Archive for April, 2013

Go red or pink on your peepers this spring for a fresh look

       
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Go red or pink on your peepers this spring for a fresh look

Now that you have your BABOR cosmetics in line for spring, you might be wondering what else you can add to your collection for the coming months. After all, the warm weather is worth celebrating, and you can show your excitement through your makeup and clothing!

One trend that appears to be growing in popularity is red and pink eyeshadow, according to Style Bistro. While it might seem unusual to wear a pop of color like this on your lids, the fact of the matter is that these hues can work wonders around your peepers, especially when you want to look energetic. Everyone from models to Hollywood celebrities have been seen wearing shades of pink and red, and you can easily take advantage of this trend as well.

The Huffington Post recommends beginning with a primer to ensure that the color stays in place. Then, use a soft brush to blend and create a natural appearance. If you’re afraid of the color being too vivid, go neutral with makeup on the rest of your face. This will allow your eyes to do all of the talking without creating an overwhelming look.

Uma Thurman’s daughter makes a splash in NYC

       
Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Uma Thurman's daughter makes splash in NYC

Uma Thurman might only be 42 years old, but she has a teenage daughter who’s already taking on her good looks, according to The Daily Mail. Recently, she showed up to a New York City event alongside her daughter, Maya. At 14, she already has the looks of her mother, strawberry blonde hair and all!

At the event, Thurman wore a little black dress and lined her eyes with matching eyeliner to make her peepers truly pop. On her lips, she chose to wear a light pink glossy lipstick so her pout appeared more voluptuous. Mom also seemed to give her daughter permission to wear a little makeup of her own to the event – Maya had a darker shade of pink on her lips as she smiled for the cameras.

If you’re interested in sporting a similar look, you might want to go natural with makeup on the majority of your face, then focus color on your lips. Real Simple magazine recommends applying a corrective concealer to hide any unsightly blemishes or flaws. Then, look for a lipstick in a color that complements your skin tone while bringing more brightness and appeal to your face.

Miranda Kerr shines wearing pretty pink lipstick

       
Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Miranda Kerr shines wearing pretty pink lipstick

One color that’s practically synonymous with spring is pink, and even if you don’t consider it ideal on your pout, it’s worth sporting during this season. Victoria’s Secret angel Miranda Kerr recently showed that this hue is perfect on any day of the week, even in casual situations, according to Handbag.com.

A photo she published of herself on Instagram showcased her pout in a bright shade of pink, smiling wide. Kerr complemented the hue on her lips with a subtle pink blush on her cheeks. Even though she’s a professional model, Kerr’s look is one that anyone can pull off with the right makeup on hand!

If you don’t think that pink is right for your pout, you might simply need to find the right shade. InStyle magazine claims that one way to narrow down your options is to see how certain colors look on your lips when you smile. Tones that are about the same color as your gums are best.

Another way to ensure that you aren’t wearing a hue that’s too bold for your skin tone is to try it on in bright light. This will give you a better idea of how it will look once you apply it for an entire day. All of these tips can help you look your best!

Vera Wang is a pro at both fashion and makeup

       
Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Vera Wang is a pro at both fashion and makeup

If there’s one woman who knows a thing or two about looking glamorous, it’s Vera Wang. The renowned fashion designer recently made an appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival wearing a trendy ensemble that turned heads as she smiled for the cameras.

Wang wore all black in addition to stunning stilettos that gave her a few inches of height. On her head, she had a large black hat to match that topped off her chic look. However, it was her choice to go light with makeup that’s really worth noting.

The designer seemed to allow her outfit to speak for itself, wearing only a bit of black eyeshadow on her lids. Wang went for a subtle look on her lips as well, opting for a neutral glossy lipstick. She had just the right amount of makeup on for her dark, dramatic ensemble.

If you want to mimic Wang’s look, think about limiting the amount of eye makeup you wear if you’re already sporting a bold outfit. A simple gray or black eyeshadow on your lids is enough to draw attention to your peepers. Don’t overdo it with a flashy, bright color on your pout.

9 easy anti-aging makeup tricks

       
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Do you know how to use makeup to make yourself look younger?

You already know that makeup can bring out your best features and make you look truly glamorous, but did you know that it can also affect how old you look? The way you apply makeup and the products you choose can influence how smooth, bright and rosy your skin is – but you have to make sure you’re doing it the right way! Here are nine anti-aging makeup tips that can help you look like you did 10 years ago!

1. Use a lightweight liquid foundation
As Prevention magazine notes, the wrong foundation can make your skin look older by highlighting wrinkles and creating a mask-like appearance. Powder, for example, can settle into fine lines and look chalky, as it has nowhere to go but on the surface of your face. Heavy foundation formulas may be good at hiding blemishes, but they won’t make your skin look naturally radiant. Instead, opt for a lightweight liquid foundation that will moisturize and sink in quickly, leaving no evidence!

2. Skip eyeliner on your lower lash lines
You might be used to using eyeliner on your upper and lower lash lines, but if you’ve been noticing dark circles and wrinkles around your eyes lately, eyeliner on the lower lids won’t do you any favors, according to Allure magazine. Applying eyeliner on just the top lash lines can make your peepers look bigger and won’t highlight dark circles.

3. Make moisturizer your BFF
If you’re not already applying face moisturizer every morning and night, it’s time to break that habit. Makeup maven Sonia Kashuk told O, The Oprah Magazine that moisturizer not only makes your skin look fresher and plumper, but it helps your makeup go on smoother, which leads to a flawless finish. Apply a day cream before your makeup every morning and a night cream before you hit the hay.

4. Opt for cream blush
Just like powder foundation can settle into fine lines, powder blush can look obvious and highlight flaws. Instead, Redbook magazine recommends using cream blush. Not only is it easy to blend, but it makes your cheekbones look dewy and fresh.

5. Choose warm metallic eyeshadows
Shimmery eyeshadows with fine glitter particles can camouflage the creases in your eyelids, so they’re perfect for a slight tightening effect. But Allure magazine points out that cool metallics like slate or silver can make dark circles look more obvious, so choose warm tones like gold, bronze, peach or rose.

6. Blend, blend, blend
Blending your makeup is essential, especially when it comes to eyeliner, according to Kashuk. Perfectly drawn lines can look a little too dramatic for everyday wear, so try using a pencil along your lash lines and be sure to smudge it with your finger or a sponge-tip applicator. This will create a softer, more flattering effect that won’t look jarring.

7. Soften your lip lines
Redbook claims that crisply drawn lines made with lip liner can make the fine lines around your mouth look more prominent. Instead of tracing the outline of your pout to a tee, just apply liner well enough so that your lipstick will stay in place. Then, use your finger to lightly brush over the outline and soften up the edge.

8. Line your inner rims with beige
To make your eyes seem larger and brighter, beige eyeliner pencil on your inner rims is just the thing, notes Redbook. Use it to line your lower rims, which will make the whites of your eyes
look bigger and give you a wide-awake appearance.

9. Lighten your lip colors
Dark lips can be aging, so stick to lighter shades of peach, pink and nude for a more youth
ful look. Skip the high-gloss or matte finishes and opt for a shine level that’s somewhere in the middle. Lipsticks with satin finishes can help you achieve this.

3 makeup trends to avoid this spring and summer

       
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

3 makeup trends to avoid this spring and summer

Chances are, you’ve already started stocking up on cosmetics for spring and summer, but trends are always changing. That being said, here are some makeup tips and items worth ditching as the warm weather rolls in, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

1. Hot pink eyeshadow
It might look terrific on runway models, but hot pink eyeshadow has no place on everyday women, even when they need to look their best for a big outing.

2. Bare lashes
Even if you think you aren’t going to run into anyone you know while you’re running errands, don’t buy into this trend – mascara is your friend! Not to mention, it only takes a couple of minutes to apply.

3. Neutral lips
One woman who’s guilty of this is Jennifer Garner – she showed up to the 2013 Oscars with eye-popping jewelry, but lackluster makeup. Consider going bold with a vivid lip color if you want to loo hot this season.

Vogue magazine recommends taking advantage of trends such as brown eye makeup to fall in line with this season’s trends. Doing so in combination with avoiding these faux pas can help you ensure that you always look your best this spring and summer.

Sharon Stone steps out of her comfort zone with bold makeup

       
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Sharon Stone steps out of her comfort zone with bold makeup

There’s nothing quite like the look of a bright, fresh face, which is what Sharon Stone is known for in Hollywood. However, she took her appearance to a new level on April 5 at a gala to raise money for AIDS, according to The Huffington Post. Stone, who is typically seen wearing neutral makeup that highlights her natural beauty, decided to go bold.

On her face, Stone decided to wear dark purple eyeshadow and apply black eyeliner around her peepers. A deep magenta lipstick was on her pout, which made her smile seem more radiant when she posed for photographers. Not everyone loved her makeup choices, but Stone proved that you can still break all of the rules and look fabulous in the process.

If you’re interested in going bold with a vivid shade on your lips, there are a few ways you can pull it off without looking clownish. As a rule of thumb, Glamour magazine recommends toning down the makeup you wear on other parts of your face. It’s also a good idea to take your time while shopping for a bold lipstick – don’t make any purchases until you’re sure that the shade complements your skin tone!

Research shows women spend 72 days of their lives shaving legs

       
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Research shows women spend 72 hours of their lives on beauty

As a woman, you know how challenging it can be to keep up with shaving, especially if you’re the type of person who prefers to have your legs silky smooth. However, all of that time you spend eliminating unwanted hairs may be taking away from your life! The Huffington Post recently reported on a study that looked at British women and how much time they spend shaving their legs, as well as taking care of unwanted blemishes and hair on their faces.

The results of the research showed that women spend approximately 72 days of their lives shaving their legs in order to maintain their smoothness. The Telegraph based this information on the assumption that women take about four minutes to shave their legs six times per week.

If you happen to be one of the many who devotes an ample amount of time to beauty tasks, make it a little more enjoyable! Redbook magazine recommends avoiding dry shaving and opting for shaving creams that can give you a luxurious experience. Additionally, moisturizing regularly throughout the day and using an exfoliant on your skin can reduce the amount of blemishes you have to tackle.

Ke$ha stuns onlookers with violet lipstick

       
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Ke$ha stuns onlookers with violet lipstick

When she isn’t making headlines for her outrageous party songs, Ke$ha is tearing it up on the red carpet. This is just what she did when she arrived at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in what some are calling her most unusual outfit yet.

The pop star decided to go with pants – white see-through lace pants – and a floral printed tanktop. She donned a black vest, primarily made up of tassels that cascaded down to her knees. On her head, Ke$ha wore a large wide-brimmed hat with a purple flower. However, it was her makeup that seemed to steal the show.

The singer opted for dark violet lipstick – what some would call closer to black – and equally dark makeup around her peepers. She appeared to use liquid eyeliner around her eyes to create a cat-eye look that matched her eerie, creative ensemble.

Did you like what you saw from Ke$ha at the MTV Movie Awards? You can pull off dark lipstick of your own, as long as you take your skin tone into account, according to Cosmopolitan magazine. If you have fair skin, opt for a lighter shade of purple or magenta. Darker skin can allow you to go deeper and more dramatic with your lipstick.

Liv Tyler draws attention on New York City streets

       
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Liv Tyler draws attention on New York City streets

When you’re a celebrity, you always need to be mindful of the possibility that someone may be just around the corner, waiting to take a picture of you. This is what actress Liv Tyler recently discovered when she tried to take a walk around New York City, according to The Daily Mail.

Tyler, who clearly didn’t want to be spotted, was seen strolling along the West Village in a dark hoodie, sunglasses and red lipstick. It wasn’t long before the media caught on to Tyler as she casually made her way through city streets in sneakers.

Despite trying to remain incognito, Tyler chose to opt for a bright, bold lipstick, and she looked fabulous while wearing it! If you want to give a vivid hue a try on your pout, O, The Oprah Magazine recommends selecting a color that complements your skin tone. Pat it onto your lips with your finger to create a stained, natural look.

If you aren’t used to wearing bold colors on your lips, keep in mind that confidence is key! Don’t try it unless you’re going to own it like a runway model on the streets!