Planning on taking a Fake-Cation this Summer? Here’s how to look like you spent the last few days relaxing on a lounge chair in Turks & Caicos when you really were stuck in your cubicle!
1. Apply all over loose foundation for light coverage.
2. Lightly brush the spots that the sun would hit naturally hit your face with bronzer. These spots would be across your forehead, down your nose and on your cheeks just beneath your eyes. Think about the spots that burn first when you’re really in the sun!
3. Top off with a little pink blush on the cheeks to get a really “flushed” look.
Be prepared for some jealous stares!
- 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.
- Now angle the pencil across the iris; that’s where the arch should begin.
- Angle it to the end of the outer corner of the eye; that’s where the brow should end.
- With those angles and lengths in mind, fill in the brows using light, feathery strokes as if you were drawing individual hairs.
Traveling this Summer? Even better, moving to a new house? Hopefully you haven’t been unfortunate enough to pack your favorite bronzer and eyeshadow only to find that it is cracked into a million shimmering pieces when you reach your destination. As seen here, the easiest quick fix is to lay a cotton pad or cotton ball flat on top of your cosmetics and close the case. This will keep the makeup in place and prevent breakage.
If you feel comfortable because your makeup already includes a pad, let me go one step further to recommend leaving those application pads OUT of your cases. They are great for when you’re on the go, but they tend to soak up the natural oils in cosmetics making them dry out before you can use them. Only use the cotton pad/ball technique for transporting your goods!
There is nothing worse than getting ready for a night on the town and misplacing your eyeliner except maybe running to the ladies room for a touch up and realizing you forgot your eyeliner altogether! Here’s a creative way to use mascara as eyeliner. Simply take an angle brush and apply mascara to the upper lid using the guideline below. No one will know the difference!
True Blood is back this Sunday. We can’t imagine anything being crazier than last season, but if anyone can stretch our imaginations further, it is the writers, producers & cast of True Blood! One thing that has stayed consistent across the seasons has been every hunky guy falling head over heels in love with Sookie Stackhouse! Here’s how to get her sweet, innocent, yet appropriately sexy look! Sookie may be constantly running around town saving people’s lives from supernatural creatures, but her skin always stays flawless & matte. We included everything you need to get that doe eyed look. Anna Paquin has big brown eyes, so we used a brown eyeliner. You may want to choose a shade that matches your eye color!
We’ve already given you the necessary tools to get Catherine’s look in the Great Gatsby, and now we’re here to give you what you need to be Catherine’s perfect match, Mr. Polished. We like to consider Leonardo Dicaprio pretty darn polished. Here’s how to pull off his perfection:
The zig-zag part has made a comeback! Use it to hide your roots and break up that harsh look of them growing out.
Use a comb to part your hair at an angle to the left or to the right and part it back the opppsite way. Bonus: This look also creates volume!
Blake Lively is a fan of this look & I gotta say, we are too!
Dry Shampoo has quickly become the best friend of ladies everywhere! But, if you’re anything like me, you are nervous to try the stuff! The last thing you need when in a rush is to make your not-so-fresh hair even worse with clumpy, powdery dry shampoo. Below is a step by step tutorial. Be sure to follow the 10 inch away rule. Once you have sprayed it on, let it sit for 2 minutes without touching it. Then flip your head over to comb out any excess powder. My final tip is, resist the urge to touch it for the rest of the day. Although you have beautiful, fresh looking hair, you can’t run your fingers through it as usual. Trust me on this one!
1. Scrub: This may be the most important step! Exfoliate & cleanse. We highly recommend a good exfoliation before attempting this makeup style. This handheld, easy to use brush gives your skin a fresh out of the spa look. 2. Tone: even after a deep cleaning, toning is important. This will eliminate any excess residue & hydrate your skin. 3. Moisturize: Apply an even layer of moisturizer. Dab it on with the pads of your fingertips.
4. Prime: always prime for dewy skin! 5. Base: We suggest a whipped foundation for this step. You want to aim for light to medium coverage. You’ll be applying a lot of layers so airy foundation is key! 6. Conceal: now is your chance to cover up any dark circles, hyperpigmentation, or blemishes. You’ll already have basic coverage with your foundation, so use a light concealer too! 7. Finish: dust a matte finishing powder all over. This will lock the dew in your skin.
8. Blush: Smile big and brush your cheeks lightly in an upward motion. 9. Line: Use black eyeliner to line your upper and lower lid. Then SMUDGE. Pair this with any neutral eyeshadow. Be sure to keep the lines soft, no harshness allowed. 10. Pucker Up: Finish your look off with a nude or light pink lipstick. Keep your lips simple to accentuate your rosy cheeks!