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Five Makeup Tips For Brides

Five Makeup Tips For Brides
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One of the most important makeup looks you'll ever do is the look you wear on your wedding day. With the rise of online makeup tutorials and professional techniques becoming more accessible to the average woman, more and more brides are opting to do their own makeup on their big day.



If you're doing your own wedding makeup, here are five tips to help you nail your look.



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The Best Ways to Learn How to Do Special Effects Makeup

The Best Ways to Learn How to Do Special Effects Makeup

Thanks to the rise of YouTube makeup tutorials and novice makeup users showing off their looks on Instagram, more and more women are becoming interested in the makeup techniques that used to be solely implemented by professionals. 

Those of us at Frends Beauty think this is amazing! After all, makeup is not only artistry, but it's a fun and addictive hobby that everyone should be able to enjoy.

Once someone conquers professional techniques like contouring, baking and color theory, they often find themselves wanting to explore the world of special FX makeup. Even if you aren't planning on launching a career in special effects, learning these techniques can make for a fun hobby that will help you to understand even more about the craft of makeup artistry. Plus, you'll be literally the most popular person in your group come Halloween!

If you want to learn more about the world of special effects makeup, follow these tips and tricks on how you can master these skills for yourself.

Tip One: The Internet - Especially YouTube - Is Your Friend
The Internet has changed the world of makeup for the better. In the old days, people had to attend cosmetology schools or get apprenticeships to learn professional makeup techniques. These days, anyone with a smartphone or computer can access the techniques of professional makeup artists, either through a beauty blog or a step-by-step tutorial on YouTube.

YouTube is filled with amazing tutorials on special FX make up. There are tutorials fit for everyone from total novices using basic drugstore products to advanced artists who have more professional kits. Explore both types of videos to learn just about everything there is to know when it comes to special effects artistry.

Tip Two: Invest In The Right Products and Tools
Many special effects techniques can actually be done with standard cosmetics. For example, a dark blue palette featuring brown and purple hues can be used to create a faux bruise if you know the right techniques.

However, if you want to take your special effects artistry to the next level, it's going to be a good idea to invest in some products and tools. You don't have to spend a fortune to create a collection that will allow you to do a wide array of looks. For example, Ben Nye makes several kits designed to help you achieve specific looks, from a
witch to a clown

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5 Tips to Getting More Wear Out of Your Fake Eyelashes

5 Tips to Getting More Wear Out of Your Fake Eyelashes
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A set of fake eyelashes is the best way to add extra drama and glamour to any makeup look. And if you are investing in a pair of quality lashes like Velour Lashes, you'll want to make sure that your purchase lasts through several applications. 

Here are few easy tips to get extra wear out of your false eyelashes.

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Which Beautyblender should you use?

Which Beautyblender should you use?

We get this question ALL THE TIME so I figured I would take a quick moment to let you know. This information is directly from the Beautyblender website. Which Beautyblender should you use?

Pure Beautyblender (white) - primer, serum, moisturizer, eye cream and foaming cleanser. Made for product conserving, silky application of skincare and makeup. Great for sensitive skin and to apply serums and moisturizers.
Pro Beautyblender (black) - long-wear makeup, bronzer, self-tanner and male grooming. Made for professionals and best for applying darker toned, long-wear cosmetic products, as well as self-tanners.
Original Beautyblender (pink) - foundation, powder, BB + CC cream, cream blush and powder. It ensures flawless application of any complexion product, powder, cream blush and more.
Micro.Mini (little green homie) - concealer, highlighter, contouring and acne spot coverage. Made especially to highlight, contour, conceal.

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Applause Worthy Beauty Tips for Performers

Applause Worthy Beauty Tips for Performers

You may have your daily makeup routine down, but if you're a performer, it's a whole different arena. Stage makeup requires different techniques in order to make the most effective, beautiful presentation. Here are our favorite tips for the best performance makeup:

Know Your Platform
Before you do anything else, you need to think about where you'll be performing. Outdoors in a small setting? In a huge auditorium with lots of bright lights? The setting determines a lot about makeup application.

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7 Tips to Trying a New Beauty Trend Without Feeling Uneasy

7 Tips to Trying a New Beauty Trend Without Feeling Uneasy

 

Hot new beauty trends are everywhere, whether you’re flipping through a magazine or watching them live on the runway. Sure, they look great on models, but when it comes to trying them at home, the idea can be daunting. Luckily, there are easy ways to try these looks at home – without having a panic attack! Try these tips to ease into trying a fun new trend: 

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How to Wear Fake Eyelashes Without Looking Like You Are

How to Wear Fake Eyelashes Without Looking Like You Are

We all know the dramatic power fake lashes can provide when added to an evening or night out look, but what about when we want more of a natural look? It’s absolutely possible to achieve a ‘natural look’ if you follow a few simple rules: Style, Quality and Placement.

Choose the Right Style of Lashes
Most people think of strip lashes when they think about fake eyelashes, ie: the full strip of lashes that look like a little fan. Strip lashes are the most common, but to achieve a natural look, individual lashes are the best choice. 

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Eye Makeup Tips For Looking Gorgeous In Glasses

Eye Makeup Tips For Looking Gorgeous In Glasses

Writer and famous wit Dorothy Parker once coined the phrase "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses," but nothing could be further from the truth. With the wide variety of chic designer eyeglasses available for every look, corrective eyewear has never been hotter. But before you don your specs here are some gorgeous tips to make your eyes the real focal point.

Start with your brows: If the eyes are the windows to the soul, think of the eyebrows as the frames. Well-shaped and defined brows accent and flatter your face's natural symmetry. When wearing eyeglasses it's important to give the effect of accessorizing, and not let your glasses overshadow your features. This especially goes for glasses with thicker frames. 

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Opportunities to Take Your Makeup From Low-Key and Mild to Bold and Wild

Opportunities to Take Your Makeup From Low-Key and Mild to Bold and Wild

Let's face it, your day-to-day makeup can get boring. That's why, every once in a while, it is fun to take the opportunity to mix it up! You could be celebrating a holiday or simply just wanting to add some bold colors for a special night out. If you are unsure when it may be appropriate to glam up your makeup, we have listed a few times throughout the year when it is more than okay to take your look from mild to wild!

New Year's Eve

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Tips To Mastering A Doe-Eyed, Natural Makeup Look

Tips To Mastering A Doe-Eyed, Natural Makeup Look

The art of applying eye makeup that looks so natural one can't tell that it's being worn takes some practice. We all want to achieve that perfect, natural look to make our eyes pop or appear doe-like. And whether your eyes are big or small, with the right techniques and products you can create a look straight out of Bambi.

Why Doe Eyes?

The eyes are the single most feature people notice on the face first, but some peepers stand out more than others. Some women have eyes that are smaller, or a less bright hue. If this is you, doe eyes can make eyes look both larger and brighter. 

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Contouring Done Right for Every Skin Tone

Contouring Done Right for Every Skin Tone

Contouring is a wonderful beauty tool when used correctly. It can add dimension, sculpt your cheekbones, and illuminate your skin. It can be tricky, though, especially when trying to figure out what works for your skin tone. If you are unsure of where to start, Anastasia Beverly Hills makes some great contour kits with a variety of shades to try out. Here are some great tips to get the job done right:

Fair Skin
We've all seen examples of contouring gone wrong, and it's so easy to do with fair skin. The darker shades needed for contouring show up easily on fair skin, which is good and bad. The good? A little product goes a long way. The bad? A little too much product goes the wrong way! 

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Makeup Organization Made Simple

Makeup Organization Made Simple

While having the most current makeup products and palettes is a thing of beauty, it can be difficult to keep track of it all on a cluttered bathroom sink or countertop. We’ve all been guilty of not having a designated place for our products and what happens in the process? Your favorite lipstick, eyeshadow palette, or mascara always gets lost first. We crafted a few pieces of advice to help you to better showcase your collection and make it easier to find your favorite products when you need them.

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Which Face Powders Work with Your Skin Tone: Infographic

Which Face Powders Work with Your Skin Tone: Infographic

 

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Help Your Makeup Brushes Go the Distance

Help Your Makeup Brushes Go the Distance

Many of us invest in makeup brushes only to neglect proper care, cleaning, and storage. Proper care and cleaning of your makeup brushes will help them last longer and help you stay looking fabulous!

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Bronzers: The Key to a Warm Natural Glow

Bronzers: The Key to a Warm Natural Glow

Since you are all makeup lovers, you know the importance of having a great bronzer in your collection. Whether the temperature is rising or dropping, these three products will help you achieve a warm, natural glow, no matter your complexion. 

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Tips for Giving Your Makeup Bag a Spring Cleaning

Tips for Giving Your Makeup Bag a Spring Cleaning

We know all too well the struggle with how quickly various makeup products can accumulate in a cosmetic bag. It becomes a form of hoarding, with numerous bags and tins filled senselessly with eyeshadows, lipsticks and associated products. If you were to lay out everything in your makeup bag, how many items would be expired or be completely out of style with current trends? Here are some pointers to help you give your makeup bag the spring cleaning it deserves.

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Achieving Multiple Looks with One Eyeshadow Palette

Achieving Multiple Looks with One Eyeshadow Palette

Did you know that you don't need to buy multiple eyeshadow palettes just because you want the option to create different looks? It's true. All you need is the right palette of colors that can take you from day to night, and even special occasions.

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Quick Fixes for Common Eye Makeup Application Mistakes

Quick Fixes for Common Eye Makeup Application Mistakes

Applying eye makeup takes twice as long when you have to take time to fix mistakes. Or what about having to reapply midway through the day? Want to skip the fixing and have more time to play with your look? Try using these simple tips to avoid common mistakes in the first place.

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Beauty Secrets to Looking Less Tired

Beauty Secrets to Looking Less Tired

Getting enough sleep is a top health priority, but we all fall short sometimes. Whatever the reason for your 4, 5, or 6 hours of sleep, you can look like you got 8 with these makeup tricks.


 Build Your Brows 

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Beyond Contouring: Creative Ways to Use Your Contouring Kit

Beyond Contouring: Creative Ways to Use Your Contouring Kit

 

Brow Powders
A well-defined brow is a must-have to complete your look. Why buy separate products when you have everything you need in your contour kit? Simply find the shade closest to your brow color and apply with an angled brush. Easy peasy and it works so well!

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