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Coconut Oil Tips and Tricks

In the beauty world, there are so many natural products that provide benefits to the skin, nails, and hair. There are even natural products that we would find in the kitchen that work as makeup products. One product that has recently hit the beauty industry is coconut oil. Coconut oil may be in your kitchen cabinet, but did you know that it offers many beauty benefits? There are endless ways to utilize coconut oil in your daily beauty routine.

1. Makeup Remover

Coconut oil is a great way of removing your makeup after an exhausting day. Makeup removers can be expensive and drying to the skin, but coconut oil breaks down the makeup while leaving your skin moisturized. Simply moisten a cotton ball with the product and  For beauty queens, it is an excellent way to remove stage makeup after a tiring competition while rejuvenating your skin for the next day.

2. Conditioner

Furthermore, coconut oil works as a deep conditioner for hair. Its natural properties penetrate hair follicles and strengthen the ends. In order to strengthen your hair, massage the product into the scalp and comb through your hair. After, tie up your hair into a loose bun and leave in for as long as desired. Overnight works best, but a few hours will also do the trick. Shampoo after in order to rinse the residue of the coconut oil. Thick and moisturized hair styles better than limp hair; coconut oil is ideal for pageant women to ensure that their hair is healthy and manageable when styling.

3. Shaving Cream

Shaving creams and moisturizers tend to be on the pricey side, and coconut oil does the trick at a much lower cost. Smoothing the product on your skin before shaving creates a barrier to prevent any cuts from razors or blades. It also provides moisture for the skin, so there is no need for lotion after shaving.

Coconut oil is an essential in your beauty and skin care collection. It can be purchased at your local grocery store, or it may be sitting in your kitchen pantry!

 

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Contouring: Cream or Powder?

Whether you are a makeup guru, a pageant queen, or woman that loves makeup, contouring can enhance any makeup look. Well, what is contouring? Contouring is the art of using darker makeup products to enhance your natural features. Such features may include the jawline, cheekbones, or forehead. You can create a more defined jawline, higher cheekbones, etc. It simply creates the illusion of sharper and more defined facial structures. Some women contour their faces for daily wear, while others contour for a more dramatic look when going out. Contouring is especially useful for pageant women, for stage lights tend to wash out skin tone. The art of contouring allows the face to appear defined, despite the lights and cameras that may diffuse this appearance.

There are so many products on the market for contouring, but the main formulas are powders and creams. Because of the many products on the market, women struggle finding the perfect product for them. When debating to use a cream or a powder, there are various considerations you may want to examine.

Cream contouring products can be found anywhere, from the drugstore to a designer retailer. Cream products work extremely well for those women who may have dry skin, for the creamy products provide a bit of moisture to the skin. Some women prefer working with cream products, for it is easier to blend in the skin. A popular cream contour product is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit at a price of 40 dollars. This palette contains six unique shades, suitable for any aspect of the face that you may want to enhance. Cream products are perfect for touch ups, for there is no need for a brush applicator. You can simply apply the product with clean fingertips. The palette is convenient for the beauty queen backstage, for it allows you to touch up your makeup with no hassle.

On the other hand, women with oily skin may want to avoid putting a product with moisture on their face. Powder products help to avoid any extra moisture on the skin. Some women prefer powder products, for it is easy to layer and darken as needed. A great powder contour product is the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette at a price of 46 dollars. Similar to the product mentioned above, this is a palette that contains six unique shades to create the desired look you want. The benefit of a powder product is that it creates a matte appearance on the skin. This is ideal for beauty queens, for stage lights can tend to make the skin appear shinier than it actually is.

Contouring is a great way to sharpen the natural features on your face or to get you camera ready. Whatever your purpose of contouring may be, this information should help you find the product you need.

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Everything Eyebrows

Whether you are a makeup guru or a woman that enjoys putting a touch of makeup on for the day, eyebrows are essential to any makeup look. Simply doing your eyebrows and putting on a touch of lip gloss makes you look fresh and ready to take on the day’s endeavors. For on stage or camera appearances, those that a beauty queen or spokeswomen may encounter, darkening your eyebrows is essential in order to avoid being washed out by the film lights. This blog will teach you everything you need to know about perfect the ideal brow.

Some women have naturally thick or dark eyebrows, so they do not need to create a darker look. If your eyebrows are similar to this, you may only need to touch up your brows with a little gel to hold them in place throughout the day. A simple and inexpensive way to do so is to use clear mascara; simply brush the product lightly on your shaped eyebrows and you are set. A good product to use is the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in the shade Clear. It is a great product at an inexpensive price of $4.49 at any drugstore or beauty shop.

On the other hand, some women struggle with thin eyebrows that do not have much shape to them. This can make it difficult to create the look of defined eyebrows with thin hairs. However, filling them in with product can create a bold and flawless look. Gel based eyebrow products typically have more pigmentation than other products out on the market. A popular eyebrow gel in the beauty industry is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade at a price of $18 at any beauty shop. This is waterproof cream that is used to sculpt and shape eyebrows. To use, simply dip an angled makeup brush into the pomade and apply to your eyebrows. Because of the pigmentation of this product, it allows for a more dramatic and defined look. It is ideal for beauty queens that are often on stage and in front of cameras, for it greatly enhances your makeup look.

If  you want a more natural look, an eyebrow pencil will be the best product to create a natural eyebrow. A well-known product is the Benefit Precisely, My Brow eyebrow pencil at a price of $18 at any beauty store. It is dual-ended, one side containing the actual product and the other side containing a spoolie to brush the brow hairs. The pencil allows you to create strokes that imitate the appearance of hair, creating that natural look. This product is ideal for beauty queens that have to attend events such as charity opportunities or any casual event. It allows the eyebrow to look natural yet enhances your natural features.

Eyebrows are simple to style, yet they make a big difference in the appearance of your makeup. There is a product for each and every woman, no matter what their natural eyebrows may have to offer.

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Foundation 101

Choosing the right foundation for your skin can be challenging. Skin types vary, so determining the right formula for your skin is not an easy task. There are also different types of foundations for different occasions. Whether you are looking for a foundation to use every day for work or a foundation to last you during a beauty pageant, there are plenty of options for each occasion and skin type.

Women that have oily skin require a product that is not going to make their skin more oily than it already may be. Oily skin also tends to create larger pores, so a foundation that does not clog the pores is also important. A working product for this skin type is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup. This product states that it will provide 15 hours of wear while keeping the skin matte. The foundation helps control the excess oils that skin may produce. The Double Wear Foundation is perfect for stage performances such as pageants, for it maintains a matte look throughout the day and prevents shine.

On the other hand, women with dry skin need a product that moisturizes their skin. Sometimes, foundation can dry skin out and cause a flaky look. If the product is not moisturizing enough, the foundation will not lay on the skin nicely. The La Mer treatment foundation is perfect for dry skin, for it is embedded with with moisturizing elements that combat dry skin. It continuously moisturizes your skin throughout the day, avoiding the flaky look that some foundations can create. Pageant contestants want a flawless face when on stage, so this moisturizing foundation is ideal for those with dry skin.

For acne prone skin, women need a product that is for sensitive skin and will not break the skin out. The Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup is the perfect way to combat acne while also creating a flawless face. This makeup is unique, for there is salicylic acid incorporated in the liquid. With this product, you can combat acne while also covering the blemishes that you may want to hide. For the beauty queen, this foundation allows you to feel confident on stage while also providing your skin with treatment.

If you are a working woman or a busy student, makeup may not always be your top priority. A light foundation that is perfect for every day is the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. It provides a very natural glow; it looks as if you are not even wearing makeup. It blends smoothly and leaves you looking fresh, awake, and ready to take on the day.

Being a beauty queen, it is important to wear the right makeup for stage appearances. This means that your face must stand out, for the bright lights tend to wash out an individual’s face. The Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation is the perfect stage makeup, for it creates a flawless look. In addition, a pageant girl’s picture is always being taken. The foundation is infused with HD quality to photograph beautifully. Whatever the occasion or your skin type may be, there is always a solution to your makeup needs.

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Self-Tanning Tips for Beauty Queens

When it comes to being on stage, a golden glow is a great way to shine on stage during a pageant. The stage lights often wash people out, which is why heavier makeup is applied for stage appearances. Another way to avoid being washed out amidst all the lights is with a golden glow. It is important that pageant contestants appear their best on stage and feel confident in their own skin.

No matter what skin tone you may have, the perfect way to stand out on stage is to apply a bronzing product or a self-tanner. Many beauty queens go to a salon and purchase a spray tan; however, these range from $65 to $80 depending on the salon. Spray tans from a studio or salon are applied in a booth, and there is no exact precision since a machine is applying the color. Self-tanning, or using your own products, tends to be the most convenient way to achieve a golden glow.

Self-tanning products are sold at most grocery stores, drug stores, and beauty supplies stores, making it convenient to get your hands on a product. The benefit of applying the tan yourself is that you can do it in the comfort of your own home and have the tools to reapply/touch up if necessary. To find the best tanning product for your skin type, you must first know the behavior of your skin. A beauty queen with dry skin may want to look for a lotion tanning product, while a pageant queen with oily skin may want to avoid lotion products and look for a mousse formula. Testing products is the best way to find the perfect self-tanner.

Prepping for application is also important. Different products call for different instructions, so be sure to look at the instructions of the product you choose. Prior to the application, taking a shower to remove any oils, dirt, or makeup is key. This ensures that the product is applied smoothly and absorbs into clean skin. Exfoliating is great way to remove the dead skin off the surface of your body to avoid any streaking of the self-tanner.

For the color to look its best, many beauty experts advise that you apply the tan the night before an event. So, a beauty queen will want to apply her tan the evening before the pageant. Doing so the night before allows the tan to develop, and to later be washed off in the morning. Rinsing off in the shower removes the excess tan that may be sitting on top of the skin. After showering, you may apply lotion, deodorant, and other cosmetic products as you wish. Following these tips and tricks will allow your inner beauty to shine and own the pageant stage.

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Self-Tanning

Whether on stage at the Miss USA pageant or sun bathing on the beach, a golden glow makes you feel and look your best. Going to a salon and purchasing a spray on tan might be convenient and quick, but it can be rather expensive. A spray tan may cost anywhere from $40 to $60 depending on the salon or studio. In addition, spray on tans are applied by a machine, meaning there could be some uneven patches of color or blotching of the formula.

However, there are custom spray tans available, where a professional applies the spray tan by hand. Such applications tend to be more even and clean since a professional is spraying your body with precision. Custom spray tans cost more than traditional spray tans, for they range anywhere from $65 to $80 varying from salon to salon.

There is another alternative to spray tans, however. Self-tanning has become increasingly popular among celebrities and pageant women alike. Self-tanners are products that can be purchased in beauty stores such as Ulta, Sephora, and Sally’s Beauty Supply. There are also more inexpensive products that are sold in grocery stores and drug stores. After having a spray tan applied, they only last for a week or less. A few days after application, the tan begins to fade and peel. It is a pain to go back to the studio and ask for a retouch, so self-tanning is an excellent way to avoid the hassle.

A self-tanner comes in several different formulas such as a lotion, spray or mousse. It is based upon preference regarding the formula you choose. You can apply the self-tanner in the comfort of your home and reapply when necessary. If any part of your tan begins to fade, it is very simple to reapply with your own products. Especially for the busy pageant queen, it is much more convenient to touch up the tan with personal materials. In addition, you have the power to control the intensity of the color and can choose which parts of your body you prefer darker or lighter.

A popular self-tanner used by celebrities and makeup artists is the St. Tropez Tanning Mousse. It has been highly raved about within the beauty world. This self -tanner is extremely easy to apply and has immediate results. In order to apply, you simply pump the mousse formula onto the application mitt (sold separately or bundled with the travel kit) and blend it all over your body. The benefit of the application mitt is that you avoid staining your hands with the self -tanning formula. The product is colored, so you can see exactly where you are applying. It also comes in various shades depending on your skin tone and desired color. The product is priced at $32 and lasts for at least five different application.

A gorgeous glow is perfect for the summertime or for a special event. Being a pageant women, the bright stage lighting can wash your skin and face out, so a golden color will allow for you to stand out and look your best. Not only will you stand out, but your confidence will shine and allow you to perfect the interview and own the stage.

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Sun Protection

On a daily basis, it is vital to wear sunscreen or sun protection on your skin in order to avoid permanent damage. People of all skin tones are susceptible to sun damage, and many people are not aware of the harm that the sun can cause. Being a beauty queen, a tan is the perfect way to glow on stage and stand out. However, your tan does not need to come from the sun; there are other alternative such as self-tanners. Protecting your skin is far more important than having a bronze look.

Because sun damage is so powerful and harmful, it is important to apply sunscreen every day. Even if you are attending a charity event outside for only an hour, the sun will still have contact with your skin. Applying sunscreen does not only involve your visible skin, but it also involves your face and neck. Because of the delicate skin on your face and neck, it is even more susceptible to sun damage.

Protecting your skin from the sun does not have to be a burden, you can make it fashionable. For instance, put on a floppy sun hat or wrap a scarf around your head as an accessory that also protects your skin. If you are going to be outside for an extended period of time, wear a long sleeve top or bring a light sweater to cover the skin on your arms.

A popular sun care product is the Neutrogena® Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55. This product has a high SPF, allowing for intense protection when outside. The ingredients are non comedogenic, meaning that the product will not clog pores or cause breakouts.  It is perfect for the reigning beauty queen, for it is oil free and will not make your skin shiny when standing on stage during a pageant. Maintaining healthy skin is the first step to standing out and owning the pageant stage.

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Eyelash Extensions

Among celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, and pageant queens alike, eyelash extensions have been the most recent beauty trend. Eyelash extensions are simply what they sound like; extensions for your eyelashes! Whether you want to enhance the natural look of your eyelashes or create a dramatic look similar to strip lashes, extensions make your beauty routine effortless.

Eyelash extensions are perfect for the working woman, busy student, or reigning beauty queen. Having extensions speeds up your beauty routine; you don’t have to fuss with mascara or glue on lashes. If you are a busy student, the lashes are perfect for rushing to an early morning class. The lashes look great alone, or can be enhanced with eye shadow and eyeliner for an even more dramatic look. Or how about if you are a reigning pageant queen and are constantly running from charity event to formal dinner? Having a glamorous look will allow a pageant queen to shine and nail the on stage interview. The lash extensions allow you to skip the glue, false eyelashes, and time!

There are a few things to consider before booking an appointment for your lashes. First of all, have a look in mind. Make sure you know if you want a more dramatic look or a natural eye. Also, know what material you would like your lashes to be. Eyelash extensions are manufactured in either mink or silk. The silk has a shiny look while the mink has a matte look; remember that the mink tends to be more expensive than silk! There are also different lengths that can be chosen from, it simply depends on your preference and the desired look you want.

Cost is another factor to consider. Your first set may cost anywhere from $75 – $120 depending on the studio and beauty consultant. After your first set, your lashes will last around 3 weeks before you need to go back to the studio and get a fill. The end result after your first set is absolutely beautiful, fit for any queen or busy scholar!

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Liquid Lipstick

Celebrities and makeup artists have been raving over the new product on the market, the liquid lipstick. It is the convenience of a lip gloss with the formula of a lipstick; how could you resist? Most companies tend to create a matte formula, but there are other finishes available. Liquid lipsticks also have long lasting power, perfect for a long day at work or a night on the town. Being a pageant competitor, it is important that your makeup stays put during the entire competition. There are so many cosmetic companies that have released their own version of the liquid lipstick, so you are bound to find the perfect formula for you!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is a must have for your makeup collection. The collection comes in 28 gorgeous shades, so it is super easy to find a shade that works for you. The formula is long lasting and dries rather quickly after applying. This product leaves a true matte finish, yet it isn’t drying at all. Sometimes matte formulas can be slightly uncomfortable, but this product is infused with ingredients like vitamin E and sunflower seed oil. The ingredients allow for a smooth application and comfortable wear throughout the day. My favorite shade within the collection is Lolita, for it is the perfect nude for fall or any season! It’s the combination of a nude and a blush color, extremely flattering on all skill tones. The color gives your lips a natural look while adding a pop of color. It is a beauty must that I have in my collection.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Another great liquid lipstick out on the market is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick. Not only does Anastasia formulate incredible eyebrow products, but their liquid lipsticks are also amazing products. The formula is a full coverage product that dries to a matte finish; it is also smear resistant, so it lasts for a long period of time. It is convenient to have a lip product that doesn’t need to be reapplied every moment of the day. There are 27 shades to choose from, ranging from pastel pink to rich mauve. The formula is very smooth and applies without clumping, like many liquid lipsticks tend to do. It is so nice to not have to worry about reapplying throughout the day because of the long-wearing formula.

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Flawless Eyes on A Budget

When it comes to beauty and makeup, one of the first things we like to focus on are the eyes. A dynamic, well-done eye look will instantly make you look glamorous, regardless of whether or not you decide to go through with the rest of your makeup routine. High-end department store brands of makeup have some seriously amazing eye products that everyone loves, and it can be a little bit harder to find the same quality in a drugstore product. But, it’s not impossible to find a few things that are highly comparable. And with that, I have for you lovely pageant ladies some amazing drugstore steals for your eyes.


Step One: Eye Primer

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A flawless eye-makeup look starts with priming the eyes. And eye-shadow primer is a must if you want your makeup to last throughout the day and look just as impeccable at the end of the end as in the morning. It’s especially important if it’s a beauty pageant day and you want to keep that eye makeup in place when you’re under a spotlight for most of the day. My favorite drugstore eye primer is the NYX High Definition Eyeshadow Base. This product is incredible for a drugstore find and it will keep your eye-shadow in place all day long. You won’t get any tell-tale creasing or wearing off, and your makeup won’t budge. Just remember to let the base dry completely before putting on the rest of your eye makeup!

Step Two: Eye Shadow

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Now once you’ve primed your eyes, the obvious next step is to apply your shadow. Finding a good drugstore eye shadow is tricky, because many of them are too powdery and don’t stay in place. Because you’ve already put on a primer, it’s not too big of an issue, you still want the best quality you can find on a budget. And it’s always a better deal if you can find a palette that you like rather than buying the individual shades. Palettes are also put together with shades that generally go well together, so that gives you one less things to worry about. One of the best drugstore eye shadow palettes by far is the Sonia Kashuk Eye Couture Eye on Neutral MatteAll of the shades in this palette are highly pigmented and will work well on just about any skin tone. Additionally, while these are pressed powders, the application is creamy and smooth, and it’s super blendable. You get twelve gorgeous shades in this palette so overall, it’s an incredible deal. I also recommend the Sonia Kashuk brushes as well, which are great if you’re on a budget.

Step Three: Eyeliner

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For me, eyeliner is an absolute must. If I do nothing else with my makeup, I will at least apply an eyeliner. Eyeliners instantly widen and brighten the eyes, adding depth to any look you create. You can simply tight-line the eyes by applying a pencil eyeliner along your upper and lower waterline, you can create a winged look with a liquid eyeliner, or smudge it out for a bit of a smoky eye effect. It’s always good to have one pencil and one liquid eyeliner on hand. I use a liquid liner on my eyelid, and I use the pencil eyeliner for tight-lining and smudging along my lower lash line. Black eyeliner creates a bold look, which is great if you’re on stage for a pageant and want your eyes to pop, but brown eyeliner creates a soft, more subdued look when you want to look a bit more natural. My favorite liquid eyeliner is the L’Oreal Infalliable Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner. The felt-tip makes for easy application, and though felt-tipped liners have the tendency to dry out quickly, this one will last quite a while. You get an intense color pay off and the pigment won’t fade away or bleed. As for pencil eyeliners, L’Oreal is a winner again, with their L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Eyeliner Pencil. This product is incredibly pigmented, and black shade is super intense, which is exactly what you want if you’re going for a black liner. It’s got a creamy formula as well, so it glides smoothly along the eye without tugging. It also has a smudger on one end of the product so that you can smudge it out for that smoky look.

Step Four: Mascara (+ Eyelash Curler)

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Eyelash curlers aren’t entirely necessary for a day-to-day basis, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t useful. Eyelash curlers open up the eye and make the lashes look longer and give them that extra help curling them when mascara alone isn’t doing the trick. ELF Mechanical Eyelash Curler is a great one to use, and it’s such a bargain at only $1. Next, it’s time for mascara. Mascara can do any number of things include adding depth, volume, curl, and length to your lashes. One of the best drugstore mascaras, in my opinion, is the Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Flared. The curled brush helps fan out the lashes and increases volume while adding depth and dimension to the eyes. I like using a waterproof formula the best, so that it doesn’t wear off throughout the day. Tip: You can easily remove waterproof makeup with olive oil, which quickly breaks down the product.


With that, you’ve got a fabulous and flawless eye makeup routine with 100% drugstore products and quality results!

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