I have been asked a lot about how to apply cream foundation to get that flawless look. Ever since I moved to california, cream foundation becomes my everyday go to foundation. I love cream textured beauty products, especially creme eyeshadow sticks. They are travel friendly, have better coverage, keep your skin hydrated all day long, and most of them have anti-aging benefit.
I recently bought this honest beauty cream foundation. The result is beyond my expectation. It gives me a natural dewy look without feeling oily. Packed with vatamin c and antioxidant, which makes it a great anti aging foundation too. This foundation also has a built in round sponge.
just like how you apply other foundations, you can use brush,sponge and etc. My favorite application is by using damp sponge. It wont agitate your skin like brushes. starts in the center of your face. Apply down towards the jawline. It goes on smoothly. It almost feels like massage.
I always start with only a little, and then build up the coverage. To avoid harsh lines and blend well, tap and press the sponge just like how you do with beauty blender. Just with one layer, my acne is covered. and the color blends in beautifully like my second skin.
cream foundation are awesome for mature and dry skin. They are not heavy and it wont you feel like you have a mask on.
For the whole tutorial, visit my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/annontrend
prom season is here. It is definitely one of the most exciting season of the year. I have some tips that I wish I would have known when I was at your age. The tips that make your makeup last all night long. The makeup that looks glamorous but still looks like you!
To me, a vintage dress is more fun for me than a formal gown. always look around first especially when you are on a budget. Boutique store is a good option. The whatch the whole video, please go to my youtube channel https://youtu.be/VkOoA1lTXS4
Urban Decay new collection from Kristen Leanne is my new favorite. Not like most people, i almost fell in love with it immediately. Mostly it is because of the colors this pallete offers and the unique arrange of the eyeshadow. I know lots of people hate the design of the pallete, thinking it looks odd. But it doesnt bother me as much. I believe what makes it different makes it more valuable. There are so many new eyeshadow pallete coming out each day, but they all look similar.
How to wear bright eyeshadow? The pallete contains 11 vibrant colors. They are very creamy, almost thick. But bendable. Most of them have metallic sheen finish. The long givity of those colors are amazing. They can stay on your eye lids at least 8 hours without using eye primer. And of course they are highly pigmented.
yellow, blue , pink are my favorite colors. They make great combo. When using right, it creates modern look. I am all about creating wearable looks. When playing with bunch of bright colorful eyeshadows, the key is to keep it clean and simple.
Vertical gradient is great for creating this kind of look. It looks so much cleaner than horizontal one. It is easy to apply. And it is perfect for hooded eyes.
some people are afraid of using blue eyeshadow because it has a cool tone. But it is such a beautiful color. I use it right above my lashline, almost like a thick eyeliner. Then I use the light blue color on top of the blue. For transitional color, I choose the orange color since it has a warm tone. This way it helps balance out.
For my bottom lashline, i used gold to keep it simple and clean.
I didnt forget the pink. I used it as my blush and add some to my lips. Let me know what you think?
Thanks to the new technology, getting big bouncy curls that last all day long can be achieved easily with just a curling iron. And it works for both thin and thick hair. I recently got this smart beauty - my new favorite curling iron, not curling wand. It is called Create Ion from Japan. Amazon surprisingly has it and almost sold out. With one day shipping and almost 5 star reviews, at a cost around $60, I bought it immediately. And instead of damaging your hair, it sillks your hair, makes your hair smooth like silk. What? One thing I like Japanese hair products is that they manage to have all the high tech in them at a very affordable price.
Now I am going to share my hair secret- how to get big bouncy curls that last.
Step 1: Using dry shampoo. and apply only to the root of your hair. Dry shampoo is great texturing your hair, it is especially helpful if you have fine hairs. It instantly Volumen up your hair and give it a grip. The one I use is called drybar detox. It is mouss like and very light weighted. It disappear in a second.
Step 2: Spray Heat protector. Even though this magic iron claims it doesnt need it, I always spray some.
Step3: Detangle your hair with a detangle brush. This brush is awesome. It works for all hair type. A must have.
Step 4: spray texture spray on the root and end of your hair. This steps helps your curls hold longer without making your hair feel extra heavy.
Step 5: section your hair. The important part is the back of your hair. I section it into two parts. The bottom part, I only curl the end. This way, it gives my hair a nice layer without making it look too short.
Step 6 Start Curling. The easiest way is to start curling from the bottom of your hair. but make sure all the hair is evenly layered on the barrel. To watch the whole tutorial, you can visit my youtube channel : https://youtu.be/gsFQYBl_oTo
Even though there are certain dress code in the office, it doesnt mean you cant get a little bit fun out of it. just a small change can totally change the impression you give people. and whats more important, it is really fun for youself too. So lets start. Here are some inspirations:
changing the outfit color from black and white to more neutral color tone such as brown, grey and even navy blue. neutral colors can match almost all the colors. They are safe yet bring more colors to your life.
This tweed jacket is a good example. tweed jacket is so in this year, and it is worth to invest one as tweed jacket is always classic and it shows the quality. I especially love those that have fringes. It instantly improves your style yet shape your body well.
2. Wear a fit and unique pencil skirt. pencil skirt is almost universally flattering. a different slit on the side or a abstract design can transform a boring outift to a fashion magazine cover shot.
3. Wide leg pants is a must if you want to prove you are stylish in your office. Match it with a short moto jacket, or wear a H line tweed jacket. You will be the queen.
4. Take off the high heels, wear those statement loafers. Lofers are sure a statement for style. pair it with a trouts, you are good to go
5.wear a silk scarf or a belt on a dress can totally change the look of the outfit. Detail is everything.
How to look expensive when you are on a budget? Let's use the phrase "put together" instead of the word "expensive". Believe it or not, almost every girl that comes to a stylist wants to look like a Millionäre.
While we always teach our kids that beauty comes from inside, which is 200% true. On some occasions, when you only have 5 minutes to meet someone, you really want to dress to impress. There are already so many great articles talking about how to be stylish. I am going to use some examples, trying to explain in more details.
1. Have a clean & flawless skin, which is a must if you want to look put together. Beauty and fashion are so close to each other, they follow almost the same basic rules. If you take a look at the people you consider stylish, I bet all the women have at least their lipsticks on, and for men, their eyebrows are trimmed.
If you every wondered why some people can just wear a simple white shirt and black pants, but it feels like they come out of the Magazine. A sleek back ponytail will never go out of fashion industry.
2. Try to mix n match the fabric you are wearing. It may sounds complicated, but believe me, there is no specific rule about which fabric matches which fabric. Just play around and see people's reaction. Take a look at 2018's street trends: sequin dress with winter jacket, velvet dress with mock neck cutton shirt. Oversized plaid shirt as a jacket.
Of course, there are so many more tips, such as wearing pointy toe flats over round toes, carry a more structured bag. I will talk about next time.
Should Men wear makeup? Yes, with correct application, men will look more awake and fresh. The line is the type of look: men need natural makeup look not the fake makeup. So I did a wife does husband makeup tutorial with all my knowledge. I mean, he looks Photoshopped ,lol, don't you think so? The video is up on youtube. you can also check the whole process.
My husband is almost 40, even though he likes to say he doesnt age, but california's dry wind is tough on him. The fact is that I just cant take his razor burns anymore. I also want to show him what I am talking about when I say the eye shadow color just wont show so much as when it is used on paler skin.
So I start with skincare, foundation, concealer, eyebrow shaping, eyeshadow application, eyeliner and I even fixed his hairs. since his skin is too dry, I put some fancy serum on him, and then I used sk2 base control to get rid of the dullness. I have to say sk2 is my new favorite foundation base now. It is lightweighted, and give you this radiant look. And It smells so good.
I have never seen someone's eyes can be so deep and droopy. Like there is no room to put eyeshadow at all. And the corner of the inner eyes are bruised. So I concealed everything twice.
The concealer pallete i used is ISPA, if you know japanese brands well, you will know this most popular creative pallete. It has 3 colors, and also has a room for you to mix them yourself to suit your own skintone. What i love about it is the hydration effect. And the coverage is really good. It is perfect for no makeup makeup. I use it on undereye area, dark corner of the mouth, laugh lines, acnes, redness of the nose.
After applying, you can barely tell its there.
For foundation, I used shiseido foundation stick. Did I tell you it is asian's makeup artist favorite? One layer covers everything, it feels like your second skin. and it has color corrector built in. If you want to have a good coverage with dewy finish, buy it before it is gone again. This stick has over 100 years of history. and it is WONDERFUL!
Eyebrows are so important even for men. Especially for down-turned eyes. After trimming the eyebrows, I used the brush to brush the eyebrows up to give it a lift effect, I plucked some hairs on the bottom and used gel to keep the shape.
For eye shadows, I only used shimmery champagne color on the whole lid. since deep set eyes already have a shadow, you really need to use light color to look more awake.
You can check my full video at youtu.be/mU1y6V-L2kU
Chinese new year makeup always reminds me of gold and red eyeshadow color. So I am going to use the products I recently purchased to create this look.
For the eyeshadow pallets, I used PUR my little pony pallets. The colors are so vibrant and so fun to work with. Seeing so much neutral colors, this pallets is interesting to work with and the colors are very pigmented.
The main color is red and yellow, gold and i also add brown as transitional color. For the entire tutorial, check my youtube youtu.be/-68ubfDhGBo
Fringe Leather jacket
I have always told everyone, if you saw a leather jacket that fits you, buy it! A good fit leather jacket to a woman is like sunshine to hummanbeing. Fringe is still hot in 2018. From fringe boots to fringe jacket, you will never get tired of it. and it is classic. It immediately pulls off the chic image.
macy has this gorgoeous piece on sale from $200 to $55. Hurry Up
Floral Print Maxi Dress
Turtle neck velvet Top
turtle neck + velvet = classic. You will never need to worry about it goes out of fashion. why? Just look at it.
The velvet texture stands out from all other tops. It fits almost all the outfit. A must in your wardrobe.
For your shoe collection, if you haven't got one of those cuties, what are you waiting for?lepord print will never go out of style. Whats more, the pointy more makaes it an instant style statement.
2. Mix foundation with beauty oil. This is my favorite. Beauty oil should not only be just included in your skincare routine, but also in makeup routine. Packed with vitamin E and antioxidant, beauty oil makes such a wonderful anti aging products. It not only hydrates your skin immediately, but also remove fine lines, wrinkles. Beauty oil can be so addictive, after applying it, you will feel the immediate softness of your skin.
My favorite is sequlane oil, they are good for all skin type, especially for sensitive skin. Haba oil is light weighted and doesnt make you feel oily at all. One drop does it wonder. I use it on my hair, my cubicles, dry heels and so on. A little goes a long way.
There are so many beauty oil on the market. make sure you dont get coconut oil as it will clog your pores.