DIY Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Hey everyone! Every wonder how to get that tough waterproof eye makeup off?? Well, I have the answer! There are tons of options on store shelves but there are also many easy options for you to use in your home. Here are a few recipes, tips and tricks to removing your makeup!

Simple Makeup Remover Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons of witch hazel (can be purchased at drugstores)

  • 2 tablespoons of jojoba or almond oil

  • 2 tablespoons of water

Mix all the ingredients together in a small container and use with cotton balls, q-tips or makeup pad.

Alternative Makeup Removers

  • Coconut oil

            Coconut oil is super hydrating and smells wonderful! All you have to do is take a small amount of oil between your fingers and let it melt slightly. Once melted gently rub on eyelids and wipe off with cloth or makeup pad. Your make-up will come right off!

  • Olive Oil, Baby Oil, Vaseline

            You can use any of these to remove eye makeup as well. I have used Vaseline to get off eye makeup that contained glitter and it worked like a charm! The glitter stuck to the Vaseline and wiped off clean.

How to Correctly Remove Waterproof Mascara

  1. Place makeup removing solution on your choice of a cotton ball, makeup pad or q-tip.

  2. Close your eye and place the cotton ball/makeup pad underneath lashes and hold it in place for at least 10 seconds. This allows the solution to absorb and break down the makeup.

  3. Gently apply pressure and swipe up.

  4. Repeat step 3 until makeup is completely removed.

Reusable Makeup Removing Clothes

 

I recently stumbled upon these wonderful makeup-removing clothes while shopping for groceries. On I whim I purchased a 3-pack for $3. I thought they were cute and if they didn’t work well then I could just use them as washcloths. I normally use the disposable makeup removing wipes. After trying these I will never pay for disposable wipes again! The cloths completely remove all my makeup, including waterproof, and I can use any face wash or makeup removing solution I want!

Buy them here.

 

Hope you enjoyed these tips!

 

Stay beautiful,

Kinzie

 

 

"15 hacks for epically bad hair day"

Hello my Beauties!

Don’t you hate those days when your hair is FLAT, OILY, FRIZZY and you’re just having a bad hair day? Well you’ve come to the right place because I’m about to show you 15 ways to style your hair on a “bad hair day”.

  1. The Messy Bun.

Do a pony tail, tease the pony tail, twirl it and secure it with a bobby pin.

2. Change Your Part.

If your hair is looking a bit flat simply change your part for more volume.

  

3. Beanie with strait or wavy hair.

Flat iron or curl the tips, throw on a beanie and voila!

   

4. Twist Braided Bun.

Part your hair, make 2 braids, twist them and secure with a bobby pin.

   

5. Dry Shampoo.

On an oily, flat, smelly hair day add some dry shampoo flip hair and massage scalp and most of the oil and smell with vanish.

  

6. Upside Down Braided Do.

You basically flip your hair down, make a braid that ends by your ears, gather all your hair together and make a pony tail, and wrap hair into a bun.

 

7. Tame Fly-aways.

With some hair spray and a tooth brush tame your fly-aways.

  

8. Wet Crunched Hair Look.

Add water with gel throughout hair, flip hair and crunch.

  

9. Wrap a Turban.

Add turban to cover bad hair.

  

10. Halo Braid.

Split your hair in hair as if you are to do pigtails, braid each side and wrap around head. Secure with bobby pins.

   

11. Tease Your Roots.

If your roots seem flat, add some hair spray and tease the roots.

 

12. Twisted Headband.

Put on a headband, roll hair in head band.

   

13. Castor Oil.

If you have dry frizzy hair, add some castor oil to control it and style as usual.

 

14. Half Braid.

Part your hair on one side and braid the front hair.

 

15. Quick Wash.

Have oily bangs?

Quick wash them with water and

shampoo, blow dry them and style as usual.

 

 

 

"How to get Dramatic Gold Glitter eyes"

Tools

  • Large Eye Shadow Brush
  • Medium Angled Shading Brush
  • Small Angled Brush
  • Eyelash Curler

 

Brushes can be purchased at My Brush Set

 

 

Products

  1. Mascara (Too Faced Better Than False Lashes)
  2. Eyeshadow Primer (Too Faced Shadow Insurance)
  3. Gold, Black and Silver Eyeshadows (Naked 2 Palette)
  4. Gold Cream Eyeshadow (ELF Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Gala)
  5. Gold Glitter Cream Shadow (Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single)

Steps

 

  1. Apply eyeshadow primer of you choice all over eyelid.
  2. Sweep gold eyeshadow all over eyelid up to the crease of the eye with large shadow brush.
  3. Next take a darker shade of silver eyeshadow and apply to the inner corner of the eyelid and blend out to the center using medium angled brush.
  4. Take the medium angled brush and apply black shadow to the crease of your eyelid and blend outward.
  5. Using the cream eyeshadow in a gold or bronze color, apply to the middle of eyelid with either your finger or small brush. This will help the glitter better adhere to your eyelid and help create less fallout.
  6. Finally, to get a dramatic gold glitter look apply a gold glitter cream on top of the cream shadow in middle of the eye and blend.
  7. With the small angled brush apply black shadow underneath outer corner of eye. If you want a more dramatic look you can use a black eyeliner pencil or liquid liner. My eyes are smaller so I use powder.
  8. Again, using the small angle brush apply gold shadow underneath on the inner corner of eye and blend towards black liner. Just like with the black you can use a pencil or liquid eyeliner if you’d like.
  9. Lastly, apply mascara and curl lashes. I used Too Faced Better Than False Lashes to get a more dramatic look. You can also apply false lashes or individual lashes to create an even more dramatic look.

Here’s the finished product!

This is a very simple and easy look to achieve. For a daytime look, don’t apply the glitter and you have a simple gold smokey eye. I also highly suggest that if you do use glitter on your eyes that you use eyeshadow primer to prevent fallout throughout the day! Wet ‘n Wild’s product was inexpensive at $.98 and seemed to stick to my eyelid well with the help of the primer and cream shadow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 03, 2015 — Amar Gandhi

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 03, 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