Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Makeup for Interviews

Hello Lovelies!
Job interviews are terrifying!
So what makeup can you wear to help give the best first impression?
Simple, understated and polished
Neutral and natural- you, but cleaned up and ready to conquer.

DON'TS:
Drama Queens
Some people might think that they are making a striking, bold move,
but you don't want anything to detract from your professionalism.
This means no bright colors, dark lips, shimmery highlights, or super smoky eyes
Basically, go for "daytime" not "nighttime"

TeenyBoppers
You want to appear mature and competent,
so avoid anything that will make you seem adolescent.
No glitter, sparkles, super shiny lipgloss, bright or black nails, or blue eyeliner

DO'S:

Skin
Your skin should look healthy and clear
Basically, you don't want your skin to be something that draws attention.
Illamasqua skinbase foundation
very light on the skin, but covers well and looks effortlessly natural
Estee Lauder Double Wear
for more problematic skin,
this full coverage foundation will cover almost everything and last all day
Clinique Airbrush concealer
light reflecting particles make this the perfect undereye concealer and brightener
MAC studio finish concealer
amazing!

Eyes
Go for a neutral eye: muted eyeshadow and curled, mascaraed lashes.
If you like a little shimmer, your eyes is where you can get away with it.


MAC eyelash curler
very good, not as good as Shu Uemera but you can't get that in the US anymore


Clinique High Impact Mascara
my current favorite
Urban Decay Naked Palette
every neutral color you will ever need, great deal, amazing quality

Tip: If you feel naked without eyeliner, try brown instead of black
or an eyeshadow on the lash line instead

Cheeks
You want a fresh natural flush, barely there
Nars Deep Throat
beautiful and so unassuming
like Orgasm, but without the shimmer and pinker
(lovely on warm skin tones)
Mac Lillicent
This gives the most natural glow to olive or golden skin tones

Lip
Soft and as close to your natural lip as possible
You don't want your interviewer staring at your garish lips the whole time.

Nails
You want to look well groomed but you don't want them to distract
either go for a well manicured bare nail
or try some muted colors

OPI: Bubblebath
Essie: Cafe Forgot
Orly: Toast to the Couple

Hair
Clean, managed, and under control
It doesn't matter much how you wear it, but keep it out of your face.
Again, no distractions.
(WRONG)

A few great examples:

Berit is coming soon with interview fashion advice!
Stay Lovely!
<3
Claire

Monday, October 10, 2011

Blogs You Should Follow: Studs & Pearls

I thought it would be a great idea to begin a new little post topic of blogs our readers should check out. My first recommendation is Studs & Pearls.

As a lover of all things DIY, Kirsten at Studs & Pearls blows my freaking mind because her blog is purely DIY. Her vast creativity and ability to craft DIY tutorials accessible and do-able by every skill level is something I've always admired.

Here's a few of my favorite projects she's done:

(DIY Burberry studded trench)
(DIY statement rings from random found objects)
(DIY lanyard weave cuffs)

Check it out and bask in the cleverness!!

Love,

B

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Natural Looking Lipstick

A great way to find a natural looking lipstick is to first identify the color of your naked lips.
Are they pinker? more beige? more golden?

Then, think about the color of your skin.
Are you a pinky (warm) or yellow (cool) or neutral undertone?

Once you have figured that out, you can go looking for complementary shades.
Try and find a shade that is close to the color of your lips
and that is in the same tone range as your skin.

Here are some of my favorites:

Pink lips, cool toned skin should go with golden pinks and soft rosy corals

MAC Shy Girl

Estee Lauder in Crystal Tiramisu

(estee lauder's crystal range is beautiful for a sheer, shimmery color thats not too glossy)

cool skin and golden lips go for caramels and peaches

Revlon Super Lustrous in Fleshtone
MAC freckletone

Warm skin and pink lips should go for true pinks

Estee Lauder in Crystal Baby
Revlon Superlustrous in Pink in the Afternoon

and neutrals can go either way!

MAC Cherish

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

(looks dark, but goes on totally sheer and barely there)

Questions? Comment!
<3
Claire



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