A Fool Proof Way to Choose The Right Foundation for your Skin

There is a reason why “beauty gurus” are so popular on YouTube – make up can be hard, especially when you’re first getting into it. When it comes to putting on your face, the most important part is the foundation. It’s like building a house, and without a solid foundation there is not much else you can do. Foundation can be tricky, though – put on too much and you look like a clown, put on too little and you look like an unpolished amature. So today, this short write-up will help you crack the foundation mystery, and hopefully answer any questions that you might have. Without further adieu, let’s begin with actually choosing a foundation.

To begin, let’s ignore the shade, and focus purely on getting the best functional match between the type of foundation and your skin. Since everyone is different, there is no set formula that you can follow, so it might take some trial and error. That said, there are a few guidelines that will definitely narrow down your search. For starters, you’ll need to figure out the type of skin you have.

If your skin is dry, you’ll want to avoid powders and opt for either a liquid or a stick foundation instead. Liquid foundation is most ideal for dry skin, as most formulations will have a moisturizing quality, giving your skin the much needed glow while at the same time combating the dryness. If you’re still not sure what you’re looking for, keep an eye out for foundations that advertise moisture.

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Now, if you’re on the opposite side of the spectrum, with more oily skin than most, you’ll need to use one of two things – a powder, or an oil-free liquid. This should be self explanatory, if your skin is already oily, there is no need to get a moisturizing foundation. Instead, you’ll want to get a powder that can absorb the oils, leaving your face looking matte smooth. If you’re prone to breakouts you’ll need to hunt for a more specific foundation, ideally something that contains salicylic acid.

If your skin doesn’t fall into either category, then you have some more work to do. Combination skin requires careful planning and strategic application of a powder foundation. You’ll want to make sure to distribute more powder to where you need it most, but make sure to focus on blending it correctly so you don’t leave any visible lines.

Now that you’ve figured out what type of foundation is best for your skin, you’ll want to match it to your skin tone. Professional makeup artists can do this by eye, but you’ll need some extra help. If you’re just shopping around for your first set of foundation, you’ll need to do some tests before you buy. Grab a few colors that you think are close to your skin tone and draw a few lines on the back of your hand. Keep in mind, store lighting can be misleading so take a quick walk outside to compare. Another thing to note– make sure to give the foundation a few minutes to absorb into your skin, as the color will change as it dries.

By now, you should be able to find a foundation that’s right for you, but before you go on applying it, remember that you should never apply to un-moisturized skin. And if you’re on the drier side, you’ll also need to exfoliate before you moisturize. If your foundation doesn’t have any SPF in it, make sure to also slather some sunscreen prior to putting it on.

When to Know if You Should See a Dermatologist

Everybody knows that skin is the largest organ in the human body, but when it comes to skin conditions, many refuse to put up their hands and hand over the reigns to a professional. While it might feel embarrassing, in some cases seeing a dermatologist is the only way to make sure your skin is healthy. Even in cases of mild acne, a dermatologist might be more helpful than you would think. It might look mild now, but there is no guessing how bad your acne is going to get before it begins to scar. This short article will give you some tips on figuring out when it’s time to swallow your pride and see a dermatologist.

Some of the most common skin conditions like acne, wrinkles, calluses, oily or dry skin, or red bumps can usually be resolved with a few over the counter products, without a need for a dermatologist consult. That said, sometimes even the simplest of skin troubles can get out of hand, so it’s important to recognize the warning signs.

If acne is your biggest concern, and you’re noticing that no matter what you do at home it still persists it maybe it’s time to see a specialist. Most over the counter acne products contain either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, but sometimes they might not be enough. If you have cystic (or just stubborn) acne that persists for more than 2 to 3 months despite anti-acne product use, seeing a dermatologist is a must.

There is a slew of skin conditions other than acne that might trouble you, so it’s important to recognize those as well. For starters if you have a lot of itchy rashes that won’t go away, you might have eczema or another type of dermatitis. Some itching and rashes can be remedied by switching products, but if the issue persists you might need a prescription medication to combat the condition.

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Same goes for other skin concerns that persist. For example – psoriasis, dandruff or calluses that don’t heal can become infected. At this point, these conditions will only get worse without professional help. While over the counter products will help minimize the damage, it’s unlikely that your skin will get restored to its healthy state without a doctor intervening.

On a more serious note, make sure to pay close attention to growths and moles on your body. Make it a habit to scan your entire body for new growths, and keep a close eye on the ones that you already have. If you notice your moles change shape or color, or if their diameter exceeds that of a pencil eraser, it could be a sign of melanoma. Same goes for unusual discolorations that are changing, won’t heal, or bleed. In some cases it could be nothing, but sometimes these could indicate a skin cancer, so it’s important to get a dermatologist to take a close look. These growths are no joke and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Melanoma is largely painless, so make sure to pay attention to your body and seek medical help when it’s needed.

As a good rule of thumb, when in doubt, don’t hesitate and get a medical consult; after all that’s what they are here for. Aside from seeing a dermatologist in case of an emergency, you can also make an appointment to speak to one about general skin-care information. In one visit you might be able to learn a number of ways to help prevent various skin conditions from occurring in the first place.

20 Most Beautiful Female Politicians

When it comes to politics, women are often a hot topic. As the United States presidential election rolls around, chances are that Hillary Clinton might become the first female president. It’s not just Hillary that’s making waves on the political scene, smart women all over the world are proving themselves worthy of power.

As more and more women enter the political circuit, we begin to see more of their photogenic faces in tabloids and on the news. This list of gorgeous politicians sets out to prove that politics doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Today, more than ever before, politics at all levels are riddled with beautiful and talented women. And if you weren’t into politics before, you will be after getting to the end of this list.

To quote Colonel Jessup from the 1992 classic, A Few Good Men, “There is nothing on this earth sexier, believe me, gentlemen, than a woman you have to salute in the morning.” If looks alone could win elections, then these women would never lose. Without further adieu, let’s jump right in with the stunning Italian Minister for Equal Opportunity, Maria Carfagna.

17 Celebs That Look Way Better with Glasses

Whether you call them spectacles or specs, eyeglasses, glasses or goggles, you might have never guessed that nearly 30 percent of Americans need corrective lenses. What’s even more shocking is that the majority of those people choose to wear glasses instead of contacts! Why then are so many people in a rush to get contacts or pay top dollar for corrective surgery? What’s wrong with glasses?

Thanks to childhood taunts like “four-eyes” and “geeky specs” being common on the playground, it’s no surprise that many people feel like glasses might make them look less cool or more like a dork or a dweeb. However, this may not be the case for much longer thanks to eyeglass designers who debut modern lines and celebrities who walk the red carpet looking beautiful and bespectacled. Who said glasses were dorky again?

Proving that glasses are definitely in style, some celebrities wear them to make a fashion statement while others wear them out of necessity and are far from ever being called dorks, geeks and dweebs. So, are you curious as to which celebrities looked hotter wearing their glasses than not? Let’s take a look at these 17 celebs who look way better with glasses and see if you agree!

16 Average Looking Celebs That Cashed in on Fame and Married Knockouts

What do women really want? What do they look for when it comes to their dream guy? While many women claim they’re looking for the complete package, others argue that there’s far more to their dream guy than a wallet full of money, a great personality and devilishly handsome good looks. And, to be honest, we couldn’t agree more!

While celebrities like Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling often get top billing as Hollywood’s hottest men, we couldn’t help but wonder about the regular looking Joe’s who share the spotlight. How have these average looking celebs fared when it comes to their careers and even love? You might be surprised!

Following Cupid’s arrow straight to the red carpet, concert stage and basketball court, we found 16 average (and some below average) looking men who cashed in on fame and married total knockouts! In fact, some of these regular Joe’s hit the jackpot more than once in life after marrying women most men can only dream about! Are you ready to see these “beauty and the beast” matches that are sure to make you a tad bit jealous? Let’s get started with one of music’s greatest legends!

Top 20 Hottest Redheads in Hollywood

From fiery tempers and faces full of freckles to pale skin and nicknames like “ginger” and “carrot top,” redheads tend to get a bad rap when it comes to attractiveness. With less than two percent of the world with red hair, it’s no surprise that redheads are the brunt of many jokes when it comes to their locks and their looks. But, since redheads can’t get grey hair, maybe they get the last laugh after all?

While redheads are definitely unique when it comes to the United States, Hollywood in particular has taken on their fair share of these crimson haired beauties. From the legendary Lucille Ball and her iconic knack for comedy to late night funnyman Conan O’Brien and A-listers like Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman and Michael Fassbender, celebrity redheads are far more common than you just might think.

So, out of all the beautiful redheads in Hollywood, which ones are the hottest? While beauty is in undoubtedly in the eye of the beholder, we have no doubt that you’ll agree with our picks for the top 20 hottest redheads in Hollywood. Are you ready? Let’s light the fire of these crimson haired celebs by starting with a child star whose gorgeous red locks still burn bright despite a career that has long cooled off.

Photoshop Magic: 11 Celeb Photos That Weren’t So Glamorous Before They Were Air Brushed

For nearly 100 years, airbrushing has been used in the field of photography. Dating back to the days of the Soviet Union under the rule of Josef Stalin, the popularity of airbrushing has increased dramatically and is now used on a daily basis: digital images and computers with Photoshop make altering images in real time easier than ever, and ironically nobody uses it more than the fashion industry.

There has been immense backlash against publications featuring models because some say digitally altering a model’s physical appearance creates a false image of what is physically achievable (I don’t know what they mean, just look how many Brad Pitts are walking around); while there is certainly some merit to that, it hasn’t stopped magazines and websites worldwide from generating interest by featuring airbrushed models.

Some celebrities have been drastically altered without the risk of going under the knife, thanks to incredibly talented digital editors. But which celebrities have undergone the most incredible transformations? Here are the top 11 celeb photos that weren’t so glamorous before being airbrushed!

20 Most Beautiful People Of The Last Two Decades According To People Magazine

With a history spanning 40 years, People Magazine is the largest magazine publication in the United States. From growing popularity thanks to widespread distribution and an extensive fan base of dedicated readers, People highlights celebrity gossip, lifestyle stories, and personal interest articles featuring everyday people. Once a year, the hit magazine runs a special issue of the most beautiful people in the world, including the sexiest person alive. Like the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated, this edition has proven to be the most popular issue as people love to look at beautiful people.

People Magazine’s most beautiful people list originated in the early 1990s and has since become the focal point of many discussions and, yes, even arguments. Celebrities secretly (and not so secretly) wish to see their names on the list while everyday people like us only dream of the achievement. While many dream of being named to the list once, the truth is that the list has been around long enough that some stars have been featured multiple times as timeless figures of beauty and grace. That’s right, not once but twice!

Who are the best looking people of the last 20 years according to People Magazine? Here’s a list of familiar faces of both new and old. Who made the list and who didn’t? Let’s start with an actress whose career was launched as a superhero or villain, all of which depended on her mood that day.

12 Celebs Who Have Their Own Beauty Lines

Having projects on the side that allow us to pursue our passions and talents is fairly common. However, more often than not, we do not quite have the popularity or social prominence to become the spokesperson for our own brand of products or services. For celebrities, on the other hand, this is far from the case as they can pursue both their careers and their passion projects without the fear of losing time or money.

One of the biggest passion projects for most Hollywood celebrities involves makeup. Since all celebrities are constantly worried about their beautiful looks both on and off the silver screen and red carpets, makeup is a surefire way to engage fellow industry stars. Who doesn’t want to look their best among other A-list celebs?

As women all know, finding the perfect makeup can be extremely difficult, often becoming a chore and hassle. While most women have to suffer through the search, celebrities can afford to make their own solution. With money at their fingertips, celebrities employ some of the top consultants to create and design makeup lines that work for them, many of which have become great success stories in the consumer market.

Which makeup lines have been successfully launched by leading Hollywood ladies? Here’s our list of 12 makeup lines that stand out among the rest because of their success and their history. Some of these leading ladies wanted to help the environment while others wanted to pay tribute to family members. Who made the list and what are their brands? Let’s start our list of 12 with a young singer who is well in control of one of the industry’s leading companies.

10 Of The Weirdest Spa Treatments

It is no secret, whether you are a leading corporate lawyer, fashion designer, celebrity, elementary school teacher or a parent with three kids, we all want to look our best. For relaxation and rejuvenation, many of us head to the spa for specialized skin treatments to help bring out that healthy and natural glow that is consistently dimmed by the chaos and stress of everyday life. Most of the time, these treatments include cucumbers placed on the eyes, facials, massages and saunas, right? While these are generally beneficial and affordable, there are a few spa-goers who like to do things a bit differently.

If you are in the market to spend big bucks on a wacky adventure at the spa, we have found 10 of the weirdest spa treatments. Do you have money to spend and time to kill? Some of the treatments on our list range from hundreds to thousands of dollars and are considered to be practices that are centuries old, causing many faithful practitioners to swear by them! But, just because something is old does not mean that it works, which is probably why the world has since upgraded from carriages and buggies to automobiles. Welcome to the modern world, ladies and gentlemen.

So what are the weirdest spa treatments and who swears by them? Here’s our wackiest top 10 list where you will find animals and animal parts that will no doubt leave you wondering why anyone would pay mega-bucks for such slimy and gooey treatments! Are you ready? Let’s get started!