Makeup for Idiots – 6 Infographics

Vloggers on YouTube make it look so easy don’t they. When you try those looks by yourself you just end up looking like a gremlin who ate after midnight. It’s so unfair. But fret no longer ladies! I’ve put together 6 super simple infographics with basic makeup techniques everyone can learn in a cinch.

Check them out below!

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What do you want your eyeliner to say? I always want to look like I’m definitely not hungover. Definitely not…
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Inspiration from Julep so you stop wearing that stupid winged liner you can never make thin enough to stop it looking like a blob of black accidentally stuck to your eye.
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Color theory! No more mixing purple and green! Wait… That wasn’t a thing?
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The classic smokey. Classy.
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Because I also have absolutely no idea what all these thousands of wands are for.
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Slowly puts down that blending brush I’ve been using to apply shadow with…

 

Got any other infographics that you swear by? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below or just let me know what you think!

#ColorfulHair is Trending. My Top 10.

We talked about color making a comeback with 80s style makeup before, right? Well it seems like this trend ain’t stopping at the upper brow bone. #ColorfulHair is trending and it isn’t just stopping at the red streaks your rebellious teen self wore in the early 2000s as a big screw you to your parents. Hologrammatic, multi-shaded and pastels, hair artists like Matthew Collins, Reuben Wood, & Jamie Gomez are doing some amazing things.
 
I’ve picked out 10 of my favorite looks on Instagram, check them out!
 
 
 
 
 
 

#pastel #hair #pastelhair #color #colorful #colorfulhair #girl #beautiful #style #hairstyle #ombre

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#pastel #hair #pastelhair #color #colorful #colorfulhair #girl #beautiful #style #hairstyle #lilac #lilachair #purple #purplehair

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What do you guys think? Found any looks you guys like? I’d love to see them in the comments below!

Mario Badescu almost causes a breakup

Who tf is mario badescu?!
 
That cracks me up so much.
 
Mario Badescu, legendary skin care makers, famed for fixing break outs, now also famed for almost causing a breakup!
 
The real Mario Badescu founded the salon and formulated the products that now bear his name. But he died over 30 years ago.
 
Cut to the present day and thousands of people swear by his products. This includes one anonymous Twitter user who’s love for Mario Badescu may have been taken the wrong way by her boyfriend…
 
It’s somewhat understandable. If you don’t know a thing about the skincare world then gushing about names like Peter Thomas Roth and Erno Laszlo could sound like a debonair gentleman interloper.
 
Either way, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this (I’m doing a bit of both, actually). Read this, you’ll know what I mean.
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Hilarious, right? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Taking a Hot Bath is like doing Exercise

Ladies, this is not click bait.
 
OK, it’s a little click bait-y, but, seriously. This is straight-up the laziest way ever to burn calories.
 
We all want to live healthier lives, but, you know how it is. Not everybody wants to get out of their ugg boots for a jog during their downtime. The solution? Taking a hot bath. No joke.
 
A study at Loughborough University looked at the effect a hot bath had on blood sugar contral and calories burned compared to, say, a bike ride.
 
What they found was that sitting in a hot bath for an hour burned as many calories as a half hour walk.
 
They also found a 10% increase in blood sugar control and a reduction in inflammation.
 
If you don’t believe me read the study for yourself here.
 
So, do you remember in school, one of the basics of staying healthy was to go for a 20 minute walk per day? Well, you can forget the trainers and the bottled water.
 
Grab a towel, light some candles and jump in. I’m already there!

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Are you excited about more excuses to take a hot bath? Let us know in the comments below!

Why Asian Women Never Age

Have you ever tried to guess the age of an Asian woman? It’s often not easy, right? Asian skin appears ageless a lot of the time. But it isn’t genetic pot luck. As Korean skincare products become more and more popular people are becoming aware that it isn’t only the French that have serious skincare chops. Asian’s also have a trick or two up their sleeves.

For some age old (and some not so old) secrets behind why Asian women never seem to age, read on!

  1. Turmeric Everything

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I can’t even find a way to use this in cooking most of the time. It just sits in my spice cabinet to impress my mother in law in case she wanders into the kitchen.

But now I have a reason to own it. Lots of it! Whether ingesting moundfuls of it or slathering on my face, turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that reduces skin inflamation. It also contains lots of manganese, which is like Red Bull for collagen production.

Try including it in a home made honey yogurt mask, or incorporating it into a lemon and ginger chicken dinner.

  1. Collagen is Life

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Collagen. It’s the stuff that your skin is built on. Instead of just repairing it like most creams aim to do, Asian women haven taken it upon themselves to also boost it’s production.

Whether it’s drinking it, swallowing it or eating it (yes, eating it), Asian women make taking collagen a part of daily life.

Little known fact, red fruits & papaya boost collagen production. Time to pull out that fruit salad recipe.

  1. Ditch the European for the Korean

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The old dermatological houses of Europe have gotten old, stuffy and haven’t innovated in years. There are still amazing products from there, but many of them are simply expensive emulsions.

Koreans are driving skincare trends these days. At a fraction of the price of high end French serums, they’re innovative, both in design and composition and add new and effective ways to take care of your skin.

Don’t know what to try from the multitude of wierd and wonderful world of K-Beauty? Start with adding a face mask to your daily skincare regime, they’re cheap, effective and, a lot of times, really fun to use.

  1. Eat by Color

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We love our fish and chips, and fried chicken, but our skin doesn’t. Most East Asian cultures don’t feature fried foods as much as say, American or Australian culture does.

So what do Asian women eat to maintain that glowing complexion? Turns out they pack lots of grains, fruits and vegetables into their diet. There isn’t a lot of consumption of red meat and a greater prevalence of fish. Also, the drink of choice is usually green tea, coconut water or a fresh fruit juice.

If it sounds like a big jump to move from beer, fried chicken and chips, try to remember this rule: the more colors there are in your meal the more balanced your diet!

  1. Sun is the Enemy

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One thing I noticed as an Asian in Australia is the difference in what’s considered beautiful skin. Australian’s, by and large, preferred to be deeply bronzed. Asians, especially those not born there, prefer to be porcelain.

There are a whole bunch of cultural reasons for this that I won’t get into, but recent research into skin health shows that having porcelain skin isn’t such a bad idea. It turns out that, while getting a tan on the beach, your is collagen breaking down as your skin slowly “cooks”. This is, actually, really bad for skin health.

In places like China, Japan, and Thailand women wear sunscreen all day, every day, even in cloudy weather. It’s not uncommon for them to not go out during the hottest times of the day between 10AM and 4PM.

To protect the health of your skin apply SPF50 sunscreen to your face and exposed skin during the day.

That’s it for today’s beauty tips! They’re pretty basic, but following these 5 steps is a great first step towards becoming ageless.

Let us know in the comments what you think and if you have your own beauty tips you follow for that flawless complexion!

 

#MemeMakeup is taking over Twitter Ermahgerd!

I guess this was bound to happen at some point. Meme’s are our generation’s pictographs. They communicate that “look” without actually writing anything. So, of course they made their way onto our faces… And then back onto the Twittersphere where all memes naturally live.
Normally, I’d say, yay, #makeup #inspiration! But, by the time you apply these to your face they’ll probably be irrelevant.
 
So for the next 3 seconds (I think that’s the normal lifespan of a trend on Twitter, maybe?) simply enjoy my #MemeMakeup favorites!

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Singing Meryl Streep

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Kermit the Dark Side

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Beauty & the Beast Live Action Cast vs. the Animated Characters

Come on. You knew a Beauty & the Beast article was coming. One of the main characters is named after me so of course I was going to jump at the first chance to see it.

The original animated Beauty & the Beast is one of the all time favorite films (I’ve watched it at least twice this year, so far) so I was surprised how much depth the live action and additional backstory added to the film.

One of the first things I noticed was how amazingly well cast it was! Almost as if each actor was made for the role. See for yourself!

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Coming soon I’ll post a Beauty & the Beast post on how to recreate Belle’s (mine, hehe) look!

How similar do you think they look to the original animated characters? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!