On the days that you just don’t feel pulled together, I’d advise you throw on a bold lip and go. It’s amazing what a simple lip color can do for the complexion. When it comes to picking a shade that will make the rest of your makeup look flawless; I’d advise you to take your skin undertone into consideration. The top picks for this Summer are bubblegum Pinks and Red/Oranges. If you have a Yellow undertone to your skin, you may go towards more of an Orange/Red shade. One of my all-time favorites is Nars Matte Velvet lip pencil in Red square. It comes in the form of a lip pencil which makes it more precise than the bullet of a lipstick.
When choosing a lipstick I recommend that you pick a lipstick with a matte formula, as they tend to wear well during the humid Summer months. Another top pick is Morange Amplified lipstick by Mac Cosmetics, It’s defiantly another one for warm toned skin girls and of course confident ones! Morange looks best when worn with a sweep of mascara and eyeliner, you don’t want to play up two looks at once!
If you are more of the fairer side you can defiantly rock this lip, it would just be very bold!If you have cooler toned skin you should lean towards Coral based Oranges for a more natural look. I’d recommend to go for Coral toned Orange such as Topshop’s lipstick in Charmed.
Which Lipsticks will you be rocking this Summer?
It all started with Christopher Kane’s see-through plastic clutch reminiscent of the 70′s lava lamps, now even Kim Kardashian is sporting the perspex sandal. With perspex neon accessories now seen everywhere from H&M to Valentino; it’s even easier to get your hands on the latest fashion-led pieces. Pairing up your new neon accessorizes with your everyday outfits should be fun! White is normally the best match but if you want go create come drama go for the opposite color, using a color wheel as your reference.
Burberry and Valentino strongly led the clear plastic fashion trend when it came to fashion week; at Valentino we saw an elegant chiffon dress paired with a structural plastic raincoat. Burberry’s designer Christopher Bailey worked in a bright perspex cape in with a body con pastel dress.
Which neon perspex pieces would you wear?
When it comes to budget beauty buys you can really find some great products that perform just as well as high end products.The drugstore can be overwhelming at times, that’s why it’s important to do your research! The site ‘Makeup Alley’ comes in use when referring to product reviews. It gives each product a 1-5 star rating and users can add their own reviews! I find it very helpful when I want a non biased opinion.
Revlon make great products that perform just as well as most high end brands, I am currently a big fan of their Color burst lip gloss in ‘Bellini’. Bellini is a milky toned peach gloss with slight shimmer. It looks equally as beautiful applied alone or over lipstick.
Drugstore skincare can be more challenging, as most drugstore products don’t contain a good SPF as well as beneficial ingredients . The Olay Total effects daily moisturizer is one of my favorites as it’s Non-Comedogenic, oil free and has a ton of antioxidants.
When buying a moisturizer it’s always important to try to find one that does more than just hydrate your skin but if you are just in the market for a moisturizer that just hydrates the skin, then I would recommend Cetaphil as it is fragrance free and contains no lanolins or parabens.
Splurging on items such as mascara is a ‘no no’ as they dry out within 3 months. Maybelline and L’oreal make some of the best mascara I’ve tried. L’oreal Telescopic and Maybelline The Rocket volum’ Express are some of my top picks!
Which drugstore products do you rate?
If you think the smokey eye is just made for black eye shadow, think again! Last night’s Met costume gala called for some stand out eye looks and with a theme like Punk:Chaos to Couture it’s not hard to see why all the makeup looks were so bold. Kristen Stewart’s makeup artist used a Cranberry Red with Black kohl pencil to define around the eyes while Elle Fanning went all out with a colorful winged eye shadow blended up to the brows.
Which eye shadow colors will you be rocking this Summer?
Fish pedicures, in case you didn’t know, are where you soak your feet in water filled with little, live fish that help to exfoliate your skin and eat away at any dead skin you may have. These are becoming more and more popular and have been featured on many reality shows, including The Real Housewives of New York.
Through Instagram and social media, we learned that Kourtney and Kim Kardashian got these during their family vacation to Greece last week. Kim allegedly “freaked out” at the feel of the fish! Would you?
If you’re looking for hairstyles that make you look younger, here they are!:
Side swept bangs
Sleek, straight hair
Deep side part
Braids – of all kinds!
An undefined part
Watch out for these hairstyles that could make you look more on the older side:
Bangs – straight across
What hair styles do you think are the youngest? Oldest?
Bangs are a new trend when it comes to hairstyles! We’re talking straight across, old-fashioned bangs!
This look certainly isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely stylish if you could pull it off.
The Kardashians are pioneers when it comes to this look, lately! Specifically Kourtney and Kim are showing off their new bangs, and we have to say – they look fab!
If you’re feeling the bang look, start off the spring with a bang (pun intended!) and rock this hot look!
Ombre hair is a huge trend right now, and we’re seeing it all over celeb’s looks! From amazing actresses such as Sarah Jessica Parker to delectable divas like Khloe Kardashian Odom to beauty babes like Lauren Conrad – no one can resist this trendy look!
Ombre means a transition from one color to the other, and that’s exactly what it means in the hair style. Your hair donning a gradual color transition from top to bottom is the exact way to rock this look!
Stylish, chic, and so trendy: go for the ombre look!
You’ve seen her lately judging American Idol, and you’ve probably seen her a million times before that. And honestly, many of those times, you’ve probably be appalled by her daring beauty looks.We know that we have!
That’s right, we’re talking about Nicki Minaj. She is well known for her crazy looks, from hair to makeup to outfits.
She’s sported just about every style, from blonde to brunette to colored hair from crazy makeup to more on the natural side. We love how daring she is and how she can rock almost any beauty style! Here are some of her best:
We are currently obsessing over the shimmer makeup trend!
This is a great beauty look that is desirable on the red carpet or on a date night. The glitter and shimmer of it make it perfect when you’re trying to look totally glam but understated at the same time.
For a simple, shiny beauty look that will surely make you look like the beauty queen that you are, try out this look next time you’re hitting the town!