Monday, August 18, 2014

Concealer 101

Hello Readers,Today I want to talk about all that your concealer can do for you! I am all about having products that has multiple uses. And concealer of any brand is one of those items! Its a  must have! I usually keep two things of concealer on hand at all times because I never want to end up being without it. I would be so lost in the makeup world.

1. Concealing BlemishesObviously one of the main reasons we use concealer is to conceal blemishes. No shocker there! It is good to cover up those zits we get from time to time. It is also good for covering up those pesky dark circles under your eyes! If you tend to have those blemishes that are really red then you can use a concealer that has a green base… Green counteracts the red! 

2. HighlightingNow when it comes to highlighting and contouring some people will get a second foundation that is lighter to do there highlighting or they use a lighter powder. But I am what I like to do use is drum roll please…… CONCEALER! If you have any questions about using concealer as a highlighter you can check out my youtube video about highlighting and contouring! In the picture below where your see the white you can use concealer and bronzer where you see the dark. It will change your world if you start doing this!

3. Prime your EyelidsI know that people at makeup counters and makeup stores drill in your head that you need to buy an eyelid primer, but in reality you don’t! You can use your concealer for that... it works the exact same way! Just dab a little on you eyelid and then take one of those beautiful little tools called the Beauty Blender (you know the thing that look like a squishy egg) or a makeup brush and blend it in. Then proceed by putting on your eyeshadow as usual!

4. Prime your lip.
Every girl hates have to constantly check to make sure your lipstick in still there and not faded to some funky color! Well the answer to your problem lies in that beautiful little tube of concealer. All you have to do it take your concealer brush and put the concealer on like you are applying lip stick. Then apply your lipstick right on top of that. After you do that blot with a tissue. Then reapply your lipstick again… and BAM long lasting lip stick!
Note: Apply the concealer lightly on your lips. DO NOT cake it on like your would when trying to cover a blemish. It will start to feel a little heavy.

Happy Concealing!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Spice Up Your Back to School Look

Hello Readers,

It’s that time of year again… back to school! Everyone wants to change up there look a little before the new school year starts, but most people don’t want the commitment that comes with a new color or highlights! So today we are going to talk about a few little things you can do to spice up your look! 

1. Bangs
Bangs are something you can do to that can make a huge difference. It only takes five minutes to do! There are so many options to with bangs …You can do a longer side swept bang, a short side swept bang, a textured side wept bang, a blunt straight across bang, or even a textured straight across bang! SOO many options! But you must remember that some bangs are not for everyone! A lot of it is based on your face shape, hair texture, and your styling routine! You should ask your hairstylist if its 
a good idea for you or not! 
Picture via Pinterest
Picture via Pinterest

NOTE: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not try to cut your own bangs! You have no idea how many times clients come in and say I tried to cut my own bangs and it didn't turn out too well. 

2. Layers
Another easy way to change things up are layers. You go with long subtle layers, textured shorter layers, or anything in between. Layers can help to lighten up thick hair and make it more manageable. They can also make thin hair look fuller. And you can put layers in any hair length… It doesn't matter if its down to your butt or if it is a pixie cut!
3. Shaping your eyebrows
Have you ever seen Princess Diaries?

I remember watching that movies when I was growing up. And that is a perfect example of what shaping your eyebrows can do for you. They can change your overall look drastically! But please remember that if you are going to do this at home… DO NOT go crazy with the plucking! I don’t want you to end up with one hair all the way across! If you are unsure of how to shape your eyebrow book an appointment with your hairstylist and let us get your shape going and you can always maintain at home by tweezing the stray hairs here and there!