Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

OUR TOP FOUR EYE CREAM TRICKS

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

If I could come hang with each one of you and pass down words of wisdom to keep your skin young as long as possible, it would be to make eye cream a twice a day habit. Then apply it with these four tips in mind.

MY FAVORITE EYE CREAMS:

  • $$$ — I always use Awakening Eye Cream on my clients because it instantly makes the skin around the eyes look more rested.
  • $$ — I personally use this Magic Eye Cream because I feel like I need a really heavy one now!
  • $ — I love this Hyaluronic Eye Cream because it replenishes the Hyaluronic Acid that we lose as we get older.

tbd eye love youSTEPS

TOP FOUR TIPS:

  1. Use your ring finger (your least strong digit) to dot it along the eye socket. Not closer than that because it will travel up inside your eyes and irritate them (making puffy bags).
  2. Now tap it in like your playing the piano to increase circulation and blood flow while you’re stippling it in.
  3. Then tap the excess along the perimeter of your upper lip as that’s an area that needs extra TLC.
  4. And swirl the remainder on the back of your hand.

LIP SERVICE

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Matte lipstick has been huge for a few years now. But there’s something we can do to make it a little more alive! I promise you will still enjoy the effect of a matte lip. But there will be more life to it if you do this:

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. You can skip this step but I’m a big fan of a lined lip so I start by lining the perimeter with the lip pencil.
  2. Next fill in the lip area with the matching lipstick.
  3. Now here’s the trick: apply the lip gloss to the center of the bottom lip. It instantly adds volume and dimension with its little hint of shine. And don’t worry if you rub your lips together and it gets onto the middle of the top lip because that’s pretty too!

 

JUST A LITTLE SPRITZ

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

This is one of my favorite tricks to make me smile and chillax throughout the day! You should already have all of the ingredients and it only takes a second.Here’s how!

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. Grab your favorite parfum and spritz it a few times onto the cloth that comes with your sunglasses. You could also use a handkerchief if you inherited one from a grandparent!
  2. Plop it into your purse.
  3. The scent will travel and every time you pull out an article from your handbag, it will smell like your favorite scent! It makes me so happy!

EYE SHADOW SKILLS

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

So by now you’ve got mad eye shadow skills, right? But let’s take a second to get really technical and think about something that you never noticed you do or don’t do. If you’re doing a single wash of color all over the eye area, then of course apply the shadow using the same amount of pressure on the lid and crease. But if you’re highlighting the lid with a lighter shade and contouring the crease with a darker shade, you should use different pressures when you apply them. And different speeds. Here’s how to be happiest with the result:

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. Using the laydown brush, apply medium pressure with the highlighting shade on the lid. You really want this to show up and you don’t have to worry about being precise, you just want to get the job done well.
  2. The crease on the other hand is a more technical application because it’s a darker shade (think about how much harder it is to apply red nail polish than a nude!) and you want to precisely place it in a rainbow shape along the crease. Therefore, using the crease brush, apply light pressure and go more slowly.
  3. Now start deepening the shade in layers by continuing with light pressure as you build.
  4. This is optional but I love opening up the eye with liner on top. (I used this longwear liner ($$) on Lacy).
  5. Finish with a couple coats of mascara. (I used this incredible mascara ($$) that I am so obsessed with and can’t stop using on everyone I can get my hands on!)