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Matte lips can look incredibly beautiful and elegant, if you know how to wear this type of makeup. Today, let’s have a look at some beauty tips on how to master the art of applying and wearing matte lip color:
1. Prepare your lips Matte lipstick textures tend to emphasize all the flaws of your lips, therefore, it’s important to prepare your lips and make them smooth and soft. Exfoliating your lips can be a great solution to get rid of peeling skin, in order to reveal baby soft lips, on which your makeup will glide easily and beautifully. You can prepare a lip scrub at home: just mix some sugar with olive oil and honey and gently massage your lips with it for couple of minutes, then rinse; you lips will feel baby soft and smooth.
2. Add moisture In order to keep matte lipstick fresh, make sure to moisturize your lips before applying your lipstick, because matte texture tends to dry out the lips, creating undesirable, caked on effect. You can moisturize your lips using your favorite lip bal…

7 Things That Happen When You Wear Black Lipstick to Work

A cautionary tale.
7 Things That Happen When You Wear Black Lipstick to Work
Sadly, our reality isn't a Beyoncé music video or March Jacobs' Fall 2016 show, which means black lipstick worn IRL will always be a little jarring. Badass, but jarring. So when I decided to wear it at the office recently, I knew there'd be a slew of reactions—and pitfalls because dark pigments are as understandably demanding as his Purple Majesty.

Full disclosure: When I tried this experiment, I wore Bite Beauty's Black Truffle from their Amuse Bouche collection. It isn't 100% black as it has violet undertones, but it ended up being a fortuitous tribute to his Purpleness as I wore it on the day he died. (I'm devastated, can you tell?)

Anyways, here are a few things that will inevitably happen if wear black, or really any other super-dark lip shade, to work.

1. People will stare at your lips while you're talking to them. 

If they don't say anything about your gothic lips, but they…

Super Easy Rainbow Polka Dot Nail Art DIY || THE NAIL POLISH CHALLENGE

Products used: KBShimmer Base Coat: I Scream Nails Soft Serve: I Scream Nails Bubblegum Bang: I Scream Nails Sunny Boy: I Scream Nails Juicy Juicy: I Scream Nails Grasshopper Pie: I Scream Nails Blue Heaven: I Scream Nails Grape Soda: KBShimmer Top Coat: LIQUID LATEX: MATTE TOP COAT:

Speckled Easter Mini Egg Nails! | Gelish & Colour Shack pigments

Cute tutorial on my take for Speckled Mini Egg nails using Gelish.
I used: Gelish Arctic Freeze Gelish Pinch of Pepper Gelish Matte Top It Off
The Colour Shack store:
Mattastic Pigment Range:

12 Makeup Tutorials To Try On Easter Sunday

Not every makeup look is appropriate for a holy holiday with your family. Here are 12 that are.  12 Makeup Tutorials to Try on Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is in three days and if you’re celebrating the holiday, you are more than aware of the fact that Easter isn’t the best time to wear your smokiest eye makeup or dark purple lip. Especially when you’ll be sitting in a religious service and visiting with relatives that may or may not be holier than thou.

Instead of taking the risk (although if you considered it you are my kind of makeup junkie), play it safe with some looks that range from neutral to pink to pastel. These looks play to the individual styles of makeup lovers all over the world, so you’ll be sure to find the right one before Sunday.

Choose one favorite, if you can.

1. Pink Liner & Matte Red Lips
Pink and red may be Valentine’s official colors, but they also work well for Easter. The glittery pink liner in this look is to die for and works at being subtle enough for the hol…

Golden Goddess Makeup Tutorial! | Tanya Burr

PRODUCTS USED: Loreal True Match Foundation Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Anastasia DipBrow in Auburn (I regret using this as I'm aware it looks way too red!!) MAC concealer Bourjois cream shadow 02 TooFaced chocolate palette Tanya Burr Cosmetics Individual Lashes Bourjois liner MAC Powersurge Eye Kohl Lancome Grandiose Mascara MAC NW15 Select Cover Up Concealer Rimmel stay matte powder Bourjois Bronzer NARS deep throat blush MAC Hush ccb

Spring Makeup Tutorial 2016 | Casey Holmes

Products Mentioned: Too faced peanut butter and jelly palette Makeup forever ink eyeliner Mac fix plus- rose limited edition one Velour lashes in fluffing whispie Benefit matte rescue Smashbox primer water Soap and glory one heck of a blot primer Soap and glory one heck of a blot foundation- mixed happy medium and caramel Urban decay naked skin concealer NYX Hd powder in banana Mac mineralized skin finish in give me sun Benefit hoola bronzer Shea moisture blush in peachy coral Anastasia Glow kit in Ardell brow pomade Makeup geek eyeliner in royal Urban decay ex girlfriend lipliner Benefit roller lash mascara Lorac lipstick in that glow Buxom lipgloss in peach daiquiri

Soft Valentine's Day Makeup - Pink Liner & Matte Red Lips

F A C E ⋆ Nivea Men Aftershave Balm: Sensitive ‣ EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation “F100" ‣ Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer “Fair” ‣ Kryolan TV Paint Stick #00 (to lighten concealer + add more coverage) NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder “Snow” ‣ Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Setting Spray ‣
E Y E B R O W S ⋆ Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz “Taupe” ‣ Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse “Taupe” ‣ Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ‣
C H E E K S ⋆ Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder “Medium” ‣ EX1 Cosmetics “Natural Flush” ‣ Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator “Crushed Pearl” ‣
E Y E S ⋆ MAC Paint Pot “Soft Ochre” ‣ Makeup Geek Cosmetics “Barcelona Beach” ‣ MAC Pigment “Vanilla” …

12 Fresh Spring 2016 Nail Art Trends | Makeup Tutorials

As Mugatu would say, “These nail art trends… They’re so hot right now.” 
12 Fresh Spring Nail Art Trends      The birds are chirping, kids are painting Easter eggs and with the amount of chocolate bunnies I’ve been stuffing in my face, it’s safe to say that Easter is here and spring has, officially, sprung.

     As we’ve been saying all year long, spring is the time for fresh trends that breathe life into our stale, now-overdone transitional winter wardrobe. This means it’s time to think outside the box which is exactly what these nail art trends do.

     These designs are taken from the S/S 2016 runway and will breathe new life into your spring style.

     Keep on scrolling to see the freshest spring nail trends from chrome to opalescent.

1. Chrome
     This spring, chrome will be big, big, big. From chrome polish that reflects off of interior lighting to futuristic stripes that predict minimalism’s long residency in fashion, it was all about metallic.
Get closer to the sun than Icarus with …


PRODUCTS MENTIONED: Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick - inspiration MAC Lipsticks: Blankety - Dubonnet - Makeup Geek - Bitten -

Easter Nail Art || using 'Zig Zag' tape by Whats Up Nails

Products: Zig Zag tape small USE MY DISCOUNT CODE "XNAILSBYMIRI10" FOR 10% OFF ON NAIL VINYLS Zig Zag tape big USE MY DISCOUNT CODE "XNAILSBYMIRI10" FOR 10% OFF ON NAIL VINYLS Nail art brush: use my discount code "MIRI10" for 10% off Black Pearls (eBay) Colorful Leaves Studs (eBay) Dotting tool (eBay)
Polishes: Milani - White On The Spot Sally Hansen - Sweetie (Sugar Coat) Essie - Lilacism Anny - City Walk Kleancolor - Pastel Teal Sally Hansen - Perefect Pear-ing Sinful Colors - Skylark
Matte Topcoat (DA) Quick dry topcoat (Sally Hansen - Instadri)

Nail Art Tutorial: Easy Pastel Galaxy Print (perfect for beginners!)

Polishes used: Black: PPN ‘respect’ (from White: PPN ‘divinely made' (from Light pink: essie ‘fiji’ Peach: opi ‘sorry i’m fizzy today’ Hot pink: opi ‘strawberry margarita’ Darker pink: essie ‘watermelon Light blue-ish-purple: essie ‘bikini so teeny’ Darker blue-ish-purple: essie ‘chills & thrills' Lilac: opi ‘do you lilac it?’ Dark purple: opi ‘purple with a purpose’ Mint: essie ‘mint candy apple’ Turquoise: essie ‘where’s my chauffeur?’ Medium blue: opi ‘no room for the blues’ Neonish blue: essie ‘i’m addicted' Dark blue: essie ‘hide & go chic’ Topcoat: essie ‘good to go’ and opi ‘matte topcoat'

Nail Art Tutorial: Tribal / Aztec Print Over Neon Gradient

Brushes used: Detailer brush from this nail art brush set: A regluar, tiny paintbrush from a craftstore, trimmed to make thinner. 
Here’s a video on how you can do it yourself:
Steps: 1. Apply a basecoat and paint your nails white. This is important especially because we’re using neons because this will make the colors pop! Let this dry COMPLETELY
2. Apply some liquid latex around your nail. You can also use tape
3. Take out a makeup sponge and make sure there’s no dust particles on it. You can do this by taking some tape and just firmly stick on the sponge and then remove it.
5. Paint yellow and pink polish onto the sponge, slightly overlapping each other
6. Dab the sponge on your nail to transfer the polish. Move it a bit up and down and from side to side to make sure you get polish on the whole nail and to blend the colors
7. Repeat the last two steps on each nail, making each layer dry a couple of minutes bef…

5 Color Gradient and Heart Nail Art Tutorial || KELLI MARISSA

POLISHES USED: Cuccio Base Coat: OPI Alpine Snow: China Glaze Too Yacht to Handle: China Glaze UV Meant to Be: China Glaze Boho Blues: China Glaze What A Pansy: China Glaze That's Shore Bright: Nanacoco Love Black: KBShimmer Top Coat: OPI MATTE TOP COAT:

Nail Decor Inspired Fall Fashion Manicure DIY || KELLI MARISSA

Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette ♡ Warm Copper, Hot Pink & Glitter

Full Lips:
Products Used: Stila One Step Correct NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab Gerard Cosmetics BB Plus Illumination "shaaanxo" for 25% off all products
xoBeauty Flat Top Face Brush
NARS Creamy Radient Concealer in Vanilla  Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit xoBeauty Small Tapered Face Brush Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Spray Billion Dollar Brows Brush NYX Brow Gel in Blonde Eyeko Brow Gel Benefit Stay Don't Stray Morphe Jaclyn Hills Favorites Palette xoBeauty Tapered Blender Brush Benefit High Brow Glow xoBeauty Angled Eyeshadow Brush http://bi…