NEW BEAUTY TRICKS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR MAKEUP FOREVER!!!



1)Apply Concealer in a Triangle Shape
Concealing dark circles and bags under your eyes is much easier when you apply concealer properly. Instead of dotting on concealer in the pattern of your eyes, apply it in a triangle shape. Just dot it on under your eyes and blend downward in the triangle shape. It will perfectly cover up those dark circles and bags and give you the look that you want

2)White Eye Shadow Makes Eyes Stand Out
White eye shadow is a great choice if you really want your eyes to stand out. You just have to layer your lid with white eye shadow and then add the colors that you want. The white will also keep those other colors from rubbing off before the end of the day and you can even add white to the top of the lid by the brow to really make your eyes pop

3)Set Lipstick to Last
Lipstick tends to rub off, smudge and otherwise not look as great at the end of the day as it does when you first apply it. You can remedy this problem with a tissue and a bit of translucent powder. After you have applied your chosen lip color, just hold a tissue over your lips lightly and dust just a bit of translucent powder over the tissue. This helps to set the lipstick so that it lasts longer

4)Keep Lipstick Off Teeth

Lipstick on the teeth has plagued women for centuries. Nobody likes to smile and find out that they have red all along their pearly whites. A great way to avoid this is to simply wipe your lips from the inside out. After you finish applying your lipstick, just stick your finger in your mouth and pull it out. Remember making those “popping” noises when you were a kid? This is the same thing. Your finger will wipe away the excess lipstick and leave your teeth shiny white.


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IMPORTANT BRIDAL MAKEUP TIPS YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO !!!


Simply say 'I do' to the following bridal make-up rules and prepare to wow.

Do:

1. 'Make sure you have your trial at least five weeks, but no more than 3 weeks, before your wedding, have a test run before your make-up trial so that your artist can see what colour your skin becomes with the makeup

2. 'Wear a white t-shirt if you’re having your make-up test in a store so that you can see how the make-up looks against a pale colour and take a picture of yourself in day light (with no flash) to see how it looks before you purchase anything,'

3. 'Emphasize your eyes by brightening any darkness under them with corrector and concealer.

4.' Bring references to your make-up trial. Start looking for images of make-up that you really like and bring them with you on the day. Try to identify what it is you like about the make-up in the image and take into account that if you have the skin colour of Dita Von Teese then the make-up of Kim Kardashian won't necessarily translate onto you.

5. 'Use individual eyelashes – they’re a brilliant way to make your eyes stand out and look far more subtle than a full strip. Go for differing lengths to create a really natural fluttery look and nestle them in between your natural lashes rather than fixing them on top.

Here is hoping these tips helps you. 

EFFORTLESS TIPS FOR A FLAWLESS MAKEUP LOOK



Today, foundation is no longer just cosmetic. It protects your face from pollutants and bacteria and gives skin a smooth, even look. Here are a few tricks for a natural, light makeup look:
Use primer: A foundation primer with silica "fills" in lines, smoothing your skin so foundation won't cake up or sink into wrinkles.
Warm it up: Warm your foundation in your palm, giving it a more liquid consistency that goes on smoothly
Other options, in lieu of foundation, include tinted moisturizers, concealers, mineral powder or bronzers; these will even out your skin tone, giving your face that smooth, silky look. Likewise, look for foundations described as "sheer" and "lightweight."
Here are some other ways to get a natural look with makeup.
Blush: The "Seinfeld" character, George, described his ideal blind date as having "a pinkish hue." In reality, most women apply blush too low and often too heavy, looking like Bozo the Clown. For a healthy, natural glow, cream blushes are a great option or try a cheek stain that simply enhances your natural color without the sharp color of traditional blush.
Eyes: Eyes are the windows to your soul, so even when going for a light look, focus on your eyes. A neutral, all-over lid color or a tinted eye primer is easy, looks natural and evens out the eyelid's color. If you don't like mascara, curl your eyelashes to define them. If eyeliner is too heavy for you, omit it, applying extra coats of mascara and really working the brush into the roots of the lashes.

Lips: To avoid Great Aunt Hilda's "old lady red" that always bleeds into her wrinkles, exfoliate your lips by brushing them with a toothbrush. Then, choose a tinted lip balm (with SPF) that gives you moisture and a touch of color, making your lips look younger. Lip stains and light, neutral glosses have the same effect and give you a natural look that Aunt Hilda wouldn't dare wear.

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HOW TO CREATE A LOOK FOR AN EVENING WEDDING


The first thing you need to know about applying makeup for an evening wedding is that you don’t need to be shy or conservative. Dimmer lighting means you can go for a bolder, more dramatic look without detracting from the other beautiful things you’ve invested so much care, time, and money in, like your hair and your gown.
While makeup that sparkles is a no-no for a daytime, outdoor wedding, it is a definite yes-yes for an evening ceremony. You don’t want to go over the top and blind your guests with too much dazzle. But using foundation, blush, or eye shadow that has a little sparkle to it will make you look elegantly chic, especially if there is candlelight involved.
Choosing your lip color is also a great opportunity to be a bit more brazen. For example, if you start with a liner in a darker color, like dark cranberry or wine, you can then fill in the flesh of your lips with a burgundy or cinnamon shade that complements the liner but doesn't overpower it. This will give you a pair of luscious—but about-to-be-married—lips that will make every man at the wedding jealous of your fiancé.
When doing your eye makeup, don’t go too dark, or your beautiful eyes might get lost in the shadows (so to speak). That doesn’t mean, however, that you should shy away from the daring. Try doing a three-tiered eye-shadow look using a medium shade for the base, a darker shade in the crease, and a highlighting tone for the space between your crease and your brow. This will help your eyes stand out without looking overdone. Also, make sure you use waterproof mascara, as you may be shedding a few tears of happiness during the blessed event.
You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to create evening wedding makeup that highlights your beauty on the most special evening of your life. You just need to take into account the important factors, like the lighting and the type of look you want to present, before you dive in face first.
But If you still don't feel confident enough to try it on your own, we would love to help,you can visit a BMPRO outlet today .

LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER (TIPS FROM WOMENS HEALTH MAGAZINE)


So we found some rear tips on looking younger from womenshealthmag.com.
They are pretty simple and affordable for all, have fun reading and enjoy the tips.

Blow It Off
Chewing gum can reduce stress and improve performance. People who chomped during a mild stress test had 16 percent less of the hormone cortisol than those who took the test gum-free. Their attention and memory scores also increased. Chewing boosts blood flow to the jaw and perhaps the brain. Added O2 may boost mental sharpness, and if you're on top of your game you'll feel less stressed, says Andrew Scholey, Ph.D., of Swinburne University of Technology.

Tame Your Ticker
A high heart rate may harm your health, the American Journal of Hypertension reports. Compared to people with normal heart rates (60 to 80 beats per minute), those whose heart rates top 80 bpm are more than three times as likely to be obese and twice as likely to develop diabetes. Some easy ways to lower your standing heart rate is to try to exercise daily, eat heart-healthy foods like almonds and blueberries, and find ways to beat stress

Natural Brain Booster
Soak up the view: Being exposed to nature may improve your memory. Volunteers took a short-term memory test, then walked in a park for an hour. When they returned, they took a similar test and recalled 20 percent more. Researchers noticed comparable results when people viewed photographs of a natural setting, but not after they walked on city streets. Nature captures our attention without requiring much thought, so the brain can rest, says study co-author Marc G. Berman, M.S.E.

Brain Juice
To lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, drink apple juice. Mice that were given the equivalent of two glasses every day for a month produced fewer beta amyloids, protein fragments that can injure brain cells and are found in higher amounts in Alzheimer's patients. Lead study author Tom Shea, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts says that an unknown component in the juice may halt a protein thought to stimulate beta amyloid production.

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A FEW RULES TO WEARING RED LIPSTICK

Red can be intimidating, but red doesn’t mean a full siren mouth. Here is a quick and easy guide to the rules of wearing red.

1) There isn’t ONE perfect shade of red for every woman – There are so many gorgeous shades suitable for every skin tone. The objective is to try on as many as possible and look in the mirror, which shade makes you look brighter, fresher, more radiant.

2) Never wear red with heavy makeup – When wearing red the rest of our makeup pallet should be understated and super-casual. The quickest way to add age to your appearance is to wear heavy makeup.

3) It’s okay to dump the matching lip pencil – a more modern approach to wearing red is to build color by using a lip brush or your finger tip.

4) Keep your options open - Sometimes the texture of a red lipstick can be intimidating, there are many new formulations of red, there are glosses, stains, tints, glazes, matte, sheer and shimmers.

5) Remove the thoughts of associating red lips with sexual connotations – red lipstick is the quickest youth giving, skin-illuminating, eye brightening beauty trick around.


From city girl in red lipstick


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HOW TO LIGHTEN YOUR SKIN NATURALLY (PART 2)



Contd from HERE
4. Honey
Honey helps bleach skin while also acting as a moisturizing agent. Dry skin is a common factor that contributes to an uneven skin tone. Honey also has antibacterial properties that can help fade age spots and acne scars.

Apply pure honey to your face, leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. This simple remedy will help remove dead skin cells, making your skin appear brighter and fresher than before. Do this once daily.
To make a skin-lightening mask, combine one teaspoon each of honey and lemon juice, one tablespoon of powdered milk, and one-half teaspoon of almond oil. Mix them well and apply it gently on the skin. Leave it on for 10 to15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Do this every other day.

5. Lemons
The acidic property in lemons works as a natural bleaching agent for the skin and the high amount of vitamin C in them encourages new cell growth. Also, lemons have antioxidants that are very good for skin complexion.

Dip a cotton ball in freshly squeezed lemon juice and apply it directly on your face. You can even rub a cut lemon directly over the affected skin and allow the juice to stick to the skin. Leave it on for at least an hour and then wash your face with water. Do this once daily. This simple remedy will surely lighten your skin complexion and can also prevent the development of scars on your face.
Mix three teaspoons of lemon juice and one teaspoon of turmeric powder or tomato juice to make a paste. Apply the paste on the skin and leave it on for half an hour. Wash it off with water. Do this once daily.
Alternatively, mix together one teaspoon each of lemon juice, powdered milk and honey. Apply it on your skin and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off. Do this daily or every other day.
Note: When using these remedies, be sure there are no open wounds on your skin. The acidic nature of lemon juice can cause pain in open wounds. Also, lemon juice may not be suitable for sensitive skin or if you are allergic to lemons.

6. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera can alleviate hyperpigmentation and restore your skin’s original color. Hyperpigmentation is one of the main causes of uneven skin tone.

Also, the cooling effect of aloe vera helps regenerate new cells and rebuild damaged tissue, which is important for healthy skin. This simple remedy using aloe vera gel can lighten dark spots and improve your overall skin complexion.

Cut the outer layers of an aloe vera leaf. Squeeze out the thick, jelly-like substance.
Apply the gel thoroughly on your skin.
Leave it on for about 30 minutes, and then wash it off with water.
Do this at least twice daily for two weeks.
If you do not have an aloe vera plant, you can buy aloe vera gel in the market.

Have fun trying this tips out.

HOW TO LIGHTEN YOUR SKIN NATURALLY !

Dark and dull skin can be caused by overexposure to the sun, environmental pollution, a medical condition, dry skin, stress, poor lifestyle choices, and prolonged use of chemical-based cosmetic products.

Many people work hard to achieve fair and flawless skin. The market is flooded with skin-lightening creams and lotions. But such products have harmful chemicals that can ultimately damage your skin. Oftentimes the products are expensive, too.

You can save yourself some time and money by using natural remedies that will effectively brighten and lighten your skin complexion.

1. Yogurt
Yogurt, a by-product of milk, has many nutrients that are good for the skin. It also contains lactic acid that has bleaching properties. The following remedies are suitable for all skin types.

Gently rub plain yogurt onto your skin. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this once daily for several weeks to notice a significant change in your complexion.
Alternatively, mix one tablespoon of fresh yogurt with one-half tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture on your face and neck. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. Do this daily to improve your skin tone and complexion.
You can also add a little lemon juice and some oatmeal to yogurt to make a thick paste, and apply it as a face mask. This remedy will also help keep your skin supple and moisturized.


2. Oranges
The most important ingredient in skin care is vitamin C, which you can get in abundance from oranges. Plus, oranges have bleaching properties that can lighten your skin tone.

It has been found that regular consumption of fresh orange juice can greatly improve the overall texture of your skin as well as its suppleness. To lighten your skin, oranges can be used in two different ways.

Make a paste by combining two tablespoons of orange juice and a pinch of powdered turmeric. Apply the paste on your face and neck before going to bed. You can also apply it on your hands and legs. Wash it off the next morning. Do this daily.
Grind dried orange peels into powder. Mix one tablespoon of the powdered peels with one tablespoon of plain yogurt to make a paste. Apply the paste on your skin and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse it off with water. This will help lighten spots and other marks on your face. Do this once or twice a week, but no more than that.


3. Gram Flour
Gram flour is one of the best ingredients for people who wish to lighten their skin complexion. It contains various nutrients that help keep your skin very healthy. Using the remedy below every other day will help remove excess oil from your skin while retaining your skin’s natural moisture.

Mix some gram flour with a small amount of water or rose water to make a thick paste.
Apply it on your face, hands, and legs.

Leave it on until the paste dries. Then wash it off with water.

...TO BE CONTINUED

5 QUICK TIPS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR MAKEUP FOREVER!!!





1)Never put concealer or foundation on your eyelids as a base, it will cause your eye makeup to crease.
  
2)Use your fingers to apply your foundation if you want sheer coverage and a brush if you more polished, medium to full coverage.

 3)Always apply powder where you are shiniest first, which it usually your T-zone, with a very light dusting everywhere else.

 4)You should put bronzer on your neck, face, and chest to even out your skin tone. Be sure to take a step back and make sure everything is the same color.


 5) When applying blush, first smile, then start on the apple of the cheek, blend the blush back towards the top of the ear, then down toward the jawline.


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GET THIS BMPRO LOOK NOW !!!


For this look, BML used Dreamgirl no3 for the lips. Foundation by BMPRO Tawnytan & Beverly Knight full coverage foundation no2 & 3. For her powder, she used BMPRO Loose powder Golden Latte (coming soon).
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ERASE SIGNS OF AGING FAST!


Follow these simple steps to erase signs of aging and boost your overall skin health. From what you eat to when you wash your face, small changes can make a big difference

1. Suds up at night
Clear away the day's debris

"The most important time to wash your face is before going to bed. Dirt, bacteria, and makeup left on overnight can irritate skin, clog pores, and trigger breakouts. Remove this top layer of grime with a gentle face wash (skin should feel pleasantly tight for 10 to 15 minutes post-cleansing), which also allows anti-aging skin care to penetrate deeper for better results. Because oil production dips with hormonal changes in your 40s, cleansing twice daily can dry out your complexion and make wrinkles look more pronounced. To refresh skin in the morning, splash with lukewarm water

2. Beware of the SUN
Skin damage can happen at any time of year

Nothing is more important than wearing sunscreen (ideally, SPF 30) every day if you want younger-looking skin. Even 10 minutes of daily exposure to UVA "aging" rays can cause changes that lead to wrinkles and sunspots in as few as 12 weeks. If your moisturizer isn't formulated with a built-in broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen, be sure to apply one daily to block both UVA and UVB rays

3. Manage stress
They're called frown lines for a reason!

Emotional upheavals can make your skin look 5 years older than your chronological age. Constant anxiety increases the stress hormone cortisol, which causes inflammation that breaks down collagen. It also triggers a chain of responses that can lead to pimples and acne flare-ups.

To quell inflammation, eat antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, oranges, and asparagus. When you're feeling tense, Wechsler recommends a few minutes of deep breathing (inhale through your nose, hold for 3 counts, and release through your mouth).

4. Exercise regularly
Here's a little extra motivation to burn calories

Studies find that women who work out regularly have firmer skin than similar non-exercisers. The reason: Exercise infuses skin with oxygen and nutrients needed for collagen production. To keep your skin toned, make time for at least three 30-minute heart-pumping workouts per week. 

Also you can also get a great makeup artist to make you look amazing for functions.Visit a BMPRO outlet today for more advice.

LEARN TO DRAW THE SMOKEY EYESHADOW THE EASY WAY!


Smokey Eye

The smokey eye is great for a night out. It is named exactly for what it is.. smokey and dark! It is probably everyone’s favorite, and it really is one of the easiest looks to do if you know what to do.

Start off by packing a dark color on the entire lid with your base eyeshadow brush. You can next use a lighter color (or a neutral color), and use your blending brush and sweep it over your crease. Blend it all out, and you can use the pencil brush and sweep the dark color under your lower waterline as well.

Great for Any type of eyes.

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LEARN TO DRAW YOUR EYESHADOW THE PROFESSIONAL WAY (Part 2)!

So, here is hoping you tried out how to draw your eyeshadow using the fan shape. If you didnt get the post , click Here

Today we will be learning to draw the snow globe style. Have fun

Snow Globe

The snow globe is similar to the fan shape, but instead of using colors from dark to light, we use dark > light > dark. This look really make your eyes pop, especially if you use a glittery light color.

Start off by picking out a dark shade and packing it on the outer corners with your base eyeshadow brush . Use a light, shimmery color on the middle, and use the same dark color again on the inner corners. Using your blending brush, blend the colors together.

Optional: You can use the dark color (or a medium color) and use the blending brush to blend over your crease as well.


Best for: Flat eyes!

LEARN TO DRAW YOUR EYESHADOW THE PROFESSIONAL WAY!


Putting on eyeshadow may seem easy, but doing it well can be a make-it-or-break-it deal. If you want to learn more ways to spice up your makeup routine, This week we will bring you the some professional ways of doing your eyeshadow. We think everyone should have the versatility and knowledge that makeup artists do.

Trying them out may be hard at first, but with practice, anyone can pull off these looks! Be sure to complete the look with your favorite eyeliner as well!

lets start with the


Fan Shape

This is probably the most popular look we see normally. The main idea is to pick out 3 shades of the same color and blend it over your lid like a “fan”.

Starting from the outer corners, pack on a dark color  until you reach 1/3rd of your eye. Use a medium toned color for the middle 1/3rd and finally use a light color on the inner corner. Blend it out with a Blending Brush . You should use a variation of glitter and matte eyeshadow colors to make your eyes pop. You can do the same for your lower waterline as well.

Finally, don’t forget to use a light color underneath your brow arch.

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HOW TO LOOK YOUNGER THAN YOU REALLY ARE!



WEAR ANTIOXIDANT-INFUSED SUNSCREENS

You know SPF 30 is a must. But a formula that contains antioxidants will also reduce oxidative damage and does not need to be reapplied as often. 


 REMOVE MAKEUP BEFORE BED

Duh, right? But this is about more than just avoiding clogged pores. It's extremely important to rid your skin of the environmental pollution you've been exposed to throughout the day and wash away free radicals to avoid the breakdown of collagen and elastic tissue.


BEEF UP YOUR BROWS
Thick brows are a sign of youth, so filling them in correctly is crucial. Draw in hairs with a ticking motion from bottom to top using a neutral shade 


REFRIGERATE SKIN-CARE PRODUCTS AFTER OPENING THEM

"You'll get more of a lifting effect from your products if they're cold," says New York cosmetic dermatologist Patricia Wexler. A room-temperature depuffing cream can take up to two hours to work versus only 10 minutes when it's been in the fridge. Plus, this technique keeps products fresher longer.



REVERSE BROWN SPOTS

Lemon juice diluted with water helps fade sun spots on all skin tones, says New York dermatologist Jessica Krant. Since acids can be irritating, apply it before bed with a Q-tip, and gradually increase to twice daily. Stop if your skin gets too light.

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BMPRO MAKEUP GIVE AWAY COURTESY BAILEYS IRISH CREAM


Hey guys
Exquisite Magazine & Baileys are celebrating the nominees of the ELOY Awards 2014 at the Baileys Night out. The Baileys night out with ELOY Awards Nominees will be on the 14th of November at Rhapsody's restaurant (19a Agoro Odinyan street  Victoria Island Lagos). 

Time :7pm till 11pm. 

Join us as we toast to their individual successes and celebrate their nomination. 

The ELOY nominees and guests will be treated to a special night showcasing “How to Style Baileys” by Eventi Cocktails and fab Make-Up by BM Pro, plus makeup give away courtesy Baileys Irish Cream.

Call now on 08098886184 to be on the guest list and for your invitation (limited invites). 

Have fun.

AMAZING TIPS TO LOOKING YOUNGER (A MUST READ) !!!



Hi guys, we can tell your weekend was fab, and hopefully you got some rest out of it. 
We found some research on looking younger. Have fun reading.


CHOOSE LIGHTER LIPSTICK

Dark shades can be unflattering on mature skin because lips get thinner with age, choose rosy reds or flesh-colored shades, and stay away from peaches and oranges, which can make teeth appear yellow. And remember, swiping on lipstick without other makeup can make you look older than if you wear no makeup at all.

2. BRUSH BLUSH ABOVE YOUR APPLES

For an instant cheek lift, place your blush brush at the highest point of your cheekbone and apply color in a circular motion. Go for warm pinks, apricots, or bronzes since they create less contrast and make you look younger.

3. LIFT YOUR EYES WITH PENCIL

Use an eye pencil. Its softness enlarges the eyes more than liquid liners do. To reverse droopy-looking lids, blend liner up at the outer corners with a Q-tip. We like BMPRO’S defining Pencil Eyeliner


 4. SUPERSIZE YOUR SUNGLASSES

By now you know how damaging the sun can be, so besides coating on sunscreen, shield yourself with chic accessories. Swap your thinly rimmed aviators for oversize frames and you'll get more protection around your eyes, which wrinkle first, says Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch. And don't forget a hat: "Buying a five-dollar fedora now will save you $10,000 with me later," adds Hirsch. Throwing on a scarf can also help prevent sun spots in the décolleté area.

6. STOCK UP ON OLIVE OIL


Extra-virgin olive oil contains fatty acids similar to those found in our skin and is an incredibly gentle moisturizer. If you have skin that's dry and sensitive from overloading on harsh face and eye antiagers, bring your skin-care regimen to a halt, says Jessica Wu, an L.A.-based cosmetic dermatologist, and slather on a thin layer of unflavored oil at night instead.


Hope you learnt something, more tips coming up this week. 

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