The Ultimate Watercolor Eye Makeup Tutorial
Sometimes when we pick up a makeup brush, we get the urge to paint a portrait on our face that’s as pretty as a Monet. This tutorial I saw from the L'Oreal website, and it came up with makeup artist Anne Kohlhagen. And courtesy of IG @vi.marshall @tyronmachausen. STEP 1: Apply Your Outline in Powder The first step to any watercolor eye is building your map of colors with powder shadows, according to Kohlhagen. Focus on letting the colors overlap, but do not combine them. STEP 2: Apply Creams Overtop to Set Once you’ve mapped out where each color is going to go, apply a cream or liquid eyeshadow in matching colors over top to set the look and really make each shade pop. Once applied, go in with a fluffy brush to blend out any harsh edges around where the color meets your skin tone. STEP 3: Set With Setting Spray “If you want to go back and change some of the colors, go in with a Q-tip and a waterproof makeup remover,” Kohlhagen notes. And as far as setting the entire look, finish off with a spritz of the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. This will keep your look from creasing and your watercolor shadows from melding together throughout the day.
How to Make Your Own Homemade Blush
Now blush is definitely one of those things to pay attention to the ingredients of, as many of them have nasty ingredients in them. So to prevent these yucky ingredient, I made a toxin-free, corn-free, garbage-free blush that I would feel completely safe putting on my skin. The color goes on beautifully and lasts all day long and the ingredients are so clean that I wouldn’t blink to eat them. The ingredients include things like arrowroot powder, hibiscus powder, beetroot powder, peach powder, and cocoa powder. I've had a lot of success with the different color combos I have come up with. As you can see in this picture, you can dramatically vary the color based on the ingredients and proportions of the ingredients you use. Always start out with arrowroot powder as a base (it applies to your skin very nicely and smoothly and holds the other colors well) and then add the color components. I like to experiment to see which combination I like best, but typically I have a few combos on hand to suit my mood or outfit or even how tan I am. It’s kind of addicting to see how many different colors you can come up with, and even use different ingredients to see if it makes a difference. All you need to do though is mix the ingredients in a small container. That's it! FYI, all the ingredients you need can be found from Amazon.
Affordable Acetone Free Nail Polish Removers
When we need to remove stubborn nail polish or a glitter top coat, acetone always gets the job done. The downside: our nails look and feel dry immediately after swiping away all that polish. That's because acetone is essentially a paint stripper. "Super dry, damaged nails will get drier and more brittle with acetone exposure," says board-certified dermatologist and nail specialist Dana Stern. "Many people don’t realize that the damage that we do to our nails is not from the polish but rather the remove." Looking for non-acetone nail polish remover? Read my recommendations below. 1. Julep Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover 4 oz., $14, from Nordstrom 2. L.A. Colors Nail Polish Remover Pads 6 Fruit Scents (32 Pads of each), $9.58, from Amazon Cheap & easy，the product that I always have in my home. 3. Barielle Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover 4 oz., $10, from Amazon 4. Dr.'s Remedy Non-Acetone Enriched Nail Polish Remover 4.2 oz., $7, from drugstore 5. Cutex Non-Acetone Twist and Scrub Sponge 7 oz., $3.99, from Amazon It's my holy grail product, just stick my finger in the jar and twist, my nail color magically comes off. 6. Nailtiques Non-Acetone Remover With Aloe Vera 6 oz., $10, from Amazon
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Does nail polish remover damage our nails?
Many nail polish lovers blame nail polishes for causing their nails to become weak, brittle and lose that beautiful natural pink color. But, the devil is the nail polish remover. There are two types of nail polish removers: acetone and non-acetone. Acetone is a very harsh chemical. Although the acetone polish removers are cheaper and works the best at removing nail polish, it not only weakens nail plate but also dries out the skin around the nails. If you notice your nails and skin turn white, they have dried out by you using too much acetone on them. If you simply want to stay away from nail polish remover, opt for peel off nail polishes or peel off gel nail polishes. Peel off nail polishes last for 1-2 days, while peel off gel polishes last for 1-2 weeks. They both can be peeled off to remove without any chemical. What about if you don’t want to waste the nail polishes or gel polishes you currently have? You can apply a layer of peel off base coat on your nails before applying your nail polishes or gel polishes to make them peelable. It allows gel manicure to last 1-2 weeks but be removed easily without damaging your nails.
Recall that have you made these mistakes?
Besides hair loss, we also care about natural hair growth. However, are you doing the wrong thing but don't' know it? ❌ Shampoo too often Cleaning your hair too often might lead to a loss of natural oils, brittle hair and even breakage. It can also interrupt the growing process. Wash your hair only when it feels greasy or dirty, preferably at least two days apart. ❌ Wrapping the towel around wet hair The classic move of making a small turban with your towel after you washed your hair is fancy, but for your hair, it can mean breakage, dryness and even a pause in growth. You can simply pat or gently press the hair to soak up the excess moisture. ❌ Styling too much If you truly desire to make your hair to grow faster, you will have to cut down on hair-drying, flat ironing, curling, and strengthening. The less you interfere with your hair's natural state, the faster it will grow. ❌ Stress, anxiety or extreme fatigue They all lead to hair loss. Taking care of your mental wellness is a must if you want your hair long... Believe it or not.
Getting Rapunzel-like strands is easy
Just follow these simple and natural methods, encourage faster hair growth. 1. Do a Scalp Massage to Stimulate Growth A simple way to stimulate hair growth at home is to give yourself a scalp massage. This will increase blood flow to your scalp, enhance the strength of your roots, and help nutrients get to your follicle faster. 2. Try an Egg Yolk Mask to Prevent Breakage Eggs contain lecithin and protein, which strengthen, nourish, and heal your strands. Plus, their high sulfur content might even help with dandruff. To make the mask, mix two eggs with two tablespoons of olive oil. Add half a cup of water to dilute the mixture (and make it less sticky). Apply the mask directly to dry, brushed hair, and leave it on for up to 30 minutes. Then, shampoo and condition as usual. 3. Check Your Medications Some of the commonly prescribed categories of drugs that can exacerbate hair loss include antihypertensives (blood pressure), cholesterol or statins. 4. Rinse With Cool Water to Strengthen Hair Just like hot water can cause dryness on your skin, it can be damaging to your mane, too. 5. Do a Hot Castor Oil Treatment to Promote Growth Castor oil has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties to help combat scalp infections that prevent your hair from growing. And it’s filled with omega-6 and other nutrients that can help promote hair growth. Following these suggestions from Byrdie about half a year, I’m so surprised. Now, I share them with you & hope your hair grow faster and healthier.