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The Natural Makeup Look: 5 Steps To Perfection

Always in style, the natural makeup look is, in most cases, harder to prepare than other daytime or evening looks. Why? Because it takes quite a bit of time (and effort!) to perfectly conceal any trace of visible makeup so that the end result it a natural, almost barefaced, I woke up like this look.

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The 5 Steps To Achieve A Natural Makeup Look:

Step 1: Start With A Flawless Base

A perfect makeup starts with a sound base. A natural makeup look is no different, but keep in mind that you will add very little on top of it – so take special care at this step. In order to get that natural-looking skin, start with your usual moisturizer. Apply it to your clean face and let it set in. Then go over with the tiniest amount of foundation and add more if necessary. Remember you can use your fingers instead of a brush for a more credible result. Finally, gently conceal any spots for an even-looking result.

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Step 2: A Little Bit Of Brow TLC

Even if you are going for a natural makeup look, do not ignore the brows! Comb them in place and fix them with a transparent brow gel. You might want to skip going in with color, but this is totally up to you. If filling in your brows is part of your regular routine, feel free to lightly, lightly do it now as well.

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Step 3: The Eyes

The most important step, the eye makeup (or lack of it thereof!) will make or break the look. To make them stand out without any visible effort, tightline them carefully with a brown or black eyeliner, depending on the color of your natural hair. Then, finish off with a fine swipe of mascara – one coat, just one coat. Remember, you don’t want it to look like you’ve actually put any effort into it at all. Wink!

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Step 4: The Lips

For the natural makeup look, the lips are better left bare. A bit of transparent lip balm should suffice to give them some sheen. If you want to even them out and make them match your skin tone, you can dab a small quantity of concealer before applying the balm: simple and subtle! Of course, a “your lips, but better” lipstick can also look good – just keep the color light and almost unnoticeable.

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Step 5: Highlight

No makeup is complete without a dab of highlighter, and this one is no exception. Use a liquid highlighter to add a simple glow to your cheekbone, nose and brow-bone areas. Remember to carefully blend and smooth everything out and to go in with a light hand at all times. Keywords: dewy and effortless – these are very essence of the natural makeup look.

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Looking for more inspiration? Check out the gallery below:

5 Unique Hair Colors You’ll Want To Try

“Life is too short to have boring hair.”

Sooo… this may or may not have been seen on a Pinterest board. The truth behind it stands, though. And, for the most part, girls and women everywhere tend to agree. Some would even dare to try these unique hair colors themselves. The truth is that the choice of rocking an unusual color comes down to whether or not it’s suitable for the workplace environment.

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So, quickly! Consider if you could wear a crazier color yourself – after seeing the images below, we can’t guarantee you won’t speed dial your colorist.

1. The Coolest Color: Blue

An intense, bold shade of blue might be just what you need to get you out of daily routine. Trends seem to favor the pastel shades more, but fear not: intense blue-colored hair looks more fun and flirty.

Pair it with: If you’re going for contrast, your best bets are red or orange clothes. Better yet, choose a monochrome outfit (black or grey) and add a pop of orange. You will light up the city with your look!

2. The Color Of Love: Pink

Pink has long been in the top most wanted unique hair colors. The reason is simple: it is a feminine color that is super-versatile. Whenever you choose a hot pink shade or a light, pastel pink, one thing’s for sure: you’ll LOVE it!

Pair it with: You can either go for color-coordination, and wear a top in a similar hue, or go for complete contrast (think: mint) and allow the color to stand out by itself. Perfect!

3. The Magical Color: Purple

The color of royalty, magic and mystery, purple can look particular stunning on brunettes. A subtle ombre or bright purple hair will always make an impression. As for lighter skin tones, the impossibly chic pastel shades of purple reign supreme. So cool!

Pair it with: White tops will help any shade of purple hair stand out. Remember: purple hair will heavily contrast with any shade of yellow clothing, so choose wisely.

4. The Shiniest Color: Silver

You don’t have to wait until you’re sixty to enjoy a full head of silver hair. Out of all the unique hair colors, this might actually be the most natural one – if it weren’t for the age factor. Regardless, silver hair can look superb on the younger generation, provided it’s done properly. As with a blonde dye, consider your skin tone. You wouldn’t want it to be in sharp contrast to the hair.

Pair it with: As it is a rather neutral color, silver hair pretty much goes with any other colors under the sun and looks especially lovely with a white top. Chic!

5. One Of Each, Please:

Multi-Colored, Rainbow Hair

Last, but certainly not least, multi-colored hair is the most creative choice out of all of these unique hair colors. And there are A LOT of options! From wild mixes of blue and green to violet and blue, from orange and pink to teal and purple, they are all like colorful candy.

Pair it with: With such a wild mix of colors, you’ll probably want to keep the rest of your outfit toned down and neutral. Blacks, whites and greys will be your best friends if you want to showcase your beautiful unicorn hair. After all, such a blend of unique hair colors should be celebrated, over and over again.

30 Shocking Pics of Celebs With No Makeup On

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Everyone likes to see celebrities with no makeup on, right? It’s always a nice reminder to see that even the hottest of stars are still normal and have imperfections. Yes. Celebrities have flaws too. Who knew? So let’s see where these celebrities went wrong with their au natural look, and let’s see who absolutely nails their natural beauty.

 

Mila Kunis

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It was only recently that this Mila Kunis picture was put out in the media of her not wearing any makeup and there has been a huge uproar over it. The truth is that this picture looks like she just woke up., and who doesn’t look tired and frumpy when we first crawl out of bed?

 

AnnaLynne McCord

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This Hollywood hottie is definitely doing the all-natural look perfectly. She looks absolutely stunning and fairly flawless. It does look like the picture of her without makeup on is a selfie, so it’s quite possible that she did some priming before snapping her naked shot. Regardless though, AnnaLynne McCord looks just as beautiful without makeup on than she does with it on.

 

Faith Hill

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This one is kind of sad because she’s truly a beautiful person inside and out. The contrast between the two pics really makes her look like a different person, but you can’t deny that she has some seriously stunning natural features.

 

Sofia Vergara

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How is it possible that someone can look so beautiful with absolutely no makeup on. It definitely helps to have your features dark like Sofia has. Her eyelashes still stand out, her eyebrows are still defined and her hair is looking silky smooth. She does look like a completely different person with makeup on, but her all natural alter-ego certainly stands out on her own. Now that’s a true beauty!

 

Amanda Seyfried

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Busted! She’s totally wearing some mascara in this one. She certainly doesn’t have all the makeup on that is required for the red carpet, but it’s safe to assume that she’s not completely natural in this one. She’s a natural blonde, and her eyelashes are looking pretty dark. Regardless though, Amanda can definitely rock a “more-natural” look flawlessly.

 

Lady Gaga

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Not much needs to be said about this one. She looks like a disaster with makeup on, and she looks like even more of a disaster without it. To sum it up, Lady Gaga looks like a train wreck on and off the runway. The only thing is that she always has her face covered up with accessories so you often can’t see how she actually looks.

 

Goldie Hawn

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Uh oh! This is a bad one. The wrinkles are totally ruining her natural capabilities. That’s what wearing no sun screen does to you, ladies! Lather that bad boy on! Take it from Goldie Hawn because aging is definitely the culprit to making her look pretty darn weathered without makeup on. That, or she missed out on her recent Botox appointment.

 

Snooki

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She’s still a babe, she just looks like a different one. Actually, her ethnicity seems to change when she isn’t wearing any makeup on. She probably wouldn’t look so different if she didn’t wear the biggest, longest and most vibrant false lashes on a daily basis, but aside from her lack of lashes, she does look fab and fresh.

 

Busy Phillipps

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Her look without makeup on pretty much sums up anything that could ever be written about her without makeup on. To be fair though, she seems to be rocking a rather frumpy-errand inspired appearance.

 

Rihanna

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How is this even possible? As if Rihanna couldn’t get any more fierce and fabulous! Makeup or no makeup, this girl looks absolutely flawless and rocks true beauty like no other. On a side note, her hair is professionally done in this picture which does help achieve an overall beauty of the face, but even if you focus strictly on her features, she definitely knows how to rock her natural beauty flawlessly. She has officially made the whole world of females jealous.

 

Selena Gomez

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She looks the same! Now we know why Justin Bieber is totally stuck on this beauty. Selena Gomez doesn’t typically cake her face with makeup anyway, so it does help emphasize her natural beauty even when she is professionally made up which helps deter the shock factor. She’s still young though, so who knows what will happen when her skin begins to age and gravity starts to take effect.

 

Tori Spelling

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Her natural look isn’t anything compared to what it is when she is wearing makeup. She has very puffy features and without the contouring effects of makeup, she kind of looks like a blow fish. She’s absolutely hilarious though and that makes her one of the sexiest female celebrities out there.

 

Maria Shiver

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Let’s be honest here… She looks like a drug addict with no makeup on. Again, she has been victimized by natural aging, but man has it ever taken a toll on her appearance. She’s not really anything special to look at when she’s all dressed up either though.

 

Kim Kardashian

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Kim without her makeup on is simple – She just looks like her younger brother, Rob Kardashian. She’s still extremely beautiful, she’s just less vibrant and glamorous. Kim can rock a natural look though, that’s for sure!

 

Khloe Kardashian

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Just like Kim, Khloe looks like her brother without makeup on. She looks much more voluptuous due to the lack of illusions makeup can provide, but these sisters definitely have natural beauty in their genes. You don’t even need to see a picture of Kourtney to believe it.

 

Demi Lovato

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Again, this is just not fair. She is so exquisite with her all natural look. It does look like she has a little something-something on those lips of hers which can definitely give a better appearance off, but she’s still got it regardless.

 

Beyonce

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Do black women have some kind of beauty secret because between Beyonce and Rihanna, it’s hard to believe that they don’t. Beyonce looks just as stunning without makeup on than she does with it. How is that even possible? Again, welcome aboard the jealousy train.

 

Heidi Klum

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Even supermodels have to take their makeup off at the end of the day, and Heidi Klum looks just as extravagant without it as she does when she’s working the catwalk. Of course, her features are much duller and not as dark without all the mascara and touch-ups, since she is a blonde after all, but Heidi still kills the natural blonde features that she was given.

 

Pamela Anderson

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She’s another culprit of aging. Apparently plastic surgery can’t fix all of your problems, especially the natural ones. Pamela still looks pretty without makeup, less the bird’s nest resting on her head.

 

Angelina Jolie

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How is this even fair? Angelina Jolie looks beautiful without makeup on! She actually looks the exact same. She doesn’t even have to wear makeup… Ever!

 

Keira Knightley

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She looks so beautiful all natural! Her cheekbones and jawline are totally to-die-for and this girl should never wear makeup. She is so hot!

 

Kelly Clarkson

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Uh oh. At first glance, she looks like she just came out of severe dental surgery. With a lack of makeup contouring on her cheeks, she looks like a chipmunk. The worst thing about this all natural look is the hair though. That bleach blonde hair is doing nothing for her pale complexion.

 

Ashley Tisdale

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She looks average. To some, that may be an insult, but to celebrities, it’s a total bonus because she can blend in with the population when she’s out running errands. She is still very pretty, but there’s nothing special to her natural appearance. She’s simply average.

 

Madonna

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She looks like a blonde version of Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler. Mind you, it is a bad picture and to be completely honest, Madonna isn’t the sexiest of celebrities out there. Hey! She has some big competition in the looks department, as the rest of the celebrities on this list clearly prove to be true.

 

Tyra Banks

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She’s definitely a role model who preaches about true beauty and feeling beautiful regardless of your natural appearance. However, Tyra Banks looks much better with makeup on. She’s by no means horrendous without makeup on, but her natural look definitely doesn’t help her supermodel career.

 

Pink

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She’s the culprit of the light features that natural blondes are often blessed with, and although her eyelashes are invisible, as are her eyebrows, she’s still very beautiful and rocks a vibrancy to her natural look that is certainly appreciated.

 

Jennifer Lawrence

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She’s a new celebrity on the scene and her natural look is only going to further her popularity because she is absolutely stunning without makeup on as well. She has very unique features which benefit her natural appearance.

 

Kathy Griffin

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Oh no. This is just not good. Kathy Griffin without makeup on could be the reasons why there is so much negativity directed towards natural redheads. Now, don’t get us wrong. There are definitely beautiful redheads out there. It just so happens that Kathy Griffin isn’t one of them. At least she has a sense of humor, right?

 

Cameron Diaz

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She’s another one of those celebrities who isn’t often made up totally glamorous so the contrast between her red carpet look and au-natural look isn’t so prominent. Despite her hair looking like she’s stuck in a Grease Lightning photo shoot, Cameron can rock a pretty look with no makeup.

 

Jessica Alba

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Taking into consideration that this photo was snapped in the middle of an action, Jessica Alba is still absolutely beautiful. She really doesn’t look that different without all the makeup on. She simply looks cuter, sweet and much more emphasized.

Its no secret that the media certainly picks the worst pictures that they can find of celebrities without makeup on and then they publish it for the world to see. Believe it or not but the majority of these babes are totally hot with their au natural look. The unfortunate thing, aside from the possibility of these being bad photos, is that we are so used to seeing these stars professionally made up, so when we see their face completely naked, it’s feels like they were hit with an atomic bomb. When you take that into factor, most of the celebrities that walk the red carpets are just as sexy without makeup on as well. On the contrary, the good news for us normal people is that since we don’t have professional stylists and makeup artists fussing with our faces every day, when we do go for the all natural look, it’s not so much of a culture shock.

7 Beauty Friendly Remedies You Can Find in the Pantry

Want to venture to guess how much money you spend on beauty products every year? Don’t, no seriously don’t, you’ll give yourself a heart attack. I don’t even want to think about how much I spent this month alone! With summer’s arrival and all the peer pressure to look like someone who’s just leaped out from the pages of Elle Magazine, it’s so hard not to blow your wages on cosmetics. Time to think outside the box! There are probably 101 beauty treatments hiding in your pantry and refrigerator at this very moment, you’ve just never thought to look past a label to get your beauty fix. Well fasten your seatbelts ladies and be prepared to be amazed, because you just might find the answer to all your beauty and budget woes right here!

1) Protein Hair Mask

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Damaged hair is one of the most common ailments a hairdresser has to contend with. We dye it, we strip it, flat iron it, let’s face it, we put our hair through hell. Sure, you could blow hundreds of dollars on keratin treatments, or pricey beauty store hair masks, but why? You’ve got eggs! Throw three eggs into a bowl, give ’em a good whisk, toss in a tablespoon or two of olive oil and work the mix into your damn hair. Toss a warm towel around your head and leave it for twenty minutes. Next, use regular shampoo to wash it out and voila, you’ve got yourself a protein rich, shiny head of luscious locks! Do it once a week, and you’re hairdresser will start to think you’re cheating on them!

2) Hand & Foot Sugar Scrub

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There are thousands of exfoliating products out there, some more expensive than others and they all essentially do the exact same thing. There is a difference, however, when it comes to using products for the delicate skin on your face. You need to use products that have silty exfoliants, but for your hands and feet, sugar and sea salt are the perfect combination. Grab a bowl and pour in equal parts sugar and sea salt (kosher salt works great too). Then pour in a capful or two of olive oil, just to make it easier to spread. Leave it on for about ten minutes and then rinse with warm water. Voila, just like an expensive spa treatment.

3) Coconut Stretch Cream & Moisturizer

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Coconut anything is all the rage right now. But it’s brilliant healing powers are definitely no trend, and if you’ve been struggling with stretch marks or unusually dry skin, coconut oil is literally nature’s miracle. For extra silky skin, especially during those unforgivably dry summer and winter months, massage coconut oil onto your feet, throw some socks on and wake up to buttery soft feet.

4) Strawberry Toothpaste

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No, that isn’t a typo, that definitely says strawberry toothpaste! Apparently, Catherine Zeta Jones swears by this neat little at-home whitening remedy. Mash one super ripe strawberry and mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Blend it up, and brush it onto your teeth. Let it sit for five minutes, then brush with toothpaste. The seeds from the strawberries act as a natural scraper and the baking soda is a natural whitener! Repeat this once a week, and enjoy your Hollywood smile.

5) Acne Scar Lightener

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Not everyone is blessed with flawless skin, and as we age, our skin becomes more susceptible to blemishes, adult pimples and scarring. Some of us heal quickly, and some of us are left with a somewhat permanent reminder of our skin’s incompetence. There are plenty of aggressive medicated creams out there to combat scarring, but one of the best remedies is good ‘ol fashioned potato juice. Potatoes contain unique enzymes that are known to reduce scarring and improve the tone of your skin. Take one large potato, slice it up, and rub the slices over the affected areas. Leave the remnants on for 15-20 minutes, than rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat twice a week for deep scars.

6) Bad Tan-Be-Gone

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Who hasn’t had a mishap with a bottle of self-tanner once or twice? It’s bound to happen, but that doesn’t mean you have to share your mishap with the whole world. In a bowl, mix in half a cup of plain yogurt, and half a cup of oatmeal, apply it to the affected area. Let it dry completely, then wash it with cold water. Next mix a teaspoon of honey, and equal parts lemon juice and milk powder. Toss in a half a teaspoon of almond paste, and scrub the area gently. Leave on for about 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Voila, the world will never know!

7) The Pore Shrinker

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Who the heck wants large pores? They’re certainly not on our must-have list for the summer, but as we mentioned above, not everyone has the good fortune of strutting around town with with enviable skin. You can’t fight genetics, but, you can prevent large pores from taking over your whole face. Crack one egg into a bowl, keeping the white only. Next, whisk in one teaspoon of cornstarch. Apply the frothy mix to your face and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and repeat twice a week. The astringent properties of the egg white help clear out your pores, as well as tighten your skin, and the corn starch is a natural skin softener.

Give Yourself A Radiant Glow With These Top 10 Celebrity Inspired Wedding Makeup Ideas

Being a bride is tough work. Choosing the right dress, the perfect shoes, that flawless makeup and taking care of the wedding arrangements simultaneously is no piece of cake. Nailing the perfect look for your big day requires a lot of planning and it’s not easy.

Sometimes, the best that you can do is follow your favorite celebrities’ wedding makeup ideas. However, celebrity brides often stick to neutral and nude makeup on their big day to enhance their flawless skin.

But rules are meant to be broken and makeup is meant to be experimented with, which is why, we have chosen your favorite celebrities’ red carpet looks for a wide variety of makeup ideas.

Dear brides, your search for the perfect makeup ideas ends here. Step into the world of luscious eye liners, juicy lips, glowing cheeks and an attractive facial appeal with these Top 10 Celebrity Inspired Makeup Ideas.

Celebrity Wedding Makeup Ideas

1. Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez guarantees that her classy look with smoky cat eyes, nude lipstick and a tinge of pinkish blush on the cheeks will keep you looking chic all through your wedding day.

2. Mila Kunis

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Style yourself after Mila Kunis and achieve a sexy and dramatic look for your big day with a thick layer of kohl liner applied to the bottom and upper rims of your eyes. Don’t forget that heavy dosage of glossy black mascara for seductive eyes.

3. Rooney Mara

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When you have a flawless complexion, enhance it by giving yourself a light layer of foundation, a very light pink blush and blood red lipstick to light up your beauty. Red lipstick makes for luscious, juicy and kissable lips just like Rooney Mara’s.

4. Natalie Portman

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A soft rosy glow with a fresh pop of striking pink lipstick a la Natalie Portman will keep you looking like a blushing beautiful bride all through your wedding celebrations.

5. Emma Stone

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Edgy brides always steal thunder. You can take a cue or two from Emma Stone to complement your edginess with bold pink lipstick and thin cat lined eyes. Emma’s look has just the right amount of glamour that you’d want as a bride.

6. Zooey Deshcanel

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Zooey Deshcanel inspires a super girly, super flirty and super fun look for your wedding day with thinly lined eyes, a light pink blush and fabulous orange lips, which is perfect for a summer wedding.

7. Kate Hudson

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A beach wedding calls for a beach goddess look just like Kate Hudson. Kate accentuates her tiny eyes with a splash of black lined makeup. Her pink blush and nude gloss add to her goddess appeal.

8. Reese Witherspoon

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If you want to look like a beautiful doll on your wedding day, you need not look beyond Reese Witherspoon. All you need is smoky eyes, a pink blush and very light pink lip gloss to keep your cheeks and lips looking as pretty as a doll.

9. Jessica Chastain

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Look like the goddess of love on your wedding day with Jessica Chastain’s rosy cheeks and light brown lipstick.

10. Sienna Miller

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If you want to enhance your flawless complexion and highlight your natural beauty, embrace minimal makeup like Sienna Miller does and show off your bridal glow with a light blush on your cheeks and light pink lipstick.

And as we come to the end of this lovely compilation, we hope that we’ve helped you decide on a look for your wedding day. Be the glamorous and beautiful bride you deserve to be!

The Benefits Of Using Sunscreen During The Summer Months

Do you find the summer tan sexy and attractive? On the outside, a tan may look quite appealing, but on the inside, your skin has suffered damage due to ultraviolet radiation. Doesn’t sound too sexy now, does it?

Summer is a time for pool dips, beach-side activities, picnics, trips, vacations and a lot of fun. But when the UVA and UVB rays come attacking, it’s time to get those sun-shields out. The onset of summer ushers in a host of sunscreen advertisements and store shelves start overflowing with every brand of sunscreen.

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So, what are you using this summer to protect your skin from the sun?

Sun Exposure – Harmful or Useful?

Sunlight is a great source of Vitamin D; however, studies have proved that 15 – 30 minutes in the early morning sun is a good daily dosage of Vitamin D. Also, enjoying the outdoor environment during summer is quite healthy for your mind and body; however, without sunscreen, you are only causing harm to your body.

Exposure to the sun and its harmful ultraviolet radiation without sunscreen can lead to:

  • Skin Burns
  • Blisters
  • Premature Ageing
  • Skin Cancer

So what would you rather choose – healthy skin or an attractive tan? That tan has started to sound even less sexy.

There are many people who are aware of the harmful effects of not wearing sunscreen and yet do not feel the need to make sunblock a part of their summer wardrobe. If you are one of those people, we’ll give you many more reasons to start trusting the powerful properties of lotion in a bottle.

What are UVA and UVB?

UV or Ultraviolet Radiation is light from the sun which reaches the earth and is invisible to the naked eye. UVA light waves cause skin aging, long lasting skin damage and skin cancer. UVB causes sun burns and skin cancer. Hence, both these UV rays are very harmful to your skin.

What Are Sunscreens?

Sunscreens are cosmetic products that are made of several ingredients which act as a shield between your skin and UV radiation. They protect your skin from tanning, aging, burning, skin cancer and other skin troubles.

What is SPF?

SPF or Sun Protection Factor measures the ability of your sunscreen to shield your skin from UV damage. For example, if your sunscreen reads as SPF 15, it means that your skin is safe from the sun for about 5 hours. The greater the SPF, the greater protection your skin receives.

Other Benefits of Sunscreen

Besides preventing skin cancer, sunscreens are also beneficial to avoid skin pigmentation, wrinkles, freckles, acne, discoloration and other problems triggered due to sun exposure.

There are no excuses now as to why you shouldn’t make sunscreen your best friend during summer. Are you convinced of the benefits of sunscreen?

Tips For Using Sunscreen 

  • Sunscreen is beneficial for men, women, teenagers and children of all ages.
  • When choosing a sunscreen, choose one which ensures protection from both UVA and UVB rays with SPF 15 or higher.
  • Sunscreens should be applied 15 – 30 minutes before stepping out.
  • Reapply sunscreen every 3 hours.
  • Use complementary items like hats and sunglasses along with your sunscreen for further protection.
  • Avoid stepping out in the sun from 11 am to 2 pm as the sun’s rays are the strongest at this time of the day.
  • People with dark skin need sunscreen too because it’s not only about avoiding a tan, it is also about protecting your skin from long lasting damage.

The greatest misconception is that sunscreen is beneficial only during summer. It’s a given that the sun is at its harshest during summer; however, the ultraviolet radiation during the other seasons is reduced only by about 20%. You are still at the receiving end during spring, fall and winter. Therefore, never ever breakup with a bottle of sunscreen (for your own good).

Cast A Spell On The World With The Prettiest Eye Shadow and Eye Liner Hues For Summer 2013

Isn’t it difficult to imagine a dull summer?

We’ve always related summer to bright sunny days, colorful flowers, the piercing stare of green leaves, the dazzling blue sky and the sparkling rays of the sun dancing on blue waters. Summer is mesmerizing indeed. And what makes summer one of the liveliest seasons is the use of colors that come alive during these months.

Summer calls for living it up with the brightest, liveliest and the most colorful trends. So are you ready to celebrate summer with some fantastic new shades of eye shadows and eye liners?

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Let your eyes do the talking this summer as you join the summer bandwagon of everything that is bright and colorful.

1. Platinum

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The future looks dazzling bright with a shimmering shade of platinum eye shadow. Give your eyes a futuristic look with this lovely shade. Use a black liner with your platinum eye shadow for a more defined effect.

2. Burnt Orange

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Rusty hues were quite a rage on the runways for Fall 2013. Wanna look like a supermodel this summer and make people stop to take notice? Use a burnt orange eye shadow for an appealing effect and enhance the look of your eyes a hundredfold.

3. Seafoam

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You need not choose over the top bright colors in summer to make you look like a tropical princess. Sometimes, all it takes to look your prettiest best during the summer are feather light shades like this bluish green pastel seafoam.

4. Nectarine

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Nectarine shades bring out the color in your eyes. They also give you a subtle sun kissed glow which makes you look fresh and energized after a summer holiday. Give the summer sun a run for its money with this artificially acquired yet blissfully natural sun kissed eye shadow.

5. Black And Blue

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Be glamorous by day and go sultry by night with this dual edged eye liner. This eye liner will work round the clock for you. Define your eyes with the rich lightness of blue by day and bring out your edginess with thickly lined black sexy eyes when the sun sets in the sky.

6. Shimmering Lilac

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Summer is a time for a lot of shine and loads of shimmer. This sparkling lilac eye shadow will give your eyes just the right amount of vibrant color and that much needed dazzling sparkle. This juicy lilac shade with all its glitz and glamour is perfect for a day out in the sun and a night out on the town.

7. Emerald

Emerald eye shadow

Emerald was not chosen as Pantone 2013’s color of the year for no good reason. Emerald really brightens up your day, doesn’t it? The warm hue of green and the subtle hints of shimmer make this color a great eye shadow and eye liner shade to keep looking fabulous throughout summer.

8. Rose

rose colored eye shadow

Floral shades are perfect to turn a dull summer day upside down into a bright sparkling delight. Bring on the floral shades of red, pink and peach and let those beautiful eyes glow like a floral petal.

Doesn’t the summer look brighter than ever with these Top 8 fascinating eye shadow and eye liner colors? Don’t forget to tell us your favorite picks!

Rid Yourself of Skin Problems to Reveal Young, Fresh, Radiant and Beautiful Skin

Every woman desires clear, radiant skin and every man too secretly desires a flawless complexion with the complete absence of skin problems. Unfortunately, not everyone is bestowed with healthy, problem-free skin. Even if you think skin problems will never come attacking, you can never be too sure or…. can you?

They say beauty is only skin deep; but your skin speaks volumes about you. In fact, your facial skin is what makes a first impression on everybody even before you speak to them. Healthy and radiant skin is a sign of cleanliness, healthiness and a body that is free of toxins. Blemished and pigmented skin ridden with acne and dark circles, on the other hand, represents an unhealthy lifestyle.

So what does your skin say about you?

woman with clear skin

It is never too late to begin a skin care routine to look after your skin and rid yourself of skin problems. Relieving your skin of common skin issues and achieving the flawless glow you’ve always desired are only a few steps away.

Acne

Environmental and hormonal changes can easily trigger acne. Acne is caused by excessive oil secretion, blocked pores and bacteria.

Follow these steps to cure acne for a problem free skin.

  1. Cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin twice a day.
  2. Exfoliate your skin using a scrub twice a week to remove dead skin.
  3. Clean everything that touches your face, for example, your pillows, your mobile phone, etc.
  4. Drink plenty of fluids.
  5. Use a cleanser that contains salicylic acid or / and benzoyl peroxide.
  6. Follow a well balanced diet, eat fresh fruits and avoid foods that are excessively oily.
  7. Exercise regularly
  8. Get your beauty sleep.

If persistent acne has left you feeling that you have no hope, visit a dermatologist who will provide you with a lifetime cure for acne.

Dark Circles

If you think a little makeup can do the trick, there are some dark circles that not even makeup can hide and neither can you wear makeup 24 X 7 to cover up dark circles. The best that you can do is permanently rid yourself of dark circles.

Follow these steps to cure dark circles for radiant skin.

woman covering eyes with cucumbers

  1. Inadequate sleep causes dark circles, so make sure you get your beauty sleep worth 8 hours.
  2. Smoking and drinking can lead to darker pigmentation around your eyes; you now have one more reason to quit.
  3. Apply an under eye cream that contains Vitamin K and Retinol, which are known to clear dark circles.
  4. Cool your eyes and let them relax with chilled cucumber slices, cool teabags or a frozen spoon.
  5. For a natural remedy, place potato peals under your eyes for 30 minutes twice or thrice a week.

Pigmentation

Spots, patches and pigmentation on the face can be very embarrassing, a sure shot deal breaker and a downward plummet to your self confidence. Everybody wants to look their best. And pigmentation can burn up every hope to look good. Luckily, pigmentation is curable.

Follow these steps to cure pigmentation to reveal flawless skin.

woman wearing a hat in sunshine

  1. Bleach your skin once a month to lighten spots and patches.
  2. For natural remedies, rub a fresh piece of sliced lemon or orange peels on the affected areas. Potato is known to be a natural bleaching agent and can help get rid of pigmentation with regular long term use.
  3. Avoid excessive caffeine.
  4. Always use a sunscreen because UVA and UVB rays can be harsh to pigmented skin.
  5. There are a number of creams in the market today that can cure pigmentation, make use of these.

The process of skin care is a continuous, lifelong activity. You can never stop taking care of your skin because when you do so, you make your skin vulnerable to skin troubles.

When you target skin issues like acne, dark circles and pigmentation, from there begins a process to maintain the radiance of your skin.

woman getting a face massage

Ensure you follow a skin care regimen to maintain lifelong radiance, glow and healthy skin by:

  • Drinking lots of water
  • Eating a well balanced meal
  • Cleansing, toning, moisturizing and scrubbing your skin regularly
  • Undergoing facials
  • Keeping stress at bay
  • Leading a healthy lifestyle

And with a skin care regimen such as this in place, young, fresh and beautiful skin won’t be a distant dream any more.