How To: Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

Just a few simple tweaks to your makeup routine is all it takes to emphasize your eyes! Big eyes appear youthful, wide-awake and healthy. We aren’t all born with oversized peepers though, and that’s where some artful makeup tricks come into play.

First of all, you need to define your eyebrows. Groomed arched eyebrows create a flattering frame for the eyes. And anything that accentuates the eyes is going to make them appear larger. Youngblood Enhanced Brows Kit ($32.99) contains three products to help you achieve the ultimate brows! Want to learn a bit more on brows we have the perfect guide here.

 

Create some shadows: A matte, warm brown color will help to create some dimension and make your eyes pop.The bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow ($18.99) contains 2 blendable shades that can help you create the shadows that will make your eyes look bigger.

Now we brighten! By adding some light to your eyes by placing shimmer at the inner corners and below your eyebrows, will give the appearance of more open & awaken eyes. The Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter Pencil – White/Pink ($11.99) is a dual-ended pencil designed to highlight eyes and face. You can instantly wake up tired eyes and give eyes a lift with this white and pink pencil.

Filling in your waterline with a dark liner can look sultry paired with smoky, diffused eye shadow, but it can also make your eyes look about half their size. For a bigger-is-better look, color the waterline with a flat, white eye pencil instead to instantly open and brighten them beautiful eyes. Our top pick is the Jane Iredale White Eye Pencil ($10.99) it won’t pull or tug at your lids. This an essential tool for this makeup! P.S this also makes your eyes look whiter.

 

Mascara, mascara and more mascara! Mascara is the perfect way to enhance the lower part of the eye without overdoing it. The bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara – Intense Black ($17.99) creates larger-than-life lashes. This mascara helps lengthen, thicken, and separate lashes for volume you can see.

Wait, did we say mascara? Just in case, apply some more!

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The Complete Eyebrow Guide

Just like haircuts, eyebrow shapes aren’t one-size-fits-all. Getting the perfect brows really depends on the shape of your face. Remember, knowing your face shape is the first step to creating your most beautiful look! And keeping them on point between appointments can be a challenge, but the experts at TheBeautyPlace have you covered.

 

For Square Shape Face: A square jaw and defined angles accents the angularity of your face, so softly rounded brows are the way to go! Make sure your brows are not too angular. But beware of making brows appear too round; you don’t want to over pluck and create rainbow-shaped brows!
 

For Round Shape Face: If your face is round you want to make sure your brows are very angular. Contrast a soft, rounded face with sharp brows, the perfect angled brow can bring out and define a facial bone structure that is lacking or not present.

 

For Long Shape Face: Features that are vertically stretched out characterize a long face shape. In this case, it is important to extend the tails of your brows east-to-west to really play up horizontal features. We always read that the tails of brows extend beyond the corner of the eye, but a long face should make it a point for tails to extend a bit longer.

 

For Heart Shape Face: Although bold brows are in this season, a heart-shaped face will definitely want to steer shy of this trend. Because of the petite jaw line and emphasis on the upper portion of the face, it is important to keep brows well manicured and exceptionally groomed.

 

Now that you know how to perfectly style your eyebrows following your face shape, it is time to know how to keep them always on point!

Step 1: Brush your eyebrows to better reveal your natural shape and expose any gaps and bare spots in need of filling. The Jane Iredale Brow Brush/Comb ($8.99) is ideal for brows and lashes. Perfect for brushing, grooming and separating lashes and eyebrows

Step 2: Draw in any missing hair. Dip just the tip of the angled brush into the pomade. Then draw in individual hairs with light, upward strokes. For this, you can use the Tigi Cosmetics Brow Pencil Blonde ($12.99) this is an easy application eyebrow definer and eyebrow groomer.

 

Step 3: Now fill them up! Start in the center and blend out toward the tail. Then without adding more products to your brush, run the brush through the inner corners.  The Glo Minerals Brow Powder Duo ($15.99) are powders that were specially made to match all brow colors. They were designed to fill in any areas of less hair of the eyebrow you would like to fill in!

Step 4: Give a final touch to your brows with a clear gel! The Glo Minerals Brow Gel – Clear ($12.99) is a water-based formula that provides brow-sculpting control.

If you’re looking to have everything you need in one place than the ideal kit to have is the Jane Iredale Bitty Brow Kit ($22.29). It’s a travel-friendly kit made to keep your brows refined, it includes three brushes, transparent botanical brow wax, and pigmented brow powder. It’s a quick and easy way to add color and depth to brows no matter where you are.

 

The Best Concealers for Every Need

To conceal or not to conceal: That is the question. In nearly every case, most of us opt to conceal some sort of complexion imperfection. Dark circles under the eyes, ruddiness around the nose, and acne scars stand no chance against a powerful concealer that covers any type of skin concern. At TheBeautyPlace.com, we have a concealer for every need. Here are the best of the best.

For Oily Skin

If your skin is of the slick and shiny variety, you already know how challenging it can be to use any sort of makeup on your face. One of the best is Glo Minerals Camouflage Oil-Free Concealer ($22.99), a hyper-pigmented product in a reliable cream formula. Best applied with a brush, it stays put while reducing the appearance of unwanted marks and hyperpigmentation. It’s also enriched with nourishing vitamins and green tea extract.

For On the Go

Who has time to stand around meticulously applying concealer in the middle of a hectic day? Not you, we suspect, which is why we suggest the Jane Iredale Zap & Hide Blemish Concealer ($19.59) to resolve any of your pesky skin woes. This double-ended concealer is a double threat: It both hides the imperfections you wish to keep under wraps and treats them! It works its magic with a combination of tea tree leaf and lavender oils, both potent anti-blemish ingredients that are gentle and effective.

For Brightening

Dark under eye circles need a boost! The goal is to both cover and reflect light—a job for the marvelously talented Jane Iredale Active Light Undereye Concealer ($18.99). Available in six shades, it doesn’t just cover those stubborn circles. It also highlights the area to brighten and reduce the visible appearance of your most difficult complexion issue. Choose your shade based on your unique need: some neutralize redness, while others eliminate brown discoloration.

For Complete Coverage

Sometimes it’s easier to just apply moisturizer, smack on some concealer, and head out the door. We all have those days when applying a full face is just too much trouble. Yet what if you really need serious coverage? That’s when you turn to bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer ($18.99). It feels lightweight to the touch—almost like your favorite lotion—but quickly transforms into a high-potency makeup product that works overtime to hide just what you want it to, whether it’s spotty acne marks on the chin or a sallow complexion.

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!

 

 

 

How to transform your makeup from day to night

Knowing how to take your makeup look from day to night is crucial for busy girls, specially now during the Holidays that we have a bunch of activities on our agenda. Here we show you 5 essential –and very easy – tips on how to make this transition for a look that never goes out of style.make-up-from-day-to-night1

  1. Add some drama to the face. A few simple steps are all you need and a dramatic, chiseled cheekbones is a quick and easy way to transition your look from day to night. Darken your contouring makeup for a more dramatic, evening effect. The Youngblood Lunar Dust – Sunset ($21.99) can be very helpful with this! This product is a unique, light-reflecting Mineral Dusting Powder that is used to create a luminous lunar body glow and sun kissed shimmer.

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  1. Apply some eye shadow: This is the most important step to change your look from day to night. It is crucial that you use a palette with dark colors like the bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 ($37.99) You can play up the eyes with a quick 5-minute Smokey eye by apply transition color in the crease, deepen crease with darker eye shadow shade, press dark shadow on center of eyelid & blend, last but not least, blend eye shadow along lower lash line.

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  1. Eyeliner: Sometimes—especially when you’re fighting the clock—good eyeliner can make all the difference in upgrading your daytime look. Sweep thin or thick black liner along lash line and viola! The Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner ($12.99) will be your best ally on this.

Hang up. You’re almost done!

4. This is probably the most important step; the lipstick! Turn that nude or light-pink glossy lip into something dark and bold. In case that you only have 5 minutes to do “the magic” this is the only step you should consider. Go for matte or glosses, both are now super trendy, it just depends on your mood and personality! Just make sure it is a dark color like the Glo Minerals Lipstick ($12.99) “Cabaret Lipstick” or “Spiced Rum Lipstick” to change your look automatically.

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  1. Some highlight is always right. We all know that nothing says nighttime more than a touch of glow. Don’t know which one to buy? We got you! The Jane Iredale In Touch Highlighter – Complete ($20.99) illuminates skin and adds a soft glow. Just apply some to the tops of cheekbones, brow bones, and nose bridge.

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By now, you know what to do in order to quickly and easily to refresh your makeup, and look a bit more glam if five easy steps. Changing your make up from day to night, won’t be a problem any more! Now you’re ready to go from the office, to a girls night out!

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5 Tools of the Trade You Need Now!

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Your beauty collection is jam-packed with the hottest lipsticks, the most up-to-date skin care, the trendiest hair products. Can you say the same about your tool collection? At TheBeautyPlace.com, you’ll find an enormous selection of the key tools you need to achieve a gorgeous look every single day. Here are four tools of the trade you absolutely have to have.

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If you do nothing else, purchase the BeautyBlender Original + Mini Solid Cleanser Kit ($20.99). This duo includes the genius teardrop-shaped makeup applicator that’s designed to minimize waste and give your complexion a flawless appearance. The rounded tip makes it easy to hone in on those problematic areas, like the corners of your nose and the inner corners of the eyes. The included cleanser is a solid substance that’s great to carry on the go—it removes excess residue and keeps your BeautyBlender pristine for longer (and it smells great, too!).

Ask anyone who maintains their brows at home: It can be tricky to get it right every single time. A good pair of tweezers can help! The Tweezerman Wide Grip Slant Tweezers ($15.99) makes it easier to achieve just the look you desire. The oversized grip provides a more comfortable tweezing experience, while the slant tip makes it easy to grip even the smallest, most stubborn hairs. (Bonus points for the fun purple color—it’s a great addition to any tool kit!)

A foundation brush is one of the most important tools you can add to your kit. The Glo Minerals Dual Foundation Camouflage Brush ($24.99) provides a great alternative to applying makeup with your fingers. This product hits the nooks and crannies beautifully, and the tapered end is ideal for expertly applying concealer beneath the eyes, in the corners of the nose, and other areas that don’t require a great deal of product.

It’s important to keep your makeup brushes clean, no matter how tedious a chore it might be. Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleaner ($13.99) makes it a bit more of a palatable process, thanks to its lightweight formula enriched with mild seaweed conditioner and grapefruit extract. It works on contact to wash away debris, oil, and grime that collect on brushes over time.

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There’s nothing like a visit to the spa and a pampering pedicure. Let’s face it, though: sometimes life gets in the way, making it incredibly difficult to drop funds on a luxurious treatment. In the meantime, you can enjoy a DIY treatment with some help from the BioSwiss 5-Piece Pedicure Set ($7.95). It contains everything you need to achieve a gorgeous at-home pedicure, including nail clippers, a nail file, a nail brush, a pumice stone, and a pair of toe separators.

A great hairbrush is often the key to an amazing hair day. Just think about how awesome your mane looks when you leave the salon. It’s time to add your own high-end hair tools to the mix! The Bio Ionic BoarShine Brush Set ($37.99) includes BoarShine brushes in medium, large, and extra large sizes. Use them to achieve a smooth, sleek finish, add volume, and control frizz.

Don’t miss our Tools of the Trade sale, running from Saturday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 14. It’s a great time to stock up on all of the essentials you need for your tool kit!

Tutorial Tuesday – Shape Your Brows !

How To Fill In your Eyebrows

 

  1. Hold a pencil or make-up brush along one side of your nose.  Where it crosses the inner corner of your brow, that’s where it should begin.
  2. Now angle the pencil across the iris; that’s where the arch should begin.
  3. Angle it to the end of the outer corner of the eye; that’s where the brow should end.
  4. With those angles and lengths in mind, fill in the brows using light, feathery strokes as if you were drawing individual hairs.
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