There’s always a way to spice up your look behind the lenses. If you were summoned by a prescription or just wear them for fun, the eyes behind glasses can be dressed up to look just as good as someone who doesn’t wear eye gear.
Whether your sporting small and rectangular or round and geek chic always remember it’s about three things, eyeliner, mascara & brows.
Juicy breaks down exactly what is needed both product and technique to get those eye popping!Step 1
Your prescription is what determines how you will apply your makeup. Look in the mirror and check to see how your eyes appear behind your glasses. Do they look smaller, bigger or about the same? Eyes may appear smaller when your lenses are near-sighted, combat that with heavier make up and lighter colors. Far-sighted ladies may have eyes that appear larger behind they lenses, darker shades and less make up is needed to achieve a great eye look.Step 2: Eyeshadow
The color of your eyes determines what color shadow you really should be going for. Brown eyes look best under gray, gold, blue and purple while hazel or green eyes look best under copper and green shadows.
Be sure to first use eye primer, and if you have near-sighted eyes stick with two shades of eyeshadow. Far-sighted eyes can opt for three shades. In both cases remember blending of the colors is everything. You don’t want to look like Frankenstein under your frames.Step 3: Eyeliner
If you are near-sighted you want to dress up the top and lower lids to make your eyes look bigger. Opt for a bold liquid liner for the top lash and a creamy pencil liner for the bottom. Once the liquid is dry it has a distinct look, while the creamy liner prevents dust from getting on your lenses. If you want to go for a more festive look, it’s okay to use color liner on the top or bottom of your lash line.
If you are far-sighted, less is more. Use a thin coat of liquid or pencil liner on the upper lashes. Light application is best here.STEP 4: Mascara
Wearing glasses requires a waterproof mascara which is less likely to flake or smudge on to the glasses. Depending on how long your lashes are, will determine whether or not you need to curl them before applying mascara. If you have naturally short lashes pull out the curler, for long skip the curler after all you don’t want any streaks of black on your lenses. Black mascara does the trick for the most dramatic pop underneath your lenses. Be sure to use two coats of mascara to the upper, and don’t forget application to the lower to complete the look.STEP 5: Eyebrows
This final step is the most important. Groomed eyebrows give your face an instantly polished look. Your brows should shape your frames so keeping them neat and plucked is very important. Determine the best shape and thickness for your brows with your glasses on, but remember you should try and keep your natural arch. Fill in your brows with a pencil or powder to create thick, definied and of course perfect brows over, not under the frame your glasses.
And, just like that Juicy girls can have popping eyes behind your frames!
Direct heat can cause critical hair damage if used too much, but you don’t have to fry your hair to a crisp to get straight hair. An alternative method that is just as effective if you do it right is roller setting.
Roller setting hair won’t necessarily result in bone straight hair but it will result in tons more volume than using a straight iron. Before roller setting make sure you’ve thoroughly washed and conditioned and have magnetic or mesh rollers, a hooded dryer, a leave-in conditioner and a heat protector like REDKEN Smooth Down Heat Glide (0.5 oz, $15.94, Walmart)
Next follow these steps:Step 1
Make sure you have detangled your hair completely. Hair should be not be dry, but wet. If hair starts to feel dry during the process, mist with a spray bottle.Step 2
Apply your favorite leave-in conditioner as well as a heat protector or setting lotion.Step 3
Comb hair with a rat tail comb, part hair into sections; two side sections and one in the middle like a mowhawk. Clip each section with a duckbill clip until you are ready to work with it. Note: The bigger the rollers, the easier it will be to create a sleek look as opposed to small curlers which will hold a curl.Step 4
Take the hair you intend to work with (start with the section in the middle) parting about an inch and a half, start rolling with the roller flat against the scalp. The hair for each roller should spread evenly to promote drying. Begin rolling hair from the ends to the root and secure with a hair pin.Step 5
Sit under a hooded dryer for at least an hour. For thicker hair, it may take longer than an hour. The dryer should not be on its highest setting, but be high enough to dry hair.Step 6
Test a section before taking all of your rollers out. Hair should feel completely dry, not the slightest bit damp or cold.Step 7
You’ll notice your hair will either curl slightly at the ends or have more of a spiral curl definition, but if you did it correctly it should feel smooth and ready to wear loosely and manipulate into straight hair. At this point you’ll want to brush out with a paddle brush.Step 8
If your roots are a little puffy you can gently go over your roots with a curling iron or straightener (use a heat protectant), or blow dry roots with a comb attachment on cool setting to smooth them out.Step 9
Your hair may appear more spiral than straight at first and here’s the deal: you can rock that style, but realize after a little while the curl will fall flat allowing for a straighter look, be sure to wrap your each night to maintain bounce and volume.
Disclaimer: Exact results may vary depending on if your hair is relaxed or natural, what type of rollers used, and amount of heat.
Beauty is the eye of the beholder.
When it comes to achieving the most beautiful make up looks not only do skin color and the time of year need to be take into consideration – so does the structure of your face. Specifically eye shapes.
Ever try the latest trend in eye makeup only to realize it just doesn’t work for you? Chances are you’re not customizing beauty tips to fit your eye shape.
While there is no eye type that is better than another, there are certainly tricks to make a look work for you.
Don’t shy away from trying new techniques; Juicy has highlighted few eye-deas for the most common four eye types, and what you need to remember:
Worn everywhere from the red carpet to city streets, winged eyeliner gets its name from the ”winged” effect created when you extend eyeliner past your actual eyes for emphasis.
There is more than one way to do achieve this look, but you don’t want to just wing it, so Juicy has broken it down for you.Step 1
Choose your color. Don’t feel obligated to stick to regular black unless you want to. In fact, experiment with dark shades of blue, purple, or green eyeliner for special events to stand out even more. Trust us, winged eyeliner is not meant to be boring.Step 2
Next, decide if you will be wearing eyeshadow. If you will, apply eye primer to boost the staying power of both the eye shadow and the eyeliner. Afterwards apply your eyeliner (best to use liquid eyeliner). Remember, you’ll be extending your eyeliner out past your eye for a winged effect, so dab a small amount of primer in that area as well. For best results, use liquid eyeliner if “winging” from the top, or use an eye pencil if you’ll be lining you’re lower lashes then creating the wing.Step 3
Steadily draw a line directly above your eyelashes following the shape of your eye lid, or under if using an eye pencil. Decide if you want a more casual look by sticking to a thinner line, or for all of our drama queens out there, you can draw your line a bit thicker if you want to do the most.Step 4
This step is the most important. At this step you decide if you want to create the wing effect going by turning the eyeliner tip upwards once you reach the corner of your eye, or if you want to leave the line extending past your eye instead of up. Understand ou are not simply extending your eyeliner, but are now creating the winged look. It should never look like your regular eye makeup.Step 5
Finally do a mirror check, go over your eyeliner slightly to fill in any spaces, apply a bit of mascara and in the words of ELEPHANT MAN: You’re good to go!
It makes absolutely no sense to be on point from head to toe with raggedy nails. Besides hair and skin, your nails need constant attention too. Real talk it’s not only the nail salon’s job to care for your nails, it’s yours.
Even if you can’t live without your weekly or bi-weekly manis and pedis, in between salon visits every woman needs a thorough nail care routine. To keep your nails looking as good as the rest of you check out these Juicy tips:
1. Ditch the crystals, tips, and acrylics.
If you must get your nails done, there are now far better nail salon techniques like gel nails that don’t cause as much damage to the real nail. Acrylics and crystals may be durable, but they sure won’t leave your natural nails stron. Long-term use of acrylics will leave your natural nails weak.
2. Don’t get hung up on hang nails.
If you have one, never bite or tear at your nails. Invest in nail clippers to clip hang nails and use a good strong nail file to file your nails down. With clippers, always cut across rather than from the sides for a cleaner look.
3. Check your bottles.
Unless your nail polish advertises to strengthen your nails, some types may actually weaken nail enamel. Keep your collection, but invest in a nail hardener like PERFECT FORMULA pink gel coat (.60 oz, $30, Sephora) or SALLY HANSEN Hard as Nails (.45 oz, $4.49, Target) for weekly use and to use under nail polish. To keep polish from chipping use a clear coat of polish after.
4. Your nails are what you eat.
If you needed yet another reason to eat healthier, it keeps your nails healthy too. Foods rich in vitamin A, phosphorous, zinc, calcium, folic acid, vitamin C, and of course drinking lots of water can help with healthy nails.
5. Keep’em moisturized!
Nails may appear hard, but they can get weak and brittle. Use cuticle cream or any natural oils you have at home to keep cuticles smooth.
6. Get the right tools!
If you must have anything, definitely have a four-way nail buffer block.Each side of the block does something different for your nails like filing, buffering, smoothing and shining.
When removing nail polish get non-acetone nail polish. Harsh nail polish removers can leave nails brittle and remove shine. Also, when getting down and dirty and cleaning, protect your nails with gloves.
In between getting those nails ‘did’ follow these steps, and to keep your nails up to par for any occasion.
STEVE STOUTE. Some us may not know his name, but we’re guaranteed to know his work. STOUTE, a former Interscope executive, made his transition into the advertising world in 2001 and is responsible for the partnerships between CHRIS BROWN and Double Mint gum, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and McDonalds, as well as his business partner JAY-Z’s union with Reebok for the release of the S. Carter sneaker collection.
The harmony of urban artist and corporate brands is what STOUTE has coined as: the tanning of America. Juicy discusses with STOUTE the release of his book, the idealism of tanning a mentality that no longer determines your ethnicity, and sound business advice for emerging leaders.
JUICY: In the short weeks since it’s release what has the response been to you book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy.”
STEVE STOUTE: I think that they’re surprised that I was so candid about what I do and the way I think and the business that I’ve built and the honesty in the book about my experiences and this whole notion of ‘tanning’. It’s been very well received and I’m very happy about it.
JUICY: Tell us about the moment when you first realized that America was ‘tanning’.
SS: You know leaving the record business and going into the advertising business, I had so many moments. I would say one time was at a Jay- Z concert and I saw everyone, Asians, Indians, Blacks, and Whites, all singing every lyric to [JAY-Z's] song ‘Big Pimpin’. It wasn’t them just knowing the words, they were all moving the same way, they had very similar clothing, they were speaking one language. And I’m like, “does anybody really understand how much culture that music has? It unifies people, and that’s what lead me down that path.
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