Saturday, April 30, 2011

Quick Tips! #1

Ok, does anybody else have the problem of their lipstick not lasting long enough?  I definitely do.  I love my Viva Glam Gaga lipstick by M-A-C, but it doesn't stay on as long as I would want it to.  I have to keep reapplying it and I feel like I'm just wasting the product by doing that.  I'm going to give you guys a tip thanks to Michelle Phan that will make your lipstick stay on forever. Trust me, it works!

To get started, apply lip balm to your lips to make them smooth for easy lipstick application.  My preference would be the eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere in Summer Fruit.  The only reason I like the Summer Fruit one is because it's the closet thing to pink they have, and it smells AMAZING! Now apply your favorite lipstick, mine being the Viva Glam Gaga lipstick, to your lips like you normally would.  Then take a tissue and blot your lips.  With the tissue covering your lips after you have blotted, take a powder puff with translucent powder dusted on it and press it against the tissue covering your lips.  The powder is going to absorb the oils that will make your lipstick fade, staining the lips.  Apply another coat of lipstick to finish it off!

And there you have it!  I'm telling you guys, it really works.  I also think by doing the powder thing, it acts as some sort of plumper as well because after doing this my lips appeared to be more full.  I hope this helps you guys!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Compilation of My Beauty Tips

Hey everyone!  I'm going to do a post on some of my favorite beauty tips that I've learned over the years.  I do have a question though. Should I make this like a blogging series or just do one post on all of them?  Just tell me what you think in the comments section.  Your thoughts are appreciated!  Now for the tips...

Tip 1- How to smell better longer!

Mix your perfume with your moisturizer!  The perfume and moisturizer will mix and the moisturizer will pull the perfume down with it into the skin as it absorbs.  The result?  Good smelling skin all day!

Tip 2-  Are you stressed?  It shows!

Here are some of my favorite ways to relax:  Use aromatherapy or candles in your home- Listen to calming music at night when your going to bed- Take 20 minute walks in the evening- Take natural vitamins daily.  Just remember to smile! :)

Tip 3-  Want thicker lashes?

After curling your lashes, dust powder on them, then apply thickening mascara.  If you want extra drama, apply another layer of powder on your lashes after the first coat and apply a lengthening mascara.  Alternate if you want to. My two favorite mascaras for this would be the L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black and Maybelline's One by One Mascara.  

Tip 4- Want to make your eyes look bigger?

I have really small eyes so I've found a way to make them appear bigger.  Take a white eyeliner and apply that on your waterline instead of black eyeliner.  The white eyeliner pulls the white part of your eye down making them look bigger while the black eyeliner pulls you lash line up making your eyes appear smaller.

Tip 5- How to have higher cheekbones.

Appearing like you have higher cheekbones makes your face look more sculpted.  A really clever tip made me go "Why didn't I think of that?!"  Make a fishy face and sweep bronzer just above your natural cheekbone.  Your cheekbone is the place right above where your face sinks in when you make a fishy face.  After that, smile to find the apple of your cheek.  That's the part that sticks out when you smile.  Apply the blush a little higher then normal.  And tada! You have higher cheekbones.

I hope these tips work for you guys!  Remember to let me know in the comments below whether or not I should keep this as an ongoing series or just do one more post posting all of the ones I know.  Thanks for reading!