10 lipstick and eyeshadow combinations that are great!

Inspire yourself with amazing looks that make a good use of colours and get out of the traditional “black eye with nude lipstick”!

When we are doing our makeup, we often turn on the autopilot and repeat the same look over and over again. Of course creating your own style is delightful, but being a little bit daring with our beauty can also bring a lot of fun.

Do you know that party you already have in mind? Inspire yourself in the lipstick and shadow combinations below to be the belle of the ball:

1- Brown eye shadow and pink lips

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2- Pink eye shadow and coral lipstick

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3- Pink eye shadow and pink lips

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4- Wine eye shadow and chamois lipstick

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5- Nude eye shadow and pink lipstick

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6- Red eye shadow and red lipstick

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7- Green eye shadow and mauve lipstick

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8- Graphite eye shadow and pearly lip gloss

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9- Orange eye shadow and beige lipstick

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10- Golden eye shadow and purple lipstick

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Photos: Pinterest/ Reproduction

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What is the correct order to apply makeup: 11 useful steps

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Should the concealer be applied before or after the foundation? And what comes first: the eyes or the preparation of the skin? Even the makeup experts may already have been in doubt about the order to use the products! To make it more clear, check out this useful step by step guide! And remember, this is just a guide, the right order is the one that is the best for you!

1- Moisturizer or primer

It is terrible to spend a long time doing your makeup and in a few hours it is already cracking, right? To prevent this from happening, the tip is to always use a moisturizer and primer before applying the makeup. So, the products will not only look more beautiful on the skin but also last a lot longer!

2- Eyeshadow

But the makeup does not always start with the skin? You may be wondering, but the reason the eyeshadow is the first step to a flawless makeup is simple: avoid smudging the skin! With the brush, put on the desired colors without fear of smudges because afterwards, you just have to clean any fall outs with a q-tip and makeup remover.

3- Eyeliner

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Then it’s time for the eyeliner (if you are going to do that)! With the preferred eyeliner pen, or even with a beveled brush and gel formula, just follow the upper eyelash line and extend it in the outer corner, if you want a kitten eye.

4- Foundation

Now, it’s time for the foundation! Ideal to leave the skin even, to disguise small imperfections and to facilitate the fixation of the other cosmetics, the foundation should be very well spread throughout the face and neck. In addition to choosing the right shade for your skin, it is also important to bet on the right tools.

5- Concealer

There are those who prefer to use the concealer before the foundation to quickly correct small blemishes and dark circles. However, I like to apply it after the foundation because this way you can see the areas that really need to be hidden or illuminated without excess product. In addition, when the skin is already moisturized with the foundation formula, the concealer will not crack and is going become easier to spread.

6- Face powder

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It should be applied to the oily regions of the face and also under the eyes, to prevent the concealer from cracking. But it is important to spread the product very well with the help of a fluffy brush or sponge, as excess powder can make the makeup heavy.

7- Contour and Highlight

This step is optional for many people, but I like to do them when I have time! If you like to contour and highlight with cream products, do this step after the foundation and before the powder!

To contour: with a tanning powder, draw a “3” shape on the side of the face: temple, concave of cheek and jaw. For a thinner nose, just apply a little of the product on the sides, and for a shorter forehead, it is worth to leave the part close to the hair darker.

To highlight: with a brush, apply the product – which can also be replaced by a shimmering eyeshadow in golden, white or silver – in the higher regions of the face. Tip of nose and top of cheekbones are the most common, but to give a more bulky appearance to the lips, it is worth putting a little bit also in the cupid bow.

8- Blush

The blush is essential in the makeup! The product should be applied after the compact powder, with the skin finished, to give a more healthy appearance to the face. Just choose the color best suited to your skin tone and apply with a fluffy and beveled brush on the cheekiest part of the cheeks, in a very subtle way.

9- Eyebrows

Use a cotton swab with makeup remover to wipe any traces of products that may have remained on the eyebrows. The next step is to fill the region with your product of choice. Choose the colour carefully!

10- Mascara

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To finish the makeup of the eyes, you can not leave mascara behind! It opens the eyes and leaves the look with a more beautiful finish. But it is important to be careful when applying: the trick is to touch the brush at the root of the lashes and make zigzag movements to the ends, repeating the operation until reaching the desired volume. If there are any smudges, use this tip.

11- Lips

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Lipliner: It is important to always apply it before the lipstick, as it can be used to draw the outline of the mouth and also all over the lips, to prolong the durability of the product.

Lipstick: It is the “icing on the cake” in makeup, and finishes the looks to perfection. Just choose your favorite color and apply directly on the lips or even with a brush!

Lip gloss: If you like, apply a thin layer over the lipstick.

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Princess skin

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Looking at the latest fashion shows in New York, Paris, London, and Milan, what struck me the most was how fantastic all skins looked like. The first step to making a beautiful and princess-like skin is wearing primer, followed by foundation, concealer, and facial powder. Just follow this simple and classic order and you will have an amazing face makeup!

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The application can be made with either a brush or a sponge, ideally, one of a kind should be used for each step. And never forget the neck! Otherwise, you are going to leave the house looking like you’re wearing a mask (this step is a must for parties).

The tip is: Less is more, and a well made skin leaves any woman feeling beautiful!

5 tricks to correct makeup mistakes

These little tips are basic but very useful – to correct makeup mistakes that happen when we are finishing our face. You don’t have to start all over! I use this tricks a lot, and I believe they will help you finish your makeup as if nothing happened.

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Mascara smudged: This usually happens when someone has long lashes or when we make a mistake when applying makeup. Just let the mascara dry completely, continue with your makeup and only after a few minutes go back to the smudged area with a cotton swab or eyebrow brush and wipe the mascara away.

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Dark lipstick smudged: Dark lipsticks are very tricky to apply correctly, we always end up with it outside the lips. When that happens, I use a dry cotton swab all around my mouth at once with firm movements and, after that, I do the same thing with a brush with concealer. This is going to remove the lipstick and help to define the lips.

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Too much blush: If you were a bit heavy handed with your blush or bronzer, use a fluffy foundation brush, with a bit of your foundation, and rub lightly in circular movements until the blush fades away.

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Applying eyeliner: Without practice, it is impossible to perfect how you apply your eyeliner, so it is natural to make one eye different from the other until you have mastered it. To fix it, just get a cotton swab, dip a little bit in water and erase the tip of the eyeliner.

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Eyeshadow dust: With a clean blending brush and some translucent powder, use them to slowly take the eyeshadow away. To avoid this trouble, put makeup on your eyes before your skin, especially with dark eyeshadows.

Great product, small price 2

The Eyestudio ColorTattoo 24HR Cream Gel Eye Shadows by Maybelline are a long time favourites of mine. These eyeshadows are amazing because:

  • The colours are beautiful!
  • They last a  long time on my oily eye leads, even without a primer.
  • They are very pigmented with a great payoff.
  • They are very easy to apply! I usually just use my fingers, and the results are great!

You can obtain diferent intensities just varying the number of layers that you apply. They  are super pratical to do makeups quickly and beautifully!

My favourite colours are 25 Bad to the Bronze and 45 Bold Gold!

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On my lips: Blondie Pink

I think Blondie Pink from Bobbi Brown is a great go-to pink lipstick! It is a pink nude very easy to wear, with enough colour to add some definition and warmth.The lipstick formulation is really good, it doesn’t dry out my lips and lasts several hours.

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On my lips: Fig

This week my favourite lipstick was Bite Beauty Fig. I had completely forgotten about it! It is a light-medium, rosy pink with warm undertones, satin finish and is also a little bit bright. Good if you want just a pop of colour. I am in love!

 

My current favourite mascaras

I love mascaras and use it daily, but I try not to keep many tubes of mascara on rotation because they go bad very easily (aprox. 3 to 4 months). Right now I have two mascaras that I have been using and really enjoying! One is from Clinique and the other from Lancôme. Both of them give a nice volume to my eyelashes when I´m doing everyday activities and also more drama for special occasions.

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Clinique High Impact Mascara
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Lancome Hypnôse Doll Lashes
Photos: clinique.com/ lancome-usa.com