Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Skin Care Tips For Winter

1) Bring in the heavyweights. No medicine cabinet is ready for winter without the following: a moisturizing cream—not a gel or lotion—for day. 

2) Check the ingredients list. Ceramides and hyaluronic acid are hero molecules when it comes to trapping water below the skin's surface and plumping the lines and wrinkles that become more noticeable when skin is dry and dehydrated. If you're sensitive or acne-prone, look for products that contain grape seed oil or extract—it has moisturizing, anti-flammatory and firming properties. 

3) Don't skimp on sunscreen. Anyone who has come off a day on the slopes with a wicked sunburn knows that UV rays can actually penetrate more in the wintertime, so make sure you're still incorporating a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher into your regimen.

4) Cut back on scrubs and peels. "AHAs such as glycolic and salicylic acid should be used sparingly as they strip and dry the skin and are particularly harsh during colder months," says Dr. Frank, who also recommends shelving your gritty scrubs and foregoing exfoliating facials in the winter.

5) Get a humidifier. Constantly going from cold air outside to heated air inside dries out your skin.Not only will placing a humidifier in your bedroom keep your face, lips and hands soft and supple while you sleep, it may help stave off winter sickness.

6) Edit your makeup bag. If your complexion is especially red in the colder months, consider a primer with neutralizing green tones. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tips For Working A Winter Berry Lip Like Jennifer

Now that winter is officially here us beauty ladies are all geared up to embrace some new lip colours. 

As much as we love beachy corals and shimmery nudes, there’s just something about a deep berry lip which we just can’t get enough of. Plus, this vampy hue has been spied on the kissers of a ton of our fave celebs as of late, so we reckon it’s time you got involved, too. 

     If you’re looking for a more intense finish (think J-Law, Lorde, Rooney Mara, etc) then you’d be wise to start by applying a thin layer of your usual foundation across your lips. This will not only really help to keep the colour true-to-shade but will also give your look some serious staying power. A lip brush will also help for a really pigmented look.

Those with darker skin should look out for lipsticks with a chocolate base which is richer and more warming than bluer-based lipsticks. 

     If you have fair skin, chose something that’s dark but sheer. Us blonde ladies on the Grazia beauty desk are big fans of all the gorgeous plum shades out there at the moment and reckon you will be, too.

     Make like Jessica Alba and note how her colour lightens in the middle of her lower lip. Whether it was intentional or not, we think it looks pretty damn gorgeous and we love the way it makes the look feel a little edgier and more lived-in.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Big Blush Book for Merry Christmas 2015

Calling all blush enthusiasts! Discover 8 best-selling shades of tarte’s award-winning, Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes with this blockbuster big blush book.