The vast array of cool runway inspired makeup looks for fall 2012 prove that when it comes to defining beauty, makeup artists turn towards the basics, emphasizing the eyes or the lips, never both. Variety dominated the runway and it seems that beauty looks were as consistent as they can get, ranging from all natural, flawless looking skin makeup looks to fierce red tone lips and intricate eye makeup looks. Apparently, makeup artists chose to play with makeup looks that balanced out the fashion collections packed with visually heavy elements to achieve a totally eye catching result. Beauty plays an important role when it comes to style, so no wonder that the market has been invaded with makeup products that can help you define your style and features to perfection, all you need is to pick the perfect shades for you.
Eye makeup is the perfect solution for the honeys that want to achieve an unforgettable gaze and thankfully there are so many fabulous pigments out there to play with, it’s amazing. The makeup looks displayed at Roberto Cavalli, Philip Lim, Giorgio Armani etc, seemed to be focused on giving the eyes a mysterious-sexy allure that either leaned towards modern or classic.
If you’re all about combining classic looks with modern elements, the makeup styles adopted at Anna Sui, Lanvin, Derek Lam and Stella McCartney can pose as the perfect inspiration for such an innovative style. Heavy flicked eyeliners created using black or bold eyeliner pigments can definitely be a perfect choice.
For all you gorgeous ladies that love to play with fabulous lipstick pigments, the new season dedicates some fierce red tone lipsticks that will make you feel sexier than ever. From orange tones to oxblood red, these red lipsticks will help you change your look completely, going from natural with a soft rosy tone lipstick to fierce diva with a fab bright orange-red lip color, so give them all a try and find out which color you can rock best!
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:
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.
Tong pink suit all skin colors. But if you have ivory hands, you can use all the colors with excellent color is orange, red will make you more attractive.
Color can nail the tone with lipstick or eye shadow and match clothes you wear. In case you have more clothing color, nail color should scan the same tone with accessories such as handbags, shoes, scarves, hats …
There are plenty of nail colors to choose from. Water will be painted dark green with shiny silver emulsion layer, brilliant red than if covered with a yellowish powder. These colors match dinner. Incarnadine, or painted light orange color not appropriate in the workplace.
For non-monotonic nails, so scanning a white powder on the tip or leave a tip part of nature. It is a bit more, you can decorate your nails with vivid patterns as daisy, tulip, lotus, the type of geometry … Drawing on the foundation it is difficult, requiring meticulous, careful, patient and particularly aesthetic. You should visit professional nail salons require many different drawing on each nail.
Before painting, you need to clean your nails with nail polish remover solution. Soak hands in warm water for hand nails and soft skin. Cutting and filing nails in square or round depending on the shape of your hand. Files nails need to be gentle, in a certain way, avoid the edges because if filing nails too much on the angle of nail nails will weaken. Should fill a primer before painting your nails coating.
Want to color nails durable, beautiful, you should scan many thin layers, waiting for classes before the new adhesive to dry and the next coat color. Finally, no shadow color you paint durability to keep nail color.
Even the best formulated beauty products expire at some point and learning to recognize the signs of a good product gone bad is extremely useful to be able to avoid some pretty embarrassing beauty problems that might even affect your health.
Except for all-natural, homemade beautyproducts which are expected to go bad sooner than all others and usually have easily noticeable signs, it can be quite difficult to estimate the moment when most beauty products should be tossed. However, learning to recognize the signs early can save us from a lot of frustration if problems appear like inefficiency or embarrassing irritations.From plain moisturizers to fancy, expensive anti-aging serums and products, everything has an expiration date that should be considered. Waiting for the product formulas to disintegrate might not be the best approach, especially since some can prove pretty irritating. Use this quick guide to determine whether a certain product needs to be tossed:
Hydroquinone CreamsThese creams have a surprisingly short lifespan and also show one of the most visible signs of going bad. If the cream starts going brown, that’s a clear indication that you should toss it. To prolong the life of such products, it’s recommended to choose air-tight containers and even to store them in the fridge.Acne Products
Just like hydroquinone creams, these products typically last longer when they are stored in the fridge, so this step is still highly recommended. In normal circumstances, however, ingredients like Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid maintain their properties intact for four months to half a year.
Conventional glycolic acid based products
Used for the potent exfoliating capabilities, this ingredient is usually included in a variety of face masks or peels. With the passage of time, the ingredients that make the product skin friendly can become less effective opening the door for potential irritations when the acid is applied on the skin. It is estimated that it can be used safely for approximately three months.
In the case of a moisturizer, things can vary. If the moisturizer contains anti-aging ingredients, it usually expires sooner as these ingredients tend to be extremely sensitive. However, a simple, common moisturizer can last for over a year. To avoid bacterial contamination that might cause problems, wash your hands carefully before applying it.
Some of the most effective anti-aging ingredients known so far, retinoids typically last between nine months and a year. After this time mark, the power of these wrinkle fighting ingredients tends to diminish quite significantly. Store properly in order to ensure maximum efficiency and to avoid wasting your hard earned money in vain.
It’s easy with food, for the most part, to know when it’s better in the bin than on your plate, but with beauty products, which rarely boast a written expiration date, it’s a different story.That handy stamp telling you when it’s time to toss an item isn’t mandatory on your lipstick or face cream and because of that fact, we often use beauty products that have either lost their effectiveness or contain more bacteria, mold and yeast than we’d like to know about.
And why shouldn’t we hold on to that liquid foundation until it’s within a centimeter of its life? Or squeeze out that very last drop of moisturizer? We’re spending hard earned money on this stuff, right? Right. But the likelihood is that if you have a beauty product that is expired, you probably haven’t been using it.
So let’s all take a moment to admit that we might all have a tendency to hoard and/or buy things we don’t actually need because they’re either on-trend or we’ve convinced ourselves that we do, in (illusory) fact, need them.
Well ladies, that perfume you bought ages ago and haven’t spritzed on since the first week you purchased it isn’t going to smell quite as lovely as it did at the department store. Sad, but true and don’t worry, we’re all guilty of holding on to things for a bit too long — even if we haven’t touched it in months.
So to help you figure out when all your beauty products should be chucked, and to share some tips that’ll help you keep them in tip-top condition for as long as possible, we went to the beauty authorities. With their expert advice, you can save money and much-needed bathroom cabinet space by knowing what to trash and when.
It’s time to show your fans that you’re not only a pretty face but also a creative nail artist. The following new season nail art ideas 2012 offer you the chance to break out of monotony with a versatile look.
Follow in the footsteps of aspiring nail painters who know how to attract immediate attention with their unique manicures. Enjoy your popularity among beauty kittens by decorating your nails with voguish prints and glam details.
The new season nail art ideas 2012 offered by the oh-so-stylishNail Salon Malva blog come to your aid and guide you through the selection of the most flattering nail polish shades and mani designs. Showcase your hidden talent and play with numerous nail trends which landed on the streets right from the catwalk and the red carpet.
Various nail polish shades have the magical power to slim and sculpt your nails. Start juggling with your favorite hues to find the color palette which suits your preferences and skin tone. Besides shades it is also important to select the oh-so-faddish prints you want to work with. Come up with unique compositions which give an optical thrill to nail art fans. Copycat these dazzling manicure models or you can fuse the different elements and popularize your own signature nail design idea. Animal prints continue to lure fashionistas into a gorgeous manicure session. Focus on the tiniest details to avoid any beauty meltdowns.
Shift the attention to your perfectly sculpted nails to flaunt your colorful personality and creativity. Polka dots, stripes and glittery details are perfect to add a bold flair to your look. Stick to simple graphic elements if you’re at the beginning of your nail artist career. However, if you want to take your painting techniques to the next level be sure to experiment with more complexnail designs. These cute examples offer you a few fashionable alternatives on how to prepare for next year’s nail art trends.
It’s finally time for your nails to take the spotlight, so try your best to get your nails looking fabulous using the following tips. Sometimes small details can make a huge difference, so don’t neglect your nails and make them shine to complete your stylish appearance!
The summer season is making everything bloom, so glam-up your look by paying attention to even the smallest details as it’s the small details that can really make a difference. Your nails are the details that need as much attention as you can offer them as they are always in the center of attention. There is a belief that there are a lot of things to tell about a person just by looking at their nails, so try to make a great first impression by maintaining your hands and nails in a fab condition. There are a variety of tips for fabulous looking nails to take into account, so incorporate these tips into your beauty routine as often as possible.
Women who care about their physical appearance spend tens of dollars at expensive nail salons to maintain their nails looking fabulous, but with these tips you’ll be able to save some money and benefit from equal fab results:
Speed up nail growth by ensuring you eat right and get all the nutrients your body needs in addition to massaging a cuticle oil on your nails on a daily basis. Cuticle oil contains ingredients which nourish the nail bed and will speed-up nail growth.
Chipped nail polish looks very unappealing, so if you see a little chip, try to fix it by applying a little bit of nail polish (same hue) on the chipped area. If you’ve got a bigger chipped surface, redo the entire nail.
Apply your nail polish only after you’ve applied a base coat to avoid pigment transfer from your nail polish to your nail. Nail polish pigments can color your nail, making them turn yellowish, and that is very unappealing.
If you’ve just applied your nail polish, but don’t have too much time to wait until it dries, hold the nails under cold water for about 10 minutes. The cold water will help speed-up the drying process and cause the nail polish to harden faster.
If your nails are weak, make sure you eat enough protein and apply a nail strengthening treatment. These nail straighteners contain vitamin B and can really make a difference for your nails.
If you have fragile nails, apply a nail hardener every day for about a week and then remove it using an acetone-free nail polish remover. Allow your nails to breath for a few days and then repeat. It’s best to file your nails in a squared shape rather than round if your nails are sharp as this will help make them less prone to breakage.
Allow your nails to breath a few days a month as applying nail polish every day on your nails can make your nails loose their shine and become yellowish.
Your nail polish usually chips from the tip of the nail up towards the nail bed. Prolong the life of your fab manicure by applying the nail polish in thinner layers and over the edges of the nail, towards the inside. This way the nail polish will not chip so easily, enabling your nails to look fabulous for longer.
If you want to maintain the beauty of your skin for as long as possible, you need to know what it needs so you can look for products which suit your skin perfectly. Choosing the right product is definitely not an easy task, therefore, to make things easier we have selected a few popular ingredients in skin care to help you determine their benefits and find the product that satisfies your needs!
Choosing a skin care product to suit your complexion is definitely not easy. Nowadays there are a myriad of products which claim to have miraculous effects over your skin, but in order for them to work, you need to ensure these creams offer your skin what it presently needs.
The vast range of products can be quite confusing, so what type of products suits your skin could turn out a difficult one. Knowing your skin type and finding out which ingredients could be linked to dealing with your skin’s needs can solve your problem and make you find the perfect products for you.
Perfect skin has no comparison and if you want to maintain your skin youthful and prevent or diminish the appearance of wrinkles, it’s best to start early, using appropriate products. To make things easier, we have put together some ingredients which have different impacts over our skin and you’ll also find out how to make the best of the mentioned products:
AHAs or alpha hydroxy acids AHAs have been used for centuries in skin rejuvenation as they are acids extracted from fruits. These acids, in higher concentrations are very effective in removing dead skin cells, blemishes and in diminishing surface acne scars, so if you want to obtain a fresh and fabulous complexion, turn towards AHA benefits.
AHAs are also collagen stimulants which will ensure your skin maintains it youthful look. However, their concentration level in cosmetic products are low, and will not offer the benefits of the products with a higher concentration of AHAs. Turn to your dermatologist if you need to get rid of blemishes or acne scars with AHA, for a professional treatment. AHA facial creams help diminish the appearance of fine lines and improve the skin texture. AHA is contained in: lemon extract, grape extract, apple extract
Antioxidants Skin care products which are rich in antioxidants are popular as they help regenerate skin cells, thus preventing premature skin aging. Our skin is constantly subjected to free radicals which can damage the skin, radicals such as UV rays and aggressive molecules. Antioxidants help neutralize these molecules and maintain a fresh youthful complexion. Antioxidant facial creams are a perfect option for women over 25, so find a brand which satisfies your needs and budget. Examples of antioxidants: vitamin E, vitamin C, Q10, polyphenols
Lipids Our skin is constantly subjected to external factors which can have a negative impact over it. The skin’s surface provides a natural barrier against these factors, but we remove this barrier every single time we cleanse our skin, thus causing the skin to remain unprotected. Creams which contain lipids act as a barrier blocking the skin from the negative impact of the sun, pollution, cold, etc. The natural barrier of the skin is restored only after 3 hours, so protection is definitely necessary. Use products which have these ingredients if you have dry or sensitive skin.
Moisturizing Accelerator Substances These substances help restore the skin’s level of moisture as every day our body loses water, and this way the skin becomes dry and loses its elasticity. Moisturizing accelerator substances help to restore the skin’s level of moisture, leaving the skin looking and feeling fabulous. Facial creams which have such ingredients help diminish wrinkles formed due to dehydrated, dry skin, so if you have this problem such products are perfect for you. Examples of moisturizing accelerators: hyaluronic acid, glycerin, urea
Retinoid Retinoid creams are a perfect aid in combating aging signs as they help intensify the skin regeneration process and promote collagen production. Retinoids also help remove dead skin cells and so you’ll be able to enjoy your fab youthful skin for longer. They are perfect for women who’s skin is in need of a “rescue” from premature aging.
Acne can be one of the most upsetting skin conditions, particularly from a social point of view. A true confidence breaker for some, acne appears to be a type of condition most people can’t wait to get rid of. Unsurprisingly, most of us immediately start searching for the treatments that will help us restore the health of our skin. However, in an effort to solve this problem, we often make a series of mistakes unintentionally. Learn what not to do when treating acne to be able to get better results faster.
With the multitude of acne related advice coming from various sources, it can be really hard to distinguish between tidbits of truth, subjective advice and even myths. As a result, we often don’t realize why we don’t get the results we want. The truth is that there are several reasons that might cause setbacks or even stop us from solving our problems altogether. Here are a few things you should not do when treating acne:
Not using medication properly
Consulting a dermatologist is an excellent idea, especially when dealing with more severe cases of acne. However, even if the treatment is an effective one, there are still a few things that can diminish its efficiency. Forgetting to take medication once in a while, taking lower/higher dosages or stopping the treatment as soon as your skin appears to be clear are some of the most common mistakes that can be made. Even if you do notice certain improvements, you should never make changes in your behavior without checking with your dermatologist first.
Over-washing your face
With so many cosmetic companies promoting facial cleansers that are said to reduce acne, it’s no wonder that many people are trying to wash their face more often, hoping they will clear their acne faster this way. However, acne is not caused by dirt, so over washing will not help improve things in any way. On the contrary: over-washing, especially if a harsh cleanser is used, will only irritate the skin and cause additional unnecessary problems.
Using too many products
Going overboard as far as skin care products are concerned is not an uncommon practice. However, “the more the better” mantra often backfires and it can be hard to retrace our steps and repair our mistakes. Learning more about common interactions between ingredients can be very helpful as it can help you make better choices. Doing research on your own or, better yet, bringing your skin care products to the dermatologist and asking about possible interactions might be a wise idea.
Not checking the ingredient list
It is a fairly known fact that products labeled as non-comedogenic are considered best for acne problems. However, some products might not be labeled as such. Sunscreen is a good example. Oil-free formulas are a good choice, however, you might also benefit from choosing sunscreens that have avobenzone and oxybenzone on the ingredient list. Also, if you have acne and dry skin, you should avoid lotions containing alcohol, in addition to selecting oil-free products.
Tanning, picking the skin or popping zits
These behaviors might be no-nos, yet many simply cannot resist. Using spot treatments is a much better solution than popping pimples or picking the skin as you will avoid the spread of bacteria while speeding up healing. As for tanning, it is a well known fact that although acne is less visible on tanned skin, in the long run, this behavior will not do you any favors. If you are using acne prescription medication, your skin might be more sensitive to skin rays than usual, so an adequate protection is an absolute must.
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:
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.
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.
Glamour 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).
A perfect smile is definitely a beauty booster, so learn how to strengthen, protect and enhance the beauty of your teeth in order to have that picture-perfect smile you’ve always wanted!
You can definitely emphasize your beauty with a perfect smile, but keep in mind that achieving that perfection is definitely not easy. A lovely smile can instantly brighten up your look and cheer-up someone else, so these reasons in addition to the health issues should definitely convince you to pay as much attention to oral care as possible. The need for beautiful, healthy teeth has lead to the development of a variety of useful tips that can help you achieve that perfect Hollywood smile.
A little bit of interest towards hygiene, health and aesthetics of your teeth can definitely make a huge difference as far as beauty, health and self esteem go, so try your best to follow these useful steps if you care about details. Sometimes the small details can make a huge difference, and this is definitely one of those cases. If you love to smile and you want everyone to observe your lovely smile, follow these tips and make them a part of your regular beauty routine:
Brush your teeth after every meal or at least two times a day, in the morning and in the evening to eliminate the bacteria which have been building. The acids and bacteria which form in your mouth can not only cause bad breath, which nobody likes, but also damage your teeth and cause the formation of cavities. After brushing your teeth, use dental floss or interdental brushes to clean between your teeth thoroughly, so all the bacteria will be removed.
Use a tongue scraper or cleanse your tongue using your toothbrush as bacteria can build up on it also. This way the bacteria which causes halitosis or plaque will be eliminated. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash to freshen your breath and kill remaining bacteria.
Use seaweed supplements to strengthen your teeth as it is believed that they help eliminate plaque as well. However, that doesn’t mean that you should stop flossing and brushing your teeth.
Massage your gums gently to promote blood circulation around your teeth as this way you’ll help combat gingivitis. You can use special brushes for your gums or you can gently massage them using your finger.
If you wear lipstick, use one which will help your teeth seem whiter. Cool colors such as red, purple or pink help create the illusion of whiter teeth. Select the shimmery, luscious lipstick shade that works for you best. A double chin is definitely a distraction from your smile, so try to get rid of it by kissing. Kissing sets about 34 individual muscles into function, so you’ll keep your cheeks firm while benefiting from the pleasure kissing gives.
Turn towards different bleaching methods which don’t affect the enamel of your teeth if your teeth have turned yellowish. Strawberries, lemon juice, whitening strips and professional brushing can help you get wither teeth. If you think this is not going to help, turn towards the help of porcelain veneers.
Crooked teeth can definitely be stressing for you, but thankfully, there are now orthodontic procedures which can help straighten your teeth to perfection in just up to one year.
Pay a visit to your dentist every 3 months and pay as much attention to oral care as possible and your smile will bring a smile back from others!