Archive for February, 2013

Do you know how to prevent creases in your eyeshadow?

       
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Do you know how to prevent creases in your eyeshadow?

One of the worst things that can happen to you after you apply your gorgeous eyeshadow is creasing. However, it happens to the best of us – after a day of running errands and fulfilling office duties, your look is vulnerable and prone to fading. That being said, there are several secret tips you can take into account to keep your peepers beautiful and colorful throughout a long day.

First, you'll need to start by investing in a powder foundation that you can use on your lids prior to applying eyeshadow, according to Bella Sugar. This can prep your lids for the eyeshadow and help it stay in place for longer.

Next, take a few moments to consider the makeup you're using on your eyes – if you're regularly applying cream eyeshadow, SheKnows states that this may be the reason why you're seeing creases. Primer can help you wear cream eyeshadow without a problem, but if you're particularly nervous, it may be in your best interest to choose a powder formula.

Finally, don't cake on the makeup. Use just enough eyeshadow to give your lids some color, then stop to prevent it from smudging and fading throughout the day.

How to wear colorful mascara like a pro

       
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

How to wear colorful mascara like a pro

One look you may want to try this spring to welcome the warm weather is colored mascara. Similar to eyeliner in shades of blue, green and pink, color-infused mascara can give your peepers a bold appearance while helping you make an impression on those around you.

If you've always worn jet black mascara, you're missing out! However, it's never too late to incorporate colorful alternatives into your makeup collection. One way that you can ensure that you look beautiful in whatever color you choose for your lashes is to be mindful of your natural eye color, according to Mag for Women. For example, purple mascara may look perfect with blue peepers, but might not create the contrast you desire if you have brown eyes.

Another tactic you can use to create a flawless look is to limit the amount of eyeliner you wear along your lash lines, according to Refinery29.

This can allow the colorful mascara to speak for itself and do all of the work around your gorgeous eyes.

Finally, think about complementing the colors of your ensemble with a bright mascara. Doing so can help you develop a more cohesive appearance.

Three tips for sporting orange blush this spring

       
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Three tips for sporting orange blush this spring

One shade of blush you may want to incorporate into your spring makeup collection this coming season is orange. While this hue may be a little intimidating to wear at first, any woman can come to love this color, which can accentuate the shape of the cheek. Not sure how to wear orange blush like a pro? Here are three key tips to get you started.

1. Use matte formulas
Matte finishes are perfect when using orange blush on your cheeks, according to Beautylish. This can keep the color from becoming too overwhelming and bring out the colors of your face.

2. Look for bronze undertones for spring
To welcome the warm weather, Cosmopolitan magazine suggests choosing an orange blush that has a bronze undertone to give your face a sun-kissed look, just in time for the season.

3. Apply orange to other areas of your face
Heidi Klum writes for AOL that you can easily use orange on your pout and peepers, and doing so can give you a well-rounded look. Think twice before you pass on tangerine lip gloss and eyeliner when you're shopping for makeup!

Rihanna shows off red pout during photo shoot

       
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Rihanna shows off red pout during photo shoot

One woman who knows a thing or two about everything from eye to lip makeup is singer Rihanna. Ever since she debuted on the entertainment scene, she's been renowned for her beauty, and Rihanna recently showed what she's made of while taking photos for the upcoming edition of Elle UK magazine. 

In a shoot with photographer Mariano Vivanco, Rihanna decided to make her pout the star of the show, flaunting fire engine red lipstick, according to Hollywood Life. The singer is doing a piece in the magazine to shed light on her new clothing line, River Island.

Even if you've never rocked red lips before, there's no reason why you can't try this look like Rihanna. You don't need to be a celebrity to wear a bold color on your pout – just an ample amount of confidence!

As a rule of thumb, Real Simple magazine recommends steering clear of deep red hues if you have thin lips to avoid making them appear even thinner. To get an eye-popping color on your lips that lasts throughout the day, Total Beauty encourages you to use a lip stain to achieve the perfect look.

Drew Barrymore says happiness may be the best makeup

       
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Drew Barrymore says happiness may be the best makeup

She may only be 4 months old, but actress Drew Barrymore's child, Olive, already has some stern rules in place when it comes to makeup. Recently, the celebrity told Us Weekly magazine that she won't be letting her little girl wear makeup until she's a teen! Barrymore, who's been wearing makeup as an actress since the age of 6, wants her daughter to pride herself on her natural beauty prior to diving into eyeshadow, eyeliner and lipstick.

"Happiness is the best makeup," Barrymore told the source. "That's what comes out through the pores. That's what shines through the thickest pigment. Happiness is everything. So that's what I would tell young girls, that's what I would tell women and that's what I tell myself."

However, Barrymore says that once Olive is a teenager, all bets are off and she can experiment with cosmetics as much as she wants!

As Whole Living magazine reported, many makeup products on the market now make it easier to keep your skin healthy. Some natural makeup manufacturers even include nutrients that can benefit the skin. Knowing what to look for on labels is key when shopping for cosmetics. Try to avoid fragrance-infused products that may irritate you if you have sensitive skin.

New makeup trends emerge from NYFW

       
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

New makeup trends emerge from NYFW

You might still be on the hunt for the perfect spring lipstick, eyeshadow and blush, but it's never too soon to start thinking about fall! New York Fashion Week gave designers and makeup artists plenty to ponder as fall 2013 clothing and cosmetics debuted on the runways. Out of all of the looks that were showcased, a few were more common than others, which makes them more favorable for the end of the year.

Guest of a Guest, a New York style website, reported that matte lips were extremely popular at the NYFW. Specifically, several models were rocking pouts with magenta color on them, creating an eye-popping appearance. If you were ready to toss your pink, rosy lipstick aside in time for spring, you may want to hold off!

Colored smoky eye looks were also abundant at NYFW, according to Glamour magazine. Gone are the days when this tactic could only be created with gray and black eyeshadow. More women are experimenting with color and creating more daring looks than ever before.

If you love the cat eye look, you're in luck – this one is expected to stick around into fall 2013, giving you more options when it comes to eye makeup. As you enjoy spring, just remember, it's never too soon to look forward to fall!

How to wear less makeup and show off your natural beauty

       
Friday, February 15th, 2013

How to wear less makeup and show off your natural beauty

Have you always wished you didn’t need to go heavy on the cream foundation and concealer to hide your blemishes? Do you think you could never leave the house without wearing eyeliner? Then you might be doing yourself a disservice!

Natural is the way to go, as more Hollywood celebrities are showing, and there’s no shame in wearing less makeup. However, it can be a drastic change to go from spending your entire morning putting cosmetics on to feeling comfortable without applying any of it. 

There are a couple of ways you can ease into this new look without throwing yourself into shock. First, Ladies’ Home Journal magazine recommends staying hydrated if you’re concerned about losing your dewy complexion. It’s no secret that dry skin can enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Make sure you’re getting your daily dose of water and you won’t have to concern yourself with this issue.

Next, Bliss Tree recommends wearing powder and leaving it at that. If you aren’t comfortable going completely bare, a light powder can give you a free feeling and help you cover up any facial flaws.

Finally, opt for nude shades of makeup to ease into this new look. Neutral lipstick and blush can help you learn to appreciate your natural beauty.

Three tips for keeping your eyelashes healthy

       
Friday, February 15th, 2013

Three tips for keeping your eyelashes healthy

If you love your volumizing mascara and fake lashes, you may want to think about giving your eyelashes a break once in a while. Even if you feel like you can’t live without them, it’s worth taking a breather to maintain the health of your natural eyelashes. Here are some secret tips you can use to keep them beautiful and intact.

1. Remove all eyelash glue
The YGOY Health Community recommends removing all eyelash glue once you get rid of your fakes. A cotton swab and a bit of makeup remover can do the trick if you’re afraid to pluck away the glue with tweezers.

2. Try a lash strengthener
There are many lash strengtheners on the market that may be worth trying if yours have become brittle over time, according to Mag For Women. When you’re not wearing mascara or fake lashes, apply this to give your eyelashes the nutrients they need to stay strong.

3. Use coconut and almond oils
Coconut and almond oils contain vitamins that can naturally strengthen your eyelashes, according to Our Vanity. Lightly apply them to your lashes to provide them with valuable nutrients when you aren’t sporting makeup. 

 

Tips for sporting hot pink blush like a pro

       
Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Sporting hot pink blush like a pro

You might be accustomed to wearing peach or magenta blush, but when you want to spice things up a bit, hot pink may be right up your alley. That being said, it takes a confident woman to wear hot pink anywhere on her face, whether it’s lipstick on her pout or shimmer on her cheeks. There isn’t a single perfect method you can use to apply blush flawlessly, but there are a few tips you can use to make it easier.

Go light
Because hot pink is an intense color, it’s in your best interest to go light as you begin applying the blush, according to Real Beauty. Remember, you can always add more later – it can be a pain to remove too much makeup and start from scratch.

Choose a powder
A powder blush instead of a cream formula may be best if you’re trying to make a bold appearance. Redbook magazine states that color tends to be brighter due to more pigments in powders.

Coordinate with your skin tone
Skin tone can play a large role in how much hot pink blush you wear. For instance, women with darker skin may need to use more to bring out the color, while those with fair skin might require dramatically less.

Are you unintentionally damaging your skin?

       
Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Are you unintentionally damaging your skin?

Even if you use a nutrient-packed moisturizer daily and an exfoliant regularly, this doesn’t guarantee that your skin is going to be flawless. In fact, if you aren’t aware of factors that can damage your complexion, you may be exposing yourself to them more than you’d like.

That being said, there’s no better time to become familiar with bad habits that may be doing your skin harm. One of the most common is failing to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays by using outdated sunscreen, according to Forbes magazine. Old sunscreen is no longer effective – abide by the expiration date on the bottle.

Another way that you might be selling your skin short is by failing to get enough sleep, according to Marie Claire magazine. Think about hopping into the sack earlier nightly and you’ll not only benefit your skin, but reduce the chances of developing under-eye circles.

Finally, think twice about how hard you scrub your face and other sensitive areas on your body. Discovery Health states that you may be damaging your skin by being too rough. Taking this information into account can help you restore your complexion sooner rather than later.