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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 »

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.