MUA Monday

MUA Monday – Summer Skin Tips

 

With the blazing summer rays approaching, it is important to begin considering the effects of the coming season on our hair and skin. Depending on your skin type, it may become dehydrated or excessively oily (sometimes both!), so early preparation is important. After all, the makeup you wear won’t be at its best if the skin underneath isn’t taken care of properly! Here are my top 3 Summer skin tips to consider:

1. Use lots of sunscreen! Anything under 30 SPF for the face will not do do trick. Apply sunscreen daily, or whenever going outdoors, to protect your skin from the harsh long term effects of sun exposure. If you sweat or go into pool, you must re-apply! Also, something important to remember is that sunburns are a big DON’T. Getting sunburned means you’ve been overexposed to UV radiation, which increases your risk of skin cancer.

2. Remember to exfoliate and moisturize. Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week prior to applying your moisturizer. This will help remove dead skin cells from your face and cleanse deeper into your pores. Make sure to hydrate well after exfoliating to lock and seal the moisture in your skin. If your skin gets extra dry or sensitive after exfoliating, try a moisturizing mask once a week as it could help tremendously. Don’t forget to moisturize daily!

3. Here’s an easy one: Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to maintain your body’s moisture balance. This will help your skin to stay clear and keep it from becoming overly dry from sun exposure.

There’s no need to stress too much over the details of your skin care routine. The most important thing is to be prepared for the upcoming months of sun rays to prevent potential beauty woes so you can be healthy and confident when it’s time to have fun!

Sincerely,

Julia

MUA Monday – 60′s Inspired Lilac Eyeshadow

Pastel tones were very popular in 60′s beauty and are great colors to use during the Spring season. We’re seeing celebs like Rihanna, Leighton Meester, and Emily Blunt sporting pastel shades of lilac eyeshadow. Feeling mod-inspired, I created a look using lilac, lavender and hints of grey tones to make it appear “dusty.”  What do you think?

 

 

 

Tips to achieve:

I say this is 60′s inspired because I did not use any harsh lines and kept it soft. For more depth and intensity, contour with a grey satin shade from the outer corner, into the crease, and then directly above the crease on the inner half of the eye. You can almost blend the shadow up into your eyebrow for the dramatic deep set eyes that were so popular during that time period. For this look, you can use lilac, mint, or baby blue color schemes. Apply about 3-4 coats of black mascara for spiky lashes. Top the look off with some fresh nude gloss like the BH “Peace, Love and Mod.”

Products used:

Eye and Lip Primer

88 Color Tropical Shimmer Palette

Blending Brush

Contour Blending Brush

Small Smudge Brush

Here are a few other images of lilac & lavender eyes:

 

Hope you all love the look!

Sincerely,

Julia