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Summer Beauty Trends for the Office

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Summer is officially upon us, and you’re ready to trade in that heavy face of winter for a more refreshed, sun-kissed, but still work-appropriate look. How should it be done? Here’s a few of our favorite runway trends from this season’s top designers.  There’s something for everyone, so choose accordingly. summerbeautytrendsforoffice2

Purple Eyeshadow {from the runway of Versace}
Try out some universally flattering shades for the office, like navy or eggplant.  A little pop of color will really enhance your eyes.

Rimmed Grey Eyeliner {from the runway of Sophie Theallet}
Temper your flair for dramatic, heavily rimmed raccoon eyes and choose a soft gray or brown over black for a fresh summer look.

Honey Hued Makeup {from the runway of Meadham Kirchhoff}
To add warmth to fair skin sans self-tanner, go for a creamy, honey-tone blush. Dab shimmering copper shadow on eyelids and rosy bronze gloss on lips for a total summery complexion.

Classic Black Liner {from the runway of Badgley Mischka}
Black liner over a bare eye is timeless. Thicken the line as you work your way toward the outer edge and finish with a mini tick. Keep remaining makeup minimal to ensure a clean, unfettered appearance.

Smokey Brown Eyeshadow {from the runway of Chanel}
Black smoky eyeshadow is likely too bold for the workplace. Choose an earthy brown instead for a winning look.

Bright Pink Lip Gloss {from the runway of Moschino Cheap & Chic}
A glossy pink lip is feminine and eye-catching and never too over-the-top for work.

Red Lipstick {from the runway of Jason Wu}
The classic color is completely workable, so long as you choose a tomato shade over a superdark Goth one and pair with neutral eyes and cheeks. Still shy about flaunting rouge lips at the office? Save them for the evening happy hour with coworkers.

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Best Beauty Trends of 2015

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Best Beauty Trends of 2015Here are some beauty trends to try out for your most dazzling — and slightly daring — look this year!

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The New Red Lip

A red pout has always been a staple of chic, and this year is no different. What is new is the finish: a soft stain instead of slick and glossy or matte.

says Emma Willis, a makeup artist with Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge in Los Angeles. “With the rest of the face muted and natural, the total effect was soft and very feminine” says Emma Willis, a makeup artist with Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge in Los Angeles

This year’s hues range from crimson and scarlet to cherry or pink-red, and you can find stains in balms, crayons or pots. Pat it on with your fingers, or for a crisper look, outline the outer edges of you lips with a pencil and then fill in.

Assertive Arches
Brows aren’t backing down. They’re stronger and thicker than ever. On the fashion runways, wildly exaggerated arches were created with lots of tinted brow gel, powder or pencil and a stay-put wax. You might not want to go quite that bold, but put down the tweezers for a few weeks — except for cleaning up stray hairs well below your arch — and see how you look with more brow-wow.

Jewel-box Eyes
This is the year you’ll want to adorn yourself in sapphire, jade, turquoise and emerald. And yes, you can afford it! We’re not talking gems, but eye shadow and liner in jewel tones.

Try a thin swipe of green or blue liner along your upper lashes and a wash of shimmery or satin shadow on your lid. Keep it simple. “We’re doing a single color on the lid instead of the multiple hues of the smoky eye,” says Willis. “It’s fresh and glamorous at the same time.”

Glowing Skin
Fresh, glowing skin is the perfect complement to dramatic brows and sparkling eyes. Here’s how to get it right:

  1. Prep your skin with a primer along the T-zone. “Most women use far too much primer,” says Willis. “You don’t need it everywhere.”
  2. Using a foundation brush, apply a slightly luminous foundation. Look for words like “radiance” or “illuminating” in the product’s name.
  3. Buff with a makeup sponge for a flawless finish, and apply a very light dusting of translucent powder to set. “Use a large round powder brush instead of a powder puff,” suggests Willis.
  4. Create beautifully flushed cheeks with cream blush. “Warm a small amount on your fingertips,” advises Willis. “Smile and then press onto the apples of your cheeks.”

Do-it-your-way Hair
Low ponytails, high top knots, loops, braids, buns and beehives. With the Hollywood awards season in full sway, hair has more turns and twists than the plot of the Twilight saga. No one look is dominating the red carpet. The trend:  try something new. Whatever ‘do’ you choose, remember that healthy, well-cared-for hair is always in style!

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Simple Way to Clean Off Glue From Fake Eyelashes

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Today’s question is a simple way to remove glue from fake eyelashes.
 
Well, it actually is very simple. All you need is a makeup remover Q-tip. You can find these at your drugstore. With a tweezer, hold up your false eyelash that you are wanting to clean off. Now simply use the Q-tip with the eye makeup remover inside of it and clean off the glue like so. Make sure you have a firm grip on that eyelash and the glue should come off easily. 
 
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Emma Stone’s Makeup and Style Inspiration

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The one actress that always catches my eye is the radiant and hilarious Emma Stone. Just adore her! 

Below is how you can recreate one of my favorite red carpet looks from her, complete with the exact lip shade she rocked on the red carpet, Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Rendevous . This new shade of soft coral is a must, and you can be sure I will be packing it in my personal makeup bag. Drugstore shopping spree, here I come! 

Emma Stone's makeup look for MTV Awards
 

Martin Grant little black dress
This is a great LBD by the designer who created her red carpet look. With a fitted waist and bell-shaped skirt this dress is a super glamorous style.

Jimmy Choo high heel shoes
The ultimate leg lengthening heels.  Perfect for every summer outfit! 

Christian Louboutin clutch handbag
On my wishlist. This bag is stunning, and will upgrade any outfit.

Stud earrings
simple. elegant. need I say more? 

Chanel eyeliner
Her look was centered around the lips, but the eyelashes had a bold black line that allowed her eyes to stand out, while still looking classic.  Complete the look with a stip of false lashes, and black mascara.  

The exact shade Ms.Stone wore! Clean, and on trend with a flush of coral.  This is a wonderful alternative to red during the summer! 

This combo is soft and uber flattering on lighter skin.  It helps to define the cheekbones without overpowering the face. Easy glow!
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5 Quick Beauty Tips

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The Fast and the Beautiful – 5 Quick Beauty Tips

Nothing’s worse than having to get up early just to apply makeup. I loathe getting up any earlier than I have to. I used to “rise and shine” about 20 minutes earlier to ensure I looked my best before heading out. Now, I’m a bit more casual, yet my face looks better than it used to. Believe me when I say there is such a thing as spending too much time on your makeup, especially for the daily grind.

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Tinted Moisturizer

I combine my moisturizing and foundation with a BB cream. The tinted color blends away redness and many minor imperfections. My face is moisturized, protected from the sun (ensure SPF is included) and covered all in one step. Since BB creams also have antioxidants, you’re making your skin look better while you wear it. If you don’t need a full out treatment, a tinted moisturizer with SPF will do the trick.

The Perfect Mascara

Even though I’m not a morning person, the right mascara helps make me look like those actresses when they wake up looking perfectly awake and made up right after a restless night. At least that’s how I feel I look. Find a mascara that will make your eye color pop. Use one that curls and/or lengthens. It helps make your eyes look more open and brighter for that fresh look. Mascara takes only seconds to apply, so it’s a quick pick me up trick.

Multi-Color Eye Palette

Don’t waste time digging around in your makeup case looking for just the right color. I saved quite a bit of time by purchasing a eye shadow palette with all my favorite shades. It actually has 20 some odd colors in pinks, purples, blues and greens. Of course, you should choose one that includes your most often used shades. I whip it out, choose my poison and look great. Simple, right?

Tinted Lip Balm

Okay, I’ll try to keep this short, but I am absolutely in love with tinted lip balm. It’s perfect for any day time look. I have several shades of red, pink and peach. You moisturize and get just the right amount of color without looking over done. Plus, if you apply regular lip stick later, your lips will already be primed. My favorite is Carmex since it provides moisture and SPF protection.

All in all, I spend less than five minutes. A few quick touches of concealer and finishing powder and my face is ready. Not too bad, especially if you’re in a hurry.

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How to Apply Makeup After 60 Years Old

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Today’s question is how to apply makeup after 60 years old. Well, our lovely model here is in her 50s, but it’s the same type of makeup application and the same theory.

As you can see in the video above, you want to keep the makeup soft and glowing, fresh colors such as peaches, bronze, apricots and a softly defined eye, is what’s really going to create a youthful look for the face.

Another trick is to avoid powder; if you have any oiliness, as you can see right here, we used a soft pore-refining and oil-minimizing gel, that should replace powder. Powder can tend to cake and dry out on drier skin or more mature skin.

Here, we have a light-reflecting concealer and also a little bit of a highlighter on the cheekbones to uplift the face and give it a really beautiful soft-lit glow. The eyes are defined with a little bit of bronze and dark brown matte eyeliner.

The lips, finally, are a bright, but soft, apricot-peachy lip gloss to create that fullness and that youthful look. Very simple, very clean, dewy and elegant. You want the face to look lit from within, radiant and youthful.

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From the novice to the Pro: Practice makes perfect!

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 We’ve all heard the old adage: “Practice makes perfect!” And as anyone who has tried to pick up a new sport, hobby or started a new line of work knows things take time and doing is part of being.  Make-up artistry is no different, and just as a professional baseball player goes to practice five days a week and works on their fast pitch and pop-ups the make-up artist or makeup lover needs to condition and practice their craft.

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