Take these makeup looks for the beach and get the IG-worthy shots you dream of! Along with the fun experience, you got to spend time and money for the perfect beach holiday look. It’s a bust to take photos where you are not your best and worst is you, looking tacky. Here are some awesome tips to get the summer glow you want and the fresh beach holiday vibe you fancy. Look good in person and in your IG posts with these makeup looks!
Hair & Makeup Looks for the Beach You Will Want to Try!
Your hair is part of your overall makeup look and this beach waves hairstyle is still in and you wouldn’t want to miss out on it this summer. This gorgeous yet laid-back look is something you can rock from sun up to sun down. To make sure your waves last longer, you only need two tools in your beauty stash: a curling iron and hairspray. Make sure your locks stay as long as 10 minutes for longer-lasting curls. Here are the full details on creating beach waves with your long hair. If you have short to medium length hair, even better. Short beach waves are all the rage these days!
It’s difficult for the fair-skinned to get the summer glow unless you’ve been out most days as soon as the sun comes out in spring. Don’t despair, when you can use your current shade to your advantage. Also, there’s nothing makeup cannot do if you know how to work with it. If the bronze glow won’t work for you, the brightening pastels certainly will. Work with your lips, eyes, and cheekbones using pastel shades. Follow these tips to get a bright summer pastel glow for your beach holiday.
There’s a new makeup shade that’s taking the summer by storm. Introducing, coral! From lipstick to eye makeup and blush or highlight, celebrities are sporting this look either on a fair skin or a slight tan.
Here’s a beauty tip to note about coral makeup from Lancôme National Makeup Artist Alex Sanchez: “Coral has a wonderful brightening effect for the face. Be sure to choose coral lipstick shades that are creamy and glossy vs. matte and metallic. Think modern beach-peachy vs. dated frosty-apricot.”
So along with the sweet summer glow, you might also want the fiery and vibrant bohemian look. You can achieve this look with a dewy makeup and a highlight to the highest points in your face. To get this look, take these tips and guide to the perfect boho makeup for your eye makeup. The next item in this list could help you with that.
Whatever the season or occasion is, a good eye makeup will bring out the best in you. This summer you will want big and bright expressive eyes with a no-makeup makeup look. Here are some tips for you to achieve this goal for tantalizing summer eyes.
What’s the point of hitting the beach without completely enjoying because your makeup will wear out in the sun or the water? Luckily, waterproof makeup is here to the rescue. A whole line of waterproof makeup products from drugstore to brand makeups are available for your use this summer. With this waterproof makeup line and the makeup looks for the beach on this list, you can be fab all day while enjoying the beach!
9. Natural Beach Wedding Makeup
We cannot leave out a beach wedding makeup on our list! For a beach wedding you always dream of, it’s only proper you go for a dreamy light makeup. Highlight your eyes and get kissable bubblegum lips with a subtle nude shade. Get more of these tips here to get a perfect beach wedding makeup look.
How do you get a perfect beach makeup look? Is it in the lips, the hair, or the tanned skin? Needless to say, it is all that and more. So here are 4 steps for you to work out these areas to get the perfect makeup looks for the beach you want. It will cover your eyes, lips, and skin with the usual sunscreen tip.
Watch this quick and easy video from Steph Sterjovski to apply makeup looks for the beach:
Now you know how celebrities get to have perfect photos up close or long-range. Use these tips and practice now before the beach seasons come in full swing. With your wardrobe ready, make sure you get this stylish hair and makeup looks for the beach all set!
Did you enjoy this list of makeup looks for the beach? Which of these summer looks have you tried? Let us know about it in the comments section below!
Do you have sensitive skin? Love to DIY? Make these natural products yourself to save your wallet and your skin! Check out how you can create your own natural skincare products with eco-friendly ingredients.
Keratin shampoos contain a protein known as ‘keratin’, which is an important building block for hair health. This protein is responsible for the internal and external structure of your hair playing a major role in its strength and resilience. We’ve rounded out some great products for damaged hair. Check them out below!
Revlon’s entire hair recovery line is a range of products enriched with proteins and moisturizing ingredients such as Creatine,Betaine, and Keratin that helps to repair the hair.This Keratin infused shampoo is ideal for damaged hair.
A great one to have on the list of Keratin Shampoos. Dove has been such a trusted skincare brand if this is as good as their body wash then count me in. This damage therapy shampoo promises intensive repair and protection against breakage.
Sunscreens are essential all year round, they protect the skin from the damaging UV rays from the sun. However, during the summer season when the sun is at its hottest, it is an absolute must have. If you’re not quite sure what kind of sunscreen you should choose, we’ve rounded up 10 great options for different skin types.
Since this one is SPF 30 it is best paired with a moisturizer that also contains sunscreen to ensure maximum protection. This vegan, non-chemical sunscreen is perfect for those with sensitive skin. It is lightweight, non-sticky and is also infused with anti-oxidants.
Another great option for those of you with dry skin and most importantly, sensitive skin, since this one is chemical free. This broad spectrum spf30 sunscreen from mad hippie, contains carrot seed which helps with hydration, red raspberry seed, avocado and antioxidant vitamin C and E.
It’s very rare to find a primer with SPF 50 so we have to give Nars Kuddos for this one! This smoothing primer prepares skin for makeup by minimizing fine lines, wrinkles and pores, while protecting your skin from dangerous UV rays.
The great thing about this sunscreen is that so far its the only one that protects the face and body from the sun. This SPF 50+ sunscreen has a soft matte finish and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes; perfect for the beach. It also comes with a spray on nozzle for easy application, and it goes on clear.
5.La Roche-Pose -SPF 50
One of the pricier options on the list, but totally worth it. This activewear lotion sunscreen contains spf 60 which is quite rare. It contains antioxidants and vitamin C, and can be used on your face and body.
Step out of your home looking like you got a pro to do your hair with these DIY hairstyles for long locks! While your options for having a different hairstyle every day are endless, it’s easy to end up with the same plain ponytail day in and day out. Girls help girls, so we’re here to the rescue with these cute and lovely yet easy hairstyles for long hair to do at home. Wear a different hairstyle every day to match your makeup and OOTD!
Easy DIY Hairstyles for Long Locks
1. Boho Braid
Don’t feel like washing your hair today? Take advantage of your messy hair by doing the boho braid hairstyle. Don’t worry, even if you’re not good at doing braids, you can easily manage this one. You can try this hairstyle on messy straight hair, but I suggest you curl your hair a bit to give it that boho vibe.
2. Twisted Bun
Are you looking for an updo which looks elegant and sophisticated but less the hard work and effort? This twisted bun DIY hairstyle is a must-try! All you need to do is tie a knot and secure both hair sections with bobby pins.
3. Curly Updo
For an easy hairstyle to wear for a wedding, I prefer a curly one or an updo. Let’s put them together to create a curly updo which looks gorgeous on anyone! If it’s for your wedding, you can add some flowers like the one shown above. If you don’t like the neat look that much, you can keep the front part of your hair loosely curled. You’ll be thrilled to know this hairstyle is Beauty and the Beast Belle-inspired!
4. Tuck and Cover French Braid
Running out of time to go to a stylist? This tuck and cover French braid will make you look poised and pulled together. This hairstyle is pretty versatile, which is one of the things I love about it. I can wear it with practically anything from tee and jeans to dresses! Can’t believe how easy it is to do this too!
5. Party Perfect Ponytail
I’m a ponytail lover. And in the summer, I almost always wear my hair in a ponytail on a daily basis. It’s easy to do, it keeps my hair out of my face, and it’s very comfortable to wear. So, when I’m going to parties, I try and find a ponytail hairstyle that makes me feel good as well. I like how messy and pretty this hairstyle looks. To add some sass, I like curling my hair.
6. Messy Bun
The messy bun and ponytail are fierce competitors in my book. Both are my go-to DIY hairstyles and I really adore them. Both are very easy to do. So how do I choose? I pick the ponytail if I’m spending more time outdoors and the messy bun hairstyle when I’m indoors so the strands don’t go to my face (I hate that!).
7. Braided Rose
For women who love the half-up hairstyle, this is a good variation to try. The braided rose is simply adorable! When you walk down the street, people will think it’s done by a professional stylist, but really, it was all you, girl! It’s a perfect hairstyle for the summer and will really look great on your dainty dresses!
8. Twisted Crown Braid
So maybe you like those Dutch crown braids but find them really hard to do? I’ve got something easier for you! Why not give this twisted crown braid a go? It’s not as detailed as a Dutch braid, but it looks just as pretty on both straight or wavy hair.
9. Ribbon Half Updo
I’m bringing you back to those days where the bigger the hair, the more fabulous you are. Look at this half updo bouffant, isn’t it beautiful? To add daintiness into this look, wrap your hair around a thin ribbon. Yes, it doesn’t just look cute on kids − we can also rock this look, ladies!
10. Big Sexy Waves
And to complete the list of DIY hairstyles for long hair is everyone’s favorite − the big sexy waves hairstyle! You know what? I know a lot of women who would go to the salon to get this look. Maybe they can’t be bothered with doing it at home or can’t find the right technique to do so. But hey, why spend money to pay someone else to do it when you can easily DIY, right? And trust me, ladies, after some practice, you can make big sexy wavy hair even with your eyes closed!
Watch the video below by Missy Sue for another stunning DIY hairstyle for long hair:
How do you like these easy DIY hairstyles? Do you think you’ll have the time to practice them? As you know, makeup and hair go hand-in-hand. To look great all the time, you have to practice both skills. You don’t have to be a hair expert to pull off a pretty hairstyle. That’s the thing with hair, you just need to guide your hair in the right direction and it will naturally fall into place. Enjoy practicing, ladies!
What’s your favorite from our list of DIY hairstyles? Please sound off in the comments section below!
Wondering which Urban Decay Naked Palette you should invest in? Take a look at this in-depth comparison of the different palettes of Urban Decay Naked line. When it comes to the Urban Decay Naked palettes, you only wish you can have everything. But if you know what you need exactly, you won’t go through the huge trouble and expense. This rundown of what each palette offers will help you make the right Urban Decay palette choice!
Which Urban Decay Naked Palette is for You?
Nothing Beats the Basics
I think it’s funny how Urban Decay came out with the Basics palettes. When the Naked Palette 1 came out, I thought that was pretty basic but then I think about the woman who doesn’t like spending tons of time putting on makeup. Who needs a concise palette for putting on something to give her a more polished look but doesn’t really want to think about it all day?
The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palettes are awesome choices and it comes in two! Both palettes come in a sturdy plastic case with mirror and house 6 neutral shades. They come in matte to a satin finish which is buttery to touch. They have very minimal fall out to none and are perfect for carrying in your purse.
The Basics palette includes 6 universal neutral shades which cater to anyone. It features two highlighting shades (Venus and Foxy); two transition shades (WOS and Naked 2); and 2 contour colors (Faint and Crave). With these shades, you get enough combination for a fail-safe look you can take from day to night.
Urban Decay Basics 2
The Basics 2 palette is a play on the same color family from the first Basic palette only a bit cooler. This palette would compliment different women, especially those who prefer a more feminine, dainty look. You can play off the colors with transition shades which hint at taupe and old rose (Cover and Frisk) and lighter contour shades (Primal and Undone). I have to say I love how the highlight shades come in warm (Frisk) and cool (Stark) tones.
This all matte palette comes in a rose gold compact with a large mirror and duo ended brush. It’s not as travel-friendly as the last 2 basic palettes but it does give you a wider range of neutral colors to play around. If you’ve ever owned an Urban Decay Naked Palette, you know the quality you’re getting. It contains 12 shades of beautiful matte colors from warm to cool. This is for someone who likes to put makeup on and does not mind having different colors in her palette. You can create different looks with different combinations from this palette alone. Definitely, a must-have if you don’t own an all-matte palette in your vanity.
A basic palette would be everything the Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 is. It has an all-neutral 12-color ranging in different finishes from mattes, satin, to shimmery colors. This palette alone would give you a good mix of browns and bronze to champagnes and gunmetal. They could create an everyday subtle look to something a bit edgier for the night. If you want something practical and functional for the office or work, you’re good with the Naked Palette 1.
The Naked Palette 2 is basically an expansion kit of Naked Palette 1. It offers more range in terms of tone and depth having more taupe-y colors in addition to a matte highlight shade (Foxy) and a matte black shade (Blackout). Aside from giving the usual day looks, this palette will take your makeup game to sultry and smokey, especially with the colors Suspect, Pistol, and Verve. They are all a very good mix for a gradient smokey eye look. Get this if you want more taupe colors in your collection and if you’re up for some smokey, sultry look.
I may be biased because I love everything rose gold, but I have to say that the Naked Palette 3 is an upgrade to the line. The packaging is rose gold with an embossed gold logo on the front – very classy and the color range pays homage to the romantic look with rose and pink tones across all the colors. Even the darkest shades (Darkside and Blackheart) are in the deep rose-y mauve colors. I personally love this palette. You can create a dreamy, feminine neutral look with this palette for the day and a more sultry, romantic look for the night. It’s absolutely perfect for weddings!
Urban Decay Smoky Palette
The wild child of the family but nonetheless brilliant and beautiful, this palette is definitely for the more adventurous. Still, 12 neutral colors with different textures offering light matte transition shades (Password and Combust) perfect for diffusing and creating the smoky edges of a smoky-eye look. Various grays and a plum color in shimmer and micro glitter textures for different smoky looks you can create flawlessly. There will be minute fall outs on this palette, but nothing major. I also love how the highlight shades come in a good range of champagnes with different textures. Get this palette if you want variety and edge to your color collection.
If you’re looking for the perfect look to match your summer outfit, then the new Naked Heat Palette will be your next best friend! Released last July, the palette has 12 fiery offerings with shades ranging from a creamy pearl (Ounce) to a deep metallic plum (Embre). You pick from the seven mattes and five shimmery shades that compliment all skin tones. Experiment with new eyeshadow colors with shades like Sauced (a matte coffee shade), He-Devil (a burnt red matte), and Dirty Talk (a shiny metallic shade with a copper base)! Avoid creasing on your eyeshadow by applying your favorite primer first.
Check out this look created by Kathleen Lights using the Urban Decay Naked Palette 1:
I hope this has helped you choose which one (or two) to get among the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. All the palettes are pretty versatile and you can create different looks with only one. If you feel you need to get more, I don’t blame you!
Which one is your favorite Urban Decay Naked Palette? Let us know in the comments section below!
Both appearing on Sephora and realsimple with one of the best reviews not only as eye makeup remover but as a total makeup remover! When you are wearing those hard to erase and rinse waterproof makeup this will be your lovely answer!
Surely another one of those with very promising capabilities! This product as according to cosmopolitan certainly removes everything! Some products will leave that sting when applied but this one works best even if you have a sensitive skin!
On Sephora alone there are 10k human beings adoring this product! As this makeup remover is concentrated to the eye this is safe to the eyes as it is ophthalmologist tested. And what users particularly raves about this product is how great it works on sensitive skin and melts makeup easily!
If you are looking for a fragrant and color free eye makeup remover then this is what you are looking for! Works from sensitive to all types of skin as well as conditions the lashes and lids. Find out more on cosmopolitan.
This maybe one of those that you’ll need to splurge on but this eye makeup remover is surely one that you would want to use FOREVER! It maybe expensive but a small amount of the product will surely your eye makeup and one of the customer reviews on Sephora said that the entire bottle lasted for 10 months!
Surely one that will make you think is it worth it? If you are looking for a quick fix this one heaven sent! Worth every penny! No soapy and stingy after feel when used! Check out the best description of this product at totalbeauty
Truly tried and tested. Clinique is best known as the go to cosmetic with sensitive skin! Both Sephora and totalbeauty has good reviews about this product. This product even works on waterproof makeup leaving a no sting and no oily residue on the skin.
Mac Lipsticks hands down has some of the most iconic shades, colors, and finishes! With the wide spectrum of Mac Lipsticks in the market, it’s hard to pick which one is worth your money or at least the hype. We’re seriously taking the burden off you and listed the best-rated and top-selling Mac lipstick colors. We’ve picked from a wide range of lipstick shades from nude to the darkest available, including celebrity favorites. Take your pick from this list of the top Mac Lipsticks in the makeup market for the perfect one or two for you!
Must-Have Mac Lipsticks! From Nudes to the Darkest Shades
The Mac lipstick Ruby Woo is easily one of the most popular if not the most popular lipstick ever made. This red velvety shade is a must-have for every girl whether she’s out on a date or a company meeting. Apparently, Rita Ora and Taylor Swift are in love with this shade! This is a blue-based Mac red lipstick which makes your teeth appear whiter. But its one of the retro matte line, notorious for its super drying properties.
Aside from the fact this lipstick is a must-have for its rich frost finish, it’s also sold for a noble cause–charity causes. Every buck sold from this lipstick line goes to men and women living with HIV and AIDS.
From celebrities to street galls, they all love the matte finish in this deep burgundy shade. It helps that this shade is somewhat hard to find. There is a layer of glamor added to this color which lasts all day long. What’s even best is the price which is the around the same price of other quality lipsticks.
If you have a fancy for the gothic look, Mac has the Cyber 3G lipstick offering for you. It is a deep red and purple shade for the intense and fierce look you want. Celebrities love the satin finish and the gothic shade for a bold red carpet statement.
If you’re looking for a long-lasting natural warm red hue which is creamy at the same time, this is your lipstick. You will love the creamy texture which makes for easy application. Of course, its cover design is a perfection in collaboration with famous fashion designer Guo Pei.
Add suspense and drama to your humdrum everyday life by simply wearing the Mac Russian red matte lipstick. It’s intense color and long-lasting wear will give you the thrill all day long. We are not a huge fan of the smell, though. Still, you can look movie glamorous and dangerous in this lipstick shade but try to avoid the kissing part.
Mac Whirl is part of the newer shades but it has already gained popularity. Remember when Kylie Jenner made a buzz for her brown lipstick shade? Apparently, way before she launched her own lipstick line, she loves using Mac’s Whirl lipliner for her famous lips. Thus, Mac has decided to make a lipstick version of that lip liner and the Mac Whirl lipstick was born! It’s medium brown mauvey tone is perfect for all skin tones.
If you’re the quirky Katy Perry type, you’ll love the Mac Candy Yum Yum. It’s a pink color, with a neon shade and a matte finish which gives any wearer a youthful vibe. It’s also one of the most popular pink lipstick in the market.
One of Mac’s bestsellers, this Satin mid-tonal cream plum shade lipstick will surely bring out your fierce look. While it’s a satin finish it manages to stay on your lips for hours. It leaves a beautiful stain on the lips when it starts to fade.
I remember reading a blog where this shade is tagged as an “unsung hero” from Mac’s collection. This is probably one of the safest shades the brand has. Its reddish-brown tone is perfect for any natural look. Women of color can wear this as their nude lippie.
For the ultimate party goer, this shade is perfect for you. I love its rich chocolate plum color.
Watch this Mac lipstick swatches video from Hannah Louise for a Mac lipstick feast:
Picking the perfect lipstick is a serious business every stylish girl cannot overlook. A lipstick is an essential beauty item if not the most important. But we had serious fun picking Mac lipsticks for this list so we hope you had fun looking at it, too!
Did you love this list of Mac Lipsticks? Which of these Mac Lipsticks have you tried? Let us know about it in the comments section below or any of our social media accounts!
Bun hairstyles are perfect for so many different occasions, hair lengths, and colors. This is one style that never really goes out of style, and as time goes on there has been numerous upgrades and variations to the classic bun. Read on for some great images of celebs rocking some cool bun hairstyles.
1. Jessica Alba
Sleek bun hairstyles like this one worn by Jessica Alba is always a great option for cocktail parties or even a day at the office. You really can’t go wrong with this one!
2. Sarah Hyland
The actress added a bit of glam to her messy high bun with this cool gold hairband.
3. Jennifer Lawrence
The actress turned heads on the red carpet with this messy, side swept bun which she paired with bold lips and of course, diamonds.
4. Kerry Washington
When you’re as beautiful as Sanaa Lathan it doesn’t really matter what you do with your hair, but she made the right choice by going with this classic bun.
5. Amber Valletta
I call this one rock and roll chic, but you can call it whatever you like especially if you can pull of this style the way Amber Valletta does. The cornrows at the side adds a young, cool and edgy touch to the entire look.
6. Maria Menounos
The tv host takes space buns to a whole new level, option for four low buns instead of two. Would you dare to try this?
Which one of these celebrity buns did you prefer from our list, and most importantly which one of these easy bun hairstyles are you planning to try? let us know in the comment section below. We love hearing from you.
Prom night is undoubtedly one of the best nights of your high school life and there’s no question that you should look perfect on that night. Don’t feel guilty about scouring the web for the best of the best prom looks possible. You have every right to glam up!
These prom makeup ideas should save you the trouble of worrying about your look too much. Here they are:
YouTuber Nicole Guerriero’s makeup tutorial not only teaches you the art of perfecting shimmery silver eyes for your prom, she will also help you do it with drugstore makeup only. This only mean one thing–you’re going to look beautiful without stretching your wallet!
This silver cat eyes will make you look purrr-fect on prom night. This makeup tutorial will teach how to do your eyes on fleek including those eyebrows, drawing the cat eye right and of course, lengthening and volumizing the lashes to guarantee that you will be one sexy kitten. Meow!
Bronze eyeshadow almost always look great in every occasion because it’s a mix of both subtle and sexy, it just depends what way you want to take it. In this tutorial, its a bronze smokey eyes look that will turn you into a bronze bombshell on prom night.
You can never go wrong with going for shimmery eyes on prom night, because frankly, you’ll fit right in with all the glitz and glamour that night. This shimmery eyes tutorial will look great with neutral color dresses.
Some girls prefer a more toned down look. This simple and chic prom makeup tutorial will help you achieve a natural look, which will actually look great in any colored dress. Just make sure to add more color in the lips to avoid a too muted look.
Are you someone who likes to go heavy on the eyes? This shimmery white and black smokey eyes tutorial should get you the eye drama you need. Don’t forget to pick a more neutral or nude shade for the lips.
This smokey eye tutorial mixes a bit of bronze, dark silver and black to create the beautiful look. It will look beautiful on light-colored dresses. Make sure to frame the eyebrows perfectly and fill it in too. As a rule of thumb with smokey eyes, keep the lips neutral.
Lauren Curtis’ YouTube tutorial on how to do natural prom makeup is one of the most popular ones out there. She does it perfectly and we’re sure you can too. Here, she went for a soft look by using pink eyeshadow, flushed cheeks and pink lips.
If you’re blond and you want to pull off bright lips, then you’ve got to do the Barbie prom look we have here. For the eyes, bronze eyeshadow is used, but as you can see, you must get your lashes on point with this look.
For girls who want to do a smokey eye but add a hint of gold because of their dress, this makeup tutorial should be the right one for you. It’s a very subtle look that will allow your dress to get all the attention it deserves.
So we’ve given you glittery gold eyes and subtle gold eyes, now it’s time for a bolder approach-the gold smokey eyes. This look mixes gold, a bit of bronze and black to create that sun goddess look. Also, those light pink lip color complements the heavy eyes well.
For girls with blue eyes who want to make their blue eyes glisten on prom night, why not try this white and violet eyeshadow look? These colors look great on blue eyes but do be warned though, violet eyeshadow must only be used if it matches your dress too.
There’s no harm looking a bit older on prom night. After all, it’s one of the rarest nights in your life that you get to dress up and get all dolled up with your friends. To do this mature look, go heavy on the eyeliner and make sure to put on a bright red lipstick for extra appeal.
What a powerful combination this is, silver and pink together just looks awesome! But in this makeup tutorial, Mayra uses a different technique–using roll on shimmer instead of eyeshadow to get the shimmery icy look. Doesn’t it look so pretty? She only used drugstore makeup too!
We know that black dresses are so popular in prom. It’s elegant and sophisticated. So if you’re wearing a black dress, make sure to match it with bright red lipstick, just like what Taylor Swift did here. Bright red lips plus a black dress is a deadly combination.
A lot of girls have the belief that if they wore a silver dress, they immediately have to match it up with silver eyes too. Well, that’s not really true. Maryam Maquillage’s tutorial on this Chrissy Teigen inspired look is great for silver dresses. Keep the whole face simple and push the boundaries with a dark red berry lipstick.
We are gushing over this look, how can you not? Mixing aqua green with gold glitter is just pure genius and it gives you a very unique look for prom night–something that will make you stand out from the crowd.
A prom look inspiration list won’t be complete without the blue eyeshadow, which girls really love. This tutorial will teach you how to use this intimidating shade of eyeshadow and match it with your prom dress.
At first glance, it seems like Kylie Jenner isn’t wearing any makeup at all except for her beautiful berry lips. While the lips is the focal point of this almost bare look, do watch out for the cat eyes, which is just a subtle detail in pulling off this oh-so natural look.
We’re not particularly sure why this is called rose petals, but we could care less because it looks so beautiful. The mixture of gold, bronze and violet is very unique for a prom look. So if you want to be different, try this look out.
Blue eyeshadow makes blue eyes pop. This metallic blue eyeshadow will look great in light to dark blue dresses, which is also a favorite in prom night. Complete the metallic look with rose lips to make the look a bit more subdued.
Thrifty makeup tips are necessary these days, because there are so many expensive options on the market. Different products range in quality drastically and some don’t make much of a difference compared to their drugstore counterparts. You need to know what to splurge on and what to skip. Check it out..
When to Splurge
Why splurge on foundation? First it is the basis of your look, then the foundation should have a better quality because it will exactly matches your skintone. Branded foundation is more favored than drugstore bought foundations because branded has a better finish and is tested to last all day – making it more economical as you wouldn’t have to reapply the foundation whole throughout the day. One of the best foundations to try out is Dior DiorSkin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 as it provides that hydrating finish and with the right amount of coverage it creates a naturally flawless, bare-skin effect.
As we all know that brand names are far better than drugstore ones. It is preferred because branded eyeshadows are made with higher quality ingredients thus giving away better pigment when applied. Also what’s best with it is that you didn’t actually splurge as you don’t have to keep on buying or replacing your eyeshadows – with branded eyeshadows you’ll only need 2 years to change it. Personally I really like the Urban Decay Naked Palettes (ALL VERSIONS) because of its variety of colours and that lasting effect it creates after application.
3. Powder, Bronzer or Blush
Just the same as with eyeshadows when these makeup must haves are tightly compact it is with best interest to spend more on department store products as according to Beau Nelson, a New York City–based celebrity makeup artist,“Department store powders are more finely milled, so the texture is smoother than typical mass brands,” Plus high-quality makeup products crumble and break less easily. For bronzer, I like to use Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact – Bronze not only is it a highly top rated bronzer but this Bobbi Brown product creates that deep, bronzy glow.
If your main focus is to save money then choosing to use a Professional-grade makeup brushes proves to be the best option! Some may not agree to this but PRO-Grade brushes are made of fine materials therefore giving you that even-well distributed product making you not use more product over time. I personally use MAC Brush Collection – I also love that post cleaning the brushes still look the same as before.
When to Save
I find no need for a $20 to $40 mascara when you can get the same look with a $5 one. When looking for a great mascara whole throughout the WorldWideWeb Maybelline New York Great Lash automatically is on most sites that recommends your mascara must haves.
With drugstore lipsticks you can buy 5 to 10 kinds for less than $20. Isn’t it fantastic that you have a whole lot of colors without spending more – if you think about the lipstick not lasting the entire day then check out this great technique to on How To Make Your Lipstick Last All Day and with regards to lipsticks that you can try, check out CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick as it sticks to the lips well without the worries for transferring its color to the food or glass beverage that you’re using.
Just like mascaras where you need replacement every 3 months. Your eyeliner is the least makeup must have that you need to spend on. Drugstore and branded eyeliners just give the same result (whether pencil or liquid). With liquid check out which one has that gives even application. And just imagine Jordana Cosmetics INCOLOR Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner is less than $6 but a lot of good reviews are on it.
So there you have it ladies! Little lesson will make a BIG DIFFERENCE!
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The headband trend is one that never really goes out of style, probably because there are so many different types to choose from. Whether your hair is long, short, straight or curly chances are you can find a headband that works beautifully with your style, no matter the occasion these. Read on for more!
This is one of my absolute faves, it is so chic and perfect for a casual day. Lots of cool colors and prints to choose from, and works especially great when you’re having a bad hair day.
This messy hairstyle is a great option for work or a cool nighttime function after. And what goes better with these loose braids and bun than this double strand headband. Love it!
When your lounging at home this is perfect for keeping hair out of your face while still keeping your hair cute.
This ultra glitzy headband is a statement piece for sure so I would save it for special events such as a swanky wedding, engagement party or ball. This beautiful middle part, pinned back hair with loose waves works beautifully with the headband as well.
The great thing about working out is that it keeps your body in tip top shape, the downside is that it can really messed up your hair. However these cute and colorful headbands from Urban Halo ensures that you look super cute at yoga or gym class and your hairstyle will also stay in tact.
These cute floral headbands are perfect with boho braids and loose messy hair. Oh and if you have a music festival coming up this is the perfect hair accessory to pair with your outfit.
Another headband that i’m absolutely obsessed with. This vintage design is so beautiful and can be dressed up or down depending on the hairstyle.
Water based moisturizer is gentle on your skin and isn’t full of harmful ingredients that can cause early signs of aging. To restore moisture to dry skin, choose a water-based moisturizer that contains ingredients that help keep your skin hydrated. For very dry and cracked skin, petrolatum-based products are preferable. They have more staying power than creams do and are more effective at preventing water from evaporating from your skin.
Blonde highlights are not a new trend nor a new hair color that everyone is swooning over. They’ve been in style for many years and are further enhanced with the modern coloring techniques. There are highlights, lowlights, balayage, and ombre… and there’s a mix of all those too! Here are blonde highlights hair inspirations for you.
Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair | Hair Inspiration Ideas
1. Bronde Hair | Blonde Highlights on Short Hair
Let me say this right off the bat—nothing beats the perfect combo of bronde hair! Bronde = brown + blonde is a term used by hair experts to describe the seamless mixture of blonde highlights with brown hair or vice versa. It’s among the preferred hair colors for brown-haired ladies too. For a really natural look (like you’re born with the bronde hair), go for full and blended highlights. Or, you can opt to keep your roots darker and even the layers below. Your blonde highlights will look better with the dark contrast. This will look good whatever your hair length is. Plus, it will also make your hair look fuller and even give it more definition.
2. Brown to Blonde Ombre | Blonde Highlights with Brown Hair
The ombre hair color still wows us with many different but beautiful colors. For brown hair, changing it to a blonde ombre looks seamless than changing it from brown to red. If you don’t want a big transition, you can try this ombre style. I suggest that you combine the blonde highlights with the blonde ombre. For a more flowy effect, the highlights should start with the brown roots and go down into the gradient color.
3. Balayage Bob | Blonde Highlights on Short Hair
Do you sport a bob? If you do, are you not switching hairstyles anytime soon? If you agree to both, then this blonde balayage is the perfect color for your bob! Please do not believe people who tell you that highlights do not look great on short hair. Truth is, highlights look great on any hair as long as they’re done right! For ladies with a bob haircut and brown hair, tell your stylist to create blonde streak highlights on a brown base. This hair color will also add dimension to a short sleek bob and will definitely look great in both straight and curly hairstyles.
4. Platinum Blonde | Blonde Highlights on Light Brown Hair
Platinum blonde is an intimidating color to wear especially if you have dark brown hair. At first glance, platinum blonde on dark hair feels like it’s too loud or too attention-seeking. But for hair experts, you have to use this contrast to your advantage. If you’re feeling courageous and want to try platinum blonde highlights, do a mix of ash and platinum highlights instead. The beautiful contrast will be there and the combination of colors will mesh better in each passing day.
5. Frontal Highlights | Blonde Highlights on Black Hair
We all know that highlights add to the dimension of any hair and they give “oomph” to any hair color. But do you know how frontal highlights can impact your overall look? I know frontal highlights aren’t for everyone because they’re a bit daring to pull off. But, if your stylist is familiar with your face and its features, he/she can create frontal highlights to accentuate your facial features! And, with blonde frontal highlights, your face will light up!
6. Chunky Highlights | Blonde Highlights on Dark Brown Hair
I don’t know about you, but when I get highlights, I like them really thin. I feel like thinner highlights work better when blending in with the other colors. But since we’re speaking of contrast, I’m also thinking of trying out chunky blonde highlights as well! This is a bold move, but if you’re looking for greater contrast, chunky highlights are the way to go. They’re also good for covering gray hair (if you already have tons of them).
7. Blonde and Red | Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair
I must say, I really love red hair color, and if I get to mix that with blonde highlights, then that would be a dream. Although I have not tried this hair color, I’ve read that red and blonde highlights are a common request to hair stylists. The reason is that when red highlights are mixed with dark brown hair, the result is rich burgundy. And again, the blonde highlights will add contrast. If you’re feeling bold, try this hair color!
8. Blonde and Rose Gold | Blonde Highlights on Light Brown Hair
If going the red route is too bold for you, then may I interest you in a blonde and rose gold combo instead? Well, it’s not literally the metallic kind of rose gold so no need to worry there. But this hair color will definitely add a pink touch to your blonde highlights and brown hair. Some would also call this hair color strawberry blonde and it’s trending right now too! Trust me ladies, the splash of pink on those dirty blonde highlights will definitely stand out! And who doesn’t love pink anyway?
9. Irish Cream | Blonde Highlights with Brown Hair
How do you like Bailey’s Irish Cream? A whole lot? You can turn your brown hair into a caramel decadent! Everything is working well together and I can’t wait to try this one (maybe after my new hair color fades). Well, it’s not really for everyone, but if you have a boho side to you, you’ll enjoy this! It’s great for wavy hair too!
10. Blonde and Pastel | Blonde Highlights on Dark Hair
Your hair is an extension of your personality. So if you have a colorful and vivid personality, your hair should too! I’ve seen dark brown hair with rainbow ombre. While it’s trendy, I think pastel colors are better when mixed with blonde highlights in particular. It doesn’t have to be full-blown colors, just color accents here and there. For blonde highlights, pastel blue, purple, pink, and green will look beautiful!
Constant coloring can lead to dry and damaged hair. Make your own DIY hair mask to keep your hair well-conditioned and nourished. Here’s how from beautyklove:
Whether you have brown or dark hair, blonde highlights can give your hair life! Actually, when you look for blonde highlights hair ideas online, you’d see a lot that look very similar to one another. I guess, at the end of the day, it’s between you and your stylist—what suits your hairstyle, your skin tone, and your personality. That’s what’s going to make your hair special!
Do you have a favorite color combination for your hair? Feel free to share it with us in the comments section below!
Nails look yellowish after removing nail polish and that tint just doesn’t look flattering. Good thing there’s a simple solution to that – whitening toothpaste! Check out a tutorial here on how to remedy yellow nails with whitening toothpaste.
You can use s small paint brush, an eyeliner brush or even the felt tip of an old liquid liner that has dried up. Just dip it in polish remover and run it along the edges of your nails to erase manicure mistakes.
10. Get the perfect manicured nails by following this diagram
B3F stands for “Free from Formaldehyde, DBP & Toluene,” a standard which many new nail polishes have adopted. Formaldehyde is anti bacterial and acts as an anti dissolvant and improves adhesion. DBP or Dibutyl phthalate is used as a plasticizer which should keep surfaces smooth and unbreakable. Toluene is a substance that keeps your polish in liquid form. Each of these ingredients mentioned have certain dangers attached to them and it pays to be safe with your nail polish.
Make applying cuticle oil a part of your manicure ritual to keep your cuticles from drying out and looking ragged. On a daily basis, massage it into your cuticles to soften your hands and prevent pesky hangnails.
Are you kinda going crazy with all the beautiful eyeshadow palettes out there? Well, we’ve compiled a list of the best high-end eyeshadow palettes you can get your hands on! When I’m planning my look, I find eye makeup to be the most challenging. But it’s a challenge I take seriously. And so, shopping for the best eyeshadow palettes is also something I take seriously. If you’re in the same boat as me and the other makeup lovers out there, fear no more. From natural to sultry, cream to pressed, matte and glitter, this list of palettes will make your heart skip a beat.
Although quite new in the makeup market, the Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Eyeshadow Palette is making the rounds. This is an awesome palette that includes 6 matte and 6 shimmer shadows. The transitional matte shades are really great and you’ll be able to do a complete look with this palette already. But seriously, I’m drooling over the gold packaging. It’s not only glamorous, the package is sturdy too!
The first ever Urban Decay Naked Palette was released years ago and yet, it’s still the better palette over the Naked 2 and 3 by a mile. Not to mention, Urban Decay started the nude eyeshadow palette trend. If you’re going for the natural look or a smokey eye, this palette will come in handy. This is also one of the best eyeshadow palettes for brown eyes!
The Tarte Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette is probably the best eyeshadow palette from Tarte. With this brand, you can always expect the best quality shades and colors. This palette is more for the matte shadow lovers out there as it includes 16 matte and 4 shimmer shadows. Enjoy the easy to match colors and do a full look with this one!
We love the Marc Jacobs Remarcable foundation, and we also love this Style Eye-Con No.20 Eyeshadow Palette to bits! Despite the $100 USD price tag, you’ll enjoy the superb quality of the eyeshadows. Offering 20 gorgeous shades, the arrangement of colors is one of the best ever and it’s easy to create a complete look with this one. And yes, we love the packaging too!
I told you! Tarte really makes great eyeshadow palettes! Another one making this list is the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette and believe me, THIS is the palette you must own. This is probably the best eyeshadow palette for beginners as it’s all about neutrals! I can go on and on about why this palette is the best out there, but I’ll give you the top reasons why instead. First, the shadows are highly pigmented and creamy. Next, the shadows blend like a dream, really! Third, we love the big mirror and the cute packaging. And last, the palette smells like vanilla, need I say more? But seriously, this is an everything-in-one palette and the quality is undeniable. Buy this!
Too Faced also has good eyeshadow palettes, but one of the most notable is this Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette. It comes with 16 shades; a good mix of mattes and shimmers. This is more of a neutral palette and we love the colors! As an added bonus, you’re going to love the chocolate scent too!
Move over UD Naked palette, because this eyeshadow palette is taking the throne. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette is a force to be reckoned with. This palette offers a variety of colors from warm, cool to neutral shades. There are unique shades like the awesome reds and browns and there are also the staple shades that we love. The pink felt packaging is adorable. All-in-all, a fantastic palette!
Many makeup lovers overlook the Make Up For Ever eyeshadow palettes and it could be because they’re too darn expensive. But hey, if you’re willing to splurge then the Artist Palette Volume 1 must be on your list. They’re truly one of the best eyeshadows on the market today. The shadows are buttery and the pigments are intense. But, this palette comes with more shimmer shades, so it might be hard to pull off a complete look with this one. Still, the quality is awesome!
9. Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
Okay, this might be an eye contour palette but it would be a shame if you don’t use it as eyeshadow. The Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette is a miracle worker. Everything is matte and everything you’d want in a matte eye palette is here. We give the creamy formula and high pigmentation two thumbs up. And oh my, the blending ability is off the charts!
Can you see how beautiful the range of colors is in this Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette. It’s actually the HG palette for some makeup lovers out there. You just got to love the warm tones here. There are rich and deep browns, raspberry, orange, champagne, and a mix of mattes and shimmers. It’s easy to create a full look with this and it’s a dreamy palette for women you like warmer shades.
11. Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette
The Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette is a thing of beauty and it’s perfect for women who like pretty things. This one is quite pricey but it’s worth the splurge. Although it only offers 4 matte and 6 shimmer shadows, it’s actually a palette that can take you from daytime to nighttime looks easily. Plus it’s one of the best eyeshadow palettes for blue eyes. You’d be surprised!
Pulling off the perfect eye makeup requires help from awesome eyeshadow brushes. Check out these makeup brushes tips for Carli Bybel:
As a beauty lover, there is nothing more satisfying than breaking into a new eyeshadow palette and playing with all the beautiful hues. Shopping for an eyeshadow palette can be challenging because there are so many good ones out there. Decide on a look you want to wear often. Are you going for a palette for an everyday natural look? Or, do you prefer a palette for nighttime and date night looks? Determine if you want a handy palette so you can pick the right size. It will take a bit of experimenting but beauty shouldn’t break the bank. I hope this list of eyeshadow palettes have been helpful in your search for the right one.
Which of these eyeshadow palettes do you want to try out? Sound off in the comments section below!
Well, you will be happy to find the simplest way to conceal these nuisances. For a fastest, simplest and most effective way to conceal those eye bags, here are three simple steps that you must definitely follow:
Step 1. Prep.
If you wish to flawlessly and naturally conceal your dark circles, you should prep your skin by hydrating and nourishing the skin surrounding the eyes. Use a hydrating and moisturizing face mask to achieve this. The first thing you have to do is to thoroughly clean your face the put on the face mask and leave it for about 10 minutes. If you fail to provide the eye area the moisture and nourishment it needs, you will end up with a cakey and creasy eye area upon application of the concealer.
This is done so that you can be able to seal in excess moisture that the mask has. After spraying, you can distribute the liquid in your face with the use of your hands or a tissue. You just have to ensure that your hands are completely clean.
To fully provide the eye area its much needed moisture, you can use an eye cream to seal it all in. Apply only a small amount then spread it by using your ring finger to dab it around the eyes. Lightly tap it so as to prevent rubbing the skin which would cause wrinkles in the long run. Through dabbing and tapping, you can improve the circulation of blood in your eyes.
Step 2. Conceal.
Since your face is already well moisturized, the best form of concealer would be a dry one. To achieve the proper color, you would need two different concealer shades. First shade you need is the warmer color with red undertone. Second, you would also need a skin tone with yellow undertones. Use a brush to dab alternately between the different concealer shades. Apply the concealer only on the darkest area. Avoid stroking the brush, just dab. Avoid applying on the lash line.
After that, use a highlighter to add more texture to the eye area. The rationale behind using different textures is to fully imitate the texture of the natural skin. This will help you build depth, making it look more natural. Put highlighter in the side of your hand and use it as a palette. Apply highlighter into your dark circles with the use of a brush. Using this, you are free to apply into the entire eye area, even the lash line.
Step 3. Set
After all the concealing, you can now finish everything with the use of a thermal spray. This step allows the effects of make up to last for the whole day.
Now that you have a smooth and skin surface, you can now apply the rest of the make up and kiss those dark circles goodbye!
BH Cosmetics has been around for many years, and despite the insurgence of so many other beauty brands they’ve managed to stay relevant! The key to their continued success is consistency, quality and of course price, and as a lover of their products myself it’s only fair to share some of their most cost-effective products with you. Read on for these great steals!
With almost 800 reviews on the site, it’s clear that these $5 matte lippies are totally worth the price; plus they have a range of beautiful colors for all skin tones. Keep in mind that this is one sale right now, but even the regular price of $8.99 is still a steal compared to many others on the market.
These little beauty sponges can cost up to 20 bucks on some websites, but you can get this one for only $3 from BH Cosmetics. It is latex free, hypo -allergenic, odor -free and can be used for wet or dry application.
For only $10 this colorful brush set is available on the website,and in case you’re wondering yes it does come with this cool striped case!
4. Eyelights – Waterproof Eye Toppers
Glitter eye shadows are all the rage right now, and these sparkly toppers are easily blendable and are not as messy as loose glitter. Plus they only cost 5 bucks so you can pick up as many colors as you need. Oh, these are listed among their ‘Bestsellers’!
Another bestselling item, this 18 color baked eye shadow palette is so highly pigmented it will last you a really long time. These are non-irritating and can be used with a wet or dry brush. It only cost $14!
You can check out the BH Cosmetics website for lots more great steals. Oh and tell us in the comment section below which one was your must have on the list.
Eyebrow trends and getting crazier and crazier, and just when you think “Okay it cant possibly get any crazier than this”….IT DOES! We’ve rounded up some the most dramatic eyebrow trends of 2018, check them out below!
Have you ever wished that you could make your eyebrows look a garden? Well join the club, because a viral trend just in time for spring. You can check out Taytay_xx Instagram page if you want to replicate her look featured above.
I’ve personally never found fishtail appealing enough to want it on my face;least of all my brows, but this is not about me. This is another of those eyebrow trends that took us all by surprise, but never the less people were trying it out left and right,would you dare to wear this?
3. Jewelled Brows
I must admit this one is quite beautiful; I mean who doesn’t like a little bejewelled action right? I can see why this would look fantastic on the runway, like maybe for a Victoria’s Secrets fashion show or something, but in real life its a no for me!
4. Halo Brows
If you can’t have a halo on your head why not put one on your eyebrows right? At least this person sure felt that way-isn’t it heavenly?
5. High Heel Brows
As a shoe lover I get the obsession, trust me. However, I prefer my shoes on my feet, not on my eyebrows!
This viral Instagram trend caught us all off guard;I mean who would want wavy brows. However, Before you could say “What the eyebrows” all the popular makeup gurus were doing it on there YouTube channels. You can check out one of the way brow tutorials here
Personally one eyebrow on each side of my face is good enough for me, but apparently it wasn’t enough for whoever came up with this crazy trend. Why would you even want 3 extra eyebrows? It’s hard enough trying to keep up with two!
That’s all folks, we’ve rounded up 7 of the craziest eyebrow trends for 2018-so far! Don’t worry i’m sure there’s more to come so stay tuned for part two. Tell us which one of these trends you’ve tried, or you plan to try in the comment section below!
With just the right amount of eyebrow liner and an eyebrow shape that perfectly fits the face, a woman can definitely take the world by storm. In fact, even if you are too lazy to be ultimately gorgeous, a few minutes on your eyebrows can make you look your best effortlessly. With all these and more, there’s no need to wonder why there’s this big fuzz about perfecting those wonderful brows. After all, what’s a girl to do without the perfect beauty brows?
A square-shaped face could either be a curse or a blessing. The real challenge here is to make your face look gentle, and there is no other way to perfecting this than keeping the subtlety in your face by soft-curved eyebrows that extend from the middle to the end of the brow. The slight curve to the outer edge can help you achieve the subtlety you need.
A gentle arch can best complement the roundness of your face. Nonetheless, you should never settle for thin eyebrows since this can make your face look even rounder. Therefore, when it comes to round-faced ladies like you, you must learn the art of plucking less because in your case, thicker eyebrows mean a less-rounded face.
A lot of women who were born with a heart-shaped face would agree that one of their biggest challenges is trying not to look too angular. If you are one of them, then circular eyebrows that are slightly arched would do the magic trick for you. This would create the balance your face needs, making it look less angular.
If you are blessed with an oval face, congratulations because most eyebrow shapes can work well with your face. Nonetheless, you have to make sure that you don’t overdo the arch on your eyebrows since it can make your face look too lengthy.
There you go—the perfect brows for your face shape. Just remember, no matter what shape and color, you are always beautiful! With just the right amount of faith, confidence and a magic eyebrow pen, you can absolutely work your way to becoming your best beautiful.
Did you know that most blush on the market can work with virtually any skin type? Why?
Certain neutral blushes have pigments that pop with almost any complexion. The brighter and bolder in our experience the better (in moderation)! We find that using a small amount of these creamy and bright blushes will help neutralize skin tone and brighten up your look during the fall months. A healthy peachy glow always makes you look super healthy!
Cream Blushes For All Skin Types
So which blushes are great for all skin types? Well, that’s what we’re here for. Check out these must-have blushes that you’ll discover you’re missing out on.
These nail polish reviews show some awesome nail hacks and will help give your DIY nail art some new flair and glamour. Give your at home manicure a fresh look and choose the best nail polish brands to make your nail polish designs and nail polish colors pop with personality!
Textures are trending right now in the colorful world of manicures and glamorously gorgeous nails, and we’ve tested a few eye-catching polishes to give you a fresh look at a few products we love! Velvety nails, shimmering beads, layered finishes, and other stunning polishes are showcased in this lineup of new looks for your fashion season!
Product: Velvet Provocateur
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Ease of Use: 5 Stars
Durability: 4 Stars
Our Take On It: We were thoroughly impressed by this luxurious velvet polish! The texture is mesmerizing, easy to apply, and even stands up to handwashing without shedding the fluff (though it takes about 10 minutes to fluff back up again after it gets soaked). The one slightly inconvenient aspect is that we couldn’t seem to help getting powder flecks everywhere, no matter how careful we were. It’s like glitter – you’ll be finding it a week later somewhere across the room! This nail texture is dramatic, stylish, and as velvety smooth as it looks. We give it an overall 4 out of 5 stars.
Product: Nail Pearls
Overall Rating: 2 Stars
Ease of Use: 5 Stars
Durability: 1 Star
Our Take On It: We were more excited about these nail pearls than any of the other products because they are so unique and delightful, but they didn’t hold up to the test of time. They were easy to apply, and truly glamorous, but the beads started popping off after just an hour. If you pull a standard topcoat from your polish collection and apply it over the beads, it does increase the longevity by about a day, but the bubbly texture of the beads is somewhat diminished when the curves and creases are filled in with the topcoat. On the plus side, the copious bottle of beads will last you for months and months of re-application! If you’re going for a dramatic, one-evening look that you can apply in just minutes, this is a viable polish, but if you want something that will last for a few weeks, we give it simply a 2 out of 5 overall stars.
Our Take On It: Zeva is designed to give you an instant French manicure, making the pinks and whites of your nails more vibrant and dramatic. We found that you can see a difference, but not much, and you’re bombarded with pretty strong fumes that linger in the room when you twist open the cap.
Zeva provides a lovely gloss, and does make the whites of the nail a bit more crisp, however it’s not much of a difference, so we’ve given it a 3 out of 5 stars. If you’re headed out the door and need a quick manicure solution to make your nails look clean and up-kept, this is a solid product, but it’s not the dramatic French manicure that we were hoping for.
Our Take On It: This delightfully quick topcoat will stick with you through your night on the town, washing dishes in the sink, and anything else your busy life throws at you. It provides a shiny gloss, a durable finish, and an easy way to keep your nails looking lovely. 5 out of 5 stars for this top coat that could easily become a staple in your polish collection.
Our Take On It: You can create a dramatic 3-Dimensional universe of sparkles and glitter with this triple-layering technique. These three polishes together create mesmerizing layers of glimmer that will make your nails stand out in the crowd. You start with the solid gold base coat, which had an impressively fast drying time. Next, it’s on to the gold glitter layer – we found that you needed about three layers to get an adequate amount of sparkle, but not bad. Finally, you top it all off with the opalescent confetti layer for that multi-color shimmer. The key is to layer 3-4 layers of the middle golden glitter layer, and 2-3 layers of the opal confetti top layer. The results are gorgeous! With lots of depth and light-catching color, these nails get a 4 out of 5 stars.
Product: Nail Savvy Speed Demon
Overall Rating: 2 Stars
Ease of Use: 2 Stars
Our Take On It: Eh. That about sums our impression of this quick dry product. If you brush it straight onto a wet polish, it will smear it badly. And if you wait for the polish to firm up before applying the quick-dry solution, as we did to test it after different time periods, we found that you may as well wait until your nails just dry naturally, because it doesn’t speed up the completion time by any noticeable margin. For the tiny bit of speed to that it gives to the drying time of your nails, we give this rather unimpressive product a 2 out of 5 stars.
Our Take On It: Full marks for this swanky nail polish that provides a rugged, graffiti look on your nails. It’s sassy, it’s fun, it’s designed with a generous amount of particles in each stroke so that even one layer is impressive, and we love it! A perfect 5 out of 5 stars for this trendy Street Art style.
For women with freckles, they don’t need a lot of props to make their photos stand out. In fact, they don’t need anything more at all.
6. Fiery in Red
For a lot of people, freckles mean fresh and sweet. They can also be fiery too, especially when you have red hair and red lips.
7. Roll Back to the 90s
Those gorgeous angel’s kisses are timeless. You can go vintage (or 90s if you like) effortlessly.
8. Bring On That Smile
There’s no doubt freckles are charming, and they’re the right accessory to further brighten the smile. Pair the entire look with minimal makeup and a fishtail braid, and you’ll look as sweet as ever.
9. Red on Gray
Got gray eyes? No problem. Want some red lips? No worries either. Freckles can be that versatile.
10. Look of Innocence
Those tiny spots can make you ooze with appeal or turn you into an innocent-faced woman. Be the chameleon you are.
11. Highlight the Eyes
Remember how the sun’s kisses can help you look sexy? In fact, it’s so easy. Let down your mane, wear some red lipstick, and open up your eyes with these eyelash makeup tips.
12. Summer Babe
You can sport those freckles anytime you want, but everyone will surely agree summertime is the best.
13. Celebrity Inspiration
A lot of women do struggle with how their speckles appear, and that’s okay. Perhaps you can take inspiration from a lot of celebrities. Case in point: Lucy Liu. She’s strong, beautiful, and isn’t shy to showcase her spots.
14. Short Do
Freckles are for everyone, even for women who like the short do and the plaids. (Off Topic: If you want some short-hair ideas, check this out.)
15. Angles and Braids
It doesn’t matter what your face shape is, whether it’s angular or round. Count on them to make you look stunning.
How much do you know about freckles? This video by The List can give you more information–and source of appreciation:
Take a cue from these ladies and embrace your natural features, whether it’s freckles, gapped teeth, or scars. Let 2018 be the year of loving you, all of you.
What do you like about freckles? Let us know in the comments section below!
Tagged as the identical twins of spotlight foundation. With both products promising that flawlessly fine complexion. Their only difference is that seemingly higher price of Makeup Forever’s HD Foundation. Nevertheless it’s a win-win situation as both foundations rule the makeup world as according to dropdeadgorgeousdaily
MAC showcases how water resistant and long lasting this product is as well how flawless and natural looking its finish is. Australis on the otherhand gives the same natural finish and another good news is that it’s Vegan Friendly!
Here’s what Estee Lauder is promising about their foundation “Flawless all day. Won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable.” While Revlon speaks of “Time Release Technology” which means that your look will stay flawless all day as well as it won’t cake, fade, or rub off.
Both gives that healthy looking glow and aside from their price difference. Laguna gives that shimmer after effect and Los Cabos on the other hand has that matte finish. And again if you are ingredient sensitive then Sephora is your best pick!
Put these two side by side and you wouldn’t actually notice that they are different products! But look closely from within what each was made from? Then you’ll see the difference. If you are very particular about what is in your product then you will definitely consider Sephora as it’s more naturally made than its counter.
Both promised to have that smooth and precise finish when applied. Both also have give that long lasting, water and smudge proof effect. What seems to be different on this picture is the BIG PRICE DIFFERENCE and that e.l.f. comes with that brush! What more can you get at $3?!
From UD’s whooping 40 shades to NYX’s 18 shades and it’s price are their only difference! Even if you zoomed in their ingredients both products are using the same recipe and is giving the same benefit!
If you are on the looks for that mascara that will give volume and definition then these products are created for you to keep! But in choosing which one then if you are not too considerable about the price and is very brand conscious then you know which one’s for you! But if you are working on a budget then you may choose the latter as it gives out the same effect!
With a difference of just $5 there’s not much difference with these two as they are both oil free and literally erases that pores and skin imperfections. Though Too Faced has this promise that it’ll reduce future pigmentation.
Both can be worn alone or with makeup. They both promise to quickly, instantly smoothes the pores away. Benefit contains Vitamin E while Maybelline is non-comodogenic and fragrance free. Other than that there’s no more difference except for the large chunk of price!
NARS known for its authority with blushes speaks gives the benefit of a silky texture in matte and shimmering shades while e.l.f. promised just the same. Equally good but e.l.f. winning an inch because of its cost!
Many women suffer from the inflammatory skin disease called Rosacea. This disease is characterized by bumps, redness and blemishes that resemble the look of pimples. Since we are living in an image conscious world, people suffering from this diseases encounter detrimental effects that goes beyond the physical. The appearance of rosacea can surely lower the self esteem and confidence of a person.
One thing that can help women with Rosacea is the use of make up products. With various make up tips and techniques, you can easily conceal your rashes and avoid the detrimental effects of Rosacea. Here are some tips to help you out:
The very first thing that you should do when applying make up is to apply primer. Opt for a primer with silicone then apply this evenly on your face, most especially the affected part. This will provide a barrier in between your face and the make up products that you will be applying. This step can help you achieve a flawless look. More than that, it allows you to protect your skin from possible irritation as brought about by possible infections. This will promote both the health and the beauty of your skin.
When it comes to managing skin infected with rosacea, the perfect tool to use would be a brush and not a sponge. As we all know, using clean and sanitized tools is important in maintaining the safety of the skin. Opt for a brush as it is a lot easier to clean than a sponge. When you use this, you are rest assured that your tools are highly sanitized.
When it comes to choosing a make up product, it is best that you go for a liquid or gel form instead of a powder one. This is applicable for make up products like blush, concealer and foundation. Powder make up has coarse particles that can cause irritation to the skin. On the other hand, liquid or gel make up can provide the moisture that your skin needs the most.
Liquid eyeliner and waterproof mascara must be avoided by people with rosacea. This is because such products migrate to the different parts of the face and may lead to skin irritation. Plus, the removal of such products would require the use of harsher and stronger make up removers which can be a nuisance to your skin.
5. Use yellow based make up products to cancel out the redness.
When it comes to concealing redness and marks of rosacea, it is recommended that you shy away from using green base under your foundation. When you do this, your skin will look grayish or greenish after applying foundation. This color will not go away no matter how much foundation you apply on your face. The best thing that you can do is opt for yellow tinted products. These are effective in canceling out the redness brought about by rosacea.
Since your skin is already red enough, you would not want to make it look more reddish by using some blush on products. If you want to highlight your cheekbones, you may opt for a highlighter in sheer color. This works the same as a blush on.
Nowadays, you can find lots of brands carrying natural and organic mascara products. What makes these a perfect option for people with rosacea is the fact that these are very easy to apply. In addition to that, these are also very easy to remove. You do not have to rub your eyes or soak them in water. Just wipe and wash it using warm water and you are good to go.
8. Sculpt your face with a sculpting powder in a brown shade.
If you wish to make your face look slimmer, you can try contouring your face with the use of a sculpting powder. Opt for one in brown ashy shade so that it will resemble the color of the shadows in the face. Avoid the ones with reddish or orangey shades as it will make your face look unnatural.
Follow these simple steps and you can surely conceal redness and rosacea.
Hairstyles are constantly changing and evolving, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up. The great thing about hair is that you can switch it up to suit your style or mood, but just in case you’re running out of ideas we have 10 great trending options to consider. Read on for more!
1. Space buns
Space buns have been trending for a while now, and they are still very much in style with lots of cute variations added to the mix. This one is super creative thanks to these upside down cornrows in the back!
2.Rose Gold hair
If you really want to try something different, then the rose gold trend might be right up your alley. This beautiful hue is for the girl who wants to stand out, but I suggest you get this color done by a professional, because if this goes wrong it won’t be pretty.
3.Wet slicked back
If you want to be the coolest chick on the block then you have to try this slicked back look. Quite popular on the runway with many fashion designers and models this one is super easy to replicate. Just use a spray bottle and spray until hair is damp them comb all the hair back with a paddle brush, and use hairspray to keep it in place.
This runway-ready hairstyle is perfect for work or a classy event. It’s quite easy to do on your own, but if you can’t do this fancy twist a hairband will do the trick.
I personally have a love/hate relationship with bangs, sometimes they look amazing and other times well, I look like an alien. However, if you can pull off bangs I suggest you go for it, since there are so many ways to try this trend. Whether your hair is long or short, curly or straight, in a bob or even in a ponytail a bang works every single time.
6. 80 ‘s Scrunchies
80’s scrunchies are back baby with all the hot fashionistas and celebs rocking this trend like it was well, 1980 duh! This time around you have a lot more options, colors and styles to play around with.
7. Ice blond pixie
This one is for the risk takers, and boy is it a risk! The ice blond pixie cut is a show stopper for sure, and it does require a lot of maintenance to sustain the color and style.
8. Long shag
Let’s be honest, the long shag is not for everyone but it looks so good you’ll probably want to try it at some point in your life. The cut and color plays an integral role in pulling off this look so you need a great stylist for this one.
9.Double bound Ponytail
This dressed up version of the ballerina bun works for many different occasions, whether its a red carpet event of a casual differ you can add some fun accessories to your hair to suit your taste and style.
Have you every tried any of these hairstyles, or planning to try any in the future? Well tell us all about it in the comment section below!
Draping is officially the new cool trend in makeup. It popped up on the fashion runways a few months ago, and since then many makeup gurus have adopted the trend. Read on as we show you some great ways to try draping, plus tutorial!
Learn to Drape like a Pro
If you’ve never heard on this makeup trend before, don’t worry too much, chances are you’ve probably seen it online, social media or even in a magazine and didn’t even realize. Draping is like ‘blush on steroids’ it is a new contouring technique that can be achieved by using blush or pigment to sculpt your face from cheekbone to temple.
The trend is also known as blush draping or blush bomb and can be achieved by blending two shades and using a brush to sweep the colors below the cheeks. The color can go from the tip of the chin to the cheeks over the temple and over the eyes in a half moon sort of shape. However, you can decide how little or how much color you want on the face;
Blush bomb from cheek to temple
You’ll notice that in this instance a mixture of light pink shades were used to create a half moon effect with the blush going from cheek to temple.
blush bomb on cheeks
This look incorporated a mix of highly pigmented peachy and brown colors but the focus remains on the cheekbones.
blush bomb from cheeks to eyelids
Very light hues of pinks were used to achieve this look. A soft brush was used to spread the colors from the cheeks to the eyelids and even into the eyebrows!
JuliaCostanzo Shows us how to try out this trend, check out her easy-to-follow tutorial below!
Have you, or would you try this trend? Let us know in the comment section below!
Wrinkles are one of the top signs of aging in both men and women. Once wrinkles start to appear, most women easily get disheartened, conscious and insecure. While the development of wrinkles is inevitable, you will be happy to know that there are lots of things that you can do in order to slow down the aging process.
Here are some of your tickets out of the wrinkle generation:
As mentioned above, wrinkles are one of the most common signs of aging so the best way to prevent wrinkle formation is by preventing aging. Today, you can find lots of beauty products which can impede the aging process. Applying an anti aging cream on a daily basis and you can certainly be able to enjoy a wrinkle free skin.
One of the most common causes of wrinkle formation is dehydration. When your skin is dehydrated, it tends to shrivel leading to formation of wrinkles. When you apply moisturizer, you provide your skin the lubrication it needs. As a result, the development of fine line and wrinkles is reduced.
When the skin is dehydrated, the firmness and elasticity of skin is also lost. In order to combat this, you must stay hydrated at all times. The simplest and best way to stay hydrated is to drink lots of water. In fact, it is a must that you drink about 4 to 6 glasses of water on a daily basis.
Of course, fruits must be incorporated in your diet if you wish to achieve a healthy looking skin. It is best that you opt for fruits rich in vitamin C like lemon, lime and oranges. Fruits rich in antioxidants are also highly recommended, Examples of such fruits include cherries, blueberries, raspberries and the likes.
If you wish to smooth out your skin and achieve a clearer complexion, you should not just focus on what is in your skin. You should also focus on what is inside your body. Your skin can certainly take its toll with the amount of toxins and other waste substances that your body has. To get rid of wrinkles, you need to get rid of these waste substances first. The best way to do that is to detoxify your body. Even a simple lemon and lime detox drink can surely prevent wrinkles.
To achieve a healthy looking skin, you must eat a balanced diet. There is no perfect example of a balanced diet than the salad stated above. This salad contains foods that can provide you the nutrients that your body needs. First off, we have the greens which contains vitamin C, folic acid and antioxidants. Second, have the “crunches” which does not only add flavor to your salad but boost its nutritional value as well. Third are your colorants which contains petrochemicals and antioxidants that protect your skin from free radicals. Of course, let us not forget the proteins which are the building blocks of our body. Of course, do not forget to choose a healthy dressing to maintain the integrity of your salad (and skin!)
We all know that make up must be thoroughly removed before you sleep. However, most women tend to neglect this simple rule. When you sleep at night with your makeup on, you are like asking for wrinkles. The make up residue and environmental pollutants accumulate on your face during the day. If you will not completely clean your face before sleeping, the residues clog your pores and breaks down the collage of the skin. This process speeds up the aging process and you will be able to see visible fine lines and wrinkles in no time. So do yourself a favor and take time to clean your face at night!
While moisturizers and vitamins are vital in preventing wrinkles, nothing can ever compare to the protection that face serums can provide. This type of beauty product is loaded with high amounts of antioxidants and vitamins that our skin needs the most. The main difference between creams and serums is that the fluid from the latter evaporates, leaving high concentrations of the active ingredients behind. As a result, you can be able to receive the most potent dose of antioxidants and vitamins for your skin. You just need to make sure that the serum you will use is of high quality and contains the ingredients that you need.
These tips are quite easy to apply/ Just make sure that you follow these tips consistently and you can surely prevent wrinkle formation. Now, you can say hello to a clearer, more refreshing and younger looking skin!
Before we used olive oil and anti bacterial dishwashing soap to clean makeup brushes. Now we are giving your makeup brushes cleaning a little twist! By using vinegar! Find out more and see how you can make your makeup brushes neat and clean without splurging your hard earned money! Now let’s start and save while learning how to clean makeup brushes!
What you need?
What to do?
Step 1. Mixture.
For every cup combine 2 parts of warm water to 1 part vinegar. Then add a few drops of dishwashing liquid.
Step 2. Soak.
A. You may opt to soak your makeup brushes to the mixture (leaving them in the solution for 5 minutes).
B. Swish each of your brushes in the mixture until they are squeaky clean.
Personally I prefer doing my brushes one at a time while rubbing the bristles gently to ward off any of the makeup contents that maybe stucked on it in between!
You may run your makeup brushes one by one with tap water or warm water (which I think is better). Again I do them one by one to make sure that you have rinse off all the mixtures that you applied on to your brushes.
Step 4. Drying.
After rinsing lay your makeup brushes on a clean paper towel to drain that excess water. You don’t want to let that excess water seeping through the metal part of your brush as it will ruin your brushes. And here’s a great hack that I really love to do. Nothing fancy – just line up your makeup brushes to your towel bar with hair bands and you’re good to go!
So there you have it ladies! No need to splurge to clean your brushes!
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Yellow eye-shadow is not for the woman who wants to blend in with the crowd. You need to be bold and confident to pull off this look, but its spring so why not try something new with your makeup? If you’re still ‘on-the-fence’ about this trend maybe these yellow eye-shadow looks will inspire you.
7 Ways to Rock Yellow Eye-shadow!
So maybe you think yellow eye-shadow is just a bit too bright, too bold, too much. First, of all you’re wrong and to prove my point I’m gonna show you 7 ways you can totally rock the yellow eye-shadow trend!
1.With a Curly Updo
Of course the ‘Queen of Cool’ would rock this trend, is anyone surprised? Zendaya is always on point when it comes to fashion, she opted for a neat curly updo with over-sized hoops.
2.With Nude Lips
Youtuber Vicky Logan went for a thin yellow color on her bottom lids and opted for nude lips to really pull this look together.
3.With Yellow Earrings
If you thought you have to go mininal when you’re rocking yellow eye-shadow this beauty influenser crushes that theory. Just look at how beautiful these earrings are paired with this trend, love, love, love it!
4.With Wet Waves
Actress, Margot Robbie bravely rocked this trend on the red carpet with a short cropped bob and wet waves with a nude lip.
5. With a Headband
If you really want to stand out, why not pair your bold yellow lids with a multi-colored headband and yellow nails. Would you dare?
6. With Viva Glam Lipstick
Blogger Starryskies created a Nicki Minaj inspired tutorial on her website, using the female rapper’s Viva Glam lipstick and yellow eye-shadow. She created cute pigtails to top off the look.
7. With Yellow Lips
Never one to blend in,Solange takes the cake with this trend by daring to pair it with bold yellow lips, big curly hair and long lashes!
In the comment section below, tell us how you would rock this cool and trendy yellow eye-shadow trend.