How to Wear Hyper-Charged Blush

While it’s been the norm to wear just a pop o flight blush for years, the trend recently has shifted to a bolder, more intense look. It’s not for the timid, but it turns out anyone can wear a bright blush when it’s applied the right way—and in the right color, of course. Here, are the best shades to wear, how to pull off that deeper hue, and how to ensure that that the rest of your makeup doesn’t compete with the color.

 

The real key to pulling off those brighter-than-bright shades that look a little alarming in the packaging is to use a cream formula. Given their malleable consistency, they’re much easier to blend into the skin, and you can easily tone it down just a touch if you feel you’ve been a bit too heavy-handed with your application. And if you happen to want more color, you just need to tap a bit more onto your cheekbones to achieve the desired look.

 

So what’s the best way to accomplish this? You need to play with texture. Cream formulas don’t sit well if they’re applied over powder, so bear that in mind if you’re tempted to layer it over powder blush or even a powder foundation. The goal is to move from one creamy consistency to another, so that the two work together instead of against each other.

 

Of course, not all cream blushes are the same. The key is to select a formula that is truly creamy—one that doesn’t skip and bump as you attempt to rub it into your skin, and that leaves your complexion glowing with a healthy flush. We’re big proponents of Youngblood Luminous Crème Blush ($20.99) for that reason. Its oil-free formula is extremely light and airy, and it blends beautifully into the skin.

 

Don’t be taken aback by the devilishly dark hue in the pot—it looks incredibly fierce, but once applied it’s easy to bring down to a more natural (yet very noticeable) level. The idea is to work your way up to the point where hyper-charged is totally hyper-normal for you. That’s why a cream formula is so genius—it builds up nicely and creates beautiful definition.

 

To achieve the best results, we suggest a tool like bareMinerals Angled Face Brush ($17.99). Its slightly geometric cut allows for more precise application to the areas you really want to cover. Begin by applying color to the apples of your cheeks. Blend in a slightly circular motion, taking the brush upward and away from your cheekbones to your temples. This creates a slight “C” configuration that appears the most natural. Be sure to blend like crazy to achieve a soft flush.

 

What if powder is your formula of choice? No worries at all—the genius of Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush ($12.99) is that it’s fairly foolproof. Remember to go light with the initial touch, because this is a heavily pigmented product that doesn’t demand hard-hitting application. We love using wider brushes with powder products, as they leave behind the kind of impish glow that is usually only seen on magazine covers. The Jane Iredale White Fan Blush Brush ($12.99) is an outstanding choice for its broad bristles and ability to pick up just the right amount of product.

 

After running it over the powder, tap away any excess and swirl away onto your cheekbones. Again, use a light hand to begin, and feel free to build it up after the first application. Remember that the brush is your friend—the fan silhouette is specifically designed to produce a softer, more natural look. Yet we’re after a hyper-charged complexion, remember? So repeat the process twice if you want to really amplify that color even more.

 

What good is all that hard work if the color doesn’t last? The beauty of wearing brighter blushes is that they have a tendency to stick around a bit longer. That said, you can prevent fading by applying Jane Iredale Balance Hydration Spray ($25.99) as your final step. Not only will it lock your makeup in place, but it also helps moisturize and retain a fresh appearance all day long. You’re guaranteed to have the best skin in the place thanks to your brilliant glow!

 

Images courtesy Vogue.com

Are you ready? Summer is almost over, and we’re helping bid the season farewell in style! Join us this weekend for our End of Summer Clearance. It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on all of your beauty favorites—just in time for the new season!

The Perfect Look For Back To School

Yup it’s here! That time of the year when you have to buy pens, papers, and books. These may all be very necessary for the school year but we can’t help but plan our outfits and looks for that Welcome Back first week! We’ve all been there and that’s why we’ve put together the perfect look just in time for back to school! Check it out!

Keeping your makeup natural and effortless will help to avoid looking overdone, and also speeds up your morning routine. We recommend to go for a BB Cream instead like Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream ($29.99) this cream helps cut down a consuming beauty-routine. Providing even coverage, it helps diminish the appearance of blemishes and fine lines. It helps create a smooth and supple texture with a dewy finish.

 

You probably don’t want to put much make up for school because you like it to keep it simple. We get it, and we support that! However, you cannot skip your window
frames! Fill in your natural brows with a pencil that is two shades lighter for darker hair or two shades darker for lighter hair. Glo Minerals Brow Powder Duo ($18.99) are powders that are specially made to match all brow colors. They are designed to fill in any areas of less hair of the eyebrow you would like to fill in.

 

The best secret to make your eyes look more awake is by applying some mascara! You don’t want to look like you just woke up five minutes ago, so try the Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die for ($16.99) and don’t leave the house without it! This product is formulated to help lashes look longer, thicker and fuller without clumping, smudging or flaking.
To keep with the simplicity of the look, always add a swipe of your favorite nude or pink lipstick. bareMinerals Mini Moxie Plumping Lip Gloss Collection ($23.99) has many options to match your lipstick with your mood or even wear a different one each week! These goof-proof glosses are totally school-ready, just toss these minis in your bag and take them with you!

On the other hand, when you’re starting school, you might still have that summer vibe. However, really bright eye shadow combinations can be distracting and a little over-the-top for a day at school. If you want to add a pop of color, try it in smaller proportions like blue eyeliner! Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner, tone “Peacock” ($11.99) easily glides onto the eyelid without stretching the delicate skin around the eye. You can get this pencil not only in blue, but also in purple and green

These are just some of the step you can include on your morning routine to go back to class in style! Hope you liked it, enjoy the rest of the summer!

 

How To: Ace The Red Smoky Eye Look!

It’s official! — red/pink eye shadow is the new neutral. With stars like Ruth Negga, Lily Collins, and even Queen Bey turning up in pink eyeshadow, pink blush and bright red lips, the combo is proving to be a real stunner — and a refreshing departure from the typical red lips and black, winged liner pairing we see this time of year.

Though it’s a risky shade, it can be surprisingly easy to pull off with the proper placement and blending skills. Choosing the right shade depends on your skin tone, and experimenting with the color base will help make sure you choose the right shade of red for you. However, to create this look, the Tigi Cosmetics HD Quad Eyeshadow ($19.99) has the perfect red tone that goes with almost every skin tone, they also go on smooth and ensure long-lasting wearability!

Also, don’t forget you’ll need to add some orange to the corners to make it a little softer and less dramatic. The Glo Minerals Elemental Eyes Collection ($33.99) this palette includes eight eyeshadows that will help you to perfectly get the smoky red look.

 

After you applied and blended the eye shadows, define the entire eye with a brown eye pencil, lining the upper and lower lash line so no skin is showing. Actually, we have the perfect product for that! Check out the Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner ($11.99) this pencil easily glides onto the eyelid without stretching the delicate skin around the eye.

 

To get this perfect look, apply a few coats of volumizing mascara. The more, the better! 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.

 

Last but not least, an outstanding red smoky eye look needs to come along with tons of highlighter! Jane Iredale In Touch Highlighter ($20.99) illuminates skin and adds a glow to any look. Shine bright babe!

 

BAKED PERFECTION

Photo Credit: Heidi Hamoud

Photo Credit: Heidi Hamoud

Contouring then strobing, now baking?

The makeup world is continuously evolving and we are absolutely amazed at this revived trend.

Yes – revived. The drag queen community has been using the baking technique to help set heavy stage makeup and it works – makeup is always flawless.

Baking involves using your body heat to help set makeup resulting in a smooth, crease-less finish. Even Kim Kardashian-West’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic uses this technique!

The trick involves layering setting powder thickly and allowing it to “cook”  into your foundation and concealer. As shown in the photo from Heidi Hamoud’s YouTube tutorial, it helps highlight the covered areas – underneath eyes, forehead and chin. The result is a flawless finish with contoured cheeks.

So how do we begin?

1. Apply moisturizer, primer, and foundation. This method can be drying so the moisturizer is extremely important. You may also want to include an eye moisturizer to help hydrate the area as this method does focus on the eye area.

2. Apply concealer under the eyes. Dab on from the apples of your cheeks towards your temples. Keep going towards the hairline for some serious contour. Blend in with a damp makeup sponge.

3. Use translucent powder to set the base of the makeup.

4. To “bake” or “cook your makeup, use a wedge sponge and dampen it with a setting spray or facial mist. Then dip the sponge into the translucent powder used in Step 3 and apply it generously under eyes, chin, jawline and middle of forehead. Let it bake anywhere from 5-30 minutes. We suggest 10 minutes for great results but if you have time, go for all 30!

5. Dust off the powder with a fluffy brush. If you want to blend any rough edges, apply pressed powder on the brush and use that to dust off the translucent powder.

We love how this makeup look leaves our makeup look flawless.

Have you tried baking? #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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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 – 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

Quick Beauty Tip – Use White Eyeliner As Primer

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This quick beauty tip can be used all year long, but especially over the Holidays. Instead of buying brighter makeup to pull of a Halloween costume, just use white eyeliner as your base/ primer. Applying this layer will make colors POP.

Quick Beauty Tip – Say No To Raccoon Eyes!

quicktip-avoid-racoon-eyesYou may leave the house looking like a goddess, but give it a few hours in front of a computer screen or on the dance floor and you start to resemble rocky the raccoon. The simplest way to avoid becoming this furry little friend is to prime! Use a primer on your bottom lids. Typically, we prime our top lid before applying eye makeup, but a little bottom lid love will help keep your liner where it belongs.

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