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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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

2017 Beauty Resolutions: Products to Help You Stay on Track

a320f0d81ecea4f176abea6b67004157As we welcome the new year, it’s time to put aside the bad habits—you know the ones—and replace them with some real, solid, actually-doable resolutions. When it comes to beauty, there are some places we all naturally tend to skimp: maybe it’s that little issue we have with removing makeup without fail every single night, or that kind of unsettling decision we make to let nail polish chip away on its own.

At TheBeautyPlace.com, we realize life gets in the way—which is why we’ve collated a few of our favorite products that will make it easy to make and keep your biggest beauty resolutions for 2017. Here is everything you need to stay on track!

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Resolution: Remove my makeup every night

Solution: Murad Clarifying Wipes, $15.99 or Jane Iredale Magic Mitt $13.99

How easy life would be if we could just wave a wand and watch the makeup magically disappear into thin air. The next best thing could be these wipes, which come 30 to a package and are infused with nourishing ingredients that do far more than justremove cosmetics, dirt, and debris. They also soak up excess oils and help normalize your skin. The more you use them, the clearer and brighter your complexion will look. With this added benefit, there’s no reason to skip this essential step any longer—your skin will look amazing by the end of the month!

 

Resolution: Keep my manicure fresh

Solution: OPI Euro Centrale Collection My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours, $7.99

The problem with manicures and pedicures is that they kind of don’t last forever. That’s unfortunate for those of us who are too busy to sit down and remove those last remnants of color, but actually pretty cool too because it allows you the opportunity to play around with so many different shades. Enter this nail color: a fiery, sexy hue that’s primarily red, yet injected with an orangey undertone that gives it a warmer feel. You can wear thisanywhere, at any time of year, and because it’s so dark you’ll want to remove the chipped bits as soon as possible. What better way to stay on top of your nail game?

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Resolution: Stop damaging my hair with heat

Solution: Style Sexy Hair 450 Headset Heat Defense Setting Spray, $9.99

There may have been a time when you resolved to completely eliminate heat styling products from your regimen. If you’re a slave to your blow dryer, though, or you can’t actually envision life without your flat iron, then you absolutely must make sure you’re protecting your hair before you use them. This setting spray keeps your hair safe from temperatures up to 450 degrees, so that you can freely dry or straighten without fear of damage, like breakage and brittleness. It also reduces frizz and adds a healthy, shiny finish, so your hair will look amazing all day long.

 

Resolution: Clean my makeup brushes

Solution: Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleaner, $13.99 or bareMinerals Quick Change Brush Cleaner 3.7 oz$15.99

One of the biggest beauty faux pas out there is something most of us are guilty of committing: not washing our makeup brushes regularly. It can be a difficult habit to settle into, primarily because it takes a bit of time for brushes to dry. Make this process just a little more convenient with this spray, which helps brushes dry more quickly. It contains extracts of grapefruit, plus seaweed conditioner, to soften synthetic or natural hairs and rinse away gunky buildup from your makeup. It’s free of parabens, too, so individuals with sensitive skin don’t have to worry about dealing with reactions.

3c5a8c0c5a8d4b4e19a3d35f4c10c79eResolution: Protect my skin from the sun

Solution: COOLA Eco-Lux Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30 ($30.99)

Not only is wearing sunscreen a smart habit, but it’s also potentially a life-saving one. Why risk the chance of developing premature wrinkles, age spots, or even skin cancer? This spray-on sunscreen makes application a breeze. It’s water resistant for up to 40 minutes, and is enriched with antioxidant-busting, organic ingredients that combat the signs of aging and drench skin with hydration. With additions like algae, cucumber, and strawberry, it’s not unlike a healthy cocktail for your skin. Even better is its refreshing citrus mimosa scent—it’s a crisp, summery, sweet fragrance everyone you’ll love to wear.

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Resolution: Make myself a priority

Solution: John Masters Organics Roll-On Fragrance, $19.99

Carving out some much-needed “me” time can be difficult when you’re bogged down with responsibilities of work, family, friends, and household. Even if you don’t have time to curl up with a good book, enjoy a lazy cup of tea, or take a nap, you can add some small details to your day to change your overall outlook. It’s the little things that count, after all, and applying some of this fragrance to your pulse points will serve as a reminder that you’re treating yourself to something special and indulgent. The Sultry Spice fragrance is a lovely blend of bourbon vanilla, orange, neroli, and cypress, yielding a warm, cozy scent that’s reminiscent of an embrace.

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Our Best Selling Products of 2016

It’s been a fabulous year of style and beauty, and we’re excited to present you with a list of the products that enjoyed the most buzz and star power. From makeup to skincare to body products, the best-selling products of the year offer something for everyone.

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One of the best ways to combat stubborn fine lines and wrinkles is with a product that not only attacks those visible signs of aging, but also improves skin tone and texture. NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex ($54.99) offers the solution: it’s a creamy treatment enriched with antioxidants like green tea and rosemary, while vitamin A helps improve skin’s elasticity. With regular use, skin feels firmer and smoother, looks clearer and brighter, and appears more youthful.

Dry, aging skin requires a double whammy—a potent product that does more than merely moisturize or reduce lines. Skinmedia HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator ($108.99) has the answer. This lightweight serum contains hyaluronic acid, which is formulated to reduce visible signs of aging while drenching parched skin with much-needed hydration.

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The modern woman demands convenience of her cosmetics—no challenging applicators, unwieldy bottles, or difficult contraptions with which to mess around. Enter Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation ($27.99). The lightweight mineral product combines the coverage of foundation with the airy feel of powder and the heavy-duty prowess of concealer to result in the ultimate skin-coverage tool. It also contains SPF 20 to product your complexion from harmful ultraviolet rays.

Also in line with the most convenient products in the universe, the Jane Iredale In Touch Cream Blush ($17.99) is perfect for women on the go. But whether you toss it in your makeup bag, your travel case, or your desk drawer, you can count on it to brighten up a sallow complexion in mere seconds. It’s available in several flattering colors, boasts a lovely, buttery finish, and even smells amazing.

Sometimes what your skin really needs is a tinted moisturizer in lieu of a foundation. Elta MD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 ($19.99) provides a genius solution to a number of skin concerns. It’s enriched with hyaluronic acid to combat fine lines and wrinkles while improving hydration, and contains free radical-busting antioxidants. A light tint provides just the right amount of coverage.blog_image

When it comes to cult beauty products, Egyptian Magic Natural All Purpose Skin Cream ($26.99) outperforms them all. This multipurpose product lives up to its name—it’s truly the wonder tool in any woman’s beauty kit. It’s made with a hyper-moisturizing blend of beeswax, olive oil, honey, royal jelly, and bee pollen, all of which leave skin feeling softer and smoother than ever. It can even be used on flyaway hairs or as an aftershave, and it feels incredible on sensitive skin.

Let’s hear it for the boys, who catapulted Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser for Hair & Body ($21.99) to the top of this year’s best-selling men’s products list. The reviving blend includes notes of eucalyptus, rosemary, and juniper berry—it’s a refreshing scent that’s guaranteed to wake anyone up in a hurry! The formula is also softening, to leave skin feeling as great as it smells.

The BeautyBlender Two BB Clean set ($37.99) provides the perfect introduction to this now-iconic product. It includes two sponges and a cleanser, and it’s guaranteed to transform makeup application into the easiest process ever. That’s because the teardrop-shaped sponge navigates those tricky areas—like the corners of the nose and the inner eyes—like a pro. Forget about uneven foundation. This product does it all, and it’s earned all of the accolades for a good reason

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Keep your favorite guy always looking sharp. Whether he’s really into his grooming products or a low maintenance kind of guy, we have the perfect gift for dad.

Here our top picks:

1.Murad Man Razor Burn Rescue 1.5oz

2. Dermalogica Pre-Shave Guard 2.6 oz

3. AVENE After-Shave Fluid 

4. Lock, Stock & Barrel Argan Blend Shave Oil 0.34 oz

5. Johnny B Go Texture Cream 4 oz

6. Lock, Stock & Barrel Recharge Conditioning Shampoo 8.5 oz

7. CHI Turbo Super Charge Clippers

8. TIGI B For Men Matte Separation Workable Wax 3 oz

 

Feed Your Nails

healthy-nailsThat’s right! I want you to literally feed your nails the nutrients they need to grow faster and stronger. The only thing worse than un-manicured hands are unattractive un-manicured hands! My mom always told me not to judge people by their nail beds, but I just can’t help it!

Follow these steps to keep your fingernails at their full potential:

1. What you eat: eating healthy foods that are rich in protein do good for more than just your body. They help your hair and nails grow stronger and prevent breakage. Try to add foods into your diet including avocados, salmon, and nuts.

2. Pamper them: it may make you feel like a diva, but you deserve it! Use gloves when washing dishes and cleaning up around the house. Cleaning supplies and dish soap break down your nails and make them weaker and prone to breaking. When you type away on any of the many keyboards you use, press with the pads of your fingers instead of the top of your nails. These tips will make your manicures last longer too!

3. Trim often: Some of us have trouble growing our nails so we let them grow in however they please and refuse to trim them. Those uneven edges end up snagging more often and you end up with broken nails that are shorter than they would have been if you just filed them down!

4. Moisturize: it is important to apply oils to your cuticles and nails. If you let them dry out, you’re even more prone to breakage. If you don’t have professional cuticle oil, you can always use some good old EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).

5. Apply a nail hardener: seems like a no brainer, but this clear, simple step is often skipped when manicuring. Lots of nail hardeners double as base or top coats, it is just a matter of preference, and guess what?! They actually work!

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