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Beauty Tips

Makeup Application Tips
Start with minimal product. It’s easier to apply more than it is to apply less. For a more natural look, use shades with equal intensity and undertone, use matte shades rather than shimmer, and apply less rather than more. For a dramatic look, use deeper or darker shades, use shimmer shades instead of matte, and apply more rather than less. To emphasize a specific feature, select a shade one intensity lighter or darker.

Ten Steps of Makeup Application
  • 1.Concealer
  • 2.Foundation
  • 3.Powder
  • 4.Base eye shadow and accent eye shadow
  • 5.Eye liner
  • 6.Brow pencil or brow powder
  • 7.Blush
  • 8.Mascara
  • 9.Lip liner
  • 10.Lipstick

  • The Daily Dose of Skin Care. Who’s on First?
    Cleansers always come first. When special exfoliators are used they come between cleansing and toning. Toning, if separate, comes after cleansing. Treatments come after toning. If multiple treatments are used, apply the lightest in consistency before heavier, richer, creamier consistencies. Eye creams are applied just before or just after moisturizers. Moisturizers are applied last, if they contain a sunscreen.

    3 Ways to Perfect Your Pout
  • 1.Soften delicate skin. Use a conditioning treatment. When lips are hydrated, color goes on evenly and lasts longer. Try Beyond Color Plumping Lip Conditioner SPF 15 with double the retinol; Moisture Therapy Intensive Moisturizing Lip Treatment SPF 15; mark Sheenstick Hook Up Lip Balm.
  • 2.Create the illusion of dimension. Apply a pearly illuminator directly above the indent of lip’s V-shape. The highlighter creates luminosity and gives lips a lift. Try Personal Match Smooth Mineral Makeup in Mineral Veil or Warmth; Sheer Glow All Over Face Powder.
  • 3.Add shine. Shiny lips always look smoother and fuller. Wear an intense-shine gloss alone, or dab on a clear coat in the center over lipstick. Try Glazewear Liquid Lip Color; mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss.

  • 3 Instant Skin Fixes
    Neutralize Ruddiness Spritz on a moisturizing mist that contains botanical soothers like oat extract to calm redness. It will also help rehydrate dry skin for an instant glow.
    Banish Breakouts Blemishes look inflamed because they’re mildly infected. For faster healing, spot treat to kill bacteria. Try Clearskin Immediate Response Spot Treatment.
    Hide Fine Lines Plump up wrinkles – and uncover softer skin – with a gentle exfoliator. Removing the outer layers of the epidermis stimulates collagen production beneath the surface. Try ANEW Clinical Micro-Exfoliant; ANEW Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel.

    Get Knockout Legs
    Conceal imperfections like bruises, veins, and cellulite with a bronzing cream. Self-tanners even out skin tone and look more natural than stockings. Smooth dry areas like knees and ankles with a gentle exfoliator (Try SSS Fusions Dual Softening Body Wash; SSS Soft Satin Glow Smoothing Body Wash; Planet Spa Brown African Shea Butter Brown Sugar Body Scrub), then apply a buildable tanning lotion from hips to feet. Try SSS Satin Glow Daily Body Moisturizer; mark Instant Vacation Greek Isles Bronzing Self Tanner.

    Create Sexy Cleavage
    Make a small chest appear voluptuous by outlining cleavage with a gold or pink body illuminator. Adding a shadow between breast works as well as your favorite push-up bra. Try Seeing Stripes Cheek Color; Personal Match Smooth Mineral Makeup in Mineral Veil or Warmth; mark Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder; Sheer Glow All Over Face Powder.

    Reshape Your Derriere
    Tone your bottom with a body cream that contains a combination of hydrating and -cellulite ingredients. Apply immediately after washing to trap extra moisture. Try Super Shape Anti-Cellulite & Stretch Mark Cream; ANEW Clinical Lift and Tuck Professional Body Shaper.

    Erase Body Blemishes
    Clear breakouts on the back, shoulders, and chest with a clay body mask. Clay acts like a sponge to absorb excess oil. Apply to dry skin and rinse with warm water, especially after working out to remove blemish-causing sweat. Try Planet Spa Arizona Hot Sands Smoothing and Toning Body Clay.

    Get Silky Soft Skin
    Turn dry skin so luxurious that it’ll give your favorite lingerie serious competition. In the shower, gently buff away dead surface layers with a sugar scrub. Exfoliating allows lotions to penetrate deeper and heightens your glow. Try Planet Spa African Shea Butter Brown Sugar Body Scrub. Step-by-Step Summer Beauty

  • 1. Shed Dead Skin
  • To make any treatment more effective (moisturizing, waxing, or self-tanning, first slough away dull cells with a body scrub. Plus, removing dry patches makes your skin appear more even-toned. Try SSS Fusions Dual Softening Body Wash; SSS Soft Satin Glow Smoothing Body Wash; Planet Spa Brown African Shea Butter Brown Sugar Body Scrub.

    2. Smooth Cellulite
  • Treat dimples on areas like your abs, butt, and the backs of your thighs with a treatment that contains circulation stimulators, such as seaweed or caffeine. Massage using circular motions for a few minutes to temporarily firm the skin and make bumps less noticeable. Try Super Shape Anti-Cellulite & Stretch Mark Cream; ANEW Clinical Lift and Tuck Professional Body Shape; Planet Spa Icelandic Mineral Waters Firming Gel Moisturizer.

    3. Get Hair-Free
  • Yes, waxing hurts more than shaving, but it removes hair from the root to keep skin smooth up to three weeks longer. Hold the area taut and apply a thin, even layer of wax. Press a paper strip firmly over was and use the other hand to pull it off quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. Heal irritation by covering the area with a cotton pad soaked in soothing oil. Try SSS Hair Removal Microwave Kit for Face and Body.

    4. Go Beyond the Pale
  • The darker you are, the slimmer you look – it’s an optical illusion. Apply self-tanner at least 15 minutes before bed so tanning agents have time to fully develop. Color will fade more evenly when the skin is hydrated, so apply a lotion with a touch of self-tanner every other day to moisturize skin and boost your shade. Try SSS Satin Glow Daily Body Moisturizer; mark Instant Vacation Greek Isles Bronzing Self Tanner; mark Instant Vacation Greek Isles Bronzing Self Tanner for Face.

    5. Enhance Your Assets
  • Add a hint of luminosity to areas you want to draw attention to. For a subtle effect, dab a shimmering lotion along your collarbone and down shins. To go deeper, sweep bronzing oil between your breasts and over your legs. This reflects light off your skin, which diffuses imperfections. 5 Tips for No-Melt Makeup
    Fake a Glow Instead of applying terra-cotta bronzer over moisturizer, start by stroking a gel bronzer across your forehead and cheekbones and down your nose. Then dab on lotion and blend for a dewy, sun-kissed look.
    Keep Yours Cool Stash your tinted moisturizer or foundation in the refrigerator. When you smooth it on, the heat from your face will melt it in – you’ll look like you have naturally perfect skin.
    Get Bright-Eyed Pull the focus upward by brushing lids with a single shade of tropical-colored powder shadow like violet or peacock green. To add drama for evening, use a pencil to line along upper lashes and smudge.
    Stay Cheeky Use a cream formula instead of powder, which will streak if you sweat. Try Split Second Blush Stick; mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint.
    Make It Seamless Avoid obvious-looking makeup by wearing the same shade – such as peach or pink – on eyes, cheeks, and lips. Try Pure Shimmer All Over Color Stick.

    3 Tips for Sandal-Perfect Feet

    Light Up the Beach
    If you’re beach bound, choose a vibrant red or bright pink nail color for toes. Pales tend to turn yellow or fade when exposed to sand and UV rays, even with a sun-protecting top coat.

    Soften Up For Sandals
    Drizzle warm body oil on heels and wrap in cotton gauze for 15 minutes to reveal the softest, sexiest, most sandal-perfect heels ever. Try SSS Bath Oil.

    Mellow the Yellow
    Soak feet in a basin of water with a capful of Clorox bleach for a few minutes to deep-clean dingy feet and turn yellow-stained nails a bright white.

    4 Steps to a Flawless Complexion Want perfect skin? Return to the basics: daily cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing.
  • 1. Target your T-zone.
  • Most women have a greater buildup of cells on the forehead, nose, and chin, which can lead to clogged pores. Sweep a cotton puff or pad steeped in salicylic acid-based toner over your face, concentrating on those areas. Try True Pore-Fection Skin Refining Toner; Clearskin Purifying Astringent Blackhead Clearing Formula.
    2. Do a weekly mask.
  • Feed skin extra nutrients or anti-aging ingredients with a once-a-week treatment. Masks can penetrate more deeply and are more effective once dead skin cells have been diminished.
    3. Use an SPF of 15 or higher.
  • Consistent sloughing helps diminish hyperpigmentation like brown spots and freckles. To keep skin tone even, you must use a protective product with an SPF of 15 or higher – even for incidental sun exposure.
    4. Apply makeup with a light hand.
  • When skin is properly exfoliated, you don’t need a ton of coverage. You won’t have to worry about the cakey look that can result from pigment clinging to clumps of dry cells.

  • 1-Minute Makeovers
    Think pink. Swap your dull powder blush for a bright pink or berry cheek stain. Blend color onto the apples of your cheeks in circles. Try mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint.
    Give some lip. A barely-there gloss that’s just a bit brighter than your natural lip color will give you reason to smile. Try Slink Tints for Lips; mark Kiss Therapy Super Soothing Lip Balm; mark Tinted Sheenstick Hook Up Lip Balm.
    Flip you lids. Swipe a cream shadow in a bright hue, such as green, plum, or bronze, across your lid from lash line to crease. A strong color around your eyes makes them – and you – immediately noticeable. Try Big Color Eye Pencil.