Wednesday, December 8, 2010

How to get perfect brow.

We all know how important it is to have perfect eyebrows but before you take your tweezers or wax, take a look at your eyebrows and study it. A properly shaped eyebrows can make you look younger, prettier and make your eyes stand out!

Step 1: Take a pencil a place it between the outer edge of nostril and the corner of your eyes. This should be the beginning of your eyebrows.

Step 2: Identify the arch! Still holding your pen on the outer edge of your nostril, tilt the pen so it grazes the outer part of your iris. That's where the arch should be.

Step 3: Identify the end! Keep the pencil on the outer edge of your nostril and tilt it further so it grazes the outside corner of your eye. This is where the end of your eyebrow should be.

Before you take the tweezers and start plucking, you should trace the shape of your eyebrows. There will be longer eyebrows and for that, take little scissors, trim your eyebrows cutting horizontally, make sure you don't cut the actual eyebrows.

Now that it's all done! Fill in with brows powder, use gentle strokes, no harsh lines! Use a clear mascara to keep the stray hairs in line!

Pureluxe Eyeshadows haulin'!!

Here is my new order from Pure Luxe cosmetics!

Top row:
-English envy:Medium muted green with gold highlights. A very classy color!
-Sprout: Fresh lime green shade with a yellow/gold interference.
Second row
-Lush: Smoky green with a very subtle blue/green finish. PERFECT for the smoky eye look.
-Forest:Deep jeweled green.. Gorgeous!
-Pandora: Deep green. Metallic finish
-Jaded: Lt./med. jade green with a touch of jade green metallic finish.
Third Row
-China Blue: Matte. Applied dry, you will get a subtle grey/blue. Applied wet you will be thrilled with the crisp yet refined blue.
-Indigo: Rich velvet blue with lighter blue/violet highlight.
-Peacock: Spectacular peacock blue. Silk finish.
-Racy: Steely blue, pearl finish.
Last row
-Bullion: Super gold shade. Like a golden bullion! ***contains bronze powder***
-Molten: A TRUE red shade. Excellent for lip AND eye color. Deep red with brighter red highlights. ***contains copper powder***
-Promiscuous: Creamy pale yellow base with a surprising yellow/green interference

Best foundations!

We all have a hard time in finding the perfect foundations. Keep in mind that for a perfect make up, you have to prep your skin with a moisturizer, primer and concealer for a smooth and perfect make up!

You don't know what foundation would quite match your skin tone? Revlon Custom Creation would be the perfect foundation to get to know your match!

Each bottle comes in 5 dial shades!
-Light medium

Once you get to know which tone your skin is, light? Medium? All you have to do is set the dial to match your skin. Simply turn the dial to adjust the shade from light to darker. At the same time, you won't need to buy a new foundation if your skin got tanned a shade or two. This foundation contain SPF 15

Cost about 17.95$ in most drugstore is big surface store.

Maybelline Dream Liquid mousse leaves an almost flawless, smooth finish and doesn't leave your skin look cakey during the day. This foundation comes with a pump which makes it more hygienic. It comes in 12 shades which are listed by the "Name" of the shades such as Classic Ivory or pure beige etc then it tells you if it's a dark, medium, light, fair shades. If you're not sure if it is between a dark or medium, not sure which to choose? Well, this foundation also tells you in which shades it is if you're not sure which to choose, In a tiny font, you should read the shade followed by 1, 2 or you need a shade in between, no need to think which foundation, just take the one with a .5! That should make it easy to choose your shade!

Cost: 12.27$ in most drugstore and big surface store.

You have a skin prone to acne? Try Almay clear complexion liquid make up. It contains salicylic acid which is know for healing and clearing blemishes for clear complexion. Gives an even and long lasting coverage. I'd recommend this foundation to anyone who struggle with break-out caused or aggravated by other make-up just to have a healthier looking skin.

Cost: 13.89$ (Do not confuse it with Almay Smoothing liquid make-up and Almay Nearly naked liquid make up which have different prices)

Maybelline Dream matte mousse comes in an easy to use container with 12 shades to choose from. This foundation gives an excellent coverage for an even looking skin tone. It has an air-whipped mousse texture providing a matte look, flawless looking skin with an air-soft feel.

Cost 10.99$ in drugstore and big surface stores.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How to make shadow "stick"?

Always wondered how some eyeshadow looks so vivid and intense? Just as any "art" work, we need a medium to prepare the skin to received and hold a color, a primer!

It is rare to find a primer specifically for the eyelid in drugstore but you can also use "cream" eyeshadow as base, preferably in a neutral color, skin colored or even white on which the color would stand out more.

As for me, i am using M*A*D mineral Make up which, unfortunately, they have discontinued the production.

So my suggestion would be, for an economical product, NYX eyeshadow base.

This base comes in 3 colors
-White= Apply before eye shadows for 100x's vivid color

-Pearl= Apply before eye shadows with pearl and iridescent for a 100x's pearlized effects

-Skin tone= Apply before eye shadows to hold, intensify, and make eye shadow last longer.

6$us each at cherry culture!

Styli-Style Eyeshadow Base

This one comes only in a flesh tone base.

8.50$ also at cherry culture

I have not been able to find any affordable Eyeshadow base and these you can purchase them at Cherry Culture website.

If you are willing to spend more on an eyeshadow base, We can find these in canada at their respective store, you can go for a M.A.C one!

This base comes in 3 shades: light, medium and medium dark.

As any base, it smoothes out your eyelid and neutralize it for a more vibrant and vivid eyeshadow.

Of course since it is a very high brand, it usually cost 20$ for 5g. Even if i am a big fan of M.A.C, i am not willing to pay this much for a eyeshadow base.

You can also use their "paint pot" which comes in a variety of color, my 2 favorites? Painterly and Bare necessity!

Well, any flesh tone, creamy product would actually do, if you're not willing to spend a lot on a eyeshadow base, you can even try a creamy concealer as a base if you want. It might not be as good as suppose an eyeshadow be but it's always an option!