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Beauty Tips: How To Pick Eyeshadows For Green Eyes

18 May

Green eyes are really fun to work with. They have such a wide color range from turqouise to chartreuse to forest green to bright light green and on and on.

These tips are designed for the magority of green eyes, but of course there are exceptions to every rule. My best advice is to try every color that you’re interested in. You’ll be surprised what looks good.

Choosing An Eyeshadow

These colors are some of the most popular for green eyes.

Try different browns, especially chocolate tones. Browns and dark greens with copper or gold highlights are also a great choice.

Apricots and taupes are good choices for highlighters.

Dark purples, plums and metallics work too. Coppers and golds will make a really glamorous evening look for makeup tips for green eyes. I personally really like the way deep purples look with dark green eyes.

Colors To Avoid

When you’re learning makeup tips for green eyes, it also helps to know what colors you might want to avoid.

First up, blues. Any color of blue doesn’t do green eyes justice. I would recommend avoiding light blues, dark blues and even some colors (purples or pinks) with blue undertones.

Pinks are also a hard color to judge. Some can look really, really good and others can look really, really bad. This is usually a matter of trial and error.

Silvers are not a good choice either. Leave them for the blue eyes.

Eyeliner Colors

Unless you really like black eyeliner, it’s usually a color to avoid. Try steely grays or chocolate browns. Use gold or white to open up the eye if your eyes are small.

The Rule Of Thumb

A good rule of thumb when choosing a color for makeup tips for green eyes is to focus on warm colors and avoid cool colors.

Like I said, there are exceptions to every rule, but this should provide a nearly fail-safe method for choosing eyeshadow colors to bring out the beauty of your green eyes.

The Application

How you apply your eyeshadow depends how many colors you’re wearing and what the occasion is.

For basic every day wear, here’s what you do.

1. Apply a highlighter like crystalline to the entire eye from the bottom of the crease to the eyebrow.

2. Use a taupe or apricot next and apply it to the whole eyelid and blend it just above the crease with the crystalline.

3. Then use your third color (chocolate brown, dark green, copper, etc.) and apply it one of two ways:

a. Apply it from the middle of your eyelid from the eyelash to just above the crease. Blend it well. You can even blend it under the lower lashes for a more dramatic look.

b. Apply it from the inner corner of your eyelid and sweep it out to the outer corner of your eye. It will get thicker the further out you go. Blend well.

4. Apply eyeliner and mascara as you normally would.

And there you go! Great makeup tips for green eyes.

Beauty Tricks: Make Your Small Beady Eyes Look Big And Beautiful

14 May

I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual learner. When it comes to makeup tutorials (find a bunch here), I find I learn best when I can see step-by-step actions, especially when it involves eye makeup. Therefore I bring you a video tutorial of what I need the most help with — making my beady eyes look big and beautiful. I’ve just mastered this one, hopefully you can too.

Summary: I have really small eyes so I’ve found a way to make them appear bigger.  Take a white eyeliner and apply that on your waterline instead of black eyeliner.  The white eyeliner pulls the white part of your eye down making them look bigger while the black eyeliner pulls you lash line up making your eyes appear smaller.

Make Up Look: 5 Easy Steps To A Perfect Smokey Eye

16 Jan

5 Steps to the Perfect Smoky Eye!

Follow These Simple Tips

1. Use a medium-size round brush to apply charcoal gray powder in an arch shape just above the crease of the lid. Then blend down to the lash line.

2. Trace the upper lash line with a soft black pencil, then gently smudge with your fingertip.

3. With a smaller, firm-bristle brush, press a gunmetal shade into the lower lash line.

4. Apply a pale silver powder to the inner corners of the eyes to lighten the overall effect.

5. Pile on mascara.

Ellis Faas Make Up Products Makes Great Holiday Gifts

21 Nov

With its liquid consistency, these innovative and long lasting eye shadows transform into a matte powder upon application with the Ellis Faas signature pen.

Ellis Faas eye shadow leaves a smooth finish and will not build up in eyelid creases, making it suitable for all skin types.

Liquid to powder eye shadow is also ideal for women who are sensitive to traditional powdered eye shadow, including contact lens wearers.

CREAMY EYES – E103 to E109
Ellis has tested hundreds of eye shadows over the course of her career, and the moment she tried the formula of what has become Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes, she fell in love with its velvety texture.

With its quick-drying properties and special blend of flower and coffee extracts, Creamy Eyes provides coverage without heaviness.

Turn to Creamy Eyes for shaping and contour.

Use it like a thick pencil around the eye or in the eyelid crease, or cover the entire eyelid using the built-in Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes brush, then fade the edges with the fingertips.

(For extra drama, experiment with layering multiple colours of Creamy Eyes.)
Click here to see all available shades on three different skin tones.

MILKY EYES – E203 to E209

With a more translucent texture than Creamy Eyes, and a deeper, more vivid palette, Ellis Faas Milky Eyes can be used as a colour stain or a subtle wash.

For a soft and sophisticated look, use the specifically designed Ellis Faas Milky Eyes sponge applicator to apply Milky Eyes all over the eyelid, then fade it with the fingertips.

For more intense colour, simply re-apply a second layer of Milky Eyes.

(Ellis particularly likes applying Milky Eyes across the lid and then intensifying the colour in a second layer close to the lashes.)

Pair Creamy Eyes and Milky Eyes for a dramatic look: First use Creamy Eyes for shape, then add Milky Eyes for a sheen of colour.

Click here to see all available shades on three different skin tones.

Ellis Faas has designed the Lights to complement the eye shadows in the range of her cosmetics brand. All Ellis Faas eye shadows are non-shimmery, so combining them with the Lights, creates infinite possibilities to play with shadow and light – which is exactly what applying makeup is all about.

Ellis created Lights that are more than merely highlighters.

Like practically all Ellis Faas products, these are liquid, but they dry upon application, and then the Lights give the illusion of having a small metallic sheet on the eyelid.

Because the particles in the product are so fine, it will appear from a distance that the shiny texture is oily or wet – even though it is perfectly dry with a smooth finish, so you won’t feel any stickiness on the eyelids, and they will not build up in eyelid creases.

They are available in five shades: warm silver, greenish gold, bronze, lilac and holographic Bordeaux.

MASCARA – E401 and E402

Ellis Faas mascara features a creamy texture that perfectly coats, lengthens and separates each individual lash and is well-suited for customizing different looks.
Use the elegant, long wand of the brush to stroke on one coat to accentuate your lashes with subtlety, or to frame your eyes with more a more dramatic effect, build up the lashes with additional coats.
Available in Black (E401) and Chocolate Brown (E402).
EYELINER – E501 and E502

Like Ellis Faas eye shadow, Ellis Faas eyeliner transforms from a liquid into a powder, but with an extra matte finish. With a perfectly shaped brush that ensures precision lines with each application, Ellis Faas eyeliner defines the eye with intense colour. Available in Black (E501) and Chocolate Brown (E502).

Ellis Faas dubbed her new collection Human Colours and looked to the human body for her inspiration.

Every shade is inspired by colors that exist in the human body.

From the tawny peach of a freckle to the vivid red that pulses through our veins. The idea is that because these shades naturally occur within, they are flattering to every skin tone (which they clearly illustrate on the site by showing each lip color on white, dark and Asian skin tones, as shown above from the left. Brilliant~wht)

If the concept on color wasn’t innovative enough, all Ellis Faas products, save for the powder, are packaged in somewhat lethal-looking, bullet-shaped click pens that can be kept in the Ellis Faas Holder, a canister that keeps all Ellis Faas products neatly organized in your purse.

Summary: I am a huge make up lover. I love make up brands that are very flattering on a wide range of skin tones. As a ethnic woman myself it is truly hard to find color’s that are flattering to my skin tone.

The Ellis Faas make up collection is a innovative concept of color’s. I have to say is quite amazing when you view her swatches on her website.

Every color that she has made part of her personal own collection are color’s that exist in the human body.

Made with the highest quality ingredients. Ellis Faas Human Colors inspire exploration: No matter what complexion, age or style, with Ellis Faas a woman can customize her own look with subtle effects or dramatic flair with colors that are sure to complement and flatter.

Human Colors is all about going back to nature without having to appear natural. This is because the colors can be used to achieve a subdued natural look in an extravagant theatrical way – and any style in between.

Ellis Faas youth consisted of Vogue magazine page’s ripped out and taped onto her bedroom wall as a young girl. Ellis always had a natural eye for fashion.

Soon after she developed a passion for photography where later she found herself becoming the model and many of times always transforming herself into someone completely different from the last look she would do.

Over that time period she took up a quick course in Amsterdam that later led her to Paris where she trained in make up and special effects.

She then went back to the Netherlands to work as a make up artist for many fashion magazines and well as on two movies.

Ellis Faas later moved to London where she became very successful in her field of make up. She began to do more creative work for medical show’s displaying her talents on skin diseases for medical inserts. As well as working with popular pop star’s of that decade.

She had a daughter soon after and then then opened up her own photography business in Amsterdam where she began to take photo’s of her clients as well as did their make up. Later her photography business became known as a make over studio. Her make over studio did well and was a success.

She remained active in the world of fashion and worked along the side of a famous Dutch fashion photographer Inez van Lamsweerde.

Soon after Mario Testino came to Amsterdam to shoot a series for Vogue. While there he needed a make up artist to work along side him that would match his concept. He chose Ellis Faas out of many books of various artists in that country.

Both of them enjoyed working together and decided to collabarate and travel abroad together. Before she knew it she was traveling to London, New York , and Los Angeles. The rest to be honest is history.

Take a moment if your interested to read more about this fascinating woman. How history plays such a vital importance to how our lives unfold.

Ellis Human Colors complement all skin tones, and when it comes to looking one’s best, what better way to highlight a great feature or mask an imperfection than with tones and hues that already exist in each of us?

Now with that understanding you truly now understand the work that went into her make up line. Truly something for every woman from every walk of life!

So if your looking for something new and exciting and made with the highest quality ingredients. With the Holiday’s around the corner think of Ellis Faas make up collection!

Found in limited stores in the Usa. Bloomingdales and New York. So check out their website the link is at the bottom.

Dare to be beautiful~

Ellis Faas Make Up Collection

Take A Sneak Peak At Chanel Make Up Line Spring 2011

15 Nov

Here is the preview of their Chanel Spring 2011 makeup collection. These were the products used for their Spring/Summer 2011  Ready-To-Wear Collection at Paris Fashion Week.

Chanel is a name with resonance in the beauty and cosmetics industry as well as fashion, and this is underlined with every single makeup collection revealed by Chanel.

The beauty of the iridescent reflections of the pearls has been transposed into the new Chanel spring 2011 makeup collection and this has made us fall in love with each and every item of the collection.

I am so excited and a huge fan of such a classic brand as Chanel. I am a lover of the Chanel Make Up Line and fashion industry. I totally cannot wait for the Spring 2011 line to become available to the world!

Chanel makeup has many beautiful color’s as well sophisticated packaging that Chanel brand is known for.

You do pay more. However, you do get what you pay for. Chanel brand’s are so worth it if you love quality and the classic craftsmanship they but forth into there products.

Chanel by far is just so nice on the skin. The color’s are so magnificent. Check out Chanel color’s and products at their online store, or stop into your nearest Chanel store or mall department store’s.

Some of the products used:

  • An emerald tinged onyx black shade from the Regard Pearl eyeshadow quad
  • Le Crayon Kohl eyliner in black
  • Poudre Lumiere Perlee (a finishing powder with a touch of shimmer)
  • Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Boy (a rosy pink)
  • Hair part line is made with L’Ecriture de Chanel (liquid pen liner)
  • Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Espiegle
  • Le Crayon Sourcils (new product)
  • On toes, Le Vernis polish in Pearl Drop

“Karl Lagerfeld showed me a sketch he had drawn of a girl with smoky eyes, so it was clear that we would put the focus on the eyes for this show. The inspiration for the color came from the black-white-green French garden that was recreated in the Grand Palais, from the glow that we can find in black, grey and white pearls, and the enamel that Karl integrated into the costume jewelry. I created deep, dark smoky eyes on a luminous fresh face with tinted, dewy lips. Nails were graphic and strong, and a thin black line was drawn in the hair.” – Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup



Peter Philips: Global Creative Director/Chanel Makeup

Rimmel London Affordable And Light On The Pocket!

13 Oct


The company was originally started as a perfumery known as the House of Rimmel. Their cosmetic line was released in 1834. The founder, Eugene Rimmel discovered the first completely non-toxic mascara product, which became so hugely popular in Europe that rimmel is the word for mascara in many languages including French and Italian. Currently, the brand is known as Rimmel London and is owned by Coty, Inc.

Rimmel beauty products won’t empty your wallet even though they’re good quality make-up. They’re available in a range of products including eyes, lips, skin and Nails. It’s no wonder they’ve been around since your mom was a teenager.

I absolutely can not live without Sexy Curves. I always been a Mac girl and still am. Lately my staple products have been Sexy Curves Mascara as well as the lipstick!!!!!!!

Love the prices verse’s the Mac prices. However, do not get it twisted I will always love my Mac and will continue to buy it. I love change and trying new things.

Besides it is nice on the pocket book to!!!!! What girl doesn’t love that! What are your favorite beauty products by Rimmel?


The Aveda Hair Care Concept and Experience

11 Oct

Aveda features a full line of quality cosmetics, accessories, and products from Aveda.  

Pure plant-sourced, Aveda all but began the organic trend in hair care more than twenty years ago. Aveda texture lotions are infused with organic marshmallow root. Air-infused technology propels Aveda hair spray. Aveda shampoos and conditioners are made with complex natural aromas that change your mood as you change your hair. 


Experience the spirit within leaf, stem, petal and root. The living world of nature is presented in cleansers, hydrators and caring blends for face and body. Aveda plant-derived ingredients help rebalance, create clarity and radiance – enhancing your skin’s overall well-being.

Nut-seed pigment from Brazil, cinnamon from Madagascar, ripe berry anti-oxidants—just some of the natural ingredients infused into Aveda makeup for face, eyes and lips. Colors that reflect the richness of nature’s palette; formulas made luscious with conditioning plant oils. Aveda is caring for your skin, and the Earth.

Aveda pure flower and plant aromas may be the planet’s most exquisite and memorable. Picked for peak aroma extraction, they vary subtly and delightfully from bottle to bottle, season to season. Which rare aroma does your body choose today?

Get in touch with what’s real. Take time to nurture yourself—with yoga, meditation or time spent in nature. To inspire you: Aveda personal practices and aroma rituals help tension slip away.


Experience Aveda amazing body treatments with mineral salts and essential oils, followed by aromatherapy body massage.

Aveda Botanical Skin Resurfacing – Our hands-on approach and the power of Tourmaline smoothes skin texture, reduces the appearance of fine lines and diminishes pore size while significantly increasing radiance. All with less irritation than traditional microdermabrasion.

Caribbean Therapy Body Treatment – A rejuvenating and nurturing hydrotherapy treatment that uses the healing touch and plant ingredients of the Caribbean to create inner calm and renew the body and senses. Treatment begins with a dry exfoliation, followed by a warm seaweed back and foot masque to smooth and detoxify. A restorative scalp, face and body massage completes this island-inspired experience.

Splash of Lavender – A gentle whole body exfoliation followed by a relaxing lavender infused hot oil body and scalp massage.

Aqua Polish – A full body exfoliation and refinement of your skin using the therapeutic benefits of marine elements such as natural mineral sea salts, along with skin conditioning oils to gently scrub your skin to a silky radiance.

Body polish – Rinse away fatigue and dullness with this total body exfoliation. Customize with your choice of sensory aroma.

Customized Body Masque – A full body exfoliation rich in minerals that eliminate surface impurities, allowing for a complete moisturizing treatment. A warm customized herbal mask is complemented with a warm towel and completed with your personalized body moisturizer.

Caribbean Therapy Hand and Foot Treatment – A rejuvenating and nurturing treatment that uses the healing touch and plant ingredients of the Caribbean to improve the condition of nails, cuticles and hands or feet. Add it to any Manicure or Pedicure treatment.


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