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Chart: When Do You Pluck Your Eyebrows?

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We don’t know about you guys, but our eyebrow grooming habits have less to do with our brows actually needing to be plucked and everything to do with the amount of wine we’ve consumed. Here’s a handy pie chart to illustrate.

Beauty How-To: Choose Blush for Medium Skin

Adding a few swipes of color to your cheeks is like frosting a cupcake. It adds the sweet, tempting topping that makes an already appealing treat even more desirable. But while we can all agree on buttercream or chocolate fudge frosting, the right blush color is harder to pick.

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Beauty How-To: Maintain Choose Blush for Back Skin Tones

Good blush should always compliment your skin tone, otherwise it fades away or pops like clown makeup. While the most fool proof way to pick a blush is experimenting and sampling colors, there are a few rules of thumb when it comes to buying blush for black women.

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Backwards Beauty: Your Ass Or Your Face

What’s more unhealthy—women who go Botox-crazy in order to look young, or those who gain weight to achieve the same goal? Yes, apparently another study proves that older women who are a bit overweight tend to look younger in their faces. Reports the Archives of Dermatology journal: “Implying that although excess fat may increase the skin’s susceptibility to damage, it may help mask the appearance of wrinkles in old age.” And still, UK Marie Claire is asking readers, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have an excuse not to watch the scales this Christmas? We might just have found one…”

We just have to ask—what is the point to exploring information like this? For starters, we’d think most women would freak at the idea of purposefully gaining weight. But why would you even consider the option when the dangers of obesity are so well documented? [MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »

Buh-Bye, Accutane

You either love it or loathe it. For me, many, many years ago, Accutane was a life (or should I say face?) saver. A new college graduate, I was supposed to be past the age of weekly (and daily) breakouts, but somehow, my body didn’t know that. Go figure. So, after trying everything else in my derm’s arsenal, I finally succumbed and let the doc put me on Accutane, with its monthly blood tests, three gajillion forms of required birth control backups and insane drying effects. (Let’s just say I should have bought stock in Aquaphor. I’m still, closer to a decade later than not, trying to finish off the tubs of it I bought for my constantly chapped lips.) But at the end of it all, I ended up with some pretty decent skin. But not everyone had the low-resistance path I did—side-effects included depression, mood swings, extreme dryness…one guy even tried to use the drug as a defense in a murder case. So, when I heard the makers of Accutane were taking it off the market, I was a little surprised (despite the side-effect claims). Keep reading »

Concept Bindis: Um, Really?

Hipsters would call these concept bindis “art.” We would call them “ugly.” To begin with, we’re pretty sure the whole bindi/sari/Gwen Stefani thing happened in 1999 and stayed there. Second, how exactly, do you expect to be taken seriously when you have hair, cloth, or stones stuck to your face? The sets of body stickers by Face are each one of a kind, organized by themes, some of which are translatable like the Hot Topic set with a plaid circle and a glass bead with a fishnet pattern. Others, like the Space Bindi set are more esoteric with a half circle attached to yellow feathers and a tan teardrop. For the truly desperate attention-seekers, there’s also a set of reflective eyebrow stickers. Different? Yeah, you could say that. [$48, Face, Newhighmart.com] Keep reading »

Wearin’ Your Heart On Your Face

“Rita Hayworth gave good face.” So the lyrics to Madonna’s “Vogue” states, but even science agrees. A new study by the U.K.’s Durham, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen Universities, has just come out linking facial features to romantic desires. Nearly 700 heterosexuals were asked by researchers to rifle through photos of men and women in their 20s and make snap judgments about the subjects sexual habits — whether they were in it to win it or just a one-night stand. Wide eyes and big lips on women were shown to signal interests in short term entanglements, like the late, great example, Hayworth, who had five A-list husbands, including a prince. For men, broad jaws, pronounced noses, and slight eyes inferred they were straight up players, like lady’s man George Clooney. On the other hand, softer features showed a softer side for both sexes and more potential for long-term relationships. Could your face really reveal your heart’s desire? When researchers compared the recorded first impressions to the actual sexual attitudes of the subjects in the photographs, they found 72% of the participants had accurately assessed the pictured person’s romantic behavior. [Reuters] Keep reading »

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