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An Insider’s Beauty Guide to what to expect this Fall 2011

  • Posted on June 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Its time to amp up your fall makeup styles with these tips. Summer is here but fall will be here before you know it. With the change of season come changes in makeup styles, colors and where we find out latest ideas.

As we look to what was seen on the catwalks in fashion week, a few beauty statements make their mark. Beauty this fall is going to be all about making a bold daring statement. The 80’s are back! And with comes the number one accessory for 2011, the strong big powerful eyebrow. For those who remember, think Brook Steels in the Calvin Jeans ads to give the best example. Powerful eyebrows are going to need proper accessories to help tame them. Got thin eyebrows? Don’t fret, there is a few ways to help them fill them in powerful and even grow them back if need be, The most natural way is to fill them in with pressed powder eye shadow in the same shade as your hair color. Using a pencil if not don’t correctly will give your eyebrows a waxy look. Want to use a pencil but can’t find your exact color? Ella Blue Beauty offers a brow tamer that comes in two shades with a wax to help hold them in place. You can even go swimming after applying it!
Quick tip if you are going to be using a pencil, brush light feathery stokes then brush your brows into place. The idea is to color the hair of your brows not your skin.
The next biggest beauty item for fall is, yes your eyelashes!! Bold, dialed up, layered thick and heavy, and lots of them. Lashes this fall are going to be anything but shy! Great time to try Magic Lash if you haven’t all ready, with eyelash extensions almost the thing of the past, Magic Lash amps up your look day or night. Interesting fact about eyelashes extensions, they are starting to become the fad of the past, with so many now affordable lash-lengthening, conditioning products that naturally enhance growth. It means getting lash extensions the thing of the past, also due to cost and time factor. For the price conscience ladies, why pay for lash extensions where there is so many products that give you more bang for your buck? Check out Magic Lash at around $18.00 that works with your favorite brand of mascara or you can start shopping around for lash growers that start around $50.00 to has high as over $150.00.
How about a quick beauty trick about amping up the volume of your eyelashes? If you want the biggest eyelashes you can get, try this simple tip brush a dark black eye shadow on your lashes first, and then apply your mascara over it. These tips straight from the makeup artists that help beautify the models who wore all the neat fashions for 2010 in fashion week.
This is the time of year when the smoky eyes are so back into style again! Each year the colors choices for smoking them up with might change but the basic way of applying it never does. Smoky eyes has a new twist this year, a fourth color was added! Add a little sparkle by adding a icy shade to the inside of the corner of your eyes. Snow by Overall Beauty Minerals works great for this little added shine. Or add shimming eyeliners in coppers, bronze or gold. They can really brighten up your smoky eye effect with these two easy to apply ideas.
Fall is here and winter soon to follow. Enjoy the changing of the seasons and bring the dark nail polish back out to show them off! Yes the best part of fall is now you can wear any dark nail polishes you like without anyone thinking twice about it.
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Simple How To Wear Tips on How to Apply Dark Eye Shadow

  • Posted on August 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Dark eye shadow, can you do it?


Eyeshadow, when applied properly, can enhance, or even change, the shape of the eye. By applying dark eyeshadow you can create depth and add drama for an amazing evening look. By using the following techniques, you can apply dark eyeshadow with ease and avoid looking like a serious fashion “don’t”.

Before beginning, you will need the following supplies:

~ The makeup basics: Makeup Primer to help keep your eye shadow in place all night, foundation, concealer, eye brightener, highlighting powder and black mascara and Magic Lash to really bring out the look.
~Your favorite brand of black eyeliner (opt for the pencil, not liquid) Pencil is easier to smudge where liquid or gel eyeliner would not be.
~An angled eyeshadow brush
~Dark eyeshadow(s) of your choice> grays, blues, browns. Smoky eyes do not have to be created with just dark blacks or grays.
~Light and shimmery eyeshadow > this will be applied at the corner around the tear duct, as well just under the brow to really make your eyes pop!
~ Brow pencil > In your eye brow look. It helps pull the hold look together as well.

To begin, you will need to apply your foundation, concealer, eye brightener, highlighting powdered and your other makeup basics before applying your eyeliner and eyeshadow. You will want to apply a thin layer of Makeup Primer on your eye lid to help hold your eye shadows, eyeliner in place.( Reviva Labs offers the best for the price, due to the fact you can multi-task with it, it would amazing under your foundation as well!)
Usually, eyeliner is applied after applying eyeshadow, if you want to create a smoky look, start with the black eyeliner before adding eyeshadow. Create a line that starts at the outer corner of your eyelid and work towards the end of your lashes. Make sure to work as near to the lash line as possible.

Next, you will need to use an angled eyeshadow brush to apply your dark eyeshadow, apply it directly over the eyeliner and gently work it in with the brush to smudge the eyeliner. Ensure that the edges and the entire length of the line is well blended. Throughout this blending is the key to creating the prefect look.

After applying the eyeshadow, blend gradually up your eyelid to the crease and work the powder into your skin. After blending, apply a light white or cream shimmery eyeshadow above the crease up towards the eyebrows. By adding a light and shimmery eyeshadow around your tear duct, you will make your eyes pop.

Apply your dark eyeliner once again. This time start at the outer corner of the lid, starting just beyond and above the inner corner of the eye. Then apply eyeliner to the bottom lid as well and smudge the lower line as well. Here you may want to apply your eyeliner on the waterline, but its best to just apply at the very base of your lower eyelashes.

Complete your look by adding curling your eyelashes and applying your black mascara. To bring out this look the best, apply mascara, Magic Lash, and then mascara again. You could also go with false eyelashes, but Magic Lash is just easier.

Copyright Kim Snyder 2010

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Selecting The Right Eye Shadow For You

  • Posted on November 9, 2009 at 8:30 pm

No matter how skillfully a woman applies her makeup to the rest of her face, if the wrong eye makeup is applied it can ruin the look faster than anything!

Beautiful womenYour expressive eyes are the focal point of your whole face, why ruin it by wearing the wrong eye makeup?

Unfortunately your eyes are also the first place that will show the first signs of aging, if your eye makeup is overdone; it can make you look older, tired and hard. No one wants that!

Tips in selecting the right eye shadows for you:

There are three main types of eye shadows to pick from. Cream, powder or liquid. There are other types such as pencils or crayons but they are not as common as they once were.

Cream eye shadows are a good idea if you have delicate eyelid skin. But you must be careful if you choose this type because creamy, oil-based are not for wrinkled skin or drooping eyelids. The reason why this type of eye shadow can be a wrong choice is your body heat turns eye makeup oily, and creams will collect in the fold and melt!

Cream eye shadows do have their advantages. They are easy to apply, easier to create subtle shading effects when used with other types of eye shadows. If your skin is normal to dry, then cream eye shadows might be a good choice for you.

Powder eye shadows. They are probably the best choice in eye shadows for most women of all ages. One of the reason’s being you can find just about every color under the sun in powder eye shadows! One word about color selection, its best to keep as natural as possible for work. Choose between wearing taupe’s and grays for shadows, light peach, pink or buff for highlighting and try a soft violet or blue inside the crease.

If you want to go dramatic do it at night, it will be too much for daytime. Try to avoid any color with iridescence in it. Light reflecting particles only attract more attention if you have wrinkled skin. That is best for the younger set.

The biggest complaint against wearing powder eye shadows is that it does come off. Wearing a eye shadow base will help with keeping your eye shadow in place longer through the day. Don’t rub your eyes either, for that will remove your eye shadow as well.

Liquid eye shadows come in a tube with usually a brush or sponge tip. Problem with liquid is once it dries, it doesn’t blend or smudge. It has more staying power than other types of eye shadows which is its major advantage. Many use a liquid eye shadow as their base for their powder eye shadows.

Pencils are not really eye shadows per say but some use them as such. Most of the time pencil eye shadows are used as eye liner because of the ease in use. They have amazing staying power and can really bring out your eyes. But you must be careful in applying them because too much can make you look like you have two black eyes instead.

I hope this help give you ideas of how to pick the right eye shadow type for yourself. Eye shadows can really be lots of fun to play around with. Whatever choice you pick, have light hands when you apply it, don’t over do it. It’s easier to add more than it is to take it off and start over again.

Visit http://Overallbeauty.com for many types and styles of eye shadows. Eye makeup doesn’t need to be that tough. In fact check out How To Create Sultry Smoky Eyes article while visiting! Your makeup needs are all at Overallbeauty.com!

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