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 to becoming a makeup professional, check out these simple tips to help you along the way.
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.
As any gorgeous beauty knows, looking your best it all about giving face. That is getting your face to look the best it possibly can. But can us normal girls complete? I say yes, and below you can find out how.
- One does not simply go to bed without using a cleanser for proper removal of makeup from the face. I like to remove my makeup by using makeup wipes or micellar water. After using any of the mentioned product I like to follow up with a cleanser.The Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser is a gentle pearly gel-like texture cleanser, it gives off a soft lather and it helps to rid the makeup from the skin. I purchased it using Amazon Prime Pantry, so I got it for the lost cost of $4.22. I checked the price at several other resellers like Walmart and the price varies; however, it is a very inexpensive makeup remover in a bottle.
The Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser eliminates all traces of stubborn makeup from the skin. I only had difficulties removing makeup from my eye area and lips which I would normally use a makeup wipe to rid the makeup. At the very first wash, I was able to remove excess amount of makeup from my skin. I follow up with a second wash to remove makeup from my hairline and other areas. My skin felt immediately fresh and clean. Afterwards, I followed up with Witch Hazel Toner and there was little to no makeup residue left to remove from my skin on the cotton pad. I have very sensitive skin and I did not experience any signs of redness, stinging or burning in my eye area.
Product Ratings for Neutrogena One Step CleanserI use the Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser by pumping the cleanser in my wet hands 1-2x and by massaging the product into my skin. It immediately helps to break down the makeup and I was able to rinse away the product from my skin.The product comes in a 5.2 fl oz (153 ml) pump size clear blue bottle.
Which product do you use to remove your makeup?
Also, check out this blogger reviews on her selection of products.
- The annual Summer Beauty Bloggers Brawl is nearing. This is my first time being a part of this Beauty Blogger collaboration and this should be fun since I get to review 10 top picks product of my choice and to give my honest opinion whether I like them or not.
Image Credit: Emma DruryWhat is the Bloggers Beauty Brawl?
This is a group of beauty bloggers coming together to review 10 beauty products over 10 consecutive days starting on the 3rd of June 2017 until the 12th of June. For example, day one I can review my favorite liquid lipstick from any brand, day 2 my favorite or worse beauty buy product and the list continues until day 10.List of Beauty Products types that the collaborated bloggers will be reviewed per day.Day 1: Liquid LipstickDay 2: Brow ProductDay 3: Eyeliner – liquid or pencilDay 4: Makeup RemoverDay 5: Nail varnish – summer colourDay 6: Face MaskDay 7: PrimerDay 8: False EyelashesDay 9: Hand CreamDay 10: Bronzer
Products are chosen based on individual bloggers selection. Stay tuned for each day to see my picks. I will also link back to participating beauty bloggers in my daily thread, so you will get an idea of the exciting products each blogger are reviewing. The bloggers will also rate each product out of 100 by playing a virtual game of beauty Top Trumps. Bloggers are required to honestly and openly review each product type based on the predetermined list of criteria which includes product, price and packaging.
Image Credit: Emma Drury
How do bloggers get products for review?Bloggers can choose to buy their choice of ten (10) beauty products or they can source them from sponsors. Products can be budget friendly or high-end product.
What is Top Trumps Cards and where can I find it?The Top Trumps card app is available for IOS devices. Each blogger is required to download the app and create their unique cards with product, price and packaging rating and an image of the product that is being reviewed.
Are there any rules?1) Bloggers are required to review the same product type on the same day.2) Bloggers are required to review their products honestly and score fairly even if they don’t like the product.3) Bloggers must have their post published before 6 pm each day.4) Bloggers must write an introductory post explaining what the Beauty Brawl is all about.5) Products that are being reviewed must be new.
How do I join?
The collaboration runs through a Facebook group called Blogger’s Beauty Brawl 2017, send a request to be added.
- If you’ve got a big night out planned, you want to be looking your best. You might be heading to the mall to find the perfect outfit and some fresh cosmetics. Maybe you’ve even got a salon appointment? Before you go and melt the plastic of your credit card, consider where you really want to be spending your cash? Do you need to spend big to have a big night out?It’s always nice to buy everything new for a big event or night out. That doesn’t mean you have to if you would rather spend your hard-earned cash on the event itself. You might have a gorgeous dress tucked in the back of your closet that is begging to come out and be seen. If you’re worried someone might recognize it from last season, dress it up with fresh accessories and a different pair of shoes.Don’t spend hours in the mall at the cosmetics counter. Try hunting for make-up coupons that offer you great products without the hassle. Remember, your application technique is just as important as the product when you want to achieve that flawless look. Pop your savings in your purse to go toward your evening out. Would you give up the salon stylist and do your hair at home? The savings you make could provide you with a little extra cash to enjoy while you’re out.
If you’re worried about spending too much money while you’re out, why not give yourself a top limit? This will help prevent you going overdrawn or ringing up big bills you can’t afford. You could leave the credit card at home and only carry cash so you can see when you’re starting to run low. If you’re worried about this, you can try a prepaid card. Of course, you should never leave yourself too short to cover the cost of a cab home.
Booking your venues in advance can sometimes save you a little extra cash too. If you know where you’re heading this evening, why not call and see what offers are available? You can use the savings for something extra on the night, or put it away for something else another time. Sharing a ride with the others in your party can help you all spread the cost of the evening too. Sometimes a hotel room shared with you is cheaper than the cost of a late night cab from the city.Alcohol will always cost more than soft drinks. Why not alternate between the two? If there are a lot of you in your party, you could share a pitcher, or buy your drinks in advance on a tab that may offer a discount. What about dining? Some restaurants offer a set price per head when you book for the entire party in advance. This means you don’t have to limit yourself to a salad if your budget is a little tight.You don’t have to spend a lot on a big night out to enjoy it. Sometimes the evening can be more fun knowing you’ve put a little away in savings too. Enjoy!
- Do you love makeup but aren’t sure if you’re doing it right? Don’t worry, follow this makeup routine, and you’ll be a pro achieving a flawless makeup look within no time.
Knowing your skin typeBefore you go ahead and start buying a bunch of products, you will need to know what you’re buying them for.
We all have different skin types, and it’s so important you figure out what yours is first. If you have oily skin, you’re not going to want to use something that’s meant for dry skin, as this may make you even more oily, and vice versa.
Now it’s time to prep the skin for makeup. First, you will want to make sure your face is clean, then you can moisturize it. It is so important to have a good moisturizer because this will affect how your skin will stay throughout the day. There are many skin care products out there so do your research first.Then you can prime your skin, which will make the foundation look better and last a lot longer.
Eyes are said to be the windows to the soul, so you’re going to want to make them beautiful; which doesn’t mean cover them up in eyeshadow (unless that’s the look you’re going for!)
Learn about your eye shape, as they will help when it comes to choosing the right colours and techniques. For example, if you have a hooded eyelid, you can create a new crease with a darker shadow, resulting in a wider looking eye.Don’t forget to add mascara to finish off the look.
Make sure you find the right shade before you buy a foundation. Having said that, sometimes you may just get unlucky and will not be able to find your perfect shade. If this does happen, you will need to mix two different colours. It is annoying, but at least you’ll be able to walk around with your face the same color as the rest of your body!
Contouring is the craze that took over the world. The techniques really are a form of sorcery. Whether you want to make your nose look smaller, or you want killer cheekbones, it can all be achieved with these steps.
Choose a cool brown shade slightly darker than your skin tone and draw where you want to create a shadow. So under your cheekbones, down the sides of your nose and around your forehead. By doing this, the illusion of the ‘shadow’ will make the area look smaller. Just make sure you blend everything properly otherwise it won’t look natural. You can also add a little under your bottom lip which will make it look fuller.
HighlightTo finish the look off, you will want to highlight certain areas on your face. This goes hand in hand with the contouring you have just done. You will want to go down the center of your nose, the tops of your cheekbones and even on your cupids bow. This will just make everything stand out as a pose to looking flat, as well as sparkle when the light hits your face.
- Preparing for a wedding can be a very exciting period indeed. However, all that fun and excitement can quickly turn into stress and frustration when you are trying to sort out so many different things for the same deadline. There is no wonder why so many women end up turning into Bridezillas!
However, your wedding organization doesn’t have to end up in complete turmoil. In fact, there are many ways you can make all the hard work beforehand really pay off to create a super day. One of the best ways to stay on top of this is to give yourself deadlines every month for the six months running up to your big day. To help you out, I’ve come up with this essential six-month wedding countdown that should help to keep you on track!
The makeup trends are constantly changing, so sometimes we’ve just got to change with it! Now that the clocks have officially gone forward, we can enjoy a few more hours of sunshine, and there’s just enough time to get that glow for summer!
Here are the biggest makeup trends that you just have to try
Have to ever imagine transforming your creativity into your profession? If not, then start thinking because you can really achieve this goal. You can become a makeup artist with a little bit of training and your own creativity. If you are good at doing your own makeovers then you must try to adopt it as a professional.
The basic requirements to become a makeup artist are elaborated here for your ease.
- It’s true that every day is the day to put your best face forward. However, there is something exceptionally magical about Valentines Day that not only makes you excited about raiding your closet in pursuit of a dress that will send the right message, (the message being that you are over the moon in love 💘), but also about the makeup that will reflect the sentiment.To that end, here are some of the most romantic suggestions for makeup looks that are bound to ensure your sweet Valentine is left with nothing but amazement and a desire to lavish you with never-ending kisses.
The Classic Red LipIf you’re a traditionalist and a firm believer in red being the color of love, a clean and classy red lip 👄look is the way to go. By this point, it’s most likely that you own your perfect shade of red lipstick, and it is time to fish it out of your makeup case. For this occasion, it’s highly recommended you opt for a matte lipstick, preferably powered by a lip-liner in the same shade. This will not only ensure durability and stain-free wine glasses, but it will also allow you the lengthy lip-locks with your significant other without having to run to the ladies room for a touch up every ten minutes.
As for the rest of your face, given the boldness of the red lip, keep things clean and simple. Be sure to have the right makeup brushes as they make all the difference in the world. When it comes to foundation, a flawless finish is best achieved by using a brush. Depending on your skin type, go for either a flat brush or if you’re not a fan of your pores a flat top foundation brush; it is the best tool for making them disappear.Finally, the eyes. Apply a neutral eyeshadow across the lid as it will prevent your perfect eyeliner from smudging and make sure your wing is on fleek.
The No-Makeup Look
For all the ladies out there who swear by the ‘less is more’ approach to makeup, a variety of nudes is what should be on your makeup table in preparation for this evening.
Apply your base shadow all over the lid. After that, pick up your crease brush in order to add a pop of color; preferably a light bronze or peach eyeshadow. After that, blend to smooth out the rough edges and achieve a seamless finish. Your lips should be covered with nothing but a gentle peach lip gloss designed to make you look fresh and effortless.Of course, no no-makeup look is ever complete without a touch of shimmer, and that is where a good light honey highlighter comes to play. Grace the top of your cheekbones with the right amount of highlighter for that J.Lo glow, and by no means should you forget the tip of your nose and cupid’s bow for a full a kissable pout. If you are a visual learner and need help achieving this look, turn to Lisa Eldridge.
Pretty in PinkIn case you wish to take a page from Emma Watson’s beauty book and exude that subtle romance, make pink your color. The eyeshadow palette that comes to mind for this look is one infused with different shades of pink.
Apply a neutral pale beige shade across your eyelid, and add just a touch of the satin-textured medium pink shade on the crease. Moderate amount of mascara is recommended for this look. The cheeks should be kept light. Use a translucent light pink blush gently applied with a blush brush.
As the rest of your makeup is dreamily fresh and light, the lips could stand for a pop of color. Don’t be afraid to use a more bold shade of pink, perhaps dab into the lightplum family. This look is bound to make you look like a fairy, evoking that A Midsummer Night’s Dream feel.All of these looks celebrate femininity, romance and love. Each of these, in their own way; sends the same message, so there is no way you could go wrong with any of them. On Valentine’s day, wear your heart on your sleeve and let your face reflect the romantic goddess that you are.
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Author bio: Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, graphic designer, lover of vintage treasures, basics, white and DIY enthusiast. Design plays a huge role in her personal expression. She is also focusing on minimalism and good quality. Sophia loves sharing meaningful content that inspires women. Over the years she has written pieces: Eco Warrior Princess, Viva Glam Magazine, LA Fashion, How to Simplify, Natural Path, Urban Naturale and many other blogs and magazine.