Wipe the slate clean, it's time to start anew. What do you have planned for 2011?
One of my longtime goals is to publish a beauty book. I love writing this blog and I am eager to take the knowledge I banter about here and turn it into a beauty tip bible!
So, today, the first post of the New Year, I'm going to share a few of the tips, a healthy mixture of expert pros, beauty trendsetters and celebrity secrets! AND SEND IN YOUR TIPS!!! Something universal, something original. If I like the tip, you may just see it in the book!
"To make lipstick last forever, matte it down by blotting with a tissue, pressing a little loose powder over the top then reapplying and blotting with a tissue again."--Liz Pugh, International Celebrity Makeup Artist for Rimmel London
"Your old scrunchies have a hidden use: They can help you get big, bouncy waves. Right after blow-drying, while your hair is still warm, twirl the length around your finger, coil it into a bun, and secure with a soft, fabric-covered scrunchie. Once your hair is cool, take out the scrunchie and you’ll have full waves.” -- Andrea Lavinthal, Cosmopolitan Online Beauty Editor
"Want perfect second-day bed head? Sleep in braided pig tales and wake up with that envious wavy, just-rolled-out-of-bed hair." -- Harley Viera Newton, dj, model, dior beauty ambassador
“Take left over lipsticks and glosses and blend together with a dab of petroleum jelly to create a new lippy. Store in a screw top container.” –Sarah Howard, beautybanter.com
“Highlighting areas like the brow bone should not be highlighted with a shimmer, but rather a matte shadow in a pale skintone shade. Like bone, or off white.” – celebrity makeup artist, Troy Jensen
“Super dark circles?? Use a peach toned corrector under your concealer! Peach cancels the blue under your eye. Concealer blends with your skin!” – celebrity makeup artist, Jasen Kaplan
“The messy bun is the best trick ever!!! Turn a ponytail into a runway ready chignon by twisting the ponytail and wrapping it around itself, securing it with 5 - 7 bobby pins. It’s fashionable, easy and sexy for day or night.” --Adrian De Berardinis, owner and star stylist of De Berardinis Salon
“When applying liquid eyeliner, close the eye and look down- do not stretch out the eyelid with your fingers. This helps to make an even, consistent line.” – Lauren Santo Domingo, Vogue Contributing Editor