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New York And London Fashion Weeks Coming Up

Around Makeover Essentials, we’ve learned that fashion-forward in this industry means always looking two seasons ahead. While Fall 2019 hasn’t even officially arrived, the various Fashion Weeks for Spring/Summer 2020 begin in earnest in early September. First, on deck are New York and London. Here’s a quick peek at what to expect from both.

New York Fashion Week runs from September 6 to 11, a bit of an abbreviated schedule from past years. Held at various places throughout the Big Apple, we expect to see the usual bevy of celebrity guests lining the runway to be the first to see amazing creations from top designers including Jeremy Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, and many more. As this is the first of the Big 4 shows, everyone in the fashion world, including our beauty experts at Makeover Essentials, eagerly await this first peek at which trends will hit the boutiques come next spring.

After New York’s final show wraps up with Marc Jacobs, everyone who’s anyone in this industry will hop across the pond for London’s Fashion Week, September 13 to 17. While New York is known for globally renowned designers, London is where up-and-comers showcase their talents alongside more established names, like Burberry. Emilia Wickstead, Christopher Kane, Erdem, and Mary Katrantzou will show their latest collections to the throngs of fashion enthusiasts across all generations.

As these shows unfold, we’ll pick up on the latest warm-weather trends to look for in 2020. Like Makeover Essentials on Facebook to get your up-to-the-minute details on what’s in and which beauty products best complement these looks.

Top YouTube Beauty Bloggers on Makeover Essentials’ Watchlist

We’re big on learning here at Makeover Essentials. Our team scours both the internet and the real world for the hottest trends in beauty and cosmetics to bring them to you. Most makeup enthusiasts will tell you when it comes to getting that perfect look, it helps to see how it’s done. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of our five favorite YouTube channels for makeup how-tos:

• Number 1: NikkieTutorials: What started out as a bad weekend sick in bed and binge watching The Hills ignited this Netherlands native’s passion for makeovers. Starting with one YouTube tutorial and a handful of likes, Nikkie now has 12 million subscribers to her channel and has become one of the most influential beauty bloggers out there.

• Number 2: Patrick Starrr: Patrick’s love of arts may have started off with music and photography, but it’s his makeup tutorials on YouTube that really showcase his knack for making things beautiful to the world. From his career at MAC Cosmetics to his 4 million channel subscribers, our Makeover Essentials experts deem Patrick as one to watch.

• Number 3: Michelle Phan: Now a leading voice in the cosmetics world, Michelle’s love for makeup and determination to succeed earned her 8 million subscribers to her YouTube channel. In fact, her videos have been viewed over a billion times! Today, Michelle’s empire continues to grow as she launches various cosmetic ventures.

• Number 4: Kathleen Lights: Miami-born Kathleen Fuentes is a recognized beauty vlogger whose YouTube channel now has over 3.5 million subscribers. What attracts people to Kathleen’s work is her simple, easy-to-do-at-home makeup techniques, including one video in which her husband helps!

• Number 5: Raw Beauty Kristi: We’re into keeping it real around Makeover Essentials, which is why we love to watch Kristi in action. Not only does she tell it like it is about makeup, but she dishes on other life lessons she’s learned as well – plus her cats. Since launching her YouTube channel in 2012, she has just over 700,000 subscribers.

We’re constantly on top of what’s coming next in the beauty world. Follow us on Instagram for frequent tips and the latest trends.

Back-to-School Makeup Trends

Ready to rock your look this school year? Makeover Essentials has what you need to shine as you head out to classes and your favorite after-school activities. Here are the latest trends that work well, no matter what outfit you’re wearing:

• The Eyes Have It: Transition from the sun-kissed look of summer to the autumn with two looks from Makeover Essentials. Passion 10 – Glam has colors that will help you create this warm, smoky look. Start with an all-over peach shade across the lid. Then, dust with a bronze shadow that’s both sparkling and smoldering at once. Or, you can feel fresh and seasonal with Passion 10 – Peachy, one of our warmest shades yet!

• Long Lashes: Whether you’re going for the glam with a bronze shadow or just want a subtle, natural look for the classroom, feathery lashes are in and Makeover Essentials Lashing Out – Girls Day Out adds lightweight volume that draws wanted attention to your eyes. It’s like having false eyelashes, without the work or expense.

• Don’t Forget the Lips: A subtle color can mean a standout look, whether you’re studying in the library or cheering on the team. Makeover Essentials Juice Me Up Lip Gloss has a trio of shades to complement any outfit or occasion.

If you want extra credit in the cosmetic world, be sure to like us on Facebook for year-round tips that will take you from the first day of school to prom season and beyond!

Sunscreen for Any Skin Type

Sure we’re all aware that being out in the sun without skin protection can cause damage. However, many people still avoid using sunscreen, not just because they don’t want to dim their glow, but because they have some concerns about which products are best for them. Your Makeover Essentials experts are here to help you out by going over a few things that cause confusion:

• What Does SPF and the Number After It Mean?: SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. The numbers – 15, 30, and 50 – relate to how much of the sun’s UVB rays are blocked and how long you’re protected in the sun. For example, SPF 15 protects you for 150 minutes and blocks 93 percent of the UVB rays compared to SPF 50, which protects you for 8 hours and blocks 98 percent of the UVB rays. Note that it’s still recommended – no matter what SPF – to reapply sunscreen every couple of hours.

• What Type of Product Is Best?: Sunscreens come in all sorts of forms, from lotions and creams to sprays and balms. As we’ve noted around Makeover Essentials, they all have their pluses and minuses. Creams tend to give more protection than sprays, but they’re harder to apply. It all depends on what you’re looking for.

• What About Sensitive Skin?: If you’re prone to skin allergies, breakouts or rosacea, avoid anything that has PABA, oxybenzone, or avobenzone in the ingredient list, as these tend to trigger more reactions. The same is true with products containing preservatives or fragrances. If you have dry skin, look for a sunscreen with moisturizers.

• Do Darker Skin Tones Need Protection?: Absolutely. Even if you tan easy or have dark skin, you still need to protect against potential damage from UVB rays. EVERYONE needs to guard against the sun.

Want to stay in the know about skincare and beauty tips? Check out the Makeover Essentials Newswire to learn more.

Avocado: Good for More Than Guacamole

Most people associate avocados with something you spread on toast or load up with seasonings to make yummy guacamole. Around Makeover Essentials, we’ve learned that the benefits of eating this healthy-fat fruit can extend to our skincare routines as well.

Avocado’s rep for being a super-healthy food comes from the fact that it’s rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and key vitamins A, B, K, and E. As the Makeover Essentials beauty experts can attest, not only do these nutrients nourish the body from inside, they can also improve skin’s wellness when directly applied.

There are many avocado face mask recipes out there, but here’s one that we really like at Makeover Essentials. It’s simple, soothing, and your skin will thank you:

• Step 1: Open a medium-sized avocado and scoop out the flesh, discarding the pit.

• Step 2: Mash the flesh until it’s smooth and lump-free.

• Step 3: Add in an egg, some lemon juice, and honey, and blend until the consistency is even.

• Step 4: Now it’s time to apply this mask to your face. First, make sure your face is clean and dry. Then apply the mixture all over, reaching as much of your face as you can.

• Step 5: Leave the mask on your face for 15 to 20 minutes. This is a great time to take a break for yourself.

• Step 6: After time’s up, rinse your face with warm water and gently (never rubbing) wipe the mask residue off.

We love the way our skin feels after an avocado mask. Learn more about how all-natural ingredients in your kitchen can give your skin a much-needed boost by liking us on Facebook.

How to Achieve That Perfect Sun-Kissed Look With ME

It’s the look that has summer all over it and one that most of us fiercely try to achieve every year. That sun-kissed glow that says we’ve been out all day at the beach and not stuck in our cubicles. The good news is, thanks to products like we have in our Makeover Essentials lineup, a face that screams fun in the sun is just a few strokes away. Here’s the lowdown on how to achieve it, with hardly a moment outdoors:


  • Stay Golden: A bit of gold or bronze can really give you a fresh, tanned look. With Makeover Essentials Shimmer Powder Brush, you’ll be able to dust your face, and all over your body, with lightly tinted, shimmering agents that add precisely the right mix of shine and shimmer and a touch of color. The best part? It works with any skin tone!


  • Fruity Fresh Lips: Summer means luscious lips stained by bountiful berries or a few frosty popsicles. With Makeover Essentials Juice ME Up lip gloss set, you can get back to days of eating cherries and strawberries right from the field with this trio of shades.


  • The Eyes Have It: Give your peepers more pop to stand out when your shades are off. The Eye Dazzle Duo from Makeover Essentials is just what you need for lashes that say come hither. This mascara-liquid eyeliner works in tandem to make your lashes look full and luscious, but never fake – because they’re all yours!


Achieve that ultimate summer face without spending hours outdoors. Check out our Newswire feed for more products and tips to look your best all year long.