Even if you didn't get enough sleep last night, your skin doesn't have to give you away. Nothing wakes up a face like bright cheek color. Consider a cream blush with red or pink overtones. Blend into the apples of your cheeks and set with loose powder.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
For daytime moisturising, think layering: Use an antioxidant serum under a face cream, topped off with a sunblock. To stave off flaking, consider light exfoliation once a week. Moisturizing without exfoliating first can result in breakouts and dull skin.
Monday, 13 May 2013
While some doctors disagree on whether smoking causes acne or not, there is evidence to suggest it does. Researchers at the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome identified non-inflammatory acne (NIA) to be common among frequent smokers. They also found that smokers who had experienced acne in their teen years were four times more likely to have acne as an adult than non-smokers who also had acne in their teens. So if you're breaking out and still lighting up, reconsider your deadly habit.
King points out that your makeup tools are crawling with bacteria and dead skin cells, making them absolute zit factories. Remember to only use a makeup sponge once and clean your brushes once a week with a brush cleanser or shampoo. This will keep them germ free -- and your skin clear.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Dry-brushing your skin not only improves circulation, it also encourages the circulation of lymph fluid, which eliminates cellular waste. It only takes about three minutes to dry-brush your whole body. It is best done in the morning before bathing. Apply enough pressure to stimulate circulation, but not so much that it hurts.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Here’s the thing about the ongoing bold brow trend… it’s great if you actually have sizeable brows, but it’s pretty tough to make small ones look big in a natural way. Although the look is edgy we love the approach of using powder to beef up brows rather than pencil – it looks less drawn-on and lighter, yet gives them more dimension. The trick to natural-looking, lush eyebrows is to follow the top of your natural shape, but not underneath. We also recommend feathering your strokes, rather than trying to draw in the shape.
It was hard not to notice the prominent pouts parading down the runway this season; we loved the matte effect at Dries Van Noten and Rochas, and the supersize finish at Prada. Whichever way you choose to go, what they all have in common is an otherwise bare face, except for perfectly polished skin. For the satiny finish here, the lips were lined just under the lower lip and defined the Cupid’s bow. It looks more natural than drawing around the whole lip.
The classic smoky eye just got a spring makeover. Replace charcoal grey with upbeat green for a fun and flirtatious finish: The key to a successful smoky eye is blending, so invest in a quality brush and blend, blend, then blend some more!