Category Archives: face

From fantasy to reality

I saw a documentary about extreme makeovers yesterday and decided to do a little research. I found two women who transformed themselves completely.

First, there’s a Russian model who now looks like a living Barbie doll. Her name is Valeria Lukyanova and she claims her face and figure are the result of make-up and genetics. Plastic surgery experts however, refuse to believe this. I’ll leave it up to you to decide.

There’s also a Ukrainian woman you would easily mistake for a living anime character. Anatasiya Shpagina has make-up tutorials on youtube which have been viewed by over 4 million people.  She hasn’t had plastic surgery (yet) and spends hours on her make-up everyday.

Personally, I think everyone is allowed to do with their body what they want and I do think they look good, but it’s a step too far for me.

             

Simple face painting

Monday, we could choose what we wanted to do in our make-up class and we decided to get creative. I kept it simple, but I’m quite pleased with the result. I’ll give you a description of how I created this look, so you can try it too if you want.

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What you’ll need : I used orange, black and white supracolor make-up from Kryolan, a make-up sponge, a thin brush and a little bit of white glitter. Of course, which colours you use is up to you. I used these colours because they looked good on the model.

 

First, you take a little bit of the orange colour with a sponge and you apply a little on the eyelid, above the eyebrow and under the eye.

Then, you can either use an eyeliner pencil to draw the shapes you want ( this is easier to remove, in case you want to change something ) or you can skip this step and use the thin make-up brush and black colour to create the shapes.

Next, you take a different brush ( preferably a little thinner than the one you just used ) and you draw the little white dots. I made mine quite big, so there was an obvious contrast between the black and the white, but the size and where you decide to draw them is entirely up to you.

I don’t know if you can see it in the picture, but I also used white glitter on the white dots. You can use the same brush as before and dip it in water. After you’ve done this, you dip it in the glitter and fill up the dots. The water will make the glitter stick better, so you don’t have to worry about that.

I used a little eyeshadow on both eyes, starting with a dark orange colour on the outside, a golden orange in the middle and white in the corners. I used an eyeliner pencil to draw a thin line under the eye, but I didn’t use it on the eyelid, because I thought it might have been a little too much.

Dry skin and foundation

When you’ve got dry skin like me, applying foundation can cause your skin to get quite flaky. It can create smudges and even though you try to remove the flakes of dry skin, you will just create more. An easy trick is to take a little moisturizer and mix it with your foundation. Don’t take too much, about 1/4 of moisturizer in comparison to the foundation will do. Now, you should be able to apply your make-up without worrying and it will also look more natural, as the colour won’t be as dark anymore.

    

Applying your foundation with a mask brush will help to prevent smudges and apply it evenly. When you apply your make-up with a sponge, the sponge will also absorb a lot of the foundation, which the brush won’t. That’s why some professionals prefer to use a mask brush, to which I couldn’t agree more.

How to use an eyebrow pencil

I personally think the eyebrows are the most important feature of the face. Have you ever seen one of those pictures of people without their eyebrows? It’s a huge difference and not for the better. If you’ve got really light eyebrows and you want to make them a little darker, you can use an eyebrow pencil. Try to use the same colour as your hair, or one that resembles it.

First, colour the base of your eyebrow with the pencil and then the end. Then, use eyebrow powder of the same colour ( you can also use eyeshadow ) to fill up the rest. If you want you can use a tissue to cover up the skin above the eyebrow, so you don’t go too high.

Don’t worry if it’s a little too dark, you can remove the excess by combing trough with an eyebrow brush. Afterwards, you can easily see the difference and it’s not difficult to do at all.

You can also use a stencil that matches the shape of your eyebrows to help you.

Beauty tip

If you have bags under your eyes because you haven’t slept enough, or you’re sick, this might be a useful trick. Put two teaspoons in the fridge, until they’ve cooled. Hold the underside of the spoons under your eyes and keep them there, until they warm up again. The cold will reduce the swelling and if necessary, you can also use a light concealer.

Lemon honey mask

Lemon and honey aren’t only used as food, they also make a great face mask. It’s good for minimizing pore size, drying out pimples, reducing redness and much more. I tried it and I’m pleased about the result. All you need is 1/2 of a lemon and two teaspoons of honey. You can also use lemon oil, it works equally well. Just mix the lemon juice and the honey, until it’s well blended and apply it to a cleansed face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and rinse off with cold water.

Attention! Don’t use it after you’ve exfoliated your face, the lemon might sting. Also, make sure you’ve thoroughly removed the mask before going out in the sun, because the combination of the lemon with the sun might cause damage to your face.

Piercings

There are lots of different piercings, but I want to know: which one do you like the most? Or do you absolutely hate them?

1. tongue piercing

2. belly button piercing

3. eyebrow piercing

4. nose piercing

5. monroe piercing

6. lip piercing

7. anti-eyebrow piercing

8. septum

9. snakebite

10. labret

11. bridge piercing

12. hip piercing

13. hand piercing

14. sternum piercing

15. neck piercing

16. vampire bite

There are probably many more, but these are the most common ones.