Party Makeup for Teens using Drugstore Products!

Today I have a special tutorial, for all my teen Makeup Geeks, this one is just for you. I am going to show you this easy party makeup that you can do using all drugstore products so it’s really inexpensive and still looks amazing. I also want to share with you the must haves in your makeup collection if you are just starting out, want to advance your collection, or want to make sure you have the all important basics. :-)

MUST HAVES

Young Teens

If you are a teen and you are just starting out in makeup all you need is a good mascara and a lipgloss. My favorite mascara is the L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara as it makes your lashes dark black and adds both length and volume. For lipgloss, the best to have is NYX in Beige. Its a soft pink that looks great on every skintone at any age.

  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • NYX Lipgloss in “Beige” – (Amazon) (eBay)

Mid – Teens

For those of you who are in your mid teens you will want to start using a little bit of concealer. My favorite one is the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. It comes in a wand form and is easy to apply. Just dab it over your blemishes and pat lightly with your finger. The great thing about this concealer is that it covers really well without being to thick or to cakey. You can also begin to wear a little more color on your lips. A good lipstain is perfect for this. I really like the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lipstains because they apply very easily, just like a crayon. They have great colors and once you blend them out it just comes across as a nice stain that looks very natural and not to heavy.

  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lipstains (Amazon) (eBay)

Older Teens

Once you move into your later teens, you can start wearing eyeliner, eyeshadows, blush and all the other fun stuff that comes with it. My favorite blush is by Milani and the color Luminous is a perfect color. It’s  a soft peachy/pink that gives the cheeks a soft glow when applied to the apples of the cheeks. My favorite eyeshadows to wear, which can be applied with your clean fingers, are the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows. Just swipe or pat a small amount over the lid and you are good to go. If you want something that’s waterproof and still easy to apply try the Maybelline Color Tattoos. These are easy to apply by using your ring finger and swiping a small amount on the lid staying below the crease. These add a perfect pop of color to the eyes. For the eyeliner, if you want to apply it in the waterline or along the upper or lower lashline, use the L’Oreal Hip Eyeliners. These are very creamy and glide on smoothly. The must have colors are a dark brown, a dark purple, and if you have darker features or want something more dramatic for night or weekends, get a black as well. The Milani Liquif’eye Liners work great too. Lastly, if you prefer a gel liner or want something a little stronger in terms of pigmentation and staying power, the Maybelline Eye Studios are by far my favorites.

  • Milani Blush in “Luminous” – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • L’Oreal Innfallible Eyeshadows – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Bold Gold” – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • L’Oreal Hip Eyeliners in Dark Brown – (Amazon) (eBay) ; ”Violet Volt” (Amazon) (eBay) ; Black (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Milani Liquif’eye Liners – “Brown” (Amazon) (eBay) ; ”Purple” (Amazon) (eBay) ; ”Black” (Amazon) (eBay)

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TUTORIAL PRODUCTS

Face

  • Revlon Age Defying Concealer – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Milani Minerals Blush – #201″ Luminous” – (Amazon) (eBay)

Eyes

  • L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow -# 892 ”Amber Rush” (Amazon) (eBay)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow – #997 “Eternal Sunshine” – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Eyeliner – “Brown” – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • L’oreal Voluminous Mascara – “Carbon Black” – (Amazon) (eBay)

Lips

  • NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss – “Beige” – (Amazon) (eBay)

Tools

  • Makeup Geek Eye Shader Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Deluxe Angled Contouring Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

And there you go, the perfect look for any teen who needs or wants a great party look!  With so many color combination in the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows, the combinations are limitless. Just remember to always let your natural beauty shine through no matter what. :-)

XOXO,

Marlena

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Best Undereye Concealers for Dark Circles

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This has been a pet project of mine for the past few years; finding very high coverage concealers that will fade out dark circles without making them grey and ashy. I have tried – quite literally – hundreds, and though there are dozens of them that work well, I’ve narrowed it down to my top five to make life easy. Out of these, three are ultra-high-coverage (Laura Mercier’s High Coverage concealer, Amazing Cosmetics concealer and Dermablend Corrector Stick) and three have very slightly less but a more workable, easy consistency. Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place has been a firm favourite for years; creamy, crease-free and easy to blend. Benefit’s Boi-ing (despite the annoying name) is also very convenient and does a fine job on medium-to-dark circles, Bobbi Brown also has the concealing set, with creamy concealer and a setting powder, which gives a kind of “complete solution” to correcting any darkness.

If you’re trying to cover very severe darkness beneath the eyes then I would go for one of the ultra-high-coverage concealers, but be wary of the fact that they are slightly harder to blend. You need to really warm them up with the heat from your fingertips before you start dragging your fingers about all over the delicate eye area! Also, if you have lots of lines or wrinkles beneath the eye area, dragging the product about will only settle it into the lines and highlight them – patting the product in is the past way to go. Take a bit of time with it and you will be rewarded!

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A note on shade choice: people are often advised to go “two shades lighter” with their concealer, others are advised to find the “perfect match” to their skintone. I say that it depends on quite how dark your circles are. If you think that they are bad but really they are just minor, you hardly need to go much lighter at all. One shade up from your foundation should do it. If your circles are severe, don’t think that by slapping on some really white concealer (followed by the infamous application of Touche Eclat!) you are going to somehow create an optical illusion. Better to start off by taking out some of the blue from the dark circles, so kind of doing a bit of rudimentary colour correction, and then going in with your proper concealer over the top. Benefit do something called the Erase Paste, a salmony-peachy coloured corrector that I think works very well – some people report back with gripes, but often they’ve used it as the actual concealer and it’s more of a skintone correcting base. (Find Erase Paste here.)

I’ll be doing another video on how to cover dark circles, including the correct way to use highlighting pens like Touche Eclat – used properly they can make a brilliant difference around the eye area. For now, here’s a run-down of the top five (six! I couldn’t choose!) best undereye concealers and any notes on how they apply or blend. For shades used and links to stockists, please check below the video pane.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place in “fair medium”: http://tidd.ly/b9caf757

Dermablend Stick Corrector in shade 15: http://tidd.ly/2ab87bea

Amazing Concealer in shade Medium Beige: http://goo.gl/28M6k1

Laura Mercier High Coverage Under Eye Concealer in 1.5: http://tidd.ly/c290c59b

Benefit Boi-Ing in shade 02: http://tidd.ly/a8898cf8

Bobbi Brown Concealer in Cool Sand: http://tidd.ly/c650c632

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