Jane Blushing Cheeks Review

Jane Blushing CheeksWhile I love my NARS Orgasm Blush, Jane Blushing Cheeks in Blushing Plum is a great and affordable alternative. Despite the word “plum”, there is nothing plummy about it. Instead, the color is a gorgeous peach with fine shimmer that applies smoothly and with good pigmentation. The little black pot it comes in does look a little tacky but hey, at $3 a pop, I really can’t complain.

Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush Review

I will be starting a list of blush reviews as requested by some of you. My first pick? Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush, the product that got the French beauty brand its fame.

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How To: Rock Green Eyeshadow

Since it is St. Patty’s day, let’s look at one of my favorites today – green eyeshadow.

Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Koda Kumi in Get It On

I *love* reading Japanese makeup magazines for inspiration – the Japanese have the best makeup for Asians imo – and right now I’m really digging Koda Kumi’s makeup for her newest single, Get It On! Pairing different bright colors on the eyes is definitely my all time favorite.

Undereye Circles: Causes and Remedies

Today I would like to write about one of the biggest concerns of women of all ages – undereye circles! I myself have had undereye circles all my life and I swear it’s a curse! Before we look at the remedies, let us take a look at some of the causes for undereye circles.

Causes

* Poor Blood Circulation

* Hyperpigmentation

* Hereditary

* Lack of Sleep

* Allergies

* Thin Undereye Skin

Remedies

Sadly, there is no way you can get rid of your undereye circles completely unless you are willing to go under the knife. The good news, however, is that there are a few things you can do to help:

1. Exercise regularly and massage your eyes daily to improve blood circulation.

2. Invest in a good concealer. For a list of concealer reviews, please check out Concealer Reviews.

3. Make it a habit to use an eye cream daily. Keep your eye area well hydrated and never ever rub your eyes. Look for a lightening eye cream with an ingredient like hydroquinone or with SPF.

4. Remember to take your eye makeup off gently and completely every night before you go to bed.

5. Soak two cotton pads with skim milk and lay them over your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes.

6. Sleep, sleep and sleep some more!

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Dry Skin Regime

Someone wanted me to post my skincare regime so here it is. FYI, I have dry, sensitive skin with freckles. I hardly break out but I do get a zit or two occasionally.

AM
* MAC Fast Response Eye Cream
* Oil of Olay Hydrating Beauty Fluid
* Coppertone WaterBabies Sunscreen Lotion Spray

PM
* Ponds Bare & Repair Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover
* Ponds Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
* Witch Hazel
* Benefit Eyecon
* Oil of Olay Hydrating Beauty Fluid or DHC Extra Nighttime Moisture if my skin is extra dry

Tips
If you have dry skin, you might also want to try doing the following:

* Exfoliate once to twice a week to get rid of flakes. I love MAC’s Microfine Refinisher.

* Use those Asian hydrating paper masks once to twice a week. Kose, Kanebo and Shisedo all make good masks.

* Drink a lot of water.

* Put some rosewater extract into a spray bottle and mist on your face regularly.

* Take vitamin E pills.

* Carry a jar of Vaseline with you. It works on any dry spots.

Updated Regime (9/14/06)

AM
* DHC Q10 Eye Cream
* Easy Care Milky Lotion for Dry Skin
* Biotherm Sunfitness Gel Cream with SPF 15

PM
* Ponds Bare & Repair Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover
* Kose Softymo Super-cleansing Oil
* Clean and Clear Daily Pore Cleanser
* DHC Q10 Eye Cream
* Nivea Visage Aqua Sensation Moisturizing Gel-Cream