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5 Beauty Apps You Should Download Now

Most of us love to use or play around with beauty apps to enhance our look or flawlessly hide blemishes and such. Today we’re sharing 5 Beauty Apps You Should Download Now . . . you’re welcome!

1. VSCO

Who doesn’t use VSCO by now? If you aren’t, you’ll quickly become obsessed. This free app does more than edit your pics; you can also take pics directly in VSCO, edit video and even emulate film with its advanced presets. You can also upgrade to the VSCO X membership experience for $19.99/year to unlock even more editing tools. (via stylecaster.com) Click here to download VISCO.


2. YouCam Perfect 

YouCam Perfect was built with the selfie in mind, whether talking the beautification tools or tips. The app’s basic functionality (which is Free) allows you to eradicate wrinkles, dry skin, and other imperfections within seconds, while the software’s more aggressive options let you re-shape various aspects of your body such as your nose, eyes, and even your relative body proportions. It’s the visual equivalent to plastic surgery, sans the cost. (via digitaltrends.com) Want to download this app? Click here!


3. Facetune

This app helps you fake perfect skin: smooth creases and wrinkles, even out skin tone, erase zits, create an overall more flattering visage with a few simple swipes. It also offers a reshape feature that allows you to make yourself look taller and slimmer, if you’re into that sort of thing. Like most good things, perfection comes at a cost—this app clocks in at $3.99. (via stylecaster.com) Click here if you’re ready to download Facetune!


4. A Color Story 

If you need to enhance the color of your selfie, A Color Story is the app for you and it’s FREE. With more than 100 filters and 40 different effects — some premium — you’re bound to find the right tool for the job. There are 20 free tools in all, and you can customize and save your own filter for later use. Best of all, you can batch edit selfies in batches, meaning you can spend less time editing and more time posting for all the world to see. ( via digitaltrends.com) Ready to add some color to your pics, download A Color Story here.


5. Perfect365

What separates Perfect365 from similar apps in our roundup isn’t the toolset, but its native ability to adjust the intensity of each effect using a slider. Further, it’s lined with a melange of celebrity-inspired templates and more than 20 makeup tools aimed at beautifying your selfie, regardless if you’re set on trying a new pair of lashes or adjusting your skin tone. Again, it’s the intensity slider that keeps you from looking overly airbrushed. Oh-and it’s Free, unless your heart desires Perfect365 PRO. ( via digitaltrends.com) Click here to get Perfect365!


If you want to find out about even more fabulous apps, click here! And ladies, whether it’s selfie or a great pic with the girls, don’t forget to tag The Lash Lounge – we just might re-post it!

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6 Ways to Truly Relax During Your Service

We know life is busy and things get stressful!  It’s always our goal to provide a relaxing experience for our clients, so today we’re sharing 6 ways to truly relax during your service at The Lash Lounge . . . take note!

 1. Get Comfortable

At The Lash Lounge, we’re not just there to transform your lashes and brows, we’re there to make you as comfortable as possible. Our plush blankets are always a hit with our clients as they lay back and relax during their service. We also recommend that you chat with your stylist and let them know if there’s anything else you need in order to have a truly comfortable and relaxing experience.

2. Keep It Quiet

Our stylists love to chat with their clients of course, however a little less talk allows you to truly unwind – which we want you to do during your service! So don’t feel like you have to talk. Keep it quiet so you can relax and let your stylist work her magic!

3. Avoid Too Much Caffeine Before Your Appointment

We all love our coffee, sodas and those super tasty Starbucks drinks that helps us get through the day. But if you’re all hyped up on caffeine, you may find it hard to relax. So save your favorite caffeinated indulgence for after your appointment – if you can!

4. Listen to Some Tunes

Some Lash Lounge salons offer headphones or earbuds so that clients can listen to music and unwind – and we also always welcome clients who bring their own! Listening to music is a great way to tune things out and enjoy that much deserved time during your appointment. Click here for some chill songs and best relaxing pop hits playlist!

5. Choose a Low Stress Appointment Time

If possible and your schedule allows, try to choose an appointment time that will keep the stress level low and allow you to truly relax during your service. For instance, if you schedule an appointment during your lunch break or cut it close before another commitment, you may feel stressed worrying about the next place you have to be. However we know that sometimes you just gotta work things in when you can, so do what you need to do but if you can – allow yourself that extra time so you can really relax! (Now it’s easier then ever to make an appointment at The Lash Lounge with our on-line booking.)

6. Put Your Phone On Silent

We rarely put our phones away, even for just a short time. During your appointment, every ding or notification may keep you from getting that much needed lash nap you’ve been dreaming of all week. So keep your phone in your purse and even turn it on ‘do not disturb’ for a short time. Everyone will survive and you will enjoy your “me time’ so much more!

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Festive Beauty Products and Services for July 4th

We’re feeling festive here at The Lash Lounge which is why today we’re sharing some beauty products and services for the 4th. Get your lips, eyes, nails, hair and even lashes ready to celebrate Independence Day in style!


Glitter Eyeliner

All the glitz of glam rock—without the spandex or bad hair—Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner contains superfine glitter in a clear base that dries down quickly and really stays put for long wear without any fallout. ($20, Sephora)

Ruby Red Lips

This travel sized lipstick may be little but it is full in color and this shade, Ruby Woo is perfect for your pout on the 4th! ($10, MAC)

Bold Blue Nails

For a summer synonymous with fun and freedom, Dior Vernis plays with bright colors. Enriched with organic silicone, this polish strengthens the nail surface for extra-long wear . . . perfect for a long holiday weekend. ($28, Macy’s)

Get Your Sparkle On

Applied on bare lids, on top of eyeshadow, or on top of lipstick for a dazzling duo chrome effect, this product will transform your look and add a fun and festive touch with sparkle! ($28, Sephora)

Red Hot Nails

A gal can never go wrong with a classic, red hot nail polish and this shade by Butter London “Her Magesty’s Red” is the perfect color for any patriotic holiday. ($18, Nordstrom)

All American Lips

For the ladies who love to get as festive as possible, these temporary lip appliqués will keep the print and color on your lips for up to 8 hours. Vitamin enhanced with a smooth feel and glossy finish, Violent Lips are easy to apply to lips of all sizes and each package includes three temporary lip tattoo appliqués. ($10, Violent Lips)

Seeing Blue

What’s not to love about a beautiful blue eye shadow? This vibrant matte royal blue shadow is highly pigmented and velvety smooth for easy blending and stay-on power. ($13, Beautylish)

Happy Birthday America Hair Extensions

Give your locks some red, white and blue flair with hair extensions. These clip in extensions have been professionally colored and will provide a high quality, long lasting color whenever your patriotic heart desires! ($75, Ebay)

Lash Highlights

Give your eyes a pop of color with lash highlights and see just how much your eyes will pop with a beautiful hue of blue lashes! (Contact a Lash Lounge near you to confirm pricing and book an appointment.)


If you have liked these festive beauty products and services for the 4th, then you’ll also enjoy these Summer makeup looks and tips here.

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6 Summer Makeup Looks We Love

From a warm summer glow to sparkling silver eyes, here are 6 summer makeup looks we are currently loving!

1. Bronze Only Blush

Since your skin will be living in a perpetual state of flush for most of the summer anyway, swap your usual layer of cream blush for an iridescent bronzer to give your complexion a warm, just-napped-on-the-beach look. After an hour in the sun—or, let’s be honest, 60 seconds in your hot car–the bronzer will melt into your skin for a naturally glowy, dewy finish. (via marieclaire.com)

Need a new bronzer? Click here to see 10 best bronzers for every skin type!

2. Slick ‘n Shiny Lips

It’s baaaaaaack. With better technology allowing for makeup companies to create more luxurious, non-goopy lip glosses and innovative oil-based lipstick formulas, shiny lips are making a slow and steady comeback after years of people obsessing over super-matte mouths. And there’s no right or wrong way to wear the look. Pair it with eye shadow or have it be your single makeup statement. (via allure.com)

3. Aqua Tinted Eyes

Build turquoise eyeliner up along the lower lashline for an intense kick of colour. (via: cosmopolitan.com)

The perfect blue liner can be tricky to find, so click here to see some great shades from Sephora.

4. The Sunset Look

Combine a vibrant lip color in shades of bougainvillea, hot coral, or orange-red with eyeshadows and liners in sunny yellow, marigold, or copper, the color-changing aspects of a spectacular sunset are represented without looking garish. (via refinery29.com)

5. Slashes of Silver

Normally associated with the cooler months and winter holidays, silver is an unexpected metallic for the summer months, especially when it’s free of chunky or obvious glitter. And when worn with subtle pink cheeks and lips and easy hair, silver can look just as sexy as the warmest, most smoldering bronze or copper shadow. (via: allure.com)
For more summer eye makeup looks you might like, check this out!

6. Metallic Eyeshadow

Bright, glitter-flecked eyeshadow can quickly veer into Studio 54 territory as soon as you start to perspire, but a bright, metallic cream shadow only looks better the hotter you get. If coppers and reds feel too bold, try tapping the same cream shadow over your lips and the apples of your cheeks, too, to balance out the eyes and tie the whole look together. (via marieclaire.com)

Want to see more makeup trends? Click here!
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Meghan Markle’s Big Day Beauty Look and How to…

There was so much to be in awe of over the weekend when it came to the Royal Wedding, but our number one awe inspiring moment was when we first saw the bride. Meghan Markle stayed true to her sense of style keeping her big day look classic, modern and not overdone. Same went for her makeup and since it’s officially wedding season, we’re breaking down her big day beauty look and how you can get the same look for your big day – or simply everyday!

One guess what our favorite part of her look was . . . her lashes and brows, of course!

FACE

Her Look: Gorgeous and glowing, the bride went for a natural look when it came to her face. She’s all about letting her freckles show, therefor she didn’t try to cover them up. While she skipped the heavy foundation, her makeup artist for the wedding (Daniel Martin) did add a bit of concealer under her eye.

Get The Look: Meghan’s said she’s a fan of super-light foundations (again, so her freckles can show through). To get there, Meghan’s pre-engagement makeup artist, Lydia Sellers, says she would reach for Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation in shade 6.25 with a few drops of 5.5. Bounced on with a slightly wet Beautyblender, it gives light, dewy coverage. (via glamour.com)

(Getty Images via glamour.com)

EYES + LASHES

The Look: Her eyes were the main beauty feature as she wore smoky gray eyeshadow and her lashes were bold with the most lovely full and fluttery appearance.

Get The Look:  Rather than overdoing the eyeliner, Meghan tends to play up her lashes. The best way to get this lovely look is to get Volume Lash Extensions! The fullness, length, curl and deep, natural color and overall look is just the ticket to having royally gorgeous lashes.

For eyeliners, her two favorites are M.A.C. Teddy, a gorgeous, gold-flecked brown, and Chanel Eyeliner in Cassis, a shimmery plum that she draws on her upper lash line and water line. (via glamour.com)

LIPS

The Look: Her lips were painted a peachy pale pink shade of lipstick that had a satin finish. (via hapersbazaar.com)

Get The Look: The word on the street is that Markle’s a fan of Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Very Victoria ($34), a matte, dusty rose-tinted nude that seems polished enough even for the halls of Buckingham Palace or, say, the queen’s personal tea room. Not only does the pink tone give it some warmth—a nonnegotiable when you’re dealing with nude shades—but the matte finish makes it feel more modern than your average neutral lipstick. Also worth noting: Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury is one of the best-known Brits in her field, so Markle’s choice could be a sly nod to her new country. (via glamour.com)

(Getty Images via glamour.com)

BROWS

The Look: Not overly bold but still quite beautiful, her brows were striking, defined and filled-in to anchor her face.

Get The Look: Sherrille Riley is responsible for Meghan’s brows and told metro.co.uk how she created the perfect brow style for her, which she refers to as the ‘Audrey Hepburn Brow’. The style is to keep the brows as straight as possible with a gradual lift at the tail ends and the style is completely arch-less and in-line with the natural brow. It’s a really modern twist on the iconic brow shape that Audrey was famous for. This effortless shape lifts the face and harmonises the features. Threading is one of the methods Riley uses to achieve this classic brow look on Meghan.


Want more on Meghan’s Royal Wedding Makeup? Click here!

(top page photo credit: Getty Images via glamour.com)
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Mother’s Day 2018: 7 Beauty Products She’ll Love

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it and what Mom doesn’t love fabulous beauty products? Check out these 7 products she’s sure to love, and if you’re a Mom reading this – copy the link and send over a few hints to help out those YOU love. We promise you they’ll appreciate it!

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Fragrance Touch-Up 

Not unlike the compact cushions that have taken over the K-beauty world, the sleek Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Fragrance Touch-Up is perfect for discreet reapplications on the go. The romantic, fruity-floral scent is one that mom will want to reapply often. (via allure.com)


Joanna Vargas Twilight Face Mask 

$75 is a lot for a pack of five sheet masks. Unless each one is a growth factor-rich, incredibly-soothing facial by the aesthetician who keeps Julianne Moore, Karlie Kloss, and Naomi Watts looking like a million bucks. (via instyle.com)


YSL Liquid Lipstick 

If you are struggling for a present, you can’t go far wrong with a beautiful YSL liquid lipstick. This one, in a pale pink shade, could easily be your mum’s next everyday essential. (Via harpersbazaar.com)


Miller Harris Rose Silence Bath Oil

Pamper and luxuriate in a relaxing and soothing bath oil that transforms your bathwater into a skin-nourishing milk. The warm and delicate scent of Rose Silence in the ultimate indulgent treat. Contains a blend of exquisitely moisturising oils: argan oil, moringa oil and sweet almond oil. Rich in vitamins A & E, it softens, smooths and deeply hydrates the skin whilst you relax. (Via elle.com)


5. Foreo UFO

This powerful little device may just be the future of skin care, and your mom will love being on the cutting edge of beauty technology. With the power to customize temperature, vibrations, and LED light therapy, the Foreo UFO can be exactly what she needs and wants for a perfect facial that rivals a spa experience. (via allure.com)


Kypris Antioxidant Dew 

What Mom doesn’t want to up her antioxidant game? This product offers deep hydration with a featherweight texture and botanical emulsions made to be mixed and matched for desired results. (Via elle.com)


Penhaligon’s Bluebell Eau De Toilette

A pure and simple fragrance that is sure to delight and transport your mum to the fresh English countryside whenever she wears it. Notes of bluebell are joined by a bouquet of hyacinth, lily of the valley, jasmine and rose. (Via harpersbazaar.com)


 

Need one last great gift idea for her? An E-Gift Card to The Lash Lounge will never disappoint . . . click here to purchase!

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4 Famous Mother-Daughter Duos and Their Beauty Tips

Mother’s Day is right around the corner which got us thinking about some famous Mother-Daughter duos. Check out these lovely ladies and a few beauty tips they swear by.

Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson

(image via allure.com)

Always smiling and exuding joy, Goldie and Kate are clearly best friends and share an amazing relationship. Kate has followed in her mother’s famous footsteps and off the big screen, she also shares her mother’s love for life, as well as her healthy, active lifestyle.

Goldie & Kate’s Beauty Tips: When it comes to beauty, it’s apparent that great genes run in the family, but in a joint interview with Allure in 2013, Kate was asked what beaut secrets she learned from her Mom, and said “I think it’s more the stuff we eat. Like green juice—mom’s been drinking green juice forever. And taking teaspoons of olive oil. We love products and we have fun with products, but in terms of the real stuff that I’ve learned from mom, it’s her lifestyle. She was always healthy and active and drinking something green.”


Tina & Beyonce Knowles

(image via popsugar.com)

Tina Knowles has always been known as a strong, confident woman – and clearly she passed that on to her daughter. Beyoncé and her mom have a strong bond and also share a love for beauty and cosmetics. Beyoncé grew up going to her mother’s salon in Houston, where she saw and learned a great deal. Fast forward to 2010, Tina collaborated with Beyoncé to open the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center at the Phoenix House in Brooklyn.

Tina’s Beauty Tip: Undergarments are the foundation to looking great. A good bra, Spanx, or some tummy-control panties to smooth out the lines are really important. (source: cosmopolitan.com)

Beyoncés Beauty Tip: “My best beauty advice came from my mother. She always says that outer beauty fades and inner beauty has a lasting effect. She also told me to wash my makeup off before going to bed. I don’t always, but I’m trying!” (Source: ogleschool.edu)


Michelle and Chynna Phillips

(image via instyle.com)

This pair not only share beautiful features, but also beautiful voices and success in two well known music groups. Michelle was in the group The Mamas & The Papas in the 60’s and Chynna was (and still is) with the popular 90’s group, Wilson Phillips. Both women have taken great pride in taking care of themselves and Chynna has watched and learned from her mother over the years.

Michelle’s Beauty Tip: “Wash your face with soap every morning, with a mild cleanser and rinse it with the same soapy water 30 times.” She also shared, ” I always use moisturizer. And I always use L’Oreal. And here’s the big reason why I use it. I use it because I can buy it at my supermarket! A moisturizer with a sun block, and at night you use a moisturizer without sun block.” (source: knotslanding.net)

Chynna’s Beauty Tip: In an interview with Carol Au Courant, Chynna shared her top 4 natural beauty tips: “Get 10 hours of sleep each night. Use a mask – any mask – once per week on your face.  Never pop a zit.  And stay away from too much sugar, dairy, white flour, and anything processed.”


Tracee Ellis Ross and Diana Ross

(image via popsugar.com)

Where do we begin with this mother/daughter duo? While Diana is a tough act to follow, her daughter Tracee has paved her own way in the entertainment industry. This is another pair that clearly share amazing genes, however Tracee had a great teacher in her mother and learned how to care for herself.

Diana’s Beauty Tip: “My ‘quick makeups’ are jumbo eye pencils, really black black pencils, and mascara, maybe blusher and a light lip gloss, something nice for the day.” (source: vogue.com)

Tracee’s Beauty Tip: “I’m really big on hydration, you gotta drink the water so there’s hydration on the inside and the outside.” When it comes to moisturizing, Tracee has a unique method and recommends “spanking” your moisturizer into your face, by tapping lightly on your skin while the moisture sinks in. (source: thereal.com)


Want to see more amazing mother-daughter duos? Click here!

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5 Things Lash Stylists Want Their Clients To Know

If you’re a lash extension veteran, then your lash stylist has most likely educated you on the best ways to care for your lashes, products you can/cannot use and all the other important ‘dos and dont’s’ that come with having lash extensions. But there are some other important things that lash stylists want YOU, their clients to know . . .

Be Upfront

Don’t be afraid to share any discomfort or concerns with your stylist during your service. They are there to not only make your lashes look fabulous, but they also want to make sure you have the best lash experience possible. If you have any discomfort or irritation during your service, tell your stylist so she can make you comfortable. Also be sure to reach out to your salon/stylist after your service, if by chance you experience an allergic reaction, redness or simply have a question you forgot to mention before you left. They are the experts after-all, so don’t hesitate to share any concerns during or after your service.

Don’t Expect The Same Results As Your Friends

Your stylist will always strive to give you the lash look you desire. However, if your friend has lash extensions with extreme, voluminous fullness and you want the same but your lashes don’t end up looking as full as hers, there’s a reason. Clients who already have a naturally full lash line will end up with an even more extreme, full lash line after having extensions applied. If your natural lash line isn’t as full, then your lash extensions may not have the same fullness as your friend’s lashes. The more natural lash hairs you have, the more extensions can be applied. So to sum it up, your stylist wants you to understand that they will work with the natural hairs YOU have and give you the best results possible, however your lash look and your bff’s lash look may not always look the same….and now you know why.

Keep Chatter to a Minimum

While it’s always fun to catch up with your fav, fabulous lash stylist, too much chatting can make her job more difficult. Why? For one, it’s always very important to be as still as possible during the application process and allow your stylist to focus on the precise technique she needs to master during your service. Second, this needs to be a relaxing experience for you. If you and your stylist chat the entire time, then you may not get to enjoy that amazing lash nap we all love. However, if it’s your stylist that’s doing most of the talking, remember to take headphones to keep the talking to minimum, or like we mentioned in #1, be upfront and kindly tell your stylist you’ve had a long day and that you’d prefer to just relax and not chat too much. She will gladly understand!

Don’t Leave It All Up To Your Stylist

If you don’t do your part and take care of your lashes, then your lash stylist can’t do her job to the fullest. If you don’t clean, comb and care for your lashes properly, then your stylist may not always be able to give you the results you want. They will try of course, but if they have to spend time cleaning and separating dirty lashes, then this means less time getting your lashes back to the look you love. If you have lost a great deal of lashes due to poor care or if you don’t keep up with your 2-3 week refill appointments, then your stylist may recommend a full, new set. So be good to yourself, your lashes and your stylist by taking proper care of your extensions and schedule regular refills. (Pssst . . . It’s now easier than ever to book your appointments with our new, convenient on-line booking system.)

Listen To Your Stylist

Remember that the stylists are the experts! They do this every day, for hours a day. Listen to them and any tips or feedback they may give you during your appointment. You make an investment in your lash extensions and your stylists knows it and wants to help you keep that investment looking full and fabulous!

Looking for more lash tips? Click here!

(pictured in first image: Stylists and Staff from The Lash Lounge Overland Park | second image via The Lash Lounge Sandy Springs)
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10 Facts About Brow Tinting and Threading You May…

If your brows are in need of a makeover, brow tinting and threading can do wonders! See below for 10 facts about these two fabulous services that you may or may not know.

Eyebrow Threading

  1. The results from eyebrow threading lasts longer than plucking or waxing. Plucking lasts 2–4 weeks, waxing lasts 3–6 weeks and eyebrow threading (wait for it . . . ) can last up to 8 weeks!
  2. Threading removes an entire row of hairs at a time, which will give your brows a more precise shape
  3. If you have ever experienced ingrown hairs after plucking, you will not have to worry about that happening with threading.
  4. Threading is a much faster process than waxing or plucking.
  5. Brow threading will not irritate your skin like waxing often can.

Eyebrow Tinting

  1. Brow tinting is a service that doesn’t involve hair removal but uses a semi-permanent dye to enhance the color, shape, and thickness of your brows.
  2. Tinting is the perfect way to add a color boost to your brows (and even your lashes) and is ideal for those with light hair.
  3. A brow tint can widen your arches and elongate your eyebrows, which will give your brows a more defined, beautiful look.
  4. If you have naturally fine brows or you over-plucked back in the day like many of us did (ooops!) a brow tint can help by boosting the volume of your eyebrows.
  5. Even if your eyebrows are already dark, a tint can grab those peach-fuzz hairs and fill in the shape of your brows. You may discover you have hairs you didn’t know were there!
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6 Spring Makeup Trends We’re Ready To Try

Spring is right around the corner, which has got us thinking all about the fashion and makeup trends for the season. From flare lashes, fresh faces and fabulous eye makeup looks, check out these 6 spring makeup trends that we can’t wait to try ourselves.

Rose Gold Eyes

We love rose gold and we love eye shadow, so this combo is truly a match made in heaven! Click here to see the best rose gold eye shadows that can flatter every woman.

(via cosmopolitan.com/uk)


Flare Lashes

Lashes with a little extra flare? Yes, please! We’ve always loved this look and think it’s the perfect way to up your lash game for spring, summer and all year long! Click here to find a salon near you so you can get closer to rocking your very own flare lashes.

(image via cosmopolitan.com/uk)


Cherry Red Nails and Lips

Confidence instantly seems to shine through a woman with a radiant, red pout. Add the same shade to her nails, and she’s ready to take on the world! Looking for more shades to rock this season? Check out these 12 best spring lipsticks.

(image via elleuk.com)


Smoky Violet Eyes

Violet has been everywhere this year and clearly is one of our favorite colors. We love this modern spin of a classic smoky eye. Take a look at these violet eye shadow shades!

(image via marieclaire.com)


Fresh Face Makeup Look

Believe it or not, this look actually does require makeup, however it’s all in how it’s applied. Click here to learn how to do this fresh face makeup look!

(image via harpersbazaar.com/uk)


Navy Eyeliner

We love to step outside the eyeliner box and experiment with color, which is why we’re super excited about this trend. Navy eyeliner is the best of both worlds since it’s not too far from traditional black eyeliner but also gives that pop of color that many of us want at times. Just take a look at all of these navy eyeliner options!

(image via cosmopolitan.com/uk)

Want to see more? Check out these hair and makeup looks straight from the runways of fashion week.