Great Shades for Gorgeous Dark SkinGreat Shades for Gorgeous Dark Skin
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
Not everyone can be blessed with a beautiful dark complexion, but for those who are lucky enough, here's a guide on which shades will work best for your skin. It's also another excuse to go shopping for new makeup which we all love to do!
First things first, let's start with choosing the right foundation. Many women with darker skin are proneto having oily skin so a oil-free or water based foundation is your best bet, like our e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation. Darker hues are available in all foundation types from mineral to cream, but if you don't have a preference, try a liquid or cream foundation so you can control any excessive shine. When choosing your shade of foundation be sure to steer clear of any hues that are lighter than your skin tone. If possible, go one shade darker than your skin tonebecause it will helpcontrol shine. As with any skin tone, it will take a bit of trial and error to see which tones and types of makeup work best for your complexion.
With blush, it's best to stick to dark pink or coral shades, especially if you have cool undertones. Blushes that have golden or deep orange undertones can also work well with dark skin to bring outa warm glow. The blush consistency mostly depends on your preference and comfort levelwith makeup. Baked and mineral blushes provide a more natural, softlook while powder and cream blusheshave a more distinct appearance.
Now onto eyes! Darker skin tones can easily pull off looks where many colors of eye shadow are featured at once. For a modern look, try some metallic colors across the entire eyelid. Blues, purples and golden tones look especially great on dark skin and can easily be used for an exotic evening look. With so many options, it's a great idea to invest in a palette with multiple colors and shades so you can play around and have a new look every day!
What products and colors work best for you skin type? We want to know!
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I Recently Attended a MUAH PartyI Recently Attended a MUAH Party
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2009
I recently attended a MUAH party at bloggy friend of mines home. What is a MUAH party you asked?MUAH stands for Make Up At Home. It is a party that e.l.f. Cosmetics and SheSpeaks have been running with bloggers so that their friends can learn more about e.l.f. products as well as educate themselves about proper makeup techniques.
I already LOVE e.l.f. products. I was sold on my first try with some lip gloss I had received. But I learned a TON at this party, and had a lot of fun too.
What did I learn? Did you know that PINK is NOT the color for me for my lips? I couldn't believe it! For years I have been wearing the same color pink lipstick and NO ONE told me it was the WRONG color for me. Thank goodness for my friends who are not afraid to tell me the truth. But now I am wondering what else I am doing wrong?! At the MUAH party, I tried (hesitantly tried) a brownish cocoa color lipstick. I am very pale and I thought to myself, this is gonna look horrible, like I ate a Hershey bar and it melted all over my mouth. But It was great! It really made my lips pop! Also, I learned that I shouldn't be afraid to "explore" more when it comes to my make-up. There was a bright dazzling green creamy eye shadow there that I loved, but I would never think to even try or buy it. At the suggestion of my friend Kim (@craftymamaof4), I tried this green creamy eyeshadow and low and behold, IT ROCKED! I was so pleased and everyone was giving me compliments on how much it too made my eyes pop!
By the end of the night, I was a makeup warrior. Trying all kinds of new things. Now I love e.l.f.make- up even more and will definitely be doing some more "exploring" with colors.
The only downfall to the whole party was after we were all dolled up with makeup we had no where to go show it off!! Although, it DID make me feel good when I came home and my daughter said, "Mommy, you look like a beautiful princess" and my hubby said, "you have make up on". Well, At least he noticed! lol
Want to expose your friends to e.l.f cosmetics? Try hosting a MUAH party? Simply sign up at Shespeaks.com and make them aware of your desire to host a party.
Beth Davis, blogger of theplussizemommy.com, is a 34 year old Christian mommy of 4. She has been married to her husband for 13 years. She was also a Foster mommy to two adorable boys for a year. After a rewarding Child Care career working with Pre-K children, Beth decided to become a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) to raise her 4 children.
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I'm a Whrrl Girl!I'm a Whrrl Girl!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
At times it feels like my life is not only the fast lane, it’s on the autobahn! That’s why I was thrilled to discover Whrrl. It’s a mobile and Web application that allows me to tell my stories on the run - live from the scene - and then share them with my friends and family, as well as my readers on various blogs.
I’ve never had the patience for scrapbooking and I’ve always been an in-the-moment type of gal. With Whrrl, I can take a few snapshots, add in my comments and a text slide or two, and share an event with my pals before I’ve even left the party. It’s super fast, and super easy. Whrrl works with my camera phone via their iPhone app, or via SMS text on any other mobile phone.
If your friends are also on Whrrl, then you can build your stories together and collaborate, sharing your photos from a single event. This was the case when I recently hosted an ELF MUAH (Makeup at Home) party, where several of my friends in attendance, were also telling their stories live via Whrrl.. Check out our Whrrl MUAH party here: You can also search for #MUAH on Whrrl and see some of the other successful MUAH parties.
Whrrl stories don’t always end on the scene. After you get home, you can add in your photos from your digital camera, and polish your story from the Web. You can even add more text slides, rearrange your pictures, and send out the finished product via email or as a Twitter or Facebook update (which you can also do from your phone).
Whrrl is a great way to check out what’s going on right now. It’s fun to view other people’s stories as they happen. To sign up, you can use Facebook Connect to quickly and easily connect to all your Facebook friends who are already on Whrrl.
Who’s Whrrling near you? Go to Whrrl.com and find out!
Ciaran Blumenfeld, the founder of www.Momfluential.com, is a modern storyteller who started her career doing advertising copywriting and creating marketing campaigns in the non profit world. Since the arrival of Ciaran’s four children, she has re-focused her writing skills on the online world, generating engaging content and product reviews for multiple sites.
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