How To Apply Face Makeup

A majority of women wear makeup on a daily basis, but not every woman knows the proper steps when it comes to applying their makeup, which is why many women tend to experience foundation lines, shiny T Zones and makeup that does not last all day. When learning how to apply face makeup, the first thing you want to do is apply primer. This acts as the base for your makeup, creating a smooth surface over your skin for application of foundation, and it also makes your pores less prominent and prevents excess shine all day. Read   read more

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October 1, 2012  |   8:10 PM  |  4 COMMENTS
The Best Natural Lip Balm

Dry lips need comfort too, but you want to opt for a natural lip balm that is not overly harsh on your skin. Too many products on the market contain parabens, synthetic fragrances and petroleum based ingredients that dry skin out, which only causes us to continue applying the product, repeating the tedious cycle. The benefits associated with using a natural lip balm are extensive: they contain natural ingredients like beeswax and shea butter that moisturize lips for a long lasting hydrated and soft feel. Yes To Carrots Lip Butter is USDA certified organic and is free of parabens, phthalates and petroleum and contains a great mix of coconut, jojoba and sunflower oil. It is available at most major retailers such as CVS, Target and Walgreens. Looking for other great and cheap natural products? Read   read more

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September 30, 2012  |  10:09 AM  |  7 COMMENTS
Finding The Best Organic Cosmetics For Your Skin

Finding good organic cosmetics can prove to be a challenge, especially when you do not know what is certified organic and what is not. Regular commercial cosmetics typically contain toxic and chemically potent substances, while organic products are those which use plants and herbs grown organically. In order to qualify as organic, a product must contain at least ninety-five percent organically produced ingredients made from mineral pigments and organic plant extracts. There are many benefits associated with using organic cosmetics, including the fact that they promote safer and more humane practices, are better on the environment and not harmful to your skin and body. Check out   read more

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September 30, 2012  |  10:09 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Finding The Best Face Makeup For Acne Prone Skin

If you suffer from active acne, it can be difficult finding good makeup that does not clog your pores, irritated your skin and make your acne look even worse than it is. Fortunately, there are several great makeup brands out there that help conceal and even treat acne. Mineral makeup is among the best face makeup products for those with acne prone skin because it is not as heavy and sits on top of pores as opposed to sinking into them like many liquid foundations do. Bare Minerals is a well known mineral makeup brand that offers an extensive line of mineral powder makeup that looks natural, offers sheer to full coverage and contains SPF to protect skin from harmful UV rays. They have some of the best face makeup on the market and are quite affordable. Read   read more

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September 23, 2012  |  12:09 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
How To Wear Red Lipstick With Confidence

Does wearing red lipstick in a dark-ish shade-- make you uncomfortable? Does it make you feel like everyone's starting at a smudge across your two front teeth? Or make you feel like your somehow still playing dress up? You're not alone. But, with reds and other deep shades poised to rule the makeup roost this fall, it's time that we all garner a little confidence and figure out how to wear a red lipstick that works for us.   Get tips

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September 18, 2012  |   5:09 AM  |  25 COMMENTS
How To Use Face And Body Makeup To Look Thinner

Got a photo shoot or other big event like that wedding that is just two weeks away and no time to lose all the weight you wanted? Fortunately, there are many face and body makeup tricks that can be utilized to help you appear slimmer and more toned, just in time for your special event. Starting with the face, the two most important items you will need to create a slimmer appearance are bronzer and highlighter. Bronzer is a great face and body makeup that adds definition to cheekbones and eyes, which can elongate your face and give it that sunkissed look. Apply bronzer just below your cheekbones, then apply highlighter directly above the cheekbones and on eye lids in order to provide a contrast of color and shadow. Highlighter works by giving your face a soft glow, while the bronzer makes cheeks appear slimmer and more elongated. Read   read more

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September 17, 2012  |  11:09 PM  |  3 COMMENTS
Non Comedogenic Makeup For Your Face

Many women tend to suffer from cosmetic acne, which is caused by using the wrong makeup such as foundation and powder, which end up clogging pores. In order to find the best makeup for your face that will not clog your pores and cause breakouts, you want to be sure to look for products that are non comedogenic, oil free and hypoallergenic. Ingredients that should be avoided in makeup include bismuth oxychloride, a skin irritant, as well as any type of oil, wax or fragrance. Many brands offer great makeup for your face that will not clog your pores, including Laura Mercier, Bare Escentuals, Clinique and Lancome. You should also apply makeup primer prior to foundation in order to create a smooth surface that will also protect your pores from absorbing too much makeup. Read   read more

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September 13, 2012  |   4:09 PM  |  1 COMMENT
The Benefits of Vegan Make Up

There are many benefits associated with wearing vegan make up, which is why many women are turning to more natural cosmetics brands. To make it simple, many cosmetics contains dead animal byproducts in them, whereas vegan make up does not contain any such ingredients. And we are talking all sorts of byproducts, including dead insect extracts, beeswax and uric acid of cows, to name a few. Sounds appetizing right? Many people refuse to put such products on their own bodies, which is where natural make up comes in. Not only are these products cruelty free but they are better on your skin. Keep in mind that if a company tests products on animals, they are not considered vegan, so you want to stick to brands that do not test on animals as well. For a refreshing vegan treat, try   read more

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September 11, 2012  |  10:09 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
Easy Hair And Make Up Tips You Can Do At The Office

There are times when you simply cannot spend a full hour doing your makeup, but you still want to look good, so what is a gal to do? These simple and easy hair and make up tips will get you looking ready in no time so that you will never look like you threw yourself together at the last minute (even if you really did). If you are planning to go out after work and want your hair to look perfect, here is a trick you can try first thing in the morning. While hair is wet, lightly mist strands with a holding spray, then gather hair together, twist down into a loose bun and pin into place. Wear your hair like this at the office, then when it is time to go, simply undo the pins, tousle and scrunch hair with a texturizing spray or cream and you are ready to go. For more hair and make up tips that will save you time, read   read more

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September 11, 2012  |  10:09 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
9 Best Wet n Wild Products -- and the 3 Worst

Buying Wet n Wild is an inexpensive way for us get our beauty fix without hurting our wallets. Heck, half the stuff they sell you could buy with change found in your couch cushions. Our readers have had positive experiences with lots of Wet n Wild goodies, but they also shared a few products they wont buy again, no matter how cheap they are. Check out this guide to what's hot and what's not, and then search those couch cushions or bust open that piggy bank.   See products

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September 10, 2012  |   1:09 PM  |  18 COMMENTS

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