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Tips to Make Eye Makeup Last Longer

Stay-Put Tips for Eye Make-up:   Looking great when you walk out the door is one thing, but looking great hours later can be quite a challenge some days.  One simple trick is to apply your eyeliner and then use a fine-tip brush to dust on an eye shadow that is almost the same color over the liner.

This will help keep the eyeliner from smudging or running throughout the day and will also helps to create that very popular smoky eye look.  To keep your eye shadow from creasing, put a few drops of contact lens solution on each eye lid before applying your favorite shadow colors.  The sodium chloride in the solution helps to retain moisture making eye shadow indestructible.


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March 23, 2011   Comments Off

Beauty Makeup Tips for Inexpensive Eyes

We’ve all seen the luxurious set of eye shadow brushes that claim to be perfect for creating those sexy, young-looking eyes.  The truth is you don’t need to invest in expensive eye shadow brushes to create those smoldering looks.  A set of “quality” brushes from the make-up counter can run upwards of $40.00, but a set of craft brushes is much less expensive.

Take a trip to your favorite craft store or the craft section of Wal-Mart and find inexpensive brushes that mimic exactly what expensive ones do.  You also have the options to pick and choose the brushes that actually fit your needs instead of what comes standard.  There are 3 brush styles that every make-up kit should include: a fine tip brush for dusting eye shadow over your eyeliner, a standard size applicator brush for color application (make-up artists prefer to have a couple of these – one for lighter colors and one for darker colors), and of course, a blending brush.

So the next time you’re tempted to buy those high-end brushes, think about stopping by the craft store instead and using the money you save for a few extra colors to liven up your look.


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March 16, 2011   Comments Off

Eye Make-up 101

It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul.  Whether or not that’s true, it is certain that your eyes are some of the first features people notice.  Here are some basic eye do’s and don’ts that will make those peepers even more impressive:

  • Shades of black eye shadows work well on all eye colors, are a sure-bet, smudge on an intense streak of one of these along your lash lines.
  • Out of eye makeup remover or just don’t own any?  Put some facial moisturizer on a cotton ball and wipe across eyes.  This works just like eye makeup remover!
  • To enhance your lashes, apply two to three coats of mascara.  For a more dramatic look, apply a couple of coats to both the top and the bottom lashes.
  • To open up your eyes on those less than perky days, use a silvery eye shadow at the brow bone and the inner eye corner.
  • To make those eyes pop, choose shades of complementary color eye shadows (the ones that are opposite your eye color on the color wheel).
  • No matter what your eye color, skin tone can make a difference in making your eyes stand out.

Whatever you decide to do to decorate your eyes, be sure to take good care of them by keeping them clean, moisturizing with a light eye cream, and resting them enough.


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March 9, 2011   Comments Off

Makeup Tips for Green Eyes

Ga-ga for Green Eyes — Did you know that green is the rarest of eye colors?  It’s true!  Only about 2% of the world’s population has green eyes.  It’s time to start celebrating your uniqueness and give these gorgeous greens the attention they deserve.

To highlight your eye color, use eyeshadow in bronze, copper, soft coral, or peach tones.  These natural eye makeup shades will play-up the earthy green in your eyes.  If you want to create a more smoldering, sexy look, try deep, rich shades of purple and violet in  your eye shadows.  The contrast between the green of your eyes and the purple will create a bright and striking look.  Although dark shades of purple are striking, shades of lavender and lilac are not.  Stay away from these!

Opting for darker shades of purple and building up a little black with your eyeshadow and eyeliner will create a more dramatic, smoky look.


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February 2, 2011   Comments Off

Makeup Tips to Brighten Blues Eyes

Blue-eyed beauties have been looked up to for decades.  If you’ve been blessed with blue eyes, don’t take that for granted.  Make the most of it.  Most of us think that eye shadow in icy pinks are the way to go, but shades of pink and coral can often make the whites of your eyes look bloodshot or yellowed.  Broaden your horizons and think about some complimentary eyeshadow colors that can help your blues eyes POP!

To highlight those vibrant blue peepers, try some warmer colors.  Eye-shadows in sun-kissed shades of brown, gold, and taupe will increase the impact of your eyes.  For the nighttime, try mixing dark shades of turquoise, fuchsia, and even blue itself with black eyeliner.  The darker framework will make the light of your eyes really stand out!


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January 26, 2011   Comments Off

Makeup Tips for Big Eyes

Sometimes when we finish applying our makeup, our eyes just don’t have that special “oomph” that we wanted. They look small and unappealing, even with a fantastic makeup job otherwise. We could just invest in Asian circle lenses, which make the eyes seem larger, but that isn’t really a simple solution!

The biggest cause of your eyes looking smaller than they are is actually eyeliner along your bottom lash line. If you apply a dark color all the way across, it will make your eyes seem much smaller. To remedy this, only go halfway across, starting from the outside. When you get to the middle, stop and smudge it a little on either side. Instead of smaller eyes, it will seem to make them pop! They will look larger, and you will have a pretty smokey look.

We’re not done yet though! If you take a little bit of white or silver eyeliner or powder and dab it along that area that is left over, it will help give the illusion of your eyes being opened wider as well. Putting the same white shimmer directly under your eyebrows, very lightly, will do the same thing. It’s like magic!


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December 15, 2010   1 Comment

Turning Day to Night

If you have a short period of time between work and a party or just can’t quite take the time to completely redo your makeup, don’t worry!  Turning your daytime look into a night-time look is surprisingly easy, once you get the hang of it.  It is almost entirely in the eyes.

First, you need to pick out an eyeshadow that is just a few shades darker than the one you wore during the day. Don’t switch to another color, that would add an extra step! Brush it on in thin layers, until you achieve the darkness you prefer.  A tiny bit of dark eyeliner smudged underneath your eyes (and just a tiny bit!) will help add to the dramatic transformation.

Next, add a fresh layer of mascara to your lashes, and a bit of color to your lips. That’s it! In three easy steps, you have successfully turned an everyday look into a gorgeous dramatic one.  Time to hit the clubs; have fun!


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May 12, 2010   Comments Off

My favorite products: Eyeliner

For the next few weeks, I am going to talk about some of the products that I use on a regular basis. they are part of my daily make up routine which usually takes me only 5-10 minutes.

Today I will discuss my favorite eyeliner. I love the Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus eye pencil. My favorite color is #210 “espresso” which is a dark brown color. I find that it is not as harsh as using a black eyeliner.

It’s an auto loading pencil, so I don’t have to use a sharpener on it. It’s easy to blend and even has a built in sponge tip on the end of it to use for soft blending, which I love. The cover to protect the top stays on well, so it travels well in my purse.

It is a water soluble eye liner, so it doesn’t always last as long as I wish it would, especially if I’m sweating really hard like working out or dancing in a hot dance floor, but I figure if I’m that sweaty then what’s the difference anyway!

It’s also very comfortable which is important to me since I am also a contact lens wearer.

December 29, 2009   1 Comment

How to Apply False Eyelashes

Here’s a video of a girl showing how to apply false eyelashes to your eyelid. Basically she recommends putting on your eyeliner and mascara first, then applying the glue to the false eyelash. Once it is tacky (sticky), then you can apply it to your eyelid. She finishes it with another swipe of eyeliner for a finished look. Pay careful attention to the instructions she gives for using tweezers to help apply the glue to the lashes and for repositioning the lashes at the corners.

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December 9, 2009   Comments Off

Sunglasses will Preserve your Beauty!

Sunglasses will help you in many ways, besides the obvious of just looking good in your shades!

It’s not a good idea to apply sunscreen on your eyelids or very close to your eyes since it can cause irritation in your eyes themselves. So, you need some way to protect this very delicate skin. Eye shadow can help to block some UV rays, but in direct sunlight, you really need much more than that.

Proper UV sunglasses will actually shield the skin around your eyes from UV radiation, which is what causes most sun damage in the first place. Even more importantly, sun glasses will help prevent you from squinting in bright outdoor light which is what can give you those age-telling “crow’s feet”. Continued squinting causes more wrinkles than almost anything next to smoking, or sun damage.

Not only will sun glasses help preserve the skin around your eyes, but you can certainly take that fashion step that makes you look good wearing them!

October 28, 2009   Comments Off

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