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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

When! How! What! Eye Primer

Hey! If You Luv Makeup & Beauty readers. I pray you are having an exciting day! Yesterday someone ask me what does a eye primer do and how to apply it? So, today I’m going to share information about hottest eye primer in the beauty arena. Oh! By the way eye priming helps eye shadow last longer and prevent creasing. Ok, Drum roll………please………

Urban Decay!
This miracle eye shadow primer is unmatched by any other in the beauty industry! The genie in this bottle fulfills three wishes: eye shadow that lasts, more vibrant and lasting color, and absolutely NO creasing. The formula is full of silicone, which you beauty mavens know makes for a smooth and silky application

How to Apply:
Apply Urban Decay Primer Potion to lids before shadow application. It dries down almost instantly (and invisibly), creating smooth lids that are super powered eye shadow magnets.

Make sure your hands are clean and open the bottle. Apply a glop on your eyelid with the wand. The secret to applying this product is to blend it on your eyelid with your fingertip not the applicator. Use your fingertip to evenly smooth the product all over your lid and up until you almost reach the brow bone; use a little extra product if needed.

Repeat on the other eye.

Now you may want to apply just a little to under your eyes. This step is optional; you only need to do this if you will be applying eyeliner or eye shadow under your eyes. For this step take the wand and apply an extremely small amount on your fingertip. Drag your finger under your eye. Don't use too much it will look crusty if you do.

Allow to dry! This takes about 4 min for the product to fully dry. Look at your eyes every now and then as it's drying to make sure it's drying evenly. It can actually crease as it's drying sometimes, it this starts to happen gently blend in.

Tips: A little goes a long way! Apply a thin coat and let dry, then apply Eye shadow as you normally would. Then DARE it to crease. (Double-dog dare it, even!)

Until next time…

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Highlight/Contour Your Look

Hey Readers! Today we are going to learn how to use makeup to highlight and contour your face. By using bronzer, blush and highlighting powders. You can practice highlight and contouring techniques until you have perfected your look.

Products Needed:
Bronzing powder
Powder blush
Highlighting powder
Foundation
Translucent powder
Makeup brushes

1. Apply a foundation that matches your skin tone. Blend foundation well at the jaw and hairline until there are no visible lines.

2. Dust your face with translucent powder.

3. Suck in your cheeks to locate your cheek bones. Brush a small amount of matte bronzing powder under the cheek bones. Add bronzer to the bridge of your nose and at the temples. Blend all areas of bronzer well.

4. Brush blush onto the apples of your cheeks. Pull the blush back towards your temples, making the line of brush narrower as you get closer to the hairline. Blend the blush into the hairline and the bronzer using clean fingertips or a clean powder brush.

5. Use a lighter shade of powder to highlight your face. Brush highlighting powder on the bridge of your nose and around the outer corners of your eyes. Add a touch of highlighter to cheek bones, your chin and the temples.

6. Blend all of the cosmetics well so there are no harsh lines. Use a clean brush for the best blending results.

Until next time….Feel free to leave a comment. Have an awesome day!

Friday, March 6, 2009

How to Highlight Eyebrows with Makeup

Great Day! Readers… If you love reading my blog subscribe right now by entering your email address. As my niece states’ sharing is caring. So, today I’m going to share with you how to highlight your eyebrows with eye shadow. Eye shadow is the easiest product to use for highlighting the eyebrows because it doesn't clump or mat the brow hair. Mascara and eyeliner can also be used to create a defined look. Try these simple steps to enhance your eyebrows.


1.Pick an eye shadow color similar to your eyebrow or hair color. Remember that eye shadow appears one shade darker when applied.

2.Apply the eye shadow to a small, angled makeup or liner brush.

3.Brush the eye shadow onto your eyebrows, starting near the center and working toward the outer edge.

4.Focus your attention on thin areas of your eyebrow, such as the outer edge and the underside of the brow. Use firmer brush strokes to apply more makeup on these parts of the brow.


Until next time…free feel to leave a comment. Have a fantastic day! Corinne

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bridal Beauty: Makeup for the African-American Bride


Great Day! If You Luv Makeup & Beauty readers. Sharing is caring so here’s the best colors for African-American skin tones and how to properly deal with common problems so you can be wedding-day gorgeous.

Finding Foundation
In general, foundation that has yellow undertones is the most flattering, but if you have very dark skin, a foundation with a slight blue cast works best. If you have medium-toned skin, choose a foundation with a red-yellow hue. And if you have light skin, look for a soft golden shade.

Pick Three
There may be variances in undertone on different parts of your face so it's a good idea to have three foundation shades -- light, medium, and dark -- on hand to allow for the different gradations of color. Many African-American women are darker across the brow and chin, and slightly lighter on the cheeks. Use the light foundation as your under-eye concealer and to lighten a dark forehead or chin area. Use the medium foundation as your all-over color to correct spots of varied pigmentation. Use the dark foundation to even out the lightest areas of your face. You can also experiment with a bronzing stick to bring down the lighter tones of your face.

Getting Cheeky
The key with blush is to avoid anything that looks ashy or pale on your skin. Lighter skin tones look pretty and most natural in dark bronzers, though apricot, rose, and soft pink also work well. Medium to dark skin tones look best with deep blush hues like dark rose, currant, and plum.

Makeup, then Kiss
In general, the darker your skin tone, the darker you can go with your lip color. Burgundy and blackberry are beautiful on dark skin. Women with medium skin tones look pretty in currant or red, and those with light skin look best in low-voltage neutrals and glosses. If your bottom lip is paler than your top lip, you can even them out by applying a sheer, dark lipstick to your lower lip as a base, then sweeping the same lipstick over both lips.

If you want to have very full lips that don't require too much enhancement, avoid bright, attention-getting colors and stick to quiet, flattering shades instead, like caramel and soft brown. Perfect for kissing the groom!

Until next time...