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Good morning and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. If you live in Colorado, I hope you stayed dry! We all know how much I love the heat…ha ha, so I personally enjoyed the weekend! Thanks for the questions this week! Read on about flaking mascara, yogurt facials, and lip liner…
Dear Brooke, I wear glasses and hate mascara to flake on my lenses. Do you recommend Latisse, or extensions. Or do you know of a good mascara that won’t flake? Help! Melissa F.
Dear Melissa, Thanks for the question…you always send me some really great ones. I know flaky mascara can be a pain, whether you wear glasses or not. I haven’t tried lash extensions, but I wouldn’t recommend them. They are over-priced and not worth the time, if you ask me…and you did! As far as Latisse, I have used something similar, and it does work, but again, it’s expensive. A couple of suggestions and tip I have picked up from people who wear glasses: Try a clear mascara. This will give your lashes definition, but you won’t have smudges or flakes since the product is clear. Another tip to try: apply your regular mascara to the base of your lashes only and then apply clear mascara to the tips. This will still give you that finished look of wearing mascara, but by applying clear to the tips, you won’t have the problem with flaking. I don’t wear glasses, but one of my favorite mascaras that doesn’t flake or smudge is Long Lash mascara by Laura Mercier. It doesn’t clump up on your lashes and it gives good definition. Good luck!
Dear Brooke, someone told me that yogurt is great for your skin. So, does that mean I should eat it to get the best benefits, or make a homemade mask out of it? If I make a mask, do I need to make my own yogurt? Jessica S.
Dear Jessica, To answer your 3 questions in one: Yes, Yes, and No. Yogurt is a good part of a healthy diet, so yes, eat it. Yogurt is great for your skin, so yes, make a mask out of it. No, you do not need to make your own yogurt. I wouldn’t even know where to start with that! Yogurt can do many wonderful things for your skin. Whether your skin is dull, dry, too oily or acne prone, yogurt will make your skin glow. Choose a plain yogurt…anything with too much sugar is going to counteract the benefits plain yogurt will have on your skin. If you are really dry, choose a plain yogurt with a higher fat content. Yogurt has antibacterial properties, so it can act as a cleanser, and the lactic acid in it soothes the skin. You can add all kinds of ingredients to personalize it just for you. My favorite yogurt face mask is, plain yogurt, honey and oatmeal. After you cleanse your face, mix the ingredients together and apply to your face for 10 minutes. As you rinse, use circular motions and the oatmeal will act as an exfoliant. Follow with your favorite moisturizer and there you are! Your skin will look brighter and feel softer. Let me know how it works for you!
Dear Brooke, I have a simple question. Is lip liner still popular? It seems the natural look is more “in” right now, but I’ve always used a liner with my lipstick. I don’t want to be behind the trends…what’s the deal? Joanne H.
Dear Joanne, Well, you’re right about the natural look being the trend right now, but that’s not to say that lip liner is a “don’t”. Honestly, I think anything goes. A lot of people like liner because it can help color from lipstick not bleed into fine lines around the lips, and a lot of people like lip liner because of the added definition if you have very thin lips. As long as your lips look natural and the color between your lip liner and your lipstick isn’t a major contrast, you are fine. If you like it, keep using it. If you’re looking for a more natural look, try a lip liner that is a neutral color that you can wear with just about anything. One of my favorite looks is a neutral lip liner and bronze lip gloss. Line your lips, and gently color in your lips with the liner and top with gloss. It looks polished, but natural.
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