New super pigmented metallics are a fun way to make a bold and daring statement while adding shimmer, shine and depth. Supermodels add to their cheekbones, lips and even eyebrows, but it’s not
a good look for the rest of us, so just stick with the lids!
During the day, wear a light wash of color. At night,
add more pigment to emphasize your eyes. Super-matte shadows paired with hyper-metallic shades allow you to really sculpt your eye shadow, since matte absorbs light and the shimmers make it pop.
Serums and Derma-Rollers
Wondering which serum you should use with your derma-roller? I recommend a hyaluronic acid-based serum because it holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water and can hydrate and plump your skin from the inside-out.
This wonder ingredient is a real boost to your anti-aging routine, especially when paired with a derma-roller. It helps improve firmness and elasticity, giving skin a more youthful and bouncy appearance.
Warm Up Winter Skin
When your summer glow starts to go, reach for a bronzer to perk up your winter skin. Make sure to choose the right tone to give your cheeks a soft, natural-looking glow.
If you have darker skin, pick a color that’s more brown and orange; lighter tones should stick with golds and pinks. And don’t forget your neck!
Lavender is feminine, edgy, and chic. The trick to keeping this bold trend wearable is to create depth and mix textures. Apply a pale lavender shadow across the lids, then a darker shade along the crease and lash lines. Keep the rest of your makeup neutral!
All skin tones can wear lavender, but keep the tones in relation to your own. Lighter skin tones wear lighter shades. Darker skin tones wear darker shades to avoid looking ashy.
The Derma Roller
Derma-rolling, or micro-needling, is the practice of gently rolling the head of a tool covered in tiny spikes over the skin’s surface causing tiny and painless micro-injuries to bump up collagen and elastin production. Crepey skin gets plumped and fine lines and wrinkles diminish.
Use a serum with your derma-roller to act as a buffer between the needles and your skin. For really deep lines, severe age spots, heavy bags and acne scarring, consult a physician about fractional rejuvenation, it’s like micro-needling on steroids. This professional treatment slows the effects of aging and restores skin to its youthful appearance.
How to Apply A Jewel-Tone Smoky Eye Makeup
People often have misconceptions about the term “smoky” eye. They think it means black, but in makeup terminology, a smoky eye means a gradation of color, which can easily be done in in jewel tones. Making this look modern is all about how and where you place your colors, and your application technique. With a little practice you can get this down.
- Chose an eye shadow combo in the colors you want to try!
- Apply a little of your foundation to the lids then dust with a nude shadow all over the eyelid as the base. Apply a flesh tone eye pencil to the lower water line (the inside of your eyelid), to reduce redness and brighten up the eyes.
- Apply a liner right in between your lashes, pulling up ever so slightly. After you’ve done that all over your top lid you need to smudge it. Use a brush or your finger to soften the line, creating a smoky effect. The line should gradually get thicker as you go from the inside of your lid to the outside corners.
- Now you’re ready for color! Place the richest shade of your palette in the crease, exaggerating the outer corner just a bit. Use the 2/3’s rule, applying to the outer two-thirds of your lid.
- On the lid, use a slightly more muted tone from your palette. Then, take a flat shadow brush and blend it over the lid. Since this will be in the center of your eye, it’s a good idea to use something with a slight shimmer. Use the lightest color in your palette to highlight the inner corner of your eye. This should all blend right into your contour and come together nicely.
- For the last step with your palette, dip an angled liner brush into the darkest eye shadow shade, then trace your original eyeliner application to intensify it. This time, however, you want to extend it a bit beyond the outer corner, so it plays very subtly on the shape of a cat’s eye.
- The most important finishing step for any eye look is curling your lashes. It’s one of my favorite tools. Simply get as close to the base of the lashline as possible, and count to 10 on each side. This will open the eye dramatically. Finish with a couple of coats of black mascara, and you’re good to go!
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The Best Lipstick for Every Holiday Party
Nothing spices up your holiday beauty routine quite like rocking a festive new lip color for those very special occasions. And just like we dress to impress for each holiday party, don’t forget to dress up your visage with a swipe of bold lip color!
At this season’s parties, keep it fresh and new with the hottest Holiday Lip Colors: Deep Raspberry, Orange Fizz, and Pink Pizazz!!
It’s sexy and flattering on all skin tones. A cross between a classic red and a bright pink, you get the best of both hues with this trending shade. A real lip color must-have for the modern woman of the ages.
A creamy, pink lip is a classic and romantic option for any holiday ensemble, especially if you’re going for a little more subdued look. This shade is always a fan favorite because it goes on so smoothly and has a great velvety finish that isn’t too matte.
This deep orange is my favorite bold pick, especially when I’m already going with a festive and bright party outfit. Pairing this rich orange with complementary colors such as fuchsia or bright red makes the ultimate statement. What better time of year to step outside your fashion comfort zone?