4 Tips To Tell If You’re Wearing Too Much Make Up

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How can you tell if you are wearing too much makeup? Do you have doubts that you are wearing too much makeup? Are your friends constantly telling you that you’re wearing way too much makeup? If these all apply to you, don’t worry! We’ve got 8 fab ways to tell if you are wearing way too much makeup and if you need to scale back a bit. We all get there, girls – trust us!

1. CAKEY SKIN

Is your skin cakey after you get done putting your makeup on ? Does it look like there is a fine layer of cake on your skin when you’re done putting on powder and foundation? That is totally one of the signs that you are wearing too much makeup and that you might just need to scale back a little bit!

2. YOUR MAKEUP SMUDGES OFF

What about the shade of your face? Is it different than your skin color on your neck? This is another sign that you’re wearing way too much makeup! You always want to make sure that your skin all matches and that you are blending everything super well before you go anywhere!

3. YOUR FACE IS A DIFFERENT COLOR THAN YOUR NECK

Does your makeup actually smudge off on everything? When you hug someone, does it rub off onto them? These are all tell-tale signs that you’re wearing way too much makeup, girls! Remember, keep it light and airy and you should be fine. Your makeup should not define you at all!

4. SPIDER LASHES

How about your eyelashes, girls? Are they super spidery and do they actually have mascara laced between the lashes? This is another sign that you could be coating your lashes in too much mascara and don’t know when to quit! Lay off the mascara for a little bit and see how you like it!

Winter Make Up Tricks

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Really good winter makeup tricks are so hard to come by! Our industry experts have compiled winter makeup tricks that are easy to follow and that actually make sense to use in the winter. The winter time is not all about deep, dark colors and hues that you’d never be caught dead wearing in the summer time. It’s more about how you take care of your skin and how you can really bring out the beauty, even if the backdrop is all snowy white. So girls, are you ready to explore some of my makeup tricks specifically for the winter?

1. OIL-FREE MOISTURIZER FIRST

One of the most important winter makeup tricks that our industry experts do every day is put on an oil-free moisturizer. This will ensure that your skin stays beautiful and that you don’t get overly dry. The biggest thing that you’ve got to think about when the temperatures start to drop is your skin becoming dry and hard to cover. So moisturize, girls!

2. Light Foundation

When you are putting on your foundation in winter, make sure that the foundation is light, airy and that it covers. You don’t ever want something that is going to be super heavy, and while you might need some additional coverage, why not go with some lighter formula concealer? Just because it’s winter, don’t get into the heavy, liquid foundation!

3. NO HEAVY GLOSSES

What a lot of women do when the temperatures drop and the snow hits is stock up on heavy lip glosses. That isn’t the case this winter, girls! Drop the heavy and weighed down glosses and instead, opt for something that is light, opt for a stain or even just some chapstick!

4. SKIP THE DARK HUES

Just because it is winter, doesn’t mean that you have to dress all in dark – or do your makeup in dark colors! Ladies, this season, you need to skip all of the dark hues. Instead, opt for something that is lighter, something that is a little more colorful and will make you pop!

5. TWO COATS OF MASCARA

mascara is extremely in this winter ! This winter makeup trick is all about adding in at least two coats of mascara. Be careful though, you don’t want to get any spider lashes, so instead of letting it dry, just keep adding mascara until your lashes are plump and long!

6. PINKY/PEACH BLUSH

Want to know what blushes are in this season? This winter makeup trick is all about the pinks and the peaches! Of course, blush colors depend on exactly what your skin tone is, but don’t go with anything too dark. Instead go with coral or even something with a tiny bit of orange base!

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How To

THE MODERN PLEAT

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❄ This is a great and quick way to style your hair for a night out. Start by prepping the root area to add volume to the hair, use a Babyliss Root Booston the first inch area of the hair, spraying each section of hair with Firm Hold Hairspray prior to crimping to protect and hold the hair, do this on the middle section of hair only, once you have crimped the hair back comb it using a Dressing comb.

❄ Warm a small amount of  Finishing Polish in your hands and start to direct the hair loosely across the back of the hair running a line of Goody Bobby Pins through the back of the hair, from the nape to below the crown, spraying the grips with hairspray to add a longer lasting hold.

❄ Pull the remaining hair across the grips, twisting and tuck in over the grips and secure using dressing pins, making sure that the pins are anchored under the grips.

❄ Smooth the hair into shape and finish with a mist of  Firm Hold Hairspray.

❄ Accessories look great with this look and a simple flower covered hairband will set this off perfectly.

5 Tips To Look Pretty & Perky When Your Sick

1. MOISTURIZE

One of the basic principles in how to look pretty when sick is to make sure you’re still properly caring for your skin. I know it’s easy to think that being sick is a pass to slack on personal care but if you want to look healthy, start with your skin. Medication, the dry air and a number of other things can dry out skin so moisturize your skin with a gentle moisturizer that won’t further irritate your skin.

2. HYDRATE

Hydrate yourself and moisturize skin from the inside by filling up with lots of water and soothing hot herbal tea instead of coffee. You might not feel like drinking anything but being dehydrated won’t help you get better any faster and it certainly won’t help you appear more alert or healthy!

3. BLUSH

One product you definitely don’t want to forget when doing makeup for sick days is blush. Most times when we get sick, our faces lose color and we tend to look very pale. If you find yourself in this situation, break out your favorite blush, bronzer or combine the two to give dull skin some oomph! If your skin is dry, try a cream blush for a healthy glow!

4. GET THE RED OUT

Another tip on how to look pretty when sick is to use eye drops to alleviate dry and red eyes. Again, the weather and medication can dry out our eyes and make us drowsy. Nothing says sick and tired like bloodshot eyes so keep some eye drops handy to keep your eyes moist, clear and sparkly!

5. EYES

A huge part of how to look pretty when you’re sick is to do your eye makeup. Even if we feel tired, we can instantly wake up eyes by curling our lashes and applying mascara! Also, don’t try to cover up tired eyes with complicated smoky eyes or anything fancy, keep it simple and try using eye shadows to brighten the eye area instead.

How to blow dry like a pro! Part 2

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Start blow drying at the top/roots, about six inches away from your scalp. Maintain this distance throughout, so nothing burns. Never blow dry in an upwards motion, as this causes more damage. Plus, by drying the hair on your scalp, it prevents the moisture from soaking the rest of your hair.

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Work your way down, and remember to move the blow dryer around, again, so nothing burns. If you simply focus the dryer on one spot for too long it will dry out and burn the hair, rather than simply drying it gently

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Leave your hair a little bit damp. Don’t ever dry until your whole head is completely dry – you need to leave in some moisture, so your hair won’t dry out, and become frizzy or damaged. Leave it tolerably damp, not so it soaks your clothes, but so it will dry naturally in about 5-10 minutes

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Finish with a blast of cold air, to lock in shine. Brush through your hair gently, or de-tangle it with your fingers. If needed, apply a moisturizing or anti-frizz serum and brush it through evenly. You can even use a tiny bit of olive oil for a more “natural” option. These will work to keep your locks shiny and smooth, and now, dry, all day long!

 

 

 

 

How to blow dry like a pro! Part 1

In a world of early mornings, late nights, endless last minute jobs and frantic hurrying, the ‘towel off and run’ gig doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. Sure, every hairdresser vows that constant blow drying will damage your locks. But how, exactly, are you supposed to stroll into your office job wearing asuit – with dripping wet hair? How do you make it to that party without ratty wet ringlets? Air drying may be healthy and natural, but blow drying, when done carefully and with the right techniques, can not only keep your locks dry, but also improve them, without excess damage. So if you’re sick of wet patches on the back of your shirt and frantically rubbing your wet “do” with a towel, then ditch your old routine and improve your blow drying techniques today.

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Wash your hair. You can use your regular shampoo, but for better blow drying effects and |protection, try washing with a moisturizing shampoo (Dry Hair Formula, as it’s often called). This type of shampoo will provide extra moisture that will protect your hair from the effects of the blow dryer. It will also protect it from any other heat caused by straightening or curling, and generally add more moisture to your locks. You don’t have to buy a super expensive brand – moisturising shampoos are available just about anywhere for all kinds of prices, so look around and secure the best deal for you

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Towel off your hair slightly, just enough to stop the drippingDon’t rub your hair with the towel as the friction causes split ends, frizzy dryness and generally does a lot of damage. Instead, gently wrap the towel around your hair and squeeze, like blotting the water out of your hair. If you have hair that’s too short a length for that technique, wrap the towel around your head and rub very very gently using strong, circular motions. Don’t rub too fast or hard, and if you can feel pain or hair breaking, then use your common sense and stop. Your hair doesn’t have to be very dry at all after toweling; it just shouldn’t be excessively soaked and dripping everywhere.

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Separate your hair into sections. The bigger the section, the longer it will take to dry. It’s best to go for 4-6 sections, but make sure nothing is tangled. If you have thick or longer hair, try using clips to help. If your hair’s a bit too short, you may want to just part it into two sections.