We’ve all seen women do it. She quickly unscrews the cap of her mascara, pumps the brush in and out a few times, and then brushes it onto her lashes. What she doesn’t realize is that she is pumping unnecessary air into her prized mascara, which ultimately dries it out. The brush lives inside the makeup, so don’t worry about your brush being saturated. Simply pull the applicator from the tube, and apply!
It is no secret that our blow dryers and flat irons dry out our gorgeous locks! That’s why here at The Beauty Place we live and die for our hair masques, heat primers, and shine sprays. But lately we’ve come up with an even better technique. We like to call this “halvsies”. You save part of your hair from intense heat by only straightening half of it at a time!
Option 1: For pretty waves just iron halfway down from your roots. This will straighten the pieces around your face and head, but leave you with a natural look. The best part? Your hair iron will never touch your sensitive tips, therefore lessening the likelihood of breakage, and dry, split-ends.
Option 2: For lots of body only straighten the bottom half of your hair starting about 3 inches away from your scalp, depending on your length. The best part? You’ll get tons of body up top while rocking silky, straight hair on the bottom!
Cosmetic companies do a great job of pairing stunning eyeshadow colors in a tempting palette. It is hard to choose one because they’re all just so gorgeous! When you make your decision and bring it home you have even more decisions to make… “how am I going to use all of these pretty colors on one eye?”. Here’s a simple tutorial – how to use an eyeshadow palette.
Use the lightest color as the base. Brush this color from the lid up to your brow. Use the darkest color in the crease of your eye. Use the accent color (in this case, the light pink) in the inner corner of your lid. Use the remaining color on your outer lid. Blend them together a bit. For long lasting eyeshadow, first apply a primer or eyeshadow base.
Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for since 8th grade literature class – The Great Gatsby remake is hitting theaters and the costumes, makeup & jewelry will be absolutely fabulous from start to finish! There is no doubt in our minds that girls everywhere will want to mimic the look of the beautiful Catherine, so we’ve outlined all the products you need to get her look. We’re uber excited about this part sexy, totally classy look coming back into fashion!
Always apply makeup to a clean canvas. It is important to exfoliate, cleanse and tone your skin before putting makeup on. The smoother the surface of your skin, the better the makeup will go on, and the more lustrous it will appear. Plus, you won’t need as much makeup to cover imperfections if you’ve scrubbed them all away!
Everyone is always asking us how to use your flat iron to create loose, large waves in their hair. Today, we reveal the secret. As shown here, start to rotate your wrist toward the bottom of the piece of hair you are working on. For a tighter curl, start closer to the scalp. If your hair usually holds a curl, you’re ready to go. If it has the tendency to drop when you leave the house, put a mist of light hairspray before you bounce. No pun intended!
You’ve heard that phrase many times before, but this time we mean it in a totally different way. While you’re having fun in the sun & sipping on a Margarita, or Corona with lime, you’re putting your skin at serious risk. The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, and we want to be sure that all of our readers take extra precautions to protect their skin.
The combination of citrus on your skin that is exposed to the sun can cause a severe chemical burn. The reaction is called phytophotodermatitis. The severity can vary based on exposure, but we also like the phrase “better safe than sorry”.
One of the worst parts about this scary situation, is that you cannot feel it happening. 24 hours after exposure, your skin will blister, and trust us it is PAINFUL! Not to mention, the burns can leave permanent scars.
To prevent this painful reaction, wash any skin exposed to citrus immediately before returning to the sunshine. This includes the sides of your mouth!