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Smoky Eye Makeup And Kissable lips.

Do you want that classy but yet sexy and seductive look that will captivate the attention of the room when you walk in?………then look no further cause a Smoky eye and  a kissable lips will do just the trick for you.

first i’m going to start with your Sexy Smoky Eyes.

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The trick to applying make up for a Smokey eyes can be achieved by just using any eye makeup color, but for maximum effect it is best to use colors which are Smokey, like gray, black, mauve and brown, rather than bright colors.

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To achieve the Smokey eyes effect you will need to choose three colors within the same hue, which means they need to be of a similar shade.

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There are several ways by which you can achieve a Smokey eye makeup. One of the method is to Begin by applying the lightest shade from the lashes to the brow bone. Then apply the medium shade from the edge of the lashes to the natural crease in your eye lid. Finally apply the darkest shade from the lashes to the middle of the eye lid, smudging it upwards for maximum effect and ensuring that all three shades are blended, not seen as individual colors with defined edges.To achieve the full Smokey eyes effect you will also need to apply eye makeup to the underside of the bottom lashes, the lower lid. Apply the color and smudge it with your fingers to get an even, unclogged look. By applying a thin line of eye liner to the lower lid in a different color, such as grey, will give a more natural look. To complete the look add two coats of black mascara.

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Next is…Y our Kissable lips.

It’s no secret that a soft and sexy-looking lips makes for an irresistibly kissable pout. So… I read an article by  Dr. Gervaise Gerstner to get the scoop on how to get a soft pucker, plus a few tips to help you create supple lips that no man can resist.

First Exfoliate lips with a sugar scrub, using a soft bristle tooth brush or simply use your finger,” Dr. Gerstner says  you can make your own scrub at home by mixing two crushed up strawberries or Honey with a tablespoon of sugar. Rub on lips using a Q-Tip to create a sweet, exfoliating treat.

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Although this recipe has little nutritional value, it will help to de-flake your pucker for a perfectly kissable pout. This exfoliating sugar scrub will invigorate and plump your kisser for a lip-gloss ready look. It includes brown or white sugar as an exfoliant, honey for hydration, our beloved olive oil for added moisturizer and powdered cinnamon as a quick plumper. Along with a quick weekly rub down, don’t forget to drink plenty of water everyday, as it is necessary for lips to be hydrated for them to actually look full and juicy.

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Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon of brown or white sugar
1/2 teaspoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon of olive oil
a pinch of powdered cinnamon

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How to use:

Mix ingredients together in small bowl or even on the palm of your hand.
Using your index finger, rub on dry lips gently, in small circular motions.
Scrub for 2-3 minutes.
Wipe with a warm washcloth but not completely.
Apply Olive Oil to lock in moisture.Uses once-twice per week (Over exfoliating can cause damage to sensitive skin cells)

You may notice after exfoliating, you may pick some dead skin,its alright. there may be some areas you need to focus more so go ahead and handle that.

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So….scrub it up and keep it Sexy!

For healthy lips Dr. Gerstner says to stay away from cigarettes. “Smoking leads to vertical upper lip lines and wrinkles, not to mention that smokers are at a higher risk of developing lip and lung cancer too.”

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Apply lip balm that have your natural lip color, especially in cold temperatures, to prevent chapped, flaky lips,” says Dr. Gerstner

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Sunscreen is important for lips too. Look for a lip balm or lip treatment with SPF,” Dr. Gerstner says. The new Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipsticks are just what the doctor ordered. They’re packed with SPF 12 and color-saturated pigments for lips that are kissable and healthy.

But remember,it is not complete without a great outfit, so Dress to Success. be Confident and Sexy! *kisses

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Finding Your Face shape.

It’s a beautiful morning. You wake up, take a shower, put on your outfit  and apply your makeup But….while looking at your mirror have you ever stop to wonder “What is my face shape?”  and  “Which haircut would look good on me? I know I have… So I Did a little research and discovered that 80-90% of Nigerian women do not know their face shapes; as a result , this has lead to inappropriate and  excess makeup for different events, wrong hair styles for different face shapes.So…Here is a chart  I came across that is FABULOUS! I highly recommend everyone to look at this chart and figure out which shape belongs to you. So…..Slick your hair back and pay close attention to the points of your jaw line, temples, and cheekbones.  Once you figure out your face shape it will not only help guide you to flattering haircuts or hair styles, but makeup applications as well.
Types of Shape Faces

There are up to nine face structures: Oval, Oblong, Rectangle, Round, Square, Inverted Triangle, Heart, Diamond, and Triangle.

Oval

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The oval shape is one of the most popular face structures. The face is known for it’s symmetrical balanced features, which leads to easy hairstyling and makeup trends. If ones forehead is slightly wider than their chin and the length of their face is more or less one and half times the width, then this persons face is oval.  The only complaints most oval shape people tend to have is that their foreheads are to high or their noses are too big. Nevertheless, this shape is the one closest to be considered “perfect.”

Oblong

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The oblong shape has a lot of similarities to the oval shape, but it is longer and not as wide. Oblong is slightly squared and the chin tends to be a bit pointy. Like the oval shape, the oblong does not have a lot of limitations when it comes to makeup or hairstyles. Nevertheless, if you are not an expert in maintaining your hair in perfect conditions at all time, it is best to avoid very long hair. If the length of the hair is too long, the face will appear longer. Best option is to keep your hair at a medium length with nice layers.

Rectangle

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A rectangle shape is almost like the square shape, only it is longer then it is wider. Also, the forehead is flat on top and squares off, the chin tends to be flat (similar to the square) and square upwards at the jaw. This structure is very masculine, which is why a feminine hairstyle is very important. Avoid very long flat hair or parting your hair in the middle. Do try medium or short bangs and hairstyles that create volume on the side of your face.

Round

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The length and width of a round face are the same, the cheeks tend to be a bit more noticeable. The round face tends to be liked for the reason that it always makes the person with this shape look younger. This shape can easily add extra volume at the top of the head, to create a longer look. Avoid haircuts that end at the cheek, if you wish to go short, pixie hairstyle can work well. Avoid blunt bangs, if you wish for bangs, try some to sweep to the side.

Square

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When someone’s forehead and jawline are of the same width, this person has a square face. The jawline is the most detectable part of the face, the forehead is flat on top and squares off. Often the chin is flat and the jaw squares upwards. This face structure looks like it could be a round shape, but the structure of the forehead will show its true form. Long hair, with waves or straight is often a good option for this shape; nevertheless, a short bob does work as well.

Inverted Triangle/Heart

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Inverted triangle is extremely similar to the heart shaped face. The difference tends to be that the forehead is flat and square. With that aside, the best options with this style is to add bangs and to avoid anything slick back, while The forehead and cheekbones on a heart shaped face is wider then the jaw line. The chin tends to be pointy, the forehead is rounded and the jaw is slimmer. This combination creates a heart shaped face. The best style is short, when it comes to this shape; but if you do go short, add bangs! If short is not for you, then long hairstyles with a lot of waves could be another option. Avoid slick back hair that reveals.The same rules that apply to the heart shaped face basically applies to the inverted triangle.

Diamond

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The most drastic part in the Diamond shape face is the cheekbones. The forehead and jawline tends to be on the narrow side. Under the ear, the jawline comes to a point at your chin. The jaw of a diamond shaped face is similar to an oval, but the forehead resembles the triangle shape. If you are a diamond shape, avoid heavy straight bangs. Also, avoid a lot of your hair in front of your face, this causes the shape to look very narrow. To show off the cheekbones, tuck some hair behind your ears.

Triangle

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The triangle shape has a fuller jawline and the forehead is slightly more narrow. The jawline is wide like a square but the forehead is slender, which relates to that of an oval. This shape is one of the least common within the face structures. The most recommended hair option for a triangle shape is to have bangs; however, not every hair is good to have bangs . In those cases, other options are to have ones hair parted in the middle and to have a lot of volume through the crown.

There you have it! The nine face structures that shape the faces of the world.

So….can you guess my face shape?

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