It’s no longer about painting the whole nail..this year the tips get all the love.

By Yvette E

We love the new trends are no longer about long nails but rather decorating them on a minimum scale and focusing on the tip. We are seeing alot of nude nails with accents this season. The above look is a simple clear nail polish with glitter added to the tip and then over with clear nail polish again.

Adding to tips to nails use to be concealed but now they are a conversation piece with this trend of adding colored tips to your nails.

We love this simple artwork for the finger idea. You will need nail brushes for this look but in general, adding small nail decals and lines to a clear polish is so right now.

As always if you try any of these looks, #tfgnails and you could be featured throughout the weekend.

Happy Friyay!πŸ’‹

Punk and rock styles have incorporated eyeshadow into their looks for decades, you can do it as well without looking over the top.

By Yvette E

We covered some basic tips last monday on makeup coverup techniques but we really think we need to focus on other parts as well. Makeup can be terrible if you get it wrong and so we picked a few eye area techniques that won’t raise eyebrows.

Feathered Eyebrows

Yep, it is back and we love the look on a strong forehead.

Neutral eyeshadow

Using brown and orange hues as neutrals can give you the color you want without looking too bright or feminine. We say skip metallic hues for matte shades. Also don’t forget the undereye area.

The Smear

We love this “football” like undereye smear because of its sporty look. If you want to be adventurous, try with purple but if you like to play it safe then matte black. Add eyeshadow primer to the area to increase wear and to stop streaking. You may want to use a brush for more even strokes.

As always if you try on any of these looks, tag us or use #tfgmm and you could be featured on our instagram page.

Happy Monday!πŸ’‹

We take a stab at instagram makeup trend of using highlighters to brighten the face in IRL..will it work?

By Yvette

It is important to know that instagram makeup only serves as like bait and should never be used offline. That being said, here is a tutorial on how to use the look IRL.

Less is more

We loved this look with a simple highlighter at the eye edge and just above the blush applied. A simple dab on the chin gives a soft look to the entire face.

Too much eyeshadow should be a crime

Please stick to a neutral eye if you are going to highlight. Too many people have glitter eyeshadow or bright colors that are great for online but not IRL. Keep in mind these looks can take up to 4 hours to complete.

Go for neutral lips

We love the glossy lip look but this look will also work with a matte as well.

Happy Friyay! πŸ’‹

The runway isn’t just about the clothes anymore. We picked 3 runway makeup looks you can wear IRL.

by Yvette E

Next season’s makeup range from accenting a single feature to just plain minimalist that Meghan Markle made so famous.

The focus on past shows has been the lips but this season we are dressing our eyes. Here are the three runway makeup looks you should be trying right now!!

Line Minimal: Casual/classic

A soft eyeshadow with a black liner really defines the eyes and a naked lip makes it seem fresh and bold at the same time.

It is also great for classic and casual attire.

Pop of color: Romance/Vintage

At Siriano, we loved the subtle swipe of color eyeliner around the lid area only allowing the eyebrows a seat at the table. Mascara is also applied liberally.

I can image lighter tones for days and more sparkle at night. Use deep pinks and bright greens if you have darker skin and remember this is eyeliner so it will not be chalky.

Gray Smoky Eye: Alternative

My fellow blogger has just started rimming the bottom of her eyes and in Japan color on those eye bags is a now trending.

The key to notice is the color fades towards the brows.

Happy Friyay!!πŸ’‹

We are obsessed with the first drug store makeup brand to curve out a spot in the most iconic place in the world but was the risk worth it?By Yvette E(all images courtesy of Google Maps)Covergirl has made a name for itself with celebrity embassadors like Zendaya and ground breaking decisions like naming the first male ambassador, James Charles in 2016. Since then, Covergirl has been on the radar as the go to drugstore makeup brand for last minute needs.The brand obviously wanted more. The flagship store is the first step into the mainstream makeup market dominated by European brands and Sephora. The risk is large but here are some thing that brand is doing right at its flagship store on the corner of 48th street on 7th ave.

Interactive

Me at the selfie station

A rotating experience on the second floor allows for a selfie station and a video booth. Yeah, its me having someone else take a pic.The video station takes 3 short videos and combines them into a .gif sharable image.Finally you can try on shades digitally with a try on station that askes you to choose from a list of product and the takes a selfie of you. The makeup appears as a light wash over the image.

DIY

Finally, you can design either a makeup case or a lipstick at a station on the second floor. The design is sent to the register where you can edit the color (or at least we did) and purchase the lipstick or case. The item is printed downstairs.So with all the interactive sets and the fact its open to 11pm, the store may just make it and you know what they say..If you can make it here..Happy Hump day & 2019!Yvette E

We are approaching August and so time to thing about how to spruce up fall neutral outfits. We choose 3 makeup trends for the daring and as always, tag us in your instagram #tfgmkup if you try these looks and get featured on our page.

GLITTER EYES

Okay, this look goes beyond just adding shimmering eyeshadow to lids. Invest in fine glitter if you are of darker skin tone and more thicker if you are lighter. Crystals also count!

via WWD

ASYMMETRICAL

This look was so drastic we had to include it. Pat McGrath did this look for Yohji Yamamoto. To do this at home, think different eyeshadows, colored mascara on 1 eye or 1 colored eyebrow. The sky is the limit but it is sure to be a icebreaker.

via Harper Bazaar (pinterest)

TWO TONE LIPS

We love this look because the color choices are are sent by you. The point is to choose a lighter or contrasting color in the middle and a darker hue on the outer edges.

Happy Monday

Yvette πŸ’‹

With designers taking various stabs at this classic hairdo; we pulled 3 different ponytail looks right off the runway that you would love.

The Classic pony gets a slicker look at Loewe with a smooth pull back to a rather loose pony. The trick…no scrunchies! Tie with a cute ribbon for lady- like charm.

The double pony at Public School brings back the pony holder x 2! Leave some hair loose in the front to switch it up!

The Bungee pony tail is just like the standard pony but folded in half and fastened with bright colored pony holders ( the bungee mentioned). We think this look is for long hair but if you try it with midi hair, DM us on instagram @tfgnyc.

Happy Hump Day

YvetteπŸ’‹

We have not covered hair for some time and this summer is heavy on the decades references from the 70s to the 90s. So choose a decade that you love the most and let your locks do the talking.

70’S SHAG

source: rex/ shutterbug

The 70’s are back with long bob and fringe combos and if you are a flower child at heart like most hipsters, this is a style to try for the summer.

80’s BANGS

source: Getty

These long fringes (once called bangs) made their debut in the 80’s and have been in and out of style in various lengths ever since. This summer, they return to the original length; just above the eyebrow.

90’S FLIP


Married with Children, and Christina Applegate’s character made this style really big in the 90s. It is back with a two variations: full front flip (far left) or side part flip (middle, far right). The one in the middle is the most traditional but try different volume for a more updated look.

As always if you try any if these styles out #tfgbhair and you could be featured on our blog. 

Happy hump day!!

Yvette ?

Selena Gomez's orange crush

Selena Gomez rocks her favorite orange lipstick.

Okay Ladies, orange has erupted in men fashion as seen in Monday’s post! Today it’s the color on our lips! Celebrities have already caught onto summers newest lip color and it’s time you did as well. Okay, I know orange is one color to pull off but you’re in luck because it happens to be my fav go-to color to accent my complexion.

First, think is to find the right hue, too bright and you will look brass, too dark and you will look swallow and finally too light and you could risk making to wrong statement. Risky right? Here are some lipsticks to try out with the appropriate skin shade right underneath:

Stay clear of pinky orange colors

These are the best hues for orange lips.

As you can see the colors you can use do overlap and for those who think the YSL and the Nars are the same color- wrong! The Nars has a red tint to it while the YSL is the more classic hue. The points are each side are don’ts. So please if theΒ  lipstick has more yellow than red, don’t buy it and the same goes with too much pink. The idea is to make a subtle statement.

Now these brands are not written in stone therefore the idea is to pay attention to the hues. Tarte has lightest orange (let’s say cantaloupe) and is best on pale skin.Β  On darker skin, the pink will show more than the orange and we get don’t number two. Selena Gomez is rocking the cantaloupe but should be rocking tangerine. On fair skin, we had more red to the hue in the Mac (let’s call this tangerine), on pale skin it will look red and on darker skin to bright. So for darker skin look for red orange ( calling this flame ladies) and you won’t be disappointed.

So guys rock that orange and ladies match them with those lips. Next up Frugal Fridays, what look are we going to get for less?

Happy Hump Day!!

Yvette

With male makeup vloggers popping up all over youtube, we had to know what the average guy could pull off. Guys wearing makeup may not have been new in B.C. Egypt but modern men have fully shunned the notion of slapping on foundation before the go out the door. So if you are not in the rocker industry, here are some makeup you can share with your girlfriend and vice versa.

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Bronzer

Okay, they use this makeup on the runway to give a guy a little glow. Guys can use this trick as well. You can just stick to your skin tone ans stay away from the micro glitter formulas. This formula is usually in cream base. For a softer glow, crush powder bronze into your favorite lotion and then add to face.

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Eyeliner
A favorite of rock stars, it can really widen the eyes but leave the wing tip trend to the ladies. Stick to bottom only and if you are darker in skin tone, try brown for a more subtle look.

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Eyeshadow
Yep, red eyeshadow has graced the runway of many male shows. It creates a more defined brow and widens the eyes. To try the look at home, try a shade closer to your skin tone (no pink untone if you are fair skinned).

If you ladies get your guys to try any of these tricks or if you try them yourself, #unimakeup on instagram and you could appear on our instagram page.

As always comments are welcome…

Happy friday…?
YVETTE