Start by adding some curl to your hair for texture.
Create a low ponytail. We made a line from ear to ear and used the hair on bottom for this. Then divide the top into 3 even sections.
Tease the middle section for added volume and texture.
Then twist the middle section and pin it to the low ponytail using a large bobby pin for security.
Tease the side section to add more texture.
Twist it back and pin it to the low ponytail using a large bobby pin.
Repeat the teasing on the other side and pin it to the low ponytail using a large bobby pin.
Pull a few pieces out around your face to soften the look.
Last, mist the whole thing with a medium holding hairspray.
Welcome back to brush class, my teacher’s pets! Today’s subject is eyes and there are so many of them out there that even I get overwhelmed a little at the make-up specialty store. But fear not my friends, I have narrowed it down to these six: Just print out this cheat sheet and take it with you next time you’re in the market for new brushes. (via The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty. - BRUSH CLASS III: EYES)
This may seem like a simple task to some of you, but I find that a lot of people struggle with hiding a bobby pin. The best way to conceal your weapon is to slide the pin back up into the hair in the opposite direction that the hair is going (see image example). By doing this, you create the strongest support while hiding your bobby pin at the same time. This is how every section was pinned in our “Twisted Sister” updo tutorial. As wedding/prom season quickly approaches this trick should come in very handy. (via The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty. - PIN IT TO WIN IT)
We get a lot of emails asking how to make thin lips look fuller. So today I’m happily sharing one of my biggest secrets as a makeup artist! This ten-second trick instantly but subtly makes any-sized lips appear fuller using a concept from Basic Art 101: you add dimension by playing with shadows light. If you want to bring a feature forward, you make it lighter, and if you want to push something back, you shade it darker. So to make the lips appear more voluminous, simply outline the top lip the philtrum (the two midline grooves that run from the top of the lip to the nose) to highlight it. It’s a lot safer and less expensive than fillers and looks more natural. (via The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty. - BEAUTICIAN MAGICIAN: A VOLUMINOUS LIP ILLUSION)
How you wear your eye makeup can make or break an outfit, and can serve the same purpose as accessories when it comes to upping the style aspect of any look. Experimenting with makeup gives you the chance to try out new trends without making too much of a commitment, if you don’t like what you’ve done, you can always just take it off and start fresh. One of our favorite makeup trends for spring is retro-inspired winged eyeliner, and we can’t wait to pair the look with our fresh spring fashions. (via Beauty Trend: Winged Eyeliner | theglitterguide.com)
We all aim for perfection, but sometimes flaws are even more beautiful. It’s still important to take proper care of our skin by drinking lots of water, cleansing regularly and taking preventative steps with moisturizers and sun protection. You are gorgeous, inside and out — so embrace your natural beauty and cut your cosmetic routine down to 5 easy steps: