Can’t find make-up that matches your skin tone? Blame the limited range of shades

Despite the rise in skintone-defining apps and new technology, many consumers still struggle to find the right shade. The debate was a hot topic at this week’s Makeup In Paris trade event. Beauty expert Aïmara Coupet talks about why brands are still finding creating makeup for medium to very dark skins a challenge. “The desire of every brand is to offer a product suiting every woman throughout the world,” explains Aïmara Coupet. Developments in foundation are a perfect example of the search for the holy grail beauty product. More and…

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4 Natural Skin-Care Ingredients That’ll Transform Your Skin

They come from small red berries and evergreen forests, but these skin-care ingredients can go head-to-head with their lab-grown peers. Meet the natural wonders that are generating buzz — and transforming complexions. Manuka Honey You’ve probably seen headlines like: “I Washed My Face With Honey and It Was the Most Amazing Thing Ever.” Though we don’t actually drizzle the stuff on our face as if it’s a parfait, honey as a skin-care ingredient — specifically manuka honey from New Zealand or Australia — is, in fact, amazing. Unlike the antioxidants in other…

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7 Natural Face Packs Our Grandmothers Used for Beautiful Skin

You may have always wondered the magic behind your grandmother’s healthy and glowing skin. Well, as they say, old is gold, especially when it comes to taking care of your skin and hair, purane nuskhe  from our grandmothers were the best and the most effective. Whether it is to cure suntan, acne, dry skin or oily skin, she had the perfect solutions to all your beauty problems using natural homemade face packs. Let’s go back to them as healthier alternatives to our beauty regime. 1. Coriander leaves and turmeric powder…

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7 Amazing Natural Cleansers for Gorgeous Skin

I have over 25 years of experience in the beauty business and throughout this time span I have seen that most women and men are confused about their skin type. As such they aren’t sure about what products to buy or what ingredients would suit them. Whenever I ask them about their skin type, the most common answers are “ummm” and “ahhh”, which of course show how ignorant they are when it comes to their own skin. Before I get on to any skincare treatments or home remedies, I would…

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This Commonly Used Blood Pressure Drug May Help Treat Skin Cancer

According to the World Health Organisation, the incidence of skin cancers has been increasingly rising. Both melanoma and non-melanoma types have been on the rise over the past decades. Statistics estimate close to 3 million non-melanoma global cases of skin cancers and 132,000 cases of melanoma skin cancers every year. More and more people are becoming susceptible to skin cancer owing to the rapidly depleting ozone levels. Experts from Western University of Health Sciences, US have found a novel possibility to treat skin cancer. A drug called carvedilol showed some…

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Abducted California mother Sherri Papini had ‘message’ branded on skin

A missing California jogger found on Thanksgiving day last week after a three-week abduction had been branded with a “message” by her captors. “It is not a symbol, but it was a message,” Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said of 34-year-old mother-of-two Sherri Papini’s injuries. On Wednesday, her husband Keith spoke about her recovery. Investigators are searching for two Hispanic adult women, last seen driving a dark-coloured SUV. Image copyrightSHASTA COUNTY SHERIFFImage captionMs Papini was described as a “super mom” by her neighbours Mr Papini told ABC News his wife…

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