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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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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!