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Do you make any of these top 10 makeup mistakes?

Even a professional makes mistakes the simple solution is to fix it.

Everyone who has applied makeup has made at least one mistake, whether wearing too much makeup out or uneven blending. Here are the top ten mistakes commonly made by women and how to avoid making them again!

Top 10 makeup mistakes and fixes

  1. Mascara is a great way to enhance your lashes when applied correctly. A common mistake made when applying it is clumping. Mascara clumping is easy to avoid by tossing out old dried mascara and buying a new one. You can help extend your mascaras life span by washing the wand at least twice a week with makeup remover and rinsing it off with water. It also helps to apply a bit of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to your lashes before going to bed for a smoother mascara application the next day, just don’t use too much and be careful of getting any in your eye.
  2. Incorrect blending can make your makeup look like a mask with visible layers. When blending foundation be sure to apply it starting from your forehead and working your way down your face in circular motions. Use a new sponge, foundation brush or your middle and ring fingers to apply  and be sure to blend well around your hair and jawline to avoid visible lines. Apply foundation to your neck as well to get an even tone and even to your shoulders and décolletage when wearing a strapless dress.
  3. Runny or creased eyeshadow. This one is hard to avoid throughout the day, but  wearing Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion before applying your makeup will help prevent fading and keep makeup in place. It also helps to lightly dust translucent  powder over your whole face including eyelids after your makeup application.
  4. Over plucked brows happen to many, the easiest solution- Stop tweezing until they grow out completely to find a shape suitable for you. Until they grow out fill in your brows with Anastasia Brow Powder Duo II Brow Color .06 oz (1.6 g) in a color that matches your tone.
  5. Too dark or light foundation. When matching your shade test it on your jawline and remember that your skin tone won’t be the same around summer as it was in winter so consider purchasing foundation in two shades.Bare Escentuals bareMinerals foundation medium 9g is easy to blend and gives fair and medium tones a sheer finish.  Applying translucent powder after your foundation will prevent color fading throughout the day.
  6. Too much makeup. Check out the picture above, looks cute on the mannequin but makeup overload is not very flattering on most women. If you’re going to play up your eyes with a smoky look, don’t bring out a matching lipstick try a nude or peach shade instead. A good makeup application is about balance. Emphasizing your best features and concealing your flaws.
  7. Ever popped a zit that left an even worse mark than the pimple itself? Before you run for your concealer, apply pressure if bleeding and place a cold compress to minimize swelling for about three minutes. Simple solution- Don’t pick or pop zits especially when they’re not even ready. Apply Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Redness Concealer or a similar product to conceal the redness instead.
  8. Too much blush. Blush should look natural giving off a dewy glow or a sun kissed look. When too much is applied it can look like there’s nothing but blush on your face. A quick fix is to dip a cotton ball or tissue in Organic Wear Loose Powder .03 oz and gently sweep it over to tone down too much color. Be sure to always apply blush with a clean brush on a dry clean face.
  9. Big fake lashes= Save them for Halloween. Instead try single lashes and coat with mascara for a still fake yet natural looking length. Check out this video for application of single false lashes!
  10. The last mistake made by many women throughout the world is falling for fads. Makeup should make you feel like yourself, not like you’re wearing a mask. If you prefer the minimalist look stick to neutral shades and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If you love colorful eyeshadow during the day, wear them proud. Makeup should make you feel comfortable, stick to what works for you =)

make green eyes POP with these tips

Green eyes are not too common…

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If you’re one of the few that has them, here are a few tips you can check out to make those gems pop even greener!

– Great shadow colors to make a contrast with your green eyes and add more intensity to them are: burgundy/reds, purples, brows, golds/bronze, and copper/orange/rust. Use these colors to create natural and smoky looks.

– Use brown, grey or purple eyeliner to open up eyes. Black eyeliner makes green eyes look more intense but will also make them appear somewhat smaller. Switch up your black mascara for a brown one to accentuate them better.

– Add some frosty white eyeshadow to the tear duct corner of your eyes to make them appear brighter.

– Play with color shadows but avoid green and blues since they won’t do much to your already great eye color, and keep the rest of your makeup minimal as in nude/peachy lipstick and apricot/matte blush.  The avoid green and blue shadows can be debatable if used in correct hues and blended well. Green shadow on eyes can actually look very pretty, especially if you try different shades like turquoise, or if you like blues try a teal look. Green and blues look nice and bold, but if you’re really looking to make your eyes stand out try reds, purples, or orange and yellow tones.

– If you are not too keen on bright colors, try pastels! Lavender is a beautiful color that’s very trendy at the moment.

– Add intensity to your stare by softly filling in your brows with a soft matte brown shadow (depending on your hair color, go two-three shades lighter than your color) and an eyebrow brush in small upward strokes to achieve a natural look.

– If you prefer a natural eye, add color to your lips and keep eyes neutral with a bit of mascara and liner. Instead of bright eyes, play with a purple lip ( Heroine by MAC cosmetics is a great lipstick) or a burgundy one. Besides intensifying your green eyes, a colored lipstick also attracts people to your lips.

 

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photo credit: Zeusandhera

Here are a few tried & loved products for green eyes, and a great variety for you to scroll through :

Flash eyeshadow – urbandecay.com

Smashbox eye shadow trio Panorama- sephora.com

mac fluidline in Macroviolet – mac.com

duwop smoke palette plum/wine – sephora.com

Cover Girl brown mascara lash blast – local drugstores

Smashbox cream eyeliner in Midnight purple- smashbox.com

Murmansky: read before you buy

Scanning websites for cute clothes, jewelry, shoes, and other items is one of my hobbies.

Today I came across the stylish w-bear down jackets from Parajumpers in Italy.

These jackets look stylish, super comfy, and are all the rage in the LA fashion scene right now.

They are also made with a fur trim made out of murmansky.


Murmansky fur? I had never heard of it, I just figured it was some funny name for a synthetic type of fur. Thats when I decided to do research. If you search murmansky into google and wikipedia not much shows up, but when looking for murmansky fur I came across this news article.
According to this article murmansky is… wait for it….

RACCOON DOG FUR.

“Murmansky (Nyctereutes Procyonides)”, or raccoon dog – a wild canid originally from eastern Siberia, northern China and Japan.

OMGWTF!!!

Once again citing the earlier BBC News article:

According to the Humane Society of the United States, which has carried out a large undercover investigation in Asia over the past few years, some Chinese manufacturers have admitted they would attach any label to the garments to make them more marketable.

The US organisation estimates that about two million dogs and cats are slaughtered in Asia each year and used in the clothing industry.

Personally, I think this is gross. Just more proof that you need to read labels and research before you buy!