Cosmo’s Sexiest Beauty Secrets

The editors at Cosmopolitan mag have collectively taken what they know to be true about getting tousled hair, sultry eyes, and sexy skin and published it in a new book that has women buzzing. Think of it as a super guide to maneuvering your way through finding the right eye shadow shades, brow shape, and your personal beauty style with straightforward ease.

These editors know beauty, so if you’re looking to sexy up for spring, look no further.

Cosmo’s Sexiest Beauty Secrets

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Weekend Reads from TotalBeauty.com, Allure, and Glamour

TotalBeauty.com has 10 Budget Beauty Tips like multi-uses for Baking Soda and how strawberries can fight acne HERE

Also from TotalBeauty.com are the 6 most overly-hyped products, yeah I think ProActiv deserved its slot. See the remaining 5 right HERE

Glamour has their 8 commandments of good skin, they’d love to fill in the missing 2 with your recommendations. Catch em HERE

Allure has their favorite spring nail polish shades HERE

And lastly, In Style shows how to rock the latest trends in spring makeup by translating the craziness from the runway into real options right HERE

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I’m Mentioned in WWD!

I was so thrilled to be mentioned in today’s Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), or as most people call it The Fashion Bible. It’s a snippet about becoming the Beauty Expert for Walmart and it’s enough to make my day.

If you have a membership (yes, even to read it online), you can check it out HERE.

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Glamour.com 12 New Evening Makeup Ideas

Cat eyes, strategically placed glitter, and glossy lids are just a few of the 12 ideas Glamour.com has to liven up your going out look. I loved every idea as well as their helpful explanations for achieving each one.

You’ll find the ideas right HERE

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Self Magazine; Mood Ring Makeup

Remember those mood rings that would change color depending on what type of mood you were in, well technically they were based on body temperature but that’s neither here nor there.

Self.com has an article that suggests different color stories to match (or bring out) various moods. Does blue makeup suggest a look that’s lively? How about pink for a happy look? Check it out and see what your makeup is in the mood for today.

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Less (Makeup) is More

We hear it all the time especially from men how we (supposedly) look better when we wear less makeup. I took a screenshot from People.com where they offered up 2 photos of Jessica Biel wearing more of a natural look and then wearing a bit more. Both looks are pretty and the makeup on the right isn’t over the top or heavy, but the clear winner was the no-makeup look.

Now, I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that she’s as close to perfect looking as it gets, but I see it as a testament to great grooming. Keeping up on brows and taking care of your skin allow you to be able to skimp on color when you don’t have time in the morning and still look put together. It’s also what makes her ‘undone’ photo so stunning, the fact that you can see her face more clearly with nothing standing in the way.

Julianne Moore‘s Natural Vs Glam photos are a prime example of why women need to start wearing less makeup as they get a little older. She’s still smokin’ hot at 50, but looks about 10 years younger in less overwhelming makeup. Women over 40 should focus on getting the skin glowing and natural looking- you should see your skin and not the makeup. Use a few drops of something that gives luminosity if you need to, but kiss the harsh black liner goodbye for everyday use. It might be a little bit of an adjustment seeing yourself with less makeup at first, but notice the compliments you get and take to heart your friends’ advice which is probably dead on, just like the women who voted on Ms Moore’s look above.

See more Natural Vs Glam on People.com right HERE.

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