THE MAKEUP TAX: IS IT WORTH IT?

(Photo by Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/Getty Images)

Photo by Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/Getty Images

A hot topic of conversation this past summer, the “makeup tax” is something that has affected women, from teenagers to adults, since as far as anyone can remember.

What is it?

The time and money spent to apply makeup.

In an article by Olga Khazan in The Atlantic, she describes how the average woman can spend $15,000 or more in her lifetime on cosmetics. Making $60 billion on average every year, the cosmetics industry is not waning.

That is just in the finances department. The second matter of question is the time invested by women.

In 2014, The Today Show conducted a survey demonstrating that women spend on average 2 weeks out of the year on their appearance. What’s the breakdown? 55 minutes every day or 335 hours every year.

With magazine covers flashing shiny lips and dewy skin wherever men and women turn, wearing makeup has become the socially acceptable norm.

In studies conducted, women that wear makeup experience a confidence boost, garner respect and affection from friends and co-workers, and fare better in job interviews.

While men and women can agree on shopping for the basics – shaving cream, shampoo, etc. – men typically do not worry about purchasing cosmetics or the time spent every day applying it.

So how do we feel about it?

Whether you prefer going Au natural, low-maintenance, or full-on glamorous, all women are beautiful. We love the feeling we get when we are done up, we can’t lie, but going natural has beauty and a confidence booster in itself as well.

However you feel comfortable, empowered, and beautiful is how you should be.

We would love to hear from our readers – is the makeup tax an issue for you? #WeWantToKnow

Quick Beauty Tip – Use Shimmer As An Eye Enhancer

quicktip-highlight-inner-cornerThis quick beauty tip can come in handy year round!

In order to make eyes stand out, apply shimmer eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye. This technique has a brightening effect. It reduces the appearance of dark circles and is a great alternative to black eye liner around the eyes.

Try it out – day or night!

Stay beautiful!

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How To Make Your Beauty Products Last Longer

Squeezing_last_dropHere at TheBeautyPlace.com, we know beauty products can be pricey so we want to share some tips on how to get the most out of your favorite makeup and skincare products.  After all, everyone loves to save a little money!

Tip #1 – Use moisturizer & primer on your face before applying makeup. Using either of these products underneath foundation will ensure long lasting coverage.  Added Benefit: it won’t dry out or crack your makeup.  You can also use an eyeshadow primer to keep eye makeup in place all day or night long.

Tip #2 – Moisturize Again! Similarly, moisturizer helps maintain a glowing tan longer whether it is from the sun or from a bottle.  The added moisture on the skin locks the bronze in place for a few extra days.

Tip #3 – Add olive oil to conditioners. When it comes to haircare, adding some olive oil to your daily conditioner, or deep conditioning hair masque can stretch the product out for a few more uses.

Tip #4 – Spray perfume in pulse spots.  Make that yummy spritz of perfume go the extra mile by spraying it in the correct spots.  The back of the knees, behind the ears, wrists and décolletage emanate heat from your skin and sends the scent into the air around you.

Tip #5 – Use top coat.  Splurging for a manicure during the holiday season can become more of a drag than a pleasure when it chips in a couple days. Applying a layer of clear top coat to nails every other day ensures a longer lasting manicure.

Tutorial Tuesday – Dramatic Winged Eyeliner

The trick to dramatic winged eyeliner is to use a liquid eyeliner and draw the outlines first.

Start at the inner corner of your eyelid and apply a thin line towards the outer corner. (you can fill in the space later).

Then create a small wing from the bottom, outer corner of your eye towards your temple.

Keep this small as the look will be dramatic without being a thick facial stripe.

Connect the top and bottom line with a point then fill in the space.

This is a beautiful look for a night out!

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Quick Beauty Tip – Cover Dark, Under Eye Circles

 Dark circles under your eyes are a sign of stress, sleep deprivation, partying too hard or all of the above! There are plenty of products that hide the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, but they only help if you apply them properly. Apply under eye concealer in a triangle under your eyes stopping near the end of your nose. Then blend. This makeup technique is way more effective than the dots we were taught to make around the eye! quicktip-conceal-dark-circles

Tutorial Tuesday – DIY French Manicure

Get the perfect French Manicure at home using the simplest tool – a rubber band! Use a classic white nail polish for your tips, or get creative with another color!

Follow the pictorial below and don’t forget to clean up the extra paint afterwards.

TT-french-rubber-bandP.S. For a better result, tie a knot on your rubber band so that it fits snugly on your finger. This will help avoid the rubber band sliding around while you paint. Don’t forget to top off with a clear coat!

Stay beautiful!

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Quick Beauty Tip – No Mess Mascara Application

Next time someone wants to give you their unwanted business card, don’t decline or toss it! Keep a collection of business cards in your vanity for mascara application. Since mascara should be applied last as a finishing touch,  it often can create a smudgy mess. Avoid this by placing a business card right up against your lash line. Apply mascara as usual, only the excess makeup will smudge onto the card instead of your perfectly shadowed eyelids! quicktip-business-card-lashes

Tutorial Tuesday – Contouring 101

Contouring is a beautiful thing. Contouring & highlighting can make a face with hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and an uneven canvas appear picture-perfect. Below is a highlighting & contouring map.

Starting with a clean canvas, apply your regular foundation as a base. Next, bronze the spots in the first image below. These include your temples, the outer edges of your nose, and beneath your cheekbones down to your jaw line. In order to find the right spot, suck your cheeks into the perfect duck face and start at the indentation. Next, use a highlighter to swipe down the center of your nose, apply in a triangle underneath each eye, and in a triangle between the eyebrows on the forehead. See the picture below for exact placement. The third image shows the combined highlighted & contoured face. Finish with a clean, fluffy blender brush with bronzer to blend it all in. You will be amazed at the transformation!

 

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Tutorial Tuesday – Gel Eyeliner

You will be shocked at how easy it is to create your own gel eyeliner without shelling out the extra cash. Hold any lighter to a typical pencil eyeliner for 2 seconds. Be careful not to exceed this time as eyeliner melts fast! Let the liner cool a bit and then apply. It will glide on extra smooth! TT-Gel-Liner

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