Category: beauty tips

Think you’re too busy for beauty? Think again!

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Now that school is back in session, you may think they’re too busy to do a full face of makeup. It’s one thing to get your kids ready by the time the school day starts at 8 a.m., but what about yourself?

With a smart beauty routine, you can look like you spent an hour on your appearance—after less than ten minutes. The trick is to use products that cut down on the time it takes you to get ready.

These products help you look polished in a flash

The right products help you look polished in a flash

 

For your face, you can create a full face makeup look in just a few minutes. Check out my YouTube video that shows how I do a four-minute makeup routine.

If you have six minutes, you can use even more products, like how I showed NBC 6 In The Mix’s Roxanne Vargas.

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Photo by @mediamavenandmore

Photos by @mediamavenandmore

For hair, try using a humidity-defying styling spritzer that helps lock in your style, like White Sands’ Liquid Texture Firm Hold. This product is all you need, because it helps your style last longer. It creates shine, and also gives you hold like a hairspray.

Stash a cordless hair tool in your car, like CHI’s Escape 1″ Professional Cordless Styling Iron, for quick touch-ups. I keep mine in my glovebox in its heat-protective casing. It’s the most convenient way to straighten and curl your hair, with professional-looking results.

Prime with an oil-control product with SPF, like the Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Mineral Primer, which features SPF 15. A primer will help your makeup last, and protect your skin from sun damage. Follow the primer with the Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick for quick coverage that’s both a foundation and concealer in one.

Eyes are important to define, and it’s simple to make them look flawless in a flash. Be sure to fill in your eyebrows, since they frame your face. I recommend Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil, which lives up to its name and is waterproof for up to twelve hours.

A shadow stick is the easiest way to apply eyeshadow. The new Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra is a primer and shadow all in one, and is smudge-proof, transfer-proof and crease-proof. Apply the shadow stick to your lids, then gently blend with your clean fingertips. When in a rush, use the darker shade on your lower lash line, and smudge it out for a smoky eyeliner effect.

Skip the eyelash curler, and use a curling mascara to save time. The Rimmel 24HR SuperCurler Mascara is buildable, and creates instant curl.

A one-stop-shop for the rest of your face is the NYX Cosmetics Whipped Cheek & Lip Souffle, which can double as both a lipstick and a blush. You can throw this product in your purse for on-the-go touchups on your cheeks and lips throughout the day.

For more beauty tips as well as product reviews, be sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel, “Beauty News with Angela Cruz,” at http://www.youtube.com/AngelaCruzTube.

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NEW Drugstore PINK Makeup ♡ FULL FACE Valentine’s Day Tutorial ♡ Beauty News with Angela Cruz

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Click HERE to watch my latest makeup video!

This makeup look, perfect for Valentine’s Day, features new pink drugstore products that flatter most complexions. Let me know in the comments below what your Valentine’s Day plans are, and if you like pink makeup!

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick (in Pink Charge)– http://bit.ly/1SSqL5A

Covergirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette (in Roses) — http://bit.ly/1TKPqJP

Maybelline FaceStudio Master Contour palette (in Medium) — http://bit.ly/1VZ0FwK

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Living Proof Dry Shampoo ★ Perfect hair Day (PhD) ★ REVIEW/DEMO video

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We all love Jennifer Aniston’s hair! Have you seen her product line, Living Proof? I purchased the Perfect hair Day (PhD) Travel Kit as well as the Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo, and this video is a review of the Dry Shampoo.

CLICK HERE to watch my review and demo! I put the Dry Shampoo to the ultimate sweat test!

Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo video review/demo

Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo video review

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Gold glitter eye makeup look using only drugstore cosmetics

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Who loves glitter?! THIS GIRL! Although I prefer using higher-end cosmetics, it is so refreshing to use only drugstore products to achieve this subtle, fun glittery gold look for the eyes. Click HERE to watch the video!

Gold glitter eyes ★ ALL DRUGSTORE MAKEUP Full Face Tutorial ★ New products!

Gold glitter eyes ★ ALL DRUGSTORE MAKEUP Full Face Tutorial ★ New products!

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Natural makeup routine for teens!

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I just finished uploading the last in a series of videos I did featuring my cousins, Mary Anne and Leanna. Mary Anne is my “Ate,” which in the Philippines is a term used to address an older female relative as a sign of respect.  🙂  Leanna is Mary Anne’s 15-year-old daughter, and I wanted to feature her as a guest face on my channel because she’s so beautiful– and she loves makeup! 
I went with a natural look for Leanna, since she’s so young. Hopefully you like her final look!
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Throwbacks to Mary Anne’s videos: contouring and highlighting with the Anastasia Contour Palette, and an easy daytime glam makeup look, featuring The Nudes eyeshadow palette by Maybelline.

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