6 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR NEXT SPRAY TAN

Once beach season rolls around, spray tans are our guilty pleasure. They give you the luminous glow without the sun’s harmful rays, and there are so many self-tanning products on the market to help keep your faux glow lasting for weeks. Ahead, we rounded up exactly what you need to know before you go into your first spray tan sesh, so you’ll come out as a glowing pro.

Spray Tan Tip 1: It’s All About Prep

If you want your spray tan to come out right (and last longer), you actually have to put in some work. Don’t just show up unprepared — you’ve got some homework to do. Shower the day before your session and give yourself a good scrub and a smooth shave. Exfoliating is the key to an even spray tan, as dead or flaky skin can leave you with patches and streaks. Try the Kiehl’s Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub to prepare your skin (focusing on rougher areas like knees and elbows) and shave at the end of your shower, once your hair follicles have softened. Remember that shaving after your spray session will only strip away the color quicker.

Spray Tan Tip 2: Don’t Shower Right Before Your Session

This is because your pores are larger after a warm shower or bath, so the tanning solution sits in your pores and creates dark spots. As your pores seal, the solution gets trapped and you end up with visible tanning marks. Showering the same day is fine, just be sure to do it at least four hours before your appointment.

Spray Tan Tip 3: Fresh-Faced Is the Way to Go

Do not wear makeup during your spray session if you plan on tanning your face as well. Your foundation will act as a barrier and once you go home to cleanse your face, the solution will go right down the drain, too. Most places will offer makeup-removing wipes or you can bring some with you (like the CeraVe Makeup Removing Cleanser Cloths) if you’re heading to your appointment after work.

Spray Tan Tip 4: Skip the Deodorant as Well

Deodorant can also act as a barrier to the spray tan solution (and in some cases, can even turn colors), which will result in patchy underarms. Avoid this altogether by skipping out on the deodorant before your appointment.

Spray Tan Tip 5: The Color Comes After Your First Shower

Wait at least six to eight hours before your first shower. Once you do wash up, you’re going to notice that the water looks muddy — this is just the cosmetic bronzing solution used in the tan that allows the technician to know where they are spraying. No scrubbing, shaving or exfoliating! Only use body wash to gently clean up and let the water run until it turns clear. Now is when you really start to look like that bronzed goddess.

Spray Tan Tip 6: Moisturize Every Day After Spray Tanning

After your first shower, start moisturizing daily to maintain your tan. Just be sure to stay away from oil-based moisturizers, as they can strip away your tan and leave you looking blotchy. Try the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream for a fast-absorbing finish.

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https://www.makeup.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-spray-tans

7 LIP AND CHEEK MAKEUP STICKS YOU NEED FOR YOUR SUMMER MAKEUP ROUTINE RN

As time progresses in the makeup-verse, so do products. Innovation in makeup is certainly not a new phenomena, but new product applicators certainly are. Cue: makeup sticks. We love them because they’re incredibly versatile, easy to use and have a glorious amount of pigmentation and payoff. The latest stick we simply can’t live without? Lip and cheek makeup sticks, of course. Ahead, find seven makeup sticks we love and will certainly be throwing into our makeup bags this summer — making lippie, blush (and even eye makeup!) easy and breezy during the upcoming warmer months.

Onomie Boosting Lip & Cheek Stick

The Onomie lip + cheek sticks come in a myriad of pink, brown and nude shades, and its pigment is not the only thing we love about it. It glides on super easy and pairs nicely with just about any skin tone, allowing you to create the ultimate monochromatic lip-eye-cheek combo.

Bite Beauty Multistick

If you’re looking for an everyday multistick, Bite Beauty Biscotti is the one for you. We love this for a subtle hint of mauve on your lips and cheeks. Bulk it up for a bolder look on the lips, or keep it extremely light on the apples of your cheeks for a nice flush.

YSL Baby Doll Kiss + Blush Duo Stick

The YSL Baby Doll Kiss + Blush duo stick wouldn’t be complete without its unique duo-chromed features. Each shade contains two complementary colors that can be swirled together for extra pigment or worn individually for a light pinky, nude or deep berry glow.

Milk Lip + Cheek Stick

Consistency wise, the Milk Lip + Cheek stick is definitely a star. It’s a super buildable and flexible formula, and we love swiping the dusty rose shade in Werk on our cheeks for a boost of color. Even better, this stick also comes in a deep berry — Quickie — that’s perfect for a bolder lip that can take you into the evening hours seamlessly.

NYX Professional Makeup Bright Idea Illuminating Stick

Not only does the NYX Illuminating Stick come in a variety of nude colors that we love, it comes in a bright pink called Rose Petal Pop that we’re even more excited by. We love swiping this onto our lips for a nice pinky glow, and it even looks just as lovely blended onto the face.

Nudestix All Over Face Color Matte

If there’s absolutely anything we love Nudestix for, it’s their Nudies all Over The Face Color Mattes. With just one multistick you can create an entire makeup look with eye, cheek and lip color at the drop of one applicator. Deer Maple Eh is one of our favs in this collection — it’s the perfect boho light brown that can warm up just about any complexion.

Wander Beauty Lip & Cheek Gel

For a more out of the box lip and cheek pencil/stick, we love the Carryon Lip and Cheek Gel by Wander Beauty. These are absolutely perfect for travel, as they’re super compact and contain a ton of versatile product in one, and they even come in four nice shades that represent every corner of the pink-to red-to nude rainbow.

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https://www.makeup.com/best-lip-and-cheek-sticks

TAKE A GRADIENT WING FROM DAY TO NIGHT WITH GLITTER

A gradient wing is the softer, more approachable sister of the classic, crisp cat eye.The perfect look for every day, this smoked-out eye makeup will become your new favorite for a bolder finish whether you’re going to work or happy hour. Below, we tapped NYC-based makeup artist Anne Kohlhagen to give us a tutorial on how to take the gradient wing eyeshadow look from day to night using glitter.

For Daytime

The key to nailing a gradient eye is color selection — and Kolhagen recommends opting for colors within the same shade family. One way to ensure it’s seamless is to start with the darkest shade and mix it with a white base like NYX Professional Makeup Eyeshadow Base in White until it’s pastel and add a little more color until it seamlessly blends with the darkest color. To apply, “Start with the lightest color first and work your way to the darker shades”, says Kolhagen, adding that “once the dark colors are applied you can’t remove that without starting over.” To get the look, we recommend using a thin eyeliner blush so you have added control and going slowly to ensure it blends seamlessly.

Take Your Gradient Wing to the Next Level for Nighttime With Glitter

After a long day rocking your gradient wing, Kohlhagen recommends jazzing it up with a glitter finish for night. “For maximum shine, you’ll want to use two to three different sizes and colors of glitter,” she says. Use a finger or glitter brush and place a touch of NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Primer on the smallest flecks first, and apply them all over the darkest part of your wing. Next, add a larger glitter on top but keep it more spread out, so it doesn’t cover any of the glitter you already placed on your lid. “You want to make sure that your smoky wing is perfected before placing the glitter down to ensure a seamless look,” says Kohlhagen. And there you have it, from gradient to glitter in no time.

 

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https://www.makeup.com/how-to-gradient-glitter-eyeshadow-wing-tutorial

THE COMPLEMENTARY COLORED EYE MAKEUP TUTORIAL YOU HAVE TO TRY ASAP

Colored eye makeup is all the rage lately, thanks to countless Instagram inspiration shots and tutorials. Whether it be same lid and lash color, graphic eyeliner or even a watercolor eye, the prism trend is literally exploding everywhere. We decided to take another crack at it, this time using complementary shades. Ahead, we tapped NYC-based makeup artist Anne Kohlhagen for her take on the complementary, opposite color look. Get inspired and see how to get the job done yourself.

 

Choose Your Opposite Colors

The key to nailing down the complementary colored eye look is all about choosing colors on the opposite sides of the color wheel. “I would pick two bright colors that each have their own pop or put a neutral with a bright color,” says Kohlhagen. Here, we used a combination of a pink eyeshadow and the L’Oréal Pro Last Liner in Cobalt Blue, which has a cool electric finish to offset the warmer tones in the shadow. “You want to look for two shades that will make the other stand out,” she adds.

Apply and Set!

According to Kohlhagen, application from here on out is easy: Simply apply your lid color and line your upper lash line with your alternatively colorful liner. “The trickiest part actually comes next,” she says. “After using your gel pencil to do the lining, use a powder to set it.” Here, she set the cobalt blue liner with a similarly electric shade, the NYX Professional Makeup Primal Color in Hot Blue. After that, feel free to apply a matching blue mascara (the YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara in I’m The Trouble will do the trick) and finish with a setting spray to prevent creasing.

And there you have it — another colored eye look to add to your makeup arsenal.

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https://www.makeup.com/complementary-colored-eye-makeup-tutorial

Haters Gonna Hate: 10 Ways to Use Haters As Fuel for Success

Upon reaching a certain level of success, there will almost certainly be haters that enter your life. These are people that either fundamentally do not believe in your values or, more likely, are jealous of your accomplishments.

It is easy to let these people get you down. Understandably, we don’t like when others are mean to us or don’t like us. The reality, though, is that having these haters around us is almost inevitable, especially true upon achieving success. Therefore, the options are to either let them affect you or to take advantage of the situation.

Here are 10 ways that you can take advantage by using your haters as fuel for your success:

1. Understand that it means you are doing things right.

The emergence of haters is a signal that you have achieved a certain level of success. If you have not accomplished anything, then, almost certainly, nobody would be paying enough attention to give you criticism.

When there are people hating on you and what you do, then it is a sign that you are on the path toward success. Use this sign as a validation that you have been doing the right types of things.

2. Learn from their attitudes to be more accepting of others.

Seeing the ways in which people negatively treat you can teach you how to be more accepting of others. Instead of mimicking your haters’ actions toward other people, do the opposite. You will develop empathy for what it is like to receive flack.

Then, when you see others in similar boats as you, you can provide support and motivation. This will both help others and allow you to develop meaningful relationships with successful people.

3. Use their criticism as a way to evaluate yourself.

Although a lot of criticism can be rooted in jealousy, there are times when certain criticisms are well-founded. You should not take the hate that you get to heart, but you should listen to what others have to say. At certain times, it can help you become a better person.

If you are working on a project that is environmentally harmful, for example, and you had not realized it, then listening to your haters can give you an important perspective to consider.

4. Be more humble.

You can use criticism as a lesson to take the high road. There will be situations when you can either fight back with others or you can do the right thing. You might be much more accomplished than those that are giving you a hard time.

That being said, you should be humble in your responses. There is no need to brag or try to validate yourself further. Instead, trust your own instinct and respond in a humble, respectful manner.

5. Use them to learn how to deal with conflict.

Dealing with your haters is also a great opportunity to better handle conflict. You could be put in challenging situations, with someone calling you out in a big way on social media or at an event.

Use these experiences as opportunities to learn to navigate conflict. Sometimes you can just take the high road but, in other situations, the response needs to be more nuanced.

6. Learn to control your anger.

Managing anger is also a great challenge in life. People might say things to you that invoke high levels of anger for a variety of reasons. Instead of lashing back, learn to respond calmly.

Take advantage of all the negative words and actions you might be victim to. If you can stay composed in these high-pressure or anxiety-provoking situations, then you will learn to control your anger. Doing so will pay off countless times throughout life.

7. Use them to learn how to ignore negative influences.

There are going to be many negative people in your life. Worrying about their opinions of you will only make you worse off. We cannot get everyone to like us. Therefore, haters serve as a great group to learn this lesson.

We feel even less of an urge to get them to like us compared to people we might know better. Learning to accept that not everyone is going to like you will enable you to focus your attention on the things that matter more. These include being present, challenges at hand, and working to become a better person.

8. Utilize them to become more independent thinking.

You might receive deeply personal insults that attack your beliefs or character. That said, you do not have to conform to anybody else’s beliefs. Instead, you should be proud of what makes you unique.

Learning to love yourself for who you are will enable you to live a more independent-thinking life. That will lead to greater levels of satisfaction and accomplishment.

9. Allow them to motivate you.

Others might tell you that your self-employed business will never succeed or that you will never accomplish your goals. You can use these negative responses as motivation to succeed. You do not need to prove anything to anybody.

That said, if it will motivate you to know that upon your achievements, you will be able to quiet the haters, then take advantage of that, and use it as motivation to work harder.

10. Appreciate your victories.

Haters can also be a great way to better appreciate your victories. Accomplishing something after many people told you that you would not be able to is a great feeling.

You should be proud of what you are able to achieve throughout your life. Your haters can serve as a reminder to appreciate these victories and be grateful for all the good you are fortunate to have.

Source:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/308567

HE BEST COLORED EYELINER FOR YOUR SKIN TONE, ACCORDING TO BEAUTY EDITORS

Although I don’t wear tons of makeup, I love to take it to the next level with my eyeliner. I’m inspired by all of the geometric lines and shapes I see all over the ‘gram and wanted to add that into my colorful eyeliner look. I decided to create this floating double wing look using NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Escape, and followed my natural eye shape creating a fun, but wearable look. Bright green isn’t a shade I’d typically go for with my golden undertones and brown skin, but the soft, almost-pastel shade is a match made in colored-eyeliner heaven (if such a place exists).

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Alanna, Associate Beauty Editor

Blue is a color that’s often out of my comfort zone — which is exactly why I went for it in this shoot. I decided that this cool, bright cobalt color would really pop against my warm olive skin tone. I used the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Sapphire(my birthstone!), and I really love how it turned out. I opted to apply this the same way I would my normal black cat eye, starting from the inner corner and winging it out sharply on each side. The cool, icy color offered a ton of contrast to my complexion and offset my hazel-brown eyes really nicely. It goes to show that sometimes the best way to bring out your warm skin tone is to play up a complete opposite shade, and I think I’m willing to definitely try it again soon (wild, right?).

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Jesa, Assistant Beauty Editor at POPSUGAR

It was Rihanna who inspired me to try white eyeliner — specifically her look for the Louis Vuitton Men Spring/Summer 2019 show that took place last summer. I had always worn a sharp graphic liner but wasn’t sure how the look would translate in white. I chose the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Snow to test the look. It’s the photonegative of the brand’s OG pen in Intense Black — a pen that has a fine point that doesn’t drag against my lids. I swept on the stark white ink into the triangular shapes, and I was so glad that I did. The white liner was striking against my medium, caramel skin tone, and I got compliments on the look the entire day that I had it on. The moral of this story? Don’t be afraid to try new makeup looks (oh, and when in doubt, do as Rihanna would).

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Marisa, Associate Beauty Editor 

If I’m being perfectly honest, I fear colored eyeliner and even most colored eyeshadows. I’ve just never found a shade that looks really, really good on my skin. I have light skin with warm undertones, so I’ve found that when it comes to bold shades, I have to opt for earthy shades — like dark green, and in this case, a rusty red. After swatching a handful of different liners on my skin, I was drawn to NYX Strictly Vinyl Eyeliner in Hazy. I drew on a cat eye, curled my lashes, swiped on some mascara and couldn’t help but wonder why I’ve never tried this color before.

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Jessica, Assistant Beauty Editor 

Let me preface this by saying I don’t even wear regular eyeliner, let alone colored liner, but I was pleasantly surprised by how this look turned out. While I rock a black wing on a very rare basis, I’ve never even considered going to a more vibrant shade. When I surveyed the rainbow of colored liners we had available, purple seemed like the best choice to complement my brown eyes and yellow undertones in my skin tone. Using NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Violet, I drew on a modeset wing and hoped for the best. The final result: I was surprised by how wearable the bright color was. It was subtle enough that from afar it looked like regular eyeliner, but up close it looked very cool and playful.

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https://www.makeup.com/best-colored-eyeliner-for-your-skin-tone

 

HOW TO MASTER THE NEON BLUSH TREND YOU’RE SEEING ALL OVER INSTAGRAM

Neon blush seems to be everywhere these days — from the cool, yellow-hued Instagram blogger kind, to the editorial, draped, red-carpet look. To celebrate this electric trend, we teamed up with NYC-based makeup artist Anne Kohlhagen to recreate the look using just one (that’s right, one!) product. Here’s what we came up with.

STEP 1: Pick Your Neon Blush Product(s)

The trick to mastering the neon blush look, according to Kohlhagen, depends lesson what type of blush product you use (i.e cream, stick, powder), and more on the product that will give you the best neon shade. “It can be anything, as long as it’s bright,” she says. “Here, we used the NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Hydrating Cheek Tint in Creative Cleanse to achieve the look.” This stick is perfect for a neon blush finish because it’s super bright and buildable enough for you to use it as a sheer tint or a full beat, depending on your preference.

STEP 2: Foundation Is Key

Before applying your neon blush, Kohlhagen says you’ll need to make sure you’ve primed and applied your makeup base. “Always do your foundation before applying blush so it blends better,” she says. This way, your blush product has an even surface to stick to and will last longer.

STEP 3: Apply, Buff, Set

After swiping on your neon blush, use a fluffy blush brush to blend it out onto the cheekbones and upper temple area. “This will create a softer, more diffused, draped look,” Kohlhagen says. After you’ve buffed it out, it’s time to set your newly bright and flushed cheeks. “You can add a bit of powder if you want it to be more long-lasting, and of course a setting spray.”

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https://www.makeup.com/neon-blush-tutorial