Archive for August, 2012

Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Collection

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Try the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Collection!Acne is a common skin condition that most men and women have to deal with at some point or another. Waking up to a zit or two – especially on the day of an important event – is never a good feeling, but you don’t have to condemn yourself to live with acne for days on end. The Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Collection is one way you can stop pimples in their tracks and get back to living your acne-free life.

To start off, try the Clear Days Ahead Acne Trial Kit, which includes the entire fast-acting system that will eliminate blemish-causing bacteria and prevent future breakouts and scarring – all without irritating or drying out your skin.

Once you’ve witnessed the quick effects that this system has, you may want to purchase the full-sized versions of your favorite products. The Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment, for example, works right away to clear up most blemishes and soothe the redness and discomfort that they cause.

When you combine this product with the rest of the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Collection, you may notice clearer, smoother skin in a matter of days. And who wouldn’t want that?

TRUE Cosmetics Glycolic Gel Cleanser

Friday, August 31st, 2012

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How to get Hilary Duff’s bronze-all-over makeup look

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Hilary Duff knows how to rock a monotone makeup look!It’s not easy to pull off a makeup look that’s all one color, especially if you love to rock bright shades like pink, purple or blue. But if you’re the kind of gal who would rather show up wearing neutral makeup that’s pretty without being overdone, Hilary Duff has the perfect relaxed look.

At a recent Hollywood event, Duff showed up wearing a bronzed peach face that made her appearance seem fresh, young and pretty – and who wouldn’t want that? The best part is that you won’t have to worry too much about making a mistake because peachy-bronze is a forgiving shade that works on all skin tones.

After applying your foundation as usual, sweep on a creamy peach blush like the being TRUE – Cream Blush Compact in Peach. Focus it on the apples of your cheeks, but extend the color toward your temples to flatter the shape of your face.

Now, use that same blush to coat your eyelids – it’ll stay put if you apply a bit of eyeshadow primer like Too Faced – Shadow Insurance beforehand. This will ensure that you have a perfect match. When that’s done, add a bit of highlighter underneath your brow bone and on the inner corners of your eyes.

Finish by sweeping that same blush over your lips and topping it off with a clear lip gloss. Perfection!

Want to learn how to fine-tune your neutral makeup application strategy?

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Want to learn how to fine-tune your neutral makeup application strategy?If you already have a liquid foundation like Too Faced Amazing Face Oil-Free Close-Up Coverage Foundation in a neutral shade, you might be wondering why you're not getting that "I'm not wearing any makeup, I swear!" look. Proper application is everything when it comes to creating a barely-there appearance.

Ideally, Real Simple Magazine states that you should always be starting with a clean slate. This means exfoliating your skin prior to applying any makeup to make it easier to blend.

Once you wash your face, moisturize before you use cosmetics to keep them from potentially drying out your skin. If you're afraid of moisturizer creating an oily appearance, you can always use a powder to create a matte finish.

Keep in mind that less is more, especially when it comes to using makeup in neutral shades – after all, you want your face to look natural!

To bring your appearance together, consider using the being TRUE Protective Illuminating Concealer. This product can mask discoloration and give you the barely-there look you desire. The concealer also has an antioxidant complex that can help you combat signs of aging as an added bonus.

How to use shimmer powder to enhance your natural glow

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

How to use shimmer powder to enhance your natural glowYou might already have a wide variety of shimmery eyeshadow to choose from in your makeup collection, but have you thought about shimmer powder? Whether you still go to the club on the weekends or you just want something to wear on your next hot date, a bit of sparkle is a must!

That being said, there are a few rules to abide by when it comes to applying it – after all, you don't want to glow too much when the sun catches your face.

First, keep in mind that blending is key when it comes to shimmer powder. Think of it as an enhancement to your skin tone rather than a topical makeup used to add color.

Next, apply shimmer to areas where you want to draw attention. Most women opt for the skin around the eyes, especially if they want to make their peepers appear larger and more intriguing.

Finally, don't skimp when you're looking for the perfect shimmer powder to add to your cosmetics collection. Consider Youngblood Lunar Dust to give yourself a radiant glow, even after the sun goes down.

Three tips to apply liquid eyeliner like a pro

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Three tips to apply liquid eyeliner like a pro When it comes to bold eyeliner, you have an ample amount to choose from, but have you ever considered the liquid variety? If you've yet to discover the sinfully sexy look of liquid eyeliner, there's no better time to try it than today! Here are a few tips on how to apply it flawlessly before you head out the door.

1. Don't close your eye.

As tempting as it is to blink and close your eye during application, try to avoid it at all cost. Closing your eye can make more room for error.

2. Use a high-quality product.

Having the right stuff on hand is key when it comes to liquid eyeliner. Consider a product like Too Faced Starry Eyed Liquid Eyeliner to get the job done. Not only is it easy to apply, but it can help you create a unique look.

3. Hold the liner wand near the tip.

If you're an amateur, it may be in your best interest to hold the wand near the tip for more control. This is also a good option if you tend to have a shaky hand.

Pucker up – how to combat chapped lips throughout the year

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Pucker up - how to combat chapped lips throughout the yearEven during the summer, you may be faced with an age-old problem – chapped lips. Depending on how often you use lip balm and wear over-drying lipstick, your lips might be sore and flaking. However, there are a few ways you can quickly restore hydration your lips and eliminate the problem altogether.

First, the easiest treatment option is lip balm. Look for an intensive moisturizer variety to bring more hydration to your lips and eliminate any flaking that may be occurring. In addition to wearing lip balm, try to avoid lipstick that might be drying out your lips.

Next, Discovery Health states that it’s important not to lick your lips. Although you think it might be moisturizing them, saliva can actually quickly evaporate and cause your lips to become even drier than they were before.

Finally, think seriously about what you apply to your lips daily. If you simply can’t go without color, opt for a product you like, and also helps you maintain the health of your lips. For instance, give being TRUE Satin Lip Shine a shot – this product comes in more than a handful of colors and has lip conditioners as well as antioxidants.

You don’t have to go under the needle to get fuller lips!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

You don't have to go under the needle to get fuller lips!When it comes to Too Faced Lip of Luxury lipstick, there are a number of different shades to choose from, but not all of them might be a perfect fit for you – especially if you have thin lips. Those with this problem often turn to injectables to give them the fullness they desire, but why opt for a needle when there are plenty of tricks you can use to plump up your lips sans Botox?

One of the easiest ways to make your lips look bigger than they really are is to choose light, neutral shades. Lipsticks in bold, bright hues can make your lips appear thinner than you'd like.

If you feel that lipstick isn't doing your lips justice, you might want to consider gloss instead. A shimmery gloss can give your lips a fuller appearance in a matter of seconds.

Want to distract people away from your lips altogether? Glam up your eyes with smoky eyeshadow to steer the attention in another direction instead.

There are also many cosmetics on the market that can help you enhance your lips. One product you might want to try is Too Faced Lip Injection. This lip gloss can stimulate blood flow in your lips and give them a plumper appearance.

Need an easy way to preserve your blowout and wake up with perfect waves?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

You don't have to wake up with messy hair anymore!It's hard to know what really goes on when you're sleeping, but based on how your hair looks upon waking up, it's safe to say that your head had a pretty intense time. But isn't it annoying when you just got a super sleek blowout the day before and have to wake up and do it all over again now that your tresses are unruly? Well, consider this trick your secret weapon for preserving that blowout.

According to The Beauty Department, you can wake up with smooth waves the day after a blowout with just a few simple moves. First, start out on the day of the blowout by applying a product that prevents humidity from messing up your strands, like Fekkai – Advanced Silky Straight Ironless Smooth Finish Serum.

Before you hit the hay, part your hair wherever you naturally part it, then divide it into two sections. Divide one section into two pieces, then twist them around each other like a rope, just bringing one piece forward while the other goes behind. Secure the end with an elastic and repeat on the other side. Then go to sleep!

When you wake up, take the twists out and add a little shine spray, like Fekkai – Advanced Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist. You should have smooth waves with no frizz!

How to get someone to call you maybe by stealing Carly Rae Jepsen’s smoky eye

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen's blue smoky eye was perfection!Carly Rae Jepsen, the woman behind that oh-so-catchy song, has a gorgeous pair of blue peepers. Maybe that's why she chose to show 'em off recently at the 2012 Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, where she rocked a fabulous blue smoky eye with touches of gray and purple. Here's how to nail the look yourself!

First, grab a navy eyeliner like Jane Iredale – Mystikol in Lapis Lazuli and line your inner rims as well as all around your eyes, sticking as close to the lash line as possible. Now use a gray eyeshadow with a touch of blue, like you'd find in the Too Faced – Smokey Eye Kit. Sweep it all across your lids and a bit past your creases, then wing it out slightly at the outer edges.

Make it a bit more interesting with a line of shimmery purple eyeliner along your lower lash line, which will help make your eyes look bigger. Finish up with two coats of black mascara and you're done! To make sure that your eyes are the focus, stick to a neutral blush and lip gloss combination, like Carly did at the event. Hey, maybe with such a smoldering stare, a hot guy really might call you!