By Kelly Wilson
At some point in your life, you’ve probably heard someone say that
the eyes are the windows to your soul. And though it might sound corny, chances are, with that many people spouting the
saying, there’s at least some truth to it.
And if that is indeed the case, you’re going to need some amazing window treatments to show them off. It’s so easy to
get stuck in an eye makeup rut, choosing the same colors and products day after day. But it’s time to add variety to your
Here are 9 easy ways to take your eye makeup game to the next level.
The last thing you want to do is cake on your eye makeup. To ensure a smooth application throughout your routine, you
will need a good moisturizer. Choose one that’s lightweight with sunblock, so you’re not only keeping your skin soft,
but also keeping it young.
Your eye makeup routine should start with sculpting your brows. No matter how long it’s been since you tweezed or
waxed, a sculpting kit will define your brows and make them the ultimate frame for your face. Just use a gel to get
the perfect shape for your eye brow and ensure there’s not a hair will be out of place. Now you’re off to the races.
When your brows are perfectly sculpted, it’s time to prime your eyelids. DO NOT skip this step: Primer is an essential
product for making sure your shadow and liner stay in place all day, every day..
The term smokey eye typically conjures images of dark, heavy eye makeup. But there’s more to the smokey eye world
than that. Try using browns and golds to lighten the look, and you’ll be ready for work and daytime in no time.
Powder eyes shadows are such a pain. The residue gets all over your face, and it’s pretty difficult to apply evenly.
To beat those headaches, upgrade your eyelid color with eye shadow sticks. It’s a much more even application, and
the shadow will stay in place and out of your lid creases all day, making yours a seamless day-to-night look.
Expand your typical routine once in a while and experiment with electric eyeliners. Blues and purples and greens can
look intimidating at first. But if used with neutral shadows, they can be a perfectly edgy choice.
When you’re layering eye shadow sticks and liners, your actual eye color can start to become secondary to all those hues.
Keep your natural color part of the focus by applying white eye liner to the inner corners of your eyes. It’ll lighten
the look and keep the illusion that your eyes are open wide.
Eyelash curlers add a solid amount of time to your morning routine, and they aren’t the simplest of contraptions to
operate. Skip the curlers and opt for a mascara formula that curls your lashes naturally. To get the full curl treatment,
apply the uplifting mascara to both sides of your lashes.
Wearing a bold lip AND a bold eye won’t keep you on-trend it’ll be a one-way ticket to Clown College. Your eyes are
an amazing asset, so it’s always a good idea to keep the focus of the world on them. But when you do, make sure you
balance with a neutral lip color. It’ll add a sense of sophistication to your entire look.
Say bye bye to your lash curler with new 24HR Supercurler mascara. Brought to you by Rimmel London.
Alright, we’re calling it: The rose-gold makeup trend is one of the prettiest things to happen to our faces in, um, forever. We’re more than OK with the fact that this shade has completely taken over the world (our world, at least) in the form of pinkish-blonde hair dye, glimmering peach highlighters, and, our personal favorite, eyeshadow palettes. Because seriously, what’s better than a brand-spankin’-new eyeshadow palette filled with square after square of shimmery pink and gold-flecked shades, mixed with warm taupes and matte plum shadows? The answer is nothing.
But whether you agree or disagree, we’re still forcing a brand-new, perfectly pretty, rose-gold eyeshadow palette onto your life right now. Because this trend isn’t going anywhere, and we like you too much to let you keep using your blah browns and tans for another season. So swipe on the sheerest of light-pink shades, or blend on every stinkin’ color in the palette for the boldest, most dramatic rose-gold look. And to help you find your new BFF, we’ve rounded up our favorite 13 palettes to give you 13 new excuses to add more rose gold to your collection this spring. Because (as we’ve already excessively drilled into your mind) we seriously can’t get enough.
By Kelly Wilson
Beauty – it means different things to different people. There are many, many different ways for people to beautify themselves and others. It can be hard to know where to begin when there is so many different ways to go about this task. Try starting off your beautification adventure with the advice below.
Place some moisturizer in a small sample jar or in an empty lip gloss container. Keep one in your glove box, purse or desk drawer. Use a small amount of moisturizer any time you feel like your skin is getting dry.
Give your cuticles some nourishment with a weekly Vaseline application. Since this feeds your nails, they should grow more quickly. It helps your nails and the skin around them to look shinier and healthier, too. You should see results immediately.
Make your eyes pop with one or two coats of black or brown mascara in a waterproof formulation. Keep extra mascara wands handy so you are able to break clumps up and get rid of flakes around your eyes.
You need to test for allergies prior to applying false eyelashes. You should test the glue on your arm to see if you have an allergic reaction. Completely cover up the test area.
If you want your lips to look bigger, put some white eyeshadow that has has a shimmer right above the area called “cupid’s bow” in the middle of your upper lip. The light reflecting off the middle of your upper lip creates the illusion of a full upper lip.
To prevent your hair from turning gray, consume a teaspoon of chutney made with curry leaves each day. It allows the hair pigment to stay strong as you age. For a healthy scalp, apply rosemary oil.
Try a little pink lipstick to help conceal imperfections. Pink lipstick goes well with different skin tones. Attention will be drawn to your lips, rather than your blemishes. If you can draw attention to your mouth or eyes, people will not look at imperfections.
Boar bristle brushes can be handy to counter frizzy hair. A lot of people have frizzy hair, and have problems dealing with it. You can de-frizz your drying hair with a type of brush known as boar bristle. Make sure to blow the hair dryer in a downward direction as you brush.
Eye drops can help make your eyes shine. These drops also help prevent irritation and dryness. If you have a desk job where you are on a computer for a long time, eye drops are extremely handy because they can alleviate tired eyes. Have a bottle handy in your handbag or desk drawer, and apply about every four hours.
A good eye cream is the best way to moisturize skin near the eyes. By keeping your eye area moisturized and healthy, you will be able to avoid dark circles, fine lines, and formation of wrinkles.
Nobody views everything the same way. What some people find beautiful turns others off. We often judge our own beauty more critically than others do. These tips will help you get started.
Your self-concept affects others’ reactions to you. If you feel pretty you will be happier, more positive, and more confident. Self-confidence helps you in your life and your career, and part of self confidence is looking your best. This article will be able to give you some great tips on how you can be the best you can be.
If your favorite nail polish suddenly seems thicker, add a few drops of nail polish remover. Only add a tiny bit, replace the lid and shake. You’ll be able to get another application or two from the nail polish.
Get yourself an eyelash curler. This curler can help to increase the volume of your eyelashes for a beautiful effect. Doing this will make your eyes look brighter and much bigger. If you want the curl to last longer, get a heated eyelash curler.
Simply applying a coat of dark brown or black mascara adds subtle pop to your eyes. Keep disposable mascara wands around to break up clumps and brush off extra mascara around the outer corners of your eyes.
Apply Vaseline to your eyebrows before bed. This conditions your eyebrows and helps them look lustrous. Make sure the Vaseline doesn’t get on your skin, as this can cause acne breakouts.
Vitamin E is a helpful natural remedy to have on hand. Vitamin E has multiple uses. Vitamin E can help keep skin healthy and soft. Rub a small amount of Vitamin E on your fingernails to alleviate dry, rough cuticles.
Even hair color and style can be altered to make fuller faces look narrower and slimmer. Long, straight lines cut to mid-neck work best. Highlights or low lights will frame your face. This brings eyes to your best feature, your face!
Prolong your foundation by adding a moisturizer into the bottle. Additional benefits to doing so include more SPF for your face, as well as a natural glow.
Honey is a great tool to have in your beauty routine. Honey has multiple benefits to your skin, and some of these happen when you eat it. You can add some honey to your skin care. Mix it with sugar for an exfoliating scrub. Adding honey to your lotion will increase moisture retention. Adding honey in with your regular shampoo will leave it shiny, manageable and touchably soft.
Matte blush is more flattering than shimmer blush for most skin types. Shimmer blushes can bring out blemishes and imperfections like scars and acne. Using matte blushes helps camouflage your blemishes, making your skin look flawless and radiant.
Keep makeup remover wipes in your makeup kit. People in the beauty industry use makeup remover pads if they mess up. They can help you quickly fix any mistake without destroying your entire look. Always keep around some beauty wipes.
When you apply eye shadow, look in the mirror at a downward angle. Don’t push or pull on your eyelids. You should look downward if you want to get the right application the first time. Apply your shadow carefully, and you will not need to stretch your lid.
Clearly, you have many options to look and feel great. When you use the beauty tips from the article in your daily life, you’ll look good and feel confident.
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Remember that bronze, shimmery M.A.C. eyeshadow you had sitting in your online cart that you finally decided to buy after two months? The one that you immediately tapped over your lids without bothering to look in the mirror, as soon as it came in the mail? Now what if we told you there’s a chance that eyeshadow wasn’t a genuine M.A.C. product, but instead, a counterfeit? Welp, according to a recent Bloomberg investigation, massive amounts of counterfeit makeup are currently sold in America, and you might just be using some right now. Yay!
Like, yes, you already know that if you go to some shady story in a major city, you’ll probably find knockoff Louis Vuitton wallets and Beautyblenders. But what about the beauty products you buy from reputable sites online, like that Estée Lauder lipstick or that Bobbi Brown eyeliner you bought from Amazon, Alibaba, or Ebay? Turns out, they could be counterfeit, as Bloomberg discovered after following a 2014 sting operation that busted a mom-and-pop operation in New Jersey, where a husband and wife were ordering massive supplies of counterfeit M.A.C. makeup and then re-selling it on Amazon, as well as well as to wholesalers who distributed to New York City salons.
And what’s even worse than duping makeup lovers into spending money on crappy knockoffs is that counterfeit makeup can be incredibly dangerous, as it may contain harsh, unregulated ingredients that could be toxic to your skin. “The products often come from moonshine-style operations, with mud-caked floors and open vats of dye, and can contain paint thinner, mercury, carcinogens, and dangerous levels of bacteria,” reported the article, adding that “eyeshadow made with arsenic can seal your eyelids shut.” Excuse us while we try to permanently erase that mental image.
It goes without saying that no cheap sale is worth the risk of ending up with a counterfeit, so if you really want to avoid fakes, make sure to only buy directly from reputable, big-name companies (like Sephora, Ulta, or the brand’s website), rather than random, third-party vendors, like Ebay or Amazon (unless, of course, the seller on Amazon is the actual beauty brand). So even if you just found your favorite, perfectly pink eyeshadow at some random discount site, don’t buy it, despite how much your wallet begs you to. Trust us, your eyelids will thank you.
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If there’s one thing the awards show season gave us—other than a dozen hours of debating worst-dressed celebs with our friends while shoveling Thai food down our throats—is a pretty excellent idea of the new hair and makeup trends that will carry us into the new year. And if you kept up with the 2017 awards-show season even slightly, then you definitely noticed that the biggest makeup trend (like, big as in even Lily Collins, Naomie Harris, and Emma stone were wearing it) was, by far, strawberry-pink eyeshadow.
OK, yes, after the burgundy and red eyeshadow trends of 2015 and 2016, the idea of wearing pink on your lids doesn’t exactly scream “groundbreaking,” but in a world where celebrities rarely take risks in an effort to stay off of worst-dressed lists, a bright-pink smokey eye makes us feel all of the inspo-worthy feels. And unlike most red-carpet trends that are fully unattainable for mere mortals, every pink smokey eye we saw during awards season was surprisingly easy to wear. No, really.
The key to pulling of pink eyeshadow without looking like you’ve been hit with a dose of allergies and pink eye is to tone down any redness on your skin with a creamy concealer and foundation (the pink on your eyes should be the only pink on your face), then layer on warm- and cool-toned eyeshadows for hazy depth. First, swipe a copper-y bronze eyeshadow across the lid, like Kat Von D’s Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Synergy, to create a warm base, then blend two shades of red-pink eyeshadow over the eyelid and through the crease, like NYX Cosmetics’ Hot Singles Eyeshadow in Heat and Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy. Easy, right?
OK, yeah, it still sounds daunting, but trust us when we say literally anyone can pull of this look. And to get you inspired, we rounded up our favorite 10 celebs of the entire awards season who mastered pink eyeshadow, without looking sick. So go ahead and try the look for yourself, because trust us when we say that pink eyeshadow isn’t going away any time soon.
It can fake a great night’s sleep, make it look like you actually have cheekbones, even give you the appearance of a fresh-faced wood nymph…
Any product that promises to make you glow should be approached with caution. What kind of “glow” are we talking about here? A neon self-tanner-gone-wrong glow? An Alex Mack-level chemical accident glow? An ET-fingertip-phone-home glow?
Yes, “dewy” skin is uber-coveted these days, and for good reason. But skin that glows can be scary, especially when that glow relies on products you’re applying to your own face with an untrained hand…like highlighter. What if you use too much? Or too little? Or you put it in a weird spot?
Highlighter—we’re talking makeup here, not the colorful markers you used to organize your notes in class—can work wonders if used correctly. It can fake a great night’s sleep, make it look like you actually have cheekbones, even give you the appearance of a fresh-faced wood nymph. But you have to know where and how to apply it. Nothing bad will happen if it’s in an unconventional spot, but do you really want the middle of your forehead to glow?
Luckily, we’re here to help. Below are a few places you’ll want to use highlighter and why, as well as a rundown of the different types of highlighters you can find. And remember — stay away from the forehead.
Highlighters typically come in one of several formats: pot, stick, liquid and powder.
If you’re just starting out on the highlighter journey, opt for a pot. You pick the product up with the pad of your finger, meaning you have more control over how much you get, how much you deposit and where it goes. The warmth of your fingertips will also help melt the product a bit which means it’ll be easier to apply and blend in.
An instant classic is RMS Beauty’s Living Luminzer. The color is perfect for every skin tone and it’s not too glittery, meaning it’s not obvious. With a coconut oil base, it’s also skin-friendly and super-easy to apply, blend and layer if you want more oomph. This stuff also lasts forever…seriously, even if you use this every single day, you won’t need to repurchase for at least a year. It’s like the never-ending pot of luminized goodness.
Next up are sticks. Like highlighters that come in pots, stick formulas are creamy and blendable, and the shape makes them easy to grip like a writing implement, as if you’re drawing the highlighter on your face. Fingers can get into the small spots on your face, but a stick makes covering a long swath of skin much easier and more seamless.
The Moonlight Illuminator from Vapour Organic Beauty is another universally-flattering shade, with rosy undertones that pull double duty making you look glowy and sunkissed. This stick is easy to apply, infinitely buildable and will make you look like you’re constantly awash in incredibly flattering candlelight.
Though the control factor is a bit lower, liquid highlighters work for small and large areas, like your decolletage or even your legs. (There’s no reason your face should have all the highlighter fun!) Just add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer, apply and prepare to glow.
For a sheer, natural-looking luminosity, opt for Gressa Skin’s Minimalist Illuminating Serum. This stuff functions as makeup, but it’s also a serum which means it delivers a serious dose of skin-friendly ingredients like broccoli seed oil, horsetail extract and sea buckthorn every time it’s applied.
Finally, there’s powder highlighter. The staying power with powder isn’t as great as the other formulas as it sits on top of the skin, it’s a bit more subtle and takes a steadier hand to apply, but with the right brush, the effect is lovely.
The whole point of a highlighter is to lighten and brighten whatever area you’re applying it to. The slight shimmer in the formula also means the product will catch and reflect light, making certain areas of your face appear higher and more hydrated.
To make your eyes look bigger…apply highlighter just beneath your eyebrow, directly on the brow bone. This will highlight the arch in your brow, making your eyes appear wider and more alert. You can also add some to the center of your eyelid for a similar effect.
To appear more awake…when you’re running on three hours of sleep but need to fake a great night’s sleep, dab a bit of highlighter in the inner corner of your eyes. Stand back and marvel at what a little makeup can do to your exhausted visage.
To fake cheekbones….actually apply highlighter just above your cheekbone. Start from just under the center of your eye socket and work up and out in a diagonal line toward your temple.
To glow all over…gently tapping highlighter on the apples of your cheeks over blush will give you a cheery, rosy glow. (To find the apple of your cheeks, smile into a mirror. The part of your cheek that stands out is where you want to aim that highlighter.)
To prioritize your lips…a touch of highlighter on your cupid’s bow (that little indents just beneath your nose and just above the center of your lips) will draw major attention to your pout.
To slim your face…not that you need it! But if you want to play around with contouring, apply a few dots or a thin line of highlighter to the bridge of your nose for a minor slimming effect.
And always remember to blend, blend, blend! Whether you do it with a sponge, a brush or your fingers, this step is key. Nothing is worse than a noticeable streak when you’re trying to get your glow on.
+ What are you thoughts on highlighting? Let us know your tricks in the comments below!
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