Sunday, August 23, 2015

Beauty Squared Round-Up for August 23, 2015

Good morning! I hope it's a beautiful day wherever you are.

Here's the Beauty Squared Round-Up for this past week!

  • Combination skin - that's your skin type, right? Well, we all have combination skin, so really, that means there is no such thing and we're all being taken in by marketing. Read the argument here.
  • Do you wash your face in the morning and at night? Here's why you should maybe not wash your face when you wake up.
  • The external reveals what's internal, so drink these teas for better skin.
  • Three skin care tips you may not have heard before - exfoliating in the morning, skip moisturizer on your nose, and tint your windows.
  • Ways petroleum jelly (Vaseline) can help with your beauty and skincare routines.
  • 14 vegan beauty products, some of which you might already be using/aware of.
  • Retinol is a form of vitamin A and a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles, reduce discolouration and help manage eczema and acne. It can be expensive, but there are drugstore versions of retinol that aren't - some of the best.
  •  Did you know your makeup primer can be used on your lips, in your hair and as a makeup corrector?
  • Want to see what makeup colours will be in style next spring and summer? The British Beauty Blogger has photos and swatches of MAC's Trend Forecast Palettes for Spring/Summer 2016.
  • MUA Andrew Sotomeyer shows how to use eyeliner to enhance a variety of different eye shapes - hooded, almond, round, downturned and monolid.
  • Seemingly inspired by the OCC Lip Tars and the Too Faced Melted lip colours, MAC has its Vamplify collection coming out this week. The British Beauty Blogger has some swatches here, and Temptalia has the preview photos here.
  • In defense of "tacky" makeup: glitter, bright colours, temporary tattoos.
  • Transforming the makeup looks you wore when you were younger so that you can wear them now (and not look like you're trying to be a teenager).
  • Does your skin have yellow undertones? That means you've got cool-toned skin. Here are some makeup colours/products that will suit you.
  • Permanent makeup: would you ever? Here's what you should know before considering it.
  • Are you afraid of wearing lip gloss? (I am).
  • Hangnails: what are they, how do you get them and how do you get rid of them?
  • Deep side-parts, and I mean DEEP side-parts. They're not for the faint of heart.
  • And finally, this great article in the NY Times Magazine looks at Kevyn Aucoin's second book, Making Faces, that was, for many (including me) a revelatory inspiration and continues to be to this day. 

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