Keeping your makeup put for your entire wedding day doesn't necessarily mean you have to buy a batch of new products. It can be as simple as using the products you already own — with a twist. These five tips will have your makeup looking fresh whether you're slipping into your dress or being whisked away on the dance floor. On Kirbie: Club Monaco top.
Welcome to another episode of Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty, a brand-new, tip-filled show hosted by vlogger Jackie Perdue! This week, we explore just how easy it is to get sculpted cheeks, a slimmer nose, and a radiant glow. All it takes is two key products, which you probably already own, and mere seconds. Watch now to learn how you can get a contoured look with minimal effort. And be sure to check out the newly launched POPSUGAR Girls' Guide channel on YouTube for more great videos.
Minimize the clutter by whittling your on-the-go makeup bag down to the bare essentials. Whether you're going on a trip or just transitioning your look from work to play, we've got your makeup bag checklist. Say goodbye to a weighed-down bag. Plus, find out which three products to pack in your clutch for an evening out on the town.
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to experiment with bolder, brighter makeup looks. But the problem is not always a matter of what kinds of palettes and color combinations to try: it's a matter of how much time there is to actually get it all on. According to celebrity makeup artist Emily Kate Warren (who has worked with stars such as Jennifer Jason Leigh and Abigail Breslin), a quick, flattering makeup look shouldn't take longer than five minutes. So whether you have hot date-night plans or you're heading out on the town with your friends this Valentine's Day, start those stopwatches. Here are Warren's suggestions for getting an easy-peasy five-minute look, along with tips on creating 20- and 45-minute palettes.
To get a speedy, five-minute look . . .
Warren recommends applying a black mascara, a red lip stain (or a matte lipstick tapped on with the fingertips), and a bright, pink-toned blush.
And if you have 20 minutes . . .
Warren suggests applying full foundation, all of the products listed above in the five-minute palette, and highlighter on the cheekbones. You can also try adding a haze of bronze around the lash lines for a warm and glowy finishing touch.
And if you have 45 minutes . . .
Apply all of the above, plus half-lash strips, along with a black liner on top to conceal the lash bands. And for that extra pop of color? "A full-on red lip could work, as well."
The standard eye shadow tips don't usually work well on Asian monolids. The lack of depth and crease can make typical shading techniques look far too garish on Asian eyes. Take a cue from Jaime Chung's flattering eye makeup by creating a gradient that goes from darkest at the lash line to the lightest shade under the brow. Jaime opted for shades of gray, peach, and champagne. She concentrated the dark gray shade at the base of the eyelid closest to her lashes. Next, she layered a neutral peach hue that complemented her warm skin tone. And finally, she went for a touch of highlight underneath her brows with a shimmering champagne tone. For extra definition, she lined her eyes with black eyeliner and finished the look with curled lashes and lots of mascara.
Achieving shine-free makeup takes some serious work to maintain. But with powders being a culprit of prematurely aging a complexion and drying formulas that might cause more damage than good, we headed right to the professionals to uncover their mattifying makeup-bag must haves.
Clear mascara is one of those makeup products you might not use all that often, but it offers a little bit of something for everyone. At its basic level, clear mascara defines and separates the lashes, adding volume, the illusion of length, and a touch of brightening sparkle to the eyes. It also works to moisturize and condition eyelashes. But did you know that there are other ways you can utilize this multitasking wonder? It will all be crystal clear when you read more.
It's estimated that 50 to 80 percent of people carry the virus that causes cold sores, so getting an outbreak is more common than you might expect. And when it comes to disguising outbreaks, the process is a whole lot easier than you think. Before you cake on the concealer and irritate the blistered area even more, makeup artist Carmindy, who has partnered with Abreva, recommends using the brand's new Conceal patches. "It's a very thin, fine, transparent pad that goes over the cold sore," she explains.
After applying the invisible pad, Carmindy recommends putting on makeup as normal. "The great thing is is that it's allowing air to get in using microair technology, but at the same time all the contaminants — the makeup and the powder — stays out of the cold sore." If you're trying to cover up a cold sore the old fashioned way, however, Carmindy advises going with a neutral lip shade. Then play up your eyes (perhaps with one of these trendy color combinations for Fall) to bring the focus up and away from the lips.
There are number of different shadow brushes out there, so how do you know which ones to choose? Depending on your desired look, different shapes and sizes of eye shadow tools will yield different effects on your eyes.
The two that are most important would have to be the fluffy brush for blending and the contour brush. But for more precision in your eye shadow application, take a look at the various types of brushes and their intended uses below:
Large, fluffy brushes with a rounded edge are great for larger areas of shadow that is applied between the crease and brow. These brushes are good for blending different colors and for highlighting the brow bone.
Contour brushes are the most important! Brushes with smaller and shorter bristles are perfect for smoothing out specific areas and contouring blended colors, especially around the corners of the eyes and on the eyelids themselves.
Flat, straight-edged brushes work great when you want to contain shadow to certain areas along the crease or edge of your eyelid. Like a paintbrush, the bristles are less fluffy and more compact, which allows for better accuracy.
Flat, angled brushes are for even greater precision around the edges of the lids, creases, and corners. Since they have a tapered tip, angled brushes will help you apply detail to specific areas and can also be used for eyeliner application.
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