Smart’s Girl Guide to Lipstick

Lipstick happens to be one of the basic cosmetics of a woman. Most of the Women of today cannot live without it, and such is the craze they have for this piece of stick that adds color to their face.

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Welcome to the second installment of Beauty Beginners, a series where I’ll be sharing my beginner-friendly, fundamental beauty routines. In my last post I laid down the basics for finding the best foundation for your skin type. Not only is that post a good refresher for our beauty gurus out there, but it’s also a solid start for those who aren’t as confident in the makeup department. Similar to applying flawless foundation, lipstick can be a bit tricky. Today I’ll be taking you through my foolproof guide to finding your perfect lipstick…

Finding The Best Lipstick For Your Complexion

Unfortunately not all shades complement every skin tone. Red lipstickalone has such a wide variety! Complexions vary just as much as lipstick shades, so my advice is to always test colors against your skin before you make a decision. If your skin has more of a pink undertone, I suggest trying cool-based colors while darker complexions pair well with warmer, coral hues. I also mix reds all the time to come up with my own custom shade.

How to Decide Between Satin, Matte, or Gloss

Lipsticks come in a variety of textures, so how do you decide between them all? It’s great if you already have a personal preference, but for beauty newcomers my advice is to test away. I usually wear a subtle, neutral gloss for daytime and reserve bold satins and mattes for going out. Bold is beautiful, just remember that upkeep is key! If you prefer something more subtle, tinted balms and lip glosses should do the trick.

Drugstore vs. Department Store

While it’s true that paying top dollar for quality lipsticks is worth it, drugstores have some hidden …

 

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Top 5 Reasons to Exfoliate your Face, Now!

Please, for the sake of your skin’s beauty, bear this on your mind: exfoliating at least once a week depending on your skin type is crucial – it boosts your circulation, buffs away dry skin and reduces cellulite.

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While regular skin cleansing is clearly beneficial, exfoliating your face on a regular basis can improve the results of your skin care routine and help rejuvenate your skin. Whether you have dry, normal, oily or sensitive skin, exfoliation can bring new life to your complexion. There are two methods of exfoliating – physical, such as the use of scrub orchemical. Chemical exfoliators work by dissolving the “glue” between the cells, causing them to slough away. Here are 5 reasons to make exfoliating part of your daily routine.

  1. Helps Clear Acne & Breakouts

    Exfoliation, helps to reduce the occurrence of acne and blackhead breakouts. Acne-prone skin sheds extra skin cells more than other skin types, but the cells do not fall away. Instead, they stick to the skin, clogging pores and hair follicles. As this dead cell debris builds, the skin produces excess follicle oils—which leads to blackheads and blemishes. Think of regular exfoliation as “taking out the trash” and reducing the likelihood of clogged pores and acne.

  2. Improve Your Skins Texture

    Exfoliating the tired, dead cells also speeds up the skin renewal process, allowing new healthy cells to take their place. This process turns your complexion from dull and dry to bright, vibrant, and smooth. In addition, regular exfoliation reduces fine lines and wrinkles and keeps your skin much softer!

  3. Reduces Appearance of Large Pores

    Along with dead cells, exfoliating also removes the dirt stuck deep inside your pores. Washing your skin alone will not accomplish this. When pores become clogged, they appear …

 

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8 JAPANESE BEAUTY SECRETS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Ever wondered how the Japanese manage to look so young? Women from Japan just don’t age at the same rate as most women. And it’s all due to Japanese skincare secrets.

8 JAPANESE BEAUTY SECRETS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Japanese women are famed for their clear, flawless faces and their ability to look 30 even past their 60th birthday. Then, of course, there are the geisha, these mysterious women, whose whole lives are dedicated to beauty in all forms. By the way, the geisha were not courtesans, regardless of how the word’s definition has got mixed up after World War II. Perhaps Japanese women’s beauty has to do with genes or they have some dark secret, such as subjecting themselves to rigorous, cruel beauty routines that we wouldn’t be able to endure for even a week? No, the truth is much simpler and nicer: natural ingredients and constant care. Here are some traditional Japanese beauty tips:

1. Food 

Think for a second what are the foods we associate with Japan – fish, rice and seaweed. These, together with cabbage-family vegetables, make up the bulk of the traditional Japanese diet. No fatty meat, no sugar and no tons of bread. What distinguishes these foods is their abundance of omega-3 fatty acids, health-promoting, anti-aging molecules, fibres, vitamins and minerals in high quantities. Basically, everything that’s essential for your health and good looks.

2. Rice

Rice is one of the most popular Japanese beauty secrets and it needs a special mention, while we’re on the subject of food as an element in the beauty routine of Japanese women. It’s not just a superhealthy food, packed with vitamins and minerals, that helps the skin glow from within. It, or rather the water you’ve boiled it in, or simply rinsed it in, can be used as a facial wash. You can also add it to your bath water. Why? Because it contains the minerals that have left the grains during cooking and it also contains starch, a soothing substance for the skin.

3. Nightingale droppings

Nightingale droppings is another one of unusual Japanese beauty secrets. Yes, you read that right. Bird droppings have been used as facial treatments in Japan since the 17th century, mostly by geishas and kabuki actors at the time but they are now slowly getting international recognition. The secret is a compound called guanine, which has the wonderful properties of brightening the …

 

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