• Get Color Options With Colored Liquid Eyeliners

    Adding a splash of color to the eyeliner look is a completely different thing. There’s no hard fast rule for the endless options on what you truly like best when it comes to wearing colored eyeliner. Just like there’s no rule dictating that you must only wear black or brown liner, there are multiple colored eyeliner looks that will give you a runway look and totally rocking it!
    Colored liquid eyeliners are hard to overdo, because of the fine-tipped brush a bright line is also easier to pull off than an eyelid full of color.

    Whether you try a pastel option, a rich jewel tone, or a bold neon shade, these gorgeous colored liquid eyeliners will help you get out of your black liner rut.
    With so many color options, how are you supposed to know which one will look the most flattering on you? Well, if you pick an eyeliner shade that complements your eye color, which can make all the difference.

    Less Is More

    To avoid looking overdone, keep the rest of your makeup look balanced (in other words, treat the eye makeup/colored liner as the focal point). The more vibrant the eyeliner, the more subtle and sheer the lips, cheeks, and skin should be.

    So set that black liner aside for the moment. Whatever color you choose, just blend it into your lower lash line and get a WOW! Who knew adding a touch of color to your face could make such an impact?

  • Nighttime Skin-Wear

    Night creams do many favors for the health of our skin, an important one being to repair the damage. Overnight, our skin cells go in to ‘fix’ mode, restoring damage from free radicals, dehydration and regenerating new, healthy cells. Applying a night cream before hitting the hay gives your skin a boost for this replenishing and repairing process so you wake up with glowing, plump skin. Try to think of it as an over-night injection of the nutrients and minerals your skin needs to get through the next day.

    Are Night Creams Different From Day Creams?

    From the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, your skin has to fend off several external aggressors.  There are two key characteristics that separate day from nighttime moisturizers. Daytime moisturizers have SPF to protect you from UV rays.  They tend to be more lightweight so you can put makeup on without feeling greasy or heavy. The sun inactivates some anti-aging ingredients, like retinol, so it makes good sense to wear them while you sleep.  Day creams are formulated to protect and maintain hydration, relieve discomfort, and prevent signs of aging. If you find that your anti-aging day cream is irritating, you may want to switch to a night cream and stick to a regular moisturizer for daily use.

    While you sleep, your skin is in regeneration mode. To help it do its work, you should apply face cream specifically formulated to accelerate tissue repair and promote cell renewal. This type of product is commonly referred to as night cream. While often underestimated, night cream plays an essential role in the health and quality of your skin.

    Night creams do not contain SPF and are often heavier and more hydrating. Anti-aging night creams may contain higher levels of active ingredients since they are specifically intended to be worn at night to minimize irritation from UV exposure. Of course, they are many anti-aging day creams available as well.

    Night cream tends to absorb better and more deeply into our skin at night since it isn’t conflicting with any other products. If you need extensive hydration, using a hydrating night cream can do the “hard work” for you overnight so it won’t disturb your makeup during the day.

    The key is to choose products that have the right active ingredients

    Peptides: When applied to the skin, these proteins can stimulate the growth of new cells and facilitate the shedding of dull, dead cells while you sleep. They can also promote the production of collagen—a protein that contributes to the skin’s firmness and suppleness—thus helping to smooth wrinkles

     Retinols and Retinoids: These anti-aging ingredients are deactivated by the sun, therefore, it’s ideal to absorb them while you sleep. When regularly dabbed on the skin before turning in for the night, vitamin-A derivatives can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.

    Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C also helps the skin make new collagen. When applied at night, vitamin C can help fight free radical damage and encourage new cell growth—without being diminished by exposure to sunlight.

    Keep in mind that at night, your skin is more receptive to care. As the skin is more permeable, it allows the cream to thoroughly penetrate and work its magic.  With cell activating ingredients supporting the natural skin regeneration process, you’ll get skin renewal that ensures a younger-looking appearance.

  • The Smudge Brush Is Perfect For Contouring And Enhancing

    Choices, they’re great to have, but sometimes having too many can be overwhelming.  Let’s take makeup brushes for an example, do you really need all of them? Are you ever confused about what to use? Or how to use it? What size to use with what technique?

    The smudger brush; meet your new best friend.  It’s tightly packed, dome-shaped bristles allow you to easily blend cream, pencil, or powder liners, softly diffusing harsh lines on the crease and lash lines. This makes it particularly essential when creating a dramatic, layered, sultry smoky eye.

    This brush is perfect for applying and smudging, dense bursts of color. Whether you use it to blend in a kohl liner or heavily pigmented shadow, a smudge brush can help you apply color where you want it without a mess.

    Smudging Is Different From Blending 

    Unlike a blending brush, a smudging brush is on the short and compact.  Thanks to its shape, it works to smudge eyeshadow to soften any harsh lines and is even strong enough to smudge eyeliner.  You can even try dipping your smudger brush into a similarly hued powder shadow to set and intensify creamy pencil liner. And since it’s so small and easy to control, it’s perfect for reaching targeted areas, like the inside corners of the eyes.

    To keep your brushes in good condition and especially for your health, clean weekly with brush cleansing gel for improved brush performance.

    All makeup brushes have a purpose, and when you know how and where to use them you’ll wonder how you ever did with them.

  • Realistic Brows with Pencil vs Powder

    Looking in the brow section of the beauty aisle there are many different options for eyebrows: powders, pomades, pencils, waxes, gels. But you have to find the product that fits your look and skill level best.

    All eyebrows need a little daily assistance to make a statement. Whether your brows are bushy or sparse, dark or light, the right pencil or powder will help the brows frame the face, creating your look for the day.

    The big question is which type of brow product is best? Is the same one good for everyone? You may find both pencil & power may be your best options for different reasons.

    PENCILS FOR: FILLING AND REFINING

    You can use all kinds of products to fill your brows with color, but few offer the hair-like precision of a pencil—no matter what kind of arches you naturally have. This type of product that fills them realistically is a soft, waxy pencil.  This is why most experts will say that pencils are the most essential brow product to have on hand. They’re great because you can define your brows and increase or decrease your intensity easily

    If you need to fill in any sparse areas or prefer a really sharp arch, an extremely fine retractable brow pencil is the way to go. Remember to use short flicks to make hair like strokes that will blend easily with your current brow hairs.

    If you have sparse brows, then try using a thin brow pencil.  The thin, precise tip will help mimic natural brow hairs, while the hard, waxy formula will adhere to skin and last longer than your standard brow powder. Brow pencils are also perfect for those who tend to have a heavy hand, as the pigmentation is sheerer. As always, remember to blend with a spoolie!

    But this can also be a double-edged sword. Pencils help to create good definition in the brow, but can sometimes be too heavy.  To find the right balance between definition and a natural finish, use a pencil that deposits subtle, buildable color.  And it’s also important to note that you should definitely steer clear of going too heavy at the front of your brow with your pencil. We often get caught up in filling in the whole brow, but there are parts that have enough hair and you don’t need to fill those areas. The front of the brow should just have this soft fuzziness of hair that graduates into more density, so don’t get caught up in trying to make that area perfect when it’s not meant to be.

    If the pencil you’re using has a brush on one end, comb through the brow after you’ve applied the pencil, in order to distribute the color. 

    POWDER FOR: A SOFTER, MORE NATURAL LOOK

    If your brows don’t need much reshaping, powders are a great option. If all you’re looking for is a slightly darker brow that’s more full than hairy, go with a powder. You’ll get a natural finish with definition to the brow without making it look overly defined.

    Powders are best applied with angled brushes (make sure the bristles are firm enough to ensure precision when filling in your brows) and can be used to fill in gaps and define the edges of your brows.

    But it’s important to note that there is a very slight downside when using a powder to fill in your brows, it doesn’t always last well in a very ‘gappy’ brow, and can be hard to create exact lines. There are ways such as applying the powder with a damp brush. Using a damp brush keeps the powder contained on the application, but dries like powder and doesn’t look too heavy. It won’t ruin the powder either.

    A brow brush will give you more precision than a pencil, yet the softness of the powder will create the most natural effect–just make sure to use short, soft strokes and to blend everything out with a spoolie.

    USING BROW POWDERS OR PENCILS (THE RIGHT WAY)

    Experts suggest using brow products that are a shade lighter than your hair color. Using a tone too dark may cause your makeup to look harsh or obvious, instead of natural

    If you have dark brown hair, choose a light or medium brown powder.  Brows should complement the face, not overpower your features.  For blonde-haired people and redheads use a taupe or dark blonde color.

    “One of the most common mistakes that people make is using way too much product when they don’t need to. I always like to say that less is more, and a little bit goes a long way with any product that you use,” says Soto. Even if you’re dealing with minimal eyebrow hair, you probably don’t need to use as much product to get flawless eyebrows as you think you do. Instead of covering the entire brow in the product, concentrate your strokes on sparse areas only. To make sure your work doesn’t look too heavy-handed, brushing through the brow with a toothbrush, brow brush, or spoolie to soften any obvious brush strokes.

    Experts say, after applying your primers, foundation, concealers start with your eyebrows before the eyes. Eyebrows frame the face and set the tone for how much or how little makeup goes on the eyes. Heavy brows are best paired with light eye makeup and vice versa.

    Make sure you start with eyebrows that are clean and dry. Use an unused mascara wand or spoolie to brush out the brows. Brush upwards and out towards the ends at a 45-degree angle.

    Should you use a powder or a pencil? It’s important to remember that different products will give you a different effect—and how a product looks on another person’s brows won’t necessarily look the same on yours.

     

     

     

     

  • Beautiful Eyes In Just Minutes

    False eyelashes take less than 10 minutes to apply and can make a huge difference to your look.  You can create a bold and daring versatile look and can be used on any occasion.  They come in clusters of synthetic or human hairs that are glued together to make an eyelash. The false eyelash can be applied in small sections to subtly increase the fullness of your natural eyelashes or as an entire piece for a dramatic effect.

    The most popular eyelash materials are human hair, plastic, and mink.  Human hair and mink are preferred for their realistic look — with mink eyelashes being the priciest.

    False eyelashes can be used to accentuate your natural eyelashes and a good alternative for women who have very short and thin lashes.  There are various lengths and different colors so you can select the most similar to yours.  Mature women struggling with thinning eyelashes, can subtly add a few single lashes to the outside corners of your eyes or even applying a natural strip can make all the difference.  The lashes open up the eyes and brighten the face for a gorgeous energetic look. 

    The Lashes

    The two popular types of false eyelashes are strips and individual extensions. Strip eyelashes are probably the most common type of extension and the easiest for the average person to apply and best of all affordable.  Strip lashes come in a variety of different styles—with some being a little less thick and dramatic—so you won’t have any difficulty finding a pair that comes close to matching your natural lash line.

    Individual lashes, on the other hand, come as tiny clusters of hair that are to be applied one by one. The perks are that they can appear very realistic and blend in better with your natural lashes. They also come in handy when you have a few sparse spots in your lash line and you just want to take a second to fill in the blank spaces. The only downside, though, is that applying them can be a little tedious and difficult, which may require outside help.

    How to Apply

    If you need help with false lashes go to a professional for help or watch a few U-Tube tutorials.  This way you can avoid lashes from peeling off or falling.

    Once you’re ready to apply them on your own, start with a clean, dry eye area and curl your natural lashes with a lash curler.

    Take one strip from the package. Hold it up to your lid and make sure it fits your eye. If it’s too long, trim from the shorter inner-eye side.

    1. Apply a very thin line of strip glue directly onto the lash strip (avoiding the lashes themselves).
    2. Let the glue dry for about 20 seconds—if it’s too wet it won’t stick; if it’s too dry, it won’t stick either. The glue should be tacky.
      Getting as close as possible to your lash line, gently press from the inner corner out to the outer corner of your eye (you can use the end of a thin makeup brush to scoot it closer before the glue sets). The goal is to leave little to no space between the lash strip and your lash line.
    3. Let it dry for about a minute, then repeat with the other eye.
    4. Proceed with liner, shadow (if desired), and one or two coats of mascara.
    5. Just in case you make a mistake, remove the eyelash and waiting a minute or two to reset it. Your first time may not be ideal but practice makes perfect.

    Removal and Cleaning

    Eyelash adhesives ensure that the lashes stay on all day, and easily pulled off at the end of the night.  Remove and clean your lashes before retiring to bed. It’s never a good idea to sleep in lashes.  Bacteria may accumulate under the false lashes or between the glue and the eyelid.  Always remember to remove the lashes before going to bed and wipe your eyes with makeup remover to remove any impurity from your eyes.

    Remember, practice makes perfect and soon the entire process will be second nature to you.

    If you want to dress to impress on a date, attend a wedding, go to dinner party, or simply having a girl’s night out, the right style can make all the difference.  One thing’s for certain, eyelashes are a trend worth keeping your eye on.

  • Facial Masks Your Utility Weapons

    Facial masks are the latest beauty trend; just about, everyone is using them.  It is no surprise they can offer a quick dose of dedicated skincare product of tingling, texture, soothing smells, and the overall ahhhhh factor are major facial sensory frills if you’re looking to address skin conditions such as allergies, pigmentation, dark spots, acne, and irritation via facial masks formats can be the foundation of any good skincare routine.

    But with all the different types of masks from the clay and mud varieties, to the sheet and cream options — do any of them actually work? Do they really deliver as promised?

    Facial masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help you with your skin care concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils, and help improve the appearance of your pores. They’re also an excellent way to help draw out impurities. Another advantage of wearing facial masks is the feeling of being pampered as if you’re at a spa from the comfort of your own home.

    Every healthy skin care regimen includes daily use and weekly use products. You can use a facial masks once a week, and depending on your skin and skin care concerns. Both men and women benefit significantly from using them.

    Reasons to Apply a Face Mask

    Relaxation

    Facial masks don’t just offer results that improve the overall appearance of your skin; they can also be quite therapeutic. When they’re infused with aromatic essential oils like mint and rosemary, they can lift your spirit by stimulating your senses.

    Facial masks generally stay on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes and contain ingredients like clay, black moor mud, aloe vera, seaweed, algae, essential oils, massage oils, herbs, and vitamins.

    Deep Cleansing

    Masks offer a deeper cleanse than your daily cleanser.  The intensive process gets deep into your pores removing dead skin cells, dirt, and oil. This process is what leaves you with that post-mask glow which leads to an improvement in the appearance of pores that you can see and feel.

    Unclog Pores

    Masking with a product that contains Bentonite clay helps to remove dirt and absorb excess oils. It’ll also help to remove the build-up of dead skin cells that accumulate on our skin. When you remove all the debris from the surface of your skin, it’ll help to unclog pores, too. Regular facemasks help to keep your skin surface clean and pores unclogged.

    Glowing Skin

    Masks, especially those with tingly mint in the formulation, can help stimulate blood circulation. The process of the mask drying on your skin and beginning to harden, along with the removal of the mask, causes an expansion in the blood vessels in your skin. This ensures an overall improvement in skin tone. Skin is softer and smoother with a radiant glow and more refreshed appearance. So, relax, feel the tingle, breathe in the minty aroma, and wait for your skin transformation.

    Helps Your Overall Regimen

    Masking helps all of your other skin care products work more efficiently. If you want your day lotions, serums, and nighttime products to be absorbed by your skin quicker and deeper, then a facial mask is a must. By masking on a regular basis, you ensure your toning, hydrating and protecting products all perform better, providing you with the results you’re looking to achieve at a much faster pace.

    Imperfections

    Regular masks are one of the biggest secrets when it comes to flawless skin. Choose a mask to suit your skin type, if you are prone to oily skin look for clay-based Masks, these will help draw out excess oils and dirt but also tighten your pores. Dry skin types should look for a mask that focuses on hydration.  Complete your facial with an application of toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream, lip balm, and sunscreen.

    Multi-tasking

    Make the most of your mask and look for one that will not only hydrate but has other benefits. Be realistic with what you expect. Peek at the main active ingredients on the label, and assume that only the top ones will penetrate into your skin while the rest might just be extra in a novelty kind of way.

    A facial mask is one of the easiest ways to get your skin healthy and supple by doing virtually nothing. They are concentrated focused treatments that will have your skin feeling refreshed in next to no time.  Whether you prefer to do it in the salon or make your own facial mask at home, getting a facial mask can go a long way to improving the overall health of your skin.