How to Compliment Blue Eyes

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If you have blue eyes, play them up! They are a great feature and, with a little help, they can be your best feature.

 

Blue eyes are somewhat of a rarity in the world. If you have them, you might as well flaunt them! Once you learn how to complement them with the right colors, you will wonder why you ever wasted your time with black eyeliner.

Eye shadow

Eye Shadow

Warm colors are amazing with light eyes. Try out terracotta and gold shades. If you know a bit about art, you know that orange falls exactly opposite of blue. Shades of orange will create a dramatic look and stand in stark contrast to the blue of your eyes.

If you want something vibrant, try purple. Blue and greens can make your eyes look a bit dull. It is often said that women with blue eyes should avoid blue makeup but that isn’t entirely true. If you love the look of bold blue shade, use it!

The most important thing is to find a contrasting color. You don’t want your makeup to be the same exact color as your eyes. If you have dark blue eyes, try sky blue or periwinkle. If you have very light eyes, try navy or royal blue hues.

If you like the smoky eye look, try it with brown rather than black. Black can look a bit harsh next to blue and it might take the attention away from your actual eyes. Work with chocolate and gold to create a truly striking look.

For a daytime version of the smoky eye, just sweep on some metallic bronze shadow. Follow it with a slightly darker shade of eyeliner. For a more neutral day look, try rose and lavender.  They accentuate the blue and also work great when combined with a tan or coffee shade.

One of the best things you can do is get an eye shadow palette with multiple colors. Here are a few that you will want to look for: taupe, chocolate brown, lilac, violet, gold, silver, copper, gray, and rose. They will all look great next to your eyes so play around with different looks.

Eyeliner

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To make your eyes look bigger, try a brightening pencil if you aren’t using one yet. White is usually the go-to color for the inner lower lash line but it isn’t the best choice for blue-eyed  beauties.  Experiment with some beige liner to get a more natural wide eyed look.

While a true blue eye liner will overwhelm your eyes, turquoise and sapphire shades of liner can create a great look.

For a more glam look, try a metallic liner. Gold and silver are both great next to blue and can play up the icy shade.

Here are a few colors that you will want to look for next time you go shopping for eyeliner: coffee, taupe, lavender, silver, gray, navy, and violet.

If you don’t want to invest in a lot of new eyeliner before you decide what you like, turn your eye shadow into eyeliner. It’s simple and there are a lot of ways to do it. You can buy an eyeliner sealer at most cosmetics stores or online. Take an eyeliner brush and dab it in your eye shadow.  Put some eyeliner sealer on your hand or a small plate then gently swirl your brush into it. It is easy way to make your eye makeup do double duty.

If you don’t have eyeliner sealer, you can also try water or petroleum jelly. If you are using water, simply wet your eyeliner brush they run it over your eye shadow. For more staying power, take your dry eyeliner brush and dab just a little bit of petroleum jelly on it. Once you have the brush lightly coated, run it through your eye shadow.

Mascara

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Navy mascara can be a great choice for women with blue eyes. Black can look a bit harsh but you can still pull it off with a smoky eyed night look.

If your skin and hair are also light, you should use stick with medium or dark brown for a simple daytime look. Plum, burgundy, and navy are also great if you want to mix it up a bit.

The rest of your face

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Typically you will want to just play up one feature. If you have blue eyes and light hair, you might want to focus on your eyes. Women with blonde or light brown hair typically have to contend with thin lashes and somewhat sparse brows. If you like to layer on the mascara and amp up your brows, focus on these areas.

If you are trying to draw attention to your eyes, just keep your lips and cheeks simple. Go completely bare or work with subtle colors. Peach or light pink shades are great choices for lipstick and blush. You don’t want your eyes competing with your lips so bring all of the attention to eyes with shadow, liner, and mascara.

Go bare

If you want a minimal look for the hot summer days, work with different shades of brown. A bronzer on your face will really make your eyes pop. If you are naturally pale, keep it simple. Choose a color two shades darker than your natural skin tone.

Before you start bronzing, you need a good base. Choose a foundation that is one shade darker than what you normally wear. Be sure to blend it well at your necks and temples so it looks natural.

To apply bronzer, use a good brush. You can use a big blush brush but keep a dedicated bronzer brush. You don’t want to have any leftover blush mixing in with your bronzer.

Once you have primed your face with a foundation, use your brush to basically sweep on the shape of the number three on both sides of your face. Start at your forehead to create the top of the three. Lightly dust your temples and the sides of your cheeks then move in again to sweep along your cheekbone.

Lightly dust the sides of your face again, moving downward, then sweep the bronzer along your neckline. The idea is to put bronzer where the sun would naturally hit, like your forehead and cheekbones.

Making your wardrobe work for you

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If you want your eyes to really stand out, keep your outfit simple. No matter what color your eyes are, they will have to compete for attention if you wear dramatic patterns or bold colors.

Classic colors like black, white, and navy are great for blue eyes. A pop of color like deep purple or gold will work as the perfect complement to your eyes. The same rules for eye makeup apply for clothing. Shades of brown will look amazing with your eye as will orange hues.

Creating a frame

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If you want your eyes to look amazing, don’t neglect your brows! If your eyebrows are overwhelming your face or just look really unkempt, it is going to be a distraction. There is no special technique that suits blue eyes more than brown or green when it comes to brows so just work with your face shape and hair color.

If your hair is light, use a brow pencil that is one shade darker than your natural hair color. If your hair is dark, go for one shade lighter than your locks.

You don’t want all of the focus going on your brows, you are just trying to create a great frame for your eyes. Be sure you don’t neglect any stray hairs that can make your eye makeup look drab.

The natural way

One of the simplest things that you can do is wear your hair up. When your hair is up, all of the attention is on your face. If you spent a long time on your makeup, why not show it off? Don’t make your hair compete with your face.

No amount of makeup is going to make your eyes look good if they are bloodshot or puffy. Of course you know that you should get a good amount of sleep every night but sometimes that just not possible. You can reduce puffiness with some good old-fashion tricks at home.

Put cucumber slices or tea bags into a bowl of ice for a few minutes to cool them. Afterward, place them on your eyes for about ten minutes. They both work well so just use whatever you have in the kitchen.

If your kitchen is a bit empty, you can also use a frozen bag of peas on your eyes for a few minutes. Ice works well in general but peas are perfect because they are small enough to settle into cervices around your eyes.

If you are short on time, just use some over-the-counter eye drops. It is a quick step that will make a huge difference.

How to: Perfect Foundation Routine for Dry Skin

Tied of flakey, irritated skin? Change up your coverage routine and start having dewy skin every day!

If you have dry skin, you know how it is – foundation can glide over flakey patches and cover red, irritated skin. It can also settle into fine lines and make you look like a peeling statue. It all depends on your skin care routine and what type of products you use.

Dry skin isn’t something that you need to just live with forever. If you treat it properly, it will get better. Start a new routine now and see a transformation within the next few weeks.

#1: Prep your skin

Before you start sloshing on product, you need to prepare your skin. Use a gentle cleanser in the morning. After you wash your face, apply a moisturizer. Wait at least five minutes before you apply your foundation.

It is important to give the moisturizer some time to dry so that you aren’t just wiping it around your face. Let it sink into your skin for a few minutes before you do anything.

If you skin tends to get flakey midday, you probably have a buildup of dead skin. Try using an exfoliating scrub at least once a week. It’s important to clear away the dead layers of skin then moisturize the active skin daily.

#2: Start with primer

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If your skin is flakey, primer is incredible useful. It will create a strong protective barrier to help keep the moisture in and protect your skin from environmental stressors. There are a few foundations and BB creams that have primer mixed in but they won’t do the job as well.

The combo formulas can be great for everyday use but if you are dealing with a flakey patch, you will need a separate primer. There are primers specifically designed for dry skin so do a bit of searching to find the right one for you.

#3: Be careful with powder

Liquid foundation will work for dry skin much better than powder. It will glide over dry spots rather than settle into them like a powder can do. The one time that you can use a powder on dry skin is to set the foundation.

Give the liquid foundation a few minutes to dry then gently brush on a thin layer of translucent powder.

Be sure to use a good quality brush. Sponges and the small brushes that typically come with powder won’t give you even coverage.

#4: Use a foundation brush

Applying liquid foundation with your fingertips can cause more flaking so stick with a brush. Use a very gentle touch and go in a downward motion as you put it on.

If your skin is irritated and dry, the last thing that you want to do is irritate it more. When you are applying it, remember that less is definitely more when it comes to cream. If you apply too much, it will start to get cakey and settle into patches.

#5: Choose foundation wisely

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High definition foundations can a godsend for every skin type, especially people who are dealing with dry patches. It isn’t just marketing hype. There is a real difference between your standard foundations and those that are true high definition.

By adding micro beads of silicone and mica, high definition foundations cause light to bounce off of your skin. The diffusion of light is going to cover up any kind of skin imperfection from dryness to wrinkles to redness.

Avoid oil-free foundation. Don’t worry about breakouts that can be caused by oil. You are actually more likely to breakout if your skin is overly dry. It is fine to use the oil-free formulas on days when your skin is feeling hydrated but avoid it when your skin has dry batches.

Combination skin can definitely be tricky. Rather than trying to find something that works for every bit of your face, use multiple foundations.

If you are prone to dry spots in particular areas, treat them differently. Use extra moisturizer in these places and hydrating foundation then stick with oil-free products on the rest of your face.

#6: Highlight you assets

Fake a dewy glow with highlighter. After you get a thin layer of foundation on and let it dry, add a highlighter. Dab it on over your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and across your forehead. Only use a tiny bit on then blend well.

Carry a small bottle of hydrating toner with you throughout the day. A quick mist will be energizing and give your skin a glowing boost.

5 Best Recipes for a Romantic Dinner for Two

You’ve decided to cook a romantic dinner for two? Wonderful idea! For this dinner to be the best possible, you will need some extra special recipes for it. We present the recipes, you take charge of the rest. Look no further, here they are: the 5 Best Recipes for a Romantic Dinner for Two.

1. Oysters for Lovers

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If you’ve ever read about aphrodisiacs you must have heard that oysters are one of the strongest aphrodisiacs in the world. So, for all of you who like food and want to heat up the atmosphere, we suggest you try this recipe: “Oysters for Lovers”. It’s a guaranteed success for a romantic dinner for two.

You’ll need: 15 fresh oysters, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 2 lemons, 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, 200ml white wine, 1 clove of garlic. Wash the oysters thoroughly in cold water and carefully open them using a thin knife. Remove the oyster meat from the shells and put the shells in the oven at 150C to warm up.

In the meantime heat up the oil in a pan and add rosemary. Cook for 30 seconds and add finely chopped garlic and white wine. Cook for couple of minutes and then add vinegar and lemon juice. Take the shells out of the oven, put back the meat and pour one tablespoon of sauce over every oyster. Sounds great, right?

2. Ginger Chicken

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It is widely known that ginger is an aphrodisiac, so if you want to spice up your romantic meal a bit, make sure you include ginger in it. For this recipe you will need: 8 chicken wings or a same amount of chicken meat of your choice, 1 liter of vegetable soup, 1 carrot, 1 onion, 1 celery, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon ginger, tomato sauce, 1 chili pepper and some honey.

Cook the chicken wings in the soup together with chopped carrot, onion and celery. When softened remove both meat and vegetables from the soup and put them in an oven dish. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan, add the sugar and caramelize it. Add ginger, tomato sauce, chili pepper and cook until it thickens. Pour over the meat. Put some honey on each piece of the meat, put everything in the oven and cook for 15 minutes on 200C. Make this chicken dish to your partner and you are in for a night of passion.

3. Moroccan Kiss

If you’re watching your weight but would still like to prepare a nice romantic meal, we suggest you make this salad, called the Moroccan Kiss. It can also be an appetizer before your main course.

You’ll need: 450gr of carrots, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 4 oranges, juice from 1 lime, 1 onion, 100gr of walnuts, 50gr of raisins, hot cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Grind the carrot and chop the onion. Mix it together, add the lime juice, the oranges cut into cubes, olive oil, walnuts and raisins. Mix everything and leave it in the refrigerator to cool. Before serving add salt and pepper and, if you want some spice, the cayenne pepper.

This salad, no matter if you serve as a standalone meal or just as an appetizer, is guaranteed to warm you up and put some romantic and sexy ideas in your head.

4. Black and White Hearts

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Of course, every romantic dinner needs to end with a romantic dessert. And there’s nothing better than chocolate for that. We suggest you make this super delicious black and white hearts.

You need: 125gr of honey, 200gr of sugar, 150gr of butter, 50ml of whipping cream, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 400gr of flour, 100gr of corn starch, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 125gr of white chocolate and 125gr of dark chocolate.

Heat together honey, sugar, butter and whipping cream until the sugar melts. Pour in a bowl and leave to cool. Mix all the other ingredients except the white and dark chocolate, add them into the bowl. Mix to make dough. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and leave it in the refrigerator for half an hour to cool.

Preheat the oven to 180C. Flatten the dough until it is approximately half a centimeter thick. Take out hearts with a heart mold and bake them for 12 minutes. Once cooled down, dip each heart one half in white and the other half in melted dark chocolate.

5. Exotic Bomb

Dessert like chocolate hearts could be a little heavy, so we’ve prepared a lighter version of a romantic dessert. Don’t worry; it’s just as effective, just lower in calories.

You need: half of fresh pineapple chopped in cubes, 1 banana chopped in rings, 1 orange chopped in cubes, 3 tablespoons of sugar, juice from half a lemon, 2 tablespoon of Blue Curacao liqueur, vanilla ice cream and 2 tablespoons of coconut flour.

Pour lemon juice over the bananas to prevent oxidation. Mix the fruits together, add sugar and pour Blue Curacao over. Put two balls of vanilla ice cream in each serving bowl and put the fruit over it. Sprinkle with coconut flour and serve cold.

We’ve given you 5 best recipes for a romantic dinner for two. Now, you only need to put on a nice dress, make a romantic atmosphere and serve your aphrodisiacs. Add a bottle of champagne into the mix, and you can’t be wrong. Bon appétit.