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Primer Tricks

  • pink-green-and-lilac-primersTinted Formulas: light pink primers can add a glow. Lilac shades brighten sallow skin, and green formulas neutralize redness.
  • Don’t Pile Up: When you overload on primer, it piles under your foundation, instead a small drop will rub into the skin for even coverage.
  • Pat your Eyes: Pat around the eyes and on the lids, primer acts as a three-in-one. It prevents makeup from smudging by absorbing oils, it softens, and it counteracts redness.
  • **TIP: To set your makeup, follow this order: primer, liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer, translucent powder. Without a dusting a powder, the water in your makeup and the silicones in most primers repel each other.

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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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    Smarter Ways to Wear Makeup…

    You wake up every morning and wear the same makeup you’ve been wearing for years, same routine? Well, save time and energy to wear makeup the smarter way, it’s easier than you think.

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    • Prep the Skin:
      Preparing the skin is a must before you apply any type of foundation. This means starting with a light moisturizer with SPF and primer, Apply moisturizer first and allow it to set a minute, then apply primer. Taking these steps prior to foundation will ensure your skin is both protected, moisturized and smoother with less visible pores and fine lines.
    • Translucent Powder:
      Translucent pressed powder is the great equalizer if you’ve applied too much eyeshadow or blush. Blend away a bit of the excess and pat on some translucent powder.
    • Order:
      Apply lipstick first and then add your lip liner. Once lipstick is applied you can see exactly where you need the lip liner. Moreover applying eyeshadow first before foundation can be a great clean up time saver.
    • Blending:
      Blend the shadow on your lids right into the liner, no one will be able to tell where the eye shadow ends and the line begins, so the liner will look perfect. Also make sure you blend the foundation really well. My favourite blending product is the Beauty Blender, it leaves no residue.
    • Perfect lips:
      Use a colorless lip pencil prior to lipstick or lip liner application. This will reduce appearance of any fine lines around lips! Try using lip liner as your lip color, too. Line outer lips and fill in with same color.
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    Clump the Lashes

    Sometimes I love the idea of makeup being a little bit messy. Mascara is the best cosmetic to achieve this look.

    For this look, apply multiple coats of mascara, deliberately clumping the lashes together and tapping the skin under the lower lashes with the end of the wand. Careful though you don’t want to be too messy too.

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    Products used for this look:

    Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cocoa Mirage ( two matte shades)

     Tom Ford Extreme Mascara in Raven 

    Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso,

    Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate in Intensity 2 (used as contour and highlight),

    Tom Ford Cheek Color in Savage,

    Tom Ford Lipstick in Nude Vanille,

    Tom Ford Concealing Pen in Medium,

    Tom Ford Traceless Foundation in Natural.

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    Coconut Oil as a Makeup Remover?

    Coconut oil, a favorite of the Victoria’s Secret Models, that reminds you of the sand on your feet and salted breeze by the beach.

    Other than its fresh and beach-y scent it has great benefits for the skin, acting as a makeup remover is one of them. I was surprised by how quickly it took off eye makeup and by how easily it worked and it actually removes waterproof mascara without rubbing the eye out.

    Surprisingly so many celebrities are on for this routine, some use it as a natural mouth wash (removing stains from the teeth), some use it as a makeup remover and others use it as a form of the “no make up look” as a dewy look.

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    Suki Waterhouse – uses coconut oil to treat damaged dry skin. (aceshowbiz.com)
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    Miranda Kerr – uses coconut oil for the face and hair. (hawtcelebs.com)

     

    Here’s How:- Since coconut oil is solid at room temperature, scoop out a little and rub it between your fingers to warm it up first. Smooth that over your skin with your fingers, then wipe it off with a dry cotton ball and it’ll take your makeup with it. Repeat until all of your makeup is gone and then maybe one or two more times.

    Why?: Coconut oil breaks up water-resistant substances used in eye shadow and mascara, releasing them from the skin and lashes, it’ll even leave your skin softer and younger-looking. It’s great for your skin, because it moisturizes, soothes and hydrates.

    ***Disclaimer : Please do not use if you have allergies or skin irritation.

     

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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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    The White Beauty Bar

    Dove, White Beauty Bar:

    dove-beauty-bar-originalA gentle moisturizing cleansing bar that you can use on your face or your body. It looks like soap. But it’s not a regular cleansing soap, besides these regular soaps irritate the skin. The smooth oval bar hydrates as it cleanses.

    KEY INGREDIENTS:
    Sodium lauroyl isethionate (cleanser); stearic acid (moisturizer)

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    “What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No.5 of course” – Marilyn Monroe

    Coco Chanel made this floral-aldehyde fragrance exclusive. .Marilyn Monroe made it sexy, she wore it to bed with nothing else.

    marilyn-monroe-chanel-5The most elegant way to wear fragrance. The classic bottle signifies personal luxury and is an attractive addition to any dressing table.

    Apply to pulse points. The fragrance will follow you throughout the day . . . or evening

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    The Dual Stick

    When you hear about Highlighting & Contouring, you hear about brushes the creams, the powder, but have you heard of a Highlighter and Contour stick?

    untitledLancôme Le Duo Contour & Highlighter Stick

    The Dual Stick comes in five shades, makes quick work of contouring.  The formula is so creamy which makes it easy to apply. Usually a with a dual stick it is way more easier to have control over the angles and areas you wanna shade, ex, nose.