Under Eye Circles Be Gone!!

Those Little Dark Circles Don’t Seem So Small When They’re on your FACE!!

I’ve been asked a lot recently regarding how to get rid of or cover under eye circles so I thought I’d reach back to a previous post I did on another web page and bring on back. Yep, we’re recycling, heating up leftovers, re-posting, however you wanna say it. Lasagna is always better the next day so I’m ok with that. And of course, now I’m hungry.

Ok we are not a football player! Well, I would think that most of us aren’t anyway. And because of this, we would rather not have those pesky little circles under our eyes, am I right? Sure I am! Cuz no matter how funny those meme’s are, those bags are not and never will be…designer.

With that said, let me first start by saying that sleeping with your makeup on not only hurts me (it really does kill me to learn that people do this), it hurts your cause!! Did you know that if you don’t get all of that mascara and eyeliner off of those lids, over time they will actually STAIN your lids? UPPER AND LOWER PEOPLE!! Yeah, not pretty! (think that Seinfeld episode where they looked different in different light…from wow to ew). Don’t act like you didn’t watch Seinfeld and don’t know what I’m talking about either, we all still love Seinfeld.

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So, in order to avoid this awkward situation, how bout we go ahead and get some eye makeup remover, a cotton ball and a Q-tip (yes, I’m that serious). Make sure you remove all of your makeup before you turn in for the night. Get in there with your Q-tip so that you can get every bit there is and not wake up with racoon eyes (not attractive) and avoid staining this thin sensitive skin around your pretty peepers!!

Next, you’re going to want to moisturize on a regular basis. Yes REGULAR basis, as in morning and night. Find an eye cream that attends to the problem areas or problems you’re tryin to avoid (ie..puffy, dark, lines etc) and dab dab dab! Your eyes will thank you for it! Here’s a multi-purpose cream that will do everything you could ever want a face cream to do. Embryolisse… Learn it, live it, love it… you’re welcome.

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Moving right along, did you know that certain colors are used to correct different problems? Yep, that dang color theory wheel you had to learn in high school art sure comes in handy for us MUA’s!! Doncha wish you paid attention?? Well lucky for you, I’m here to give you some tips on how to use color (and not gobs of it for the love) to cover up your little imperfections until you’ve treated them away 🙂

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If the problem you’re having is bluish or purplish veins under your eyes and you’ve got light to medium skin tone you’re really going to want to use a peach/salmon concealer dabbed every so lightly. With medium to dark skin you’re going to want to reach out and pick up a yellow/salmon or orange concealer. These are to be used sparingly as you don’t want to have that chalky built up look under those eyes.

For dark brown or deep red circles, with light or medium skin you would use yellow or a very light peachy color and for medium or dark skin, use a yellow (more golden than yellow) or salmon color.

One thing that i find not only brightens up the under eye and top of cheekbone area is a product called “Banana Powder“. It is magic in a bottle! This yellow powder applied sparingly just under the eyes can bring a warm glow and brightness to the face giving the appearance of rest and energy. Ben Nye banana powder can be found at various stores and websites, just google or bing it!! (ooooor just click the words and it’ll take you there)

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Now repeat after me…”I will not use a shade too light for my skin to cover up my dark circles, or dark spots.” LOL…

Now off you go my fellow makeup junkies!! Remove, moisturize and dab your little hearts out!!

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Did you know??

 Concealer as a Primer.

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You can use concealer as an eyelid primer for your eye shadow! For those of you who don’t use primer before your shadow, you may have no idea what you’re depriving yourself of, I urge you to try it. I think this is a great little tip because of the fact that there are plenty of people out there who DON’T use a primer or even own one but those same people will most likely own concealer. I mean who doesn’t have a little something they want to cover up??

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Anywhoodles, because there are SOOO many types of concealers out there I will tell you that the concealer that you choose to use as a primer should be either skin toned or white. This will ensure that you will get the truest color out of your shadow.

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Here are some to consider that do the job, don’t break the bank, save money because they multitask, save space (again with the multitasking) and will last for EVER. A little goes a long way on these babies 🙂

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Did You Know?

Did you know?
That some after makeup face sealer can also be used as a primer?! Welp, it’s true. One of my favorites to use for this is Ben Nye Final Seal. With its misty fragrance and light feel it’s an ideal choice for priming as well as sealing!!

It’s made for stage makeup so it’s heavy duty in its effort to keep you waterproof and sweat proof. This is awesome for every day but especially important for big events like weddings, gala’s, prom’s etc.

The frosting on this cake is that this products isn’t going to break the bank either. With sizes ranging from 2 fl oz to 16 fl oz and pricing ranging from $2- $25.50 it is definitely something worth packing in your makeup bag/kit.

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Bye bye Yellow Nails!!

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Breathable Nail Polish, the wave of the future!!

With everyone getting into what’s natural, organic and pure, it leaves me wondering what about nail polish? I mean we all like to have beautiful healthy nails, or at least have the illusion of them (which is why I think people still get acrylic, yikes). So if you think about it, when you paint your nails, you’re in essence covering the nail with a beautiful color that is also unfortunately suffocating it. Your nails are attached to you, hence being nourished by the air and the food you eat. So aside from eating right, taking your biotin, exercising etc., you want to make sure you’re also taking care of your nails.

Thank you Inglot for also thinking about our nails! With the wide array of colors, you’re bound to find one that works for you.

Not only is it breathable but it’s also water permeable. For those with religious restrictions on what they can wear when they perform these religious rituals this has GOT to be a relief. For the rest of us, it’s just really nice to know that when we change our nail color we won’t find yellow, thick, chipping, ridged , lined nails underneath.

I should also like to not that these do NOT contain toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or camphor.

Not only is it breathable but it’s also water permeable. For those with religious restrictions on what they can wear when they perform these religious rituals this has GOT to be a relief. For the rest of us, it’s just really nice to know that when we change our nail color we won’t find yellow, thick, chipping, ridged , lined nails underneath.
I should also like to not that these do NOT contain toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or camphor.

The Makeup Show Orlando

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It’s that time of year Florida, when things get shaken up just a bit more in your sunny state as The Powder Group presents The Makeup Show Orlando. Just in time for the holidays on November 15 & 16th professionals will be able to take advantage of discounts, education and more! Can you STAND it?! From the hours of 9-6 on Saturday and 9-5 on Sunday Makeup artists, Hair stylists, Photographers, models, stylists, students , pretty much all of you in the professional beauty, hair, nail and fashion industry will enjoy more than you can handle from other professionals in your field.

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Learn about the new product lines and launches, check out the makeup workshops and even learn where you can further your education at artistry schools! You will want to bring along your business cards, comp cards, your portfolio and a red bull as you network with your peers and even potential employers (never let an opportunity pass you buy).

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This is a professional only show and is guaranteed to deliver above and beyond your expectations!

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Keynote speakers scheduled are Eugenia Weston; founder and creative director of Senna Cosmetics on Saturday from 10:30-12:00 and Eryn Krueger Mehash sponsored by Make Up For Ever on Saturday from 1-2:30. The fun doesn’t stop there, from 3-4:30 hear from Renny Vasquez as he speaks on Making It In Makeup. Take notes people, take notes!!

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Sunday morning rings you in to a wake-up call by Merrell Hollis at 10am till 11:30 and at noon to build your appetite up for lunch you’ve got Tia Dantzler a celebrity make-up artist who is also eager to share her insite with you on how to take your career to the next level.

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To purchase tickets online, simply click HERE.

Advanced tickets:
One day- $45
Two Days- $60

At Door:
One Day- $55
Two Days- $70

Students get a 10% discount of the door price or online advance price and if you’re part of the local 798 Union you can get complimentary entrance on both days. Just RSVP to Sophia@metropolitanevents.com by Wednesday Nov. 12th. Make sure you have your union card though when you check in or you’ll be turned away.

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Is there a better way to spend time with your friends than to get a bunch of you together, rent a limo and haul your cookies down to the show and take advantage of your group rate!?!?! If you have 15 people or more email Sophia as well and she’ll give you the “in” price for you and your pals.
It will be at the Hyatt Regency Orlando 9801 International Drive. Orlando Florida.

** photos borrowed from The Makeup Show website and other online sources**

IBS NEW YORK

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International Beauty Show is on it’s way to a convention center near you! That’s exactly right, for those of you beauty professionals who are hell bent on making it in the industry, building your careers and your income, you’re not going to want to miss this!!

You can save on your admission fee for 2015 with early bird registration! Tickets are super affordable and give you access to more than 150 hari,nail, makeup and business classes. You will learn from artists from around the world as they provide tips and tricks you can put in your tool belt for future use on your clients. You’ll get in-booth education from the masters in the industry that will help your income soar!! Of course we can’t forget the fact that hundreds of suppliers offer super special show pricing (read cheap and bulk buyable) on THOUSANDS of products and tools. I’ll pause to give you a chance to compose yourself…. It’s ok I’ll wait…. You good? Ok, lets proceed 😉

I’m sure by now you’re wondering what the price for this little gem will be for you and I’m happy to tell you that if you get your ticket early (and why would you NOT) for a one day ticket it will cost you $65.00. There after it doesn’t go up all that much either. Yerp, alls you have to do is get your ticket before January 5th and you can take advantage of this generous offer. If you buy your ticket Jan 6-Mar 7 it’s only $85.00 and from Mar 8- Mar 10 just $95.00. Now if you’re anything like me you’re thinking to yourself “whyyyyy would I only go for one day when I could go for longer??” so pricing for more days in heaven are as follows:

Two Days: $130 (before Jan 5th)​​ $170 (Jan 6-Mar 7)​​ $190 (at the show)
Three Days: $195 (before Jan 5th)​$255 (Jan 6- Mar 7)​​$285 (at the Show)

This is not all they’re offering, you have the option of not just attending but you can also attend the HANDS ON WORKSHOP!! Yep, you can get in there and practice what you’re being taught. I learn by doing so this is some kind of special to be able to roll your sleeves up and DO as opposed to watching.. This is definitely on my “Big Deal Alert”, cuz it’s kind of a big deal. Pricing for your HANDS ON WORKSHOP is $250/$265/$290 again depending on when you buy your ticket. Are you seeing the savings here?

How ‘bout as though that wasn’t enough, you can also attend a MASTER CLASS where you will be able to hone your skills and gain insight and tricks for you to bring back to your salon/business. Master classes are $250/$265/$290 depending on the dates you buy your tickets.

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Make Up For Ever- Halloween Boutiques!!

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Make Up Forever has come up with the COOLEST idea!! They’re doing boutiques (how to’s) for Halloween!! How awesome is THAT. Just when you thought you were a bridal only or editorial only artist, look what you can keep in your back pocket for fun gigs!

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The classes are at an affordable price and taught by seasoned artists who take you from Glam to Ghoul in a short time. Honing your skills so you can add a little pizzaz to your photo shoots, dress yourself up for fun parties or just expand your education into something new!

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Application fees per their website are as follows:

Full Face Character Transformation 45-60 minute Application: $60

Face, Neck, Arms, Light effects 60-90 minute application: $100

Full Face and Body Effects 90-120 minute application: $150

So don’t hold off, Halloween is right around the corner!! Schedule your appointment at a boutique near you!!

MAKE UP FOR EVER NYC Studio
8 East 12th Street
New York City, NY 10003
T: (212) 941-9337

MAKE UP FOR EVER BOUTIQUE
Robertson Blvd
132 South Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
T: (310) 289-1758

Northpark Center
8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 15225
T: (214) 361-2466

Westfield Topanga
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Conoga Park, CA 91303
T: (818) 884 – 8446

King of Prussia Mall
Level 2 space 2084
160 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(T): (484) 679-4631

Valley Fair Mall
Space 1105
2855 Stevens Creek Rd
Santa Clara, CA 95050
T: (408) 246-3002

Westfield Garden State Plaza
1 Garden State Plaza, Level 2, Space 2114
Paramus N.J, 07652
T: (201) 556 – 1070

MAKE UP FOR EVER BOUTIQUES IN SEPHORA
Soho
555 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
T: (212) 431-4510

Venetian
3377 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
T: (702) 735-0196

South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
T: (714) 641-7061

Complexe Les Ailes
677 Rue Ste-Catherine
Montreal, QC H3B5K4
T: (514)849-8484

Toronto Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M5B 2H1
T: (416) 595-7227

 

**Photos borrowed from makeupforever.com**