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When Is the Appropriate Time to Wear Lipstain?

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Lip stains are one of my all time favorite products, not only because they create an amazing base for your lipstick or even for your cheeks, but they stay on all day long. You can top them with your favorite lip gloss or lipstick and they always have that beautiful color coming out from underneath.

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As you can see with the model in the video we've already started with a beautiful raspberry red lip stain on her lips. It is not shiny, and gives that kind of natural berry glow to it. The great thing about lip stains is that you can layer.

  •  Now as you can see with the lip stain, it goes on in a gel form. If you like wearing darker colors, a lip stain is the perfect way to wear a darker color without worry that it's going to come off or smear.
  • Let the stain dry for a few seconds and then my favorite tip is to apply a clear lip gloss on top to give it that beautiful lip gloss feel.
  • You have a beautiful glossy sensual lip stain that looks like a lip gloss but with the longevity of a lip stain. It really is one of my favorite ways to use a lipstick and to blend colors.
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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. 
 
Get these amazing eyemakeup remover Q-tips here! Eye Makeup Correctors Q-Tips
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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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Are Expensive Facial Moisturizers Worth the Price?

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In truth, not all expensive moisturizers are worth the high price tag. You really have to do your research and find out what the ingredients are, how it's packaged, how it's cared for and if it's worth to you and your skincare type.
 
There are some phenomenal drugstore brand moisturizers that do just as good of a job, if not better than some department store products. But, if you are looking for an expensive moisturizer that is worth the price, look for essential oils. Right now, facial oils and body oils are becoming a huge, huge proponent on the market. One of my favorites is Paytka.  This product not only can be used on the face but on the body. It's packed with over 11 essential oils, extremely hydrating and feels luxurious on the skin.
 
These types of products are well worth money not only because of the beauty and feel, but because of the way that they work with your skin. So, it's true that you really need to do your research and remember, essential oils most of the time are worth the price.
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How to Wear Makeup at 40 to Look 20

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If you're looking for that youthful, young glow, the trick is a lovely peach blush, which brightens up the face, a little bit of highlighter on the cheekbones and, then, the perfect peachy-nude lipstick.

All of these will help to brighten up the skin and make you appear youthful and vibrant.

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For this look, I'm going to use this beautiful soft peach, which is matte, and then top it with a highlighter that is a lovely champagne color.

  • Going from the apples of the cheeks, softly blend up. As you can see in the video above, I'm using round, circular motions, that helps to blend and apply at the same time.
  • You don't want to streak up the face because that will leave a harsh look. You want it to be soft and glow-y. As you can see in the video above, this is already brightening up the skin.
  • Next, I'm going to take the champagne highlighter and pop it on the top of the cheekbones to really give a lit from within glow.
  • Another trick is you can take that same champagne highlighter and put a little bit right there on the top of the cheekbones.
  • Next, we're going to use a lovely peach-colored lip gloss to brighten up the face.
  • To look youthful, you want to make sure that you're using softer colors. Dark colors can sometimes appear very harsh and actually age the look. By using a bright peach or apricot color, you're still getting a vibrancy to the face but you're keeping it softer, more voluptuous and sensual and not creating a hard cast.
  • To get that vibrant, youthful look, you want to keep to softer, warmer colors such as peaches, apricots, champagne colors; these will lift the skin, brighten them up and create that glow that you're looking for. 

Some of my favorite lines for older skin are: Jouer Cosmetics, NARS, and Kevyn Aucoin.

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Cosmetics to Conceal a Dark Circle

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Today we're gonna be talking about cosmetics to conceal a dark circle. Now dark circles can really be a frustration for those of us that suffer from them. I know, I'm one of them. They can instantly make you look really tired and just kind of take down the look vibrancy of your face. It's one of my biggest frustrations. But, the good thing is there are a lot of amazing concealers and correctors out there that can make you look wide awake and absolutely banish those dark circles. These are a few of my favorites. I absolutely love It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye. I mean the name just says it all. It's very dense, it has a great amount of coverage, and the colors are all a peach base, which is the key to banishing those blue undertones of your dark circles. Another one that I love is new NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. It has a light reflecting quality to it, once again a beautiful peach base, really really wonderful for those days when you don't need as heavy as a coverage, but still want to make sure that you have that brightness under the eye. And last but not least, I absolutely love SmashBox Cosmetics Photo Op Under Eye Brightener for midday touch ups. It has a really nice kind of shimmer to it that's not too overwhelming and helps to really brighten up the look of the eyes during the day when you might be getting a little bit tired and those circles tend to pop back up. So I hope that helps, and I hope that you try out these cosmetics to help your dark circles.

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How to Find Out What Eye Shadow Suits Your Eyeliner

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If you're wearing a dark brown eyeliner

  • You can enhance it with a bronze
  • with a deep mahogany brown
  • any other type of brown color.

If you're wearing black eyeliner,

  • you can even try and enhance that with a slate steel gray
  • Or even dark navy blue.

Or like with my model in the video above, she has on a gorgeous purple eyeliner. We enhanced that with a plum shadow.  Now, this purple shadow just automatically enhance the eyeliner that was already there. By simply applying the eye shadow right over the eyeliner, you're not only enhancing the longevity of your eyeliner, but you're giving a really beautifully smoky look to the face. 

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