Tuesday, October 6, 2009


If you have oily skin then the good news is this skin type is generally slower to show fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration.

The downside can be more frequent breakouts, large pores and a greasy appearance.

you can minimize oil by doing these

1. The experts suggest cleansing your face two or three times daily with good old soap and water. Pack a premoistened cleansing pad if you won't be around a water basin throughout the day.

2. Understand that dermatologists and aestheticians often disagree on which types of soaps or cleansers to use'but all agree that once you find a product that works well for your skin, you should continue using it.

3. Follow the recommendations of dermatologists and shower or bathe in tepid rather than steaming-hot water. Hot water can strip your skin of needed moisture, while cold water can shock your skin.

4. Avoid using cleansers that tend to overdry skin. This paradoxically causes your skin to produce even more oil than usual.

5. Use only noncomedogenic moisturizers and sunscreen products'this means they're oil-free and won't clog pores.

6. Add a clay or mud mask once a week to your skincare routine to temporarily absorb oil.

7. Choose makeup that’s specifically formulated for oily skin; shine-control water-based cosmetics are made to absorb and cover oiliness so your skin doesn't look as greasy.

8. Consider Pure.Makeup, which is formulated with 50% water instead of pore-clogging oils, which can cause breakouts.

9. For a fresh-yet-matte finish, an oil-control powder like Pure.

10. Powderor Shine Free Powder worn alone or over your foundation can absorb oils. Gently sweep the powder puff (or your Expert Tools Face Brush) over areas of your face that are prone to shine (especially your T-zone).

Monday, October 5, 2009


Foundation can be the best fix for uneven-looking skin tone caused by blotchiness, freckles and spot scars.

First apply your makeup along your jaw line to ensure the shade is right for you. Then blend it into the rest of your face using your fingertips or a sponge for a flawless, even look.

Mousse or cream formulas glide on easily and provide the medium-to-full coverage that is perfect for correcting the look of an uneven complexion.

Use Dream Matte Mousse Foundation for smooth coverage that blends effortlessly. Apply a yellow-toned concealer or spot apply foundation only on needed areas.

If you have hyperpigmented skin (dark spots and patches), apply a full coverage concealer, such as Cover Stick Corrector Concealer, then blend on a foundation in a shade lighter than your skin but darker than the concealed spot.

Some Hispanic and African-American women have lighter skin toward the center of the face and darker skin around the edge of the face down to the neck. To even out skin tone, you’ll need two foundations: a lighter foundation that matches the lighter part of your face and a darker foundation that matches the darker part of your face. Mix the two foundations, then apply the mixture over your entire face until you get an even-toned complexion.


If your complexion is looking dull or tired, it’s time to reenergize your skin!

1. Start warming up that light complexion by taking a look at your strands. Is your hair color lighter (or as light as) your face? If so, go for some warmer low-lights, especially on strands that frame your face.

2. Swipe a light bronzing dust across cheeks and the tip of the nose. Believe it or not, bronzer really can be used on light skin. Tap the brush off first, and apply a shade that is just a few tones darker than your own (think sun-kissed, not tanning bed-fried).

3. Apply a pink lip gloss. Pink is a believable color on the lips of a light skinned woman, and it doesn't overpower the face when used with bronzer. Stick with glosses rather than matte finishes to keep the focus on great skin.

4. Go for grey or brown eye liner. Black liner can be a bit too harsh when the goal is to warm a washed out complexion, but some definition is key to keeping the eyes bright. Select grey or brown instead.

5. Apply a single coat of lengthening black mascara to make eyes pop against a freshly warmed, light canvas.