Daily Archives: June 4, 2011

Watch Beauty Maven JuicyStar07’s Everyday Hair Routine/Tutorial

Check out this great video by Beauty Maven JuicyStar07. She goes through her hair simple and fun everyday hair routine. Below is a list of all the products she used in the video:

Products used:
jocio kpak reconstruct shampoo
jocio kpack reconstruct conditioner
jocio kpack deep penetrating reconstructor
jocio kpack split end mender
redken satin wear blow dry lotion
chi silk infusion
chi 44 iron guard
garnier fructis xxl volume thickening mousse
garnier fructis full control hair spray

Tools:
mebco double wide toothed comb
conair hair brush
mark kate and ashley blow dryer
chi hair straightener

Indian Beauty Secret: Homemade Skin Polisher

This is used by women all over India. The turmeric acts as a natural cleanser and disinfectant and will not turn your skin yellow. The chickpea flour sloughs off dead skin to give unimagined silkiness and the milk will firm up the entire body. Even the tiniest of babies are massaged with this body polisher, but do be careful if you have a history of allergy to wheat or lentil flour – use rice flour instead.

1 tablespoon chickpea flour

Pinch of turmeric

About 2 tsp of milk

Mix all the ingredients together and rub on to wet skin instead of soap.

Originally published in The Times UK

Get Keri Hilson’s Billboard Awards Retro Chic Look

If you saw Keri Hilson at the Billboard Awards you saw how flawless her makeup looked. Here are some of the steps on how she created Keri’s look:

Face:

Start with Skinflash Primer Radiance Boosting Makeup Primer, then apply DiorSkin Nude Natural Glow Creme Gel in #40. I applied Tarte Dark Circle Defense Natural Under Eye Corrector in Medium-Deep to under eye area and applied Banana Powder from Ben Nye so eyes lifted without looking too light and unnatural. I then used Queen Collection Mineral Bronzer in Light Bronze and  applied all over the face to create a light contour on the nose.

Body:

First spray legs with Dior Airflash Bronzer on her legs then apply Tarte Celebutante Dry Oil Shimmer Spray on top to add shimmer,  it makes legs look slimmer.

Eyes:

First apply Smoky Shadow Blast in Bronze Fire the golden color on the lid and brow and the bronze color in the crease then blend so the color natural fades. Apply Green Glow Liquiline Blast on top and bottom lash line then blend with a small tapered brush to diffuse color. Lastly add  2 coats of DiorShow 360 Mascara to lock in lashes so they blend with the faux lashes, this gives a natural look. I completed the look with Milani Black Liquid Liner with a slight wing for that retro chic look of the 70′s.

I added Girlactik Heaven’s Dust in Gold in the inner corner of the eyes and cheekbone so it really made Keri’s face pop!

Lips:
Lip Perfection Lip Color in Heavenly, Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss in Mocktail Hour in center of lips so lips look full and sexy.

Brows:
We wanted to mute brows so I used Dior Brow gel in Shiny Blonde which really lifted Keri’s eyes.

Cheeks:
I applied Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush in Tipsy on the apples of the cheeks.

Fabulous!

Originally published in Hellobeauty.com

How to Thread Your Eyebrows: Beauty Maven Eily

Threading has long been popular in many Arab countries, and was well known from Indian and Persian culture, where it is known as Bande Abru (“Abru” means eyebrow, and “Band” is the thread). Threading the entire face is widely practised amongst Iranians, but it was originally only done when a woman was getting married or for special occasions. In ancient Persia, threading was a sign that a girl had reached adulthood and become a woman.

Practitioners use a pure, thin, twisted cotton thread which is rolled over untidy hairlines, moustaches and other areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove an entire row of hair, resulting in a straighter line. As a larger area of hair is removed at once, however, it can be relatively painful.

Watch Beauty Maven Eily show you how it’s done.

 

The Skinny On Asian Lotions/Hydrating Toners

Moisturizing is one of the most important steps in the Asian skincare regimen. Asian women believe that a “watery”, radiant complexion makes a crucial base for good makeup and their secret to achieving that? Applying lotion religiously.

Unlike the regular moisturizers that we call lotion here in the US, “lotion” (化妝水) is a hydrating toner that should be applied after cleansing and before moisturizer. While some people argue that toners are redundant and just another marketing gimmick, I personally can’t live without them. My rationale? If your skin is dehydrated and you slap on layers and layers of moisturizers, they will just sit on top of your skin and not get absorbed. But if you use a hydrating toner to soften the top layer of your skin first, it will help any moisturizer or treatment that follows to penetrate better into your skin.

The Proper Way To Apply Lotion/Toner

1. Pour the toner onto a piece of cotton pad and make sure the cotton pad is completely saturated with toner.

2. Apply in a patting motion until the cotton pad is dry.

3. Massage the toner into your skin and gently press the palm of your hands onto your face for a few seconds to help your skin absorb the toner.

A good hydrating toner also makes the perfect hydrating mask that is great through out the year.

Rosewater
This can be found in a lot of skincare products and its well-known moisturizing and soothing properties makes it the perfect toner for all skin types. You can also find rosewater at most drugstores for less than $10. I highly recommend you ladies give this a shot.

Originally published in http://www.Makeupforlife.net

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