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How to shape your brows?

How To Shape Your Brows

Determine where your inner brow should end:  See A in image  

Hold a straight edge, such as an eye liner or brow pencil or a ruler, vertically in front of your face.

  • If you want your eyebrows farther apart, line it up so that it touches the outermost of edge your nose and the inside of your eye. If you want your eyebrows closer together, line up the straight edge with one side of the septum. These lines will determine where your eyebrow should start.
  • Mark that spot with an eye liner or brow pencil. Repeat for the other eye.
Determine where your arch should peak: See B in image

Angle the straight edge so that it lines up with the outermost edge of your nose and the outermost edge of your pupil.

  • It’s very important that you look straight ahead — both your face and your eyes should be looking directly forward at the mirror. You might need help from someone for this part.
  • Wherever the line intersects your eyebrow is where the peak of your arch should begin at the top border of the eyebrow.
  • Mark that spot with your eye liner or brow pencil.
  • Repeat for the other eye.
Determine where your outer brow should end: See C in image

Angle the straight edge further so that it touches the outermost edge of your nose and also passes along the outermost edge of your eye.

  • This tells you where the eyebrow should end. Mark this point with your eye liner or brow pencil.

Draw a line along the bottom edge of your brow: This will determine the brow thickness.

  • Follow the natural curvature of your eyebrow

Pluck the strays that fall below the line and outside the marks you’ve made:

  • Your eyebrows should be 1/4 – /1/2 inch (0.5 – 1 cm) at their thickest.
  • Pluck minimally above the brow — you want to retain your brow’s natural arch. Only tweeze stray hairs.
  • If your brows are sensitive, use ice to numb the areas before you tweeze.

Consider your face shape: Certain brows better compliment specific face shapes.

  • To minimize the curve of a round face, direct the outer third of the brow towards the top of the ear.
  • If the face is square, direct it toward the middle of the ear. This helps balance the face.
  • If the face is long, keep the brow more straight across, directing it above the ear.
  • An oval face already looks balanced, but to enhance this harmony, you can direct the outer third towards the ear lobe.
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Do you have a smashed powdered compact?

Here is how to fix it and what you will need

What you need:

Broken makeup
Clean knife
Paper towel or tissue

Instructions:

1. Collect all of the broken makeup pieces in the bottom of the compact

2. Break up the makeup as fine as you can using a very clean knife.

3. Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol and mix until it forms a paste; add a few more drops if needed.

4. Spread and smooth makeup back into the compact. Tap on a flat surface to remove any air bubbles. Let dry about 1 hour, or until almost dry but still a little damp.

5. Cover the makeup surface with a clean paper towel or tissue. Use the cap of the rubbing alcohol bottle to pack and smooth the makeup even further. Let dry completely.

 

Tip: If the makeup container is too small to mix in, empty the broken makeup into a clean cup or bowl, mix and return to the container to dry.
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How often should you clean your makeup brushes?

IS IT TIME?
The tools you use on your face are just as important as the products you are using.  You wouldn’t think of washing your face with a dirty facecloth….so don’t use dirty brushes, either!  Especially your Kabuki Brush that you use for applying your mineral make up.

Cleaning makeup brushes is something a lot of people don’t think to do, then their skin starts to break out and they can’t figure out why it’s happening. Residue from your makeup, dead skin, oil, dirt and bacteria builds up on brushes quickly.

 The type of brushes you are using—whether they are real animal hair or synthetic fibers–can be cleaned the same way:

·   What’s the best product to use to clean my make up brushes?

·   What’s the best way to clean them?

·   How long does it take them to dry?

·   How often do I clean them?

Fill a coffee cup or bowl with a solution of warm water and a shampoo for normal hair.  Gently wish the brushes in the bowl then rinse with cool water.  Don’t scrub your brushes too hard otherwise you could loosen the bristles.

If the brush doesn’t rinse clear, then wash it again in the bowl.  Repeat until brush rinse water is clear.  Then apply a small amount of  hair conditioner to the bristles, rinse in cool water.  Wrap brush in a small towel and pat dry.    Lay brushes  FLAT to dry. Most brushes will dry in just a few hours and DO make sure your brushes are completely dry before using them again.

Clean your brushes about twice  a month.  And in between times, baby wipes or facial wipes to disinfect your brushes works nicely.  Are you using a YOUR COLOR tray for your mineral make up?  Make sure your wipe that tray out every time you use it too!

Depending on the quality of your brushes and how you maintain them, note that the “shelf life” of makeup brushes (especially ones you use often) is about a year or two, so toss them out when their time is up.  You’ll be able to tell!

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Lip Service

Do you have chapped lips?  Here are some tips to help your lips feel and look better:

DO:

Exfoliate your lips with a lip exfoliating cream (buffs off the dead skin cells) OR simply use a soft tooth brush and yes, gently brush your lips (about 2-3 times a week) after you brush your teeth and toothpaste is rinsed off.

Follow with a vitamin infused lip balm or cocoa butter.

Sip hot water or decaffeinated tea slowly, throughout the day; it dilates the circulatory system and will increase moisture to the tissues.

AVOID:

Caffeine and alcohol which are major tissue dehydrators.

Avoid flavored lip balms which can cause more frequent lip licking, increasing the degree of chapping.

Avoid phenol and camphor which are often found in lip balms. Camphor adds a cooling, which may bring temporary relief but could irritate already sensitive lip tissues. Some components of “medicated” lip balms can actually act as irritants .

When lips are chapped, they’re more sensitive, and certain foods can irritate them. Hold off on pepper, mustard, barbecue sauce, orange juice, and alcoholic beverages to give your lips a break as they heal.

PREVENT DRYING:

Don’t lick your lips.  Putting on your coat to go outside?  Put on a coat of lip balm, too! Before going out in cold, dry weather, apply lip cream or balm that contains sunscreen.

DO wear a lip gloss or lipstick it will help protect your lips

Warm  tones:  choose shades of coral, peach, brown-nude

Cool tones:  choose shades of pink, red, mauve or pink-nude

Apply Vitamin E and C Lip treatment daily…even when your lips AREN’T dry or chapped.  (Keep a tube by your nightstand and apply nightly)

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How To Apply Your Blush!

Blush

In this video, I show you how to apply your blush to define your face!

Quick tips:

  1. Choose your blush product of choice, cream, pressed, or custom blend.
  2. Choose YOUR color that is right for your skin tone.
  3. Start at the hair line and brush forward.
  4. Stop where your eye color starts.
  5. Bring that color back no lower than your ear lob to make a “V”.
  6. Blend out the harsh lines with your kabuki brush.

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How To Curl Your Eyelashes!

Curl Your Lashes

Hello!

In this video, I teach you how to curl your eyelashes the proper way! Throw out those old crimping eyelash curlers and upgrade to a heated one. I have one I sell on my website here.

Here are the quick tips:

  1. Apply to lashes that already have dried mascara on them.
  2. Start in the middle, straight across for 5 seconds, then twist at the top.
  3. Next, heat the outer half, straight across for 5 seconds, then twist at the top.
  4. Finally, heat the inner half, straight across for 5 seconds, and twist.

Happy curling!

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How To Apply Your Mascara!

Apply Mascara

Hi Everyone!

This video shows you how to properly apply your mascara. The quick tips are below:

  1. Don’t pump your mascara tube, twist out the brush.
  2. Tap off the excess off the tip of the brush.
  3. Poke the product at the base of your eyelashes.
  4. Then use the side of the want to even distribute the product to coat all your lashes.

*Bonus tip: Use a lash separator while the mascara is still wet. Jiggle the comb at the base of the lashes to the top to comb them out and separate.