Eyeliner Tips & Tricks

Hello Beauty Addicts!!!
The question I’m most frequently ask is:
How do you apply your eyeliner?
Followed by:
How do you make it last all day?
Which bring me to creating this post!
Eyeliner is one of the most flattering things you can achieve with makeup, Eyeliner can make your eye look:
Lifted
Awake
Larger
Smaller
Seductive
Conservative 
and the list goes on and on!
So how do I apply my eyeliner? I’ll tell you, first you need to know my favorite type of eyeliner to use is Gel Eyeliner, It has the most smooth application and the darkest pigmentation.
People always say to me when I tell them that, that they don’t know how to apply it, they’ve only used pencil or liquid. Well I’m here to tell you that you are over thinking it! It’s just as simple, all you need is to find the right brush!
here are some examples:
Flat Eyeliner brush                                               Thin Eyeliner brush (perfect for liquid)    
 
My two favorites:
Round tip eyeliner brush                                                                                 Angled eyeliner brush
I think for beginners the bottom 2 are perfect, the round tip would be perfect for those pencil user, and the angled just gives you an advantage because of it’s shape.
I start my eyeliner on the outer corner of the eye and take it up as high as I want it
Then from the top of that line I go down on an angle, making it thinner to about the middle of the eye
then I start again at the inner corner of the eye until it meets up with the rest of the line

and then you should have a perfect Eyeliner with a bit of a cat eye. The higher you take the first line, the cattier the eyeliner.
For the second question (how do I make it last) it comes down to two things, either the brand of eyeliner or by setting the eyeliner. Some brands of eyeliner are great and will make it last all day (my favorite brands will be at the bottom of the post)! some not so much but once you set it, it shouldn’t go anywhere.
How to set it:
Here are 2 ways to set an eyeliner.
#1. after you apply your eyeliner, take your brush and dip it on a black eye shadow (or whatever color you are using)
Then go over the line with the powder. 
That will set the cream, gel, liquid or pencil, and should make it last longer.
or you can buy and eyeliner sealer
These work the same way and there’s two ways of using them. 
You can do just like I said above (dip the brush and then go over the line) or dip the brush on the sealer then on an eye shadow and then create the line. That’s perfect for people who don’t have many eyeliners and want to try different colors.
Now (as every makeup artist does) I have my favorite brands for smudge proof, water proof eyeliners:
L’Oreal has one of my favorite gel liners around $9.99
you can find it at Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, and some supermarkets.
Inglot lasts all day and come in a variety of colors! They have Inglot store here in FL at Aventura Mall and in downtown Miami and it cost about $14.00 
Milani is the one I use everyday! because is extreamly waterproof , some may not like that but I love it!
you can also find it at Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, and some supermarkets for only $6.00
 Make Up Forever, one of the leaders in makeup, has an eyeliner that is smooth and long lasting.
you can find this at Makeupforever.com or at spehora and it cost $18
And last but not least Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners. Long lasting and smooth! available at Urbandecay.com & Sephoras for $19.00
I hope these tips, tricks, pictures and websites have helped you!
I would love to hear from you!!! 

What’s your favorite Eyeliner?
Have you bought any of these? did you like it?
Send me pictures of how your eyeliner came out after you tried my way, I would love to see it!!
Once again thank you Beauty Addicts!
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L’Oreal Destination Beauty contest

Hello Beauty Addicts!!!

Today I entered L’Oreal Destination beauty, search for the next beauty guru.
As you may know, I really enjoy making youtube beauty videos, and I would love to be a Beauty Guru… 
Well L’Oreal is giving one lucky person that chance!
The Rules are that you have to make a beauty video that’s 4 minutes long on a red carpet inspired look.
I decided to do a deep crease look with dark in the corners, that look helps your eyes look longer and open and not to mention super sexy!! 
Here is the video I made! Hope you all love it!

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Amazing before and after, thank God For L’Oreal

OK so about 4 weeks ago L’Oreal asked me to try some new products and in those was Youth Code, the day, night, eye and serum… 
Well I’m a skin care hog and I had to use it all, even tho I already have my regular regiment  I decided to stop it (been using it for 3 years) and I started using L’Oreal Youth Code and I was very happy with texture and feel of the product, not heavy not greasy, but a nice moisture feeling, I was happy.

                                         Before                                                                   After
I hardly take pictures of me without make up but on this day I wanted to do a before and after and when I saw the picture I was shocked to see how nice my skin looked! Now the picture on top you can see that Before my skin was dull and I had sooo many spots and uneven skin tone on the after picture my skin is bright and full of life and with less spots. I’m soo happy with the results! 
Then I thought to my self what about my lines??? well I looked at pictures and looked for my smile lines and again I was pleasantly surprised.
                                        Before                                                                     After
As you can see on my before my lines are deeper and I have many more than on my after.
Over all I’m extremely surprise that it worked so fast, and to be honest I’m not using it like I should, I use it every other night or day when I remember so I believe this is a great product!
I have to say that I was using a high end product before and Youth Code has showed me better results and the price cannot be beat!
For the Day/ Night Cream is 24.99 for 1.6oz
The Day Lotion is  24.99 for 1.7oz
The Serum is 24.99 1.0oz
The Eye cream is 24.00 for 0.5oz
The  Prices are great and the results are amazing as you can see! I give this product an A+++ .
Thank you for visiting Beauty addicts!!
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Holy sunblock, L'Oreal!

Hello beauty addicts! I had the pleasure to be invited by L’Oreal to try one of their newest products.
These will be out in Florida in December first and later everywhere else, so us sun people here in Florida get to try it first. Woohoo!
If you know anything about skincare you know that the sun is the number one enemy to our skin and youth! If not protected correctly the damages could be horrific!
L’Oreal came out with a sun care line (which I love BTW) called Sublime Sun.
I love this!
They were smart enough to come up with a Face, a body, and also a spray in diferent sizes! Now as a mommy and a woman that does not like to feel gunk on her body, the spray it’s Fabulous!! It’s goes on smooth and silky and it dries fast and it’s water proof! (the bottle actually says Ultra water resistant) LOVE! The body and face lotion are great as well and the best part is that they come in 30 spf and 50 spf and they block UVB rays which are the ones that burn your skin and UVA which are higher wavelengths rays and both can cause skin cancer!
They get a thumbs up from me! I’m really enjoying this product!
They also Had Youth Code. OMG! My fave new product!
This product is also only available in Florida for now, but let me tell you it’s great!! I had heard it being advertise and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! In short its a new technology that works with your Genes to make your skin look brighter and younger! WOW!! I’ve been using it since i got it and I’m in love! I especially love the eye cream it comes with a silver applicator that I love! It feels cold on the skin and it makes the eyes areas look brighter and less tired! Their day lotion it’s fabulous to wear under makeup and it’s not heavy at all! They also have a night cream and a great serum!
Im a skin care junkie so i like to use all these steps! If you don’t personally like all these steps I at least recommend to always use an eye cream (to avoid those crow feet!) and a day cream with SPF and you can find it in this line and you can hardly feel you have it on!
I like to thank L’Oreal for inviting me to learn check out all these great products! They also gave me a great Cover it up By Emilio Sosa runner up of season 7 of project runway which I love it’s grey and yellow and it fits great! YAY! Also to Dr. Flor A. Mayoral for hosting this event, what a beautiful office and staff she has!
I don’t have anything bad to say about these products, I’m usually a Lancome user and their prices can be a little high, so to find sun and skin care this good and affordable it’s great in my book!
Until next time beauty addicts, don’t forget to protect your skin and moisturize! they will help your skin look beautiful!