I usually never post these, but I thought they would be great tips for you guys if you’re clueless when it comes to makeup. (The only product that I've used that they've recommended is the Macadamia healing oil treatment which I do love.) This is from the April Issue of Women's Health Mag.
Don’t even know where to begin with blush? What shade? Where to apply? How much? …Who knows? The April issue of Women’s Health magazine, offers a guide to choosing the right blush shade to enhance your eyes and work with your face shape. Follow these tips from and you’ll have illuminating skin in no time!
Use your eye color as your guide…
- Blue Eyes: Use peach or icy pink. This will draw attention to light eyes. Do not use Plum, as this will minimize your eyes.
- Green Eyes: Use any shade of pink, for a striking look. Do not use deep plum it neutralizes the yellow flecks in green.
- Brown Eyes: Use berry hues. Yellow tints in your brown eyes will pop against pinkish plums. Do not use neutrals, they blend into the undertones of your eyes.
- Hazel Eyes: Use a pink with violet undertones. Do not use orangey pinks, they dull the gray in hazel.
Learn how to apply the blush for your face shape
- Oval: Use a brush to dust blush onto the apples of your cheeks.
- Round: Apply in a vertical line from the centers of your apples to just about your jawbone.
- Long: Blend blush along your hairline and outer edges of your cheekbones.
- Square: Dust into the hollows of your cheeks.
What is your secret beauty ally?
What’s your secret beauty ally? Oil! Believe it or not, this month’s issue of Women’s Health magazine explores the secret to oil with dermatologist Jeannette Graf, M.D. Oil used to be scoffed at and criticized in the skin-care industry, but now, plant-based oil is being recognized as the body, face and hair’s best friend. Plant based oils in several new products will not clog pores like mineral oils do, and will penetrate deeply.
What to use?
· Comfort Zone Sacred Nature Nourishing Body Oil is a lightweight, nutrient rich product that contains buriti oil (extracted from an Amazonian palm tree) and jojoba oil (high levels of triglycerides and omega fatty acids). Smooth two or three drops onto each area of your body every day.
- Bath & Body Works Sandalwood Fig Sensual Massage Oil is a romantic, woodsy scented oil that is infused with fig, sandalwood, sunflower oil and has antioxidant properties. Massage into your skin as if it were a body lotion.
· Pangea Organics Himalayan Geranium & Pomegranate Balancing Oil is a light blend of 11 nourishing oils which will help your skins elasticity and suppleness. After cleansing and while skin is damp, massage two or three drops into your face.
- Nude Cleansing Facial Oil contains antioxidant-rich vitamin E oil which cleans without harsh rubbing. Massage a few drops all over dry skin, then wet your hands and massage your face again.
- Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is made of omega-3 and -6 fatty-acid-enriched oil. This will help replenish your skin overnight. After cleansing, pat (don’t rub) a few drops onto your cheeks, forehead and chin.
- Macadamia Natural Oil healing Oil Treatment contains macadamia nut oil which has some of the highest amounts of essential omega fatty acids. It will instantly hydrate dry skin without making it greasy. Coat freshly washed medium-length to long hair with a dime size squirt; for short hair use a pea sized amount. Smooth over from midway down the hair to the ends, then comb to distribute.
- Rahua Finishing Treatment is a thick concentrated, silicone-free styling lotion that is packed with rahua nut oil. This will help hydrate and strengthen hair follicles by adding a protective layer. Work a small amount through damp hair, concentrate on the ends. The oil will impart a glossy sheen.
Check out these and other beauty tips at: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty-and-style/beauty-secrets-0