Archive for November, 2010

Beauty Questions, Answered – September 2010

Q: My natural summer highlights are so pretty. How can I keep them longer? Mother Nature is the world’s best hair colorist, right? To stay bright all fall, her stand-in here on earth, New York City – based hair guru Sharon Dorram, suggests touching up the top and front sections of your hair, where the sun hits. “Go a bit brighter there, lacing highlights along your hairline and part,” she says. But don’t overdo it: Hang on to some of [...]

How To Do The Perfect Blowout

Yes, you can get that impossibly shiny pro look with your own two hands (no need to grow a third). The how-to: No 1 – Start in the Shower Women often forget to pick shampoo and conditioner for their hair type. If your hair is fine, use lightweight products that won’t zap volume. If yours is thick or curly, try a heavier conditioner for smooth results. No 2 – Be Sure to Pre-dry Don’t use a round brush on drenched [...]

How To Do False Lashes

They are everywhere now (and on every celeb), but let’s be honest – they are intimidating! Here’s the 1-2-3 plan to follow: No 1 – Adjust Your View The biggest mistake women make with false lashes: looking straight into the mirror. Put a makeup mirror on the table instead so that you are gazing down. You will be able to see what you are doing and the strip will land right on the lash line. Hold the strip of lashes [...]

The New Sexy Hair: It’s Huge!

Firs The Prep Volume in both directions makes you look like a lollipop. So choose one or the other: wide or high. Here is a hint: Wide looks best if your face is long. Pick high if yours is more round. Either way, work mousse into damp hair and blow-dry upside down. Got slippery hair? A shot of dry shampoo gives grip. Go Wide Make spirals all over with a curling iron, working from the bottom layer up. Then finger-comb [...]

How To Do Bold Red Lips

Pulling off this classic Hollywood touch is now easy enough for any of us – if you follow these tips. No 1 – Test Shades With a Friend Bring a buddy along when you go lipstick shopping, then play! Experimenting with different colors is the best way to find a shade you love. Try orangery reds if you have fair skin; go with deep brick shades if your skin is dark. Medium and golden skin tones look great in true [...]