Trend Alert: White Mascara
Posted 31 days ago by Amanda Raye
Makeup trends are so much fun, mainly because how we apply makeup and the colors we choose don’t change as often as our clothing. So what’s the next big thing?
We’ve all seen off-beat lipstick colors thanks to companies like Lime Crime and MAC, and we’ve seen the rising popularity of blue mascara, which can be very pretty when used with a simple black eyeliner. Now, we’re noticing white mascara.
Are you brave enough? Below are a few photos of this trend in action.
Most of us only wear black mascara. Yes, the idea of embracing a different look may seem terrifying, but it’s definitely worth a try.
To get the look, purchase an eyelash primer. If you’re not brave enough, try using white eyeliner on your waterline instead.
Try any other daring makeup trends lately? Let us know in the comments below!
Recreate Lime Crime’s Off-Beat Lipstick Colors For Less
Posted 121 days ago by Amanda Raye
I’m loving the off-beat lipstick color trend and am hoping it takes over. Doe Deere of Lime Crime Cosmetics really got it right!
Buying the real thing is clearly better, but if you don’t live near a Space.NK to try it on, don’t like ordering on-line, or just don’t have an extra $20 laying around — This is my tutorial.
The Wonderful World of Lime Crime Cosmetics
Lady Gaga is wearing D’lilac, Ke$ha is wearing No She Didn’t, and I’m wearing Cosmopop — all by Lime Crime.
Below is a sample of some off-beat lipstick colors from the Bloomingdale’s in Soho. The first row is Lime Crime and the second row is MAC. I absolutely love the blue!
What You’ll Need
- Eyelid Primer (preferably e.l.f. since it’s only $1)
- An eyeshadow color of your choice (I used a blue and a lime green from an e.l.f. eyeshadow palette)
- Apply eyelid primer to lips like you would a lip gloss
- Wait about 30 seconds for it to dry
- Choose a vibrant eyeshadow color
- Apply eyeshadow to lips as you would your eyes. Applying about 3 layers does the trick.
You just created your own off-beat lipstick color!
Let us know in the comments if you gave this tutorial a try!
Rainbow Hair is Taking Over Hollywood
Posted 407 days ago by Amanda Raye
Off-beat hair colors have been taking the red carpet by storm with stars such as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Kate Bosworth, Jaime King and the most dramatic of them all…Katy Perry.
Katy Perry has been rocking the all over blue do’ ever since her split with comedian Russell Brand. Was this her way of expressing sadness or needing a change? Or did she just take her smurfette role a little to far?
Back in the day, nail and lip color other than red or pink were looked at as taboo. Now we have cosmetic lines such as Essie, Lime Crime and Urban Decay coming out with all sorts of crazy colors that have become acceptable over the years. In my short life time, blue nail polish was something you would never wear to a job interview. Now it wouldn’t even raise an eye brow.
Will this be the same with hair color? Will we see purple and pink hair just as often as we see blonde and brunette? I always wondered what the fashion of the future had in store for us. Maybe this is it.
What are your thoughts on this “crazy” hair trend? Let us know in the comments below.
New to Makeup?
Posted 673 days ago by Amanda Raye
Makeup can be a scary thing if you haven’t had much experience. It doesn’t matter if you’re 13 or 50. It’s never to late to learn the ropes. Just remember, makeup isn’t beauty. It’s just another way to express yourself!
Below are my beginner’s recommendations (that are low cost) to get you started on your first makeup kit. Once you know what you like, you can invest in something more expensive. The more money you spend the longer it lasts. So if you decide you don’t like bronzer, “throwing” away $2 sounds better than say $30.
Urban Decay: Is an American cosmetics company from California. It’s primarily sold in mid to high-end beauty stores, such as Ulta and Sephora. I love them for their highly pigmented eye shadows and eyelid primers. It’s definitely rock star makeup! Unfortunately, it’s $18 per individual eyeshadow, so I recommend going with one of their palettes. The Naked Palette for $48 has every neutral color you’ll ever need. If you want the bright colors go with the Sustainable Shadow Box for $36. They are also 100% “cruelty-free!”
Eyes Lips Face: Also known as e.l.f. Cosmetics, is an international cosmetics brand based in New York City. All of their products are under $5, making them my favorite cosmetics company out there. I’m in love with their $5 eyeshadow palettes, $1 eyeliner pens, $1 mascaras, $1 bronzers, and their $1 eyelid primers. They are also 100% “cruelty-free.” You can find e.l.f. at Target, Kmart, Walmart, Dollar General, and of course on-line.
Rimmel London: Is a British based Cosmetic company that has some of the best mascaras I have ever used. My favorite is the Sexy Curves Mascara in Extreme Black ($7). I’m also in love with their 60 Second Nail Polish($3). It really does dry in about a minuet. Find Rimmel at Target, CVS and Walmart.
Sally Girl: Is a cosmetics brand sold within Sally Beauty Supply stores. I’ve become a huge fan of their eye shadows and mini lipsticks ($1.) You can find these products only at Sally Beauty Supply stores. Click Here to find the location nearest you.
New York Color: Also known as N.Y.C, has many different types of cosmetics: eyeshadow, foundation, bronzer, blush, eyeliner, nail polish, mascara… I’m personally in love with their lipsticks, which are never over $2. Go to their website to find locations.
Wet ‘n’ Wild: Is another low-cost cosmetic brand found in many locations. Their products are usually under $8. I love the Mega Eyes Defining Marker ($4.99.) Go to their website to find a location nearest you.
Take about an hour and just apply and remove until you learn what you like! It helps to rip a few pages out of a magazine of a model/celeb sporting a look you love so you’ll have something to follow.
Looking for Coverage?
The first step to finding the perfect shade of foundation, concealer, or powder is to see a professional. There’s no way to try on cheaper brands (Almay, L’Oreal, Cover Girl), so splurging at a makeup counter your first time will help you find the right match — plus you’ll learn the skill of applying it! I highly recommend M.A.C, Clinique and Bobbi Brown. Trust me, it’s definitely worth the upfront cost! As a makeup artist, I constantly see girls wearing the wrong shade of foundation. After learning the tone and shade your skin needs, it’ll be easy to pick out a cheaper alternative of your own! My favorite being L’Oreal True Match. They make it very easy to find your shade!
Need more help?
I highly recommend Bobbi Brown’s Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro ($32). Her book is easy to understand and follow, plus It’s filled with step by step instructions and great tips. Also check out MAKEUP.COM and Allure Magazine.
Top 5 Summer 2011 Trends
Posted 708 days ago by Amanda Raye
1. The Romper
Forever 21 has rompers starting at only $10.50!
2. Harem Pants
Try a pair for under $20 at Mandee or H&M.
3. Pixie Cuts
Check out salonapprentice.com for a cheap stylish cut!
4. Off-Beat Lipstick Color
Try Lime Crime Makeup for about $15 a tube!
5. Dramatic Hair Color Change
Leave it to a professional. Check out salonapprentice.com to get a free/discounted color change by someone apprenticing under a celebrity stylist.