I would like to start a series on this blog about the art of eyelash extensions. I have a background in art. I used to do drawing and painting before I had kids so I feel that I have an eye for shape, style and proportions. Look at this set of lashes, what do you see?
Clearly they are long, well placed and full. Kudos to the artist. Although... Here's what I see: There are no extensions at all on the inner 1/5th of the eyelid. That bothers me. I like to taper down and do as many lashes as I can so that the black long lash extensions don't just come to an immediate end.
What else do I notice? The lash extensions are so long that they almost touch the lower line of the eyebrow. You need to carefully examine the size and shape of your client's feature before determining what length would be appropriate.
At Salt City Lashes we do so much more than just glue individual eyelash extensions to your natural lashes. We create little works of art. We will help you find the perfect length, curl, and style to suit your style, features and personality.
Glamour.com just posted a tutorial on the smokey eye look. I love that they mentioned lash extensions as a must. Not individual specifically, but c'mon, there's nothing better!
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Original article posted on Vogue.com by Arden Fanning
It’s day six of New York Fashion Week, and despite having her makeup applied—and reapplied—up to five times in a day, Xiao Wen Ju looked preternaturally fresh-faced backstage at Tory Burch this morning. So much so that makeup artist Diane Kendal needed to do little more than apply a sheer wash of Tory Burch’s Bronzer & Blush (in Divine) and Lip Color (in Ramble on Rose) to the model to heighten the glow of her skin before declaring her runway-ready.
Amidst the room of comfortably slouched models, we found Ju sitting perfectly straight in a sun-drenched makeup chair, happy to share the tricks behind her eyelashes and skin secrets—along with a few beauty regrets.
How do you keep your skin so luminous? Do you have a strict routine?
Ha! During Fashion Week I’m so tired, I go home and just lie on my back and fall asleep with all of my makeup still on. I wake up like, [gasps] “Oh my gosh, I didn’t wash my face!”
What do you use when you do have the energy?
I apply makeup remover first, and then cleanser—I love Dermalogica’s powder Daily Microfoliant. I can use it every day because it’s really light, and makes my skin feel so smooth. Then I moisturize with La Mer’s Moisturizing Soft Cream and Eye Balm Intense. With so many makeup changes, I really need it.
What other skin essentials do you rely on during New York Fashion Week?
Sometimes my skin is really allergic to the products, so, when I get home, I use Avéne Skin Recovery Cream. I apply it really thick, like a mask at night, and the next day my skin feels so much better. During the day, I always carry Avéne Hydrance Optimale SPF 25 with me, because after they take off your makeup you need moisturizer, and Avéne’s has SPF in it. Throughout the day, whenever I’m bored, I spray Caudalíe Beauty Elixir all over my face to keep it from drying out, too. It smells so good.
Do you have any lip products on you?
I use classic Vaseline. My lips get really dry, so I always carry a small one for lip balm. It’s so good, and you can just buy it at Duane Reade!
What’s your lash ritual?
I don’t use any mascara, I just curl my lashes to help open my eyes. Shiseido makes my favorite curler—they have a mini one that’s so good, but I can’t find it here. It gives you more control.
What do you do for your hair?
My hair sucks! It’s the only thing on my body that I hate. It’s really thin, and even though it’s short, it’s damaged, so I just let it be free. I only use shampoo and conditioner, and I always change it up. Yesterday I washed it with Aesop, and today I used Kiehl’s.
What are you doing to stay healthy during New York Fashion Week and avoid a crash? Are you juicing? Cleansing?
Actually, I never think about that. If I want to eat something, I just go eat it. If I want French fries, I eat French fries—it makes me happy.
NDTVcooks.com posted an article online today about skin care in your 30s. Since I just turned 30 this year, I thought I should read this...
Sadly, I can relate. While My hair hasn't changed, and I don't have any wrinkles yet, my 30s hormones have manifested themselves in the form of severe acne... sigh... There are some great tips in this article about skin care for people in their 30s.
At Salt City lashes, all of our lash artists are licensed estheticians. if you have any questions about general skin care, feel free to pick our brains during your next service.
Here are the tips given by Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj
How to look fabulous in your 30s:
To stay gorgeous through your 30s and after, follow these 8 simple steps:
1. Cleansing - Cleanse your skin each morning and make sure to remove all makeup and cleanse again before bedtime. This allows the skin to perform its essential protective and renewal functions well. Always use products suggested by your dermatologist as there are many products available in the market and picking the right can be confusing.
2. Exfoliate - Exfoliate at night rather than in the day. Overnight skin is in renewal mode and removing dead skin skin prior to bedtime enhances the skin's function. Exfoliate gently, just to remove dead skin and if your skin is oily or you've got acne then exfoliating twice a week should be sufficient.
3. Protect - Protect your skin during the day by combining an antioxidant serum or vitamin C serum with sun screen as they enhance each other. Be sure to apply the sunscreen first.
4. Stay hydrated - Make sure that the skin is not dehydrated. Don't spend more than 5 minutes in the shower and use lukewarm water. Use a moisturizing body wash as acts as a protective moisture barrier for the skin.
Here's a golden nugget of advice for working professionals: Add 4-5 drops of essential body oils or if nothing then almond oil/vitamin e oil/sesame oil in 2 mugs of water and splash it on the body to form a moisturizing coat.
5. Sunscreen - Wear a sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection every single day of the year, including raining days and on overcast winter days. UVA rays are "slow agers" which remain constant throughout the year.
6. Moisturize - Rub in rich intense moisturizing body lotion or apricot oil daily after bathing on slightly damp body for a healthy, hydrated skin.
7. Drink water - Drink plenty of water to also stay hydrated internally. Add lemon or lime juice for an extra boost. Eat a healthy and high-fiber diet and workout for atleast 15-20 daily.
8. Stay stress free - Of course that's easier said than done but indulging in a hobby of ones choice works wonders for the skin.
Here's an quick tutorial to achieve this simple but elegant Anna Kendrick look. This was posted on hollywoodlife.com
Anna Kendrick‘s beauty has been absolutely rocking lately, and her Sept. 8 appearance at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of her new film, Cake, was certainly no exception. The 29-year-old actress kept the time-of-day in mind when getting her makeup done, opting for a natural, daytime look for the afternoon premiere, which we applaud, and are happy to share with you as well! Read on to get the gorgeous, exact look.
Anna Kendrick’s Eye Makeup — How To
To achieve Anna’s au naturel look, her makeup artist, Toby Fleischman, used lots of soft colors and made sure to keep everything light.
To start, apply a light coat of your favorite foundation and set with a sheer powder. Remember not to overdo this, and if your skin is having a good day, you can even skip the foundation and go straight for powder.
Next move on to the eyes. Use a grey powder eyeshadow under the bottom lashes and into the corner of the lash line. Then apply a taupe shade eyeshadow lightly across the lids, followed by a few coats of your favorite mascara.
Back to the face, Toby used a cream blush, which is how she achieved that super natural, pinched-cheek glow. Finally, complete the look with a neutral lip crayon like Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands, which is the exact one Anna wore.
It’s as easy as that! So are you excited to try this beautiful and natural look, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
– India Irving
Salt City Lashes is a big fan of simple makeup tutorials. However, I am NOT a fan of "a few coats of your favorite mascara". That's a no no in my book. Using a manual curler and multiple coats of mascara day in and day out is a lot harder on your lashes than properly applied individual eyelash extensions any day.
I love this look and the light and simple elegance of it, but if you try it, please do yourself a favor and skip the coats of yucky mascara and get a simple and sophisticated set of professional eyelash extensions from Salt City Lashes. A look that is natural and light like this look would only take 90 minutes. $90 to not wear mascara for 3 weeks? YES PLEASE!
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