Matching Nails and Makeup: The Match Made in Heaven
The beauty match coming to steal your heart.We have many reasons to be thankful for Instagram models but on top of the list is creating the matching nails and makeup trend.
Starting last year our screens became flooded with beauty gurus matching their nails and makeup together, something we perceived as tacky during its 2013 runway popularity but are now living for.
For an outfit to be on fleek it needs to flow perfectly together, from the shoes to the clothes and even to the makeup and the nails. This hard challenge to achieve is now easier than ever thanks to the waves the nails matching makeup trend is making. If you are finding yourself trying to understand this more then here are all the options you have with this look.
How to match?
The best way to marry your nails and makeup together is either by matching the nails with the eyeshadow or the lipstick colour. The lipstick and nail match is best suited for being subtle like a day at the office and matching with the eyeshadow is usually more on the wild and fun side, it's therefore perfect for a fun night out or a festival. Of course makeup and nails are just art so keep in mind you can always go as fun or subtle as you'd like on lipstick and eyeshadow.
Press on nails
Probably an even better invention than sliced bread. With this genius innovation we can enjoy new creative nails every day and put them on in less than a minute. For those of us who are not talented nails artists, all we need to do is clean our nails, tear the plastic protector off the nail and then stick it on, After that all that is left is to match the makeup with your new perfect AF nails.
Matte or glossy
The ultimate question every makeup lover asks themselves on a daily basis, whether to go matte or glossy? Both finishes make a beautiful statement and can tie the look together gorgeously but it's very important to choose the right finish. When going for a glossy look you will look glowy and dewy, it gives the impression of sexy and natural sweat this makes it perfect for a night out or a festival.
It should also be noted that glossy looks can smudge and wear off in shorter periods of time compared to matte. Matte is more calm and subtle, it makes a statement when entering a room and turns heads while remaining classy and elegant. Matte looks last longer and are less likely to smudge or stain.
Trends of 2020 to pair with the nail and makeup match
When choosing what trend to go with there are many stunning options at hand and here are some of the best including colourful, metallic and the ever so classic black.
Over the last couple of years, colourful looks have only been increasing in popularity, leaving more space for creativity, fun, and joy. We are here for this phenomena and look forward to seeing all the unique looks to come out of it.
Silvers, Golds, Bronzes glowing brighter than my future are the futuristic trend giving us butterflies with so many fun ways to play with from combining it with blacks to marbles.
No matter what you combine with black it will always look lit. Nails and makeup going together are fun and playful so most importantly, enjoy the look.
Still my favorite Magnetic lashes
Lately I can’t stop reaching for my #MoxieLash - Bossy lash[products]#[FiveStars] because of how flirty and pretty they are 😍 you get a ton of uses with these and the magnetic liner isn’t going anywhere! These last me for a good 6 hours straight even outdoors with zero movement or budging! This is their 5 magnet lash but they have new 10 magnet lashes that literally are rock solid on the eyes! A little tip I learned while using these is you can use whatever regular eyeliner you use to create your wing shape and then just use the magnetic liner in place of lash glue. Also, you can apply while it’s still a little wet for superior hold! They don’t advertise it that way however I noticed they stick nicer when applied with the liner still being a little wet.
Let’s chat hair color!
What is a hair toner? A toner is a semi or demi permanent hair color that either adds or neutralizes tone in your hair- that’s where the word toner comes from. As a colorist, I use a toner on 99% of my blondes. A problem I’ve run into in the past is a new client telling me they do NOT want a toner or that they’ve been told they’re only for fixing mistakes! Let’s pause here. Without a toner your hair color will be what I call “raw blonde” aka whatever your color wants to lift to on its own. This can include uneven color from previous touch ups, or yellow or orange undertones that our hair naturally has. A toner is my weapon to help combat these uneven tones and leave your hair as our desired result. So- next time your stylist uses a toner you can ask, what color are we enhancing today?! The answer might surprise you! Xo
Retinol use for beginners from an Esthetician!
If you’re ever wondering how to start using retinol, this is for you! I want to start off by saying that if you’re interested in using retinol you must wear sunscreen daily. If you know you’re never going to wear it PLEASE do not use retinol. With that being said, let’s start off by explaining what retinol is and what it does for you! Retinol is Vitamin A! There are many types of retinol, like retinoids, retinol esters, etc. These are all derivatives of Vitamin A, and are more gentle and less potent versions of pure retinol. Retinol helps speed up our cell turn over rate in our skin. What that means, is that it will help you shed your dead skin cells faster to reveal new skin that’s brighter, smoother and healthier! As we get older, our “cell turnover rate” (CTR) slows down. So we use products like retinol to keep speeding it up so we can stay younger longer! Most people know retinol for treating fine lines and wrinkles, but it’s actually incredible for treating acne and acne scars! This is what I personally use it for. Retinol is strong and acts as an exfoliant so you must be careful with what products you’re using along with it in your regimen. Don’t layer or mix Vit C and retinol as they don’t like each other! Retinol should ONLY be applied at nighttime never in the morning. It makes you photosensitive which is a term to describe sensitivity to the sun. Most people experience some purging in acne, peeling/dryness, redness/irritation, and burning sensations when using a high dose of retinol without buffering it properly. If you use my buffering method properly you will not experience that at all! Now that you understand what you’re putting on your skin, I will explain how to use it! You shouldn’t start retinol by just applying it straight onto your skin without ever using it before. Your skin has to adjust to this new product and should be incorporated gently and slowly. It takes a month for your skin to adjust. You want to buffer your retinol with a gentle moisturizer. Nothing with actives like exfoliants (AHAs or BHAs)! Retinol goes after serums and before moisturizer in your routine! Week 1: use your retinol maximum 2x weekly. Start with one pea size amount of retinol and buffer it with 3 parts of moisturizer! Mix & apply to your skin! Week 2: use your retinol maximum 3x weekly. You’re going to do equal parts retinol and moisturizer. 2 parts retinol and 2 parts moisturizer. Mix & apply to your skin! Week 3: use your retinol maximum 3x weekly. Use 3 parts retinol (equal to a pea size) and 1 part moisturizer. Mix & apply to your skin! Week 4: use your retinol maximum 4x weekly. Apply a pea size amount of retinol directly onto your skin! Then apply your moisturizer directly on top of the retinol! If your skin cant handle retinol alone then stick to the buffering method forever! It will be just as effective as applying it alone! This method will minimize purging and keep your barrier healthy! Hope this helped! ❤️COSRX - Propolis Light Cream
ABH Dipbrow Dupe!
For the longest time I’ve always stuck with my Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade!! And while the product itself is amazing, I randomly picked out this pomade by elf out of curiosity and fell in love!!! This is seriously a game changer if you use pomade for your everyday brows and want to save some extra cash!! The e.l.f. - Lock on Liner and Brow Cream is for One, easy to use Secondly dries down so nice, (I don’t worry if I accidentally wiped off a piece of my brow Lol). And best of all it’s literally $2!! I use the shade “Medium Brown” and find this blends really nice with black hair! Unfortunately my only con is that the product doesn’t have that many shades especially compared to Anastasia. I provided a photo of how I normally do my brows with this product for anyone wondering! Overall this is a great affordable pomade alternative! What products do you use for your brows?
Share your story in 🏷 Beauty Thanks
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