Never Buy the Wrong Makeup Colors Again

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Remember when you bought that really pretty lipstick, got all the way home, only to find that the color didn’t look right? Your heart broke a little bit inside. You probably bought a couple similar shades, only to leave them all in the back of your drawer, by themselves all lonely and such. It wasn’t the color that was wrong, it was the undertone in the product. The tone didn’t match your skin’s.

There is a magical trick to buying the right color, with the right tone, online or in store. Yep. It also works on eyeshadow, foundation, blush, you name it. Clothing too- but, that really isn’t my department because my clothing generally consists of different shades of black. 

Finding Your Tone

Here is how it is done. First look down at your under arm.

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If your veins are Green, your skin tone is Yellow 

If your Veins are Blue, your skin tone is Pink

Find your tone below…

Pink Tones

Pink / Cool Tone

Take a look at the two first red shades. Red lipsticks are the most commonly abused when it comes to finding the wrong tones. Notice the orange hue in the ‘wrong’ red. If you find yourself looking at colors, the trick is to find the warmest ‘wrong’ shade for you to place side by side with prospect colors. The contrast of warm tone against other colors will help you spot the cool tones you want. Go for silvers in eye shadows.

 

Pink Tones

Warm / Yellow Tone

You may not look yellow, it is just an undertone. This guide above will help tremendously with reds, but pinks and purples can be difficult to spot. With pinks, avoid mauve- it is your first clue to blue tones that you want to avoid. When shopping, find the most blue-toned color you see (the wrong one) and place it side by side with prospect colors. The comparison ‘clash’ with the warm tones you are looking for. Go for greens, not blues, choose golds, not silvers.Warm

Shopping Online

Finding your color online is much easier than in store. In store, the lighting can make it harder to see undertones in products. Online, they have detailed product information. When in doubt, take to the internet to do your makeup shopping. Typically, descriptions will flat out say warm or cool. Online store photos make it easier to see the undertone. You can also google the color, the brand, and the word “swatch”.

Example: Younique Corrupt Eyeshadow Swatch

If you find yourself stuck, just send me a message. I am always here to help. So excited for my next post of real makeup for real women. Follow me in my social below. Do you have a helpful tip?- Comment below!

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All That Glitters.. No Matter How Old

3 Ways to Rock Glitter After 30

“I need help with colors, but no shimmer because I’m not 13 anymore.”

I hear this left and right, but it is completely false! It has a lot to do with how you are using it for your skin type – aka age. Chances are that you have tried some of the makeup tricks and trends you see online, and some of them may have not looked quite right. The internet and beauty industry love to show makeup on perfect, flawless, ageless skin. The biggest problem is that the majority of us are looking for REAL solutions when it comes to our makeup, and NO ONE is speaking out about real issues. Whether it is disguising lines, bags that appeared after baby, or bringing back that youthful look we once had, you bet it, I’m bringing it. Expect a lot of it, makeup for WOMEN. Today we start with my personal favorite; three ways to rock glitter after 30. 

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Below the Crease

Below the crease and across the lid, is such an easy, stunning, way to wear shimmer shades. To do it correctly, pay attention to colors that are complimentary to your eyes and skin tones. For instance, blue eyes, go silvery. Brown or green eyes, use purple, pink, or gold shimmers. When using white- do not grab for that stark, just bleached, linen look. Instead, pull for a cream with a warm hue such as peach or cream. For bold looks, stick with browns that work for you. This is much like the lipstick rule- pick one or the other. If you use shimmer or glitter here- DON’T USE IT ANYWHERE ELSES.

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Subtle Nail Shine 

(photo credit to All Lacquered Up)

With nails, think consistent, muted, and fine-grained. Avoiding chunky glitter gives the polish a … well.. polished look. Stay classy with natural tones that don’t pop too much. For olive skin tones, go for coral colors such as a coral peach. For pink skin tones, reach for a champagne or rose-pink.

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Highlight Baby, Highlight!

Okay, so we are talking about breaking rules… but highlight has some simple rules. You want to look like angelic goddess meets chic walking around with the perfect lighting. That really, in all essence, is what highlighting is about. Before you slam on your breaks, this is fool-proof.

E.Z.P.Z Guide:

-Find your face shape above. The purple areas are where you apply highlight.

(It’s simple really.. the different locations are meant to soften, lift, and real life-photoshop our face. Highlighter pulls the eyes and light to where we want it.)

– Use a fluffy brush to softly add highlighter.

-Use a highlighter without glitter flecks and specks. Think angelic shining, fine shimmer.

My favorite Highlighter is in the Younique Contour kit. The pallet is customizable by shades light, medium, or dark, which you don’t find elsewhere. You can order yours by clicking here – – – Contour Kit by Younique

Super excited to bring you all more Makeup Over 30! Stay posted & remember that I’m ALWAYS here to help you! Any makeup questions you have, feel free to send me a PM on social or by commenting below.

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It’s Backkk- April Countdown

Omgosh! It’s back, it’s back! The blog is back! I am so excited to be back into it. I have so much to share and thanks to my little, crazy dude, I can’t always film. I could sit here and anxiously tap away until everything is perfect- or I can just get right to it!

I have been DYING to tell you about my sweet sweet finds. Products that I just can’t get enough of. So here is the April Countdown. Drumroll please…. or whatevs.

 

The Tyme IronIMG_8665

This Little Beauty is my heaven send for anything from curls, to beach waves, even for straightening! Super easy, hold your thumb on the side behind the blue button, brown lines towards your head, and pull back like revving a motorcycle! Then simply pull towards the mirror.  For my hard to curl hair, these three-day curls rock.

Where to get :: http://www.tymehair.com

Video Review:: MascaraBrat Youtube Channel

MOTIVES Contour Pallet

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What I love about it :: The neutral toned (no warmth) brown on the left. LOVE. Of course you could draw all over your face with darker foundation, but this is quick and easy. Remember, every contour is different for every face shape. Post to come. This is not a coverage or foundation product- but the most amazing contour I’ve ever laid my brush on.

Where to get it :: Faceyourforever.com through the amazing Carrie Roberts.

MARY-LOU Manizer

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Oh holy sweet baby jesus. Talk about highlight without the “glitter” look. Place this stuff under your brows, mid forehead, cupids bow, and top of cheekbones and BAM. You look like Jlo. I could bathe in it. Thanks to #ipsy for introducing me.

What is Ipsy? You have probably heard. For $10 a month you get about 5 amazing samples, even full sized ones and brushes some times too. They come in a cute makeup bag every time. Get yours here>> IPSY

FARSALI

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Another sweet baby jesus. Good – ness- gracious has this made my makeup game amazing. This elixir has amazing oils, for flawless skin. Use along with your daily moisturizer for a boost of vitamins and … dare I say? 24 carrot rose gold in every drop. Use it on top of makeup with a blending bud for that dewy glow. Simply drop onto your bud and tap away. Magic. Luxury…

Where to get it :: Farsali.com

HARD CANDY Setting Spray

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I believe I paid $8 for this little black bottle. Might as well be my little black dress. I love what powder does but I hate the look of powder. Enter- This gem. When your makeup is finished, spray all over your face and it magically turns powder into a liquid texture look. I don’t believe it holds the makeup well, so don’t skip your primer. But do buy this at your next walmart trip.

** I did also test a variety of other hard candy products, and they weren’t even worth mentioning. That bad. But this baby baby deserves a #Mascarabrat award.

I am so beyond excited to keep sharing every bit with you all. Stay posted, let me know what requests you have, & make sure to comment 😘

XO – #mascarabratimage