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!
How to Achieve The &Natural Look& We all know less is more, but it can often be hard to pare back your makeup and stick with the essentials. Makeup artist Billy B walks you through achieving that barely there "I just woke up like this" look that we all wish we had. Apply your foundation or tinted moisturizer starting from the T-zone (where you typically need the most coverage) and work your way out, making sure to blend it around your neck and hairline. You don't always have to apply foundation all over your face, just where you need it. This will help you avoid having a lot of product on your face.Next, use a concealer around your eyes and the creases of your nose. Make sure you tap the concealer into your skin or use a soft foundation brush to apply. Beautylish recommends: MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 Once you've applied concealer, add eye shadow. Beautylish recommends: billybBEAUTY Eyelash Curler For a natural inner glow, apply your blush first to the apples of your cheeks—remember to smile when you do this.
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.
Hollywood Beauty Tricks …..aka Hollywood glamour for a drugstore price tag! Our favorite celebrities always seem so put together—perfect hair and glowing, flawless complexions. We’d all like to replicate their look but most of us aren’t willing to shell out the big bucks that they do to look that good. Here are Our Five Inexpensive Hollywood Beauty Tricks: Inexpensive Hollywood Beauty Trick #1: Primer – Okay, some stars really are born with perfect skin. Inexpensive Hollywood Beauty Trick #2: Skin Illuminator - Where do all the stars get their glow? Inexpensive Hollywood Beauty Trick #3: Fast Lash by Tweezerman - Medication to make your eyelashes grow? Inexpensive Hollywood Beauty Trick #4: Blue, yellow or orange concealer - You may not believe us, but putting these colors of concealer under your eyes will actually make them look better– trust us! Inexpensive Hollywood Beauty Trick #5: Shampoo with dimethicone copolyol – Ya, we can’t pronounce it either. There you have it.
10 Most Embarrassing Beauty Problems Solved We're delving into some of the more unpleasant body and hair issues to which none of us are immune. Dr. Diane Berson, dermatologist and Olay Professional Alliance member, has tips, tricks and at-home solutions for the 10 common beauty issues no one wants to talk about (or have in their Google search history). MORE: Beauty Issues that Signal Health Problems Cold Sores"If you get cold sores regularly, get a prescription for an oral medication that can be started at the first sign of a cold sore," Dr. MORE: All About Lips WartsTry at-home treatments that contain a high percentage of salicylic acid--brands like Compound W make pads and bandages with the solution pre-applied. QUIZ: How Healthy is Your Skin? Dandruff"Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes flaking and redness above the eyebrows, on the chest, underarms, the corners of mouth, as well as the scalp," Dr. QUIZ: Do You Have Healthy Hair? Hairy MolesDon't worry, you're not becoming Teen Wolf.
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
8 Make Up Tips to Look Older … Make up is used by many to alter and enhance appearance and so many of us use it to look younger. You may be thinking the desire to look older is ludicrous, unless you’re talking stage-make up with drawn on wrinkles and colored-in liver spots for a grandma costume. However, for some women having a naturally youthful face can actually be a curse and make up tips to look older are a boost. It may be something as simple as wanting to be able to get into bars or it might affect your work. Possibly the biggest reason why you look younger could be because of a rounder and/or softer face, rosy cheeks, a button nose, or maybe simply because you are of small stature. Make up tips to look older include changing the perceived shape of your face with contrast and shading.
Essentials For Makeup Kit If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Image by Psoup215 on flickr If you know nothing about makeup and cosmetics, having to step into the shiny cosmetic halls of myers can be daunting and scary. And you know what, if the first counter I had approached was MAC with its amazing reputation of SAs who bite your head off, I’d probably never be sitting here today surrounded by my vast collection of my makeup products and loving it quite like I do now. Everybody has to start from somewhere. If you are looking to build a good basic kit, here are my recommendations on what you should have in your beginner’s kit and also my current fave product for it. 1. A must for folks with oily lids (like me!) 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Damn them clowns for putting that idea into their heads! 9. I hope that was helpful, even by a little tiny bit! Good luck!
A Cup O' Joe: DIY Facial Scrub | PETA.org - StumbleUpon The following article was written by PETA intern Sofia Hueter. Many of us are accustomed to the daily ritual of guzzling cup after cup of coffee to stay awake because it is so ingrained in our society that habitually drinking something with caffeine in it every few hours is the best way to fight fatigue. Caffeine does, in fact, help to ward off our lingering morning drowsiness, but drinking coffee, though often delicious and enjoyable, is not the only way to get the caffeine fix that your body craves. Did you know that your body can absorb caffeine through the skin? Although the exact concentrations of caffeine that can permeate the layers of your skin is still being researched, scientists do agree that, even if soaking your body with coffee doesn’t deliver the same kick that several cups of coffee do, it can provide you with a nice energy boost. In addition to giving you a pick-me-up, coffee has other benefits. Mix the coffee grounds and olive oil.
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.