A burst of blush is an instant pick-me-up, not to mention one of fall's biggest beauty trends. Try these tricks from our expert celebrity makeup artist panel to getting the perfect rosy cheeks this season rather than bordering on clown makeup.
Pick the Right Shade for Your Skin Tone
When choosing a blush, don't just go for the boldest red. Instead, make sure the shade matches your skin tone. Bright plums and reds pop against dark and ebony skin tones, says makeup artist Kimara Ahnert. Olive skin tones can pull off everything from petal pinks to deep peachy corals. For fair skin, pair a apricot or soft pink blush over top of some bronzer.
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Know How to Find Your Blush Shade
If you're still stuck on your go-to blush shade, try this easy test from makeup designer Edward Bess: Pinch your cheeks and then pick a hue that mimics your natural flush. This will ensure that you're choosing the most flattering color for your skin tone.
If you overdo it on the
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A burst of blush is an instant pick-me-up, not to mention one of fall's biggest beauty trends. Try these tricks from our expert celebrity makeup artist panel to getting the perfect rosy cheeks this season rather than bordering on clown makeup.Read More »from 4 Tricks to Nailing Rosy Cheeks
If we're being completely honest here, when it comes to Halloween candy, no candy is good candy. But that doesn't stop us from eating it, does it? Read below as we sort through the most commonly found goodies in your kids trick-or-treating bags with the help of Sasson Moulavi, M.D. (Dr. Sass), medical director of Smart for Life, so you can nibble more sensibly this weekend.
Rundown: This candy is high in sugar, which causes an insulin boost and a sugar spike that makes you want more. In studies, foods high in sugar have caused a chemical change in the brain similar to that caused by drugs. Related: A to Z of Healthy Holiday Habits
Calories, fats, and sugar: 22 pieces (serving): 140 calories, no fat or saturated fat, 28 grams sugar.
Verdict: Stay away. Since these candies don't normally come preportioned, having willpower will be hard when it's so easy to keep reaching for them by the handful.
Rundown: After just a few licks, we tend to crunch right Read More »from Halloween Candy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- RealBeauty.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Oct 28, 2010 12:55 AM EDT
Maybe your days of beer pong, flip cup, and funnels are a thing of the past, but that's not to say that some habits from your old drinking days are still with you. Read below for three habits that we're guilty of-and you might be too! Related: Beauty Myths DebunkedRead More »from 3 Common Drinking Habits That Are Worse Than You Think
Myth #1: Eating before bed will absorb the alcohol and mute a hangover.
Nice try, but food has to be in your stomach before you drink to help a hangover. If you're busy digesting steak, your martini will be delivered to your bloodstream more slowly, giving it less of a chance to accumulate to the headache-worthy levels. (All food slows digestion, but fat does it best. Related: 10 Foods That Make You Sleepy and 10 That Keep You Awake
Myth #2: Drinks with fewer calories are always a healthier choice.
As if. According to a study by Chris Rayner, M.D., of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia, people actually get more drunk after ordering up diet cocktails. The reason? The fewer calories in the drink, the more quickly it
Fragrances can be perfect gifts for the looming holidays, but when your gift list includes everyone from the babysitter to the dog walker, picking out a scent for each of them can get pricey. Scan through these images for some great-smelling scents under $30 - so you will look like you spent a lot of money this holiday season without actually going broke.Read More »from 6 Staple Fragrances to Snag for $30 or Less
Is your gift list short this year? Try one, two, or three of these scents without having to empty out your wallet. Plus, take our fragrance quiz to find your perfect scent, without putting your nose through the torture of fragrance overdose.
Related: Best Fragrances for Day and Night
For Everyday Wear: Happy Heart by Clinique
Something about this scent makes you instantly smile. The light aroma is gently enough to wear everyday and the subtle notes of mandarin and primrose will help get you through the blustery winter to the warm summer months ahead.
1.0 oz for $30; Sephora
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Dates are stressful enough, let alone figuring out what to do with your hair. Whether your date night is a girl's night out or cocktails with the guy you picked up at your gym, these hairstyle options will have you looking red-hot. Plus, they are quick and easy to do, which is perfect when you don't have hours to spend in front of a mirror due to your kids, job, or any other factor that may have you running late.Read More »from 5 Simple and Sexy Date-Night Hairstyles
Tousled, Bouncy Curls
Go glam with bouncy curls like Blake Lively shows off here. Wrap 1-inch sections of hair around a large-barreled curling iron, making sure to alternate directions with each piece. Spray with a flexible-hold hairspray to set the style.
Related: 15 Easy, No-Blow-Dryer Required Hairstyles
Stiff, complicated updos can make you look like a prom queen, so opt for a simple, loose bun like Cameron Diaz instead. Start with a high ponytail, then wrap your hair around the base to make a knot. Secure with a clear elastic. Let a few pieces splay out for a
Need a chill pill? Having sex may be just what the doctor ordered. Sex can create an instant feeling of peace and serenity, relieving the day-to-day stresses of life. See just how relaxing sex can be for your mind, body, and spirit.Read More »from 4 Health Benefits of Sex for Your Mind and Body
Sex Makes You Sleepy
"The sexual release you have after having sex actually helps you sleep better at night," says Dr. Yvonne Fulbright, author of The Better Sex Guide to Extraordinary Love Making. "The surge of oxytocin that happens with a climax will make you fall asleep easier and faster." Just try not to fall asleep during - that may not go over so well.
Still tossing and turning? One of these habits may be keeping you up at night.
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Sex Makes You Happy (Duh!)
This may not be a miraculous medical discovery, but happy women are often the most sexually active! Fulbright said that in a recent study of 4,000 American women, those who had the lowest stress and best overall mental well-being were
- RealBeauty.com | Fashion – Mon, Oct 25, 2010 11:09 PM EDT
As children, we believed that if an eyelash fell out, we could make a wish, blow it away, and good things would happen. Now, we wish our lashes would stay put and instead would grow back thicker and longer. Here are a few things you can do to get them growing back and looking better than ever!Read More »from More Than Mascara: 6 Tips for Keeping Your Lashes Full and Healthy
1. Remember to wash your face at night.
We're all guilty of falling asleep with makeup on at some point. We get it: You've had a long day, you're tired, and all you've been thinking about since 2:30 in the afternoon has been taking a nap. If you wear a lot of eye makeup, it's important to wash your face and allow your eyes to breathe. Sleeping with makeup on irritates your skin, and you're more prone to getting an eye infection. Try keeping a set of makeup-cleansing cloths by your bed, like the Boots No. 7 Quick-Thinking 4-in-1 Wipes. These wipes take off all of your makeup - even waterproof mascara - and you don't even have to leave your bed. Related: 33 Best Skin-Care Products
2. Don't overdo
- RealBeauty.com | Fashion – Mon, Oct 25, 2010 9:50 PM EDT
Between the fall's sheerest plum shades to the deepest berry hues, any gal can have her hand at becoming a lipstick queen. Check out the two tricks below for creating a puffier pout. Related: Try on a Slew of Lipsticks for Free in Our Virtual Makeover SalonRead More »from How to Create Fuller Lips (Without Plumpers or Injections)
THE ISSUE: "I've always been frustrated that my top lip is so skinny. But those tingly plumping glosses hurt too much when I use them. How can create the illusion of fuller lips?"
The same contouring technique that you use on your face can also work for your lips. Start by patting a light, matte lip color to the center of your pout. This trick draws light and creates the illusion of fullness. Apply your final lipstick color on top. If your final lip color is sheer, make sure it blends well. Related: We Found the Most Universally-Flattering Lipstick Colors
"Draw" it On
Using a color about two shades darker than your lips, take a lip liner to your top lip, just along the border. (Don't think you're fooling anyone if you
There's some things we know about our period: It can be annoying, and a blessing in some situations. Sometimes you get cramps, and sometimes guys use your time of the month as a reason to why you're being cranky. (No, Joe. Maybe it's because you're being annoying!) Read below for these six weird and wacky facts about your period.Read More »from 6 Weird (but True) Facts About Your Period
1. The first week of your hormone cycle is a good week to start dieting. According to a Tufts University study, you're already eating 12% less this week and have fewer hormone-related food cravings. Related: Easy Ways to Drop 5 Pounds
2. Try quitting your smoking habit during the second half of your cycle. A 2008 University of Minnesota study shows that estrogen may be responsible for giving you a greater "buzz" from addictive substances like nicotine. When this hormone level decreases in weeks three and four, you enjoy cigarettes less, making it easier to quit. Related: The Breathe-Free Program You Need to Read
3. Your period can leave you tongue-tied.
- RealBeauty.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Oct 22, 2010 4:35 PM EDT
Calling all men! Sometimes we don't always say the right thing (but hey, no one's perfect!). Perhaps a woman you dated once blurted out the number of sexual partners she's had (can you say way more than a ballpark?) post-coital, or said "I love you' after the second date. There are some secrets that should just be kept, well, a secret.
What we want to know is: What are the things you never want to hear from a woman?
Post your answer here and don't forget to leave your first name and age. Don't forget to check back next week to see if your answer made our top 10 list.
Plus, see what guys said last week on what they think about when they're with a naked woman.
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