Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Pair Blush with Bold Lipstick

Share your best tips and tricks for picking the right blush when you’ve gone with bolder lips!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. It really depends on the color and depth of the lipstick.  If it’s a brighter coral, a soft coral blush tends to work well–can also be a warm pink or peach.  Deeper reds and berries, I tend to opt for more neutral beiges, browns, and pinks as they add a little color but not much.  They tend to define more than add a pop  of color.
  2. When in doubt, go for something neutral and muted, because it will give cheeks something but nothing exaggerated.
  3. It can also depend on how the eyes look, too, but I often match the undertones of the lip with the undertones of the blush.

Thanks to Monica for this week’s topic!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Minimize Shine Throughout the Day

Share your best tips and tricks for keeping your face shine-free during the day!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. I have normal-to-dry skin, so I don’t have a lot of shine that needs to be dealt with, so my tips and tricks come from living with that type of skin!  As a result, I find a light dusting of pressed powder (regular, finishing, setting, or blot!) all work well on my t-zone to “reset” my finish if I’ve gotten a little shiny.
  2. I like primers, because they help minimize the oil from the get-go.  There are mattifying primers that work well.
  3. Setting foundation after you’ve applied (especially liquid or cream) with either setting or finishing powder does help to prolong and keep shine at bay, even if it might not last all day if you have an oilier skin type.

Thanks to Rajaa for this week’s topic!

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Prevent Glitter Fall Out from Eyeshadow

Share your best tips and tricks for minimizing or preventing glitter fall out!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. The most important thing is to use an adhesive or tacky base of some kind. There are several on the market, from Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy to Too Faced Glitter Glue, that you can try.  Creamy, tackier products can sometimes help, too, depending on the amount of glitter (e.g. may be good enough for a sparkly eyeshadow but not enough for loose glitter).  Loose glitter is best with a glitter adhesive like Lit’s.
  2. After getting product on your brush, lightly tap against the jar/pan/vessel to let any loose product fall, and then pat on lid, not sweep.  Pat gently but firmly on the lid.
  3. You can always use a business card underneath the eye to catch fall out, or do your base makeup after eyes, so you can use makeup remover to remove anything from the initial application.

Thanks to Amber for today’s topic!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Add Color to Your Eye Makeup

Share your best tips and tricks for adding bolder, brighter colors into your eye makeup!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. As an eyeliner is a good introduction to seeing bolder/brighter color on the eye area and is a way to add color without making it the focal point of the look.
  2. Wear it in the crease:  depending on your eye shape, this can make it more or less visible so it’s a peek of color but not a lid full of color.
  3. As with anything that is new or out of your comfort zone, experiment, have fun, and just wear it around the house on a day you’re relaxing at home – get used to seeing yourself with it on.

Thanks to Theresa for today’s question!

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Apply Lipstick

Share your best tips and tricks for applying your lipstick perfectly!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. If you struggle, consider using a lip brush to help give you more precision!
  2. I start by applying from the center of my bottom lip, and then going to the left, then middle to the right.  Then, I repeat on my upper lip by staring at the cupid’s bow.
  3. I press the lipstick to the center of my lip, and then open my mouth slightly and move the lipstick across the lip while closing my mouth.
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Organize Your Blushes

Share your best tips and tricks for organizing your blushes!  Share your best storage tips and how you keep everything within reach!

My Tips

  1. I always separate out the blushes that I always reach for, and then I keep them within reach or separated out so I can quickly find them when I need a go-to.
  2. If you have 384972934 blushes, you’ll probably need to do more micro-organizing and sort by brand, then color, or formula, then color.
  3. I think the best way is to organize by color or by undertone – so corals together, plums together, or warm-toned, neutral-toned, and cool-toned.  Think about how you choose what blush to pair with your look – are you looking for a color family, an undertone, a general lightness/darkness? Then I’d organize according to that.
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