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2019 Lip Trends You Can Wear This Year

2019 Lip Trends You Can Wear This Year

This spring we are definitely seeing smudged makeup and that 80’s vibe is still visible, but we are also seeing classic red and nude lips make their presence known. The great news is with these lip trends, you have a lot of options to change […]

Spring Trend Alert: Pastel Makeup

Spring Trend Alert: Pastel Makeup

Spring is in the air! Can you sense it? Now that the time has changed, let’s get our beauty in check! Pastel makeup is a major trend right now…

Are You Applying Your Eye Cream Correctly?

Are You Applying Your Eye Cream Correctly?

I hope that after reading my article “EYE CREAM: DO YOU REALLY NEED TO USE IT OR CAN YOU SKIP IT?” you understand the importance of using an eye cream. If you have dark circles, puffiness, and/or crow’s feet, using an eye cream should be part of your daily beauty regimen and may help reduce the appearance of your under-eye concerns. But, whether you’re an eye cream beginner or a veteran, there’s a chance you could be making some common mistakes with how you use (or don’t use) this essential skin care product. Read on for the DOs & DON’Ts of applying eye cream!

How to apply eye cream

Do

Dab and pat. Always use your ring finger for the most gentle application. Your ring finger is less likely to tug and pull the skin. First apply dots of eye cream around the eye and along the brow bone. Gently pat until the eye cream is absorbed. You can use an applicator like the one that comes with my pick Lumière De Vie Eye Balm. It’s even cooling and soothing, so it feels amazing!

Don’t

Tug or pull the skin. The skin around your eye is very delicate and you don’t want to cause damage or help the aging process around your eye. If you can see your skin moving around, you are probably pushing too hard.

Do

Use LESS than a pea size per eye. A little goes a long way, and it’s not that large of an area. Less is more…

Don’t

Use too much. You want to make sure that the amount that you use is able to absorb into the skin. Too much will sit and the skin and really won’t do any good.

How to apply eye cream

Do

Apply below AND above the eye. Not only do we want to address the under eye area, but it also important to keep the eye lid hydrated. Apply to the brow bone and the orbital bone.

Don’t

Don’t get too close to your eye with your eye cream. It will actually warm up from your skin and can travel about an inch. Applying it too close to your eye can cause burning and irritation.

Do

Wait about a minute for the eye cream to absorb before applying any makeup. This will ensure that everything looks smooth.

Don’t

Don’t skip eye cream during your daytime routine. It’s best to use it night and day and can be easily worn under makeup.

How to apply eye cream

Do

Not sure what order to apply all of your skin care products? It’s recommended to apply products with the thinnest consistency to thickest, or from liquid to oil.

In general, think thin-to-thick, but you also want to first use the products with the ingredients that are most important to penetrate into the skin (like antioxidants in serums) and finish with the products that need to sit on top of the skin (like emollients and humectants in moisturizers).

I recommend applying your eye cream after all of your serums and BEFORE your face moisturizer.

Don’t

Don’t apply your face moisturizer around your eye area. You should only apply up to where you applied your eye cream. Moisturizers are not made for around your eyes.

How to Apply Eye Cream

Check out my tutorial that I did LIVE on Facebook for my All Things Beauty followers.

Eye Cream: Do You Really Need to Use it or Can You Skip it?

Eye Cream: Do You Really Need to Use it or Can You Skip it?

When it comes to skin care, it is recommended that everyone does at least the three main steps: cleanse, tone, moisturize. But then, of course, there are a slew of hyper-specific products out there meant to address each of our skin woes. One of those products […]

5 Reasons You Should Travel With Your Mom More

5 Reasons You Should Travel With Your Mom More

My Mom is the one who introduced me to traveling. She is the one who is responsible for my first trip on a plane, and because of her, I got to go to some pretty cool places when I was younger. But now that I’m […]

5 Unexpected Ways To Wear Blue Eyeliner

5 Unexpected Ways To Wear Blue Eyeliner

This spring, the makeup trend is all about pops of fun colors. I am challenging you all to step outside of your comfort zone and try playing with some bold blues. Confidence is key and whether that is staying true to you with a toned down classic look, embracing your quirky high-drama style, or going all out and being bold, don’t hold back this season! You can play up your eye look a lot, or just a little. In this article, you will learn 5 ways that you can rock some blue eyeliner!

1. Dot your eyes (and cross your t’s)

Try a classic winged eyeliner on top, and then an unexpected dot under your eye in a different color. I have seen looks with 1,2, and 3 dots of all different sizes. So start small if this is a new idea for you, make your dots as bold or dainty as you please.

Blue Eyeliner dot

What you need to re-create this look:

Long-Wearing Liquid Eyeliner in Radical & Azure

Fiber Lush Mascara

Pressed Eyeshadow in Antique Gold

2. Under Eye Wing

For you ladies with hooded eyes, this is the perfect way to still have some fun with a winged liner. Take your simple everyday makeup look to the next level by adding a blue wing under your eye.

Blue Eyeliner

What you need to re-create this look:

Long-Wearing Liquid Eyeliner in Radical

Fiber Lush Mascara

Pressed Blush in Flirt

3. Ombré Wing

Leave it to the beautiful Ely Marino to take blue eyeliner to another level. She created the ultimate blue lagoon eye look with a double winged eyeliner that ombré together at the tail.

Blue Eyeliner

Long-Wearing Liquid Eyeliner in Radical & Azure

Dynasty Palette 

False Lashes

4. Yin & Yang

Another way to take a simple everyday eye look to the next level with a pop of blue eyeliner. Take a yin and yang approach with a little top liner and a dot, followed by a little bottom liner and a dot.

Blue Eyeliner

What you need to re-create this look:

Long-Wearing Liquid Eyeliner in Radical

Fiber Lush Mascara

5. Less Is More

Take a less is more approach and add just a subtle pop of blue eyeliner in the outer corner of your lower lash line. This is a great way to ease into this fun spring/summer trend.

Blue Eyeliner

What you need to re-create this look:

Long-Wearing Liquid Eyeliner in Radical or Azure

Fiber Lush Mascara

Demure Palette 

Want to learn about even more trends this season? Check out 2019 SPRING/SUMMER TREND ALERT and Consider this your invitation to showcase the true you! Which look are you going to try?

YOU Can Get Paid To Be A Motives Cosmetics Ambassador!

YOU Can Get Paid To Be A Motives Cosmetics Ambassador!

Motives is looking for beauty influencers to join its Pro Artist Program! Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Why be like every other makeup artist?

How To Apply False Lashes in 8 Easy Steps

How To Apply False Lashes in 8 Easy Steps

Today is National Lash Day and I want to celebrate with my last article about lashes! I understand putting on false lashes can seem intimidating and suited only for the skillful beauty maven. So I’ve put together a super easy-to-follow guide on how to apply false lashes! Read on to get your lashes […]

5 Occasions To Wear Artificial Lashes

5 Occasions To Wear Artificial Lashes

Long, lush and thick false lashes can definitely be a gals best friend — brightening your eyes, and really adding a flawless, ready-to-tackle-the-world glow that’s tough to find any other way. After all, getting done up to the nines can be so much fun. But not every occasion calls for the same type of look. While falsies instantly elevate your look, there’s a ton of different types out there to choose from, each giving off a different vibe. In honor of National Lashes Day, I put together a list of my favorite False Lashes fit for the occasion.

1. For Date Night

Motives False Lashes #109

Motives® False Eyelashes in 109: Date night is a perfect occasion to break out some natural-looking false eyelashes. These will definitely help you do a subtle upgrade to your everyday look. Plus, these lashes make it super simple to step up your lash game while still looking natural for your boo. All you need for these is some lash adhesive and you’re set!

2. For A Wedding

Motives® False Eyelashes in 110: A wedding is the perfect occasion to step up your makeup game by sporting some extra fluttery falsies. That said, you’re not at a nightclub, so it’s important not to overdo it. Stick to something on the more natural side and focus on length rather than crazy thickness or volume. These falsies give the illusion of super long eyelashes, but are still totally wedding appropriate because they’re not too thick, but will give you lashes for days.

3. For A Fancy Dinner

Motives® False Eyelashes in 111: Get ready to bat your eyelashes all night long sitting across the table from people as they get lost in your eyes. These give the perfect balance of volume and length and feature alternating rows of lashes with longer/shorter sizes. Your eyes will totally steal the show with this pair on.

4. For A Party

Motives® False Eyelashes in 112: A party calls for extra on-point eyelashes. Don’t be afraid to get dramatic with your lashes for a fun event like this — selfies will be happening all night long, so go for something that will be seen! This pick offers extra volume on the outer corners, which gives your eyes super glam vibes that are perfect for dancing the night away and posing for pics.

5. For A Girl’s Night Out

Motives® False Eyelashes in 113: Extra flirty, fluttery lashes are an absolute must on girls’ night out. Get ready to slay your selfie game with this option. This lash style features long, wispy lashes that look super natural because they’re not too thick, but the exaggerated length is perfect for a fun night out. The darkness of the strip will give you extra definition along your lash line, ensuring they stand out under the lights at the club.

You’ve probably noticed by now that these are all Motives False Eyelashes. I love them because they feature natural hair fibers so they not only look natural, but they are also light and comfortable. They can be worn day or night, are reusable and there are 5 styles to choose from. They will be sure to give you instant length and volume. Features natural hair fibers for higher quality lashes

Motives False Lashes

Need some tips on how to apply them? Check out my article ACHIEVE GREAT LASHES FOR NATIONAL LASH DAY!

My Secret Weapon 🌹XOXO🌹

My Secret Weapon 🌹XOXO🌹

I don’t know about your weather, but here in Wisconsin, this winter has been BRUTAL! Due to the arctic temperatures and ridiculous amounts of snow, the heat has been on non stop. This is usually so drying to our skin, but I found something that […]