Smooth, glowing skin is something that we all aspire to have. Eating a healthy diet filled with wholesome foods, drinking plenty of water and following a robust skincare regime is essential for clear skin. Unfortunately, even if you’re doing everything right, the pollution and acne-causing bacteria can still cause irritation and blemishes. Luckily, following these simple hygiene tips can help you to combat these negative effects:
The Makeup industry has evolved a lot in the past few years, and standards of makeup perfection are very high. There are various makeup products available in the market, starting from eyelash curlers to highlighters, which have made makeup choice even complex.
Makeup is an art that one can learn.
But not everyone has the understanding of right makeup choices, applying techniques and makeover choices.
So, I am here with some simple makeup tricks and hacks that will make your life easier.
There is a variety of liners available in the market. Basically, liners are divided into three categories:
The pencil liner works best for the beginners because of its good grip.
However, liquid liners are more for professional use for thin, winged, sleek looks, whereas gel liners are the darkest and highly pigmented liners. I love the result of gel liners the most but gel liners are typically available in very few colours. To go crazy with different colours and texture of gel liner. I transform my coloured pencil liner into gel liner by simply introducing its tip to the flame for a few seconds. Let it cool, apply and see the change in consistency of the product in front of your eyes.
Make your Eyeshadow Shade Pop:
Many of us use primer and concealers to make our eyeshadow stay for a longer time period and to make its colour pop out. But what if you missed out your concealer? Well, don’t worry – the next hack is for you!
Do you have a white eyeliner? Yes. Great!
White eyeliner is a versatile product that can help you resolve many makeup problems. Well in this situation you can use your white eyeliner to cover your eyelid and blend a little. The opaque consistency of the white eyeliner will help sheer or less pigmented eyeshadow look more colourful on the eyelid. In addition to this, due to its high consistency it provides eyeshadow a base to stick properly. Know more about white eyeliner here.
Revive Your Eye Makeup:
Eye makeup products such as mascara or liner have a life of 6 months. But sometimes these products dry out really fast. Plumping mascara or liner tube is one of the reasons too. Well, to make them stay wet for longer, you can use a few drops of eye drops or saline solution instead of alcohol because they are friendlier to eyes. If you do not have eye drops we have another tip for you. Dip your mascara tube in a bowl filled with hot water for at least 10-15 minutes. This will also help you revive your dried mascara or liner. Find some amazing mascaras on this post.
Make your Customized Lipstick:
There are several makeup brands with numerous lipstick shades but there are times when you are not able to find perfect shade that you want or require. By using loose makeup colour pigments and Vaseline you can create your own lip colour. The benefit of this technique is you have control over the consistency of colour. Similarly, you can make tinted lip balms by replacing Vaseline with bees wax and coconut oil.
Avoid Peach Fuzz:
Always apply makeup with downward stroke because most of us have facial hairs and they usually grow downwards. Applying makeup with upward strokes will make your facial hairs standout.
Applying concealer with multiple strokes is not enough. If you apply your concealer in a triangular shape under your eyes, between your nose and cheek bones it will sculpt your face, blend well and less countering will be required. In addition to this, people who are suffering for breakouts can check concealers for covering pimples and acne scars here.
Well there are times when you fall short of makeup items and you think there is no way out. But let me tell you one tip that can save you when you do not have your liner with yourself. Take your liner brush and a mascara tube, open it and make sure that the wand contains enough product. Dab your liner brush on the wand and you are good to go.
The simplest and easiest way to have younger looking skin is staying hydrated. Our body requires water to drain out toxins from our body, which not only cleanse our body from the inside but we can also see it’s reflection inside out.
Like your lipstick’s shade but do not want to go glossy? Turn your glossy lipstick into matte. Apply your lipstick and hold a tissue paper between your lips. It will soak any excessive moisture. Now take face powder and by the help of brush, apply a thin coat of powder on your lips. Do not apply too much and you have the matte lips in the same shade that you love.
Chelsea is a makeup lover who is best at reviewing the latest makeup available online. She covers everything from eye makeup, primers, and foundation to tips and tutorials on how to use many different beauty products. She regularly blogs at MakeupbyChelsea.com
Nature has provided every woman with unique beauty traits. In every culture there are different trends and techniques used to enhance the beauty trait. But what remains same in every region of the world is to apply makeup to instant change. It’s been year’s women are using different makeup products to get a signature look. However main emphasis has always been on the eye makeup because your eyes speak. Eyes reflect the personality of a person. Therefore to enhance the beauty of your eyes we must be known to products that can help us achieve the perfect eye look. Well I don’t consider talking about as simple products as basic black liner or kohl as the basic product you need because it is too basic. However, below is the list of some eye makeup products essential for achieving different eye looks to turn the heads. In addition to this, few tips are provided to use them in the best way possible.
Under eye concealer:
First thing first! Dark circles makes you look like you have escaped zombie apocalypse. These days due to busy and hectic routine many of us experience sleep deprivation that leads to under eye circles. However sometimes they get naturally shadowed. Basic concealers are so common and sometimes not able to perform their job on point. At this time you take help of color correctors to hide your dark circles completely and then conceal them with the regular concealer. But let me introduce you to the one product that a stand as one-man army against this problem, the product is under eye concealers. Thick pigmented under-eye concealers are developed with peachy undertones that go perfect with every skin tone. It is a multi-purpose product that serves as a color corrector, primer and concealer as basic.
White eyeliner is another versatile and a multipurpose product. Using a simple brown and black eyeliner pencils where define your eyes and helps in achieving natural look. White eyeliner can be used for natural everyday look. Do you know tight lining your lower eyelashes with white eyeliner makes your eyes look bigger and brighter? Yes it does. Doing so creates illusion of eliminating gap between eye ball and eye lashes making them look bigger. Other than this, if you fall short of eye-primer someday you can use it as an eye primer before applying eye shadow to get a perfect sticky base for your eyeshadow so that the colors will pop-out when applied. Another way you can use it is to try create new styles. Double it with your regular liner and you are ready to flaunt.
Eye Makeup Remover:
As applying makeup is an art so is removing it. We usually get sick of removing waterproof mascara, creamy eyeshadows or gel eyeliners. After all these struggles, eye makeup remover usually comes at the last priority on majority of the makeup users list but it as important as other makeup implements. Eye makeup removers are composed of ingredients that helps you to remove those can’t stop, won’t stop stubborn makeup formulas. Using eye makeup remover protects your skin from drying and protects your eyes from getting makeup allergies and removes every bit of the makeup residue.
You would be thinking that who does not know that mascara is essential for eye makeup but mentioning it here has a different reason. Mascara is a quick fix for your eyes. If you are lazy and do not want to put any makeup, you can go for mascara to enjoy the perks of beautiful eyes. Therefore, from past decades women are using mascara to provide volume to their eyelashes. However by the time formula an application technique has also evolved. The shapes of mascara brushes have been evolved too. I recently tried tubing mascara that turned out amazing for me. Tubing mascara has the same formula as other mascara’s but different brush. Applying it makes your eyelashes covered on 360 degree with the product making your lashes even fuller. To know more about it check this post.
Tip: Always use an eye-lash curler before applying mascara to them, apply mascara by going back and forth this will leave a good amount of product on your eyelashes making them look fuller. For professional touch apply false-eye lashesat the end. J
Variety of color adds dramatic statement to your makeup. Eye shadow fulfills this purpose. There are varieties of eye shadows available in the market today. Creamy, glittery, matte and powder you name it you get it. I always prefer picking up an eyeshadow palette that contains all varieties of these color pops. This would help you going from natural look to elegant, from day time look to night look and funky statements. However, if you like to go for same color again and again try cream eyeshadow they are way pigmented then powder eyeshadows.
These are some products that you can use for signing simple eye statements in addition with using them creatively.
Juliet is a beauty blogger who loves trying out new makeup and beauty products. She loves coffee and sushi, and in her free time she likes listening to pop music. Juliet believes in having gratitude for everything in life. Read her latest posts at ThankYourBeauty.com
You have probably heard people say that someone “just has good skin”, but the truth is that behind that seemingly perfect, smooth skin is a stable, well-balanced skin routine and self-care, without which, no matter how good your genetics, you wouldn’t be able to have good skin. So, let’s see what are the seven most important steps to having a flawless skin routine.
The most important part of any skin routine is to first get rid of any impurities that have collected in your pores and on the surface of your skin during the day or while you were sleeping. Use a gentle cleanser like the Clarins cleansing milk to remove impurities without being too hard on your gentle skin.
2. Choose your cosmetics carefully
We live in the day and age when most of the things we use every day are filled with all sorts of chemicals. But for certain things, like the food we eat or the products we apply to our skin, we want to make extra sure that they’re as natural as possible, to give us the best results. Organic, all natural brands like Tammy Fender are great options and they will give you the best results, while also not hurting our planet.
3. Get enough sleep
Many of us lead active, non-stop lifestyles, and are often left having to compensate for that fact, like taking supplements because we don’t have time to eat or putting concealer on the bags under our eyes because we didn’t get enough sleep. But the truth is, there is no product in the world that can do for us all the things that a full night’s sleep can do. It will not only replenish our energy, but give our skin time to recover and rest.
4. Apply sun protection
Everyone likes to put on a tan, but if you’re not careful, you can seriously damage your skin just by being in the sun. Let’s break it down: the vitamin that you get from the sun is great – not just for your skin, but for your whole body. However, the sun is not what it used to be, and the rays are now more harmful than ever. This is why it’s extremely important to use a product with the high SPF, every single day. Use a primer like Nars multi-protect, or apply sunscreen during your makeup routine.
For glowing skin, it is crucial to be well hydrated, inside and out. Hydrated skin has more elasticity, fewer wrinkles and its own special glow. There are two main things you should do: First, drink a lot of water. The 8 cups per day are just a minimum, so make sure you carry a water bottle around with you and drink whenever you feel thirsty. Secondly, you should always be using a good hydration cream. Products like The Body Shop’s Nourishing night cream are great to put on before you go to bed, while lighter options like Estee Lauder’s Daywear is the perfect thing to apply in the morning before putting on makeup.
6. Regular treatments
Having a daily routine is important, but sometimes our skin requires extra care. Consider making it a part of your monthly or quarterly routine to go to a professional cosmetician for a treatment of your choice that will improve your skin and give it a boost. But for a more regular schedule, getting a good scrub like the Cosmedix Purity Detox scrub will allow you to exfoliate your skin more frequently. Make sure you don’t do it more than every third day, because you risk taking off too much of the top layer, and always follow the instructions on the product.
7. Healthy habits
It’s no secret that beauty comes from within, and the same goes for health. If you practice healthy habits, eat a balanced diet, drink lots of water and exercise regularly, your skin will show the glow and radiance of health. Avoid eating oily and greasy food, since it can clog your pores; and avoid dehydration to keep your skin glowing.
Of course, some skin types are prone to acne and other blemishes, but as long as you are doing everything in your power to have healthy, happy skin, you can show it off to the world and be proud of it.
Amy Mia Goldsmith
The pout is everything, especially when paired with a gorgeous set of pearly whites and an attitude that will sass out any competition in the way. Everything you are is read through your body language and facial expressions, which is why almost every single detail you’ve got going on means one thing or the other. No, nobody’s saying be fake to make it! Rather, we are suggesting be who you are and let the world see the beauty you are hiding by carefully manipulating your given gorgeousness.
For all you queens out there who are looking to show the world what you are made of, here are some tips on how to “use” your already beautiful lips and turn them into your shield and armor!
Here we go.
Lipsticks add a sheer touch by setting the tone and adding colour to the face. What colour you wear is vital and is key, for when you are either out shopping or dining out at a restaurant. You can choose so many different types of lipsticks, from L’Oreal, to Revlon, Mary Kay, Chanel, MAC, Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, the list is endless.
I love to wear pinky tones, because I am really girly-girl, I could have pink everything but my room’s not pink! I am just definite at wearing pink lipstick, as it shows my personality. I hardly wear red, only for really special occasions.
The most luminous lipstick I love is the Queen Lipstick / Matte Revolution. It gives a full plump look and the colour is pretty and bright. It has a great matte lip effect, and is totally flattering.
To me, blogging is all about talking about your favourite things and what you are most passionate about. As you have seen so far, I am a lover of skincare and using natural products to enhance your outer beauty. Since moving to the country, I have met a lady that makes her OWN skincare range, which I have previously mentioned but only mentioned it a little bit. I love women who are creative in what they do, and Kirsty does just that! She has been a Beauty Therapist for 20 years, so she knows what she is doing!
Follow her company at:
She does waxing, facials, tinting, massage, manicures and pedicures for those who are in Merredin, Tammin, Cunderdin and the rest of the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia. Follow her Facebook page if you would like to make an appointment for that Deluxe Facial or massage you have been dying for! I want to try the Hot Stone Massage!!!! She also does Microdermabrasion Facials which has a lot included such as exfoliation, steam, microdermabrasion, head neck and shoulder massage, cooling mask, tone, Vitamin C Serum and moisturise.
I recently tried her Mineral Clay Mask which was just heavenly after it is rinsed! It dries up really well, and you leave on for about 10-20 minutes, and scrub off with warm water and a flannel. It comes in a powder form as per below, so you just put a few drips of water in and voila, let the magic do it itself!!! It has natural herbs in it, and there are different types, for normal skin to combination, and oily skin and it is ONLY $25. This is on my “TO BUY” list.
Here is the “Enter the Sandman bath soak” which is $20, and the “Dead Sea Float” is $35. – They are both for muscle and joint aches and to also help you sleep which has relaxing essential oils. I am in need of this after a work out at the gym, especially after using a Jari Love fitness DVD! It really works your thighs! I feel like I need this now!!! Both these products (when used together) will soothe your body and leave you floating on a cloud!!
Pure Magnesium oil – to replace the salts you have lost from exercise and help prevent cramping.
Pain Relief Butter – for muscle pain and inflammation
Ease a Cramp lotion – to prevent and ease cramps.
Owie stick – to help relieve any blisters, cuts, bruises, insect bites, etc
Sassy Detox Oil – Helps detox away cellulite and tone the skin, which I am in NEED of!
I also love the look of this Luxe Nights package. It is a total “pampering session” in one little box! and is also on my “TO BUY” list. I’ve always known that I want the package with the “milk bottle”! and the powder fluff with the blue ribbon….
Soothing Milk Bath – This has natural ingredients that will soothe your senses, and give you that pampering luscious luxury feeling.
Angry Skin Balm – To put on after, I am sure this will give you extra sootheness and softness to your skins body
Head on over to Obsessive Creative Design for tips and advice on lifes how to, and for some inspiration. Kirsty is a great writer, and I felt like I learnt quite a bit from her writings.
If you are interested in any of these products, head on over to Kirsty’s Facebook page, and she will help you further!
I also just came across a favourite blog of mine, it has a few favourite products in it!!
Inspiring Wit – She talks about “tontouring”! Find out what it means here!!!
When was the last time you had a massage or a facial? Think about it, you may be in need of it now!!! Especially after a hard days work!
Click on the logos below to find out who I think are great models for this generation! These words speak to me everyday.
I am a Mary Kay fanatic, and I have been using the skincare and makeup for about several years. I was a consultant for a little while when I was 23-24, but never got around to hosting classes. I gained a lot of knowledge and absolutely loved the $5 book on how Mary Kay started her company. It was very inspirational. I still have the TimeWise collection for the face but don’t use it as often, as I keep to my daily ritual of Neutrogena cleanser and Sukin moisturiser, and it seems to be working for me! I like how Mary Kay likes to “THINK PINK“. I collected so much stuff from applying as a consultant, and LOVED all of the makeup. I used a lot of things as gifts as well and adored the packaging.
With the products I used, I used a lot of pinks and browns as I always wanted to create a “natural day wear” look. I don’t know about you, but I love those two colours the MOST! Here is attached the CURRENT Catalogue of Mary Kay where you can explore what’s in at the moment with their makeup.
A friend, Priscilla requested for this blog, and she wanted to know what necessities to put in her handbag for every day use, and item’s you can not go without!!!! I have put together some items that you will need to use when out for dinner, lunch, or breakfast.
Some of these items are:
- REVLON ColourBurst Matte Balm – I chose number 205 because it is a light pink and looks very soft and pretty on the lips. It is like a crayon and easy to apply, leaving your lips feeling moisturized and matte. There are a heap of different colour ranges from cherry red to even purple!!!
2. REVLON ColourStay Mineral Blush – You need blush in your handbag because through out the night makeup washes away. You will need this to top up, and refresh your face for the rest of the night. Every girl needs at least a blush in their bag for whenever they go out. This is great because it’s Colour Stay!
3. Christian Dior Curl Up Mascara – This is my new favourite mascara, and I am always on the look out for mascara that curls the lashes right up!! This is perfect for a refresher through out the day. I have been taking mine everywhere, but too much can make it look gluggy; just a quick little touch every now and then, makes the lashes look longer and longer. You can buy a set along with the 5 Couleurs Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette.
4. REVLON Colour Stay Lip – I haven’t been using this 24/7, and you need to apply it right. Don’t put it over or under any lipstick. I made this mistake recently when I was out shopping and it made my lips looked cracked, flakey and were peeling. It’s best to put just a little bit on, and leave, without any lipstick, because it’s a colour stay it will dry, and when putting on other products it can go yucky.
5. Christian Dior Addict Lipstick – I bought it for $50 in the Dior Shop in Melbourne. My choice of colour is called “Lucky”, number 536, and the reason why I love it is because it’s a contrast between pink and red. it is not too pinky and not too red!! It’s the right colour for me, (it suits my olive skin colour) and is the perfect lipstick, that I have been carrying around with me to touch up when it starts to disappear. Christian Dior is a FAVOURITE brand of mine, and when I purchased the lipstick and lash plump primer I got two products for free with a Christian Dior Make Up bag. They are a world renowned brand with a marvellous reputation of customer service. The lash primer is the BEST product/innovation ever made!!! It helps curl the lashes, and leaves them primed to help the mascara work better.
These are great beauty products to chuck in your bag when in a rush or for going out anywhere! Whether you’re going out to the shops, beach or restaurant. These products are a few of my “favourite things”… and I hope you will enjoy using them too!! Click on the highlighted words to buy what you want. Life’s too short, so buy your girly stuff, and live a little!!!