Fix Your Broken Powders

March 20, 2014

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  1. Begin by getting as many pieces of your broken powder that you can salvage back into the palette.
  2. Wrap the palette with clear cling wrap.
  3. Using a palette knife, break all of the pieces until it turns into a loose powder.
  4. Spray 70% Isopropyl Alcohol onto the powder.
  5. Using the palette knife again, press the damp powder back into its original shape.
  6. Clean up around the edges and voila!

The Ultimate Faux Hawk

March 20, 2014

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Disclaimer: This hairstyle is for the bold, brave and ultra glamorous! It also takes a tad bit longer than most tutorials I have posted. If you’re up for the challenge, check out the steps below for the Ultimate Faux Hawk!

Step 1: Curl your hair. For the best results, try to make tight curls and clip them up to let them set for a few minutes. The more volume you start with, the better!

Step 2: Divide your hair into three sections: The top section needs to be clipped up out of the way, the Middle section needs to be a sleek, tightly secured ponytail, and the bottom section needs to be a low ponytail.

Steps 3 & 4: Once the bottom section is secured into an elastic, take your middle section and make sure it is tight and sleek on both sides (this is the part of the hairstyle that gives the necessary ‘faux hawk’ impression!). Take some of the curls and secure with bobby pins to cover the base of the bottom ponytail.

Step 5: Here is the fun part! Starting with the back of the top section working your way forward, begin to tease and pin portions of the hair back. This is crucial to give the end result volume.

Steps 6, 7, and 8: Do a once over and secure any loose pieces in place, then spray with hairspray!

Voila! Keep in mind that this edgy hairstyle pairs great with a super girly ensemble! Play around with this look and dress it up with glam accessories and bold red lip! Enjoy!

The Cranberry Eye

March 6, 2014

Kouturekiss _ The Cranberry Eye

  1. Sweep a matte vanilla shadow on your brow bone.
  2. Using a windshield wiper motion, apply a soft pink shadow in your crease.
  3. Pat a shimmery cranberry shadow all over your eyelid.
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The Ombre Lip

February 17, 2014

Kouturekiss _ Go Ombre

Step 1: Begin with primed lips. I used MAC Lip Erase.
Step 2: Choose the color scheme you want to go with. Use the darkest shade as your lip liner and apply to the cupids bow and the bottom of the lower lip.
Step 3: Finish lining the lips from the inside out.
Step 4: Blend in the inside edges a small amount using the lip liner pencil. (more…)