Archive for the ‘Body Makeup’ Category

A girl’s guide to sexy legs

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Smooth, beautiful legs are easy to achieve!If you’re going somewhere in a minidress or a pair of shorts, chances are you want your legs to look as taut and smooth as possible. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about the fact that you’ve been skipping the gym lately because there are ways to make your legs look gorgeous with products.

1. Self tanner is a miracle for legs. Not only does it cover bruises, bug bites and razor burn, but you can actually make your leg muscles look more defined with strategic shading. Just layer on more product where your legs need to be more defined, like on the sides of your thighs. A product like TanTowel – Plus Self-Tan Towelette is easy to apply and will give you a gorgeous glow.

2. A firming moisturizer with caffeine will perk your skin right up and get rid of puffiness from water retention – perfect for those areas of your legs that never seem to get toned.

3. A little shimmer goes a long way for your legs and will make them look healthy and glowing. Try a product like Michael Kors Leg Shine, which smells great and is easy to use. Just apply in a straight line down the front of your thighs and calves. Gorgeous!

Enhance your cleavage with makeup

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Enhance the look of your chest naturally!If you're wearing a low-cut top and feel like you could use a little extra cleavage to make it work, you don't have to invest in a push-up bra or get breast implants to look like you're well-endowed. This little makeup trick is sure to give your girls an extra boost in no time.

First, put on your bra and the shirt you're planning to wear. You can protect them from loose makeup by tucking in a tissue to cover it. Next, use a bronzer, like Colorescience – Bronzer Brush, in between your breasts. Blend it up and out, creating a V-shape along the curve of your breasts.

Use a lighter colored powder with a subtle hint of shimmer, like GloMinerals – gloDust 24K, and apply to the top half of your breasts, blending well. Check in the mirror to see if you've added enough definition. If not, add a little more of the darker colored bronzer.

The key is to blend enough so that the contouring and highlights look natural. Once you get it right, you'll be surprised how awesome your chest looks!

Join the liberation movement against summertime beauty bummers

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Join the liberation movement against summertime beauty bummersThis July 4th, consider expanding your concept of what independence means. Civil liberties, democracy and the ever-resounding “no taxation without representation” are all wonderful freedoms to champion, but on a slightly less weighty note, where are you in your struggle for the freedom to live without unpleasant beauty issues?

If there’s a thing or two you’d love to change about your appearance, consider this Independence Day your official call to action against unsightly blemishes of all varieties. Here’s a comprehensive list of the top beauty bummers that plague women in the summer, as well as a few things you can do about them.

Spider veins: Varicose veins may be something you’re confronted with all year round, but at no other time do they become more oppressive than when you’re out on the beach in your skivvies. If you’re determined to restore your legs to their former glory in time to hit the waves, realize that the main cause of these uglies probably has something to do with your genes (sorry Mom). What you can do is exercise often and eat well, which generally helps to promote healthy circulation. Elevating your legs for extended periods of time may also help in the prevention category. If you’re already afflicted with spider veins, however, you can try products before resigning yourself to laser surgery. Phytomer Beautiful Legs Blemish Eraser Cream enlists the aid of pearly particles to minimize the appearance of red and blue veins.

Cellulite: Together with its cousin Varicose, Cellulite is an oft-unwanted guest at the party. Before you go reaching for your dreaded beach cover-up, keep in mind that you’re hardly alone. Cellulite often has little to do with how in shape you are, and it afflicts even the thinnest of women. Beyond this, there are very few proven ways to get rid of cellulite for good, although diet and exercise are known to help reduce the appearance of dimples. If you’re looking for a quick fix before you hit the pool, try a product such as DS Laboratories Oligo.DX Cellulite Reducing Gel. The active ingredient targets the subcutaneous layer to visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Oily skin and acne. Yes, with the balmy weather comes a bit of extra shine you didn’t bargain for. Fortunately, this is pretty easy to control. A mattifying serum is great for use under your makeup if your skin is seriously oily. In all other cases, a bit of primer topped with translucent powder should do the trick. Just be careful that you’re not using any makeup products that may clog your pores, as oily skin often comes with an additional unwanted consequence. If you’re prone to acne in the summertime, wash your skin and body with a face or body wash containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. If you keep up with your exercise routine and avoid processed sugar, flour and other fatty foods, you may also see a marked reduction in breakouts.

Lackluster skin and hair. Even if you have no time to keep up with your tanning routine (hopefully from the bottle, at that), there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to sport a healthy glow, especially in the summer. Check in with your health routine (diet and exercise – do we sound like a broken record yet?) and evaluate your skincare products. It’s generally a good idea to exfoliate once or twice a week (any more will likely lead to sensitivity), and make sure you’re moisturizing every day (even if it seems like you’re sweating bricks). Beyond this, a highlighting cream for your face can help add a bit of luminescence where you’re lacking it, and a high-moisture hair mask used weekly can help make your locks glisten.

Don’t neglect your legs!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Don't neglect your legs!As they comprise the lower half of our bodies, it's all too easy to neglect our legs as we get ready in the morning. Often covered by tights or pants, legs get treated to a sort of "out of sight, out of mind" policy – that is, until, the summertime rolls around.

To proudly be the wearer or short shorts, it's important to give your legs the due proper care. According to, legs are the driest part of our bodies, so rather than lotion up top and forget about them, always give them an extra dose of lotion whenever you lather up.

Exfoliating once or twice a week in the shower will also help you keep flakiness at bay and produce only the softest, silkiest pair of gams. An all-over body scrub works great for legs as well as the rest of your cuerpo, and it's especially helpful for preventing ingrown hairs after shaving.

Then again, all the moisturizing and exfoliating in the world can't get you the legs you want if you've got unsightly bruises, stretchmarks or varicose veins. Enlist the aid of a body concealer such as Dermablend Leg and Body Cover Creme SPF 15.

Smokey eyes and thick frames are a match made in heaven

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Get an airbrushed look to blast any DWTS star out of the waterEver wondered how those contestants always looked so flawless on Dancing With the Stars? The answer isn't airbrushing – Melanie Mills, the show's head makeup artist, told the real deal when it comes to making up those tiny dancers.

To start, each star sits out a total of three to four hours getting done up backstage, but the products they use aren't really that complicated – it's mainly creams and foundations that get them looking so radiant, no matter how sweaty they are towards the end.

"The big concern comes with body makeup, depending on what they're wearing and what kind of dance they're doing, and if they're rubbing on someone else," Mills pointed out. "We kind of watch and look out for that."

For the uninitiated, body makeup is essentially what it sounds like – makeup that's designed to help you cover up your flaws on any part of your body that isn't your face.

CoverBlend Corrective Leg and Body Makeup SPF 18 can help you keep anything under wraps, ranging from the most stubborn bruises to those unsightly varicose veins or stretchmarks. To make your body shine like the stars, top it off with an all-over body glistening cream such as GloMinerals Body Glisten.

Corrective measures for pasty skin when landing at your winter getaway destination

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Corrective measures for pasty skin when landing at your winter getaway destinationIf you're one of the lucky few escaping from the torrent of winter storms to a warm vacation hotspot this season, consider yourself blessed. You may be arriving at your tropical destination with a less-than-beach-goddess glow, but you'll be hard-pressed to find much reason to complain.

Still, if you want to hit the ground running, here are a few ways to prep your skin for a sudden transition to balmy weather.

One of the safest and most popular ways to get a base tan is to start using self-tanning products a week or two before your vacation. Look for convenient spray bottles or creamy lotion formulas that can be applied evenly for a streak-free complexion – GloMinerals gloBody Bronzer adds a hint of shimmer in addition to a sun-kissed glow.

If you've got any flaws that need covering up, using CoverBlend Corrective Leg and Body Makeup with SPF 18 will help you hide your imperfections and add a natural-looking tan in the process.

Even if you're not necessarily looking to layer on some fake color, you can still bring your pale skin to life with some Michael Kors Leg Shine or Karin Herzog Body Shimmer. These products will give skin a healthy glow while enhancing your natural skin tone.

Remember body concealer before heading on vacation

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Remember body concealer before heading on vacationSome ladies like the winter because of the stylish clothes that come with the season – sweaters, boots, knit stockings. Others, however, prefer the cold because it allows them to don long layers that cover up various imperfections that they'd rather not flaunt.

But what about women heading for warmer weather? Those preparing to take a tropical vacation (or live in a climate that's mild year-round) may be uneasy about wearing clothes that show off scars or beauty marks usually hidden by long sleeves and pants.

Luckily, all hope is not lost. Gals can wear short shorts and still keep an imperfection hidden by using body makeup.

"After hearing too many rounds of the dreaded question 'What's that?,' I resorted to wearing a waterproof concealer that stayed true throughout sweaty track runs and competitive volleyball games," wrote an analyst at

Dermablend Cover Creme SPF 30 will conceal bruises, scars, birthmarks – even tattoos – and contains SPF 30 to protect skin from sun damage. The high-pigment formula will last for up to 12 hours, so wearing summery garments can be a carefree experience.

Tips for great-looking legs

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Tips for great-looking legsWhether they’re preparing for a New Year’s Eve party or ditching the winter weather for a warmer climate, many women will soon be rocking dresses that show off their legs. And while some gals will sport tights, others may prefer the alluring appeal of bare legs.

If you insist on stocking-free stems, make sure that your legs are ready to be seen – and we mean more than a last-minute shave.

“Sloughing off dead skin is critical,” makeup artist Linda Hay told Allure magazine. Look for an oil based exfoliant, like Babor Khanya Sugar Oil Peeling, as the scrub will smooth skin and supply a subtle sheen.

After you’ve exfoliated, apply a rich moisturizer to hydrate and condition your skin. If you’re planning on wearing your signature scent, select a fragrance-free formula such as G.M.Collin Body Hydrating Cream, as it won’t compete with your perfume.

While many women may think cosmetics are only for their faces, body makeup is imperative when creating gorgeous-looking legs. Long-wearing Dermablend Leg and Body Cover Creme will conceal scars, bruises and blemishes. A highlighter, like Karin Herzog Body Shimmer, can enhance your legs as well, as long as you apply it carefully.

“Draw a line down the center of legs, front and back, thigh to toes,” Hay advised.

Kelly Osbourne plans to get tattoos removed

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Kelly Osbourne plans to get tattoos removedPeople get tattoos for a variety of reasons – ink can honor a loved one, commemorate a meaningful event or symbolize an important personal belief. However, for every well-thought-out tattoo, there is a piece of body art that was nothing more than an impulsive action, and many people end up regretting these ill-conceived inkings.

And it seems that celebrities aren't immune to tattoo-regret either. According to British magazine Closer, Kelly Osbourne recently revealed that she plans to have some of her ink removed. While shooting a new movie, Should've Been Romeo, Osbourne had to use special concealer to hide her body art, and the blonde beauty liked the look.

"I met with my dermatologist and I'll start the laser treatment as soon as I have time," the 25-year-old wrote in the publication. "It will take several months, and while I'm not looking forward to the pain, I've heard it hurts less than getting the tattoo. I hope so!"

While everybody may not be able to afford laser treatment, hiding tattoos can be easy with Dermablend Leg and Body Cover Creme SPF 15, which quickly conceals body art and provides all-day coverage.

Consider concealing your tattoo before a job interview

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Consider concealing your tattoo before a job interviewMany people spend weeks preparing for a job interview – they need time to track down the perfect outfit to make a dynamite first impression. And while some may argue that a great resume should be enough to secure a new job, it seems that one woman was recently judged by her appearance.

According to The Telegraph, when 23-year-old Hayley O'Neil, who has 30 tattoos and 20 piercings, met with an advisor about getting a new job, she wound up being judged by her appearance.

"The guy said, 'On first impressions do you think anyone would hire you?'" O'Neil told the news source. "He said, 'Look at it this way, if you were to stand behind a wall – or put a paper bag over your face – do you think you would have a better chance?'"

O'Neil claimed that she left the interview in tears, adding, "'I just felt so humiliated. I couldn't believe what this guy was saying."

While many employers may not react as strongly, individuals that have visible tattoos may want to conceal them before an interview. Dermablend Leg and Body Cover Creme SPF 15 is a long-lasting concealer formulated to hide tattoos, scars and birthmarks, and it is available in over 10 shades.