Monthly Archives: August 2016

Products That You Need For Simple Make Up

unduhan-48It always happens. The minute you find your dream product—the cleanser that can exfoliate your face like never before or the lipstick that just makes your whole face pop—the manufacturer goes and discontinues it. Yes, like all things in life, beauty products come and go, and while we should probably just get over it by now and find a suitable replacement, we can’t help but return to the vault and revisit some of our favorite beauty obsessions from the past.

For me it’s Gap’s “Heaven” perfume which was my go-to scent in the ’90s, a quick spritz for after gym class or my special touch for a date at the mall. With its crisp, light scent of jasmine and white blossoms, just thinking about it fills my head with The Cranberries’ “Dream” and brings me back to sniffing perfume ads while flipping though Jane magazine. If I learned anything from this experience, it’s to stock up when you find something you really like—or be willing to do some digging on eBay. Here’s what the rest of our staff had to say.

I totally miss…

“…Hard Candy Nail Polish. When I was 12, every girl needed two things in her makeup bag: Bonne Belle Lip Smackers and Hard Candy Nail Polish. Not the Hard Candy polishes you see in Walmart today, but the coveted shades topped with plastic or rubber rings sold circa 1996. The shades were so innovative for their time and the print ads in Seventeenmagazine made for great collage material on my bedroom wall next to photos of Leo DiCaprio. That’s not to say that Hard Candy’s new line isn’t fantastic, but it doesn’t bring the same sense of giddiness and excitement those little bottles with the rubber gem once did.” –Alicia Hentemann, customer care/brand ambassador

“…Hard Candy Nail Polish (take II). Each bottle came with a Pretty Pretty Princess–looking plastic ring attached to the lid, made to match the polish shade. Everyone would always steal the rings off the bottles at Sephora. I miss those things.”–Stella Rose Saint Clair, contributing writer

“…Lola Cosmetic’s Glo La Shimmering Dry Body Oil. Years ago I had a friend who worked at a beauty store, and she’d give me samples. One of them was this full-size bottle of perfume oil by Lola Cosmetics. It was made of green tea, almond oil, and vitamin E, and smelled like honeysuckle and magnolia. I loved the scent and how well it moisturized my skin. I wish they still made it but luckily, a little goes a long way…so I still have a lot left!” –Marie Lodi, contributing writer

“…Essie Instant Hot Nail Polish. I LOVED this polish. It was part of Essie’s 2012 Bridal Collection. I thought my mom was the only person getting on me about not being married yet, now my nail polish, too?! Yet it was the perfect white with a tinge of peach and a super subtle shimmer, and didn’t seem bride-y at all. I can randomly find it on Amazon from time to time, but I still regret not buying in bulk when it was all over store shelves two years ago.” –Jamie Gaul, contributing writer

“…Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer. When I was younger I used this product religiously. It was lightweight, made with good-for-skin ingredients, and kept my complexion looking radiant. But once BB Creamsstarted to become popular, Tarte changed up the product to be a “BB Tinted Moisturizer.” It’s just not the same—the formula feels heavier and more than I like to wear on a daily basis.” –Caitie Schlisserman, assistant editor

“…John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves. Discontinued sometime in the mid-2000s, this remains the best-ever sea salt spray I’ve ever used. It was 2003 when I discovered this magical hair product, and at the time the only other option out there was Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray. I found Frieda’s version worked WAY better, and it was a fraction of the price. All it took was a few spritzes for perfect ropey waves. I could skip heat styling entirely. Total miracle. So when, one day, I spotted my beloved potion on the ‘Clearance: Discontinued’ shelf at CVS, I silently wept and snapped up three bottles. I’m just down to the last few drops of the final bottle today. And I want to cry. But there’s hope! XOVain writer Danielle Guercio—like, apparently a bunch of other beachy-hair enthusiasts—shares my affection for this old gem and started an online petition calling for Kao Brands (current owners of John Frieda) to bring back Beach Blonde. Sign it won’t you? And we can all enjoy better hair days, forever.” –Jill Russell, managing editor

Tips to Remove Makeup

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with darker eyeliners and eyeshadow hues. This has all been a lot of fun during the day, but not so much fun every night when it comes time to take it all off. In forcefully rubbing remover all over my lids, in the process, I’ve started losing lashes and irritating the skin under my eyes. It finally dawned on me: I’m not doing this right. Time to call in the pros.

Two experts came to the rescue: NYC-based Alexis Comforti Orlando, Laura Mercier Global Makeup Artist, and Dr. Jeannette Graf, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the author of Stop Aging, Start Living. Both used their specific know-how to break down the whole cleanse-and-remove process. Here it is below, in four simple steps.

1: Do a first pass

First, you should do a general clean sweep. Don’t worry about the particulars, just use a gentle wipe or gel to remove most of the makeup on your face. For heavy (or stage) makeup, you may need to use a more substantial product, such as an oil-based cleanser.

Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Makeup Removing Wipes are our gentle go-to; Orlando recommends Klorane Floral Gel Eye Makeup Remover for everyday makeup or Laura Mercier Purifying Cleansing Oil for heavy or stage makeup.

2: Cleanse thoroughly

Splash tepid water on your face and gently massage face wash all over, including the eye area, just keep your eyes closed! “This should remove most makeup,” says Dr. Graf. Then, pat skin dry with a towel.

Two mild cleansers we turn to often: Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Cream Cleanser and Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser.

3: Take care of eye makeup residue

To get rid of the remaining bits of liner, mascara, and so forth, Orlando recommends using a mild, fragrance-free eye makeup remover with a cotton ball “to help prevent damaging the skin or lashes.” Be gentle: press the cotton ball onto the lid, hold for a few seconds, then lightly wipe.

Graf stresses that it’s important not to rub. “Rubbing your eyes can stretch and worsen wrinkles, which is why using mild products and a light touch is important,” she explains. If you’ve been an eye-rubber for years, don’t fret. “Damage is reversible when you stop rubbing,” says Graf. In other words, change your habits now, and you should diminish wrinkles and fine lines in the long run!

We like the delicate gel Bliss Lid + Lash Wash Makeup Remover and Orlando prefers Laural Mercier Dual-Action Eye Makeup Remover.

4: Hydrate hydrate hydrate

When putting on eye cream, the well-known advice holds true: dab it underneath your eyes using your ring finger, because it’s difficult to apply too much pressure with this digit. “We should be using an eye cream no matter what age we are,” says Dr. Graf, who favors retinoid-based products. Finally, apply your regular nighttime moisturizer everywhere else on your face, neck, and decolletage.

How to find the real of shadow on your make up

unduhan-49It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, wearing the same color palette on your eyes every day, and one the most common questions we receive at Beautylish is, “How do I make my eyes pop?” If you’re tired of the usual eye color–shadow pairings, we’re here to show you some alluring and unexpected shades that will give your peepers the attention they deserve. Tip: Start with an eyelid primer like Too Faced Shadow Insurance (which we used with all looks here). It’ll make your color more vivid and intense, and help the pigment stay put.

For Green Eyes

Sunset undertones like bold amber bring out the yellow and teal nuances in verdant eyes. Green and orange are split complementary on the color wheel, so they intensify one another without clashing. We blended a copper cream shadow all over the lid and in the corners, and accented with a copper loose powder.

We used: rms beauty Cream Eye Shadow in Solar, Sugarpill Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow in Asylum

For Hazel Eyes

Hazel eyes can pretty much rock any color with confidence. But our favorite vibrant pick? A royal blue hue! A clean blue liner brightens up camouflage-colored irises and brings out any exotic amber and yellow undertones when smudged on the waterline.

For Blue Eyes

Since sapphire eyes are such a statement on their own, many with blue eyes don’t often venture into the world of vivid eye makeup. But if you’re looking for a subtle splash of color, try a wash of magenta or fuchsia shadow. Think Elizabeth Taylor, electrified!

We used: Inglot Cosmetics Freedom System Eye Shadow in 382 Matte and 449 Pearl, plus Inglot Cosmetics AMC Face Blush in 62 over the top for an extra hot-pink pop.

For Brown Eyes

Brown-eyed people can pull off any color from brights to pastels, but took a step back with a desaturated slate look. Gray sometimes gets a bad rap, but the shade really transforms brown eyes—silvery tones contrast with the warmth, and intensify any amber tones. The overall effect is multi-dimensional; essentially, a slightly shimmery, pewter smoky eye.

Foundation For Your Make Up Tips

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all, most likely, have had an embarrassing encounter with foundation. Whether you weren’t able to get color-matched in person, or just didn’t even know where to begin and ended up with a shade that was completely wrong—it’s happened to all of us. And with such an abundance of formulas and finishes out there, the whole shopping experience can be intimidating. With that in mind, we asked Derek Selby, International Director of Artistry and Education at Cover FX, for advice on how to color-match yourselfwithout a ton of stress. Say hello to your new flawless face.

Know your skin type + undertone

Before anything else, you should have a clear understanding of your skin type (dry, oily, sensitive, normal, or combination) so that you know which formula suits you best. For example, if you have dry skin, you’re not going to want the same foundation as your friend with oily skin—that would only accentuate your flaws. Similarly, someone with acne-prone skin would most likely be better off with something more pigmented than sheer. Also, being aware of what your undertone is will make the process of picking a foundation a whole lot easier. If you have a rosy or bluish tint to your skin, you’re pink; if you have yellow, gold, or olive in your skin, you’re golden; and if you see neither rosy or yellow tones, you’re neutral. (If you’re still unsure, read more about determining your skin type here, and learn how to find your undertone here.)

Pick a formula and finish

The cool thing about Cover FX is that because the foundation formulas are oil-free and made with sensitive skin in mind, all of the products perform well on a variety of skin types. In general, though, if you have oily skin, powder foundation will do the best job absorbing excess oil. For dry skin, stick to a cream foundation, because it’s the most hydrating. And liquid foundations can be used on both oily and dry complexions, but are best suited for normal to dry types. Also keep in mind the type of finish you prefer: for a dewy look, Selby recommends Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation; for a matte finish, he suggests Pressed Mineral Foundation; and for extra radiance, try Total Cover Cream Foundation.

Find your match

Once you’ve determined your skin type, undertone, and formula preference, you’re ready to choose a foundation. Every brand categorizes foundations in a different way; Cover FX’s are grouped by undertone—P=Pink, N=Neutral, and G=Golden. Selby suggests you test two or even three different shades because, “when you think you have the perfect match, try one more—you might be surprised at just how perfect our colors can be! ” Whatever you do, don’t test any products on your hand or wrist, which will often be a completely different shade than your face. Do a streak test on your jaw—your face and neck won’t necessarily be exactly the same color, but this will help you pick a shade that you can easily blend for the most natural look.