20 Beauty Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

1. Knowing How To Use Your Concealer

Which do you apply first, your concealer or foundation? It seems like this questions is somewhat of a debate because I’ve read a little of both on some of the most popular beauty blogs. I’ve always applied my foundation first, otherwise it seems redundant to apply concealer only to have the coverage wiped away with the application of your foundation, so in this case, as long as your concealer is blending in well and giving you the coverage you want, do whichever works for you! On that note, here are a few things you may be doing wrong with your concealer:

  • Too much in a targeted area. Instead, layer! Apply a small amount over your blemish, give it a chance to dry, then apply another layer. Continue layering if needed. For the best results, use a setting powder in between layers to prevent it from wearing off.
  • Using the same concealer for every job. Guilty! Every color has a different job. A peach-toned concealer is best for under-eye circles because it cancels out blue shadows. A green-toned concealer cancels out red (pimples and blemishes). Use it for your first layer and then finish with a concealer that matches your skin tone. Yellow-toned concealers are best for evening out your skin tone (larger areas).
  • Not taking advantage of its many benefits. It’s not just for covering blemishes and under-eye circles! I’ve made this handy pictorial to show you how to truly take advantage of your concealer. Hope this helps!

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10 Things Girls With Perfect Skin Always Do

Message to girls with perfect skin: We simultaneously admire and loathe you (sorry). On one hand, should we really resent you for the fortune you’ve been bestowed? On the other—so not fair. However, rather than stew in jealousy, we’ve decided to take the higher road—which is to make our favorite poreless celebs divulge their skin secrets, immediately. When doing our research, we found some common denominators … keep flipping to see what they are!

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5 Simple Homemade Face Mask For Teenagers

Having healthy, beautiful skin is not easy – and especially not during the teen years, when you’re extra conscious of yourself. Also, the hormonal changes and its resulting effects on your skin don’t really help.

Here are 5 simple homemade face masks for teenage skin that are ready in minutes, and promise to naturally nourish and revitalize your teen’s skin.

Homemade Face Mask For Teenagers: Here are 5 simple face mask recipes for teenagers that are ready in minutes, and promise to naturally nourish and revitalize your teen’s skin.:

1. Simple Strawberry Face Mask:

This strawberry mask is great for many reasons- it is suitable for all skin types, and naturally cleanses the skin and the pores, tightens them, and also brightens dull skin by exfoliating dead skin cells. Here’s how you can make it:

You will need:

  • ¼ cup mashed strawberries
  • 1 tbsp rice powder
  • 3 tbsp yogurt

Directions: Simply mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and apply it directly to the face. Allow it to stay for 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water.

2. Easy Baking Soda Mask:

Acne is a common complaint among teens, and using chemical products can only worsen the condition. This baking soda mask can effectively reduce the appearance of acne and at the same time, not cause harm to your skin unlike other anti-acne products. Regular application of this face mask can help you possibly get rid of acne.

You will need:

  • A few tablespoons of baking soda
  • Water

Directions: Create a simple mixture of baking soda and water and apply it to the face, leaving it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with water and pat dry.

[ Read: How To Get Rid Of Teenage Acne ]

3. Avocado Mango Face Mask:

Enriched with the goodness of olive oil, avocadoes and mango, this face mask can turn out to be extremely pampering for the skin. Olive oil nourishes and hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and supple, while avocado is perfect for sensitive skin as well thanks to its ability to calm down inflammation. Follow these steps to make it in a jiffy.

You will need:

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp avocado
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 mango, mashed

Directions: Mix all the four ingredients in a bowl until a uniform mixture is obtained. Leave it on your face for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off.

4. Refreshing Banana Face Mask:

This banana face mask is surprisingly easy to make, and is a great one to try out. Honey is known to be a powerful antimicrobial agent, and discourages the growth of bacteria on the skin, thereby reducing the intensity of many skin problems. Here’s how to make it:

You will need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • Juice of an orange/lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey

Directions: In a mixing bowl, combine honey and banana, and then add a few drops of lemon/orange juice and mix thoroughly. Apply this face mask and let it stay for 15 minutes, and then wash it off with cool water.

[ Read: Best Beauty Products For Teens ]

5. Natural Blackhead Face Mask:

Blackheads are the second most cause of concern among teens after acne, and surprisingly, it is not difficult to tackle them. This simple and effective face mask will sort it out.

You will need:

  • A few drops of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Directions: Simply mix both the ingredients together and apply it on the face, gently massaging the area with blackheads. Allow it to dry and then rinse it off with water.

These homemade face masks for teenage skin aren’t really hard to create, and you could also work on them with your teen. These face masks use natural foods, which benefit your teen’s skin in many ways.

2014 WEDDING CAKE TRENDS #3 – BUTTERCREAM BEAUTIES

First things first… Sorry.

Apologies in advance. This post will make you hungry.

Cake hungry.

If fact, you might want to dash out and pick up a box of French Fancies, just to tide you over while you read it….

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Possibly The Cutest Wedding Cakes Ever

We’re not kidding around when we say these wedding cakes are truly EPIC! Take a look and happy pinning!

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