by Catherine Devine
David StesnerIt takes just five sunburns over the course of a lifetime to double your risk of melanoma. I know what you're thinking: By now, everyone knows that skin cancer isn't a joke, right? I mean, even the friend who had an unlimited monthly pass to the tanning salon in high school switched to spray tans! As much as we know about skin cancer, though, only about 20 percent of us wear sunscreen daily. (Which is crazy, considering in a poll we did on Allure's Facebook page, 68 percent of our fans said they either have had skin cancer or know someone who has.) But here's the thing: It's never too late to start taking care of your skin. Here, a few sun-protection tricks to keep in mind as the temperatures start to rise:
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* If you're the outdoorsy type, you may want to take a summer vacation from retinols: They thin the top layer of skin and can make you vulnerable to redness and brown spots, says dermatologist Fredric Brandt.
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- Allure Daily Beauty Reporter | Beauty on Shine – Wed, May 8, 2013 5:40 PM EDT
by Elizabeth SiegalRead More »from 3 Easy Steps to Faking a Realistic Tan with Bronzer
Roger Cabello Bronzer can make you look glowy...or streaky...or, worst of all, orange and glittery. (And then you look a little like a stripper.) That's the last thing I want for you, so I asked makeup artist and bronzer guru Scott Barnes to share his technique for achieving the most realistic glow with bronzer.
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If you try to fake a tan, it'll look...fake. "One of the most common mistakes is choosing a bronzer that's too dark, and then you look muddy," says Barnes. You're better off going for a subtle glow with a pressed-powder bronzer that's just a half shade darker than your skin. But glittery does not equal glowy, so if you can see any glitter in the formula, steer clear.
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Buff--don't sweep--it on. "You get the lightest, most realistic application by making small circles with a big fluffy powder brush," says Barnes. Tap the excess off the brush first (duh) and then buff it
- Refinery29 | Beauty on Shine – Wed, May 8, 2013 5:24 PM EDT
By Vanessa Golembewski, Refinery29Read More »from Would You Insure the Contents of Your...Makeup Bag?
Sometimes, you and your stuff part ways. It's no one's fault. Well, okay - usually, it's your fault. But, we've all been there. An eyeshadow left at a girlfriend's house. A lip gloss fallen behind in the ladies' toilets. A mascara dropped out of a bag. We get it.
But, as if losing your favorite now-discontinued lipstick weren't enough, a new poll reveals that the annual cost of replacing the lost items of your beauty kit is a whopping $386. And the industrious company behind said data thinks that merits a stand-alone make-up bag insurance policy for women.
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According to a poll by beauty retailer Feel Unique, which surveyed over 2,000 women, one in 10 women spend $94 a month replacing lost beauty items, and the average British woman will spend $386 per year replacing her favorite makeup. What's more concerning is that over a quarter of those women admitted to cancelling a date because they could not
by Jessica RadloffRead More »from Beauty Secrets to Steal from Alice Eve
Benny Horne You may remember Alice Eve (and her fantastically mismatched eyes) from Entourage, but her new role this summer, as the Enterprise's molecular biologist in Star Trek Into Darkness, will propel the Brit into the stratosphere. We asked for her get-pretty expertise.
GLAMOUR: You have heterochromia--your left eye is blue, and your right is green. Curious: Has it influenced how you do your makeup?
ALICE EVE: Usually it's not very noticeable. I did go through a period where I did blue eyeliner on top and a green underneath. I guess I was trying to accept myself.
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GLAMOUR: Both of your parents act. Did your mom pass down beauty tips?
ALICE EVE: Yes! My mom taught me to spray rosewater and glycerin on my face after I've done my makeup, to set it and give a bit of moisture. My favorite is still the Whole Foods rosewater and glycerin spray, which is like $10.
GLAMOUR: We love your futuristic bob in the
- BellaSugar | Beauty on Shine – Wed, May 8, 2013 3:55 PM EDT
POPSUGAR BeautySource: Surprise Mom This Mother's Day With These Beauty Buys Under $50
If you're like us, then Mom was the first woman whose makeup bag you rifled through, whose perfume you smelled, and whose lipstick you smeared across your face as a little girl. Since she's probably the first woman who introduced you to the lovely world of beauty, shouldn't you return the favor? In honor of Mother's Day on May 12, we've rounded up 10 top tier gifts that cash in for under $50. Click through and get shopping.
- For a mother who is constantly toiling with her hands or is on her feet day after day, gift her Ahava's Color Me Hydrated ($27) set, which contains mini bottles of the brand's ultrahydrating lotions.
- Clinique's Makeup Value Set in Pretty Pinks and Plums ($40) is an instant makeup-bag makeover for Mom.
- Let Mom have a mini spa day right in her own shower with Diptyque's The Art of Body Care Set ($50).
- Soap-obsessed mom? She'll love L'Occitane's Grasse Soap Trio ($24), which
- Girls in the Beauty Department, Glamour Magazine | Beauty on Shine – Wed, May 8, 2013 3:48 PM EDT
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by Petra Guglielmetti
Having just renewed two government-issued IDs, I have been harshly reminded of what NOT to do when being photographed: stare straight-on at the camera, do a weird half-smile. As a beauty blogger, I've mastered looking cute in selfies, but as evidenced on my license and passport, when I don't dig into my bag of photo-posing tricks, I look...intense.
The experience traumatized inspired me to investigate further why some people look so amazing in photographs. I picked three of my most photogenic Facebook friends (they always look gorgeous!) and asked them to reveal their personal photo-taking tricks. And, oh boy, did I get some good, extremely specific advice for you. Read on.
courtesy of the subjectEleanor Langston, beauty writer--like me, she's photographed frequently for work and is constantly surrounded by beauty-obsessed people. All of this teaches a girl to pose. She also has unfairly perfect hair, but let's not get
- BellaSugar | Beauty on Shine – Wed, May 8, 2013 3:42 PM EDT
Source: 5 Ways to Beauty Nirvana, According to Nina DobrevRead More »from 5 Ways to Beauty Nirvana, According to Nina Dobrev
It seemed only appropriate that we ask The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev her secret to healthy skin - and looking totally refreshed - at an early-morning event for Origins' latest product, the GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer ($27). The brunette starlet just finished filming the fourth season of her hit CW series, and made a quick pit stop in NYC before officially embarking on her Summer adventures. Read on for what she revealed about her skin care routine, the weirdest beauty treatment she's tried (recently), and what she can't leave the house without.
1. On her skin care routine: Nina spends much of her days on the Vampire Diaries set in full hair and makeup, so it makes sense that she takes her skin care routine very seriously. "Even when it looks like I'm not wearing much makeup, I totally am. So, as soon as I'm done on set - I don't even wait until I get home - I'll use a makeup wipe, wash my face, and then use a hot
POPSUGAR BeautySource: 3 Things You Didn't Know About WaxingRead More »from 3 Things You Didn't Know About Waxing
With Spring in full swing, it's time to think about clearing out those . . . er, overgrown areas. Sure, you may know it's important to exfoliate and hydrate before a waxing appointment. And we bet you've heard tight clothing only increases your chance of ingrown hairs. But Noemi Grupenmager, founder of Uni K Wax Center, reveals three little-known topics you should be talking over with your esthetician before the hot wax comes out.
1. You need to give your esthetician a full skin care history. The products you put on your skin every day could affect your waxing experience. In fact, mixing some products with wax is a no-no. "Prior to your appointment, I recommend letting your waxer know if you have any allergies, health conditions, or are taking any medicine, like Accutane, which would not make you a candidate to receive a service," Grupenmager says. "We also need to know if you are using any topical lotions or creams like AHAs or Retin-A,
Source: 7 Tips to Stop Bloody Shaving ProblemsRead More »from 7 Tips to Stop Bloody Shaving Problems
We've all done it. It's the painful moment when the razor sweeps across the skin in the most awkward of ways, causing an unbelievable amount of bleeding. While most of us are careful to prevent major cuts from happening, sometimes the nicks can get the best of us. There are far better methods than the classic toilet paper scrap.
1. Use Eye Drops: Apply eye drops like Visine ($8) to the nick, which will help constrict the blood vessels.
2. Dab on Witch Hazel: Using a Q-tip or a cotton ball, apply witch hazel like Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel ($4) to the irritation. This astringent will help slow the bleeding.
3. Grab a Pencil: For a good old-fashioned remedy, consider purchasing a Clubman Styptic Pencil ($2), which contains aluminum sulfate. Aluminum is a hemostat, which is an agent that helps stop bleeding.
4. Wax on: Break out the ChapStick ($4), which will help clot the blood and act as a temporary sealant.
5. Use a Tea Bag:
POPSUGAR BeautySource: Must-Have Beauty Picks For May
Once May rolls around and warmer, sunnier weather is in sight, there are plenty of reasons to swap something out of your makeup stash and indulge in something new. This month, our beauty editors are swooning over everything from gorgeous new scents and luminous BB cream to lush skin and body treatments. Find out what's hot this month now.
- Turns out that your skin takes a beating every day, and Kiehl's Skin Rescuer ($40) is helping to smooth away fine lines and blotchiness with this unique formulation that goes on between a serum and a moisturizer. We could all use a little less stress in our day.
- A bright pop of pink just makes everything feel happier and sunnier. And with Spring dragging its heels in NYC, I'm depending on this Ilia lipstick in Pink Kashmir ($24) to lend a touch of sunshine to my look with a unique purple-pink shade and ultrasaturated pigment.
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