​Gorgeous Everyday Natural Makeup Tutorials

makeup look is great if you want to look effortlessly beautiful! Today, we have natural makeup looks that you’ll definitely want to master and rely on!

Natural Makeup Tutorials for Everyday Looks

I love makeup and you love makeup…but I’m sure we can both agree that wearing a full face of makeup every day is a big no-no! If I want to look pretty, I usually go for my everyday natural makeup look. I got at least two, they’re my ultimate faves! I like that these natural makeup looks are easy to do and yet, I don’t look too pale or too bare-faced when I step out of the house. So anyway, I’ve rounded up the best natural makeup tutorials for you and hopefully, you’ll love them too!

1. Natural Golden Glow

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In the summer, there’s no other perfect look than the natural summer glow makeup! Here’s how to get beautiful sunkissed skin:

1. After cleansing, moisturizing and prepping the skily NARS Sheer Glow Foundation.

2. Apply a mineral based concealer under the eyes and cover any areas of redness.

3. Before applying a lightweight setting powder to the t-zone only, use your finger to dab a touch of Mac Pink Rebel Skin Finish (2) over high planes of the face such as the bridge of the nose, top of the cheekbones and inner eye area.

Lightly Buff on Mac Cream Blusher in Ladyblush over the cheekbones.

4. Define your eyebrows softly with a powder brow product like the HD Brow Palette in ‘Bombshell’

5. Prep the lid with Mac Paint in Bare Canvas (5) and follow with a sweep of Mac Honesty eyeshadow (6) blended into the crease of the eye.

6. A very defining mascara was used – something with a smaller and thinner wand such as Max Factor’s Masterpiece Mascara would recreate the effect perfectly. But notice the ends. Individual false lashes were definitely used to create a soft but pretty lift in the outer corners.

7. Lips are kept really soft – the look is almost lip tone like. Try Laura Mercier’s Lip Tint in Shy Girl (8) for a barely there natural finish.

2. Lauren Conrad Bare-Faced Chic Look

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What can I say? Lauren Conrad is a natural makeup icon! To get her look, here’s what you need to do:

1. Start by applying a good and highly recommended primer, like Laura Mercier’s Hydrating Primer, to a clean face.

2. Next, apply Becca’s Luminous Skin Colour Foundation in the areas that need more even skin tone.

3. Once you have your base, carefully apply concealer in the areas where you need to cover redness and blemishes.

4. Use Ben Nye‘s colorless powder to set your base, which gives you a lovely and even skin tone.

5. A matte bronzer in a warm tone will give you Lauren’s natural-looking sun-kissed and glowing complexion. Apply this to your forehead, cheeks, and chin.

6. Apply Laura Mercier’s Chambord very lightly across the lid and blend into the crease to make it soft, then take a small amount of your bronzer and apply to the crease of the eye to balance.

7. Use a gel eyeliner from Maybelline in black, and apply using a flat liner brush.

8. Finally, to get Lauren’s full and beautifully shimmering lips, apply Becca’s Laelia in Peach Nude!

3. Everyday Natural Makeup for Asian Eyes

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Are you wondering how to do natural makeup for Asian or monolid eyes? Well, it’s actually all about keeping it natural but making the eyes look bigger. Here’s how to do this look:

1. Apply CC cream all over the face for lightweight coverage and a dewy finish. Follow it up with a concealer.

2. Fill in your brows and highlight as well.

3. Apply light brown eyeshadow on the lids and then use a dark brown eyeshadow on the outer corner of the eyes. Blend smoothly with a fluffy brush.

4. Tightline with a black eyeliner. Extend the wing a bit further.

5. Apply concealer all over the lips and then apply lip stain on the inner part of the lip to achieve the gradient effect .

6. Apply pink blush on the cheeks.

7. Do light contouring all over the face and nose.

4. Natural Nude Lips

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Nude lips is love! And this summer, it’s one of the best lipstick shades to wear with your natural makeup look. This easy natural makeup tutorial isn’t just for teaching you how to do nude lips, it teaches you the proper technique to prevent having streaky or dry patches on your lips!

Eyebrows on fleek. Sunkissed skin. MLBB lips. This is how you get ready for summer!

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5. Natural Eye Makeup

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Do you want your own go-to natural eye makeup? This tutorial above might just be the one you’re looking for. It’s pretty simple to do but will definitely brighten up your eyes!

6. DIY Lush Natural Lashes

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Those days of not wearing mascara or false eyelashes were just once a dream. Now, it has become a reality for all of you beauty junkies! Follow the steps below on how to work on bare eyelashes and make them appear thicker and fuller:

1. Build thickness at the root by smudging gel or cream eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible.

2. Curl and separate. A few key pumps of the eyelash curler will do wonders for lashes, with or without mascara. After crimping, comb through eyelashes to separate and fan out your fringe.

3. Dust loose shadow on eyelashes for the final bit of mascara-free fullness. The powder will grab on to the eyelashes creating natural volume.

7. Flushed Cheeks Makeup Look

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I can’t really finish this list without everyone’s favorite—the no makeup-makeup look. And luckily, I’ve got the best makeup tutorial for you…one that looks like you’re actually bare-faced with only flushed cheeks for a touch of color. But mind you, there are actually several steps you need to take to achieve this look. Here’s how:

1. Use sunscreen as your base makeup. Apply with a clean sponge in a pounding motion for better absorption.

2. Use a cream blush or any blush that looks a bit transparent and apply on the cheeks for that flushed cheeks look.

3. Do spot concealing. Just conceal areas you need to cover up.

4. Fill in and add color to your brows. Keep it natural.

5. Pat translucent setting powder all over the face to set your makeup in place.

6. For the eyes, use a mauve pink shadow for the lids and a light brown shadow for the crease.

7. Next, use a light brown eyeliner and apply in a zigzag motion on the lash line.

8. Curl your lashes and apply lengthening mascara on both the upper and lower lashes. One to two coatings will do.

9. Apply a nude lipstick color.

Even everyday makeup looks require some contouring. Let EMAN teach you how to contour naturally:

Isn’t it fun to learn new things every day? Heck yes! I’m never going to get tired of sharing fabulous makeup tutorials with you ladies! I hope you learned a thing or two today about natural makeup looks. And since we’re on the topic of ‘natural’ makeup, why don’t you give all natural makeup a try as well? I’ve tried some natural makeup brands and I really fell in love with some. They’re gentle on the skin and you’re sure they’re safe too!

What was your favorite natural makeup tutorial in this list? Let us know why in the comments below!

Speaking of natural makeup, do you want to learn how to make your own DIY natural makeup remover? Check out how in this DIY Makeup Remover | Makeup Tutorials !

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​Ashley Graham Criticizes Rihanna for Excluding ‘Curvy’ Models From Show

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D espite widespread acclaim for her racially diverse Fenty x Puma runway show at New York Fashion Week on Sunday, Rihanna found a critic in

Ashley Graham, who saw an issue with the collection’s lack of curvier models.

In an interview with Yahoo Style, the 29-year-old model, who prefers the term “curvy” over “plus-size,” opened up about her disappointment in seeing a dearth of diverse bodies walking the runway at New York Fashion Week. Though she only mentioned a few designers by name, Graham criticized the event as a whole for not making larger strides toward body diversity.

“It’s sad,” she said. “It’s funny to me, because I’ll look at runways and think, ‘I’d look so great in those clothes’ or ‘I know curvy women who would look so great in those clothes.’”

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Along with Fenty, Graham also expressed her disappointment in seeing no curvy models walk the runway at shows for Philipp Plein and Baja East. “I was at Fenty last night, and that was an amazing show,” Graham said. “But how dope would it have been to see some curves on the runway? I think Baja East would be really cool to have curves on the runway. Philipp Plein would be really cool.”

But despite her words of wisdom for Rihanna and her activewear line, Graham acknowledged the singer’s effort to promote racial diversity. “It was a very diverse group of women, which was really nice,” Graham said.

Though Rihanna is undoubtedly making huge strides to diversify the fashion world and beauty industry—with her new makeup line, Fenty Beauty, which includes 40 foundation shades—Graham’s right that there’s still a lot of progress to be made.

​15 So-Pretty Hairstyles for Long Hairby RACHEL KRAUSE

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W e love, love, love long hair—but let’s be real. Sometimes if you’re dealing with long tresses, you can feel a little uninspired. With out the style of a shorter, choppier cut, long hair can feel a little limp. Sure, long hair is beautiful, but sometimes it can feel a little … boring.

Our styling options are limitless in theory, but there are only so many buns and braids you can test-drive before you feel like your next step is a lob.

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But don’t reach for those scissors just yet! Instead, find some inspiration in these 15 super-cool hair ideas for long hair.

80 of the Best Beauty Tips and Tricks To Try Today

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Y ou wanna know why our hair is so big? Because it’s full of secrets. Beauty secrets, that is.

We love good beauty tips, so we’ve rounded up our best get-gorgeous tricks in one spot. Whether you want to learn how to create the perfect wavy hair or brush up on your smoky eye technique, we’ve got beauty tips galore.

How to Get Long Hair ASAP

Pixie cuts, bobs and shoulder length hair can perfectly frame a face, but when it comes time to grow out strands for a new style, the wait can be a long one. Forget marking days off the calendar for a Rapunzel-inspired mane. Read on for how to get long hair, sans extensions.

How to Grow Out Your Bangs—Gracefully

Growing your hair out is a heck of a lot harder than cutting it. Skip the awkward stages completely with this amazing guide wing out your bangs without wanting to throw yourself out of a window.

An Owner’s Guide to Naturally Wavy Hair

If you have naturally wavy hair, then you know that sometimes your texture feels like a curse. Wavy hair isn’t as wash-and-go as straight strands, and lacks the bounce that curls have. But even though getting there may take a little extra work, waves can look shiny and gorgeous … as long as you know how to style them.

Your Ultimate Guide to Home Hair Color

Don’t you dare pick up a box of dye without reading this comprehensive guide first!

101 Ways to Make Your Eyes Pop

All of the tips and tricks you need to know to make your eyes stand out and really pop.

How to Wash Your Hair—the Right Way

You may do it practically every day, but do you really know how to wash your hair the right way? Using the correct techniques can make a world of difference in your hair’s health, bounce, and shine—but if you’re making some common mistakes, you could be damaging your strands without even knowing it.

The Right Bangs for Your Face Shape

We’ve all seen our favorite celebrities rocking some serious bangs on the red carpet and on magazine covers. But becoming a fringe convert means finding the

right style of bangs for your face shape—and for your lifestyle

101 Beauty Mistakes You Might Be Making

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The 5 Rules of Luscious Lashes

Long, luscious lashes — those are a year-round necessity. Follow these five rules to get perfect eyelashes without having to revert to time-consuming falsies or expensive extensions.

Follow These Three Steps for a Perfect Ponytail Every Time

Because it’s a style we wear almost daily, we never get tired of learning tips to perfect the ponytail. Here are Rodney Cutler’s

tips for getting it right, every time.

101 Beauty Tips You Need Now

In the world of beauty, there are endless tips and rules to keep you looking fabulous. We break down all those tips to make the industry less scary—from makeup artists, hairstylists, skincare gurus and of course, our beauty staff.

5 Ways to Make Hair Look Gorgeous (Not Greasy) Between Shampoos

Your hairstylist wants you to stop shampooing every day, but who is she kidding? Luckily, there are solutions to transform every hair type from sad and unwashed to perfectly gorgeous—without starting from scratch.

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The Secret to Getting a Great Top Knot

Top knots are our favorite go-to hairstyle on days when we don’t have time to go the heated styling route. The style is also helpful when you want to hide the fact that you haven’t washed your hair in, oh, a week. Here’s the trick to getting it right.

DIY Recipes for Hair Masks

Sometimes the best hair treatments aren’t in the beauty aisle, but in the pantry. Here are some of the best DIY recipes for hair masks that you can mix up in your kitchen.

10 Things to Know Before You Dye Your Hair Dark

Thinking about crossing over to the dark side? We’re here to help with a collection of everything you need to know about embracing a deeper hair hue.

Curly Hair Tips to Help You Love Your Texture

If you have wavy or curly hair, you know that achieving your best texture isn’t wash-and-go. Ringlets require careful styling that straight-haired people just don’t understand. To make the most of your curly hair, try these tips we’ve picked up from top stylists.

The Best Lightweight Conditioners for Fine Hair

Don’t let unfortunate conditioner choices weigh you down—these conditioners will give you shiny, effortless hair without the grease and grime.

What Really Works for Crows Feet, Dark Circles, and More

We all covet bright, wide-awake eyes, but genes and life’s late nights don’t always cooperate. Not sure if your eye cream is working?

Find out here.

Hair Mistakes That Make You Look Older

Heavy bangs, straight hair, and other common looks can actually make you look older. Check out the worst offenders—and how to avoid them.

How to Supersize Your Hair

If you have the type of fine hair that falls flat after a few hours and won’t hold a curl, humid weather can leave your style looking deflated (cue the sad trombone).

Try these tricks for every styling stage for volume that lasts through anything—even sauna-like heat and humidity.

How Often Should You Really Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts

You’ve been doing it for ages, but do you really know how often you should wash your hair? The answer might surprise you.

Experts Spill on How to Braid Your Hair Even Better

Even after watching tons of video tutorials, we admit we still aren’t really braiding ninjas. So we turned to the experts to answer some of our most pressing questions about creating amazing braids. Read on for their genius tips to make braiding way easier.

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Fix Chipped Nail Polish (Like a Lazy Beauty Editor)

Accidentally ruined your mani? Don’t stress—there’s a two-minute fix that camouflages chips without having to start a whole new manicure from scratch.

Shorten Heat Styling Time for Your Hair

Sometimes, you just don’t feel like drying or flat-ironing your hair, but no-heat hairstyles just won’t cut it. Celebrity hairstylist Josue Perez walked us through some easy tips to shorten our heat-styling time.

How to Get Rid of Blackheads

Everything you need to know about

how to get rid of blackheads, once and for all.

7 Ways to Get Beach Waves

7 Ways to Get Beach Waves


Whether you have naturally wavy or super-straight hair, getting beachy waves is easier than you think.

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Tricks to Disguise Thinning Hair

The issue of women’s thinning hair is finally getting the attention it deserves. Whether your hair thins as you age or you experience thinning your 20s, there are simple cuts, coloring techniques and styling tricks that can disguise sparse strands.

How to Curl Your Hair Without Heat

Dreamy spirals and waves without the heat damage? Yeah, it’s possible—and here’s exactly how to do it.

The 5 Rules of Heat Styling Your Hair

Hair stylist Anna Jackson, who works at the Maxine Salon in Chicago, says there can be a compromise when it comes to having hair that’s both healthy and styled, as long as you follow these rules.

How to Care for Wavy and Curly Hair

What most people who don’t have curly hair don’t understand about it is the amount of work involved. There’s nothing prettier than a mop of bouncy, perfectly defined ringlets, but getting curly hair to look gorgeous on a daily basis takes dedication.

4 Tricks to Prevent Split Ends

There are some simple changes you can make to your hair routine to prevent split ends. (Thank God.)

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The Best Drugstore Highlighter Ever

What costs seven dollars, gives you amazingly radiant skin and isn’t technically a highlighter at all?

This one incredible product, of course—and trust us, you really need it.

Apply Mascara First, and More Backwards Makeup Tricks That Actually Work

One major makeup artist swears by switching up the order of almost every product that goes on your face, and when we first heard his tips, they kind of blew our minds.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Highlights for Hair

Thinking of going lighter with your locks? Highlights can bring out your bone structure and make hair shimmer in the sun, but go the wrong route and the look can turn stripy or brassy, quick. We asked colorist Kyle White of Oscar Blandi Salon in New York to spell out the do’s and don’ts of highlights for hair.

How to Make Your Hair Dry Faster

Heat styling causes damage, but who really wants to wait around for hours while their hair air-dries? Nobody, that’s who. Here are our expert tips to getting your hair to dry way faster.

How to Prevent Frizzy Hair

Humidity doesn’t have to be a death sentence for your blowout. To find out the secret to frizz-free, silky smooth hair, we caught up with two stylists who provided expert advice, from long-lasting treatments to styling tricks and must-have products.

101 Hair Ideas to Try When You’re Bored With Your Look

Can’t figure out what you want to do with your hair today, next week or next month? Start with this mega helpful list of styles, tricks and techniques you may have never considered before.

How to Care for Your Red Hair

We have two reservations about taking the plunge for red hair: the commitment and maintenance that comes with it. Here are some tricks to make the transition easier from a celebrity stylist.

3 Tips to Make Your Hair Look Good in Pictures

A recent poll by hair care line Joico found that 69 percent of women report having a “hair fail” that has ruined a photo. To make sure you’re not one of them, learn

how to make your hair look good in pictures with these tips from a celebrity hairstylist.

10 Things Everyone Needs in Their Makeup Wardrobe

Style gurus who preach the gospel of closet staples are right: The perfect trench, a well-fitting pair of jeans and a little black dress pull together a wardrobe like magic. Naturally, the same principle works for your makeup bag.

This 10-Second Makeup Trick Lifts Your Face

Recently, we asked Amanda Bell, a makeup artist for Pixi Beauty, to show us some of her best tricks for creating subtle contours on the face—and she dropped this gem on us.

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6 Tricks for Flawless Foundation

At an event for editors, celebrity makeup artist Troy Jensen dropped so much foundation knowledge that even we (who have written about 5,000 articles on the topic over the course of a lifetime)

learned a few surprising tricks.

Everything You Need to Know About Blurring Products

They’re the hot new products on the makeup block—and we’ve got the inside scoop on how these products work and exactly how they’re going to change your life.

Palettes You’ll Actually Use

Don’t you hate it when you buy a palette and only end up using a few colors? Never have that happen again with these 10 fantastic,

actually useable palettes.

8 Makeup Tricks to Slim Your Face

If you’ve ever seen celebrities without makeup look unrecognizable, then you know how transformative certain techniques can be. These easy makeup tricks can take 10 pounds off your look, instantly—they’re optical illusions!

The Easiest Smokey Eye Tutorial Ever

Five minutes. Two products. The perfect smokey eye. Oh yeah, it’s possible—and here’s how.

The Best Eyebrow Shapes to Flatter Your Face

We asked a celebrity eyebrow stylist to break down the best brows for a range of different face shapes, so you can find your own golden arches.

10 Fashion Week Beauty Tricks That Will Blow You Away

Our favorite part of Fashion Week is learning all the brilliant new tricks that we’d never have picked up elsewhere. Here, we’ve distilled

our top 10 tips that you can use right now in your own beauty routine.

The Best Makeup for Blue Eyes

Blue eyes are a beautiful feature, but if you’re not wearing the right makeup shades, you risk having those baby blues go completely unnoticed. Samantha Chapman of Pixiwoo told us which colors look best on blue eyes, and here’s a hint: avoid blue shades.

3 Smart Tips for Wearing Glitter Eye Shadow

Backstage at the Jason Wu show, makeup artist Diane Kendal for Lancôme shared a few of her expert tips for pulling off the look in real life.

5 Timeless Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Master

Fads come and go, but there are some bankable beauty secrets every woman should master. Take your beauty regimen to a whole new level of refinement and precision with my timeless beauty checklist.

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How to Apply Bronzer the Right Way

When applying bronzer, you need the perfect touch—too little and you don’t get the desired sun-kissed glow. Brush on too much and you can end up looking orange.

How to Master Winged Eyeliner

Consider this your ultimate step-by-step guide to getting the cat eye of your dreams. We’re breaking it down by shape, product and how to fix any pesky mistake. Meow!

Pull Off Dark Lipstick Like a Pro

Dark lipstick becomes so omnipresent every fall that it’s hard to call it a trend; it’s more of a seasonal staple, like a leather jacket or a new pair of jeans.

The 5 Best Red Lipsticks of All Time

Senior Editor Alle Connell shares her picks for the most timeless red lipsticks—as well as how to wear each of them.

Make Thin Lips Look Fuller

Leave the lip injections to The Real Housewives. There are much easier ways to make thin lips look fuller, like these subtle makeup tricks that plump your pout instantly.

Makeup Tips for People With Glasses

We asked Nick Barose, the celebrity makeup artist behind Rashida Jones’ look, for his tips to keep in mind when working with a framed face.

How to Find the Best Blush for Your Skin Tone

Pink blush was always the norm, but now that both red and peach are becoming staples, you may be tempted to give those a try, too. But can you pull off every shade? Here’s how to find your most flattering cheek color.

The Best Eye Makeup for Your Eye Shape

Makeup can completely change the shape of your eyes, but it’s a two-way street. If you know the right techniques, you can make your eyes look bigger and more lifted, but a makeup misstep can close off your eyes in an unflattering way.

Get Fuller Brows With These Tips

For most of us, big, bold brows are but a dream. Whether it’s genetics or too much tweezing in the past, our wimpy little arches could use a boost. Thankfully, in this day and age we have tons of options for getting fuller-looking eyebrows.

Get an Instant Face Lift With These Makeup Tips

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How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Because makeup, bacteria, oil and dirt get stuck in the bristles of your makeup brushes, it’s essential to give them a little TLC so you don’t end up with clogged pores and—yikes—even breakouts. Here’s a little cheat sheet to makeup brush maintenance.

How to Choose the Right Eyeliner For You

Gel? Pencil? Liquid? We’re

breaking down every type of eyeliner there is … as well as why you need each one.

The 5 Rules of Covering Dark Circles

Sometimes you can do everything right (drink enough water, get enough sleep), but when you look in the mirror, dark circles still stare back at you. Here are the best ways to camouflage them.

7 New Makeup Techniques to Try

After years and years of applying my own makeup, I still wouldn’t call myself an artist. Most of the time I’m not even confident that I’m doing it correctly, so I’m more than happy to try out a new technique when it’s recommended to me.

20 Genius Beauty Tips for Brides

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101 1-Minute Makeovers

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The 5 Rules of Natural-Looking Foundation

There’s nothing more beautiful than a flawless complexion, but foundation can be one of the trickiest makeup products to apply. These easy rules let you fake perfect skin.

Makeup Tricks to Make You Look Less Tired

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How to Use Concealer to Cover Up a Zit and More

Grab your makeup bag and read on to learn how to use concealer to cover up (almost) anything.

Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Older

From blush to too much foundation, there are eight major

makeup mistakes that can add years to your face.

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You Asked: “What Makeup Brushes Do I REALLY Need?”

Every woman has makeup brushes that she never uses floating around her beauty stash. Never buy a superfluous brush again with this no nonsense guide to the only makeup brushes you’ll ever need.

Bad Hair Day Fixes for Your Worst Beauty Emergencies

When a bad hair day rears its ugly head, it tends to permeate everything: suddenly, you’re in a foul mood and nothing seems to go your way. Try these tips to resurrect your style—and if all else fails, tie on a headscarf and call it a day (a good one, hopefully!).

The 8 Brushes You Need in Your Makeup Bag

The 8 Brushes You Need in Your Makeup Bag

The 8 Brushes You Need in Your Makeup Bag

The 8 Brushes You Need in Your Makeup Bag


Using the right tools really can make a difference, even in the hands of amateurs, and can help anyone get a polished look that makes the most of both their features AND their fave products.

How to Prevent Dry Skin Before the Cold Kicks In

If you’re anything like us, the falling humidity levels and indoor heating leave your skin more parched than the dead leaves littering the ground. But it doesn’t have to be that way; here are five ways to stop dry skin this season before the itch sets in.

28 Tips for Clear Skin in Less Than a Month

After trying our fair share of products that promise to transform our skin overnight, we know the disappointment that inevitably follows. Instead of looking for a miracle product, try making these small changes each day to get glowing skin in less than a month.

How to Get Rid of Acne Overnight

Need to get rid of acne overnight?

It’s definitely possible with these beauty tricks.

Ways to Exfoliate for Smoother, Softer Skin

Here’s how to exfoliate your unique skin type for smoother, softer skin that (yes !) needs less makeup.

Anti-Aging in your 30s: Your Complete Skincare Guide

Love the skin you’re in with our

comprehensive guide to everything you need for flawless skin—and everything you don’t.

The 5 Rules of Clear Skin

A flawless face is something we all search for, whether it’s at the bottom of a face cream jar or in the the DIY acne masks we see on Pinterest. I wanted to hear what dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD considered the most important steps to clear skin.

How to Apply Eye Cream, the Right Way

Eye cream is an important step in any skin care routine. Creams can help reduce puffiness, lighten dark circles and make the face look generally more awake and youthful. But if you’re applying eye cream incorrectly, then you might be doing more harm than good.

Skin Beauty and Tips On Health Food/ Living Healthy

By Harnoor Channi-Tiwary

Highlights

  • Water is most beneficial when it is consumed warm
  • Water plays an essential role in our well-being
  • Water helps in glowing skin , good digestion and even avoiding migraines

The world is made up of two types of people, simplistically speaking. Those who like their water warm and those who like to throw in plenty of ice cubes. Water plays an essential role in our well-being, from skin care to good digestion and even avoiding

migraines , there is a lot that merely the consumption of water can fix. However, according to science, both ancient and modern, the temperature of water when it is consumed is critical as well.

From Ayurveda to ancient Chinese medicine, the one thing everyone seems to agree on is that water is most beneficial when it is consumed warm. With that consensus, there are other aspects that need to be looked into, like when, how much and why. Let’s take them up one by one:

Timing is key

I recently spent a weekend at an Ayurvedic Spa Resort where the meals were prepared and served following the (many) rules of Ayurveda. The most noticeable difference between dining in the restaurant there and dining anywhere else, was that the server always inquired whether you preferred

warm water with your meal or regular water. This is a basic principle of Ayurveda, which recommends the consumption of a cup of warm water alongside your meals.

Meals in China or Japan are always accompanied by warm tea. This isn’t the

masala tea that we may be used to. Instead, it is hot water with just a few leaves of green tea or some other leaf tea. My in-laws went on a month-long trip where they traveled across China, mostly by train. The one thing that they loved was that everyone carried an empty thermos and the trains had taps where one could refill hot drinking water from. Throw in a few tea leaves and sip it over time.

For centuries, people in Japan have been following the ritual of ‘Water Cure’. This entails drinking 4 glasses of water every morning right after you wake up, even before you brush your teeth. What is important is that this water must not be cold.

How much is advised?

The amount of water one should consume depends on various factors like age, activity levels, weather, diet, etc. However, there are some broad guidelines that may be followed. If consumed along with your meals, approximately one cup is good enough. Having said that, if the meal includes dishes like soup or yoghurt, this amount may be reduced. The ideal amount to consume is important to understand as too much water with your meals may also satiate your hunger before you have eaten enough, and thus rob you of the opportunity to consume nutrients.

As mentioned before, if had on an empty stomach in the morning, four glasses are what the Japanese Water Therapy recommends. If it sounds like a lot, start with one glass and increase it to four, over time.

Health benefits of warm water

1. Prevents constipation

Intestinal movement is important to avoid bloating, abdominal pain and discomfort. Dr. Rupali Datta suggests that having warm water is great for internal ‘cleansing’. It regulates bowel movement and prevents constipation.

2. Great for glowing skin

Drinking warm water raises your body’s temperature and helps release toxins. This detoxification, is great for glowing skin and unclogged pores.

3. Stimulates hunger

Anju Sood, a Bengaluru based nutritionist elaborates, “When you have warm water, the body has to work harder to bring down its temperature. Thus, the metabolic system is kicked off.” This further triggers the mind to demand food and stimulates hunger.

4. Aids digestion

Dr. Sood says that drinking warm water early in the morning helps boost liver and kidney functions. “If you ask a nutritionist what is the primary organ of the body, she will inevitably say it is the liver as all metabolism happens via the liver. Warm water plays a vital role in breaking down food substances and thus aids digestion.”

5. Helps clear out congestion

Though avoiding cold water when you have a sore throat may largely be an Indian old wife’s tale (many parts of the world do not even recognize this concept), it is indisputable that warm water helps clear out congestion and soothes an aching throat. The water helps prevent phlegm accumulation too.

6. Pain relief from menstrual cramps

Menstrual cramps can be quite painful for some. A warm water bottle pressed against your belly may be your favourite way to deal with period pain, but did you know that drinking warm water can help too? Studies suggest that drinking warm water increases blood circulation, which works as a pain reliving mechanism.

7. Prevents premature ageing

As mentioned above, warm water consumption removes toxins from the body, through sweat, bowel movement and unclogged pores. The presence of toxins in the body leads to premature ageing,

Moisture absorption

According to Ayurveda, all kinds of water are not absorbed at the same rate by the body. Regular water takes around 6 hours to get absorbed, whereas water which has been boiled, takes only half that time. What is interesting to note, is that Ayurveda does not insist that you have the boiled water hot. It says that boiling water for ten minutes enriches it with energy and stimulates agni which in turn helps digestion. The very properties of water are said to alter after boiling. It is said to be beneficial to sip on this water all through the day, reheating it is not required as the nature of the water is now warm. Water kept overnight loses these properties though. Boil fresh water every morning for best results.

About the Author: Harnoor Channi-Tiwary is an MBA who wandered into the world of writing and never left. For more than a dozen years, she has been writing about food and travel. Harnoor steered the editorial direction for NDTV Food till January 2017 as Head (content) prior to which she worked with Marryam Reshii on the Times Food Guide 2014 amongst other notable works. She blogs at TheThoughtExpress, tweets as @HCdines and now lives in Singapore with her husband and six year old daughter (who’s first word reportedly was ‘yummy’ and not mummy).
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​BEAUTY AND SKINCARE How to Remove Your Makeup Pro Tips From the Beauty Experts

To properly remove makeup, all you need is a proper cleanser for the face and eye makeup remover. Here, I show you my favorite makeup removal tips I’ve gleaned over the years.

The Mistakes Most Women Make

The biggest mistake women — myself included — make when removing makeup is we are too stingy with our makeup removal products. We should be soaking cotton pads with eye makeup remover and using generous dollops of cleanser on our faces.

The goal is to loosen up all that product we’ve smothered on our faces and to do that properly, we need to be generous.

Another mistake we make is we rub our eye area to remove makeup. This is a huge no-no. We should be patting, never rubbing, around the eye area.

And finally, we tend to forget to wash into our hairline and under our jawline, which is very important when we wear foundation.

How to Remove Eye Makeup

The best way to remove eye makeup — even waterproof mascara — is to soak soft cotton pads or balls in eye makeup remover and let them sit atop your eyes for a few seconds. This loosens your makeup without scrubbing. When it comes to your eyes, you want to pat, never, ever rub. Those fine lines will develop eventually, let’s not hurry them along, right?

I prefer eye makeup removers when it comes to removing makeup. My hands down favorite is made by Clinique, but Neutrogena is a drugstore brand that works in a pinch.

Makeup artist and YouTuber Lisa Eldridge recommends Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution for makeup removal because she doesn’t like how oily removers tend to be.

Here’s Eldridge’s genius method for makeup removal, which I have adopted (it works). Get the full scoop in her YouTube video:

You can go back over with another pad to ensure all makeup is removed otherwise you run the risk of leaving black marks on your towels or pillowcases (been there, done that. Often).

How to Remove Bright Lipstick

If you are into bright lip colors, I recommend removing your lip color before cleansing your face, otherwise you risk smearing lipstick over your newly-cleansed face.

Eldridge uses the micelle water (see above) for removing bright lipstick. She uses a large soft cotton pad soaked in it and slowly wipes off her lipstick with it. It gets “the worst of it” off, Eldridge says in her video.

You can use eye makeup remover on your lips as well.

How to Remove Makeup on Your Face

If you have dry skin, I recommend a cream or oil cleansers. For oily or combination skin, use a cleanser formulated for your skin type.

Cleansing should be a 2-step process: go over the face once to remove makeup and a second time to remove any traces of makeup and dirt.

Here’s how to do it:

Must I Wash My Face Before I Go to Bed?

Yes — especially if you have makeup on your face. If you want to wake up with dewy, glowing skin, then you must remove your makeup and sunscreen.

Most people do not cleanse their faces properly. Find out more in How to Wash Your Face Properly.

Should I Wash My Face Again in the Morning?

Your face doesn’t get dirty from sleeping on a clean pillowcase, so there’s really no need to wash again in the morning. In fact, too much cleansing can dry out skin. If you wake up with an oily sheen, however, splash a bit of warm water on your face to dissolve the oils. You can also press a warm washcloth to face.

Do I Need Toner?

Many women use toner because they feel it removes all traces of dirt, oil, and makeup, however, most beauty experts agree that toners are unnecessary (see “Is Toner Necessary?”).

Most cleansers these days do a great job of removing all the muck from even the heaviest of your makeup days. While toner will strip your skin of any makeup, it also removes natural oils, which can be drying. Unless you have super oily skin or just happen to love a particular product, skip the toner.

Can I Use Baby Wipes to Remove Makeup?

No, no, no, says beauty expert Laura Mercier in Allure Magazine. “I cringe when I see women using baby wipes to remove their makeup. Those do not get the job done.”

Women think baby wipes are formulated to be gentle on baby’s skin, so therefore it will be gentle on facial skin, Mercier says. Her response to women who think baby wipes are gentle? “Well, a baby’s butt isn’t covered in makeup that requires special ingredients for proper removal.”

‘Nuff said.

I Have Super Dry Skin, How Do I Remove Makeup Without Drying It Out More?

Choose your cleanser based on your skin type. If you have super dry skin, consider a cleansing oil (I list my favorites here). Mercier suggests applying oil on a cotton pad and then swiping the oil across lids, lips, face and brows. Massaging in the oil loosens dirt and makeup. Wash skin with a foaming or gel cleanser, and wash off the cleanser with a warm washcloth, which works to exfoliate skin. Follow with a moisturizer applied to still damp skin.

Help! I Have Acne

If you have acne, your best bet is to wash face with a salicylic cleanser. If you have oily skin, consider a foaming cleanser.

I have done a lot of research on acne and how to fight it and share all of my secrets in the following articles:

Don’t miss these articles: How to properly remove your makeup. Photodisc / Getty Images

Take a round cotton makeup pad and cut it in two. I use scissors for this. Eldridge just pulls them apart with her fingers.

Soak each one and place under your bottom lashes. This will collect the makeup from your upper lashes while also removing makeup from your lower lashes.

Take another cotton makeup pad, soak it in makeup remover and place over your closed eye.

Gently press down, allowing the solution to soak in for a few seconds. The longer, the better.

Slowly and gently move your hand over the lashes and lid to remove the makeup. Never rub.

Do this with the other eye.

11 Latest Tip On how to Clean your make-up.

  1. ​When it’s time to go to bed, it can be hard to exert the effort to get anything else done. 
  2. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? 
  3. While it’s not going to hurt you to roll into bed without any beauty prep once in a while, making a habit of it can be detrimental to your health and your looks. 
  4. So to preserve your beauty, you should be doing a number of things before you hit the sack every night. 
  5. Don’t worry – none of them take that long and you’ll be so glad you put in the minutes to get them done. 
  6. 1. WIPE OFF YOUR MAKE-UP
  7. Going to bed with your make-up on is a surprisingly bad thing to do. 
  8. It might not seem like a huge deal, but it is. 
  9. Sleeping in your make-up increases the risk of breakouts because your products will clog your pores. 
  10. Also, as you go through your day, your face picks up debris and bacteria that need to be removed as well. 
  11. When all that gunk transfers to your pillowcase, you have the same issues the next night even if you do remove your make-up. 

​How to Tie Ankara Turban-Style Gele Headwrap: Video Tutorial and Steps

Hey wedding lovers and brides-to-be, have you noticed how the ankara turban is trending in Nigeria as a glam headwrap for occasion and casual wears? We’re so loving it because, it’s not every time that one feels like tying the regular sego gele or making infinity pleats and layers in front for a flamboyant ‘onigogoro’ Gele style. Sometimes a woman needs some slack or an excuse to wrap her head in a simply-chic turban, sort of free-style. Right? The ankara turban headscarf is just easier and quick to tie than the traditional Gele. However, to do a fashionable turban-style ankara headwrap to a special occasion or wedding, you need style inspiration AND simple video tutorials to watch and practice with – that’s what we’re bringing you in this post. So, get your piece of ankara wax fabric, scroll down and watch the step by step demo tutorial of how to wrap a turban with ankara scarf fabric .

Video #1: 5 Different Styles to Tie Ankara Turban Headwrap (Tutorial)

Video #2: Big Front-Knot Ankara Turban Headwrap Tutorial

What You Need: Ankara / Wax Print Fabric – from 2 or 3 yards and more (if you want a bigger turban). Oh, by the way, you can use any type of ankara to achieve the African turban head wrap style – the dutch wax print (vlisco hollandais, woodin), uniwax, daviva, hitarget, ABC wax… anyone at all would do.

ALSO : How to Tie Nigerian Velvet Turban – the Ready-Made Cap Turban and the Fabric Type

Fun Ways to Rock a Nigerian/ African Ankara Turban

Tie an Ankara turban scarf on an ankara gown or skirt-and-blouse;

Wear it on denim/ jeans to turn up your casual wear

Tie your ankara turban on an office or church outfit – trad or English wear (just be sure to find a matching or complementary colour Ankara fabric to go, or use the same exact material if you’re wearing an Ankara gown or skirt-and-blouse or Ankara wrapper-and-blouse)

Can you wear Ankara turban headtie to a wedding or an owambe party or with an asoebi outfit ? Absolutely, yes, you can draw inspiration from the pictures below of Tiwa Savage in this picture picture of women wearing ankara turban

MORE: Learn How to Tie Ascot Gele (Video Tutorial Steps)

Turbanistas: Top Ankara Turban Gele Fashionistas

Every Nigerian women, in fact every African woman, has plenty Ankara wax print in different forms and styles, and there’s always a piece of fabric reserved for tying a Gele, and so we’re loving this new Ankara in turban style currently making waves on Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest. The above video tutorials will show you how to do beautiful ankara turban head-wrap styles.

When I think of ankara turban gele, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie comes to mind. Ankara fashion turban head-wrap has become one of her signature look everywhere she goes (Nigeria or abroad) and whatever she wears (native or English wear). That babe reps Naija 24/7, and we love her for that. Lupita Nyongo and Solange (Beyonce’s sister) occasionally step out rocking Ankara turbans. These Fashionista looks amazing in the tribal head wrap. Arewa/ hausa babes are also top on the wearers of Ankara (atampa) fabrics – we love them because atampa is a big part of the Hausa asoebi (for women) and bridal fashion. Our arewa fashionistas also love this Ankara turban fashion trend. Hellooo, every African woman loves adding fresh new style to their headtie game.

MORE: Learn How to Tie Infinity Pleats Ankara Gele (Video Tutorial)

Ready-to-Wear Ankara Turbans (and Where to Buy them)

Do you know that the ankara turban is now available in neat, ready-to-wear form? Yes, it is and sold by Abeke Makeovers (check them on Instagram and on their website) – they come in a lovely box and easy to tie just they way you wear a cap, and they ship Worldwide to buyers. Some other Nigerian Gele artists also have the ready-made version of ankara turban, but Abeke Makeovers has some of the best. She calls her ready-to-wear headgears ‘autogele’.

Did you also know that ankara wax fabric is known ask kitenge, chitenje or khanga in some African countries. From this side of the World you’d think that people everywhere call ankara wax print by the name ‘ankara’.

So, if you are invited to a wedding, and you don’t want to rock the regular Gele, now you have a simpler and quicker alternative. That’s it on this tutorial on how to tie the ankara turban gele head wrap – ensure to replay the video and practice some more until it sticks. Now, leave us a comment below to tell us what you think of these new styles of tying gele we’re seeing on stylish wedding guests.

Photo Credits: Instagram/@abekemakeovers | @nhn_couture | @poshbelle__makeupstudio | @officialstephperez | @arambemakeup

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