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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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    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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    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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    “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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    For your Eyeshape

    When it comes to eyeliner, there isn’t a shape that is going to make you look bad, but the way you line your eye can either make the makeup look bad and outdated.

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    Asymmetrical Eyes: (One is slightly larger than the other) Line the lashline, from the inner corner to the outer corner, increasing the width at the outer corner on the slightly uneven eye only to make it appear wider and even.

    Close-Set Eyes: All you need to do for this eyeshape is create an illusion that your eyes are wider apart than they are. Use a concealer on the inner corners to lighten and open up the eye area. Then, on the outer third part of your eye, create a “V” shape using a black liner, and then trace the shape with a jumbo liquid liner to make a thick wing.

    Monolids: Extend the Eyeliner/Eyeshadow along the upperlid. Line the lashline from inner to outer corner and stopping where the eye ends. You can also smudge it out at the outer corners, using a small smudger brush.

    Wide Eyes : Wide eyes can handle a lot of look, so go bold/dramatic. Using a waterproof black liner pencil, create a tiny “V” in the inner corner of your eye. Then, go over the line with a liquid liner wing it out at the outer corner.

    Small Eyes: To widen small eyes, apply a taupe shadow over the eyelid all the way up to the crease. Next, along the lashline, use a black kohl pencil, smudge it with your fingertip and top with a dark brown eye shadow, increasing the amount of shadow at the outer corners.  Lastly, apply a light pink blush using an eyeshadow brush to the upper outer corners of your eyelid, which instantly opens up the eye.

    Almond Eyes: To work with almond eyes, line the inner upper and lower lashes with a waterproof kohl pencil the entire way around your eyes, then trace the outer corners of the upper and lower lashlines, smudging it with a smudged brush. Then, top it with a metallic grey shadow to soften it and use bronzer to even out with the crease for a more natural look.

    *This post: Picture from Cosmpolitan, Tips and Tricks a mix from Cosmopolitan and mine.

     

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    No Time?

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    I am really used to makeup and still it can take me ages to apply it properly, so what if you are a woman who just doesn’t have time to do all this. Great, well makeup brands have come up with a few products that go with the motto “the Faster the Better”. Here are a few products that will save you time and trouble everytime.

    1. NARS the multiple stick, $39: This cream to-powder is magic.  Use it on cheeks, lips, eyes, body—wherever!

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    2. Garnier BB Eye Roller, $11: This is for those mornings. It calms puffiness, hides dark circles, and awakens eyes with a cooling roll-on applicator. get-the-gloss-the-gloss-report-undereye-concealers-garnier-miracle-skin-perfector

    3. Stila Illuminating Beauty Balm, $38; Known as a “10-in-One” —one universal shade gives you smooth coverage and a glowing complexion.

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    Green Pastel

    Pastels are trending in the makeup world whether its lipstick shades, eyeshadows, blushes and even eyeliners.

    This dusty-hued green from the Clarins Spring 2015 collection manages to be modern and very chic, you can wear it during daytime and night time with black liner added to it, for a dramatic night look.

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    Products used: Clarins Garden Escape Palette, Clarins Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil in Intense Green, Clarins Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil in Intense Black, Clarins Be Long Mascara, Clarins Kit Sourcils Pro Perfect Brow Palette, Clarins Blush Prodigy Illuminating Cheek Color in Tawny Pink, Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in Rose, Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation in 110 Honey, Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector in 03 Medium Beige

     

     

     

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    Not Just Goth…

    Black Lipstick was not something you expected to see on a run way, party  or a casual outing. Ever since Black Lipstick hit the runway the recurring trend kept coming.  The secret to owning Black Lipstick is the way you paint it on and the makeup on your face, it can turn out pretty Scary. 323abaf0-6770-0132-6983-0e910e60be26

    You need to outline outside your lipline, because black lipstick tend to make your lips appear smaller.

    • Avoid the blush, you can just tumblr_mxcehuLDYH1rhnveio1_500stroke on a little bit of blush but you don’t want to over do it.
    • Avoid dark eye shadows.
    • Keep the face light and you’ll see how your skin and face will go quite beautifully with the lipstick.

    Itumblr_mfs7siRvNl1r3r4ieo1_500f you think the Black Lipstick is way too dark, makeup artist  Lucia Pieroni filled in the lips with M.A.C. Lip Pencil in Currant and topped it off with M.A.C. Lipmix in Burgundy to add a blackened-cherry color.

     

     

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    Silky Thick Groom

    hairstyles-trends-2015-16 134f9fdbbec7b6ce70472ec774d72bedHair treatments, the most confusing. We are promised so many long lasting results. Formulas vary from silicone-based, to alcohol free, to natural, to curl enhancing, etc… I tried a couple of products that I believe helped in thicken my hair and have a long lasting shine. In this post I will share with you my top products along with some simple hair remedies you can try at home.

    1- Kerastase Lumiere Liquid: It’s quite pricey, however it can last for a year since you just need one or two hair drops for all hair types. This serum gives extreme shine and is extremely weightless. When you spray it on your hand and put it on your hair you bareful feel anything. But you get the shine.

    2-Kiehl’s Silk Groom Serum: It can pretty much straighten curly hair. You however have to apply it on wet hair before blow drying your hair as it also helps with minimizing tangles. This serum is mostly recommended for those with curly hair but can also work on any hair types as you can always put it on the tips of your hair for defrizzing.

    3- Apple Cider Vinegar: Yes it stinks, but when you leave it in your hair for around 30 minutes before you shower, the silky shine you get is unbelievable. The smell will still remain after you wash it, but only you can smell it. For best results I apply apple cider vinigar on my hair, tie it and cover it with a plastic bag for hydrating effects. (please do not try if you have an irritation to vinigar).