Category: Beauty

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Holiday Shimmer Eye Tutorial

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Shimmer and shine bright at your next soiree with this holiday shimmer eye tutorial! With soft brown undertones, this charming champagne eye is the perfect look to compliment a glittery gown or sparkly sweater. Follow the steps below to keep calm and shimmer on!

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Step 1. Begin by using a light champagne colored shimmery eye shadow focused on the inner half of the eyelid.
Step 2. Next, sweep a shimmery gold color across the outer half of the lid.
Step 3. Create depth by using a darker eye shadow in the crease on the upper eyelid. We chose a neutral brown tone but you could use a pop of color to match your holiday dress!
Step 4. Using a slightly lighter brown hue, blend the dark shadow to soften the line within the crease.
Step 5. Bring the same color down and around the outer corner of the lower lash line.
Step 6. Finely line the upper lash line with black eye liner.
Step 7. Complete the holiday look with a couple coats of black mascara!

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Three Tiered High Ponytail Tutorial

Three is better than one, especially when it comes to our new three tiered high ponytail tutorial! Add some major oomph to your updo with three perfectly puffed sections. In just a few minutes you can take your hair from blasé to beautiful with a little bouffant and a touch of teasing!

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Step 1. Pick 3 of the same colored hair-ties and start by pulling hair up into a high ponytail.
Step 2. Grab a small section from the pony and fully wrap around to cover the top hair-tie.
Step 3. Lift half the ponytail up and thoroughly backcomb from top to bottom.
Step 4. Using the same comb, lightly smooth down any wispy hairs on top.
Step 5. Use your 2nd hair-tie to fasten the ponytail about 1/3 of the way down.
Step 6. Finish by fastening the last hair-tie on the bottom 3rd and now you have a fabulous update to your basic ponytail!

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Hollywood Glam Makeup Tutorial

We may be living in a modern age, but that’s no reason to abandon the classics! This Hollywood glam makeup tutorial is the perfect way to achieve a retro-chic look that Marilyn Monroe would be proud of! It’s the perfect blend of vampy, vintage and va-va-voom! Follow the steps below and you’ll be a femme fatale at your next holiday fête!

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1. Create an even skin tone by applying liquid foundation to cover any dark circles or blemishes.
2. Lightly powder your entire face to set the foundation. Depending upon your preference, you can use either translucent or mineral powder. We chose a mineral powder for a little more coverage.
3. Apply a neutral tone blush to accent your cheek bones.
4. Sweep a nude brown eye-shadow across the lid and concentrate in the crease.
5. Blend a slightly darker brown shadow using a smaller brush and focus from outer corner to center of the crease to define the lid.
6. Use an ivory or white eye-shadow from the inner corner to the center of the lash line to create a pop of brightness and add to the wide-eyed effect.
7. Chose a narrow angle brush and apply cream black liner to the lash line to further define the look. Direct the liner upwards as you near the outer corner.
8. Complete the eyes by adding a few coats of mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
9. Last but not least, apply a candy apple red lipstick.

There! Now you have a simple and fabulous Hollywood Glam makeup look for the holiday season.

BeautyCelebrity Hairstyles: The Pixie Cut

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The pixie cut may not be a new invention, but it seems to be taking the celebrity world by storm! From Beyonce to Pamela Anderson to Jennifer Lawrence, our favorite celebrity sirens have taken to chopping their locks and the end result is pure pixie perfection. This hair-raising look is bold and brave, but also somehow soft and feminine. And from what we have seen from Jennifer Lawrence as of late, it’s also incredibly diverse!  So what do you think? Love the chop or is this coif craze a total flop?

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Game of Thrones Braid Tutorial!

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Nobody wears braids quite like the lovely ladies of Game of Thrones. If you’re planning on celebrating Halloween as the daring Daenerys this year, we’ve got the perfect braided GOT hairdo for you! And the best part? You don’t have to stop at just one braid! Play with the look by adding as many as you’d like! Follow the steps below and this Khaleesi-coif will be yours!

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1.) Grab a section of hair just behind the hairline from the crown of your head and part into 3 even pieces.
2.) Simply braid all the way down and fasten with a hair-tie similar to the color of your hair to blend in.
3.) Repeat steps 1&2 for the other side.
4.) Thoroughly back comb the section of hair behind the braids to create lift and fullness.
5.) Pick 1 braid at a time, wrap around the back and fasten with bobby pins into the teased section of hair.
6.) Repeat on the other side and slightly crisscross the 2nd braid under the 1st to hide the hair-ties.
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