How to Make Your Fragrance Last Longer

Posted by Kristin West on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 2:38 PM

If you have longevity/projection issues with your fragrances and need some advice on application heres are 5 holy grail tips that are sure to help you out!

1. Prep your skin - Make sure your skin is clean and moisturized. Some people have issues where their skin is like a sponge. No matter what your skin is like, you want to make sure your skin is nice and hydrated. Using an unscented body butter, lotion or body oil can really make a huge difference. Some people have fantastic luck with virgin coconut oil and vaseline as well. To figure out what works best for you would be trial and error. You can also mix a tiny bit of the fragrance into any unscented body lotion or body butter for added effect!

2. How and where you apply - All fragrance isn't created equally, but usually the application is pretty universal. You do not want to apply directly to skin, rather spray a few inches away. Some people achieve better results by spraying the air around them and walking into it. This will let the fragrance hit a larger amount of surface area, which is very important.

Apply to pulse points to help them develop better - wrists, inside of elbows, necks and I even spritz the backs of my knees! DO NOT rub the fragrance into your skin. It's not designed to work that way. Let it gently settle into your skin and drydown without a vigourous massage. I also like to apply 1-2 spritzes to my clothing and/or hair to help the fragrance last longer.

3. Layer your scent - This tip works for fragrance longevity, projection and is a secret money-saver! Most fragrances have a gift set  option available that comes with additional products in the same scent. Look for a set that has the fragrance itself, a lotion and a body soap. You can usually find a gift set that has the full sized fragrance in it and when paired with the additional products you get more for your money!

First use the body soap in the shower, next use the body lotion and then finish off with the fragrance itself. Bonus points if you can find the deodorant version of your fragrance! You'll be smelling amazing for hours on end. 

4. Reapply as needed - Reapplication seems very obvious, but it really makes all the difference in the world, especially for fragrances with weaker longevity. You can buy a travel sized bottle of your fragrance for your bag or desk drawer, or make your own using an atomizer.  Atomizers have the added benefit of being small enough to carry in a pocket or purse so you don't have to carry the entire bottle or spend the extra money on the travel size. Click here to see a video tutorial on how to use our atomizer. 

5. Use a fragrance setting spray - You put setting spray on your makeup, and clear top coat on your nails, so why not on your fragrance? Fragrance Lock is the newest secret in fragrance longevity and 96.8% of people said that it helped their fragrance last 12 hours longer! All you have to do is spritz it on top of your fragrance. A great quick fix for when you don't have time for the whole layering ritual! 

Halloween Makeup Tutorial | Orange Eye Shadow

Posted by Eautalk on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 4:53 PM

Need a Halloween makeup idea? Check out our makeup tutorial on our Youtube channel!

Here are all the product details & more below!

Products You'll Need

Yves Saint Laurent palette colors D'Afrique for the eyes

Estee Lauder lip liner in double coral

Dream Angels Heavenly Summer perfume by Victoria's Secret

Yves Saint Laurent lip stain in rose pastel

Exceptional - Because You Are Light Up lengthening mascara

Christian Dior Waterproof eyeliner in Trinidad Black

 

Now, GET THE LOOK :
    -First, you’ll want to apply a light brown, natural hue eye shadow to the outer corner of your eye.  Make sure to define the outer corner by blending in v-like shape, and continuing to blend the color towards the center of your lid.

    -Next, apply an orange hue to the center portion of the lid above the pupil. Be sure to blend the color towards the inner lid.

    -Apply the beige to the inner lid, blending it into the corner of the eye.
    **Optional, for a bolder look, continue to blend the orange into the upper crease of the eye adding more color or blending more for desired look **

    -Lightly apply a white eye shadow hue on the brow bone.  This will highlight your natural arch and really make your eyes really pop.

    -Using the same orange shadow as before, apply under the bottom lash line as a drop shadow to round out the look.

    -Using an eye liner, or in this case a lip liner, apply as thin of a line as possible, as close to the lash line to the lid.
 

How To: Clean Your Makeup Brushes Properly

Posted by Courtney on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 7:10 PM

Your squeaky clean complexion ain't the only thing that needs a deep clean every once and awhile, as treating your makeup brushes should be equally important. Did you know that dirty cosmetic brushes can spread dirt and bacteria around your face? Not only does this cause gross unwanted breakouts, but unclean tools can cause unwanted skin irritations as well.

To give your brushes the full clean treatment, start by taking your brushes (we love Bare Escentuals Brushes) and cleaning them with a good detoxifying or clairifying shampoo every two weeks. May we recommend the NIOXIN Intesive Therapy Clairifying Cleanser for a thorough and gentle clean?

 After you've selected your shampoo of choice, gather all your brushes and wet them under the sink to begin the cleansing process. Then, spread about a pump of shampoo into your hand and begin washing those brushes. Scrub and lather your brushes for a good two to three minutes and then rinse all of the product out of the brush hairs.

Once your brushes are completely clean, it's best to let your brushes air dry. Place brushes in a cup or container (plastic soup containers work great!) and allow the brushes to stand up to promote fast drying time. Sure blow drying is tempting, but it's important to remember that your brush hairs are super delicate, so blow drying them might cause scorching or burned bristles.

So, why use regular shampoo instead of a good old brush cleaner? Not only is using shampoo a fun DIY trick, but it also gets out tough product buildup that most brush cleansers can't get out. Plus, it also gives your hard-working wallet a break by allowing you to kill two birds (freshly cleaned locks and makeup brushes) with just one stone.