What defines your face more than your eyebrows?! Eyebrows not only frame our eyes they also display emotion on our face. The length, color and width all play a huge role in definition of your face.
If you’re in need of a little brow guidance there are products to help! Stencils are a great tool that help give shape to very thin or sparse eyebrows. It’s easiest to line the eyebrows first and then fill in with the product of your choice. If you have thick brows, then you may be able to just fill in any areas needed without lining the brow shape. I recommend looking at the Anastasia product line for different brow tools depending on your specific needs. If you are going to use a brow pen or pencil you will want to use it in light handed, short wispy motions. If you are using a gel, mousse, or powder you can use it more liberally as it applies lighter, but still in the same short wispy motions. The following video using Anastasia products will better display how to bring those eyebrows to life! Enjoy! Click here to view.
Bold, perfectly defined brows are simple and easy if you have the right tools. Even when you don’t have time to put any other makeup on, perfectly defined brows will pull any look together in an instant.
Here’s how to achieve bold brows in five minutes (or less) and transform the look of your entire face, complete with some tips from brow expert, Anastasia Soare.
Use Brow Wiz to gently outline your ideal brow shape. Then, fill in your brow with tiny, hair like strokes with its ultra-slim mechanical tip. Blend with the attached spooley brush for a natural finish.
“Make sure to create clean lines on the top and bottom of the brows when outlining your ideal brow shape with Brow Wiz. This is my favorite pencil because you can create a perfectly precise brow that still looks natural once you blend.”
Use Brow Duality to highlight the brow bone and corners of the eyes. Anastasia’s favorite trick to use on celebrities is to apply the shimmer side of Brow Duality to the brow bone from the middle of the brow to the end of the tail and blend. Then, she applies the matte side of the Brow Duality over the same spot and blends for a soft, luminous look that gives the eye an instant lift.
Finish up by using the shimmer side on the corners of the eyes for a gorgeous finish.
Set your brows and brow color in place all day with Clear Brow Gel in short upward strokes. It will set and condition your bold brows all day without flaking.
Have you ever wanted full, voluptuous lips without the having to pay the high cost for fillers? Well look no further! Too Faced Lip Injection increases the volume of the lips up to 20% within minutes and lasts up to 4 hours. It contains a natural Vitamin B derivative that increases circulation within the lip creating a very noticeable lip-plumping action. Simply apply a thin layer to clean lips, let it sit for 5 minutes and voila! You will know the product is working with results you can see and feel. When the product is first applied you may experience a tingling sensation that goes away after a few minutes.
If you are in the market for a lip plumper that offers immediate and long term results, you’ll love the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme. This formula hydrates, nourishes and uses their unique “20-40-60 Boost” technology. Your lips can appear to have a volume increase up to 20%, 40% fuller and lip moisture can increase up to 60%. With just 1 application you will get results that amaze!
Summer is finally here! Longer days, warmer nights and all the joys of summer. Of course, with these joys comes sun burned skin, running mascara and dried out chlorine skin. What is a beach beauty to do?
Here are some of this season’s must do’s. First, find a great sunscreen, something not too heavy and with a substantial SPF, anything 30 SPF and above will suffice. This will keep skin looking fabulous all summer long. Skinceuticals offers a brilliant sunscreen, Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50. It feels like water going on and with a fabulous sheer tint it gives your skin a sunny healthy glow.
Next, this heat is sure to melt the makeup right off your face, hence the term “Hot Mess”. Keep your makeup light this summer. Ditch your winter regimen and opt for a more natural look. Try Jane Iredale’s Sugar and Butter Exfoliator and Plumper for lips. This makes lips amazingly smooth and oh-so-kissable. Pair that with long luscious lashes and you’ll be ready for any summer event. Stila’s Stay All Day Lash Mascara won’t disappoint and keep eyes looking beautiful even after a dip in the pool!
Finally, when it’s time to slip on that cute little sun dress you’ll be ready with Rodial’s Brazilian Tan Dark tanning gel. It’s fast, easy and the darkest self-tanner on the market today. Apply it everywhere, even the face! It is paraben-free and contains coconut and monoi oils to keep skin hydrated.
Now that you are ready and looking gorgeous, bring on the heat. Summer here we come!
Do you love makeup, but can’t find the right one? Do they break out your skin or irritate it? Are you tired of your makeup appearing powdery or dull on your skin?
Well I have got exciting news for you! Recently we had product training with Pur Minerals and my sensitive, reactive skin put their products to the test! To my surprise, after continuously wearing the product for a couple weeks, I’m in love! I have finally found a foundation that helped clear my skin and looked natural. Here are my top reasons why you’ll love it too!
Pur Minerals is vegan friendly and on their way to being organic approved. The complexion, skincare, & lip products are Gluten free. They use a formulation of DermaWhite & Ceratin complex containing purified, nonirritating retinol and moisturizing Ceramides. That means that while you use this daily you can help correct or prevent skin concerns, plump or firm the skin, and help smooth fine lines or wrinkles all while balancing your skin tone. The foundation won’t dry your skin, is oil free, and uses a talc-free formulation. While you can boost the healthy results with use of their skincare, it will also work in conjunction with any other skincare you’re already using.
Seems like the perfect skin care plan right! I won’t bore you with in depth formulation talk, but Pur Minerals products don’t get the recognition they deserve! If you feel like you’re in a makeup rut or even looking to try something new, give them a try. I give them a 10 star rating and a high five! *wink
Ladies … its summer time so put away all of those winter make up trends. Yes, we all loved our dark red oxblood lips and our heavy contour, but now it’s time to have some fun. This summer is all about “the natural glowing bronzy skin”, the florescent lipsticks, and the pastels.
Before we go any further I want you to change your thinking, we hear women say all the time “Oh! I can’t wear bright lipsticks with my skin tone” or “Lipstick makes my teeth look yellow.” Ladies I assure you everyone can rock a colored lip, the key is to finding the color that suits you the best! Don’t be afraid to try on many colors until you find the one that you fall in love with. Pastels and fluorescents are so on trend right now! Step outside of your comfort zone and pick up the pinks, oranges, and the purples!
Swap out your typical foundation routine for a bronzer and a colorful blush. I want your skin glowing ladies, you’ll be surprised how much younger you’ll look and feel! Summer is a time to be free and have fun, so why not look good while doing it? Next time you’re shopping pick up these summer necessities that will add a pop of color to your life! You’ll thank me later.
Looking for a new foundation? Your search ends here! Brand new to SkinStore is IT Cosmetics. Their Celebration Foundation is packed full of anti-aging ingredients like Hydrolyzed Collagen, Peptides, grape seed oil and drops of light technology. The result is an absolutely flawless complexion with a soft focus, glow from within look. The Celebration Foundation Collection also includes the exclusive Dual Airbrush Concealer Brush for perfect application.
“We worked with plastic surgeons to develop an anti-aging powder foundation, that doesn’t crease, doesn’t crack and doesn’t make you look older and completely covers anything and everything! It’s packed with anti-aging ingredients and gives a true airbrushed look that works on all ages! I could never find a powder that looks flawless on even the most mature skin, and Celebration Foundation does!” Jamie Kern Lima, Creator IT Cosmetics
Other customer faves from IT cosmetics include:
Vitality Face Disc a luxe high performance anti-aging matte bronzer, luminating powder, and vitality blush that are all about the naturally pretty look of vitality and radiance.
Brow Power a universal brow pencil that works on ALL hair colors. Patent pending complex restores hair follicle health. Exclusive oval tip for the most natural looking brows
Bye Bye Pores a HD silk micro finishing anti-aging powder is infused with Collagen, Vitamin K and pure silk for a perfect, poreless, airbrushed finish.
Bye Bye Under Eye a full coverage, waterproof, yet moisturizing, concealer with anti-aging ingredients to combat dark circles while it conceals. 70% of skin stones are neutral medium.
Summer is coming and that means it’s time to ramp up your SPF routine! While most of us are diligent about applying sunscreen in the morning every day we fail to reapply throughout the day. A great option for us gals that wear makeup is Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF30 Brush Perfectly Clear. This is a sunscreen in a translucent powder form that can be applied on top of your makeup! This makes the sheer thought of reapplication a snap! Simply dust on the sunscreen with the handy retractable brush and bam sun protection!
Allure’s The Best of Beauty Award Winner! The ultimate make up sponge applicator. The Beautyblender was invented by top Hollywood make up artist Rea Ann Silva. The Beautyblender’s elliptical shape is designed to match the contours of your face and its lack of edges eliminates streaks allowing for perfect makeup application every time. The Beautyblender is non-allergenic, latex free & fragrance free.
To use you simply, drench Beautyblender with water and squeeze out excess and dry to dampened state with clean towel. Use pointed end to blend under eye concealer and foundation around the nose. The rounded end is used to stiple on foundation – liquid, cream or powder, blush or bronzer. Wash your Beautyblender with the Beautyblender’s specially formulated Blendercleanser – liquid or solid and then allow to air dry.
SkinStore.com now has the Beautyblender in three colors, orignal (pink), pure (white) & the newest addition pro (black). So, if you are still using your fingers to apply your make up its time to convert over to the most modernized way to do your make up and try the Beautyblender.