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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Weird Beauty Fact Of The Day!

Lipstick was considered an essential item for female nurses in the armed forces during the Second World War, both to remind women that they were ladies first and military second, and because it might have a calming effect on the male soldiers.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Weird Beauty Fact Of The Day!

Despite being called the "Golden Age of Spain," having a tan was a serious beauty faux pas back then. In an effort to maintain a porcelain complexion, young women would eat clay, even though it often caused anemia or chlorosis. In the late 18th century, members of The French Court such as Marie Antoinette also obsessed over having flawless alabaster skin. They faked it with thick layers of white powder (made out of everything from white lead and talc to pulverized bone) combined with wax, whale blubber, or vegetable oil to give the face makeup a greasy consistency that adhered to the skin.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Halloween Tutorial: Angel Makeup

Hey girls! With Halloween just around the corner I thought I'd do a couple looks and costume ideas for you guys! Unfortunately my camera is broken ): so there won't be any pictures but as soon as I can I'll post a pic of this look! Let's get started!

1) Start by applying foundation with a stippling brush all over your face. Blend with a makeup sponge.

2) Next conceal any blemishes, redness, or dark circles.

3) Taking a highlighter or a shimmery nude/white eye shadow highlight your cheekbones and Cupid's bow (the little indention above your top lip)

4) Set with a loose luminescent powder to your face using a kabuki brush this will help give you that angelic glow.

5) Prime your eyes with any eye shadow primer.

6) Taking any brush or your fingers apply a shimmery white eye shadow all over your lid. blend with a fluffy brush.

7) Taking a crease brush get a medium silver shade and apply in a back and fourth motion to your crease and outer V. Blend. Then add a bit of charcoal in the upper part of your crease. Blend.

8) *OPTIONAL* take some eye glitter and put a little over your white shadow.

9) Line your eyes as close to your lash line as possible with a black liner.

10) Finish off your eyes with false eyelashes and your favorite mascara.

11) For your lips opt for a light pink gloss.

Viola! Your all done! Good Luck!! (: 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Weird Beauty Fact Of The Day!

Everyone loves long hair, but not as much as men in the Heian Period. Japanese women were judged on the length of their hair, with anyone lucky enough to have hair two foot longer then their waist being deemed the most attractive. Extensions, anyone?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Weird Beauty Fact Of The Day!

Ancient Greek women have a solution for every problem. Acne? Just apply curdled milk. Freckles? Cucumber juice. Wrinkles? Crocodile fat should sort them out. I’m so glad we have anti wrinkle creams now!