Breaking Beauty News: Milk Makeup, Coloured Raine, & More!

Keeping up with all the new beauty products dropping each week could be a full-time job! Luckily, we’ve assembled a list of some of this week’s new beauty products you might want to add to your cart. Read to the end to see which made the cut as my top pick.

1. Milk Makeup’s Vegan Milk Moisturizer is a rich face cream featuring a blend of vegan milks for daily hydration.

2. Single shadow collectors rejoice! Coloured Raine has released the Book of Shades Eyeshadow Organizer, an empty single eyeshadow book that can hold up to 72 shadows.

3. Laneige’s Cica Sleeping Mask strengthens skin’s moisture barrier overnight for nourished skin when you wake up.

4. Fenty Beauty has released mini Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palettes in 6 color schemes from neutrals to pastels.

5. Want full coverage, 16-hour wear? The Elf Hydrating Camo Concealer delivers a matte finish and comes in 26 shades, including a true white.

6. Tarte Spicy Betch takes “warm-toned palette” to a new level, with 8 red-, orange-, and yellow-toned shades.

7. The newest release from Beauty Blender, the Wave Shadeshifter Makeup Sponge, transforms to a new color when wet with hot water.

8. The Estee Lauder Futurist Hydrating Rescue Moisturizing Foundation SPF 45 is a full coverage foundation with a radiant finish plus sun protection to boot.

9. Obianuju’s Top Pick: Juvia’s Place just launched mini palettes, and they are gorgeous! There are 4 palettes in this collection: The ChocolatesThe NudesThe Violets, and my personal favorite, The Berries.

 

Source:  https://www.rouge18.com/2019/12/26/breaking-beauty-news-milk-makeup-coloured-raine-more/

 

How to Use Highlighter Spray for a Lit-From-Within Glow

At this point, all beauty junkies worth their weight in mascara know their way around highlighter and can differentiate between a powder formula that packs a punch and a cream formula that adds just a little something. Every once in a while, however, a new product enters the category that causes even the most devoted and experienced to pause and investigate. Cue highlighter sprays, a new take on the (now) classic beauty product. It offers shimmer rather than glitter, and differs from pigment-infused sprays meant to be spritzed all over. Spray highlighters are meant to be applied to a concentrated area, which can be difficult to achieve at first spritz. That’s why we tapped celebrity makeup artist and brand founder Patrick Ta to share his best tips and tricks for mastering the look.

It’s All About Focus

The key to getting a lit-from-within glow is concentrating the highlighter on specific parts of the face. Ta’s Major Glow Highlighting Mist works well for this thanks to its super-fine mist, which offers sheen rather than sparkle. When applying, “make sure you target certain areas of the face,” says Ta, whose go-to spots are the tops of the cheekbone and “C” around the temple.

Distance Is Key

To ensure you don’t look like you dipped your cheek in glitter, it’s important to get the distance right. Ta recommends six inches from the face, which will ensure you’re getting the benefit of the product without overdoing it. If you do go a little overboard, however, just use a clean beauty sponge to dab away excess product.

Use Your Resources

If you need help targeting specific areas, use a sheet of paper to block off the area you want to highlight — similarly to creating a wing using a business card. This will help to keep the highlighter in one place and concentrated in the areas you want to glow. If you want to be a little fancy (and have some extra coin to spend), pick up the Patrick Ta Beauty Major Glow Setting Fan, which can be used to help place the highlighter and set the mist.

It’s Not Just For the Face

According to Ta, the best way to finish off any look is to bring the highlighter down to your neck and décollatege, which helps everything to look cohesive and blended. You can spray the highlighter directly for an extra pop of glow, or buff it in using a brush for a diffused, sunkissed look.

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https://www.makeup.com/how-to-use-spray-highlighter

 

 

8 Stunning Makeup Tutorials That Have Taught Us the Most

We’re always giddy when we learn about new things in the realm of beauty: an amazing (and strange) Korean powder hack for perfectly set foundation; how applying glitter polish with a sponge yields much better results; and how applying only a dab of bronzer underneath your lower lip creates the illusion of a fuller pout. While we’ve gleaned these tips from makeup artists, friends, and the dark corners of the internet, there’s one steady stream of beauty we can always count on as a source: YouTube makeup tutorials.

The numbers don’t lie: millions of women and men, including us here at Byrdie HQ, flock to the site to learn how to create stunning new looks. There’s something oddly satisfying about watching someone go through an entire makeup routine from start to finish and seeing the transformation unfold, so to give you all a bit of eye candy, we rounded up our favorite tutorials (with a few of our own makeup hack videos thrown in for good measure). Watch the best makeup tutorials below!

Gilded Fall Makeup

Sona Gasparian has a smart tip for applying dark lipstick: When working on the upper lip, tilt your head down so you can catch any areas you may have missed, and vice-versa for the bottom lip (tilt your head up). When completed, Sona’s created a stunning cold-weather beauty look, complete with Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22) in Goldrush in her tear ducts for a gilded accent.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Everyday Look

When a makeup artist posts a video of them doing a celebrity’s glam session, we feel like we’ve been let in on a big secret (even if millions of other people have access to the video, too). As such, we pause, rewind, take notes, and test the looks out ourselves with a hope and prayer that it’ll turn out at least half as good.

Take, for example, this perfect everyday tutorial created by the fabulous Lisa Eldridge on supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Bronzed eyes? Check. Subtle highlight? Check. Stunning finished product? Double-check. Rosie even lets us in on a beauty secret of her own: She usually only lines her upper lip before applying lip balm to “cheat the edges slightly.” (Though it’s safe to say the pillowy-lipped model doesn’t need any cheating whatsoever.)

Elevated Drugstore Eyeshadow

You can make any drugstore eye shadow perform like a prestige shadow by placing a white pencil on your lids first. This way, the pigment has something to grip onto (think of it like paint primer).

30-Second Full Brows Tutorial

Do your arches ever look, well, too over-arched? Brush your brow hairs down instead of up before filling them in with pencil so that you’re following closely along the top of your brow instead of extending past its natural pattern. Then, brush them back into place and apply a bit of concealer to any patches that still need filling. Finally, use brow powder on top of the concealer (doing this allows the powder to have better grip), et voilà! Full, thick, and natural-looking brows that aren’t overdrawn.

Bella Hadid’s Anti-Jet Lag Routine

This video of Bella Hadid walking us through her quick anti-jet lag beauty routine nabbed a spot on our list of the best makeup tutorials because it’s so delightfully simple. With only a few well-placed products, Bella’s got a fresh-faced, no-makeup makeup look.

Kim Kardashian West’s 10-Minute Beauty Routine

A rare, candid glimpse at Kim Kardashian West doing her own makeup imposes so many nuggets of wisdom. Tip one: She brushes on some Giorgio Armani liquid Illuminator underneath her foundation for a subtle glow. Tip two: She applies foundation all over her face, lips included (this helps prime the lips for color later on). Tip three: She bakes her concealer (a Kardashian beauty routine staple) with pink powder and sets the concealer around her mouth (to fill in lines) with yellow powder. Tip four: She dots a bit of highlighter right underneath her eyes (playing coy and not telling us what she’s using because she has some “exciting things coming out”) to illuminate her under-eyes.

Smoky Eye Look With Monika Blunder

We love that this evening look tutorial featuring two Byrdie faves, celebrity makeup artists Joey Maalouf and Monika Blunder, employs Blunder as the muse. Maalouf is a genius at manipulating the makeup to complement what Blunder deems “mature” skin and proves that a smoky eye is incredibly versatile.

French Party Makeup

Ah, French beauty. It’s so impossibly effortless, it makes us wonder if there’s a magical beautifying potion floating in the Seine that warrants femmes Françaises to skip the heavy makeup. Even in what she’s dubbed “party” makeup, vlogger Maripier Morin has created a glam look that’s still natural (not a dose of baking or strobing to be seen here). To top it all off, each product is from Revlon (read: inexpensive).

What are some of your favorite beauty tutorials? Let us know in the comments! 

 

Source:

https://www.byrdie.com/best-makeup-tutorials-2016

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HOW to APPLY LIQUID EYELINER WITH LASH EXTENSIONS

Cat-eye devotees understand how important liquid eyeliner is to one’s makeup routine. If you identify with this sentiment, then you probably have at least five liquid liners in your makeup collection at all times, and it’s the part of your routine you just hate to go without. If you also have eyelash extensions, you might find your life to be particularly difficult and maybe even messy. Because there’s nothing worse than destroying your expensive extensions, we reached out to lash expert Skyy Hadley and a few of our favorite beauty influencers for advice.

Avoid Waterproof Liners

“First rule is no waterproof liquid eyeliner,” says Hadley. “Smudge-proof and budge-proof eye makeup is generally bad news for lash extensions. This includes water-resistant or waterproof liquid liner. A liquid liner may seem innocent enough, but its long-wearing formula will require rubbing or repeatedly touching your lashes to remove it, all of which will shorten your extensions.” Instead, she suggests using a powder liner or an oil-free formula. Our oil-free formula of choice is Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner.

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Less Is More

“When wearing lash extensions, it’s important to remember that less is more! Avoid long-lasting formulas, which may require more rubbing when removing, Wearers should be careful when using eyeliner, because if removed improperly it can cause buildup around the lashes,” explains Ashley Hall.

Apply Gently

“Be careful to not run the eyeliner too hard against lashes, or they could loosen and fall out,” says Julia Salvia. Use a formula that easily glides on without pressing too hard, like IT Cosmetics Superhero Liner.

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Don’t Tug on Your Eye

“If you’re used to tugging at your eyelid in order to put on eyeliner, try to break that habit ASAP,” says Miranda Mendelson. “Be sure you’re applying the liner around the extensions and not through them, and remember that you might not need as much as you’re used to since the extensions will already create the illusion of a darker lash line.”


Consider Replacing Your Eyeliner With Eyeshadow

“I would recommend using an eyeshadow to line the eye rather than a traditional eyeliner when wearing lash extensions,” says Madison Murrell. “Wet the shadow before using to make the product stick to the lash line longer. Using a gel or liquid liner is harder to remove than an eyeshadow. Swiping back and forth on the lash line to remove will cause friction on the lash extension, which will cause them to fall off. One easy swipe and the eyeshadow that you used in place of liner will be gone, and you will be left with more lashes!” Heidi Guttenberg agrees: “This is a great alternative and if done with super pigmented product, it can look almost the same as any other eyeliner.”

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Source:

https://www.makeup.com/beauty-question-liquid-eyeliner-lash-extensions

WHAT MAKES LIPSTICK “SWEAT”?

We’ve all been there: It’s a scorching hot summer day at the beach and you open your makeup bag to find your lipstick covered in what looks like little beads of water. “Um, is my lipstick sweating?” you wonder. While your lipstick may seem to be comically mimicking your life at that very moment, we wanted to investigate what’s really happening to the product in these circumstances. Ahead, we spoke with L’Oréal Associate Principal Chemist Roselin Rosario about what lipstick sweat really is and whether you should be concerned about it.

What Causes Lipsticks to Sweat?

Contrary to what we thought, those little drops surrounding your bullet are not water at all. “The sweating observed in lipsticks is most likely oils from the formula slowly coming out,” says Rosario. When oils or waxes in the formula are partially compatible or not compatible, Rosario says that they will start to separate over time. A drastic change in climate may, however, bring these conditions on sooner. “The waxes require high temperature to become mobile,” she says, “but the oils do not because their physical state is liquid, which is why we see droplets coming out of the surface.” If a lipstick is prone to sweating, it will continue to do so as it ages or when it’s exposed to heat.

Are Certain Lipsticks More Likely to Sweat Than Others?

It’s difficult to tell which lipsticks might have a stronger tendency to sweat “It all comes down to the compatibility of all the components in the formula,” says Rosario. “Even a very small change in the formula can make a lipstick more disposed to sweat,.”

You Should, However, Avoid Hot Temps

Although lipsticks are built to withstand temperatures around 50°C or 122°F, it’s important to pay attention to the formula when it’s kept in high heat. “Not only can high temperature soften or melt waxes, if there are any volatile ingredients — those that might vaporize at room temperature — they will be removed from the formula, therefore changing its properties and performance,” says Rosario.

It’s also important to note that every wax has its own distinct melting temperature, and should it go beyond that degree, it will lose its shape. You can pour this melted lipstick into a container and refrigerate it back to a solid form, but Rosario notes that it will most likely not perform the same as the initial lipstick.

So, Should You Be Concerned about Lipstick Sweat?

According to Rosario, you don’t need to be worried about lipstick sweat, but you may want to pay attention to it. “If the extent of the sweating is small, the lipstick composition is only slightly changed, and you will not see any differences when you use it,” says Rosario. If the sweating seems to be extensive or there are other changes in the product — like the texture or color — Rosario’s best advice is to replace it. “Keep track of the age of your lipstick. A fresh lipstick will have a much better performance than one that’s several years old.”

Source:

https://www.makeup.com/why-does-lipstick-sweat

5 BEST DRUGSTORE FINISHING POWDERS UNDER $12

Every beauty junkie knows that a makeup look is never complete without a final dusting of setting powder — and if you’re as obsessed with makeup as we are, you also know that some of those powders come with a pretty hefty price tag. After years of trying every setting powder on the market, we discovered that some of the best ones are from the drugstore — so we rounded up our top five favorites. Not only are these babies under $12, but they’re also so good they may just convert you away from high-end powders for good.

NYX Professional Makeup HD Finishing Powder

Hands down, the translucent NYX HD Finishing Powder is one of our OG favorite drugstore products. We love this powder for two reasons: its fine, translucent qualities brush over the most colorful of makeup flawlessly and we love its lightweight, airy finish.

Maybelline New York Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder

When it comes to a daily setting powder, Maybelline Fit Me! is our go-to. We love wearing this over Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Foundation in a corresponding shade. Not only will it leave your makeup smooth and flawless, it will lock it in place all day.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder

It’s no secret that L’Oréal Paris is one of the most well-known and trusted drugstore beauty brands on the market and the Pro-Sweep & Lock Setting Powder doesn’t disappoint. It provides you with a matte, soft-focus finish to your makeup and controls shine all day.

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Maybelline Master Fix Setting and Perfecting Powder

The Maybelline Master Fix Setting and Perfecting Powder is another awesome option for an every day, translucent powder. It’s super fine and soft and excellent for baking under the eye or applying all over.

Pacifica Crystal Rays Luminous Translucent Setting Powder

Loaded with skin-loving ingredients like watermelon, vitamin C and natural minerals, the Pacific Crystal Rays Luminous Translucent Powder is a favorite of ours because it provides us with a natural, illuminated complexion.

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Source:

https://www.makeup.com/best-drugstore-face-powders

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.

 

Source:

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

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

 

TRY THIS HACK FOR A PERFECT CUPID’S BOW EVERY TIME

Achieving the perfect cupid’s bow starts with a solid lip liner. From vampy red lips to a bright pink pout, lip liner lays the groundwork for whatever look you’re trying to achieve. You may think applying lip liner is a no-brainer, but if you haven’t tried our foolproof, expert-approved method, you’ve been missing out. With this beauty hack, you’ll have undeniably even application and a perfect cupid’s bow every time.

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For this quick tutorial, you only need two items: lip liner and your lipstick of choice. We like Maybelline New York Lip Studio Plumper Please Lipstick in All Access and NYX Professional Suede Matte Lip Liner in Clinger.

STEP 1: Make an X

Once you locate your cupid’s bow, start at the highest point of your natural lip and draw a straight line extending down from that point. Repeat on the other side of your top lip to make an X.

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STEP 2: Define the Bottom Lip

You’ll find the exact center of your bottom lip directly below the X you just created. Make the next line across that point to define your bottom lip. Starting here will ensure evenness across your lip.

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STEP 3: Make Two Vs

Part your lips slightly and draw a sideways V connecting your top and bottom lip at both corners of your mouth. This will ensure that your lipstick doesn’t move past this point.

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STEP 4: Connect the Lines

Use short strokes of the pencil to connect the lines you’ve made in steps one through three. For the cleanest application, angle the pencil by holding it vertically, flat against the lip, with the tip of the liner pointing upward.

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STEP 5: Finish It Off and Apply Your Lipstick

Top off your perfect cupid’s bow with a swipe of lipstick or a dab of lip gloss. You’ll instantly be able to see how precise the lip color is.


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Source:

https://www.makeup.com/perfect-cupids-bow