Posted in Beauty on May 26, 2014

nude-lipstick-tipsWhile plenty of attention is being given to bright pouts in the current season, we have seen that the classic nude lipstick is still a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet and runways. In real life, it seems to be quite simple for people to apply barely-there lipstick, but there is a lot of art involved for pulling off this unique makeup look. Nude lip color is defined as a color that’s very close to the natural skin tone of an individual. Beginners may not be able to apply the color properly and may end up looking like a zombie.

Every beginner should be aware that the key to applying nude lipstick is to ensure there is a perfect balance with the lip color and the rest of the makeup. If nude lip isn’t done properly, one might end up having washed out features. It is all about selecting the right finishes and colors when you want to wear nude lipsticks properly. Here are some of the tips that beginners can follow when going nude this season:

  • Exfoliate

Starting with a smooth base is recommended when people are learning how to wear nude lipstick. A lipstick will not look unsightly or flake if a smooth base is created first. Therefore, one should always exfoliate before going nude. In case you don’t have a scrub handy, you can choose to improvise with a dry toothbrush and Vaseline. The lips should be kept moisturized with lip balm.

  • Priming

After a smooth base has been achieved, it is time to give the lipstick something to which it will stick. In order to provide the lipstick a base for gripping, a bit of lip primer or foundation can be dabbed. Then, a color that matches your skin tone should be used for lining the lips.

  • Right Colorhow-to-nude-lipstick

Selecting the right color can make all the difference when individuals wish to learn how nude lip color can be worn perfectly. A general guide indicates that soft peach and pink shades are ideal for pale skin tones while chocolate tones work for dark skin tones. Latte and caramel are ideal choices for people with yellow undertones. Almost all nude colors will work for people having olive skin.

  • Right Finish

The best finish can help one in ensuring that their nude lipstick doesn’t look flat. The ideal way to go is to opt for lipstick with a glossy or semi matte finish. Frosty finishes shouldn’t be chosen at all and caution should be exercised when opting for a full matte finish.

  • Warm Up

Avoid the washed out looks by adding some color to your cheeks with a peach blush. The nude lip color should be chosen to ensure that it doesn’t make you look sickly.

  • Eyes

It’s time to play up the eyes when you are wearing a nude lipstick. A dramatic and dark look can be achieved with a smoky eye.

With these tips, people don’t need a professional for mastering the art of nude lipstick.

Posted in Beauty on May 13, 2014

pore-minimizing-secretThe skin of individuals is not very different from a sponge because it tends to absorb various impurities like dirt very quickly. Pores can become extremely visible when they become clogged with some substances such as oil. There isn’t anything that can be done by people for shrinking their pores on a permanent basis. However, there are some steps that can be taken by individuals for reducing the size of the pores of their skin and also decrease the blemishes on it. The steps are highly simple, but should be followed regularly to make the pores appear as small and non-existent as possible. The steps are mentioned here:

1-     An oil-free cleanser should be purchased by people for cleansing their face when they want to shrink their pores. The cleaner should include either glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids or some antibacterial ingredient, for instance, tea tree oil. The cleaner should be used at least two times in a day.

2-     Exfoliating cleanser should also be used by people for skin care, skin exfoliation and the removal of dead skin cells. The pores will remain small when people make it a habit of exfoliating at least two to three times on a weekly basis. People can find numerous exfoliators in the market, but they should only choose one that has been designed especially for their skin type.

3-     A clarifying toner should for toning the skin, purifying the skin and removing any residual exfoliant or cleanser. Toners are ideal for tightening and refreshing pores and can also restore the pH balance of the skin after it has been cleansed. But, it is essential to choose a toner that goes with your skin type. A moisturizing toner is best for individual with dry skin while people with oily skin will prefer one that’s oil-free.pore-minimizer

4-     A special beauty treatment for minimizing pores should be used. Numerous options have been developed in the market that promote a smooth complexion and can also shrink pores. They are usually available in a cream or gel form.

5-     A moisturizer should be used for moisturizing the skin and a mattifying cream can be added as well. It is applied over the moisturizer and is available in the form of silicon-based gel. It is helpful in filling the pores to make them reduce in size and gives a shine to the skin.

6-     A dermatologist can also be visited if people suffer from pores that are severely blocked. A retinoid cream might be prescribed for getting rid of oil buildup and exfoliating and cleansing the pores. In case prescription medication isn’t given, the size of the pores may also be reduced by the dermatologist with the help of a laser, light or chemical peel treatment.

7-     People should also start eating healthy and curb on processed foods. They contain trans-fatty acids that aren’t beneficial for the skin so people should eat more fruits and vegetables that have special skin-benefiting properties and can help with pore size.


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