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Red on black gives off a fiery classy and sexy look on dark skin women. It is a must-have staple in your makeup bag. Much like new a new hair-do, a red lip has the magic to transform your entire ensemble with one stick. Undertone is the colour that shows beneath your skin; to find your undertone clench your fist and check your wrist. Dark skin women have a range of undertones that determine the right hue for your lipstick. They range from warm to cool tones. Warm undertones include green, peach, yellow and gold, while cool undertones are bluish, purplish and pink. Neutral undertones appear to have the same colour or nude undertone under the skin surface. Good news is that red looks good on dark complexions! Lipsticks range from shimmery, glossy, ashy to matte. Nude hues of reds are subtle and go well with summery colours on the…

There are lots of counterfeits when it comes to beauty products. They are cheap and easily available, making them popular amongst most Kenyan consumers. In many cases, fake products end up damaging skin, and one may have to spend a pretty penny treating the damage done – cheap is expensive indeed!  So where can you find genuine REAL DEAL products at the best price? Here’s a list of some of our favs! Suzie Beauty- launched in 2009 by makeup artist Suzie Wokabi, this line consists of facial cosmetics, including foundation, concealer, eye-shadow and liner, mascara, lip-gloss, blush, lipstick, powder and a full line of applicator brushes. Though the firm was sold to Flame Tree, the products are genuine, affordable and available in most shopping malls. Sugar Punch Beauty Kenya – It’s an online makeup & skincare store where original brands like Milani, Garnier, Avon and the cruelty free, natural skin…

Lip -Service: An Easy Lipstick Guide Finding the right lipstick color can sometimes feel as tough as finding the Right One! You’ve got options, and as if that’s not enough, more options! Suddenly, looking through the multicolored maze of shades and settling for one is overwhelming. But here are a few guidelines, to help you find the right one! Understand your skin tone. All types of complexions, light, medium and dark/deep have undertones. These undertones are cool, neutral or warm. To find out your skin tone, look at the veins on the inner side of your wrists. Cool skin tones tend to have veins that appear blue or purple. Warm skin tones tend to have green veins. Neutral skin tones tend to have a hard time deciding if their veins look blue or green. For light complexion with cool undertones, try soft brown colors and nudes. Neutral undertones work well…

By Nairesiae Masikonte Eyes are the window to the soul- so it stands to reason that our eyes draw others in and reflect our very essence to the world. Paying attention to these hallowed portals is fashion forward and need not be difficult with some quick tips! Colour Use black eyeliner and see how your eyes become the center of attention. Line the top and bottom lids for dramatic effect, and use lighter shades of coffee and hazel for quiet statements. To really make eyes pop, shades of blue, orange and yellow eye make-up are a solid go-to. If bright solid color blocks are too risqué for you, then try the cat-eye look, or line the lower lash with a colored liner and see the magic it creates. Make a statement by applying glitter. Adding some color in your inner corners of the eyes (preferably with a shimmery color) and…

We’re all guilty of keeping makeup and all kinds of lotions and potions far longer than we ought to! Yes! Contrary to popular belief, there IS an expiry date for makeup and products that we slather on to our bodies daily. You only enjoy the benefits of these products when you use them within their shelf-life, and using them after they have expired, is simply asking for trouble. When you buy products to use in your skin – and hair care regimes, always look out for this sign: M. It is often found on the product, should you fail to find it labelled on the packaging. It is often accompanied numbers such as 6, 12, 18 or even 24. These numbers refer to the number of months that the product is actually good for. Avoid buying products with no details of their shelf-life, because these numbers give us a guide…

Lip -Service: An Easy Lipstick Guide Finding the right lipstick color can sometimes feel as tough as finding the Right One! You’ve got options, and as if that’s not enough, more options! Suddenly, looking through the multicolored maze of shades and settling for one is overwhelming. But here are a few guidelines, to help you find the right one! Understand your skin tone. All types of complexions, light, medium and dark/deep have undertones. These undertones are cool, neutral or warm. To find out your skin tone, look at the veins on the inner side of your wrists. Cool skin tones tend to have veins that appear blue or purple. Warm skin tones tend to have green veins. Neutral skin tones tend to have a hard time deciding if their veins look blue or green. For light complexion with cool undertones, try soft brown colors and nudes. Neutral undertones work well…

Feed Your Skin: The Food Your Skin Needs

Great skin isn’t only about the products you use. It’s a function of your genes, and also your diet. In fact, research shows that what you eat has a huge impact on the state of your skin. Food can be toxic or healing to your skin, depending on the choices that you make concerning your eating habits.

Keeping your skin young and healthy, or prematurely speeding up the ageing process, has a lot to do with what you eat, so here’s a taste of what works, and what doesn’t!

Keep your hands very clean It’s important to keep your nails and the skin around them thoroughly dirt-free. Scrub them gently and use an acetone-free remover to remove all traces of your last color. Be gentle Your nails are delicate. Scrubbing them too roughly can actually expose you to infection. Protect your hands with gloves when necessary. Trim regularly This keeps them healthy and strong. Also, don’t cut your cuticles as they protect the base of your nails. Clean and disinfect your tools between uses Keep your nails happy and infection-free; wash metal tools with soap and water and then wipe with rubbing alcohol. Replace disposable tools like emery boards regularly. Base coat and Top coat The base coat will protect your nails and the top coat will keep them in top shape for longer without chipping. Give your nails a break In between elaborate nail art and stick-ons, take…

Fragrance can lift a mood, evoke fond memories and simply state your personality without using words. A classic fragrance will stand the test of time and here are our top picks for men and women for 2018! Male fragrance 1. Eros by Versace 2. The one by Dolce & Gabbana 3. Sauvage by Dior  Female 
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