This week, regulators from all over the world will be meeting in Tokyo to discuss a number of issues in the global cosmetics industry, including standardizing labels internationally, ingredient safety, and the growing use of unregulated nanomaterials in over-the-counter products. Given the relatively low levels of regulation for cosmetics ingredients and the recent findings about lead in lipstick, I'd say it's about time for a re-evaluation of the safety of the products we put on our eyes and mouths every day. But, do you think meetings like this actually accomplish anything? And given how powerful large cosmetics companies can be, do you really think there will be any substantive reform?
Posts for September 9th 2009
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Washing brushes after purchasing them is a good idea for cleanliness reasons alone. But doing so also helps to remove any loose bristles and anything else that may have come into contact with them during the manufacturing process. An initial washing will help condition and soften your brushes, making them last longer and perform better. Here are some tips for cleaning these essential beauty tools thoroughly, along with some professional products, too.
From what she says to what she wears to what she does, Lady Gaga certainly knows how to get people talking. Most recently, she did not disappoint in the outrageous style arena, wearing her sometimes long/sometimes short locks in a kinked-out, triangular bob with blunt bangs. We know that she likes to sport the questionable pantsless look, and she's also a fan of bright bubblegum-pink lips. Here are a few other of her attention-grabbing looks for your viewing pleasure.
Rachel McAdams would look beautiful in just about any shade of lipstick, but she's been experimenting with a lot of different colors lately, from coral to sheer rose to bright cherry red. Each hue lends a different feel to her look; which one do you think is the most fetch on the lovely Ms. McAdams?
Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara ($15) wasn't my absolute favorite when I tried it out, but reader Adriall Rose had an accident with hers that actually made it work like a dream, and she also has some good application pointers. I'll let her take it from here:
"Okay, I love mascara, so i had to try this one; it's so much cheaper than Lancome's. So I bought it, got to my house and opened it. Immediately, I was disappointed because the wand was bent at such an odd angle, like a question mark. I was worried it wouldn't work. But I tried it and it was amazing! The odd angle is like an eyelash curler, and pushes the lashes into a nice curve with each stroke. My tip is to keep the motor off at first, coat lashes normally, and then turn it on and do it again. It really plumps them up!"
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