Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pine, Starflower and Spirulina

beauty secrets

Like we have promised earlier, this is our second post about some beauty secrets with natural ingredients. Please check previous post about Camomile, Wheat and Evening Primrose.

Pine for a perfect skin - The pine bark extract is a natural antioxidant, which uses the protective enzymes and natural antioxidants of the French pine. It is an excellent supplement to maintain a healthy skin.

Make a wish to the Starflower - The other name for the Starflower is Trientalis Borealis and it is a white star-shaped flower with seven petals. It is even more effective than the Evening Primrose Oil, thanks to its high concentrations of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential ingredient to the health of your skin.

No more blemishes and inperfections with Spirulina - Spirulina is a blue-green alga that contains high concentrations of amino acids and antioxidants, probiotics and phytonutrients that can be passed to your body to promote healthy hair and skin. Taken as a supplement or used in the form of mask, it is believed to reduce the formation of  blemishes and imperfections.

As a complement to your skin treatment, you can apply a rich and restorative facial Younique Moisturizer and/or a pure and natural Rose Water. Your skin will absolutely glow.

Camomile, Wheat and Evening Primrose

beauty secrets

Today we are going to uncover six Beauty Secrets. The first post of the day is dedicated to the first three: Camomile, Wheat and Evening Primrose.

Drink Camomile Infusion - Before you go to sleep, drink an infusion of Camomile. It is a natural way to reduce and prevent  the appearance of dark circles or bags under your eyes, by helping you sleep and reducing the facial tension.

Wheat Plant - Being one of the earliest cultivated grains, wheat plant is filled with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. The wheat plant juice can be taken as a drink, applied directly on the skin or ingested as a supplement.
Used as tonic, it fades sunspots and imperfections, stimulates the growth of healthy new skin and helps eliminate toxins.

Evening Primrose - Evening Primrose oil, taken daily in the form of capsules, helps the skin to remain flexible and without spots or blemishes. Also, it helps overcoming the premenstrual syndrome, which makes the skin more greasy.

When your skin is so perfect and well taken care of, makeup is just a complement to make you more beautiful. Please check Younique's collection.

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Best Way to Apply Mascara

best way to apply mascara

Not everyone applies Mascara the same way. If you are not happy with the results, please check the following steps on how to take the most from Mascara:

You will need:

Mascara (of course)

Lash Curler (optional)


1. First curl your lashes.

2. Then pull the lashes inwards (3 times)

3. Next fan the lashes back out (3 times)

4. Paint each individual lash with the wand tip (vertically)

5. Also apply some Mascara across the bottom lashes

Check Younique's 3D Fiber Lash mascara, it will dramatically enhance and magnify the appearance of your own lashes naturally.

The Benefits of The Yellow Fruits

benefits of yellow fruits

We all talk about the numerous health benefits of red fruits, but other healthy foods are often forgotten. It is the case of yellow fruit and vegetables, which offer very interesting advantages for the body, both in terms of health and beauty.

Banana, pineapple, mango, pear, passion fruit, carrot, orange, apricot and peach are some of the fruits that are included in this group. Its properties include high concentrations of vitamins A, B and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium, and antioxidant components, folic acid, beta-carotene and thiamine.

The advantages for your skin and hair are related to: anti-aging, healthier hair and tanned skin. Also, these fruits can increase the resistance of the organism and regulate bowel function.

Moreover, due to the antioxidant action, they help prevent the fall of hormone production, a process that annoys women going through menopause.

So, eat many red and yellow fruits and vegetables. Complement with a good Moisturizer and a sunscreen 50+, and your skin will glow.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Why You Souldn't Sleep With Makeup?


There are many reasons why you shouldn't go to bed before cleaning your makeup. Below you can find the reasons why you shouldn't sleep with makeup:

  • Makeup dehydrates your skin; 
  • Makeup leaves your skin dull, with no natural shine; 
  • It will clog the pores, preventing the skin from breathing; 
  • Contributes to growth of blackheads and whiteheads; 
  • Accelerates the skin aging process; 
  • It will make your skin look older; 
  • Increases proliferation of bacteria in the skin itself, reducing its oxygenation; 
  • For those who have oily skin, it further increases the oiliness of the skin; 
  • For those who have dry skin, it further increases skin dryness. 

And your pillow always looks like it's been through a war!

So please be sure that you always remove your makeup at night. To complement the process, clean your skin with Rose Water. It's a versatile beauty application in full bloom! Pure and natural.

And, no more panda eyes!

Wedding: What Makeup Should You Wear?

wedding makeup

If you are planning your big day, this text is for you.

A future bride has many things to decide and organize before the Wedding: Ceremony, Reception, Guests, Flowers, etc. But the most important on that day is YOU, the Bride. And, that's also the best part: deciding which dress you will be wearing, hairstyle, shoes, and of course makeup.

One thing in common in bridal makeup is the simplicity and the "angelical look" effect. We have to agree that a Bride will look good anyway, but it's important to emphasize that if you are planning to accentuate your eyes, you should apply a light/nude color for the lips and vice-versa. In this set of images that we researched for you, it's obvious that this "rule" was followed. And, you can also check the hairstyles.

For a perfect, flawless makeup please take care of your skin first. Apply a Facial Cleanser and a good Moisturizer. Then, proceed with your usual Makeup routine, and don't forget to keep it simple.

It will be a great day, so be sure to give people good reasons to discuss. Dazzle!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

How to Save a Broken Eyeshadow Palette

If you dropped your eyeshadow palette, we would like you to know that it has solution.

Put a little bit of alcohol,  and drop it into the remaining eyeshadow that you were able to recover. Please avoid picking up the eyeshadow that is in direct contact to the ground. Make sure the amount of alcohol you are dropping in is enough to make the powder obtain a pasty consistency and not watery.

With a toothpick start stirring until you get that pasty consistency. With a paper towel press against the paste that has formed and massage it. This will cause the alcohol to be sucked into the paper and the powder will be compacted again.

And it's done, just clean up what was released into the palette, not to make a mess.
Leave the palette open so that alcohol can evaporate.

Note: Use only alcohol, water may not dry completely and it will end up creating fungus in makeup!

If after this procedure you still can't save your palette please check Younique Pigments. The colors are in independent recipients, and if you drop one, well it's only one that you have to save!

Soften the Expression Lines

soften the expression lines

You are invited to one of those parties that everyone wants to go. You need to disguise those thin lines in the sides of your mouth and eyes without doing a facelift?

Here's a trick. Dissolve in water a tablespoon of colorless gelatin powder, and massage the face with a fan-shaped brush, or your fingers. Leave on for 15 minutes. Then, wash your face with a specific soap for your skin.

You can apply a Moisturizer and you are ready to apply makeup. Younique offers you a selection of fine mineral makeup tools.

You will see that the expression lines will be less wrinkled!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Makeup Tips for a Night Out

makeup for a night out

At night , you can abuse a little more in makeup, but always be careful not to exaggerate. If your eyes are well accentuated, do not overdo the lipstick and vice versa .

Prepare the skin, hiding the imperfections, it's also important at night. So, follow the same procedures of the day, leaving your skin flawless.

In this preparation, a product that makes all the difference is the illuminator/highlighter. Choose to apply it in strategic places: inside the eyes (to open the eyes) and cheekbones. Also, please check our previous post How to Contour your Face like a Celebrity.

Colored, metallic, dark... play with the eye shadows, which may be the most diverse that you can find. Apply lots of eyeliner and put on some fake eyelashes, this will give an "upgrade" to your eyes.

Like we always advise, pay attention to the occasion and the location. These should serve as an indicator of the sophistication that your makeup should have.

Makeup Brushes: what you should know

Taking into account that many women do not know which brush to pick when applying certain makeup, and whose characteristics to take into consideration, today we bring you a list of tips that we transformed in an image so it is easier to memorize, and understand what type of brush we refer to.

Younique has a collection of Brushes that can be useful if you are thinking about buying some brushes that are missing or renew those who are old. Check it out!

Monday, May 26, 2014

5 tips to disguise a "tired face"

disguise a tired face

Sometimes we're so tired that we don't even have time or will to apply makeup. However, this fatigue is reflected in our face. Learn how to disguise a "tired face" by following these 5 steps:

1. Apply the right Concealer for your skin complexion. If possible, choose one that has sub tones of peach to balance the blue and purple of your dark circles.

2. Apply light eyeshadows. This is not time for a smokey black eye. Use colors like gold and extend it to the inner part of the eye to highlight it.

3. Apply the liner only through 3/4 of the eyes. It will make your eyes look more open.

4. Curve your eyelashes. You eyes will look prettier.

5. Apply lots of Mascara. Really!

How to contour your face like a celebrity

contour like a celebrity

The contour of the face is often used by celebrities to highlight strengths and minimize weaknesses. It is simply the act of using light and dark colors in makeup to define the points of the face.

Where to apply the highlighter?

The highlighter is critical to emphasize the points where you want to brighten your face, and you can apply it in the center of the forehead extending the brightness to the tip of the nose. Also, you can apply a little bit of highlighter under the eyes, extending to where the nose starts.

Where to apply the bronzer to define your features?

To define the lines in your face use a brush to apply a bronzer or a powder a shade darker than your skin. You can apply the bronzer from the sides of the forehead into the eyes, but remember: In the forehead the bronzer should be well mixed especially where your scalp begins. You can also apply some powder in the concave part of  your eye - upper side of the eyelid - extending it to the sides of the nose. It will make your nose look thinner. Never forget the neck.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

DIY Makeup Remover

DIY makeup remover

There are plenty of Makeup Removers in the market, but what if we told you how to do it yourself?
Like we have done in our previous post, we are going to give you a list of tips. So, here are some steps on how to remove your makeup with basic materials.

You will need:
Cotton Pads
Coconut Oil


1. Get a small amount of Coconut Oil on the tips of your fingers.
2. Softly rub the oil in circles, until you feel all of Mascara lift off your lashes.
3. Check yourself out (optional).
4. Wipe off your racoon eyes with a damp cotton pad.
5. Enjoy makeup-free moisturized eyes and lashes!

If you wish to complement the process, a Facial Cleanser is the next step. The Awake Facial Cleanser from Younique is made with Garden Chrysanthemum, Aloe Vera, and Licorice Root.

The 10 Commandments of Lipstick

Rules for a Flawless Pout

10 commandments of lipstick

Learn how to take the most of your Lipstick:

1. Start with a clean lip. Gently exfoliate any dry skin.
2. Know your formulas. Experiment matte, creamy and longwearing formulas to see what lasts longer and feels better.
3.  To intensify a color, use a lip pencil. Lining your lips neutralizes their natural pinkness, and this will acentuate the color in the tube.
4. A brush will help Lipstick last longer.Take the extra time to aplly it with a brush.
5. Blot the right way. Blot in between applications by gently pressing a tissue to your lips.
6. Don't get lipstick on your teeth. Out your index finger in your mouth and gently close your lips around it and pull it out.
7. A dab of highlighter will enhance your cupid's bow. The light reflecting particules will help draw attention to this pretty part of your mouth. You can also apply a creamy Concealer. Check Younique collection if you are looking for a Concealer 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders, free of talc, oils, preservatives, perfumes, synthetic dyes, and parabens.
8. Top with gloss. The shine will help make your pout look even plumper.
9. Do be afraid to go nude. The most flatering nude lipstick is one shade deeper than your skin tone.
10. There really is a Red for everyone. Just experiment!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

When to Replace your Beauty Product?

replace beauty product

This image speaks for itself. If you need to replace your beauty products - or don't know when or why to - this is a great help.

Most of the reasons why you should replace the products are: 
  • Eye infection
  • Bacteria build up
  • Dried up products, like Mascara 
  • In products like Nail Polish there is alteration of color and degradation of the chemicals.
Younique is a great option when you decide to buy new beauty products. You can choose from a collection of various products at affordable prices.

To prevent all of the above, you can print this list and put it next to your mirror. :)

Make Up Trends 2014: Neon

Neon Makeup

After two posts showing you some ideas for a natural look, it's time for an injection of color.

The neon colors have a great variety of shades which makes it much easier to please women. This type of make up needs to be applied carefully because it is very flashy and it requires good judgment when choosing the shades, and also the locations where you will be showing it.

Shades of blue are perfect for black skin, but a correct combination implies some nude colors to balance the look. A graphic design in your eyes is modern and enhances the neon makeup, winning sophistication when combined with the nude lips.

Younique presents you a selection of Pigments, Lip Glosses and 3D Fiber Lashes to help you complete or enhance your neon look.

The Neon Make Up trend is a great idea for a summer look out of the ordinary, and nothing monotonous.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Make Up Trends 2014: Bronze

Bronze Makeup

The colorful make up is definately on trend. But this trend does not look good on everyone. This is why we are going to discuss the Bronze Make Up, like we did in our previous post about Make Up Trends 2014: Nude Make Up. To play safe, you just have to be attentive to the shades that match your skin, and don't just follow the trend.

Whether we are talking about the foundation, concealer or blush, the chosen color should be slightly darker than your natural skin. Lightly golden pigments for pale skin; more intense for brunettes; dark brown pigments for black skin. The secret is to test.

The monochromatic make up in shades of metallic bronze is pure sophistication, and you be sure that this color suits all skin complexions and eye color.

Make Up Trends 2014: Nude Make Up

Nude Make Up

Unlike past years when the trend was summer colors and intense shades, for the spring / summer 2014, your face can light up, but also keep it's natural look. Hydrated skin and slightly sublimated, sometimes enhanced, with soft touches of color on the eyes or lips will be something to look up to.

But, before learning how to do your Nude Make Up, pay attention to your skin tone:

Brunette: All shades of brown eye, and a pink blush and lipstick. A beige lipstick will also look good. Younique has a selection of Moodstruck Minerals Blusher 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders, free of talc, oils, preservatives, perfumes, synthetic dyes, and parabens.

Asian: For the eyes, apply eye shadows in shades of bronze. Pink blush on the cheeks, and beige lipstick.

Blond: Choose pink or orange for the eyes and cheeks. For the lips, a bright pink lipstick with gloss.

Black: Go brown. Choose these shades for the eyes and cheekbones. To give life to the look, rub a lipstick old rose, with dry finish.

Or just to keep it simple, you can apply a moisturizer to your skin and add vibrant lipstick. Nude with a touch of color.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Make Up Trends 2014: Graphic Eyeliner

The Eyeliner is never old fashioned, it gives depth and is one of the most flattering details in terms of make up. With some tips it's easy to use and it will get the most of your look. It takes practice and know how. It should be drawn according to the shape of your eyes and the effect you want cause. And, whether it is a liquid eyeliner, gel or pencil, practice and persistence are the essential elements for a well-defined eye.

This year's trend is not the traditional trait we are used to, it is more artistic, more robust, in order to achieve a make up that defines your personality.

First you will need a Primer that will repare and enhance the skin for premium application of mineral make up. Then you can apply a Concealer and a Foundation of your choice. Younique offers you Powder and Cream Foundation.

Now, if you are planning a clean look, where the eyes are the focus, draw graphs traits with variations between thin and thick. In black or another color, you may even put some in the lower eyelid to achieve a more dramatic look. To finalize, apply Younique Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder and you are ready to go.

Make Up Trends 2014: Orange Lipstick

The Orange Lipstick is so vibrant that you will light up any room. If you are afraid that this colour won't look good on you, be advised that there are many different shades that will certainly go well with your skin complexion.

If you are a blond bombshell, you can be sure that most pale skinned women can wear, without fear, the most open and vibrant hues, but it is important that in these cases, the shade used in the eye is neutral and subtle, not to weight the visual. Please check out the Younique Pigments. The Angelic, Sexy or Confident are excelent options to "neutralize" your look.

Being a sexy brunette is not the best when it comes to vibrant colors, as it may be a little exaggerated, especially when you are tanned, so the lighter versions are the best option. Invest in a coral or peach shade.

On the other hand, if you are a mahogany goddess, almost all shades of orange will look great on you.

Younique offers you a collection of Lip Glosses that you can apply to finish the look. These Lip Glosses will make your lips look fuller and wet. They are very smooth and highly-pigmented, and you can have them in bright, bold, or subtle colours, like an Orange Lipstick should be. Ladylike, Lethal, Lovesick and Luxe are the options to combine.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5 Make Up Trends for 2014

Every year has a collection of new trends to follow. Not all of those trends suit everyone's taste, but it is always interesting to check what is new.

According to Oxford Dictionaries the word Trend means:

 A general direction in which something is developing or changing: an upward trend in sales and profit margins.

Or even according to

A trend simply reflects what seems to be going around at any given time. A trend can be in any area and doesn't only reflect fashion, pop culture and entertainment.

Summer is just around the corner, and what a better time to explore all make up possibilities? We made a selection of 5 Make Up Trends to follow this year, and we give you a sneak peek in this post.

The following posts will be all about these trends, and you can start guessing the themes! You can also make some make up experiments. Younique provides you with a selection of Foundations, Concealers, Brushes, Pigments, etc. that you can shop now.

How to Protect your Face and still Wear Make Up

Sunny days require extra care with your skin, especially your face. Whether you are a young lady or a hot mama, you will need to prevent wrinkles, unwanted spots and sunburns.

The problem with a good sunscreen, is the greasiness. Nobody wants a greasy skin! Even if you apply Foundation, you can still get that shinny look. But, there is a way of applying sunscreen and still get a gorgeous make up:

  • First, you will need a Facial Cleanser. It will help to dissolve oil.
  • Use your moisturizing cream as you always do.
  • Then, apply the sunscreen. If you have one of those with colour, that's even better.
  • Pick a brush and proceed with the application of Concealer and/or Foundation. We would recommend a Powder Foundation as it will help absorb the oil.
  • Finally, apply a Fixing Powder of your choice. This can really do some miracles.
And you're ready to go. Just don't go to the water, and everything will be fine!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tip of the day: How to get the Nude Lipstick Effect

Nude lipstick is so elegant and beautiful. Celebrities wear it a lot. We wonder why!
But when it comes to find that exact colour, sometimes is like looking for Waldo!

We can work around the problem by getting that colour effect ourselves, with our own make up. A few posts ago we've explained How to Prevent Your Lipstick to Bleed using a highlighter. This is basically the same:

White Eyeliner
Lip Gloss

Step 1. Make sure that your lips are well hydrated and without any dry skin.
Step 2. Apply a Lip Balm to make it easier to apply the Eyeliner, and also to protect your lips.
Step 3.  Line the edge of your lips with the Eyeliner, and use your fingers to blend it in. You can now apply more Eyeliner if you want.
Step 4. Finally, apply the Loveable or Loyal  Lip Gloss by Younique.

Et Voilá!

In order to complete this make up, you can now focus on your eyes and apply  Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder. Our suggestions would be the Devious - for a killer eye - or Sassy - for a more angelical look.

Now, go outside and dazzle!

The Perfect Make Up for Darker Skin Tones

We are sure that all of you love to be women. We have so many options when it comes to fashion, make up, shoes, hair care, etc. It’s impossible not to be driven to improve and to amaze those who surround us.

Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick. Gwyneth Paltrow

But, actually we can have both: confidence and make up!

We all know that we have to pay attention to our complexion when applying or buying make up. This applies to all skin complexions, but today we are going to talk about the darker shades.  

Usually, the most difficult task is to find a perfect match to your shade of brown. Mahogany or café au lait, foundation, powder, concealer, etc. it will be hard, but you will find the perfect make up. For example, just check Younique collection, namely Fierce and Foxy  Moodstruck Minerals Concealer, and see for yourself.

Eye shadow it’s also very important. We don’t want to look like clowns, so the colour has to be well chosen, as well as perfectly applied, that’s why good brushes are so important. The general idea, is that darker complexions look better with darker eye shadows, but that’s not completely true. With Moodstruck MineralsPigment Powder - try Heavenly or Awestruck - you can find the right colour, make a statement and be memorable only for good reasons. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

How to Look Good Without Makeup

Truth is, you don't need to wear makeup to look good. Women use makeup to enhance their looks and natural beauty, but it doesn't mean they won't look good without makeup, right?
But if you're still self conscious about your skin looks, here are a few tips on how to look good without makeup on:
  • Use protection! Meaning... sunscreen! Every day, even when it's cloudy outside. This massively prevents wrinkles and dark spots on your face.
  • Vitamin C - it's not just good for winter colds, a good cup of Vitamin C by the morning will help fight free radicals that harm your skin.
  • Don't touch your face. Really, avoid scratching and touching your face, especially when it comes to pimples and blemishes. Just avoid touching them at all!
  • Scrub, scrub, scrub! Use a product like Younique's Awake Facial Cleanser everyday to remove all of the impurities and dead cells.
  • Tone it up! Natural products are the best, so after cleaning your face, give it a splash of Rose Water, for a revitalizing moisture.

Get Fuller Lips (Naturally)

You don't have to get surgery or lip injections to make your lips look fuller. For luscious lips, just follow these simple steps for a sexy look:

  1. Start by applying a nude and non-drying cream concealer on the lips;
  2. Using a lip liner, outline the perimeter of the lips (maximum 2 mm), to make them appear larger;
  3. With a lip brush, color the lips between the lines with a nice pink shade. Make sure your lipstick and the lip liner are in the same color!
  4. Finish with Younique's Lucrative Lip Gloss, like in the shades Lavish and Loveable and that's it!

Friday, May 16, 2014

How To: Use a Foundation Brush

A foundation brush is usually flat and made out of synthetic fibers. It is designed to help line the creases of the skin, cover the pores and give an even complexion. A good foundation brush eliminates streaks and helps blend the foundation, with the concealer and blush on the skin.
The use of the brush, instead of your fingers, helps to make the application of foundation perfectly flawless and smooth to your skin.

Bye Bye Dry Hair

Did you know that with just 2 simple ingredients from your kitchen you could make a homemade hair mask for a soft and nourished hair?
That's right, if you have dry and frizzy hair, this is a great one for you.
You just need mayonnaise and honey!
Here's how you do it:

1/2 cup of Mayonnaise
2 tbsp of Honey

Mix it all together, very well, until it's consistent. Then apply all over your hair and cover with a shower cap for 30 minutes.
Then wash it as you would normally do, and let it dry (or blow-dry).
Finish it with a spray of Younique's Rose Water, for a botanical boost.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What is Mineral Makeup

You have probably stumbled around about mineral makeup many times before, but do you know what it means and what are the benefits of wearing mineral products?
In fact they are free from all the emollient oils and waxes, which can be harmful for the skin, especially for those who suffer from acne issues. So if you have acne, mineral makeup is the best for you.
Also, mineral products are preservative and fragrance free, which are the substances that usually cause irritation. To make sure you're buying mineral products, read the labels: if it says "mineral-enriched" or if the formula is liquid or mousse, these may contain ingredients such as parabens, preservatives or other chemicals.
Younique has many products that are reliable, with a great variety of colors, that are just gorgeous!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tips - How to Wear Colorful Makeup


Colored makeup is very trendy this season, and Younique has a great range of colors in their Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder collection, so here are a few tips on how to wear colorful makeup.
  • Consider the type of makeup you want and the various items that you will want to use: shadow, pencils, lipstick, blush, etc.. 
  • If you use blue eyeshadow, for example, opt for a peach blush on the apples of your cheeks and pink lipstick on your lips. 
  • The shadow should blend in perfectly with a coral blush; on the lips go for red tones. 
  • If your skin tone is darker, go for shades like navy blue or navy. It's the perfect combination! 
  • If you don't feel very safe with these choices play it safe and choose only one point of the face with more color: eyes, mouth or blush; for the rest of the face, go with neutral tones.

DIY Pumpkin Mask For a Brighter Skin

Are you feeling your skin dull, with no shine whatsoever? Or maybe you've been drinking alcohol and your skin is dehydrated with no shine? Today we're sharing a DIY pumpkin mask to revitalize your skin, to give back its natural shine and glow. You will need:
  •  2 tbsp of fresh and pureed pumpkin;
  • 1 key lime, juiced;
  • 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp white sugar.
 Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix them until you get a consistent thick paste.
Then apply to your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then gently scrub it away. Rinse your face with warm water and finish this treatment by spraying your face with Younique's Rose Water, to revitalize and moisture.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cucumber & Tea DIY (for Puffy Eyes)

Did you wake up with puffy eyes? It's such a drag when it happens. Here's a quick DIY tip on how to reduce the puffiness around the eyes:
  • Make a chamomile tea and set aside until cooled down:
  • Blend together one tbsp of aloe vera gel (that can easily be bought in any drugstore), half of a fresh cucumber and 1/2 tsp of honey. You can also use a food processor for this.
  • And 2 tsp of chamomile tea and blend until smooth.
  • Apply this mix in your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes, and rinse with cold water.
Apply your Brilliant Daily Moisturizing Gel for a fresh and hydrated skin, the perfect canvas for your makeup routine.

How To Prevent Concealer From Creasing

Creasing and caking eye makeup is definitely a hell for every fine line and wrinkles in any woman's face. But there are a few techniques that can avoid the cracks from the settling, especially under your eyes. Here are a couple of tips to make your concealer look fresh and even through the whole day.
  • Apply a little bit of a gel moisturizer, like the Brilliant Daily Moisturizing Gel to keep the area hydrated;
  • Make sure you use the right color. Wearing the wrong color of concealer can actually create a caked effect. Pick a 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based concealer like the Moodstruck Minerals Concealer available in 6 shades;
  • When you finish applying the makeup, spray your face with Rose Water, to make the skin look more dewy and natural.

Monday, May 12, 2014

How to - Colorful Eye Makeup

Want to get this gorgeous, colorful, summerish makeup? Just get the 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based pigment powders from Younique. You will need 4 shades: Sassy all over the eyelid, Glamorous as an eyeliner (mixed with a tiny bit of Rose Water), Regal in the inner corner and Heavenly on the bottom outer corner of the eye.
Make sure you blend all these shades very well with a clean Deluxe brush, for a natural look.

How to Chose a Concealer

There are several shades of concealer, because each one has a different purpose:
  • Yellow - great to cover purple, like bruises. 
  • Lilac - suitable to conceal little brown spots. 
  • Green - used to cover reddish little marks, such as pimples and little scars. 
  • Orange - this is suitable to cover purple dark circles. 
How to apply? Finger, brush or sponge. You can apply both the foundation and the concealer in these three ways. It is important to spread and blend the product evenly, slowly and discreetly.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

3 Eye Shadow Tricks

  1. If you don't want to have a heavy eye makeup, apply the eye shadow slowly by picking up a little bit of product with a Deluxe Eye Brush, and blend it very well with a clean brush on the crease.
  2. You can also damp the brush in water before applying the product for better definition and color intensity of the shadow.
  3. An easy and beautiful way to use the Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder is to pick two shades (one light and one dark) and apply the lightest on the inner corner and the dark one in the outer corner, creating a fusion with no contrasts between them.

How to preserve Makeup

Have you ever wondered if makeup has an expiration date? Or if it gets ruined, just as food, when exposed to constant heat?
That's right, makeup is sensitive and it requires some care so their formulas stay intact, without any bacteria, or melting down.
Here's how to preserve the makeup:

  • Do not store the makeup in the bathroom, because the constant change in temperature and humidity cause the least lasting products. 
  • Avoid places where the direct sunlight hits. Water-based products can dry out if exposed to the sun on a daily basis. 
  • Store them in a necessarie inside your wardrobe so the packaging does not catch dust and are also conserved.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Best Makeup For Deep Eyes

Start by using a clean pigment as an eye shadow all over your lid, like the shades Angelic, Sexy and Curious from the Younique's Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder Collection.
Apply a coat of mascara, preferably a volumizing and long lasting one, like the 3D Fiber Lashes, only on the upper lashes.
Make sure your eyebrows are perfectly defined and arched.

Perfect Doll Skin

Want to know how to get the perfect doll skin without looking too artificial?
It's very easy:
Go get a BB Cream that matches your skin tone. Younique has 6 different shades, and you can always mix them together in order to get the exact shade as your skin.
Apply it with a foundation brush and then set it with a pressed powder foundation, an ultra-fine, long-wearing, and breathable foundation powder that provides a beautiful, touchable, even finish.

Friday, May 9, 2014

How to raise your eye look

With an eyeshadow brush, get a light pigment (Younique Moodstruck Mineral Pigment in the shade Curious) in the center of the eyelid and a darker pigment (in the shade Corrupted) in the outer corner of the lid.  Blend it very well with a clean brush and don't apply any pigment in the inner corner of the eyes. 
With a black eyeliner draw a thin line all across the lid, making a little flick upwards.
Finish the look with a coat of the 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Getting Rid of Blackheads

A great way to get rid of blackheads is by avoiding them in the first place, by washing your face with a specific product like the Younique's Awake Facial Cleanser, an effective lather to dissolve oil and makeup, rinsing away pore-clogging surface debris, impurities, and excess oil.

Then, squeeze a lemon and add baking soda until you make a thick creamy paste, leave on for up to 20min and rinse with cold water. Keep doing this on a weekly basis and you will be getting rid of blackheads.

Summer Eye Makeup

Want to know how to get this gorgeous colorful eye makeup for summer? It's pretty easy: just keep your eye makeup neutral, and add a pop of color on your lower lash line with the Younique Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder in the shade Heavenly with a liner brush.
Keep it neutral on your lips as well with the Lucrative Lip Gloss in the shade Luxe.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

DIY - Custom Nail Lacquer with Moodstruck Mineral Pigments

Did you know that you can use Younique's Moodstruck Minerals Pigments to customize your nail lacquer? That's right, it's really simple: just add your favorite pigment to a clear nail polish, blend it very well, apply it and let it dry, as you normally do, and that's it!

DIY - Makeup Brushes Holder

You're thinking about buying a great set of makeup brushes, like the ones from Younique, but you don't know where or how to hold them? Today's trick is very easy but very convenient to store your brushes: You will need a glass vase (any glass vase will do), rice - yes, rice! - and some imagination.
Put the rice in half of the vase, and stack the brushes. The rice will actually absorb any remaining water from the brushes (after you clean them), and will make them stand.
You can make drawings in the glass, or add colorful stickers, wherever your creativity goes.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

How to make the eyeliner last longer

This is one of the oldest tricks in makeup and one of the most easiest things to do that will give a big upgrade to your look, because it actually helps to keep the eyeliner in place for many, many hours.

After applying your eyeliner (whether it's a cream, liquid or pen eyeliner), use the liner brush with a dark pigment, like Corrupted, from Younique all along the eyeliner. This will lock the dark liner in place and give it intensity through the whole day/night.

Homemade DIY Coffee Body Scrub

You don't need to break the mini pig bank to get a fantastic organic body scrub, just follow this quick DIY. You will need coffee powder (the used one, right after the coffee is made).

Then you just need 2 tbsp of almond oil and 2 tbsp of coconut oil. Mix it very well with the coffee powder until you get a creamy consistency. Then use it as a regular scrub and rinse it out with water. The skin's dead cells will be removed and your skin will be perfectly moisturized!

If you want to use it on your face, replace the almond oil by 2 tbsp of Rose Water, and apply it with a cotton pad, and then use your fingers in circular motions. After that you just rinse it with water and voilà!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

DIY Hair Mask - Get Shiny Hair

This is another very simple homemade hair mask. Very cheap and easy to do and you hair will thank you.

You will need:

  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 avocado
You just need to mash the avocado until you get a smooth texture. Then add the coconut milk and the olive oil, and mix it very well. Heat it up in the microwave for 20 seconds and them apply this mix all over your hair and leave it for 30 minutes. Use a shower cap to keep it in place.
Then wash it all out with cold water (or slightly warm).

Extra tip:

On an empty spray bottle add water and mix a little of the Moodstruck Mineral Pigment in the shade Curious. Shake it very, very well and then spray it to your hair, for a little bit of extra shimmer!

May Kudos - Younique Exclusive Promo

This month's promo from Younique is the Mini Collection, featuring some of their best products: the fabulous 3D Fiber Lashes, the Luxe Lip Gloss Angelic, Confident Pigment Powders and a limited-edition Younique Makeup pouch for only $50 (limited stock).

Friday, May 2, 2014

DIY - Avocado Hair Mask

There's no news to anyone that avocados are great moisturizers. And they do wonders for your hair. A hair that keeps its moisture, doesn't get dried, and the ends don't split as much as a dried hair. So everybody wins!

  • 1 half avocado
  • 1 egg yolk
Blend the avocado and the yolk in a blender, and then apply to your hair, from the scalp to the bottom. Wrap your hair in a shower cap and wait 15-20 minutes. This is the right opportunity to clean your skin with the Awake Facial Cleanser by Younique.
After, rinse it out in the shower and shampoo and condition as usual.
Hydrate your skin with the Brilliant Daily Moisturizing Gel to match your super hydrated hair.

Tip Of The Day: How to Prevent Your Lipstick to Bleed

The trick is the highlighter! What? The highlighter, on the lips?
We'll explain:
Apply the lipstick as usual. Make sure your lips are plump and pretty (not dry). So, instead of grabbing the lip liner, line the edge of your lips with a highlighter stick. It will create a barrier and prevent the lipstick from bleeding. You can also enhance your cupid's bow by using a highlighter with shimmer.
Finish the look with a lovely Younique Lucrative Lip Gloss, a rich spread of color, very smooth and highly-pigmented -- bright, bold, or subtle .