The first signs of aging usually show on our eyes—dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness—and can make us look more fatigued and older than we really are.
Once we hit our late 20s, the delicate skin around the eyes gets thinner and looser due to the loss of collagen and elastin. Combined with years of repeated muscle movements such as squinting and laughing, as well as UV exposure, lines begin to form and over time get deeper.
Dr. Lisa M. Donofrio, a dermatologist in New Haven, CT, says her patients’ biggest complaint about their eyes “are dark circles and crepey skin.” Dark circles become more prevalent as the skin becomes thinner and capillaries under the eyes show through.
From the beginning of time, women have used the glitter of gold to enhance their natural beauty. In medieval times, it was believed to be beneficial for health. Today, in addition to jewelry, bullion, dust and coins, gold is now used in gourmet foods and trendy drinks. Revel in your golden goddess with this roundup of fab-glam products to make you look like a million bucks!
Jane Iredale will transform you into a princess with her 24 Karat Gold Dust Powder. You’ll positively shimmer when you brush this on your cheeks, eyelids or décolleté. Heads will swi
Ulta, the largest beauty retailer in the United States, is celebrating the onset of fall in a big way. As of this week, Ulta stores nationwide kick off 21 Days of Beauty, a full-on celebration of the season’s top trends complete with free gifts, seasonal beauty tips, in-store consultations and live demos from top beauty brand experts.
Each day of the 21 Days of Beauty will feature one “Beauty Steal,” which includes special pricing and buy-1-get-1-free offers, and a “Beauty Focus Day,” individual makeup tips, trend updates and skin consultations from makeup and skincare specialists of select brands.
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Zena Shetysel is a seasoned makeup artist whose work has appeared on some of Hollywood’s most popular TV shows, in addition to several feature films. She received an Emmy award for her makeup prowess on Dancing with the Stars, where for eight seasons she beautified contestants such as Mel B, Laila Ali and Kelly Osbourne. Her career has not been limited to the small and silver screen – Zena has also created glamorous looks for advertising campaigns, including one shot by renowned photographer, Annie Leibowitz. With the launch of Z Palette, a customizable magnetic makeup case, Zena translates her expertise into a useful tool for savvy women. Following, she sha
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