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Create The Perfect Smoky Eye With These steps

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You would love to master the art of a smoky eye without ending up looking like a raccoon. A makeup artist and hairstylist called Tobi Henney, once said: “It may look complicated but a creating a smokey eye can be pretty simple, all you need to remember to do is blend, blend and blend to get that shadowing effect that really nails the look.” In fact, today you will learn how to do it all by yourself. Keep on reading as we guide you through the steps for a perfect smoky eye.

Carmencitta Magazine - Create The Perfect Smoky Eye With These steps 2Step 1:

Apply a creamy concealer onto your eyelid. In fact, this works as a smooth canvas so that your eye shadow can stick to your eye lid and stay there for a long time.

Step 2:

After you are done with the concealer, apply a pressed powder over your entire eyelid in order to prevent the creasing of your eye shadow.

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Leave the powder to rest for a bit, and trace your top lash line with a black pencil moving from the inner corner to the outer. Next, use the same pencil to line your lower lashes.

Step 4:

Get your palette, and start by sweeping the lightest color across your entire lid.

Step 5:

choose the medium shade and start blending it from halfway across your eyelid. In fact, eye shadow should always be blended upward and outward into the crease of the eyelid.

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Use a fluffy blending brush in order to sweep the darkest shade into the outer corner of the eye and the crease to create a dark, intense shadow for the ultimate Smoky appeal.

Step 7:

use the darkest shade to sweep under your eye close to your bottom lash line.

Step 8:

Now it’s time to blend. For this step, you’ll need to blend your shadow and buff out harsh lines, working towards the outer corner of your eye.

Step 9:

Finally, finish the look with False Lashes to have an intense, jet black lashes.

 

Get Your Ideal Eyebrows

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7Your eyebrows are one of the most defining, and can have a lot of influence on your overall look. Unexpectedly 50% of women don’t know how to tame, groom or flatter their brows. Using some basic makeup techniques, you can follow these steps about filling in your eyebrows to have the ideal look.

Prepping your eyebrows

Carmencitta-Magazine-Ideal-Eyebrows-11- Remove stray hairs.

Tweeze stray hairs above and below your natural eyebrow, including any hairs in between your two brows.

2- Trim the excess hair.

Women have to trim the hairs by placing small eyebrow scissors horizontally above your brow, and carefully cutting the hairs that reach beyond the top of your brow line.

armencitta-Magazine-Ideal-Eyebrows23- Underline underneath your brow.

Start by using soft strokes to underline your brow. Then, use a lighter shade for underlining and filling in.

Shaping your eyebrows

1- Measure your inner brow.

Place your eyebrow brush vertically on your nose. Moreover, keep in mind that everyone’s face shape is different along with the positioning of their eyes.

Carmencitta-Magazine-Ideal-Eyebrows32- Mark your starting point.

Make a light mark with some eyeliner to keep track of the place where your hair should start. Then remove any hair before that mark.

3- Find the end of your brow.

Place your eyebrow brush on a diagonal starting from the outside corner of your nostril, extending to the outside crease of your eye.

Filling in your eyebrows

1- Consider your skin tone.

Your skin tone should influence the color you use to fill in your brows.

2- Start filling in your brow using a powder.

Touch your brush in the brow powder. Then, tap off some excess powder on the side of the powder container, and start to lightly outline the top and bottom edges of your brow.

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3- Outline the rest of your brow.

Focus on adding powder and creating volume on the outside edge of your brow rather than layering powder in the middle area of your brow.

4- Brush out the color.

Spread the colored powder by a small brush. This can help make your brow look less harsh and naturally defined.

5- Set your brows.

Use a clear brow setting formula to keep all your hairs and color in place.

What you need to know before you get eyelash extensions

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Most women, especially busy ones, do not always have the time to apply false lashes, curl them, and put on mascara. As a result, eyelash extensions have become increasingly popular. In fact, it has saved women a lot of time, every day, while they are doing their morning makeup routine. However, before you jump in and do anything, you certainly need to read about it first. Here are the tips that you need to know before you get eyelash extensions.

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The most common types of lash extensions

In fact, there are three types of lash extensions: mink, synthetic, and silk. Moreover, there are as well different sizes that range from 6mm to 17mm. Once you decide the size and material, the lashes are applied one at a time by using a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not irritate the eye nor damage the natural lash.

If glue gets in your eyes

When they are applying it for you, your eyes will be shut the whole time. This is why, you will get no glue in your eyes. Moreover, before you start, make sure that the glue is safe, and is free from anything that may cause you an allergic reaction; of course if you are allergic to a certain material. However, it is important that you know the difference between an allergy and an infection, and if you get allergic, that will not mean that the glue is not good.

If your tears fall down

While applying those lashes, if you feel any burning or discomfort during the whole thing, and your eyes start to tear or cry, you should know that this is a huge red flag and you should immediately tell your technician that you are not feeling good about what is happening. You may need to have your technician change the glue. Getting lash extensions should be a completely pain-free experience.

Smokey Eyes, Berry Lips

It seems that berry colored lipsticks are so trendy this season. Why not matching them with flawless smokey eyes?
Watch this tutorial to know how.

Makeup Tips Every Woman Should Know

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Every woman, at least sometimes, put makeup on her face. However, are the techniques you are using giving you the best results possible?  In fact, there are some tricks that you can use, if you want to benefit from the best results when you are using you concealer, foundation, mascara, and all the other stuff. Keep on reading as we guide you through some makeup tips that every woman should know.

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Concealer

Use your concealer only under your eyes to hide dark circles, a bit on the tip of your nose, and on the forehead. However, never use it as a base on your eyelids, because it will cause your eye shadow makeup to crease and not to last.

Carmencitta Magazine - Makeup Tips 3Foundation

When it comes to foundation and its coverage, if you want a bit of coverage, use your fingers in order to apply the foundation on your face. However, if you are looking for medium to full coverage, use a brush or a sponge.

Carmencitta Magazine - Makeup Tips 4jpgPowder

When it comes to powder application, you need to apply it on the spots that you are shiniest first. In fact, this tip helps you control the shine on your face, and leads to having a more put together look. Moreover, once you are done with the shiny spots, apply it everywhere else.

Carmencitta Magazine - Makeup Tips 5jpgBronzer

In fact, bronzer should be applied on your neck, face, and chest, in order to even out the skin tone and make it look the same. However, make sure that you take a step back in order to insure that everything is the same color.

Blush

In fact, a lot of women do not know how to apply blush. First of all, you should smile. After that, start on the apple of the cheek, and blend the blush back directing the top of the ear, and after that, down toward the jawline.

Life Changing Makeup Hacks

Life Changing Makeup Hacks

What if we tell you that you do not have to spend hours in front of your mirror, putting on your makeup? Yes! That can really happen! All you need is some tips and hacks that we will be providing you with. Once you get used to them, you will be able to put on your makeup in 10 minutes only.

A Gel Liner out of a Pencil eyeliner

Life Changing Makeup HacksAll you will need is a pencil eye liner that you thought was not good anymore because it has become too dry, in addition to a lighter. Turn on the flame, and hold the pencil under for 2 seconds. Be careful not to use it immediately, and let it cool down for 15 seconds. That’s it! Right! You now have a gel eyeliner.

Check your makeup under the outside light

Life Changing Makeup Hacks

Our bedrooms’ lights cannot give us a similar light to the outside world. In fact, when you are applying your makeup in a bedroom where the light is turned on, you may make the mistake of applying too much. However, you can still correct it when you get outside and look at a small pocket mirror.

An easier removal for glitter nail polish

Life Changing Makeup Hacks

When you want to apply glitter nail polish for a night and avoid the mess it makes when you take it off, skip the base coat step, and use instead white glue. After that, let it sit for a while until it is totally dry. Once it’s dry, apply the glittery nail polish which you can peel off whenever you want.

Use a white base coat

Life Changing Makeup Hacks

In fact, a white base coat can help your nail polish stand out more. Moreover, using a white base coat instead of a clear one, will prevent the nails from becoming stained, and will last longer than the clear one.

How To Apply False Eye Lashes

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Most women agree that long eyelashes can make any eyes look bigger, more inviting, and fuller. In fact, not all of us have been blessed with lashes that are full, long, and big. This is why, we tend to us our false eyelashes that are the next, and only choice that we have. In fact, if you wear your eye lashes correctly, no one can ever notice! Here are the steps on how to wear and apply false eye lashes.

Size the lashes

Carmencitta MAgazine - How To Apply False Eye Lashes 2jpgPrior to gluing the lashes on your lids, you will need to make sure that they are not too wide for your eyes; this might cause them to look too tacky. All you need to do is: Hold the lash up against your eyelid, see if it is longer than the outside corner of your eye, and trim it so it can fit with your eye. Moreover, If you fin id necessary, you can shorten it on the sides.

N.B: Lashes start short on the inner corner of your eyes, and grow longer when they move towards the outer corner.

Carmencitta MAgazine - How To Apply False Eye Lashes 3Apply the lash glue

The glue should be applied to the outer seam of the eyelash strip. Try to find an applicator or glue that is strong and transparent so that the lashes stay for a longer time. Moreover, you should wait for it to dry a bit before you apply the lash strip.

Place the strip on your eyelid

Carmencitta MAgazine - How To Apply False Eye Lashes 4When placing it, try to position it as close as possible to your natural lashes. After that, when you want to bring the strip down, do it from above and not from the front; this way you will surely get as close as possible to your lash line.

Apply Mascara

Mascara is usually used with falsies to make the hairs blend together. In fact, applying mascara after the glue, will make your eyelashes look as natural as possible.

 

Winged Eyeliner Revisited

“Never ask a girl with a winged eyeliner why she’s late.”

Winged Eyeliner Made Perfect

It’s been a while that we’ve been all looking for the perfect winged eyeliner look. It is true, it really is alluring. Unfortunately, it took us some time to master the look. In fact, it was tricky for all of us. Few tips and techniques were available. We learned them all. Here we are today looking at you with the perfect cat eyes.

Now what? Here are the most recent makeup news. We’re used to have one winged eyeliner on each of our eyelids. Why not having three?
You read right. We already know that there is nothing more classic than a winged eyeliner look. But the cat eye as we know it just got itself an upgrade. The new look is as classic as it ever was. Guess what? It is modern and sleek too! However, it might be a little hard to achieve it. Learning the proper technique is a must. And really, what is the proper technique? Well, you’ll find it in the tutorial we bring you here!

Everything You Need to Know

A winged eyeliner is an essential part of most of the girls’ makeup routine. We already know it can be tricky. This said, having a triple winged eyeliner on our lids may be trickier right? Well, not really.
The suggested tutorial will teach you how to sketch three differently looking exotic cat eyes lines. All you’ll have to do is carefully following the steps. In no time, you’ll master this art. In fact, you’ll be combining three looks in one. A vintage mainstay, the classic winged eyeliner is always in style. Not only this, it’s a part of your triple eyeliner too. The two others also consist of a winged eyeliner look. Here’s the twist, however. All three lines are intricately molded. How? You’ll need to watch the tutorial to find out!

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