Hello my beautiful Makeup Geeks! I have a fun all in one video for you today. This will be great for going out on the weekends when you want to add more drama to your look. This is perfect for a girls night out with curly hair, and glamorous makeup. I even have an outfit for you to give you some ideas of how to get ready from head to toe. So have fun with this captivating look. So let’s get started on the hair.
To check out the outfit for this look click here.
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray (to add volume to the roots) – (Amazon) (eBay)
Bumble and Bumble Dry Shampoo – (Amazon) (Sephora)
ION or Hot Tools 3/4 inch Curling Iron – (Amazon) (eBay)
Phillips Teasing Brush – (Amazon) (eBay)
Wella Hairspray – (Amazon) (eBay)
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer – (Makeup Geek Store)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – (Amazon) (eBay)
Cover FX Powder Foundation in N30 – (Amazon) (Sephora)
Can you believe it’s already the second week of May!? We can’t! We’re loving May even more than usual this year thanks to the Bold is Beautiful Project. For the entire month of May, 100% of the proceeds from all brow waxes at Macy’s BrowBars & Benefit boutiques will be given back to charities focused on empowering women & girls through education and mentorship. We chose to support four fab non-profits with missions that we really believe in, and we’re excited to be able to give a brow & help a gal in need! Which charities, you ask? We’re more than happy to share—throughout the month we’ll be featuring each non-profit on the blog, today we’re featuring Step Up.
Step Up’s mission is to empower girls from low income communities to be college bound & career ready. Every gal deserves an education, and to believe that she has the ability to receive one. We love supporting the dreamers & believers, and Step Up is helping to empower a new generation of bold women across the country!
The vision is simple: give girls the opportunities & resources to fulfill their potential & encourage them to end the cycle of poverty by becoming the first in their family to go to college. One of our fave features of Step Up is that it brings the programming right to the girls—Step Up goes to each partner high school weekly for two hour sessions & serves high school aged ladies, from 13-18.
So what are you waiting for, Benebabes!? Get to a Benefit boutique or Macy’s BrowBar NOW & give a brow to support a gal out there chasing her dreams!
Today I am going to give you all the information I know about cream blushes. I know some of you are intimated by them and how to use them. The main questions I hear are how to apply them and what kinds are best. So for this video I am going to provide everything you need to know about how they work, when its best to use them, how to apply them and everything else you need to make sure you get the most from these remarkable products.
Who is Cream Blush best for?
Dry Skin – If you have dry skin then cream blushes are going to work amazingly for you. If you use a powder blush on top of your dry skin the powder can enhance the dry look of your skin and make your cheeks look very dull. However, using a cream blush will add extra moisture to your skin and add a youthful glow to your skin that a powder blush won’t provide.
Aging Skin – As we age our skin tends to get drier. Using a cream blush will automatically add a youthful glow back to your face along with a dewiness we tend to lose as we get older.
Cold Climates – A cream blush is ideal for those of you who live in colder climates, or during the colder months. Cream blushes sit on the skin and add moisture that the cold air takes away. For those of you who live in warmer climates or where it’s humid, a cream product can actually slide, melt or make you look more oily. It’s best to use a cream blush in the colder seasons or if you live in a cold climate.
My Favorite Cream Blushes
Stila Convertible Cream Blush I love this because it’s a dual purpose product that can be used on the lips and cheeks. These are very highly pigmented and not sticky which makes them easy to apply. This non-greasy, creamy formula adds the perfect glow to the cheeks. Price: $25.00 Where to Buy: Sephora . Amazon . eBay . Nordstrom
Illamasqua Cream Blush This rich and creamy blushes are highly pigmented and glide on the cheeks smoothly and evenly. They give a perfect glow to the cheeks and have a great range of colors for fair skin to dark skin. Price: $26.00 Where to Buy: Sephora . Amazon . eBay
NYX Cream Blush These are by far the least inexpensive of the bunch. However, they don’t lack on quality. They are highly pigmented, aren’t sticky and don’t leave your skin looking oily. They come in a wide range of colors for fair skin to dark skin. Price: $6.75 Where to Buy: Makeup Geek Store . Amazon . eBay
How to Apply
Fingers – This is by far my favorite method of applying cream blush. Using your clean two middle fingers, pat your fingers into the blush picking up some of the product. Smile and apply the blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend the color backward. If you feel you have applied too much color, use a sponge like a Beauty Blender and pat over the top to pick up some of the color until you get your desired color.
Cheek Highlighter Brush – This brush has a soft, flat top that allows you to stipple the cream blush onto your cheeks. Gently stipple the brush into the blush picking up a small amount. Apply it the same way by smiling and placing on the apples of your cheeks and blend backward. Using a brush isn’t my favorite method as it applies too much and you will probably have to go back with a sponge and remove some color.
Beauty Blender or Sponge – The only thing I recommend using this for is for tapping off any excess color on your cheeks and blending the color out.
I hope all this information is helpful for you all! Don’t be afraid to use cream blushes as they give such a nice finish to the skin. Always apply lightly and build as needed.
Have a great week! xoxo, Marlena
Continued here Makeup G Regards – BloCosmetics.com
I really wanted to get my hands on some of the ‘cushion’ products from their country of origin, Korea, to see how they differ, if at all, from the cushions being made for western markets so I did some proper Korean Beauty Shopping! I placed an order with www.W2Beauty.com that sells all things Korean (so impressed with this site..I’ll pop in a link at the end) and the bits and pieces arrived today. I ordered Innisfree Waterglow Cushion Foundation, Iope Cushion Blush (the trend to follow the cushion foundation) and two ‘cushion’ shadows from Tony Moly. First up, Innisfree Waterglow Cushion Foundation. Well, it’s pretty much the same as the versions we’re seeing beginning to emerge here, and for a product with a ‘water’ indication in the title, I didn’t find it particularly light. I think I was expecting more from the ‘water’ term, thinking maybe of Dr Jart and that range of ‘water’ products that leave little droplets of water on the skin. It’s also, as I’m finding, far paler on the skin than it looks in the pot. I will pass this on to a fellow blogger to review because it’s way too pale for me. Because it’s… Read More