Date Archives February 2016

How To Take Care of Your Lashes

 Happy Sunday beauties!

If you’re anything like the natural beauty geek I am, you’re always surfing the internet for different ways and recipes you can keep your hair and skin in tip top shape. Today, we are going to step into the world of lovely lashes that need a little lovin’ every once in a while. We rely on these stunners to give our eyes definition, and coating them in mascara 24/7 isn’t the greatest thing for them. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep them long and healthy.

EYE MAKEUP REMOVAL ROUTINE

I know, I know. I get it. Even I am the biggest culprit when it comes to taking everything off before I sleep. But a routine like this is so so important for the well being of our lashes. Use a nice light eye makeup remover that is alcohol free to avoid drying them out.

KEEP EM CONDITIONED

With this great growth serum recipe from Sunnie Brook!

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Ingredients

“Take any empty jar or bottle, add 1/4 of the container with alcohol-free Aloe Vera Gel (which lengthens lashes) + 1/4 with Castor Oil (which thickens lashes) + 1/2 with Vitamin E Oil (which lengthen lashes), then combine liquids with a gentle shake. Use a recycled mascara wand to apply to your lashes (or brows) at night. With regular use, you’ll soon be seeing results . . . . . and so will everyone else!”

This is perfect for your average DIY Queen.

For you guys who aren’t too into making your own, the article advises you to just go ahead and invest in a high end serum.

I suggest applying before bed for convenience.

BEAUTY SLEEP AND A BALANCED DIET

This one is pretty much self explanatory. Ladies, rest, good food, and plenty of water are incredibly important for your well being. Always try and keep this a priority! Everything (including your lashes) will benefit from it ☺️

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So there you have it lovelies! Be sure to keep checking back for posts every other Sunday. Keep up with us on insta @modernmakeupcan to keep updated with our work and snapchat @modernmakeupcan to get some behind the scenes glimpses.

Have a fabulash week!!! (ok I’m done)

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Heres a smoldering look you can try for your special someone tonight 😉

This look is soft with a touch of bold and sexy. I stuck to more neutral golds and browns with this look for all the ladies out there who don’t like experimenting with colours.

Valentine's Day Makeup

Valentine's Day Makeup

I find I meet a lot of women who tell me they generally stick to golds and browns, so I wanted to do a look that shows how you can spice up your typical day-to-day tones for this Valentine’s Day Makeup Look.

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Check out my other 2 More Valentine’s Day Looks!

Valentine's Day Makeup

Valentine's Day Makeup

Valentine's Day Makeup

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50 Shades of Pink – 2 Valentine’s Day Looks with NO Red Lips!

Happy Friday Lovers!

Cupid’s Day is just around the corner and obviously in celebration, our Modern Makeup media team met up during the week for another photoshoot to show you a couple of sweet and steamy looks for this upcoming weekend.

This blog post is going to consist of TWO of our favourite Valentines Day looks! Jen decided to step away from your stereotypical Valentine’s Day red lip look and instead embraced every shade of pink in her palette; transitioning from a soft day time look to a sultry smokey evening face.

Although red lips are very popular right now there are still tons of women out there who just don’t feel comfortable rockin’ a red lip. Wearing a red lip can also require a lot of maintenance and when you’re alone with your special someone this Valentine’s Day constantly re-applying your lip colour can be somewhat of an annoyance. Keep life simple and try pink instead!

We started off with our usual Revlon Photoready Eye Primer and Brightener, ELF HD Lifting Concealer to help hide my midterm eye bags.  Then we sponged on Revlon’s Photoready Air Brush Effect Foundation in 005, and smeared on some MAC 24h Extend Eye Base Primer.

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On the eyes Jen decided to put her new PATI DUBROFF Dream Pallette to use with Rose Quartz on the base, Dessert Rose on the crease, Lilac for the purple smokey look, and Smoke was used to diffuse the eyeliner and make it look softer.

To line the eyes she used Loreal Infallible’s 24h Lacquer Liner in the shade Dark Slate. And to fan out those lashes she used Rimmel’s Scandal Eyes Mascara.

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For contour, MAC’s Bone Beige was used. In order to warm it up a bit Jen used some pink blush as well as some Make Up For Ever Face Luminizing Gel in the shade Uplift.

On the lips she used Marcelle’s Waterproof Lip Definition Pencil in the shade Barely Pink and topped it off with Clinique’s Long Last Gloss Wear in the shade Air Kiss.

Eyebrows were done up with STILA’s Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour in the shade Dark. Small short strokes give the brows a subtle and natural effect.

And there you have Look Number One!

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Valentine's Day MakeupMoving onto our second and more sultry look…

*We would just like to let you all know that absolutely nothing was altered or taken off my face throughout this transition except for the lip colour (only because I wanted to drink my tea in between shoots). The skin makeup and eye makeup was left as above and she simply applied new darker shades on the eyes to transition from the above sweet day look to the below sultry evening look.

_DSC4976She darkened the eyebrows a bit more with ELF’s Brow Kit in Dark. She did this because one the eyes were more dramatic the brows looked like they needed just a tiny bit more definition.

Jen applied a fresh layer of MAC’s Prolonger Lip Pencil in the shade in Anticipation all over my lips and smeared on some MAC Lip Glass in the shade Nymphette. This resulted in what we believe is a totally sexy Valentine’s Day lip that is ultra kissable!

She worked magic on the eyes with the PATTI DEBROFF Dream Palette with shades Timber, Ochre and the black shade titled Liquorice from PATTI DEBROFF’s Spotlight Palette was used to go all over the liner to soften and smudge it.

_DSC4963 On the eyes used MAC Gel Liner in Black track and put that all over eyelid and smudged it and also used it in the inner waterlines, both upper and lower. That little pop of shimmer that you see when the eye is closed, right above the pupil is MAC “Cinderella Mineralize” eyeshadow… and it is to die for!

Aprés ça, Jen threw on some Ardell lashes in 403, added some more blush et voila!!

Look Number Two

_DSC4962As always we would like to give a great big shoutout to our partner in crime , for being her talented and wonderful self and providing us with these absolutely perfect shots!

As always we would like to give a great big shoutout to our partner in crime Danielle Renea Photography, for being her talented and wonderful self and providing us with these absolutely perfect shots!

Valentine's Day Makeup

Be sure to keep up with us on Insta, and on behalf of Team Modern Makeup we would like to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

😘❤️💋