Quick Beauty Tip – Fake Freckles To Look Younger

quicktip-frecklesEveryone associates a freckly face with innocent youngster. Faux frecks are achieved by applying normal foundation over the bridge and nose and on the tops of the cheeks. Then, draw large, light, and closely packed freckles with eyeshadow. You can place additional dots on your T-zone with a pencil brush and shadow powder. Of course, to make the freckles look as natural as possible, you should aim for a scattered effect. We can’t take all the credit for this though, we originally saw the idea on one of my favs: bit.ly/10EocVl

Tutorial Tuesday – Mr. Loud Look from TIGI B for Men

Not into the Mr. Geek look? How about Mr. Loud ? Deep down everyone loves the sexy, bad boy! Follow the steps below for a Tyler Durden-esque look in under 2 minutes!

1. Charge Up Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner 2. Matte Separation Workable Wax 

Quick Beauty Tip – Don’t Pump Your Mascara Brush

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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!

Let’s Go Halvsies

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!

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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.

 

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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!

Tutorial Tuesday – How to use an eyeshadow palette

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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.

The Beauty Place Team’s Favorite Products with SPF

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  1. Bliss Everyday Face Lotion SPF 15
  2. Peter Thomas Roth Foundation
  3. Bosley Scalp Protect Spray
  4. Tan Towel

The Great Gatsby – Get This Look

catherineToday 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!

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1. Foldover Clutch  2. OPI Skyfall 3. Pearls 4. Peter Thomas Roth Liner 5. Youngblood Powder Foundation 6. TIGI Decadent Lipstick Fierce 7. Compact Mirror 8. Headpiece

Importance Of A Clean Canvas

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!

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1. Clarisonic 2. Dr. Brandt Cleanser 3. Peter Thomas Roth Toner

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