6 Products to Buy this December

Holiday beauty products tend to steal the spotlight. Gift sets come in glitzy packaging; makeup collections are bedazzled, glittery, and all-around eye-catching. And I think that's why I gravitate towards the other beauty products that launch in December -- they're the underdogs, and many of them are so much more fantastic than the gimmick-ridden holiday launches.   See products


November 30, 2012  |   5:11 PM  |  34 COMMENTS
Simple Makeup Tips For The Beach

Women love to wear makeup, but the beach is one of the more challenging locations when it comes to keeping our makeup on due to the various elements we must face, including the ocean, the wind and the sand. These simple makeup tips for the beach will help getting ready a lot easier, not to mention that they will help keep your makeup free of flaws for a longer period of time as you frolic in the sand and surf. When getting ready for the beach, skip the heavy foundation and instead opt for a tinted moisturizer with SPF. Not only will your skin look more natural but you will also be protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Another one of the most simple makeup tips you can do at the beach is to avoid wearing lip gloss, since that has a tendency to cause hair and sand to stick on your lips, and instead choose a simple lip balm that will keep lips smooth and shiny without all the extra fuss. Read   read more


November 29, 2012  |  12:11 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
Secret Makeup Tips From The Pros

We always idolize models and actresses because they look so flawless and perfect when we see them in magazines and on television, but did you know that many of them incorporate secret makeup tips into their daily routine in order to look the way they do? One beauty trait that many women are currently obsessed with is being tan, but many models on the runways admit to using fake tanning lotion and bronzer when they are at shows in order to give them that sunkissed look without actually having to go into the sun. In addition, fake bronzer helps make one look leaner and more defined by giving your body that healthy glow. Applying a treatment balm prior to lipstick is another one of the most popular secret makeup tips of the pros, because doing so gives more volume to your lips, making them appear finer and softer. Read   read more


November 29, 2012  |  12:11 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
Asian Eye Makeup Tips

Many Asian women try to make their eyes appear bigger, but celebrity makeup artist Victoria Jackson suggests that Asian women instead focus their attention on accentuating and drawing attention to their slanted eyes. Jackson recommends enhancing what you have as opposed to changing your features. These Asian eye makeup tips and tool recommendation will help give you those gorgeous eyes. Avoid using black on eyebrows because it tends to look unnatural when paired with Asian skin tones. Lighter colors such as dark brown or mahogany tend to look much better instead. When drawing in brows, start from the inside of the brow and draw in individual hairs between your natural hairs, following up with fine and featherlike movements, in the direction of the natural hair growth. Use clear eyebrow gel to create a more groomer look. Check out   read more


November 29, 2012  |  12:11 AM  |  COMMENT
Makeup Tips For Brown Eyes

Fortunately for you brown eyed gals out there, most eye shadows and colors will look great with your eyes. Brown does not have an opposite or complementary color on the color wheel, so just follow these simple makeup tips for brown eyes that will work on any occasion. If you have deep brown eyes, medium to dark eye shadow shades work best on you. Colors that look great include plum, charcoal and deep green. If you have more medium colored brown eyes, violets and bronzes work quite well, whereas if you have lighter brown eyes, try champagne tones with violet, bronze and brown liner. Read   read more


November 29, 2012  |  12:11 AM  |  6 COMMENTS
Makeup Artist Tips For Flawless Skin

Everyone has something they want to hide or change, whether it be their nose, blemishes on the skin or thin lips. This is where the makeup artist comes in. It is their job to conceal flaws and enhance beauty features in order to fake perfection. However, not everyone can afford a celebrity makeup artist, but we can all certainly learn a thing or two from this list of makeup artist tips. One suggestion from celerity makeup artist Carmindy is to skip using a black eyeliner and instead aim for an offbeat color like slate. Black, interestingly enough, has a tendency to narrow the eye shape, while slate opens it up. After lining your upper lash line, swipe a shimmer white shadow into the inner corners of your eyes in order to catch the light, making them appear bigger and sexier. Finish off the eyes by using an eyelash curler and follow up with two coats of mascara. If skin is your main concern, one of the recommended makeup artist tips is to use a concealer brush to cover up pimples, but do so with quick motions. Set in place with a skin tone matching powder for added coverage. Read   read more


November 29, 2012  |  12:11 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The Best Eye Shadow Makeup Tips

Many women do not know the basics of eye shadow application; many think that all you have to do is swipe some color onto your lids and finish off with eye liner and mascara. However, there are different tricks and suggestions you can follow, particularly when it comes to apply different colors of eye shadow. These eye shadow makeup tips will help you figure out what style works best with your lids, as well as teach you how to properly apply shadow to your lids. First off, blending is key. You typically will be using three different colors: base, highlighter and main color. Start out with a lighter color, such as a taupe, and brush that color over your entire eye up to the brow bone. Next, apply your lid color (a medium shade), then apply highlighter (typically the darkest color) over the crease for added definition. Read   read more


November 29, 2012  |  12:11 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
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


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


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


November 28, 2012  |  11:11 PM  |  3 COMMENTS

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