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Bright and Beautiful: 6 Spring Beauty Trends to Try

Spring is right around the corner and not only are we excited about warmer temps and fresh fashion statements, but we can’t wait to try out each one of the beauty trends below. Now the only question is: Which one shall we try first?

POPPY RED LIP

A red lip for spring? Sure, why not?! But not just any red will do; it’s a poppy red that is the shade this season. This fun color can glam up your full makeup look or add a pretty pop to your minimal, no-makeup fresh face. Either way, this color is a refreshing take on the classic red lip. Click here to find the perfect red shade for your pout.

BOLD BROWS

Don’t worry, ladies—pencil-thin brows are not coming back as a trend this spring (We hope they never do!). Bold, beautiful brows are here to stay! A big shout-out goes to designers like Fendi, who stuck with this classic look on the Spring 2019 runway.

So, just how can you transform your brows to stay on trend or give yourself a much-needed brow makeover? It’s simple, just visit a Lash Lounge near you and discover the options we have for brow services. Whether it’s a brow tint or microblading, we can give your brows a boost.

SUNKISSED CHEEKS

Don’t you love that natural spring and summer glow you get when you finally ditch the indoors for some precious sun? So do we! Give your cheeks that gently-kissed look by applying a rust shade of blush.

PINK PIGMENTS

Don’t be surprised when you see pink gracing eyelids and lips this spring. This timeless color adds such a youthful, fresh look when subtly applied. Giorgio Armani debuted new products for his Spring 2019 show and, in that collection, a plethora of pink! Swoon over these pretty palettes and how to wear them here!

LILAC EYESHADOW

Vibrant yet subtle, lilac eyeshadow should be your go-to spring eyeshadow shade this year! Why lilac? Well, it’s colorful enough to make your eyes pop, yet can still be worn subtly if your heart desires. Whether you choose more of a matte lilac shadow or one with a shimmer, we’re certain you and your lovely lilac eyes will make a statement wherever you go! Want to see just how fabulous this color is? Click here to see it on a celeb who was just spotted wearing this shade!

RAINBOW MANIS

Spring beauty wouldn’t be complete without pretty nails, right, ladies? In case you haven’t seen the latest manicure trend, we’ll fill you in with these two powerful words: rainbow nails. Yes, we did say “rainbow”! This colorful manicure has been seen all over social media over the past couple of months. Just picture it: a different color (usually pastels) on each nail! Want to see for yourself? Check it out here. And then tell us: Will you give it a try?

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No matter what beauty or fashion trend you decide to try and wear this spring, wear it (and ROCK it) with confidence!

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Best Beauty Looks from the AMA’s (And How You…

If you watched the American Music Awards last week, then you not only saw some impressive performances and fashion statements, but you also saw some flawless makeup and gorgeous lashes. We loved many of the super glamorous looks we saw and we’re sharing some of the best beauty looks from the AMA’s with you, plus how YOU can get the same looks . . . you’re welcome!


Taylor Swift

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Taylor’s Look:

  • Metallic eye shadow
  • Winged eyeliner
  • Feathery lashes
  • A soft nude lip

Get Her Look:

  • For the eye shadow, we love the sultry shadow palette from Sephora which includes a silver metallic shade like Taylor wore, plus 13 more shades.
  • To get that perfect winged liner look, Maybelline‘s felt-tip liquid eyeliner glides on smooth for precise control.
  • For the lashes, a full set of Volume Lash Extensions will have your lashes looking just like Taylor’s!
  • Then for the lips, NARS Honolulu Honey is the perfect blend of natural beige with a satin finish. 

Ciara

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Ciara’s Look:

  • Gold, shimmery eyes
  • Lifted lashes
  • Nude glossed lips

Get Her Look:

  • Bobbi Brown’s shimmer wash eye shadow in ‘champagne’ is the perfect shade to highlight and illuminate the eyes like we see on Ciara.
  • Her lashes looked beautifully natural with a lovely lift and curl. You can get this same classic look with a simple Lash Lift Perm which will define and curl your lashes seamlessly in one treatment. (Note: A lash lift perm is not available in New Jersey.)
  • Try Lancome’s L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss in Beige Aura to add the same nude glossy look to your lips.

Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa’s Look:

  • Nude matte lip
  • Full, flared lashes
  • Arched brows

Get Her Look:

  • To get lips like Vanessa, try this matte lipstick from Ulta by Anastasia Beverly Hills and go for the color, Soft Touch.
  • Recreate her lash look by getting a full set of our Volume Lash Extensions. Volume lashes offer incredible fullness with 2 or more of our lightest lash extensions applied to 1 natural eyelash.
  • To get your brows looking like Vanessa’s, get them threaded. Eyebrow threading is an innovative option for brow shaping and hair removal. It also has many benefits over waxing and plucking and can give you this same sexy arched look.

Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer’s Look:

  • Contoured face
  • Super dark, warm smokey eyes
  • Volume lashes

Get Her Look:

  • To conquer this contoured look, try the ‘Step-by-Step Contour Kit’ by Smashbox.
  • Get the same sultry smokey eye with warm tones by using the Makeup Atelier Eye Shadow Palette by Beautylish.
  • A full set of Volume Eyelash Extensions will complete the look and have you looking just as fab as JLo herself!

Dua Lipa

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Dua’s Look:

  • Shades of brown on her lips and eyes
  • Full lashes on the top and bottom
  • Bold brows (that are noticeably a perfect match to her hair color.)

Get Her Look:

  • Brown shades are all the rage this season and you can get this same edgy yet feminine look on your lips with Yves Saint Laurent’s ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick with shade 53 Beige Promenade from Sephora. Continue the brown tones on the eyes by using a bronze shade like MAC’s Charcoal Brown eye shadow.
  • A full lash line on the top AND bottom can be achieved by getting Lash Extensions -and yes, you can even get lash extensions on your lower lid. This will open up your eyes and brighten your face even more than just having lash extensions on the top!
  • For the same bold brow look as Dua, get a simple brow tint. This service is ideal for those who want to darken their brows or simply give them a bolder look. And it also saves you the hassle of filling in your brows – which is a huge time saver! (Note: Lash tinting is available at many Lash Lounge locations, but not in the following states: New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts or California.)

 


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5 Eye Makeup Looks We’re Ready to Try This…

Fall is right around the corner and we’re ready for all of the stylish trends the season brings, including these 5 eye makeup looks! From warm toned hues to pretty pops of color, we can’t wait to try each one of these trends.

Copper Eyes

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Bring autumnal tones to your eyes with orange-red hues around your lash line. Priyanka Chopra only recently showed off her pre-wedded bliss, but with this look, she was glowing long before Nick Jonas popped the question. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Blue Eyeliner

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“Swap your basic black eyeliner and even shadow for eye-brightening blues, from cobalt to cerulean,” says Good Housekeeping’s Beauty Director April Franzino. “Make it less ’80s by blending a thin line of blue above your regular black on top lids or wearing a sheer wash of slate up to your crease only.” Copy Lupita Nyong’o’s BAFTA Awards look with a bold red lip, or go light on lip and cheek colors to keep things balanced and wearable. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Voluminous Lower Lashes

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There’s some ’60s flair in Tracee Ellis Ross’s Oscars makeup. Her dramatic lashes go perfectly with another fall favorite: a classic red lip. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Smudged Liner

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If you find that your pencil liner gets a little smudgy by the middle of the day, don’t wipe it off — just mimic Emmy Rossum and embrace it, because this ’90s grunge look is trending like crazy. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Two-Tone Eyeshadow

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One of the boldest red carpet eye makeup looks in recent memory was when Scarlett Johansson stepped out at the Avengers premiere. Pick two shadows in your go-to palette and combine them by applying one hue all around your eye, and create a smoky eye effect on top with the other. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Want to see more? Check out these 8 Trending Makeup Looks to Try This Fall!

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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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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)


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