Secrets of a Beauty Pro

Secrets of a Beauty Pro, beauty in middle age, makeup after 50
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BY NINA MALKIN

Pretty powerful! With a forty-year career as a beauty bigwig behind her, Andrea Q. Robinson is wise in the ways of getting gorgeous. Her new book Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+ nolvadex online, dapoxetine reviews. is a fount of insider knowledge only an ex-exec at such firms as Estee Lauder and Ralph Lauren Fragrances could amass. Perhaps her biggest reveal is that a handful of companies control virtually all cosmetic brands, so the difference between drugstore and high-end products often amounts to fancy packing and marketing-speak. Here, some of Robinsonai??i??s surprising secrets, insights and techniques to help you look your best, now and always.

Makeup forever? Not quite! The lifespan of cosmetics runs from about three months (for mascara) to a year (for eye shadow and lipstick). Since makeup rarely comes with an expiration date, Robinson recommends using a Sharpie to note purchase dates directly on tubes, compacts, etc. to remind you when to toss.

Cleanliness is next to loveliness. So stop storing your makeup in the bathroom, where moisture invites nasty bacteria. Find a cooler, dryer placeai??i??even consider stowing primp supplies in the fridge, inside a plastic box with a tight-fitting lid. Also choose products in pump containers (effective at keeping bacteria at bay), sharpen eye and lip pencils after every use and periodically swipe lipsticks with alcohol wipes.

When it comes to cosmetics, the best things in life arenai??i??t freeai??i??so skip those ai???gift with purchaseai??? promotions, a major beauty biz scam. ai???Itai??i??s the cosmetic companyai??i??s way of luring you to their counter, where the beauty advisors are trained not to let you escape [without buying] less than three products,ai??? Robinson explains. Whatai??i??s more, the ai???freeai??? samples are often in faddish colors and formulas that wonai??i??t work with your skin, while the ai???bonusai??? bag isnai??i??t worth the fabric the logo is printed on. In fact, Robinson says one of the smartest makeup totes is a Ziplocai??i??you can see every item and when the bag gets dirty, replace it for pennies.

Cleverly worded claims and dubious endorsements abound in the cosmetics industry, so Robinson advises you read the fine print, especially in regard to anti-aging products. Better yet, simply ensure your skin care regimen includes proven ingredients and shun the rest. The big four to rely on are sunscreen (to prevent sun damage), antioxidants (to fight free radicals), retinoids (to thwart lines and wrinkles) and alpha hydroxy acids (to gently exfoliate).

At 50 plus, itai??i??s time to shake up your makeup. Robinson recommends foundation with golden (rather than rosy) undertones to neutralize redness. Tell powder blush to take a powder, since it sits heavily on mature skin, accentuating lines and looking splotchyai??i??switch to a cream, stick or tint. And add a highlighter, two shades lighter than your foundation, to glowingly transform your features. ai???Donai??i??t underestimate the magic lurking in petite swipes of this versatile product when used in just the right places,ai??? Robinson says. One of her favorite tricks is to dab a bit of highlighter on the outer edges of the upper eyelids to offset droopiness.

Robinson didnai??i??t title her book lightly; she insists that gooey, shiny gloss does nothing but accentuate vertical lines above the upper lip. Instead, line lips with a nude pencil (rolling the tip on your palm to soften and thereby avoid hard edges), then top with a cream textured lipstick (no more matte or frosty formulas, please). When choosing a color, try this shade secret: ai???Test on your fingertipai??i??not the side of your handai??i??as that is the closest to your natural lip shade,ai??? Robinson says.

What you use to put on makeup makes a difference, so brush up on your brushes. Robinson advises synthetics for cream or liquid products and natural hair for dry goods like eye shadow and powder. Wash weekly with soap and water, taking care not to wet the shank, where the hairs are held together. ai???The metal will rust and the brush will start to disintegrate,ai??? Robinson warns. For foundation, a sponge gives the sheerest application while a tapered brush deposits coverage most evenlyai??i??use it to stroke product on and then blend, blend, blend.

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