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Antonio Prieto, a hair care guru, shares these home remedies with us:
- Oily Hair: Boil two tablespoons of mint in 1 1/2 glasses of water for 20 minutes. Strain the mixture and mix it with your regular shampoo. Using the mint mixture on alternatiev days absorbs the excess oil in your hair!
- Damaged & Dry Hair: Apply a paste of egg yolk and water. Leave it in for 10 to 15 mintuse and rinse of with cool water.
- Frizzy Hair: Tame it by rubbing coconut oil into your hands and apply sparingly into your hair.
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This was yesterday’s look – wanted to try out So Scarlet lipstick and Cult of Cherry together, and I thought maybe I’d try out some darker lips later on, so I kept the eyes pretty simple. I tried to do a cat-eye, but it didn’t quite work out. I haven’t done one in a long time (albeit, I’ve probably only done three in my lifetime), and stupidly, I didn’t bother to look at a few online before I went to work on mine, LOL. I wasn’t going to do lower lash line in black, but it looked so funny without it. Gah! It was one of those days. What brush do you all use for upper lash liner? I normally use the 208 or 210 (the angled one, I always get them confused), but I used the 266 this time, didn’t love it. ADVICE, please!
At least the lips were hot. Hopefully everybody stared at those instead of the liner
Today, the boy and I are off to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (and Mellan will be spending the day with my mom, aka being spoiled rotten and swimming all day!). I’m hoping to do a look using some non-MAC products (at least eyeshadows…) for the trip
P.S. YOU CAN FIND LOOKS CATEGORIZED BY COLOR! Several people expressed interest in seeing looks categorized by color, so they could easily find looks… they always have been arranged this way! If you go to the navigation bar and roll over “Looks,” you’ll see a drop down menu that shows several colors and a “view more” option. Click view more and you’ll see all the looks’ categories. If you can’t find something, read our How-to: Temptalia guide! Hope this helps!
You will need the following…
- Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral base), Next to Nothing eyeshadow (soft pink-toned highlighter), Grain eyeshadow (light brown highlighter), Blacktrack fluidilne (black gel liner), Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
- Cheeks: Blooming blush (soft pink)
- Lips: So Scarlet lipstick (deep red), Cult of Cherry lipglass (cherry red)
- Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
- Substitutes: Next to Nothing = Vanilla; Blooming = Micro-pink; So Scarlet = Viva Glam I + New York Apple; Cult of Cherry = Russian Red
Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. Apply Next to Nothing eyeshadow all over the lid and brow area. Darken the outer lid using Grain eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Sweep Next to Nothing underneath the brow bone to highlight. Line upper lash line using Blacktrack fluidline and create a cat-eye with the 266. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Blooming blush using the 129. Apply So Scarlet lipstick to lips, and then top with Cult of Cherry lipglass for color and shine.
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Prescriptives’ All Skins Mineral Makeup SPF15 ($32.50) is described as a weightless, long-wearing mineral makeup foundation. It is supposed to be filled with “good-for-you” ingredients. I’ve yet to fall head over heels in love with any mineral foundation; I feel like I get more on my bathroom counter and my shirt (and somehow, I am always wearing black when I try a mineral foundation!) than my face. I also find that loose powders, in general, settle more into the lines and pores of my face, making my skin seem rougher. Prescriptives’ mineral makeup does not share this common trait; I find that it doesn’t settle in the lines around my lips (those pesky smile wrinkles), which is a huge plus for me. So the fact that it doesn’t settle into fine lines makes this a supreme choice for those of us who are experiencing those telltale signs of aging and want to minimize–or at least not emphasize (!)–them.
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Do you let others borrow or use your makeup? Only certain products? None? All?
Sonia Kashuk’s Blending Sponge ($9.99) is a multitasker’s dream come true. It’s designed for application, blending, and smudging–so it can pretty much do it all in a pinch. I LOVE this for the face. I find it works really well to blend and apply liquid foundation all over the face, but it also works well to spot-blend concealer. It’s incredibly soft and not at all rough or tugging, which is why it does a good job for even the delicate eye area. As far as foundation goes, you wet the sponge, squeeze any excess water out, dab your foundation on it, and then apply to your face.
What are the downsides?
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If you were using MAC’s Nuance Mineralize Blush?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?
Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Nuance! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.