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Plump Up Your Pout Without A Lip Job

13 Mar

What is the first thing you notice when you look at Angelina Jolie’s or Kylie Jenner’s face? Their plump pout, right? Bee stung lips have become a rage over the past few years and with this trend, lip liners have got back into the limelight. Unlike the 1980s and 1990s, lip liner is no longer about complementary colors. In fact, it is more about contouring – to produce the delusion of plumpness.

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Of course, another way to get plumper lips is to get a lip job. Yep, the good ol’ lip job that turned several good-looking celebs into walking nightmares. With all the money to turn you into a monster, none would want to go over there. There’s another way; you can also use lip plumping devices. As far as the results are concerned, they’re not guaranteed to give you those perfect Kylie lips. Risk it or leave it! However, we all know that as strange as it sounds, the lip liner tricks have been the old school of the vanity fair all along. Even Marilyn Monroe used lip liner hacks to top the beauty standards across the globe. So, what do you say?

Slay The World With These Tricks

Want to flaunt a fuller, more defined pout? Here’s how you can plump up your lips with as little exertion (and cost!) as possible:

  1. Moisturizing The Lips

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No matter what you believe, you can’t deny the sexiness of smooth, moisturized lips. You’d be surprised to see how plump your lips will look if you apply a hydrating layer before anything else. Look for a lip balm that includes a substantial amount of peppermint oil. It helps in improving circulation naturally, thereby, allowing increased blood flow to your pout. Let your favorite moisturizer or lip balm sit for about 5 minutes so all the dead cells can easily be removed.

  1. Exfoliating For a Better Pout

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Now it’s turn to exfoliate your lips. You can use a toothbrush or a lemon-sugar combo to scrub your lips gently. Toothbrush works by slightly irritating your lips, which makes them swell and appear more defined. Therefore, choose a toothbrush with softer bristles to avoid serious irritation.

Scrubbing in circular motions will allow increased blood flow and will make your lips apparently look slightly plumper than before. By the way, Angelina Jolie is rumored to be using toothbrush to scrub her lips every morning. So, you can’t get wrong with this trick!

  1. Conceal, Don’t Reveal Those Lips

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For a smoother lip color application, you need to make sure there’s a base beneath it. You can make your lips brighter by using a foundation or a concealer base. It gives you the upper hand to add layers to highlight your preferred pout.

Adding a base will not only give your lipstick a slicker texture, but also help you maintain your plump look all through the day.

  1. Over- and Under-line

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Make sure you use a lip liner that’s a shade or two darker than your natural lip color. Drawing your desired shape, start from your cupids bow and taper down to your natural lip line. Don’t forget to under-line a little lower than your lower lip to make it appear bigger.

Using a lip liner that is slightly darker than your natural lip color will create the overall appearance of your lips more genuine and gorgeous.

  1. Fill The Lip Space and Contour

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Once you’ve made as far as forming a pouty lip line, you can fill the inner lip space with the same shade with which you drew the outline. It will make your new lip line appear more natural. Moreover, you can always contour to add some drama to your nice pout.

  1. Top it off with Layers of Lipstick and Gloss

If you want to get bigger lips, avoid using darker shades and opt for lighter colors. Dark shades tend to make your pout look flat. Use pale pinks or nude shades to create the illusion of plumper lips.

Add a clear gloss on top of your lipstick for a more defined look. Lip gloss tends to reflect light and makes your lips appear fuller. So, the next time, dab your beloved gloss on the center of your lips for a highlighting impact.

In Conclusion…

Apart from these tips, there are many others you can use to make your lips appear fuller. Just because you haven’t got a pout, doesn’t mean you can’t make one. So, go ahead and rock the world – obviously without having lip injections!

 

Mastering the Art of Eyeliner

8 Mar

Ladies all over the world are always willing to experiment with a new makeup look. No matter how much makeup you apply, the overall look still appears to be incomplete without a sharp, neat eyeliner. Read on to find out how to step up your eyeliner game in a matter of minutes.

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Eyeliner is one of the most essential yet tricky part of any makeover. Each day makeup artists and enthusiasts are coming up with new techniques of applying eyeliner. Classic, Arabic, Cat Eye, Double Liner, Winged, Open Wings…even the names are enough to panic someone who doesn’t even know how to draw a straight line!

Ways to Get Selfie-Ready Liner Instantly

If you are one of those who have always been apprehensive about eyeliner and struggled to get the flawless wing, here are a few tips on how to master the art of eyeliners:

  1. Choose the right type of Eyeliner:

There are basically three types of eyeliners; Pencil, Gel and Liquid.

  • Pencil eyeliners are simple to apply, however, at times they do not glide on as effortlessly or densely as the other two types.
  • Gel eyeliners are more popular among makeup artists as they are matte and spread easily. However, using them can be a bit tricky for a novice as they have to be applied with the help of a brush.
  • Liquid eyeliners are famous for their accuracy, and typically come in two packages: a small bottle with a tiny brush, or pen-shaped with a brush tip. They normally take some time to dry completely after application.

It is important to choose the right type of eyeliner depending on your makeup look and the level of expertise. If you are a newbie, it is advisable to start off with a pencil eyeliner as it is easier to handle.

  1. Choose the right color:

Eyeliners come in a variety of colors and every color has a different impact on your overall makeup look. For instance, black liner looks striking and bold while brown liner is more suitable for smoky and subtle looks. If you have narrow eyes, use a white liner on the lower waterline to make them appear big. You may also use a glittery eyeliner to add head-turning sparkle to your eyes.

  1. Use the correct posture:

If your hands get shaky when applying a liner, it is better to sit down and rest your elbow on a uniform surface. Now place your little finger on the cheek to control the jerks. Basically, you have to stabilize yourself as much as you can to avoid shaky blunders.

  1. Use a string:

Want perfectly winged eyes in seconds? Try using a string as suggested by Sri Lankan-based beauty blogger, Rochelle Wick. Paint eyeliner on a simple string (or dental floss) and put it at your outer eye corner in an upwards direction. Next, print another line in a little downward direction. Fill liner in between both the lines using any liquid liner. Voila! You have nailed the look!

  1. Start with dots or dashes:

This tip is ideal for those who are new at using liquid eyeliner. Start off with applying dots or dashes along your lash line. Next, just connect those dots/dashes using the liner one by one or in a single go, whichever is easy for you.

  1. Fix smudges:

Once you have put on the liner, clean any mess with the help of petroleum jelly applied on a cotton bud. Don’t have petroleum jelly? No worries! Use your clear lip gloss. You can also fix the smudge using a dab of concealer or primer.

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Choosing the ‘Right’ Eyeliner

There are so many eyeliners available in the market and each one claims to be better than the rest. Wondering which one to choose? Here’s a little comparison of some of the most popular liners to help you pick the right one for you:

This liner has a fine tip (0.4mm) and actually works like a pen which makes it very easy to use. To get the perfect eyeliner, start from your inner eye corner and slowly glide it on to make it heavier at the outer corner. This liner is strongly pigmented, hence, it does not fade away quickly. It was the winner of Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2013. While it is a pocket-friendly product ($7.99), it doesn’t seem to be water-resistant which can be challenging for women with watery eyes.

M.A.C is famous for its finest quality cosmetics and this Fluidline liner is no exception. It is an ultra-smooth gel liner that delivers the meticulousness of a liquid eyeliner with a glossier, smoother texture. If you are looking for a long-lasting, water-resistant and smudge-free liner, then investing in M.A.C Fluidline is a wise decision. The only issue is that you’ll get just the 3gms gel pot and no brush for $17.5!

If you are looking for a vegan product, this eye pencil by Urban Decay will become your go-to eyeliner. This eye pencil is an ultra-velvety, rich form of UD’s creamy, water-resistant 24/7 pencils and is more suitable for creating smoky, rimmed eyes. Enriched with Jojoba oil, this $20 worth of formula is easy to apply and stays on for long without smudging. However, many users feel that the product is so velvety that it needs to be sharpened carefully to maintain the fine tip.

The fact that this product is the winner of Allure Best of Beauty Award thrice speaks volumes about its quality. It is a richly pigmented gel liner that lasts for as long as 12 hours and offers hassle-free accuracy of a liquid eyeliner. The only drawback is that it’s costly, however, its 3gms of super-fine quality is worth the price tag of $27.

Whether you are a newbie or a professional makeup artist, this waterproof eyeliner by Stila has a fine pen-like tip that offers accurate application for everyone. It has rich pigmentation that doesn’t smudge easily. The formula is such that it spreads smoothly, and dries swiftly. On the downside, only 0.016 oz formula comes for $22 and it dries out quickly.

Final Thoughts

Eyeliners are an excellent way to add a delicate definition to your eyes. While it seems to be a tricky makeup technique for some, applying an eyeliner correctly is no rocket science. All you need is the right product and lots and lots of practice.

 

 

What’s the fuss about Facial Cleansing Sticks?

23 Aug

Haven’t encountered the facial cleansing stick yet? It’s time to get ready for a lifestyle -and a skincare routine- that is about to transform for the better!

What is a Facial Cleansing Stick?

Facial cleansing sticks are essentially face wash but look like huge glue sticks. They are exactly what the name sounds like: solid cleansers in the form of a stick.

Beauty bloggers all over the world are going crazy over cleanser sticks. After all, they are spill-proof, leakage-proof and easy to carry while travelling, so you can keep one with you while heading over to your office, gym or even when going out for vacations, without a worry!

So, what’s the fuss about facial cleansing sticks?

Korean beauty company SU:M37 launched the first cleansing  stick called the Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick. Ever since, famous bloggers have been raving about it, and now popular brands such as Boscia, Pur, A’Pieu, Etude House and Clinique are coming up their own varieties that are selling out like hot cakes.

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Sticking with the Facial Cleanser Sticks

Here’s what makes these sticks a game-changing innovation:

  1. Quick application for the lazy you

Got up late? No time to for an early morning skin pampering session? No worries! Stop cursing your alarm and get your hands on a facial cleansing stick!

Just wet your face, put on the cleanser right from the stick and scour it onto your skin. Treat yourself with a quick facial massage while the cleanser lathers. Wash with clean water and voila, you are ready to rock a blemish-free, brighter skin.

  1. Travel-friendly so you can clear airport customs like a boss

You’ll love it especially if you travel a lot. It is in solid form which means you don’t have to fear about fluids leaking in your carry-on or tote. Its compactness also makes it the flawless toss-it-in-your-hand-bag facial cleanser for a fun day at the seaside.

Now you don’t have to worry about exceeding the limit of allowed ounces on the airplane. You’ll skip the hassle of packing bottles and pumps and won’t ever get stopped by airport security staff!

  1. One stick, two functions

Searching for a good exfoliator? Look no further! Your facial cleansing stick can also be used as a second stage exfoliator.

Once you have washed your face with a gentle cleanser, use the stick to target particular zones such as your nose and temple for some extra cleaning. Use it as a spot treatment!

  1. Your mini salon at home

With amazing ingredients, these sticks can do more wonders then simply cleaning your face. For instance, Boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment includes charcoal that detoxes your skin, while reducing pore size and zapping excess oil.

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Clinique Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick is a small cleansing stick that is designed specially for removing eye makeup. Why is the size small? So that you can have a quick fix, whenever you mess up a cat eye!

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Say bye-bye to expensive salon visits and bring a facial cleansing stick at home!

Although they are a comparatively novel category, facial cleansing sticks are no trick. They are rightly called the ‘Face Wash of the Future’ because they really work well.

Owing to their massive popularity and hype, more and more brands are now formulating their own versions. These four reasons just might persuade you to transform the way you clean your face.

 

Product Review: CHI Silk Infusion

15 Jan

Pampering your hair is just as crucial as your skin care routine. In this era of cut throat competition, a person is wide-open to distress and tension which can make your hair look dull and unhealthy. All of us wish for silky, shiny and beautiful hair and having gorgeous hair adds up a spark in your personality.

We all despise the idea of rough, dry, damaged hair. Hence, for this, proper hair care routine is a must.

There are various products which work as a nourishment agent to your hair. One exceptional choice for hair repair is CHI Silk Infusion. It claims to make your hair silky and is equally beneficial for men and women.

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Features

It comes in a plastic bottle with a cap. Famous for its shiny effect, it works best for straight hair. It readily gives the glossy and soft result. The price of the product is $45 at Amazon. It promises to protect your hair from the harmful effects of heating. It is an alcohol free product with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 at Amazon.

Performance and Quality

CHI Silk Infusion contains wheat and soy proteins which guarantee a pure silky effect to your hair. We love to style our hair daily, some days it’s going to be a straight hairstyle, the other days we prefer the curly look.

All the cheesy hair styling demands heating, which keeps it set all day. CHI silk infusion’s reconstructing complex protects your hair from heat. It became my instant favorite product to pamper my hair and gives a smooth soft look to my hair.

Application

In terms of application, it is pretty straight forward to use. The product is to be applied in washed, untangled hair. Take out a little product in your palms and evenly apply in your hair starting from roots. Cover all the hair with the product.

It doesn’t mandate you to wash your hair after applying the product. It also works as a heat protector so you can straighten or blow dry your hair after applying CHI Silk Infusion without worrying about damaging your hair.

Pros

  • It gives luster to your hair.
  • Provides strength and shine to hair, fairly easy to use.

Cons

  • It has a strong fragrance, a few people might not prefer it. Nevertheless, I love its smell.

 

 

 

Product Review: L’Oréal True Match Foundation

10 Jan

Makeup and particularly foundations hold the ultimate interest of most of the girls. This review might help you get an idea, if the most hyped drug store foundation has the qualities you are looking for or not!

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I started using the L’Oréal True Match Foundation good two years ago and found it great for everyday use.

Features

It comes in a fairly simple glass bottle with plastic cap, you can pump out the foundation easily. It is absolutely hassle-free and nothing too elaborate. The price of the product is £9.99 at Boots The bottle suggests it to be super blendable with SPF 17.

Consistency

Just as it claims  to be super blendable, the foundation really does work like wonders in terms of giving a smooth, even finish. It feels very light, spreads out completely, and feels like skin. It blends out to almost nothing, and appears to be super smooth and seamless on your skin.

Performance and Quality

In terms of the application, the thin consistency it offers is so flawless, it gives you the preferred results with right amount of coverage. It is tremendously easy is to apply. The color match it offers is really nice, and smooth. Being runny in texture makes it effortless to blend. It is thin in consistency which means no cakey look!

Coverage

It evens out pretty well in terms of coverage. However, it doesn’t hide out blemishes completely, so it’s not a super full-coverage foundation. But, it is still good to go for 6-7 hours without touch up.

If you desire to cover more of your face, you can apply a second layer of foundation. It doesn’t feel really cakey even if a bit greater amount is applied.

Pros

  • Being a drug store product it is cheaper, comparatively an economical product.
  • It gives an even, smooth faultless look.
  • Easy and fast to apply.

Cons

  • Being a thin foundation, it does not offer a greater coverage, you may have to apply double amount of true match for the same coverage which you can get from other foundations.

Here are the different shades available.

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