Lash Attack!

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Lash Attack!

If you’re like every girl, I know you want long lashes. Wether false or real lashes we want em long and we want em full. Who really has the time to put on false lashes every morning?! Not me! And I’m a makeup artist. So my must have for this week is GOOD MASCARA! Every girl should have good mascara that lengthens and or create volume. And the key to getting the most out of your mascara when applying it is wiggling at the base than stroking up ( out for the outer and inner corners). Don’t pump your mascara wand. This does not put more product on the brush, this actually pumps air into the bottle and causes the product to dry out faster. So NO PUMPING! Here are a few mascaras that I LOOOVVEE, and that you can try to.

-Keisha taught you ūüėČ

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Top Ten: Things We Love about the Fourth!!

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Top Ten: Things We Love about the Fourth!!

1. Red Lips!

2. BBQ!

Photo: Dana Tarr

3. Fireworks

4. Jeffrey Campbell’s American Flag Lita Boots!

5. Patriotic Nail Art

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Lip Statement!

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Lip Statement!

Mac Pink Nouveau

¬† ¬† ¬† Ladies the hot summer days are upon us, meaning the hotter it is the less makeup we wear. Just because you’re wearing less makeup doesn’t mean you can’t stand out. This is where making a lip statement comes in. A bright lip can complement any outfit. I like to think of it as wearing your favorite accessory. The key to achieving the perfect bright pout is:

1.) Exfoliate the lip with a wet tooth-brush or damp wash cloth using small circular motions.
2.) Moisturize the lip ( my favs are: EOS organic lip balm or Burt’s bees peppermint lip balm)
3.) Blot with a tissue then line the lip with a lip pencil that matches the lipstick or gloss. Fill in the lip using the pencil ( this will help the color last longer)
4.) Finally Apply your lipstick or gloss.

Here’s a few of my favorite bright lipsticks that you can try and goes well with many different complexions…..

 

Nars Carthage

 

Mac Ruby Woo

Soft, Supple, and Sanitary Makeup Brushes

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Soft, Supple, and Sanitary Makeup Brushes

on my nails: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in the color Checker Out


Like any investment, we want to take care of that investment. Our makeup brushes are an investment and should be treated with care. Cleaning our makeup brushes is often overlooked. However, it is one of the most essential things you can do. Not only does cleaning your makeup brushes keep them in the best functioning condition possible, it also reduces the amount of old makeup, bacteria, dead skin, dirt, and oil you put back on your face. To keep your brushes soft, supple, and sanitary, brushes should be washed weekly.

What you need to clean your makeup brushes:

  1.  Brush Shampoo РIt is important to use shampoo specifically designed for cleaning makeup brushes. Do not use hair shampoo, hand soap, etc. These items will strip the brushes natural oils and can make the brush glue less effective.
  2.  Water
  3.  Clean paper towel or face cloth.

How to clean your makeup brushes:

  1.  WET brush; allow water to flow through the bristles.
  2. ¬†ADD BRUSH SHAMPOO ‚Äď the amount of shampoo added will depend on the size of the brush.
  3.  RINSE out your brush
  4.  REPEAT shampoo and rinse, if needed, as many times as needed until makeup residue is removed.
  5.  FLUFF to correct the shape of the brush. Brushes are easier to work with if they dry correctly.
  6.  DRY РLay fluffed, clean brush on a clean paper towel and allow the brush to completely dry.

Important: Remember to keep bristles down, and the handle up throughout the process. Allowing water to get into the glue may loosen the glue, resulting in the fallout of bristles.

Keeping you brushes clean will provide years of hygienic and flawless makeup application!
-Aimeé