Lionesse Beauty Bar Is Where your Essence and Beauty Merge

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Walking into a Lionesse Beauty Bar is like entering into a universe of beauty. Your beauty. Enter our Makeover Metropolis, where we have all of your styling needs met, and offer tips on how to create the perfect look. We know makeup, and every time our future beauty queens buy one of our fabulous products, they get a free makeover. Come experience the excitement.

The Beauty of Lionesse

10384905_10154927601620473_7331344446386402419_nAt Lioness Beauty Bar we know flair. Uncover hair care products you have always wished for, while delighting in a professional makeover. There’s nothing like the Lionesse experience. While we help you to discover your best beauty, try our classy refreshments and enjoy the music of our in-house D.J. 
Call us in advance for an appointment, or just stroll on in. Either way, your hair is in for a treat. 
We massage your head while giving the style you desire. Our Beauty Bar comes with styling options from the top looks in the trendiest places.

Party time 

The serene feeling of a gentle stream, cascading down a regal waterfall, as your hair sings your praise. For your next party, invite your friends to some nice, relaxing, beauty time with the girls of Lionesse. It’ll be a styling adventure that will leave them smiling for days. Monthly memberships are available so you can keep on looking fabulous.

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Your hair will thank you when you introduce it to its new best friend.  Our Red Tourmaline hair straightener by Lionesse Beauty Bar will have you living your dream hairstyle in no time. Feel the difference in your hair.
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We are your one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs. Our beauty guests receive their own personal glamour guards, who lend their expertise to personally tailor a cosmetic wonder for you. Whether for intensive makeover treatment or just some beauty advice, our stylists are standing by to show you how to make your beauty shine.

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Innovative Makeup Artists

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Have you ever browsed the many makeup counters and online stores, to find yourself wondering how exactly it all started? Who came up with the idea? You’re not alone! We’ve done our due diligence to share with you the story of two groundbreaking makeup artists. The stories of these two innovators are quite different, however, it was their contributions to the cosmetics industry that undeniably shaped the makeup world, as we know it to be today.

Max Factor (1877-1938)
Known to his family as Maksymilian Faktorowicz, was first and foremost a Polish-Jewish businessman. Factor’s family was less than fortunate, so to afford their education, Factor and his three siblings had no other choice than to become part of the workforce at an early age. Factor was only nine years only when he began working as the assistant of a wig maker and cosmetician. It was this very experience that paved Factors cosmetic future, he just didn’t know it yet. By 22 years old he began selling hand-made makeup, creams, fragrances, and wigs from his own shop. Years passed and Factor sought out the American opportunity of creating made-to-order wigs and make-up to the developing Hollywood film industry; He called his business “Max Factor’s Antiseptic Hair Store,” but only for one year until he founded Max Factor & Company in 1909. With undeniable success, Factor didn’t want to limit his brand to the film industry, so began publicly marketing cosmetics in the 1920s, suggesting that with Max Factor cosmetics, every girl could look like a movie star.

Dick Smith (1922-2014)
Smith grew up in a middle-upper class, coastal town of New York. Only wanting the best for him, Smith’s parents sent him to a top-notch college prep school in Connect. Upon graduation, Smith knew he owed it to his parents to go to college, but he was unsure of what he wanted to do with his life. Smith decided to major in zoology but he did not enter into the field after graduation. Instead, he continued his education studying pre-med at Yale University, with the hope of ultimately entering a dentistry program; It is not totally clear whether he finished this degree or not. Smith came across the book titled Paint, Paste and Makeup, which introduced him to the art of theoretical makeup. Inspired by the book, he found himself working with the Yale drama group applying makeup for shows. After being drafted into WWII, Smith came home driven to enter the film and television industry with entirely self-taught talent. After being denied by one company after the next, Smith was named first makeup director of NBC, New York. Finally, Smith made his way to the West Coast, which he would change the standard of special effects makeup. At the time, prosthetic face masks were made of one piece; ignoring the waves of criticism, Smith made them in three, composed of foam and latex pieces. Smith’s innovative technique gave actors the ability to use their facial expressions, which they were not able to do with the one-piece prostatic. In 2011, Smith was the first makeup artist to receive an Academy Honorary Award for his life’s work.

Country & Independent

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I’m a country girl, I grew up strong.
Learned how to fight back and how to get along.
~ Author Unknown

There are undeniable differences between country girls and city girls; it has been this way for decades! As we as a nation continue to advance and expand, many sweet tea sippin’ gals find themselves saying that “I’m a country girl at heart, I was just accidentally born in the city.” To all the country girls out there: we city girls are happy to have you around. Over the years, country girls have taught city girls a few lessons, and vice versa! Had the admirable characteristic’s of country girls not been proven valuable, chances are many city girls would be reliving the infamous scene of Marilyn Monroe’s white dress being blown up on a city sidewalk.

Girls everywhere should observe many of the personality traits of country girls, but what exactly are these traits? Have a look:

  • First and foremost, a country girl is an independent woman; this means that she seldom asks for other’s help if she is capable of doing something herself.
  • A country girl may know how to get down and play dirty, but she also knows when it is appropriate to arrive rested, put-together, and prepared.
  • A country girl knows how to present herself in a poised and professional manner. Additionally, she knows that such a self-presentation may come at any time, so to prepare for the unexpected, she takes care of herself on a day-to-day basis.
  • A country girl does not “make mountains out of molehills.” This means that she does not let minor setbacks get to her. Instead, she finds a way to fix a problem, or simply takes a deep breath and moves on.
  • A country girl knows what she wants. When she sets her sights on something she will work hard to get it.
  • A country girl does not make rash decisions based on impulse. Instead, she takes her time to think before making moves.
  • A country girl does not let the negativity of others get to her. That said, she does not badmouth others (and if she does, she is absolutely certain to do so in private).
  • A country girl does not “cry over spilled milk.” She understands that accidents happen, and even if an accident is because of her doing, she knows that overacting will not fix the situation.
  • A country girl does place high expectations on others around her.
  • A country girl knows that fairytales belong in storybooks. That said, she knows that she will find her prince charming, but she does not need him to rescue her.
  • A country girl does not put more into a relationship than her partner puts in.
  • A country girl is known to preach the phrase “treat others how you want to be treated.” She is also known to practice what she’s preached.
  • A country girl is not needy in any situation.
  • A country girl knows the value of the dollar. She knows it means to work hard for your money and she is fully capable of financial responsibility and independence.

Free-Spirited Makeup and Hair

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Very much like the various styles of art hung on museum walls around the world, there are numerous hair and makeup styles fashioned by women day after day.

Although society has come a long way over the past years, it seems that there remains to be a stigma projected towards those who experiment with free-spirited makeup and hairstyles. If you are a regular reader of our blog, you know that we here at Lionesse believe that all women are beautiful and we encourage experimenting with new makeup and hair looks. We understand that it can be a challenge to find tutorials for new free-spirited makeup looks and hairstyles, so we have created this post with one of each of our favorite makeup looks and hairstyles that are bound to bring out the beautiful free spirit within.

Free-Spirited Makeup
Our favorite free-spirited makeup look requires you to call on your inner Disney princess, Pocahontas.

  1. Whether you choose to apply concealer and foundation to cover any imperfections that you are insecure about, or you are comfortable with your skin and don’t feel the need to use such products, you will begin the look by lining your top and bottom lash lines with black eyeliner.
  2. For this look, use an eyeliner-smudging tool to smudge the liner on the bottom lash, creating a smokey-ish look, but leave the top line alone.
  3. Then grab some white, gray, silver or gold face paint and a thin face painting brush. Starting in the center of your eyebrows, create a dime sized circle, then create three more circles, one above the next, gradually decreasing the size.
  4. Once finished, use the face paint and draw a thin line from the inner corner of one eye, up and over you nose, across to the other inner eye corner. Above this line, but still on your nose, paint another line that just crosses the bridge of your nose and doesn’t connect to anything.
  5. Finally, look straight into the mirror and notice where the center or your pupil is, directly bellow it, use the paint to create three small dots, one bellow the next, on your lower eyelid.

Free-Spirited Hairstyle
You may notice that often times free-spirited looks are similar to many bohemian looks. This hairstyle is perfect for those who are just venturing into the free-spirited style.

  1. When creating this look, it may be easier with hair that is not freshly washed, rather was washed a day or so ago. If you have already washed your hair, or just cannot do the don’t-wash-every-day that’s totally fine! Just grab some texturizing spray and/or root lifting powder to give your hair that extra bit of texture.
  2. Grab an elastic headband. The trick with this is to know how you usually like your hair styled: if you typically like a loose look, grab a headband that is 1’’-2’’ wide, if you tend to prefer a tighter, more formed look, grab a thinner headband. Whatever you choose, you will place it around the crown of your head.
  3. Grab a small section of hair just above your ear and tuck it under the headband. Continue grabbing sections on both sides of your head and tucking them one next to the other until you have reached the center of the back of your head.
  4. Finally, grab 3-4 small sections of hair from the hair that has not been tucked through the headband. Create a loose braid or fishtail with each, and secure them with small, clear elastics!

The Boho Makeup Look

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Contrary to popular belief, the bohemian look has been around for decades. The Bohemian, or Boho, style is a fabulous, effortless, modish look that is perfect for all sorts of occasions; the current festival season, beach outings with the girls, summer patio parties and even date night are occasions when the Boho style is perfectly acceptable. As if the versatile look isn’t already amazing enough, the best part about Boho style is that it is super easy to put together with very minimal effort required.

The perfect-for-every-season-and-occasion look includes: chic, yet lax hairstyles, which usually constitute loose braids or beach waves; Loose fitting, neutral colored outfits, which probably invented the term “I woke up like this;” Gaudy and hipster like accessories, the best of which are often found in your grandmother’s jewelry box or the local thrift store; And, finally, a makeup look where the term “less is more,” truly applies. This blog post is going to specifically focus on how you can achieve the perfect Boho makeup look in just a few simple steps!

The Boho makeup look is all about masking your flaws to give you a natural look, while slightly executing your assets. Now, as we mentioned in the above paragraph, with the Boho makeup look, less is more. Yes, you probably hear this statement all the time, (presumably) regarding tanning lotions and nighttime eye serums. With products such as the preceding, less is more is often times suggested to prevent any sort of unforeseen skin irritations or unsightly reactions. However, it is imperative that you adhere to the less is more motto when trying to achieve your Boho look, as the look really is meant to be a minimal and natural appearance.

To begin your boho makeup routine, you should strive for a natural glow. And how am I suppose to do that without my bronzer, blush, and highlighter? You are probably asking yourself. What you are going to do is be sure to continually care for your skin. This means you should be using a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type twice daily, exfoliating on a regular basis, and using a high-quality facial moisturizer day and night. If you’re already taking all these essential skin steps, bravo!

Since you have mastered healthy and natural skin, you are able to limit the amount of makeup that you use. However, none of us are perfect and we understand the flawless skin isn’t as easy as it seems. So go ahead and cover up any imperfections with a concealer that is best suited to your skin type and tone. Once you’ve done that, apply a light coverage liquid foundation, BB cream, or powder foundation over your entire face.

Just because you are going for a natural look doesn’t mean that you need to look totally washed out! Go ahead and apply a natural color blush, starting at the apples of your cheeks and swiping upwards to the outer eye area. If you naturally have a darker skin tone, go ahead and do the same with a bronzer. Just do not do it use both blush and bronzer for this look.

Many looks today call for a dramatic overdone eye makeup, but this is not the case with the Boho makeup look, remember ladies: less is more. Choose a shadow color that is similar to your natural skin tone, and has just the tiniest bit of shimmer to it. Opt for a thin swipe of brown eyeliner, and feel free to stick with black mascara, being sure to only apply one or two coats.

Finally, finish off your Boho makeup look with a coat of your favorite lip balm. If you feel you absolutely need some lip color, try a tinted hydrating chap stick to keep the Boho makeup look on pointe.

Be Your Inner Disney Princess

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We all have one man to thank for all the magical Disney Princess inspired costumes, coloring books and puzzles that filled our childhood (or your children’s childhood if you happened to be a queen at during the 90’s), and his name is Andy Mooney! Andy started working for Disney in 1999 with the duty of improving consumer products. That same year Andy had the pleasure of attending a Disney On Ice show, when he noticed that girls dressed up as princesses surrounded him. At the time, these girls were sporting non-Disney, generic princess get-ups, which gave Andy the idea of the Disney Princess franchise.

Now, while dressing up in a Cinderella replica gown, slipping on some glass grippers and balancing a crown on our hair all day may have made you feel like a princess as a little girl, it is no secret that these same methods don’t work today.

However, there is no reason that you should have to leave your inner princess in your childhood memories! We here at Lionesse believe that a woman should feel like royalty more often than not. Go ahead and take a look at our tips to help you be your inner Disney princess each and every day.

Princess Posture
According to research women who enter a room with their head held high radiate more confidence than those who slouch, that is why you will always see a princess with her chin up. This is important because princesses are always sure to embark on their day with confidence and self-esteem! Plus, have you ever heard of an unhappy princess? Of course not! That’s because they are always standing straight in perfect princess posture form. To find out more about posture and the effect it has on your mood, check out our article stand tall, eat well, hydrate.

Princess (Nannies and) Peddies
Yes, ladies you read the right! If you don’t already get your nails and toes regularly, then we are making the strong suggestion that you put it to the top of your to-do list. Getting your nails done brings out your inner Disney princess in more ways than one! Fist of all, when you are sitting in the massage chair at the salon, you should not be thinking about the big presentation that you have at work this week, you should be relaxing, simply because you are paying for service that is meant to help you relax. So while the nail tech. is shaping your nails, take a few deep breaths and let your inner princess chill out. The second reason this is important is because studies show that woman who regularly get their nails done have higher confidence than those who don’t. And remember, Princesses are always doing their best to feel confident!

A Princess In A Queen Bed
Bring out your inner Disney princess by being sure that you are getting your full 6-8 hours of sleep each and every night! After all, a princess can’t better her kingdom without a full night’s rest. Some of us have a hard time falling asleep these days, so here are a few tips to get your bedtime routine Disney princess worthy. (1) Get some new, comfy pjs that you know a princess would approve of. (2) Wash up and turn off the electronics 45-60 minutes before you get under the covers. (3) Don’t be afraid to dream, seriously! This phrase is repeated to little princesses as they mature, but you should still dream big. If you have an awesome idea as you fall asleep, roll over and make a note of it in a journal!

Hot Nail Shapes

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The nail industry has exploded over the past few decades! There are thousands, if not millions, of nail polish colors and hundreds of nail polish companies. Some women enjoy selecting one of the thousands of nail boutiques as their favorite, and going regularly for an acrylic or gel fill or polish change. Other women enjoy creating their own works of nail art on themselves. While it was once unheard of for the ladder to achieve the professional look of a salon manicure in the comfort of their own home, there are countless products on the market today that make at-home salon quality possible.

Whether you are amongst the group of women, which hold regular appointments at the salon downtown, or you identify with the ladies who prefer to scour the Internet for the best at home mani/ pedi tips, there is one thing that every single one of you have pondered in the past: whether or not to go with a new nail shape and if so, which one to choose.

Choosing a new nail shape can be a daunting task, which is the reason why many women ultimately stick with the same nail shape time and time again. With the variety of hot nail shapes out there, we think that everyone should switch up their nail style ever now and again, so to make this decision easier we have made a list of our favorite nail shapes (arranged in order from most round to most pointy) and told you a bit about them.

Round
The round shape is a super hot nail shape, most likely because it is the most natural looking.  Round shaped nails are ideal for those have chubby fingers and wish to make their hands appear more slender.

Oval
This hot nail shape is undeniably similar to the next, slightly shaper, nail shape on the list, the almond nail shape. The oval nail shape has the same tip as the round nail shape but is a bit longer. Additionally, this nail shape is ideal for those who have longer nails and are interested in maintaining a natural look.

Almond
The almond nail shape seems to be most popular for celebrities as well as clerical workers. This nail shape is wide at the nail bed and gradually becomes thinner as it ends with a soft peak, very much like the healthy nut that the shape is named after.

Coffin (a.k.a. Ballerina Slipper)
If there are any Kardashian/Jenner fans reading this, you are definitely familiar with the look of the coffin nail shape. Similar to almond, the coffin nail shape has a wider base and looks like it is about to come to a point. However, there is no peak, instead, where the peak would be the nail is filed to a square edge. Because of the natural build and durability of human nails, natural nails don’t hold this shape as well as fake nails do.

Square
This nail shape has made its way in and out of popularity. Very much like the name suggests, this hot nail shape is best described as perfect square, meaning that it does not have soft edges. This is a great nail shape for those of you who have short nails or naturally short nail beds, but aren’t fond of the round nail shape. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that many women find that this nail shape gives their fingers a stubby appearance.

Lipstick
This hot nail shape is still new to the scene. The lipstick shape is much more daring than the previous nail shapes listed, as it has two distinct sharp edges, one which is much shorter than the other, making your nail like the shape of a brand new lipstick.

Airbrushed Makeup

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For a while, airbrush makeup was only available to celebrities and models. However, more than ever before makeup artists and beauty experts are taking the necessary classes, allowing them to specialize in the highly sought after makeup technique. The airbrush makeup method is known to give the wearer a flawless looking complexion that is certain to last throughout the evening.

Although there are numerous makeup artists specializing in airbrush makeup, it seems that there are not too many women seeking its application; while women have heard about the technique, the majority does not know much about it, which is ultimately preventing them from scheduling an airbrush makeup appointment.

If you have come to the realization that you are like most women and do not know too much about airbrush makeup, that’s okay! We have dedicated this article to provide you with all the information you need to know about the makeup method; hopefully after reading, you will feel fully informed and will give airbrushed makeup a try for your next big event!

Airbrush Makeup Method
A lot of women are unsure about the tools used to apply airbrush makeup, and rightfully so! The “airbrush,” is not actually a brush at all, instead, it a stainless steel gun (which looks like a pen), that is attached to a miniature air compressor. There is a small opening at the tip of the gun, this is where the makeup is forced out of its container with the help of the air compressor. The makeup leaves the gun in a misting fashion as it is applied to the skin.

Airbrush Makeup Pre-Application
Many women know that they should always apply a quality primer after their moisturizer and before their foundation. The same is true for the application of airbrush makeup – the reason we bring this up is because many women buy at-home airbrush machines, and find themselves unhappy with the final application. A general rule of thumb for all makeup, not just airbrush makeup, is that you should always start with a moisturizer, then use a primer. For the best result, you should use a primer with the same main ingredient as the foundation you plan on using (if you are using a silicone based foundation, then use a silicone based primer).

Airbrush Makeup Coverage
The coverage of airbrush makeup is completely variable. Remember, it is applied as a mist out of the airbrush gun, thus providing very minimal coverage to start, however, as you pass over the skin the coverage will build to a fuller coverage. An interesting fact is that unlike traditional makeup application which calls for concealer to be applied after foundation, airbrush makeup application calls for concealer to be applied prior to foundation.

Airbrush Makeup Durability
Airbrush makeup has grown in popularity for two major reasons: (1) the flawless look it provides, (2) its ability to last all day and night. That being said, every makeup manufacturer has its own formula, which means that not all airbrush foundations will give the same result. Whether you are interested in applying your own airbrushed makeup or having a professional apply the airbrushed makeup for you, do some research and find out which brand is known to withstand the conditions you will spend time in (e.g. sweat, tears, rain and snow).

Don’t Forget The Lashes

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False eyelashes are becoming more and more popular by the second. With today’s hottest celebs sporting extra long lashes, and some even teaming up with beauty and cosmetic companies to endorse falsies, it is no wonder ladies everywhere are stocking up on lashes for every occasion.

Prom is right around the corner, and what better way to slay in those prom pictures than to have on a pair of stunning fake lashes? For those of you who want to complete your prom night look with the perfect pair of lashes, but just are not quite sure how to do so, ponder no longer. Bellow are some of the beauty industry’s best tips and tricks, giving you everything you need to know about falsies.

Know What Kind of Lashes You are Looking For 
It can be difficult picking out the perfect pair of falsies the first few times, especially when you are not totally sure what they will look like once you apply them. To help, decide which type of lashes to apply, you should first figure out what kind of makeup look you are going for.

  • If you are going for a natural makeup look: go for the lashes that look a bit more delicate and light. These will add a tiny bit of volume and length to your natural lashes, without giving the “falsie” appearance.
  • If you are going for a sultry, dramatic look: go for the lashes that are a bit thicker and darker than the natural looking lashes. These falsies usually vary in length (from long to short), and are perfect for special occasions where you want a heavy makeup look.
  • If you are going for a bold, stage makeup look: go for the lashes that are so    full that they almost look like they would be difficult to wear for an entire day. Stage makeup and photo shoot makeup are supposed to be extremely heavy and dark, making full lashes perfect.

Size and Curl Your Lashes 
One of the biggest mistakes that falsie newbies make is not sizing the lashes to fit and forgetting to give them the initial curl. You can make sure your falsies fit by lining them up against your natural lash line. The length between the beginning and end of your natural lash line should be the length of your falsies; go ahead and snip off any extra length with a clean pair of scissors. Once you have sized the lashes, use a pair of tweezers to help you hold the base as you curl the lashes with your eyelash curler.

Apply Your Lashes Looking Down 
Applying falsies can be tricky, which is probably the reason why more women opt out of the falsie game. One of the best ways to apply false lashes to yourself is by laying a mirror flat on the table in front of you, and looking down as you apply the lashes. Using this method reduces the chances of blinking and gives you a better view of your natural lash line, which means you will have a much better chance of lining up your lashes on the first try.

Apply a Few Coats of Mascara 
Just because you got your falsies lined up, does not mean you are exempt from using mascara. Go ahead and apply two or three extra coats of mascara to your lashes. This will help blend the natural and artificial lashes together, making them look more uniform. In addition, the mascara will act as another layer of glue, by bonding the lashes on top of each other together, so they are less likely to slip off.

Crowd Friendly Makeup

Friends at a music festival

Jump, clap, and shout, because after all, it is concert and festival season! With the temperatures getting hotter, women often struggle to find a makeup look that truly suits them and the blazing hot weather; not to mention finding makeup that can withstand all the dancing, singing, and sweating that goes down at a good show. In the past, we have made the strong suggestion that festival goers do their best to avoid wearing heavy makeup, as your skin is bound to get aggravated by the end of the day with the toll that sun and sweat take on your pores.

That said, when going to a single concert with the girls, or even spending just one day at the festival with plans of returning home, we are all for the perfect concert makeup look. Knowing that you will have the ability to wash your beautiful face before you hit the sack makes it totally fine to apply as much makeup as you would like.

Pull out the Face Paint 
So you know that you will be returning home in the wee hours of the morning, and you want to go all out with your makeup. The thing with concerts and music festival shows is that there are tons of people; we are talking about crowds of hundreds and thousands of people, so of course, you want to show off a bit with your look, right? Of course, we have you covered with some perfect crowd friendly, festival face makeup looks.

Woman wearing red lipstick

Luscious lips
If you are more of a lip girl than an eye girl, this look is simple and perfect. Just as with the first two looks, go ahead and apply SPF and a tinted moisturizer. Then do nothing else other than applying the brightest color lipstick that you can find. This is simple and daring, and bound to get you noticed in a crowd.

Petal Eyes
You know the look we are talking about, with the flowers painted in a C shape around the eye. This one is super clutch,  when it is done correctly. For this example, we are going to explain how to paint sunflowers. After applying SPF and a tinted moisturizer, grab the brown and yellow face paint. Start by creating a small brown dot (no bigger than your pinky nail) at the top of you cheek bone. Now, with the yellow face paint, create the petals, being sure to use only as much paint as you need. By using too much paint, the flower will get chunky and flake off before the show begins. Repeat this a few more times so you have a crescent moon of flowers around your eye. You can finish off this look by using lash adhesive to add some silver and gold glitter around the flowers.

Arrow Eyes
If you want something that stands out in the crowd a bit more, you will want to start the same by applying SPF and a tinted moisturizer. Then grab three or four different colors of face paint. The colors are up to you, you can coordinate them with what your outfit, match them to the bands commonly used colors, or just pick from a hat — point being, the colors are completely up to you! What you are going to do is take the first color and draw a sideways V to frame the outside of each eye, basically, paint this shape ‘ < ‘ with the top nearing your brow bone and the bottom reaching your cheekbone. Now outline the first < with each additional color.

Freshen Up Between Sets

Woman at a music festival

When You Need a Shower, Right Now
All of us have been there, right? When you get that feeling that you just need to take a shower right that instant.

It is totally normal, and happens to the majority of us more than we would ever admit. Most get this feeling once a week; and it is normal to take a few extra minutes to work on the booty during #legday, causing you to run late to meet the girls, ultimately showing up in yogas and a band tee. Yeah, classic right? What are your typical “I need a shower now” moments? Let us know in the comments.

With spring in full swing, music festivals are happening one after another. Now, do not take this the wrong way, because festivals are a-mazing, but walking all over the festival grounds can take its toll. Per usual festival ideals, there are multiple shows happening in sync with one another, and in-between the next one! If you have never been to a festival before, that may have sounded a bit jumbled, but as any festival regular will tell you, festivals and the shows can get a bit mashed up, mixed up, and messy.

We regret to inform you have we have not yet found the cheat code to add more hours in the day (which would make all aspects of our life easier, including music festival timing). Instead, what we have found for you, are a few summer music festival hacks to freshen up between sets.

Did Anyone Remember Their Clarisonic Charger?
The chances for that one are highly unlikely. When you attend a summertime music festival with plans of camping out for a few days, you are probably better off leaving all your prized beauty tools, like your Lionesse Clipless Wand, and clarisonic face brush, at home. The reason being that chances are you will not actually get to use them. Of course, managing all the outdoor festivities is no easy feat; in fact, chances are more than likely that you will have one (if not more than one) of those “need to freshen up right now moments.” When that time comes, remember these trusty tips.

Sanitize: A summer music festival is the perfect time to delve into your collection of mini hand sanitizers. Whether you are about to eat or spilt something on your hands or just have an icky feeling, a hand sanitizer is perfect for a quick refresher. In addition to feeling icky outside your skin, you may also get an icky feeling within your mouth. Along with brushing (morning and night, ladies) you can clean up the yucky feeling in your mouth with a quick swish of mouth rinse.

Deodorize: This should go without saying, so let this be your reminder to pack deodorant or antiperspirant. You are bound to work up a bit of a sweat, so do your best to prevent your sweat glands from going into overtime.

(Try your best to) Pore Minimize: While chances are that you won’t be wearing too much makeup, your pores will still get filled with sunblock, oils, and (the culprit again) sweat. However, you can freshen up by gently wiping your face with some moist face wipes.

Reenergize: It is no secret that lack of sleep is connected to lack of patience. While a muggy summer day may not typically irritate you when you are spending 22 hours awake at a festival, your patience is bound to run low, and you may find yourself on the verge of a mental breakdown if you don’t get your shower. Do your best to avoid situations like these and refresh your sleep-wake cycle by doing your best to get at last six hours of sleep per festival night.