Okay, I admit it; I am a lip balm addict and all in a good way. At least I wear it, something many people still don’t put on, especially when heading outside in the elements.
You need to wear lip balm every day, because the very thin tissue structure of our lips is delicate. Our lips tend to dry out rather easily, because this facial feature lacks protective oil glands. In addition, everyone’s lips, no matter their size or fullness, all lack enough melanin which can cause sun-burning, and at its worst, even skin cancer.
Now, that we know all the serious stuff, here are my favorite Three Nourishing Lip Balms: Continue reading Three Super-Nourishing Lip Balms You Need for Fall
Lashes make everyone look better, but have you ever wondered why everyone is so crazy about mink eyelash extensions these days?
Mink eyelashes look and feel more natural: they have a soft, fluffy, fluttery look that you can only get from real hair. No matter what you do, a synthetic lash will always look a bit, well, synthetic. Plus, you can heat-curl mink lashes unlike synthetic eyelash extensions (that’s a plastic disaster waiting to happen).
I got a full set of Lashe mink lash extensions at LPG Endermocenter & Spa in Oldtown Scottsdale. Here’s a video of me with the results (mind the puffiness, I’m post-facial): Continue reading Lashe Mink Lashes Review (or, Why Mink Eyelash Extensions Are So Popular)
Looking for a great Halloween makeup idea but no clue where to begin? Luckily, the Internet is full of beauty bloggers like myself with inspired ideas on Halloween makeup. Here are some by the look you’d like to get:
Continue reading Genius Halloween Makeup Ideas
Ready for a rant? We all know marketers do plenty of things to walk the fine line between the truth and what sells – and makeup is one of the most guilty product categories. (Who hasn’t gotten a little pissed at a clearly Photoshopped mascara ad? Seriously, how is that not literally the definition of “false advertising”?!) One seemingly innocent category – the use of the term “hypoallergenic” in cosmetic packaging and marketing materials.
Hypoallergenic cosmetics are makeup products that the manufacturers and/or their marketing teams claim produce fewer allergic reactions than other cosmetic products. Tons of makeup products advertise that they’re hypoallergenic, and in a sense, they’re right – all products available on the retail market in the US are FDA-approved and thus have fewer substances in them that will cause your skin to have an allergic reaction than, say, walking through a recently pesticide-spritzed overgrowth of ragweed. The truth is, there’s no real definition of “hypoallergenic” as far as FDA regulations go. The FDA attempted to regulate the term way back in the 70s, but their rules were later declared invalid. If you have sensitive skin, you know that one product can cause a reaction as easily as another.
Continue reading Makeup Myths: The Truth About “Hypoallergenic”
Today I’m debuting a new section in which I will provide step by step beauty guides called, rather uncreatively, “Beauty How-Tos”. Today’s issue is on getting perfect brows at home – no spa or nail salon required!
Step 1: Prep. Start with a clean face and generally gnarly brows. Rinse your face with hot water to enlarge the hair follicles if you’re going to be plucking. Pat dry with a washcloth.
Continue reading How To: Get Perfect Brows