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8 Quick and Easy Tricks That Can Make Your Look MOTD Lovelier

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So, you already know the fundamentals of proper makeup application. You know that a primer boosts the longevity of your look, and you need to take your time in blending your foundation and concealer. 

When you are feeling adventurous, you experiment with vibrant eyeshadow and lipstick colors. And you may have already tried cobalt blue or bright coral eyeliners for your cat-eye.

That’s great. However, there are still a few other ways that you can be more playful with makeup to make your look stand out. Here are eight quick and easy tricks to do just that.

1. Use creamy peach eyeliner on the lower waterline.

This is one trick that works to create the illusion of bigger eyes without looking too ’70s retro. A creamy peach eyeliner on the lower waterline can also make your eyes seem brighter. Plus, it can make the eyeshadow you brush underneath your lower lashes pop even more.

2. Highlight under the lashes.

If you have never tried using any highlighting product under your lower lash line, give this a try. This is all the rage in Korean and Japanese makeup because it can make the eyes more doll-like and awake. You can even use a subtle liquid glitter liner for additional sparkle.

3. Inner eye corner sparkle.

Dabbing the inner eye area with a light shimmery shadow is a fantastic way to draw attention to your eyes. Whether you have an elaborate MOTD on or a natural no-makeup look, adding a little sparkle to that area can make your eyes pop. There’s nothing much to it, just brush a bit of highlighting color on the spot and blend the edges for a pretty glow.

4. Apply concealer over and under the brows.

When you have drawn your eyebrows, polish them up by applying concealer over and under them to fully define their shape. Work with a cream concealer and a brush to clean up the edges and make the lines sharp. Do this before applying eyeshadow to prevent muddying up your eye look.

5. Clean your mascara spoolie before using it.

To separate your lashes more effectively so building up for volume will not result in a clumpy mess, use the makeup school trick. Clean the mascara spoolie with a cleansing wet wipe before dipping it again in the mascara bottle for application. This will get rid of product buildup between the bristles that make combing through the lashes less effective and inefficient.

6. Use pink or peach lipstick as blush for a fresh face.

If you gravitate toward the faux all-natural look, use pink or peach lipstick as blush. After applying the protective base for your face, place three dots of the lipstick on the high points of your cheeks, and blend with your ring finger. This will create a subtle flush that naturally becomes more opaque when your skin heats up.

Extra tip: If you want a sunkissed flush, dab your nose bridge with the lipstick color as well and lightly connect it to the blush on your cheeks.

7. Apply highlight color at the center of your lower lip.

If you want your lips to look juicy and plump, dab a bit of highlight powder on your lipsticked lower lip. This glow from the highlighter creates the illusion of added dimension to your puckers. Here’s a quick guide on the best highlight colors for certain hues of lipstick:

  • Cool red – periwinkle or silvery-blue highlighter
  • Warm red and peachy corals – cream or light yellow highlighter
  • Mauves and plums – lilac or light taupe highlighter
  • Browns – champagne or beige-gold highlighter

8. Highlight your Cupid’s bow and the center of your lower lipline.

This trick is an excellent way to define the shape of your lips even more while also giving them a plumper appearance. Using your ring finger, sweep your face highlight on these areas and diffuse the color by blending it outwards.

 

There is no limit to the creative possibilities with makeup. As you experiment with it even more, for sure, you will find new and fun ways to elevate your makeup looks further. 

And, if you want tried-and-tested professional tips, you can always sign up for a professional makeup artist course. The course will cover all the unique ways top makeup professionals achieve stunning looks every single time.

 

AUTHOR BIO

Toni Malt is the Middle East’s leading international editorial makeup artist and the woman behind the highly anticipated Toni Malt Makeup Academy in the heart of Dubai, now training the next generation of key makeup artists. From minimalistic looks to freestyle artistic creations, Toni’s creative work has been published in top international fashion magazines around the world including VOGUE, ELLE, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, Harper’s BAZAAR, Grazia and Cosmopolitan.

 

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Scruffy to Suave: Giving Your Partner a Professional Makeover

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While being a little scruffy can work for casual fashion, professional environments often call for something a little more refined. Guys often don’t seem to realise this, though, and will step into offices, boardrooms, and other professional environments as if they’ve just rolled out of bed. This is something they have to deal with on their own when they are single, but you have the power to help your partner if they’re in this position. To give you some direction in the quest to make your other half go from scruffy to suave, this post will be exploring some of the best steps to take.

An Easy Haircut

Unlike a lot of ladies, most guys aren’t willing to spend a long time in front of the mirror before they go to work. Instead, they will want an easy routine which takes nearly no effort to be able to keep up with. You can give this to your partner by helping them to choose a haircut which will require barely any maintenance to keep looking good. There are loads of posts around the web which can help with this, and the barber should also be able to give you some pointers. Using a little bit of styling wax is a lot easier than having to use a hairdryer to style their hair.

A Stylish Outfit

It’s easy to find formal outfits which will be fine in an office, but looking truly suave will take a little more. A lot of guys don’t like putting time into clothing shopping, but it’s worth it for their professional attire, as first impressions always matter in the world of business, and this is something your partner needs to keep firmly in mind. Custom made suits for men can be found all over the web, nowadays. As long as you measure him properly, it should be nice and easy to order a perfectly fitted outfit which will look great at work. Of course, you will have to let him choose the fabrics and colours he wants, though you can always work to push him in the right direction with this.

A Clean Look

Once they have their hair and clothing sorted out, it will be time to start helping them to build it into an outfit which will impress each day. Their routine should stay the same, and you should help them to choose products which will make their life easier. There are a lot of different shavers on the market, but some of them are much easier to use than others. Starting the day fresh will make it easier for them to feel confident, and will help them to garner extra respect from their colleagues, ultimately benefiting their career.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to help your partner to prepare themselves for the professional world. Some guys are able to do this by themselves, though others will need some help, and you have the power to give it to them. Of course, as a big part of this, it makes sense to put some time into your own professional look to make sure that you’re on the same level.

3 Steps To Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer

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Here’s the terrifying thing about cancer. It’s unpredictable, and any one of us could fall prey to the disease in one form or another. Chances are, you may have already experienced cancer on a personal level, perhaps in yourself or through a friend or family member. However, it is preventable. While we can never rule the risk of cancer out entirely, there are steps you can take to both reduce your cancer risk and beat the disease.

Step #1: Go for your cancer screenings

Your doctor might remind you to go for your screenings in advance, but if not, you should still book an appointment. Examples of screening tests include mammography for breast cancer, pap smears for cervical cancer, and a colonoscopy for colon cancer. You should especially make the effort to talk to your doctor about a cancer screening if you experience any of these common symptoms. Even if you don’t have the disease, having the relevant screenings will give you the peace of mind that you’re okay.

However, if the unthinkable happens, and you do have cancer, by getting screened, the cancer may have been detected early enough for it to be managed. While the disease can’t be fully cured, there are drugs available that can send it into remission. Topotecan, Inspire tells us, is one such drug that can control or kill cancer cells.

So, if you haven’t been for your cancer screenings recently, arrange an appointment with your doctor. When it comes to reducing your risk of cancer or minimizing the effects of the disease, this is your best course of action. Don’t delay!

Step #2: Live a healthy lifestyle

If you needed to change your approach to health this year, let it be this one. The better habits you create, the lower your risk of developing cancer.

Regular exercise can lower the risk of certain types of cancer, including colon, prostate and breast cancers. Experts suggest a minimum of 30 minutes a day, so find ways to be active, be that spending more time walking instead of using the car, and/or by taking part in some kind of fitness activity, such as running, cycling, or working out at home.

You should also commit to a healthier diet. Certain foods can lower your risk of cancer, and as stated in this article by Healthline, these include citrus fruits, fatty fish, and (love it or hate it) broccoli! Make an effort to incorporate them into your diet then; as while you might not love every item in the linked article, you will be doing your long-term health a lot of good if you partake in a few. Hint: create a soup or a smoothie with those cancer-beating foods that you might not enjoy eating whole.

Step #3: Cut out your bad habits

As part of the previous step, you should also cut out anything that will increase the risk of cancer. Unsurprisingly, this includes smoking tobacco, which according to cancer charities is still the leading cause of cancer. An excessive intake of alcohol can also increase the risk of certain types of cancer, including throat, colon, and breast cancers. And certain foods you eat can also increase your risk of the disease. Check out this article to find out more.

While we know it isn’t easy to give up certain bad habits, you should make the effort for the sake of your health. Speak to your doctor for professional advice if you need help in quitting your worst vices.

Finally

Statistics tell us that 1 in 2 of us will develop cancer in our lifetimes, and 1 in 4 will die of the disease. This is frightening, we know, but you don’t have to be part of those statistics. Follow our suggestions then, and improve your chances of a longer, and healthier life.

Take care, and thanks for reading.