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Makeup News:Elf On A Shelf Eyeliner!

 

 

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We’ve already tried candy cane and Tiffany & Co bow-inspired eyeliner art ideas, and makeup guru Meghan Rusk is giving us new inspiration on Instagram. Via her handle phunky_town, Meghan is showing off some serious drawing skills. She has used makeup to create unique Winter and holiday motifs on her eyelids, including snowflakes, bells, bows, and — our favorite — an Elf on a Shelf!

“I love creating liner looks, and the holiday season is my favorite time of the year,” Meghan told POPSUGAR via email. “I leave the decorating around the house until last minute to avoid my pets from tearing them down, which bums me out. I decided I would combine my passion for makeup and the love of the holiday season to create fun looks to make up for the lack of holiday decorations around my home.”

Obviously we needed to know more specifics about the Elf on a Shelf look. “My family never took part in the Elf on the Shelf activities,” she said. “I didn’t know what it was until a few years ago when my friends, who have children, posted daily updates on the ‘trouble’ the Elf has caused around their home. I figured it would be a fun way to spice up a liner look for the holiday season.”

Good news is, Meghan says you can totally try these ideas at home! “One tip I have for people who want to try creative liner at home is to keep practicing and be patient!” she said. “There are days where I have to redo my makeup four times to get it right! You will be frustrated at times and want to give up, but don’t. Once you nail it, you will be so happy that your hard work paid off.” Well, hers certainly did!

Makeup News: Sweet Peach Time!

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Dedicated Too Faced fans know that a mouthwatering makeup launch has been in the works since July, which is when brand cofounder Jerrod Blandino first teased the packaging of the Sweet Peach Glow Highlighting Palette. The original Too Faced Sweet Peach product — a fruity-fragranced eye shadow palette — caused chaos when it debuted back in March, so it was only logical that the brand would want to expand its juicy empire and produce more peach goods. Fans have been clamoring for the full collection’s reveal, and at long last, we’re seeing it all.

Because of Jerrod’s generosity with his Instagram followers, we already knew that the range contained the aforementioned highlighting palette, a blush, the existing eye shadow palette, and lip glosses. We now know there are eight different gloss shades in an all-new formula for Too Faced: Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss. The edited assortment is part of Too Faced’s Spring collection, but don’t let that stop you from wearing them all throughout Winter. They’ll add a burst of color, delectable fragrance, and (thanks to the adorable peach cartoons!) a dose of sweetness to a dreary day.

If you’re already amped to grab it all, know that the collection officially launches on Dec. 15, but it seems that Jerrod has implied that his Instagram followers will get early shopping access. So read on to see and swoon over it all, then stay vigilant!

 

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Makeup News: Wasabi Lip Plumper

?NATURAL LIP FILLERS – get SOFT, PLUMP, FULL, lips without needles or sucking on cups or objects ??As you may have noticed, I have VERY wrinkly lips and its cold AF in Toronto so now theyre super dry too. Wrinkly + Dry = worst combination ever!! SOOO.. THIS one trick is a great way to get plump lips that look like youve had fillers – theyll be extremely soft, wrinkles will be filled in, theyll have a natural pink color, and theyll be so plump ppl will think youve had them done? all you need is: ✅WASABI! – $4 for a tube at the grocery store or you can keep the leftovers from sushi dates ? ?take a tiny amount and rub it all over your lips ⏰leave on for NO MORE THAN 1 minute wipe off with a damp cloth or baby wipe ?moisturize IMMEDIATELY! I used my @farsalicare Rose Gold Elixir ✨- you can use whatever you prefer to moisturize your lips, the key is to make sure to moisturize! there you have ittttttt .. pillow soft lips! you can apply a lip color on top if youd like but i personally like how it looks with a plump natural pink color the plumpiness lasts a whole day for me – but everyone is different so results will vary from person to person. The wasabi does sting but it's less than your traditional lip plumper and the effects last longer ? ?don't forget to share this video with a friend who wants a lil plump job and help a sis outtttt and like this video ?? Disclaimer: As with any skin care regimen, always do a test patch first to see if your skin is allergic to any of the ingredients. Everyone's skin is different, so result can vary from person to person. I can not vouch for any substitute ingredients. This post is provided for information and educational purposes. It is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice. Please discontinue use if your skin does not react well to the regimen.

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By SARAH KINONEN

Call it the Kylie effect, or blame it on the Housewives, but either way you plump it, big lips are having a major moment. From wasabi lip plumper hacks tovolumizing lip glosses, it seems like everyone these days is on the hunt for bigger, bolder pouts. So much so, in fact, that industrious (and daring) beauty experimenters are taking the fate of their lip volume into their own hands with DIYs made from out-of-the-ordinary—or, very ordinary, depending on how you look at it—ingredients. Case in point: The latest viral beauty hack, a wasabi lip-plumping paste, which promises to pouf up your pout with a few glops of the sushi zinger rubbed onto dry lips.

Over the weekend, beauty vlogger Farah Dhukai shared a video tutorial of her applying wasabi to her lips to inflate them on the spot, and since then, the clip has racked up more than five million views. “As you may have noticed, I have very wrinkly lips and its cold AF in Toronto, so now they’re super dry too. Wrinkly + dry = worst combination ever,” she captions her Instagram post. “Sooo.. this one trick is a great way to get plump lips that look like you’ve had fillers—they’ll be extremely soft, wrinkles will be filled in, they’ll have a natural pink color, and they’ll be so plump [people] will think you’ve had them done.”

 Sure, the DIY trick sounds appealing (who doesn’t want soft, smooth, and plump lips without a scary injection?), but, according to cosmetic chemist Ginger King, wearing wasabi on your mouth won’t necessary lead to the plumped-up pucker of your dreams. “Wasabi doesn’t work the same way as the regular spicy foods we’re used to,” says King. If you want to get down to the nitty-gritty, the spice in wasabi comes from thioglucosides which react with the enzyme myrosinase when the cell walls of the plant are ruptured—that’s why the root needs to be grated, and isn’t served sliced or diced. Once that reaction happens, a volatile chemical compound called allyl isothiocyanate forms. That chemical stimulates the nasal passage and muscus membranes more than the tongue—which is why sushi is a great choice if you’ve got a nasty stuffy nose.

Makeup News: Drug Store Makeup Super Stars!

 

The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, a cosmetology and esthetics school loves learning new makeup hacks, and we have a great one for you. Check out the article below about this new amazing all in on product by Physicians Formula!

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Last night’s AMAs was full of surprises, including an appearance by Selena Gomez, a toned-down Lady Gaga look, and an unexpected downpour that almost flooded the red carpet. Luckily, when the weather throws an unwanted curve ball, pros like makeup artist Mary Phillips come prepared with a bag full of tips, tricks, and of course, products. To ensure client Chrissy Teigen’s eye shadow didn’t come right off when she stepped outside, Phillips needed an eye-shadow base to lock the pigments in place. What she reached for, however, wasn’t an eye-shadow base—it was a contouring stick.

Moments before Teigen stepped onto the red carpet, Phillips posted a picture on her Instagram of the Physician’s Formula Super BB #InstaReady ContourTrio Stick in Bronze Trio. “I’m very into off-label use btw,” she wrote in the caption. “This Physician’s Formula Contour Stick? No no, that’s my sexy new eye-shadow base, especially in this rain!”

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“It’s funny because I’m not even the biggest fan of bases and primers, but when I started messing around with the Physician’s Formula Contour Stick, the night before, I was really intrigued A) by the color selection, and B) by the texture. It was flat but not matte,and silky but not transparent.” Often eye-shadow bases can rest pretty heavy on the eyes, but after playing around with the contour stick, Phillips found the formula to be comfortable and moisturizing. More importantly, it didn’t crease, which is super important if you want your eye shadow to last, especially on muggy days. After a day of testing it out on herself, Phillips decided it was good enough to be put to the ultimate test—the red-carpet step-and-repeat.

Aside from creating a smooth base to seamlessly blend eye shadows, Phillips discovered this little beauty stick had several other uses as well. “I would even just wear this alone on the eyes too,” she said. “I like that it’s an easily portable product, and you can use it for contour, on your cheeks and eyes, and even on your lips—maybe not the lightest color, but the middle caramel color would work, and the darkest color could easily be pulled off on someone with a deeper skin tone.” The makeup artist also adds that the contour stick does have a light shimmer, but it’s not overwhelming or garish.

Makeup News: Roll Me In Fairydust & Call Me A Unicorn!

 

 

 

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When Unicorn Lashes originally came out with unicorn-inspired makeup brushes earlier this year, beauty junkies everywhere collectively shed glittery tears of joy. And now, the magical tools will soon come in your favorite metallic finish — rose gold.

It comes as no surprise that two huge beauty trends are joining forces in the most magical way. Unicorns have been at the forefront of beauty trends this year inspiring everything from tattoos torainbow highlighters, while women have been flocking to their salons to try the rose gold hair color trend.

Unicorn Lashes’ original set of vegan Unicorn Brushes sold out twice this September in just 12 hours, so expect the rose gold set (available in 2017) to be hard to get your hands on.

The photos released of the new set feature bristles with deep red tips to match the rosy shade of the handles. It’s important to note that this might not be the final design of the rose gold collection. Mel Blue, the founder of Unicorn Lashes, revealed in an interview with Allure that she’s considering other designs including a combination of gray and pink bristles. If you can’t wait until 2017 to get some unicorn brushes, Unicorn Lashes will restock the original rainbow-bristled set in December.

Makeup News: Lip Smackers Did It Again!

 

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It takes a lot to elicit a squeal of excitement from me. And I’ve certainly never squealed over a lip balm. But when I first saw the lineup of Lip Smacker soda-cup balms on my coworker’s desk, I oohed and aahed and rolled each one around in my hand like a kid in a toy store. I begged to move Sprite over to my desk, and it’s been sitting here ever since — making me happy as I type away on my laptop. And I don’t even drink the stuff — it’s pretty undisputedly bad for you, after all — so I can’t imagine what kind of emotion the Coca-Cola cup will spark in a regular imbiber.

But the cuteness doesn’t stop there. If you want a side of superpower with your lip softener, the brand is also launching a Marvel-themed collection of balms that function like Push Pops (and smell like ’em, too), and animal lovers will want to reach for the Disney Tsum Tsum stacking Smackers.

The lineups won’t be available until January, which is too late for stocking stuffers, but just in time for moisturizing during the coldest month of the year. Click through to see all three squee-worthy collections.

Makeup News: Top 3 foundations for the season!

The Salon Professional Academy, a cosmetology, esthetics and makeup school in San Jose, is always on the lookout for the best foundations on the market, and we found them. Checkout the article by  for popsugar.com

If you want to improve your makeup game, the key is to start with a good foundation. For many, that’s easier said than done. Shade matching and finding that unicorn formula — the one that looks like a better version of your skin instead of a cakey mask — can seem impossible. To help make the search for Mr. Right Foundation easier, we took these challenges to the pros in hopes of separating the flaky from the flawless. Read on for some of the ones they and their celebrity clients have come to love.

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Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer

“I love this product! Its creamy consistency allows for easy application and blending, and it offers sheer coverage with oil control and a semimatte finish. Plus, there’s great color selection for a wide range of skin tones.” — Francesca Roman

 

 

 

 

 

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Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

“The stick application makes this perfect for when you’re on the go. Not only is it mess-free, but the formula offers full coverage (essentially like a concealer), goes on silky, and buffs into the skin like butter! The line’s color range is also amazing — it has you covered on every end of the spectrum!” — Alison Christian

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MAC Face and Body Foundation

“This supersheer foundation, which has become a cult favorite, has a watery texture that can offer the lightest of coverage. It also dries down and can be built up if you’d like more. It mimics the skin’s texture, offering the perfect veil of pigment. It’s best applied with a flat nylon brush (like MAC’s #191) and is good for all skin types.” — Ashleigh Ciucci

Makeup News: The Barbie-Inspired Eye Color

 

 

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The Salon Professional Academy, a cosmetology, esthetics and makeup school in San Jose, is a lover of Instagram makeup style. Who doesn’t love, those bold brows,  pouty lips and fleek eye shadow looks. We came across a new trend all over our favorite beauty instagramers, and it is all about The Barbie-Inspired Eye Color. Check out the article below by: 

 

 

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Scroll through your Instagram feed (if you follow a lot of beauty bloggers!), and one thing should be apparent: pink eye is rampant! The Barbie-inspired eye color may seem unexpected for Fall (when dark colors usually reign supreme), but it’s definitely a spreading movement. Think of it as a nod to October sunsets, Autumn leaves, and the flush you get from being in the cold air too long. We love it for holiday party makeup, a wedding look, or workwear.

“A playful and pretty pop of pink shadow can work to instantly brighten your look,” Kelli J. Bartlett, Director of Makeup Artistry at Glamsquad, told POPSUGAR. “This trend has a youthful and energetic quality that can look dreamy or dramatic, depending on the shade and application you choose.”

So let’s talk about how to find the right pink so you look sick not sickly. In general, Bartlett believes all skin tones can rock a pink shadow, and the best way to find yours is trial and error. “When finding the right type of pink (cool or warm), you should consider your overall coloring (hair color, complexion, and eye color) as this will inform the type of pink that complements you best,” she said. “Rich raspberries look amazing on deeper tones, while light blush can look gorgeous on fair skin.”

She also has a hack if you’re not ready to buy a pink palette, but still looking to experiment. “For those who aren’t ready for hot pinky pink, pop your favorite blush color on your eye,” she advised. “You can also test the trend by dabbing some of your favorite pink/peach lipstick (not the liquid matte kind though!) on your finger, and swiping it back and forth on your eyelid. Use your finger to buff the color into the brow bone. Try swatching on the back of your hand first to test its stain potential.”

Now that you’ve found the right hue, make sure to wear it in a modern way. “This trend looks best when paired with minimal makeup and a lush lash,” she said. “Complete your look by wearing a similar pink hue on your cheeks and lips. This is just the right amount of color-coordinating without appearing too matchy-matchy.” Also: She suggests using a fluffy brush to dust a little shadow on your brow bone to give warmth to the look.

There is one place pink shadow should not go. “To avoid possibly looking sickly, focus on the upper eyelid only and steer clear of the lower waterline,” she explained. “Applying on the lower lash line can make your eyelids look irritated.”

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CONTEMPORARY WATERCOLOR HAIR!

Here at The Salon Professional Academy, a Redken Academy in San Jose, we love us some watercolor tresses. You can find ladies of all ages rocking this trend! We came a across this fab article on Popsugar.com showcasing PRAVANA Artistic Color Director Vadre Grigsby, creating her version of the look. Check out the article below to learn more.

By now the image of a woman with rainbow, unicorn-like hair seems commonplace. The look has been trending on Instagram for a few years, but that doesn’t mean we are over it. And sometimes the classics — like watercolor-inspired locks — are still our favorites.

This video of Pravana Artistic Color Director Vader Grigsby creating the look on a blonde woman reminded us how pretty watercolor hair is. In the video, the technique was also explained in case you want to try it or tell your colorist how to do it.

Rainbow hues were applied horizontally to sections in random areas. Shades are layered in an artistic way. “This look is created visually and relies on subtle saturation of colors in varying shades,” the video caption states. The colorist continues to take sections and repeat this technique so the watercolors layer over each other.

Watch it to see this mesmerizing and gorgeous mermaid transformation!