An Everyday Look
A simple eyeliner with a little bit of concealer should be fast for school or work. Neutral colors for eyeshadow and a smudged out eyeliner will do the trick. Also maybe a gel or liquid eyeliner on your top lid. (A thin line winged out slightly.) And top it off with you favorite chapstick or nude lipstick.
Smokey eyes have been a big style for quite awhile and there’s no sign this particular trend is dying. Some key tips are:
1. Remember to keep lips nude. When applying strong makeup (like smokey eyes or red lips) put the focus on either eyes or lips, never both. (Think Angelina Jolie: She either plays up her huge eyes or her huge lips, never both. If she did, she’d look like a clown).
2. For a bit of fun, try a blue or purple mascara. It will make blue eyes “pop.”
3. Liner doesn’t have to come in pencil form. Makeup experts know eyeshadows make some of the best eyeliners. To do this take an eyeliner brush (available at Sephora, MAC or any dept store), wet it, then dab wet brush into the dark shadow. This allows for a deep, precise line. You can also use the dark shadows without wetting brush first. Either way, eyeliner is necessary for smoky eye.
4. This season go jewel-toned (blue is great for you blue-eyed girls) and keep your eyes smoky but stay away from dark browns and black. Instead, go for a deep purple, a gold-brown or any of the many vibrant colors in this year.
Pink Lip Tip of The Day!
Light skin: Bright shades tend to clash with pinkish undertones in skin, so sweet, sheer pinks are best for fair complexions. A great choice is bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipcolor in Rose Crepe, a soft rose color.
Medium skin: Medium skin tones can wear almost any pink, from sheer to bright. Boast your confidence in a fun magenta shade like bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipcolor in Cherries on Top.
Dark skin: Nothing is more gorgeous than the contrast of a vibrant lip with a deeper complexion. To get this look, wear Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Fushia Flash.
Colors that flatter almost every skin tone are berries, nudes, and sheer glosses. If you’d like to try one (or twenty) shades before you buy, come see us at MakeUp Junkies! One of our makeup artists will help you find a shade that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful when you wear it. Pucker up – and have fun!
First, a few tips about makeup brushes in general. Women should know that using the proper
brushes can actually make applying makeup much easier and faster - you’ll have greater control
of cosmetics with a brush (so no streaky or clumpy messes that have to be wiped down with a
tissue), and the look will be far more natural and long-lasting. When it comes to choosing a brush,
price doesn’t necessarily matter - you can get decent natural bristle brushes and synthetic
brushes at the drug store or the department store. There’s one sure-fire test to finding a good,
durable makeup brush: take the brush and rub it against your skin. The bristles should feel soft
against your skin, not rough or scratchy. To test the strength of the bristles, run the brush against
your hand and see if any fibers fall out. If they do, don’t buy the brush…if the brush stays intact
and feels soft to the touch, go ahead and buy it. And finally, when you do get your brushes, make
sure to keep them clean - there are loads of products on the markets designed specifically for
makeup brush cleaning - or, to save some cash, wash your brushes with a mild shampoo (baby
shampoo works beautifully) to keep them clean and oil-free.
Eyebrows, are one of the most defining features of your face. Giving a perfect shape to your eyebrows can help open up your face, and make your eyes look bigger. Thick and heavy eyebrows, on the other hand, may overpower your face. Several techniques such as waxing, threading and tweezing are used to trim the eyebrows. Lining your eyebrows with a concealer and a brow pencil can also help provide structure to your eyebrows and face.
Tips On Choosing A Lipstick Shade!
1. Choose a color that complements your skin undertones and the natural color of your lips. Your skin undertones can be cool,neutral or warm.
2. Choose a color that complements your skin undertones and the natural color of your lips. Your skin undertones can be cool,neutral or warm.
3. If you have a neutral undertone you can choose any one you like!
4. If you have a warm undertone look for lipsticks with warm undertones like corals,red orange, plum, wine anything with warm colors.
5. Wear lighter shades during the daytime and darker shades when you go out at night. Lipsticks with a matte or cream finish provide for a more refined look during the day. Sheer, natural colors also make for great daytime looks. A glossier lipstick creates for an enchanting evening visage.
6. Test out different shades by visiting your local department store or drug store. Department store beauty counters will let you try products before you buy them and may offer free makeovers. Drug and dollar store lipsticks are inexpensive meaning you can buy more of them at a time to test out at home. In addition, some drug store chains will refund your money if you buy an unflattering shade.
7. Remember that your lipliner (if you choose to wear it) should be the same shade as your natural lips. Lips should be lined before applying lipstick, not after.
8. Take your eye makeup into consideration when choosing a shade. Deep or bold shades go best with light eye makeup; conversely, light or natural shades of lipstick best compliment heavy eye makeup.
How To “Ombre” Lip (3 Steps)
Step 1: Apply the darker, opaque lipstick straight from the tube.
Step 2: Apply the lighter lipstick (or concealer) in the middle of your pout.
Step 3: Blend!
*Optional Step 4: Add a clear gloss
For day, mechanical pencils or classic wood pencils are drier than cream or kohl formulas, so they’re less likely to run or fade.
Don’t be afraid of colorful pencils: In deep shades like forest green, navy, and plum, they give more of a playful look!
1. Avoid deep reds if you have thin lips. They tend to make lips look smaller.
2.Experiment with intense shades if you have strong coloring. “Natural contrast gives you more options, of those with exaggerated natural coloring (for example, paper-white skin, black hair, and blue eyes).
3.Don’t play up your eyes. Pair red lipstick with the lightest possible eye makeup. A beige shadow will do.
4.Don’t toss a red lipstick in a shade that doesn’t work. Top it with a gold gloss to warm and soften it, or add a pink gloss to take it to the bluer side.
Coordinate your look. Dot a little smudge of the lipstick on the apples of your cheeks, then blend it with your fingers.
5.Be precise. That means whether you’re using a brush or applying lipstick straight from the tube. Red lipstick should never be applied casually in the back of a taxi.
6.Don’t use red lip liner. If it doesn’t match your lipstick perfectly (and odds are it won’t), you’ll end up with a two-tone effect. If you like using liner, find a shade that’s close to your natural lip color and use it to outline your lips.
7.Prevent “bleeding.” Apply a little concealer around the border of your mouth.
8.Avoid getting lipstick on your teeth. After applying, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out to remove excess color.
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