How to make your foundation last longer and look better

Is there any specific order when it comes to applying makeup? Oh yes… Most of the time, we start only with the foundation, and we can get a little frustrated because it doesn’t look as fresh and perfect as we would like. There are some steps we should follow before and after the foundation and some hacks to make it last longer and look even better!

 

Always apply moisturizer before starting your makeup, as it makes the application even. Wait a few minutes after your application before priming. Two of our favorite moisturizers are SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer 2 oz ($35.99) and Jane Iredale BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer ($28.99). Remember that by moisturizing your skin, it will allow your makeup to go on smoother and last longer.

 

Whether you wear a full face of makeup every day or you prefer to keep it simple with BB cream and tinted lip balm, makeup primer is a godsend when trying to combat shine or create a smooth base for foundation. The bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer ($20.99) is a great option because it prepares skin for flawless coverage. Plus, it conceals enlarged pores, uneven texture, and dryness while creating a silky, smooth canvas.

Many people often skip this step because they believe they don’t really need it, and are unsure of how to use it or don’t think it’s worth the investment. However, using a primer underneath your makeup will make everything last longer, whether that’s on your skin or in your cosmetics bag.

 

Sealing your pores is also essential! By taking care of this, you will be able to make your foundation even and it will give you that doll-face effect. In order to seal your pores, you should definitely go with Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion ($31.99) this product will take care of sealing pores and creating almost a blanket over them. This hack is extremely important if you like liquid foundations since they can make your pores more visible.

 

If you think it is time for foundation, not yet! Sunscreen protection is a must that your skin will highly appreciate! I know you’re probably thinking “My makeup already has SPF in it, so that should have you covered, right?” Wrong.

Applying SPF is a step we simply cannot miss to have our face fully covered. The John Masters Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($30.99) is a natural sunscreen that will replenish the skin of vitamins and minerals. It is important that you follow this step carefully before foundation, but allow the product to set and really penetrate the skin.

 

With these hacks, you’ll have that perfect canvas to create the makeup look you want!

Everything You Need to Perfect Your Eyebrows

You and your eyebrows have been through a lot together. There’s that now infamous junior high photograph of your unibrow. The overplucked arches you rocked in high school. Maybe the adventurous attempt to grow them out 80s-style in college. Whatever your brow history was and your current brow game is, you’ll find everything you need to perfect your eyebrows today at TheBeautyPlace.com.

Every woman needs a great pair of tweezers. The industry gold standard is the Tweezerman Slant Tweezer ($18.99). Made with a stainless steel tip, it’s designed to precisely grip individual hairs without irritating skin. Be sure to squeeze firmly as you bear down on the hair, and then pull swiftly. You’ll be amazed at the clean finish that’s left behind.

 

What if you make a mistake and over-pluck some brows? Hey, it happens to the best of us—you’d be hard-pressed to find a woman who hasn’t accidentally gone a little overboard during a brow grooming session. To the rescue comes the Youngblood Brow Artiste Kit ($28.99). Available in four color sets, the kit includes two pressed brow powders, a tinted wax, a double-sided brow brush, and a pair of tweezers. Use the powder to fill in those bare spots. The wax is exceptional for taming unruly hair and adding just a hint of tint at the same time.

If your main concern is just unruly brows, keep in mind that it’s better to have more hair than less. You run the risk of waiting a long while for those brows to grow back. Try a brow gel, such as this clear formula from Glo Minerals ($12.99), to sculpt brows into place and achieve a sleeker appearance. Enriched with nourishing vitamins and green tea extract, it also pampers the delicate skin in the brow area for a double dose of benefits.

 

Another way to tame especially uncontrollable brows is with a pair of scissors. The Tweezerman Brow Shaping Scissors and Brush Set ($16.59) is designed for this very reason. Instead of tweezers, you’ll use the scissors to deftly trim long brow hairs and precisely shape your brows to perfection. Use the included brush to test your work as you trim. Simply smooth your brows into shape after every snip until you’re satisfied with their shape. The key is to take it slow—if you rush, you run the risk of overcutting.

 

It’s not unusual to develop irritated skin after tweezing the area. Use a gentle treatment, like Anthony Logistics Cool Fix Rollerball Lip and Brow Formula ($14.29), to immediately soothe and nourish aggravated skin. Since it’s free of fragrances and parabens, it’s safe to use on even the most sensitive skin types, and can even be used after waxing to speed the healing process.

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Get the Look: Emma Stone at the Oscars

Emma Stone was one of the biggest winners on the Oscar’s night. Not only because of her very well deserved award, but also because of her perfect appearance on the red carpet. Emma’s makeup was very 1930 inspired, and believe it or not, is a very easy look to copy at home! We’ll show you the step-by-step process:

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actor Emma Stone attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Start by preparing and moisturizing your face with the Karin Herzog Rose Face Cream 1.7 oz ($69.99) this cream gently removes impurities, curbs excess oil, and eliminates bacteria with a blend of refreshing botanicals.  It will also help you to achieve that lit-from-within glow

Next, apply bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($23.99) to get a flawless complexion. Applying a matte foundation will also help to reduce the appearance of pores and has a natural matte finish. Now, here’s where all that 1930s and/or pre-Raphaelite glamor comes into play: use the Youngblood Lunar Dust – Dusk ($21.99) to create a luminous lunar face glow.  Don’t forget to create a subtle contour and add a lot of pink blush with Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush ($15.99) to enhance that natural glow.

Stone’s glittery golden bronze eye makeup can be achieved by first applying the Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Eyeshadow Base ($11.99) to increase wearability and it will also work as a highlighter to enhance brow bone. Now, with the Jane Iredale Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow ($11.99) in color Brown and champagne create a shimmery look on your lids. Remember, this make up is all about shining! Finish the eye by making a fine eyeliner with the Glo Minerals Precise Micro Eyeliner ($8.99) in black to give a subtle dramatic touch to your makeup.

For the lips, you want to give an outstanding touch to your face by choosing a bold color. For this, you can wear the Jane Iredale Lip Fixation ($24.99) in the tone “Desire” this product gives rich color that is long-lasting. Plus, it contains avocado oil in the lip gloss end helps soothe lips.

Absolutely gorgeous, right? and very easy to copy. Now you’re all set to look as bright as Emma Stone!

 

 

 

Skincare 101: Everything You Need to Know

 Choosing the right skincare products can be a tricky thing. Once you’ve settled on a regimen, you have to make sure you’re using your products in the right order, applying them at the right time of day, and treating your concerns effectively. It can be mind boggling simply navigating the skincare aisle at the drugstore! That’s why we’ve broken down the fine art of caring for your skin. Here’s everything you need to know.

 

Q: In what order should I use my skincare products?

It’s no good having a great collection of products if you aren’t applying them in the proper order. The first step is to remove all traces of dirt and debris with an effective cleanser formulated for your skin type. The goal is simply to start with a clean canvas. Make a commitment to exfoliate dry skin two to three times a week with a gentle scrub. Focus on those areas where clogged pores are most prominent, like your cheeks and nose.

Follow with a serum that’s packed with ingredients that target your skin’s unique needs. Formulas enriched with retinol’s and hyaluronic acids are designed to target aging, while nourishing oils lock in moisture for dry skin. Remember to pat your serum on—don’t rub. Next, pat eye cream on gently, taking care not to rub or tug the delicate skin in this area. Work your way from the outer corners of your eyes and down along the orbital bone. Then apply moisturizer. Your final step is sunscreen, which is essential if you’re headed outdoors.

 

Q: Can I use a face oil if I have oily skin? 

It may sound counterintuitive, but face oils are remarkably effective even on oily skin. They key is not to go overboard in your usage, and to stick with nourishing ingredients that help balance your skin. We like Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil 100% Purified Squalene ($23.99) for its gentle, non-comedogenic formula. If you find that most oils feel too heavy, look for a product specifically formulated as lightweight. You might also want to add just a drop to your nighttime moisturizer instead of slicking it onto your skin full throttle. Nighttime is definitely an important qualifier, too: your skin is less oily at night, so it’s best to apply your face oil right before you hit the sack.

 

Q: What’s the difference between a hydrator and a moisturizer?

Thought the terms are often used interchangeably, hydration and moisturization are two different concepts. Hydrators are designed to increase your skin’s water content, while moisturizers lock in moisture to prevent that water content from being lost. This is why it’s advisable to apply moisturizer to slightly damp skin—it’s the water that keeps skin hydrated, while the moisturizer seals that hydration and keeps skin soft and supple. For extra dry skin, we love Skinmedia HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator ($329.89) to really ramp up your skin’s ability to combat fine lines while maintaining a smoother, healthier complexion.

 

Q: How long should I wait before applying sunscreen?

 

You’ve slathered sunscreen all over your face and body about 20 minutes before heading outside. You’re good to go—for now, at least. Pay attention to your sunscreen’s SPF rating. That number indicates how much time you can safely spend in the sun before your skin starts to show signs of damage (like pinkness or redness). As a general rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to reapply sunscreen after two hours. If you’re using a water-resistant formula, note that their efficacy times may differ. So if you’re swimming or surfing, be sure to reapply as often as the packaging instructs. One of our favorite head-to-toe formulas is Avene Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ for Face and Body ($24.99).

Get the look: Adele Grammys 2017

Adele was one of the biggest stars from the Grammys 2017, not only because all the awards she won, or her beautiful speech to Beyonce when she won “Best Album of the Year”, but also because her flawless hair and makeup. If you’re also dreaming on how to get that natural but still stunning look, keep posted!

To prepare your skin start by applying the bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($20.99), providing skin-perfecting coverage, this primer-cream helps reduce the appearance of discolorations.

Then put a good base on your face with the Glo Minerals Protective Liquid Foundation Satin (25.99) to cover blemishes and other imperfections while providing protective antioxidant benefits.

Now, apply Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer ($20.99) to the under eye area, T-Zone, and high planes of the face

Contour is a must! You can get the perfect effect with Tigi Cosmetics Creme Foundation – Dark ($18.99) to make your face look slimmer! Adele’s rosy cheeks and light pink lips perfectly complemented her olive green dress without distracting from her smoldering eye makeup and Youngblood Pressed Mineral Blush ($16.99) will be your perfect ally on this!

The eye’s makeup is very easy to recreate! To copy Adele’s sultry makeup start by lining your lids in Jane Iredale Liquid Eye Liner ($15.99) glide on with precision starting from the inner corner to create her signature cat eye before layering a swipe of bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 ($35.99). First, apply a cream color all over your lid and then contour the socket creating a shadow with the darker shade of the palette. Make sure to do the blending to create that effect of depth. Don’t forget to add mascara to give the perfect final touch and the Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara ($23.99) helps lashes look thicker and longer naturally!

To finish your Adele’s inspired look, fill the lip with the Glo Minerals Lipstick ($12.99) in the coral tone. Enhance the look of your lips with this bold, beautiful color!

 

 

Get the Look for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the most wonderful days of the year for beauty junkies. Whether or not you’re part of a duo, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with the fabulous selection of pretty pinks and reds at TheBeautyPlace.com. Shop for date night, for a special friend (Valentine’s Day can easily be GALentine’s Day for your BFFs!), or for your very special self, and enjoy these picks that are destined to make this Valentine’s Day the best yet.

Give the gift of perfect skin! The Clarisonic Mia 1 in Electric Pink ($97.79) is designed to reduce impurities that may contribute to troubled skin. With regular use, it diminishes the appearance of pores, helps eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, and smoothes the complexion to leave behind a more radiant finish. If you’re a little lazy about your skincare routine or know someone who is, this is the ultimate kick needed to get into the habit—and see real results quickly.

You’ve always been told not to brush wet hair, but things have changed with the advent of the Wet Brush Detangle in Punchy Pink ($7.99). Not only is it sure to be the cutest thing on your vanity, it’s also guaranteed to be one of the most useful. Use it to detangle wet or dry strands by simply running it through from your roots down. It’s designed specifically not to damage, and it won’t tug or break your strands. Instead, it makes hair even more manageable and easier to style. So you can rock that glam Valentine’s Day ‘do you’ve been envisioning.

When better than date night to sport flushed cheekbones? Achieve the look with Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush in Brilliance ($15.99), a warm pink with a golden finish. The result is natural, colorful, and effortlessly pretty—it’s not unlike the glow you might experience after jogging around the neighborhood. In a pinch, you can even use this color on your eyelids to brighten up your entire look. The formula is light, but you can build it up easily for a more intense finish.

Wanted: A creamy lipstick with a stay-put formula that you can slick on and go. Found: Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick ($19.99), which ticks all of the boxes and goes well beyond expectation to deliver gorgeous results. It’s available in dozens of colors, but if you’re feeling especially festive you might want to try Margi, a brazen, no-fuss red that will probably turn a few heads. If you love the Valentine’s Day color spectrum but want to play it a bit safer, try Lucy, a soft, juicy pink that flatters nearly every skin tone.

The warm, alluring scent of vanilla adds the perfect finishing touch to your Valentine’s Day routine. At this time of year, a thick, nourishing moisturizer is practically law, and we think the Bliss Vanilla + Bergamot Body Butter ($21.69) is an essential that really stands up to the challenge. It delivers lasting hydration and is loaded with free radical-busting vitamins. It also exudes a light, pleasant scent that combines a hint of vanilla with sweet almond. It lingers but isn’t overpowering, and your skin will feel amazing.

 

Send Your Sweetheart Everything They Love!

Who doesn’t love to pamper and show their appreciation to their loved ones near and far. Sometimes getting your sweetheart that perfect something can be bit worrisome. But no need to stress, the editors at TheBeautyPlace.com have selected their top picks of the must have products this season.

FOR HIM

1.  Jack Black Core Collection Gift Pack   2. John Masters Organics Eucalyptus & Agave 2-in-1 Face Wash & Shave Foam 6 oz

3. Lock, Stock & Barrel Original Classic Wax 3.53 oz   4. PCA Skin Total Wash Face & Body Cleanser 7.2 oz

5.Johnny B Noon After Shave Spray 3.53 oz  6.TIGI B for Men Clean Up Shampoo & Conditioner Set 25.36 oz

FOR HER

 

1. Clarisonic Mia Fit Sonic Cleansing System- Pink 2. NEST Fragrances Classic Candle 8.1oz- Vanilla Orchid & Almond 

3. BeautyBlender Original + Mini Solid Cleanser Kit 4. Wet Brush Detangle Paddle 5. John Masters Organics Roll on

6. Bio Ionic GoldPro Speed Dryer 7. bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

Everything You Need to Combat Winter Beauty Woes

Winter has a nasty habit of wreaking havoc on the skin and the hair. Harsh, dry air, combined with low levels of humidity creates the perfect storm. Suddenly your hair is static, your skin feels like sandpaper, and your hands are coarse. Don’t let the season get away with it! Here are five essential products from TheBeautyPlace.com that are destined to improve how you feel from head to toe.

Dry strands require extreme moisture. Give your hair the TLC it deserves with TIGI Bed Head Urban Anti+dotes Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner ($28.99). The products are formulated with hyper-hydrating ingredients that infuse locks with deep hydration. After just one wash, you’ll notice a difference. For hair that feels coarse and looks lackluster, supplement your regimen with TIGI Bed Head Urban Anti+dotes Recovery Treatment Mask ($14.89) at least once a week. It’s ideal for repairing damage, and all products are safe to use on color-treated hair.

 

It’s not uncommon for skin to become flaky and irritated during winter. Combat this by overhauling your skincare lineup for the season. PCA Skin Dry Skin Relief Bar ($22.99) is a good starting point: it’s a mild cleanser that works best when it’s left on the skin for a couple of minutes. During this time, it sloughs off those unsightly flakes, softens dry spots, and leaves behind a smooth finish. Unlike other cleansers, it won’t strip your skin.

 

You probably have already noticed that your lightweight lotion isn’t quite doing the trick for your face during winter. Switch to a thicker emollient, like Avene Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream ($25.99). Mild and gentle, it’s infused with shea butter and is suitable to use on even the most sensitive skin types. For best results, apply when skin is slightly damp to lock in moisture.

 

Ordinary hand creams just won’t do during winter, either. The best choice is a formula that contains ultra-moisturizing ingredients. Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream ($12.99) fits the bill with its rich consistency and deeply hydrating oils of macadamia and grapeseed. It sinks in quickly, so skin doesn’t feel tacky or greasy, and its effects linger even after you wash your hands.

 

Winter can also increase your skin’s sensitivity. Look for unscented moisturizers loaded with nourishing ingredients, such as John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Body Lotion ($14.99). With sea kelp, coconut oil, milk thistle, and white tea extract, it’s as much a treatment for parched skin as it is a basic hydrator. It absorbs quickly, and can even be used on the face in a pinch thanks to its non-greasy finish.

We are also having a winter beauty recovery sale, just is time to get everything you need to combat your beauty woes. Sale ends on 2/3/2017 11:59 PM EST.

 

The Do’s & Don’ts Of Self Tanning

Get ready to glow! With the winter season here, we’re not as exposed to the sun as we wish and our tan lines are most likely to be invisible. But don’t worry, there’s still hope that we can have our summer sun kissed skin even when the temperatures are going down. Do we even have to mention that tanning beds and lying out, with out sunscreen are not viable options? By now, you should know to practice safe sun and the only safe way to get a tan is to fake it. Faking it is far easier than you think, and rather inexpensive. However, there are some things to keep in my mind that you should and you shouldn’t do when doing self-tanning:

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Do’s:

  1. Exfoliate your skin before: in order to get better results with self-tanning, your skin needs to be on great conditions. One way to prepare your skin is to exfoliate it at least 8 hours before. The Avene Akerat  ($25.99) is a smoothing, exfoliating cream for body. Ideal for dry to very dry skin types, it minimizes rough and hardened skin and improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
  1. Use an applicator: knowing how to get the perfect tan can take some time. If you’re pulling and rubbing at the skin when applying your self-tan you are likely causing streaks. That’s why we recommend a tan applicator, a mitt or a self-tanning product for beginners such as Tantowel Endless Tan Classic Kit ($16.99) This is a combination of the TanTowel Classic self-tanning towelettes and the clear liquid Tanning Mist. You won’t believe how easy is to apply it and get the tan everyone is dying to have!
  1. Moisturize to maintain your sexy tan longer! It is recommended to apply a good body lotion at least once a day. Not only to maintain a beautiful tan, but also to hydrate your skin. John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Body Lotion ($14.99) is ideal for all skin types and perfect to use every day.

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Don’ts:

1.Don’t use anything with oil before self-tanning — no moisturizing products. It will get in the way of your tan. Self-tan needs to get right down to your skin without something blocking it.

2.Don’t layer It on! Your skin can only absorb a certain amount of product. Depending on how you apply. What we recommend is two decent coats or a few light layers is always sufficient. One of our favorite ones are Bliss FatGirlSlim Hide and Glow Sleek – Fair to Medium ($33.99) this tinted body firming spray contains Amazonian maracuja oil and caffeine to firm and reduce puffiness. It gives you that luminous glow and you won’t have to apply hundred on layers to get the tan you want.

3. Don’t shave immediately before applying. Shaving exfoliates the skin, leaving it supple and ready for bronzing, so it should be done before self-tanner is applied, just not right before since shaving can     open pores and create cuts. Prevent irritations and take your precautions.

Don’t forget to take into consideration these previous advices and achieve your desired golden glow without the dangerous effects of the sun!

 

Beauty visual about suntan. Model's face divided in two parts - tanned and blanc.

Beauty visual about suntan. Model’s face divided in two parts – tanned and untanned.

 

 

The Must Have Products In Every Gym Bag

It’s a bit of a challenge to haul yourself to the gym before sunrise, but more often than not you get it done. What you do post-workout, though, is just as important as actually getting to the gym and completing your hardcore regimen. That’s because all that exercise has a tendency to do a number on your hair and skin. You don’t necessarily have to shower at the gym, but you should pack your gym bag with a few of these very essential items to take your workout game to the next level.

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No matter your hair type, you’ll probably have some sweat lingering on your scalp after your workout. Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo ($23.99) is a game-changer in the ever-burgeoning world of dry shampoos: it smells amazing, plumps hair up at the roots to provide some much-needed volume, and resists the usual powdery mess that is so typical of most of its counterparts. It contains hydrating argan and macadamia oils, both of which nourish your strands without weighing it down.

Those nightmare stories about breakouts that develop after a workout are no joke. Nip the problem in the bud by cleansing your skin with a powerful product, like Murad Clarifying Wipes ($15.99). They’re formulated to combat blemishes, remove dirt, sweat, and debris, and limit your skin’s excessive oil production. Swipe it over your face and neck after a workout to achieve an instantly fresh complexion.a274d5b420c9639472cd7a27e88fd0f0

To wear before, during, and after: Bliss Fabulips Glossy Balm ($11.99) absolutely nails it with an impressive formula that keeps lips continuously hydrated. It’s made with a hyper-moisturizing blend of shea butter and vitamin E, both of which deliver the goods on contact to leave your lips soft. There’s even a hint of mint to leave your breath smelling fresh. Dry air in the gym can really do a number on your lips in no time, so it’s a good idea to keep something like this on hand.

You don’t need to apply a full face of makeup after that fabulous workout session. Chances are you’re already sporting some pretty rosy cheeks, but if you want to boost your complexion while you’re running an after-gym errand, apply some Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain ($16.99) onto your cheekbones and call it a day. This is all you need to achieve that natural glow that mimics your skin’s innate beauty, and the twist-and-go formula is perfect for on-the-go touch ups.

Who actually wants to stow all of this stuff in an oversized gym bag and rummage around for it? What you need is a cute case to tote it in style, like this TIGI Cosmetics Bag ($1.99). An unbelievable deal, it’s sized just right for all of your essentials, and you can stick a few extras in there, too—think travel deodorant, hair ties, and a comb. P.S. Starting this week if you spend over $175 on SkinMedica Products you can receive a gift bag with four travel size SkinMedica products valued at over $105, that would be great additions to your gym bag. Just make sure to enter the code: FreshSkinM2 at check out.

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