40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup

Look years longer with our over 40 makeup tips! It’s time to update your beauty routine and try new, innovative cosmetic formulas to create youthful and stunning makeup looks.
Makeup can be tricky. If you’re stuck with the same makeup routine you’ve done for years, it can be as aging as an out-of-style wardrobe. Yet, while there are many trends in makeup, the best bet is to leave the crazy colors to the teens and create a naturally stunning look. But that doesn’t have to mean makeup-free. In fact, certain makeup tips can make your face look years younger without having to resort to expensive skin-care products or extensive – and painful – anti-aging plastic surgery. Here’s how to use your cosmetics to create a younger look:

Prepare your skin
Before you apply a drop of makeup, be sure your skin is exfoliated once or twice a week. Sloughing away dead skin cells will actually allow your makeup to absorb better into your skin, rather than “sitting” on the skin, which can create a “cakey” look. Be sure to moisturize your skin and ensure you have SPF protection either in your moisturizer or foundation.

A great foundation
Apply a pore-minimizing primer. You can find this in powder or liquid form, and it’s one of the newest ways to really create a flawless canvas for your makeup. A new type of product known as BB creams actually combine a primer, moisture, anti-aging ingredients and a bit of color for coverage. Or you can opt for a lightweight foam-like foundation or even a spray foundation that you apply with a sponge. With a primer, you don’t need a heavy foundation.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup


Clinique Even Better Foundation SPF 15 $27
Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion $26
B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++ $38

Conceal your flaws
If you have blemishes, redness, age spots or under-eye circles, you can find a concealer that will even out your color. Pastel green or yellow concealers work to neutralize redness in the skin, like acne, scars, rosacea or even birthmarks. Light pink and peach concealers are effective in covering blue or gray tones under the eyes.

Perk up cheeks
Choose a blush that lightly warms your cheeks and apply it to the round apples of your cheeks. Use a darker bronzer or contouring color that is two shades darker than your blush and apply it below your cheek bones. This will make your cheek bones look more “lifted” while de-emphasizing the fullness of your lower cheeks.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup


Bobbi Brown Day to Night Shadow Options $67
Benefit High Beam Highlighter $26
Chanel Powder Blush 15 Orchid $54

Add some highlights
Adding a light-colored highlighting product will draw attention to wherever you apply it. Go for the area under your eyebrows, in the corner of your eyes, along the bridge of your nose and across the tops of your cheeks. For a sexy look, add a bit of highlighter to the “cupid’s bow” – the area just above the center of your top lip. You can find highlighting products with a little sheen or sparkle for special occasions. Otherwise, a concealer in a skin tone that’s a shade or two lighter than your complexion works great.

Open your eyes
To make your eyes look bigger, avoid dark, drastic eye liner. Instead you can use a bit of a dark shadow to make a smokey liner effect at the edges of your lashes. Apply two to three layers of glossy black mascara to give your eyes a youthful, sexy fringe.

Seal the lips
You can line your lips with a color that matches your lip color, but don’t vary from that, or your create an aged look. Keep your lip color a few shades darker than your natural lips and finish with a bit of gloss in the center of your upper and lower lips.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup
By: becomegorgeous


Christian Dior Croisette Makeup Collection for Summer 2012

The new season is filled with pleasant surprises as far as makeup goes as makeup designers have gone over-the-top with their creations. One of the collections that catches the eye this summer is the Christian Dior Croisette 2012 collection which has been inspired by the beauty of the French Riviera, so take a peek at the fresh and mesmerizing colored products featured in the collection and pick your new season favorites!

Nature seems to be the muse for most cosmetic labels this upcoming season as nothing compares to the beauty of the colors displayed in nature especially during the warm season. One of the high-end brands that took inspiration from the beauty of the sea, golden sands sizzling under the sun is Christian Dior and the label’s Croisette makeup collection for summer 2012 is definitely worth all of your attention as the French Riviera inspired hues displayed throughout the collection are indeed fabulous and hard to resist.

Gorgeous pastels, nudes and golden-bronze tones are beautifully combined in Dior’s Croisette makeup collection for summer 2012, hues that give a certain freshness and seductive allure to your features, so browse through the variety of products featured in the collection and pick your new season beauty boosters.



5 Couleurs Croisette Eyeshadow Palette
Dior’s Croisette eyeshadow palettes bring a combination of the hottest warm tones of the season, colors that seem to be inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea as well as the beauty of the sun and sunset. Divided in two groups, pastels and golden-bronze tones, the palettes can help you achieve both fresh, youthful makeup looks as well as sultry makeup styles, so select your best match from the following 5 color makeup palettes:

  • 224 Swimming Pool – warm blue/sand/nude pink tones
  • 654 Aurora – warm gold/bronze/brown tones




Couleur Eye Gloss
Featuring the first eye gloss signed Dior, the Croisette makeup collection dares you to resist its beauty. The product’s gel formula is designed for easy, smooth application that dries-up to deliver long lasting, fresh looking results. Infused with sparkling pigments, the two eye glosses included in the collection display the following mesmerizing colors:

  • Tan
  • Seashell
  • Sunset
  • Azur




Nude Tan Glow Sun Powder
Give your skin an irresistible sunkissed perfection using the label’s fabulous Nude Tan Glow Sun Powder compacts. Available in six gorgeous hues, you can easily find the one that matches your skin tone perfectly, so choose from the following:

  • Honey
  • Amber
  • Cinnamon
  • Spicy
  • Toffee
  • Sienna

Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder
Radiant looking skin is definitely a head-turner and a must have this summer, so achieve the ultimate glamor look by dusting over your flawless looking skin Dior’s Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder in one of the following hues:

  • Aurora
  • Sunlight
  • Zenith
  • Sunset




Dior Addict Lip Balm
Give your lips an infusion of moisture and a mouthwatering natural coloration using Dior’s Addict Lip Balm in:

  • Crystal
  • Crystal Rose
  • Crystal Coral




Dior Addict Lipstick
Give your lips a boost of sensuality with the help of these sensual, high shine lipsticks signed Dior, lipsticks that will easily make you addicted to them, so experiment with their seductive power as the following hues are available to choose from:

  • Palace
  • Casual
  • Jet-Set




Dior Addict Ultra Gloss
Featuring a formula which delivers a sheer, irresistible color with a glass-like finish, Dior Addict ultra glosses will make you feel like a diva every time, so pick your best match from the following hues:

  • Aube
  • Orange Sari
  • Brun Panama
  • Rose Croisette




Dior Vernis

  • Bikini – coral pink
  • Saint Tropez – turquoise
Dior Liner
Add more definition to your eyes with the help of Dior’s fab waterproof liner in 258 Turquoise, color that will give your eyes a mesmerizing depth that will be difficult to ignore.
By: becomegorgeous.com

Emily Blunt Stylish in Time Style & Design Spring 2012

English hottie Emily Blunt shows off her sophisticated style in the newly relaunched Time Style & Design magazine. Putting on display her iconic style, Ms. Blunt looks lovely, so check out her amazing spread and highlights of her interview with the magazine, where she gushes on her crush for President Obama, her fashion preferences and career!

After a three year hiatus, Time Style & Design magazine has made a comeback and the magazine has expanded its area of interest beyond fashion and to mark its comeback the magazine has chosen to feature the lovely English actress, Emily Blunt, on its spring 2012 cover.

While channeling her inner fashionista donning some high-end fashion creations signed by some of the most renowned names in the fashion industry and being captured on film by photographer Peter Hapak, Ms. Emily Blunt sat down for a chat with one of the magazine’s writers where she gushed on her career, fashion preferences, meeting her ‘crush’ President Obama and more. The 30 year old actress opened up to the magazine and shared even an embarassing moment of her life, the moment she met President Barack Obama, at the Kennedy Center Honors, when she didn’t know how to react and ended up just laughing. She tells Time Style & Design that:

“I just laughed hysterically in his face. That’s all I could do. I got ushered away gently by someone, removed from his presence. John [Kraskinski] said he’d never seen me fall to pieces in the way that I did.”





With an array of movie roles on her resume including ‘My Summer of Love’, ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ and ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, Ms. Blunt opens up about one of her not so characteristic role in ‘Charlie’s War’ where she agreed to take on the role of a sexually forward young woman. She tells the magazine that:

“I was embarrassed. There was something about it being in front of Tom Hanks. There was a grownup watching.”

As far as her movie role in ‘The Five Year Engagement’, Emily Blunt reveals that her reasons for picking up the role was that it was something new, “It was something I don’t think has been done before, where the girl is not playing the pill of a girlfriend. She’s got as many hilarious set pieces as the bloke.”




In the photo spread for Time Style & Design Emily has stepped into the shoes of an array of characters from ‘bossy fashion assistant to a young royal’, donning an array of impeccable designer ensembles, but when it comes to her very-day style, the British actress reveals that she likes things that have a little bit of an edge. She says:

“In general, I like more edge rather than something too girly and straight. I don’t like flouncy, and I don’t like boring. I’d prefer to go for something a little sleeker and more defined. I’m not necessarily someone who goes to fashion shows. But something weird happens to you when you put on clothes like these [for the Time shoot]. It’s very visceral.”

Check out Emily Blunt’s full interview and photo spread in Time Style & Design Spring 2012 issue.

By: becomegorgeous.com

Bobbi Brown Brightening Nudes Spring 2012 Makeup Collection

Get into the new season spirit with Bobbi Brown’s newest makeup collection for spring 2012, Brightening Nudes. The makeup artist’s latest line aims to brighten your complexion like nothing else. Fresh and natural makeup looks are the best approach for the upcoming season, so take a peek at this amazing collection and find out if it suits your style!

 The new season is all about natural freshness as nothing cat top the beauty of perfect, radiant skin. To help you achieve an iconic, universally flattering, day to evening makeup look, Bobbi Brownhas created the Brightening Nudes makeup collection for spring 2012, a collection that aims to ‘make you look like you’re lit from within’, so take a peek at the brand’s new season must haves and pick your favorites.Nude colors are definitely the buzzword when it comes to fashion and style this upcoming season as their elegance and subtleness makes them a perfect choice for every occasion. The new Brightening Nudes makeup collection signed Bobbi Brown manages to capture this timeless elegance of nude hues and give it a more sultry, modern allure by infusing the products with soft shimmery pigments that make the skin glow. Bringing the perfect dose of radiance, Bobbi Brown’s makeup collection dares you to resist it, so take a peek at the products featured and pick your new season beauty boosters.



Brightening Finishing Powder
Create a glowing skin look with the help of this pressed powder infused with Mulberry, Grape, Scutelleria and Gentian Root Extracts, an innovative formula product that will color-correct your skin tone while giving it a healthy, soft glow that will be difficult to ignore. The powder features 6 lovely nude tones that blended together help give your skin that perfect smooth look, and featuring a mirror, the compact powder will help you stay flawless wherever you go, as it fits perfectly in your bag’s pocket.



Sparkle Eye Shadow
Achieve the ultimate glam look with the help of these sheer sparkly eye shadow hues that go from day to evening. The unique combination of shimmering pearls and fine glitter will make your eyes look mesmerizing, so choose your favorite hues from the following:

  • Ballet – light pink glitter
  • Mica – deep heather grey
  • Silver Moon – light silvery glitter
  • Sunlight – a warm golden glitter



Brightening Lip Gloss
Sensual lips are a must if you wish to achieve a breathtaking look, so experiment with the ultra-seductive lip glosses signed Bobbi Brown, products that are infused with some highly-reflective sheer pigments, and enhance your delicate features with the perfect day-to-evening sheer hue. Choose from:

  • Pink Lilac
  • Pink Opal
  • Lilac Pearl

Crystal Glitter Lip Gloss
This is a perfect choice for a natural look as this crystal clear lip gloss infused with just the right amount of sparkle will only enhance the natural coloration of your lips, making them look so much more sensual. The easy-squeeze tube makes it perfect for an on-the-go application, so wear it on its own or over your favorite lipstick.


Bobbi Brown Brightening Nudes Spring 2012 Makeup Collection
By: Becomegorgeous

Too Faced Look of Love Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

Get ready for a fabulous and romantic look using the newest makeup hues featured in the Too Faced Look of Love makeup collection for spring 2011. Create a myriad of fab makeup looks that will accentuate your delicate facial features, enabling you to shine at every event!
The new makeup trends set for the 2011 spring season are based on enhancing natural beauty. The newest makeup collection created by Too Faced for spring 2011 titled Look for Love, captures the essence of beauty, naturalness and femininity perfectly, allowing you to create a romantic type of makeup that dazzles.

The transformation one can achieve with different makeup looks is absolutely amazing, so learn how to use makeup to your advantage and you’ll most definitely surprise everyone with your stunning new looks. Use different makeup textures and hues to boost your natural beauty and, if you’re all about femininity and romanticism, use the new makeup products featured in the Too Faced Look of Love spring 2011 makeup collection, as they offer an array of versatile colors for a myriad of spectacular looks.
The collection features the following must have products:

Too Faced Look of Love Spring 2011 Makeup Collection
Romantic Eye makeup palette
The fabulous makeup palette features 9 eye makeup shades that one can use to create daytime or more dramatic makeup styles. Three shades of 0.06 oz in Soul Mates (pale peach shimmer), Kiss The Bride (matte pale pink), Bouquet Toss (matte pale ivory) allow you to brighten up your look while 6 shades of 0.03 oz in I Do (matte taupe), Un-Veil (matte black), Cut The Cake (lavender mauve shimmer), First Dance (matte deep purple), Honeymoon (burnished gold shimmer), Ever After (bronze shimmer) can help add more depth and dimension to your look. Use these shades separately or combined for endless fab looks.

Too Faced Look of Love Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

Bronzer Poudre Bronzante
This compact bronzing powder features a fabulous 3 tone print which leaves your skin looking radiant. The shades will blend gorgeously and offer your skin a natural, sun-kissed glow. Rich peach, cocoa and bronze shades are perfect to give warmth to medium/tan skin tones.

Shadow Insurance Glue Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer
This special eye shadow primer is especially formulated to help glitter stick to your eyelid for a divine glamorous look. The clear texture makes it perfect for all glitter hues, so glam-up your look and stay flawless with this perfect glue glitter primer.

Shadow Insurance Candlelight Softly Illuminating Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
This fab eye makeup primer has been designed to ensure a flawless eye makeup look whether worn alone or as a perfect base for your fav eyeshadows. The formula glides over your skin ensuring your makeup will not crease, slide or smear in hot summer days.

Too Faced Look of Love Spring 2011 Makeup CollectionGlamour Dust
This loose pigmented finishing powder will give your look a more sophisticated, glamorous allure that makes heads turn. Select one of the following shades: Blue Angel (glittery pale blue), Glampire (plum brown with pale blue glitter), Nude Beam (gold nude with silver glitter), Pink Fire (pale pink with pink glitter).

Amazing Face Oil Free Close-up Coverage Foundation
This oil free foundation is specially formulated to create the illusion of flawless skin without the feeling of having a mask covering your complexion. The special formulated product featuring an advanced Light Refraction Technology that reflects the light, helps diminish the appearance of pores and fine lines, creating a smooth and light finish. The foundation comes in various shades to ensure it compliments different skin tones perfectly. These shades are:
Vanilla Crème (fair), Warm Vanilla (light), Perfect Nude (light medium), Warm Nude(warm medium), Honey Beige (medium), Warm Honey (medium dark), Cocoa Beige (dark), Warm Cocoa (extra dark).

Too Faced Look of Love Spring 2011 Makeup Collection
Photos courtesy of Too Faced
By: becomegorgeous.com

Homemade Facial Recipes for Beautiful Skin

Sometimes, the answers to your skin’s needs are right in your kitchen. Learn how to use homemade facials to emphasize the beauty of your skin using different natural ingredients, and you’ll definitely prolong the beauty of your complexion without spending a lot of money!

Your skin is like a reflexion of your lifestyle, this is why if you wish to radiate beauty and heath, it is important to care for it from the inside out. Your lifestyle and your beauty routine influence your body and mind, so try to be positive and pay as much attention as you can to everything which can affect your beauty as well as your health. The way you feel, the time you spend pampering your skin, what you eat, the products you use when it comes to skin care have an impact over you, so if you want to maintain and prolong the beauty of your skin without exceeding your budget, turn towards the help of homemade facial recipes for beautiful skin.

You don’t have to spend large amount of money to maintain your skin looking fabulous, as fortunately nature provides us with everything we need. Natural ingredients don’t contain harmful chemicals which could end up irritating your skin and in the end they do more damage than good. Plus, natural ingredients are usually right in your kitchen, so you can use them whenever you wish.
There are a variety of recipes which use ingredients with different properties, so your skin can receive exactly what it needs, this is why you need to adapt to the needs of your skin type. We have put together some quick, easy and helpful homemade facials which can definitely make your skin look and feel amazing.

Homemade Facial Recipes for Beautiful Skin

Eggs and honey
Egg based facials are a perfect match for all types of complexions, so go to your fridge and prepare a nourishing and gently exfoliating mask using eggs and honey. Mix one egg yolk with one tablespoon of honey until you get a soft paste and apply it with your fingers on your skin, avoiding the area surrounding the eyes. Use the finger pads to gently, but rapidly massage it onto your skin. The mixture will become sticky and this way you’ll remove some of the dead skin cells which cover your skin while moisturizing it. Once the mixture turns sticky, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Your skin will feel and look softer.

Believe it or not, water can be a quick remedy for tired looking skin, but not just any type of water. Cold water is the perfect way to reinvigorate a tired looking complexion, so splash cold water on your skin to stimulate blood circulation and obtain a much healthier look.

Avocado and cream
Avocados are great for your skin, so use them to gently and naturally exfoliate your skin. Take the seed out of an avocado and grate it in fine pieces. Mix the fine seed with a little bit of cream and polish your skin with the mixture. If you’re out of cream, you can use yogurt or crushed avocado pulp instead. Rinse your skin with water once you’ve exfoliated.

Cucumber and thyme
These two ingredients have amazing anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, thus can help make a perfect soothing mask for red, irritated skin. Place a small cucumber in the blender and add a few fresh thyme leaves into the mixture. Apply the mixture on the skin, avoiding the eyes and let it work for about 10 minutes. Rinse the mask off using cold water.

Papaya for acne skin
Papaya is a fruit which contains papain, an enzyme which gently dissolves dead skin cells, softens and whitens the skin. Papaya juice also helps treat swollen acne and prevents their infection, this is why papaya is a perfect ingredient to help exfoliate and treat acne skin. Exfoliating this type of complexion with abrasive products is a definite no-no as they might damage the swollen pimples and cause redness and even infections. Mash a papaya pulp in the blender and apply it on your skin for about 10 to 15 minutes, avoiding the area surrounding the eyes. Afterwards, rinse it off using lukewarm water.

TIP! Before applying any homemade facial onto your skin, make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.

Homemade Facial Recipes for Beautiful Skin

By: becomegorgeous.com