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Best makeup for green eyes

The best colors to complement your green eyes are purples and reds.

Purples and reds work well to complement green eyes, due to color theory. They are found across from green in the color wheel, and in theory work in making green look at its best. Browns also look good in green eyes, especially when applied in eyeliner or mascaras. A brown-hued liner won’t look as tough rimming your eyes compared to a jet black shade.

Looking to change your haircolor to make your green eyes pop even more?! Try a red-shade, which will bring more attention to your green eyes!

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A few makeup products to play up your green eyes…

Jemma Kidd eyesahdow palette– this trio is specifically designed to enhance those green jems! The colors include a deep-silky purple, a sultry brown with gold-flecks, and a nice neutral beige. The perfect combination to accentuate green eyes, and a nice size for trips or re-applications.

Maybelline expert wear in plum smoke– this quad has shadows to create the perfect smokey eye.  It includes a base, lid, crease and liner. The plum shades in this set will work great on enhancing your eyes!

 

MAC mineralize eyshadow- let this rich shade in “guilt by association” brighten up your lids and make your green peepers pop more than usual. Another nice shade for greens from this line is “young punk” a silky-rich purple hue.

Urban decay stardust- the silky texture and sexy shade will create a sparkling twinkle in your green eyes. Apply a soft lilac shade as a base and use stardust to create the ultimate purple smokey eye. Line with a brown liner and top if off with a brown mascara. Perfect harmony to play up your green beauties!

Lorac color me couture palette- a set of five classic shades to compliment your pretty peepers. The set includes the following shade: a creamy neutral, gold, bronze, olive green, and black. All shades are enhanced with mother of pearl to emphasize each shades intensity.

 

Maybelline great lash lots of lashes mascara– an oldie but a goody! This baby has been around for a while, and does good work. Try it in brown  instead of black to accentuate green eyes, rathe than overpower them.

Benefit bad gal mascara in brown– this is another of my favorite mascaras, which works in adding length minus the clumps. I like the waterproof version one too, and again brown looks lovely on green eyes.

 

 

Prestige liquid eyeliner– this drugstore brand liner applies smooth and you can’t complain with the price!

 

Tarte emphaseyes waterproof clay liner– this clay eyeliner is long-lasting and adds great definition with its silky application. It also comes with a liner brush for perfect application.

 

Lancome L’absolu rouge lipstick– try red lips to compliment your green eyes, when you are going light on the eyeshadows. Another plus with red lips is they help teeth look whiter!

The colors and products mentioned above are great for emphasizing green eyes, but aren’t necessarily your only options. Orange/ copper/ and rust shades also look great on green eyes. Monochromatic shadows to match your eyes is a big no-no in cosmetology theory, but in my opinion can look great. Teal and turquoise shades look lovely on green eyes, and though they might blend more than emphasize, they still make for a fun and bright look.

Have any tips for makeup for green eyes?! Share them in the comments!

How to wear red lips: a classic trend

Red is the color of passion! Red lips always look more luscious and appear to look fuller.

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This trend is pretty vintage, yet won’t ever grow old. Since the color makes a bold statement when dealing with makeup, it’s a good idea to go light on the rest of your face. Meaning opting for more natural-looking eyes and cheeks. A few ladies prefer not to mess with red lipstick due to the fact it can be pretty tricky to pull off wearing it. A nice way to wear it is with just a bit of eyeliner and mascara and peachy/ bronzed cheeks. Just enough makeup to draw attention to the main focus, your lips.

A few brands of makeup promise all-day lasting red lips, personally one of my favorite red lipsticks is Revlon’s Fire & Ice. It applies very smooth, and the color is true to the swatch at the store. I don’t like using the store testers, so I’m pretty happy with my purchase when a product looks as good on my lips as it did on the actual swatch. Here are a few red lipsticks to look through.

Whether you’re dressed down or getting all fancy, red lips are a nice option either way. As i mentioned, red lipstick makes lips look more full and another great thing, they make teeth look whiter. It is possible to pull off smokey eyes and red lips at once, but it’s recommended for a night look. Personally, when wearing red lips not much makeup is required as the color is bold enough on its own.

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When applying red lipstick, be sure to use a lip liner to seal your pucker and avoid any bleeding of the color from occuring. Also, first apply chapstick for a smooth application. Since there are many shades of red, it’s a smart idea to to try a shade you feel more comfortable with. Whether it’s darker red, like a burgundy or a classic firetruck red. Winged eyeliner, with lots of mascara is a nice choice for a vintage feel when paired with red lips. Be sure to fill in your brows for a dramatic, yet natural feel. Use a bronze blush for a high-cheekbone look, and a peachy blush on the apples of your cheeks for a dewy complexion. Red lipstick is a fun way to play with makeup, but the most important feauture when wearing this daring shade is confidence 🙂

Do you like wearing red lipstick?! What is your favorite brand and shade?!

How to add glamour to your eyelashes

Other than the fact that eyelashes protect the eyes from dust and debris, they also are a feature of facial beauty. Since the eyes are the window to the world, we tend to communicate a lot with them; making eyelashes an equally important part of our features. For example when we are batting or fluttering our eyelashes, we are stressing or bringing meaning to particular words. It would certainly help if the eye lashes were long, thick and immaculate, adding extra beauty to your eyes and face. Unfortunately, not all of us are born with beautiful eyelashes. But that’s where the art of makeup comes in handy. Read on to learn how to add glamour to your eyelashes and flaunt them!

1. Mascara

If you can apply some mascara the right way, then there is nothing better to make those eyelashes look gorgeous. The trick is to get all the strands separated from the others without globs of mascara sticking to them. To avoid the globs, apply the mascara first to the base of the lashes with the mascara wand and then wiggle it. Then, using the lash comb, gently brush the lashes settling in the mascara. If you choose not to use the comb, make sure you wipe the excess mascara from the wand with a tissue or cloth before touching the lashes.
Another thing to avoid while applying mascara are smudges. You can do so by applying some powder first onto the lower eyelids and then can apply the coat. Also try not to blink while applying as this can only cause it to stick to your eyelids and not the lashes. If you want your lashes thicker, then apply a second coat of mascara but do so before the first coat dries, or else the lashes will clump together.
Clean your mascara wand at all times, for the best results you can get out of applying your mascara. Use a makeup remover or some soap and water to remove any of the dried mascara.

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2. False eyelashes

There is nothing wrong in using fake or false eyelashes to enhance those strands. These are now gaining popularity all around with most celebrities making use of it to bring the glamorous look to their eyes. If you get the right pair of fake eyelashes, you can make your ordinary eyes look exceptionally good, maybe even making it impossible to tell them apart. But before you invest in a pair, there are two things you need to take into consideration:

  • You need to determine the color first. Ideally you need to select a color that closely resembles your own lashes. But otherwise, select dark brown lashes if you have a light brown, while blonde or red hair and black eyelashes if you are a brunette with dark hair.
  • The length and fullness is where most women have difficulty. Pick a pair that appears shorter as once you wear it, they would look longer. It is also better to use individual lashes which look more natural than a single strip.

3. Natural remedies

If you don’t want to do any of the commercial remedies, then there are the home remedies which would not fetch you immediate results, but if practiced regularly would bring the glamorous look you want for your eyelashes. The natural methods are hassle free, have no side effects and are highly effective:

  • Before hitting the bed at night, apply a coat of castor oil or olive oil to your eyelashes.
  • Sometimes trimming your eyelashes a bit can also provide fast and effective results.
  • Apply some Vaseline on to your eyelashes using a mascara brush before going to bed.
  • Glycerin and castor oil mixed together in equal quantities applied to your eyelashes is known to enhance growth.

All the above mentioned methods may work for some, but not for others. Since it’s your eyes you are working with, you need to be careful with the application methods and other factors. If you find that a particular brand of mascara is causing eye irritation, stop using it, no matter how expensive or effective it is. Similarly, while applying the glue for the false eyelashes, be very careful as to not apply them on your eyelids. Adding a touch of glamour to your eyelashes is important to look and feel good, but above all, it’s how you carry yourself that matters. So whichever method you choose, make sure you are comfortable with it and everything will fall in place.

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About the author: Amanda Kidd is a blogger who enjoys writing for beauty and fashion sites most. She trusts only organic makeup and beauty products and loves experimenting with different nail art designs.

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Color block makeup

Bright makeup is a fun, trendy look for the summer!

Color blocking involves matching two or more shades for a fun way to play up color. This fashion trend also extends to the beauty scene. Either by blending two bright eye shadows to create a colorful  look, or by wearing a colorful array of makeup all over. Check out these lovely pictures for inspiration and create your own color block look.

Which is your favorite color block makeup look?!
  • Color block your eyes by mixing a bright blue eyeliner with hints of gold shadow and matte berry lips.

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  • Play up blue eyes with greens, teal, and white shadows. A dark and well defined line on your upper lashes makes for an intense look.

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  • This look is for the daring! Very intense bursts of color with a blocked shape to match.

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  • This is a perfect way to color block for summertime! The colors blend so well to create delicious looking lips. Pair with a confident smile!

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  • This is my favorite image. Mixing lime green lids with an intense black line on your upper lashes, and red-berry lips blends in perfect harmony when color blocking. Perhaps a bit intense for most, but looks lovely on this model.

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Would you try color blocking your makeup?! Whats your favorite color combinations to play with?!

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Nude makeup tutorial

A great way to wear makeup and still look natural is by trying a nude look.

Nude makeup looks are all about your skin looking fresh and dewy, without looking like you’re even wearing any makeup. All you need is eyeliner, mascara, nude lipstick, and a highlighting blush that will give your skin a natural-looking glow. You don’t really need concealer or foundation unless you prefer them, or your skin has many blemishes.

This nude lipstick by Koh Gen Do applies smooth and soft on your lips. It protects your lips from getting dry, as it provides them with a natural sheen of color.

Shisheido offers a smooth eyeliner pencil with a sponge tip applicator on the other end, which is a great idea when you want to blend your liner a bit or smudge it when doing a more sultry look.

Urban Decay’s big fatty mascara creates full, long lashes. It’s infused with hemp oil to keep lashes moisturized and the extra large brush defines them without clumping. The final result is long, thick and glossy lashes which can easily be mistaken for falsies.

Blushes vary depending on your skin tone, but peachy shades can be very flattering and most tones. If you’re in the fair to medium range try MAC’s powder blush in “Gingerly” or “Coppertone” for the apples of your cheeks to get a glowing appearance. “Harmony” is great to contour, just be sure to blend both shades well to create a natural balanced look.

Get your cheeks glowing with MAC’s Surf Baby powder for a gold and dewy overspray.

This quick look doesn’t require much makeup and is perfect for when you want an awake, glowing face. You can also play up your eyes a bit more by applying a nice gold eyeshadow, or stick to a more simple approach. Check out the video below for a pretty tutorial on natural-looking makeup.

What’s your nude makeup look routine?!

5 makeup mistakes and how to fix them

Everyone makes mistakes when it comes to makeup….

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But there are quick and simple solutions to fix even the trickiest mishap. Keep reading for five of the most common mistakes and what steps you can take to resolve them!

1. Clumpy eyelashes

To avoid this, be sure you replace your mascara every 3-6 months. Bacteria can harbor in mascara tubes and make for clumpy lashes, change of mascara color or even worse, cause an eye infection. Don’t dip the mascara brush back in the tube after you’ve applied it, since that’s a great way to transfer bacteria into the tube. Instead, use a curler for longer lashes. You can also use an eyelash comb to keep clumps away.

2. Creased eyeshadow

This can easily happen after a long day. The cause of creased shadow is when oil created naturally by your eyelid mixes with the eyeshadow. A simple solution to this problem is applying eye primer on lids prior to color application. The same primer that works for your best friend might do nothing for you, that’s why it’s a good idea to try out different brands until you find one that works best for you. There’s lots of primers out there promising the same thing, so if you’re unsure where to start try Urban Decays. I recommend this one because it works great for me, and keeps my lids crease-free all day. Feel free to share which brand works best for you in the comments.

3. Smeared liner

Unless you’re going for a smokey eye, smeared liner can look pretty messy. In order to avoid this, wait for your moisturizer and primer to fully dry before applying liner. Apply your liner, after you have applied your eyeshadow. Be sure to use a water-proof and smudge-resistant eyeliner in order to avoid a smeared look by the end of the day. Usually liquid or gel liners stays put better than pencil, though I have used a pencil liner by Jafra that looks very intense and lasts all day.

One of my favorite liquid liners is actually pretty inexpensive, stays on all day, and applies smooth  for an intense finish.

4. Dry- chapped lips

Lips can get dry and flaky not just around winter time. Sun exposure and wind also play a role in chapped lips. Having chapped lips can be painful and makes it hard for lipstick to apply smooth. The best solution to this problem is to use a conditioning lip balm daily. Year-round, not only when your lips are chapped. Lip balms moisturize and condition your lips which is needed to avoid dry lips. One of my favorites’ is Burts and Bees because they use great natural ingredients like Shea butter and fruit extracts, are paraben free and they don’t test on animals! For an added hint of color, they now make a tinted lip balm. Protect your lips, as you add a sheer touch of color!

5. Bleeding lip color

Lipstick wear can be extended by applying a lip primer, and ensuring the color doesn’t bleed by using lip liner. There’s some lipsticks that already have primer to ensure a smooth application, and reduce the look of fine lines. For a natural looking shade, be sure to apply the same color of liner as your tint.

Elizabeth Arden’s lip fix diminishes the appearance of fine lines, adds a bit of moisture, and minimizes color bleeding and feathering.

Thanks for reading, hope these makeup tips were useful! Got any makeup problems or fixes you’d like to share…Comment below!