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How To Wear Violet Lipstick

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Today's question is "how do I wear violet lipstick".

Violet lipstick is a very bold, but stunning color. I like to soften it up a bit with a clear shimmering lip gloss. I'll show you how it looks when you apply the two together. As you can see the violet lipstick is a vibrant color. By combining the lipstick with a soft gloss you'll get a bit of a softer version that's perfect for summertime. It's a really beautiful way to get that look of the violet lipstick but make it appropriate for summer when everything is sheer and soft.

And by applying it with a little bit of a gloss you're also able to mix it with a dark smokey eye, which we've used right here. You can build the color to create the intensity that you need. And there you have it. By mixing a little bit of a clear shimmering lip gloss you soften the look of violet lipstick and make it perfect for summertime when bold bright colors are in.


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Jergens BB Body Cream

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 I have a love/hate relationship with body creams. I adore the hydration, but most of the time can't stand the sticky after feeling I am left with.  I need a product that seeps into my skin instantly, gives me a subtle glow, and doesn't overwhelm with my a heavy fragrance.  Well, I was more than pleased to find out that the new Jergens BB Body Cream, does just that....and more.  What? Yes, it has 5 very amazing ways it helps to improve your skin, and it has the added bonus of making your skin look airbrushed.  Now that Summer is only a few months away, I most definitely want to make sure my lily white skin looks as lovely as possible. 

You must have heard by now that BB Creams are all the rage in makeup and skincare. They combine the benefits of your favorite anti-aging skincare with light coverage, and a gorgeous finish.  This BB Cream for the body is no different. Think of it as your favorite BBCream in a very large, good for your body bottle. The main thing I noticed was that I loved the way the product felt on my skin. It was an instant softness, and I actually liked the light, fruity scent.  Another bonus was the sheen it imparted onto my skin. It was a red carpet sexiness that even Mike noticed (and if your man notices that your skin looks great, than you KNOW you have a great product on your hands).  

The five benefits that the BB Cream for the body imparts are: 

  • Hydrates and smooths
  • Brightens and Illuminates
  • Evens skin tone
  • Visibly firms the skin
  • Minimizes the appearance of imperfections. 

Tips: I have been using this cream for over two weeks now, and have been loving the results.  It also has found a place in my professional makeup mag for sets, where I can make sure the actresses are glammed up and ready to go.  If I want more warmth, or sheen, I simply add my favorite loose bronzer to the cream and blend.  

Disclosure: This post and video were sponsored by Jergens BB Body Cream through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post and create a video about Jergens BB Body Cream, all opinions are my own.

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Style ideas for blonde hair & green eyes

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Today's question is "how to style blonde hair and green eyes".

As you can see our lovely model in the video above has has blonde hair and beautiful green eyes and we've kept her makeup focused on those eyes to really make them pop. We've used a deep purple eyeshadow with bronze accents and a little bit of defining black liner right near the lash line.

The hair is pulled back to lift up the face and create height and sensuality.

You can also add a little bit more of that purple, don't be afraid of that bright color, and bring it right under the eye. This is another great way to pop that eye color. As you can see, that really put the focus on the green eyes making them beautiful and sparkling. 


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Reasons to Use Absorbent Powder

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Today’s question revolves around reasons to use absorbent powder, or "mattifying powder". You want to use an absorbent powder if you have oiliness within your T-zone, or if you feel that your face gets excessively shiny throughout the day.
What you want to look for is a powder that is called a "blotting powder", "an oil control powder", or "mattifying powder".  You can also use oil control papers that replace the need for powder and tend not to leave as much buildup on the skin.

I hope this helps, and remember that when you’re using these powders, use them sparingly. You just want to use them on the areas that get too oily or too shiny throughout the day.  Also, be careful not to overpowder, which can lead to a cakey finish on the skin. 

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The best things for great lashes

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Today's question is, "What is the best thing for great eyelashes?"

Well, my biggest tip is learning how to properly apply your mascara. And it's not as hard as you think it is.

  • The trick is to make sure that you have a firm grip on your eye and that you start from the base of your lash and wiggle upwards.
  • For a mascara application, you want to make sure that you have a firm grip on the side of your eye and pull it taut. This will give you a firm foundation and the stability to really get very close to the lash line with your mascara wand.
  • You want to pull the base taut, look down, put it as close to the lash line as possible and then wiggle up.
  • Go back, closest to the lash line as possible and wiggle up. This ensures that you get a full rich look with your mascara application.
  • You can go back for a second coat if you feel that you want a little bit more of a thickening and volumizing look. But once again, remember, start at the base, wiggle and move up.
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How to do flashy eye shadow

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Today's question is, "How do I get flashy eye shadow?" Well, there's actually multiple ways you can go around doing this. But, one of my favorite techniques is to add a couple of complementary darker and vibrant colors.

In the video above, the model has some beautiful bright purples around her eyes and to get it to be a little bit more flashy and fun, I'm added a deep blue.

  • This deep blue is going to be really beautiful against the purple and the two colors will make it very vibrant.
  • I'm going to concentrate this blue on this outer corner right here, at this inner V and bring it up just a little bit throughout the eye.
  • I'm also going to bring it and blend it a little bit with that purple, making it even more smoky.
  • This vibrant color can be used on the red carpet for an evening out, and as you can see it really popped the eye, made her look like bright, made her look vibrant.

And it's a great way to get that flashy look without doing too much on the eyes or the face. Keep the rest of the face simple with clean skin and beautiful peach cheek and a nude lip and you're good to go. 


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How to reduce swelling in the eyes when you first wake up

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Today's question is how to reduce swelling in the eyes when you first wake up. Well, the answer is to make sure that you're preventing any swelling in the eyes the night before.

  • One of my favorite tips and tricks is a product called Midnight Recovery Eye Cream  by Kiehls. This is a miracle worker in a little tube. It actually helps to take care of your eyes and restore your eyes so that when you wake up, you look refreshed.
  • no puffiness, dark circles are lighter and your eyes look like you've been sleeping eight hours, even if you've only gotten four hours of sleep.
  • These have essential oils and lovely botanicals that really help to moisturize, hydrate and refresh the eye area. This is a secret tube that almost every makeup artist I know recommends it to their models and actresses, so you don't have to worry about puffiness in the morning because you're taking care of it while you sleep.
  • Before you go to bed at night, you can even keep this by your bed for a quick application. Make sure that you take a few drops of the product and simply apply it around the orbital bone of the eye. You don't need to put it all around the eye, just concentrate on this outer area, pat it in, do not rub as that can really irritate and pull at the sensitive eye area. Simply pat it into the eye.
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