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Perfect Red Lip + Drugstore Foundation

I am always in search of the next best drugstore foundations! To be honest, there are lots of really good ones on the market these days! I mean, makeup brands have really stepped their game up! From bringing us deeper shade ranges, full coverage foundations that last, and better packaging!

This new foundation that I have been using for days now is the Loreal Infalliable 24hour Long Wear. Its a medium to full coverage foundation! I LOVE IT!! I love the consistency and especially how easy it is to blend for a full wear foundation. Typically thicker foundations takes a bit more effort and time to blend out. This one is perfect!

The concealer is bomb too! I love any concealer with a doe foot applicator! This one has a big luxe one! LOVE!

The formula is great! Very thick and perfect for covering problem areas as well as highlighting the face.

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Skincare Tips For A Glowing Summer Look

Great skin is something that everyone wants to have, but it’s not always something that most people are blessed with, and although that doesn’t necessarily mean you have especially bad skin, it can still be the case that you may deal with bouts of dry skin during the winter months or have to deal with hormonal breakouts more than you’d particularly care to.

No matter what your skin type, there’s certainly a lot of different products out there, and although it can be a bit of trial and error to find the right one sometimes, you will usually find something that works for you.

Of course, if you’re having real problems with your skin or feel like you need a more professional product, then you should consider looking for Skin Doctors products in your area to see if they can help you.

If you’re just looking for more general tips on how to have a nice summer look on your skin this summer, then here are some for you.

Go easy on the makeup:

Most of us ladies love a good bit of makeup because, not only does it give us a boost of confidence, but it allows us to be creative and artistic, and there’s just something quite magical about it that almost brings us back to childhood.

However, too much makeup is never a good thing. Unless it’s for the stage, makeup should never resemble a mask – it’s something that should simply be used to highlight the desirable features we already have, and this is especially true in the summer.

If you want to have a nice summer glow and have your skin looking fresh and supple, you’re better of going makeup free, or at least cutting right down and using something like a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation so that your skin can breathe more easily.


Stay hydrated:

Drinking enough water is something you should be doing all year, but of course when you involve heat then you’re more likely to get dehydrated, so it’s not only good for safety purposes, but if you want to have a nice complexion, then drinking water and eating hydrating foods such as cucumbers, grapes and watermelon are going to make a big difference.


Keep up your routine:

If you have a skincare routine that you practice everyday, then you shouldn’t let this slide just because it’s summer. You may need to look at different products for that time of the year, but your skincare routine is something that’s really important for keeping your complexion youthful and healthy all year round.

Use sunscreen:

One of the things that contributes the fastest to ageing skin is prolonged exposure to the sun, and although some sun is good for the skin and overall health, you need to make sure that you’re protecting your skin against the harmful aspects of the sun by using sunscreen. This means all over your face, on your lips, on your neck and behind your ears.

You should apply it before any other products such as make up so that you’re getting the full benefit of the protection.

Avoid too much alcohol:

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a fruity cocktail or cold beer next to the pool during your summer vacation, so as with most things, it’s fine to have a few drinks, but it’s important to remember that alcohol will dehydrate you, so not only will this increase your chances of getting drunk faster and having a terrible hangover, but it will also have an impact on your skin if you’re not bringing in enough hydrating drinks to counter the alcohol.


Quit smoking:

Another major culprit in ageing skin is smoking, and although less people are smoking now than ever before, if you’re still one of the people who do, then you may want to consider the effect it’s having on your skin as a good reason to stop because it really will cause your skin to lose its shine, and will also result in things like wrinkles and breakouts which can cause your skin to look older than it is.


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Cotton Candy Glam + Fantasy Palette from Amazon

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Weekend Makeup w ColourPop x Shayla “Perception”

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Products Used:
KatVon D Lockit Foundation color: Deep 71 Warm
Loreal Infalliable Foundation Stick color: Chestnut 411
Studio Finish color: NC42
Sacha Buttercup powder
Mac Cosmetics MSF color: Dark
Fenty Beauty Bronzer “Mocha Mami”
Fenty Beauty Highlighter “Hustla Baby” & “Mean Money”
Ruby Kisses Blush palette “Partying Dare”
Mascara Peacock Flare – Covergirl
Mac Cosmetics Setting Spray


Colourpop Cosmetics

Ruby Kisses “Heart Throb”
Kiss New York Moisture Lipstick “12”

Makeup Brush Set:
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Get the Killer Cheekbones You’ve Always Wanted

If you’ve ever wished for killer cheekbones that could cut glass, you’ve probably wondered if there are any easy ways to get them. You might not have been born with the cheekbones of a model, but that doesn’t mean that you’re completely out of options. You can still get your cheeks to look amazing, whether you do it with makeup or you want to try something that will last a bit longer. Emphasizing your cheekbones can give you the sharp look that you want so that you’re ready to take on any catwalk – or just your next night out.

Use Contouring

Contouring allows you to use makeup to shape your face, shading in the lines and shadows that you want. It’s a great way to get the cheekbones you’re looking for by highlighting them and adding shape to them. To make sure you contour your cheeks in the right place, suck your cheeks in so you know where the hollows of your cheeks are and to emphasize your cheekbones. Ideally, your contouring should end below your eyebrows. Use a contour powder or bronzer a couple of shades darker than your skin and a blush to create the contouring look you want.

Use Highlighting/Illuminating

Highlighting or strobing can be viewed as the opposite of contouring, but they can also complement each other. If you don’t want to use bronzer, it’s a good way to shape your cheekbones. The idea is to create the appearance of good lighting, not just for your cheekbones but other areas of your features too. Try a cream-based highlighter and apply it just above your cheekbones. A shimmer blush can also be a good alternative if you don’t have a highlighter, or you could use a powder highlighter, especially if you don’t have very prominent cheekbones.

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Help Your Skin Stay Young

As you get older, your skin produces less collagen, and this means that it starts to sag. Your face and your cheeks in particular can start to show signs of aging, and you might want to try and retain that youthful look. Some people choose to go to an aesthetic medical clinic for dermal fillers, which offer one option for plumping up your cheeks. Others even consider cheek implants to get the cheeks they want. You might also simply consider using anti-aging creams and other products that are designed to help you stay young.

Try Facial Exercises

Facial exercises are often recommended for anti-aging and to work the muscles in your face. Not everyone is particularly convinced that facial exercises can help you to get the looks that you want, but many people say that they do work for getting killer cheekbones and for a variety of other things too. You can try out some facial exercises to see if they might work for you. If nothing else, remember that smiling is sure to make your cheekbones look great.

To get the cheekbones that you want, you can try a few different methods. Find the one that works for you.

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Clearing The Creases In Your Foundations

When we wear foundation, most of us do so to give our skin that flawless finish. And, when we’re young, near enough any product seems to do that job. As soon as we start to age, though, we find that we’re dealing with the worst foundation flaw of all – exaggerated creases.

The sad fact is that, as we get older, our makeup has a harder job to appear flawless. This is especially the case when it comes to fundamental pieces like foundation. At the development of even fine lines, you may begin to find that your foundation doesn’t stay in place. Instead, it hugs every line and creases in the worst areas. By the end of the day, you can’t help but feel that you would look younger without any foundation at all.

That doesn’t mean you need to go cold-turkey on the products you love most. But, it does mean you might want to consider the following ways to clear creases in your foundation from now on.


Find ways to lessen the appearance of wrinkles

Seeing as fine lines and wrinkles are the main reason these creases keep happening, you may want to address the issue at its source. It figures that lessening these issues can help to address foundation creasing. In minor cases, you may find that moisturizer can hydrate your skin so much that fine lines near enough disappear. If the situation is a little more extreme, you could even book yourself for some wrinkle relaxing treatments which can also see lines lessen across your face. This way, there are fewer areas for your foundation to crease in the first place and thus less chance of it happening.


Remember that less is more

If your foundation is clinging in the wrong places, it’s possible that you need to remember how much less can be more. When we’re young, we can all cake foundation on like there’s no tomorrow. As we age, though, doing the same is sure to lead to trouble. While your impulse will be to wear more, you’ll be far better off reducing how much foundation you use. Ensure you still get the same results by adjusting your color or opting for full-coverage options. Then, dab on small amounts at a time, and stop as soon as you think you’ve covered everything.


Become familiar with base layers

Base layers are also your friend if creases are getting you down. These do what they say on the tin, and can provide a smooth layer on which to apply your foundation. Pick the right base layer, and you should find that creasing near enough comes to an end. You may want to opt for a primer, many of which focus on reducing pores and wrinkles for this exact reason. Or, you may prefer a BB cream which can provide even more coverage. Either way, using these as a base layer is sure to see your skin looking as smooth as it did when you were young.

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Make Up Hacks To Ensure All Eyes Are On You For Your Next Night Out

When you go for a night out with your girls, the chances are that you want to look a little special. You’ve had a long week of wearing the same makeup and making do with work-appropriate outfits. Now, you want to make a bang by going all out. The trouble is that you don’t have the first clue how to go about it. Every time you try something new, you end up reverting to the everyday makeup which you know serves you. Before you know it, all your girls get the attention, while you blend into the background as always. It’s enough to ruin your night out and your self-confidence in one blow. And, there’s no reason you need to let it happen to you.

In reality, getting your makeup special for a night out isn’t the puzzle you’re making it out to be. All you need are a few go-to secrets which ensure all eyes fall on you the moment your group enters the club. Lucky for you, we’re going to look at a few foolproof night-out options which could serve you every time. Ladies night; here we come.

The smokey eye
Smokey eyes are a night out classic. There’s something about these which never fails to bring a whole new level of sexy to your going out look. Even better, these are probably so different to the neutral eye shadow colors you use all the time that they’re sure to cause a stir. And, this is a more effortless look to achieve than you would ever expect. All you need to do is get on top with your color choices and smudging techniques. A bit of definition and highlighter never hurts to provide a bit of lift, either. If in doubt; remember that there are plenty of tutorials to help you with this. Each one of them could see you as the center of attention all night.

Long lashes
Whether you’re going for a smokey eye or not, you can bet that long lashes are a good idea, too. By stocking up on options like these cruelty-free eyelashes and practicing how to apply them, you can guarantee you look good. Anyone you speak to on the night is sure to get lost in your eyes this way. Again, this option is so far from your regular makeup routine that it’s sure to provide the WOW factor without fail every single time.

Bright lips
If you want to keep things simple, a bright lip is always an easy go-to. This doesn’t require any makeup magic or tutorials. You just need to apply before heading out and win the crowd over that way. Bear in mind that subtle lips may be best if you are going for smokey eyes. Otherwise, a deep rouge could leave you looking ravishing all night long. Even better, it’s pretty tricky to get this wrong. All you need to do is get a straw to make sure that lipstick doesn’t come off while you’re drinking!

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Covergirl #FullSpectrum Collection

The new foundation from Covergirl is really good! This is Matte Ambition in color FS400. The coverage is nice, I really love the way look came out. I use primarily all Covergirl products to achieve this look. I am in love with this blue based purplish pink lipstick called “Charms” by Covergirl.

Covergirl Products used:

Foundation: Matte Ambition FS400 – Covergirl

Pressed Powder:

Bronzer: Ebony Bronze – Covergirl

Lipstick: Covergirl Full Spectrum “Charms”

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Beauty Glazed Eye Shadow Palette “Saturn”

I am loving my new eye shadow palette by Beauty Glazed! Love, LOVE, LOVE!! When I saw this palette on Amazon I knew that I had to take a chance on it. It was only $7.88, so I ordered. The colors were just perfect for me and I love the size of the palette. It fits perfect in my travel makeup case. As you see, this palette has 9 shades in both matte and shimmery finishes. It has nice beautiful warm tones. The pigmentation is BANANAS for such an affordable palette! It is super rich in color and the shadows blend easily! I highly recommend you try these palettes.

Be sure to check out Beauty Glazed Palettes!! I highly recommend them!

Here is a recent look that I was able to create using only the “Saturn” palette by Beauty Glazed.

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