How to get a Perfect Smokey Eye in 3 Simple Steps

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I have been practicing with makeup since middle school, which was before a lot of people my age at the time even wore makeup. Mind you, I was never very skilled at it back then lol. As I got older though, I got a lot better at application. I started teaching myself how to do things by watching videos on YouTube, much like many of you have done before I am sure. Through high school, and especially university, I would get a lot of compliments on my eye makeup. To this day, I still get compliments pretty regularly from people that say “Oh I could never do something like that, I have no idea how you do it”.

If this is you, well trust me when I say, YOU CAN. Honestly, my smokey eye looks are pretty freakin’ simple haha. I just use great products and apply it in a way that blends well and makes my eyes pop. It really doesn’t take that much time either, and you can literally do it in three simple steps. Now. My intention was actually to have a video to post in here with the demo photos, but I done messed up haha. I filmed the video last night after work, or at least so I thought. Come to find out, I must have missed the button when I hit record, because the only video I had from yesterday was of me cleaning up. So, when I thought I was stopping the recording, that was when it started. I’m human, so don’t judge lol. I will film another one and insert it as soon as I can. For now though, I wanted to make sure that I fulfilled my promise on social media from earlier this week to provide instructions on how to do a smokey eye.

Browns-Neutrals

Step 1: You start out with a light shade. You can do this with pretty much any eye shadow that you have, whether it be from a palette, loose pigment, cream shadow, etc. It honestly doesn’t matter what kind of shadow you’re using, it will all do the same thing just with different variations in look. This light shade should be something like beige, white, off white, or super light colors that go with the look you’re creating. Use personal preference to determine if you want something shimmer or matte – personally I go glitter all day every day! You will take whatever you have chosen for step one, and apply it directly under your brow to highlight and all over that upper part of your lid. It will be more concentrated right under the brow, and then you just blend it downward. This shade will also be applied in the inner corner of your eye, and the inner half section of your eye lid. In the photo you see to your right, I am using the second shade on the palette for this smokey eye look in neutral browns.

Step 2: This will be a medium shade. Again, you can choose the type of shadow and the Blacks-Silvers
color palette. This shade will be similar to the first shade, but a few tones darker. This part is a bit easier because the application area is far smaller. With this shade, you pretty much just need to continue where you left off with step one. You will apply the second shade to the outer area of your lid right up to the middle, which is where it will meet the lighter shade from step one. Just go over that connecting area with little swiping motions to blend it in a bit. I usually fan this second color up a little bit into the crease as well to provide a base, but that is not necessary because you will be covering it up anyway. To the right you will see me demonstrating palette 2, which is a palette that comes with shades of black, grey, and silver. Here you see me using the second shade down again for the highlighting of step one, and the fourth shade down for this second step. You can see that it is just a couple of shades darker than the highlighting color that I used, and again this one was in shimmer.

Pinks-Purples

Step 3: This is where you will be creating the smokey part of your smokey eye. You will choose a darker color for this step, and you can choose to go really dark or stay relatively toned down depending on your personal preference. For this look I was going for purples, so I chose to opt out of the black as the darkest shade for the crease and go for the second darkest, which was a royal purple. For the first step of this look I used the fourth shade down to highlight, and then the fifth shade for step two. The sixth shade was then applied as a line from the outside corner of my eye heading toward my eyebrow, but you stop about halfway there. You then shade in that v area in the outer corner of your eye, and when you don’t have a lot of product left on your brush, you fan it up and around in that crease of your eye lid. Just go over that area a few times to blend it together, and if necessary you can add a tiny amount of product to the brush to make sure that it actually is visible. If you want, you can also apply this darker shade to the lower lash line, but that comes down to personal preference.

So there ya go ladies! This is how I create super simple smokey-eye looks with different color palettes on a daily basis. The products that were used in these demos are all Younique Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palettes, but you can replicate the same kind of looks with pretty much any palettes that you have on hand! It is quick and easy once you get the hang of it, so give it a try with whatever products you have! If you’re really brave, you can even send in your attempts to jessica@fitnessbeautytravel.com. I would love to hear about your experience and see how you made out with my tip!

Thanks for reading ladies, I hope you found this useful!

xoxo

Jess

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This girl’s new best friend <3

It’s official. I have a new favorite lip stick.

Pretentious is 100% my color!! It is the lip stick equivalent to my favorite lip gloss “lavish”. Anyone that knows me would know that I love pink, and I LOVE glitter when it comes to my beauty routine. I am a huge fan of all of our shimmer products, so when I saw pretentious, I knew I had to have it.

I’m also using Splurge Cream Eye Shadow in noble, dainty, and elegant.I used elegant all over my lid and under my brow, then I used dainty on just the lid, and then I used noble in the crease to create a purple smokey eye look. I also added a bit of noble under the lower lash line on the outer corners, as well as some additional elegant on the inner corners of the eye and under lower lash line there to polish off the look. Of course ALL of my looks are never complete without 3D Fiber Lash Mascara!

You may not know this, but you can actually get THREE Splurge colors of your choosing this month at a discount with our Customer Kudos. Additionally, the Kudos comes with our amazing Shine Makeup Remover Cloths. The Kudos for splurge will end at the end of October, so get it while you can ladies!

Click here to order yours now.

xoxo

Jessica

Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara + Tutorial for HUGE Lashes!

This stuff is seriously AMAZEBALLS. I don’t even know how else to describe it, because it honestly works magic on your lashes. A photo (or in this case a video) is worth more than a thousand words, so why don’t you just see for yourself! Click here to learn all about this mascara and the differences and enhancements that have been made to this new formula.

Now without further ado, check out this video on how to apply our 3D Fiber Lash Mascara + for maximum length and volume:

Click here to order your mascara today!! OR if you are local you are more than welcome to reach out to me via the Contact page, because chances are I will have some in stock that will allow you to avoid the delivery wait time!

Thanks for watching ladies!

xoxo

Jessica

Younique Palette 1 Smokey-Eye Tutorial!

Hey ladies! Here is a little tutorial on how my basic smokey eye is done using the new palette from Younique. This palette in the video was palette 1 featuring mostly browns and nudes in either matte or shimmer shades. I pretty much always use the shimmer shades, but that is personal preference!

The look in the video doesn’t really do it justice, so check out the photo for a more accurate view on how the look turned out. I hope you find this helpful ladies, and if you want to see more please subscribe to my channel and follow my blog www.fitnessbeautytravel.com.

To purchase a palette of your own and check out what else we have to offer with Younique just click here to visit my website!

New Younique Collections!

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Ladies, it is time to fall in LOVE with the new fall collections. With the release of the new products, Younique has also created some BRAND NEW collections that feature these new products. You can take your pick from collections with a bit of everything, to collections focusing on specific types of product.

First up is Cloud Nine…. which is currently being shipped to my house, and I am very impatiently awaiting its’ arrival!! This collection features one of EACH of the new products in addition to a set of 3D Fiber Lash Mascara +. This is appropriately named ladies, because you will be on cloud nine when you get it and use it. Click here to check out some results photos. Here is a full product listing for Cloud Nine:

1 Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette

1 Touch Mineral Skin Perfecting Concealercloudnine

1 Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick

1 Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation

1 Precision Brow Liner

1 Precision Brow Gel

1 Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+

1 Younique makeup bag

Next we have the Heart Breaker collection, which is a collection featuring:

2 Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powderheart-breaker-collection-web-v2

1 Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+

2 Moodstruck Precision Pencils

1 Touch Mineral Foundation Pressed Powder or Cream Foundation

1 Beachfront Bronzer

1 Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain

1 Younique makeup bag

The Essentials collection provides you with:

1 Touch Mineral Foundation Pressed Powder or Cream Foundationthe-essentials-collection-web-v2

1 Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette

1 Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+

1 Lucrative Lip Gloss

1 Refreshed Pure & Natural Rose Water

1 Divine Daily Moisturizer

1 Younique makeup bag

The Girls Night Out collection:

1 Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+girlsnight

1 Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick

1 Moodstruck Precision Pencil

1 Moodstruck Minerals Pressed Blusher

1 Touch Mineral Pressed Powder or Cream Foundation

1 Splurge Cream Shadow

1 Precision Brow Gel or Liner

1 Younique makeup bag

Skin in the Game

1 Illuminate (your choice of Clean or Clear)skin-in-the-game-collection-web-v2

1 Glorious Face & Eye Primer

1 Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation

1 Touch Mineral Skin Perfecting Concealer

1 Blending Buds

1 Concealer Brush

1 Uplift Eye Serum

1 Divine Daily Moisturizer

1 Younique makeup bag

Last but not least, the Moodstruck collection:

1 Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palettemoodstruck-collection-web-v2

1 Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+

1 Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick

1 Moodstruck Minerals Concealer

1 Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain

1 Moodstruck Precision Pencil

1 Lucrative Lip Gloss

1 Moodstruck Minerals Pressed Blusher

1 Younique makeup bag

11947697_10207789447479205_4805878945444381198_nEvery single one of these collections are absolutely amazing in their own right. They come with a huge assortment of products at quite a discount. However, you are not going to see a bigger discount than that of the Younique Presenter Kit that we have this month!! It is honestly the best kit I have seen thus far, and I sooo wish I could nab it for myself at that price. Click Here to take a look at some more details.

Thanks for reading ladies, and feel free to reach out to me with any questions that you may have!

Click Here if you are ready to shop

xoxo

Jessica

Daily Makeup Routine

One of the things that I learned at my previous beauty brand convention is the utter importance of videos. I have decided to put on my big girl panties and get on the video bandwagon. I went out and got an awesome new webcam today because my laptop camera takes awful videos and is an ENORMOUS pain in the butt to position correctly.
 I get a lot of compliments on my makeup and people are always asking me how I do it, and also what I use to create the looks that I rock. (Click Here to view some of the other looks I’ve created) In honor of that, and also my new webcam, I decided to do a video to show you exactly what I use to create my “everyday” kind of look. Enjoy ladies!
PS: This is my FIRST video ever… well… that I posted anyway, so go easy on me please lol.
I was SUPER nervous.

Here is a list of all of the products that I discussed, with the proper names:

-Glorious Face and Eye Primer
-Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eye Liner in Pristine
-BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer in Cream (highlight) and Honey (contour)
-Blending Buds
-Mineral Touch Pressed Cream and Pressed Powder Foundation in Scarlet
-Beachfront Bronzer in Sunset
-Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eye Liner in Perfect
Splurge Cream Eye Shadow in Elegant and Tenacious
-Moodstruck Precision Brow Liner and Gel in Dark
Moodstruck 3D+ Fiber Lash Mascara
-Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in Skittish

xoxo

Jess

BEWARE OF FAKE 3D FIBER MASCARA!!

Why is the article written below crossed out? Because it is no longer relevant, as the new and enhanced 3D+ Fiber Lash Mascara is PATENTED, meaning there are no replicas. You can stop being fearful of those awful fake products filled with harsh chemicals, and enjoy the awesomeness that is 3D mascara!!

Click Here to shop and order yours today.

Ladies, PLEASE be careful who you buy your 3D Fiber Lash Mascara from! In one of our local buy and sell groups we found a lady selling the mascara at a discounted price, which we are not permitted to do in the first place as per the presenter’s agreement that we ALL signed upon joining. Come to find out, she isn’t even a Younique rep and she is selling FAKE Younique mascara as though it were authentic!

She claims she just gets the products and then sells them, but her argument is flawed. If she were buying the real stuff, she would actually be LOSING money! If you are in the Fredericton and Oromocto area, be on the lookout for posts by “Shane Doherty Kelsey Collett”, and never purchase product from this woman. It is 100% fake product that she is purchasing off Ebay at a super low price and reselling it to people that don’t know better.

The fake product is FULL of harsh chemicals and junk, while ours is naturally based. In addition, buying that way means you will not get the love it guarantee, and therefore will not be able to return it for a refund if you aren’t satisfied. Even if you don’t mind the harsh chemicals and missing out on the guarantee, I would recommend you avoid this woman and go straight to the source where you’ll be able to get it much cheaper.

How can you tell if it is fake? 

There are three ways to tell if your 3D Fiber Lash Mascara is the REAL DEAL. First, check the packaging! If it has plastic covering the entire case, move on to step two, if not – IT’S FAKE. Next, check the back of the case. If it has a barcode, move on to step three, and if not – IT’S FAKE. Lastly, check on the back where it was made. If it says Pleasant Grove, IT’S FAKE! Please be careful where you purchase your mascara, because there are a lot of fakes going around.

The ONLY way to get the real Younique 3D Fiber Lashes is through a Younique Presenter.

Look it up if you don’t believe me!

Click Here if you would like to purchase it directly from the website and have it shipped from the company to your door!

Red & Blue!

Check it out ladies! I was wearing my navy blue and black striped dress today, so I decided to match my makeup to my outfit. I also got some new goodies in the mail today from my last order, and I wanted to put a few of them to use.

For the lips I used my new Primal lip liner as a matte color all over, and I actually love how vibrant it is and how long it lasts! After taking this picture I actually topped it with Luscious lip gloss to add a bit of shine, and it looked fantastic.

For the eyes I started with a variety of blue Moodstruck Mineral Pigments for a blue smokey eye look. I then used my new Pristine liner for my lower waterline to make my eyes pop, and Perfect liner just above the lash line. The finishing touch is of course always 3D Fiber Lash Mascara! I mean come on, just look at that lash length!! No falsies or extensions, that is all 3d fiber mascara ladies.

Click Here if you would like to check out our full product line!

Fun blue eyeshadow look!

I purchased a blue dress recently so, naturally, I had to match my makeup to my outfit when I wore it. Ever since I became a presenter with Younique, I’ve gained this pesky habit of matching my makeup to my outfits and to suit holidays lol. I just love it so much, and I have a lot of fun doing it!

I create these looks simply by playing around with different colors. Here is an outline of what I did to create this pretty blue look using Moodstruck Mineral Pigments:

  • I began with curious, and used a dry brush to shade from the lash line to the eyebrow. I then used rosewater on the brush to add drama to the inner corner of the eye.
  • Next I used feisty with rosewater on the brush to coat the entire eyelid.
  • I then used playful about a quarter of the way up from the inner eye all the way to the outer lid. I started with a wet brush, but decide to go over it with dry after.
  • Next I used awestruck with rosewater in the crease, and then went back with dry to blend properly.
  • Lastly, I added a little bit of devious in the outer corner/crease to darken the blue up a little bit.

I topped this look off with our 3D Fiber Lash Mascara, our red lip stain, and luscious lip gloss! I hope you find this useful. Feel free to recreate this look for yourself :)

PS: Our four pack of pigments is on sale until the end of February! Purchase the four pack of Moodstruck Mineral Pigments in this timeframe, and it will be as though you’re buying three and getting the fourth one FREE! 

Click Here if you would like to purchase some pigments!

Magic Mascara Online Party!

Hey makeup-loving ladies! I am hosting an online party this Sunday night (February 22nd), and you are invited to join.

First of all, we will be going over the product line to introduce you to what we offer. I will also be posting a bunch of games for everyone to play to make it a bit more fun, and each game will give the winner more points toward a FREE prize! I also have some HUGE news about the company to share with my guests, so you definitely don’t want to miss that.

If you invite friends to the event and they RSVP, YOU get extra points! If your guests make a purchase, you get MORE points toward the prize! Get those invites sent out ladies, and make note of any of your friends that RSVP so that you can let me know to get your points :) I will begin tallying up all of the points that were earned to determine the winner as soon as the party reaches qualified status.

Click Here to visit the event page on Facebook to RSVP and send out those invites! I hope to see you all there, it is going to be a great time!!