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Skin Beauty Tips

christmas_makeupHow many of us can use a little help when it comes to knowing what skin type we have?  As usual, when I search the www I find some useful tips.  Check out what CoverGirl has to say. Discover the skin type that best describes your complexion and receive tips on achieving a flawless look once you ID your complexion type.canstockphoto15964695[1]

  • NORMAL SKIN
    Normal skin usually looks and feels smooth but can also react to changes in the environment: oilier in the summer and drier in the winter.
  • DRY SKIN
    Dry skin occurs naturally as you age as the oil glands decrease their output. Dryness may also reflect your skin’s sensitivity to skincare products, cleansers, and even your diet or your emotions.
  •  Choose double-duty foundations that moisturize while helping to smooth the appearance of skin’s surface, like Advanced Radiance or CG Smoothers.e
  • Avoid alcohol-based products like harsh toners and astringents. • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturiz! If your skin is extra dry, try a tinted moisturizer as a base for your foundation. Source: Know Your Skin Type | COVERGIRL

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Olay just launched a tool that tells you the cold hard truth. Acting like a sister or a good friend, Skin Advisor analyzes a makeup-free selfie you submit and a short question set about your skin-care routine and preferences and tells you your “best” areas, “improvement” areas and exactly how old your skin actually looks—then includes product recommendations to help with the aforementioned areas. Source: Olay’s New Tool Tells You Exactly How Old Your Skin Looks—An – News – DailyBeauty – The Beauty Authority – NewBeauty

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5-Minute Holiday Makeup Looks to Try This Season

It’d be nice to have 30 minutes to spend on festive holiday makeup, but when you’re going straight from the office to a party, it’s usually more like five. These eight looks will have you bright, shiny, and sultry in almost no time. Source: 5-Minute Holiday Makeup Looks to Try This Season | Allure

Enjoy!


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Healthwise Cosmetics

cosmetics-packaging-353541_1920I must admit when I go into ANY store with cosmetics counters, all those pretty jars, lipsticks, smells and mostly promises, I just can’t help myself with ‘trusting’ what the Brand says it can do. How about you? Are you certain that the cosmetics you’re using on that delicate, beautiful skin of yours is safe?  Do you know where you can find out?  Well, as usual there is an APP for that :). Take a moment to read the post below then use the links to get yourself one of these APPs: Apple users   ****  Android users.  FYI – when I used the APP I found it easier to click the Browse button, browse_ewgwhich  gave a listing of EWG verified products, for example: Sally B’s Skin Yummies.  Sally B’s sells non toxic, organic and cruelty free beauty products.

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If you assume that any moisturizer, cleanser, shampoo or makeup product you buy at the drugstore or supermarket is safe to use, you’re assuming too much.   According to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), it’s the “responsibility of the manufacturer” to test the safety of its products. Additionally, cosmetic products and their ingredients don’t need to be approved before they hit the market. Source: 6 Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid! | LIVESTRONG.COM


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Holiday Makeup Tutorials

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I searched the www and found a beauty blog, which has great ideas and product suggestions for making up your eyes. In addition, you can find videos which guide you through how to apply your makeup.  It’s definitely worth visiting and learning some new techniques to help you get to the holiday party with your makeup looking its best!

  • The two sets here are called Light of the Party ($59) and Greatest Glitz ($49), and they’re both very well balanced, with a good mix of mattes and shimmers, cool and warm tones, and shades for everyday makeup and evenings on the town. If you like traditionally pretty looks of the kind that celebs like to wear on the red carpet, I think you’ll really like them both. Source: Tarte Holiday 2015 Collection Highlights – Makeup and Beauty Blog

Happy Holidays!