Monday, October 22, 2012

Perfect Red Lip

Makeup Monday ~ Seven Steps To A Perfect Red Lip
A bold red lip is always beautiful and for some, a little scary to wear. For most women it is the fear of it looking awful. Here are seven tips to help you feel more comfortable with those bold colors and achieve the perfect red lip.           

1. Start by moisturizing the lips with lip balm or moisturizer.

2. Using a gentle brush, exfoliate the lips to remove any loose dry skin.

3. Apply concealer or foundation to the lips to help the lipstick color look more bold as well as help you achieve a better line.

4. Line the lips. As long as the outside is what you want the inner lip doesn't need to be perfect.

5. Fill in the lips with the desired color. It is best to use a color that matches the liner.

6. Use concealer or foundation to fix any mistakes or perfect the line of the lips.

7. Add gloss if you want a shiny lip and to help the lips look bigger.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Baby Doll Lip

Makeup Monday ~ Baby Doll Lip Tutorial
I have been having so much fun playing around with different quick makeup ideas for Halloween. My cute sister inlaw has been kind enough to let me use her as a model multiple times. Here is a quick tutorial on how to change the shape of your lips for any kind of event. Have fun!

1. Start with clean moist lip.

2. Apply concealer and foundation to make your lips the same color as your skin.

3. Draw the desired shape with a lip pencil. I wend above and below the natural lip line to help give it a more dramatic pouty look.

4. Fill in the liner with lipstick or gloss to add depth and shine. I love this look in all different colors especially black for Halloween.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween Caviar Nails

Halloween Caviar Nails ~ Candy Corn

Here is a really cute idea for Halloween using the Caviar Nail application. All you have to do is follow the steps given here only use three different color stripes. Do each stripe one at a time to make it easier to apply the beads. I love this look because it makes it look like candy. Have so much fun!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Caviar Nail Tutorial

Caviar Nail Tutorial
I love it when new nail trends come out and I get to play with the different colors and ideas. Here is a quick tutorial for caviar nails that are really fun and easy. Keep an eye out for fun holiday ideas with this trend.

To start you will need to pick your color and micro beads. I got a set of six micro beads at Micheal's Craft store for around $7. You can get larger sets or buy them individually as well.

1. Apply a base coat and your first layer of polish letting them both dry completely.

2. To apply the micro beads you will want to work with one nail at a time. Add second coat of polish to first nail.

3. While nail is still very wet sprinkle beads onto nail over a bowl to catch falling beads. Make sure to cover entire nail with beads.

4. Once beads are on the nail press gently to secure the beads to the nail. Follow steps 2, 3, and 4 for each nail.

5. Once you have finished applying beads to each nail clean up the edges to get rid of any extra beads.

6. Make sure to let each nail dry completely before applying the top coat. Once they are dry apply a layer of top coat making sure to cover entire nail.

7. Let them dry and have fun! I love these nails because the possibilities are endless.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sexy Vampire Lips

Makeup Monday ~ Sexy Vampire Lips
Halloween is almost here, do you know what you want to be? This is by far my favorite holiday and I look forward to thinking up fun ideas all year. Here is a quick tutorial on how to get an awesome, easy, sexy vampire lip.

 1. Start with a clean moisturized face. Add foundation applying some to the lips as well.

 2. Line the lips with black liner to the desired shape bringing it  a little bit into the center.

 3. Apply red liner to the center of the lips.

 4. Blend the black into the red making sure to leave the very center red.

 5. Clean around the edges and add a red gloss to blend and add shine.

 6. Add a little bit of fake blood to the outsides of the mouth and anywhere else you desire.

 7. You can top it off with some fake teeth or wear as is for a sexy halloween look.