|Posted by CRAVE Beauty on January 6, 2013 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
Face oils can provide hydration, and leave skin fresh and glow-y, but not to greasy. Here are a couple of reasons to try them out.
- Facial oil can remove waterproof mascara, long-wearing eye shadow, and lipstick, and it won't strip the skin.
- The fatty-acid oils are good for the face, and for the hair. Use to tame frizz and flyaways. Just a dab will do.
- Add a drop of oil to a cream or liquid foundation. Will make it more sheer, and hydrating.
- The facial oils may contain a lovely scent like jasmine, or sandalwood. Dab a little on your wrist.
- Dab a little on your cheekbones, or on your shoulders after your finish your makeup. Nice natural highlight.
There you have it. Some quick uses for facial oil. Try some today!
Until next time, "CRAVE Beauty. It's As Simple As That!"
|Posted by CRAVE Beauty on January 1, 2013 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
Looking to give your mane a new look, having straight, sleek hair may be just for you. Having straight hair can either be done bad, or right. This blog post is going to help you get that straight look that is making a comeback. Here's the scoop!
- Nourish, hydrate, or repair your hair with a small dab all over your hair with a paddle brush. Let it set for about 10 minutes, then shampoo, rinse, and comb your conditioner from the roots to the ends of your locks. Rinse, then wrap your hair in a towel.
- Don't blow dry your hair in the bathroom. Why? To much humidity. Try doing this step in the bedroom.
- Before you blow dry spray in a leave-in conditioner, or a silicone based heat protectant. Then dab some anti-frizz serum, or a cream for curly hair, from the roots to your ends.
- Use a vented paddle brush while you blow dry your hair straight down using the nozzle attachment
- Before your done, switch to a medium-sized brush with boar and nylon bristles. Use the brush underneath, stretch the hair up to the roots and then use downward strokes with a slight arc.
- For the finale, spray with a lightweight shine spray to make it glossy.
Follow these tips and you'll have straight hair that looks like it's styled by a pro.
Until next time..."CRAVE Beauty. It's As Simple As That!"
|Posted by CRAVE Beauty on November 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM||comments (1)|
When done properly, eyelashes can give you length and thickness and make it look like your wearing eyeliner. Certain mascaras may come close to achieving the look that eyelashes can, but to get the full look, a professional can get you all hooked up. Here are some tips when visiting a Pro for lash extensions:
- Have an idea and communicate with the technician, what look you want to achieve. Also know what kind of lashes you want to use. The selection of eyelashes may include the following. Mink - natural looking, expensive; synthetic - not as expensive; silk - lightweight, not to pricey.
- The lashes are glued to your own lashes, at the top only, one by one. Their placed as close to the root as possible. Be prepared to stay for a minute.
- Be sure to ask, and pay attention, to how you should care for the lashes. Also ask what products to avoid with the lashes.
- Lashes fall out naturally every 30 - 60 days. Your lash extensions may last up to two months, but they should be touched up maybe every 3 - 4 weeks. Mascara can be used to fill in any sparse areas. Spring for the good mascara that will add volume and length.
In addition to what to know when getting the lashes, be knowledgeable of some drawbacks too:
- Some glues can irritate the eyes. Ask if the glue is ophthalmologist-tested and formaldehyde-free.
- Removing eye makeup can be tricky. Anything cotton will catch them.
- You should not rub your eyes at all. Wearing contacts is fine though.
- Extensions from a Pro can range from $125 and up. Some touch-ups can begin at $75. Spend your money wisely.
Lashes can make you look great any time of the day, and can give you that glamorous feel. Until next time, "CRAVE Beauty. It's As Simple As That!"
|Posted by CRAVE Beauty on November 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM|
Here it is...the last of the series! For this post we will touch on how to get great coverage for a special event. We will discuss tips for a flawless full coverage face. Read on!
- Use foundations with botanical oils because they are more silky and moisturizing. "Yes," you will pay more, but you'll look great.
- To be "oil-free," look for a product that has some glycerin in it. It prevents over drying and will not clog your pores up.
- Try a mousse foundation, instead of a straight matte foundation. You'll appear more velvety.
- When using a pressed/compact formula, use it with a dry brush over another foundation for a sheer finish.
- A liquid product will feel thin going on, but provides full coverage.
- A long-wearing fluid makeup will last all day but won't look cakey as the day wears.
- A mineral foundation can cover imperfections and mute redness.
There you have it! The finishing touch of the four-part series. We hope that you enjoyed all the posts, and found some useful tips.
Until next time, "CRAVE Beauty. It's As Simple As That!"
|Posted by CRAVE Beauty on November 4, 2012 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
Hey all! After many ups and downs, the CRAVE Beauty products have officially launched! You can now view the products at the online store: http://cravebeauty.webs.com/apps/webstore/. Please feel free to shop, and contact us with any questions that you may have. Now to the next order of business.
We often get asked about our opinion on subjects like makeup trends, love issues, and work related topics. Well after much consideration we have decided to touch on these subjects too. One of the missions of why we started CRAVE Beauty, was we want people to feel good, and sexy, about who they are. Sometimes the tumbles we take in life can make that so heavy on us, that it can show on our outward being. Well we want you to know we are right there with you.
Very soon we will post our thoughts on various subjects that may hit home for you. These thoughts are not what you should do, but they can maybe give you some things to ponder as you make your decisions. If you have anything that you may want us to touch on within a post, hit us up by using the "Contact Us" form.
Until next time, "CRAVE Beauty - It's As Simple As That!"
|Posted by CRAVE Beauty on October 14, 2012 at 6:55 PM||comments (0)|
Hello again! Here's Part 3 of the series on "Looking Natural With Foundation." Following some of these tricks will give you a flawless finish. For this post we will cover some tips for light coverage. Read on.
- Stay hydrated. On a daily basis, your skin must have this. Staying hydrating evens out the skin tone, gives you color, and provides moisture.
- No oil. Look for products that state "oil free." Most products contain anti-inflammatory ingredients that can calm acne-prone skin.
- No shine. If you're going to be the Instagram addict, make sure you have a matte formula.
- When using a pressed/compact powder, be sure to buff it out when you are applying the product around the mouth area.
- A silk foundation, or light-reflecting ingredient will add a luminous glow.
- Select a long-wearing, humidity-resistant formula is the key to all-day coverage.
- Mineral formulas are great for the skin, and for the most part will not irritate the skin. Try more of a warmer shade for your skin.
Until next time, "CRAVE Beauty. It's As Simple As That!"
|Posted by CRAVE Beauty on September 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
In this post we will cover Part 2 of the "Look Natural With Foundation," series. In this segment we will cover some of the products and tools needed for a flawless finish. Here we go!
- Use a silicone based primer. It will allow you to use less foundation, and preps the skin by absorbing the oils and filling in the lines.
- Use a rubbery sponge with rounded edges to create a smooth, non-streaky finish. Be sure to dampen it so it does not soak up to much formula.
- A stiff, nonporous fiber brush is great for applying a creamy foundation. Use the foundation and brush, by applying it in a circular motion. Allow the tips of the brush to lightly touch your face. Keep a nice, steady hand. The less you have to lift the brush, the less amount of streaks you'll have to fix.
- A natural bristle brush is best for blending powder foundation. Using this type of brush will leave a weightless layer, without a chalky film.
- Wash your brushes once a week with a gentle cleanser. A good mix of baby shampoo, and water will do the trick.
Stay tuned for Part 3. Until next time, "CRAVE Beauty. It's As Simple As That!"
|Posted by CRAVE Beauty on September 24, 2012 at 12:45 AM|
Foundation can either work for you, or against you. If worn incorrectly, it will be noticeable to all. If worn right, you will have a flawless look. Here are some tips to keep you on the flawless side. Check out the first of a four-part series for some expert tips.
- Make sure your skin is clean, and well-moisturized. Rub the moisturizer into your face and neck. Using moisturizer will allow it to work as a primer and help the makeup to last longer.
- Apply primer only where you need it, like where you have fine lines or lager pores. Using a lot will make your face appear not life like.
- If your foundation is either a cream or a liquid, heat it up by swirling a little dab with your fingers, in your hand. If using a powder, apply it with a brush starting at the bridge of your cute little nose. Avoid under the eyes, and around the mouth, or anywhere there are fine lines.
- Always apply your foundation in downward strokes, or sideways-NEVER UP! Start from the center of your amazing face working outward, this avoids it from catching the peach fuzz. Coverage should get lighter towards the hairline. Don't forget to blend well around your jawline.
- Press with a lightly moistened sponge around the nose, hairline, and jaw to blend makeup. Use blotting papers during the day if you get oily. If you're super oily, try dusting some translucent loose powder, or blot powder, on the T-zone only.
Stay tuned for Part 2. Until next time, "CRAVE Beauty - It's As Simple As That!"
|Posted by CRAVE Beauty on September 4, 2012 at 10:05 AM|
There are so many tips, and tricks that we've heard of to keep our skin young and fresh. Well we have compiled some tips that are not so popular to the group. Read on...
- Using just a tiny dab of face cream, no matter how much you spend, can do some good. Experts agree that a small amount of a face cream, or daily lotion, will help plump up fine lines, and minimize the effects of aging. The lotions/face creams should contain ingredients like Shea butter, or any type of hydrater.
- When heavily engrossed in your workout routine, "RELAX YOUR FACE!" The chords of your neck are more visible because while exercising, your tensing up your jaw, which pulls on your face, and your neck. Relax. Relate. Release.
- Just because you're not in direct hit with the suns rays, does not mean that your immune to some harm. UVA rays can travel through the window at work, at your cozy little apartment, or through your mode of transportation. Wear a sunscreen 365 days a year, whether in your sexy leg shorts, or those sexy riding boots.
- When cozying up next to the fireplace, or keeping warm at work. be sure to sit at least 10 feet away from the rays. Being to close causes redness, and breaks down the collagen in your skin. Ouch!
- A fuller face can make a person look more youthful, but don't get carried away with the needle. Only refill the fat spots that go away with age. Places like your chin, the front of your ears, at your temples.
- Botox to the rescue! A recent study suggest that Botox injected under the jawline can make some women appear a little more "feminine."
- Yes water is healthy for the skin, but the next time you reach for some water, take a look at the container. Constant sucking on a water bottle can crate more lines around the mouth, and over exaggerate the ones that you currently have. So either sip from a cup, or get a bottle with a spout so you squirt directly into the opening of your sexy pout.
- When it's time to close your peepers, use a silk, satin, or high thread count pillowcase. If you can tolerate it, also try sleeping on your back. Helpful ways to reduce sleep lines.
Until next time..."CRAVE Beauty - It's As Simple As That!"
|Posted by CRAVE Beauty on August 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM|
Here are some tips to make that sexy pout , "STAY PUT!" Read on for some handy lip tips.
- The perfect shade of pink should be no lighter then your gums.
- Stay clear of "feathering lipstick." Line your lips with a neutral color lipstick. To prevent hard lines, warm the lip pencil by rolling it in the palm of your hands.
- Swipe a shimmery gold gloss over a lipstick and create a great new lip color.
- Create a great lip without the liner. Dab some concealer at the center of the groove on your upper lip and blend well.
- Create nude lips by starting with a pale pink shade, then dust with a translucent powder on top for a picture perfect matte look.
- Prime lips with a touch of foundation before applying. The color will look more like what you see on the packaging.
- Blot your lips with a lint free paper, rather then tissue. Apply lipstick, blot, reapply, then blot again to remove access oil.
Until next time..."CRAVE Beauty...It's As Simple As That!"