Sparkle This Season
Holiday Beauty Prep Tips
hile looking your best and feeling confident are important throughout the year, it’s especially crucial during the holiday season, as you gather with loved ones and pose for that annual family photo. Look your best this season using these beauty tips. Keep it fresh. While you may go for bright colors and sparkles in terms of your attire, make sure to keep your makeup fresh-faced. If you choose to wear a bright lip color, keep the rest of your makeup neutral. If you go for a neutral lip, feel free to play up the eyes or cheeks. But remember to highlight just one with a bold color – eyes, lips or cheeks – rather than all three. Ensure your makeup stays in place all night by using a primer before applying your liquid or powder foundation and eye shadow. Go for a classic ‘do. Sleek, shiny hair swept back or pulled to one side work well for holiday parties. Deep-condition your hair in advance of the holidays and be sure to schedule a haircut so your locks are easy to manage, no matter how you decide to wear your hair. Keep ‘em fresh and clean. Following that warm mug of hot cocoa, make sure your breath stays fresh. Carrying a toothbrush and toothpaste might not be convenient, but you can stash a Colgate Wisp mini-brush in your purse or pocket. Available in four flavors – MaxFresh Peppermint, MaxFresh Spearmint, Optic White Coolmint and Icy Bubble – this convenient single-use mini-brush is a better alternative than gum or mints, which only temporarily mask bad breath. The liquid-filled bead offers a burst of freshness, with no water or rinsing required, so just brush and go anytime, anywhere. Learn more at www.colgatewisp. com. Add some sparkle. The holidays present the perfect occasion for pulling out your fun accessories. Play with color combinations and sparkling jewelry. Start with a bold dress – black will work as well – and
play up the accessories by introducing complimentary colors and glittering jewelry. If you wear your hair up, opt for sparkling earrings and a bracelet. If you wear your hair down, pick a statement necklace with a dress and cardigan. Get a manicure. Just as you coordinate your hair, makeup and wardrobe, consider your manicure as well. For bold outfits, opt for a simple manicure with clear nail polish. If instead you wear black or neutral colors, pick out a festive bright red or berry polish. Clutch-Worthy Beauty Tools When packing your evening clutch for a night of holiday celebrations, make sure to keep the following on hand: Pressed powder – ‘Tis the season for taking photos – make sure you’re cameraready and shine-free with a compact of pressed powder for quick touch-ups.
Bandages – You likely don’t wear your dressy shoes every day. Make sure to pack some bandages in case you develop a blister from those fancy heels. Mini toothbrush – Ensure your breath is fresh and clean by packing a mini, singleuse toothbrush, such as Colgate Wisp – perfectly sized for clutch purses or pockets for quick use following dinner or drinks. Mini comb – Give your locks a once-over to re-set your style part-way through the evening. Concealer and lipstick – Your makeup shouldn’t require any further touchups than a quick concealer and some color to your lips.
How Men Can Avoid Five Common Skincare Pitfalls
et’s face it, skincare isn’t always a priority for most guys. However, the path to healthy, comfortable skin is not as difficult as one might think. For men with skin issues, relief is only a few simple steps away. San Diego-based dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Benabio lists five common skincare pitfalls guys face and how each can be easily avoided.
2. Wearing inappropriate workout clothes While long workouts are great for your body, they can be tough on your skin if you’re wearing clothes that absorb moisture. Change into clothes that wick sweat away so you can avoid the excess moisture, which allows bacteria to thrive and can cause skin problems.
1. Using the wrong stick Half of men experience some form of underarm discomfort or itching and believe this is the price they have to pay for using a powerful deodorant. Those experiencing underarm irritation should try an antiperspirant or deodorant that is specifically formulated to be non-irritating just like Dove (R) Men+Care (R) Aqua Impact Antiperspirant and Deodorant. Designed to be tough on sweat, not on skin, Dove-Men+Care-helps combat dryness while providing advanced 48-hour protection against odor and wetness.
3. Forgetting about the soap Guys don’t usually spend a lot of time in drug store aisles, and they often get whatever soap they’ve been using for years or go with whatever is cheapest. Little do they know that those soaps are often too harsh and strip their skin of essential oils. Next time, grab an all-in-one solution like Dove Men+Care Clean Defense Body and Face Wash, which is clinically proven to fight skin dryness with less irritation or tightness than soap.
Published on Jan 14, 2013
Published on Jan 14, 2013
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