What a sexy, smokey eye she has...and you too can have it with a few tips, tricks, and products from us. Read on for an amazing smokey eye tutorial...enjoy!
First, fill entire lid with an ivory base, we love Clarin's Vanilla Beige single eye color
Then, highlight your brown bone with white, whether it's a white cream base or white eye liner, whichever you prefer
Brush a brown shade (we love YSL's ombre essentielle nacree pearlized mono eye shadow) onto your outer lid...and then sweep over the crease softly, blending the color above your lid.
Continue to blend out the edges softly
Next, brush the brown under your lower lid, close to the lash line to prevent a black eye look (those won't be in style anytime soon, we promise you that)
Curl your lashes, line the upper lid and waterline and of course, add mascara to both the top and bottom lashes, (we love Clinique's naturally glossy mascara in jet black)
Ah, December...the holiday season begins. The stress of work, holiday shopping, and parties galore begins. Ideally, we'd love to say that it takes somewhere between five and ten minutes to doll up and switch the day look to party time ready, but who are we kidding? The second best option, a go to list of guaranteed products and tricks that will keep your lipstick put, your mascara bold, and your hair fuss free. Take these tips from office beauty to fiercely festive in no time at all.
Face it...you need a great foundation. One that's long lasting, won't fade, become discolored, or any of those 'bad' foundation characteristics. That's why we suggest starting of the day right with a good foundation, Clinique being a favorite. Try Clinique's perfectly real makeup, a lightweight liquid foundation that easily smooths onto skin and is developed with patent mirco-mirrored technology. It optically resurfaces skin to even out your complexion and promises to give you a flawless, natural appearance. Have oily skin? Rid that shine with the blended face powder that makes pores seem to disappear.
Nothing says, I'm ready to go out after work like a red lip! The perfect way to switch it up, and what better lip color to wear than Fusion Beauty's blingfusion lip color in After Hours. This lip gloss will make your lips appear fuller, smoother and radiant and holds moisture, plumping lips instantly.
If you plan to give your lips a rest, why not play up your eyes? Try a thin line (or go thicker for a more dramatic look) with Dior's style liner in noir black. This eyeliner is a timeless eye beauty accessory, offering an intense black color. It glides on easily and dries instantly...leaving a precise, dense, and long lasting line in just one stroke.
Liven up those limp strands if you have fine hair with a quick spray to the roots with a dry shampoo spray. Try Rockhaholic by TIGI's Dirty Secret Dry shampoo. Make your hair smell fresh and keep it rockin' for longer.
Nothing perks up a face like having luscious, long lashes! That's why we make sure we have Lancome's Hypnose mascara, a unique eye beauty product that incredibly gives a maxi-volumizing lash look with a powerful brush that intensifies the lashes up to 6 times thicker...without the clumping!
Refresh yourself from the clickety clack of the keyboard to a night out dancing with an energizing perfume scent. Try the warmth and beauty of Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh perfume, a moderate fragrance that's great for a variety of occasions. Notes include grapefruit, pear, raspberry, rose, jasmine, and apple blossom for a perfect balance of sophistication.
First...do you know what your complexion is? What undertone family do you fall in?
Your undertones can fall into a few categories, cool, neutral, or warm. If you are warm tone, you will have a warm, yellow peachy complexion. Cool tones will have a pinkish complexion with a bluish reflection and if you are a neutral tone, you will have a pinkish tint and a yellowish tint, so lucky you...you can wear an array of products and almost any color!
Speaking of color, another great way to determine your skin tone is to think about the colors you look best in. If your colors are blue, black, and white, you probably have a cool skin tone. If you look great in burnt orange or cream colors, you're warm tone.
Next tip, wear a white top when trying on foundation. Why? Wearing colorful tops can cause a reflection that will make your undertones and face tone appear different than what they truly are, so just be sure to wear a simple, white top for your true complexion color and undertone family.
The last, the final...and the most important tip in choosing the perfect shade of foundation? Test the foundation, not on the back of your wrist nor on the top of your hand, but your jawline. Blending the color into your jawline will easily determine if the shade suits you. Why not test on your wrist or top of your hand? Your skin in these places are totally different than your face, so if you want that perfect, blendable shade for your foundation, be sure to test it out on your jawline. It should blend into your skin easily and once it is applied, should look as if it has dissapeared. Try wearing the makeup for a few hours and see how your skin feels, does it look ouly? Dry? Does it crack?
Let us know your tips and tricks to finding the perfect shade of foundation and what designer foundation you are looking forward to trying next!