Tips For Proper Makeup Application

Most women wear makeup on a daily basis and think they are doing it correctly; however, did you know that there are actual steps when it comes to proper makeup application? Prior to putting on any makeup, you always want to start with a primer first. This serves as a base for applying your makeup and provides a smooth surface, ensuring that your makeup stays on your skin longer. Next you want to apply foundation, either liquid or powder, and let it sit on your skin for about one to two minutes in order to let it settle. Dab concealer on any spots or blemishes that need extra coverage, then dust translucent powder across your face in order to seal in your makeup and prevent excess shine. Read   read more

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November 28, 2012  |  11:11 PM  |  4 COMMENTS
Ingredients to Look For In A Facial Mask For Dry Skin

Many people use facial masks for oily skin and acne, but did you know that you can also do a great facial mask for dry skin as well? Dehydrated skin can occur from harsh weather and everyday wear and tear on your skin, which is why doing a facial mask can help revive and rejuvenate your complexion. When shopping for a facial mask for dry skin, be sure to look for some of these ingredients. Honey is a great moisturizer that is extremely effective when it comes to keeping skin soft and supple, so your pores will quickly absorb a honey based product. Lather Honey Oisture Mask with Propolis Extract can be used once a week to give your skin a boost. Read   read more

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November 28, 2012  |  11:11 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
The Best Make Up For Dry Skin

Different skin types require different types of make up: there are certain formulas for oily and combination skin, just as there is specific make up for dry skin. If you suffer from dry skin on a regular basis, there are many great foundation products that will not only give you the coverage that you seek, but they are also loaded with moisturizing and hydrating benefits to improve the state of your skin. Mac Mineralize Satin Finish SPF 15 Foundation provides buildable coverage with a luminous finish and contains vitamins A, C and E to help condition skin. Read   read more

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November 28, 2012  |  11:11 PM  |  3 COMMENTS
Make Up Health: Shelf Life Of Your Cosmetics

Been using the same tube of mascara for the past year? It might be time for you to get rid of it. Sadly, even cosmetics have a lifespan and are not immune from expiration. To practice better make up health for your skin, here is a helpful guide that breaks down the shelf life of each product in your beauty cabinet. Eyeshadow, fortunately, is one of the beauty products that does have a longer shelf life. It can last up to three years, but if you find that the shadow is crumbling everywhere and does not apply smoothly, it is time to toss it. Powder can last up to two years, while concealer is good for only twelve months. Read   read more

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Tips On Lighting For Makeup Application

Lighting is key when it comes to applying your makeup because you want it to look as natural as possible. If you apply makeup in the wrong lighting, you could end up with makeup that is too dark, too light or the wrong shade for your face. In general, the ideal lighting for makeup application is natural light, since we spent most of our time in the natural sunlight that is outside and that comes in through windows. Try to set up your mirror next to a window or if you have the option, do your makeup on the patio, porch or in your yard. Read   read more

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Natural Beauty Tips For Everyday

There are many little things we can do on a daily basis that help improve and maintain the condition of our skin and beauty. These natural beauty tips are easy to follow and offer long term benefits in order to maintain that healthy glow and help you avoid the signs of aging. First off, hydration. Drinking water on a daily basis keeps your skin soft, supple and moisturized, increasing the health and luster of your skin. It is recommended to drink somewhere around ninety one ounces of water a day. Vitamin E Oil is also important because it hydrates and improves the elasticity of skin. You can either consume it as a supplement in addition to your regular diet, eat foods that are high in Vitamin E or apply it topically. Read   read more

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Make Up Ingredients To Avoid

Many women wear make up everyday, and tend to forget about all of the different chemicals and preservatives that they are putting on their skin. Did you know that your skin quickly absorbs everything you put on it? Keeping that it mind, check out this list of make up ingredients to avoid in order to better maintain and preserve the health of your skin. For starters, methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl parabens are often used as preservatives in make up in order to inhibit microbial growth and extend the shelf life of cosmetics. However, these make up ingredients have been known to cause allergic reactions, skin rashes and parabens have been found in human breast cancer tumors as well. Another one to watch out for is Diethanolamine, which is used as a foaming agent, known to cause eye irritation, dryness in hair and skin as well as allergic reactions. Read   read more

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November 28, 2012  |   8:11 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
5 Chic Ways to Wear Holiday Colors

Red and green can go together when it comes to makeup. Here are the festive color combos that'll score you all kinds of compliments at your next holiday party   See holiday colors

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November 26, 2012  |  12:11 PM  |  28 COMMENTS
How Does a Holiday Makeup Collection Come Together?

Long before Pinterest became everyone's favorite way to spend their lunch break (and then some), beauty brands were crafting tangible inspiration boards for their collections each season.   Get inspired

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November 20, 2012  |   3:11 PM  |  15 COMMENTS
Beauty Gift Sets So Pretty You Don't Need to Wrap 'Em

Sure, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but there's something about all the do-it-yourself, Martha-Stewart-perfectionist pressure that can really bring a girl down.   See gift sets

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