Connect with us

Beauty

Easy Makeup Tips That Will Make Your Skin Look Flawless

Published

on

Easy Makeup Tips

If you want to create an everyday natural, yet flawless makeup look that won’t leave your skin looking dry and cakey, these four tips will help you do so.

Consider skincare as your makeup primer

Before you even start applying makeup, it is very important to prep your skin the right way. If you want to achieve that glowy natural look when doing your makeup, the best way to do it is to create a healthy base for your foundation and concealer. What most people tend to go for are matte, oil-blocking primers. However, that might not be the best option. Some of the professional makeup artists tend to avoid primers because they can affect the way foundation layers on top of our skin. What they do instead is prep the client’s skin with moisturizer.  That is what will ensure that the skin is looking as healthy and glowing as ever.

Another great option would be to start with an exfoliating peel pad. It will help you get rid of the dead skin that would otherwise make your foundation look cakey and dry. Also, you absolutely have to wear sunscreen every day, whether you are applying makeup or not. It can prevent premature aging. You can apply moisturizer in layers. Or you could even do a fifteen-minute sheet mask to get the glowing skin.

Get smart about shade-matching

Finding the right shade for your foundation might actually be the most important thing if you want to achieve that healthy and flawless makeup look. However, we all know how challenging that can be. The best way to find your perfect shade is to swatch a little bit of the foundation along your lower jawline down to the neck. If the foundation disappears seamlessly into your skin, then that’s the right one for you.

However, if you don’t mind spending a few extra dollars, you can also buy two shades. Skin is never one color only. By having slight variations of options you can combine different shades and see what works for you. This way you will be able to get that natural finish. Also, having two shades can be useful because then you’ll be able to switch between them in different seasons. In summer, you can use the one that will match your summer tan, and during winter you can use the paler one. And you can always mix them to get something in between.

Get the most mileage out of your concealer

The next important step is finding a good concealer. Concealer is there to additionally cover up anything that the foundation couldn’t. It can cover everything from dark circles to acne. One option would be to go for a BB or CC cream and then cover the problematic areas with a full-coverage concealer. One great trick is to cover the spot with a little bit of eye primer and then, once it dries, go in with the concealer.

You might think that a brighter shade of concealer is the best option for covering the dark circles. However, it might end up drawing even more attention to them. What you want to do instead is make the under-eye area blend in with the rest of your skin, and then you can brighten a little bit. That way it will look more natural. You can find any of these amazing concealer combinations and many other high-quality cosmetics online where you can also choose different shades and types of applicators.

Set your makeup strategically

Lastly, the way you set your makeup matters as well. If you want to ensure your makeup not only looks natural and flawless but also last for a long time, you need to use a setting powder. The best options out there are loose and pressed powders that won’t leave your face cakey and chalk-looking. What you can do here, for example, is set your foundation lightly by using a weightless, pigment-free powder. It will set your makeup but without making it too matte. And the best thing about it is that it won’t change the color of your foundation.

However, if you accidentally went too heavy with the setting powder, don’t worry. Any mistake can be fixed. You can use a little bit of face mist or a setting spray for glowing skin. It will instantly bring back some dew into your skin. Another great trick is to apply some moisturizer. Now, it does sound kind of risky to apply moisturizer on top of makeup, but if you know how to apply correctly it won’t be a problem. All you need to do is take a little bit of it and rub your hands to spread it across your palms. Then lightly press it into your cheekbones. This method will spread the moisturizer right where it needs to be without taking any makeup off.

Conclusion

All things considered, these are some of the basic steps of getting the natural and flawless makeup look. The rest of the process concerning the eye shadows and mascara is totally up to you and your own preferences.

google news

Beauty

Purple Professional Nail Polish Review

Published

on

By

Purple nail polish comes in so many different shades that it can be worn throughout the seasons to nearly any occasion. There are lavender, eggplant, and true purple nail polishes popping up everywhere.

There are even bright, neon magentas that have been showing up. Purple nail polish looks great on most skin tones and can add a huge contrast if you pick the right one. Darker purples will really show up against fair skin and lighter ones will create a huge difference on darker skin. The range of purple shades vary so much that they can be worn in a professional environment or even on a special night out. Here are some different shades of purple nail polish and how they can be worn:

Pale lavender nail polishes have become very popular. They come in extreme pastels and even brighter lilac shades. Lavender polishes are very subtle and are perfect in an office environment. They can be worn with blacks or other purple attire and accessories. Lavender shades are very natural looking, but if you have darker skin they will create a huge contrast. Try using pale lavender nail polish on the tips of your nails for a twist on the classic french manicure. You can even pair a pale purple polish with other pastel shades by alternating them on each nail. For the perfect shade of lavender nail polish check our “nice is nice”, “st. lucia lilac”, “lilacism”, and “looking for love” by Essie.

True purple polishes and magenta add a great pop of color and really stand out against fair skin. They are perfect for summer months and can be paired with a bright sun dress. Since tangerines are super popular right now, try wearing a bright purple with a tangerine top or dress for the perfect contrast of colors. True purples are suitable for casual office environments but try to shy away from bright magentas in a professional settings. These colors are great for polka dotted nails and could be mixed with a lilac nail polish for a great effect. If you are looking for a great purple or magenta nail polish try “sure shot” by Essie or “Justin Beiber” by Nicole.

Dark, eggplant purples are ideal for a date night or a sophisticated event because they give a dark, sexy vibe without seeming overwhelming. Deep purples are a great alternative to dark black nail polishes. There are many different shades of dark purples including rich rose shades, eggplant shades, and maroon shades. There are even some purple nail polishes that have a rich brownish tint. You could pair a rich purple shade with a pale violet dress, a purple dress, or a black dress. This shade would also create a great contrast against gray apparel or accessories. Consider painting both your fingernails and toenails this shade and letting your toes peek through peep-toe pumps for a sensual vibe. For the perfect dark purple shades take a look at “plumberry”, “raspberry”, “angora cardi”, “jamaica me crazy”, and “big spender” by Essie.

google news
Continue Reading

Beauty

iPhone TV Online

Published

on

By

The iPhone continues to amaze millions with its capabilities. The most recent trend has been with online video.

While it is true that some video does not work on the iPhone (i.e. Flash), the important thing to note is that H.264 and Quicktime based streaming video does.

With that well understood, a variety of major studios have placed video content online for the iPhone.

Full episodes include 30 Rock, Beverly Hills 90210, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Crusoe, Days of our Lives, Heroes, Kath & Kim, Knight Rider, Life, Lipstick Jungle, MacGyver, My Own Worst Enemy, The Office, Smart Girls at the Party, Star Trek, and The Young and the Restless.

Webisodes and segments include Battlestar Galactica, Cartoon Networks’s, Flapjack, Disney’s Pixar Mater’s Tall Tales, The Late Show with David Letterman, Mythbusters, Criss Angel’s Mindfreak, as well as other selections on the ABC, Animal Planet, Biography, Discovery, E! Online, Food Network, G4 TV, and Travel Channel sites.

Previews, sports, and news clips are also available on CBS News, CBS Sports, ESPN, FOX Sports Network, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel.

So what’s the catch? The iPhone is a bit small to watch for extended periods, and generally, Wi-Fi over 3G is recommended.

So would you, since you could? In general, the video on the iPhone is perfect for catching a current news clip of a pilot landing on water or amusing the kids while waiting for the doctor.

To find all the great video sites for the iPhone, open the Safari browser and type in “iphone.spreety.com”.

google news
Continue Reading

Beauty

The Truth About Ingrown Toenail Home Remedies

Published

on

By

When she walked into the living room, Billy was sitting on the couch. His sock and shoe lay on the floor. He was staring closely at his big toe. Then he looked up at his mother and said “I think I have an ingrown toenail. Its been hurting since last week, but I didn’t want you to take me to the doctor. I was hoping it would just go away.”

Ingrown toenails can be painful. But the thought of going to the doctor seems to bother some kids even more. Mix a teenager’s emerging independence with a little fear of doctor’s offices, and its no wonder they wait to ask for help.

There are many home remedies for ingrown toenails. Some work and some don’t. Some are even the same as those a pediatrician would recommend. Once you understand the causes and various home treatments for ingrown toenail, you can decide for yourself which might be best.

An ingrown toenail begins when any part of the toenail gets caught in the skin around the nail. The skin then becomes irritated and inflamed. If the piece of nail is sharp, the skin can actually become punctured or cut by the jagged corner of the nail. If the toenail punctures the skin causing an open wound, bacteria and infection can develop. The toe becomes red, swollen and very painful.

The most common home remedy for ingrown toenails is to soak the foot in warm Epsom salts. Soaking the foot this way can soften the skin around the nail. This can make the area less inflamed and less painful. In some cases it can be enough to make let the ingrown piece of nail become free.

Some people think that Epsom salt soaks can cure an ingrown toenail. It is true that a high concentration of Epsom salts can kill bacteria that cause infection. However, Epsom salts can also kill the fibroblast cells that heal wounds. If there is an open wound or an infection, Epsom salt soaks can prolong healing.

Petroleum jelly applied to an ingrown nail is another common home treatment. Patients have said they think Vaseline will soften the nail and let it slide out of the ingrown nail fold. While Vaseline will soften the skin, it also traps a great deal of moisture. This can cause the skin to become too moist and break down. If the skin breaks down, you have a much higher chance of bacteria getting in and causing an infected ingrown toenail.

Another common home remedy is to stuff cotton under the corner of the nail. The idea is that you might be able to hold the nail up away from the skin long enough to let it calm down. But this usually back-fires. The cotton actually creates more pressure on the skin under the toenail. Cotton also holds in moisture that can encourage an infection.

Another myth about ingrown toenails is that you can cut a V-shaped piece of nail out of the center of the toenail. The idea is that the gap you cut in the middle will slowly move together, pulling the corners of the nail in to free the ingrown nail at the side of the toe. Unfortunately, this is impossible. The nail plate itself is very rigid and fixed in placed by little grooves that prevent this from happening. Cutting a “V” in the nail won’t help.

Some people can actually free the ingrown nail, just by cutting out the piece of toenail that is caught in the skin. Podiatrists typically warn against trying to do this yourself at home because it can make it worse, but sometimes it will fix the ingrown toenail. But you must be very careful to remove ALL of the corner of the nail that is stuck.

Frequently people will try to remove the nail and only get part of it. They get some relief, just because there is less pressure down in the nail groove. However, the piece that is left behind is a sharp little sliver called a spicule.

So the toe feels better for a few weeks, but the spicule is getting longer, as the nail grows out. If you then trip over a curb or bump the toe against a table leg. And whammo… that little spicule pokes right into the skin in the corner of the nail fold. The ingrown toenail returns with a vengeance.

Massaging the nail plate after you shower or bathe may be the safest way to try to work the ingrown toenail free. Just don’t keep trying if it is painful. You should also stop if there is any drainage. Drainage can mean infection.

The biggest risk with an ingrown toenail is that it will become infected. And any infection toenail needs medical attention. Ingrown toenail infections occur more in people with diabetes. Infections are also common in ingrown toenails that have been getting worse for several days. One misconception is that you can simply cure an ingrown toenail by taking antibiotic pills. The simple truth is that you need to remove the irritating piece of nail and cure the infection as well.

One of the best kept secret home remedies is a podiatry house call. A podiatrist is a foot doctor and a true toenail expert. They are experts trained to heal ingrown toenails with the least discomfort. Many podiatrists offer home visits to treat toenail problems. That way, neither Mom nor little Billy has to worry about going to the doctor’s office.

google news
Continue Reading

Trending