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The Eyeliner…

I never really moved with a certain makeup trend automatically, it usually takes me sometime to feel a trend and most of the time I don’t follow it.

But this one, the eyeliner trend. I love it, I am so into it I think it’s because I used to love wearing eyeliner in many ways as a teenager growing up. The eyeliner trend however, is not for everyone. It is a bold look of an incomplete wing, graphic or a crazy eyeliner look that defines the eyes.

Personally I feel makeup brings out my features, and in that sense I apply makeup in a way that really shows off my character. Experimenting with the different eyeliner trend is actually a way for me to express myself and what mood I am in. I love it.

Here are the top eyeliner trends:

1- Colored Eyeliner: I would go for a one color eyeliner or mix it with a little bit of black. The most subtle colors are purple, blue and emerald green or even gold it also matches with any of your outfits. You can apply it as a wing liner, or under eye the with a pencil to smudge it out.

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2- Negative Space Eyeliner: It’s just the regular wing liner, just minus filling in the wing, so leave the inside of the wing unfilled.

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Negative Space Liner on myself
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Gigi Hadid – Met Gala – Makeup by: Erin Parsons, Using our #ishimmer lashes

3- Incomplete Wing: Start with a regular winged liner and the extend the line on top of your crease tracing it in a V Shape. Do not extend to more than 1/3rd the length of your eyelid. The easiest liquid liner that provides the easiest application is by Grandiose Liner by Lancome, (bendable eyeliner).

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Behati Prinsloo – Makeup by Carolina Gonzalez , using our #ishimmer lashes

4- Dark Eyeliner: A classing eyeliner look only you make the line thicker and go for just black eyeliner. Apply the liner on the upper eyelid and lower connecting them in the inner corners of your eye.

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Lily Aldrige –  Makeup by Carolina Gonzalez – using our #ishimmer lashes
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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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    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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    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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    A Crazy Trick to Get Rid of Under Eye Circles, is it TRUE???

    When we saw blogger Deepica Mutyala concealing her eye bags with Red Lipstick, we definitely questioned if it ACTUALLY WORKS. Well ladies, it  ACTUALLY DOES.!!!

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    •  Know your Skin Tone: Identify your skin tone by looking at the veins on your wrists. If they’re shades of blue and purple you have a cool undertone, if they are mostly green you have a warm undertone. Orangy-red lipstick can work to colour correct yellow-toned darker skin tones. You really have to play with the shades of the red lipstick for it to match your skin perfectly.
    • Apply the orange-red lipstick to conceal the dark circles under the eyes.  Once applied, simply continue with your own regular makeup routine right on top of the lipstick. (Conceal).

    Tip: It can be used to conceal dark spots and discoloration anywhere on your face and works better than regular concealer.

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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).