Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Blush and Glow Christmas Party Makeup

Christmas is the best time of the year not only because of the joyful atmosphere and the food trip. It is a time for celebration together with the most significant people in your life. Most of all it is the time to remember the birth of the One and Only Savior, Jesus Christ.

In connection with that, we all gotta look our best, because that's when we get to dress ourselves with the coolest outfits! am i right? oh I believe so. Not only that, it is when we can experiment with our makeup looks without any too much restrictions, when it comes to sheer,shimmer and glittery makeup, except for those who are already in their 60's of course. No offense to those who are already in that age.

Here are some simple tips to make your make up stand out. I call it Blush and Glow :

1. Start of with a clean face. Make sure you've done your CTM (cleansing ,toning, moisturizing).
After doing your CTM, apply and blend your foundation on your face and neck. Do not leave any skin untouched. Conceal under eye circles, blemishes and red splotches. Remember to achieve a fabulous makeup look, your skin should be flawless.

2. After finishing up with your eye makeup, Apply a nude pink blush on to the apples of your cheeks, then blend it upwards to your temple. To make it more appealing have the glow effect, by swiping a golden brown shimmer powder on your cheekbones blending it up again towards your temple. Do remember to blend well, to achieve the Blush and Glow effect.

3. Another way to pull of this kind of make up look is, With your blush brush, pat it on a light pink blush, then pat it on a shimmery earth brown colored blush or eyeshadow.Tap off the excess, then swipe it on gently on the apples of your cheek blending it upwards towards the temple.

Important reminder: Set your make up with loose powder.
Blend Blend Blend
Go easy on the shimmer powder to avoid looking like a Disco ball or a light
In sporting this avoid strong makeup colors.

Besides having Sparkling eyes, you may want to try out the Blush and Glow look.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sparkling Eyes for Christmas Celebrations

Hello there!

Sorry for being gone for a long time. I've been pre - occupied with some important stuff.

Anyway, let's get down to business. The Christmas season is just around the corner. We all know it is the time when everything is sparkling! Lanterns,Christmas lights to Christmas balls hanging on our Christmas Tree. Everybody is in a festive spirit! therefore we ought to look like it as well.

Lemme tell you ladies out there who love to have some fun, your mood should be seen on your make up look as well. Since this is the most joyful season of the year, Opt for Sparkling eyes!

To be able to pull of a sparkling eyes makeup look, One thing you should remember is to be cautious in piling up colors or else you are going to look like a disco ball. Choose just one to two colors and enhance it with an eyeliner, Whether eye pencil or a cake liner. You may also use the darkest eyeshadow shade of your es palette to complete the look.

Here are two makeup looks  which you could do, if in case you have an event to attend to, a date or a ladies night out:

1. Golden Glow - To achieve a fantastic makeup look, make sure that your face appear flawless. Apply and blend foundation all over your face and neck. Do not leave any demarcation line. Choose foundation that is nearest
to your natural skin tone.
- Apply concealer to hide blemishes and most of all dark circles under the eyes.
- Follow it up with press powder.
- For the fun part to achieve sparkling eyes, apply a golden yellow or a golden brown eyeshadow from the eyelids up to the brow bone.
- Apply Vanilla or Pearl colored eyeshadow just beneath your eyebrows for
- Apply black eyeliner, you might also like dark brown or Indigo blue. On the
roots of your upper lash line then to your lower lash line.
- To make your eyes more dramatic, line the inner rim of your eyes as well with
black, dark brown or Indigo eyeliner.
- Last but definitely not the least. Curl your eye lashes and apply two coats of

2. Silver Lining -
To achieve a fantastic sparkling eyes  makeup look, make sure that your face appear flawless. Apply and blend foundation to all over your face and neck. Do not leave any demarcation line. Choose foundation that is nearest to your natural skin tone.

Apply concealer to hide blemishes and most of all dark circles under the eyes.
Follow it up with press powder.

- For the fun part, apply a Silver gray, Platinum or a Lilac blue eyeshadow,
from your eyelids up to your brow bone, with a swiping motion.
- Apply a black eyeliner on your upper lash line and lower lash line to frame
your eyes and to make it look more expressive.
- Add drama by lining your inner rims as well with your black eyeliner.
- Do not forget to curl your lashes. Then add two coats of mascara.
- You can use Indigo blue or dark purple eyeliner instead of black.

Important Note: Since you are going for the Sparkling eyes look, Choose a cheek and lip color that are complimentary to your eye makeup look. Opt for a natural cheek color like, coral or peach. For the lip color choose a lip tone color. Top it of with a clear gloss.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Eye shadow shelf life

When we buy an eyeshadow, the first thing we do is check it's expiration date.
We red many articles on eyeshadow shelf life. It always states that, we can only consume it for 18 months after opening it and using it. I do not discount what I red in the articles, but based in my own experience, eyeshadow shelf life can last longer than 18 months.

Here are some tips which can prolong eyeshadow shelf life:

1. After using your eyeshadow, close it properly. Do not leave it open for too long, to avoid bacteria build up.
2. Always use clean applicators. When we use unclean applicators, there is bacteria build up. This is going to shorten eyeshadow shelf life.
3. Store it in a proper place and keep it covered at all times. (some users just leave it open on their dresser after using it.)
4. Avoid lending your eyeshadow to somebody else.
5. When there is an oil build up on the eyeshadow, get a Q tip and scrape the top then your good to go.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Inexpensive Makeup Brands

Wow ! it's nice to be back after being away for 8 months. The last post I've made was about Makeup spending. I wrote some practical tips on how you can get your money's worth on purchasing makeup.

I'd like to follow up my previous post by giving awareness, that there are inexpensive Makeup Brands with excellent quality.

These brands are for the practical makeup savvy just like me.

I am gonna give you a list of my top favorite brands. Please take note that some brands I'm gonna mention are not available in the U.S.

Here are my top favorites:
1. Fashion 21/Aido cosmetics
2. Elf cosmetics
3. Everbilena/Careline
4. Avon Color
5. G- Lish
6. The Color Workshop
7. Nichido
8. San San
9. Wet and Wild
10. Maybelline

These are my top inexpensive makeup brands. These inexpensive makeup brands and yet high in quality are what I usually purchase. Feel free to share if you have other inexpensive makeup brands to recommend.