Is your waterproof mascara a standout or a washout? We reduced 5 subjects to tears in order to find out
It’s an all too common scenario: one dip in the Mondrian pool and our mascara (despite the “waterproof” label) has us looking like Tammy Faye Bakker after a run-in with Hurricane Floyd.
Five human guinea pigs from beautyscene’s extensive research department put some 15 waterproof mascaras to what they determined was the ultimate test: to slice their way through a bag of yellow onions. On the whole, most waterproof mascaras might hold up in a dense fog, but are simply no match for your average Barbara Walter’s interview/Gilroy Garlic festival/shotgun wedding. Here are the winners:Continue reading »
When you’re planning on doing makeup for a beach wedding make sure to know what kind of weather it will be during that special day, whether it will be during the time when the sun is up which can be sunny and humid or at night when it can be cool. If you’ll be doing makeup for a wedding during a sunny day make sure to wear either a light-weight foundation, a tinted moisturizer (See all facial treatments) or even nothing if you already have flawless skin, as the sun will melt a heavy makeup and can be unflattering when taking pictures. If you have blemishes and imperfections, you can apply concealer to those areas and as much as possible always keep the rest of the face light. And don’t forget to apply a face primer (See all foundation primers). If possible, wear makeup that is waterproof! Like waterproof mascara and waterproof eyeliner etc. These last long and won’t smudge easily compared to regular makeup. It is very important to wear waterproof makeup as you will be under the heat of the sun which can make you sweat, melt and ruin your makeup. Plus, you might not know if you will get emotional and cry. You wouldn’t want to end up looking like a raccoon during your wedding day, right? Do some tests with the look prior to the wedding day. Try going out with your makeup on and see if you like how it looks under the sun and make some adjustments if needed.
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For those who would want a more neutral look during their wedding day, here’s how:
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If you have flawless skin, you may skip this part. First, apply any face primer (See all foundation primers) all over the face before putting on any light-weight foundation or tinted moisturizer. For me I used Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (See all foundation primers). This is to make your foundation stay on longer. Next, cover any blemishes or dark circles with a concealer (I used the Youngblood Concealer in Medium) if you have any and keep the rest of your face light and more natural by putting on a light foundation or tinted moisturizer (for this I used the “Get a Tint” Tinted Moisturizer (See all skin protection) by Mark Cosmetics). Next, after you have applied your foundation/tinted moisturizer, set your face by brushing on lightly any translucent powderwith the use of a kabuki brush (See all brushes & applicators) orpowder brush (See all face brushes) to give it a more natural matte finish.Continue reading »
Even if you normally wear little or no makeup, you should wear some on your wedding day. If you do not, you may end up looking “washed out” in your photographs.
When you pick out your wedding day makeup, wear a white shirt.
For the most part, keep makeup very matte looking. The strong lights tend to reflect off your face if you use makeup with a lot of shimmer in it; however, you can use a bit of gloss on your lips.
Since the camera captures the slightest shine, you should have a powder compact handy for quick touch-ups during the photography session.
Make sure your blush, lip liner and lipstick are all in the same color family.
To make lips seem full and luscious for the entire night, first draw a well-defined lip with your sharpened lip liner. Then fill in your entire lips with the liner. Follow with lipstick using a lip brush. Finish lips by blotting them lightly with loose powder; then apply another coat of lipstick.
Stay away from very brown or pale lipsticks – they look washed out on photographs.
Use an eyelash curler before applying mascara to make your lashes look longer and your eyes look bigger
Bring out your eyelashes with an extra coat of mascara, making sure that every lash is separated. Of course you’ll want to wear waterproof mascara!
Finish your look with loose powder; it sets everything.
Don’t forget about your hands! Everyone will want to gaze at your beautiful ring at the reception, so make sure your nails look great!
To keep yourself looking your best on the wedding day, give your head bridesmaid a small bag to carry with your essentials. Include lipstick, blush, a powder compact, a sample vial of your perfume, an extra pair of pantyhose, a nail file and any other items you might need.
One of the most irritating things that happen while applying make up is when a sneeze erupts uncontrollably. Worse when its mascara or eye-liner that you were applying. the rest of your make-up, foundation, blush on etc. is already applied. Here’s this happens especially when you sneeze mid-application.
If you are wearing waterproof mascara, dip a cotton bud in eye make-up remover and dab gently at it. If it’s non-waterproof, dampen the tip of a cotton bud with water, instead. You can use the other end to reapply foundation and/or conealer.
Of course you should always carry sunscreen but there are some other summer beauty essentials that you shouldn’t be without. Whether you are headed to a summer BBQ, a ballgame or the beach, you can keep your makeup and hair fresh by using the right products.
So, Summer is here! In honor of the three glorious months of sunshine and fun ahead of us, Teen Vogue’s beauty team each pulled together a list of their absolute top five must-have beauty buys. Chill out, and enjoy!
To hide small imperfections, you can use a little concealer. You only need to use a little bit, otherwise it will look unnatural in the sunlight. Before heading out into the sun, using a small, fine brush, dot a small amount of the concealer onto the area you are trying to cover. Blend until it becomes one with your skin. Avoid getting concealer into the small wrinkles. It will enhance them, making them more noticeable.
“A very black shade will make eyes pop and it’s a great security blanket for looking fabulous,” says Toronto-based makeup and hair artist David Goveia. If you already have dark lashes, you might want to try a clear mascara to give your lashes a nice sheen. “It can also be used on brows,” he says.
Unlike pressed powder blush, cream blush blends easily into bare moisturized skin and leaves a dewy, healthy-looking finish. Blend a sheer coral shade onto the apples of cheeks and up toward the temple.
The high humidity can leave our hair feeling a little more dirty than usual. Rather than washing it more often try a dry shampoo that will leave your locks feeling refreshed and with an added bonus of body – what more can you ask for? Batiste have a new smell that is perfect for summer, the coconut and exotic tropical scent will leave you with happy memories of trips abroad.
While we’re all about an au natural beauty look, sometimes you need a lip gloss that’s just as hot as the temperatures outside. For that, we must direct you to Topshop’s amazing new beauty line and suggest picking up their Gloss ($10) in Heatwave as soon as you possibly can. It’s the perfect semi-sheer orange red hue (very Prada if we do say so) and will definitely give you the perfect pout.
A lightweight base is great for the summer months, instead of using your thick foundation and powders show off your natural complexion by using a tinted moisturiser. We use Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser ($78). It has a sheer formula with a hint of colour to give your complexion a healthy glow, plus an added bonus of SPF 20.