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. 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Beauty of the Month

Chamayne "Mandy" Reid is a 22 yr old young aspiring entrepreneur. Born and raised in the "ATL".  She is an up and coming photographer with her own photography business "MayneChicPhotography"
Her love for vintage and retro clothing helped her find her place in the fashion world in 2009.  Through personal styling, which peeked a new interest in photography, Chamayne is currently studying commercial photography at Gwinnett Technical College. This funky fly diva is on her way and definitely Consumed by Beauty! 

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Color Correcting Makeup

If you're looking to boost your radiance, hide unwanted blemishes, or get rid of redness then I have the tips for you.  

Remember when you were a kid and you first learned about colors?  You were so excited to learn that primary colors: red, yellow, and blue when mixed together made orange, green, and purple.  Well, you can still make magic and have a similar effect when dealing with makeup.  So if you want to get hide imperfections or simply enhance them, then try some of the techniques below.

Red/Green- If you suffer with rosacea or redness, then using a green color contouring concealer or base will help to offset the red.  Nothing is more worse then having a huge red pimple or a face full of red acne.

Yellow/Purple-  Got dark circles under your eyes or suffer from hyperpigmentation? Then using a  yellow color contouring concealer or base will help to offset the purple. Walking around like you've slept in eyeliner is not a good look.

Coral- Now coral will do nothing for dark spots, redness, rosacea, or any other serious skin problem.  What coral is good for is giving your skin a boost of radiance, adding warmth to a matte finish, and waking up tired looking skin.  So for my ladies who have had a long fun weekend of partying and you now have the Monday blues, blend in a bit of coral into your make up application.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

10 Power Tools to Perfection

1. Blush Brush
2. Foundation Brush
3. Powder Brush

4. Eyeshadow Brush

5. Lip Brush
6. Wedge Sponges
7. Brow Brush
8. Eyelash Separator
9. Blending Brush
10. Liner Brush