Care & Tips Articles

Tools of Attraction

“Makeup brushes bring makeup to life,” says Ross Burton of Lancome.  Indeed, without the right brush to apply your blush, it’s just a square of pretty pink powder sitting in a compact. Not only do makeup brushes provide a professional and more natural-looking finish on your face, but they’ll also save you time and money in the long run. Brushes pick up and distribute product without absorbing it – hence making your makeup last a lot longer than if you [...]

Skin Smarts

Icelandic Relief Eye Cream with Biospheric Complex This light as air eye cream delivers major impact to the stressed-out eye area. Rice peptides help counteract the aging effects of stress, optical diffusers soften fine lines and circulation to lighten dark circles, and Icelandic kelp helps fight inflammation. [$45, skyniceland.com] Kinerase Intensive Eye Cream Your eyes are one of the first areas to show age. Keep them guessing yours with potent eye cream. It contains 0.125 percent Kinetin, the highest level [...]

Stressing Out

Stress is part of everyday life. From traffic jams and deadlines to breakups and problems at work, we all feel stressed out sometimes. Stress can manifest itself by giving us tense muscles, headaches, and anxiety, but you may not realize the toll it takes on complexion. Stress increases oil production on the skin, which is why we break out sometimes when we get stressed. It also impairs the lipid barrier function, so when you’re stressed, skin loses that healthy, youthful [...]

Sun Smarts

Photo-aging, the technical term used to describe sun damage, can take years to show up on our skin. But every time you expose yourself to the sun sans protection, the skin loses the ability to repair itself, collagen and elastin become damaged, and that damage accumulates. Skin becomes saggy, wrinkled, and leathery, and fails to spring back. And forget about throwing pricey skin care at the problem. “I’ve seen so many women try to undo the damage with expensive skin [...]

How to Do a Messy Up-Do (But Not Look Messy!)

Every glam woman needs to know this trick – the chicest ponytail alternative going. Step No. 1 Gather hair into a low ponytails, slightly off to one side. (Skip the elastic band.) Step No. 2 Twist and twirl your hair around a couple of fingers to create a bun; secure with a few bobby pins. Slide the pins in flush against your head, and don’t pry them open first – they’ll stay tighter that way. Step No. 3 Use your [...]