Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tips For The Perfect Eyebrows

  • Start with a good pair of tweezers, the right tools really make a difference, especially if your eye brow's hair is super fine and hard to pick, an extra sharp tweezers will make a huge difference.
  • Before you start the plucking party, use your eyebrow brush to brush your brows and trim the very ends with brow scissors. This will help you define the shape and prevent over plucking;
  • Pluck after showering: since the follicles and hairs are softened, the pluckering is easier and less painful.
  • Don't use the magnifying mirror, stick to a normal & realistic mirror. This is also going to help prevent you from over plucking.
  • Fill in the blanks with a pencil, gel, powder, whatever suits your taste, in a shade lighter than your brow color.
  • Finish your brow routine by brushing your brows upwards along the arch with a brow brush - it's a small trick but will make a lot of difference.
Make those eyes stand with a layer of the super amazing Younique 3D Fiber Lashes mascara for a gorgeous look.

How To: Thicken Your Lashes

We all know the wonders that the Younique's 3D Fiber Lashes can do, it's incredible! But today's trick is for those who still want to make the eyelashes thicker before applying the mascara, or even for those who don't like to apply mascara in the bottom lashes, but still want to make them look thicker.
So, here's how:
  • Start by picking a black or brown waterproof kohl liner (it really has to be waterproof to avoid any smudging);
  • Curl your lashes;
  • All you do is to take the khol pencil and rub it back and forth in your lashes. This will give them darkness, and because it's a waterproof formula it will stick to your lashes giving them instant thickness, keeping the curl in place. Make sure you start right at the root of the lashes;
  • Apply the 3D Fiber Lashes mascara to finish the look: from the root, wiggling all the way up.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tip of the Day: Pick The Right Lipstick

The trick to choose the perfect lipstick is to remember what looks good with your skin undertone.
If you have a warm undertone, then you should go for warmer reds. If you have a cool undertone, then your red lipstick should be a cooler red tone.

The same goes for Lip Glosses: for a warm undertone, choose the Lucrative Lip Gloss in the shade Luscious, if you have a cooler undertone, pick the Lethal shade.

Yogurt & Honey - DIY Hair Mask

Today we're sharing a wonderful DIY mask to fight frizzy hair : super easy to do, smells wonderful and will help you control those wild frizzy hairs, for a softer appearance.
Just follow this quick guide:
  • 1/2 cup of natural yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 tbsp of almond oil
Just mix these three ingredients together and apply all over the hair. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it as usual with a shampoo. Keep doing this at least once a month to keep that frizz under control.
Once your hair is soft and frizzy-free, pair it with a vibrant color from the Younique Lucrative Lip Gloss collection.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Wonders Of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree is considered a miracle worker in the beauty industry. It isn't hydrating as coconut oil or olive oil, but it battles acne, fights fungal infections, dandruff and can even fight bad breath.
Be careful though! Don't even think about cooking or drinking this oil, it isn't consumable, it's toxic when swallowed. So if you're going to use it to battle bad breath, just add 2 or 3 drops of the oil in a glass of water, swoosh in your mouth and then spit out.
With the acne treatment, dab a q-tip on the tea tree oil and apply to your zits. As an alternative, add a few drops to your regular cleanser, like the Younique Awake Facial Cleanser, it contains a range of beneficial ingredients that awaken and cleanse the skin.

DIY - Teeth Whitening

Don't worry, it's totally safe! Just a couple of tricks that you can easily do at home to keep your teeth white, and prevent some stains:

  •  Mouth guard & baking soda. A mouth guard can be bought at any drugstore. Mix baking soda, lemon juice and a little bit of water. Then fill the mouth guard with this solution, leave for 10 or 15 minutes and then wash off the residue with a tooth brush;
  • Eat your fruits, especially strawberries;
  • Floss! Really, it's a bummer but don't forget about flossing, in order to keep your teeth healthy and clean;
  • If you like chewing gum, choose the one with xylitol and no sugar. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that helps prevent plaque;
  • Get a "whitening" toothpaste, mouthwash and floss.
  • Keep toxins away: avoid smoking and chewing tobacco. If you can avoid tea and coffee, great! If not, brush your teeth right away, in order to avoid yellowing or staining your teeth.
With perfect teeth comes perfect lips and smile. A rich spread of color on your lips, very smooth and highly-pigmented: the Younique Lucrative Lip Gloss, available in 10 gorgeous shades.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Concealer Method

This trick is the simplest trick ever regarding makeup. You just apply the Moodstruck Minerals Concealer in little dabs using the concealer brush and after, instead of swiping the concealer from left to right, right to left under your eye, just make little taps along the area you want to conceal: tap, tap, tap. That's the trick!
This way the product will stick to your skin, the warmth of your hands will help the product to blend into your skin and the effect will be much more natural.

Beauty Trick: The New Way To Apply Blusher

This is a trick for those who struggle sometimes with the blusher application. Because blush is supposed to look natural, and looking like skin, not like a color stain on your cheeks.
So basically you start by applying the moisturizer (and primer if you use it), and with a blusher brush, apply the Younique Minerals Blusher on the apples of your cheeks. Don't be afraid and actually pack a good amount of it. That's right, the blusher before the foundation!
After this step, apply the foundation with the foundation brush and blend it very well. Don't be afraid to use your (clean) hands for a better and homogenous cover. After the foundation, apply your concealer with a concealer brush.
Apply your powder, bronzer and highlighter as usual, these last two are optional.
Your skin will look a lot more realistic and natural.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Scarlet Johanson Secret DIY Trick

You might wonder why celebrities who have access to every expensive skin care produtcts and techniques, have secret DIY tricks, with super cheap products. What trick?
Apple Cider Vinegar!
That's right, Apple Cider Vinegar, to keep the skin balanced, clear and acne-free. It's very healing if you have breakouts. Just mix some water and Apple Cider Vinegar and use a cotton pad to spread all over the face.
As for foundation, keep it light with the Pressed Powder Foundation, since it's an ultra-fine, long-wearing, and breathable foundation powder that provides a beautiful, touchable and even finish.

How To Control Your Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, your foundation will probably run out during your daily activities, as well as the other makeup you apply.
But here's a quick guide on how to control your oily skin:
  • Wash your face two or three times a day with the Younique Awake Facial Cleanser, as it gets deep down to your skin and unclogs the pores.
  • Wait about 5 minutes before applying any makeup, it's better to wait because this way the makeup won't go down through the pores of the skin, causing more pimples and blackheads.
  • Always wash your face at the end of the day. First remove the makeup and wash it with the Facial Cleanser, before applying the moisturizer, like the Brilliant Daily Moisturizing Gel.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

DIY - Gorgeous Pink Lip Balm

You will need a small plastic bag, vaseline, a small empty bottle and a blusher at your choice. Younique's Moodstruck Minerals Blusher is 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders, free of talc, oils, preservatives, perfumes, synthetic dyes, and parabens and it's available in 5 gorgeous shades.

Take a little bit of the blusher pigment into the bag, mash it very well and then pour it into the empty bottle. Then add a scoop of vaseline into the bottle and mix it very, very well, until you find a homogenous color and consistency.
And that's it, your lip balm is ready, it's a 100% natural product, super moisturizing and soothing.

Rose Water For Gorgeous Skin

Rose Water is one of the oldest beauty products in the world, used by every woman, no matter the skin tone, type, or place where she lives.
Just a cotton pad saturated in Rose Water, mixed with a bit of water, used as a toner, the effects are overwhelming: it soothes the skin, making it more even. It also helps fight acne and calm it.
Extra tip: if you have zits, or severe acne, try cracking an uncoated aspirin and toss it into a mix of Rose Water and water.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Power Foods For Your Skin

Milk, avocado, honey and oatmeal: these 4 power foods are wonderful for the skin. Organic, very nutritious and soothing:
  • Honey + Milk = Moisturizing and Smoothing
  • Honey + Avocado = Soothing and Rejuvenating
  • Honey + Oatmeal = Exfoliating + Brightening
If you keep a good skin routine, and apply these foods to your skin regularly, your skin will look wonderful, healthy and glowing.
To clean your skin, use the Younique Awake Facial Cleanser ; to give it moisture and keep your skin comfortable, make sure you're using a good moisturizer, like the Younique Brilliant Daily Moisturizer, , a rich and restorative facial moisturizer that is formulated to leave the skin hydrated, energized, and healthy as it nourishes the skin with powerful ingredients.
As for the makeup, a good foundation, that isn't too heavy or oily, is key. We recommend the Younique Touch Cream Foundation a supple and lightweight cream that leaves the skin feeling soft, touchable, and comfortably covered by melting into the skin without caking or feeling heavy.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Wonders of Coconut Oil

  • It's a wonderful eye makeup remover (use it with a cotton pad);
  • A natural hair softener;
  • A moisturizing shaving cream;
  • A frizz tamer (just use a tiny little bit of the oil, rub it in your hands and apply to the hair);
  • A natural moisturizer, perfect for a night moisturizing face mask;
  • A great body scrub: just mix brown sugar with the oil and use it as a body scrub. Your skin will be all smooth and clean.
Plus, it's 100% organic ! Free from parabens, preservatives and other chemicals, just like the Moodstruck Minerals Pigments from Younique.

How to Maximize the Facial Cleanser Use

It's a simple and very affordable trick. Just buy a face brush, like the one shown in the image above. You can find a similar one in any drugstore, like Target or Ulta.
Just rub your face with the brush and the facial cleanser, like the Younique Awake Facial Cleanser in soft circular motions. If you do this in the shower, the steam will help the pores to open and unclog.
Finish this routine with Rose Water damped in a cotton pad, to sooth and close the pores.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Get The Look: Moodstruck Minerals Pigments

This is a lovely look, perfect for Spring and Summer nights, and suitable for every eye color.
The skin is flawless, with a powdery finish, and bronzed.
Thick and defined eyebrows, big lashes and colored eyeliner/smoky eyes:

Here's how to get it:
Pick the Younique's Moodstruck Minerals Pigments in the shades Playful, Glamorous, Corrupted and a tiny bit of Infatuated (for the crease).
As for the crease, use the pointy part of the shader brush to apply and then blend it with the Deluxe brush.
On the lid, mix both Corrupted and Glamorous and apply with the same brush. Don't overdo it, it's always better to build up the color than applying too much just at once. Blend the colors very well with the Deluxe brush.
As for the liner part of the look, mix the Playful pigment with just a drop of Rose Water, to get the wet liner effect, and line the bottom of the eye from the inner corner to the outside and stop in the middle of the eye. Then with the Glamorous pigment, with a drop of Rose water, continue from the center of the eye to the outside corner. Then with a clean brush (the Deluxe or even the Concealer brush), blend both colors very slightly.
Finally, with the darkest shade, the Corrupted, draw a "v" shape in the outside corner of the eye, to create depth, and blend very well.
Finish this lovely look with a coat of the 3D Fiber Lashes and you're ready to go!

The Beauty Wonders of Argan Oil

Beauty oils have been taking the industry by storm, but these aren't exactly news for us.
Today we're focusing on Argan Oil:
The culinary version of the Argan Oil is used as salad dressing, and bread dipping. This oil has been linked to helping prevent cancer and obesity.
In the cosmetic industry, it is known to fight acne, combats dry skin and hydrates the hair. Also, the Argan Oil is very rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, which helps to protect the hair and sunburn.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Homemade Pumpkin Face Mask

This homemade face mask is perfect for a Vitamin A boost on your skin. It will leave your skin smooth and soft, and it's also great for those who suffer from acne.
So here's what you need:

  • 2 cups of freshly cooked pureed pumpkin (canned is also an option);
  • 4 tbsp of plain yogurt
  • 4 tbsp of honey
  • 1/3 cup of ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp of olive oil
Stir the pumpkin with the yogurt, the honey and the olive oil. Next, mix it with all the other ingredients and apply it to your clean and damp skin. Leave it for 10 minutes.
Then wipe your face with a damp cloth to remove the mask. If you still have leftovers, you can easily keep the mix in the fridge.
Finish this ritual with a cotton pad damp in Rose Water, that will help your pores to close, without drying out the skin.

6 Steps For Strong Nails

  1. Apply a base coat;
  2. Be careful with what you eat: nails need vitamins and proteins to grow strong and healthy. They will reflect what you eat, the same way your skin and hair will;
  3. Let them breathe: Wearing nail polish over and over again might be harmful for your nails. Let them breath once in a while, like one or two days without any chemicals on your nails;
  4. Stop biting them!
  5. Always wear gloves when cleaning the house, hand washing, and managing other chemicals soaps and products;
  6. Switch the old school acetone for a nail polish remover. These tend to be less aggressive to the nails.
Extra tip: When you apply your regular moisturizer on your face, like the Younique Brilliant Daily Moisturizer Gel, don't get rid of the excess of product. Instead rub it through your hands and nails, to keep them hydrated.

Friday, April 18, 2014

How to Get Rid of a Zit

With no scaring!
Today we're sharing 2 quick ways that you can easily do at home:

  1. After cleaning your skin with a proper product, like the Younique Awake Facial Cleanser, put a little bit of honey on the zit, and cover it with a band-aid overnight. When you wake up the zit will be gone, just wash your face as usual, and apply moisturizer, we suggest the Younique Brilliant Daily Moisturizer.
  2. The second way is as easy as the first one. After cleaning your skin, mix one tsp of baking soda with a little bit of water, enough to make a paste. Then apply it to the zit with a q-tip and sleep. The next morning the zit will be gone!

The Lazy Guide on How To Prevent Wrinkles

So you're starting to fear the wrinkle appearance but you don't know where to start on anti age products? Or maybe you just don't want to spend half of your salary on super expensive products that you don't even know if they are suitable for you?
Just follow our quick tips and save your money.
You'll just need a good product to clean your skin, like the Awake Facial Cleanser by Younique, which isn't too aggressive or drying to the skin, and is made with Garden Chrysanthemum, Aloe Vera, and Licorice Root.
As for the anti aging products, stick to one product that is rich in retinol, as it helps brighten, plump, and regenerate skin cells.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Avoid Common Makeup Mistakes (for the +40's)

Don't give up on using makeup just because you're older, just follow these simple tips on how to get a good makeup look being +40:
    1. Avoid using base creams that are too rich, opt for a the Younique's BB Cream instead, as it will give you coverage, it's lightweight and suitable for every skin tone.
    2. Remember that mature skin is very thin and tends to dry, so don't forget to apply a good moisturizer before the makeup, like the Younique's Brilliant Daily Moisturizer;
    3. Avoid overdoing the powder, as it will settle between the wrinkles, amplifying it. Also, as mentioned before, with age skin tends to be drier, therefor by overdoing the powder you might get the artificial "cakey" effect;
    4. Avoid bronzers, and any products with orange tones, as they will make your complexion darker and not luminous;
    5. Avoid heavy eyeshadows and blushes;
    6. Go easy on the mascara and eyeliner;
    7. Use light colors on your lips, like soft pinks and nudes.

The Quickest Way to Reduce Pores

Do you have oily skin and your large pores bother you?
Today we're sharing the quickest homemade mask that is actually effective in reducing the pores size.
Just beat a few egg whites until they assume a frothy appearance and texture. Apply it to your face and wait for it to dry (you will feel it tightening on your skin), and then rinse.
Pretty simple, right?

You can also apply a primer, like the Moodstruck Glorious Face & Eye Primer by Younique  before doing your makeup, it will keep your pores closed, and the makeup will last longer.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Morning Flight Makeup

Have a morning flight and want to look flawless? Here's some tips:
  • Apply a good serum on the night before your flight;
  • In the morning, apply a powder foundation, such as the Younique's Touched Press Powder Foundation, before the concealer or anything else;
  • Then apply the concealer on your dark circles and any other blemishes you might have;
  • Use a light rose Moodstruck Pigment, such as the shade Sexy as an eyeshadow over the lids, for a little bit of sparkle, and then apply mascara - 3D Fiber Lashes from Younique - as it is water resistant, and you will get magnificent lashes;
  • Then apply a little bit of the Curious shade in the inner corner of the eye, to make it more awake;
  • Give your face a healthy glow with a little bit of blush;
  • Finish this simple, comfortable and cute look with a tinted balm or a lip gloss.

Self Tanning : How To Make it Perfect

 The perfect self tanning application doesn't start when you apply the self tanning product, but at least 5 days before:
  • Exfoliate your skin in the previous 5 days before applying the self tanner. It is important to remove dead cells.
  • After exfoliating, apply a good moisturizer, like the Brilliant Daily Moisturizer Gel, by Younique, so your skin keeps very well hydrated.
  • Start from the bottom, from the feet, way up to the legs, torso and arms.
  • Apply a little less of product on the knees, elbows and bikini line, since these areas are usually naturally darker.
  • Don't forget the back of the hands, so they don't get to be in a different shade.
  • After applying the self tanner, according to the product's specifications, keep applying moisturizer in your body and face, to make it last longer.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Quick Tip: The Potato Trick For Dark Circles

So it's one of those days, you wake up with very dark circles under your eyes, and you wonder if there was something you could do besides applying concealer.
Next time, try this quick trick:
Wrap up half of a grated raw potato in a thin cloth or gauze and rest it on your eyes for about 10-15 minutes.
And that's it!
Just do your morning/makeup routine as always, and use a Younique Mineral Concealer as it is 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders, free of talc, oils, preservatives, perfumes, synthetic dyes, and parabens.

DIY: Nose Pore Strips

This is a quick home tutorial, to create cheap yet very effective pore strips. That's right, the same pore strips that remove the nasty blackheads that tend to accumulate in the nose. Also, this is something that both men and women can efficiently use.
So here's how:

  • 1 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tbsp of unflavored jello
Add these ingredients in a microwaveable cup and stir until it's chunky.
Pop it into the microwave for 10 seconds.
You will get a gooey texture and you should apply it to your nose with an old brush (like a foundation brush, but one that you don't use anymore).
Wait around 10 minutes for it to dry. Once it's dry, here comes the fun part: Peel it off!
Once your nose is clean, don't forget to moisturize. Use the Younique Brilliant Daily Moisturizing Gel.

Monday, April 14, 2014

BB Cream: How To Apply Correctly

BB Creams came to stay in the beauty industry. Their light coverage, creamy formula and skin enhancement properties have conquered many women, from the lightest skin toned women, to the darkest shades.
BB Cream from Younique is moisturizing, helps to protect your skin's youthful appearance, perfects, protects, and works beautifully as a lightweight foundation on its own. It provides a flawless appearance and fights shine to give a natural-looking matte finish.
  • Choose the right BB Cream for your skin. Younique offers a range of 6 different tones, from the lightest shade Cream to the darkest Carob. Choose the closest to your skin tone.
  • You can apply the BB Cream in 3 different ways:
  1. With the fingers - the heat of the fingers will help the product to melt, making it easier to apply. However, the results could be less smooth than applying with a sponge or a brush.
  2. With a sponge - This is the best method for the ones with oily skin, because applying with the fingers can add more oil to the skin, and applying it with the brush can be too forceful people with this type of skin, therefor the results won't be even.
  3. With a brush -the best method for those who have dry skin, and works particularly well with liquid formulas of BB Cream. The direction of the strokes should be from top to bottom, from the center out. Use a synthetic brush, like the Foundation brush from Younique.

How to Apply Mineral Foundation

Step 1: Apply moisturizer first;
Step 2: Swirl the brush into the Touch Pressed Powder Foundation, then tap the brush to dust off the extra powder. The ideal is a Kabuki brush, since it's big enough to cover a large area of your face. An inferior brush might make it look artificial;
Step 3: Apply the foundation on your skin in circular motion. It's preferable to start lightly on the cheeks, moving off to the side of your face. The brush isn't just going to dust the skin with powder, it is going to buff the powder, helping it to adhere to the natural oil of your skin. The more you buff, the heavier the coverage will be.
Step 4: Set it with a setting powder, or a setting spray.

Extra tips: If you use a powder concealer, you can apply it after the foundation with a Concealer brush, blending it with the powder. But if you use a cream or liquid concealer, make sure you apply it before the foundation.
You can also use a  primer, like the Moodstruck Glorious Face & Eye Primer from Younique, after the moisturizer and before the foundation application, to ensure a durable look through the day or night.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kohl & Kajal VS Black Liner : Learn the Difference

Black pencil, black liner, eyeliner, these are the most common names for one of the most important staples in every women's makeup bag. Ever wondered what's the difference between these two weird names: Kohl and Kajal? They're the same formula, made from lampblack and other natural ingredients, with a soothing, cleansing and protective purpose against eye infections and sun glares. It's a much softer formula than the regular black liner, which is perfect for smoky eyes, grunge makeup style and when blended it can work as an eye shadow as well.
Eyeliners or black liners in pencil are more precise therefor with a drier formula and they don't smudge that easily. Some formulas are even waterproof.
You can also use Mineral Pigments in a wet form, like Risque and Corrupted from Younique and apply them with a Liner brush to achieve the black liner effect, and smudge it for a more grungie effect.

Saturday Night : Black and Gold Eye Makeup

Saturday night, all right! Time to glam it up and go out to town.
So here's this quick tutorial on how to achieve this chic and glamorous black and gold makeup look with the Younique Moodstruck Mineral Pigments.
The colors are Confident, Corrupted, Daring and Irresistible.
With the Deluxe Brush apply the color Irresistible on the eye socket to the exterior corner and blend. With the same brush, get the Daring pigment and apply from the center of the lid to the exterior corner and blend again. With the Shader Brush get the pigment Confident and apply to the center of the lid and blend it to the interior corner of the eye. Still with the same brush, get a little bit of the Corrupted shade and apply in the outer corner of the eye, and blend it to the interior, to create a smudge with the Corrupted shade. Blend as much as possible, preferable with a cleaner Deluxe Brush (it's always better to have a clean spare brush to blend).
You can apply black eyeliner to intensify the look, or a black Khol pencil. Finish the look with a layer of the 3D Fiber Lashes. This is a look that goes well with a nude lipstick or rose/nude lip gloss.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The 5 Rules Of Amazing Lashes

Our makeup tends to change with the weather. When it's too warm, we wear less makeup. In winter, we go for more full coverage, but there's one thing that, no matter what kind of weather we're facing, we will do, we will ALWAYS go for big, beautiful and full lashes!

So here are the 5 rules of amazing lashes to follow all year round:

  • Use a lash curler;
  • Let lashes set between layers of mascara;
  • Avoid spidery clumps by combing lashes after applying mascara;
  • Don't layer different mascaras, stick to the same one. Try the Younique 3D Fiber Lashes, as they help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. 
  • Condition them. We're not saying to apply hair conditioner to your lashes, but with a cotton pad and organic coconut oil you can apply the oil and let it set, so your lashes grow and get some much needed hydration.
Voila! Big, Beautiful and FULL lashes ALL year long! You're welcome. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TIP: How to Fix Broken Powders

Your Younique Powder Foundation just broke? Relax, take a deep breath. Don't toss it away, just follow these super simple tricks on how to fix it:
You just need rubbing alcohol and a couple of minutes. Simply wet the powder with the rubbing alcohol and tap it back into place. Once the alcohol dries the powder, it will be as new!

The Benefits of Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in vitamins that fortify the health of the body, containing vitamin A , D , K and E , a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals. Studies have proven that the olive tree is a tree able to regenerate over the years and it was from there that numerous studies have been made ​​concerning the properties of the olive oil in benefits for aesthetics and beauty.

Olive oil has been tested and proven as a powerful active against wrinkles, it softens and moisturizes dry skin , and is soothing to the skin , purifies and streamlines the process of pore cleansing , softening and facilitating the removal of impurities causing bacteria.

Just wash your face or body with oil and let it act for about 10 minutes , then rinse and wipe with a moisturizer both in face and in body. With a perfect skin as a canvas, your Younique foundation will last better and your healthy glow with shine through.

Olive oil also protects the skin from harmful actions possible natural agents like wind and sun , promoting skin elasticity , and hair shine and vitality.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Common Mistakes on Cleaning Your Skin | Part.2

Following our last post about the most common mistakes women do with cleaning their skin:
  • Using too much product: Don't exaggerate because it will only make you waste your product. Apply only the quantity of product mentioned on the packaging label.
  • Cleaning your face with a dirty towel. Always use a clean towel or cotton pads.
  • Rub your towel on your face: really, stop doing it, because it's too aggressive and will only make you gain premature wrinkles.
  • Not moisturizing: cleaning your skin without moisturizing will only make your skin to break and, again, age them and make it gain premature wrinkles. Make sure to use a good moisturizer, like the Younique Brilliant Moisturizing Gel, a restorative facial moisturizer that is formulated to leave the skin hydrated, energized, and healthy as it nourishes the skin with powerful ingredients. Brilliant leaves your skin feeling revitalized, toned, and radiant. 
  • Touching and bursting zits: really, stop doing this, or you will just be spreading the bacteria out, causing other zits to appear. Plus, it causes scarring on the face.
  • Keeping the cosmetics in the Bathroom: it's convenient, we know that, but the bathroom is a place that gets too hot and too moist which may cause some products formulas to change, and bacteria to grow.
  • Not cleaning the makeup brushes: a dirty brush is like Disneyland for bacteria. Make sure you clean them at least once a week.

Common Mistakes on Cleaning Your Skin

  • Wearing the wrong products
Make sure you're wearing products conceived for the face. Never use body or hands products, as their formulas differ and can be too aggressive, making your skin to break down and get allergies and zits.
  • Clear the skin without removing the makeup
  • Even though there are products to clean the skin and to remove the makeup, it's better to remove the makeup first with a cotton pad and a specific product, and clear the skin after, with a specific product like the Younique Awake Facial Cleanser, because it will help to remove the impurities, the makeup remains and will boost and revitalize the skin.
  • Exfoliating daily: the feeling of super soft skin might be addicting, but limit it to one to twice a week or else you might be ripping off the skin's protection.
  • Not washing your hands first: really, wash your hands first. You don't want to bring germs and rub them in your face.
  • Hot water: it's too aggressive, the best way is to use warm water and finish it with cold water, in order to close the pores.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Homemade Carrot Mask - for Mature Skin

This homemade mask can be used for any skin type and is very easy to prepare but because it is full of vitamin A, it can be used for sensitive skin and have an effective anti-aging action, therefore anti -wrinkle.
It can be used for mature skin, but also for young skin, wishing to prevent the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
To prepare it you just need a big carrot and a teaspoon of sweet almond oil. Clean and scrape the carrot and then crush it very well, until it forms a uniform pulp. Next, mix it with the oil. 
After cleaning your face well and remove all traces of makeup with a good facial cleanser, like the Younique Awake, apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye contour area and mouth.

Leave the mask to act for about 10 minutes and then remove fine with the help of warm water . Then apply your usual moisturizer face, like the Brilliant Daily Moisturizing Gel.

5 ways To Wear Pigments

Younique Moodstruck Mineral Pigments are loose powder that comes in a small box and can be used in multiple ways, they are 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders, free of talc, oils, preservatives, perfumes, synthetic dyes, and parabens.
Here are 5 different ways to wear them:

  • Pop of shimmer on the eyes: use the pigment to add a pop of shimmer on the eyes, especially if you're in a hurry, just dab a Deluxe Brush or the ring finger on your pigment of choice and pad on your lid;
  • Use it on the cheeks for a shimmery glow, as a highlighter. You can also use it to highlight the inner corner of your eyes and brow bone;
  • Mix your favorite pigment with a clear lip gloss to create a custom color. The possibilities are endless;
  • Use it as an eyeliner: just mix it with a 2 drops of Rose Water and clear lip gloss (to create the gel texture) and create a custom eyeliner to be used with the Liner brush.
  • Use it on the hair as a shine spray: on an empty spray bottle use a half measure of Rose Water and another half measure of water, or a fixing spray product, like gel spray, and add your pigment of choice, as much as you like (depending on the effect you want). Shake it very well and spray your hair.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Younique Promo: April Customer Kudos

During the month of April, purchase the Complete Brush Set for this exclusive, limited time price of only $90 (savings of $20 off of retail).

Receive 7 face and eye brushes and the carrying case with this limited time offer.

It's like getting the Foundation Brush for free!


Homemade Mask For Dry Hands

If you usually have dry and dehydrated hands, try to prepare and apply this mask once a week.  
Will need:

  • 1egg yolk;
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice; 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil in liquid form)

Mix the yolk with a little lemon juice and then add the oil. Beat it well with a fork until it forms a kind of mayonnaise. Then place the product generously on both hands, layered leaving it to act for about 15 minutes.

After this time (you can even leave more time without any problem), remove the remnants of the mask with the help of warm water. Finish it by applying a specific hand moisturizer with a gentle massage.

And of course, do your makeup as usual, so you feel much more confident through the day or night ;)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Makeup tip: Kim Kardashian Green Eye Makeup

Kim Kardashian always wears a lot of makeup, that's a given. Coutouring, highlighting, and false lashes are her signature makeup look, and she's not afraid of heavy eye makeup and strong lip colors all together.
But once in a while Kim steps a little bit out of her comfort zone and brings something different, like this bright green eyes, which is a perfect look for Spring!
Besides the black liquid eyeliner, Kim wears 3 shades in her eyes, and it's really easy to re-create with Younique's Moodstruck Mineral Pigments.
The crease tone is a warm light brown, like Beautiful. On the outer lid, the darker green, like Famous, then blended with a lighter and shimmery shade, like Empowered in the inner corner of the lid. As usual, the key is to blend the colors as much as possible, for a natural effect.
These colors work pretty well with hazel and brown eyes.

Makeup tip: swoosh of glitter eyeliner

This is a quick tip to revamp a smoky eye, or winged eyeliner look, which will totally boost and bright your makeup, especially for a party or night out.
Simply grab a liner brush, dab it into Rose Water, and get your favorite pigment from the Moodstruck Minerals from Younique, as they have absolutely gorgeous colors, like Heartbroken, Confident, Daring, Awestruck or Regal (our favorite shades) and cover the eyeliner with it. You can make it more or less intense, according to your personal taste.
Extra tip: don't damp the brush into the Rose Water too much, just a little bit to make the pigment more intense, or else you will risk smudging the eyeliner.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Quick tip: Glittery Lips

Saturday night, party time!
Here's a quick tip that will definitely boost up your party look for the weekend. It's sort of a daring look for daytime, but will look gorgeous at night and it's really quick and simple!

Start by applying a creamy lipstick, in your favorite shade. Creamy formulas are better than dry formulas because they will hold the glitter particles much better than a drier one.

With the crease brush by Younique, dab it into a Mineral pigment, like the Moodstruck Mineral Pigments by Younique in the shades Feisty or Curious, depending on the lipstick color you chose.

Apply the pigment as much as you'd like, for a more dramatic effect apply more pigment, if you just want a sheer glitter effect, just apply less.

And voilà!

Homemade Banana Mask

The homemade tip this weekend is aimed at those who want to improve the appearance of their skin, making it radiant. Therefore, it adapts to any skin type, of all ages.
To prepare, take note of what you will need: a banana (full of vitamins and anti-aging), a spoonful of honey (helps keep the moisture level of the skin) and 5 drops of lemon juice (with an exfoliating action helps to remove dead cells).
After peeling the banana, mash it and mix it with honey and lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your face, previously cleaned and free from impurities. Do it at night before going to bed. Leave the mask to act for about 15 minutes and then wipe the skin with warm water. Then apply your usual moisturizer, like the Younique Brilliant Daily Moisturizing Gel , a rich and restorative facial moisturizer that is formulated to leave the skin hydrated, energized, and healthy as it nourishes the skin with powerful ingredients.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tips For a Good Night of Sleep

Beauty doesn't come just from a good skin care routine or good makeup tips and products, it also comes from the inside. When your body feels good, your face will automatically look better. What we eat, what we drink and the way we sleep. And when we sleep well, our face reflects it.
So, if you have problems falling asleep at night, here's some tips on how to have a good night of sleep:

  • Create a sleep schedule: try to go to bed (with no distractions) everyday at the same time;
  • Pay attention to the food you are eating: don't go to bed feeling hungry, or too stuffed. Eat at least 3h before going to sleep;
  • Create your own bedtime ritual, like cleaning your skin with a specific product such as the Younique Awake Facial Cleanser, apply a good moisturizer, like the Brilliant Daily Moisturizing Gel also from Younique, light up an aromatherapy candle and drink a cup of camomile tea. 
  • Create a comfortable environment, dark, cool and quiet bedroom;
  • Don't take naps during the day. Or if you do, limit them to 30 minutes maximum;
  • Get some exercise. Really, get some physical activity in your weekly routine, even if you can't go to the gym, do some walking or jogging outside. Being in shape will help you to get a good night of sleep.

Makeup trick: Where to Highlight

In terms of formulas and consistency, you can highlight with powder or cream, and it's not rocket science. Use a proper brush, like the Younique's Concealer Brush, which is perfect for both powder or cream consistency.
You can highlight with a concealer, with a lighter shade of foundation in cream or powder, and for the eyes you can also use a Mineral Pigment, like the Curious, from Younique.
Follow the above scheme and remember that the key is: blend!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Quick trick: How to Intensify Your Smokey Eye (without eyeliner)

You want to rock a smokey eye, but your out of black eyeliner? Or maybe you aren't a fan of a dramatic smokey eye with the eyeliner, but still want to make it intense?
Here's a quick trick!

After having your smokey eye all done (whether you have used black and grey colors, or brown, burgundy or purple), dip a thin or a liner brush, like the Younique Liner brush into Rose Water, and after picking a black pigment, like the Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder in Corrupted, Risque or Devious and line the lash line and under the waterline. And that's it, pretty simple!

Be Ready In 10 Min (Or Less)

Tic toc, tic toc, lets go!

Step 1:

  •  Apply moisturizer (30 seconds);
Step 2:
  • Concealer: grab a brush (Younique Concealer Brush) and dab it into the Moodstruck Minerals Concealer, also by Younique (30 seconds);
Step 3:
Step 4:
  • Fix your brows. Use a brow comb sprayed with hairspray, if you need to fill them use a pencil, or a pigment closer to your hair color and apply it with the Liner Brush by Younique. (2 minutes);
Step 5:
  •  Apply mascara (2 minutes);
Step 6:
  • Apply the blush (30 seconds);
 Step 7:
  • Apply the lipstick or gloss (30 seconds);
Step 8:
  • If your hair looks too messy when loose, comb it into a high ponytail. If you prefer, make a bun, by twisting your hair and secure it with bobby pins and hairspray (3 minutes);
 Step 9:
  • Spray your perfume or eau de toilette and smile ;)