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Is makeup in the future for men?

       
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Is makeup in the future for men?

One trend that appears to be coming into style is makeup for men – yes, guys care about how they look, too! However, it isn’t a style that’s becoming progressive by any means. In fact, the intrigue appears to be growing slowly despite the number of cosmetics being found on the market these days for men, according to Esquire magazine.

Some men who’ve been seen wearing makeup – primarily eyeliner – are rock stars such as Jared Leto and Billy Joe Armstrong. However, this look isn’t for everyone, and not all men are comfortable adding color around their peepers. That being said, some people are expressing an interest in getting rid of common problems such as dry skin after a night out drinking.

It might be years before men start wearing moisturizer and concealer, but until then, there are plenty of cosmetics on the market for women who want to indulge in luxurious beauty regimens! Like men, some women simply want to hide their faces a bit after a rough night out. NBC News claims that this can easily be done by using an eye serum to decrease puffiness and using an illuminating cream to restore your complexion.

Nail art reigns supreme as 2013 rolls on

       
Monday, April 29th, 2013

Nail art reigns supreme as 2013 rolls on

You might already have plenty of BABOR cosmetics and True makeup to keep your skin looking beautiful, but what about your nails? Just because you don’t spend most of your days looking down at your fingers doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve some TLC! In fact, nail art is becoming incredibly popular as 2013 rolls on.

One trend that’s already been seen on runways this year is shiny manicures, according to Glamour magazine. This means opting for a simple nail polish to show off your tips in addition to giving it some pizzazz with a flashy top coat. If you don’t want to go crazy with your nails, this might be just the style for you.

Other notable trends that are popping up include rhinestones and detailed graphics, according to the Lawrence Journal-World. Everyone from teens to soccer moms are asking for these types of manicures to transform their nails into accessories.

If you want to go glam with your nails this season, just remember to take care of your nails along the way. Give them a break from nail polish and let them breathe once in a while. Treat your cuticles with moisturizer to keep them in tip-top shape.

Do you know how to pull off a hat like a pro?

       
Friday, April 26th, 2013

Do you know how to pull off a hat like a pro?

You might have the perfect lipstick, mascara and eyeliner for spring, but what about your head? Have you thought about ways that you can look stylish while shielding your pretty peepers from the sun? The most obvious way to do so is with a hat, and many celebrities are donning them this season.

That being said, not everyone is comfortable wearing a hat, especially if she has long, flowing hair that’s tough to restrain. There are a few ways you can wear a bowler or a beret without looking too cheesy this spring. First, The Daily Mail claims that it’s important to be comfortable – take as much time as you need to find a hat that works for you. When sporting one such as a beret, avoid tucking in your hair to keep from looking older than you really are.

Next, Mag For Women states that it’s critical to take your face shape into consideration while shopping for a hat. For example, you don’t want one that elongates your face if it’s already naturally long in appearance.

Finally, don’t forget to take care of that hat hair! To help your locks flow out more naturally from under your hat, use a conditioner to tame your tresses.

Babydoll lashes can give your peepers a fun, flirty look

       
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Babydoll lashes can give your peepers a fun, flirty look

Babydoll eyelashes have been seen on everyone from models to Hollywood celebrities, and they continue to grow in popularity as spring rolls on. If you’re interested in achieving this beautiful look, you don’t have to be naturally blessed with long lashes! All you need is the proper eye makeup to enhance your appearance and give your peepers a boost.

First, make sure you have a long-lasting, volumizing mascara on hand to give your lashes some much-needed TLC. If you’re afraid of black being too dramatic for the occasion, opt for brown instead for a more casual appearance.

Next, put your lash curler to work. Spend at least 30 seconds crimping the lashes of each eye to give them flawless curves that draw attention to your face. Then, apply a lash primer to prep them for additional makeup and help them hold their curls.

Finally, take your time while applying your mascara. Daily Makeover recommends waiting a few seconds in between adding coats to prevent a goopy look. In the end, you’ll have long, voluptuous lashes. Whether you’re heading out for a night on the town or you’re simply going to work, there’s never a bad time to flaunt babydoll lashes.

Could you see yourself with candy-colored hair?

       
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Could you see yourself with candy-colored hair?

If you think you could go for a new hair do, you might want to consider adding color to your locks – bright colors! The Huffington Post recently reported on Anna Sui’s spring fashion show, in which models were seen sporting colorful wigs. The idea behind the look was candy inspired, which appears to be a trend in 2013. Take Kelly Osbourne, for instance, who’s been rocking lavender tresses for months!

Sui herself is renowned for sporting colorful hair in the 1970s, and her personal taste seems to have translated onto the runway. However, this look isn’t for everyone – what if you could never envision yourself with pink hair? Do you find it difficult to picture yourself with blue tresses?

If you’re intrigued by the idea of coloring your hair but you don’t know where to begin, Real Simple magazine recommends enlisting the help of an expert. However, you may be able to do a little experimentation on your own at home if you’re simply trying to cover up some grays. Products on the market today make it easy for women of all experience levels to dye their hair and look like pros.

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!

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.

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!

Kim Kardashian matches makeup to her red dress

       
Monday, April 15th, 2013

Kim Kardashian matches red dress to her makeup

Who says you can’t look stunning in designer ensembles while you’re pregnant? Reality star Kim Kardashian continues to prove people wrong with her public events. Recently, she made an appearance in Las Vegas to promote her new fragrance, “Glam.” Kardashian wowed onlookers in a red dress that showcased her baby bump and her voluptuous curves.

Most notably, she chose to match her outfit and makeup seamlessly in true Kardashian fashion. The celebrity wore hot red lipstick on her pout, which complemented her maternity dress wonderfully. On her cheeks, she had a light pink blush and plenty of shimmer to emphasize her pregnancy glow.

Kardashian opted for a light, silvery eyeshadow that gave her peepers a little brightness. She chose a black mascara for her lashes, which gave them an ample amount of length and volume.

While not everyone can have the looks of a Kardashian, it’s possible to achieve the same shine that Kim did at the “Glam” unveiling! Simply add a little drama to your eyes with black waterproof mascara and apply a chic, bold color to your pout. Get her gorgeous glow by brushing a little shimmer powder onto your cheeks.