Archive for October, 2006

Tips about Eye Makeup

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Your eyes can be one of the most important parts of your face. Some experts believe your eyes are the focal point. If your eyes are done correctly then everything else will fall into place.

Women with smaller eyes should use a light shade over the entire lid and add only a minimal amount of a darker shade in the outer corners. Light colors can make your eyes look larger. Dark shades tend to make eyes look tiny. Try to never line or put mascara underneath eyes as this can tend to make eyes look smaller. Using a natural looking brow pencil on groomed eyebrows and filling in may also make your eyes look more expressive.

Foundation Techniques for Bridal Makeup

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

On your big day makeup application is essential—you will be in the spotlight, after all and it’s critical that your bridal makeup is flawless.

To begin, start from the bottom and make sure that your foundation provides an even starting point for the rest of your makeup to be built upon.

If foundation ordinarily makes your skin feel thick and oily, then you’re not using the right kind (the longer-lasting foundations are heavier as are the foundations that transform into powders so avoid these). In fact, you can pretty much avoid almost all foundations and stick to cream cover-ups and correction sticks for skin irritations and dark circles. Apply these and blend them by massaging them into the skin.

After applying a light foundation or some type of cover-up to the problem areas apply a thin coat of loose powder with a clean brush. A loose powder is delicate and translucent so it won’t give you a “cakey” appearance. In addition, loose powder is easy to brush off any excess powder will blend easily and reduce shine. Only apply colors that don’t look overdone and thick and pick shades that closely match your skin hue.

Babor Cosmetics’ Untold Secret

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

In a joint effort with a University in Germany, Babor Cosmetics has developed an extremely gentle process that uses wine yeasts. The process includes removing as much Glutathione as possible from the yeast.

Why Glutathione? Glutathione is the first radical-trapping agent which is revived often within the body by enzymes in the epidermis. The process is so complex and gentle that it neither damages nor heats the cells in the yeast—this allows for 60% more glutathione to be removed.

As a result, they were able to invent the “Selection” product line. Selection is a deluxe skin care line that focuses on restoring the skin’s natural renewal process and methods of defense. Also, these products are so gentle they can be used on any individual of any age.