Archive for October, 2011

Don’t be shy about sparkle near your brow bone

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Subtle shimmer is all you need!There are countless ways to go wrong with glitter. Chunky sparkles and overly shimmery pastel eyeshadows all over your lids are just two of the worst mistakes you can make, but many ladies go wrong when they try to pull off a hint of shine on the brow bone as well. The idea behind illuminating this area is that it's supposed to brighten up your eyes, but many ladies go overboard. Instead of slicking on a thick glitter, take a cue from Emma Stone, whose makeup look was featured on Glamour magazine's beauty blog.

Emma's brow bone sparkle was subtle. In other words, it was practically invisible when she was turned away from the light source, but glowed enchantingly as she turned her head. This is exactly the effect you should aim for each time you pull off this look, and if you do it right, it can even be done at the office.

Pixi – Eye Zone Brightener is a tinted eye gel than awakens your eyes and even smooths out the area for a more youthful appearance. Anti-puff ingredients and plenty of hydration will ensure that your lids are shimmery and bright. Pixi – Eye Definer Highlighter also works to reflect a bit of light, highlighting your brow bone and drawing attention to your eyes.

Making the most of your beauty sleep

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Making the most of your beauty sleepMost women intuitively know that getting a good night’s rest is directly related to the health of their skin. After pulling an all-nighter, the skin will generally look ashen, the under eye area will appear darker and swollen and the likelihood that acne will develop increases.

In addition to making a commitment to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night, women should apply beauty products that will leave their skin glowing in the morning. Many creams and moisturizers are targeted to women with drier skin, however, women with naturally oily skin need moisturizers as well.

If you’re looking for a lightweight moisturizer, consider the Exuviance Night Renewal HydraGel. This formula will work with your body’s natural skin cell renewal process to leave your skin fresh and hydrated without any unwanted shine.

In the morning, consider applying the Youngblood Mineral Primer before you put on any makeup. This will smooth out fine lines and prepare your skin to serve as a smooth canvas for foundation.

How to maximize the defining effect of your lashes

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Make your eyes pop with a set of gorgeous lashes!Eyes are often the first thing people look at. When you take in someone’s face, you’re not going to hone in on their lips or notice the shape of their nose. You’ll be taking in their eyes – what color they are and what kind of vibe they’re giving off. Some people say eyes are the windows into people’s souls, so if you want to tweak just one thing about your makeup look, you may want to consider defining your eyes.

A set of fabulous fringe will definitely do the trick to getting your eyes even more attention than they normally get, but not everyone was born with thick, full lashes. Luckily there are plenty of ways you can upgrade your lashes and make them look as full and lush as you wish they were.

All you need are a few tools and products and you’ll be on your way to luxurious eyelashes in no time. The first thing you want to invest in is a good eyelash curler, like Talika – Heated Eye Lash Curler. Curling your lashes will make them look fuller and longer because they’ll be more noticeable than if they were sticking straight out. A heated curler gets you fast results that will last all day, but even the regular curlers, like Paula Dorf – CURL-UP Eyelash Curler work great.

The next thing you need is a great mascara. There are plenty of different kinds out there that do exactly what they say they’re going to do, whether it’s adding volume, lengthening, thickening or defining. Some kinds, like ModelCo – Fiber Lash Extreme Lash Extension Mascara Kit have fibers in the formula which bind to your lashes and make them look much longer. It’s like fake lashes in a tube! Finding the right kind for you just depends on what kind of look you’re going for. Once you find a mascara that you like, you may want to invest in a shimmery topcoat that you can add on top of it for a little extra sparkle on special occasions.

When you apply mascara, it’s always a good idea to apply two or three coats. This will make sure every one of your lashes is covered and you’re getting the effect you want. It’s important to allow each coat to dry before adding more on, otherwise you won’t be building the product. Use a lash comb like Youngblood – Synthetic Eyebrow/Eyelash Defining Brush after each coat to make sure your lashes are separated and don’t have any clumps.

For really special occasions where you want to go all-out with your fringe, you may want to try a pair of false lashes. All you have to do is apply the glue either to your lash line or on the edge of the falsies, then use a pair of tweezers to hold the lashes and press them onto your lash line. It’s crucial to get them as close to your own lashes as possible. If you don’t want the full effect, ModelCo – Lash Out Individual Lashes + Glue can give you just a hint of length by adding a few lashes into the middle of your lids or on the outer corners.

After you apply false lashes, cover up the line by smudging an eyeliner over it, then using mascara to blend the fake lashes with your real ones. Your eyes will pop and you’ll feel like a supermodel every time you blink.

As long as you choose the right mascara for your lashes and take the time to curl them before you apply it, you’ll hardly need any other eye makeup to make your eyes look wide awake and beautiful.

Longer, stronger hair – from a pill

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Stronger hair from a pill?If you're a fan of long hair, you may be interested to know that there is actually a pill that exists which promises to promote growth and make hair thick, strong and healthy.

Accoring to Allure magazine, Viviscal is a blend of vitamin C silica compounds, horsetail extract and a marine protein complex which forces hair to grow quickly. Models and actresses use it a lot, as their hair takes many beatings on the job. While it's not a quick fix, those who use the pill can expect to have more hair growth within a few months and see stronger, healthier hair.

If you're not into the whole pill-taking thing, you may want to turn to different treatments instead. AminoGenesis – Therapeutic Hair Repair can give your hair everything you need to stay healthy, nourished and strong, while Leonor Greyl – Regenerescence Naturelle (Purifies scalp & fortifies bulb) can stimulate and regenerate your scalp, allowing your hair to grow in healthier. Just apply it to a dry scalp strip by strip, then massage lightly and leave it in for 15 minutes. Rinse it out in the shower with your regular shampoo and you should notice an immediate difference!

How to cover up a tattoo

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Need to cover up a tattoo?Whatever your motives are, there may come a time when you find that it simply won't do to have your tattoo visible. Whether it's your wedding day or you're at a conservative event, covering a tattoo may seem like a difficult task. However, it's easier to do than you think.

Just take Dermablend's transformation of heavily-tattooed model, Rick Genest a.k.a. Zombie Boy as an example, who was completely bare-skinned for the video promotion of their Dermablend – Leg and Body Cover Creme SPF 15. Every single one of his tattoos was perfectly covered, and you can get the look at home yourself.

It may help to buy a couple of different shades of the product, as you want a lighter shade for the base and one that matches your skin tone. Apply it using a concealer brush like Bare Escentuals – Maximum Coverage Detail Concealer Brush. Keep the makeup focused on the tattoo itself – not on the surrounding skin. Blend it in perfectly when you're done and finish it off with a dusting of powder to set the foundation. You should be tattoo-free for hours!

Get Amanda Seyfried’s smokin’ hot eye makeup

Monday, October 24th, 2011

She knows how to rock the look!Actress Amanda Seyfried was recently spotted with a smoky eye makeup look that perfectly complemented her eyes. As a bonus, it's super easy to do yourself, as long as you have the right products. Here's the how-to, according to Glamour magazine's beauty blog.

It starts out with plenty of black eyeliner. Use GloMinerals – gloPrecision Eye Pencil to rim the inner edges of your lids, then sweep across your upper lash line. A freshly-sharpened pencil is key here because it will give you a smooth, even application.

Next, use a shimmery copper eyeshadow all over your lids. Add a bit a little past your creases and on the inside corners of your eyes, then use a little underneath your lower lash line. You may want to use Too Faced – Shimmer Veils for a little extra oomph.

To top it off, use a purple shade of eyeshadow above your upper lash line, then use it to create a soft winged edge just over your creases. Finish with a coat or two of black mascara, and your eyes will be super sexy.

How to fake chiseled cheekbones

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Chiseled cheeks are a cinch to fake!Not every gal was born with to-die-for cheekbones, but if you want to fake the slimming look for yourself, it's easy to do with the right products and technique. Here's how to pull off perfect contouring, according to Allure magazine.

Start out with a shade of powder that works for your skin tone. If you botch this key step, it'll be obvious what you're trying to do – and that's not what you want. Aim for a color that's only a shade or two lighter than your natural tone. Youngblood – Natural Mineral Foundation should have a shade that suits you.

Use a fluffy, angled brush, like Youngblood – Contour Blush Brush, and swirl it into the powder. Be sure to tap away the excess, then suck in your cheeks and swipe it along the sunken area. Stop about an inch away from the corner of your mouth. Blend it as much as you can so it looks perfectly natural.

As a finishing touch, apply a dab of highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones. This will attract the light and give your cheeks a nice contrast to make them stand out.

Skip the lipstick

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Lipstick doesn't have to be your go-to!Lipstick is a great way to transform your lips at night and give yourself a glamorous boost every now and then. However, it's not always appropriate, so sometimes it's better to stick with a more subtle look. That's when lip gloss and lip stains come in handy.

Lip stains are great because they give your pout a "just-bitten" look that will last for hours. It's like having lipstick on that won't rub off, and it's sheer enough to seem natural (depending on what color you pick). Try a product like GloMinerals – gloTint for Cheeks & Lips, which works great on your lips and as a blush for your cheeks. You could even get a little wild and use it as an eyeshadow!

Lip gloss is the perfect finish for lipstick or a lip stain to create added depth, but it's also wonderful on its own. With so many options out there, you're bound to find a lip gloss that does what you want. There are plumping formulas, shimmery formulas, tinted formulas, long-lasting formulas and pretty much anything else you could think of. Try out a product like Jane Iredale – PureGloss – it may become your new best friend!

Three ways to get glitter right every time

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Glitter doesn't have to make you look like a disco ball!Many women shy away from glitter because they don't want to risk looking like a disco ball or a 13-year-old girl. However, it's entirely possible to incorporate glitter into your beauty routine without risking your cool factor. Here are three easy, flattering ways to add a hint of shine, according to Glamour magazine's beauty blog.

1. Sparkly eyes. The key to grown-up glitter is keeping it in a complementary shade that doesn't stand out against your skin tone and limit your application to one place. If you have darker skin, a gold shimmer would work great, and lighter-toned ladies would do well with a shade of pink. Try Bare Escentuals – Glimmer Eye Shadow on the inner corners of your eyes, and line your lower lids with a matching metallic.

2. Glittery nails. You can't go wrong with sparkly nails, so feel free to experiment however you want. Chunky, fine, colorful or even weirdly shaped flecks are all acceptable, so go nuts. Just be sure to use a clear top coat to seal them in.

3. Shimmery body lotion. As long as your whole bod has a bit of shimmer, this look is totally acceptable. Try mixing a loose glitter into your body lotion, or use GloMinerals – Body Glisten. Either way, you'll be shining.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

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