Source: Skin Care 101: Toners
Even though you've just washed your face, there still can be trace amounts of dirt and makeup left behind - as your newly laundered white towels will prove. Or maybe your skin feels extra taught from dryness that can occur from cleansing. Whatever the case, toners are the next step to improving your skin before you even put moisturizer on.
Why You Need It: Toner is the next step after cleansing. Generally speaking, toners moisturize, cleanse, and soothe skin, but there are various types available, from astringents, which are typically alcohol-based, to skin refreshers, which mostly just hydrate skin. This essential second step gets a bad rap, however, because you might not be using the right type for your skin concerns.
For Oily Skin: To help keep unwanted shine in check, try astringents, which will tighten pores and remove excess oils cleansing missed. Plus, the acids in toner will help remove bacteria that may lead to breakouts.
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POPSUGAR BeautySource: 10 Best Frizz Fighters Under $10
Frizz happens to pretty much all of us no matter our hair type, but luckily there are a whole slew of products on the market that are reasonably priced and work. We're rounding up our top picks from the drugstore shelves that keep curly, straight, damaged, and dry strands in check. Click through and kiss fuzzy strands goodbye.
- John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula ($10, originally $13) is a cult classic that smoothes out strands for a healthy, frizz-free style.
- Using a conditioner in the shower, like Clear Frizz Control Nourishing Daily Conditioner ($6), is a must to tame pouffy hair.
- The creamy Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Anti-Frizz Creme ($6) works to block out the moisture in humid air to prevent frizz from happening. Plus, the scent is divine.
- Tresemme FreshStart No-Frizz Creme For All Hair Types ($4, originally $6) was made to prolong your hairstyle. Spray it on your second-day hair to refresh and revive your
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Beauty – Thu, Apr 11, 2013 3:06 PM EDT
Source: How to Get Makeup Stains Out of Practically Any SurfaceRead More »from How to Get Makeup Stains Out of Practically Any Surface
You may know the baby-oil trick to remove product when you make a makeup misstep. But what do you do if your spill has gotten on your clothes, the carpet, or the bathroom tiles? Get the solutions for reversing a variety of makeup messes - including lipstick-stained collars and self-tanners gone awry - when you read more.
1. Lipstick: Spritz your kiss imprint with hair spray and let sit for 10 minutes. Then, dab with a sponge, and throw in the wash. If your clothing is dry-clean only, try using a piece of tape to transfer the stain away. You can also use baby powder, chalk, or baking soda to remove oil- and wax-based lipsticks.
2. Eyeliner: Did someone leave a note on your mirror in eyeliner? Reach for salt to remove the marks before using standard cleaner (this trick also works for lipstick stains on wine glasses).
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We all know that washing your face twice a day is a must for having great skin, but what you wash your face with is just as important. Find out everything you need to know about choosing the right facial cleanser, and see our shoppable favorites, when you read more.
Why You Need It: Cleansers are used to wash away dirt, debris, makeup, and oils that build up throughout the day and overnight. Cleansing your skin helps to wash away dirt and grime but also helps to unclog pores and keep your complexion heathy and glowing.
For Oily Skin: For oily complexions, the best types of cleansers are oil-free options that usually come in gel form. Be sure to look for acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide if you're concerned with breakouts.
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For Combination Skin: This skin type can use pretty much any cleanser, but stick to one that focuses on whatever your major skin
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Voluminous, healthy hair may be your goal, but for many of us, Farrah Fawcett-like strands don't come naturally. It turns out, getting bigger hair doesn't require too much teasing, or even Bumpits. Celebrity stylist Ben Skervin, who has worked with stars such as Keira Knightley and Katy Perry, reveals four easy ways to create the illusion of thicker strands.
1. Avoid piecey bangs: Michelle Obama is a prime example of how to fake a fuller bang. "She's added more hair into the fringe, so it's heavier than when she first got it done," Skervin says. "I think bangs have a tendency to look like a three-prong thing, so if you're thinking about blunt bangs, go heavy or go home."
2. Put rollers in it: If you're getting ready to go out in the evening, Skervin recommends setting your entire head of hair in four or five jumbo heated rollers. "Leave them while they cool down, do your makeup, run your fingers through it, and your good to go," Skervin
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POPSUGAR BeautySource: Dare to Be Bare! 9 Products to Use Before You Don Shorts This Spring
Even though it's been Spring for a few weeks now, the weather is finally warming up. But before you pull out your shorts and floral dresses, give your gams and other body parts a warm-weather once-over. Click through to discover the must-have hair removal buys that will give you smooth skin fast.
- Venus & Olay Razor in Sugarberry ($11) is a travel essential to swipe away errant hair around the bikini line, legs, and underarms. And thanks to that silky-smooth moisture bar contained within, you'll get one of the smoothest, closest shaves around.
- When it comes to shaving cream, it's OK to borrow from the boys. Caswell-Massey's new almond-scented shave cream ($22) is formulated to tackle beards, so getting rid of your own unwanted hair is a cinch.
- Some people are wary of depilatory creams due to the stench, but Nair's Brazilian Spa Clay Hair Removal Body Cream ($11) disguises the strong smell with mango
Source:10 Best Shampoos Under $10
Shampooing is a daily ritual for most, which is why we love a good drugstore find when it comes to hair cleansers. Whether you're looking for color protection, frizz control, or even volume, there's an affordable option out there. Check out our top 10 wallet-friendly picks below.
- A classic is always in style, and that's why we're obsessing over the newly rereleased Herbal Essences Shine Collection Shampoo ($5). From the "vintage" packaging to the original scent, we're having a totally organic experience.
- Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Shampoo Color Protect ($4, originally $5) protects colored hair from fading, but it also helps to give an added boost of shine.
- Whether you have stressed-out curls, overprocessed hair, or just plain styling damage, Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Shampoo ($9) works to repair your strands with a blend of keratin and argan oil. Your hair will be smoothed and sealed for protection from frizz and further
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Beauty – Thu, Apr 11, 2013 2:24 PM EDT
Source: 6 Tools Every Curly Girl Needs to Maintain Healthy HairRead More »from 6 Tools Every Curly Girl Needs to Maintain Healthy Hair
The number of products on the market targeting curly hair can be overwhelming, but the core of any regimen is the tools you're using. Whether you're embracing your natural texture or heat-styling your strands, celebrity stylist Ursula Stephen (who frequently works with Rihanna) breaks it down to the six tools - shop them here - you really need to manage curly and kinky hair.
1. Paddle brush: A paddle brush is a versatile tool that can be used for detangling as well as blow-drying curls straight. Stephen recommends using a brush to detangle before you shampoo, starting from the ends. "It's always best to brush out kinks and loosen the dirt and oil before you soak it because once you wet it, everything is going to be matted together," she says. "You never want to pile curly hair on top of your head. Wash in a downward motion so you keep it tangle-free."
2. Wide-tooth comb: A wide-tooth comb (or even a vent brush) is
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Eye-shadow brushes are pretty standard, right? Well, believe it or not, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to these essential makeup tools. Discover everything you need to know about shadow brushes, along with our top shoppable picks, when you keep reading.
What It's Used For: Eye shadow brushes are used for, well, eye shadow. They're great for sweeping and blending pigment across the eyelid, into your eye crease, and under your brow bone.
What It Looks Like: While there are plenty of eye-shadow brushes out there, your basic one looks like a shrunken-down blush brush. The bristles are only about an inch long and fan out and around to create a dome shape. Make sure to pick something up that's fluffy - still bristles don't allow for fluidity of movement, which is a necessity when it comes to eye shadow.
Why You Need It: Eye shadow is part of most women's beauty regimens, and you want to make sure you're applying and
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Source: Tricks of the Trade That Will Make Your Life Easier
For some, April Fools' Day is a time for tomfoolery and high-level antics to thrive, but we're more interested in revealing the tricks of the trade used by beauty professionals everywhere. If you've ever gotten a stellar haircut or makeup application, then you know the power of a well-trained expert. They can magically make your hair, nails, and skin look a thousand times better, all while making it seem like a cinch. We're letting the cat out of the bag by revealing the best-kept secrets of the beauty industry.
- You don't have to be afraid of coloring your color hair at home. Before you rip open your new shade, consider this easy technique to color your curls from Marcy Cona, Clairol's creative director of color and style.
- Nude nails are such a huge trend for Spring, but finding the perfect hue to match your skin tone can prove tricky. Nail artist Deborah Lippmann has an easy tip for picking your perfect polish. "Our