Beat the Heat with These Cooling Sprays!

Are you looking for relief without wiping off all of your makeup? We’ve got some great face sprays that will do the trick.

 
Urban Decay’s All Nighter setting spray has already hit it big as a must-have in many people’s makeup bags and with rave reviews all over the web. This spray takes all of the great capabilities of that setting spray and adds cooling and hydrating features. This spray will keep your makeup in place all day. Need to freshen up? This product comes out cold and refreshes makeup so it looks like it was just applied!

Derma e – Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid

 
This spray will instantly refresh and add moisture to your skin. With botanicals and nutrients in an aloe base, this spray will leave your face refreshed and moisturized. Hyaluronic acid is extremely effective in retaining moisture in the skin. This ingredient combined with antioxidants such as Green Tea and Vitamin C will help your skin against environmental aggressors.
 
This ph-neutral spray is super refreshing on a hot day. This spray contains silica, which is a natural extract that is very soothing. This spray can effectively tackle any free radicals and cool you off while refreshing and resetting your makeup at the same time.

 

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Greatly enhances the effectiveness of all moisturizers and any skin care regimen. Convenient size perfect for office. Propelled under high pressure by nitrogen, the ultra-fine pure, natural mist allows the skin to absorb a unique balance of beneficial minerals along with the water.The 5 ounce size lasts over a month and should be a daily part of every woman’s skin care regime which is why many say the French may have discovered the fountain of youth.
 
This spray contains glacier water combined with potent herb extracts. It refreshes, improves skin tone, revitalizes dull skin and can also soothe any skin irritation. This spray will not only cool you down, but will also re-balance your skin and improve it overtime.
How do you keep cool and smudge-proof in the heat? Let us know in the comments box below!
XoXo,
Jen B
**Jen B is an MYD Beauty Co-owner, Artist and Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup applications, beauty lessons, temporary lash applications and semi-permanent lash extensions by appointment. To schedule a session with Jen B (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Jen B, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

Fact or Fiction? 5 Major Hair Myths Uncovered

With so much information and so many products, it is hard to know what to believe. It can be frustrating to continue purchasing products that simply don’t deliver. This infographic tackles 5 hair myths, separates the fact from fiction; and lets you know what ingredients to look for to help get a handle on your hair.

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What hair myths have you uncovered? What products do you love to use? Let us know in the comments box below!

Cosmetics that are Inspired By India

Inspiration from India has become increasingly popular in the fashion and cosmetic industry. The bright and lively scents and colors of the country have inspired perfumes, hair products and makeup lines. 


For example, companies like Aveda has a hair line of Ayurvedic products. This is an ancient medicinal system that uses herbs and natural ingredients that Aveda has adopted into some of their hair products. 



Clarins had a summer collection of cosmetics called Enchanted. This line was inspired by Holi, a Hindu festival of colors. This line includes lip glosses with names like Pink Jaipur and Nude Delhi and Henna-like patterns on the packaging. 



Chanel also launched an Indian-inspired makeup line called Bombay Express which featured less of the vibrant colors, and had a line filled with pearlescent gold shades. 

Some perfumes that have been made to encapsulate the exotic aromas of India included.

Un Jardin après la Mousson, by Hermès was ­inspired by Kerala after the annual monsoon, this perfume has a compelling scent derived from vetiver, cardamom, pepper, and lime. 

Incense Jaisalmer, by Comme des Garçons Parfums is a frankincense-heavy fragrance evokes the medinas of Persia, once linked by camel caravans to the sandstone city of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.


Escale à Pondichéry, by Dior celebrates Puducherry’s culture as a ­historic French trading enclave on India’s Tamil Nadu coast, this scent combines locally grown black tea, cardamom, and sandalwood.


Sandalwood Cologne, by ­Caswell-Massey  is a perfume ­redolent of the duskily aromatic, woodsy scent of the oil of the rare East ­Indian sandalwood tree—prized in India for its aphrodisiacal qualities.


My Indian Childhood, DS & Durga is a  sensuously heady perfume is a quintessentially Indian blend of patchouli, jasmine, and tobacco.


What are some of your favorite cosmetic lines inspired by? We would love to know – let us know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below!


6 Ways to Wear your Lower Lash Line

A while back we did a post on how to get bold bottom lashes, but we wanted to revisit that idea but focus on the lash line. The Beauty Department put together these great photos that show 6 different ways that you can wear your lower lash line.

We love the progression of these photos and how it can go from bare and natural, to a bold and dramatic nighttime look. What tricks do you love for lining the lower lash line? Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below!

Wavy Hairstyles We Love!

We love the laid-back and feminine look and feel of wavy hair. It looks so natural and can be worn with bangs, half-up-half-down, loose, tight and with a variety of parts.

We love these bangs with this loose, wavy look!

We adore this red hair with these brushed out waves! Check out other amazing red hairstyles here.
We absolutely adore how ombre looks with loose waves. We think Lauren Conrad is definitely a style icon for this look!

 What kind of waves do you love? Do you like loose waves, brushed out waves? Are you crushing on ombre waves? Share your thoughts with us via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below!

5 Blush Rules that You Should Break!

1. Avoid Fading by Reapplying Blush Throughout the Day

Instead of that, layer different formulas and textures for longevity. For example, start with a cream blush and dust a layer of powder blush on top. This will work as a sort of setting powder without losing pigment!

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2. Don’t Wear Bright Lipstick if You’re Wearing Blush

We love the look of flushed cheeks and a bold lip! Just ensure that you use shades that compliment each other. A good rule to follow is to stay within the same spectrum of undertones. For example, if you have coral lips, choose an orange-based blush like an apricot.

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3. Pick One Shade that Looks Good and Stick with It

Pick a shade that scares you and try it out! If you read the reviews for Nars blush Exhibit A most people will talk about the fear of buying such a vibrant red shade, but almost everyone loves the natural flush that this color gives. How it looks in the package won’t always be the way it looks on your skin.

4. Only Apply Blush on the Apples of Your Cheeks

When considering where to apply blush, take your face shape into consideration. Do you want to elongate your face, narrow it? A blush trend is to blend the color up on the cheek bones and blend it into the hair line.

5. Never Wear Blush and Bronzer at the Same Time

This old rule has become less popular as blush and bronzer have become a sort of hand-in-hand duo. Apply bronzer in the contours of your face such as your temples, forehead and the hollows of your cheeks. Just be sure to blend well!

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What are your breakable blush rules? Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below!

The Benefits of Airbrush Makeup

We have done a few posts on airbrush makeup and MYD training with airbrush makeup. Lately we’ve been getting quite a few questions about what products we use at  MYD because brides are concerned about finding that balance between not enough product (and having it wear off) and having it look cakey.

That’s why we love airbrush makeup so much! It is so lightweight and natural looking. It can cover up any discoloration, it will even out skin tone and it will last all day! It looks so amazing in photos, and that is why we highly recommend airbrush makeup to our brides.

Airbrush makeup works on all skin types, textures and can be used on any skin color. Check out the photos below {courtesy of WeddingWire} to see these beautiful ladies before and after airbrush makeup.

To see photos of brides that our talented team of artists and stylists have had the pleasure of working with, check out our Facebook Photos as well as our Website Gallery!