The Glee star looked so glam at the gala May 7 by using AVON products—here’s how you can copy her look! Lea Michele was the picture of sophisticated elegance when she stepped onto the 2012 Met Ball red carpet. Lea, 25, look so beautiful thanks to Celebrity Makeup Artist, Melanie Inglessis, who created the glamorous beauty look.
Melanie put the focus on Lea’s eyes by lining them with a deep plum liner and then layered copper toned eye shadows on the actress’s lids. Using a soft crease brush, she blended the edges of the liner with the shadow to create definition and give a smokey eye effect. Melanie then upped the drama by swiping a dark eye shadow over the liner and added two coats of AVON ExtraLasting in Extreme Black for a finishing touch.
To offset the intensity of Lea’s eyes, Melanie kept the rest of Lea’s face simple: she added a rosy flush of color with AVON Be Blushed in Icy Petal on her cheekbones and opted for a natural lip, using a lipstick to enhance Lea’s own lip color.
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French women appear to subsist on butter, cheese, pastries, red meat–not to mention cigarettes and red wine–yet they manage to stay trim and youthful. Plus, they have a lower incidence of heart disease and diabetes than American women. Some credit France’s smaller portions, active lifestyle and emphasis on fresh, organic food. These certainly play a role. But a recent study at Harvard suggests that one finicky little chemical compound–resveratrol–may also deserve credit. This is found on the skin & vines of red-wine grapes. It's a potent antioxidant that protects the plants against extreme weather, bugs and other stresses.
In a Harvard Medical School & National Institute of Aging study, they tested 3 groups of mice. One was fed a standard diet, one a high-calorie, high-fat diet, & one a high-calorie, high-fat diet WITH Resveratrol. After 6 months the diet that included Resveratrol prevented most of the negative side effects of the high calorie diet. It also protected the mice against heart disease, diabetes & other illnesses normally associated with a diet of red meat, cheese & pastries.
However, don't down that bottle of meriot just yet. The average bottle of red wine has 2-4 milligrams of resveratrol, but the studies used doses of 250-1000mg. Plus, not all wine is equally potent. If the grapes are chemically treated with pesticides, as most are, they don't produce as much resveratrolas they don't need to protect themselves from the bugs. The study recommends taking a supplement with 250-500mg of organic resveratrol a day, although some studies have shown that up to 1000mg might be better.
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How to fake a well-rested, healthy look on those days when you may be feeling neither.
Note: This is not about no makeup, but about natural makeup.
Make Your Skin Glow Wash your face gently but briskly, perhaps using a gentle scrub. Apply moisturizer, maybe a little extra, and sunscreen. Apply a little foundation with a brush to even out skin tone; or go with tinted moisturizer. Bonus points if you have time to use a primer before the foundation.
**Try: ANEW Cleansers designed for the Age & Condition of your Face. Pick the Perfect One for YOU!
**Try: ANEW Solar Advance for the ultimate in sun protection. It Protects & Renews your skin!
Conceal the Problems Light-reflecting concealers work beautifully to hide under-eye circles. Place a few tiny dabs of product under your eyes, and dab with a sponge to blend (do not rub and pull at that sensitive under-eye skin!), and get ready to witness a huge difference.
For blemishes, steer away from light-reflecting concealers, which can actually draw attention to spots and such. Using a small-tipped concealer brush, lightly dab your blemish with a concealer to help make it vanish.
**Try: ANEW Age Transforming Concealer OR MARK Save The Day Anti- Acne Concealer Stick.
**Try: ANEW Age Transforming Concealer OR MARK Save The Day Anti-Acne Concealer Stick.
Make Your Eyes Pop
Two words for you: Eyelash curler. Eyelash curlers can take you from looking half-asleep to completely alert. Sure, you could spend hours creating a perfectly blended, shadowed eye, but if you need to get out the door, curling your eyelashes and applying mascara will give go a long way to making you look wide awake.
**Try: MARK Lash All You Want High-Volume Mascara OR SuperExtend Eye Accents Mascara OR SuperShock Mascara...Many choices in types & colors
Add Color A wash of color on the cheeks and lips is the cherry on top of your fresh-faced. Cream blushes and cheek stains are a lovely way to give a long-wearing flush to the cheeks without looking garish or dated, and I love how they give you that just-in-from-the-cold flush.
As for your pout, sheer lip glosses and lipsticks are your best bet for ensuring a natural finish.
**Try: Be Blushed Cheek Color OR MARK Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint
**Try: Glazewear Lip Gloss OR SuperShock Liquid Lip Shine OR MARK Glow Baby Glow OR the Newest Shine Attract Lipstick with built-in gloss.
With the start of this New Year most of us are into the "Remake or Improve" mode. So, till you start seeing success with your new goals this might be good advice! Attitude is very important to your overall success and when you are not feeling your bestt, try to look as thought you are.
Dress in a great outfit! Take time with your hair and makeup. Look your best and soon your insides will catch up with your outsides. It is true, you will be on your way to a happier and more confident you. Dressing with confidence can take years off your looks, regardless of your size or age. And the time to start dressing that way is right now, not when you reach your goal weight.
Try These tips on how to Dress to Impress:
GET FIT: Think baggy, loose-fitting clothes hide the extra pounds? Wrong! They acctually bulk up your frame. Don't be afraid to wear clothing that skims your curves...just don't go skin tight.
PICK COLOR: The key to getting a Wow out of an outfit is color. Choose the right hue for you and you will hear, "That looks great on you" every time. Talk about a confidence booster!
ACCESSORIZE: What's in your jewelry box? It doesn't have to be expensive, but it should have style. Remember, accessories can make and sometimes break an outfit. So, choose your jewelry, shoes, and bag as carefully as you do your clothes.
FINISH THE LOOK: The details finish the look. A flattering haircut, clean nails, well-cared-for skin, and tasteful makeup all send the message that you have got it together. Don't take shortcuts here, use products that really work!
- Secret #1: A Fresh Face -- Resist the urge to powder your face every time you refresh your makeup — the result will look cakey. Instead, use blotting papers to keep makeup intact as you remove excess moisture.
***If you like liquid foundation try “ANEW Age-Transforming Foundation with SPF15”.
A natural finish, full coverage luxury foundation featuring ANEW Skincare Technology outsmarts the aging process. Instantly—minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, pores and age spots are visibly diminished for a more youthful finish.
After 1 week—over 90% of women showed improvements in skin texture and clarity.
After 4 weeks—over 90% of women saw a reduction in fine wrinkling and a more even appearance in natural skin tone. Advanced antioxidant complex helps fight premature signs of aging. Visibly minimizes wrinkles, fine lines & age spots. Natural radiant finish with Full coverage.
***For a creamy foundation, “ExtraLasting Cream-to-Powder Foundation with SPF16”
with Medium coverage. Look flawless & natural for 18 hours. Resists water & sweat and stands up to heat & humidity. Feels featherlight and flexible all day with Natural luminous finish.
- Secret #2: Choosing a Concealer — ***Paul Innis, a world-renowned color expert, says “for blemishes, it’s best to use a concealer that matches your skin tone. ***But for undereye circles, go one or two shades lighter. Trying to match your complexion won’t give you the lift your eyes need.” As one of the most in-demand celebrity makeup artists, Paul has perfected the looks of many “A-List” stars and internationally recognized supermodels. He now shares his treasured trade secrets with you. Paul has worked with the Avon color lab to develop an expanded shade palette…so now there’s a more precise match for everyone.
**PRECISELIGHT TECHNOLOGY has innovative light-adjusting pigments, making your skin look natural wherever you are. Check out “Ideal Shade Concealer Stick”
in a color that meets your needs.
- Secret #3: A Natural Flush — Cream blushes and cheek stains will give your face a rosy glow that looks natural. Use your fingertips to blend the product into the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion.
Peaches and Golden hues look beautiful on fairer complexions;
Coral shades look best on medium skin tones;
Mauves and Burgundies are most flattering on darker complexions. “Be Blushed Cheek Color”
Adds a healthy-looking glow to your cheeks with a blush of whisper-soft color. Dewy finish...adds moisture to dry skin..especially good during the winter months. Our creamy blush is easy to blend, won't streak.
- Secret #4: Defined Cheekbones — Use this simple contouring trick: After applying blush or bronzer to your face, lightly swipe a highlighting powder “Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation”made with pure mineral pigments for luminous color.
**Try Transparent Glow, 730-860 to get the perfect highlighting effect on your cheekbones just above and below the color you've applied. This creates an instant face-flattering effect!
- Secret #5: Being a Bronzed Beauty — Fake a bake by sweeping golden brown bronzing powder along your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. A powder with light-reflective pigment will give an "airbrushed" glow. Just be careful not to go too dark for your natural skin tone.
**Try “Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation”
in Bronze or a slightly lighter shade to give you that perfect glow.
- Secret #6: Subtle, Sexy Eyes — Smoky eyes aren't for everyone. If you're fair skinned, the look can be too much. Instead, opt for nude eye shadow (flattering on everyone!) or a pale gold on lids and gray, not black, eyeliner.
**Try “True Color Eyeshadow Quad”
in Earthtones, Blushing Raisins, or Sandy Corals. For a gray eyeliner, take a look at “Glimmersticks Eyeliner”
in Saturn Gray or Starry Night Blue.
- Secret #7: Perfectly Lined Lids — Unsteady hands can make it a challenge to apply liquid eyeliner. To ensure a smooth line, apply your eyeliner by painting little dots along your lash line, as close to the lashes as possible, then connect the dots. Easy!
**For a liquid eyeliner see “Glimmersticks Liqui-Glide Eye Liner”
in Graphite or Black Plum.
- Secret #8: Long, Lush Lashes — The key to lashes with tons of length and fullness is to use “2” types of mascara together.
** Start with a lengthening mascara “SuperExtend Mascara”,
then follow up with a thickening mascara, which has dense bristles to build volume, “SuperShock Mascara”
with 15X the volume of regular mascara.
- Secret #9: Fabulously Full Lips -- To plump up thin lips, exfoliate once a week to stimulate blood flow. Try a moistened toothbrush to gently slough your lips. Then apply clear gloss to the center of your bottom lips — this helps reflect the light to make your pout pop even more.
** Use “BEYOND COLOR Plumping Lip Color SPF 15 with Double the Retinol”
. 2X the Retinol for smoother-than-ever lips. Retinol is formulated to minimize wrinkles and boost collagen so lips appear more full & lush. Now we’ve doubled the retinol for greater results.
- Secret #10: Lip Color With Staying Power -- If you want your lip color to last all day, apply lipstick with a lip brush, and then add a coat of translucent powder to set the color. Repeat this once or twice and you can be sure your radiant red lips won't budge.
Enhance your skin. Dab concealer only where you need it — under your eyes, around your nose, and over any breakouts or dark patches:
MARK Good Riddance Hook Up Concealer
IDEAL SHADE Concealer Stick
MARK Save The Day Anti-Acne Concealer Stick
Lightly sweep some shimmery bronzer on the apples of your cheeks. :
MARK Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder
MARK Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette
Define your eyes. Lightly line your upper lids with brown or black eyeliner.
MARK On the Edge Hook Up Liquid Eyeliner
GLIMMERSTICKS Eye Liner
Mega Impact Eye Liner
Apply black mascara on your upper lashes: SuperMagnify Mascara
MARK Scanda-Lash Hook Up Mascara
SuperSHOCK Max Mascara
Use your finger to dab a bit of shimmer on your brow bone, under your eyebrows:
12-in-1 Shimmering Eye Palette
TRUE COLOR Eyeshadow Quad Holiday Edition
MARK Super Flip Color Kit
Accentuate your lips. For budge-proof lip color, rub on a thin layer of lip balm. with your finger.
MOISTURE THERAPY Intensive Treatment Lip Ointment SPF 15
Avon Care Care Deeply Lip Balm
Line, then color in your lips with lip liner.
ULTRA LUXURY Lip Liner
GLIMMERSTICKS Lip Liner
Follow with a moisturizing lipstick.
ULTRA COLOR RICH White Gold Lipstick
mark Lipclick SPF 15 Color Shine Lipstick
Dab matching gloss in the center of your top and bottom lips. For touch-ups, just dab on more gloss.
MARK Main Squeeze Lip Gloss
Smooth Minerals Lip Gloss SPF 15
Here is wishing your & your family a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving!
WHAT IS BEAUTY? ARE YOU BEAUTIFUL? DOES BEAUTY REALLY MATTER?
We all want to be the very best we can be without resorting to some extreme measures. Hopefully, you are trying to accomplish this without trying to become one of the “airbrushed” women in the magazines. God has given each of us our own “special” beauty, inside & out, and all we have to do is take care of this gift. With this in mind, let me ask you some questions!1. Do you feel Guilty because Beauty makes you Happy?
You shouldn't! Does a beautiful sunset or full moon make you feel guilty, I doubt it. Most women tend to apologize for how happy beauty makes them feel. Somehow, we've gotten the idea that it's shallow to get too excited about Beauty. Women get so busy taking care of everyone else that they tend to neglect their own physical, mental, and spiritual health & beauty.2. Do YOU Think You Are Beautiful? First you have to ask yourself just what is Beauty. Today there are so many women who go to such extremes trying to achieve society’s opinion of beauty. However, they fail to realize that the definition of “Beauty” continues to change throughout the ages. If you watch the TV & read magazines, it seems to almost be changing daily. Just “who” is deciding what is Beauty & why do we feel the need to conform to this dictated image? We really don’t have to. We can realize that Beauty is a combination of our inward spirit and outward appearance. If we strive to improve both in a balanced manner on a daily basis then we can be content that we are the very best we can be. 3. Does Beauty Matter To YOU?
The old saying, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”, is true! Everyone looks at Beauty in different ways. The first thing some see is the eyes, with others it is the hair, still many women look at that swimsuit model and wish they had that body. Just stop and think a minute about the person you most admire & love to be around. What is it about them that is so enticing? Is it their “looks”, I doubt it. It is probably their “zest for life”! That smile or laugh that is contagious. Just being around them makes you happy and you look forward to spending more time with them. This is the “real” definition of Beauty!We all want to be the very best we can be and make the most of what God has given us. It’s really pretty easy to do! With a little of everything, exercise, a balanced diet, healthy skin care & makeup that doesn’t break the bank, controlling the stress in your life, and last but not least taking care of your spiritual life we can do it. Just put all of this together with a positive outlook on life and YOU will be that person that everyone wants as a life-long friend.At Avon, we strive to give you at least one part of this answer to Beauty & that is high-quality products at a very reasonable price. We back this up with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don’t “Love It” we want it back.Give me a LIKE on Facebook at Kathy Adkins Avon USA ( http://www.facebook.com/#!/kathyadkinsavon )and get the latest & greatest on sales, new products, and beauty secrets. It is also a great place to get your questions answered.While I would love to be “your” Avon representative, I must tell you that I don’t do Personal Delivery as I’m now in a wheelchair. However, you can shop till you drop at my online Avon store, www.youravon.com/kadkins, where shipping to your front door is Free with an order of $30+ or at a max of $3 on other orders. You will still have access to me via phone or email for any questions or assistance. Hope you will join this circle of friends where we can all share our thoughts on Beauty! Kathy Adkins
Makeup is the art of illusion so it’s important to give a sense of “opening” small eyes in order to make them larger. To do this, emphasize the lid and brow-bone with light-reflecting highlighters and shadows. Next, apply a soft liner and mascara to upper lashline only, extending the liner at a slight angle upwards past the outer eye. Do not apply anything on the lower lashline. This shrinks the size of the eye rather than widening and enlarging it. Ramy, celebrity makeup artist.
Try ANEW Youth-Awakening Eyeshadow and Primer Kit OR ANEW Eye Lifting Serum Shadow. if you have more mature eyes. Some women prefer one over the other. I like both, but prefer the combo Eyeshadow & Primer Kit. However, if you use too much Primer you will have to brush some of it off before finishing your eye makeup. Another option is the TRUE COLOR Eyeshadow Quad in brush on powders...beautiful colors! This can work for any age, but is most used by
My personal favorite here is GLIMMERSTICKS Waterproof Eye Liner. Long-wearing, creamy glide-on formula. Wears up to 12 hours. Retractable, self-sharpening.
If you are looking for the WOW Factor then try GLIMMERSTICKS Diamonds Eye Liner. Our #1 liner...with sparkle! Your favorite retractable, self-sharpening liner - now with a touch of twinkle. Glimmer on!
My favorite is still SuperSHOCK Max Mascara I prefer the "waterproof" in Black, but there are many options in this product. High-gloss lushness with one swipe. Helix brush layers your lashes to their very tips. Super brush delivers maximum fullness.
Check out all Avon's eye products & be sure to take a look at the thousands of reviews on each one. Most will show their age range so you can match their thoughts/experiences with yours.
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