Don’t Put on Makeup Without Doing These Things

There are some things in life that you’re sure you have down. You’ve been doing them for a long time, and nothing seems to have gone wrong so far, so you must be doing something right. Right? Occasionally, however, you discover that you should have been doing something differently. Perhaps you’ve never been able to figure out why something always goes wrong, but it turns out it’s to do with your technique. For example, maybe you’ve been wearing makeup for a long time. Sometimes your skin suffers breakouts and your makeup routine is to blame, but you don’t even realize it. Your pre-makeup routine is just as important as when you put on your makeup, so make sure you get it right.

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Clean Your Face

It might seem like an obvious one, but making sure your face is clean before you put makeup on is vital. You don’t want to put makeup on top of dirt and oil. Cleaning your face should involve both long-term skin care and daily care. At getprettyface.com, you can find a guide to facial steamers, which provide a great occasional option for gently cleansing your skin. You should also wash your face each day with products suitable for your skin type. And don’t forget rule number one – remove your last lot of makeup before applying it again!

Use Toner

A good toner can go a long way to keeping your skin in good condition and helping your makeup look better. Toner helps to clean any dirt and impurities that washing your face might not have taken care of. It’s also a good first step to moisturize your skin, especially if you don’t want to use a heavy moisturizer. Toner also helps to reduce the appearance of pores, which can mean you need to use less foundation and concealer. Plus, it can prevent dirt from getting into your pores, which is essential if you’re about to put makeup on.

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Moisturize

Beautifully soft skin will look better, so you need less makeup. It’s better to moisturize to make your skin look better than to immediately go in with the makeup. However, be cautious when you moisturize because you don’t want to go overboard. Too much moisturizer could sit heavily on your skin and make it feel and look greasy. Start with only a small amount and focus on any dry areas of your skin. It’s also worth taking the time to find the right moisturizer for you. You might find some too heavy or perhaps too fragrant.

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Apply Primer 

A primer is a great product to use before you begin putting your makeup on. It’s useful to help cover up blemishes and smooth your skin, and it can also help your makeup to last longer. You can get primers in creams, gels, and powders, so you might want to try a few different types to find the right product for you. Look at totalbeauty.com to compare some of the best.

Before you put on your makeup, make sure you’ve done everything else you need to do. Your makeup will look better if you follow a good pre-makeup routine first.

 

 

 

Seven Beauty Products To Add To Your Beauty Bucket List

Some people will have swimming with dolphins or bungee jumping on their bucket list of things to do. But for any beauty lover, their bucket list will look rather different and probably safer (as well as being quite a bit less adrenaline filled). A good bucket list nonetheless. Any beauty queen that you know will be on the lookout for new products all the time so that they can take their beauty expertise to the next level. So if you’re a wannabe beauty guru, then there are some items that you need to try before the year is out. Here are just a few of them. I’d love to know what else you would like to add to the list!

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Lip Plumpers

 

There are many brands out there that are selling lip plumper balms or lipsticks at the moment, so it was hard to just choose one. However, whatever brand you choose, they are one of the products of the moment. It seems like many of us are taking a step away from anything cosmetic surgery related and want to get the same look in a more natural way. Which is one of the ways to explain why they are taking the beauty world by storm. Being able to get fuller looking lips by just changing your lipstick? Where do I sign up? If you want to read more about lip plumping products, then it could be worth looking at the Idol Lips website. Is this something that you think you’d like to try? If you already have, then let me know in the comments.

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

If you are looking for a stunning palette for your makeup collection, then look no further than the beautiful Kat Von D palette. To start with, the palette itself is really stunning. It is triangular shaped so looks pretty. Then you flip it open, and the four shades in there are, as the name describes, shiny and iridescent. They are almost three dimensional if that even makes any sense? You can use the palette for more than just your eyes, though. It could work as a highlighter on your cheekbones, as well as over lip balm and lipsticks. You could even dab one of the shades along your collarbone to really emphasise it. The possibilities are pretty endless.

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Kérastase Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire & Soin Fundamental

If you like your beauty products to be on more of the natural side of things, then Kérastase have come up with a winning formula for you. These products are both over 95% natural and free from any nasties like parabens and preservatives. You’d think that the price would indicate that, but they are pretty competitive, as far as branded luxury shampoos go. Many people think that natural products mean that they aren’t going to be very good. But this has some really good reviews, as far as lathering up and keeping your hair looking smooth and hydrated. So good for your hair, your health and the environment? Winning.

Becca First Light Priming Filter

Becca has had some great products to date, especially in the dewy and glowing skin department. But their new primer is just amazing. It might look a little shocking, as it is purple in the jar. However, don’t panic, it goes sheer onto your skin. It really evens out skin and brightens your skin. The dewy and glowing look can finally be achieved. I could go as far as to say that you can get away with only wearing this, rather than more makeup. But if you choose to wear makeup on top of it, then as it is a primer, it will help the rest of the makeup to stay in place and prolong the fresh look of it.

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By Terry Baume De Rose 

Though this skin cream is on the pricey side of things, at around $90 a pot, it could be worth it for any beauty lover looking to get some seriously good looking skin. It has a rose scent that isn’t overpowering, that leaves your skin feeling fresh and smelling good. It also comes in a pretty pink color, so it would work well as a pretty gift for someone else. But even if you just want to use it for yourself, it will help you to have a healthy complexion that shines and looks hydrated. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and amazing. Why not give it a try?

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask 

It seems like Charlotte Tilbury can do no wrong. She has done it again with this magical facial dry sheet mask. The sheet, as the name says, is dry. You massage your face after putting it on and then the ingredients are released. The great thing about them is that it can be reused around three times. So it makes it much more value for money than other face masks that you might find. So if you want hydration, brightness, and smoothness on your skin, then this is the thing for you. At around $20, it is a bargain!

Cutex BB Nail Concealer

Not all beauty products are going to be about your face or hair. Our nails need some love, right? But from time to time, they can be quite dry and damaged, can’t they? You want to leave them bare, but it can be so tempting to just cover them up and keep on painting them. So a BB cream is a great solution to that kind of dry nail problem. BB creams are not just for your face; you can get ones for your nails. The nude tint of the cream will make your nails look healthy, as well as hydrating them at the same time. And for just under $7, it is a great addition to your beauty arsenal. You can put off your next manicure appointment for a couple of weeks longer.

Have you ever tried any of these products? It would be great to hear what you think.

 

Giving Yourself The Summer Glow

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Now that we’re officially in summer, the time has come to up our makeup game. Say goodbye to the dark lipsticks that have taken up the the past six months, and embrace the neutrals that are coming out.The best thing about the summer sun beating down on us is that the majority of us get a nice, healthy glow to boot – but doing a little extra to our faces to keep us looking dazzlingly beautiful doesn’t hurt, and only adds to the seasonal magic.

Highlight

The one product that has been up-and-coming over the past couple of years has been highlighters. Whether it’s strobe, shimmer, glow or any one of the other host of different types that you can go for, it’s there to do a job – and that job is to make you look as brilliant as you can. The great thing about highlighter is that you can use it to pinpoint features on your face that you really want to stand out; it’s one of the best beauty supplies that you can invest in at the moment for giving yourself a unique glow. The different shades that you can purchase mean that no matter what skin tone you have, you will be able to really rock a sun kissed look without having to put much effort into looking specifically for what you need. 

Bronzer

A lot of people nowadays are getting this confused with highlight, but it’s not the same at all. Bronzers tone whilst highlighters, well, highlight. There is a lot of depth that you can get from using a bronzer, but you need to be careful not to overdo it – or else you risk looking like you are going for a completely different look than the one that you were originally aiming for. There are different brushes and applicators that you can use to apply this handy makeup tool, and it’s not just your face that you need to stick to with it, either; it can be used on your arms, chest, anywhere that you can think of that needs a bit of warmth adding to the skin.

Gradual Tan

Rather than going straight in for a darker shade, which can look unnatural if you have never fake-tanned before, it is best to get a moisturising gradual tan from your local drugstore. That way you can build up on just how tanned you want to be, as well as keeping a dewy, moisturised and glowing look to your skin. There are many different companies that have their gradual tans on the market, but you need to be looking for one will suit your skin tone well.

The Sun  

Let’s not forget that the best way of getting that summer glow is to go out and bask under the sun’s warm rays itself – but safely. You can still give yourself a sun kissed look by using a sunscreen that’s SPF15+; it’s your safety that is of the utmost importance here rather than your looks, so don’t compromise it.

Stop Hiding Your Face With Makeup! Here’s the Right Way to a Glowing Face

Almost all of us know that makeup can do some nasty things to our face, and it takes an extremely long time to apply in most cases. However, we usually need it to look our best and hide imperfections on our face. Sadly, it can become taxing and it’s healthier and more beneficial to improve your skin underneath all of the makeup as well. Removing the reliance on makeup is liberating and can help improve your quality of life and give you more time (and money) to focus on other things than your appearance. So if you want a smooth facial appearance without relying on makeup, here is some advice.

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Understand It Takes Time

Achieving a smooth face takes time because there are both health issues that affect it and some treatments don’t give instant results. Exfoliating your face and applying some moisturiser will give you some instant relief and smoother skin, but it won’t do much for things like acne and your diet is going to be one of the main contributing factors that will help you obtain smooth skin not just on your face, but your whole body. Taking good care of your skin is vital, and it all starts from the inside.

Wash at Least Twice Daily 

Washing your face is one of the simplest ways to give yourself a clean complexion, but you need to do it the correct way if you want to achieve the best results. Find a face wash that is suitable for your skin and make sure to wash once when you wake up and another time when you go to bed. It’s a lot faster than applying and removing makeup and it’s a lot better for your skin as well. If you find your face wash to be irritating, stop immediately and try a product that’s more suited for sensitive skin. You might feel like you need to wash more often, but unless you’re working out, sweating a lot or getting a lot of dirt on your face, this isn’t needed and you may even strip your skin of natural oils that help it look smoother.

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Using Special Products

You might find that your skin has certain issues that can’t be fixed with just regular washing. For instance, if you’re prone to acne breakouts, then you may want something to help keep your skin cleansed and free from it. If you don’t like your freckles, then you may want to look at beautyambition.com for some freckle removal cream. These need to be incorporated into your skin care routine and depending on what they actually are, you need to choose when to apply them for maximum effect. You don’t want to apply them then wash them out immediately after (unless specified to do so!).

Remember to Moisturise

Make sure you try out different types of moisturisers in order to find your perfect one. Most body moisturisers have facial counterparts that usually work fine because if it works on your body, it should hopefully work on your face too. If you get pimples often, then you may want to try a moisturiser that isn’t too oily that will clog up your skin. If you have extra dry skin, then moisturisers with ingredients such as shea butter and aloe vera will help remedy the problem. This article found at webmd.com will help you pick the right moisturiser for your skin type.

The Face Shop, a top cosmetic & skin care brand from Korea, finds its foothold in India!

Korea brings its revolutionary beauty and skin care brand The Face Shop to India. Though The Face Shop will be officially made available in Indian market through Amazon from October onwards, a sneak peek into the products and their usage was organised for a few bloggers recently at 38 Barracks in CP.

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The Face Shop team traveled all the way to India to make this influencer bloggers segment aware of their brand and it’s usps in turn to reach out their target audiences.
Miss Diane Lee, the spokesperson from The Face Shop, explained about the various natural ingredients used in the products and their benefits. The brand definitely boasts of creating a wide range of skincare, hair care and beauty products from over 1,000 natural ingredients such as flowers, grains, plants, fruits, and oriental medicine to nourish and revitalize the skin so that the skin will feel as much nourished from within, as it looks beautiful on the surface. The brands tagline is ‘Natural Story’ derived from this very fact of using natural ingredients in the products.

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The company that was launched in 2003, garnered itself a position of top cosmetic companies in the world within just 4 years of inception and from there on the growth story has been tremendous. Today the brand has its presence in more than 34 countries with 2900+ stores across the globe.
The bloggers meet not only addressed the audience to make them aware of the brand launch in India, but also brought in Shawn Kin, the make up expert from Korea who has been associated with top names exhibiting his make up skills for more than 20 years now.
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Shawn shared his make up demo live with the audience, explaining the details of right make up art and things to avoid. Starting from how to go about applying the base before make up, to the right way of shaping the brows, from using the concealer to applying eye shadow and liner to give the eyes a subtle or even a cat look, from how to use the blusher and the correct way of putting lipstick, Shawn casted his spell as he did some quick makeovers and shared his tips keeping in mind the Indian skin tone and textures. It was a delight to watch him as his hands glided from one product to another and one tool to the next creating the perfect look.
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Kim even answered the queries and solved difficulties of people regarding usual make up fails and also helped people with some serious issues on how to achieve that flawless look. For example, a lady volunteered for a makeover and she had a set of unequal eye-lids, because of which she always felt that her eye make up of that particular smaller eyelid is never visible. Kim with his expert advise, not only answered her query, but also demonstrated live how she could get rid of this problem and enjoy a beautiful eye-makeup.
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Another useful tip that Kim shared was that while applying lipstick one must apply as if smiling and not as pouting in order to retain the shape of the lips in a perfect smile way.
He also said that if we want softer look, we should use powder blush and for a more serious look, opt for creme blush.
It was indeed a very insightful session and I learnt a lot of tips and tricks about make up and skin care.
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Lee also mentioned that coming to India was an obvious choice as Indians have been using natural products for skin care and make up since ancient times and hence it makes their brand much more relevant for the Indian market.
Upon answering my question about brand competition, Lee said that though they assure of high quality of products may be like Bobby Brown in competition, but their prices are very much affordable as they want more and more people to buy and use the products.
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Its been a week when I was part of this interactive session, and I got a few products as a kind gesture from The Face Shop and trust me since then I have been only using these products. One of their Star Products, the Chia Seeds Cream is something I am totally in love with. The aroma, the lightness of the gel cream is simply awesome. For someone with oily skin like mine, this is a perfect solution. It hydrates the skin without feeling heavy and sticky.
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Their other star products include Cushion, which is an all in one cushion that combines the effects of foundation, skin care and sun block, all in one. It surely is the next level of base make up. But the next star product that I loved is from their Rice Water Bright range, its the cleansing foam and I don’t think I will now use any other cleansing foam for myself, its so good.
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Since a week, my lips are only hooked to the Ink Gel Stick by TFS, it glides so smoothly on the lips, is long lasting and has amazing shades. Even the Collagen Ampoule Lipstick is excellent. I have become a huge fan of their product range and I so look forward to their being available online from October onwards so that I can add to my collection and make them a part of daily routine.
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I am grateful to The Face Shop for choosing our country as their next stop and I hope and wish their journey continues across the world achieving greater success and making people beautiful inside out.
Keep watching their Facebook Page for regular updates and grab the products as soon as they are available, I am sure you gonna love them.
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