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Quick Nail Fixes Smooth rough edges. If you don‟t have time for a manicure, smooth away flaky skin and rough cuticles with an oil-based exfoliator. Oil seeps into crevices that hand cream can‟t reach, and it also adds a healthy sheen to skin. Embrace color. If you usually wear neutrals, polish your nails with a vibrant tone like hot pink or orange. Color on your nails is just as good as wearing an accessory. Use base coat to prevent staining. Try Nailwear Nail Enamel in Viva Pink with Nail Experts Smooth Beginnings Base Coat. Add a shimmer top coat. Transform your current manicure in seconds by applying one coat of a neutral, opalescent shade on top. A pearlescent quality hides chips with minimal effort. Try Nailwear Nail Enamel in Wink or Sheer French Pink. The Fake-out: Perfect Brows Enhance your arch and fix tweezer mishaps, and you‟ll have great eyebrows. Get the look: Fill in barely-there brows with a clear gel that contains hair-like fibers – it will look more natural than a pencil. Swipe the solution across your entire brow from base to tip, using the built-in comb to brush hairs and shape your arch. The Fake-out: Flawless Manicure Stick-on polish means no drying. Get the look: Prep nail beds with an acetone-free polish remover. Find the precut enamel strip that best fits each nail, then peel away the adhesive and place the base directly on your cuticle. Smooth down the surface with your finger until it wraps over your nail‟s edge, then tear away excess. Apply a clear coat every few days for extra shine. Try Instant Manicure Dry Nail Enamel Strips. Plump Your Pout: 5 Tricks for Full Lips 1. Slough Skin Exfoliating removes dead skin while stimulating blood flow to the lips. You‟ll get a rosy, juicier-looking mouth that looks great untouched or with a slick of gloss. To get the effect massage your lips with a soft toothbrush and Vaseline. But keep sloughing to once a week. The skin on your lips is extra-sensitive and doesn‟t regenerate as quickly as facial skin. 2. Boost Collagen Apply a lip treatment that contains special plumping ingredients at least twice a day. Try Beyond Color Plumping Lip Conditioner SPF 15 with double the retinol. 3. Stimulate Tissue Swipe on a “plumping” lip gloss. Try mark Pro Gloss Hook Up Plumping Lip Shine. 4. Add Dimension Choose light shades over darker ones. Light things appear to be magnified. 5. Be an Illusionist Top lip color with a dot of clear gloss in the center of your top and bottom lips. Adding a reflective quality to the highest points of your lips creates a 3-D effect for a poutier appearance. Try Glazewear Liquid Lip Color in Clear. 3 Beauty Resolutions to Make Now Apply sunscreen every day no matter what the season. Slather a tablespoon-size dollop of SPF 15 on your face and neck, then rub excess over your hands. Change my hairstyle, even if it’s just a few snips! Reshape your „do with face-framing layers or a side part. Find a new signature scent to define my evolving personality. Fragrance can be a sensory reminder of lifestyle changes. Choose notes like citrus if you feel energized or lavender to convey your mellow mood. Look Like You’ve Had 8 Hours of Sleep Even When You Haven’t 1. Curl Your Lashes This small step has the biggest effect on a tired face. Add a couple coats of waterproof mascara to hold the curl. Finish by dipping a cotton swab in loose translucent powder and sweeping it beneath your lower lid. This final step keeps mascara from turning into dark smudges under your eyes. 2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize A rich, hydrating cream quickly plumps up fine, dry lines and reflects light, giving the appearance of a healthier complexion. Warm a dollop of moisturizer in your hands, then tap it onto your forehead and cheeks 3. Think Pink A pink blush instantly wakes your face up and imparts a youthful glow. Smile into the mirror and then gently pat color on the apples of your cheeks, which is where it would rise naturally if you were blushing. Try True Color Blush in Swoon; Split Second Blush Stick in Moon Roses or Barely Rose. 4. Line Your Lids Rim lids with a pale neutral eyeliner. The shade will brighten the eye area (unlike darker ones, which draw attention to puffiness). A very light blue pencil on the inner lid is a subtle way to counteract glassy, bloodshot eyes. Or try a flesh-tone pencil. Skin-tone shades naturally camouflage redness. 5. Cover Up Under-eye concealer is different from the formulas you would use to hide blemishes. The texture should be light and creamy, with a consistency that‟s easier to layer. Anything thick or dry will call immediate attention to tired eyes. Pick one that‟s yellowbased and slightly lighter than your skin tone. Apply it under eyes and in the inner corners, where shadows crate the darkest spots. (A concealer brush can help you hit hard-to-reach areas.) 5 Rules to Getting Gorgeous Skin 1. Keep skin clean Never go to bed with your makeup on, and when washing, spend a minimum of 30 seconds massaging in a cleanser. Use a face was that suits your skin type – milky creams if you tend to be dry and foams or gels for normal or acne-prone complexions. 2. Prevent blackheads Dampen skin, then lightly rub a facial scrub on areas prone to clogging – like the nose, cheeks and chin – using circular motions. For oily complexions, use a scrub that contains a chemical Exfoliant three times a week. If you have dry or sensitive skin, use a gentle, nonabrasive, creamy exfoliator twice weekly. 3. Remove impurities To decrease blemish-causing debris from pores, apply a clay-based mask to your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) one or two times a week. Experts never recommend picking, but if you‟re going to do it, use an extraction tool. 4. Absorb excess shine Soak up excess oil with paper blotting sheets or a mattifying cream instead of reapplying a compact powder throughout the day. Layers of makeup will lead to breakouts. 5. Use oil-free products If you have large pores, avoid cleansers and moisturizers that contain any type of oil, especially mineral oil or petroleum, which can create a clogging film. Skip waterproof and stay-put makeup as well – these formulas tend to be oil-based and aren‟t easily washed off with a regular cleanser.
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