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Baby Johnson Cleans your Makeup Brushes

IMG_5365Cleaning your makeup brushes on a regular basis is an absolute must for many reasons.  After multiple uses, bristles begin to build up with residual makeup, which makes them less effective when it comes to application and they become a home for bacteria that will irritate your skin and cause breakouts.

Professional makeup artists usually clean their brushes after every use, but for us at-home users, every week is a good time, but again it depends on often you use them.

  • Step 1 You’ll need Baby Johnson and a fresh towel to lay the brushes on to dry. .
  • Step 2 Add Baby Johnson on to a surface , run your brush’s tip under lukewarm water and gently swirl the brush tip of a surface (a bowl). Tip: Never turn brushes up vertically — make sure they’re always facing downward — otherwise, water will weaken the glue that holds the bristles together.
  • Step 3 Once all the residue is completely gone, set your brush flat on the towel to dry.

Instead of using a bowl or the surface of my sink I’ve been using the Cleaning Mat by Sigma Beauty. I love it because it has 7 different textures to remove everything off your makeup brush without damaging the brush.

 

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For Flawless Foundation

When foundation is done wrong, there’s no hiding the mistake. You need to learn/ know how to apply it because a bad foundation always shows.

Use a Brush: Spread foundation into the skin with light, circular motions. This technique also lets you use less product and build coverage, since it’s easier to add more foundation than to take off excess.

Apply foundation everywhere: You probably already know to blend foundation past your jawline and onto the neck, but if your neckline is showing, you’ll want to blend the color there too. Plus, don’t forget the ears! Fair-skinned complexions in particular are susceptible to redness on the ears. P.S. blend a light layer of foundation over your eyelids and lips.

 

Use highlighter before foundation: there’s no strict or defined way of applying makeup, some people apply concealers before foundation others don’t but I can tell you what actually works. for a subtle natural look, you can actually apply your highligher before the foundation so the glow looks more natural, as if it’s actually coming from your face (natural light). Having the highligher applied before your foundation can help last a full day, I don’t know about you but when I apply the highligher after foundation it tends to get a little dull throughout the day. Having it underneath, gives that glow.

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Ishimmer Foundation Recommendation:

1- Giorgio Armani Silk Foundation.

2- Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation.
3- Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation.
4- Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r
5- Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

 

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Festival Ready … Coachella & more…

It’s Festival time, Coachella just around the corner. While enjoying partying and dancing the night away, you need to make sure that your face, at the very least, stays as clean and flawless as possible.

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Here are a few beauty/makeup tips to survive the festival:-

  • Tinted moisturizer with SPF:  Tinted moisturizer is a great product for spending the day outdoors because it gives you lightweight coverage, moisturizes and hydrates your skin and protects it from sunburn. Just apply a thin, even layer over your face using your fingertips for a lightweight, dewy finish.
  • blush and/or bronzer: blush in a light wash across the apples of your cheeks and cheekbones with a small blush brush.

 

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  •  Mascara: since eye makeup has a tendency to run if you’re outdoors in the sun all day. You’ll need a waterproof mascara to stay throughout the festival. I would probably use Lancome Hypnose Mascara.
  • False Eyelashes: You can just skip the eye makeup since you’ll be outdoors all the time and for long hours, false lashes by #ishimmerlashes are designed to be super light weight for you to barely feel on. You can shop your lashes, by clicking here. 
  • Brighten your lips with a swipe of Matte lipstick to stay put all day long.
  • Spray: You might want to use Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. Lightly mist it across your finished makeup look and it will hold your makeup in place for up to 16 hours.
  • Side TIP: Don’t have a mirror to apply your makeup? Use the front camera on your iPhone as a video mirror. We do this all the time and it really works!

 

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For Everyone from Beginner to Pro — The Must Have Book

063d4bcce28253491eee96c95cd25f55Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro

Bobbi Brown’s years of makeup styling experience distilled into one book. Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup–from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape.

Each chapter has thorough step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings, along with Bobbi’s expert, yet assuring, advice. Plus, there’s a groundbreaking section of the book that will be of special interest to women who’ve wanted to know how makeup stylists do what they do: the top beauty secrets only these artists know, essential equipment to keep on hand, how to break into the business, and how to work with photographers and celebrities.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3529057-bobbi-brown-makeup-manual

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Contour Kit…

Anastasia Beverly Hill, Contour Kit. A palette with six shades, three for contouring and three for highlighting. Darker shades of the palette are for shading and defining while lighter shades are made to enhance features. The set contains all the colors to emphasize the jawlines, cheekbones, lips, browbones, eyes and nose.

Its variety of shades are suitable for most skin tones. For those with lighter skin, contour using Fawn. Those with medium skin should stick to Java. And lastly those with darker skin should be using Havana. I think all the highlight shades are fabulous and like there is a shimmer one as well. I especially love Banana as its yellow undertones mask virtually any redness and is perfect for setting your under eye concealer.

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Contour + Highlight Tip:  Draw lines down either side of your nose with a shade 2-3 tones darker than your skin tone. This gives the illusion of a longer, slimmer nose. You can also apply the darker shade under your cheekbones to exaggerate them. The key is to BLEND. You can also apply the contour on your jawline to define and slim your face. Dab a highlighter on the top of cheekbones, your cupid’s bow and down the center of the nose for a dewy finish. There you have it xxx

 

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Silk Foundation !! Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has been voted as one of the best foundations out there, by celebrity makeup artists and from celebrity themseleves like Kim Kardashian.

dsc_0253This award-winning foundation is formulated with micro-fil technology, producing a low-density product that pairs high-impact pigments with weightless texture. Inspired by the silk shantung worn by kings and emperors, this foundation glides seamlessly onto the skin. It blends well and easily with all skin types, with no break outs.

“These products are directly inspired by the way I choose fabrics for my collections. They allow the natural glow of the skin to come through no matter how many layers you apply.”—Giorgio Armani, Fashion DesignerIMG_4167

TIP: When choosing foundation, never check the color match on your palm or face, the best way to pick a color fit is by applying the foundation on your neck.

 

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4 steps to master the winged liner!! FINALLY

kim-kardashian-west-mario-dedivanovic-20-minute-make-upKardashian makeup master Mario Dedivanovic understands the struggle. Kim Kardashian’s very onw makeup artist gives out his 4 tips to master the winged liner.

  • “Determine first how far out you want to wing the liner.”
  • “Using an nude or white pencil, draw a little dot at the outer corner of eyes to where you want the line to reach.”
  • “Draw the line along your lashes and connect the line to the dot for a perfectly even wing.”
  • “Lean your elbows on a flat surface or table in front of mirror so that you have a very steady hand. Wah lah!”

*** Mario Dedivanovic was asked which liner was his favourite, and he recommends M.A.C Liquid Liner.

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M.A.C Mineralize Charged Water Hydrating Mist

mac-mineralize-charged-water-e28093-skin-hydrating-mist1A refreshing, hydrating mist that replenishes skin and enhances makeup application and wear. Spray before makeup to create a dewy canvas. Re-apply as needed to replenish moisture or re-set makeupe. Infused with green tea and cirtus scents.

Definietly a must-have.

 

 

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Betty who? Betty Lou Manizer

An #essentail of mine  #bettyloumanizer by @thebalm_cosmetics I wear it a lot, it gives a dewy and #luminous look. Adds warmth and #glow to your face. A must have #summer accessory. Just imagine wearing it after a #tan can be used as a #blush too (bronzed look)
P.S Never wear a #bronzer all over your face.

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Eye Do

Eye do Liquid Liner, Eyebrow Gel by Eyeko. After hearing multiple reviews, I decided to try Eyeko’s very own Eye Do liner, and I loved it. It really reached my expectations,  it’s easy to hold,  trace the line and perfect the cat eye look in just a second.image
As for the Eye brow Gel, I usually use the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder, I mean I still do. But the Eyebrow Gel by Eyeko can be used daily, day and night. I normally use the Anastasia Beverly Hills with Eyeko Brow Gel at night together, on occasions.