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Video Tutorial: How to Use Dry Shampoo Properly

I get asked a lot about which dry shampoos do not leave white streaks in your hair, and in my experience, if you’re applying them properly, NONE of them should! So, I wanted to give y’all a quick video tutorial on how to use dry shampoo such that you don’t end up with the white streaks in your hair. Follow the tips in the video, and I promise, you’ll never see white streaks no matter what dry shampoo you use!

 

Products featured in this video:

  • Miss Universe Restage Dry Shampoo ($16, available for purchase here)
  • Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo for Dark and Deep Brown hair (comes in various hair color options, $8.99, available at Ulta and some drugstores)
  • Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion (available here or where Aveda is sold, $24)
  • Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment (available here or at Ulta and some drugstores, $6.99)

General tips for using dry shampoo:

  • apply underneath sections of hair
  • apply at night before sleeping so that the product has time to soak up any oil production overnight
  • use just after a fresh wash/blow dry as a styling product to “dirty” up hair, create texture, help add volume, and/or give a good base for teasing (aka back-combing) hair.
  • clean hair brushes regularly so as not to introduce old oil (from the fall out strands on your brush) into your hair
  • spot treat as necessary
  • spray on a bobby pin for a secure all day hold
  • if you accidentally use too much, massage in well and then use your blow-dryer to rid the excess
  • because dry shampoo soaks up oil, be sure to add the oil back into the ends

Hope you enjoyed these tips! Let me know in the comments if you try it or if you have any other dry shampoo tips!

 

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Snow Angel Tutorial (blue-grey smokey eye)

Hello, beauties! After posting this photograph on Instagram and Facebook, I received a lot of requests for a tutorial. Since we haven’t ventured into YouTube just yet, here is the BitterGlitter photo tutorial to achieve this look! **disclaimer: there are a lot of photos, but I wanted to give y’all as close of a step-by-step as possible. also, please excuse all the “makeup” faces (you know, mouth open!)**

The Original Look:

The Original Look from @BitterGlitterBlog on Instagram.
The Original Look from @BitterGlitterBlog on Instagram.

Step 1: Using an angled brush, fill in your eyebrows using light feathery strokes with whatever product you normally use. I am using “Wedge” by MAC because I already have pretty full and dark brows, so I just want to fill in the sparsest areas with the lightest hand. Using a brush or spooli, spray your brush with hairspray to set the brows. Brow gel? You really don’t need it. Hairspray works just fine!

Wedge by MAC
Wedge by MAC
Fill in Brows
Fill in Brows
Set Brows
Set Brows

Step 2: Fill in the crease completely with a matte medium grey, extending the color out past the eye. (don’t worry, we will eventually blend this so you won’t look like you have makeup all over your face). Here, I’m using the color “Thunder” from the Sleek Makeup i-Divine Ultra Matte V2 palette, available here.

"Thunder" by Sleek
“Thunder” by Sleek
Fill in Crease
Fill in Crease

Snow Angel

Step 3: Build the color in your crease using a matte navy color, specifically concentrating more on the outside corner of the crease. You will also extend this color past the eye. I’m using “Ink” from the Sleek Makeup i-Divine Ultra Matte V2 palette, available here.

"Ink" from the Sleek Ultra Matte V2 Palette
“Ink” from the Sleek Ultra Matte V2 Palette

Snow Angel

Still looking crazy! Don't worry, keep going!
Still looking crazy! Don’t worry, keep going!

Step 4: Next, take a shimmery blue-grey-purple color all over the lid, and underneath the eye. I’m using the Stila color “Night Sky” from the “In the Light” Palette, available here

"Night Sky" from Stila's In the Light Palette
“Night Sky” from Stila’s In the Light Palette

Snow Angel

Take it under the eye too.
Take it under the eye too.

Snow Angel

Step 5: With a concentrated angled brush, take a dark black or dark charcoal brown matte shadow into the outer “v” of the eye. The outer “v” can be found on that very outer corner of the eye, spanning the top of the crease then connecting to the end of the brow line and back to the lower base of the bottom lashes.

MAC "Typewriter"
MAC “Typewriter”

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STOP HERE AND BLEND! BLEND! BLEND! Use small circular motions all over the lid with a clean crease brush. Blend from the outer corner toward the inner corner to lessen the appearance of any harsh lines. This will also “smoke” out your look a bit.

BLEND!!! BLEND!!! BLEND!!!
BLEND!!! BLEND!!! BLEND!!!

Step 6: Take a blue eyeliner and trace the shape you want your liner to eventually become. This is a great tip for any smokey eye look to help give you a guide before you put on dark liner. I like a winged out effect on a smokey eye, so I used NYC’s Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in “In the Navy” #924, available at any drugstore. Using this color, I traced along the lashes and out toward the end of the brow to create a more almond-shaped eye. I also took that color under the eyes and connected it at the winged corner.

NYC Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in "In the Navy" #924
NYC Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in “In the Navy” #924
And under the eye too.
And under the eye too.

Step 7: Go back into the shimmery blue-grey-purple color you’ve chosen with a concentrated angled brush, and trace over the blue eyeliner you’ve just applied. This won’t erase the color, but it will help to camouflage your line and set that liner. I used “Night Sky” from the Stila “In the Light” Palette, available here.

Back to "Night Sky" by Stila
Back to “Night Sky” by Stila

Snow Angel

Step 8:  Trace the blue eyeliner line with a black kohl pencil. Here, I’m using an old L’oreal one in “Onyx” from the drugstore. It’s my favorite black liner, and all the writing has rubbed off. Also, take this black liner into the waterline on the lower lashes.

L'Oreal Black Pencil in Onyx.
L’Oreal Black Pencil in Onyx.
And on the waterline.
And on the waterline.
Connect the top and bottom liner.
Connect the top and bottom liner.

Step 9: Using the Stila Snow Angel Palette, I used the shimmery true grey color (sorry, I don’t have the name of it, but you can find it here, even though it was a 2012 seasonal item). Use this shimmery grey with an angled brush to smudge out the black liner and smoke it out a bit. This will also smudge out the harshness of the black. Do the same thing under the eye along the bottom lashes.

Stila Snow Angel Palette
Stila Snow Angel Palette

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Step 10: Curl your lashes. I use a Sally Hansen eyelash curler, and it works great.

Curl those lashes!
Curl those lashes!

Step 11: Put on your favorite mascara, two coats. I’m using Tarte’s “Lights Camera Lashes Statement Mascara” which is my absolute favorite right now!! You can find it here.

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes

Snow Angel

Put on your lashes, ladies!!
Put on your lashes, ladies!!
TWO coats! :)
TWO coats! 🙂

Step 12: Using “Shroom” by MAC, highlight your brow-bone with a regular shadow brush.

"Shroom" by MAC
“Shroom” by MAC

Snow Angel

Step 13: Using a small liner brush or small shadow brush, highlight the inner corner of the eye. My absolute FAVORITE for this task is Stila’s “Kitten,” found in the “In the Light” palette, available here, or the Stila Snow Angel Palette, available here.

Stila "Kitten"
Stila “Kitten”

Snow Angel

Step 14: I like to go back in with a highlighting or brightening concealer to clean up any fall out and/or brighten the eye area. So, here I’ve gone in with the L’Oreal Magic Lumi Concealer in a tiger stripe fashion, and then blending out with my Real Techniques Concealer Brush and my fingers. I’ve reviewed the L’Oreal Magic Lumi here, if you’re interested.

Magic Lumi Brightening Concealer
Magic Lumi Brightening Concealer

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Real Techniques Concealer Brush
Real Techniques Concealer Brush

Snow Angel

Finished Product:

Finished Product!
Finished Product!
Finished Snow Angel Look.
Finished Snow Angel Look.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! Please let me know your feedback! And, if you’ve recreated this look, Tweet it to me @_Bitter_Glitter or tag me on Instagram @BitterGlitterBlog.

CHEERS, Y’ALL!!

CHEERS!
CHEERS!

Stay Glittery, Beauties!!

xoxo,

Candice

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