Monday, August 29, 2011

Fall Makeup Trends for 2011 – Jewel-Toned or Metallic Smokey Eyes

It's been a while since I've posted any beauty articles - I mean this is a beauty blog right? I have many friends all ages that like to wear more dramatic eye makeup when they go out. So I did some research about fall makeup trends on sites like Glamour, Allure, and Cosmo among others. One major Fall makeup trend I'd like to talk about is an updated smokey eye look using jewel tones and metallics. Click the links to see the different shades.

To create the smokey eye effect you will need:
  • 2 Shadows – one light and one darker. For jewel tones, try Avon Mega Impact Eyeshadows in Poolside Pop, Blue Wattage, and Violette Voltage. You can use these shadows wet or dry. To use it wet, take an eyeliner brush like the mark flat eyeliner brush and wet it, then dab it into the dark shadow for a deep precise line. You can also start with a black or charcoal eyeliner and add the color on top.
Steps for Creating the Smokey Eye Look:
  1. Prepare the eye with a primer – this is optional but an eye primer helps the shadow wear longer and keeps the shadow from creasing. I recommend the mark Please Hold Eye Primer.
  2. Using an eye shadow brush, apply the lighter shade all over the lid up to the eye brow.
  3. Line the eyes using an eye liner or by wetting your shadow. Apply the liner above the upper lash line, drawing the line thicker in the middle of the eye. Apply the liner along the bottom lashes as well. Smudge the line with your fingers or a brush.
  4. Using the brush, apply the darker shade to the lid starting at the lash line and blending up to the crease. Do not go beyond the crease unless you are opting for a more dramatic look. Check each eye as you go along to make sure they match. Continue blending using a blending brush to get the desired look.
  5. Finish the look with multiple coats of mascara.
  6. Don’t forget your brows! This year, the more the better. Stop plucking now and let them get thicker. You can trim them using a handy brow definer tool but don’t thin them out. Use a good brow pencil like Avon’s Glimmersticks Brow Definer to fill in thinner areas. I use a toothbrush to blend the color and make it look more natural.

Tip: Remember with a smokey eye to keep your lips nude. When applying strong makeup (like smokey eyes or red lips), put the focus on either eyes or lips, never both.
A great gloss to use that is natural but adds a hint of color is Avon’s Smooth Minerals lip gloss in Natural Glow, Pink Quartz, or Nude Glaze. The number one lip gloss in the U.S. is Glazewear by Avon. There a lots of pretty shades to finish your dramatic look.

I hope I've given you some ideas on how to look great for that special occasion. Don't be afraid to experiment.All of these products are available at my Avon website. Shopping is 24/7, tax free, and free shipping on $30 orders.

Thanks for reading.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mega Makeup Sale!

Now is the time to stock up and try new makeup at the Avon Mega Makeup Sale. I've listed only a few of the items below. Click on the links to see all the shades and finishes.
  • Nailwear Pro Nail Polish - wears up to 10 days. On sale for $2.99, regularly $5.00!  36 colors to choose from like Midnight Plum, Cotton Candy, and Lagoon. Lots of finishes too!
  • Glazewear Lip Gloss - America's #1 lip gloss is on sale for $2.49, regularly $6.00! Always comfy and never sticky. Comes in 16 colors and 4 finishes such as sparkle and intense.
  • Ultra Color Rich Lipsticks - Get this - only $2.99 each, regularly $7.00. Comes in 42 colors such as Perfect Red, Country Rose, and Mocha Plum. The Ultra Color Rich Seduction has SPF 15!
  • Glimmersticks Eyeliner - These popular eyeliners are only $2.99 each. They wear up to 12 hours and never need sharpening. Includes eye liner in normal and diamond sparkle, brow definer, lip liner and waterproof.
  • Smooth Minerals talc and fragrance free powder foundation. This mineral makeup is made of pure minerals and offers light to medium coverage. It's on sale for $7.99 and comes in 12 shades.
  • Extralasting makeup - 12 hour eyeshadow, 8 hour lip gloss, 18 hour mascara, and 12 hour liquid liner. They are all only $5.99 each!
These are only a few of the makeup items on sale. There's plenty more to see at my Avon Store. This sale is good until Tuesday, August 9th. New customers will be entered to win an Outspoken by Fergie Gift Set! Shipping is minimal and free on $30.00 orders - enter FS30REP at checkout.
Thanks for reading!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Flip Video MinoHD for $139

Flip MinoHD Video Camera
The Flip MinoHD is Amercia's best selling shoot-and-share video camera.
  • It is only 3.3 ounces - fits easily in your pocket or purse
  • Comes with FlipShare software - upload easily to Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube
  • Captures up to 1 hour HD video with 4GB memory
  • Has 2X Zoom and a soft carrying case
I checked Target and Walmart and they are selling it for $179, and Best Buy is selling it for $159. You can order it directly from my website and get free shipping! Order yours now for the holidays!
Dayna Musto
Independent AVON Representative