Showing posts with label make up tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label make up tips. Show all posts

Monday, June 4, 2012

Makeup and Hair Tips

By following simple makeup and hair styling tips you can recreate this Academy Award nominee’s winning look.

Actress Salma Hayek has come a long way from the small town of Coatszacoalcos, located in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Born on Sept. 2, 1966, she is part Spanish and part Lebanese—a pedigree that undeniably accounts for her exotic beauty.

Salma launched her acting career in her early 20s, appearing in a number of Mexican tele-novelas (soap operas). She first found an international audience when she landed a small part in Mi Vida Loca (“My Crazy Life”), a 1993 film about Latina girls growing up in a poor Los Angeles neighborhood. She eventually garnered supporting roles in Desperado, Road Racers, Four Rooms and Fair Game, before achieving superstardom with When Fools Rush In, Traffic, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and her Oscar-nominated tour de force, Frida.

The length of Salma’s hair allows her great versatility: long (either sleekly straight, curled, or adorned with accent braids); shoulder length, with sexy flipped ends, embellished with hair jewelry or the occasional flower; pulled back into a graceful topknot or chignon, defined by a center part or slicked back to accentuate the symmetry of her refined bone structure. Salma’s hair is one of the most luxurious shades of brown. Colorist Jaime Abraham of Looks Salon in Naperville, Illinois, believes such deep, natural tones are one of the hottest trends this year. “I don't know if you've seen Salma Hayek’s hair recently but a lot of the stars have really rich, dark hair,” she told The Chicago Tribune in July, noting that stars like Salma tend to set the stage for the rest of us.

Perhaps Salma is the best judge of her own style, which may account for her fascination with the iconoclastic Frida Kahlo. The 1920s were sexy “because they were a time of experimentation and self-expression,” she told In Style magazine in September 2003. “All of a sudden, women were independent and speaking up. They were flying airplanes, directing and painting. The ’20s were also a time of sexual freedom; even the makeup and hairstyles had romance and glamour. Clothing was chic and makeup highlighted the eyes which are the windows to your soul."

Many beauty experts have dissected Salma’s look in their upscale books. In Latina Beauty, BelĂ©n Aranda-Alvarado, a former beauty editor for Latina magazine, describes Salma’s makeup as a palette of shimmery neutrals:

• For the face, begin with foundation and concealer to even skin tones and cover any blemishes. Avoid using powder (unless your skin is oily). Mix dark contour powder with blush, and apply to cheeks.
• Eyeshadow should be a neutral pink or pearl, with a slight frost, applied from the eyelid to the top of the brow bone. Blend in a touch of silver shadow for contour as well as a shimmery white shadow on the outer two-thirds of the brow bone to play up the eyes.
• Curl lashes and apply mascara.
• Brows should be tamed but retain their thick, natural arch.
• Lips are also neutral—a brownish-pink, without the severe penciled-in outline to which so many women seem addicted. Add a clear gloss for shine.
In The Mane Thing, celebrity hairstylist Kevin Mancuso teaches readers how Salma’s thick and curly hair can be sensually straightened. The cut is one length, with layers around the face. After shampooing, conditioning and towel-drying hair, you’ll find that the process couldn’t be easier:
• Apply straightening gel to damp hair, and comb it through. Detangle as necessary.
• Section the hair and pin it atop the head. Blow dry from the bottom layers inward gently pulling on each section with your brush to straighten it.
• Repeat for all sections of hair, saving the top for last.
• After hair is dry apply a small amount of silicone and brush hair to enhance shine.
• Use a flat iron for finishing.

With the Frida prosthetic unibrow long gone, Salma is now the face of Avon, appearing in the global beauty company’s new My Lip Miracle television commercial. She will be featured in numerous print and TV ads for cosmetics and fragrances, also partnering with the nonprofit Avon Foundation to publicize its domestic violence initiative.

“Salma's personal story and values are a perfect fit for us and we have a shared commitment to the empowerment and well-being of women,” says Avon Chair and CEO Andrea Jung.
“I’m very optimistic that in joining forces with Avon, we can truly make a difference to the important cause of domestic violence and bring hope and empowerment to women around the world,” Salma adds.
Look for Salma in Paint, Robert Altman’s comedy-thriller that skewers the backstabbing New York art gallery scene, to be released next year.

Publications: Febstore

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Spring is the season of regeneration and it's time to rejuvenate your skin with peeling treatments which remove dead skin cells to reveal a healthy, radiant looking skin. Find out how you can visibly improve the look of your complexion with the following beauty tips for a perfect exfoliation!

Everyone knows that a beautiful skin begins with a proper skin care routine and the use of beneficial products. We might have all different needs when it comes to beauty products, but there is definitely one thing we have in common: the need to exfoliate.

The following beauty tips can help you find the perfect exfoliation method for you as this process leads to the regeneration of the skin and promotes a healthy, radiant complexion.

There are several methods you can turn towards when it comes to the exfoliation process, depending on personal preference as well as budget, but there are a few methods which stand out from the others. These methods are professional methods performed in beauty salons all over the world.

Specialists have developed these products and methods used to exfoliate the skin to promote healthy, beautiful looking skin that radiates. They act by removing the dead skin cells which cover the skin to allow new cells to regenerate. This way, the skin remains soft to the touch, glowing, and fine lines are faded away. Here are some tips to help you achieve a perfect exfoliated skin:

Peeling products and natural homemade exfoliants
If you're not a fan of beauty salons or you're just on a tight budget, don't worry, as you'll still be able to reach that healthy radiant skin you've always dreamed of. Facial scrubs and also fruits such as kiwis, grapefruits, papaya, and many more others can help remove those dead skin cells which cause a dull, unappealing look. There are a variety of products available for you, so make sure you choose right.

If you have acne problems, use a fruit exfoliating mask and avoid those peeling systems which feature small granules as they might irritate your pimples, doing more harm than good.

Intensive Repair Treatments
This type of peeling treatment is a bit more expensive than microdermabrasion and the procedure lasts longer as well, to about 90 minutes. The Intensive Repair Treatment is suitable for tired, dull and devitalized skin, as it helps oxygenate the skin deeply. The treatment begins with make-up removal and skin toning, after which the exfoliation process begins. Papaya and pineapple enzymes are used to remove the dead skin cells of the skin; these fruit acids work really well and are gentle on the complexion.
Next, the skin is oxygenated using a high frequency electrode, after which a purifying mask is applied. Then, a special vitalizing serum is applied and when the procedure ends, a final face cream is applied to protect the skin against external factors.
The result of this procedure is that of a face lift and a fresh, youthful complexion.

Microdermabrasion is a very popular procedure which helps remove dead skin cells and pigment spots from the skin's surface. This technique uses diamond dust to remove dead skin, and the procedure lasts about 15 minutes. During this time the beautician covers all the area of your skin, including the soft and sensitive zones around the eyes and the mouth. Due to the fact that after the treatment the skin pores are open, a highly intensive moisturizer is applied, thus the skin will remain soft and radiant. Microdermabrasion stimulates collagen and elastin production, blemishes are removed and fine lines faded, so give this procedure a try every month or so for a fabulous looking skin.

Chemical Peels
Chemical peels, just as the name suggests, use chemicals to gently burn the surface of the skin, to remove any dead skin cells and promote skin regeneration. This procedure should only be done by a professional as they can determine exactly the concentration you need to deal with your problems. There are different types of chemical peels, which vary from soft to harsh, depending on the skin's needs. After a consultation performed by a specialist in dermatology, the acid chemical peel will be applied in the concentration needed. After the treatment, an SPF protection face cream will be applied on the skin to protect it. It is advised to avoid sun exposure after this treatment until the skin cells regenerate. The results obtained after a chemical peel are a visibly rejuvenated complexion and a cleaner looking skin.

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