5 make-up tricks I use for hiding the fatigue

Hello everyone!

I hope you have had a nice (and relaxing) weekend! By relaxing I mean chill, with no sleeping that late or getting up too early, reasonable partying and so on 🙂

But what happens when you have a tough night and cannot get the rest that you need (due to staying late, not being able to sleep (enough or at all) or having a bad sleep)?

I guess we have all been through at least one of the situations above and looking in the mirror the next day seemed the worse thing ever – dark circles, eye pouches, matte skin, tired look. This would not be the whole problem, but what happens when you only have a couple of minutes to get decent and go out?
Although that period when I was staying late in the evening due to partying has gone for a couple of years (yes, I am getting old now 😛 ), it still happens to me (due to a laaaarge number of reasons) to not be able to get the rest my body requires and in the next morning have the Emoticon, Emoji, Choque, Sorpresa, Dibujos Animadoslook on my face and only 10 minute to get ready for leaving the house (well..I would like to have this look, with the eyelashes full of mascara and red lips, but this is only in my nicest dreams :S ).

These are the 5 make-up tricks that I do in order to get the fresh look after a not so relaxing night:

  1. I use the make-up base only on the parts of my face where I really consider that it is necessary, namely on the problematic zones.
  2. I only use an eyeshadow in a natural color, with a creamy and nacreous texture. I apply it on the entire esyelid, until right under the eyebrow. Of course, before applying it, I use the eyeshadow primer in order to fix the color. A natural and nacreous color of the eyeshadow lightens the eyes and removes the tired look. So..in this cases, no elaborated make-up using 2-3 colors, but just the basic – as you know, less is more 😀
  3. I exaggerate with the mascara – oh yes, I admit it, I apply two layers of volume mascara (the second time after a couple of minutes since applying the first layer in order for it to have been fixed).
  4. I use a strong color for lipstick in order for the attention to be deviated from the tired eyes.
  5. This is something which I do not do that often, especially as I am not a big fan of the blush. However, I have recently received a new one from the US which I really like so I have started using the blush again. It is known that blushed cheeks are a sign of healthiness, so applying a light layer of blush hides the signs of fatigue.

What do you think of the above, have you ever used any of these tricks to hide the signs of fatigue? What other trick do you use? Please share it with me 🙂

 

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Love and marriage at Fira Novios Alicante 2016

During November 11-13, Alicante hosted the weddings fair Fira Novios at IFA, Torrellano. A perfect occasion for seeing the latest fashion collections for party and wedding 2017, together with some of the best offers for hair and makeup, honeymoon trips, wedding locations and much more.

As I am directly interested in this (yes, next year it’s my turn, I am actively organizing THE day :)), I wanted to have a look and maybe get some ideas or improve the ones that I have. Basically, I already have the dress (which by the way, I thought it would be the most complicated thing, but however I managed to find it in the second attempt, which is not bad at all considering the fact that it takes me a lot to decide on buying day to day clothes and I always thought that buying the wedding dress would take me a lot of time), the location and the wedding rings, but I wanted to see whether I can find any good places for hair and makeup, flowers arrangements and the best of all: the honeymoon.

We spent there about three hours, but not only for checking the place, but also because we took part into a gown and wedding dresses parade which was realllyyyyy nice 🙂 Although as I said before, I already have the dress, I wanted to see the collections they presented, as to be honest, I only tried on my dress once some months ago and I liked it so much, so I wanted to remember those moments while seeing the models on stage. I know this sounds insane, however the feeling is so nice, you feel like a real princess (especially if you are not used to going to those kind of parties where the dress code obliges you to wear a long dress), so I wanted to travel back in time and remember how my dress is, at least until I get the chance to put it on again for THE day 🙂

As expected, the best collection for me was AIRE BARCELONA  (in Alicante, you can find it in Rosana Canto’s store, not sure whether there are any other stores in Alicante having AIRE dresses). My dress is from Rosana’s store as well, but it is another collection, namely ALMA NOVIAS.

For makeup and hair , unfortunately, did not find something to say wow, so I will keep searching. There is still some time, so I don’t want to panic yet and become a bridezilla 😀

What we did find (and then, when coming home in the evening, studied a lot), were many many honeymoon offers from some of the best travel agencies in town. Although there were several travel agencies showing their offers, I am inclined in going on a trip with one of the reputed ones..please do not get me wrong, I am not picky or superficial, but I do not want to arrive to my destination or need something during my trip and have nobody reliable to approach to or to be totally ignored, like it happened to some friends of mine when travelling and the agency totally ignored them when they had some issues there. So, getting back to the matter, we got home with lots of catalogues and offers for honeymoons which now we are considering, depending on the distance and budget 🙂 We have no idea yet where to go and the amount of possibilities makes it more difficult..what we do know is that we don’t want to go to the beach (we have this in Alicante as well, right?) and we would really like to go sightseeing and visiting several cities. I will let you know when we make a decision 🙂

Until then, I leave below some pictures of the nicest dresses presented during the parade (which belong to AIRE collection), as per my personal opinion. Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures, they were done with my mobile phone and the place was quite dark.

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And this is me before getting there, with the purple look 🙂

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4 consejos de maquillaje para resaltar tus ojos al llevar gafas

Aunque los lleves para seguir el trend o porque realmente los necesites, las gafas, además de ser útiles para algunas de nosotras, también pueden servir como accesorio.

Pero qué pasa si las gafas son imprescindibles y tienes que llevarlas todos los días? Yo, a veces alterno las gafas con las lentillas, pero dependiendo de lo que lleve, trato de cambiar el maquillaje para que cuando tenga las gafas puestas, resalten los ojos y no la montura J

He leído muchos artículos sobre el tema de como maquillarte al llevar gafas, he probado varios tipos de maquillaje y al final he decidido que para mi mejor va lo siguiente:

  1. Usar una sombra clarita para los ojos que aporte luminosidad a la mirada. Suelo usar colores como rosa clarito, gris clarito o beige. Para salir uso los mismos colores pero que pueden llevar algo de brillo o purpurina.
  2. El color del eyeliner es más clarito que el color de la montura. Usar colores parecidos o del mismo tono hacen que visualmente se perciba como que los ojos y la montura son lo mismo J También, si la montura es oscura, usar un eyeliner oscuro hace que la mirada parezca cansada, acentúa las imperfecciones o las ojeras y crea una sensación de..demasiado dark
  3. El eyeliner blanco en la parte interna de los ojos hace milagros!! Al usarlo, los ojos parecen más grandes, con más brillo, resaltando detrás de las gafas.
  4. El tapa ojeras debe ser uno o dos tonos más claro que el mismo producto que uses cuando no llevas las gafas. Este también aporta luminosidad a la mirada y enfoca la atención hacia los ojos, y no hacia la montura.

Como solis maquillaros al llevar gafas, que colores os sientan mejor y que consejos daríais al respeto?