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Make Up Beauty Tips: How To Apply And Make Your Face Appear Smaller With Bronzer

17 Jul

“Youth is both a state of mind and a product of your makeup bag,” says Marissa Shipman, founder and CEO of TheBalm. “The brand is fun and nostalgic—perfect for women of all ages.” With a “beauty in five minutes” philosophy, TheBalm’s multiuse, mega-fabulous products have become their calling card, offering quick fixes and wondrous solutions for a wide range of beauty wants and needs. And their plethora of striking colors and fantastic formulas allow you to release your inner artist to create looks that will keep you looking and feeling forever young.

Hot Mama
What it is:
A true all-in-one essential: sexy shadow, striking blush, subtle highlighter, and light-reflecting lip finisher tucked inside a go-anywhere compact.

What it is formulated to do:
The pinky-peach hue adds a splash of color to cheeks, a hint of shimmer to the lids, and illuminates your finest features.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Phthalates

Size: 0.25 oz

Hot Mama (peachy pink shimmer)

Item # 990820

$19 /  Order Here: Sephora

Blush
What it is:
A soft, sheer pressed powder blush.

What it does:
NARS Blush offers a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for natural blush undertone, created to highlight the complexion.

What else you need to know:
Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, NARS Blush provides a healthy glow to flatter any skintone.

-Orgasm Blush:
NARS Orgasm makes cheeks blush a perfect pinky-peach flush and subtly highlights with accents of golden shimmer. The perennially pleasing, universally flattering shade is again and again a makeup artist and beauty editor favorite.

Size: 0.16 oz

Orgasm (peachy pink with shimmer)

Item # 248930

$27 /   Order Here: Sephora

Description

The Sigma angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.

Our Price: $14.00

Product Code: F40

Order Here: Sigma.Com

Description

This exclusive flat top synthetic kabuki was designed to deliver a flawless makeup application. The Sigma Makeup F80 is a buffer brush that can be used to blend powder or liquid products. The short and dense bristles make it easy to buff your liquid foundation. The long handle adds comfort to your makeup application. The synthetic fibers are ideal to be used with liquid products and can be easily cleaned. Made of Synthetic Sigmax HD filament.

Our Price: $16.00

Product Code: F80

Order Here: Sephora

Hoola
What it is:
A beautiful bronzing powder.

What it does:
This powder is like Barbados in a box! Sweep Hoola across the chin, cheeks, and forehead with the accompanying brush for a healthy, natural looking tan year-round— no tanning bed necessary.

What else you need to know:
Always tap off excess powder to avoid applying too much color. This is a contouring bronzer that can also be used to highlight features of your face.

Size: 0.28 oz

Hoola

(bronze)

Item # 513234

$28 /Order Here

Bronzing Powder

A lightly frosted, tinted powder that gives skin sheer, natural colour effects and highlights. Ideal for enhancing a skin tone or to accent or strengthen a tan. Skin-conditioning – and formulated to provide a smooth, even application on all skin types.

10 g / 0.35 US oz

US$23.00 / Order Here: Mac Cosmetics

By far MAC has the biggest shade selection when it comes to bronzing powders, with 4 shades: golden (muted golden tan-beige with shimmer, matte bronze (bare shouldered bronze), refined golden (finely spun golden with soft pearl), and refined deeper bronze (hot bronze with low-shine pearl finish). it also has the best price point which is always a plus in this economy. This bronzer is pretty lightweight and sheer and is great on its own. It’s perfect on the days when you don’t feel like doing the whole foundation routine.

Beauty tips to slim your face

Contouring and highlighting your face can bring out your cheek bones, shorten your nose, slim your face and rid you of a double chin. Here’s how to do it …1.“Think of your face as a canvas,” explains Thomas. Once you’ve applied foundation to even out your complexion you need to shade and highlight areas to create shape. Think of the principles of light and dark — any areas made darker will appear as though they’re receding, and anything made lighter appear as though it’s coming forward.2.“I think the easiest product to use is a bronzing powder without too much shimmer,” explains Thomas. Always start with a little on your brush and build it up gradually.3.Begin by building your cheek bones. To do this, add a little bronzer below your cheek bone, from the hairline to towards the apples of your cheek, in a wedge-like shape. This trick is especially good for women who have very round faces. “[Contouring is] all about reshaping your face and giving it sharper edges — you can never have too-high cheek bones,” says Thomas.4. To make a wide or very round forehead appear narrower, shade just the temples or sides of the forehead, and to slim a wide nose, apply the bronzer down the sides of your nose. Want your nose to appear shorter? Shade the underside of the tip.

5. Disguise a double chin by shading the area under your jaw line. Blending is key in contouring your face — the idea is that you can’t see where the contouring starts and stops.

6. If you don’t have deep-set eyes (ie lids that are still visible when your eyes are open), make them pop by shading along the crease line. Do this either with the bronzer or an eyeshadow that’s a shade darker than the colour you’ll wear.

7. To bring areas of your face forward, thus emphasising them, do the opposite to contouring and use a highlighter (most likely a shimmery powder a bit lighter than your skin colour). The areas you want to do this to are your new-found cheek bones, and the centre of your eyelids. When it comes to your lips, dab a lighter lip shade or illuminating cream just in the middle of them.

Contouring and highlighting your face can take a little practice, but as Thomas says, “Once you start, you’ll want to do it every day.” His tip: try it next time you have a big event coming up and take note of how you look in photos taken on the day. “People in film, TV and pictures can’t live without [this trick].”

NB: You don’t have to use a bronzer and highlighter to do this make-up trick — darker and lighter foundations can be used as well.

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Experts Trevor Sorbie And Richard Ashforth Show How to Choose A New Hairstyle

13 Jul

How To Choose A New Hairstyle (Choosing A Hairstyle).

Top hair experts Trevor Sorbie and Richard Ashforth give their tips to help you choose a new hairstyle. The hairstyle that you choose can be one of the most important decisions in your daily life, so get it right with the help of VideoJug.

  1. Step 1: Research

    Look at hair magazines, if you like something you’ll identify with it.

  2. Step 2: Customise The Look

    If you find a look you like you need to have it customized to suit your hair colour and texture.

  3. Step 3: Find a good Hairdresser

    Ask people on the street who have hair you like where they get it cut. Look for the salons that look great and they’ll often be the best.

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Celebrity Hairstyle Hysteria: How To Have Hair Like Jennifer Aniston

12 Jul

Jennifer Aniston started a hairstyle hysteria with “The Rachel”. Since then, millions of women have flocked to salons with her photo in hand. Straight or wavy, short or long, Jennifer Aniston’s famous tresses continue to set trends. Find out how Jen gets those golden sun-kissed locks. Learn how to create her free-flowing curls and and her sleek, sexy look.
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Jennifer Aniston started a hairstyle hysteria with “The Rachel”. Since then, millions of women have flocked to salons with her photo in hand. Straight or wavy, short or long, Jennifer Aniston’s famous tresses continue to set trends. Find out how Jen gets those golden sun-kissed locks. Learn how to create her free-flowing curls and and her sleek, sexy look.

You will need

 

* 1 blow dryer with diffuser

* 1 volumizing nousse (if your hair is fine)

* 1 curling iron

* 1 flat, paddle brush

* 1 blow dryer

* 1 comb

* 1 flat iron

* 1 shine serum

* 1 hairspray (optional)

 

1.

Step 1: The Color

 

Jennifer Aniston’s sun-kissed hair color is her signature statement; her style is quite simple. Golden highlights brighten her brunette hair, while beach blonde streaks frame her face. If your hair is a dark blonde to medium brown, you’ve got the perfect base for Jen’s color; simply add a few highlights or a gloss for shine. If yours is a medium brown or darker, you’ll need to lighten your base to a golden brown and then add blonde highlights on top of that.

2.

Step 2: Making Waves

 

To create Jennifer Aniston’s waves, you’ll need a blow dryer with a diffuser. If your hair is fine, apply volumizing mousse to your hair before blow drying. Using the diffuser, scrunch your hair from the roots to the ends. Hold the blow dryer in place for about five seconds, then remove. You should see waves beginning to form. Continue to work the diffuser through the hair moving toward the crown, until the hair is dry.

3.

Step 3: Defining The Curl

 

Jennifer Aniston’s hair is full of free-flowing curls. To get this look, use a curling iron with a barrel of an inch to two inches. Hold the curling iron at an angle. Starting about an inch from the ends of the hair, wrap the hair around the barrel, away from the face. Leaving the ends of the hair out of the barrel creates a more natural curl, not a tight ringlet.

4.

Step 4: Loosen Up

 

America’s favorite friend never looks like she’s trying too hard. Run your hands under your hair and gently tousle the hair at the root. Now you’ve got a look that’s California-chic, just like Jennifer Aniston.

5.

Step 5: Change It Up

 

What makes Jennifer Aniston’s long layered hair so great is its versatility. She easily transitions from tousled, wavy bed-head to sleek, straight and polished. To get Jen’s straight look, begin by blow drying your hair with a flat paddle brush. Hold the blow dryer at an angle above the brush, as you pull the hair down and away from your scalp. Do not bend the hair with the brush or curl it under, pull the hair straight down.

6.

Step 6: Check Your Layers

 

When you’re going for a sleek, polished look, you can’t afford split ends or stray hairs. Jennifer Aniston keeps her face framing layers on the A-list with regular trims. Keep your layers clean with trims every two to three months.

7.

Step 7: Flat Iron Finish

 

Flat iron your hair section by section. Run a comb through your hair, following with the flat iron. This will rid your hair of any knots that could catch in the straightener and damage your hair.

8.

Step 8: Shine & Hold

 

Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston have stylists who know how to perfect hair with products. Here are two great tricks. Place a bit of shine serum or spray on your hands, then run your palms over the ends of your hair for a brilliant, smooth finish. Then calm any flyaway hairs with this trick – coat your hands well with hairspray, and press down the flyaway hairs. You’ll have sleek hair without stiffness.

 

Also known as:

 

* (How Do I Have Hair Like Jennifer Aniston)

 

Thanks for watching video How To Have Hair Like Jennifer Aniston For more how to videos, expert advice, instructional tips, tricks, guides and tutorials on this subject, visit the topic Celebrity Hairstyles.

 

Mally Roncal’s Beauty Smokey Eye Kit Original Collection And Tutorial

24 Jun

 

 

 

Eye Shadow

City Chick Smokey Eye Kit – Original Collection

Item #EY0001

$40.00 

 

Discover the secret to gorgeous, smokey eyes just like the ones Mally Roncal creates for her celebrity clients. Mally’s all-in-one eye kit has what you need for eyes that are smooth, real, and sexy never heavy or fake. Brownstone is gorgeous with neutral, earthy tones. Skyscraper is sultry in a rich slate/gray palette. Central Park flourishes with an assortment of greens. Nolita Navy is your perfect blue-never retro, Midtown Merlot is a collection of sweet Burgundies, Plum Chelsea is a warm set of natural plums. Eyeliner Pencil included.

Available in:

Brownstone, Skyscraper, Plum Chelsea, Central Park, Nolita Navy, Midtown Merlot, SoHo Silver.

 

Order Your City Chick Smokey Eye Collection here: Mally Beauty Online Website

 

 

Ingredients:

Eye Shadow Base Ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isohexyl Caprate, Nylon 12, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline) Wax, Kaolin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol

May Contain: Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides

(CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007)

Crease / Lipcolor / Browlighter Ingredients:

Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Tocopherol, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate

May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499),

Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Silica, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510),

Carmine (CI75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)

 

Application Tips

I LOVE SMOKEY EYES! Sexy, mysterious, alluring, chic, cool! It seems really complicated, right? Not with my smokey eye kit! It absolutely takes all the guesswork out of it. Just smooth on my cream to powder base, this will keep your smokey eyes smoldering all day. Then, take the lightest shadow and lightly dust it all over the lid all the way to the browbone. Next, take the medium tone and lay it from the lashline to just past the crease of your eye. If you have a flatter shaped eye, like me, just go up right past where you can fell your eyeball sit in your socket, then blend up. Take the darkest tone and run that all over the lashline, top and bottom. Finally, finish off with the pencil liner on top.

The shades in all kits (Brownstone, Skyscraper, and Central Park, get it? CITY chick?) are softer than harsh blacks, so you can have smokin’ eyes anytime.

Mally Roncal Online Website

How To Stay Cool In Summer With Effortless And Stylish Updos

5 Jun

The Elegant Updo—Instead of a simple bun, try this tucked-up look from Dolce & Gabbana’s fall ’11 show. Apply a root-lifting spray to dampen hair and blow-dry. Start with a middle-part and lightly twist low sections on each side until they meet in the back, and secure with bobby-pins. Gather the rest of the hair, twist up, tuck in the ends, and then loosely pin. Finish with a light mist of hairspray.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster, $5.99, available at Drugstore.com; Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, $15, visit Redken for salons; Dolce & Gabbana fall ’11 images courtesy of Redken.

The Braided Swoop—We love a good braid, but we also love that these mini-plaits work for ladies with bangs, too. First, apply a lightweight finishing serum to tame flyways. Then, start on one side of the head and braid across. Pull the braids across your forehead and secure with bobby-pins. Finish with hairspray.

Phyto Phytolisse Finishing Serum, $30, available at Sephora; Davines Glam Power Hairspray, $25, visit Davines for salons; image courtesy of Pixie Market.

The Twisted Bun—We’ve been digging the side-twist for a while now, mainly for its ease and versatility. Pair it with hair piled into a bun and secured with a cute accessory, and you’ve got an effortless summer updo. Perfect the look by applying either a texturizing sea spray or frizz-fighting gel on damp hair, blow-dry or let hair air dry, then twist—starting at the crown—and secure. Voilà!

Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, $23, available at Bumble and bumble; Tresemme Tres Gel Extra Firm Hold, $4.99, available at CVS; Urban Outfitters Leather Bun Holder, $14, available at Urban Outfitters

Celebrity Style: Every Woman Should Own A Black Blazer

9 Jan

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian know’s how to push the fashion envelope. By styling a black blazer with sequins from Zara dresses up any outfit or a pair of jeans.

 

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham looking fashionably charming in a pair of olive green silk cargo pants, while a black blazer, nude patent Brian Atwood Maniac pumps, Ray Ban aviators, and a gold watch up styles up her outfit.

 

Emmanuelle Chirqui

Emmanuelle looks fashionably chic in her outfit. She wore a black leather blazer, peep-toe booties and black skinny jeans. Emmanuelle’s  skinny jeans are by Genetic Denim, the Shane Cigarette in Zinc. You can buy them at Revolveclothing.com for $220.

 

Summary: Black blazers are a hot trend right now! Blazers are super versatile they can easily be worn casually for a day of classes, but they can also be dressed up for any event without much effort at all.

These Black blazers can come in a wide variety of styles, cuts, colors, and patterns.

The versatility of a black blazer lies in the fact that it goes well with everything. It can dress up your total personality with a hint of sophistication and cool chic. Black Blazers find a place in your wardrobe despite changing fashion trends.

Beauty Tip: How To Remove Mascara From Your Lashes

15 Dec

There is nothing worse than removing your eye makeup, only to find you’ve lost half your lashes in the process! Not the end of the world, obviously, but it is annoying to think that if it goes on, you could lose all of them! So to remove mascara in the most gentle way, remember these steps:

  • Soak the cotton pad.
  • Pat the cotton pad on your lids to allow the mascara formula to loosen up from your eyelashes.
  • Gently ‘massage’ the area in small circular motions.
  • Swipe off gently.

Just remember one thing – do not rub! This can cause too much weight on your lashes and you might risk losing some of them. Always be gentle to your delicate eye area.

Summary: Make sure that you follow the steps closely. One thing that’s awful is the harsh feeling from rubbing the mascara off.

Your eye area is very sensitive. You do not want to pull on that area. Make sure that you gently apply the soaked cotton ball to your lashes. Treat them like you do your own hair.

The easiest way to remove mascara without losing half of your lashes or making your eye sore is to invest in a good quality makeup wipe. Simply take the wipe and gently wipe your lashes until the product is gone.

I always use my wipes to remove the first layer of make up as well as any mascara that is layered up on my lashes before I even proceed to wash my face with a wash cloth.

Once I removed as much residue from my face I then take my cleanser to cleanse my skin by using a wash cloth.

I lightly wipe the remainder of the make up off so that my skin can feel and look clean.

Now your face is free of make up and mascara!

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