Hot cocoa with marshmallows is one of those things that can sound appealing even on a hot August night, but it's downright irresistible once the first flurries start falling. If you can't get enough of cocoa flavor, try Kiehl's Lip Gloss in Warm Milk Chocolate ($25) or Yes To Carrots Lip Gloss in Cocoa Loco ($6). If you'd rather smell like pure deliciousness, there's also Urban Decay Sparkling Edible Body Powder in Marshmallow ($29) and Victoria's Secret Cocoa Butter Sensuous Escape Body Lotion ($30), both guaranteed to make you good enough to eat. And if you love cocoa's great moisturizing and cleansing properties, this Cococare Cocoa Butter Complexion Bar ($2) is a sweet bargain.
Poor Uma Thurman! It's unclear why someone with skin as gorgeous as hers even needs makeup, but last night she became the latest victim in a rash of celebrity powder mishaps that show just how easy it is for powder puffing to go wrong. I empathize. Something like this has happened to most people at some point or another, and most of us are just lucky there aren't paparazzi photographs to prove it. So how do you prevent yourself from becoming a member of the powder brigade? For a few easy tips, just keep reading.
Cakey makeup does not a happy woman make. And that's why I asked Debbie Zoller, Castle's makeup artist (and former makeup artist on Mad Men), how she manages to make the characters on the show look like they're not even wearing makeup at all — even though they're often wearing loads of it. While Debbie's tips focus mainly on her methods for TV, her steps apply to real life just as much. Find out her helpful pieces of advice on staying smooth when you read more.
Perhaps you use baby products like shampoos, lotions, and oils, but do you douse yourself with baby powder from head to toe? To this day, my mom still uses baby powder post-bath — although she still hasn't quite mastered the art of not leaving behind a white dust outline, much to dad's dismay. Whether it's a talc-free formula, or good old Johnson's, which you could place in this vintage tin ($12), do you sprinkle on the white stuff?
If you have a vanity or even a dresser that's looking a little blah, here are a few fun ways you can spruce it up a bit. A decorative mirror, vintage-inspired brush or atomizer, or cute powder puff will class up your joint, while a fanciful tray makes a great home for your beauty goods. (On a tight budget? Hit a flea market for one-of-a-kind finds.) Earlier, most of you said you get ready in the bathroom in the morning, but do these embellished goods have you changing your mind?
Thanks for your query, vally521. Nobody wants crinkly, unnatural-looking makeup. Not only does it have a tendency to age the skin, but it also gives the illusion that you're wearing way too much foundation or powder. Find out five ways to keep your cosmetics looking smooth and fresh when you read more.
Over the past few weeks, I've been exploring color correction shades of just about every hue you can imagine, from green to yellow to orange to blue and purple to pink. Whew! But what's a girl to do with all this newfound knowledge? Arm yourself with a palette of multitoned corrector shades, of course. Here are a few to get you started so that you can do a little experimenting of your own. Which shades and brands have you found to be the best for your complexion?
We've all had our fair share of makeup gaffes, from off-color foundation on the jawline to lipstick on the teeth. And since we're all human, celebrities are no exception to this rule. This week's photos of Lindsay Lohan's strange powder poufs emanating from her shoes got me thinking about ways to avoid powder mishaps. See how to do that when you read more.
Reading the comments of Diana's recent haul post, I was quite tickled to find out that many ladies like to use the talcum powder from Snake Brand on their derrieres. I, on the other hand, prefer to use similar talcum powders on the opposite end of my body.
Almost always, I'll take a bath right before leaving the house. However, I'll occasionally find that I'll have to dispense with doing so, be it because I've already taken a bath a few hours ago or there's simply not enough time. So, to keep the roots of my hair fresh, I spread a little talcum powder between my palms and distribute it evenly into the roots of my hair. The talcum powder works exactly on the roots as it does anywhere else on the body—it removes the traces of sebum and sweat to keep the area fresh, dry and clean.
Please bear in mind to apply a small amount of powder to your hands first, though. Squeezing it directly onto the scalp will leave you looking 20 years older with all the gray streaked everywhere. In such a case, a blowdryer should solve the problem in a snap. After applying the powder, you may want to comb through your locks. This little trick'll also work great if you're somewhere with a colder climate and don't want to keep bathing.
You already know that powder can mattify oily skin or create a sudsy bubble bath. Those uses are easy. But powders have other, more unusual beauty uses that might surprise you. Read on to see seven items I've tried that get their jobs done. There's, if you'll pardon the pun, a whole lotta shakin' goin' on with these.