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How to apply nude makeup for a natural look!

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I saw this picture of Alyssa Milano today, and I thought her makeup looked so nice!  It’s very natural makeup, and it looks really great! I found this great 8 step how-to apply natural makeup.  Look beautiful without looking like you’re wearing too much makeup!

Step One

Start with clean skin. Apply a thin layer of makeup primer to whole face (I highly recommend to splurge a little on face makeup, because it’s important to have good quality, long staying makeup). I suggest Laura Geller Spackle, or Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, both from Sephora. Allow it to dry for a few seconds.

Step Two

Put a dollop of foundation on the top of your hand, to warm it. Gently pat foundation (don’t rub. Trust me, the results are much better) onto face, wherever it needs correcting. If you choose a good, medium or full -coverage foundation (my personal favorite is Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra-it stays on the whole day, and there’s no need for retouching), you won’t need any concealer. Don’t forget to blend it well so you don’t have foundation marks showing on your jaw line.

Step Three

Apply loose powder (BareMinerals Mineral Veil is amazing) lightly all over your face except for cheeks, so you don’t lose that natural glow.

Step Four

Apply your bronzer in circular motions on the apples of your cheeks, but LIGHTLY. It has to look very natural. Excessive makeup is never good. Also apply some on the bridge of your nose, on your forehead and on your chin. Blend well!

Step Five

Next, apply your brightest eye shadow right under your brow bone, and a little bit on the inner corners of your eyes too. Then, put on the medium shade of the trio, and finish right under the light eye shadow from the brow bone. Blend them together with your finger. Third, apply the darkest eye shadow on one fourth of the outer part of your eyelid, and blend it well with the medium-toned one. It might seem a little bit complicated, but once you get the hang of it it’ll look beautiful!

Step Six

Use the same dark shadow to line the outer corner of the lower part of your eyes, and smudge, smudge, smudge! Next, use pencil eyeliner to line the inside of your eyes.

Step Seven

Apply one coat of mascara (volumizing is the best) and let it dry for several seconds. Apply a second coat, AND a third one if you want to look like you have faux lashes on. It looks amazing, but if you don’t like the look one coat suffices.

Step Eight

Last, apply nude lip color to your lips with a brush, so the color will look more natural. Vincent Longo’s Wet Pearl Lipstick in Sweet Samba is very flattering for fair, ivory or olive skin. Sephora Gloss Lipstick in 41 looks great for darker skin tones.

Picture of Alyssa was taken yesterday!

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Need to wake up tired eyes?

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This How to is perfect for me right now, I have two sick kids and I haven’t slept for more than two hours straight in over a week. So if you can’t get the sleep you need here is a quick tip to wake up your tired eyes.

Benefit’s Makeup Artist, Arianne Damboise, shows you how two little compacts of color are all you need to hide the redness and dark circles that lack of sleep leaves behind. You’re just a few pats away to beautiful, bright eyes.

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Benefit Boi-ing

An industrial strength under eye concealer that eliminates darkness and imperfections without creasing or looking heavy. This stuff really works!

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Benefit Lemon-Aid

This soft, yellow cream instantly hides discoloration on eyelids, making them look fresh and young … with or without makeup.

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Get the Look: Katherine Heigl’s Voluptous Lips

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The latest must-have accessory popping up all over the red carpet? Luscious, bee-stung lips. Long gone are the days of Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Day, and Katherine Hepburn, when super-thin lips were in style—now, it’s all about a plump and juicy kisser. Interested in imitating Katherine Heigl and pumping up the volume of your mouth for an evening? Add oomph with these four simple steps and you’ll get a full, sexier pout in five minutes flat.
STEP 1.

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Bliss Super Balm

For a super-sized pout,start with a nude lip palette and apply a moisturizing lip balm. For superior hydration and protection, use a lip conditioner with SPF 15 to protect against UVA/UVB rays.

$10.00 BUY IT HERE.

STEP 2.

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Benefit Color Plump – Hey Sailor

Carefully line your lips with a nude pencil. This moisturizing pencil is also a lip-plumper; it increases lip volume while contouring your mouth.

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STEP 3.

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DuWop Lip Venom

Generously apply lip plumper across the upper and lower lip; don’t be alarmed– it will tingle for a few minutes!

$16.00 BUY IT HERE.

STEP 4.

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Lorac Lotsa Lip

Finish up with a swab of volumizing lip-gloss; it’ll pack on a little extra shine and enhance your swelling lips. End result? A
fuller smile that’s simply irresistible.

$18.50 BUY IT HERE.

Resource glam.com article India-Jewel Jackson


How to have beautiful, healthy hair!

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Jennifer Garner at the Toronto Film Festival to promote her new film, “Juno” on September12th.   I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought that Jennifer has had the most beautiful, healthy hair.  Want to know how to do it yourself?  Try these 3 steps!

Three main things are needed for a good-looking head of hair – haute hair – good health, the right attention to cleanliness, and caution when using cosmetic treatments.

1. Adequate Diet

Hair growth depends on an adequate diet. A widespread diet problem which causes loss of hair is iron deficiency Anaemia. The cause is too little iron in blood, brought on by a diet containing too little meat, eggs, cereals or peas and beans. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also needed to provide vitamin C, which enables the body to absorb iron.

2. Cutting the hair

Although cutting the hair is not essential to its well-being, it is easier to keep the scalp clean if the hair is kept reasonably short. Regular cutting does not make the hair grow strong or faster.

3. How hair can be damaged

Although scalp hair is hardy, and can withstand a lot of abuse, it can be damaged by too much or inexpertly applied perming, dyeing – Blonde to Brunette, bleaching and massage. The amount of beautying the hair can take varies from person to person. Occasionally the scalp is allergic to the dye and becomes inflamed and swollen. To prevent this occuring, the dye should be tested by applying it to a small area on the arm. If a patch of inflammation has developed, the dye must not be used on the hair.

Most people who bleach their hair do so with hydrogen peroxide. If the peroxide is repeatedly applied, it may make the hair brittle. Hair SOS If this happens the hair may turn rough, develop split ends, or become thinned or shortened.

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