Anytime a woman does her eye makeup, her main objective is to make her eyes stand out. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to make your eyelashes appear long and full. So here are a few ways to make this happen:
Lash Primer – Apply primer on your lashes prior to your mascara. The right primer will give your eyelashes a ton of volume. And did you know that the primer will help ease in the application with your mascara and make your mascara last longer? The lash primer is one of the best places to start with your mascara.
Baby Powder – For voluminous lashes, get a cotton swab and apply baby powder over the swab. Next, place the baby powder over your lashes followed by two coats of mascara. This trick will make your lashes appear very long.
Multiple Coats – Everyone knows to apply more than one coat of mascara. But if you want maximum volume, be sure each coat dries before applying the next coat of mascara.
Get The Back – Another way to get those lashes looking fuller, is to take your mascara wand and wiggle the wand BEHIND your eye lashes. This will aid in making your lashes appear very full.
Brush Horizontally – Grasp your mascara wand horizontally. Then brush your lashes with the wand facing upwards. Doing this will make your eye lashes appear fuller. Next brush your lashes with the wand vertically. This will make your eye lashes look longer.
Long lashes are sexy and pretty, and a fantastic way to make you stand out from the crowd.
Since I started shopping for makeup I have spent a small fortune throughout the years. During this period of time I taught myself how to save money whenever I can. And now I would like to share the money saving tips on beauty products with all you readers.
Just because a product is wrapped in fancy packaging it does not mean the product is superior. The appearance and product name make be alike, but do not be fooled! Get your laptop out and search for dupes discovered by other shoppers.
It is always tempting to purchase the newest, band name cosmetics. But more times than not, the generic counterpart is just as good. So the next time your are shopping for some eye cream or mascara, take a quick glance at the generic product before shelling out hard earned cash for the brand name. Chances are you can save some dollars.
Do you have old or used cosmetics such as MAC, Kiehl’s and/or Lush cosmetics? Definitely take a gander at their policy for recycling and possibly get free containers in return.
Take the mascara wands from expensive mascara, and place the brushes in cheaper mascara. The brush is usually what you are paying more money for; buy reusing the brush with a cheaper mascara formula, you are saving money. Rinse the mascara brush in warm water to rid the wand of clumps, and your cheaper mascara is ready to go.
CUT YOUR BOTTLES
Do you have plastic bottles of lotion or foundation? Cut open the bottles and get all the product in the container that you may have missed.
Save on discounted cards in order to help save money on your monthly makeup splurges. Go to www.raise.com for cheap gift cards for Sephora, MAC, and other department stores. There’s a chance you can save up to 5% or more off the face value of the card.
Those are just a few ideas on how to save some dollars when purchasing makeup. If you have some suggestions, please share.
Osmosis. What is it and why pay attention to it? It is an intensive lip colour which comes in six shades. Osmosis lip colour hydrates and protects your lips, and is extremely rich in pigments that leave your lips with a glistening finish. This vegan liquid lipstick has a high shine and continues to give a high shine throughout the day. In fact, none of the Osmmosis lipcolours have a matte finish. Something of which I really enjoy.
This hydrating liquid lip color comes in six wonderful, different, hydrating shades:
Desire Me – Burgandy
Fine Me – Coral Pink
Have Me – Nude Pink (See Below Swatches)
Kiss Me – Red
Love Me – Deep Bright Pink
Spoil Me – Light Pink
Finally, I really like how it feels as if I’m not wearing anything on my lips. The very minimal transfer of lip color onto your cups is amazing. This is one lip color worth some of your attention.
I have been wearing foundation since way back when I was introduced to makeup. Since that time I have dabbled in differing brands and formulations. I do, however, have one complaint, and that is the type of coverage. Some of the foundations on the market are too thick, while others lacked enough coverage. But, after much reflection, I was able to narrow the foundation universe to three top choices.
TOP FAVORITE FOUNDATIONS
1. Fenty Beauty Pro-Filt’r – The foundation, created by the singer Rhianna, focuses on a large list of a hard-to-match skin tones, incorporates formulas for a large variety of skin types, and finally pinpoints universal shades. The Fenty Beauty foundation comes in a 50 shades and provides medium to full coverage. It may be purchased at Sephora for $35.00.
2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation – This particular foundation is not new to the market, but it has withstood the test of time. The 24-hour foundation is flawless, natural, has a matte finish, and hides imperfection with buildable coverage. The foundation is fantastic for uneven skintone, and it covers imperfections. The Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place foundation retails for $42.00. You can find it at Sephora, Macy’s and www.esteelauder.com.
3, Bobbi Brown Long Wearing Foundation – This foundation offers 16-hour wear time, complete coverage, and a natural multidimensional matte finish that is comfortable, breatheable and completely weightless. The foundation is completely and totally perfect for oily skin. It is a fantastic foundation that was tested in extreme heat and humidity. If you live in the deep South, this foundation is perfect for you! The Bobbi Brown Long Wear foundation retails for $46.00, and may be purchased at Nordstrom, Macy’s and Sephora.
These are my picks for top three foundation picks. I tried to make sure the foundations were under $50.00 and could be found at most major retail outlets. What is your favorite foundation and why?
You’ve hit that age. The age where fine lines begin to appear. What can you possibly do to help get rid of these lines from hell? Introducing Instantelixir Proactive Repair cream. This product plumps and hydrates your skin for a more smooth appearance of firmness. Not to mention the fact this cream is cruelty-free; something which is very important to me.
The Instantelixir Proactive makes many claims such as its product provides firmness and replenishes necessary nutrients. Not only that, it brightens, renews and rejuvenates you skin to help make it glow. But wait there is more, with this new cream you will notice your skin being softer, cleaner and smoother.
The Instant Elixir Proactive Repair cream utilizes powerful ingredients, such as collagen to expose essential nutrients into your skin. The Instantelixir places other drugstore skin creams to shame. You are getting natural nutrients such as vitamins, peptides and antioxidents, which protect and beautify your marvelous skin.
Instantelixir Proactive Repair Cream contains too many benefits to list. It firms skin structure, increases collagen, reduces lines and wrinkles, enriches skin hydration, etc. If you are in the market to transform your skin, you are going to have to try something more than what is available at your local drugstore or dollar market. So go to the computer and search for the Instant Elixir Repair Moisturizer.
Are you in the market for foundation and pressed powder which lasts all day long? Bring on Soap & Glory’s Kick Ass All Day Wear foundation and One Heck Of A Blast pressed powder.
Soap & Glory really is Kick Ass in that it is lightweight, provides medium coverage and lasts 24 hours. The foundation is extremely comfortable to wear, and does not transfer or smudge. Soap & Glory’s Kick Ass foundation helps your skin appear flawless yet natural. Other highlights for this foundation are that it is waterproof, humidity-proof and sweatproof. And the dreaded cakey-face does not apply with this foundation. You just look fresh and flawless all day long.
You can purchase Soap & Glory’s Kick Ass All Day Wear foundation for $13.99 at ULTA, Target and www.soapandglory.com.
Soap & Glory’s One Heck Of A Blast mattifying, pressed powder is a pressed powder for all skin types. It controls shine and absorbs oil. The pressed powder is also lightweight, translucent and has a smooth, traceless, velvety finish. Compared to the other pressed powders I own, the Soap and Glory pressed powder only needed one touch up, and that was after 10 hours of wear. And what’s more important, the One Heck Of A Blast pressed powder does not have any animal derived ingredients or by-products.
You can purchase Soap & Glory’s One Heck Of A Blast for $16.00. It may be purchased at ULTA, Target and www.soapandglory.com.
Do you want plump lips, thicker lashes, a reduction in the appearance of dark circles and a brighter looking eye? Let me introduce you to City Beauty. The company is cruelty-free (very important to me) and contains actives such as vitamin C, collagen and hyaluronic acids. These actives and others help you address your concerns in a timely manner. Listed below are a few of the products by City Beauty that help solve some of the skincare problems that women are experiencing today.
City Lash – This product is a powerful eyelash conditioning serum that effectively gives the appearance of longer, fuller lashes without irritation. It also minimizes lash fallout, improves texture and protects against breakage. The cost of City Lash is $70.00.
City Lips – This lip plumper gives the appearance of fullness and hydration while simultaneously getting rid of lip wrinkles and fine lines. City Lips comes in 20 colors, their most popular color being clear. The cost of City Lips is $35.00.
Illuminating Dark Spot Corrector – Do you suffer from the problem of dark spots, liver spots, age spots or acne scars? Illuminating Dark Spot Corrector can help. The product will help make your skin appear brighter and feel more hydrated. It will even address the problem of fine lines and wrinkles within hours of application. The cost of the Illuminating Dark Spot Corrector is $50.00.
City Beauty Skincare is up-to-date in the production of its products. The products are environmentally friendly and the company DOES NOT test on animals. In fact, one of their more popular products won the Good Housekeeping award twice! So if you are battling a more particular skincare concern, take a look at City Beauty.
Into the beauty market eneters QOSMEDIX’s professional makeup cleaner. It is clear, rinse-free and the answer for makeup artists, hard-core beauty lovers and fast-pace professionals.
The product does not require any fancy tools. Simply pour a small amount of QOSMEDIX brush cleaner onto a paper towel, and softly wipe the brush bristles back and forth until the brush is clean. Then reshape the brush and let it dry. There is zero offensive smell or added scent, and the zero color solution helps retain the brush bristles’ original color. When I tested this brush cleaner, I found it to be very effective. I did not have to mix two or more liquids or place the makeup brushes in an upright or other position for drying off. It cut my brush cleaning time almost in half.
The brush cleanser formula comes in two sizes: 4oz for $8.75 or 16oz for $16.75. The cleanser may be purchased online at www.qosmedix.com .
In the market for skincare products which are non-irritating, fragrance-free and never animal tested? Then reach out to Paula’s Choice Resist cleanser and toner. The product soothes and protect, leaves skin looking radiant and preserves skin’s moisture balance.
The Paula’s Choice Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser for all skin types removes makeup and leaves skin soft. It preserves your moisture balance and soothes and protects your skin with its silky lotion. This cleanser is fantastic, and it is especially good for those with dry skin. After rinsing the Paula’s Choice Resist from my skin I did not experience dry, cracked feeling. It is a no-nonsense product that worked its magic on my skin. I was just I found a cleanser which removed all that stubborn makeup without drying my skin out.
The Paula’s Choice Advanced Replenishing Toner, is anti-aging and a super hydrating formula which is highly enriched with essential omega fatty-acids and potent antioxidants. You use this toner twice a day after cleanser in order to preserve and reinforce your skin’s barrier and helps with the improvement of signs of sun damage for an instant radiant look. The toner helps with the essential elements of aging skin-appearance of wrinkles, firmness and helps uneven skin tone. It is ultra-soothing and ideal for those with uneven skin tone appearance of wrinkles and improving skin texture.
The Paula’s Choice Resist formula line is suitable for all skin types. It is color free, fragrance free, quells redness and reinforces the barrier. And a skinline which should not be missed!
I have to admit, I am a fan of highlighters. I just love the way the cosmetic strip makes my cheekbones pop! For those just getting into cosmetics, highlighters will light up your favorite features with high impact, ultra-reflective shine.
There are dozens of highlighters on the market with prices ranging from $2.99 to $40.00. You can purchase the highlighters from drugstores to high-end department stores. As you can see, there are a wide variety from which to choose. These are the highlighters I am loving now:
J.CAT BEAUTY – color “Twilight”. This baked highlighter has a multi-dimensional formula which will bring immediate glow with an enhanced shimmer pigment. The highlighter compliments nearly all skintones, blends easily and gives that perfect dazzling finish to complete your look. J. Cat Beauty costs $9.00, and may be purchased at ULTA and Wal-Mart.
TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY HIGHLIGHTER – color “Exposed”. This 12 hour highlighter is available in a wide range of luminous shades which brightens and awakens the high points on your facial features. This skin perfecting formula will not cling to any dry patches, it will not flake or fade. The Tarte Amazonian Clay Highlighter costs $29.00. It may be purchased at Sephora, ULTA or www.tartecosmetics.com.
TOO FACED DIAMOND LIGHT MULTI-USE HIGHLIGHTER COLOR – color “Diamond Fire”. This rainbow highlighter is infused with crushed diamond powder and light reflecting pearls. You will dazzle your complexion with dual tone shades which shift with light and movement. The The Too Faced Diamond Light Multi-Use Highlighter will give you buildable payoff for a customized highlight. The cost of the Too Faced Diamond Light Multi-Use Highlighter is $34.00. It is available at Sephora, ULTA and www.toofaced.com.
REVOLUTION SKIN KISS HIGHLIGHTER – color “Golden Kiss”. This “crushed pigmented highlighter” will allow you to accentuate the peaks of your cheekbones, your nose, arch of your eyebrows and cupid’s bow. Skin Kiss is dense in texture, almost cream like. It definitely takes a heavy hand to get some product on the brush. It should also be noted it is more metallic than other highlighters. It requires some buffing for a more natural appearance. But still, a beautiful highlighter in the end. The Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter costs $9.00. It may be purchased at www.revolutionbeauty.com, ULTA and Amazon.
Highlighter powders help conceal redness and give your skin clarity like a soft ray of sunshine. Some mimic the softest, most forgiving light and aids in the brightening of your complexion. Importantly, all of the above listed highlighters are cruelty free.