Farewell {for now}

Due to the holidays coming up and school work. I will take a pause into my blog. I hope to continue again starting January, but before the holidays start and exams, I will give one more tutorial and this one will be an easy skin care for oily skin and tutorial.

Every person has their own way of keeping their skin away from acne. To simple soaps to a top brand. For oily skin, your face can become icky and acne prone fast, especially for teenagers.

1. Find a brand that you want. For just simple off brand soap, use a non scented one if your skin gets irritated easily. Plus personally I don’t really trust cheap scented soap for your face. It’s your canvas, don’t get it irritated. Sometimes soaps come with little beads in it to help get dead skin off. I highly recommend that, but don’t use it frequently.

2. Once you found a brand that you like use lukewarm to very warm water to splash on your face for a few seconds, then get a generous amount of your soap and rub it on your face till bubbly. Then with warm water take it off.

3. After washing splash cold water on your face, it helps close your pores and helps you wake up if you are doing this in the morning.

4. Then wipe your face off with a clean, fluffy towel. (For extra cleanliness for anything highly serious with zits, put rubbing alcohol on your face.)

Happy Holidays! 

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Top 10 things in makeup that I like

Everybody has their own styles and likes with makeup. Some like exotic bright eye shadow colors, while others might say they like no eye shadow and just blush. Some people prefer Gothic makeup while there are others that see it as just Halloween makeup. It’s the preferences and diversities that make each look special and unique. I have my top ten that I prefer, so if you want to share what you like then feel free to share by commenting.

10. Bright Red Eye Shadow (Be careful if you get this, a lot of people tend to be allergic to it. It is usually just sold in stores.)

9. Paint Pot Eye Shadow from Mac

8. Muted Red Lipstick

7. Gothic Makeup

6. Brown Eyeliner (Pencil)

5. Fake Eyelashes

4. Making my own Glitter Tattoos (they last longer then the ones you get at the store)

3. Fantasy Makeup

2. Sugar Skull

1. Bubble Goth makeup

 “If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.” – Billy Joel

Eyebrows and blush

Eyebrows usually aren’t considered a big deal for me. Yet, people have taken great lengths to make them neat. Some even going to lengths or waxing parts off. Since I like to go natural with my everyday makeup, simple tricks will do.

1. Get a tiny brush designed for eyebrows. It should have an angle to it.

2. Next find an eye shadow that is closest to your hair color of your eyebrows.

3. Once you get these two materials with you. Gently dab into the eye shadow and get the least amount on your brush. Then, start brushing in the direction of your eyebrows. Your eyebrows should look a bit neater and have a little more color. If you need more repeat the same process.

When it comes to blush with me bare minimal on the cheeks as possible. Others like a lot more. To get a natural look to your blush, follow these steps.

1. Find a blush that is not to dark and not to light to your skin tone. This will help you if you are starting to pick out blush.

2. Once you get your blush, you can do two things. Get a fluffly-like makeup brush to apply it on, or to make a cream out of it, rub your pointer finger in your blush and get a pinch of your concealer and mix together to apply it on your cheeks wherever you need it.

4. (If you use a brush ONLY) If you are going out with a full face of makeup on, you can lose some natural blush that you do have. Gently get a VERY slight amount on your brush, tap out excess, and apply lightly to the forehead and nose.

Stay happy. 🙂

“To me, beauty and makeup and color is like the finishing touch on everything.”Marc Jacobs

Foundation and powder

One thing I love about foundation, it makes my face look smoother and evened out. Your face is like a painting, so you would want a fresher background.  The powder helps the foundation not crease, because if it creases, it looks like wrinkles.

So to apply-

1.Clean your face first and find the foundation that works best for you. To find the right foundation color, know your skin color and if you have warm, cold, or neutral skin undertones.

2. You can use your fingers, sponge, or a brush to apply. Using the “paintbrush” you use, apply evenly on your face and blend to make any skin tone differences not noticeable. You can extend down on your neck if you want to make it more even, but make sure you blend.

3. Once your done with foundation, use a press powder that closely matches your foundation. You can use the item that most press powders come with or a fluffy like brush. Apply lightly on your face. All you want to do is not make your face look less shiny and reduce the creasing in the foundation on your face. Too much will make it look weird and coated like.

(Remember to put on concealer first, you can go to my post that is named Concealer Power to learn how to do this.)

And there you have it! Go out smiling with your face looking fresh!

Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.– Rosalind Russell

 

Mascara, lip pencil, eyeliner, oh my!

All three of these items, I had my trouble with when I was younger.

The mascara would poke my eye and make me blink rapidly when it wasn’t dry, which led to little black dots around my eye. The lip pencil in all honestly made me feel weird because it never looked right in my opinion. Eyeliner was my biggest trouble of all time, I always flinched, it tickled my eyelids sometimes, and the feeling of something going near my eyes made me nervous.

There are a few tips that make putting on these makeup items easier.

Lip Pencil-

1. Find a pencil that would either match your lipstick or is a natural looking color to your lips.

2. Very lightly start tracing your lips where the point when your lips and skin meet. (No brainer, I know). Keeping adding very lightly till you get to the line that you want, it’s different for everybody.

3. Slightly smudge it moving into your lips, not outward to the skin. This makes it blend slightly to your lips. Just don’t smudge it to much, you’ll lose your line.

Mascara-

1. Get out your favorite mascara, or buy one that suits your fancy.

2. When getting it out, before you apply, get a square or two of toilet paper and cover the brush part of the mascara stick and roll it lightly to get excess mascara off. This tends to reduce the clumps that you get on your eyelashes.

3. Open your eye up nicely and make sure you have a mirror. Gently brush the mascara on your eyelashes. Don’t rush or you might poke your eye, just do it like a precise painter. If there are any clumps just carefully take your thumb and pointer finger and lightly grab your eyelashes and pull very lightly (don’t pull out your eyelashes just get the mascara that you want off)

Eyeliner-

1. Find your preference in eyeliner. I would generally use eyeliner pencil if your are a beginner, liquid eyeliner takes practice.

2. Gently warm the eyeliner with your fingers for an easier time putting it on.

3. Start tracing very near the waterline or on the waterline of your eye on the bottom eyelid and very near the lash line on your top eyelid. Wherever the pencil is look the opposite in that direction as best you can. This way it’s harder for you to see the eyeliner coming. It’s okay if you need to go slowly.

Voila! Your finished!

It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you.” –Victoria Justice

 

 

 

Concealer power

If anybody sees me for the first time. Their first thought, definitely, is if somebody punched me and gave me a black eye.

Then I would have to start explaining I was born this way. The striking dark circles around my eyes is genetic from my father’s side of the family. Can it be a pain? Yes. I have learned how to hide most of my dark circles by using concealer.

Concealer is used to cover up dark circles and/or any blemishes on the skin that you want to cover up. This is the basic way of getting and applying concealer.

1. First find a concealer that is one of two shades higher than your skin color. This may take trial and error. Sometimes they may not have your exact color that you need. So don’t be afraid to do a little mixing. It’s just like painting almost.

2. Once you get your concealer, get a little amount out on your fingers or the back of your hand. You can use a brush, sponge, or even your fingers to apply your concealer. Just make sure to wash your hands first before you put it on.

3. To apply, gently tap and blend in on your blemish or dark circles. Try to not pull your skin or you may get early wrinkles. I have made that mistake during my middle school years and ended up having slight wrinkles under my eyes. Not to noticeable, but not good.

4. Really blend the edges out of your concealer or it may look like little light clear dots or white circles once you apply on the rest of your makeup.

And Voila! You applied your concealer.

The type of brand of concealer is up to you. I use Mac because it does wonders for me, but for someone on a budget they might want to use CoverGirl or Revlon.

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.” -David Hume