If you have acne scars, then you'll know that not only are they hard to get rid of at home, but they can also be difficult to cover up as well. Before you give up, though, look no further than our three-step method to treating (and hopefully eliminating!) these pesky scars in the comfort of your own domicile.
Over the past year, I've talked in great detail about many different types of volumizing, lengthening, curling, separating, and glossing mascaras. There's even a new one from Besame that smells just like gingerbread. I've tried them all, and while most of them are great at the beginning, I find that they generally don't live up to the hype about remaining clump and flake-free for more than a month.
That's why I'm partial to these five mascaras. I know that I can always turn to them to separate, define, and darken my lashes and make them look flirty and fluttery in the most natural-yet-enhanced possible way. What's your tried and true mascara?
- Lancome Courbe Virtuose ($23) helps gives lashes that extra curl they need to look longer and sexier. The brush is amazing, it never clumps, and the color isn't too light nor too dark.
- Lash Blast by Cover Girl ($6.99) is awesome. It's inexpensive and it effectively gives you a sexy, false-lash look.
- The Balm Two-Timer ($19) is great because you can use the fine brush for a natural daytime look and the thick brush for a dramatic, curled, and elongated evening look.
- Mirenesse Secret Weapon ($27, but deals abound) separates and lengthens lashes like crazy. It doesn't look too over-the-top, and although it stays all day, it comes off with just a bit of warm water.
- Beauty Addicts Lash Galore ($22) is silky, rich, conditioning, and volumizing. It creates full, separated, long lashes with a touch of glamorous shine.
My, what beautiful eyes you have. Welcome back to my series on Valentine's Day beauty. This post should help you create sexy, sultry bedroom eyes for the big night. Keep in mind that if you plan to wear a bold lip, then you'll want to play down your eyes with neutral colors. But if you want your eyes to fully captivate your beau during dinner conversation, here are three great products to lock in eye contact all night long.
Beauty Addicts SolutionEYES in Seduce ($35) is four-pan shadow palette of blendable black, white and grayish-silver matte and shimmery shades to help create a sensual, smoky eye. The black shade can also double as a liner, and the white shade can be used to create a glamorous glow in the inner V area of your eyes.
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I am a huge fan of Beauty Addicts cosmetics. After meeting the owner, Maria Ashe, at the Jackie Rogers fashion show last season, I knew I'd found someone who was just as passionate about makeup as I am. I was delighted to receive a package from her a couple of days later, and I've been addicted to Addicts products ever since.
The latest launch from Beauty Addicts is the HydraSUNRays Bronzer ($32). It has a lightweight formula and sheer color that delivers an extremely neutral glow to the skin. What sets this bronzer apart is that it contains no shimmer and has build-able coverage, meaning that the color gets darker the more you apply. And since it's matte, it will never streak, no matter how much you pile on!
HydraSUNRays contain pure freshwater pearl powder. Since we know that pearls are great for healthy skin cell growth, this just makes the product even more attractive. It also contains green tea and vitamins A, C, D and B5. HydraSUNRays, which can also be used as an eyeshadow or blush, is available in one neutral color intended for all skin tones.
Welcome to part two of a five part series of Spring lip glosses! To see Part I, for violet lip glosses, click here. Berries, bright pinks and flirty fuchsias are a hot beauty trend that have been seen on the runways and at the cosmetics counters for Spring! Here are three of my favorite beautiful berry lip glosses:
Aveda Lip Glaze in RubiSparks, $15, is a succulent rich translucent color. It has intense shine and is made from ripe berry anti-oxidants and plant derived moisturizing ingredients. It is also flavored with yummy and organic peppermint and ginger.
I love the brush on this gloss. It has an angled-tip to ensure smooth application. The tube is made of 50% post-consumer recycled materials and the packaging comes from 100% recycled newsprint shell so it's good for the environment too!
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Welcome to my first installment of Eye Shadow Palettes To Enhance Your Eye Color. If you have light green or hazel eyes, then you know that purple shadows make them pop. I've tried at least a dozen shades recently, and what I've discovered is you really need more than just one color to make your hazel cat eyes glow. The perfect palette is hard to come by, but I've found a few that get the job done well.
Each of these include three to four shades of just the right pinks, purples and sables to perfectly enhance your eyes. The lightest shade is the accent color that should go just beneath your brow-bone, the medium color purple goes across your lid and the darkest shade should be applied to the crease. Stay tuned for more palettes later this week to suit your eye color!
Beauty Addicts Eyeshadow Palette in Motivate, $34, is a collection of four beautiful and rich colors from the purple family; they are: heather, berry, plum and pale pink. The beauty of this palette is that you can skip the darker crease color for day (just use as a liner) and then add plum for a more dramatic effect at night.
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ToOfficially become a beauty ADDICT! The philosophy behind this brand is based around four different moods. They have created colors that come in fun and lightweight silver and pink compact palettes called beauty ADDICTS Gems in: Seduce, Motivate, Express and Glow. Each of these moods then has its own correlating collection of lip, eye, sun, cheek and highlighter palettes.
As of now, the line also includes a mineral sheer tint with SPF 20 as well as three other super cute gifts: a holiday faux croc clutch with three lip glosses inside, brush sets, and an adorable beauty ADDICTS tank that comes in white and grey. Ideas for a cream foundation, dual-pad concealer and mascara are also in the works.
Their idea is also to de-clutter and de-stress your makeup process. Having multiple colors in one compact allows you to do that since you can create many looks within each of these versatile palettes.
They are also good for your skin since they are packed with: minerals, natural extracts, shea butter, aloe vera, vitamins and antioxidants. Prices range from $26 for lip palettes to $30 for eye palettes. Play away and have fun! Read more about new makeup alerts here.