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  • Beginner Friendly Hacks For Applying Eyeshadow Perfectly

    If you love rocking makeup, getting that perfect eye makeup look is super important, whether you're going shopping or having a night out on the town. But, if you're not a makeup connoisseur, applying eyeshadow perfectly can be tricky. So, to make it a little easier, we've compiled a few eyeshadow applying guides that we're obsessing over.

    The first comes from Good Housekeeping Magazine. They recently created a Complete Guide to Where to Put Your Eye Makeup, which includes a detailed photo of where eyeshadow should be placed in various areas around your eye, and instructions for each section. The main areas they break down are:

    • Browbone/highlight: Add a matte or shimmery pale eyeshadow here to make your eyes pop.
    • Lid: This is typically where your main shade goes.
    • Crease: Applying a darker eyeshadow here adds dimension.
    • Outer V: The outermost corner of your eye where deeper shades are usually applied.
    • Upper Lashline: Where your eyelashes begin on your upper lid. You can define your eye in various ways here.
    • Waterline: The inner rim of the eye, usually where either darker eyeliner is applied for a smokey look or pale nude eyeliner is applied to make the eyes look wider.
    • Lower Lashline: Just below the waterline, where liner and shadow is also applied to define the eyes.
    • Tear Duct: The inner corner of your eye, where usually pale or shimmery shadow is added to open up the eye.

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  • Every Day Summer Makeup in Under 10 Minutes

    It's summer time and that means that because of that gorgeous tan you got (which you acquired while wearing sunscreen, of course), you can take it easy on the makeup and still get that natural sunkissed look you love. For the next few months, those perfect rosy red cheeks you always try to mimic with makeup is au naturale! That means less time prepping and putting together that perfect look, and more time doing the things you love.

    But, just because you can take it easy on the makeup (of course, there is never anything wrong forgoing makeup altogether), doesn't mean you won't want to do some basic maintenance. YouTube star Carli Bybel (she calls her channel The Beauty Bybel!) recently put together a quick and easy summer makeup tutorial that we're loving. The goal was to put together an every day summer makeup look in under 10 minutes, and she did exactly that - she timed it to be about 9 minutes and 45 seconds, to be exact. Check out the video below!

    Not only is this look quick and easy, but it's also affordable! As she mentioned in her video, all of the products she used can be purchased as your local drug store, and she listed all of the products mentioned (in order) on her blog.

    Whether going shopping for the day or having a night out with your BFFs, this is a perfect look for any time of day or event. Like Carli mentioned, it's a lightweight, pretty makeup look, which is exactly what you want for the summertime. And, even though Carli specifically made this video for a summertime makeup idea, it's a classic look that uses more natural colors that can be worn during any season. So, after the summer is over, you may want to consider testing it out for your homecoming dance!

  • 2014 Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Beauty Trends!

    The beauty trends for Haute Couture Fashion week are anything but average. In fact, the typical adjectives used to capture the art displayed by various designers and artists include wild, eclectic, and whimsical. However non-realistic and daring these hair and makeup looks may be, they always seem to have an underlying layer of prettiness drawing us to them and tempting us to give them a try on our own mini runways in everyday life. Here are a few of the 2014 Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week beauty trends we enjoyed the most and would be willing to try for Fall and Homecoming 2014.

    Chanel Haute Couture 2014

    2014 Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Beauty Trends-Chanel Haute CoutureEach model rocked a sequin cap with a feathered, extremely piece-y up-do. We love this rocker goes glam inspired look complete with metallic winged eyeliner. The silver and gold glow on the eyes reminds of Winter and the holidays!

    Atelier Versace Haute Couture 2014

    Atelier Versace Haute Couture 2014-Paris Haute Couture Beauty TrendsMove over barely there eye makeup. It looks like Atelier Versace went all out with an all over eye color and gave new meaning to winged eyes. Instead of a winged tip, these models had fully winged eyelids in teal for a sultry dramatic effect, which was balanced with nude lips and high slick backed top knots! This look has 70's disco party all over it and we are ready to put on a jumper and dance.

    On Aura Tout Vu Haute Couture 2014

    On Aura Tout Vu Haute Couture- 2014 Paris Haute Couture Beauty TrendsThe models for this show walked in an ethereal water wonderland with violet shadowed, sunken eyes, also lined in metallic silvers giving an icy winter presence. The tight pin curls on the models have a wet look, which ties in with the entire Haute Couture collection being inspired by water. We can certainly get "aboard" with this look for the Fall and Winter months ahead.

    Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014

    2014 Paris Haute Couture Beauty Trends-Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014We thought adhesive eyelashes were a miracle, but we didn't know what was coming next. Makeup artists for the Christian Dior Haute Couture show kept the trending curve going with metallic eyes, only with the exception of using silver adhesive liners instead. We would give these "Velvet Eyes" adhesive liners a go for their perfect shapes, bold colors, and long wear appeal.

    After reviewing our favorite beauty trends of 2014's Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, we feel less disappointed knowing Summer will eventually come to an end. Knowing we will have exciting makeup, hair, and fashion trends to look forward to certainly puts our minds at ease!

    Which of the above trends did you like or dislike? Are there any you would be willing to try for the 2014 Fall and Homecoming season?

    Sources: Glamour Magazine;POPSUGAR.com

  • Makeup Monday: Cat Eye Makeup Puurrfection!

    The "cat-eye" or winged eyeliner trend is one that seems to come and go, but for Spring/Summer 2014, it is a trend that is staying with us on the long beach days way into the warm summer evenings. From the runways to the streets, girls everywhere are busting out the bold black eyeliner and lining their lids with wide winged cat-eyes for a feminine, yet seductive makeup look.

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    This is a look that many girls struggle to create, but it's easier than you think! You can create this look using a liquid or pencil liner, but for a beginner we find that pencils are easier to work with. However, a liquid will give you better results as long as it is done correctly. And, a little hint from the experts: most makeup artists say to use a cotton swab dipped in some makeup remover to perfect the winged tip on the edge of the eyelid. For a no fail solution, we love Tarte's brand new easy to use "Light, Camera, Lashes" Precision Longwear Liner. It is so easy to use and will have you looking like a star in seconds for about $20!

    Lights, Camera, Lashes, by TarteIf you are still having doubts about how to perfect this makeup trend, try going to a makeup counter or a savvy friend and have them teach you their tricks of the trade. Or, check out the awesome DIY video below if you're at home and want to try on your own! Don't be shy, give the glamorous cat-eye trend a try for prom, or any other day, and we know you will be the center of attention!

    Questions or comments on getting that perfect cat eye makeup look? Share your thoughts with us and have a Happy Makeup Monday!

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