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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Strobing | The "anti-contouring"

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

For those who don't like contouring and those who never quite figured out how to contour, meet "strobing".  Basically strobing is an "anti-contouring" technique.  
Strobing uses highlighter to bring out your features and helps you achieve a dewy and neutral look.  This technique uses light to shape your face rather than contouring which primarily uses shadows.  Typically we pair highlighting with contouring but highlight is quite beautiful on its own, especially in the summer months. 
How to get the look:

With strobing, you simply apply a generous amount of highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes, under your brow bones, the tops of your cheekbones, your temples, your Cupid’s bow, the bridge of your nose and anywhere the light naturally hits your face and then blend.  The key is to find a liquid or powder highlighter that compliments your skin tone.


Do you prefer strobing over highlighting and counturing?  I certainly do!  Comment below and share your favourite strobing products!  








Wednesday, November 05, 2014

How to create your own make-up

November 05, 2014 4 Comments
Hello everyone!

If you are not new to this blog you already know how much I love DIY beauty recipes; natural recipes that do not contain any of the harmful chemical ingredients found in most store-bought beauty products.  That is how I came up with the name Cosette's Beauty Pantry


Health Perch has put together an infographic on how to create your own make-up, and I thought you might enjoy it!  Check it out:

Ditch The Chemicals: Create Your Own Makeup Infographic
"Ditch The Chemicals" on Health Perch



I will definitely be trying out some of these natural make-up recipes.  Are you interested in trying out some of these recipes too?  Leave a comment and let me know!







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Saturday, November 01, 2014

FOTD: My everyday make-up look

November 01, 2014 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

This is my first Face Of The Day (FOTD) post!  My current everyday make-up routine is so easy that I thought I'd share it with you.  This is also a very minimalist and speedy look!  



Here's a list of everything I used:

Face - 


Eyes - 
  • Yesensy Retractable Eyeliner in 01 Black
  • Yesensy Volume Up Mascara in 03 Transparent
  • L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara in Black

Eyebrows - 
  • Essence Eyebrow Designer Pencil in 02 Brown
  • Yesensy Volume Up Mascara in 03 Transparent

Lips -
  • Sibella Lip Balm
  • e.l.f. Mineral Lip Gloss in Trendsetter

Hope you enjoyed this kind of post.  Do give me feedback in the comments below and look out for future FOTD posts.  


This post is not sponsored.







Saturday, August 16, 2014

No make-up allowed!

August 16, 2014 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Some schools have a really strict no make-up policy but if you follow these tips nobody will be able to tell you're wearing any.  Here are a few tips for your eyebrows, face, eyes and lips!

Eyebrows:
  1. Grooming you eyebrows will help to open your eyes and frame your face.  Make sure to click here to find out what eyebrow shape will suit your face.
  2. Tame unruly eyebrows using an eyebrow gel or clear mascara.

Face:

  1. Wear a good moisturiser and a face primer.  You don't have to wear any make-up on top of it.  A good primer can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, even out your skin tone and control shine.  
  2. You could also use a tinted moisturiser or BB cream.
  3. Remember, if you have oily skin, never leave the house without blotting sheets!
Eyes:
  1. Use an eyelash curler. 
  2. Apply a couple of coats of clear mascara to your eyelashes.
Lips:
  1. Apply some lip balm.  
  2. Smile!  Your face looks great when you smile. 
    You don't need make-up to look beautiful.
    Confidence is Beauty! 
I hope this was helpful.  If you have more tips leave them in the comment section below. 


Sunday, April 20, 2014

DIY: Make-up setting spray

April 20, 2014 2 Comments
Hello everyone!

You have probably noticed that most make-up setting sprays can be quite pricey, but this DIY setting spray  is very affordable.  It has only 2 ingredients and it is healthy for your skin.  What more could you ask for? 

You will need:
  • vegetable glycerin
  • rose water
  • small spray/mister bottle


Method:

The recipe calls for a 1:10 glycerin to distilled water ratio.  I like to substitute the water with rose water.  Instead of just water, you could also use a mixture of water, rosewater and witch hazel
  1. Measure the glycerin and put it into the spray bottle.
  2. Add the rose water.
  3. Shake to amalgamate the ingredients together.


Spray before you apply any make-up as a primer and again after you have applied your make-up to seal it in place.  Don’t hold the spray bottle too close, you don’t want to get your face wet!  Just a slight mist will do. 

This spray helps set your foundation or powder to achieve a flawless look that will last all day.  It's also great to spray on mid-day to refresh your make-up

Always shake well before use to redistribute the mixture.


Tip: Because this mixture is all natural and preservative free you will need to keep it in the fridge.  It will last about 3 weeks and then you should make a new batch.  

It keeps your make-up set for hours, plus, glycerin will hold moisture in your skin!

You’ll love it!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Eyebrow pencil tips

November 28, 2013 2 Comments
Hello everyone!

As we all know, well groomed eyebrows balance your features and frame your eyes As I told you previously, I'm kind of obsessed with eyebrows

A common way to groom your eyebrows is by using eyebrow pencil.  This post will explain how to use it correctly.

If you want well defined, natural-looking eyebrows, all you have to do is follow these few simple steps and additional tips below.

Step 1: Fill-in the eyebrows with your pencil using thin, hair-like strokes.  Use short strokes that overlap, to make the eyebrows appear fuller.


Step 2: Blend colour and groom brows with an eyebrow comb or spooley brush.
Step 3: (Optional) For very defined brows, take a small flat brush and apply creamy concealer around the brows to tidy up the edges.  
Step 4: (Optional) Keep you eyebrows in place with a brow gel.

Tips:
  • Choose the shade closest to you natural colour.
  • Never, ever fill in your brows with black pencil!  Unless you want the black Sharpie brows, don’t do this.  Even if you have black eyebrows, you want to fill them in with a dark brown colour - not black.
  • Make sure your eyebrows are groomed, before applying any make-up.  
  • When it comes to filling-in your brows, the key is to remember to imitate the look of the hairs.
  • Never use solid tick lines to “draw in” the eyebrows.  A series of thin, overlapping strokes provides a more natural-looking result.
Remember eyebrows are sisters, not twins.  



Related posts:
Re-grow over-plucked eyebrows!
What is the point of clear mascara?

Photo from iStockPhoto

Saturday, November 09, 2013

DIY: Translucent face powder

November 09, 2013 0 Comments
Hello everyone!
Today's post is a simple recipe for translucent face powder!  Not only is it easy to make, but it also gives your skin a break from all the toxins and chemicals found in commercial face powders!  The ingredients are items that you probably already have in your kitchen.



This powder is very effective at mattifying the skin and setting your make-up and because it’s made with skin-loving ingredients, it will also nourish your skin!  Here’s how you make it:
Ingredients:
  • Arrowroot powder: this powder is made from dehydrated and ground arrowroot, which is known to have skin-smoothing effects.  
  • Corn flour (cornstarch): absorbs excess oil, helping to give your skin a matte finish
  • Cocoa powder: has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which help to firm and renew your skin
All three ingredients can be found at the cooking and baking supply section at the store!

Method:
  1. Combine 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder and 2 teaspoons of corn flour in a bowl.
  2. Add in a little cocoa powder until it reaches a shade similar to your own natural skin tone.  This is a translucent powder, so I suggest you only use between ½ and 2 teaspoons.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
You may keep your powder for up to six months in a sealable container.

really love this DIY loose powder and I'm pretty sure you'll love it too!

Monday, July 15, 2013

What is the point of clear mascara?

July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Clear mascara is one of those make-up products you might not use very often.  It defines and separates the lashes, adding volume and the illusion of length.  But did you know that there are other ways you can use clear mascara?

Here are just some of the ways to use clear mascara: 
  • It is essential for the natural look - especially on the beach when you still want extra oomph, but without the panda-like effect.
  • Clear mascara can be used to tame the eyebrows - for an instantly polished look.
  • Try it as a base coat.  Layer a light base of clear on first, let it dry, and then apply the dark mascara.
  • If your regular mascara tends to smudge, you can apply a top coat of clear mascara to seal it.
  • Use clear mascara after curling the lashes to hold the curl.
  • If you only apply dark mascara on the upper lashes, use a clear one on the bottom - for a lighter, daytime look that won't run.
  • Coloured mascara – Get loose powdered shadow in a fun, bright colour and dip the wand in it.  Twist in the shadow and lightly add to your lashes.  This will create a subtle hue.  Wash the wand, let your lashes dry, and add on a sealer coat of clear.
  • Using the above method, you can create your own tinted eyebrow gel.
  • Acts as a sealant when dipped onto an angled brush and applied over eye-liner.
  • Helps put fly-aways in place.  This works great for when your hair is pulled back.

If you have more tips, leave them in the comments!

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XOXO
Euphrasie85

Friday, September 23, 2011

My favourite make-up trends for this season (A/W 2011-2012)

September 23, 2011 0 Comments
Fall/Autumn-Winter 2011-2012 make-up trends

Summer is over, and with the new season come new make-up trends.  The main trends in make-up for this season can be described as natural, elegant and sexy.  This fall and winter, every girl can find something suitable for her personality.

One of the main trends is definitely, the natural look:

Nude lips and bare face

Pink/nude lips are very popular, combined with barely-there makeup.  This fall you can forget about intense, bold coral or pink blushers.  Make sure you have a flawless face, using the right shade of foundation or tinted moisturiser and a good concealer.  For this look do not overuse powder, looking natural is the key.

Natural eyebrows

Forget thin, over-plucked eyebrows.  This fall it's all about full, natural broad (almost bushy), brows. Neither too neat nor too messy.  So you should be more careful with your tweezers, but the shadows and brow pencils may also come in handy.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2011

Warm colours

This season’s trend is warm fall makeup in brown and orange colours that are perfectly suited for this time of year.  For a sophisticated look, just dust some medium-toned brown or beige matte eyeshadow on both the upper and lower lids.  

Retro-style

This fall, it's all about simplicity and clean lines.  This season eyeliner has a retro look, clean/neat eyeliner and double eyeliner.  This eye make-up is reminiscent of iconic model Twiggy!  This look is simple, yet very sexy.

Bold lips

Bold coloured lips are also a major season’s trend.  All shades of red are very popular this fall.  I recommend combining this bold look with natural eye make-up. 


Nanette Lepore Fall 2011

The natural look is my favourite trend; it looks great and is suitable for all occasions.  Remember, natural make-up never goes out of fashion! 


Does your skin need some extra TLC after summer?  Don't forget to check out my Skin Care Suggestions for Autumn!

XOXO
Euphrasie85