Makeup is used to embellish our natural beauty just as much as it is used to cover up our flaws. Many people search for the “perfect” makeup brand or tool that will give them a flawless canvas, but the truth is all types of makeup have positive and negative attributes. Sometimes it is simply a matter of preference. Still, it does not stop people from comparing brands. For example, one common question many people seem to ask is if airbrush makeup is better than traditional makeup and vice versa.
Well, this is it. 2019 is the year you’ve decided to get into beauty. Pretty exciting, eh? Well, except for the fact that there are so many techniques and products that you have no clue where to start. Don’t worry because beauty tips are here! Listed below are some beauty tips that will help you so that you can create a successful beauty regimen.
You may have a little daughter whose getting older by the day and you can’t help notice the change and transition in her ways. Obviously as any other parent, you are simply concerned because you want what’s best for your child and the prospect of them growing up, well, does kind of freak you out.
One thing that most mothers question and wonder on an everyday basis is “when is the right time for my daughter to dress a certain way?” or more often “when should she be wearing makeup?” Whilst there is no definitive answer to this since mothers all around the world have a different take on makeup, with girls as young as two (yes, two) and women as old as twenty-three wearing it. So when is the right time to start experimenting with your look? Can there be a right time?
Well, the answer to that is actually a yes. Whilst mothers may assume that they know what they want for their child and will know when the time is right, most of the time this prospect just seeps casually into your daughter’s daily routine and builds up over the years. Unless your daughter is obsessed with makeup from a younger age, there really is no need to ponder the question as much as you think.
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.
It was early Monday morning on the 4th of September when we received the news of an expectant Hurricane Irma 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 IrmaIn 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 a ziplock 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 IrmaApproximately 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 DisasterWhen 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 WindowsDuring 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!
What was left of Texaco Gas Station after Hurricane Irma
The After Effect of Hurricane IrmaHurricane 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
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.
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?
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 of dry skin foundation that you can purchase online and several helpful tips to help you find the best foundation for your skin.
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.
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.
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!
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!
The key to wearing a good matte lipstick application is clean, dry, moisturized and exfoliated lips. Matte lipsticks can be drying, so it is important to drink enough water throughout the day to keep the lips hydrated. Also applying lip balm prior matte lipstick application is required.
Kat Von d Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Damned)I picked up this Kat Von d Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Damned. A deep burgundy shade. I am a huge fan of Kat Von D cosmetics so I had to at least sample one of the liquid lipsticks. Then again at a price of $20 each for 6.6mL/0.22 fl. Oz. I couldn’t justify myself buying all 46 shades at once. I just picked up a shade that looked perfect in the packaging and something that is not close to what I already own. The price is in the same range as several other brand liquid lipsticks on the market.
I like dark vampy colours so I choose to go with this deep burgundish shade (Damned).
PackagingThe liquid lipstick comes in a clear plastic tube with a thin sponge doe foot applicator. The tip of the applicator allows you to precisely apply the liquid lipstick from one corner of your lips to the other. The flat edge of the applicator covers the surface of the lip as you swipe from left to right. The sponge does not pick up as many products so you might want to coat the lips 2-3 times to get that opaque pigmented, even application look.
ConsNot transferableDryingHighly pigmentedUneven applicationNon-stickyMessy (crack, feather…)Smooth applicationEasy to applyBuildable
The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick has a long lasting staying power with high pigmentation. It is kiss proof and non-transferable. Exactly what I look for in a matte lipstick. The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is drying but not to the point that the lips feel dehydrated. The texture is lightweight and it glides on smoothly, however; I feel like the doe foot applicator sponge could be a bit thicker. Thick enough to pick up an ample amount of product to apply to lips. I had to coat my lips 2-3 times before I could get the product to look even on my lips. The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick dried very fast between each application, the product did not felt sticky like some other liquid lipsticks neither was it messy on the lips. The liquid lipstick sits comfortably on the lips you will forget that it is even there. If you are gonna wear this Kat Von D liquid lipstick watch out for a little feathering especially if you eat greasy food or have dry lips. Eating anything oily will separate the liquid lipstick making it become messy.With the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, I was able to eat without this product smearing on my chin.
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- Learn how to make your own lip scrub to perfect your pout and also to give you that smooth lipstick application. Bye, bye to crack lips.
- 1 tbsp sugar
- ½ tsp olive oil
- Vanilla extract
- Gel or Liquid Food coloring (optional)
- Small travel size jar or container (for storing lip scrub)
- Small bowl (for mixing)
- Take the small bowl and scoop the measurements of sugar and olive oil and stir together until they are blended.
- Add one or two drops of vanilla extract and stir the mixture together. The vanilla extract is used to add flavor to the mixture.
- Add one or two drops of food coloring of your choice. Mix evenly until the color is distributed.
- Place the scrub into a small jar to store it for later use.
How to Use
Apply a small amount of the DIY lib scrub to dry or wet lips and massage on lips for 10-15 seconds. Rinse or wipe off with a wet wipe or wet cloth. Follow up with a lip balm to keep lips feeling moisturized, soft and hydrated.
Lipsticks can melt and lose its strength making it more susceptible to breaking or melting completely if not kept at the right room temperature.
Just in case you shop for beauty products online this should be known to you. Frequently we buy lipsticks online and they arrive broken or our lipsticks might fall from our hands, counter and break and if we have kids around we all know what might become of our lipsticks. Don’t worry! One way to salvage broken lipsticks is to be depot in Sephora (Baby) by Z Palette.
If you have ever bought or splurge on your favorite lipstick and only when you’re getting ready to use it you realize it’s broken. Not a good thing!!! You can easily fix your broken lipstick by applying heat with a blow dryer or matches by heating the ends and putting it together.
Trending glitter lips, learn more about how to achieve glitter lips.
1. To make lip makeup last longer, begin by blending a small amount of concealer or foundation over the edge of your lips with your fingertip or simply apply lip primer.