WHAT’S MY DAILY MAKEUP ROUTINE? I GET ASKED THIS ALL THE TIME, OF COURSE WITH SEASONS AND TRENDS, MY FAV’S CHANGE, BUT HERE IS WHAT I AM DOING RIGHT NOW, AND IM LOVING!!! THIS IS MY SECRET TO THE SUMMER GLOW MAKEUP AND EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT I CURRENTLY USE.
FIRST, I CLEANSE WITH MEGA PURIFYING CLEANSER BY GYMED
THIS CLEANSER MOISTURIZES WHILE IT CLEANS AND REMOVES ALL MY MAKEUP, MY SKIN ALWAYS FEEL SO AMAZING
THEN, I MOISTURIZE WITH VITAMIN E, IT PLUMPS MY SKIN
THEN I PROTECT WITH THIS MOISTURIZER THAT HAS MAJOR ANTI AGING INGREDIENTS AND SPF OF 30
I MOISTURIZE UNDER MY EYES WITH MAC FAST RESPONSE EYECREAM AND MY LIPS WITH AQUAPHOR
NOW THAT I HAVE A CLEAN, MOISTURIZED BASE, I USE LAURA MERCIER OIL FREE PRIMER TO MAKE MY MAKEUP STAY PUT ALL DAY WITHOUT SHINE
NEXT I APPLY FOUNDATION, IN THE SUMMER MONTHS I SWITCH TO TINTED MOISTURIZER, BUT RIGHT NOW IM WEARING MAKEUP FOREVER HD FOUNDATION, ESPECIALLY WITH BEING ON CAMERA A LOT!
THEN I CONCEAL WITH LAURA MERCIER, I LIKE THE PEACH AND THE YELLOW IN THIS ONE PALETTE TO CONCEAL DARKNESS/PURPLE UNDER MY EYES, OR THE YELLOW FOR ANY RED BLEMISH OR UNDER MY NOSE WHERE USUALLY THERE IS REDNESS
THEN I SET ALL OF THIS WITH MAKEUP FOREVER HD TRANSLUCENT POWDER BECAUSE IT IS WEIGHTLESS AND DOESNT ADD ON MORE MAKEUP LIKE A PRESSED POWDER WOULD
TO BRONZE UP MY SKIN IF I WANT MORE COLOR, I USE MAC BRONZER, ESPECIALLY TO CONTOUR MY CHEEKS
THEN MY FAVORITE BLUSH IS NARS ORGASM
FOR MY EYES, I PENCIL IN MY BROWS WITH BEDHEAD BLONDE PENCIL
AND PRIME MY EYELIDS WITH URBAN DECAY POTION SO MY EYESHADOW DOESN’T MOVE OR CREASE!! DEPENDING ON MOOD I APPLY EYESHADOW, WETHER IT’S GOLD/COPPER WHICH LOOKS GREAT WITH MY BROWN EYES, OR I WILL GO DARKER FOR A SMOKEY LOOK, BUT, I USE THE NAKED PALETTE BY URBAN DECAY BECAUSE OF ALL THE COLOR CHOICES IN IT!
MY GO TO EYELINER SWITCHES BACK AND FORTH FROM MAYBELINE CREAM LINER AND LOREAL HIP GEL LINER, THIS HONESTLY IS THE BEST, I HAVE TRIED THEM ALL! I GET COMPLIMENTS ALL THE TIME ON MY EYELINER HOW BOLD IT IS AND DOESNT MOVE ALL DAY!
THEN, LOTS OF COATS OF MASCARA WITH MY #1 MASCARA, FLASIE BLACK DRAMA
MY LIPCOLOR I WEAR MOST IS PEACHY TONES, I SWITCH BACK AND FORTH FROM STILA AND LOREAL INFALLIABLE
ONE OF MY SECRETS TO MY GLOW IS BEFORE I MOISTURIZE, EVERY OTHER DAY I APPLY SELF TANNER TO MY FACE, AGAIN, I HAVE TRIED MANY BRANDS, AND THE ONE THAT I FIND DOESNT STREAK, SMELL LOUSY, OR TURN ME ORANGE IS JERGENS EXPRESS, MAKE SURE ITS THE EXPRESS, THE REGULAR GLOW DOESNT WORK AS WELL
I USE IT ALL OVER MY BODY TOO, JUST TO KEEP ME HEALTHY LOOKING, I CAN GET PRETTY PALE HAHAHA SO I NEED THIS , IT’S A STAPLE!
THEN TO FINALIZE MY LOOK, I SPRAY SOME MINERAL WATER SPRAY TO KIND OF RE-MOISTURIZE MY FACE AND SET THE POWDER LOOK SO I DON’T LOOK POWDERY, PLUS ITS GREAT TO KEEP ONE IN YOUR PURSE TO REHYDRATE MY SKIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY, IT FEELS REALLY NICE TO ESPECIALLY IN THE HOT MONTHS, THIS WILL KEEP YOU YOUTHFUL TOO.
AND I DRINK A LOT OF SMART WATER
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT, MY DAILY MOST CURRENT ROUTINE AND FAVORITES, HAVE ANY LITTLE TRICKS OF YOUR OWN? PLEASE SHARE THE LOVE.
BY CANDICE MANACCHIO XOXO
COLOR…. COLORFUL EYESHADOW, COLORFUL EYELINER, MIX & MATCH!
GO AS COLORFUL AS YOU CAN! HOW TO MAKE IT WEARABLE?
1. ALL YOU NEED IS TO START WITH A WHITE BASE! WHITE UNDERNEATH WILL AMP UP AND BRIGHTEN ANY COLOR!
HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT A GREEN EYESHADOW OR PURPLE ETC, PUT IT ON, AND IT LOOKS DRAB? DOESN’T QUITE LOOK LIKE THE COLOR IN THE ACTUAL PALETTE?
OR HOW ABOUT NEON NAIL POLISH, YOU PUT IT ON IT KIND OF LOOKS TRANSLUCENT?
WELL YOU NEED TO START WITH A WHITE BASE…GET A CREAM BASED EYESHADOW, ANY BRAND, THIS WORKS BEST BECAUSE THE CREAMINESS WILL ACT AS A PRIMER AND A MAGNET!
THEN GO RIGHT OVER WITH DIFFERENT COLORS IN DIFFERENT SECTIONS DEPENDING ON THE LOOK..HERE ARE SOME MORE:
FOR THIS, YOU JUST TAKE SOME CREAM OR MAKEUP REMOVER ON A QTIP AND WIPE A CLEAN LINE AFTER APPLYING THE EYESHADOW OVER THE WHITE TO CREATE THIS CRISP CLEAN LINE.
I JUST DID A PHOTOSHOOT WITH JJ DURAND WITH HELLO ME FILMS AND CREATED A COUPLE LOOKS LIKE THIS AND IT WAS SO EASY. I EVEN USED THE MULTICOLOR PALETTE FROM NYX, THE ONE WITH ALL THE SMALL POTS AND A MILLION BRIGHT COLORS!
2. YOU CAN EVEN CREATE A SMOKIER BRIGHT LIKE THIS LOOK, START WITH A WHITE EYESHADOW BASE INSTEAD (POWDER WHITE EYESHADOW) TO NOT BRIGHTEN YOUR COLORS SO MUCH, INSTEAD IT WILL SOFTEN, AND JUST LAYER, THERES NO RULE! ITS ONLY MAKEUP, GET CREATIVE.
3. CREAM PIGMENTS! THEY COME IN POTS IN ALL DIFFERENT BRANDS, THE LOREAL WHIPPED CREAM PIGMENTS WORK FABULOUS AND LAST HOURS! THIS YOU CAN JUST APPLY WITH BRUSHED OR QTIPS, AND REMEMBER, IF DOESNT COME OUT PERFECT, HUST CLEAN UP THE LINES WITH SOME FACE LOTION ON A QTIP…PRODUCT REMOVES PRODUCT, REMEMBER THAT TIP!
NOW GET OUT TO THE MAKEUP STORE AND TRY ONE THESE LOOKS…I DARE YOU TO BE DIFFERENT!
TOMORROW…WHATS NEW WEDNESDAY…
By Candice Manacchio XOXO
TODAYS TUESDAY TREND IS THE MUST HAVE CORAL LIP THAT IS SIMPLY GORGEOUS FOR THIS SPRING! TALK ABOUT COMPLIMENTING SKIN TONE! READ ON…..
The season’s must-try lip shade is beachy and hot — sound familiar Miami? Instead of constantly reaching for our usual red, we’re switching gears for spring and embracing a coral kisser — inspired by the pretty . Coral lips on recent shoots I have worked on, including Spring Fashion Week! To help you pick your perfect coral match, here are a few tips, While the hue may look vivid, it’s a surprisingly versatile shade: “Coral is actually a neutral color, meaning it can be both warm and cool so it works for everyone.”
When it comes to selecting a statement-making pop of color for your lips, the trick to picking the right one is not based on your skin’s actual shade, but rather your undertones. “If your skin has gold or yellow undertones, a peachier or orange coral will be most flattering. If you have pink undertones, choose a pink or red-based coral.”
With those tips in mind, here are five new coral lip colors to get you started with spring’s freshest beauty trend. From shiny and sheer balm to high-impact lipstick, check out the prettiest peachy-hued lip products to add to your beauty bag.Tarte’s vibrant coral has a warm golden sheen to it and is infused with maracuja oil to make your lips look and feel, well, divine.
Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Tipsy, $21, available at Tarte.
This Laura Mercier lipstick supplies a briliant, red-orange coral hue with a juicy shine.
Laura Mercier Gel Lip Color in Clementine, $22, available at Nordstrom.
Photo: Via Nordstrom
Not ready to fully commit? Try just a hint of coral with this subtle tinted balm — it’s packed with lip-nourishing benefits, too.
Yes To Carrots Color Balm in Peachy Keen, $5.99, available at Yes To Carrots.
Photo: Courtesy of Yes To Carrots
For skin with pink undertones, opt for a pink-y coral, like this sweet shade from Make Up For Ever.
Make Up For Ever La Bohème Rouge Artist Natural in Folk, $19, available at Sephora.
Photo: Via Sephora
Accentuate your pout with a hint of plumping and an extra dose of shine in a dreamy, creamy hue.
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream Lip Polish in Creamsicle, $18, available at Sephora.
Photo: Courtesy of Buxom
MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE THAT I AM WEARING IS LOREAL INFALLIABLE SHADE LIGHT PEACH! IT GIVES ME JUST ENOUGH COLOR, IT FEELS LIKE LIPSTICK AND GLOSS, SOMEWHERE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. AND, IT STAYS!!!!!!
SO NOW, BASED ON YOUR SKIN TONE, STYLE PREFERENCE, AND BUDGET… I CHALLENGE YOU TO GO GET YOUR IN STYLE SHADE THIS SPRING, GO CORAL, GO DIFFERENT, OR GO HOME HAHA!
TOMORROW…WHATS NEW WEDNESDAY!
By Candice Manacchio XOXO
MASCARA, MASCARA, MASCARA…SO MANY OUT THERE…WHICH SHOULD YOU CHOOSE? WHAT REALLY WORKS? WHAT’S THE HYPE?
WELL YOU CAME TO THE RIGHT PLACE! TODAY’S TUESDAY TRENDS IS… YOU GUESSED IT! MASCARA!
WE ALREADY KNOW HOW TO GET LONG, THICK FABULOUS LASHES WITH FALSE LASHES, LASH EXTENSIONS AND LASH DIPPING TREATMENTS OUT THERE, BUT WHO HAS THE TIME AND MONEY?
YOU WALK INTO YOUR LOCAL DRUGSTORE, DEPARTMENT STORE OR BEAUTY SUPPLY… AND BAM! YOUR FACED WITH AISLES OF MASCARA
YOU GO HOME, TRY IT ON, AND IT’S NOT LOOKING LIKE THE COMMERCIAL YOU JUST SAW, OR THE ADD IN THE MAGAZINE, NEXT THING YOU KNOW, YOUR MAKEUP DRAWER LOOKS A LIITLE LIKE THIS…
THE SECRET IS IN THE WAND! AND THE APPLICATION!!!!!
DID YOU NOTICE THAT IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT MASCARAS, THE WANDS VARY IN SIZE AND SHAPE? FROM A COMB, TO A FAT NUB WITH SPIKES THAT LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THOSE PRICKERS THAT GOT STUCK ON YOUR SWEATER FROM THE BUSHES? SOME ARE CURVED, SOME SKINNY…
THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT FOR A REASON.
BUT WE WILL GET BACK TO THAT…NOW YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENT FORMULAS FIRST AND PICK 1 YES ONLY ONE THAT FITS YOU BEST:
Here’s what you need to know. Every person has different eyelashes, and mascaras are also made differently to fit every person. Mascaras can come in the basic liquid, cake or cream form. But nowadays, they come in many varieties. Despite that, they all contain the same basic pigments, oils, waxes and preservative components.
In choosing the best mascara, you should need to know the following:
1. The basic effects of the mascara, whether it is Water-proof or Non-water-proof.
Water-proof Mascara reduce smudging because they contain substances that rebuff water, which is why it is advisable to use if you have oily skin or if you live in humid areas. It is also best to use when you are planning to attend a wedding, go to the beach or watch a sad movie, as this prevents you from having raccoon-looking eyes in the end. If you want a mascara that can hold your curls more, then a water-proof mascara is the best one for you.
Non Water-proof Mascaras can tend to smudge because they contain ingredients that are water-soluble and thus, don’t hold your curls very well.
2. The kind of eyelashes you have, whether it is thin and weak or thick. If you have thin/weak lashes, consider using a mascara that has a thick formula as they are dense and won’t make your lashes look droopy. If you have thick lashes then use a mascara that has a wet formula as it can build up your lashes and make it look longer. The nice thing about wet formulas is that they don’t dry too fast, so you have enough time to build up more and more length to your eyelashes.
3. The different effects of a mascara:
Lengthening Mascara - contain plastic polymers that cling to the ends of your lashes and extend the tips, making it look longer. The wand of lengthening mascaras are short and have densely packed bristles helping in creating that lengthening effect. The only problem about this type is that the fibers causing the lashes to look longer can irritate the eye. This is suitable for people with thick lashes.
Thickening Mascara - adds volume to the lashes and have a thicker formula than any other mascara. Their pigments are also more intense to really give that volumized look. This is good for filmy and thin lashes whether they’d be long or short.
Curling Mascara – mascaras with curling formulas contain polymers that causes the lashes to shrink and lift once it has been applied. This kind of mascara is suitable for straight lashes that need a little curl and work well especially with those that are short. But take note that curling mascaras do not replace your eyelash curlers.
Non-Clumping Mascara - have moisture-rich ingredients like silk extract and glycerin which causes the product to glide on smoothly and keep lashes from looking clumpy. The wand applicators have long bristles to pull the product evenly through your lashes. Though they are non-clumping, you won’t really get a lot of volume and length from it as they contain fewer waxes and fibers than other regular mascaras.
Nourishing Mascara – is applied prior to putting on your normal mascara. They nourish your lashes and also thicken and lengthen them. Though it is good for all types of lashes, nourishing mascaras can make them look droopy. So, if you don’t want that kind of effect, then use this at night to nourish them if your lashes are thin and weak. Otherwise, make sure they are longer and thicker before using this to prevent them from looking droopy when you’re out.
NOW BACK TO THE WANDS, THE MOST INEXPENSIVE WAY TO DO THIS IS PURCHASE A KIT OF DIFFERENT WANDS (THEY EVEN COME IN DISPOSABLES!
YOU WILL LOVE ME FOR THIS. ALL I NEED IN MY MAKEUP KIT WHEN ON A JOB IS THIS AND THE FORMULA I USE BECAUSE I GO THROUGH THEM SO QUICK IS, BELIEVE IT OR NOT..
THIS IS AN IN EXPENSIVE WAY FOR MY CLIENTS TO HAVE THE MOST AMAZING LONG AND THICK LASHES AND IM NOT FLUSHING MONEY DOWN THE TOILET!
FOR MYSELF (SEE MY HTTP://YOUTUBE.COM/NAILSANDLIPSTICK CHANNEL) THE VIDEO IS TITLED: “LONGER LASHES FAST, MY SECRET”
I SWEAR BY THE FOLLOWING 2:
*MAYBELLINE FALSIES IN BLACK DRAMA AND MAC ZOOM LASH IN BLACK*
NOW THAT YOU HAVE THAT TRICK, NOW THE APPLICATION PART IS KEY, OR ALL ELSE WILL FAIL!
Apply the mascara first to the tip of the lashes then to the roots with a zigg-zagg motion of the brush to separate them.
DO THIS WHILE LOOKING DOWN INTO A MIRROR, DO NOT LOOK STRIGHT AHEAD INTO A MIRROR! DO THIS IN 2-3 COATS.
FOR ALL YOU NATURAL GIRLS…
Clear mascara is perfect for creating natural look. You can also use it as a brow gel which will help define your brows. You can apply it after sweeping your brows with shadows to fill in the nude spots
THEN, IF YOU HAVE THE SKILL, TIME AND LIKE THE DRAMA, HERE IS A “NEW” MASCARA I CAME ACROSS DURING FASHION WEEK
IT PUTS ALMOST LIKE AN EXTRA THICK LINING ON MY LASHES, AND COMES WITH 2 GUITAR PICKS THAT YOU PRESS AGAINST YOUR LASH BASE AND COMB THE MASCARA AGAINST IT! CHECK OUT THERE WEBSITE TO SEE HOW HTTP://EYEKO.COM
HERE’S BEFORE AND AFTER:
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THERE IS THE “BLINC” MASCARA THAT PUTS TUBES ON YOUR LASHES TO MAKE THEM MORE DRAMATIC HTTP://BLINC.COM
WHEN YOU WASH YOUR MAKEUP OFF YOU ACTUALLY SLIDE THE TUBES OFF YOUR LASHES, IT’S PRETTY COOL.
NOW I CAN GO ON AND ON BUT I CAN’T, YES YOU HAVE TOOLS OUT THERE, DIFFERENT LASH CURLERS ETC BUT I WILL COVER THAT ON A DIFFERENT DAY OTHERWISE THIS WILL BE WAY TOO LONG TO READ.
HOPE YOU ENJOYED! PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE!
TOMORROW…WHATS’ NEW WEDNESDAY….
By Candice Manacchio XOXO
THE BRIGHT, BOLD LIP “HOW TO” …….
So, Everyone is seeing the Bold Lip trend right now, Yes everywhere!!! But, how do YOU do it “and” get it right, as well as STAY! This is how…
* First, you want to prep your lips. What I mean by this is Exfoliate, Moisturize and Plump.
OPTION 1. (Save) The fast, inexpensive way is after you brush your teeth, brush your lips..this removes dead skin AND plumps by stimulating the blood. Then add moisture, I use Aquaphor.
OPTION 2. The (Splurge), and, I have the time way, exfoliate your lips with cinnamon & sugar. The sugar removes the dead skin and the cinnamon is a natural plumper, it stimulates the blood (Added Bonus) the scent of the cinnamon will suppress the appetite! OR, get a lip plumping treatment like “Eminence Cinnamon Kiss Organic lip Plumper” Then moisturize, I like “Hissyfit” lip treatment!
* Next, Prime your lips and set the canvas for color…
OPTION 1. (Save) Blot your lips on a tissue to remove excess moisture and camouflage with any concealer, OR your foundation removing your natural lip color (Think Mannequin lips) and set with powder. Baby powder, talc powder or your pressed powder.
OPTION 2. (Splurge) Conceal all redness out of lips, I like ”Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer” And set with translucent powder like“Makeup Forever HD Translucent Powder”.
NOW, IT’S COLOR TIIMMEEEE…..
* CHOOSE YOUR LIP COLOR AND GET A MATCHING LIP PENCIL TO MATCH THAT COLOR!
1. Line your lips with your pencil either on the natural line to keep the existing shape, or outside of your line to create the illusion of fuller lips ( I need to do that, because my lips are small hahaha)
2. Fully color in your lips with the pencil and set with powder. Now apply your color. Use a lip brush to apply the lipstick, this will make your application precise and last longer versus applying straight from the lipstick itself.
3. YOU NEED TO BLOT ON A TISSUE!!! This is key. Then set with powder (Yes Again) And apply one more coat of lipstick.
4. Walah, Your Done! you can apply a little gloss on top to really make them glossy and fuller if you want. Now, go show off those sexy lips.
CHECK OUT MY BOLD LIP I DID YESTERDAY…
***THIS IS A BIT HIGH MAINTENANCE IF YOUR GOING TO GIVE IT A GO, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR LIP LINER AND LIPSTICK WITH YOU ON THE GO TO ALWAYS FRESHEN UP, BUT, IF DONE WITH THE STEPS BELOW, THE TOUCHUPS WON’T BE AS FREQUENT, IT WILL LAST 100 TIMES LONGER!
Now, Go Pick Out Your Color….. Thanks For Reading :)
***TOMORROW, THRIFTY THURSDAY!By Candice Manacchio XOXO
FASHION WEEK FRIDAY….
I originally was going to do fashion week trends every Sunday, but decided EVERY Friday would be better to get you up to date before the weekend, in case you want to try one of the looks for a day or night out!
So here it is, Friday Look #1 is brought straight to YOU from the Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week! This is from the designer Wes Gordon. At his show, the makeup look is fresh, the nail style is bold, and there hair is effortless! Heres the details…
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK S/S 2012
Wes Gordon’s luxe-for-the-youth collection for New York Fashion Week was fresh-faced and optimistic for the spring season. ”She’s sleek and civilized, but she might scratch your eyes out” remarked Wes of his collection’s muse.
“The makeup at Wes Gordon is fresh, young, and elegant,” said Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer. “The skin is dewy, the brow is strong, and the lip pops with sheer color.” To get the young and sophisticated spring look, Charlotte first applied Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation for flawless skin, then created strong brows using Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil two shades darker than models’ natural brow color. For a youthful glow, Charlotte applied Maybelline Fit Me! Blush in Medium Coral. She then stained the center of lips with Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Very Cherry, a sheer bright red. Charlotte also dabbed Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in Quenched over lips and eyes for an overall dewy effect.
To complement the spirited and retro vibe of the designs, CND manicurist Kristina Estabrooks crafted rounded nails into an almond shape and applied two coats of CND Colour in Poppyfield, a stunning, nearly-neon shade of coral. Toes were kept clean and neutral with CND Colour in Desert Suede.
Images courtesy of CND and style.com
SO, HOW DO “YOU” GET THIS…REGARDLESS OF THE “BRAND YOU CHOOSE” FOR BEAUTY, THINK TANGERINE…
FOR NAILS, WE USED CND COLOUR “POPPYFIELD” BACKSTAGE
FOR FASHION…THINK COLOR BLOCKING..THAT MEANS MIXING BOLD OR BRIGHT WITH CLASSIC COLORS..
So, I hope this inspires you to try even “One” of the looks in your own way this weekend.
Coming Monday… Manicure Mondays…Want to see something specific? please Comment, I would love to feature what you want to see!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :)
By Candice Manacchio XOXO