Beauty Bites: How to Foil Pigments

Hello Makeup Geeks and welcome to BEAUTY BITES! This is a new series full of quick tips to help you get out the door and on your way. Each video will focus on a different product that will help you on days you are in a rush but still want to look your best. 🙂

Today we are going to focus on how to foil your eye shadow or pigments. Foiling is basically using your products wet so that the outcome is a metallic or wet-like finish. This technique is so easy to do and hives a stunning look to your makeup.

Foiling

For this I am going to be using Makeup Geek’s Insomnia pigment. It’s a stunning chocolate brown / blue duochrome that is intensely pigmented and very beautiful. You will need a few things to create this striking look:

  • Eyeshadow or Pigment – Makeup Geek’s Insomnia-  (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Mixing Medium – Contact Solution, MAC Fix Plus Spray , FACEatelier Transforming Gel – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Pigment Lid or Flat Surface to Mix On
  • Flat Stiff Brush

Simply take a small amount of your pigment and place in the lid, add a couple of drops of contact solution or other mixing medium to the pigment and mix until you have a kind of paint consistency. Use the brush to pat over the lower lid or wherever you would like to place it. This intensifies the color and makes it much more vibrant and eye-catching. It’s great for a night out at the club or when ever you want to create an intense and fun look. I recommend you use pigments as it’s much easier, but if you want to use an eye shadow, simply use the end of your brush and scrap a small amount out into your lid. DO NOT spray or apply your mixing medium directly to the eye shadow as this can actually ruin the entire pan of shadow. We also recommend you DO NOT use water as it will evaporate and can leave you with a chalky mess.

Please check out my tutorial on “How to Use Pigments“. This will give you some great ways to incorporate pigments into your look including foiling. So have some fun with your makeup and try this technique for yourself. Be sure and check back next week for another Beauty Bites.

As always, I hope you all are happy and healthy!

XOXO,

Marlena

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Beauty Bites: Getting Plump Lips

Hello Makeup Geeks and welcome to BEAUTY BITES! This is a new series full of quick tips to help you get out the door and on your way. Each video will focus on a different product that will help you on days you are in a rush but still want to look your best. 🙂

Today we will be looking at how to achieve that perfect pout everyone desires.  As we age our lips tend to thin and for some of us, we were born with thinner lips, but no matter how you got them hopefully these tips and tricks will have your lips looking luscious in not time.

White Liner

I know this may seem odd, but by lining the Cupid’s Bow with a white liner and blending it slightly, it will emphasize the upper lip giving it a fuller appearance. Some of my favorites are:

  • NYX Slim Eye Pencil in White – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • NARS Santa Monica Blvd. – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Rimmel London in Pure White – (Amazon) (eBay)

The BEST thing you can do to get the appearance of fuller lips is to wear a light color lipstick and a light lip gloss. Lip gloss will instantly make your lips look bigger because it reflects the light and bounces it off.  Some of my favorite lip glosses are:

  • Maybelline Color Sensational  #290 Flash of Pink –  (Amazon) (eBay)
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Beauty Bites: Getting Glowy Cheeks!

Hello Makeup Geeks and welcome to BEAUTY BITES! This is a new series full of quick tips to help you get out the door and on your way. Each video will focus on a different product that will help you on days you are in a rush but still want to look your best. 🙂

Today we will be focusing on how to achieve that healthy glow that we all love. The best way to do that is with a cream blush. Please don’t feel intimidated by cream blushers. They are easy to use and add a fresh and healthy glow to your skin.

Cream Blush

These are a couple of my favorites:

  • Stilla Convertible Blushes – Gerbera – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • NYX –  (Amazon) (eBay)

To apply gently tap the tips of your 2 fingers into the cream blush and pat the excess onto the back of your hand. Gently pat the cream blush along your cheekbones and the apples of your cheeks for a youthful, stunning glow.  If you feel you have added to much simply pick up a powder puff or a sponge and lighten the color.

Cream blushes really are so easy to do and so incredibly quick which makes them perfect when you are in a hurry or when you want a glowy finish. As always my wonderful Makeup Geeks, stay happy and healthy!

XOXO,

Marlena

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Beauty Bites: Making your Eyes Pop!

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Some of my favorites are:

  • Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liner – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener Nude – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • NYX Wonder Pencil- (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Stila Kajal Eyeliner in Topaz – (Amazon) (eBay)

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To brighten your eyes and make them appear wider and more awake, simply line the waterline of your eye with a nude liner of your choice. This simple trick is great on days when you haven’t had enough sleep, or when you want to make your eyes stand out more.

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The 1 Minute Winged Liner

Hi Makeup Geeks!

I know there’s many days when you’re rushing out the door for work, but still want to look polished and have at least a little makeup on. Winged liner has been trendy for a few years now, so I wanted to give you a trick for doing it in 1 minute.  That’s right, just one minute! Nobody wants to skip their trip to Starbucks to do a 10 minute makeup look when you can do it quicker AND have your coffee 😉

Products Needed:

  • Black or Brown Gel Liner – Makeup Geek Gel Liner in “Immortal” or “Mobster”   (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Bent Eyeliner Brush    (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Scotch Tape

Simply place the scotch tape along the outer part of your eye- use your lower lash line as a guideline.  Take your bent liner brush or any super small makeup brush and apply the eyeliner along the tape, connecting it to your upper lash line.  You want to fill it in to form a triangle shape- this is what gives the illusion of winged liner.

If you have an extra minute, you can turn your winged liner into a softly smudged cat eye that works great for daytime.  All you need are 2 more products:

  • Dark Brown Eyeshadow – Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in “Bada Bing”    (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Pencil Smudge or Eye Smudging Brush    (Makeup Geek Store)

Take a pencil brush and smudge a dark brown eyeshadow (or any color for that matter) on top of your gel liner.  Start to smudge it upwards to smoke out the liner, staying close to your lash line as well as the tape you placed on earlier.  All you’re doing is turning the winged liner into a smudged out cat eye shape by “smoking out” the eyeshadow.

I hope this helps you all in your makeup looks when you’re in a hurry! Makeup doesn’t have to take a long time- it’s all about the technique and tools.

Thanks to Joanna (maxineczka) for providing the example picture for this look!  Check her out on Makeup Geek, Instagram, or Youtube

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