Sunday, August 9, 2015

Beauty Squared Round-Up for August 9, 2015

Happy Sunday lovelies!

Let's jump right in, shall we? 

  • An excellent article on contouring, written by a makeup artist who breaks down what contouring is, how to do it, and why it's used (and not used).
  • Nude lipstick is the opposite of red lipstick but it's no easier to track down your perfect nude lipstick than it is the perfect red. Here's how to do it.
  • Everyone loves a hack (apart from maybe someone who breaks into computers or a certain type of painful cough or someone who ). Ahem, anyway, how about some lipstick hacks?
  • More beauty hacks!
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has (finally) come out with new packaging for their popular Lip Tars.
  • Would you wear pink on your lips, eyes and cheeks? Here's how one woman translated the Spring 2015 runway trend on her own face - pretty!
  • Beauty products for swimmers.
  • Tweezerman has come out with an eyelash curler specifically made for deepset and almond-shaped eyes.
  • Did you know that you can use undereye liner to alter the shape of your eyes? Here's how to make your eyes look rounder, elongated or more sultry.
  • How can you tell if your natural beauty products are actually natural?
  • An eyebrow-thickening serum that you can make at home.
  • A Korean sticker that can shrink zits overnight.
  • A round-up of next generation lip balms.
  • Do you wear mineral sunscreen? You should read this.
  • An argument for not washing your face in the morning.
  • Drinking water doesn't just keep your body hydrated, and well, alive. It can improve the condition of your skin, teeth and hair. Here are some tips for drinking water.
  • Dry skin brushing can increase circulation, exfoliate the skin, and improve skin texture. Here's how to do it and why you should.
  • Hair treatments for dry hair you can do at home, with stuff from your kitchen!
  • Ah, humidity. Evil, evil humidity making your hair all frizzy. Here's how to fight it.
  • Does rinsing your hair with cold water actually make it shinier?
  • Getting a drastic haircut holds the promise of a positive life change. Following a breakup or another big life change, new hair promises to give you a fresh outlook, to change your personality. But does it always give us what is promised? One woman reflects back on how a drastic haircut changed her life.
  • Photographer Adama Jalloh celebrates black British girlhood through her photos of black girls having their hair done.
  • Women who wear makeup earn more and are treated better than women who don't, but what toll is this makeup tax having on us?
  • Model Elizaveta Bulokhova has posed for her first photos since losing her jaw to oral cancer. Beautiful.

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