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Make Your Makeup Last

When putting your makeup on in the morning, you want it to last the entire day. It is inconvenient when you have to touch up in the middle of the day or run to the bathroom and quickly fix a streak of mascara. If you are a beauty queen, you need your makeup to stay while you are on stage. However, there are ways to avoid these issues.

  1. Use primer – Primer is a makeup product that you put under your makeup before applying it. There are face primers and eyelid primers; primer serves as a base for your face makeup and your eye makeup. It prevents creasing, flaking, and oiliness.
  2. Apply pressed powder – After finishing your makeup in the morning or before an event, apply a pressed powder to ensure that your makeup lasts all day. Pressed powder locks in foundation and ensures that your skin remains matte and free of shine.
  3. Setting spray – Setting spray serves a very similar purpose as powder, for it prevents your makeup from running or rubbing off during daily activities. There are several kinds of setting sprays that serve different purposes, so you are bound to find one that works for you.
  4. Place powder on top of lipstick – Tired of your lipstick wearing off as soon as you eat, drink, or talk? Try using a translucent powder on top your lipstick. Simply apply the lip product like normal, then use a small brush dipped in translucent powder. Gently tap it on your lips, and say goodbye to fading lipstick!
  5. Avoid touching your face – Sometimes people have the habit of touching their face throughout the day, but this can be harmful for makeup. The oils from your fingers will transfer to your face makeup and cause the skin to become oily.

Trying any of these tips will ensure that your makeup lasts all day, and that you are ready for anything that the day might have in store.

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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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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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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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How to Turn Normal, Daily Activities into Productive Exercise

ID-100202042 Prepping for a pageant is fun, but it can also add more demands on your time in an already busy life. This can make finding time to get in a full work out in difficult. If you are struggling to make time in the day to get that cardio in then try incorporating physical activities into your daily life, so you can burn some calories without actually going to the gym.

  • Make it a goal to take the stairs whenever possible and you will be surprised how often you will find yourself climbing up some steps and burning those calories.
  • Just get up. At whatever age, we all find ourselves sitting for extended periods of time without moving around.  Set a timer for 20-30 minutes and get up and walk around your house, school, work building etc. This can keep your metabolism up and keep you active.
  • When you plop down on your couch and turn on the TV, make an effort to do some abs when the commercials come on. Or do some jump squats and push ups every 5 minutes. This keeps your mind on other things, so you don’t feel like you are actually working out (for those of you that aren’t particularly fond of hitting the gym).
  • On a similar note, try to prepare for pageant interview questions while you exercise. For instance, find a stable piece of fitness equipment like a treadmill or stationary bike, that lets you SAFELY watch, listen to, or read the news as you exercise to help you prepare for current event questions.
  • Maybe you like tanning poolside? Try hopping in the pool and splashing around so you can get moving while still being where you love. Then just hop out the sun will dry you off in no time.
  • Try putting some rhythm in your chores. Instead of half-heartedly doing the dishes, put on some music and shake it while you scrub. Not only do you get your heart rate up, but it makes chores a lot more bearable.
  • Try yoga. It’s fun, relaxing, and gets your work out in. Maybe you can try yoga on the beach!

Give these a try and see what other ideas you can come up with to get a little more activity into every day life between those workouts.

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