Essential Tips for Wedding Makeup

For your special day, you will want to make sure that your makeup looks extra special. Even though wedding makeup usually looks simple and natural, it can often be one the most challenging makeup looks to create. However, these tips for wedding makeup application will make the process a lot easier to handle and leave you looking flawless. The main goal when applying wedding makeup is to keep it simple and always remember that less is more. Be sure to do a test run with your makeup prior to the big day and have a few test pictures taken in order to make sure that the makeup looks good on camera. Be sure to use a face primer, which works by filling in pores to give skin a smoother appearance and it also helps makeup last longer (so it will stay with you through the final dance at the end of the night!) Read   read more

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November 9, 2012  |   6:11 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The Correct Order of Makeup Application

Not everyone is rehearsed in the correct order of makeup application, which is actually quite important if you want that flawless look and want a longer staying power of your makeup. Most professional makeup artists will apply makeup in a certain order in order to ensure that makeup goes on correctly and is applied in a manner where it has time to set and look perfect. The first part of makeup application is to even out overall skin tone and create a smooth and even surface, while the second part is to accentuate features. First, primer goes on. Next, concealer is applied in order to cover flaws and discolorations. Then comes foundation, followed by loose powder in order to keep your makeup in place. Read   read more

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November 9, 2012  |   6:11 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Tutorial: Old Hollywood Glamour Make Up Look

We are fascinated with movie stars and starlets from the vintage Hollywood era, but just because we are in modern times does not mean that we cannot mimic the old Hollywood glamour make up look. In fact, it is more popular than ever. Start by applying an even layer of foundation in order to create a smooth surface, then lightly dust your face with powder to give it the perfect velvety finish and to keep your make up in place. Apply red lipstick to make your lips really pop for that ultimate dramatic pout.   read more

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November 9, 2012  |   6:11 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
How To Get The Natural Look With Makeup

Many women love to wear makeup but they do not want their makeup to look overdone. It is important to understand how to effectively pull off a natural look with makeup if you want the perfect touch of understated beauty. First off, skip heavy foundation and instead opt for a tinted moisturizer or mineral face powder, which will settle into skin more easily and look more natural. In addition, be sure to select a color that disappears into your skin so that no one will be able to notice the color differentiation. Apply with a sponge and be sure to apply past the jawline so you do not have that telltale color mark. Read   read more

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November 9, 2012  |   6:11 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Hot Trend: Wine-Stained Lips

It's the oldest trick in the "How to Update Your Look" handbook: new season, new lip color.

Except this year, the trendy shade shift wasn't from cherry to raspberry. No, all the cool kids are flaunting vampy, dark lipsticks that look like they were pulled straight from the "Twilight" series. And of course, when the models and celebs do it, they pull off the trend flawlessly.   See Tips

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November 5, 2012  |   2:11 PM  |  34 COMMENTS
Holiday Shopping That Doesn't Require a Sanity-Wrecking Trip to the Mall

'Tis the season to shop till both you -- and your bank account -- drop.

Running around from store to store trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be both exhausting and somewhat futile. After all, what are the odds of honing in on precisely what'll wow your Aunt Helen?   Get gift guide

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October 31, 2012  |  12:10 PM  |  27 COMMENTS
Finding The Best Natural Lip Gloss

Lip gloss is a fun and trendy beauty product that can be found in just about every cosmetic bag or purse, but did you know that many people are now switching over to natural lip gloss? In efforts to practice safer and healthier beauty practices that are good on our bodies as well as the environment, natural lip gloss has seen a surge in popularity because it is not loaded with synthetic chemicals that are bad on the skin and lips. Burts Bees Super Shiny Natural Lip Gloss contains almond oil and hydrates lips, containing citrus oils that provide a juicy flavor as well. It comes in six different colors to give you variety as well. Read   read more

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October 26, 2012  |   7:10 PM  |  1 COMMENT
How To Use Camouflage Makeup To Cover Flaws

Everyone has little so called flaws that they dislike, from red spots to scars to other skin irregularities. Fortunately, camouflage makeup comes to the rescue and is able to cover up these physical concerns, giving you that perfectly clear complexion that you seek. Read on to find out how camouflage makeup is can work for your specific skin issue. Color Tration is a super concealing liquid foundation that can easily cover just about any skin discoloration, including vitiligo, melisma, scars and birthmarks. It can also cover tattoos if you need to go bare for a special occasion such as a wedding. Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup Read has twelve hour staying power and is a natural looking liquid creme makeup that conecals skin imperfections including sun spots and varicose veins. It also contains SPF 15 for skin protection.   read more

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October 26, 2012  |   7:10 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
The Cobalt Craze: 6 Products We Love

Certain shades of blue make my skin crawl. I find powder blue to be especially offensive, and teal blue is a close second. What can I say? Some reactions are visceral. (And my frightening, blue eye makeup-wearing third-grade teacher might have something to do with it.)   See our picks

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October 26, 2012  |   5:10 PM  |  33 COMMENTS
The Best Natural Beauty Products For Your Skin

Having beautiful skin starts with your skincare regimen. Using natural beauty products on your skin is not only better for you but just as effective. One of the best brands is L Occitane, a body and skincare company that offers products that contain natural and organic essential oils. She Essential is another brand that offers organic skin care products for the body, mind and home, and their items are paraben free but feel luxurious on your skin. Some of the benefits associated with using these products include the fact that they are easier on skin and not heavy, free of synthetic dyes and preservatives that often cause allergic reactions and breakouts. Read   read more

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October 25, 2012  |   6:10 PM  |  1 COMMENT

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