Posts Tagged ‘mascara’

Experts weigh in on ideal bridal makeup

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Experts weigh in on ideal bridal makeup Planning your wedding can be an extremely stressful time, up until the very minute you say “I do!” While there may not be a way to avoid worrying about caterers and floral arrangements, a few beauty insiders recently shared simple makeup tips with People Magazine, to ensure that you look your best on your big day.

Though the wedding may be days away, you should start preparing your complexion in advance. “Do not exfoliate the morning of the wedding,” skincare expert Sarah Kugelman told the news source. “Since brides are super stressed that morning, their skin is prone to sensitivities and irritations that it wouldn’t be under normal circumstances. So you don’t want to subject it to anything that could worsen delicate skin.”

Instead, exfoliate your skin a few days before the ceremony, and use a light product like PCA Skin Gentle Exfoliant, which contains smooth beads that delicately polish your skin.

While the parties often go well into the night, remember that most ceremonies are daytime affairs, and wedding photographers are likely to snap pictures of the wedding party in these sunlit hours. Celebrity makeup artist Troy Surratt suggests wearing brown liner and brown-black mascara instead of black, as anything darker may contrast too harshly with the lightness of the day.

For a bit of glamour, try a metallic brown liner, like Too Faced Foiled Liner in Bronze Bombshell, and finish with a few coats of Colorescience Thick and Curly Mascara in Cup O’ Joe, which is smudge-proof and water-resistant, and guaranteed to stay-put during any tears of joy.

However, before you sweep on that mascara, remember to curl your lashes. “It’s a mascara ad secret that curling lashes makes them automatically look two- to three-times longer,” Surratt revealed to the magazine. “You allow more light onto the eye itself, so the eye looks larger and brighter.”

While you may opt for lighter-colored cosmetics, you’ll want to make sure the products last until you bid farewell to your last guest. “A dab of concealer on the eyelids makes a great primer or base for eye shadows,” the beauty expert told the publication. “If you apply powder eye shadow on top, it gives it something to bond to – and it’ll really increase the longevity and the wear of your eye shadow.”

CoverBlend Multi Function Concealer SPF 15 is a non-creasing formula, making it the perfect product to dab on your eyes, as well as any additional problem areas.

To create the perfect wedding pout, you’ll want a product that offers a long-lasting punch of color. “As a bride, the last thing you want to worry about is, ‘do I have enough color on my lips now?,'” Nick Barose, makeup artist to the stars, told the news source. “Lip stain lasts throughout the night – even after kissing or drinking.”

Experts suggest first applying a coat of lip balm to keep lips conditioned, and then covering your lips with a long-lasting, non-drying formula, like Liptini Lip Liqueur Lip Stain, which is available in a wide range of colors, from sheer berry to cherry red. Finally, brush on a clear gloss (look for one with a hint of shimmer for extra shine) and your smile is sure to sparkle in all your photographs.

A lightly flushed cheek can maximize your bridal glow, but to ensure your color lasts, Barose suggests layering a mousse-like blush underneath a powder formula. Start with Pixi Velvet Rouge, a soft and sheer formula that melts into skin for a perfect finish, and top with their Energy Blush, a cheek color and highlighter, to add a final wash of stay-put color.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19888715-ADNFCR

You can pair a bright lip with smoldering eye makeup!

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

You can pair a bright lip with smoldering eye makeup!It’s no secret that summertime is the season to paint your pout in bright hues. From magenta to coral to fire engine red, ladies everywhere may embrace the warm weather by sporting a bold-colored smile.

Though it’s a fun trend, it can also make selecting eye makeup a challenge – the shadow shouldn’t overwhelm your lip color, and a smoky eye can instantly take a red lip from beachy to burlesque.

It’s easy to opt for a simple look, a dusting of sheer powder and a single coat of mascara, but you shouldn’t be afraid to emphasize your eyes as you rock a bright pout. And, with the right color palette and application, it’ll be a breeze.

The first step is to pull away from traditional blacks and browns, which can be too dark and harsh to pair with a magenta smile. Instead, opt for silvers, coppers and golds – these neutral shades will help your eyes smolder without overwhelming your pretty pout.

To try this look, line the outside corner of your eyes with a light-colored liner, like GloMinerals Metallic gloEye Pencils Trio, which come in bronze, copper and platinum. The shades are ideal for subtle yet smoky summertime eyes.

After, apply a shimmery sheer shadow, like Paula Dorf‘s Eye Color Glimmer, to add a subtle wash of color that will make your eyes pop.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19881690-ADNFCR

Radiate romance with a pretty pink pout

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Radiate romance with a pretty pink poutWhen applying makeup for a big night out, sometimes a touch of color is all that is needed to create a truly beautiful look. Nikki Reed embraced this philosophy when she stepped out on the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

“Nikki Reed’s dress was sweet and feminine, so I went for soft, ethereal makeup with just a touch of color on the lips,” Fiona Stiles, Reed’s makeup artist, told InStyle Magazine. She applied a matte lipstick in a ballet-pink shade to give the young starlet an “easy sweetness.”

Those who want to replicate Reed’s romantic pink pout can try out BABOR‘s Filling Lip Color in Pearly Pink. The formula possesses an intensive moisturizer that will result in fuller-looking lips, and even boasts a natural vanilla scent.

Women should select soft eye makeup that will complement their sweet and subtle smile. Ladies can apply a shimmery, neutral shadow to their lids and a high-quality mascara, like BABOR’s Classic Waterproof Mascara, which will define and lengthen lashes, and last throughout the night without smudging.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19872684-ADNFCR