Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tips & Tricks


Problem: Oily hair on the go.
To fix this without having to wash your hair, use a palm sized amount of Johnson's Baby Powder. Flip your head upside down, and apply the powder to your roots, blend it in, so that you cannot see it. The powder absorbs the oil, giving your hair a soft and clean appearence. Smells so good too!!

Problem: Getting mascara on your eyelids when you apply it.
It's really easy to get little traces of mascara on your eyelids when youre applying it to your lashes. This happens to me almost everytime I apply mascara. The trick - take a business card and cover your eyelids with it, apply mascara easily only to the lashes this way! Any mistakes go on the business card and not your eyelid!

Problem: Super straight lashes.
To curl your lashes, and have the curl last all day, the best thing to do is to take your eyelash curler and heat it up under your blow dryer. Check it before you curl your lashes so you don't accidently burn your eyelids! This makes the eyelash curler act just like a hot hair curler. The curl will last all day!

Problem: Redness on the face.
Got red spots or blemishes around your face? Concealer doesn't always cut it for this. Use Visine. sounds weird right? But Visine clears up the redness just like it does in your eyes.


Dry Skin? Use liquid concealers and foundations. Mineral and powder foundations will only enhance the appearence of dry skins. Best thing to fix dry skin problems: Use a good scrub 2-3 times a week, and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Oily Skin? Just the opposite- use mineral foundations and concealer. Don't use makeup? Put some Johnson's baby powder on your face before you go out, rub it in. Smells good and absorbs the oil!

Round faces - apply your blush under your cheek bones, in the hollows of your cheeks. This creates a shadow. Apply a highlighting color on the top of your cheekbones. this illusion will make your face look longer and thinner and give definition to your cheekbones.

Long faces - apply blush only to the apples of your cheeks. This will give you a healthy glowing look, instead of making the angles of your face look too harsh.

If you have any questions, be sure to ask!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Favorite Products

Missha Perfect Cover BB CreamBought: online, Korean product, can only be bought in America through websites, I used Ebay and got it for about $14Pros: Best foundation I have ever used. Good coverage, and totally pure so it takes care of your blemishes, since I have been using this product, I have not broken out once. and it smells soooo good! Like Johnson's Baby Powder :)Cons: If you have oily skin, use this product and apply a powder over it, so you dont have any shine.
MAC Studio Finish ConcealerBought: MAC stores. although, you could probably get it cheaper online. I think it was about $15-16Pros: GREAT coverage. Conceals everything, stays in place throughout the day. Blends flawlessly.Cons: If you wear this concealer, you need to put a powder over it to seal it, don't let the MAC salespeople talk you into buying their powder, any powder will work just fine.
Lancome Color Focus eyeshadow in 4 romance.Bought: Can be bought at any Lancome Paris cosmetics counterPros: Lancome eyeshadows are the best in my experience. The colors blend so well, and the colors are always really vibrant. Cons: Price, Lancome can get pretty expensive, try buying online.
MAC BlushBought: I actually bought this when I was in Thailand, but it can easily be bought in any MAC storePros: A little bit goes a long way, I have used this blush probably 4 days a week since July last summer, and I probably have 2/3 of it left. Don't be afraid of the really bright or bold colors! They look much better on your skin.Cons: none...idk maybe price, but because I bought it overseas, it was of course much cheaper.
E.L.F. Healthy Glow Bronzer in SunkissedBought: Online, through eyeslipsface.comPros: Best thing about this product - IT IS ONLY $1 - gotta love E.L.F., other than that the color is great! Perfect bronzer, dark tan with gold flexes. Best bronzer I've ever had.Cons: Im almost out! I've had it for several months, so I guess it goes a long way. But its not as much as other bronzers.
Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara in Blackest BlackBought: Wal-mart, drug stores, Target, etc. for about $6Pros: Im a huge fan of waterproof mascara. Not only will it not run when wet, but it holds the curled shape of your lashes much better.Cons: Can get clumpy. To avoid this - apply one thin layer, wait till it dries, then apply another layer.
Covergirl Line Exact Liquid Eyeliner in Very BlackBought: Wal-mart, drug stores, etc. I think its like $8Pros: Allows you to draw the perfect line, the slim tip makes it much easier to apply the "cat eye" line.Cons: Doesnt last long. I've gone through about 4 of these in the past 5 months or so.
IQQU Jasmine Rice ScrubBought: Online. runs for $15Pros: Excellent scrub! You will notice how much clearer your skin is in literally about a day. Smells SO good too.Cons: Small packaging, I've had it since Christmas, and I use it about twice a week, Im almost out. :( But its definately something I'll buy again.
CHI Silk InfusionBought: Upperscale Salons, online, or TJ Maxx! price varies by sizePros: Great hair protectant. I use it every time I straighten my hair. Smells amazing! and makes your hair very very silky smooth.Cons: Don't use too much! If you use a lot, your hair can get weighed down or a little oily.
Bed Head ManipulatorBought: Upperscale Salons, Wal-Mart. for about $17Pros: Great Great product, I use this product no matter what I do with my hair. Makes hair so much easier to shape. Thickens hair, or holds it pin shapeCons: Again, if you use too much, it can make your hair look oily. Be careful!