Let Your Lips Do the Talking

In just 3 days, over 110,000 units of SPLASH Liquid Lipstick were sold!  Matte liquid lipstick is the hottest new trend and these bold, vibrant shades will not disappoint!

 

During the month of October, receive the brand new Moodstruck Lip Exfoliator FREE with purchase of set of 3 SPLASH Liquid Lipsticks.  Velvety, smooth formula glides on with precision using the brush applicator.  Lipstick that wears like a stain!

What colors will you choose?

 

Beauty Lies Within

* Don’t think you have time for an Online Beauty Event.
* Don’t want to bother friends with numerous notifications.

Let me introduce you to Beauty Lies Within. This new event format will give your friends everything at their fingertips to build their makeup confidence, learn some tips, and begin to see themselves as their loved ones do. All you have to do is share a link with your friends, I’ll take care of the rest, and you could walk away with FREE makeup and items at half price!

Click here to learn more!

Social Media Platform is for Me

Younique was built on a social media platform. That means it fits easily in my 9-5 daily grind! “Parties” are held online allowing me the ease of posting and sharing products with customers in just a few minutes a day. Selfies are snapped running out the door in the morning or during lunch. But, Amy, when do you find the time for your videos? Great question because you all know I wake up early and still manage to run late. Well, here’s my secret…a girl has to “get ready” in the morning anyway, right? I don’t just wake up like this! Press record and I’m ready for my day and video is D-U-N! It fits around my life.

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My Reaction to My First Get Ready with Me Live Broadcast

😱😱😱😱I cannot believe this happened!!! I know what you’re thinking, “Amy, you’ve been making videos for over a year now.” But I have to share a story with you. 

I have always been a very shy, reserved person and in many ways I still am. I always felt there was something wrong with me that I couldn’t be more outgoing like my friends. Took me quite a few years, but I realized this was not anywhere close to the truth and we all have different personalities. I was accepting of my quiet self but still always felt uneasy in groups. I know many of you reading this who met me later in life are quite shocked to learn I actually had the nickname Mute, but I digress. Within in the last few months, I’ve had a few conversations with friends that have eluded to me being outgoing 😱 I was very surprised by these comments and perceptions. Then this past weekend someone who knows me very well said to me, “You really have gained quite a bit of confidence.” Then it hit me, the uneasiness I used to feel in groups isn’t so uneasy. The anxiety I would feel in public isn’t so debilitating. Yes, this is a makeup video but Younique and this business has given me so much more than how to take care of my outer self. It’s taught me to care for and embrace my inner self, to share my gifts with the world and not hide and make excuses for who I am. Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support me on this journey. It’s because of you this development and growth has occurred and for that I will be forever grateful 💜
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Still in Love with Younique: One Year Later

Am I still in love with Younique?  Do I still have passion for Younique and 3D Fiber Lashes?

My 1 year anniversary with Younique is rapidly approaching and I have been asked, “Amy, do you still love it?”

Honestly, YES!

I cannot believe it has been a year and I am still in love with Younique.  Younique has become such a part of my life I cannot remember life before I joined.  I still get excited when I receive email notifications.  I still get giddy when I start a new party for a friend and help her achieve her wish list.  It’s liberating to earn my own money.  It’s empowering stepping outside of my comfort zone, taking a chance, and finding success.

1 Year Later and Still in Love with Younique

This past year has brought about much change and I am still in love with Younique.  I have transformed from a girl with very little makeup confidence who was terrified to attempt new things, afraid of failing, scared to be perceived as high maintenance or stuck on myself.  All things I would say to myself that kept me stuck and secretly wanting more; wanting to feel more confident, comfortable in my skin, and to embrace the me I could feel trying to surface.  Today, I can look this fear straight in the eye and try new looks, new techniques I would have shied away from in the past.  My beauty collection has grown from fitting into a small zippered cosmetics bag to bursting at the seams in the fabulous cosmetics bag that is sold with the 6 current collections.  My confidence transcends further than my makeup confidence.  I am forging new territory by creating my own blog site and recording how-to and demo videos for my YouTube channel.  I am expanding my social circle and building relationships.  I have been blown away by the support from family and friends that have helped me promote to the next status level, earn entries into a lottery for a Jamaican cruise, and ultimately being selected for this cruise.  I am using the things I have learned to lead new presenters with Younique find their way and achieve their business goals.

I will, a year later, still maintain that above the financial freedom gained, winning the Jamaican cruise, my newfound self-confidence, I am proud to be a part of a company that lives its mission every single day.  A company that truly empowers and uplifts women and improves the lives of everyone they touch.  I have developed lifelong friendships, become part of a family, and am “still in love with Younique”.

 

Click here to see the beginnings of a Younique Presenter: A Personal Journey

Younique Confidence

I have never been confident in makeup, and in fact, I avoided it telling myself I was just a simple girl. But, truthfully, I always felt insecure around girls who just seemed to have confidence and the ability for all those techniques and I was left feeling intimidated. I thought this was a naturally given talent they were born with and I was not.

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So, it’s not the makeup, the looks I create, or the feedback from others that has built my confidence, but rather tackling my fears and overcoming an obstacle that kept me feeling insecure and less than most of my life. It’s knowing I have the option and courage to try new looks even though my preference remains with simplicity.

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Click here to read more about my Younique Journey.

Highlighting & Contouring Made Easy

Highlighting & Contouring Made Easy

If you’re like me, you are probably cringing that I am even putting highlighting, contouring, and easy so close together on this page.  Trust me…there is nothing to fear!  Once you learn these easy steps, you will be feeling like a pro in no time flat.

The first step is identifying the shape of your face to ensure proper contouring and highlighting techniques.  Not sure of your face shape?  No worries; use these 3 simple steps.

Step 1: Face a mirror you can walk up to without bending over a counter.

Step 2: Using an eyeliner pencil, dry erase marker, lipstick, something that will not permanently mark the mirror and that is easy to remove; trace the outline of your face.  Start at the middle of your chin and trace up excluding your ears to the center of your forehead at the edge of your hairline.  Repeat this on the other side of your face.

Step 3: Step back and identify the shape drawn representing your face shape.

Now, using the image below you can identify the exact areas of your face to highlight and contour.  The purple areas are for contouring, while the pink areas are for highlighting.  But first, let’s break down these words and reduce their intimidation factor.

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Highlighting & Contouring Made Easy

The art of highlighting and contouring is in the subtle definition; it’s an art form, an illusion.

“Contouring is giving shape to an area of the face and enhancing the facial structure through makeup.” Beau Nelson, Kristen Stewart Makeup Artist

Choose a shade that is slightly darker than your normal shade; dark eye shadow can be used for dark skin if a foundation shade cannot be found.  Find something that creates the look of an actual shadow but is not a drastic difference.  Use this shade along the perimeter of your face, under cheekbones, and jawline.  Draw triangle shapes with the narrow angle pointing towards the center of your face or nose and fill in.  Use a damp sponge to blend the edges.  If desired, contouring can be done along both sides of the bridge of the nose to give a slimming appearance.

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Highlighting is used to accentuate bringing focus to that area.  Your highlighting shade should be slightly lighter than your normal shade.  Highlighting will be focused on the center of your face.  Again, draw triangle shapes under eyes and between eyebrows with narrow angle pointing towards the center or nose area of your face, fill in, and use a damp sponge to blend the edges.  Don’t forget a final swipe of highlighting down the bridge of your nose and your favorite blush to finish your look.

Highlighting & Contouring Made Easy

Not so scary, right?  Now to choose the right products for highlighting and contouring made easyPowders are a bit more forgiving for the beginner.  They can be applied with a dampened concealer brush and blended with a makeup sponge like the Blending BudsLiquids can also be used if you are feeling confident.  For a more accurate application, a sponge like the Blending Buds is recommended instead of using your fingers.

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Younique has products perfect for the natural looking finish you desire; mineral concealer powders, Touch Foundation, and even the BB Flawless can be used to achieve your look.  Don’t forget the Minerals Pressed Blusher and the Beachfront Bronzer to add the perfect, sun-kissed shimmer.  With professional tools such as brushes and sponges, Younique has you covered!

Remember, contours are meant to be matte while highlights are meant to shimmer.  Follow these tips and soon you will be saying “highlighting and contouring made easy,” too.

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How to Prep Your Skin for Makeup: 5 Simple Steps

How to Prep Your Skin for Makeup: 5 Simple Steps

Is your skin makeup ready?  The steps you take prior to makeup application are just as essential as the products and techniques you are using to create a flawless, beautiful look with long lasting staying power.  Here are 5 easy, foolproof steps on how to prep your skin for makeup and create makeup ready skin.

CLEANSE

Starting with clean, fresh skin is step #1 on how to prep your skin for makeup.  Are you using a facial cleanser formulated specifically for your skin type to put your best face forward?  Using the wrong facial cleanser can actually worsen dryness, irritation, and oiliness.  Not sure of your skin type, wash your face, pat it dry, leave it for 20 minutes, then take this skin test:

Press a piece of tissue on different spots of your face

  • If the paper sticks, you have oily skin
  • If the tissue doesn’t stick, you have dry skin
  • If it sticks in your T-zone area (forehead, nose, and chin), you have combination skin

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Younique Illuminate is available in 2 formulas; Clean for normal to dry skin and Clear for oily skin.  Clean washes away impurities and gets your skin glowing with the energizing properties of ginkgo biloba and the purifying power of horse chestnut.  Clear helps keep your face fresh and oil-free with garden chrysanthemum that revives while licorice root and aloe vera soothe.

Just a dime sized amount is powerful enough to cleanse and leave your skin feeling refreshed and clean.  Rinse well with water and pat dry.

TONE

The right toner is step #2 for how to prep your skin for makeup and can give your skin a healthy dose of what it needs to look younger, fresher, and smoother.  It helps to balance skin’s pH , repair the skin’s surface, and soothe redness.

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Younique Refreshed Pure & Natural Rose Water is a natural wonder that will aide in adding hydration while also subtracting redness and oil.  It is available in a spritzer making application an easy breeze!  Spray on clean skin but be sure to give it a few minutes to sink in before applying moisturizer.  We need to carefully layer our skincare products and timing is everything to ensure our skin is reaping all the clarifying benefits.

MOISTURIZE

Step #3 in how to prep your skin for makeup is to moisturize.  Moisturizer should absorb well into skin without leaving a greasy or oily feeling.  Careful how you rub it in though; many slather it on and rub vigorously which tugs and stretches the skin.  We all know the skin on our face and neck is delicate and needs special attention.  Daily use of a high end moisturizer will increase your skin’s youthful appearance keeping it softer and more elastic.

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Younique Divine Daily Moisturizer is an innovative daily moisturizer that supremely hydrates and nourishes the skin and is formulated for all skin types.  Apply a small amount from the neck up using semi-firm upward movements.  Don’t forget; let it completely absorb before moving on to the next step.

PRIMER

The use of a makeup primer as step #4 in how to prep your skin for makeup may seem unnecessary and I used to agree with you.  That is until I tried one for the first time and saw my pores disappear before my very eyes!  Primers work to prepare the skin for makeup by smoothing skin’s texture and they work to keep it lasting longer by decreasing sweat through your pores.

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Younique Glorious Face & Eye Primer creates a flawless canvas as it enhances the skin’s texture and primes and prepares the skin for premium application of mineral makeup.  The result is porcelain-perfect, velvety-soft skin with incredible long-wearing, sweat-proof coverage of mineral makeup that lasts all day.  Ingredients are 100% natural, free of parabens, oils, synthetic fragrances, and cheap fillers.  It is suitable for all skin types.

It applies like a lotion; lightweight, non-greasy, and quickly dries leaving your skin soft to the touch.  Glorious Primer will not clog your pores causing irritation or breakouts.

WAIT

As I mentioned, timing is everything in how to prep your skin for makeup application.  Allow a few minutes in between for your skin to absorb products and reap the full benefits of each important step.  You may think you do not have time for the few extra minutes, but trust me, your skin will thank you and you will soon see the amazing results with these 5 simple steps of “how to prep your skin for makeup” with the look of nurtured, pampered skin.

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Best Cream Eyeshadow: Younique Splurge Cream Shadow

Best Cream Eyeshadow: Younique Splurge Cream Shadow

Now you, too, can have extravagant lids! New long-wearing, silky, best cream eyeshadow Splurge Cream Shadow creates a velvety smooth finish and eyes that glisten.

Yes, you will love it, too!

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I love the shimmer and simplicity of the subtle hues of the best cream eyeshadow, Splurge! It’s creamy, gorgeous, and very luxurious. My favorite part; shimmer fit for day wear! It’s life changing and super easy; brush on and go! My co-worker’s response, “I’m sorry, I just can’t stop staring at your eyes!” Yep, she just had to have some for her very own!

A Perfect Pair

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The Cream Shadow Brush, sold separately, is specially made for the best cream eyeshadowSplurge; the soft, densely packed bristles create an easy, creaseless application.

Apply to your eye with using the brush with short, sweeping brushstrokes for a bold pop of color or blend with your finger for a sheer, soft look.  Complete your look with Younique 3D Fiber Lashes and brand new Beachfront Bronzer.

Tip: When you’ve completed your look using the super silky shadow, be sure to close the jar tightly to prevent drying.

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Colors: Elegant (available March 1), Dainty (available May 1), Tenacious (available May 1)

With this elite eye shadow and its velvety opulence, you’ll turn heads wherever life takes you; from a night out in your best dress to running errands in your favorite jeans. Go ahead. Treat yourself like royalty every day, every month. You deserve to Splurge with the “best cream eyeshadow”!

How to Use BB Cream

How to Use BB Cream

There are many options for foundation these days.  Just what is and how to use BB Cream.  Younique BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer is an all-in-one tinted moisturizer that can be used as a lightweight foundation.  It instantly enhances and corrects skin tone leaving a natural looking matte finish.  It is the perfect base for the Powder Concealers or under the Touch Foundation depending on your desired level of coverage.

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Application

How to use BB Cream is easy and Younique BB Flawless goes on light and smooth.  I apply using the Younique Foundation Brush.  I slightly dampen the brush with water and squeeze a dime sized amount of the cream on the back of my non-working hand.  Using upward, light strokes brush the cream evenly ensuring to blend well into the hairline and along the jaw line.  Skin is now ready to complete your look with desired next step; concealing, contouring, highlighting, eye makeup, and blush.  Don’t forget to finish your look with Younique 3D Fiber Lashes.

Watch this quick video to see Younique BB Flawless in action.

A Few of My Favorite Things

How to use BB Cream is simple and gives amazing results!  I love that my skin is soft, even, and I do not have that heavy, cakey makeup feel.  Younique BB Flawless fights shine and keeps a natural finish that lasts all day long!  It is available in 6 beautiful shades; my Younique match is Bisque, the second lightest shade.

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Once you learn “how to use BB Cream” BB Flawless will be your skin’s new best friend!