Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Never forget to remove your makeup daily and to remove the excess of makeup, oily sebum or pollution with a gentle soap and exfoliate once a week.
Because if not, your skin won't like it, you will have sometimes acne, visible pores, black heads and eye pockets...yes it's terrible!
I have done it since I was 12 and people think I'm younger than my age (I'm 31). My skin is soft and firm. Massaging your skin everyday is good for blood circulation, your skin is firmer and more, it protects you from dryness besides makeup is much better with an hydrated skin. It stays well. I use my moisturizer after I washed my face morning/night. The plus is to use a product with a SPF to prevent from skin aging.
Do not abuse of makeup. It is not being drawn, this is not painting. You must be discreet. Your natural beauty should be enhanced, makeup is not used to transform you but to sublimate your natural features!
So the eyeshadows in all colors, you put that aside for the carnival or Halloween. Don’t abuse of colored eye shadow, use just a slight amount, or natural tones.
The same goes for the blush, you do not want to look like a prostitute! It's just here to have a fresh look.
For your lips, lip gloss is perfect, colors are less heavy than a lipstick and you have a large range of color , it’s easier to use red ou purple because because you can blend it out.. For lipstick, you should buff it. Not using a trowel again. And the too bright colors, you reserve them for the evening's festivities but not to go to school.
You just looks like a panda, it’s not elegant, your look dirty and slutty.
Use brown eyeliner in your water line, it’s more discret and lighter.
People around you should not notice you applyed foundation. That's the trick!
You always start with the center of the face and then you blend out not to see demarcations on the jaw line. Or you can also apply a little bit of foundation on the neck.
I have seen so many pretty girls disfigured by this. It's really not pretty to see an orange line on the jaw line or cracks due to the thickness of the foundation.
If you need to hide your acne, just apply by padding the foundation onto the button and then you apply a little bit of transparent loose powder, just to mattify and set the foundation.
Take care of your hair
again when you're young you love to play with it, there are so many bright colors like staining red, purple, but frankly, it not the best to do. It damages the hair and also it’s so much maintenance ! Prefer the tonal colors with light reflections. It fade away after 10 shampoos and it is much more elegant. Even for black hair like mine, you can see the reflections on your hair. With the sun, shiny hair with blue highlights or auburn, it’s so beautiful. Nice for black hair. In addition to that, all the world envies our beautiful black hair, then you can play with it! If you prefer to dye your hair, don’t forget to protect them with a good hair conditionner !
You have to take care of your eyebrows, the look is important, you should never do too much epilation, too thin lines get you older and it is not elegant. In addition if you remove hair too much, they will not grow again. And I really don't understand tattooed eyebrows neither.
And it's the same problem with mono-eyebrows, don't hesitate to remove the excess of hair. And you are a girl, so moustache is prohibited too. I don't recommend to dye for facial hair, just wax it. Why do you want to keep yellow/blond hair that everyone can see?
Of course, those advices are just my opinion, I'm not saying that you have to do that or you have to think the same :)
It's only my experience and general rules of beauty! You have to experiment and do your own mistake, this is he best way to improve yourself. I did so many ugly thing when I was young, like fluo pink hair or yellow locks, etc...so nobody is perfect and I even less.
Monday, March 28, 2011
How to have an elegant and sexy copper/ brown look with this high end eyeshadow palette?
Watch my video and you 'll find the solution! Clic HERE.
For this look, I used those products:
Foundation: BB cream Lioele Triple the Solution
Mineral Loose powder: Elf, warm
Eyeshadow palette: Yves Saint Laurent, 5 Colour harmony for eyes, #3
Gel eyeliner: Mac, blacktrack
Mascara: L'oreal, Lash architecte
Bronzer: Bare Minerals, Warmth
Pink/purple Lipgloss: ELF, Hypershine gloss, #00916
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Friday, March 25, 2011
What to do with your vaseline at home?
Ah ah, easy, you can make your own lipgloss or tinted lip balm.
It's cheap and chic :)
-100% pure petroleum jelly
-an old eyeshadow or a lipstick or a blush
-a container that you can find at Sallies Beauty or Target or even at Walmart.
-something to mix the recipes
This is the swatches of my several tests!
It's really great to create your own products I guess. It's creative and you can be proud of yourself :)
And don't hesitate to let me a comment, take a look to the tutorial HERE.
I'm going to be doing a different way to do your nails. No more so classical french manicure, this is the new french!
I used a black nail polish but I would also recommend plum nail polish because gold and plum is a very pretty combination.
And before sticking the hole reinforcement labels, wait until the nail polish is completely dry. If not, the nail polish will stay on the label and you'll need to restart everything.
So I hope you'll enjoy!
Watch the tutorial, it explain everything better , clic HERE
And let me know if you liked this tutorial.
Base coat: anything transparent
Black nail polish : ELF
Gold: Nicole by OPI, Sea How Far You Go
Acrylic Top coat: sally hansen
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Cheap is chic, this Maybelline palette is perfect for small budgets and the effect is maximum. You don't need to spend too much money to have a lovely look sometimes.
Colors are great, light pink, purple, blue, those colors are elegant and not too flashy. I like wearable makeup, so for me it's a good palette for everyday look or even for party look.
Look at this video HERE to know what you can do with it!
List of products:
Foundation: BB cream, Lioele Triple the Solution
Loose powder: Elf mineral, Warm
Blush: Beauty factories's palette
Eyebrows: Elf Treat & Tame
Eyebrow powder: Too faces kit: Sexpresso
Eyeshadow: Maybelline New York, Twilight Rays
Eyeliner: NYC Eyeliner Duet
Mascara: Mac Pro Longlash Pitchblack
Nude lipstick: Luminous Lilac, L'oreal
Nude Gloss: Golden Rose, n.2
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Diameter : 14.5mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Life Span : 1 year disposal
-perfect for dolly eyes
-I like the color, it's so different from black!!
-the color is nice but not natural
Watch the video of the review on my youtube channel HERE
Be careful, take care of contact lenses, especially if it will keep for 1 year because of bacterias. Clean its lenses cases, change each time the liquid and wash your hands before and after application.
If you feel any discomfort, remove the lenses immediately and clean it to see if there is dust, if discomfort persists, do not use the lens, do not wait to see your doctor if you have any pain . Don't mess with the health of their eyes!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Brand : Geo Medical
Diameter : 14.0mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Life Span : 1 year disposal
Pictures in natural daylight
-the enlargement is not too big
-the color is lovely
-it match perfectly with my new hair color :)
-not very comfortable
-the contact lens does not follow the eye as quickly as it moves
Take a look to the video here
I bought those lenses on Pinkyparadise.com, use the coupon code: futilitiesandmore and get a free gift and a cute animal lenses case. This code is stackable!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This year, my first in the USA, I discovered a new product. The famous BB cream! It was the first time I heard about this cream, I have to say that in France, asian products don't exist at all. Nothing is done for asian...so sad!
So, I tried 3 BB cream this month and this is my comparison between my two Lioele products: Beyond the Solution vs. Triple the Solution.
-good medium coverage, but my freckles are still visible
-not too heavy, rather light and smooth
-I don't like the smell, it's like a grandma soap
-doesn't have a SPF
-residues on the fold of the nose
-whitens the skin, but perhaps a little bit too much
-has a good 30 SPF
-stays all day long
-you don't need to buy concealer anymore :)
-heavy, you can feel the product on your check all day long
-shiny, you need to apply loose powder to have a mat finish
Monday, March 14, 2011
2 months ago I purchased two palettes after I watched a Michelle Phan video on Youtube . She used very colorful eyeshadows and this huge selection of colors attracted me. I've always been curious to try shades like electric blue or emerald green, but I generally use more natural shades and more women things than girly ones.
After the first test, I found it cool but I wasn't totally satisfied. Indeed, some colors do not spread/blend well and some others too much . The different qualities between the eyeshadows is inconvenient, we do not know what to expect. In addition, after the first application, for a eighties party, I noticed that my eyes stinging, but very slightly, as if the eye was a little dry but that day I also wore my contact lenses which are not very comfortable. I must also say that I used a heavy dose of product. I told myself that the powder was probably deposited on the eyes but hey, nothing really bad.
Then I reused these eye shadows for other occasions and always had this bad sensation with redness in the eye. Then I came back for a few weeks to my usual products that I love ( Too faced kit, in natural shades, or basic sephora products, etc.).
For my recent tutorials on youtube, I used my 88 ultra shimmer and 88 metal mania palettes and my eyes have really started to burn, then even swell slightly. This time, I did not use contact lenses or anything special. I gather that I am allergic to Coastal Scents eyeshadows palettes. It's really strange because I'm not a sensitive girl and I've never been allergic to any product in my life.
I read on internet many stories like mine. What to think? And you, did you have this kind of problem? I'm curious to know. What I know is that from now on I will turn to brands a bit more expensive but with better quality.
Il y a 2 mois j'ai acheté deux palettes après avoir une vidéo de michelle phan. Elle utilisait des coloris sympas et ce grand choix de couleurs m'avait attiré. J'ai toujours été curieuse d'essayer des teintes comme le bleu électrique ou le vert émeraude, mais je me suis toujours tenue aux teintes naturelle, plus femmes que filles et nettement plus faciles à porter.
Après le premier test, étais contente mais pas tout à fait conquise. En effet, certaines couleurs ne s'étalent pas bien et d'autre trop. La différence de qualité entre les poudres est gênante, on ne sait pas sur quoi s'attendre. De plus, après la première application, pour une fête années 80, j'ai remarqué que mes yeux picotaient, mais vraiment légèrement, comme si l'oeil était un peu sec mais ce jour là je portais aussi mes lentilles de contact qui ne sont pas très confortables. Il faut aussi dire que j'avais utilisé une dose massive de produit. Je me suis dit que la poudre s'était surement déposée sur les yeux mais bon, rien de bien méchant.
Ensuite j'ai réutilisé ces ombres à paupières pour d'autres occasions et j'avais toujours cette gène avec des rougeurs dans l'oeil. Puis je suis repassée pendant quelques semaines à mes produits habituels.
Pour mes récents tutoriaux sur youtube, j'ai réutilisé les palettes et mes yeux ont vraiment commencé à me bruler, puis voir même à gonfler légèrement. Cette fois ci, je n'ai pas utilisé de lentilles de contact, ni rien de particulier. J'en déduis donc que je suis allergique aux ombres à paupières Coastal Scents. C'est vraiment étrange car je ne suis pas sensible aux allergies. J'ai vu sur internet de nombreux témoignages comme le miens. Qu'en penser? Et vous, est ce que vous avez ce genre de problème? Je suis curieuse de savoir. Ce que je sais, c'est que dorénavant, je me tournerai vers des marques un peu plus chères mais dont la qualité est prouvée.