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BEAUTY SCHOOL 101: HD blush
BEAUTY SCHOOL 101: HD blush
MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014

Hey Elfettes! Have you tried the e.l.f. Studio HD Blush yet? If you bought it and are not quite sure what to do, follow my guide above! I've broken down tools vs application technique to make it super easy for you. The lightest application is with a wet sponge, and the deepest is usually with the fingers. For all of these techniques, make sure you use a half-pea size amount or less. This blush goes on great when it's applied a very tiny bit at a time. Build up the color as needed!

Artist's tip: Adding a bit of water to your tool/sponge/finger will help the blending of the blush and help it look more realistic no matter what shade you use.

What's your favorite shade? Mine is DIVA!

xoxo
Sonia


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BEAUTY SCHOOL 101: picture perfect
BEAUTY SCHOOL 101: picture perfect
THURSDAY, AUGUST 07, 2014

Hey elfette! It seems like everyone dreads taking their back-to-school portraits! Trust me, you're not the only one who fears it. You're probably wondering what outfit to put together, how to do your hair, if you should smile or not...(show teeth or not)... and worst of all, what if you break out the night before? Portrait day doesn't have to be so stressful with e.l.f. Cosmetics, because I've got some awesome recommendations for you to try out. I want to make sure your gorgeous face shines through in every shot!

 

TIP 1: USE MATTES
Matte finished products are great when you're being photographed. They help to reduce shine, excess oil and allow your skin to look flawless especially if you've got acne.

• Try applying a single shadow color to your lid, like the
e.l.f. Mineral Loose Shadow in Temptress. Too much color on the eyes can be distracting, especially if it's bright or not blended well.

• Dust the face with a bit of the
e.l.f. Mineral Pressed Powder as your foundation. Try the e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush for even application! Not into using matte foundation? no problem! Try a bit of the e.l.f. Studio Translucent Mattifying Powder over your liquid or cream base, to reduce shine.

• Lips can make quite a statement in photos! Don't be afraid to use a color that might be slightly out of your comofrt zone, because it will show up less severe in photos. I try to use a shade or two deeper than what I use on a daily basis, if I know cameras a re flashing! Trust me, it works. Try the e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Colors! They stay put and are way less likely to get on your teeth before you smile.

 

TIP 2: ADD A LITTLE COLOR
A bit more blush than your usual routine can take your photo from drab to pretty! 

• Try a slightly brighter pink or red blush to enhance your cheeks, like the e.l.f. Studio Blush in Pink Passion.

• Add a little bronzer around your forehead, jawline and nose to prevent your skin from lookiong too pale. 

• Again, use a lip color you don't have to worry about smearing, like the e.l.f. Studio Lip Stain!

Hope these tips help you take FAB school portraits! What's YOUR favorite e.l.f. product to wear at school?

xoxo
Sonia


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beauty how-to: FALSE LASHES
beauty how-to: FALSE LASHES
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 06, 2014

Hey elfette! Are your lashes looking thin or short? If you've been dying to learn how to apply falsies, here's your chance to learn and try them out! They come in so many different shapes and sizes at e.l.f. Cosmetics, and with a little practice you will be able to put them on in a few short minutes. Get your lashes to flutter and fly with this tutorial!

STEP 1
Gently remove the first lash from the package, (I usually use my pointer finger to press down on the lash hair and pull it away from the plastic/adhesive). Hold the false lash to your natural lash line, in order to see if it will fit properly or if it needs trimming. Most lashes need trimming to look realistic and fit your eye properly. To trim, remove the lash from your eye and cut from the OUTSIDE EDGE as needed. Cutting from the shorter side will leave your false lash on the dramatic side and it will become difficult to blend in to your natural hair.

STEP 2 
Trim the other lash according to the size you trimmed the first one. You can do so by holding them together or by using the piece cut from first lash, to show you how much the other one will be trimmed. Then, apply the e.l.f. Lash Glue to the rim of the band. Allow the glue to get tacky for a few seconds before applying, or it will be too liquidy. 

STEP 3
Using a set of e.l.f. Tweezers grip the lash and begin to apply towards the center of your eye. Once you feel the center is as close to your lash line as possible, begin to push in the rest of your false lash and adjust quickly to fit your eye shape. 

STEP 4
Finish off the false lashes with a great mascara, like the e.l.f. Studio 3-in-1. This brush allows you to apply mascara in small sections and comb through to blend the false with the natural for a seamless look. I also like to apply a thin line of black liquid liner onto the eye after the lash is applied, so that any glue can be hidden and the lash line looks cleaner!

LASHES USED IN PHOTOS: e.l.f. Essential Natural Lash

Where do YOU wear falsies... Events? Work?

xoxo
Sonia

 

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Sweet Meets Edgy With Olivia Palermo!
Sweet Meets Edgy With Olivia Palermo!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 06, 2014

Source: Rex USA

Newlywed Olivia Palermo is always dressed to the nines, ever since her villainous spin on The City (Full disclosure: This elfette was always Team Olivia over Team Whitney!). But she tends to keep her makeup really understated and classic, using her outfit as her statement piece whenever she's at an event. That's fine—even the most beauty-obsessed elfette loves to accessorize!—but seeing this recent look really stopped me in my tracks. The look is essentially girly: Soft blush, pale dewy skin, a YLBB lip color, and natural brows, but the edgy eyeliner definitely takes this look up a notch!

Wanna try this look for yourself? Prep with our Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer in Radiant Glow to get off to a summery start. To get this gorgeous, dewy skin, our makeup artists' tip is to mix your shade of Studio Flawless Finish Foundation with a dab of Essential Shimmering Facial Whip in Spotlight or Golden Peach before applying. Next, gently apply our Studio HD Blush in Headliner with the Studio Small Stipple Brush for a soft, blushing glow with a great finish. Another great tip? Put a tiniest touch of blush on your chin and forehead, to bring a more natural-looking glow to the rest of the face. Now for the eyes, prime, prime, prime, as always, you know the Mineral Eyeshadow Primer, Studio Eye Primer and Liner Sealer, and Essential Eyelid Primer by now! Then, use the Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Confetti, applied with a finger. Now for the fun part: eyeliner! Use a bold, black liquid liner on the top lashline and lower waterline for this look. Our picks are the Studio Precision Liquid Eyeliner and the Essential Liquid Eyeliner in Black. Finish this look off with a plumping mascara. Try our Studio Volume Plumping Mascara, or the Essential Volumizing Mascara.

What do you think of Olivia's look elfettes?

Sara


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