How to define your brows

It’s official – full eyebrows are in style! The days of pencil-thin brows are gone, which means gals have to put some extra effort into their morning makeup routine. Don’t worry, it’s simple to define your brows so you’re always picture-ready. Here’s how to do it:

Prep your brows
Before you start tweezing away, you need to asses your brow situation. Pick up your brow brush from your 10 piece deluxe brow set. Comb your brows down in the direction of the hair growth. Then use an LED-lighted eyebrow tweezer to pull out any hairs that grow outside of your desired arch. Take this step slow – you can always tweeze more if you need to, but it takes a while for the hair to grow back if you overpluck.

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Define shape
Next, it’s time to enhance your natural features. Use an eyebrow kit like the flawless brow trio that comes complete with tinted wax, a double-sided brush, two shadow shades and, of course, a mirror. First, use the wax to groom and shape your brows. Follow up with one of the shades that match your brows best. Use the shadow to fill in any gaps to create the apperance of full brows. Tip: Use a light hand so you won’t overdo the look. Apply your face makeup and lipstick and you’re ready to head out and wow your crush!

Celebrate January Birthstone: Garnet

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Happy New Year, gorgeous gems!

After kissing goodbye 2013, we are so ready to take on the New Year! For all you January babes, we want to celebrate and recognize your birthstone, the beautiful Garnet. Although this gem comes in a variety of shades, such as yellow, green, and purple, it is most known for its rich, deep red color. Those born in January are associated with the virtues of truth, purity, and ambition. However, the main quality of January and the Garnet gem is their constancy in friendships! Why not grab your BFF and celebrate your birth month with a Garnet-inspired look?

Since Garnet holds such a deep red hue, create your look around a deep red lipstick. Our Crème Luxe Lipstick in ‘Red Truffle’ or ‘Moody Merlot’ are great colors to get in the mood for your birth month. Don’t forget to line with your lips with our Waterproof Lip Liner in ‘Retro’ which will create a clean line and make your dark lip last longer. With such a statement lip, keep your eyes simple with our 88 Color Neutral Eyeshadow Palette  which has a ton of nudes, taupes, and golds to work with or if you feel more devilish, go for a smokey eye and add a bit of sparkle with our conveniently named  glitter in ‘Deep Red’. Whether you go for the neutral eye or smokey eye, take it one step forward with a bold cat eye using

Shimmer with gold and silver eye makeup

When you want to take your makeup to the next level, gold and silver eyeshadow is the perfect solution. The shimmery nature of the hues create a multifaceted look that will surely turn heads. Here is how to wow your friends with your eye makeup:

Just a touch
If you are new to shimmery makeup, there is a way to apply just a touch of the look to your eyes. Simply use either the gold or silver hue in your 88 color shimmery eyeshadow palette. Apply a light dusting on your lids and finish with an application of black mascara.

Full coating
When you’re heading out for an evening of fun, go bolder. Apply a base of either of these metallic hues on your eyelids and add a thin strip layer of black with your BH liquid liner. Put on a thick coating of mascara and your look is complete.

Going all out
For holiday parties like a New Year’s Eve bash, you’re going to want to pull out all the stops. To do this use both gold and silver for the ultimate metallic look. Start with gold at the base of your eyelid and blend it upward into your silver eyeshadow. Use the flawless brow trio to fill in your eyebrows and finish the look with black waterproof eyeliner and mascara.

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Masquerade! New Year’s Eve makeup

New Year’s Eve is the time to pull out all the stops. It’s the last night of the year, so your makeup has to work overtime to help you stand out from the rest. Here are two fun masquerade New Year’s Eve makeup looks:

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Real mask
Some ladies opt to wear a decorative mask, while others create the look on their own. For the former, choose complementary eye makeup to match your mask. For example, select a matching color from the 120 eyeshadow palette and apply a generous dusting on your lids. Accent the hue with a shimmery gold or silver shadow and finish with mascara. Once you put on your mask you’ll be ready for the ball.

Faux mask
Other gals will choose to mimic the look of the mask. For this makeup application, create the shape of the mask with a colorful liner first and fill in with a vibrant eyeshadow hue, like blue or red. Put a contrasting tone on your lids and blend a shimmery shadow throughout your “mask.” Finish the look with a bold lip color like red truffle.

2013 holiday makeup trends

This holiday season you’ve probably tried a bunch of different makeup applications. But which ones were the best? Here is a list of some of the top holiday makeup trends:

Rich red lips and light sparkly eyes
A bold red lip makes the ultimate statement. And for the holiday season many gals paired it with sparkly eye makeup. To recreate the look, dab on BH classy gal lip gloss. Or you can opt for the creme luxe lipstick in sweet mango or te amo. For the sparkly eyes, pull out your 88 color shimmer eyeshadow palette. Sweep on a light coating of a gold or silver hue and your look is complete.

Jewel-toned eyeshadow with nude lipstick
This past holiday season ladies often chose to wear bold eye makeup with an understated lip. For a classic jewel tone, choose one of the blues on your 88 color palette. Then you can complete your look with creme luxe lipstick in forever nude or naked peach.

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Dark red lips with a simple liquid liner cat eye
Celebs have often been photographed wearing red lipstick and cat eye makeup. To mimic the look just apply a bold lip color like red truffle or moody merlot in your creme luxe lipstick. Then use the BH liquid liner to create a pointed cat eye effect, and you’re done!

Picture-perfect looks for holiday parties

As you’re preparing for your upcoming holiday celebrations, you want to make sure you have picture-perfect makeup. The key is to use a heavier hand when applying your look without going overboard. Here is how to have the perfect makeup for all your holiday party looks:

Bold lip
Choose a bold lip color to stand out in your holiday pictures. Red is a classic choice, so opt for a creme luxe lipstick in moody merlot or red truffle. Or you can choose another option that still packs a powerful statement. Lip colors with a purple undertone, like berry bite, are also great to wear to any of your holiday parties.

Dynamic eyes
Use eyeshadow, liner and mascara to make your eyes look bigger and more dynamic for pictures. Pick up the 120 color eyeshadow palette to have a variety of shadows to mix and match. If you select a metallic hue, the glitter may be picked up in the photo, which is a great look for the holidays. Apply the eyeshadow as your base, line your top lid with black eyeliner and finish with a generous coating of mascara.

Contoured face
Be sure to highlight your cheekbones with blush and bronzer. Use the BH floral duos to get the right tone of blush for your skin. Make a big smile and apply it to your cheeks. Next, follow up with a bronzing powder. Dust it on the top of your forehead and on along your jawline.

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How to look holiday party ready in 5 minutes

Sometimes you just don’t have an hour to get ready. And arriving to a holiday party fashionably late can cause you to miss out on loads of fun. So it’s best to have a game plan for those days you need to get ready in five minutes flat. Here is how to do it:

Face
Don’t skip on face makeup completely when you need to get ready in a hurry. Instead, pick up a jumbo concealer pencil in a tone that matches your complexion, like fair, beige, olive, dark olive or dark. Dab some concealer on problem areas, such as any dark spots, blemishes and underneath your eyes. Then add a dusting of blush on your cheeks.

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Eyes
Eye makeup is a must at holiday parties. But if you only have a few minutes to get ready, you might need to skip the liner. Instead, use your It’s Judy Time Eyeshadow Palette to add a metallic shadow in a shimmery hue on your eyelids. Then finish the look with a generous coating of mascara, which instantly makes your eyes look more dynamic.

Lips
Lastly, you’ll want to swipe on a fun lip color. Choose from a creme luxe lipstick or BH lip gloss hue. And because it’s the holiday season, you’ll want to choose a berry or red color.