Make your makeup last: The secret to long-lasting Lipstick

 

 

Nobody wants to be that girl who starts off the night with a dark red lip and ends the evening with just the outer lines outlined in red. For that reason, here are five steps to ensure long-lasting lipstick!

  1. Always use a lip primer!

From my personal experience, no chapstick can compare to a good lip primer. Lip primer is the perfect start to a long lasting lipstick. It’s non-oily and creates a smooth base before color application. Personally, I always use MAC’s Prep + Prime lip as my color free base, which although a little expensive, has become an essential part of my makeup routine.

  1. Outline with a lip pencil

Before applying your lip color, always use a lip pencil to trace your lips. Whether you choose a color of lip liner close to the color of lipstick you’ll be applying or just a shade that is close to your natural skin tone, this adds a layer of pigment to your lips to create a base for the lipstick to cling to.

  1. BLOT

By taking a tissue, folding it in half, placing it between your lips, and lightly pressing down, this is the best way to not only set lipstick, but get rid of excess lipstick.

  1. Powder

After blotting, and before applying another layer of color, always be sure to apply a thin layer of loose or pressed powder on your lips. Personally, I use Sonia Kashuk’s “Barely There Loose Powder”, as it is colorless, matte and can be found at most local Target stores.

By: Sarah Valji

 

 

(Picture source: http://likealady.org/red-lipstick-how-to/)

 

 

March 02, 2015 — Amar Gandhi

"Your makeup tips and advice for beginners"

Hello my Beauties!

Today I will teach you guys a few makeup tips that will make your makeup experience easier and fun.
First, know your face shape, this will help you know where to apply your highlighting and contouring. Do not over pluck your eyebrows! Just follow the natural shape or your brows.

 

 

So this is something that a lot of us have but don’t know the variety of ways this can be used. Vaseline! Yes I said Vaseline! You can make your own eyebrow gel by mixing brown eye shadow with a bit od Vaseline, black eyeliner, it can be used to remove false lashes and eye makeup, you can also dab some on your cheekbones for a dewy finish. Vaseline also great to help your lashes or brows grow and it makes your lips so soft.

  

Another Tip is using a plastic spoon or a business card while applying your mascara helps to not get mascara on your skin. Also wiggling your mascara in little left to right motions as you apply it makes your eyelashes appear bigger. When applying eye shadow a great tip is to add a piece of tape to make it look neater which also helps apply the perfect winged liner.

  

 A lot of us love curled lashes, so a great trick for the curl to stay longer is to heat the lash curler with a blow dryer for like 5 seconds, then curl the lashes and immediately apply mascara to seal the curl.

 Ever wanted to apply lipstick but you are afraid its going to get on your teeth? Well a great tip is to apply lipstick, put your finger in your mouth, close your lips around your finger, and pull it out.

 Well my beauties that concludes the tips and advice for beginners, and I was a beginner myself too and still try to use tips and tricks I learn to make applying makeup easier. 

 
xoxo,
 
Bella Moore
ExoticBeautyMUAH
 

February 23, 2015 — Amar Gandhi

Results of a Makeover

Results of a Makeover

Hello Makeup Lovers!

Some girls are lucky enough to have older sisters to show them how to apply makeup as they became old enough to wear it but, some are not as fortunate to have that guidance and it ends up being trial and error. I was one of those unfortunate ones and my makeup trial and errors were humorous to say the least—but with practice and YouTube I’ve become quite good at applying it.

I’ve always loved makeup—all the beautiful colors, shades and hues of eye shadows and I love the warmth that bronzers give to sallow cheeks. The wonderful thing about makeup is—it is for women of all ages and complexions, and if applied correctly it enhances your natural beauty, as well as corrects or diminishes small imperfections.
  

Below is a before/after photo of a model. Notice how pale her complexion is and how dull and lifeless her eyes appear in her before picture. Her face appears distant or retracted in the photo. Her eyes look deep or sunken in and close set.

Ahhh!, but, in her after photo her face is vibrant, full of life and it is the focal point of the photo. The shape of her face is given the illusion of being more oval (the perfect face shape) than square. Her eyes are given a more open and widened look by using eyeliner on the bottom and top lid, and the darker eye shadow at the outer corners of her eyes gives them an almond shape as well as a wider, open look. The eyes don’t appear as close together as they do in the before photo.
This makeover is an awesome look for this model and she even looks years younger!

Marva Norsworthy

February 11, 2015 — Alex Judge