Have you ever wondered which makeup colours would complement your own skin, hair, and eye colours? Back in the '80s, a huge movement existed that used seasons to determine just that. Were you a Winter or a Summer? And what colour palettes would go with said season? On and on the process went — there were even swatch books with fabric samples carefully customised by a colour expert so that the guesswork was taken out of each and every shopping trip. They were definitely on to something, though. Choosing the wrong colours will give you that blah, worn-out look, after all. Choosing the right colours, however, will accentuate your natural features and make you glow. Now that you know how to find your face shape, take this quiz below to uncover more about yourself. See if you're a warm or a cool, and get helpful tips on making your colour selections a breeze. Note: It's best to do this test in natural light with a freshly washed face. Also, pull your hair back and keep your shoulders bare so you get a true sense of your natural colouring. Take the quiz now.
Move over, France and Japan, and let Korea be on your beauty radar. The average Korean woman has easily over 10 products in her daily skincare routine, and the country's philosophy of good skin dates back to the Dongui Bogam, a Korean medical text from the 1600s. And in recent years, Korea is responsible for the eyelash extension and BB cream crazes that have become international sensations. Here are some other hot beauty trends coming from Korea's flourishing beauty counters.
Jennifer Aniston has already shown her love for hair care through her partnership with brand Living Proof, and now the actress is moving further into the beauty biz. "We can confirm that Jennifer Aniston will be partnering with Aveeno for skincare," the actress's rep, Stephen Huvane, told E! News. "You can expect to see the results of this collaboration later this year." This announcement comes some time after rumours of the deal leaked last year. She also previously dabbled in hair colour with L'Oréal and fragrance. But this Aveeno deal proves that from her enviable hair to her glowing skin, Jennifer Aniston takes her beauty seriously.
The normal pH of skin is around 5.5, which is slightly more acidic than milk. "This is when your skin is really happy," explains Craig Shishido, a medical esthetician at San Francisco's Gentle Star Medspa. Even when you're using skin care products, your skin will still strive to bring it back to that 5.5 range. So what happens when things get out of balance? Find out when you read more.
What do prawns, crabs, and other shellfish have to do with clearing up acne? Apparently, quite a bit. A study was recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology marking the antiacne capabilities of certain nanoparticles derived from crustaceans. Nanotechnology sounds like something from an epic science-fiction blockbuster, but soon these minuscule particles could make a big difference in the treatment of acne.
Admit it: sometimes you roll over in bed without removing your makeup (oops!). It happens to the best of us. But in 2013, resolve to wash your face every night to have healthier, clearer skin. Get a few simple tricks to make remembering easy when you read on.
Looking good doesn't have to cost a lot of money. In fact, it doesn't have to cost a thing. There are plenty of ways to look better without spending a single penny. We talked with top dermatologists, hair stylists, makeup artists, and estheticians to score their secrets for looking your best for the best price of all: free. Read their tips here.
It's officially 2013, and it's time to start drinking at least eight glasses of water a day. We've all heard that drinking water is good for our skin, but here's why you really need to be drinking all of that H2O. Medical aesthetician Craig Shishido of San Francisco's Gentle Star Medspa explains how drinking water is good for your skin.
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