Makeup Trends for 2020

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Makeup Trends for 2020

Posted on: March 9th, 2020

Winter is finally about to end and in addition to the wonderful weather that spring brings, there are also some very fun new makeup trends that spring of 2020 is bringing to us. For those who just love wearing makeup and trying new trends, there is a lot to be excited about as 2020 is looking to be very colorful, fun, artsy and bold. Let’s take a look at these exciting new trends!

We all know and love the smokey eye, but in 2020, the smokey eye is getting an enhancement. The matte smokey eye is out and what is in is a glittery smokey eye. Brandon Maxwell’s spring 2020 show is all about the glittery smokey eye. To get this look, you simply swipe on a primer to make sure the eye shadow stays in place and then put on a shimmery or sparkly shadow on top. You can use any color to achieve this effect, but silver is going to be a very popular choice.

In addition to the glittery eye, body glitter is also making a comeback this year. There are many products available, such as sparkly oils and powdered highlighters that are all designed to use on specific parts of the body. Body glitter can be used on the face, shoulders and decolletage. In order to err on the classy side, it is recommended that you use a product with extra-fine particles.

Pastels are going to be another big hit this year, and this is going to build on the explosion of color that we saw last year. There are many makeup brands that are releasing palettes in colors that remind us of Easter and are a perfect fit for spring. Going along with the theme of color, the Pantone color of the year often seems to have an effect on makeup trends, and the color for 2020 is Classic Blue. You can expect to see a lot of blue eye shadow and eye liner and this might be the perfect time for you to try something new and experiment with different shades of blue.

Neon cat eyes are another trend we can expect to see more of. Cat eyes are a makeup trend that many love, but the new take on it is to use neon colors to accentuate the look. To get this look, you will simply swap out your normal colored eyeliner for a bright neon-colored eyeliner, either liquid or a gel pencil. This look is very fresh and very fun.

If you have already perfected and experimented with neon cat eyes, you can move onto the other eyeliner trend of 2020, which is to use white eyeliner. This look is very fresh and fun and is a wonderful contrast to the classic black eyeliner look.

Red lips are always a classic and daring look and this year is all about it! In order to achieve the perfect red lips, you should first clean your lips with a lip scrub to get rid of any dry or dead skin and then put on a matte lipstick in your favorite shade of red.

There are so many exciting and fun makeup trends to try this year, but remember…makeup is all about individuality. So try the trends, or stick to what you know and love!

What are the Different Types of Massage?

Posted on: March 9th, 2020

There are many reasons why people choose to get a massage and in order to get the maximum benefits of your massage, it is important to understand the different types.  All types of massage have benefits, whether it is to help you relax, reduce stress, ease muscle pain or help with tension. When you have an experienced massage therapist, they will help you to determine which type of massage is best for you.  You can discuss your reasons for wanting a massage and go over any important medical history with your massage therapist before they begin.

Below is a brief description of the different types:

  • Swedish Massage:  This is the most popular type of massage and during this massage, the massage therapist utilizes long and soft strokes.  This massage is great for those who have not had a massage before, those who are sensitive to touch or pressure, or if someone is experiencing a lot of tension.  This type of massage will help you to relax, can help reduce muscle tension and alleviate minor pain. 
  • Sports Massage:  Athletes often choose this kind of a massage and it is a good choice for before or after a workout.  Massage therapists help to gently stretch and ease muscle pain and increase your range of motion. Typically a deeper pressure is applied than with a Swedish massage.
  • Deep Tissue Massage:  Like with a sports massage, a deeper pressure is utilized than with a Swedish massage.  Your massage therapist will utilize deeper finger pressure and slow strokes to reduce tension from the deeper layers of your muscles.  This type of massage is a good choice if you suffer from any type of chronic muscle issues, and can also help alleviate stress and anxiety.  
  • Hot Stone Massage:  This type of massage is similar to a Swedish massage, but during a hot stone massage, the massage therapist uses heated stones to help with muscle pain or tension, in addition to their hands.  This type of massage can help improve your blood flow, relieve stress, help you relax and alleviate pain.  
  • Aromatherapy Massage:  Aromatherapy massage is a common choice for those who are looking for emotional healing, in addition to physical healing during a massage.  During this type of massage, your massage therapist will incorporate an essential oil of your choice. You will inhale the aroma through a diffuser and the massage therapist may also rub the oil into your skin.  This type of massage can improve your mood, eliminate muscle tension or pain and reduce stress.  

It is important that when you get a massage, you make sure that the massage therapist has received proper training and has the appropriate certifications and licenses.  Feel free to ask your massage therapist any questions before your appointment to make sure that expectations are clear and that you get the most out of your massage.