I’ve been playing around with my Temptu airbrush system for the past month or two and I have been LOVING the results. If you do it right, you can get your skin to look FLAWLESS but what I love the most about airbrush foundation is how long-lasting it is. Out of any other kinds of foundations I’ve tried, this always looks nearly freshly applied after HOURS of having it on. Major plus for people who have oilier skin like I do. It did take some getting used to which is why I made this video to hopefully help a lot of you that maybe have tried it and didn’t get the results you hoped for OR are considering trying airbrush makeup. More tips after the jump!
Say what you want about the Kardashians / Jenners but their beauty game is always on point! Right now, I’m obsessed with Kendall Jenner’s brows. Allow me to say that I prefer these to Cara Delevingne’s. While Cara’s are impressive, even if we could possibly grow our brows to that thickness, they’re a bit more difficult to pull off. Can we get some eyebrow extensions up in here?!?!
HALF-UP HALF-DOWN PONYTAIL [Think Ariana Grande / Jennifer Lopez / Khloe Kardashian]
It wasn’t until this year that I started experimenting a bit with the half-up half-down pony. It’s the more feminized / girly version of the ponytail. There’s something sweet and youthful about the way this looks but it can look a little bit “pedophile-approved” so make sure to keep the rest of your look a bit more grown up. Plus, if you pull tight enough, you can give yourself a mini brow lift.
DARK VAMPY LIPS + NAILS
As the summer fades away, I get impatient and want to jump right into a darker, vampier, more cold-weather-appropriate beauty routine. I start by painting my nails dark — OPI Lincoln Park After Dark is my go-to! BESIDES NAILS, I’ve noticed a lot more ladies giving their nude lips a break and opting for deep burgundy, blood red, and even plum tones even during the summer months. It’s kind of Goth / Bohemian Chic, Wednesday Addams Does Summer. What’s not to love? To try this out on your own, I recommend keeping the rest of your look simple but pay attention to your brows, lashes, and some bronzer.
Fell in LOVE with this look! I loved the stickers on the face and the whole alien / space princess look Ariana Grande had going on in the video for “Break Free” (it kind of reminded me of Britney’s “Oops!…I Did It Again” video) so I pulled a lot of inspiration from it. Looking back, I wish I used bigger lashes for this look! Anyway, I hope you all like this look!! Without the stickers and crystals it makes a great day or night look that’s beautifully soft and glam all at once.
I’ve always been fascinated with the beauty secrets of old Hollywood actresses. Think about it — this was before all the advancements of photo-retouching and before botox and other injectables were just a lunch hour visit away. These women had to actually pull off extreme glamour without the technology available to us today. While some of their methods are probably a tad impractical for the everyday woman — I mean, who’s got the time to unglue themselves from a dress and tweet at the same time? — they are interesting!
Summertime is the best time to start something new. Something about the sunshine and calm of it all inspires me and motivates me. While most would say it’s the perfect time to get lazy and do nothing, I find something invigorating about the relaxed pace of this season. It’s the perfect time to learn something new, start a new romance, make over your life, without pressure. Since the summer is known as the time most people shut off and take is easy, it’s as if mistakes and failures during this time don’t count for as much. You could have been on vacation doing nothing productive, so if nothing comes of your new actions during the summer months, there’s less guilt and disappointment attached. Continue reading…
It’s summer in the city and I’m here to talk about my favorite summer “trends” to keep you looking and feeling beautiful. I’m not a big fan of using the word “trends.” I’m a big believer in doing what you like and what works for you. But, after the long winter we’ve had in NYC, those “trends” can feel really refreshing and lift up our spirits for those hot summer months! Here are some of my favorite things to do beauty-wise when the temperatures are on the rise: