Wedding-day makeup will most likely be the most important set of foundation, primers, eye colors and blush that you'll ever wear in your life. Although some brides may be too jittery to draw a straight liquid line, some are brave enough to do it themselves. After reading the tips and products you need below, check out 12 More Makeup Tips Every Bride Should Know.
Tip: Do your eyes first-it's easier to fix a makeup goof or wipe away dark shadows without messing up your entirely made-up face.
An eye base: it acts as a primer and is especially great for oily lids. It also helps even out skin tone and increases the staying power of your shadow and liner.
Waterproof makeup : even if you swear you won't cry, the flood gates could very well let loose. You'll want to be concentrating on your vows, not worrying if your eye makeup is running all over your face.
An eyebrow pencil: filled in brows frame your eyes and finish the whole picture. When choosing a color, always go a shade or two
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Wedding-day makeup will most likely be the most important set of foundation, primers, eye colors and blush that you'll ever wear in your life. Although some brides may be too jittery to draw a straight liquid line, some are brave enough to do it themselves. After reading the tips and products you need below, check out 12 More Makeup Tips Every Bride Should Know.Read More »from A Bride's Guide to Flawless Makeup
Remember how serious you took your makeup and deodorant picks when you were headed to your high-school prom? Beauty regimens for weddings should be as serious, especially now that Aunt Joann has Facebook and knows how to tag photos. So whether you're the bride or a guest, here are five tricks to making your face look flawless from celebrity makeup artist Bruce Grayson. Grayson was the head MUA for the 2010 Oscars, so he knows a thing or two about skin-perfecting touch-ups.Read More »from 5 Wedding Makeup Tips from a Pro
1. Complexion: Get your skin looking flawless weeks before the big event by doing the following: Drink a lot of water, avoid salty foods, reduce caffeine. You can also look into hard-working skin-care kits like Philosophy Miracle Worker.
2. Foundation: It's tempting to use a full-coverage foundation and lots of powder, but the combo will only make your skin look cakey and dull. A better option is to use a sheer, buildable base and a cream blush.
3. Teary Eyes: Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller is a must-have
Facebook is a beautiful thing. It reconnects you with old pals and let's you creep around in other people's lives from the comfort of your own home. But it can also be your worst enemy. If you've been guilty of wearing a dress that was just a tad too blousy, or didn't realize you just sat through with your friend's bachelorette party with lipstick on your teeth the entire night, logging on Sunday morning could result in lots of cringes and untagging.
The next time you're out and a photo op comes up, try one of these tips to get your best pose yet. No de-tagging necessary! Also, try on a new hairstyle for free before you hit the town.
If you're taking a picture with a friend...
- DON'T get too smiley! Especially after a drink or two, your smile might reach from ear to ear. It's great you're having a good time, but to keep the cheesy factor down, stay with a sexy half-smile.
- DO keep your hands soft. Avoid "the claw," where you grip your friend's waist so tightly you know
If you've mustered up the courage the try a whole new hair color, it's generally best to know it will look fantastic well before you're halfway through the process. When you can't decide which shade to choose, always follow these tips below.
Your shade isn't right if... You feel the need to pile on makeup (especially bronzer) to keep your skin from looking pale. Think your hair color is off? Don't worry, you can fix a bad dye job. Just make sure you see a stylist for help to avoid causing hair damage.
Rule of thumb: Pick a base color that's no more than two shades lighter or darker than your eyebrows.
Why it works: The brow color you're born with complements your skin tone perfectly. Stray too far from it and your complexion will appear washed out. (Dyeing your brows won't make a difference-the benchmark is always their natural color.) You can also use your true base shade as a barometer. But if you can't remember it exactly (or don't have pictures of yourself at age 12 handy),Read More »from Will That Hair Color Work on You?
Getting your hair off your neck and away from your face is going to start becoming pretty imperative, especially as the weather gets increasingly warmer. If there is one thing worse than having hot, heavy hair hanging on your shoulders it's having a beautiful updo that just won't stay put.
The next time you want to switch up your style or just get your hair up sans your average ponytail, try one of these updos that will stick with you all night long.
The Ballerina Bun
This style works for all hair types, but the thicker your hair is the more oomph you can add to your bun. To get this look all you need are a few elastics and some willpower. Put your hair in a high ponytail - the higher the pony the higher the bun will be. Coil the ponytail around your finger from beginning to end. Next, wrap hair around the elastic in a circular motion. Secure with another elastic and mist with a long-lasting hairspray like Aussie Opposites Attract Extra Strong + Touchable Feel Hairspray.
We know the drill. Long lashes really finish off a look, and mascara is one of the staples no makeup bag should be without. But, as evidenced by the latest onslaught of lash growth treatments, it's clear that females are always on the lookout for new and better ways to get longer, lusher lashes. We've got some easy tips that will help you get enviable fringe. Related: Best Mascaras on Shelves Now
1. Maximize your curl: Curling your lashes opens up the eye. If your eyes are on the smaller side, curled lashes will instantly make them appear larger. "The best way to curl your lashes," says makeup artist Alexendra Andrade, "is to press in sections-at the root of the lash, at the middle, and at the tip. You don't need to clamp down with the curler, just squeeze lightly."
2. Coat evenly: Place the brush at the base of your lashes, jiggle it slightly, and pull it through in a slow zigzag motion. This will provide an even coat without weighing them down. Related: Pro Tips for Party MakeupRead More »from 5 Tips for Long and Full Lashes
Now that it's warming up outside, we're shedding our layers and exposing more skin. Seriously-how great does the sun feel on your body? But, as many of the skin-protection campaigns are saying, we need, need, NEED to practice safe sun. This week, we got to watch an incredibly informative presentation put on by the AVP of SkinCeuticals Raquel Klugman. Check out the top 10 incredible sun-care facts that we learned. Let's just say, our skin has been changed forever. Plus, see your skin cancer risk.
- Forty percent of Americans do not wear sunscreen.
- One in five Americans will get some form of skin cancer-men especially, since they don't use makeup and moisturizers with SPF like women do.
- A sunblock is opaque and contains physical filters that create a shield-like barrier. A sunscreen is transparent on your skin. Although both protect against UVA and UVB rays, sunblock is said to be safer since you don't have to apply it as often. Great for those who don't reapply after washing
Jessica Simpson has graced the May cover of Marie Claire this month, completely bare! Yes, she's wearing clothes - we mean on her face. Simpson went sans makeup for the cover, to promote her new show Price of Beauty which follows her and her cohorts as they travel to different parts of the world to determine what is deemed as beautiful.Read More »from 3 Tips to Get a Natural, Fresh Looking Face
Though it's clear she isn't as done up as she usually is, many are suspicious the the blonde bombshell is completely without any product, even a dab of foundation or an eye curler.
Regardless if Simpson is or isn't wearing any makeup, her cover along with the hotter than hot summer months that are approaching have inspired us to get a more natural look that leaves us looking great, without giving away that we are wearing any makeup at all. If you're in the same boat, try these tips from Dara Klein, NYC makeup artist:
Tip #1 - Choose the Right Bronzer Shade
Klein says for a natural look, your bronzer should make your skin appear warmer, not darker
No matter how hard we try, taking off our makeup will never be a before-bedtime priority like brushing our teeth. But thanks to these makeup removers, we now have no excuse. Since makeup removers don't exactly fall under the same beauty-defying rule as say, a mascara or a foundation, we find it important to save rather than splurge on these. Here are three that work to take off even the most stubborn makeup.
Bioré Makeup Removing Towelettes, $7.99; drugstores
Great for in your gym bag or on your nightstand, these detoxifying wipes smell fresh and are infused with skin-benefiting vitamin E, Indian ginseng, and green tea. The best part: They don't leave behind oily residue.
- Related: The 50 Best Beauty Secrets
Neutrogena Hydrating Eye Makeup Remover Lotion, $7.49; drugstores
This makeup remover does double duty - it hydrates the eye area, reduces puffiness, and conditions skin all while loosening up eye makeup.
PhysiciansRead More »from 3 Amazing Makeup Removers Under $8
Some of us more daring than others when it comes to getting our hair cut. And although there are instances where you feel your look might need more overhaul than just a color change, you want to make sure you approach a short cut appropriately. Here are five things to keep in mind if you want to go short.
Before the salon
- Consider life events such as weddings and other special days. Will you want short hair or the length you have now for those occasions? Depending on the length, it could take six months to a year to grow out short hair."
- Take face shape, hair texture, maintenance and overall look into account. Going short is a major change that will definitely make you look different. Sure, Victoria Beckham's posh bob looks amazing on her, if you have the whole super-skinny face and angled chin going on.
- Check out our hairstyle makeover salon to see how you'd really look with short hair, before you chop it off!
At the salon
- Don't count on your stylist to mock up his or