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How to take your makeup from day to night

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

How to take your makeup from day to night

If you’re a girl who’s constantly on the go, you probably don’t have time to stop home and completely re-do your makeup between work and a happy hour outing. Fortunately, there are simple ways to transition your look seamlessly from day to night. Just follow these tips and tricks and you’ll be able to easily amp up the drama for any evening adventure.

Start fresh
By the end of the workday, your skin might be looking a little shiny, so you’ll want to eliminate any excess oil before applying more makeup. She Knows recommended pressing blotting papers on your face to absorb shine, particularly in the T-zone. If your mascara or eyeliner has smudged, a Q-tip with a dab of makeup remover will help you delicately remove it without ruining your whole look. Next, whip out your concealer and dab it over any blemishes, under eye circles or any other problem areas. Finally, dust on a light layer of loose powder for a matte finish.

From subtle to smoldering
As much as you may want to rock a smoky eye all day long, it’s best to save this look for your dinner date or after-work cocktails. The Too Faced Natural At Night Sexy & Sultry Neutral Eye Shadow Collection is a palette that has neutral shades for daytime and a few richer, darker hues for night, so you can pack it in your purse and make a quick transition. Once it’s time to refresh for the evening, simply pick a shadow that’s two to three shades darker than the one you have on and apply to the eyelid crease and outer corners, blending for a softer effect. Dab the same darker hue along your bottom lash line with a slender brush, then glide on a layer of liquid liner to define the eye. Instead of adding another coat of mascara, which can lead to clumping, just use a lash comb to separate them or boost the volume with a single clamp of your lash curler.

If you prefer an understated look for your eyes, feel free to go bold on lips. A matte pout in a rich, dark shade is perfectly on-trend this season, especially with a cat-eye and minimal eyeshadow.

Add some shimmer
Nothing spices up your look like a little sparkle. Add some dazzle to daytime makeup by dabbing a bit of illuminating highlighter on your browbone, cheekbones, collarbone or even décolletage and you’ll definitely draw some attention, even in the most dimly lit bar.

Tricks for looking great after the gym

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Tricks for looking great after the gymAs any girl-on-the-go will tell you, there are days where it feels like there simply isn’t enough time to get everything done. From early morning meetings to after-work trips to the gym and late-night plans, it’s imperative that you keep your face looking flawless as you’ll barely have time to glance in the mirror as you run from location to location.

Instead of throwing in the towel and showing up to your evening dinner date looking like a mess, follow a few tips from makeup artist Jemma Kidd, who recently told Allure how to ensure that you look great when you leave the gym.

Before your workout, Kidd suggests removing all of your makeup to prevent clogged pores. Rilastil Daily Care Make-Up Removing Wipes are easy to take with you – you won’t have to worry about a bottle breaking or spilling in your gym bag – and they are disposable, so you won’t have to be concerned with the product collecting bacteria.

Once the workout is over, however, Kidd told Allure that you don’t need a full face of makeup as you’ll likely possess a beautiful, post-exercise glow. She recommends using a non-greasy mineral powder foundation to even out your skin tone, and applying a bit of tinted lip balm and a few coats of mascara.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19934372-ADNFCR

Household tricks to remove makeup stains on clothing

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Household tricks to remove makeup stains on clothingWhen preparing for a night out, there are usually two main components to getting ready – putting on your outfit and doing your makeup. Sometimes, however, these steps result in an unfortunate incident and you end up with a spot of concealer or lipstick on your ensemble.

Luckily, Yahoo! Shine reports that you may not have to change your threads at the last minute, as long as you have a few handy items in your kitchen.

“If you’ve spilled liquid foundation onto a blouse, go to the kitchen and get some baking soda,” the website suggests. “Sprinkle the powder onto the stain until it’s completely covered and press it gently into the fabric. Wet a nailbrush or a toothbrush and lightly brush the spot.”

You can also treat the concealer stain with a piece of white bread – as long as the fabric is washable. According to the news source, knead the slice into a ball and it will easily blot-up foundation.

If you end up with a smear of lipstick on your shirt, the bread trick can work as well. Unfortunately, you may have to don a new shirt before heading out, as experts recommend washing the garment after removing the mark with the bread.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19933814-ADNFCR

To avoid making a mess when removing your makeup, you can use products like the beauty sponge from Beauty Blender. It makes cleaning your face a lot more easier. It also prevents the buildup of bacteria and potentially, a breakout.

Tips for a creating a great look in a hurry

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Tips for a creating a great look in a hurryEven if the alarm goes off hours before you have to leave for work, there are mornings when time flies by and you end up with just a few minutes left to apply your makeup. Instead of forgoing your beauty routine or making yourself late, here are a few expert tips to putting on makeup in a flash.

If you only have time to use one or two products, concentrate on concealer and foundation. “Clear, even skin is what makes the difference between looking disheveled and looking done,” makeup artist Fiona Stiles told Real Simple magazine.

Your eyes may be more than the window to your soul, they may also be the focal point of your face. Play up these attention-grabbing features by applying a shimmery, nude eyeshadow to your lids and skipping the eyeliner, which can be time-consuming to draw on. Instead, create contrast by coating your lashes with black mascara.

Finally, no look is complete without a touch of color. “To speed things up, I use red or pink lipstick on the mouth and as a blush,” makeup artist Charlotte Willer told the publication.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19929865-ADNFCR

Applying eye makeup that’s suitable for an elegant daytime event

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Applying eye makeup that's suitable for an elegant daytime eventWhile many women may be comfortable crafting an elegant look for a swanky, nighttime affair, it may be a bit trickier to apply eye makeup for a daytime event, such as a wedding or luncheon, as daylight may make dark makeup appear garish or too formal.

Instead of applying a colorful eyeshadow, opt for simple, neutral tones – ladies with pale skin can use a shimmery bone shade while women with darker complexions may prefer a warmer banana hue, reports.

“This base color neutralizes the skin around the eyes to enhance their beauty and gives the whole eye area lift and vibrancy without looking too noticeable,” wedding makeup artist Jessica Liebeskind told the website.

To enhance your lash line, avoid black liner, which may appear too harsh in bright sunshine. Instead, the news source suggests donning a brown or grey formula, and applying the product with a brush for a softer, romantic look.

Too Faced offers two different eye makeup palettes, the Natural Eye Kit and the Naked Eye Kit, which each offer a range of neutral colored powders that work as shadow and liner, and are perfect for subtly enhancing your eyes.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19928466-ADNFCR

Transition from day to night with the right cosmetics this summer

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Transition from day to night with the right cosmetics this summerSummer dates allow you to wear your favorite sun dresses, bare a few flirty peeks of skin and indulge in colorful cosmetics. However, sultry nights and balmy days can also pose a beauty challenge.

If there’s a romantic rendezvous in your future, here are a few tips that will help you stay pretty despite the heat.

Think pink. suggests applying a soft pink blush and lipstick for daytime dates. The color will look fresh and appropriate when the sun is high. Top your pout with a bit of lip gloss or balm for just the right amount of shine.

Those who want to try out the sweet look can use a product like Too Faced Lip of Luxury lipstick in shades like Cupcake or Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.
At night, the publication advises opting for a more glamorous look by pairing dramatic eye makeup with your rosy glow.

The magazine recommends applying a wash of shimmery eyeshadow across your lids, lining your lash line with black eyeliner and brushing on dark mascara. Stash a product like GloMinerals gloVolumizing Mascara into your makeup bag for late-night touch-ups.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19917369-ADNFCR