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5 Wacky but Extremely Useful Beauty Tools!: Makeup and Beauty Blog: Makeup Reviews, Beauty Tips and Drugstore Beauty Finds - StumbleUpon

5 Wacky but Extremely Useful Beauty Tools!: Makeup and Beauty Blog: Makeup Reviews, Beauty Tips and Drugstore Beauty Finds - StumbleUpon
Written by Juli What do window decorations, wrapping paper and NASA have to do with makeup and beauty? A lot more than I thought! Find out more in today’s great guest post from Juli. Great things have been achieved with the simplest of inventions. Like the wheel. Epistick Facial Hair Remover If I were the manufacturer, I’d have named it The EPICstick! To use the Epistick, grab it at both ends, and bend it into an inverted U-shape. The sensation is similar to threading, a little prickly, but oh-so-worth it. Having a face clear of obvious facial hair not only makes you look fresher and cleaner, it also allows for a smoother canvas for makeup application. Mascara Guard Ever done a fantastic rainbow eyeshadow look only to ruin it by accidentally getting mascara on your lids? But those sad times are a thing of the past ever since I got the Mascara Guard. Hair Fringe Velcro What do you use to pin up your hair when you apply makeup? Me? Double Eyelid Tape Grease Pencil as “Picker-Upper” for Nail Art Related:  Hair and beauty

Easy Updo: Beautiful Braided Bun We love this gorgeous updo because it looks like it was done at a salon…but only takes minutes to do at home. The style’s dramatic texture and flattering volume guarantee all eyes will be on you! You’ll need: curling iron, rattail comb, bobby pins, clear elastic bands, hairspray Step 1: Curl hair, spritz with hairspray and gently tease the back of the crown. Step 2: Starting with the two center braids, twirl one braid up and pin it at the base of the crown, then twirl the second braid up and pin it directly under the first at the nape of the neck. Step 3: Finish by using the tail of the comb to gently “lift” out loops, making them more prominent and helping the braids blend together. The result: a stunning style sure to help you dazzle!

tutorials - thebeautydepartment.com We get a lot of emails asking how to use brushes correctly so I hope this helps you out a little! A brow brush is designed to be stiff and angled for a reason. And we use the slanted edge to shade and the tip of the edge to outline. Put those components together and a brow brush is quite frankly a thing of perfection! Here’s how to use it properly: READ MORE… Last week we explored four different ways to wear Spring’s biggest Cobalt blue trend. This method has been around for centuries! A nod to the Uptown Girl, this look is very put together and polished. Highlighting Pencil — Try Too Faced Instant Attitude Highlighting Pencil.Taupe Pencil — I used Le Metier de Beaute Pencil in Champagne. Note: This is a really light nude lip so to keep it as chic as possible, add a hint of blush to the cheek so you don’t get washed out.

19 Clever Beauty and Makeup Hacks You Need To Use If you noticed, this is the third hack-themed article I have written for xenlife, first is about “food hacks”, and second is about “home decluttering hacks”. Well, I like simplifying my life and making things easy, don’t you? Now this one’s on make-up and beauty related things. I’ve gathered them from experience, from expert advices (Michelle Phan gives nice ones), and of course from other make-up hack posts. So ladies, here we go. A white base will bring out the colour of your eye shadow. photo via Courtney Rhodes Many of us dream of that perfect winged liner, but it’s a feat that takes lots of effort and frustration to achieve. photo via topinspired.com Hashtag isn’t just for your twitter post nor your instagram’s anymore. photo via cosmopolitan.com Hold a spoon and let the curve hug your eyelid. photo via michellephan.com A heated eyelash curler will make the lash curl stay longer. photo via thestylespy.com First, apply the first coat of mascara. photo via pinnedittrieditlovedit

Antique MAC pigment look | Makeup Geek – Tips, Video Tutorials, Reviews, & More! Yikes, your browser doesn't support JavaScript or it's disabled. Please be aware that certain functionality will be missing and some aspects of the site may be broken. Idea Gallery Member Submitted Looks & Tutorials Contributor: Jangsara: Products Used: Too Faced Shadow Insurance (eBay) (Amazon)MAC Old Gold pigment – lid, inner lower lashline (Makeup Geek Store)MAC Antique Green pigment – crease and above, outer lower lashline (Makeup Geek Store)MAC Dark Soul pigment – crease (Makeup Geek Store)MAC Polished Ivory pigment - highlightMUFE 7K eye pencil – waterlineMAC #44 lashes How to:

Hair Archives - Kouturekiss - Your One Stop Everything Beauty Spot The Ultimate Faux Hawk March 20, 2014 Disclaimer: This hairstyle is for the bold, brave and ultra glamorous! It also takes a tad bit longer than most tutorials I have posted. If you’re up for the challenge, check out the steps below for the Ultimate Faux Hawk! Step 1: Curl your hair. Step 2: Divide your hair into three sections: The top section needs to be clipped up out of the way, the Middle section needs to be a sleek, tightly secured ponytail, and the bottom section needs to be a low ponytail. Steps 3 & 4: Once the bottom section is secured into an elastic, take your middle section and make sure it is tight and sleek on both sides (this is the part of the hairstyle that gives the necessary ‘faux hawk’ impression!). Step 5: Here is the fun part! Steps 6, 7, and 8: Do a once over and secure any loose pieces in place, then spray with hairspray! Voila! A Sweet & Simple Updo February 13, 2014 Step 1: Begin with your hair in either it’s natural texture, or curled.

Trend: Rainbow Eyes Love color? Why not go one step further like these gorgeous Beauties and create a rainbow on your eyelids. Whether you take it all the way up to your brows or just stick with liner, bright, colorful eyes are a great way to brighten up a drab outfit. Elin T. Elin creates a stunning rainbow that shows off her beautiful eyes. Veronica M. Veronica tones it down with a sweeping eye liner. Lauren S. Lauren creates a vivid, sunset toned rainbow on her eyes. Tape trick for perfect winged eyeliner Happy Monday to ya….hope y’all had a fabulous weekend!!! A few posts ago, I made reference to something I call “the tape method” and I said that I would do a follow up showing how to do it. Well…it is super easy and I probably just could have easily explained it using my words–but who doesn’t like pictures to go with? This is simply going to show you another way to apply winged liner if you have a difficult time getting a “perfect” wing or if you don’t have steady hands. Products Used: Tape and Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in “Blackest Black”. Step 1: Apply a piece of tape underneath the eye so that it is pointed towards the end of the brow. Step 2: Apply your gel liner to the upper lash line from the inner corner to the end of your eye….don’t worry if it is a little messy-we are just getting the base and will even it out later. Step 3: Remove the tape. and this:

PIN IT UP, GIRL - thebeautydepartment.com Our email box is literally flooded with requests for updos so here’s a fun one to get us all going! This is always a favorite for attending an event. This updo looks gorgeous on any hair color but particularly amazing with hilighted hair because it gives the hair lots of depth and dimension. For lack of a better word, I love the way it becomes “swirly”. Best thing is; it’s easy to do, gorgeous and keeps your hair out of your way for the night. Tools you’ll need: curling iron (to prep the hair with waves), sectioning clips, teasing comb or brush, clear elastic rubber band, bobby pins, light to medium holding hairspray (to mist over at the end). Tags: bride, bridesmaid, date, hair, hair style, hair tutorial, how to, kristin ess, kristin ess hair, lauren conrad, prom, sister, special occasion hair, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, tutorial, twisted, updo, wedding, wedding hairstyles Related posts:

Hair and Make-up by Steph: How To: Hair Bow A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a hair bow I did on a bride. After I posted the picture I got a lot of emails requesting a step-by-step for it. So I made one! 1. Begin by taking one small section of hair from each side of your head. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Ta-da! BLACK + GOLD photos by Grace Niu and post designed by Eunice Chun BLACK + GOLD for the win! Congratulations to Grace Niu who is the winner of our most recent “Guest Post” contest. We absolutely loved her holiday eye makeup tutorial. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. XO Grace Niu Tags: amy nadine, black, blog, blogger, contest, easy, eye, Eyeshadow, gold, grace niu, guest, holiday, how to, makeup, pretty, sparkle, the beauty department, tip, tips, trend, tutorial, winner Related posts:

Life+1 Blog: $5 Beauty Secret I'm always wondering how models and actresses have such flawless skin even without makeup. With $5 and a few items from the bathroom drawer, this is the single best discovery I've had all year. You know those celebrity home tours on TV? It seems like each time they get to the bedroom they blurt out that cliché line; This is where all the magic happens! Let's be honest, the real magic happens in the bathroom. Welcome to my bathroom folks, where all the magic happens (well some of it anyway). A DIY Vitamin E night cream. My little night cream packs a punch. - fights free radicals : anti-aging - antioxidant : removes damaging agents - anti-inflamitory : calms and hydrates - repair and improve damaged skin : heals scars I was tired of spending $50+ on creams and masks that would only dilute the 'good stuff'. // DIY Vitamin E Night Cream // It works brilliantly and best of all, it's super cheap and easy. - Vitamin E soft capsules or oil. That's it! Then squeeeeeze out all of the oil. Slather it on.

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