Ingredients to Avoid When Buying Makeup Products

Have you ever checked the ingredients of the cosmetic products you buy? Do you even know that your skin absorbs toxic chemicals when you make use of your beauty and skin care products?

If NO, then you might think of reading this article and avail yourself the opportunity to know more about the ingredients to avoid while applying makeup so as to help you maintain a healthy, fresh, clear and glowing skin!

When choosing cosmetic products, it is important that you read all the necessary information that is mentioned on the product and make sure it does not contain any harmful ingredients that can be really harmful for your body and can be easily absorbed into your skin, causing cellular damage and cancer in the body. Moreover, not all ingredients are BAD, so it is imperative that you choose the ones that do not do any harm to your skin and don’t cause any side-effects or any adverse reactions.

Here are some ingredients that you would like to avoid when buying cosmetic products.

Parabens

These are the preservatives that are widely used for preventing the increase of bacteria, mold and yeast in cosmetic merchandise. They can play an imperative part in causing breast cancers and other harmful allergic reactions like rashes. They can be found in different forms such as methyl, ethyl, butyl, propyl, etc. They can be found in many makeup products, shampoos, perfumes, deodorants, and in various foods like barley, carrots, onions, strawberries, etc.

Phthalates

They are a group of chemicals that are used in thousands of products so as to increase the elasticity and pliability of plastics. The most common phthalates that are used in cosmetics and daily skin care products are:

Di-butyl phthalate: found in nail polish
Diethyl phthalate: found in perfumes and lotions,
and Di-methyl phthalate: found in hair sprays.

Moreover, they can cause health related problems which include damage to kidney/liver, breast cancer, birth defects, decrease in sperm count, birth defects in males and females, and early breast development both in girls and boys.

Triclosan

It is an antimicrobial chemical that can be found in deodorants, soaps, facial tissues, cleansers, antiperspirants, perfumes and tooth-pastes. It is well-known as endocrine disruptor and a skin irritant.

Diethanolamine (DEA) & Triethanolamine (TEA)

Both these ingredients are foam boosters that are skin/eye irritant and causes contact dermatitis. They are also known as emulsifiers and are commonly found in shampoos, soaps, lotions, creams, and other cosmetic products. They are also used as a pH adjuster as they help in neutralizing the acidity of the ingredients. They can cause many problems linked with skin, stomach, liver, and kidney. Also, they may lead to many allergic reactions, eye problems, dryness of hair and skin, skin irritation and much more.

To maintain a vigorous and good-looking skin, it is important that you keep these harmful ingredients in mind so as to buy a natural and healthy product that is not only safe for your skin but also good for your overall health.

To the Guys Who Diss Girls Wearing Makeup

I was waiting in line for the bus one afternoon and overheard three teenaged guys behind me talking about girls wearing makeup. Basically, one of them boldly announced that as long as a girl had makeup on her face, she was definitely not his “type.” Why hello, I was wearing a full face of makeup that day, complete with a bronze smokey eye and all, and I was 100% sure that was what started the conversation among them youngsters. To add to his stand on preferring girls bare-faced, he reasoned, “If she wears makeup, it means she is insecure about the way she looks.”

Oh by golly. He cannot be more wrong and I don’t even know where to start! Maybe let me begin by saying that yes, makeup does hide flaws and I admit that it is self-consciousness that drives some girls to conceal them all. For some unfortunate ones, makeup can shield recurring and frustrating skin problems from the public eye while they work towards a solution. This is surely comprehensible because – and you will nod to this one – there are people out there who thrive on evil and find pleasure in laughing at the misfortune of others. Makeup just helps to put a stop to all this nonsense so that these girls can get on with their daily lives without being bugged by these people (who are probably the more insecure ones). But not every girl who wears makeup is trying to cover something up! I mean, why does looking prettier with makeup on mean for sure that a girl is insecure about the way she looks without it? You wear clothes too. And shoes. You shave, have a haircut often and you choose the rims of the spectacles that goes best with your face shape. Are you insecure about the way you look naked and without some priming? Pffft. Instead of appreciating someone for putting effort into looking presentable in public, you simply accuse her of being insecure, which is highly possibly very far from the truth. Why are you guys such jerks?

Now let me tell you a little bit about makeup and why we like it. It helps us get what we want in life. Makeup is a very powerful tool for women all around the world and nobody – I repeat, nobody – can deny that. From the subtle way we line our eyes or the arch that we create on our brows, makeup enables us to manipulate how others perceive us. When we look the part, we are better able to convince others to believe in whatever we want them to believe. If you have a bulging pimple that’s bared for all the world to see, nobody is going to listen to what you have to say on national TV! Bigger eyes and radiance signify youth, and therefore a more energetic persona. A pink flush in the cheeks implies good health. Strong brows and lips suggest assertiveness, which translates to getting things done. If you don’t think this helps in careers, I assure you that it does (obviously we have to really work too, but that’s not the point of this article).

Makeup is a form of art. It’s a form of expression. It’s what the media uses to create successful, attention-grabbing advertorials that drive sales. It’s part of the costume for performing artistes, clowns, acrobats, singers and even politicians alike. It’s something that makes use of colour and texture to evoke within an audience emotions that would otherwise prove evasive with mere words. It works on the basis and reason for which red exudes sexiness in its wearer and green means envy; Black for the bad cowboy and white for the good protagonist. In a way, makeup is like fashion. No one would call someone who dresses well insecure. We’d call them stylish!

Makeup is nothing without colour. Lots and lots of colour. We all need some colour in our lives and makeup give us just that. It creates a semi-fantasy amidst our otherwise mundane existence. For the time we have that bright coral lipstick on, we’re the summer-loving girl who can’t wait to spread the energy she’s got. For the time we have glitter sparkling on our nails, we’re the diva in our social circles. It’s kind of role play dream, where we actually get to decide who we’ll be – the princess or the villain, for example. It gives us a sense of adventure and who doesn’t like that? Without makeup, there’d be no evil queen in Alice in Wonderland, no Edward Scissorhands, no Black Swan, no Captain Jack Sparrow, no Arwen.

Makeup is fun. It’s not all bad and only used by people who’ve got something to hide. I use makeup a lot. I write about makeup a lot. This doesn’t mean my whole life is a lie beneath that! I’m just drawn to pretty things and things that make me pretty, that’s all. Do you guys see the cute packaging on makeup products? Do you at all? Le sigh. Makeup is part of my life now. It didn’t use to be but now it is. I walk into Sephora and feel magically de-stressed after spending time there, even if I don’t buy anything. For me, it’s like cosmetics give me this form of happy, calming energy that I can’t find anywhere else. When I see a perfume bottle, I immediately think of the girl prancing in the fields where no one is watching. When I see a Kenzo, I think of being at the top of a Parisian building, looking down on the rest of the world below and feeling the soft caress of the winds above. When I see Laneige, I imagine the purity of crystal clear waters. And when I see makeup, tons and tons of makeup in all forms possible, all laid nicely on a table, I feel in that moment that life is just so… beautiful. I don’t know, maybe meditation does the same thing to you.

Let me end by saying that judging a girl based solely on her appearance to be “not your type” is pure superficiality on your part – the very component that drives any relationship you might have into disaster zone. Whether someone is your “type” or not depends not on whether she uses makeup but on her character traits and other more substantial, meaningful things, such as her ability to hold a conversation, for example. In retrospect, I don’t suppose you are many girls’ “type,” seeing that smart girls really do prefer guys with brains instead of senseless aliens with four eyes. In case you’re wondering, there are girls in this world who have the brains, feel confident about themselves and still like to look pretty. Why, surprise, surprise.

And out.

Eye Makeup Tips – For a Catchy and Impressive Look

Eyes are regarded as most beautiful feature of a person and they actually reflect one’s personality and real self. A woman’s handbag or purse is always full of essential products for makeup. Eye shadow, mascaras, eye liner are its essential parts. Every woman wants to enhance beauty of her eyes with perfect eye makeup that can make her eyes look all-the-more impressive and beautiful.

Today there are wide varieties of brands, which offer best quality make up products. Stila, Dior, Chanel, NARS Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Givenchy, Smashbox, and Bare Escentuals are some famous brands whose eye makeup products have gained popularity worldwide. But the most important thing to be considered is, an eye makeup should be applied in a proper way. Even a best quality and very costly makeup product can look disastrous, if not applied properly.

So, here are some tips on how to apply eye makeup perfectly:

Eye Shadow:

Eye shadow should be chosen with utmost care and it must be of good quality. Once you have right eye shadow, apply it perfectly. Start with primary color, which should be dark and apply it on whole of your eyelid for better effect. Then apply lighter shade of eye shadow above the primary shade, right below your eyebrows. Choose shade matching with your outfit and if you’re wearing colorful dress then use multi-color eye shadow for a funky look.

Mascara:

In order to add beauty to natural eye lashes, most girls use mascara. Mascara is best way of making lashes look long, curvy, dark and thick. Applying mascara is not difficult but it needs to be applied in best way possible. Mascara, which is generally black in color, is applied from base to tip of eyelashes giving it a little curl. It should be done in a single stroke. At the most 2 coats of mascara should be applied, otherwise it will look ponderous.

Eyeliner:

In past black color was king when it comes to choosing a color for eye liner but today a lot of colored eyeliners are available. You can choose the one matching with color of your outfit or eyes, but if you’re wearing multi-colored dress then go for black eyeliner. Eyeliners come in powder, pencil and liquid form and can be applied just above or below the eyes. The best way of applying eyeliner is to start from the inside corner of your eye to the outside in one stroke. Eyeliner should be applied after eye shadow and mascara leading to a complete eye makeup. Gel-based eyeliners are gaining much popularity these days for their easy application and long wear ability.

It’s true that beauty lies in eyes of beholder but it’s also important to make yourself presentable. A trendy dress according to latest trend with perfect fashion jewelry along with designer footwear can do wonders but one thing that creates all the difference and adds more charm to personality is a perfect makeup. In today’s tedious, taking lot of time out for makeup is little difficult but a perfect eye makeup can solve this problem as it takes very less time.

Vitalize your shopping experience by doing online shopping for makeup products. Online shopping provides a quick access to numerous makeup and beauty products retailers in a very short span of time. By spending a few minutes you can find your favorite beauty product or cosmetics at really great prices. Sephora coupons, Benefit Cosmetics coupons and Beauty.com promo codes can help you save a lot of money on wide range of health & beauty deals.

So, now you have got all the eye makeup tips and a wise online shopping idea. Then don’t waste time anymore. Just start preparing for next party and woo everyone with your incredible looking eye. All the Best!!