Strobing: Highlight your Best feature

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Beauty is a pleasure not only for the eyes but also for the soul. Every girl and woman is well aware of the power of well-done makeup. The desire to look beautiful pushes one to find out new techniques and ways through which an ultimate result of your expensive cosmetics can be seen at its best. The end goal however always remains the same, to highlight your best features while hiding the ones you don’t want others to notice.

The hassle free techniques are indeed a huge bliss in the busy modern life that can help you look your best with minimal effort. If you are an Instagram user, you must have repeatedly been noticing the hashtag #Strobing for the past few weeks. If you have wondered about the latest fad, your search ends now.

What is Strobing?

According to makeup artists, strobing is a technique used by the accomplished makeup artists as well as fashionistas. Surprisingly, the technique is not as new as it seems but has been around for quite some time. It just has adopted a new name. Unlike contouring which uses Bronzer for adding low lights to your face, the strobing technique masterfully merges the impact of a highlighter and the natural hit of sunlight. According to Jorjee Douglass, a professional makeup artist,

“Strobing is a technique that creates a healthy glow at the highest voltage”.

How to achieve the perfect Strobing look?

The strobed face can be achieved by applying radiance-booster primer or an emollient moisturizer under your foundation. Thus strobing requires high lightening only and the use of Bronzer can effortlessly be removed from the process. In words of Wayne Goss who also has his practical tutorial on youtube“Strobing has absolutely less margin for errors than contouring does”.

This makes it more appealing to the masses because frankly, contouring was way too technical to learn. Hence the use of strobing over contouring sounds absolutely perfect. Goss further specifies the best mix of high lighters in accordance with particular skin types. The liquid and cream based high lighters are the most suitable formulas as far as strobing methods are concerned. Their application is simple and can be done conveniently with the use of your finger tips and fluffy brush but results miraculously vibrant and radiant.

Selection of Highlighter

The selection of highlighter tone varies with the skin type like for pale skin, light pink undertones go well while the dark skin tones should use highlighters with a burnt orange or burgundy tone. The technique is a good way of enhancing your cheekbones, nose tips, brow bones, center of your forehead and requires less artistry which makes it a super tool for the home based conscious beauties.

The fundamental aspect though is to start a process by taking proper care of your skin. A flawless beautiful skin always results in a significantly luminous complexion when treated with any sort of beauty product so it is crucial to decide from the wide range of beauty products the best fit for your skin type.

Strobing is a fun technique and doesn’t require any mastery and artistic aesthetics. Digging all your illuminating products will do it for you and yes it will not result in traditional layering of makeup and foundation that gives you the plastic model look, instead a radiant, more fresh and illuminating face awaits you. Just keep yourself in touch with the latest reads and you can do it all by yourself conveniently. So to all the beauties out there: “Happy strobing”!

 

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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FRAGRANCE: A GUIDE FOR MEN

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There are many people who are identified by their dress or the shoes they wear. However you would have met only a select few who, with their choice of their perfume,manage to create an aura which allures others and immediately sets them apart from others.

The fragrance you wear is in fact your Identity card to every one you mingle with. The signature perfumes become an essence of one’s personality and whenever you smell that fragrance in particular, you recall that person. Whether it’s your mother who smelled like chocolate and coffee, your spouse who smelled in the latest exotic launch of Ralph Lauren or your teacher who smelled authentic French, fragrances count!!

Unlike women who have a drawer full of beautification brands, men have very limited choices for enhancement of their personality. Fragrance is one of them. Narrowing down choices for the selection of a signature fragrance for “HIM” is a tricky job. You want the pick the one that best suits your preference and taste while reflecting your own individual personality as well.

Sniffing a right choice out of many options isn’t a rocket science though. What you need to do is to have a grip on the “ABC” of the perfume world.

Perfume Alternatives

To start off remember you need to make a wise selection from various alternatives like:

  • “Absolute” which is made from pure natural oils and extracts but is extremely expensive
  • “Eau de cologne” which is three to five percent oil in an alcohol and water mixture and is very refreshing and quite light.
  • “Eau de parfum” which has higher percentage of perfume oil in it and is more expensive than eau de toilette or Eau de cologne.
  • “Perfume” is also a good choice for those who like distinctive strong aromas.

The choices can be made for the specifications like leather, tobacco, mosses and musk too. Important aspect is to be aware of the scent family that you think suits you best.

Shopping for your Fragrance

With the right knowledge of perfumes, you also need to have an attitude to shop for the perfect complimenting fragrance for you. This requires an appropriate selection of shopping time like your senses will be more alert in the morning than at any other time of the day. In addition a proper sampling is a must. You can’t sniff just by spraying. Give it some time after spraying as construction of some fragrances is in layers. Spray some samples on your skin and check how you like them after couple of hours. Last but not the least, experience online deals as they give you testers with your purchase and can be returned conveniently if it doesn’t float your olfactory boat.

Your personality also plays a vital role in selecting the right choice of fragrance for you like if you are an all American guy you should select something that supports your handsome, playful attitude. Similarly if you are sophisticated and trendy, fresh and crisp are the choices for you.

Remember selecting perfumes is entirely your personal choice. What suits your best buddy might not work with your body chemistry. If you are equipped with the relevant knowledge, selection of your fragrance would not be a daunting task. Keep in mind “YOU ARE NEVER FULLY DRESSED WITHOUT PERFUME”

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Get rid of that oil slick on your face – tips and tricks

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One of the biggest fears of girls these days is oily skin. Whether it is teenagers or working ladies, every female faces the problem of oily skin owing to air pollutants and dirt that clog the skin. But there are always tips and tricks to get rid of that oil slick on your face.

How can you reduce the oil on your skin?

Some of the easiest and simplest ways to make your skin oil free are as follows.

You can put alcohol on a cotton ball and gently rub it on your face. Wash your face three to four times a day with clean lukewarm water. Always remove makeup before going to bed. Steaming can also help in reducing oil. Carry blotting papers to reduce oil. It is highly recommended to use an oil free sunscreen and daily face wash in daily routine. A sunscreen is must to avoid early onset of premature skin aging.

Natural and easy home remedies for oily skin

Here are some of the most effective and quick treatments for oily skin.

Lemon juice

Lemon is known to be the best oil remover. It soaks up most of the oil from skin surface and leaves the skin fresh and vibrant.

Lemon and honey paste

Paste of honey and lemon with a few drops of milk can act as a bleach for the skin and reduces extra and unwanted oil from skin in moments.

Almond

Applying a mask of ground almonds and a few drops of honey on the face for 15 to 20 minutes and then washing the face with warm water clears all the additional oil from skin right away.

Oatmeal

Another home remedy for lessening oil from your skin is to take oatmeal powder, mix it with aloe vera gel and apply this mixture on your skin to vanish all the oil from your skin.

Egg white

Furthermore, beating egg whites and putting them on the face is also a fruitful way that leaves the skin nourished.

Apple

Apples, known to have soothing properties, are a great remedial ingredient for oily skin. If their skin is peeled and then the apples are gently rubbed on the face, it cuts the oil from skin surface.

Yogurt

Applying one tablespoon of yogurt on the face daily is more than enough to decrease the amount of oil on your skin.

Cucumbers

And finally, last but not the least, of our useful and convenient home remedies, cucumber is believed to be the best absorbent of oil today. It is bursting with minerals and vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin B. Cucumbers also act as a cooling agent.

Scared that you will once again have that unwanted shine and greasy look on your face at your next awaited occasion? Shun all your fears cause if you use all these beneficial ways to treat oily skin, you will see a difference in just a few days and all your friends, colleagues and relatives will all be after your secret to that fresh, vibrant and dazzling skin.

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