Monthly Archive: March 2015

Beauty Appliances To Take A Look At

bhstlsA dizzying number of appliances promise to make you look great. But you just want them to work! We checked out the ones women use most–from blow-dryers to makeup mirrors-and found these 6 standouts.

Up Close and Personal

Remington True-to-Light Deluxe Lighted Make-Up Mirror $29.99(*)

We were surprised at the variety and price range ($24.99 to $99) of makeup mirrors available in stores and through catalogs. When we asked a panel of women to evaluate them for design, lighting, cost, magnification, added features, and clarity of image, this model was the clear winner in all categories. Panelists liked the adjustable side mirrors, the 4 light settings (day, office-fluorescent, evening, and home), … Read the rest

Let’s Talk Beauty Tips

ltbtipsLove glamour-girl eyes? Inviting red lips? A rosy glow? Follow these easy lessons from our beauty pros.

Can I use a bronzer instead of a powder blush regardless of the season?

If you are very pale, bronzer will give you that “fake tan” look, says Cover Girl makeup pro B.J. Gillian. Substitute a beige- or almond-colored blush, lightly dusted on the temples, the bridge of your nose, and the tip of the chin. “It will give your skin a warm glow without looking too `done,'” he explains. Check out Cover Girl Classic Color Blush in Natural Glow or Oil of Olay Blush in Toffee.

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Save Yourself From A Real Beauty Crisis

rbcRough hands The skin on your hands says a lot about your age. Keep it soft, supple, and young-looking with a lotion that quenches dryness and makes skin feel baby-smooth. Try Curel Soothing Hands, straight off the drugstore shelf. It contains a good dose of glycerin, a potent lubricant, and lasts through numerous handwashings. Also effective: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream ($4.57), Eucerin Plus Alphahydroxy Moisturizing Lotion ($7.99), and Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream ($13.50). Avoid washing with very hot water, it dries out skin. Reapply moisturizer throughout the day.

Yellowing nails A base coat is key the pigments in polish can penetrate and discolor nail layers. Also, be sure to remove … Read the rest

Meg Ryan Talks Real Beauty

mrtrbYES, THEY HAVE GREAT BONES AND GLOWING SKIN. AND YES, they’re blessed with the sort of casual beauty that we all covet. Meg Ryan no doubt looks dewy after a sleepless night, and Candice Bergen could bring class to sweatpants. But the women who embody authentic beauty aren’t just pretty faces. What makes them truly modern is their attitude: Spirited and secure, they let their looks speak for themselves. Unlike the beauties of other eras, they never try too hard, because wowing people isn’t the point: In the new millennium, success means finding your own rhythm, instead of just pumping up the volume. “These are all strong women with strong inner … Read the rest