Fresh Make-Up for Your Summer Fling

Summer MakeUp and CosmeticsFreshen up your cosmetics bag with bright new colors for the summer season.  We’ve seen marigold yellows and chartreuses and limes in our nail polish palettes, and a with little skill, those same colors can be used with makeup to create a truly unique and beautiful look.  Here are our tips for this light and summery look:

1.  Shiney Pink Lips:  Drawing together all these bright colors is a classic, cool pink lip gloss.  Almost any shade of pink will do, but our very favorite for the job is DuWop’s Pink Shimmer Lip Venom. The plump lips will draw attention to your traditional feminine curves in offset of your non-traditional color scheme.

2.  Yellow / Lime Eyes:  As strange as it may sound, especially girls with dark hair can beautifully sport these bright summer colors.  Apply lightly all over lid and under eyebrows, adding sparkly white at the inside corner of your eye.  We suggest Bed Head’s Cyberoptics Eyeshadow in Lime.

3.  Pink Cheeks:  Set aside your orange-y bronzer for this colorful look.  Choose a classic pink to match your gloss! The Orglamix Pure Mineral Blush has the perfect consistency and shimmer for this light and airy summery pink.  We think the Pink Pepper color would be perfect.

4.  Flawless Complexion:  To keep attention on the vibrant colors, a flawless complexion is absolutely necessary for a carefree summer.  Find a light-reflecting, moisture rich tinted moisturizer that will even out your complexion without the added weight of thick foundation.  Our very favorite tinted moisturizer is Urban Apothecary’s Supernatural Mineral Sheer Tint.  It’s soft weight and beautiful luminosity is perfect for summer.

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Late to Class Make-Up 101: Easy Everyday Make-Up

Late to Class Make-Up 101: Easy Everyday Make-Up Routines

Back to school means “back to being busy” for many of us.  Parents, students, teachers and co-workers all know that when Fall comes in, our free time seems to fly out the window.  When your beauty routine is running under a seriously crunched schedule, try this super easy and super quick everyday make-up routine to look great in 5 minutes or less!

1.  Start with a pigment matching tinted moisturizer.  Our favorite is Urban Apothecary’s Supernatural Mineral Sheer Tint, but many makeup lines carry products such as this.  A moisturizer and translucent foundation all in one, tinted moisturizer covers imperfections without a need for concealer, and looks totally natural, giving your skin the perfect everyday glow.  Apply like moisturizer- no applicators or sponges needed!

2.  Follow with a bronzing powder for just a little bit of natural color on your cheeks.  Tigi’s Glamma Bronzer is great, because each compact includes two shades of bronzer, which can be mixed or used separately, depending on your skin tone during different seasons, or your changing style.  Simply brush on your cheek bones for just a touch of color on your way out the door.

3.  Apply mascara.  Don’t skip the mascara!  Any on the go lady will tell you that nothing makes a woman look more polished than wearing a little bit of eye makeup.  Blinc’s tube-style mascara applies easily- in one coat!- and won’t smudge or budge all day long, but washes off easily at night or in the shower.  It simply slides off your lashes- just like tubes! Apply more heavily at the base, and alleviate the need for an eyeliner.  Quick as can be!

4.  Slap on some moisturizing lip balm.  Especially for everyday sorts of things, the natural color of your lips is perfect.  Enhanzing it with a little moisture in the morning sets off the natural color of your lips flawlessly.  We suggest Principessa’s Bacio Me Lip Balm in a tube, for easy application and the perfect ultra-moisturizing formula.

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