Yes. But wipe them carefully with a makeup remover towelette (just to take off any residue). Don’t wet or soak them or they’ll become deformed. The good ones are okay for three or four uses.
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Mousse your hair, then tie into two braids before you go to sleep. (For extra volume, twist them into “Princess Leia” knots.) When you wake up, unbraid your hair — you’ll have soft, beachy curls. Spray to set.
No. Even if your makeup has a high SPF, it’s highly unlikely that you’re putting on enough foundation to match the coverage that you would get from a real sunblock. Think of SPF-enriched makeup as extra protection, not as a substitute for sunblock.
Apply a basecoat and a top coat. These act as a foundation and a shield for your nail color. Another trick is to apply a thin coat of nailpolish across the tip of the nail (horizontally). Most chips will start from tiny cracks at the top, and this invisible barrier will help prevent the cracks [...]
Tangerine tango is a hot makeup trend, but it is tricky to pull off. The easiest way is to wear an orange-red lipstick (keep the eye makeup simple, and wear a natural looking blush). You can also wear bronzer with slight orange undertones, but apply with a light hand and blend, blend, blend well so [...]
Aspirin contains salicylic acid, the same compound found in many beauty products. While an aspirin facial can help boost the skin, don’t expect the same efficacy as an actual salicylic product — because the amounts in aspirin are very small. You’ll have to use 100 tablets to get the same levels in a premium product. [...]
Dermatologists are divided on this one. Some say yes, because it can remove deep-seated grime and residue which can lead to blocked pores and acne. But others say that because toners can be drying, only those who have really oily skin should use them. The most sensible approach is this. If you work outdoors (exposed [...]
If you walk in, the counter isn’t busy and an associate offers you a mini-makeover, go ahead and indulge. But, as a courtesy to the person who gets paid on commission, make it clear from the get-go how much (or little) you’re ready to spend. Say: “I’m sorry, but I only have budget for lipstick [...]
Don’t believe the toothpaste commercials. You don’t need to cover the entire head of the toothbrush — just a pea-sized amount of toothpaste will do.