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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Master the No Makeup Look

Stick with the basics—and you can look like you’re not too done up but still beautiful and bright eyed!

1) Apply a tinted moisturizer, such as Luminizing Moisture Tint by Jouer. It will even out your complexion and give your skin a natural glow without looking like you have on makeup.

2) Dab some color on your cheeks. We love Beach Tint by Becca in Lychee—it’s a stain so it will withhold a long day of shopping.

3) Curl your lashes. It will open up your eyes. Then, top them with Everyday Effortless Mascara by Jouer in Brown (hold the black since its daytime and you want to look as natural as possible).

4 )Fill in your brows with Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color by Stila. It’s very subtle and perfect for natural but defined brows.

5) Give your lips a hint of color—but more importantly, keep them hydrated during the cold winter! Camellia Balm by Julie Hewett in either Rosé or Ruby will give lips a radiant glow while keeping them moisturized.

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posted by Blushington at 7:55am

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

The Perfect NYE Look

Whether you’re heading to a party, having a romantic dinner, or hitting the dance floor for New Year’s Eve, you’ll want your makeup to look gorgeous and glamourous. Want a professional look at home? Here’s how to DIYour Life of the Party look:

•Apply a no-budge foundation, such as Stay All Day Foundation by Stila. The line also makes complementing concealer shades which is great to cover up any under-eye darkness, blemishes, or other imperfections.
• Using a powder brush, dust pressed powder over your entire face to set your makeup. We like Mineral Face Powder by Jouer.
• For eyes, apply a white gold glitter shadow to your lids. We love the luxe look of Glam Eye Powder in White Gold by Girlactik. Then use the Stila’s Smudge Pot in Black to apply cat-eye liner to your upper lids. Finish with two coats of your favorite mascara.
• Blend in a bit of Tint by Jouer in Dahlia on your cheeks. Add a dab to your lips to finish your look.

posted by Blushington at 8:04am

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Get Super Model Cheek Bones

Want a sculpted, defined cheek a la sexy Victoria Secret model? Even if you weren’t born with defined cheek bones, you can effortlessly contour your face using bronzer. When choosing your bronzer, make sure it's only a few shades darker than your natural skin tone, similar to the color your skin turns when you tan. This prevents a harsh line of demarkation and creates a sun kissed look. Also avoid ones that are too reddish or shimmery. We love Becca Mineral Bronzing Powder in Duende.

Starting at the half-way point of your face near the center of your ears, sketch a straight line with the bronzer using an angled brush, stopping mid-cheek. Then, add a pop of color to the apples of your cheek with some cream blush. Smile and apply the blush right on the rounds of your face. Then blend in a little more bronzer. Voila! Beautiful, defined, holiday-ready cheek bones!

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posted by Blushington at 5:06pm

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Get Ready for the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing! It's time to start planning your holiday party looks. We're all for a little glitz and glimmer but we also love deep, rich colors that evoke the warmth of the winter holidays. Here’s how to get glam this holiday season:

For lips: Substitute your current lipcolor with a deep, matte currant or berry shade. We are absolutely in love with Blood Roses, a new shade from Kevyn Aucoin.

For eyes: Put your softer, matte eye shadow hues aside for the season. Go for deep chocolate brown, emerald green, and smokey quartz. Use shadow with a bit of shimmer—perfect for the holiday festivities! We love these: Coco mixed with Java from Stila. For an emerald green use Swept Away by Julie Hewett. For a smokey quartz look use Romanticism eye tint from Becca.

For cheeks: Add a pop of holiday cheer on your cheeks! Just like lips are going deeper for the holidays, blush also gets seasonal with shades such as aubergine, berry, and even red. Try Creamy Glow by Kevyn Aucoin in Patrice.

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posted by Blushington at 7:57am

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Metallic Makeup

Metallic Makeup
Love the look of metallic eyeshadow?  Light reflecting metallic shades are a fun, funky twist to any makeup look. It’s the perfect accessory for a night out on the town or for holiday parties.This season, metallic purple, shimmery snow-white shades, and rich emerald tones are hot, hot, hot!

Try smudging one of these colors really close to your lashes—both above and below— using a small buffing brush. We love Sparkle Singles shadows by Girlactik Beauty for the holidays. They come in a ton of colors (our faves include White Gold, Champagne, Brown, Lavender, and Sky Blue) and have to be brushed over either a black or a pearl base.

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posted by Blushington at 8:25am

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Lips 101: Stains, glosses, liners, and lipsticks

There are so many different type of lippies out there, it’s often overwhelming to choose just one (or ten)! Here, we break down all things lip for you:

Gloss is perfect for everyday. It’s a no-brainer and can even be applied without a mirror. It can also be applied over a lipstick to add extra shine. Glosses with glitter mixed in are very popular this season.

Lipstain is great for when you need something long lasting. If you want something more bold and sophisticated than simple, shiny gloss, and you know you won’t be able to reapply, a lipstain is for you. Lipstains are just limited to matte looks—they come in a variety of textures and finishes. Current colors that are on trend for lipstains: cranberry, rose, deep plum, burgundy, and pink. 

Reserve lipliner only for when you’re using lipstick. The purpose of lipliner is to help define and accentuate your natural lips. You should apply a color either matching your natural bare lip color or the color of lipstick you’re using.

Lipstick is great for both everyday use and for special occasions. There is nothing more fitting than a classic, clean red lip, especially around the holidays. Matte or glossy finishes work; choose whichever one you’ll be able to reapply comfortably. The current trend for holiday season is keeping skin fresh and dewy—not heavy—with everything understated except your lipstick. The lips should make the statement!

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posted by Blushington at 8:00am

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Four Steps to Avoid Raccoon Eyes

You walk out of your house in the morning with great looking eye makeup, but by lunchtime, it looks like it’s melted off in big smudges. Follow these simple steps to make your eye makeup last, keep your shadow from creasing, and avoid raccoon eyes:

1) First, apply a primer all over your eye area—including underneath, especially if you plan on wearing bottom eyeliner or eyeshadow. We like Eye Priming Perfector by Becca.

2) Let the primer dry and then set it with a translucent setting powder. One of our faves: Mattifying Translucent Powder from Jouer. It creates an invisible and flawless finish

3) Choose a waterproof eyeliner, which will be less likely to run or smudge due to heat, crying, or sweating. We swear by Stila Smudge Pots and their waterproof liners. Fifteen seconds after applying, the color will not budge. Another trick: Use eyeshadow instead of eyeliner under your lower lash line. It will give you the look you want but won’t run.

4) Spray a setting spray such as Model in a Bottle all over your face, which will help lock in all of your makeup.

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posted by Blushington at 8:30am

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Get Flawless Skin This Fall

No one has completely perfect skin. But everyone wants to look like they do! Follow these makeup tricks to ensure you have a flawless looking complexion every day:

1. Moisturize! Your skin will stay hydrated and you’ll also create a good base for primer. If you’re oily, only moisturize under your eyes and in your drier areas.

2. Apply primer with a foundation brush only where it’s needed. You read that right—most primers are not meant to go all over your face Instead, they should be used  more as a corrector for problem spots. For example, if you have roscea, use the primer in those areas and leave the other areas alone.

3. Saturate a makeup sponge with water and squeeze out the excess. Then dip it in foundation and using a stippling motion, apply the foundation all over your entire face avoiding the under eye area. Wetting the sponge helps to melt the foundation into the skin which makes it look more natural.

4. Choose a shade of concealer lighter than your foundation. Use a concealer brush and dab it into any areas you want to conceal under your eyes, between the brows, and around the nose. After you apply it, go back with the foundation brush and pat it into your skin, leaving a soft finish that helps to meld everything together for a flawless appearance.

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posted by Blushington at 9:01am

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Do Bright Lips Right!

Bright lips are hot, hot, hot! But how can you pull it off without looking like you still live in the 80s? To keep a bright lip clean and trendy, keep everything else super simple. Skip the heavy eye makeup and opt for a little liner and lots of mascara coupled with glowy skin so that the focus is on your lip.

When you go to pick out your bright lip color, stay away from neon colors since they can instantly date you.Think hot pink with a hint of magenta and more tangerine rather than neon orange. 

To get the perfect application, exfoliate your lips so that you have a smooth surface for the lipstick. Be sure to pick out a matching lip liner so you can get a clean precise line. After you line your lips, saturate a lip brush with the lipstick and blend it into the lip liner. This will give you the perfect bright lip.

A few of our faves: 

  1. Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiore for a stained look
  2. Kevyn Aucoin Forever Lipstick
  3. Becca's Flamingo Crush for a glossy look
  4. Jouer's lipstick in Grace for more of a subtle look
  5. Julie Hewett Lipstick in Belle Noir for more of a brighter look

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posted by Blushington at 5:12pm

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Find the Right Fall Coverage

Now that your summer glow is slowly fading away, it’s a good time to rethink your makeup. Fall is an especially great time to switch up your foundation—from the lighter coverage tinted moisturizers that are great for summer to a formula that is a bit fuller, less dewy, and more matte. In addition to fuller coverage, look for a foundation that has emollient properties to help hydrate your skin during the cooler weather. Here are our picks for perfect fall foundations:

Perfect and Correct Foundation by Stila is the perfect segue into a fuller coverage product, yet won’t look over-done or cakey. The best part—moisturizer and primer are included so it’s a one-stop product.

Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation by Becca is another great product to introduce into your regimen this time of year. It leaves your skin with a velvety matte finish and the “just right” amount of coverage.

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posted by Blushington at 9:04am

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