With the changing of seasons comes the opportunity to completely change, or at least upgrade your look. If you feel like you've been in a beauty rut lately, try these easy tricks from Natalie DiStefano, makeup artist at the Rita Hazan Salon in NYC.
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Take a Break from Black
Black eyeliner will always be a makeup-bag staple, but try rimming your eyes with a dark navy hue such as Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Lapis. The blue undertones will make the whites of your eyes appear brighter.
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Get Lush Lashes
There's no need to mess with fake fringe when you can easily pump up your own lashes. The trick is to start off with a great eyelash curler like Kevyn Aucoin's version. Then apply two coats of a lengthening and volumizing mascara like Shu Uemura Ultimate Expression Mascara. Work the brush into the roots of your lashes, then slowly drag it through to the tips. For extra oomph, lightly swipe your lower lashes.
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With the changing of seasons comes the opportunity to completely change, or at least upgrade your look. If you feel like you've been in a beauty rut lately, try these easy tricks from Natalie DiStefano, makeup artist at the Rita Hazan Salon in NYC.Read More »from Fall Makeup Tricks to Try Right Now
- RealBeauty.com | Fall Beauty – Thu, Sep 30, 2010 5:41 PM EDT
In your 30s, it's important make sure that your look is a (mostly) seamless blend of youthful fun mixed with mature professionalism. Here are three essential tips from makeup artists and stylists from the renowned Marie Robinson Salon and the trend-setting clothing store Intermix in New York City on how to look your best in your 30s. Watch Now: Age-Defying MakeoversRead More »from 3 Must-Live-By Fall Beauty and Style Tips for Your 30s
For hair color: "Something that will age you prematurely is hair color that's gone off-tone," said colorist Eric Muroski. "Make sure your bright blonde hasn't gone brassy, your brilliant brunette hasn't lost its luster, and your rich red hasn't faded to orange." Related: Hair Color Trends for Every Age
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For your wardrobe: "Most women in their 30s have to look fairly professional and corporate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, so the weekends are when they can play around with fashion," said stylist Patrick Fields. "This is probably
The shelves in the Real Beauty office are stuffed to capacity with glossy beauty and style books, but that didn't stop us from adding three newly released titles to our look-gorgeous library: Nigel Barker's Beauty Equation, Beauty Rules by Bobbi Brown, and Lauren Conrad Style. Each one is filled with excellent advice on style, hair, and makeup, not to mention stunning photos. Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect from the reads, plus our favorite tips straight from the pretty pages.Read More »from 3 New Beauty Books Worth Reading
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Nigel Barker's Beauty Equation
This dashing fashion photog and America's Next Top Model judge shares the 10 essential elements that, when added together, equal true beauty (e.g., confidence, compassion, honesty, and energy). It sounds a little Pollyanna-ish, but between Barker's interesting anecdotes from his own life, plus insider tips from beauty and fashion experts, there's a lot of great info.
Sage advice: "If there's one feature you should find and use on a
When it comes to your hair, coloring it yourself can be overwhelming, especially if you're not sure what you're doing. Truth be told, highlighting your hair is easier than you think, and a great way to save a few bucks. Take a look at these tips to fix brassy strands, conquer the at-home kit, and more.Read More »from All You Need to Know About At-Home Highlights
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Q: What's the trick to getting natural-looking highlights at home?
A: It's all in where you place them. You'd never get ruler-straight, evenly spaced streaks naturally from the sun, so don't paint them on that way. At home, keep highlights between 1/8- and 1/4-inch thick, and concentrate them at your hairline, since those pieces will brighten your face.
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Q: My highlights are starting to appear really brassy. Is there an easy way to fix this at home?
A: There are many shampoos designed to eliminate brassiness, says Marie Robinson, a colorist at Sally Hershberger Downtown in NYC. "They usually contain a blue or violet
- RealBeauty.com | Life's Little Pleasures – Tue, Sep 28, 2010 4:54 PM EDT
With fall comes a slew of new responsibilities we didn't have to worry about in the summer. Back-to-school, fighting for that promotion, cleaning up the summer house, the list goes on. Try one of these simple ways to relax so you can clear your head and stay focused this season. Keep this list on handy for the looming holidays and you can experience a calm state of being all year round.Read More »from 5 Ways to De-Stress in Under 5 Minutes
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Make a DIY Mask
Prepare your skin for winter and build a little relaxation time into your day by giving yourself a DIY moisturizing mask. The secret ingredient? Honey. The golden sweet stuff has natural antibiotic properties and leaves skin noticeably softer and moister. Apply about a tablespoon (avoiding the eye area) and rest for 10 minutes as it dries, then rinse with warm water. (Honey can also help blisters heal - use it as you would antibiotic ointment.)
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Eating foods that are in season
- RealBeauty.com | Work + Money – Mon, Sep 27, 2010 10:41 PM EDT
During the fall you might be pulling on hiking boots or biking shorts instead of a bikini, but you still need to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays when you're outdoors. Don't forget to put on your sunscreen (with UVA and UVB protection of at least SPF 15), and reapply regularly.Read More »from 5 Smart Reminders Why You Need Sunscreen This Fall
Even as the weather cools down, the scalp is easily sunburned, especially if your hair is light-colored or fine. Whatever your hair type, play it safe by treating your roots with a protective cream or by wearing a scarf or hat. Sunhats are made in cute cold-weather styles, too, so don't assume you need to wear a straw hat in October just to play it safe!
Don't forget to protect your eyes. "Over time, the sun's rays can seriously damage the eyes and surrounding skin, leading to vision loss and conditions from cataracts and macular degeneration to eye and eyelid cancers," warns the Skin Cancer Foundation. When you're looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses, make sure the tag indicates that it
There are plenty of reasons why your eyes can get dry and irritated, including (but not limited to) lack of sleep, indoor heat, cigarette smoke, allergies, staring at a computer/TV/BlackBerry screen for a prolonged period of time, and dehydration. Luckily, there are just as many great treatments and ways to prevent dryness so you can always have that sparkle in your eyes. Related: What Stress Does to Your BodyRead More »from 7 Ways to Stop Eye Irritation Now
1. Eat Like a Nutritionist
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a high intake of omega-3 fatty acids (found in salmon, walnuts, and flaxseeds) protects against dry eye. It's also important to eat lots of leafy greens and vitamin C fruits as well as foods rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, like eggs and carrots, says Dr. Robert Mirsky, an ophthalmologist in New Jersey. Related: 33 Foods to Defy Aging
2. Choose the Right Eye Cream
Since the skin around the eyes is especially thin and sensitive, you'll want to try an eye cream that contains
One of our biggest pet peeves is when someone says, 'You look tired,' since what they really mean is, 'You look like crap.' That's why we rely on this eye-brightening strategy after a late night. P.S. If your peepers are really hurting in the morning, place a bag of frozen peas over them for five minutes. It contours to the shape of your face and takes down the puffiness fast. Related: The No-Knife Eye LiftRead More »from How to Fake Wide-Awake Eyes
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
This stuff is loaded with caffeine, which is great for deflating bags. Plus, the genius roller ball applicator feels super-refreshing on tired eyes. It says to roll over your under-eye area once or twice, but we tend to get a little 'roll happy.' Store it in your fridge to boost the effectiveness." ($13.49; drugstore.com) Related: Eye Creams for Every Issue
Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Therapeutic Herbal Concealer
Apply this creamy concealer under eyes as well as on lids to cover up any darkness. The trick is to tap it on using your ring
A flattering pair of jeans is a wardrobe staple that every woman seeks. Unfortunately, shopping for said amazing denim can be compared to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. (This pair is too loose in the butt, this pair is too tight in the legs, and this pair is almost perfect-if I didn't have to pay to get them hemmed!) One tip that we learned from our days working at American Eagle is that you should always try on more than one pair of the same size, same style jean. Denim stretches, and if the pair that you grabbed has been tried on by a few women before you, they'll fit differently than a pair that was just pulled off the warehouse truck. With the expert help from New York-based wardrobe stylist Shatonia Amee, here are five signs that a pair of jeans is not for you:Read More »from 5 Signs You Have Bad-Fitting Jeans
1. There's bunching, wrinkles, or sagging in the crotch area. "You shouldn't have excess material in your crotch," Shatonia says. "Your jeans should be able to come all the way up and lie flat in that area.
One of the things we look forward to as the seasons turn is the fact that we can finally take our hair down from the three-month ponytail its been in and let our tresses breathe. If you've been depriving your hair from some TLC this past season and want to whip it into shape for fall, try these tricks from celebrity hairstylist Jessica Tingley.Read More »from Easy Ways to Whip Your Hair into Shape for Fall
In Your 20s...Boost It Up
If you have long hair, you'll want to pump up the volume this fall. To do this, blow-dry hair upside down using a root-lifting spray like mark Mega Volume Root Lifting Spray with Geranium. Flip your head back when your hair is dry and tease the base of your hair all over, not just the crown. For those with short hair, take a little more length off for this season's trendiest cut - the pixie.
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In Your 30s...Give Yourself Movement
Keeping your look fresh is important. Long hair is still considered sexy, but it's time to give it some movement and volume with layers.
The big updo of the