Archive for June, 2013

Do you know how to create a flawless faux tan?

       
Friday, June 7th, 2013

Do you know how to create a flawless faux tan?

Now that beach season has arrived, it's time to start putting in the effort to look your best as you show more skin. With your Exuviance skincare products and summer-inspired makeup, you can revamp your appearance in time for the changing seasons. 

If you're interested in adding color to your skin, you might want to consider using a spray tanner or tanning lotion. However, it's important to exercise patience and take precautionary measures into account before applying these products to your body. Failing to do so can result in orange skin or an uneven faux tan.

To ensure that you get the results you want, O! The Oprah Magazine recommends only going two shades darker than your natural skin tone. This will give you a flawless look that truly seems like you spent a little time under the sun. Elle magazine states that you can also make sure that your tan looks beautiful by exfoliating your skin beforehand, giving yourself a clean palette to start.

If you're in doubt about your tanning abilities, don't hesitate to contact a professional to give you the beautiful glow you desire.

Cardinal rules for flat ironing your hair

       
Friday, June 7th, 2013

Cardinal rules for flat ironing your hair

Once you have your eyeliner and lipstick on, the last thing to do is your hair. If you're going for a sleek look, you may think about flat ironing your luscious locks. However, applying extreme heat directly to your hair can do more harm than good. Even if you regularly use strengthening shampoo and conditioner, your hair can be in for lasting damage.

That being said, it can be disappointing to avoid rocking this look altogether! If you still want to go straight but you don't want to sacrifice the health of your hair, The Huffington Post recommends using a protectant beforehand. There are numerous heat protectant sprays on the market these days that can lock in moisture before you apply heat to your locks.

Next, Daily Makeover encourages you to avoid flat ironing your hair until it's completely dry. Applying an iron to damp or wet hair can increase the damage by causing temperatures to soar – this is a big no-no!

Finally, try to limit the amount of times you flat iron your hair throughout the week. Give your hair a break once in a while – it deserves it!

Sofia Vergara welcomes summer with a bright blue dress

       
Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Sofia Vergara welcomes summer with a bright blue dress

Sofia Vergara is one actress who's not only popular for her humorous role on television, but for her natural beauty as well. It's no wonder that cameras follow her everywhere she goes! Recently, Vergara made an appearance at the 2013 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards, and she turned heads with her style and choice of makeup.

The celebrity chose to wear a sleeveless dress that cascaded down to her knees and hugged her body in just the right places. It's also worth noting that Vergara went with a bright shade of robin's egg blue for her dress, perhaps in celebration of the upcoming summer season. On her face, Vergara kept it simple with a bit of black eyeliner and mascara around her peepers. She chose to sport a neutral lipstick with a hint of pink on her pout, which accentuated her smile when she posed for photographers.

Like Vergara, you might want to change up your appearance in time for summer. If you want to do so without completely revamping your makeup routine, Good Housekeeping magazine recommends simply adding a little bronzer to your makeup collection and using primer to withstand hot temperatures.

Do you know how to create a secure, elegant ponytail?

       
Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Do you know how to create a secure, elegant ponytail?

There's nothing quite like the arrival of summer heat. Everything from your makeup routine to your hair products will need to change to cater to the weather. That being said, you may be more inclined to wear your hair in a ponytail in the coming months.

If you have long, luscious locks, there's a good chance that you find yourself a little warm when you choose to wear your hair down during the summer. For this reason, you might be more intent on wearing your hair in a ponytail, but do you know how to create one that looks more elegant than sporty?

Woman's Day magazine states that it's easy to do so by simply doing a loose knot and sweeping your hair off to the side. This can give you a casual, yet flirty look just in time for summer. If you're interested in reigning in your frizzy hair, Marie Claire magazine encourages you to use a paddle brush and a bungee elastic. These tools can help you create a beautiful ponytail that won't cause stress on the roots of your locks or your hairline.

50 Shades of You

       
Thursday, June 6th, 2013

If you want to revamp your collection of cosmetics and incorporate True makeup into the mix, you might want to consider your skin tone before doing so. Knowing how to match everything from jewelry to eyeshadow with your skin tone can go a long way. The colors of these items can highlight your appealing natural features and help you look even more stunning than you already are!

Take warm skin tones, for instance. If you have hints of peach or red in your skin, gold jewelry looks marvelous on you as opposed to silver. Additionally, hair colors such as blond and auburn can look equally as gorgeous in contrast to your skin. If you have a cool skin tone, silver jewelry is more up your alley, as well as darker shades of hair color with a blue base. Everyone is different, and it’s these types of factors that make each person unique and beautiful!

However, skin tone isn’t the only factor to consider when you’re trying to look your best. Eye color can say a lot about a person, meaning it’s important to take yours into account. If you’re considering highlighting your luscious locks, it’s critical to choose a hue that complements your irises. For instance, lighter shades of brown and blond work best with blue and green eyes. Darker tones complement hazel and brown eyes. Understanding how colors work together can help you look your best.

Has your hair been damaged by the sun?

       
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Has your hair been damaged by the sun?

Summer is time for fun under the sun, but it can be damaging on your hair. If you didn’t take your luscious locks into consideration before you decided to hit the beach, you might already be experiencing sun damage. However, it’s never too late to reverse the effects of ultraviolet rays and keep them from occurring again in the future.

The first thing you should do once you notice sun damage is get out of direct sunlight! Then, Cosmopolitan magazine recommends deep-conditioning your hair to replenish the moisture it lost. To make it silky smooth, apply a leave-in conditioner – preferably one that contains SPF – to get it back to normal.

If you’re fearful of sun damage happening to your hair again, SheKnows encourages you to look at the shampoo and conditioner you’re buying for your hair. Many manufacturers will tell you on the label if they include beneficial SPF. Another option is to cover up your head before you go outside – there are plenty of cute sun hats to be bought and worn! Take these tips into account for maximum protection this summer.

Gwen Stefani knows how to confidently wear red lipstick

       
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Gwen Stefani knows how to confidently wear red lipstick

These days, not everyone can pull off the blonde bombshell look flawlessly. With so many fake blondes walking around, it takes a confident woman to wear the color brilliantly and pair it with the perfect makeup! Gwen Stefani, the lead singer of No Doubt, is one woman who can tell you all about it.

Throughout her illustrious music career, Stefani has become renowned for her natural beauty and blonde locks. Additionally, she’s popular for her choices of makeup and clothing – is it any wonder that she now has her own fashion line?

Recently, Stefani showed up to the premiere of “The Bling Ring” in Los Angeles, Calif., looking more stunning than ever. The singer wore bright red lipstick on her pout and a bit of silver eyeshadow to open up her peepers. On her lashes, she had a bit of black mascara to give them more volume and length.

Not sure how to wear red lipstick like a pro? The Huffington Post recommends playing with different shades until you find one that complements your skin tone. Then, exfoliate your lips before application to ensure that the lipstick goes on smoothly.

Angelina Jolie wears little makeup to the premiere of “World War Z”

       
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Angelina Jolie wears little makeup to the premiere of

If you’re looking for a celebrity to emulate, you might want to choose Angelina Jolie. Not only is she a brilliant actress, but she’s a natural beauty who makes her presence known both on and off the silver screen.

Recently, Jolie was by her man’s side at the premiere of “World War Z” in Germany. Brad Pitt, who stars in the movie, looked stellar next to Jolie as she smiled for the cameras. However, it was his wife who truly stole the attention with her magnificent white dress and flawless makeup. Jolie once again proved that you don’t need to wear an ample amount of cosmetics to show off your natural features.

The actress opted for a nude lipstick that accentuated her luscious lips. On her lashes, she wore a bit of mascara to highlight their length. Overall, she went light with concealer and foundation elsewhere on her face.

If you want to flaunt a natural appearance, there are a couple of ways you can pull it off flawlessly, according to Cosmopolitan magazine. Choose a lipstick that matches your complexion – make sure you’re within two shades of your natural skin tone. Then, add a hint of pink or peach blush to your cheeks to complement your pout.

Take a hint from Marilyn Monroe when it comes to lipstick

       
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Take a hint from Marilyn Monroe when it comes to lipstick

These days, it seems like more women are looking back in time to find makeup that truly pops and gives them a unique appearance. The 1950s come to mind when most people think of Hollywood glam, and for good reason. This is a time when women like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor reigned supreme, and their makeup styles are still trendy today.

Specifically, fire engine red lips are back at the top of every woman’s list, according to InStyle magazine. Why? Because it’s sexy and easy to do with the right long-lasting, bold lipstick. Just because you aren’t a movie star doesn’t mean that you can’t rock this look. It’s also being seen more often in the office – thank “Mad Men” for that!

To pull off red lipstick like a pro, it’s important to be confident. Don’t be shy about smiling and showing off your pout when you’re wearing this color. Real Simple magazine also recommends picking a soft, sheer shade for the daylight hours to avoid creating an in-your-face appearance. Reserve opaque hues for your nightlife when you really want to stand out!

Emma Watson keeps it simple for L.A. movie premiere

       
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Emma Watson keeps it simple for an L.A. movie premiere

Emma Watson doesn’t have to wear makeup if she doesn’t want to – the actress is known for her natural beauty on and off the silver screen. However, Watson often draws positive feedback from onlookers for sporting just the right amount of cosmetics to highlight her flawless features.

This is just what she did when she showed up to the premiere of “This Is The End” in Los Angeles, Calif. Watson, who has little fine lines and wrinkles to worry about at her age, appeared to be wearing only a bit of concealer to hide blemishes. On her cheeks, she wore a rose blush that gave her an energetic, lively appearance. Watson played it simple with both her eye and lip makeup, which she’s renowned for doing in public. On her eyes, she wore a hint of dark mascara and opted for a light pink lipstick on her pout. It was an elegant look for an actress who’s nothing but chic.

If you always feel like you can never find just the right shade of pink for your lips, InStyle magazine recommends trying to match the color to your gums for a look that isn’t too bold or subtle.