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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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

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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.

 

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!

 

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day will be here soon enough! Because you love your mom, and your mom loves cool presents. We want to help you find the perfect gift to commemorate her! Whether your Mom is super stylish or is the woman who already has everything, we’ve got just the right Mother’s Day gift ideas to put a smile on her face!

 

Tantowel Endless Tan Classic Kit

If mom’s a fan of having this sun-kissed tan, but she’s also very skin-conscious, the Tantowel Endless Tan Classic Kit ($16.99) can be the perfect option! This combination of the TanTowel Classic self-tanning towelettes and the clear liquid Tanning Mist will add that extra sexy touch that every mom loves to have! Trust me, she’ll thank you this one!

Jane Iredale Starter Kit

If you’re a beauty guru and you really want to share with your mom your beauty obsession, start by giving her this Jane Iredale Starter Kit ($39.99) it has the essentials needed for everyday makeup and comes with a handy cosmetics travel case too. Also, it includes a beautiful cosmetic bag with a mirror!

Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Precious Cream

We all know “Don’t get me anything” and “I don’t need anything” really mean “It’s going to be extremely difficult for you to find something I’ll like.” But the Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Precious Cream ($52.99) is something she’ll love! This is a twenty-four hour moisturizing and age repair cream featuring a full bouquet of a dozen roses. The proprietary blend of six rose stem cells and six rose extracts helps repair, regenerate and rejuvenate skin.

Decleor Hydrating Starter kit

We love Decleor for its high ingredient standards, natural formulations, and the fact that the products totally deliver. This combo Decleor Hydrating Starter kit ($26.99) will pamper the woman who deserves it most—even if she claims that all she really wants is for you and your siblings to get along.

Clarisonic Mia FIT Sonic Cleansing System

There are the years where getting a card and a bouquet of flowers is the perfect Mother’s Day present. And then there are the years where you want to treat your mom to something extra special. Clarisonic Mia FIT Sonic cleansing device ($154.99) is compact, lightweight and waterproof for on-the-go sonic cleansing for smooth, more radiant skin. This product is ideal for removing impurities, sunscreen, and makeup.

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask 

Treat your mom to the anti-aging mask beloved by beauty editors, dermatologists, and former supermodels alike. In fact, it’s the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask ($54.99) This product helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful-looking complexion. Plus, the 24K gold imparts an opulent, radiant glow and locks in moisture for the ultra-hydrated skin.

Youngblood Red Lips Kit

Every woman is a lipstick lover, and your mom it’s also on the list! Trust me, lipsticks are like shoes; we’ll never have enough! The Youngblood Red Lips Kit ($47.99) includes everything she needs to complete her makeup and make her simply fabulous!

 

 

Get Her Look – Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland plays the cute little airhead on Modern Family. The reason we’re so intrigued by her look is because she is in her 20’s and plays a teenager. Plus, she looks younger than her character even is! She must be doing something right. Here is how to shave years off of your age with makeup:

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1. Exfoliate. We have said this a million times before and we will say it again. Exfoliate to give your skin a fresh, polished look. 2. Tone. Add a toner to remove any remaining impurities. This will ensure your skin appears smooth and flawless. 3 Moisturize. Add moisture back into your skin. You will want this as a base before adding makeup. This will also give your skin the underlying glow that it needs to appear years younger.

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4. Foundation. Use a tinted, moisturizing foundation as your base. This will start to give you some color while adding even more moisture. 5. Conceal. Use a brightening concealer under your eyes and to cover any dark spots or hyperpigmentation.  GTL-Sarah-Hyland-bottom 6. Eyeshadow. Use neutral tones for a younger look. The more natural you keep your colors the less heavy and aged your makeup will appear. 

7. Blush. Finish off your look with a pretty pink blush. Keep it super light to give your self a dewy, flush look. Darker blush can make your cheekbones look accentuated giving you an older appearance. 8. Eyeliner. Use eyeliner for your top lid only. Keep it off the bottom to keep your skin clearer. 9. Lipstick. Finish your look with almost nude lips. Be sure to  use a lipstick with natural oils so your lips stay moisturized.

Fresh Makeup for Looking Gorgeous New Year’s 2013!

Refresh Your Makeup Bag with TIGI Cosmetics at TheBeautyPlace.com

Refresh Your Makeup Bag with TIGI Cosmetics

The old saying, “out with the old, in with the new” applies to your makeup bag, too! If your makeup bag needs to be refreshed, check out this week’s deal on TIGI Cosmetics Eyeshadows! Formerly known as Bed Head Makeup by TIGI, the “makeup for cool people”, the mineral based eyeshadows come in single, duo or quad shade options. This means that they go on smooth, will last all night, (great for New Year’s Eve!), and are gentle on sensitive skin.

Eyes:

Eyeshadow (Reg. $16) $9.99 in Champagne, Chocolate, and Green look great on Green, Brown, and Hazel eyes! The Champagne shade complements Chocolate and Green perfectly and creating sexy smoky eye makeup looks. Use the Champagne shade on the entire eyelid. Use the Chocolate or Green shade right at the crease. Your eyes will look bright and with depth!

Split Eyeshadow (Reg. $20) $13.99 in Glitz, Flirt, and Flawless are the perfect party eye makeup shades. Glitz brings silver and gold shades, Flirt brings a sleek blue and a neutral for the fearless and Flawless is a burgundy and a nude that pairs gorgeous with any little black dress!

Quad Eyeshadow in Love Affair (Reg. $32) $16.98 is our favorite! You can create a smoky eye perfect for day and night.

Lips:

For decadent lips, try TIGI Cosmetics Decadent Lipsticks . In 14 luxurious shades, these lipsticks have moisturizers and antioxidants that keep lips looking and feeling like baby soft! (Reg.$19) Right now for $10.98. Our favorite lipstick is a molten copper called Gossip!

For the smoky eye and nude lip lovers, the TIGI Cosmetics Decadent Lipstick in Peace is a must-have shade! It is a flesh-toned nude lipstick with moisture and a little tint.

Face:

TIGI Cosmetics Foundation come in 4 different formulations for complementing every skin type.

TIGI Cosmetics Creme Foundation is ideal for normal to dry skin.

TIGI Cosmetics Powder Foundation is lightweight and you can use it for touching up your makeup and for reducing shine after a time on the dance floor.

Liquid Foundation is ideal for normal to dry skin.

Whipped Foundation is super-lightweight and ideal for normal to oily skin.


Makeup Brushes:

Christmas Day Beauty Sale!

Kate Hudson's Party Style

Kate Hudson’s Party Style

After your family has opened all their Christmas presents you need to check out our Christmas Day Beauty Sale! It includes mineral makeup by TIGI Cosmetics and Glo Minerals, the best in skin care by June Jacobs, Peter Thomas Roth, and Murad, and styling products like Agadir Argan Oil, Bio Ionic, and Sexy Hair to name a few! You’ll find these top brands at reduced 30% – 50% prices! Start January 2013 right by looking your most gorgeous and take advantage of the best beauty deals Santa has brought this year!

Makeup: TIGI Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner (Reg. $17) at $10.99! This super creamy eyeliner glides on easily and nourishes skin vitamins and antioxidants! It comes with a built-in smudgie for creating smoky eye looks in Blue, Brown, Green, Peacock, and Royalty.

Glo Minerals Under Eye Concealer (Reg. $31) at $19.49! This richly pigmented concealer effectly covers blemishes, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. It also contains antioxidants that improve the appearance of skin especially dark circles and dark spots! Beauty Tip # 1: Never leave home without under eye concealer and lip gloss/lipstick!

TIGI Cosmetics Full Makeup Brush Roll
(Reg. $125) at $97.95! Make your makeup last longer this New Year’s Eve! A sponge does not apply makeup evenly, but a makeup brush does. This sleek professional makeup artist kit brings quality brushes that will last for years to come. It brings 10 brushes for applying blush, powder, eye shadow, eye definer, lash and brow groomer, concealer, angle, shading, lip, blending.

Hair:TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray (Reg.$14.99 ) at $11.95!

TIGI Bed Head Manipulator (Reg. $17.99) at $11.99!

TIGI Catwalk Curlesque Curl Amplifier (Reg. $16.96) at $9.98!

Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment (Reg. $25) at $11.49!

Bio Ionic One Pass Flat Iron (Reg. $189.99) at $115.98!

Skin:Clarisonic Mia (Reg.$119) at $94.99!

Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution (Reg. $34) at $16.99! This creamy cleanser is ideal for dry or mature skin. It is soap-free and gently soothes dry skin while washing away dirt, oils, and makeup.

Dermalogica Age Smart Antioxidant Hydramist (Reg.$38) at $26.49! This flash skin-firming spray contains anti-aging benefits for improving skin tone, texture, stimulates collagen production, sets makeup, and hydrates dry or mature skin. Our favorite!

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