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Baby Johnson Cleans your Makeup Brushes

IMG_5365Cleaning your makeup brushes on a regular basis is an absolute must for many reasons.  After multiple uses, bristles begin to build up with residual makeup, which makes them less effective when it comes to application and they become a home for bacteria that will irritate your skin and cause breakouts.

Professional makeup artists usually clean their brushes after every use, but for us at-home users, every week is a good time, but again it depends on often you use them.

  • Step 1 You’ll need Baby Johnson and a fresh towel to lay the brushes on to dry. .
  • Step 2 Add Baby Johnson on to a surface , run your brush’s tip under lukewarm water and gently swirl the brush tip of a surface (a bowl). Tip: Never turn brushes up vertically — make sure they’re always facing downward — otherwise, water will weaken the glue that holds the bristles together.
  • Step 3 Once all the residue is completely gone, set your brush flat on the towel to dry.

Instead of using a bowl or the surface of my sink I’ve been using the Cleaning Mat by Sigma Beauty. I love it because it has 7 different textures to remove everything off your makeup brush without damaging the brush.

 

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The Dual Stick

When you hear about Highlighting & Contouring, you hear about brushes the creams, the powder, but have you heard of a Highlighter and Contour stick?

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The Dual Stick comes in five shades, makes quick work of contouring.  The formula is so creamy which makes it easy to apply. Usually a with a dual stick it is way more easier to have control over the angles and areas you wanna shade, ex, nose.

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For your Eyeshape

When it comes to eyeliner, there isn’t a shape that is going to make you look bad, but the way you line your eye can either make the makeup look bad and outdated.

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Asymmetrical Eyes: (One is slightly larger than the other) Line the lashline, from the inner corner to the outer corner, increasing the width at the outer corner on the slightly uneven eye only to make it appear wider and even.

Close-Set Eyes: All you need to do for this eyeshape is create an illusion that your eyes are wider apart than they are. Use a concealer on the inner corners to lighten and open up the eye area. Then, on the outer third part of your eye, create a “V” shape using a black liner, and then trace the shape with a jumbo liquid liner to make a thick wing.

Monolids: Extend the Eyeliner/Eyeshadow along the upperlid. Line the lashline from inner to outer corner and stopping where the eye ends. You can also smudge it out at the outer corners, using a small smudger brush.

Wide Eyes : Wide eyes can handle a lot of look, so go bold/dramatic. Using a waterproof black liner pencil, create a tiny “V” in the inner corner of your eye. Then, go over the line with a liquid liner wing it out at the outer corner.

Small Eyes: To widen small eyes, apply a taupe shadow over the eyelid all the way up to the crease. Next, along the lashline, use a black kohl pencil, smudge it with your fingertip and top with a dark brown eye shadow, increasing the amount of shadow at the outer corners.  Lastly, apply a light pink blush using an eyeshadow brush to the upper outer corners of your eyelid, which instantly opens up the eye.

Almond Eyes: To work with almond eyes, line the inner upper and lower lashes with a waterproof kohl pencil the entire way around your eyes, then trace the outer corners of the upper and lower lashlines, smudging it with a smudged brush. Then, top it with a metallic grey shadow to soften it and use bronzer to even out with the crease for a more natural look.

*This post: Picture from Cosmpolitan, Tips and Tricks a mix from Cosmopolitan and mine.

 

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La Voilette, The “Face Veil”

The biggest hair trend to come off the spring runways was the voilette.ee Now, a sheer or mesh black face veil can look superchic and kind of kick-ass. However if you do not know how to wear it well, let’s leave it there.

Worry no more, an exclusive tip from the expert: Milliner Gigi Burris and accessories designer Jennifer Behr, “I think voilettes have a modernity about them” Burris prefers a voilette that hits just above the lips.

“Keep the hair back and somewhat undone so that it doesn’t feel fussy or compete with your voilette. For me, the secret is to keep the hair simple and pulled of the face so it doesn’t look costumey. untitledConfidence is most important when wearing a statement accessory like this.” .

TIP: For a more dramatic look, Behr suggests wearing red lipstick, like we saw at Chanel, gives a veil a casual vibe.

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No Time?

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I am really used to makeup and still it can take me ages to apply it properly, so what if you are a woman who just doesn’t have time to do all this. Great, well makeup brands have come up with a few products that go with the motto “the Faster the Better”. Here are a few products that will save you time and trouble everytime.

1. NARS the multiple stick, $39: This cream to-powder is magic.  Use it on cheeks, lips, eyes, body—wherever!

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2. Garnier BB Eye Roller, $11: This is for those mornings. It calms puffiness, hides dark circles, and awakens eyes with a cooling roll-on applicator. get-the-gloss-the-gloss-report-undereye-concealers-garnier-miracle-skin-perfector

3. Stila Illuminating Beauty Balm, $38; Known as a “10-in-One” —one universal shade gives you smooth coverage and a glowing complexion.

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