You absolutely, positively do have to wear sunscreen every day—even if it’s cloudy outside. Heck, even if you’re just at home. Your computer screen, fluorescent lights, and just every little UV ray coming through the windows still penetrate your skin. And that will accumulate over time and skin damage!
Do you want wrinkles, sagging, age spots? Okidoki, then don’t apply sunscreen. But in case you’re interested in protecting your skin (yay!), here’s a cool infographic from Badger that explains how sunscreen works. As you can see, SPF30 is best for optimum protection.
Are you still not convinced? Are you thinking, “Ya, I already know this…but I’ll probably skip it anyway. Doesn’t really make a difference.” Well, well, well, my friend. Watch this video and prepare to feel the fear.
Okaaaay, so I don’t really want you to feel the fear. That was just me being overdramatic. But I do want you to take your sunscreen application seriously. Commit to it. You’ll be glad you did 10 years from now. Trust me—I’m 33 and I owe it all to two things: (1) good genes and (2) my constant reapplying.
Do you apply sunscreen daily? What’s your SPF of choice? ♥
Happy Monday, ladies! I got an interesting makeup question from one of my readers recently…Check it:
Whenever I put on my powder or set my liquid foundation with powder, I notice that it always cakes—especially around the nose area. Am I doing it the wrong way? Should I wait for my foundation to dry before applying powder? Please share tips on how to do this properly. —Joy
Such an interesting question, Joy! I have so many answers because a lot of elements come into play:
1. First, you should definitely wait for your liquid makeup to settle into your skin. Just do your brows while you wait.
2. Once you’ve powdered, don’t even think about going over your face with more creams or liquids—it’ll definitely cake if you do.
3. When setting your liquid foundation, I recommend using translucent powder. You’ll score a more flawless finish because the particles are finer and you won’t be piling on more color.
Now I have a question for you: How do you actually apply the powder? Do you rub or pat it on? I discovered an AWESOME powder application trick (I call it the press-and-roll) and it’s been my secret to scoring a smoother, cake-free finish every time—and all you need is a powder puff!
Press and roll! I like saying it in the same tone as Reese Witherspoon’s “Bend and Snap!” in Legally Blonde :p Tee-hee!
For more anti-caking tips, click to check out the full tutorial I made for BDJBox.com. Continue reading →
Dark, vampy lip colors are trending right now and personally, I was a little iffy about how I could pull off the look (I didn’t want to look too goth or like I belonged on the set of The Walking Dead). And wouldn’t you know it? One of my readers, Bea, just emailed me asking how to do the same thing! Good think I was able to corner Dalal Mansour, MAC Australia’s resident trainer, at their holiday collection launch last week.
Ms. Monsour says that soft eye makeup that you can mix with a bold, berry lip is the look of the season—just like what the models are wearing. Doesn’t she look a bit like Angelina Jolie?
I quickly asked Dalal what the secret was to making a dark lip work for Asian skin and she gave me such a cool trick! I tried it just last night and…it worked! Check out my makeup look after the jump! Continue reading →