Let’s face it: We all need career advice at some point. That’s why Megan Broussard, a contributor to The Daily Muse and Glass Heel, created ProfessionGal, a blog geared toward working women. This week, we’re lucky to have Megan sharing her best tips for success in the workplace.
1. Mismatched Foundation
One thing you should always keep in mind: Your face and neck should be the same color. To ensure that your foundation matches your natural skin color, try smoothing it out on your jawline first, not your hand. Also, examine the accuracy of color in various lighting inside your house and out. This can make a huge difference and you could be surprised by how your go-to foundation looks in natural light.
2. Full-On Smoky Eye
Wearing layers of charcoal from lashline to brow can be a dangerous office look, particularly because dark colors surrounding your eyes can make you appear tired. If you want to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Monday morning, try a one-shade lid, like the basic colors included in Urban Decay’s Naked Palette.
We’ve all been there: you hit the town and catch a glimpse of yourself in the taxi cab’s rearview mirror—cue the Kevin McCallister-style scream—you’re greeted by face full of slip-sliding makeup. Rather than pulling off mission impossible (a covert makeup touchup in the backseat of a moving vehicle), use these long-lasting products to look impeccably fresh—no reapplications required.
Nothing gets us giddy like a good wedding. Katelyn Koepke Lewis, one of our lovely freelance writers, got hitched this October and we couldn’t resist asking her to share her bridal wisdom. The former PR maven and J-school grad recently went back to her editorial roots, working as a feature writer and editor for Be U Weddings, a Chicago-based blogazine. This week, Katelyn’s sharing her newlywed advice, from bridal beauty tricks that you can use post-wedding to how to pick hostess gifts for your new in-laws.
Take a moment to ponder your makeup must-haves. You might immediately list off a pore-perfecting foundation or that spot-on lipstick shade. What tends to get lost in the shuffle though? The behind-the-scenes preppers that—let’s face it—don’t seem as glamorous (or as fun to dish about) as the chic blush compact you just slid into your purse.
For me, these secret weapon tools: ensure that my eye makeup doesn’t slide off, combat inevitable t-zone shine, breathe more life into my locks, snatch stray hairs, and eradicate zits. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to focus on the more delightful beauty battles, like what color mani I should sport this week. Here are the hidden heroes of my beauty regimen:
Monique Valeris of home and design blog Decor Musings always has fantastic suggestions for how to spruce up your domestic space, but she’s also an avid beauty fan with a keen eye for products. Just in time for the seasonal revamping of our makeup bags, Monique told us the must-haves that are on her vanity now.
I’m such a sucker for beauty products. I can spend hours in Sephora or even my local Duane Reade in search of the perfect perfume, lip gloss or whatever else I’m after at the moment. Here are the products that I love right now:
Urban Decay Perversion Matte Eyeshadow: This is my top pick for a night on the town. Couple it with your favorite black eyeliner and you’ll look fab in an instant.
In honor of back to school season, we thought it would be fun to share some insights from a few of our favorite savvy students—the girls over at Dormify. This week, they’ve tapped into their legion of style advisors to give us tips on long-lasting makeup, the best way to organize your products, and how to look bright-eyed after a long night.
With school back in session, a lot of college women are going through sorority recruitment. Here are a couple tips from our style advisors on how to make your makeup last from AM to PM.
We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.
Greetings from Las Vegas! I’m one of 30 official bloggers at MAGIC—the world’s top marketplace for apparel and accessories. It’s been a true blast out here bonding with some of LA’s top fashion influencers. (Check out the #RoadtoMAGIC blog here to follow our adventures.) I checked in with four of my lovely trip mates to see what beauty products they can’t get enough of this summer.
Bethany Struble of Snakes Nest
1. Homemade Rosewater: “I literally make it over the stove. I love it because it’s so light and all natural. I use it as a toner, too.”
2. Benefit Hoola Bronzer: “This is a non-shimmery bronzer in a natural brown hue.”
3. CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara: “I love it because it’s so cheap and fantastic.”
4. Urban Decay Naked Palette: “It has every color you need! It’s so versatile.”
5. Benefit Posietint: “It’s the perfect shade of pink for your lips and cheeks.”
We love surfing Heather Walczuk’s blog, Beauty Unbiased, for her smart and on-point makeup reviews, pretty photos and her upbeat insight. The resident New Yorker always has great tips for making the most out of your products, which is why we’re excited that this week she’s sharing tips about her fave summer finds, makeup-artists must-haves, and how to get a gorgeous top knot.
Photo Credit: Photography by Tim at Ronca Productions, Marisa Nicole Weddings and Events
Ever wonder how stars manage to keep their makeup flawless on the red carpet? No one knows how to keep a look fresh in the hot weather better than celebrity makeup artists. Tina Turnbow, whose clientele includes stars like Claire Danes and Brooke Shields to name a few, chatted with me about the affordable beauty tricks she uses. It’ll help ensure you have a flawless face throughout your wedding day or your friends’ wedding day. (Hey, us serial bridesmaids have to be photographed, too!)
This weekend, my best friend from college is getting married in Charlottesville, VA. Since the weather is going to be a steamy 100 degrees (yes, you read that right), I am taking my makeup seriously. After all, I don’t want to look like a melted bridesmaid in all the photos! I called on my friend Stefanie Syat, founder of PreDame parties and genius makeup artist, for a crash course in pretty, long-lasting bridesmaid makeup.