A recent story in the Wall Street Journal explored the growing trend of women visiting makeup stores like Sephora and Ulta for the sole purpose of testing out the self-service makeup stations. Many of these women regularly mooch free lipstick, blush, and even mascara, all without paying a cent. Is this a good idea?Read More
Temporary False Lashes are a MUST for all brides – it’s a great way to add a touch of subtle sexiness and really makes the eyes pop. If you’ve never tried false lashes before, your bridal makeup trial is the perfect opportunity to see if they are for you.Read More
Whether you have full brows or invisible ones, it is always a good idea to fill them in where they are sparse. Defined brows frame the face and draw attention to the eye. You can find a few different types of fillers.
I like to use pencils to fill barely-there brows because the wax of a pencil adheres best to the skin. Anastasia is a brand that specializes in brows – the spoolie on the other end of this “Perfect Brow Pencil” makes blending a breeze.
Powder fillers are great if you just have a few holes to fill- make sure you choose a color that is a shade or two lighter than your hair color. I love the trio from Paula Dorf – the colors are muted so you don’t have to worry about being too heavy handed.
Gel filler is my go-to for enhancing fuller brows that may need you may need to brighten or lighten depending on your hair color. I LOVE this Sonia Kashuk one I found at Target. If you are someone who changes their hair color often, this quad has everything you need for blending if you are a redhead one week and more blonde or brunette the next.
Got a few gray strands peeking through? Before you pluck them, try brow mascara – it’s easy to apply and is perfect for keeping your brows looking neat and tidy. This one from Benefit is so quick and easy – a good one to keep in your on-the-go makeup bag.
(Originally posted on TWWP Blog.)
Unless you are the first of your friends to get engaged, you probably know what an honor it is to be a bridesmaid. You may also know that it can be really expensive to be in someone’s wedding. A bridesmaid can be expected to budget for all or any of the following:Read More
Your wedding is coming up and your skin could use some attention. Follow these tips in the months leading up to your wedding day and be confident that your skin will look it’s best. Your makeup looks only as good as your skin so if you have dry patches or a blemish or two – here are some helpful hints for a flawless face on your big day!Read More
OK, being a former bride myself, I understand how scary makeup and hair trials can be. Especially when you have never had your makeup done by a professional before. You may have a million questions running through your head before you even sit in the makeup chair.Read More