Lip and cheek stains are a great way to enhance your natural beauty. They create an even color and a matte finish, simply perfect . Lip stains will stay on longer than other lip products, even when wet. It actually stains your skin, creating a beautiful color from the inside rather than on top. You’ll need berries, coffee, and olive or almond oil.
The berries you choose will be determined by the hue you pursue. Berries can give you colors ranging from pinks and reds to blues and purples. Mix different berries together or just use one kind. Place approximately four berries into a small mixing bowl and use a spoon to mash them up. Have a cup of already-prepared coffee to darken any color that you create by simply mixing in a few drops. Add a spoonful of olive oil with your mashed berries and mix well. You can simply adjust the color and texture to your liking by adding berries, coffee or olive oil.
There is no exact science to this, it’s all about preference. The berries stain and the rest just add depth and texture. Now apply your lip stain. Just use your finger or a cotton swab to distribute the stain across your lips or cheeks. Apply a generous amount, allowing it to set for a few minutes. Remove the excess and your lips will be left with a fruity flush. For a fabuluster lacquer apply FASELINE ( see my natural Vaseline tip) over the top!
HOW TO CHOP YOUR CHOPS!
Most guys have serious issues trimming their sideburns correctly. It is the difference between looking well-groomed and looking well…ridiculous . This is how to make them complement your face shape and cut. Women help your guy out , I can’t be the only person noticing and bothered by this!!
SHORT- Stubbs that stop at the top of the ear..try these with a flattop or if you are 12. Leave them their natural width but trim them frequently with an electric razor so they don’t get bushy. And if you have a big round face ( or have gone through puberty) don’t go short or your face will only look rounder.
MEDIUM- Mid-length sideburns should be cropped right above the cartilage in the middle of your ear. I like to pair these burns with a basic short, tight back and sides cut.These don’t need as much attention as their pre pubescent counterpart. These look great with a little scruff and if your face is oval this is your burn. Anything longer and you might look like Mr. Ed.
LONG- If you have the look and the face to wear these fab chops (my fave) make sure they are done right. A great tip to use when shaping this burn is to mimic the cut of your jeans! Im a bootcut boy and flare slightly at the bottoms. Just don’t dip below the hollows of your cheeks. If you’re going retro then you can let them grow past the bottom of your ear. Guys with square faces and a hairstyle with height on top ( pompadour, faux hawk) this mutton is a must.
GETTING EVEN- Most guys make the mistake of using their earlobes as a guide, but they’re not always at the same height! Instead, place your index fingers at the bottoms of your sideburns and imagine a line running between them across your face. Groom them every few days using a trimmer with a guard.
There are many expensive quick-dry oil sprays to put on your freshly painted nails. And most of them are full of harmful ingredients. This tip will save you money, really works, and has ingredients you actually would ingest…reach for your natural cooking spray! Just be sure it’s an unflavored version or your French manicure will smell like French fries.
Mark Nelson has been so supportive of me over the years, providing me great advice, connections, and at times just the necessary kind words to motivate me even further.
Reichen Lehnkuhl, Brandon Liberati, Craig Ramsay, and Mark Nelson
I casually mentioned to Mark about six months ago how much I love amusement parks. THANK GOODNESS I MENTIONED THIS, cause I couldn’t have been more excited when he asked my fabulous partner, Brandon Liberati of Logo’s “RuPaul’s Drag U”, and I to help host his 9th Annual Fairgrounds: Out at Night 2012. My fellow hosts included Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey”, Reichen Lehnkuhl from Logo’s “The A List: New York”, and Recording Artist, Dina Marie Delicious. Special thank you to Broadway Photographer, Bruce Glikas, for providing these terrific photos.
Brandon Liberati, Joe Gorga, Melissa Gorga, and Craig Ramsay
Brandon Liberati, Dina Marie Delicious, and Craig Ramsay
Brandon Liberati, Bruce Glikas, and Craig Ramsay
We all know about using dark eye shadow to cover grey, but what do you do for grown out highlights? Between visits to your colorist touch up trashy roots by spraying a light hairspray onto them and depending on what hue your highlights are use any shimmering gold or brown eye shadow over the top! This is only for a temporary fab fix… get an appointment pronto!
Spoken by Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale in the documentary, Grey Gardens, “So I think this is the best costume for the day.”
Little Edie was right in that you should always dress the part. Whether at the office, a dinner event or at the gym, you can tell a great deal about someone by their style of clothing. There is a saying that Brandon Liberati has mentioned to me on many occasions. Spend twice as much, buy half as much. Rather than buying a bunch of cheap clothes, buy half as many high quality items. I had hesitations in executing this advice because I go through so many clothes being a fitness expert. When I stumbled across MPG (Mondetta Performance Gear) activewear clothing line, I found the stamina of the clothes matched the stamina of my workouts. To date I have not had to discard any MPG wear. Yes it might not be the least expensive clothes but the love between MPG and I is mutual.
And as a messenger of the MPG activewear brand I’d like to officially invite you to experience MPG with this exclusive 25% off online discount code.
Discount Code: CRAIGXMPG2012 www.mpgsport.com
Please note, one time use only per customer on regular priced products. Cannot be combined with other discounts or special offers. Offer expires 12/31/2012.
We are heading into the seasons when a lot of my clients start to experience dandruff problems. Keep it in check by crushing two aspirins to a fine powder and adding it to the normal amount of shampoo you use each time you wash your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well and wash again with your plain shampoo. Let’s keep the snow on the ground this winter!
Prevent oily skin and hair by taking 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil a day. Flaxseed is high in essential fatty acids, which have been shown to help improve many skin conditions, including oily skin. To protect it from light and heat, buy the cold-pressed oil in an opaque container and store it in your refrigerator. Goodbye grease monkey!
Oil absorbing blotting papers are a useful beauty product that can keep you looking polished and shine free all day long by removing excess oil from your face. Women can use these without ruining or removing their makeup, and men, you also should be using them! All you need is an old compact case, and men you can use an old playing card case ( recycling!), sheets of rice paper ( for a less natural option you can use gift wrapping tissue paper) and a pair of scissors.
Trace the interior of the case and cut the paper to fit. For those of you that require a bit more oil control you can sprinkle corn powder between the sheets. This is the one instance a lack luster look is fab!