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Hacks to Applying Smokey Eye Shadow Make-up Look

Everybody loves that smokey eye shadow make-up that oozes with complete sexiness. However, trying to achieve that look can be a bit messy for starters. Luckily, there are many hacks and tricks More »

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Guide to Applying Everyday Make-up

Trying on a make-up for the first time can be uneasy especially if you don’t know what to do next. We have all been there before. If you are only starting out More »

Celebrities Who Have Mastered the Art of Sexy Make-Up

While it is nice to think that your favorite celebrities roll out of bed looking that good, they put as much effort into their faces as we do. Sometimes even more. Sure they have access to the highest quality make-up available, and these stars have certainly mastered how to use it.

Rihanna – When it comes to making lips stand out, no one is doing it better than Rihanna. Make some adjustments for skin tone by using a bluish red for fair skin, brick red for medium skin like Rihanna’s and brownish red if you have dark skin. Start with a flesh toned lip liner and then apply the lipstick using a brush. Top it off with a sheer gloss and Rihanna just might invite you under her umbrella.

Jennifer Lawrence – The smoky eye is still smoking, and Jennifer Lawrence has the look down pat. To make your eyes look as intriguing as hers use your finger and pat dark brown or gray shadow on to the lid. Then all you need to do is take a fluffy brush and blend it together to achieve this smoldering look.

Viola Davis – Let’s make a pact to buy one eye liner that is not black or brown and wear it proud like Viola Davis does. She has learned how to add a sparkle to the eye by applying shades of green and amethyst around the edges of her lids.

Katy Perry – Our favorite pop artist is also the queen of the manicure. Her customized nails are to die for and not at all easy to achieve. She’s currently on tour now, and is never far from her adorable Spaniel-Poodle mix aptly named Butters. Rumor has it that she travels with a containment system for the dog so that her pooch can enjoy all the comforts of home without fear of running off. These wireless pet containment systems are not a bad idea if you have a pup that is constantly trying to mess with your make-up.

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Zooey Deschanel – Who wouldn’t want to look like this beauty? You can get her retro vibe by using a strip of heavy false eyelashes on the top. If you have never used these before, a simple trick to get them to stick is to apply in the center first and then press down towards the eye before applying to the outer corner of the lid.

As you can see, celebrities have quite a few tricks up their diamond studded sleeves when it comes to achieving a fresh look. With a little patience and the right tools, any chic girl can get the same effect, at a fraction of the cost.

What’s the Difference Between Essential Oils and Perfumes?

When you are asking about perfume and essential oil, you are asking for a comparison between a manufactured product versus one that is entirely natural. Manufactured products do have their advantages, as they are cheaper to make and usually more readily available, but in many cases that cannot make up for the better quality and added benefits that you get from essential oils.

What is an Essential Oil?

An essential oil occurs naturally inside of various forms of plant life. They may be derived from the flower or fruit, stem, leaves, bark or resin. Extracting them is an involved process that includes either steam distillation or solvent extraction. This can be a time consuming and expensive process, but once it is complete results in a product that contains anywhere between 50 and 500 natural substances, most of which provide humans with natural benefits.

What Can You Use an Essential Oil For?

Each essential oil has its own properties that make it useful for a variety of reasons. In aromatherapy, they are used to enhance mood and improve physical and mental health. There are even some that relieve pain, kill germs and fight infection. Many are used as a perfume, best obtained by applying to special cloths which are then placed inside of a pretty essential oil diffuser necklace.

What are Perfumes?

Perfumes are synthetic scents created inside of a laboratory using a combination of hundreds of different ingredients. They offer no benefit other than to make the user smell nice, at least until the perfume wears off. Some of the ingredients used are harmful, such as alcohol, and can cause allergic reactions when applied directly to the skin.

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The main benefit of perfumes over essential oils is the variety of fragrances available. Being chemically manufactured, there is an endless number of scents that can be created. Essential oils are limited to what is produced naturally in plants. Although, experts in aromatherapy are now learning how to combine different essential oils, creating original scents with a combination of secondary benefits.

If you are concerned about the effect that chemicals are having on your body, than essential oils are the obvious choice. Not only do they offer natural scents in a diffuser necklace, making them last the entire day or night, they have secondary benefits that can improve your health. If you are stuck on choosing a signature scent, consider making it a natural one, rather than one that is made inside of a factory.

They’re All the Rage – Konjac Sponges for Facial Care

It’s not make-up, but Konjac sponges give you shiny skin to apply it on. They don’t look like much, but they do a heck of a job at cleansing your face. Much better than anything else we’ve tried. The only thing we are left wondering is why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?

Konjac sponges first became popular with women in Japan, before making their way overseas. Now, not using a konjac sponge to clean your face is like not putting on lip gloss before a date.

So What Makes a Konjac Sponge So Great?

Konjac sponges are all natural, coming from the roots of the konjac plant. What makes the sponge so incredible is that it is naturally rich and full of moisture. It’s also alkaline, which helps to balance your skins acidity and protect it from break-outs.

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Squishy in texture, konjac sponges are gentle on the skin. Even gentler than scrubs. Still, they are very effective at exfoliating the skin and giving it a deep clean. Like this, you get to use it daily and not have to worry about red, irritated skin. Even if you have extremely sensitive skin that dries out fast, you’re able to use the konjac sponge every day without any problems and get the same smooth, glowing face that you get when you exfoliate it.

Since the konjac sponge is able to clean your face so thoroughly, you are going to see less break-outs and blemishes. This is just from the texture of the sponge, not because it has any kinds of medication inside of it. It is able to open the pores and pull out any dirt that would normally turn into an ugly pimple. Use it in the morning, and at night to take off all of your make-up. You won’t need any special creams either, just plain old soap and water.

Where do You Find the Best Konjac Sponge?

Start checking out konjac sponge review sites like www.beautifullyunrefined.com and read what others who have used them have to say. You want to make sure that you are getting the real, natural deal and not some kind of expensive knock off. Once you read a few reviews of the konjac sponge you’ll know which are the better ones out there.

Give this a try and see just how fresh and clean your face can look, every day, just by changing what you are washing it with. No drying chemicals, and no messy facials, just a simple sponge that washes blemishes away.

Hacks to Applying Smokey Eye Shadow Make-up Look

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Everybody loves that smokey eye shadow make-up that oozes with complete sexiness. However, trying to achieve that look can be a bit messy for starters. Luckily, there are many hacks and tricks found in the web to help you hone your skill in mastering this eye shadow make-up.

  1. The Basic Smokey Eye

Step 1. Apply your chosen base eye shadow color on your lid, as well as above your crease using a brush or a sponge applicator. Blend the color towards your eyebrow.

Step 2. Apply the next darker shade along the base of your lid just above your lashes and into the crease of the eyes, making a loop at the outer corner.

Step 3. For the darkest shade of eye shadow color, use an angled brush and apply it at the very edge of your lashes and the outer liner of your eye.

Step 4. With a soft brush, blend out all three colors and make sure the lines at the edges are blurry or not that defined anymore.

Step 5. Finish off with eyeliner and a few coats of mascara to perfectly achieve the smokey eye look.

  1. Right Eye Shadow for Your Eye Type

Deep Set Eyes: Use a light-colored eye shadow to lighten the inner corner of your eyes and the entire lid. Next, apply a darker shade above the crease then apply it gently across the bottom of your brow bone. The darkest shade will be used to contour and thus it will be applied at the outer crease in a slightly outward direction. The eyeliner should be kept to a minimal.

Close Set Eyes: The lightest shade should be placed on the inner corner of the eye and most of the eyelid. Then the next darker shade is swept outward from the middle of the brow bone. Apply the darkest shade as a contour and sweep it out toward the edge of the brow line. Blend it out properly.

Drooping Eyes: Put the lightest shade on the lid and inner corner in an oval-shaped manner. Apply the next darker shade slightly before the edge of your brow, then densely put a patch of eye shadow lightly above and in the outer crease that extends toward the brow. Finish with an eye liner drawn in the lower lash line, making a stylish twist by not stopping the liner before the outer corner of the eye.

  1. The Types of Brushes for Eye Shadowing

Eyeshadow Brush. Mainly use in applying the lightest touch of eye shadow over your entire lid and the brow arch.

Shader Brush. Creates a subtle blend of the darker shadow colors starting from the last line to the crease.

Angled Brush. Used to apply eyeliner that comes inward to the outer corner of the eye.

Dome Brush. Makes a smudged look along the lash line to achieve a smoky effect.

These are only some tips to add to your daily make-up routine. Make sure to add some variety to make it uniquely yours!

 

 

 

Guide to Applying Everyday Make-up

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Trying on a make-up for the first time can be uneasy especially if you don’t know what to do next. We have all been there before. If you are only starting out on how to apply everyday makeup, then this easy tutorial could save you from further mistakes and Oopsie! moments. 

Clean your face thoroughly. Before applying make-up, you must wipe off the dirt, oil, and impurities that have accumulated all over your face. Failure to do so may cause a bad breakout in your skin due to infections.

Moisturize your face. It is important to keep your skin moisturized. Moisturizing can help avoid flaky skin if you have dry skin or minimize the oil in your face if you have oily skin.

Apply a primer to your T-zone. You would want to have the foundation blend easily into your skin.

Use concealers to cover up skin blemishes and dark circles. Gently pat the product into the area or you can use a brush to apply it as well. Green-colored correctors will eliminate skin irritation and redness while yellow-colored ones will conceal eye bags and dark circles. Knowing what kind of correctors to use can effectively conceal your blemishes.

Apply a liquid or powder foundation. Either of that works perfectly. For liquid foundations, it is best if you use a translucent or pressed powder to set your foundation.

After everything is set, apply a small blush to your cheeks. Use a blush brush and start at the apple of your cheeks, and then brushing it out in a light motion towards your ear or hairline.

Apply eye shadow to your eyelids. First, rub in a primer or foundation into your lids and set it afterward with a powder. Eye shadow may come in many forms but if you want to achieve a natural look, you may want to stick to powder and neutral-colored shadows. (There are many types of eye shadow makeup you might be interested to try on, like this smokey eye shadow make-up tutorial we made.)

Draw using a black or brown eyeliner across the edge of your eyelids. Create a defined line across your eyelids and under your eyelashes. You can make an extra touch by creating a wing tip.

Finish off with a coat of mascara. Before you apply a coat or two of mascara, curl your eyelashes first to create a vibrant and livelier look. This will perk up your droopy eyes and make you look less tired/stressed.

Swipe a lovely shade of lipstick. Applying this would depend on the occasion, but if you’re going for an everyday, natural make-up look then any nude shades would be appropriate. For an evening night out, a dark shade of red will achieve a sexy and sophisticated look.

It is up to you if you want to do all steps, or not. It actually depends on how you want to look and what areas are needed to be touched up. You don’t need to apply everything and overdo your make-up.