Free Makeup Samples.com

 

 Free Makeup Samples, Free beauty recipes, makeovers, and more!

Category — Beauty tips

Sheer is Sexy

With all of the overdone, more is better, heavily embellished looks out there, sheer and natural seems almost obsolete. But that’s not really the case. Most guys are attracted to the simple and sheer look because it denotes an amount of low-maintenance that is very appealing.

To keep looking like you didn’t even try to be as beautiful as you really are, stick with soft shades like blush and peach. Since we all don’t have the perfect skin to start with, a little concealer dabbed under the eyes can brighten up your face and hide any imperfections.

Top the whole face with a light dusting of loose mineral powder in a neutral shade. Use a blush or peach on the apples of your cheeks and lower eyelids for a soft, sheer look. To keep the eyes looking wide and bright, apply brown eyeliner by using a series of dots in the lash line on the tops only, and finish with the same shade of brown mascara on top and bottom lashes.

Lips will only need a little gloss in a taupe, pink or peach shade depending on your skin tone. All of these fresh, light colors will create a sheer beauty that makes you feel confident and alive.


————————————————–
Get free makeup samples and more beauty tips
at Free-makeup-samples.com.
Follow me on Twitter and facebook!

January 23, 2013   Comments Off

Look Like a Celebrity

If you would like to have that youthful glow like Taylor Swift or Hayden Panettierre, you can!

Start by staying well-hydrated. That seems to be the number one celebrity tip or trick. Next, keep skin care natural by using plant based products that help keep skin healthy.

As for the makeup:  Apply cream blush to the apples of the cheeks and then dust the entire face with a bronzer. A sheer, dewy foundation will also give a glistening glow when topped with a bronzer. Keep eyebrows neat and plucked to perfection. This creates a well-groomed and styled look. It’s easier to leave this to the professionals and just go have your brows done.

For the eyes, heat an eyelash curler under hot water, pat dry and curl lashes before applying multiple coats of mascara or even false lashes. This gives the appearance of volume and opens up the eyes. When it comes to the lips, use one of two methods. Option one applies bright lipstick just to the inner parts of the lips and blends it out with a clear balm. Option two applies a darker shade of lipstick all over then tops it off with a lighter or shimmering gloss on the inner parts of lips.

If you can pull it all together, and wear a confident smile as your best accessory, then you are ready for the red carpet!


————————————————–
Get free makeup samples and more beauty tips
at Free-makeup-samples.com.
Follow me on Twitter and facebook!

January 16, 2013   Comments Off

Look Like the Girl Next Door

With all of the fresh, young faces hitting the scene these days, who wouldn’t want to look fresh and new like Blake Lively? To help achieve this look keep the colors soft and natural.

Start with a tinted moisturizer containing an SPF of at least 15 and apply a thin layer. Follow that up with a highlighter across the cheeks, nose and forehead. Top the highlighter off with a peach or light pink cream blush and blend well.

To keep eyes fresh and young, use a soft brown pencil to lightly line the bottom lash line only. Blend using a toasted almond eye shadow that you will then apply to the entire lid. Eye shadow can have a soft shimmer, but don?t overdo it.

Curl lashes and apply a single coat of brown or taupe mascara to top and bottom lashes. If your lips are naturally pink, use a clear lip balm with conditioners and sun protection. If your lips are less than pink, choose a balm with a hint of pink. Avoid sticky glosses or heavy lipsticks, even if the color is light. Looking fresh and new can be quick and easy with the right colors and products.  Your girl-next-door look is sweet and fresh!


————————————————–
Get free makeup samples and more beauty tips
at Free-makeup-samples.com.
Follow me on Twitter and facebook!

January 9, 2013   Comments Off

Healthy Hair Tips

There is just something incredibly sexy about beautiful hair. No matter what style you like to wear your hair, keeping it healthy is a must. The majority of us has experimented with hair color, used heat styling products, swam in chlorine, or spent too much time in the sun. All of these things combined with other environmental factors can do some serious damage to hair.

In order to combat and repair some of that damage, start by using some quality products. Don’t confuse quality with price. There are a lot of inexpensive products on the market that can do wonders for your hair. Suave, Pantene, Fructis and Neutrogena all have quality hair care products that range from $2 to $12.

Start with a shampoo geared towards your hair type. If you are finding flakes on your little black dress, try Frustis’ new line of anti-dandruff shampoos for different hair types. The contain microbeads that help to exfoliate the scalp build-up that causes a lot of the flakes. Follow this up with a quality conditioner containing vitamins and nutrients that will help to replenish hair. For a weekly conditioning treatment, try Neutrogena’s Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask.

Once out of the shower, remember not to brush wet hair but use a wide-tooth comb. Avoid styling products with alcohol since they tend to dry hair out even more. Many smoothing gels and serums come with added vitamins that help hair stay soft, look for these as an alternative to gels and sprays.

Finally, be sure to have hair trimmed regularly. This not only eliminates dry, dead ends, but also encourages new, healthy hair growth. So, however you style your hair, keep it healthy and sexy!


————————————————–
Get free makeup samples and more beauty tips
at Free-makeup-samples.com.
Follow me on Twitter and facebook!

December 19, 2012   Comments Off

Botox – What’s it all about?

botox tipsSince the FDA approved Botox Cosmetic over ten years ago, millions have had themselves injected. Botox is actually botulinum toxin, which is a protein and a neurotoxin that causes botulism. However, in the FDA approved form, Botox has several medical and cosmetic uses, like reducing the appearance of frown lines in the brow area and crows feet around the eyes. Botox will not improve the look of wrinkles that come from sun damage or gravity, and it will not last forever.

The results of Botox injections can last anywhere from four to eight months. The toxin is actually injected into the muscle and prevents the muscle from receiving signals from the nerves. This means that the muscle no longer contracts and the wrinkle relax and seem to soften. For the week prior to the procedure, it is a good idea not to drink any alcohol or to take any aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications. The procedure only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require any anesthesia. There is usually just a slight pinch and minimal discomfort.

Botox can move around once injected, so don’t rub the treated area for at least 12 hours or lay down for a few hours. Once finished, it can take three to seven days to see the full effect of the procedure. Some people experience a little bruising or slight headache, but nothing too bad. Many people are very satisfied with the results and continue to have the procedure repeated as needed.

 


————————————————–
Get free makeup samples and more beauty tips
at Free-makeup-samples.com.
Follow me on Twitter and facebook!

November 14, 2012   Comments Off

Fall Face Must Haves

As the experts have hemmed and hawed over the official look for this fall, it seems that the only thing they can agree on is that vibrant is in, unless you want a soft, natural look and then that’s totally in too. Although makeup tones and shades for the fall don’t necessarily match the season, playing around with vibrant tones for the eyes and lips seems to be perfectly acceptable.

Whether you are more comfortable with the softer rainbow shades of pastels like pink, lavender, and baby blue or the bold rainbow colors of indigo, green and red, you can find a look that works for you.

When it comes to eye shadows, the look seems to lean more towards a heavier liner on the top and light liner on the bottom followed by a burst of color on the lower lid alone. Thickly coated eyelashes also seem to be an in look as well. This technique will work for any color shadow, liner, or mascara, so play around and see what looks the best to you!

If you opt for the more natural look, follow the same techniques, but use softer brown or taupe instead of bold blacks and bright colors for liners and mascara.


————————————————–
Get free makeup samples and more beauty tips
at Free-makeup-samples.com.
Follow me on Twitter and facebook!

November 7, 2012   Comments Off

Organic Skin Care Tips

Some of the best and most cost-effective skin and hair products are natural ingredients that are also environmentally friendly. Instead of using a harsh astringent to clear out pores after you wash your face, try using witch hazel instead. It is much less abrasive but provides the same cleansing and antiseptic properties. Once pores have been thoroughly cleaned, whip up an egg white and chill it for 5 minutes. Then apply it evenly to skin for a few minutes and feel those pores tighten and shrink.

To keep hair looking bright, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to lukewarm water for an after-conditioning rinse. If it’s been a long day and the eyes are looking tired soak a couple green tea bags in cool water then apply to eyes while you relax for a few minutes. The naturally-occurring caffeine will tighten under-eye skin in no time.

A little baking soda on your toothbrush can whiten teeth as well as fingernails with a gentle scrub. Be sure to rinse well though. These quick and easy fixes already exist in most homes, we just forget to give them a chance in a new role sometimes. Give it a try!


————————————————–
Get free makeup samples and more beauty tips
at Free-makeup-samples.com.
Follow me on Twitter and facebook!

October 1, 2012   Comments Off

Sparkling Smiles

A smile may be one of the most attractive facial features we as humans have. It’s also one of the first things that people notice about you when you meet and greet. In order to have a dazzling smile, start with a healthy mouth. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing should be daily habits for everyone both at morning and at night. Choosing products with whitening agents such as baking soda or peroxide can help to reduce discoloring and prevent further stains. In addition, there are several products out there to help whiten teeth for all budgets. From $5 gels like 5-Minute Whitening to $40 Crest Whitening Strips, you can find an at-home product to use regularly. Be sure to follow the instructions and discontinue use if sensitivity occurs.

Once the inside of the smile is healthy and happy, make sure the frame is in good shape as well. When brushing your teeth, gently brush over lips to remove any dead skin cells. Even if you do not wear lip color, be sure to protect lips with a gloss or chapstick that contains an SPF of 15 or higher. Blistex has a great line of lip protection that offers a tiny bit of natural color, a little sparkle and even age-defying nutrients. Once your smile is prepped and ready to go, use it often and with everyone you meet.


————————————————–
Get free makeup samples and more beauty tips
at Free-makeup-samples.com.
Follow me on Twitter and facebook!

September 24, 2012   Comments Off

Smooth Shaving

shaving tipsI’m not sure who decided that smooth, hair-free legs were the sexy way to go, but it is the standard now. I do love the way my legs feel just after a good shave, but the process of getting those soft, smooth stems isn’t always as pleasant. Start with quality products that you are comfortable with. Choose a razor with wire guards and a lubricating strip of some kind. Make sure the grip is comfortable for you. Then choose a shaving lotion, cream, gel that you like. Most products are created equally, so just pick one.

I actually prefer to shave with hair conditioner rather than a shaving cream. It seems to condition and moisturize my skin better and is A LOT cheaper per use. Always allow your hair/skin to soak in warm water for a few minutes before you begin shaving. Shaving in the opposite direction of the hair growth will earn you a closer shave. Go slowly, pay attention, and be sure to moisturize when you are finished.


————————————————–
Get free makeup samples and more beauty tips
at Free-makeup-samples.com.
Follow me on Twitter and facebook!

September 17, 2012   Comments Off

Ageless Hands

ageless handsMany people have those happy little lines starting to appear near the corners of their eyes, some even as early as their twenties. These little devils make frustrate some of us, but they don’t give away our age nearly as quickly as our hands. The skin on your hands is so very thin and delicate, yet most of us just take those paws for granted as being out-in-the-world-everyday tough. To help keep hands looking younger try these tips:

*While showering, use a gentle exfoliating body wash and actually scrub the backs of your hands.

*Use a moisturizer with sunscreen daily before leaving the house.

*Moisturize every time you wash your hands.

*At night, use an age-defying night cream/spot remover on your hands as part of your final bedtime routine.

If you treat your hands with as much TLC as you do your face, they will stop giving away your age and might even mislead some folks to find you much younger!


————————————————–
Get free makeup samples and more beauty tips
at Free-makeup-samples.com.
Follow me on Twitter and facebook!

September 10, 2012   Comments Off

Beauty Tips Editor
Laurel Smith