Colors Nail Polish only $1.99

Hey beautifuls,

So I decided to change my nail polish color today and went with a new brand of polish that I have not yet tried.  Sinful Colors.  I went with Dream On.


Talk about a beautiful color.  Loving it!!!  I also picked up these ones:


I am going to get more of them.  I got them at Walgreens for $1.99.


Well thats all for now.

Stay beautiful  :)