Monday, April 1, 2013

Top 5 Make-Up Tips for Prom:

Okay lovely ladies I know it's getting close to that time...PROM SEASON...YAY!!!! So, I'm going to give you a few make-up tips to help you be prom beauties and not prom zombies.

Tip #1. Lips or Eyes...NOT BOTH
When choosing your make-up look it is important to pick either your eyes or your lips.  The biggest mistake most people make is picking both the eyes and lips to highlight.  If you go with a dramatic eye, you need a soft lip.  If you choose to go with a bold lip color,  then you need a soft eye. You don't ever want the eye and lip competing for attention. 

How to reject one over the other?  It's simple.  Think about what people compliment you most on.  Is it your eyes or your lips?  Do you have beautiful full lips or big beautiful eyes?  If you choose to go with your lips you want to go bold and bright.  Reds & Hot Pinks are fabulous lip choices.  For the eye you'll want to stay neutral.

 Now, if you choose to go with your eyes then a smokey eye would be a perfect dramatic look.  The great thing about about a smokey eye is it can be done in an array of colors....Charcoal, blue, green, and purple are wonderful colors.  Just don't be afraid to be dramatic.  Go all out with shadow, mascara, or even some false lashes (the ones that don't look caterpillars on your eyes) .  For the lips again you'll want to stay neutral.  A simple gloss will do the trick, but if you just have to have color choose a nude or very soft pink. 

Tip #2. Avoiding the cake face.
 You want to choose your foundation so that it matches your skin tone perfectly. You don't want your foundation to be to light or to dark (It will definitely show in your pictures), and always blend along the jawline as well. Avoid using liquid or cream foundations.  Mineral or pressed powders are a better choice and will give you full coverage without making your skin feel heavy.

  If you have acne skin and need to use you a liquid or cream foundation for the extra coverage, only use it in areas that are needed such as: blemishes, discoloration, or scarring.  Always pat on in circular motions using a sponge, then go back over the area using a setting powder.  REMEMBER: You don't want to rub to hard on the skin with the sponge because the only thing you'll do is put the foundation on and take it right back off. 

Not sure of how to apply your make-up or just don't want the hassle? Then go into your local Sephora, Ulta, MAC,or  Macy's. Go anywhere that does professional make-up.  You don't want to chance going into a drugstore buying make-up and unsure of how to apply or not sure of your correct foundation color. By going somewhere that does professional make-up they can educate you on how to properly choose and apply your makeup. 

Tip #3. Camera Ready
Always check your make-up before taking pictures. Touch-up any areas that may need to be refreshed. Foundation, Eyes, and Lips.  (Blot away any excess oil and add color to any faded areas.)

 Tip #4. Purse Must Haves
You always want to keep you some kind of blotting paper to help keep that unwanted shine away.  Make sure you have your lip color/lip gloss in your purse for touch-ups as well as a compact mirror. 

Tip #5. Smile, Smile, and Party
Once your at the prom just remember to kick back have a good time and look fabulous while doing it! :)

Also, be sure to drop back by and let me know if my tips helped.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It use to be that black lipstick was considered Gothic and definitely not a make up trend, but now there are a lot of Gothic/avant grande looks circling block, and there are none more relevant then BLACK LIPS. Black lips have taken over this fall and has become the trend of all trendsetters.

The best tip to wearing a look so bold and daring is to keep the eyes simple and low-key.  A winged liner, neutral shadow, and lashes will be the perfect pair to help soften the edge.
Check out Kim Kardashian...she rocked this look.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gloria of BasketBallWives LA looked FAB last night on Part 1 of the reunion show. 
Neutral eyes and bold vamp lips! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Beauty of the Month

Jazmine "Jade" Harrod is a makeup artist and vintage buyer!  Owner of "The Art of Jade Makeup Artistry" and "London Jade Vintage".  She loves glamour, hippie rock, vintage chic, and all things art.  Between Fashion & Beauty her obsessions have led her to outwardly express herself through blogging.  As she aspires to leave the 9 to 5 life behind and build a brand/name for herself, Mrs. Jade is Consumed by Beauty and doing the dang thang! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Holiday Inspiration...

Don't wait until the last minute. Start thinking about your look now! The holiday parties are just around the corner.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Got Chapped Lips?

One of the most unattractive things is to walk around with dry, chapped lips. I mean who wants to kiss anyone with crusty lips? I know I don't. So, for all my males & females please take the time out to tend to your lips. Especially since it is now fall and winter is quickly approaching.

With the cool autumn breeze and those harsh winter winds on the way your lips can catch quite a chill. The best way to take care of chapped lips is to exfoliate them. The purpose of exfoliation is to remove dead skin cells and soften skin.  It's quick, it's easy, and it only takes a few minutes.

There are a range of different products to use for your lips.  You can purchase a lip exfoliant at your local skin care/cosmetic store such as Lush, or you can make your own.

Sugar Scrub: Olive Oil & Sugar

  1. Mix a little olive oil and brown sugar or regular sugar until you have a semi-thick paste
  2. Rub the mixture onto your lips. You can use a washcloth or your hands (whatever works for you) and rub in circular motions.  The longer you exfoliate the better the results. 
  3. Rinse the mixture off
  4. Apply a hydrating lip moisturizer
Petroleum Jelly Scrub: Petroleum Jelly & Toothbrush or Disposable Mascara Wand
  1. Apply a nice semi-thick layer of petroleum jelly onto your lips
  2. Brush is circular motions using either your toothbrush or disposable wand (whatever works for you)
  3. Take a damp washcloth and wipe the excessive petroleum jelly off, but you can leave enough on so that the rest substitutes as a hydrating lip moisturizer
NOTE: You can also you a sugar and honey scrub and follow steps 1-4 of the sugar scrub. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Groovy Baby!!!

Although, the 70s clothing was a little wild and crazy they kept their makeup pretty and natural.  Bye Bye to thick matte foundation and dark lip liner on the lips.  These groovy chicks kept it as natural as possible, however, there was always room for a splash of color on the eyes to brighten up the face.  Playfully pretty, but not over done! 

From soul sisters to disco diva's the 70s women rocked it, and when it came to playing up the eyes to draw in attention they used colorful shades like blues and greens, but golds, browns, and pinks to keep neutral.

Eyeliner was a must have in every woman's makeup bag.  Liner gave the eyes a mysterious look and was used to draw on sexy cat-like eyes on the top lid.