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    blendSMART Automated Makeup Brush System Review

    blendSMART Automated makeup brush

    Getting that flawless makeup application look every time beats the test. What some of us don’t know without the right makeup tools our makeup look will be off. Sometimes we are left with streaks, makeup look not properly blended and the coverage is just completely off. There is a fix for this with just one simple tool. Read along to learn more about the BlendSMART Automated Makeup Brush System.

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    BlendSMART Automated Makeup Brush System

    The BlendSMART Automated Brush offers a natural looking result that will have you leaving the house with confidence. It has a 360° degrees spin interchangeable brush head. These brush heads come in the form of a universal foundation brush, powder brush head, blush, definer brush head and a full coverage/finishing brush head. All of these fits firmly on the rotating brush.

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    The BlendSMART Set includes:

    Rotating Brush Head
    • universal foundation brush head that is soft and of a superior quality
    • cruelty-free
    • anti-bacterial
    • can be used with liquid or powder makeup
    • easily change with BlendSMART brush heads (sold separately)
    Automated Handle
    • perfectly calibrated
    • blends in a rotating motion for an airbrush effect
    CR123A Lithium Battery
    • long lasting
    User guide
    • instructions and rotating brush care

    blendSMART Automated makeup brush

    Review

    If you favor the tech side of doing things then your makeup kit would not be complete without having a BlendSMART Automated Makeup Brush. This beauty gadget is essential as it helps with makeup mistakes, perfect for a touch up during the day and it is portable. With the interchangeable brush heads, you can switch from a foundation brush to a powder brush within a minute.

    The BlendSMART Makeup brush is easy to use. Start by simply attaching the specific brush head, install the battery, flip the on/off button and proceed with your makeup application.

    It is possible to achieve a flawless full coverage makeup look with the BlendSMART Brush applicator; as the brush moves swiftly in a rotating motion to spread the makeup over the skin in an even manner. 

    If you are struggling with your makeup application technique I would highly recommend this automated makeup brush kit from BlendSMART.

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    5 Pro Makeup Artist Tricks You Need To Know!

    Looks are one the most important thing for humans nowadays. Life of a common person is full of stress and tensions for what he should do to make his life better. People have to think for the expenditures of their house, and they need to work hard to get compensation for their expenses. In the tension of paying tuition fees and other utilities, no one has time to take care of their skin and to take care of their looks.

    Even in this time when you can’t get time after doing your work, there are some skills you need to know so that you can look beautiful. To look eye-catching, you don’t need to visit a parlor every day and afford these big expenses, but you can also look very good while sitting at home if you know these five pro makeup artist tricks.

    1- Face wash, use of a Fairness cream and Night cream

    This is very important for you to know. After getting awake, you may use a face wash to wash your face instead of soap. The brand new face washes are skin friendly and very effective. This face wash can help you get oil free and pimple free skin. Face wash even removes blackheads and dark spots from your face. After use of a face wash at morning, you may apply cream to give you fairness throughout the day. At night you may use a night cream as it can work all night to give you the necessary fairness.

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    2- Hairstyles

    Hairstyles can even change your look and make you more beautiful. Artist demand much money for your hair. You can change your hairstyle while sitting at home with the best cordless curling iron of 2017. It can help you get perfect curls. You can also use a straightener to straighten your hair.

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    3- Use of whitewash

    Whitewash works excellently for sensitive and dull skins. It can change a dark complexion into a farther one in no time. Every artist uses the whitewash for the fairness while you can even use it to get good results. Whitewash helps you get revitalization of your cells. It increases the growth of glowing cells and hence affects majorly upon our skin. You can apply a whitewash at home and go for events and parties.

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    4- Blush on

    You can use a blush on to make your cheeks much shinier and bright. A blush on does not take much time to get applied. But it can make you look very attractive.

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    5- Lipstick and mascara

    You can make your lips more glower and smooth with the use of a good lipstick. Best tube mascara can be used to give your eyes the perfect shade as is given by artists in a saloon.

    Author Bio: 

    Jane Williams is a makeup artist and stylist. She is obsessed with fashion, makeup and new makeovers. She regularly blogs at http://styledowntheaisle.net/

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    How to Apply Mink Eyelashes and Review

    A makeup look is never complete until you apply falsies (mink lashes). If you want a bigger pop to make your makeup look and eye features to seem enhance consider applying mink eyelashes. While some will preferably go for the no makeup, makeup look. There are others that cannot live without the big pop and enhance ‘makeup look’ of wearing false eyelashes. Falsies are ideal for a person who does not have nice long lashes and they are excellent for improvisation.

    Adding falsies to the natural eyelashes can be quiet a trouble until you have learned to master the technique of applying lashes. Follow these easy steps to get the hang of applying falsies.

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    Autumnal Eyeshadow: Looks Perfect For Every Occasion

    On the catwalk this autumn it’s all about the earthy tones, rich textures, and orange hues, which means that makeup tones that are on-trend will be similar. When it comes to makeup, each year the on-trend looks for each season change slightly, depending what the colour of the season is. Of course, that being said, each year it is berry tones that take over when it comes to lipsticks, but that tends to be the only part of autumnal makeup that stays the same. When it comes to eyeshadow looks, trends tend to change each year.

    To help you ensure that you stay on-trend this autumn with your eyeshadow, below are, a few autumnal eyeshadow looks to test out, as well as some tips for which eyeshadows are the best to use.


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    The Zulu by Juvia’s Place

    What are the best autumnal eyeshadow palettes?

    When it comes to which eyeshadow palettes offer the widest selection of autumnal colours, it can be hard to choose. However, some of the best eyeshadow palettes include Too Faced Just Peachy, Huda Beauty Desert Dust, and Morphe 350. These are all matte-look eyeshadow palettes. For eyeshadow that has a shimmer to it, eyeshadows like the Makeup Geek foiled eyeshadows or the Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow.

    What looks are most on-trend this autumn?

    One of the most on-trend eyeshadow looks this autumn is the smokey eye. To create a gorgeous autumnal smokey eye, you will need three eyeshadow shades, each in varying lightnesses. Start by applying the lightest shade to the corners of your eye and to the brow bone, then apply the middle shade over the entire eyelid. Apply the darkest shade to the corners of your eyes and the crease, and carefully blend. Place a small amount of the darkest shade under your lower eyelid and blend in. For autumn smokey eyes, using foil-hued colours, like silver, gold, and copper can work well.

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    Another eyeshadow style that can work well when it comes to autumn is a cut crease. For a cut crease eyeshadow look, you will need three eyeshadow shades. Ideally, you want these to be three different shades of the same colour or tone. Start off by covering your entire eyelid in the lightest colour, then apply the darkest shade from the crease up towards the brow bone. Apply a small amount of the middle colour to the edges of the shadow and blend. This will create that cut crease look that you are looking for.

    To create a beautiful snow globe eyeshadow look, you will need three to four colours. For an autumn look, using autumnal shades like copper, gold, and grey can work well. Start by applying the lightest shade across the whole eyelid and under the eye, followed by applying the middle shade to the corner of the eye, and below the lid, carefully blending it in. To top the look off, adding the darkest colour to the edges of each eye tends to work well, just make sure to blend it in.

    There you have it, everything that you need to know about getting your autumnal eyeshadow looks spot on.

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    How my Makeup Survived Hurricane Irma Sint Maarten

    It was early Monday morning on the 4th of September when we received the news of an expectant hurricane coming towards our country Sint Maarten. The government did not yet call a state of emergency and I still had plans of going to class that said day. After contemplating about the weather, I was wondering if I should go to class for that day or just stay home and prepare for the hurricane ahead. Lucky enough I received an email from the school board saying all classes will be canceled and we all should be preparing for the hurricane.




    A curfew was also placed for the following day Tuesday. Everyone was given time to prepare for the natural disaster ahead. Hearing the news, I quickly updated my WhatsApp 24hr status and notified my friends.

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    Preparing for Hurricane Irma

    In preparation for Hurricane Irma, I went to the grocery store to pick up a few snacks, tin food etc., I returned home to complete my laundry just to ensure that I have all clean clothes and towels. After filling the water tanks and recharging all electronic devices I placed all important documents in zip lock double seal bags and store them in a dry place. Then I removed all my makeup from my vanity and placed them in my caboodle, airtight containers and huge garbage bags. I also placed my blogging materials in huge garbage bags and store them away in a closet.

    At this moment, I began to get frustrated. This was my very first Hurricane experience. I started to think I was overreacting but as they say, prevention is better than cure. 


    During my preparation of Hurricane Irma I had 2 things in mind:

          1.      Always prepare for the worse
          2.      Hurricane Irma will not pass through and leave me naked (without my belongings). Even though these things are replaceable I rather know that I had tried saving them rather than not doing anything at all.

    Waiting on Hurricane Irma

    Approximately 9 pm Tuesday night on the 5th of September videos started to circulate throughout Facebook and WhatsApp showing the sea level rising. It was making its way past the Boardwalk unto the main road (keep in mind that the hurricane did not cover our island yet).

    There was an estimated time of Hurricane Irma passing and the curfew was still in place. The environment was feeling warm and inside the house became extremely hot. While waiting up I became drowsy and fell asleep.

    Waking up to the Natural Disaster

    When I woke up it was minutes after 4 I could hear the sound of the wind whistling. I thought I was in a dream. I did not panic but immediately grabbed my phone and checked my WhatsApp messages. With tons of notifications, I was getting updates from my friends near and far wondering how the Hurricane was behaving. I replied to the several messages just before we had a power outage and lost connection to the internet. With shouts of praises, I was giving God thanks that I get to send replies to my friends updating them on the current state of Hurricane Irma since we had lost electricity for 1 week and 3 days. Messages that I received claimed that roofs have flown off houses this is when I became more alert.

    Damage to Cost-U-Less roof due to passing of Hurricane Irma

    Watching Out Our Windows

    During the passing of Hurricane Irma I could hear the loud sound of the wind moving objects at 185 mph. At this present moment, I was walking from door to door checking to see that everything is still intact. At one point, I thought the door was gonna blow in and the house might flood. Hurricane Irma passed during the early morning so I could see clearly what was happening outside. A lot of trees was down, the entire place was a mess and I was terrified. I prayed for it to stop!

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    What was left of Texaco Gas Station after Hurricane Irma

    The After Effect of Hurricane Irma

    Hurricane Irma passed through our beloved country of St. Maarten and left numerous of people homeless. Many with roof and windows destroyed, cars damaged, gas station pumps torn down to pieces, supermarkets and other places destroyed, debris blocked the drainage and streets. My home and my makeup withstand Hurricane Irma. Although I had a bit of mopping to do from water that came in. I felt relief as the storm had stop and my makeup was securely stored in a dry area

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    Car flipped to the side and pinned to the wall due to Hurricane Irma


    With this natural disaster, we did not experience any flooding in the area that I live. It was pure heavy wind with light-medium showers of rain. The wind was strong! Strong enough to move a 40 ft. container, flip cars to the side and move boats away from the sea.

    In Conclusion

    I am blessed to be alive and I am happy that I live to experience this moment in my adulthood. Even though it is dangerous and considered to be natural; there was nothing that we could have done to prevent Hurricane Irma. I pray for the families that have been affected and that our country Sint Maarten will rebuild better and stronger than it was before.

    How was your experience with Hurricane Irma? How do you prepare for a hurricane?

     

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    Top 7 Drugstore Foundation for Dry Skin

    It seems not easy to figure out which drugstore foundation that is suitable for your skin especially if your skin is dry skin. We understand how hard it can be to hide those blemishes when you are rushing to your special occasion. So here is your chance to figure out which drugstore suits your skin best. In this article, we will introduce 7 out of hundreds dry skin foundation that you can purchase online and several helpful tips to help you find the best foundation for your skin. 

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    Top 7 Drugstore Foundation for Dry Skin

    HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST FOUNDATION FOR DRY SKIN?

    Before we get into the list of the top 7 drugstore foundation for dry skin, let us demonstrate the crucial factors that determine the usefulness and effectiveness of the foundation. And you should keep in mind those factors to choose the best foundation for your dry skin.
     
    Firstly, you need to check the proper formula for your skin. If your skin is dry, what you should look for is something with moisturizing ingredients like glycerin. Other compounds that you should take into consideration are anti-aging properties, sunscreen as well as antioxidant properties.

    Another crucial factor that you should keep in mind is the shade. Ensure that the foundation’s shade has to match your skin tone. To check whether the shade matches the skin tone or not, you can draw it along your jawline to see if it matches your face and neck skin.
     
    Lastly, the application should be considered as well. The best foundation for dry skin can be varied regarding shapes and sizes. Being so, you can assume that such foundation can be applied in different ways. Moreover, the best full coverage foundation for dry skin should be in liquid form as it will contain a high amount of moisturizing content. However, if you do not prefer liquid form, you can choose sticks, mousses, powders or creams.
     
    There are many types of drugstore foundation for dry skin nowadays, however, if you want to find those best that suits your skin, you can consider these seven bases which can be easily purchased online.
     
    Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation
    If you are struggling with figuring out which foundation suits your dry skin best, you will know that heat and humidity doesn’t combine well and at the same time that’s the great thing when Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation can quickly solve the problem. Thanks to its incredible moisturizing, protecting and hydrating your dry skin for an amazing look that can last for a whole day.
     
    Revlon Color Stay Makeup for Dry Skin
    When talking about the perfect foundation for dry skin, you can’t choose wrong with Revlon Color Stay Makeup for Dry Skin. This impressive product can go on amazingly smooth and has a lightweight sensation that won’t smudge off like other products. Another important factor is the SPF 15 will make it an excellent choice to block the sun and its harmful UV rays. Besides, it can also help you stay hydrated and protect your skin while offering it beautiful appearance that you will treasure. And the reasonable price that you can’t deny it – $9.99.
     
    COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation
    This three in one liquid foundation from Covergirl has been collaborated with Olay to create a cosmetic product that is famous for its anti-aging and moisturizing properties. Thanks to this fantastic combination, it can be ranked among the best foundation for aging skin in the cosmetic market nowadays. The greatest thing about this foundation is that it does not only cover your acne and other types of facial blemishes, but it will also let you maintain a young and moisturized skin. This factor has improved the importance of this best moisturizing foundation in the cosmetic market nowadays. Besides, it also can cut down wrinkles, firm up your facial sin and significantly improve your skin tone.
     
    Neutrogena Liquid Makeup with SPF 20
    This cosmetic product can offer you the results that you crave while you are on your way to improving your skin health. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20 can give you a silky smooth skin and a glorious, fabulous and perfect look. Moreover, the specially blended formula will work correctly to protect, keep your skin always hydrated and improve overall tone and texture of the skin for a face that you will fall in love with. Besides, the flawless price of this product is just $13.99.
     
    Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
    This should be granted as queen of all foundation for those who have dry skin as it is more than just a standard foundation. It can hydrate the driest or roughest skin tine while offering you a great and fresh look that can last throughout the day. This amazing foundation can leave you great skin tone thanks to its unique formula hidden and blurred in the ingredients. Besides, it works great when it comes to hide and blur the imperfections on your face from wrinkles to acne. Working as a combination of different essential ingredients to defend and improve the appearance of fine lines, brighten beyond belief and hydrate skin to the fullest extent, this foundation will be the lover of thousands of women. And it’s worth $39. 
     
    Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation
    This special foundation is outstanding from others thanks to its revolutionary whipped formula. It can go on smooth for a soft, glorious and beautiful skin with unbelievable coverage with satisfactory results every time you use. This foundation is free, lightweight cosmetic products which meant for dry skin and will help you obtain a fresh and smooth looking throughout the day. Cost only $8.99; you will be surprised at the results this foundation brings.

    L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
    This revolutionary product can match your skin tone very quickly. Not only does the foundation can match your skin tone in a matter of seconds to make a great look every single time, but it also provides vitamin C and E to improve overall skin health and skin clarity. You will quickly fall in love with this incredibly hydrating liquid foundation which is made of 40% of water. Hence you do not have to worry about the effectiveness of the foundation even if your skin tone is the roughest. It is a great product to consider when your dryness has become uncontrollable. Only $12.99 for one bottle so why not quickly grab it before it is sold out?
     
    Now you have a list in your mind so what are you waiting for? Online shopping is your next stop. These beautiful products have proved themselves to be the top 7 drugstore foundation for dry skin. Have you ever tried any of those before? How are the results? Which one is your favorite? Let us know!!!
     
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    The Perfect Autumn Looks For Everyone

    Everyone is pretty in their own way, and with the seasons changing we can all ramp that up to 11 if we choose to. With autumn here and winter just around the corner, it’s time to break out your earthy tones and warm lipsticks. Autumn is different to summer not just because of the cooler weather and crunchy grounds, but it’s also a great time to look fantastic when you’re outside with simple looks. Here are a few ideas on the perfect autumn trends that work for pretty much everyone.

    Use makeup to enhance your looks rather than make a new one for yourself. If you’re lucky for this season alone, you could have an original autumn look based on your hair color or skin tone, so really bring out your best fall look with a few of these style tips.




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    Have A Monochrome Canvas

    With all the leaves on the ground and trees becoming more and bearer as we speak, having a monochrome makeup look will make you look right at home! It’s simple yet beautiful. You don’t even need dual shades for this look, and you can go for triples or quadruples if you like more variety. You can match any color to any other as long as they share a base.

    Muted palettes and nudes are a perfect shade type for this kind of makeup. First of all, find the colour that’s right for you, then simply use it all across your face. Match your peach or rose lips to your eyeshadow palette with a lighter burgundy across your eyelids. It may seem less striking but you’ll look put together and perfect.

    You don’t have to go through the trouble of mix and matching when it comes to having a block to work with. This can work for all skin tones, whether it be a pale or vibrant shade. For a spooky season look, you can even have a burnt orange on your lips and cheeks that remind you of pumpkins.

    Coat Your Eyes With Art Deco

    Makeup is art, so combining it with artistic movements is great. Sound complicated? It’s easy! When it comes to lining your eyes with your favourite marker, use simple shapes that vary in size and intensity. You don’t even have to be an expert to pull this trick off! Using a pencil liner, draw circles on your eyelids and then connect them up, or draw big lines that you can fill in and go over with some liquid eyeliner.

    You can turn your face into a literal work of art with beauty standards that seem ripped straight out of the 1920s. Bringing the old back into the modern day with retro looks is not only stylish but a cut above a lot of the current trends. This makes it perfect for changing up your look for autumn when environmental change is all around us.

    Use your usual setting hacks for longer lasting makeup looks during the fall. It’s even harder to get makeup to stay on during the rainier seasons, so be sure to set your liner with a little eyeshadow in the exact same shade. This will make you continuously pop, and is completely easy to do.

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    Pair Your Scarf With Your Cheeks

    When we think of fall, we think of pumpkin spice and everything nice. Now when it comes to putting an outfit together with your makeup in mind, it couldn’t be easier with burnt and block colours during this time of year. This work wonders on your cheeks due to the area available and highlighting possible.

    For fair cheeks and lighter skin tones, a good warm color for your cheeks is a peachy tone. Look for more neutral tones rather than pink, which are the most blendable if you want to switch a look up. This pairs well with pale scarfs of orangey or beige colors for sunnier days and is a perfectly cool looking combo.

    For darker skin tones, a burnt out or ombre ‘brick’ color is good for an autumn look. This also pairs well with an orange or red scarf, which contrasts amazingly with your skin tone and brings out your natural beauty.

    If you have an infinity scarf, loop it properly around your neck by having wide loops that decrease in size as they go down. You can knot it as well if it’s too long for you, and your outfit will never look better!

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    Use Dark Lips To Win Everyone Over

    If you like striking appearances then this one is especially for you. Last year there was a trend going around for dark lips in the autumn time, so we know this is an especially popular idea. If you’ve not got the hang of eye makeup yet, and are still working on your perfect blusher, having some striking lips to show the world draws attention away from these if you so wish.

    Plum colors are always a good choice. You can even use some dual tones for a noteworthy lip appearance. A dual tone mix of a pale and bright colour can boost your lip size naturally and is just different to what we see a lot of the time.

    For a real in-depth info guide for the best lip colors, you can learn more here about your perfect lip tint and what ‘vampy’ look might be best for your skin type. These dark looks have always been in fashion, and with the resurgence in the goth style, you’ll fit right in around younger and older people.

    These are just rough outlines for what you can do with your makeup in terms of seasonal looks. Once you’ve finished reading them, why not give them a try? Makeup is a wonderful creative tool, and you can go with or against the societal grain if you choose. You know you best after all, so try and spice up your look for autumn. You never know how good things can turn out!

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    Top Makeup Tricks! Make That Face Last All Day

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    There’s nothing worse than spending time putting a face on in the morning, only to look like you’ve just rolled out of bed by lunchtime. When you work really hard to create your perfect look, you want it to stay looking perfect but you can’t control the weather or your surroundings. Heat, humidity and general sweatiness of the day all contribute to making that classic face you spent so much time honing slide right off. How dare it! 

    There are things you can do – thankfully – to prevent the ‘melted waxwork’ look by the end of the day. Making your makeup last all day depends on what product you use as much as it is about skill. You can learn more at https://classiccosmetics.com, and you can check out the tricks below to get your look perfected and lasting all day. Whatever you do, make sure that your makeup bag has everything you need to get started.

    Top Makeup Tricks

    • Oil + Water = Disaster. We all know this and the oils in your face are included! So, starting your makeup routine with a clear and clean canvas is important. Before you get started on applying your favourite cosmetics, you need to have a clean, dry face. The oils need a good cleanser and you’ll need an SPF-free moisturizer before adding anything else.
    • Base Coat. When you go for a manicure that is done by a professional, you need a base coat to keep the nail polish on longer. It’s no different for your face. Okay, so you won’t be using a nail polish base coat across your T-Zone, but you will need a primer. This blur the imperfections, fill your pores and keep your makeup lasting longer.
    • Product Choice. A big part of makeup staying on your face all day is the choice of product you use. You can use drugstore makeup and designer makeup and have the same look, but you can bet that the designer makeup will last you for 12 hours as opposed to the 2 hours the drugstore makeup will stay on. Be picky about your makeup and think of it as an investment in yourself.
    • Set It. You’d not go to the hairdressers for a stylish up ‘do and not lock it in with hairspray. Setting your makeup with a setting spray like this can make such a difference. Do this before and after you apply your face so that your makeup looks more natural on your skin.
    • Hands Off. If you’re the sort of person who knuckles their eyes when they’re sleepy, perhaps lay off the layers of mascara. Keeping your hands off your face doesn’t just stop your makeup from running off; it stops you transferring dirt from your hands to your cheeks. Oils on your hands will cause movement in your makeup so keep your hands away from your face as much as possible.

    Keeping your makeup on all day is not as easy, but with these tips you should be able to have an easier time of it, meaning your face will look as fresh on the long commute home as it did on the way!

     

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    These Tips Will Turn You Into A Makeup Professional

    The possibilities are endless when it comes to makeup. There are thousands of videos online of people doing crazy things with their makeup but that might be a bit out of your league. Most people end up with the same sort of look every day because they don’t know how to be more creative. If you’re just a beginner and you want to improve your makeup skills, check out these simple tips to help you along the way.

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    Buy Fewer Items

    Lots of people make the mistake of thinking that the fuller your makeup kit is, the better you’ll look. That’s not the case and there are so many products on the market that are just plain rubbish. You can waste your money on thousands of bits and bobs that you’ll never use if you like, but it won’t improve your makeup. Instead, you should be looking for good quality products that you can use for lots of different styles. You need a decent blending brush, contour brush, and multitasking brush for everything else, that should be it.

    Finishing Spray

    One of the worst mistakes to make is applying makeup that ends up looking too thick like it’s caked on. If it doesn’t look natural then it won’t look nice so you want to avoid this at all costs. A good finishing spray is the easiest way to stop this. It will tie all of the makeup together and make it look more natural and it will also make it last a lot longer.

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    Teeth

    Your teeth are one of the most important things to look after because people tend to notice them a lot. You could get professional teeth whitening done but to be honest, it’s incredibly expensive and the results are no better than what you could do yourself at home. There are plenty of teeth whitening at home tips that can get you started. All of the hard work you’re putting into your makeup routine will be for nothing if your teeth aren’t in top condition because studies have shown that people’s perceptions of you are hugely affected by your teeth. It could hinder your dating life and even reduce your chances of landing a job.

    Primer

    Using a primer gives you a better base for applying your makeup and improves the final result. When you’re applying eye shadow especially, you should always use a primer. If you don’t, the eye shadow will smudge and fade whereas with a primer it will stand out and the lines will be more defined. You should also put a thin layer of something neutral on before you apply your eyeliner to make your eye makeup ten times better.

    Clean Your Brushes

    When you’re using your multitasking brush and you’re in a rush, it’s tempting to just keep dipping it into different products without cleaning it in between. It might save you time but it’ll ruin your look. When you don’t clean your brushes, you’ll end up combining all of the different products and they’ll all smudge together into one color. That means you’ll lose out on any contrasts that you’re trying to create. It’s also an easy way to apply way too much makeup and that’ll end up ruining the natural look that you’re going for. It’s easy to get around if you just clean off your brush between each product.

    Moisturizer In Your Concealer

    Matching the color of your concealer can be tricky and you might find that it’s a bit too heavy for the aesthetic that you’re going for. You don’t need to buy loads of different shades if you just use this simple trick. Mix a little moisturizer into it to lighten it up. Use this tip to tailor the color that you need without having to spend loads of money on ten different concealers.

    Eyeliner On Your Lips

    Having fuller lips is a brilliant way to improve your style and you can achieve it with a simple addition to your lip routine. Once you’ve applied your lip gloss, get a white eyeliner pencil and apply some in the center of your lips. Blend it in carefully and it’ll make your lips look way fuller than normal. If you don’t blend it naturally it won’t look great so be careful with it and don’t apply too much.

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    Get Some Sleep

    This isn’t exactly a makeup tip but it will help improve your beauty regime no end. Bad sleeping patterns have a huge negative effect on your skin. You’ll end up with big bags around your eyes. It’ll take longer to apply your makeup every morning; if you’re having to cover up the effects of lack of sleep.  

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    The Brush Bar: Wash and Dry Makeup Brushes

    I love wearing makeup but when it comes down to washing my one million and one brushes it can be a hell of a deal. I’ve tried every method known to wash my brushes and leave them to dry; from using the palm of my hand and laying them to dry on napkins/towel to using the Brush Bar and the Brush Board.

    The Brush Bar

    What is the Brush Bar?

    The Brush Bar can be described as a smart tool that allows you to dry your makeup brushes without damaging and misshaping the bristles. It also doubles as an organizing tool for small brushes that can be stored away inside, and a holder for ready to use makeup brushes.
     
    The Brush Bar can hang up to 10 brushes per time to dry. This includes 2 large brushes, 6 medium brushes and 2 small brushes. The Brush bar is made from a sturdy material with a flip to it. The Brush Bar does not open fully but once open the prongs are accessible to be used.
     
    The Brush Bar retails for US$38. It is available in matte black and comes in a velour carrying case.

    The Brush Bar: Wash and dry makeup brushes
    The Brush Bar

    How to Use the Brush Bar?

    1.     Find the thumb indentation on the brush Bar and POP open the lid.

    2.     Once open FLIP the Brush Bar upside down to allow the prongs to flip out.

    3.     After the prongs flip out, SNAP the Brush Bar shut and place on a flat surface such as the edge of a vanity, sink, desk, counter or any desired area.

    4.     Between each prong PUSH your brushes into them, allowing the bristles to point downward to dry.  

    The Brush Board: Wash and Dry Makeup Brushes

    What is the Brush Board?

    The Brush Board is a makeup brush exfoliator that helps to deep clean between bristles for a quicker clean. The Brush Board is rectangular in length and has a finger size circle for the perfect hold, and two sides with 6 different patterns. Each pattern has their own benefit; the cylinders, pyramids, cone, triangular prism, ridges, and waves.

    The Patterns and Uses

    ·        Cylinders – the cylinder patterns give the beauty tool a gentle and effective clean wash. I use this mainly for eyeshadow brushes.
    ·        Pyramids – this pattern has 4 edges and a point to offers each beauty tool the deepest clean; perfect for foundation brushes.
    ·        Cones – the cone pattern deep cleans as well as comb through bristles to separate for faster drying time.
    ·        Triangular Prism – has 3 edges for a medium scrub; perfect for powder brushes.
    ·        Ridges – this pattern has dual purposes. It can be used as a scrubber and/or scraper.
    ·        Waves – this pattern also serves as a scrubber and scraper but in waves.
     
    The Brush Board Retails for US$28 and comes with a green velour case.

    Verdict

    The Brush Bar and Brush Board are perfect tools for keeping makeup tools clean and dry. The Brush Board helps to get out the unnecessary gunk between each bristle leaving makeup brushes clean and smelling good. As for the Brush Bar, it holds brushes securely in place for drying and easy usage. The Brush Bar prongs have a decent grip and it holds any brand brushes. I have tried a variety brand of brushes with different handles and all fit securely in the sizable prong.

    Tips for best usage

    ·        Apply brush cleanser to selected pattern along with a splash of water prior brush cleansing.
    ·        Use a gentle swirling motion or back and forth to cleanse bristles.
    ·        Alternate between the different surface patterns for a more intense deep clean.
    ·        Rinse bristles with warm water while swirling.
    ·        Dry and hang Brush Bar in a dry place after us

    Use coupon code TIONE15 to get 15% off your entire purchase at getbrushbar.com
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    Blogger’s Beauty Brawl: 10 Days of Summer – Dimples Natural Look Eye Lashes

    eye lashes
    Eye lashes! Eye lashes! They can be hard to put on at first but once you get the hang of it. Then you are well on your way to popping eyes. I don’t wear lashes but I have considered doing it several times. I don’t wear them since I think my lashes are long enough and just need a little spruce up from wearing mascara. Other times I think I need lashes to enhance my look.
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    I picked up this Dimples Natural Look Eye Lashes to review for the purpose of the summer beauty bloggers brawl.

    Features and How-to
    The Dimples Natural Look Eye Lashes are easy to install and comfortable to wear. It is recommended to remove lashes from the platform by using a tweezer. If necessary lashes can be cut to conform with length of the natural eye line length. Mascara can also be used to blend the lashes with your natural eye lashes for a natural feel and look.

    Dimples Natural Look lashes comes in a variety of different styles and colour. 

    Bloggers Beauty Brawl

    Each pack contains at least two (2) pairs of lashes. It retails at a price of $3.95. It does not come with a glue neither is it adhesive.

     
    The Dimples Natural Look Lashes is packaged in hand palm sized thin cardboard box with a plastic platform to hold the lashes. It has instructions on the back depicting how to apply and use the lashes.
     

    Even though I’m not a big fan of lashes I would test out Dimples Natural Look Lashes. They are inexpensive and easy to apply. It also gives that natural feeling of wearing your own lashes.

    What are you best tips on applying lashes? Do you wear them only on special occassions?
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