Remember neon leg warmers, bright blue eyes, and high side ponytails? These trends are back, with a little less hairspray and a lot more toned down. We've been seeing blue eye shadow pop up on the runway and on some of our favorite celebs, which made us wonder - is blue shadow here to stay? According to Jason Garner, national trainer and spokesperson of DuWop Cosmetics it sure is, but with some refreshing upgrades. Check out his tips below on what to do, and most importantly not to do to wear the updated version of this trend.
Beauty Fail: Latoya Jackson's Messy, Faded Blue Eyes
We are happy to report that after scanning through dozens of celebrity photos, not many were guilty of doing the blue eye shadow trend terribly wrong. But sadly we can't say the same for Layota Jackson, who showed up to an event wearing blue eye shadow that looked like it was still on from the night before.
Though it's obvious there is just too much makeup going on here with contrasting hues, Garner says the
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Remember neon leg warmers, bright blue eyes, and high side ponytails? These trends are back, with a little less hairspray and a lot more toned down. We've been seeing blue eye shadow pop up on the runway and on some of our favorite celebs, which made us wonder - is blue shadow here to stay? According to Jason Garner, national trainer and spokesperson of DuWop Cosmetics it sure is, but with some refreshing upgrades. Check out his tips below on what to do, and most importantly not to do to wear the updated version of this trend.Read More »from The Wrong (and Right) Way to Wear Blue Eye Shadow
- RealBeauty.com | Fashion – Wed, Dec 1, 2010 6:03 PM EST
Eyeliner is pretty basic when it comes to makeup application-just trace your eye and you're good to go, right? But for some of us, applying flawless liner that stays is not as easy as the commercials make it sound. Here, your go-to guide for getting stand-out eyes like Rachel Bilson's, pictured right. Related: Why the Cosmetics Counter Makeup Artist if Your New BFFRead More »from Finally! 4 Tricks for Getting Your Eyeliner to Stay Put
How can I stop my (black) eye pencil from smearing under my bottom eyelashes?
The secret to makeup that stays put is layering. Black eyeliner in particular always has an annoying habit of streaking down one's cheeks at inappropriate moments, which is why you need to take the extra step to make sure it doesn't move all day. Related: Makeup Artists Spill Their Top Secrets
The trick: Apply your eye pencil as you normally would, then use an eye lining brush to go over the line with the exact same color of eye shadow. Blend it in well. The powdery formulation of the shadow locks the color in place and keeps it from going
You already know there are good foods and bad foods (i.e. those potato chips staring at you on your desk would fall into the latter category), but what about foods that actually make you lose weight? It's not an urban food myth and according to Real Beauty expert Paula Simpson, B.A.Sc, RNCP, these foods help you feel more full so you're less likely to reach for an unhealthy snack (we're looking at you, potato chips). Take a look below on the munchies that will widdle your waistline instantly.Read More »from 5 Foods to Eat Your Way Thin
Not only are they loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, but raw, nonstarchy veggies such as carrots, peppers, and leafy greens are great appetite suppressants. Chewing them slowly gives your body time to realize when it is full. They also contain fiber, a natural bulking agent, and promote the release of the satiety-signal hormone CCK (which sends the "I'm full!" message to the brain.)
Rice, Nut, or Soy Milk
These are packed with calcium, protein, vitamin D, and fiber.
The temperature is starting to drop from chilly to abso-freaking-lutely freezing and, as a result, your skin is dry, itchy, and dull. It's time to switch up your routine so you'll stay smooth and glowing no matter what the elements have in store.Read More »from 4 Winter Skin Woes and the Remedies to Fix Them
Dry, Scaly Skin
If you're shedding like a snake right now, here's why: In the winter, there's less moisture in the air, leaving your skin dry and flaky, says dermatologist Eric Schweiger. To counteract this process, start in the shower by lathering up with an ultra-hydrating body wash. "Bar soaps can contain harsh surfactants, so it's best to stick with a creamy, moisturizing formula," says P&G Beauty Scientist Rolanda Johnson. It's also important to keep your daily showers short and make sure the water is warm, not hot. Pat yourself dry with a towel, but leave a little water on your skin. The key is to then immediately apply a cream that contains hydrators like glycerin, dimethicone, and ceramides, which are lipids that reinforce your skin's
- RealBeauty.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Nov 30, 2010 6:35 PM EST
Did you know that the average American woman spends almost $200 a year on her makeup? That's a shocking $13,000 spent over her lifetime. And the kicker: Our guys actually prefer our skin sans accompaniment. Find out why, plus the other things you're already doing that drives them crazy.Read More »from 4 Sexy Tricks You're Already Doing and Don't Even Know It
-"I love how she looks when she first wakes up, " says Keith, 36, of his fiancée, April. "Fresh, clean, natural. I hate when she piles on that cakey eye stuff. She still looks good, but she just doesn't look as much like herself."
-"She's never as gorgeous as she is just out of the shower," says Daniel, 30, of his wife, Gina. "When she's all natural, scrubbed clean, and walking around in a towel - man, I love that. I actually proposed to her in that towel!"
If you're like most of us, you've probably lost count of the millions of hours you've spent doing ab exercises. And that's the good news. The bad news? Turns out guys don't actually care as much as we think they do.
When a mega pop star like Christina Aguilera embarks on her own film, we add it to our guilty pleasure drawer and keep our lips zipped about how secretly pumped we are about it (we haven't been this excited since Britney Spears's Crossroads days). Whether you loved it, hated it, or aren't willing to splurge for the movie ticket to see it, our jaws dropped at the serious hair and makeup going on in the film. Related: 33 Money-Saving Beauty TipsRead More »from Burlesque Beauty: 5 Notice-Me Makeup Tips
We'll be honest - the hair was not our style, too much teasing and hairspray, but the makeup looks were fun, wild, and just what we were hoping for. Though some a little dramatic, these girls definitely knew how to stand out from the crowd. With the holidays approaching, we'd like to do a little shining on our own, but without looking like we forgot our tassels at the club. Thankfully, Jason Garner, makeup artist for DuWop Cosmetics shared five easy makeup tips with us that will have you looking gorgeous in no time. Try one of these in the
If you're like us, you tend to overbuy Thanksgiving dinner fixings to avoid having to run out last-minute. Instead of making yet another pumpkin loaf, or eating apples until you turn into one, here are three easy DIY beauty treatments that you can create right at home.Read More »from 3 Beauty Uses for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
Leftover: Pumpkin Puree
DIY Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Pedicure
Since pumpkin is chock full of good-for-you nutrients, it only makes sense that it would pack the same benefits for your skin. With the weather getting colder, it's a great ingredient to add to your beauty treatments since it nourishes tired and dry skin instantly, plus gives it a gorgeous healthy glow.
What You'll Need:
½ cup pumpkin puree and 1 egg. Optional ingredients: splash of milk, 1 tsp honey
Method and Application:
Mix ingredients together and apply the pumpkin masque to feet and calves. Wrap in plastic bags. Sit back and relax for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Dry off and apply a few pumps of your favorite moisturizer or lotion (try a
- RealBeauty.com | Fall Beauty – Wed, Nov 24, 2010 6:51 PM EST
Look outside. See those leaves? Yes, they might be pretty but they also mean something very important - summer is over. Though the weather might be borderline warm one day and freezing the next, there are some summer-only trends that you need to retire for the season. Check out the five biggest offenders and make sure you tuck these in your closet until spring.Read More »from 5 Beauty Trends You Can't Get Away with Wearing Anymore
Unless you live in a warm climate all year round (and in that case, we are extremely jealous) it's time to put the daring, plunging dresses away. But this doesn't mean you have to hide your skin until Memorial Day. Choose a dress with a V-neck (it also will make you look slimmer) and take care of your skin year round by exfoliating weekly to keep your complexion glowing through winter.
Related: Find the Perfect Perfume for Your Skin
Hot Pink Lips
Depending on your complexion, you might be able to pull this shade out a few times this season for a special occasion (i.e. New Years), but with the cooler months rolling
During the winter months, you may chalk up sluggish, sad feelings to the winter blues - known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that recurs every fall and abates with spring. But SAD affects only about 5 percent of us - so before you decide to just tough it out until the sun returns, be sure one of these other conditions isn't to blame for your downshift in mood.Read More »from 3 Fast Fixes to Beat Your Winter Blues
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
How it causes the blues: For most of us, the soft tissue in the back of the throat stays open while you sleep just as it does when you're awake. But for patients with sleep apnea, this tissue collapses during sleep, blocking the airway. Your brain then sends the emergency message "You're suffocating!" so you awaken just enough to start breathing again. This is why your bedmate may notice snorts and pauses in breath during the night. Apnea causes restless sleep at night and intense fatigue and irritability during the day, so it's often misdiagnosed as depression.
The fix: Your
- RealBeauty.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 23, 2010 6:31 PM EST
Though a popular option for losing weight fast, some people choose to detox to help their bodies return to a healthier, normal state. Over time, our bodies can become overloaded with toxins (stored in organs, skin, and fat tissue), which may lead to conditions such as sluggishness, weight gain, digestive disturbances, blemished skin, or brittle hair and nails. Below, find the ways you can minimize toxicity, without spending a fortune on cleansing systems that often leave you hungry and broke.Read More »from How to Find a Healthy Detox That Won't Leave You Broke
Incorporate Whole Foods
It is important to incorporate a "whole foods" eating plan. This means that most of the time, you should choose foods that are high on the scale for fiber, antioxidants, lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, active cultured yogurts, and the so-called "healthy fats." Also, minimize your intake of processed white flours and convenience-based foods. Next, you can look at "superfoods" or "natural health products" that may help to strengthen tho key filters in your body (liver,