How I Remove All My Makeup

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I don’t always wear makeup, but when I do, I tend to pile it on. The second best feeling to taking your bra off, just might be removing all of your makeup.

When removing my makeup, I want to know that every drop of product is gone and that I won’t be clogging my pores or leaving leaving residue on my pillowcases. I also have horrible anxiety, and I believe I immediately get blemishes and breakouts. I know, I’m dramatic…

To make sure my skin is squeaky clean, I use a 4 step process that I have detailed below. You may think that 4 steps might be too many, but I have a method to my madness, and if you keep reading you’ll see why.

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Dear Clients: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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I’ve been putting this post off for some time, but after talking to some fellow business owners in the beauty industry, I knew it was time. This may be a touchy subject for many, but if you’ve been following my blog, you know that touchy subjects aren’t off limits and are very welcome.

In a previous post #BBHMM I talked about respecting the rate of artists that provide you services be it hair, nails, makeup, you name it. Time, effort, skill, continued education, travel, kit stocking, are all things artists do to accommodate and service their clientele. When you are satisfied with said services, it is customary to tip them. Standard tipping in the beauty industry is anywhere between 15-20% of the total amount of services before tax (should taxes apply).

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3 Reasons Lip Liners Matter

I want to start a campaign. I want everyone to jump on board. Lip Liners are important. They are often time necessary, and quite frankly I wish people would put more “respeck” on them. Word to Birdman.

I’m not sure why women stopped using them. Your lipstick looks like a kindergartner who can’t color inside the lines. You have a god awful ring around your mouth after a few bites, or you’re walking around looking like Ashy Larry with the wrong shade.

I just want you to know that #LipLinersMatter and to not forsake them. Here are 3 reasons why Lip Liners are all too important.

3 Reasons Lip Liners Matter

Shape & Define

Lip liners are super important as an initial guide to shape and define your lips. Whether it’s defining your cupid’s bow, or overdrawing your lips for the perfect pout, liners are a sure fire way to get the desired shape you want.

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3 Ways To Get Your Life

Every woman has something that she’s known for, and some things that she can’t live without that make her feel like her sexy super powers are taken to the next level. It can be her fragrance, a particular pair of shoes, or a certain dress. For me, my essentials are a little bit different, and when these powers combine, you can’t tell me ANYTHING. So I thought that I would share them with you

Here are 3 of the easiest ways that you can get ALL of your life.

Layers

You have to have amazing hair. And who doesn’t feel 100 times more amazing when their hair is laid. For me, I have to have a bang to flip, and immaculate layers. Nothing like amazing layers that have the right movement to slay everything when that wind hits you or you swing your head. I don’t care if you have a pixie, a chin length bob, or bundles down your back. Layers are life. I encourage you to find an amazing stylist and invest in a good cut. Not at style, but a good cut. A great cut may not be cheap, but it will do you a world of good. Trust me, I know.

Lashes

I’m absolutely obsessed with lashes and how they can really change your look. Whether you’re layering your favorite mascara concoction or just popping on a pair of strips, they’re truly amazing, and photograph so well!If you missed my post on some of my favorite mascaras, click here.

Lips 

Finding the perfect lip color(s) are equally as important as the previously mentioned life getters. (Yes I said life getters. Deal with it). Having the perfect pout ups the ante to any look. Matte, gloss, nude or vampy, a statement lip can seal the deal. Get that Cupid’s bow popping. Expertly line that lip, and give them something to talk about.

GET YOUR LIFE! 

3 Ways To Simplify Your Makeup Routine

3 Ways To Simplify Your Makeup Routine

I love makeup, that’s no surprise. But I don’t wear makeup all the time. And when I do, I don’t like to spend a lot of time on it. I know my face. I know the shortcuts I can take. 15 minutes tops unless I’m dragging my feet and/or trying something new. 
Makeup isn’t that difficult, and if you feel that it is, then you’re probably doing too much. “But Candice, you’re a makeup artist of course you’re going to say that”. No, I’m being very real with you. It’s not that serious, and you can get to 10-15 minute makeup routine in no time. Order your steps. Simplify the process. 
I have 3 sure fire ways that you can simplify your beauty routine and make your makeup life that much easier. 

1. Perfect Your Skincare Routine

I say this all the time, and I’m going to say it again. Amazing makeup starts with an amazing skincare routine. The smoother your skin, the more clear your skin, the better canvas you have to apply your makeup, and in most cases the less makeup you need. Treat the areas that need to be treated. If you’re dry, moisturize. If you’re oily, mattify. Makeup should enhance. It’s not always meant to be a mask. I promise you, the better your skin, the easier and quicker you can do your makeup. Trust me. 

2. Learn and Use the Proper Tools

Too many times my friends or people that approach me ask about my makeup, ask me to assess their kit, and the first thing I go to is not your shadows, or foundations…I’m going straight to your brushes. They are either too hard, not the right size for their eye shape, super dirty (that is another topic in and of itself) or they’re not using the tools properly. Learn what your brushes are for, learn which tools work best with different formulas of makeup. Once your learn your tools and how to properly use them, they do half the work for you. 

3. Multi-use Products 

The bargain shopper in me doesn’t like to buy anything unless I can see myself using it in multiple ways. That is also very true when I’m doing my makeup. Using products that you can use in multiple ways is one of the quickest ways to not only shorten your routine, but have add cohesion to your face. For example, the same bronzer you use to warm up your face, put that on your crease to add depth. The same highlighter you’re using on the high points of your face, pack that color on the lid for a soft shimmer. You’ve completed a look with two products! 
I promise you if you work at the 3 factors mentioned above, you will simplify your process and cut your makeup time in half!