Sunday, March 20, 2011

Beauty Tips Continued...

I really enjoy reading beauty tips, so I figured I would share more on my blog.

-Moisturize within 5 minutes of getting out of the shower.
After 5 minutes, our skin begins locking out moisture.

-Put a lighter concealer under eyes to make them appear brighter.
*yellow toned concealer will eliminate dark circles
*green toned concealer counteracts redness
*applying concealer on lips makes lipstick stay longer

-Don't over pluck your eyebrows. Being skinny is in, having skinny eyebrows is not.

-Use hair conditioner as shaving cream.
Love this one. Buy a cheap bottle of Suave or VO5!

-Refresh makeup by spritzing water on face and reblending with a brush.

-Start at the center of your face when applying foundation.
*or wherever needs the most coverage

-Exfoliated 2-3x per week to allow skin cells to regenerate.

-Create your own lipgloss.
Buy a tube of Vaseline and put over any lipstick you own.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beauty Tip

Heat your eyelash curler!

This is an awesome tip if you want your eyelashes to have more volume and curl. Who doesn't want amazing, flirty lashes? There are actually eyelash curlers that heat up, but that is a total waste of money if you have a blow dryer handy. Blow dry your eyelash curler for 5-10 seconds. Don't blow dry it any longer than that, because you don't want to burn your eyelid skin. You can also put on mascara and then heat your eyelash curler too. Both give fabulous results!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dupe: MAC Pink Noveau

MAC Pink Noveau is one of my favorite lipsticks, especially in the summer when I have bronzed skin!

Revlon Soft Nude lipstick got my into buying more Revlon lipsticks, because Soft Nude is almost an exact dupe to MAC's Creme De Nude. I enjoy wandering aimlessly in the Walgreens makeup aisle, and of course I couldn't leave empty handed. I picked up a Revlon lipstick in Stormy Pink.

Being the only child that I am, I couldn't wait to get home to try the product, so I sat in the Walgreens parking lot and smeared it all over my lips. I was already in LOVE and knew I had a similar lipstick. When I got back to my apartment, I went through all my lipsticks to find that...BOOM. It was a Pink Noveau dupe.

The only difference I can spot is the finish. MAC's Pink Noveau has a satin finish, which is a creamier finish. Revlon's Stormy Pink has a matte finish. If you put a clear gloss over both of these...THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE!

MAC's lipsticks are $14, while Revlon's very between $7-8 bucks depending on which drugstore you are at. 

This is a must have for anyone who loves pink lipstick!

Friday, March 4, 2011

NARS Sheer Glow...sheer fail?

I picked up a sample of NARS Sheer Glow foundation last week, and sadly it left me disappointed.

Almost every beauty blogger has nothing but amazing things to say about it. Obviously, I really wanted it to work for me because I love anything that will give me a dewy finish.

I got matched up to the color Santa Fe. The foundation has more of a yellow tone to it, which will not leave you orange like a lot of MAC foundations (one plus!).

I'm not one for buying full coverage foundations, but I don't feel like this one covered much at all. I used my MAC #187 to apply it, and also my fingers. Maybe I need to try a different brush or a different primer.

The main complaint I have is that it TOTALLY cakes into any dry spots on my skin. It left my skin more dry than giving it an actual glow. Maybe it's more of a summer foundation, rather than winter.

PS- Sephora gives out generous foundation samples!