Month: April 2016

Online Shopping Tips For Make Up

Online Shopping Tips For Make UpAll the women in the world want to look presentable and beautiful. To stand out in a crowd the best way is to wear make-up that helps to accentuate your beauty and highlight the best features. It is not far stretched to state that every woman in the world has and applies make-up. Some women might only use products like kohl to define their eyes while others might only apply lipstick.

These cosmetics are simple to apply and might appear to be very little but they definitely contribute to help you look more radiant and beautiful. For working professionals these products are a life saver. But on special occasions such as an anniversary party, wedding, family gatherings, birthdays, festivals or a New Year’s Eve party you must look your best; and this requires a special touch of make-up. Make-up can also help you maintain your beauty by giving you a flawless skin. This can be easily achieved with the regular application of certain cosmetics products, particularly those products that are organic based.

If you are looking to buy a full range of make-up but are a little conscious with respect to your budget there is hope. You can buy from shop as they offer you the best products and names at affordable prices. The brands that are sold at online stores are those that have been rated as the most premium and of the highest quality in their respective fields.

If you want to do some cheap online shopping for the first time, here are a few tips that you should keep in mind:

    • It is found to be very common among women that they buy products over a long period of time but rarely use them. There is no point in buying make-up if you are never or rarely going to use it. Therefore make sure that you purchase only the products that you will use and apply. This will in turn save you money and time. You can filter products to your preferences from the filters provided on the website to help you choose the make-up products that you need.
    • Buy products that are of high quality when you shop from online stores because the skin of some women is sensitive. Premium products are safe on the skin
    • Do not purchase mascara that is highly priced because after all this will be something that you buy regularly, if it is expensive it will burn a big hole in your pocket. We recommend that you buy a reasonably priced mascara of high quality that is easy to apply and doesn’t dry.
    • Lip gloss is again something that you buy very often, hence this too should not be too expensive. The primary role of a lip gloss is to give your lips shimmer so you can go with pretty much any brand.
    • Buy nail polish or nail paint that suits your look and doesn’t cost too much because you will change the look of your nails every other day. You can find a plethora of shades available online.
    • Foundation is the most important make-up product that you buy as it is the base of your overall face make-up. The shade that you pick should match your skin tone. If you are a little skeptical as to which shade would best suit you, simply go and test the various shades in a store and note their name. Then order the very same product online.
  • Lastly buy products after you have read their reviews from people that have bought it. Most websites have a review or feedback section where customers that have bought products give their firsthand account of how they feel about the product that they bought.


Is There Lead In Your Favorite Lipstick

lipstickIs there poison in your cosmetics? There may be lead in your lipstick!

You need to check for several things when buying lipstick. Check to confirm it is cruelty free and is not tested on animals, that it does not have contain lead or parabens, and that it is a lipstick made with healthy ingredients.

While lipstick with lead in it sounds outrageous, when you think about it, it makes sense they would try to use it. Lead makes color adhere and stay put. That’s why they used it in paint for so long. This raises the question of why it’s not allowed in paint anymore, but manufacturers are still allowed to put it in a product you put on your lips and ingest on a daily basis.

Lead is a highly toxic heavy metal that stays in the body and is now known to cause serious neurological problems. Lead poisoning in children led to the banning of lead paint back in 1978! Again, why is lead still allowed in lipstick? It’s because of the way cosmetics are regulated. Because lead in lipstick is a contaminant, not an actual ingredient, you won’t see it listed as an ingredient on a label. You are using poisonous lipstick, and they don’t need to let you know because of this labeling loophole.

Another fact to keep in mind for those of us prone to depression is that lead has been associated with depression. If you struggle with your mood, whether moderately or seriously, take a close look at what you’re putting on your lips.

If you think the incidence of lipstick with lead is rare, keep in mind that in 2009, the FDA tested 20 lipsticks; they found lead to be in all of them!

Here’s another ingredient to avoid: parabens. Many lipsticks contain parabens which are suspected to be hormone disruptors. They’re used as preservatives. Any product containing parabens should avoided. You’ll find them in more cosmetics than just lipstick.

If you think you don’t use that much lipstick and it won’t hurt you, consider that lipstick is just the tip of the iceberg. We are bombarded every day with so many chemicals that our bodies are on overload with exposure to ingredients that are just plain bad for us. You need to start eliminating your exposure to these toxins as much as you can, when you can.

Your skin is your largest organ. What are you putting on it that is being absorbed into your body and is causing you harm?

The Truth About Your Face and Oil

The Truth About Your Face and OilWe’ve all heard the sayings about oil making your skin break out and about how we should avoid oil on our faces like the plague. Well actually, this is not true at all. We shouldn’t avoid oils, we should avoid the WRONG oils.

“The misconception that oils make you breakout comes from the fact that not all oils are created equal,” according to Victoria Tsai, founder of Tatcha Skin Care.

Inexpensive mineral oils and lanolin are comedogenic, but high-quality oils like camellia, macadamia, jojoba, and squalene are non-comedogenic and can help draw excess sebum from pores. Sebums are the oily secretions of the sebaceous glands that act as a lubricant for the hair and skin and provides some protection against bacteria. These high quality oils are also great emollients and can repair skin barrier function.

Here are some of the multiple uses and the benefits of facial oils- To Glow For!

Wear as Primer- according to Hollywood makeup artist, Lina Hanson, botanical facial oils penetrate into the skin faster than a cream. The anti-inflammatory properties in camellia, mandarin and pumpkin seed soothe the skin and very high vitamins and antioxidants help prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles.

Reverse Sun Damage- Mediterranean beauties have used vitamin E and other antioxidants and olive oil as a moisturizer and wrinkle-smoother for centuries. In addition to neutralizing some of the free radicals created from UV rays when you rub them on your face you smell the natural scent of the earth and it’s very comforting.

Combat Redness- Help with healing acne and reducing redness can benefit every skin type, arnica and evening primrose is meant for everyone. It penetrates deep into the skin and doesn’t leave any greasy residue.

Cleanse Thoroughly- Face oil cleansers, such as camellia and rice bran oils contain emulsifiers that make oil bond to water and wash away.They are the best cleansers for melting away impurities and excess sebum without stripping the skin of moisture. They’re also the most effective way to remove makeup and sunscreen because the synthetic oils and silicone dissolve readily in oil but not water.The main difference with treatment oils and cleansing oils is their relationship with water, says Tsai.

OPT FOR HYBRID OILS- Argon and Marula oils are especially great for dry or mature skin. In addition to using anti-aging retinol and essential amino acids, opt for hybrid oils to get the best of both worlds when science and nature meet.

Absolute Best Way to Apply Mascara

Best Way to Apply MascaraHow to Best Apply Mascara

Technique is so important when applying mascara. The way you get your eyelashes to look beautiful is all in the way you apply it! You don’t even need a special product, any drugstore mascara will work just fine. These techniques are really easy and impressive! You will get complements on your eyelashes for sure, and it doesn’t even require that much effort or time at all. Read on to find out how to do this!

If you curl your eyelashes, make sure to do it before you put on mascara, so the curler doesn’t get stuck.

Step 1:

Most people start applying mascara from their roots up. But this is not the way to start! The best way to make your eyelashes look longer is by starting at the top! Get your mascara brush and only do the tops of your eyelashes. Don’t even worry about the roots yet. Go over them a lot of times and then go on to the other eye while you wait for them to dry. This will get the very tops of your eyelashes looking a lot longer than normal, which is what we’re going for!

Step 2:

Now you should do your roots. If you want them to seem fuller, go over them many times. If not, only go over them a couple of times. If you want them really full, apply the mascara to the roots, wait for that side to dry, and then put on another coat. You can still go up all the way to the tops of your lashes when you do this, but this might make it a bit clumpy so you just have to be careful.

Step 3:

This step is optional, but can look very good if you do it right. Once you’ve done step 1 and step 2, go on to put mascara on the backs of your lashes. Many makeup artists use this trick. The majority of people only put mascara only on the front but they don’t realize that by putting it on the back the eyelashes will look better! It will make them look thicker and fuller. This is a great thing to do if you want your eyelashes to be really noticeable.

Step 4:

If you want the cute little flick at the end of your eye, get the end of your mascara brush and go over the end of your eye a few times starting from the roots up. You don’t want to put a lot of mascara on the ends of your eyelashes but putting a little bit more can look cuter. It emphasizes the ends of your eyelashes, which is hard to achieve with just mascara. This step is also optional. Do whatever you feel your lashes will look best with!

Step 5:

I also highly recommend that you apply mascara on the bottom eyelashes. It will frame your eyes, making them look a lot cuter. You don’t want to put a lot on the bottom though, so just kind of rub your brush around until you get the amount you want.

This is hands down the best way to apply mascara! Practice it and try it out!