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Makeup Tips

Models often have a team of people working on them – specialists for makeup and hair, plus a stylist for their clothes. They quickly learn the make-up tips that suit them best. This becomes very useful on smaller modeling or promotional jobs, where often the model needs to do her makeup.

Listed below are some of the tips that my model friends and I have learned over the years. No one is perfect, and we all have facial characteristics that sometimes need to be hidden or enhanced. The proper use of make-up can bring out your best features while minimizing the ones you’re not so proud of!

Using Foundation to Contour Your Features By using a darker foundation (maybe 2-3 shades darker than your complexion), you can create shadows on your face to hide or enhance your natural features. These tips can be used in conjunction with the tips on blush, below. This contouring works best at narrowing features that you think are too wide.

To make your whole face appear leaner and narrower, apply the darker shade of foundation around your hairline and under your cheeks. To narrow down a wide nose, apply your usual foundation on the center of your nose, then run the darker foundation down the sides to enhance the shadowing.

Using Blush to Sculpt Your Face Blush can really give your face that healthy look, but models know that it can also be used to reduce or enhance your facial features. The judicious use of blush can create contours where there are none, or soften angular features, taking an average face and making it more beautiful. Lets start with the nose. If yours is too long and narrow, try applying a little blush down the center of your nose. Conversely, if it’s too wide, try lining it down each side.

It works the same for your face. If you have a wide forehead and small chin, try blending your blush down from your ear to your chin. If your forehead is smaller and your chin larger, blend it up around your eye and across your forehead.

Using Eye Shadow and Liner on Your Eyes Your eyes are your most expressive feature, and the most important to get right. Here are some simple tips that models use to make the most of what they have. To make your eyes look bigger and younger, use a white eye pencil to apply a thin white line to the inner rims of your lashes. This line is very hard for anyone to spot and makes your eyes appear much larger. A small amount of silver eye shadow in the corner of your eyes will open them up and give them a pop. You can use shadow and eye pencil to correct wide- or narrow-set eyes.

For wide-set eyes, use a darker shadow around the inner corners and a lighter shadow at the outer corners. Then use a dark pencil to line just the inner half of your lashes. For narrow-set eyes, just do the opposite!

Tips For Your Lips. By using lipstick and lip gloss, you can get the lips you’ve always wanted without resorting to plastic surgery! To get fuller lips, use a pencil to outline your upper lip in the same shade as your lips. Then apply your lip color as usual, for an added effect use lip gloss, but only on the inner part of your lips.

If you’re lucky enough to have full lips but want to make them appear smaller, make sure not to use lip gloss as this will tend to enhance them. By using deep, matte colors you can reduce their impact and allow people to focus on the rest of your face.

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Make Your Manicure Last

Wish your polish could outlast a few shampoos, keystrokes, or simple chores? Make it stick with these 11 tricks.
1. Never push back dry cuticles. Doing so can crack polish at the base, which leads to chipping, says New York City celebrity nail pro Deborah Lippmann, who offers tips like this in her master class, held at upscale department stores. But if you’re about to change your polish, you don’t want any cuticle skin on the nail’s surface (it can interfere with your base coat) — so loosen ragged edges by rubbing in a softening cream. Then gently nudge cuticles back with an orangewood stick.
2. Don’t soak fingertips. There’s no real reason to do so (at salons, it’s just part of the pampering), and, says Tom Bachick, executive vice president of the Young Nails Company, it can actually have a negative effect: When you soak your nails, they absorb water, which temporarily puffs them up — but they revert to their normal shape when the water evaporates. This expansion and contraction is the top cause of chipping, peeling, and cracking of polish, says Bachick.

3. Get the surface clean, clean, clean. Any traces of moisture, dust, or leftover enamel will get in the way of new-polish adhesion. To pave the way for true staying power, drizzle an old toothbrush with hand soap; then use it to “get into the corners and under nail tips, where oil — the great enemy — may be hiding,” suggests Jan Arnold, cofounder of Creative Nail Design. (Steer clear of lanolin-based soaps, which interfere with adhesion.) Then swipe on an acetone polish remover to temporarily dehydrate the nail plate.

4. Shape up. “To maximize nail strength, tips should be rounded and corners left somewhat square,” says Robyn Gmyrek, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University, in New York City. Filing is healthier than clipping, which can crack the nail plate. Use a fine-grit nail file and work in one direction. “Filing back and forth with an abrasive board will cause the nail’s delicate keratin layers to peel away from each other,” says Elsbeth Schuetz, international educator for Orly.

5. Apply a base coat (no, it’s not just a marketing ploy). Not only does a bottom layer give lacquer something to latch on to, says chemist Doug Schoon, vice president of research and development for Creative Nail Design, but studies show that a base coat sticks to nails better than polish does. For uneven nail surfaces, choose a base that also smooths out roughness.

6. Once lacquer is on, seal it with a slow-setting topcoat. Quick-dry kinds are certainly appealing, but they evaporate so fast, they leave polish soft, mushy, and prone to denting. A slower-acting topcoat leaves a harder, more protective finish. To speed things up without sacrificing protection, use a drying oil or spray over your topcoat.

7. Make the most of metallics. Sure, light shades make chips less noticeable, but you can get an extra couple of days’ wear from a metallic polish, says Schoon. One theory on why this works: Small iridescent flecks thicken enamel, so it forms a stronger film as it dries — allowing it to outlast creamy opaques (whose high pigment content can block adhesion).

8. Or try Revlon’s ColorStay Always On Nail Enamel. This two-step system — which consists of polish and a protective sealant and doesn’t require a base coat — promises to resist chips for up to ten days. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute put it to the test while moving office buildings (talk about active conditions). Despite a few complaints about surface scratches, nearly all of the panelists agreed that it was the longest-lasting polish they had ever tried (50 percent got ten days of wear; one person, 14 days). As one tester put it, “This product has revolutionized the nail polish industry.”

9. Polish should be applied in three narrow, even strokes — one down the center and one down each side — and then be allowed to dry for two minutes before a second coat is applied. The thicker the layer is, the more difficult it is for the solvent — the liquid agent in enamel — to evaporate, boosting the chances that polish will peel.

10. Practice good maintenance. “Everything you touch wears away your polish,” says Lippmann. Every other day, apply a layer of quick-dry topcoat (it’s OK to use on already-dry polish) to form a protective shield and increase shine.

11. Give your polish a drink. The more your enamel dries out, the greater the likelihood that it will separate from your nail. Since topcoats don’t seal in hydration, apply oil to nails and cuticles before bedtime, and slather on a thick hand cream twice a day.

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Long Nails

Long nails on women are considered sexy by many people, but there is caution. According to a study done by Shelly McNeil, M.D., an infectious-disease specialist at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, nails longer than three centimeters (just a bit over one inch) are five times more likely than trimmed nails to carry the pesky pathogens that cause staph and yeast infections.

To be on the safe side, Dr. McNeil warns that you need to be diligent about washing your hands (especially after contact with such germ-prone items as doorknobs, public toilets and gym equipment). You also might want to carry an alcohol-based hand gel that can be used to disinfect your hands when soap and water aren’t available.

Note: Acrylics and other falsies can carry more harmful bacteria and are more difficult to disinfect.

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Kate Winslet’s reveals her most intimate beauty secrets!

What are the secrets of this gorgeous natural beauty?

Oscar Winner, Kate Winslet, always looks stunning wherever she goes. Last season we saw her in many events, promoting her films and attended many red carpet events –where she won best actress for her roles in “The Reader” and “Revolutionary Road”. But, what does she do to keep herself beautiful and radiant?. She’s not the common beauty we see in Hollywood since we don’t hear about her last Botox treatment or plastic surgery. What everybody loves about Kate Winslet is her natural and classic beauty. She claims to be like every woman, she isn’t obsessed about being skinny.

Let’s check out her tips.

First, she says that she can’t allow herself the same routines as when she was in her twenties. Now she’s a 33 years old mom of two children and has no time for herself. For some moms, time doesn’t allow them more than 5 minutes to put on make-up. At home Kate prefers to do her own make-up by using the right products like mascara, a bit of concealer and lip balm. Should they be the expensive? Well, they don’t! She prefers to use those products she knows work properly for her face, and they don’t have to be overpaid products.

Other advice she can give us is not to wear so much make-up so you don’t look caked by the end of a long day. A common advice among all the stars is: it doesn’t matter how tired, exhausted, or burned out you are, you must always take your make-up off. While you’re sleeping, your skin is working hard to renew its cells.

She also talks about her exercise routine. It’s well known that she practices Pilates to be in shape, but this is not a matter of obsession for her. She’s one of the actresses who claim that women should be happy by accepting themselves as they are. Restrictions about food can be a nightmare for any woman; she prefers to have a relaxed and calm life in order to take care of herself. Does she eat chocolate? Sure, but not too much. That’s a rule! Does she drink sodas? Of course, not often, but when she does, she drinks a fat Coke, what she calls “the real stuff”.

So, something we can learn from Kate’s experience is to enjoy everything we like, but we have to remember a key word: moderation. A little bit of everything will help us to keep in shape and beautiful… but above all, happy! Be patient!..  FEBstore will reveal more amazing celebrity beauty secrets in our next article… And you know we won’t hide any secrets from you…  We´ll tell you EVERYTHING!

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Julia Roberts & Michelle Yeoh’s advice on how to keep it simple when it comes to taking care of your skin and nails.

Do you want more beauty tricks? You asked for them, well FEBstore.com will get’ em for ya!

Do you remember how Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Love Hewitt took care of their skin face?

Well, skin face is a sensitive issue for all women. Most of us dream of having a healthy, smooth, and radiant skin: especially when we have a special event where it is a must to look gorgeous. Where can we start?

A well-known advice says that any make-up needs a clean skin face. That’s a rule anybody can’t avoid. We can use that soap or cream we have in our bathroom cabinet… or we can follow Michelle Yeoh’s trick: she rinses her face with lemon juice and water. Lemon is a good astringent that cleans all impurities.

Once your make-up is ready, you think about accessories. The best one we have is our hair. Do you notice every time there’s a red carpet event, our celebrities walk proudly of how they look, but suddenly someone just says: What a bad hairstyle! Just check all the fashion reviews and you will see how important it is to choose the right hairstyle. Most of our celebrities prefer a shoulder length hair with layers; it will give you a youthful look. Just like our dear “Rachel” from one of the most successful comedy series “Friends”.

Do you want one more trick from Jennifer Aniston? She follows Courtney Cox’s advice: she lines her eyes
with a matchstick!

Do we have other natural accessories? Sure, we call them Nails. By now you should know that healthy nails are a product of what we eat. You can steal some of your food to take care of your nails, like Julia Roberts. She soaks her nails in olive oil which helps nails stay stronger and softens cuticles. If you have stained nails and fingers, you can add some lemon juice to olive oil for soaking.

Lemon, matchsticks, olive oil… products we can get in our kitchen. What are you waiting for? Have you noticed, we just unveiled Julia Roberts, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Yeoh, and many other gorgeous celebs beauty secrets in our past articles… Still want more? Well, Sit tight, go ahead and try one of these rare tips as we go fetch some more revealing celebrity beauty secrets for you! Have a great week girls!

The FEBstore.com Beauty Team

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How to Use a Curling Iron to Make Beautiful Curls

2012A curling iron is a necessary hairstyling tool for any woman’s bathroom vanity. This heated wand can create tight spirals or loose waves, and channel a variety of fashionable looks, including 1940s glamor, celebrity style and contemporary sophistication. Curling irons are available in many brands, styles and price points. It’s an easy process to curl hair and enjoy beautiful, spun tendrils that stay curled all day long.

Instructions

    • 1Find the right curling iron. For tight spirals, consider a 1 inch or smaller iron. For larger, flowing waves, choose one 1-1/2 inches or larger. Look for a curling iron made from ceramic materials (not metal) to help protect the health of your hair via the use of negative ions. Additionally, choose a style that offers temperature settings: Lower heat is best for curl touch-ups, while the highest settings help curl thick and unmanageable hair.
    • 2Spritz wet hair with protective product. Many heat-protection styling products are available in stores and online, such as Aveda Brilliant Damage Control and Nexxus Heat Protexx. Consult fashion magazines and blogs for product reviews and choose a styling product that works well on your hair type. Using a heat-protection styling spray before curling will help prevent your hair from breaking in the long term.
    • 3Blow-dry clean hair. To protect the health of your hair, make sure it is fully dry before heating and styling. While you are doing this, turn on you curling iron to allow it to reach the desired temperature.
    • 4Clip your hair into manageable sections. Pile and pin the hair onto the crown of your head. Begin with the lower back sections; or, for shorter hair, begin with the top sections on the crown.
    • 5Curl a 1- to 2-inch section of hair. Clamp the curling iron onto the tip of the section and gently roll the barrel tightly toward the scalp, stopping about 1 inch from the roots. Hold the wound curling iron for approximately 10 seconds, then gently open the curling iron to release the hair. The hair section should unravel in a curled tendril.
    • 6Continue to curl the remaining hair sections. Use bobby pins or a clip, if necessary, to shift curled hair sections as you work with the straight strands.
    • 7Complete the styling with your fingers and finishing spray. Touch up the sections as needed.

Tips & Warnings

Purchase a curling iron that allows for temperature adjustments, to protect your hair. Use heat-protective shampoo and conditioners, if curling your hair is a daily styling routine.

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How to Trim nose Hair

Having excess nose hair can result in embarrassing social situations and self-consciousness. Luckily, there’s a solution. Simply buy a pair of small, curved scissors or an electric nose hair trimmer and use it to remove the unwanted strands poking out of your nose.

Instructions

  • 1Wash the inside of your nose with a cotton swap moistened with water and a mild soap. Be gentle and completely rinse the soap away to avoid irritation.
  • 2Find a bright area with a mirror. A magnifying makeup mirror with adjustable lighting will work, though a common bathroom mirror can also be used. If you need more light while using a regular mirror, point a small flashlight or pen light at your nostrils.
  • 3Get sharp scissors or an electric nose hair trimmer with fresh batteries.
  • 4Insert the scissors or the electric hair trimmer into your nose and trim excess hair. If you are using scissors, don’t position your scissors too close to your nostril. If you are using an electric trimmer, do not shove the trimmer too far into your nasal cavity. When trimming nose hair, a good rule of thumb is to only remove the amount of hair that is visible to someone standing in front of you.
  • 5Remove your scissors or trimmers and clean them for the next use. You may sterilize the tips of your scissors with alcohol; refer to the electric trimmer’s owner’s manual for cleaning instructions.

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How to Prevent Cavities & Gum Disease

Dental health is a concern for every human being. Humans must eat to survive and must use their teeth to chew their food. An unhealthy mouth can severely impede this process. Modern dental hygiene products and routine dental checkups can drastically reduce problems such as cavities and gum disease.

Regular dental checkups are strongly recommended by dentists and oral surgeons. By following a few basic tips, everyone can improve their overall dental health.

Instructions Things You’ll Need Toothbrush Floss Mouthwash
1. Brush your teeth regularly, at least twice daily after eating breakfast and before going to sleep at night. If you
habitually use tobacco or drink coffee, then you may want to brush your teeth at least three times a day, as these products can stain tooth enamel.
2. Floss regularly. Many dentists recommend flossing after each meal, particularly after eating foods such as popcorn, meat and nuts, which tend to stick to hard-to-reach places in the mouth.
3. Use a mouthwash every time you brush and floss and after your meals. Mouthwash, used regularly, will kill bacteria and reduce your chance of developing gum disease.
4. Schedule regular dental checkups. To maintain adequate dental hygiene, checkups should be more frequent for children, typically every 3 months, and, for adults, usually every 6 months.
5. Eat foods that are low in sugar and starch to lessen your chance of getting cavities. Ask your dentist about foods that
can promote dental health, such as fruits like apples or strawberries or green vegetable staples like celery and broccoli that are high in iron, calcium and vitamin A. Cheese, milk and yogurt are also great foods that promote dental health.

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How to Lose Stomach Fat

If you have unwanted stomach fat and what to lose it all, you will be glad to know that belly fat is the first fat you’ll lose when you start your diet and exercise program. Statistics report that ninety-nine percent of people who lose weight will lose it in their stomach first. And I am also glad to report, the bigger the stomach the more you will lose.

Having said that, let’s begin learning the best ways on how to lose stomach fat. How to lose stomach fat is not written in a book you can pick up with numbered instructions. Although there are many books out there with various ways to help you, there are no rules set in stone to go by. You’ll have to find the method that works best for you and your schedule when it comes to dieting and exercising.

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition faster results were obtained when you eat a controlled diet that includes whole grain foods. Plan your diet to include five servings of fruit a day, three servings of low fat dairy, two servings of lean meat, fish or poultry. You’ll lose faster and get better results. How to lose stomach fat is practicing a controlled diet plan on a daily bais. There is no magical cure when finding ways on how to lose stomach fat.

Teaching yourself how to lose stomach fat takes practice and a change in your eating habits. You will find making that change will not only benefit the lose of stomach fat, it will benefit your whole body. Stomach fat plays more havoc on your heart that having fat elsewhere. Teaching yourself how to lose stomach fat will also teach you how to be a healthier person. Exercise is an important factor as well when you are learning how to lose stomach fat. You may not get the abs you want when you first begin because the stomach fat will have to be lost first. But, you will be able to see better ab results afterwards.

If you are used to having little activity in your life, start off slow and work up to at least one hour of exercise a day. This will help in getting rid of your stomach fat. Exercise doesn’t have to be like a dreaded chore. There are many exercise programs, you will definitely find one. Exercise can be fun. Start off by walking, enjoy the scenery and get in touch with nature. Losing stomach fat takes more than just dieting. Dieting and exercise go hand in hand when you learn how to lose stomach fat.

Don’t be fooled by diet pills or any other kind of magical drug advertised for weight loss. The real cure for losing stomach fat is eating healthier foods and becoming more active. Not only when you do this will you see faster results, this will be a regimen that you can do for life.

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How to Keep Nails from Breaking

How to Keep Nails from Breaking

Nail care is important when you’re trying to grow out your fingernails, maintain length or have just gotten a fabulous manicure. Breaking
your nails is always a risk in everyday life. Give your nails some extra assistance to keep them strong and health. 

Instructions

1. Don’t use your fingernails as tools. Picking, opening and scraping with them encourage nail tips to break and peel.

2. Wear gloves when cleaning or gardening. Many household chemicals are harsh on your nails, and any rough activity exposes
nails to breakage.
3. Don’t bite your nails, and don’t peel off old nail polish. You nails will weaken and become brittle, which increases the
chances for them to break.

4. Apply a coat of nail polish, colored or clear. Ordinary polish can help retain moisture in the nails, and there are even
types of nail polish formulated to strengthen your nails. Don’t pick at the polish, and remove old polish and apply a fresh coat after a
week. Avoid polish removers with acetone, which dries out the nails.


    5. 
    Moisturize your hands twice a day, rubbing lotion into your nails and cuticles. Nails need moisturizer just as your
    skin does. Reapply after washing your hands and removing nail polish.


      6. 
      Maintain a healthy diet. Get plenty of protein, and eat whole grains and leafy greens for iron. Milk and eggs
      provide zinc as well as protein. Taking biotin, a B-complex vitamin, in supplement form can benefit your hair as well as your nails.


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