FREE e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Blush [Need to post a picture via Instagram]

Freebies.

I know a lot of you guys use Instagram so why not use it to get a free blush? Go over here and follow the instructions to score a FREE e.l.f. Baked Blush in Pinktastic! You’ll need to follow @elfcosmetics on Instagram and post a picture that shows your best beauty secret. The Instagram post most include #playbeautifully and #elfsecretsentry and you must tag at least five of your Instagram friends. So sign up for the challenge so that they can send you your free product! First 10,000 only! [There’s only about 1k entries so you definitely can still get one]

Plus make sure to follow me too at justbusydreaming.

Good luck 🙂

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Eyeliner for your Eye shape.

Beauty.

There are many tips you can use to make your eyeliner pop. Here are some that will accentuate your eye size and type.

Asymmetrical Eyes: If one is slightly larger than the other, you’ll want to use a liner technique that will help you correct and equal out both your eyes. Jeung suggests using a black kohl liner, like Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liner in “Black,” along the lashline, from the inner corner to the outer corner, increasing the width at the outer corner on the slightly uneven eye only to make it appear wider and even.

Close-Set Eyes: The key to this eye shape is creating the illusion that your eyes are wider apart than they are. First, use concealer on the inner corners to lighten and open up the eye area. Try NudeStix Concealer Pencil. Then, on the outer third part of your eye, create a “V” shape using a black liner, and then trace the shape with a jumbo liquid liner to make a thick wing, such as Rimmel London ScandalEyes Jumbo Liquid Eye Liner in “Black.”

Close-Set Eyes: The key to this eye shape is creating the illusion that your eyes are wider apart than they are. First, use concealer on the inner corners to lighten and open up the eye area. Try NudeStix Concealer Pencil. Then, on the outer third part of your eye, create a “V” shape using a black liner, and then trace the shape with a jumbo liquid liner to make a thick wing, such as Rimmel London ScandalEyes Jumbo Liquid Eye Liner in “Black.”

Monolids: Extend the product up the upper lid so the fold on the lower lid doesn’t hide your liner. Jeung recommends using a waterproof black pencil, like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, along the lashline from inner to outer corner and stopping where the eye ends. You can also smudge it out at the outer corners, using a small smudger brush, like Bobbi Brown Eye Smudge Brush”.

Wide Eyes: Wide eyes can handle a lot of look, so go bold. Jeung loves a really thick cat-eye on this eye shape. Using a waterproof black liner pencil, create a tiny “V” in the inner corner of your eye. Then, go over the line with a liquid liner, like Ciatè Double Lines Liner” (a waterproof, dual-sided liner with a soft kajal eyeliner on one end and ultra-black liquid liner on the other), and wing it out at the outer corner for a patent-leather look.

Small Eyes: To widen small eyes, apply a taupe shadow over the eyelid all the way up to the crease. Next, along the lashline, use a black kohl pencil. Try Chanel Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil in “Noir.” Smudge it with your fingertip and top with a dark brown eye shadow, increasing the amount of shadow at the outer corners. Try Nars Matte Eyeshadow in “Coconut Grove.” Along the lower lashline, repeat the black liner/brown shadow combo. Lastly, apply a light pink blush, like Benefit Cosmetics Coralista, using a fluffy eyeshadow brush to the upper outer corners of your eyelid, which instantly opens up the eye.

Almond Eyes: To accentuate almond eyes, line the inner upper and lower lashes with a waterproof kohl pencil the entire way around your eyes, then trace the outer corners of the upper and lower lashlines, smudging it with a smudged brush. Then, top it with a gunmetal gray shadow to soften it and use bronzer to accentuate the crease for a natural effect. Try Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Bedroom Black Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil, and MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in “Scene.”

*Credit to Cosmo, I just thought this was a really great tip.

Enjoy,

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Make your own Makeup Remover.

Beauty., DIY'S

If you ran out of your favorite makeup remover, or simply don’t have the money to buy that expensive kind you want, this mini recipe is so easy and works so well to remove your makeup!

Olive oil is a great miracle product and has Vitamin A&E which are filled with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients which softens the skin, has Oleic Acid which improves the skins elasticity and it doesn’t clog pores.

Many people think that if they have oily skin, things like this will make it even more oily but that’s not true, this will just help make your skin more luscious and moisturized.

Ingredients//

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
  • 1/8 TSP Baby Oil, Coconut Oil, or Olive Oil [this is the best choice]

Directions//

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl.
  • Mix them together thoroughly.
  • Add mixture to any empty bottle you have. (perfume, mini soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner bottles etc.)
  • To use, just apply a small amount to a cotton ball or cotton swab and remove softly from your face. I use cotton balls for large amounts of makeup, and I use cotton swabs for my eyeliner.

If you don’t happen to have baby lotion, just the water and olive oil will work just fine. In a small container pour about 3oz of water and then add one tablespoon of olive oil. You need a small ratio of oil because it’s pretty potent but you can add a little bit more if you have dry skin. Since oil is less dense than water, it separates (like the picture above) so before you use it just shake it up really well and pour onto a cotton swab.

The oil helps loosen up even the most stubborn makeup products but don’t keep the remover for longer than 1-3 month because bacteria could form so if you want to use it after a while I suggest you make a new batch. If you don’t use makeup as often just make it with 1 cup of water and 1/8 tsp of olive oil.

Enjoy,

Cleaning your makeup brushes.

Beauty., DIY'S, Etc., Tips.

Makeup brushes are made with real hair so you need to treat them really gently.

Spot cleaning it //(when you’re doing your makeup and want to clean it on the spot so you can use another color)

How to spot clean brushes:

-Just spray a bit of cleanser onto a paper towel and wipe your brush onto it. It dries really quickly so you could continue using it.

What cleansers to use when you spot clean your brushes:

– MAC Brush Cleanser // found at M.A.C., Macy’s, Nordstrom, etc. (They cost around $13 each)

– Any baby wipe’s or any anti-bacterial wipes

– Clinique brush cleanser// (Honestly I like this one better then the M.A.C one because you’re able to spray it on, but the MAC one is bigger and contains more cleanser in it)

– Isopropyl Alcohol//(found at any drug store)

– Parian Spirit//(found at Imax)

Deep cleaning//(basically after a few weeks you really want to deeply clean your brushes and get out everything and make sure you get the sebum, old makeup, oils, etc. out so you don’t break out.)

How to deep clean brushes:

Start or by getting some in to your palm or a plate and just swirl it until it starts to lather and then rinse off. Make sure it doesn’t get past the silver part or else water’s gonna get inside the glue and make it loose. Slowly and gently squeeze out the bristles, or else the whole bristle might come off …
Happened to me last year because I pulled to hard. Whoops.

What cleansers to use when you deep clean your brushes:

-Dish washer soap with some olive oil/ to disinfect and condition

– Baby shampoo or normal shampoo also works fine

– Face wash like Cetaphil etc.

Hope this helped ♥