What’s the Most Effective Way to Fight Cellulite?

So you’re wondering if there is actually an effective way to fight cellulite, aren’t you? When it comes to those dreaded lumpy, bumpy, dimply areas of skin (a.k.a. orange skin), are you feeling hopeless? As women, if there’s something that quickly jumps to the top of our minds when planning a trip to the beach or wearing shorts is cellulite. But before you panic, there’s small steps you can take every day to treat, smooth out and disguise cellulite. Here are 5 secret weapons that will help you do it.

Looking for An Effective Way to Fight Cellulite?  Here are 4:

#1  Massage, Massage, Massage

You really don’t need extremely vigorous massages for results. Any type of massage that you enjoy and helps increase your blood flow on that problem area, will do the trick. Rubbing the skin in that area will also help break down the fat causing that bumpy appearance.The key is simply being consistent. If you’re on a tight budget, you don’t even need to pay for a professional massage, just do it yourself at home every night!  But, if you’re willing to spend a little bit more to get rid of cellulite, we suggest you go ahead and get a cellulite reduction massage.

#2 Exfoliation and Dry Brushing

Another secret weapon is periodic exfoliation. Yes, besides removing dead skin cells and smoothing out your skin, body scrubs can help you fight cellulite.

The next secret weapon to control cellulite, is actually quite a new trend: Dry Brushing. We’re not going to pretend it doesn’t sounds a bit crazy, but just like other exfoliation methods, it promises to accelerate skin cells renewal process revealing a much firmer skin and increasing blood circulation. The secret to correct dry brushing is using a dry, not wet, brush with natural bristles over your dry skin and always brushing towards your heart for optimal lymph flow. Make sure you don’t stay on the area more than 5-10 minutes to avoid irritating your skin.

#3 Hydration

Another weapon that will help increase lymph flow and reduce cellulite is drinking plenty of fluids. At least 8 glasses of pure water per day. Stay away from carbonated beverages that will do you more harm than good, and usually contain large amounts of sodium. Hydrated skin cells reduce the look of areas affected by cellulite.

#4 Self Tanner

While you’re treating cellulite, there’s nothing wrong with disguising it a little bit, to boost our confidence. Did you notice the paler your skin gets the more noticeable cellulite seems to be? But before you damage your skin with UV rays just to get a bit more color, go with a much healthier choice:  self tanner.

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How Should I Apply Bronzer?

When you want to add a little color without the harmful effects of the sun, then you know that bronzer can be your best friend. There’s a fine line between bronzer looking great or being a muddled mess. Here are our tips to apply bronzer.

6 Tips to Apply Bronzer

#1 Don’t Forget to Exfoliate

If you want the bronzer to look smooth, even and natural, then prepping your skin correctly before applying bronzer is step number one. Exfoliating once a week is a great way to remove dead cells and even out your skin for bronzer.

#2 Take Time on Picking the Bronzer

If there’s one mistake people make about bronzer, it’s choosing a color that’s too dark or overwhelms the skin. This might be one makeup purchase where’s it’s a good idea to head to the makeup counter for advice.

#3 Start with Prep Lotion

A prep lotion is an important step in evening out the skin before applying bronzer. It also allows the bronzer to look more balanced once it’s applied and help it last longer.

#4 Choose the Right Foundation

Foundation is sometimes used under bronzer to enhance and deepen the look. But if you’re turning to the same foundation you always use, even without bronzer, then it’s not going to provide the results you desire. You’ll want a foundation that’s a shade darker to match the bronzer.

#5 Consider an Extender

Products called “bronzing tan extenders” are available to make your bronzer look better and last longer.

#6 Buy a Brush

If you want the most even, natural looking results from your bronzer, then applying it with a brush is the way to go. They sell dedicated bronzer brushes, although blush brushes seem to work equally well.

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Which Are The Foundation Mistakes To Avoid?

It’s  the most important step of all, as it’s the one that gets the rest of your makeup off on the right foot. Many of us make critical mistakes when laying on this base layer. Here’s our list of the foundation mistakes we should avoid:

4 Foundation Mistakes To Avoid

#1 Using the Wrong Tools

Many women opt for that little triangle-shaped sponge or even their fingers when it’s time to apply foundation. However, investing some money in a good foundation brush is really the way to go. Both the sponge and your fingers tend to be too heavy-handed and not subtle with the foundation that goes on your face. A lighter touch from a good brush is a better solution.

#2 Applying It All over the Face

Contrary to popular belief, your entire face does not need to be a mask of foundation that acts as the base layer for all makeup. Rather, it’s really intended to tone down problem area around the eyes, chin, nose and cheeks. Keep that in mind as you reach for the foundation brush.

#3 Going Too Light

Yes, foundation should be a good match to the skin so that it looks as natural as possible. But one small click darker can often be a good idea and still create a beautiful, natural look. The touch of tone is better at hiding blemishes and smoothing out other problem areas in a very subtle way.

#4 Using Powder Foundation

Powder may work for some makeup, but really a liquid foundation is the way to go for smoothing and evening out the entire face. Powder makeup can be drying and even highlight wrinkles if it collects within them.

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Which Are the Top 3 Reasons to Use Concealer?

Concealer. Once you meet it, you’ll never part ways with it again. It is commonly used in order to cover the dark under eye circles spots of redness, pigmentation spots and many other areas that a foundation isn’t capable of hiding. There are different types of concealer, which include hard or creamy consistency, with regular or brush applicator, and in a stick, jar, or tube. Make you choice and continuously experiment until you know what you desire. Once you already have the perfect concealer for you, here are 3 reasons to use concealer.

3 Reasons to Use Concealer

#1 Covering Under-Eye Circles


Whether you use a stick or liquid form concealer, you need to take into account your skin shade as well as the tone of your under-eye circles.

Color concealers can be a good way to offset and better camouflage the color of your under-eye circles. When selecting a color concealer’s tone, remember that it should be the direct opposite of your under-eye circles’ tone. For example, if your under-eye skin tone looks purple, you should find a beauty concealer with yellow tones; for brown circles, a purple or blue concealer is the best bet; for blue circles, use orange-toned concealers, and for red under-eye skin tone, use olive- or green-toned concealer. You can also ask the salesperson for a help if you’re not sure what to buy. If you don’t want to use a color concealer, you can just use a flesh-toned concealer that has a lighter shade than your skin. This way, the area around your eyes will be brightened and give you a fresh appearance.

When applying concealer, gently dab a small amount on your skin, starting from inside going out, using your ring finger. Afterwards, blend it thoroughly to make it look invisible and smooth.

#2 Covering Dark Spots and Moles


When using concealer to cover dark spots or moles, use only a small amount and individually focus on each problem area. Use a stick concealer that has a shade that will match your skin tone. The principle “less is more”, is applicable here—you apply less to get much more results. If you will apply too much concealer on a single area, it can look very obvious and cakey. Using your finger, dab a small amount in mole’s center—enough to conceal the spot—then let it dry. Finish up by applying face powder.

#3 Cover Red Spots and Blemishes


When covering red spots and blemishes, use a concealer shade that’s an exact match for your skin tone. To cover the pimples, using a stick concealer is enough. The key is using small amounts to directly and carefully apply to the blemish. Blend the edges with a small flat brush, then let it dry for a few minutes. If necessary, apply another layer to cover it completely, then finish with a beauty face power. For skin redness, you can use a stick or creamy concealer and spread it on the area in a thin layer, then let it dry for a few minutes. If the redness is still visible, apply another coating and finish it with a face powder.

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Which Celebrity Beauty Mistakes Should We Avoid?

They may look perfect, but they’re are not. Even with a glam squad and a big budget celebrities still sometimes get it wrong. Here’s a look at some of the major celebrity beauty mistakes.

6 Top Celebrity Beauty Mistakes

#1 Smoky eyes + Red Lips

Some Celebrities mix both, hoping for a dramatic effect. We get it, but it usually doesn’t work. And for regular gals night out, two dramatic areas also lessen impact. The classic rule of “either-or” makes sense and in this case, is not a rule worth breaking.

#2 Too Much Work

We’ve all seen photos of celebrities who have gone overboard with surgery and procedures. What should be firm, plump cheeks look like someone who is storing nuts for the winter. Hardcore work around the eyes can tighten the skin around them so much that a celebrity loses the luminosity from their look, literally. The key here is to research procedures thoroughly and take it one step at a time—not to mention, listen to your doctor.

#3 Not Matching Face to Body

Often celebrities use a nice tanner to give their bodies a gorgeous glow, but they forget their faces. So their face is two or three shades lighter than their bodies. But with the right bronzer, they can even this out so face matches body.

#4 Ghostly Traces

Even if a powder with silica and other minerals looks great in person, with a flash it can show up as pale white traces that are not flattering. So if you’re headed someplace with lots of photo ops, do some test shots with your makeup first to make sure the flash doesn’t give you a ghost face. 
Also, you can get a ghost face when your concealer is too light for your skin tone. For a while, concealer that’s lighter than your skin tone was a rule, but matching is better.

#5 No Buffing

Sometimes makeup can be applied to certain areas to highlight them nicely, like cheeks, leaving the eye area with less color and an overall uneven look. A bit of buffing is usually enough to even things out.

#6 Too Much Bronzer

As much as we love it for the glow, it needs to be used judiciously: dust it on the brow, cheeks, maybe tip of the nose and chin, blending colour as you go. But celebrities go overboard and swab it everywhere, so they’re glowing way too much and this gives them an odd, unnatural appearance.

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What are the Most Simple Celebrity Looks to Copy?

Celebrities have their own hairstylists and makeup artists to improve their looks. Makeup tricks and corrections make celebrities more attractive. Their hair is always styled and their skin always looks flawless. You may not have makeup artists or hairstylists at your beck and call, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve the looks of celebrities. Here are 6 really simple celebrity looks that you can copy.

Here are some simple celebrity looks that will inspire you…

#1 Elegant Bun


Selena Gomez’s elegant bun can be achieved by brushing your hair into a high ponytail using a paddle brush. Pull your ponytail through a hair donut in order for it to sit on top of your head, then spread your locks around. Tuck your hair around and underneath the hair donut. Use bobby pins to secure your hair and top it off with an anti-frizz spray to keep it in place.

#2 Radiant Skin


It’s possible to achieve Miranda Kerr’s radiant skin. Use a light-reflecting foundation for the base, then apply a highlighter stick on your nose, cupid’s bow, cheekbones and brow bone. Apply a peachy pink gloss on your lips and finish your look with individual lashes.

#3 Half up, Half down


If you want to copy Kendall Jenner’s cool half-up ‘do, just apply a thickening hair gel around the crown of your head then grab the hair from your crown and twist it into a high bun. Secure the bun with a tie and spritz some texturing spray on the remaining locks.

#4 Smoky Eyes


To achieve Elizabeth Olsen’s rose-colored smoky eyes, apply a burnt copper shade across your eyelids. Use a shimmery brown liner to define your lids, then use your fingers to blend the different shades. Apply a black coat, then pump up your lash volume with some mascara. After that, dust your cheeks with a bronze blush and finish off with a matte, peachy brown lipstick.

#5 Get a Smooth Chignon


Use a rat-tail comb to make a deep side part. Start from the arch of one eyebrow, then apply a styling cream to your hair. Brush your hair back to your nape. Gather up your hair and twist it firmly at the base of your head in order for it to naturally coil into a chignon. Tuck the twist and use bobby pins to secure it. For extra shine, spritz some dry, finishing spray on your hair.

#6 Sultry Lips


If you want to try Gigi Hadid’s sultry lips, use a mauve-tinted brown pencil to line your lip. Apply a liquid lipstick in the same color. To balance the color, apply shimmery champagne shadow on the inner corners of your eyes. Finish it off by applying a luminous bronzer on your jawline, cheekbones and temple.

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What are the easiest beauty hacks from Celebrity Makeup Artists?

Wouldn’t it be great to have your own make up artist at your beck and call? No need. Here are 4 beauty hacks from celebrity makeup artists that make their stars shine.

1. CHEEKS

Powdered Cherry Jell-O is the prefect blush shade. Celebrity makeup artists say mix a dash of powder into a moisturizer to get the perfect glow. And even though we’ve been following the same routine for years, experts advise to add blush to the cheeks before you apply foundation for a glow that looks like it’s coming from beneath the skin.

2. EYES

To make lashes look fuller, celebrity artists dot the upper lash line with black eyeliner to add definition. It actually creates an illusion that makes it look like you have more lashes. Keep potatoes in the refrigerator to reduce puffy eyes. Soak them in water for a moment or two and then place them over your lids for 15 minutes. Can’t get your false eyelashes on in one strip? Drag queen RuPaul says to clip them into four different pieces, then apply the pieces. It’s easier than doing one strip in a swoop.

3. FACE

Mix foundation with a golden or shimmery white eyeshadow for a radiant glow. Celebrity Liv Tyler has her own flawless secret: After applying foundation and a little blush, dust your face with translucent powder, then mist skin with a rosewater spray and lay a Kleenex over for a second. Says Liv: “It makes your face seem flawless in a way that looks as if you aren’t wearing any makeup.” And make up artists swear by blotting papers. When dealing with a shiny face, dab with blotting papers throughout the day instead of adding more powder.

4. BEFORE PREPS

Steam your face to revitalize dull, dry skin. Create an at-home mini-facial with a pot, hot water and a towel to trap the steam. Celebrity artists do this for their clients backstage just before they apply makeup so when they step onto the runway or red carpet their skin has a certain glow. Or prep your face with a hydrating mask to balance out your skin and get it makeup-ready. We suggest DIAMOND Anti-Gravity Magnetic Mask.

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What are the Most Frequent Foundation Mistakes ?

Foundation mistakes constitute are one of the biggest and most frequent beauty sins. When it comes to applying makeup, foundation is easily overlooked. However, it’s arguably the most important step of all, as it’s the one that gets the rest of your makeup off on the right foot. And what’s surprising is just how many people make critical mistakes when laying on this base layer. With that in mind, we asked the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics about the common foundation mistakes that people make.

Here are the worse foundation mistakes you should avoid:

#1 Using the Wrong Tools

Many women opt for that little triangle-shaped sponge or even their fingers when it’s time to apply foundation. However, investing some money in a good foundation brush is really the way to go. Both the sponge and your fingers tend to be too heavy-handed and not subtle with the foundation that goes on your face. A lighter touch from a good brush is a better solution.

#2 Applying It All over the Face

Contrary to popular belief, your entire face does not need to be a mask of foundation that acts as the base layer for all makeup. Rather, it’s really intended to tone down problem area around the eyes, chin, nose and cheeks. Keep that in mind as you reach for the foundation brush.

#3 Going Too Light

Yes, foundation should be a good match to the skin so that it looks as natural as possible. But one small click darker can often be a good idea and still create a beautiful, natural look. The touch of tone is better at hiding blemishes and smoothing out other problem areas in a very subtle way.

#4 Using Powder Foundation

Powder may work for some makeup, but really a liquid foundation is the way to go for smoothing and evening out the entire face. Powder makeup can be drying and even highlight wrinkles if it collects within them.

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What are The Most Overused Beauty Products?

In most aspects of life, the old adage that there can be “too much of a good thing” holds true. It’s true about food, fun, and it also happens to be true about the beauty products that you use. While having the right touch and the proper balance of products can make for a visually stunning appearance, it’s also quite easy to overdo it and throw the whole look out of whack. Fortunately, we sought the help of the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics. They have the scoop on the makeup products it’s easy to use too much of, and also some advice on the right way to approach the products.

#1 Foundation

As the basis for all of the beauty products that you put on your face, it’s understandable that you’d want to get foundation right. Unfortunately, it’s also one product that’s frequently overdone. One common foundation mistake is the urge to apply it to every part of the face. In reality, just the problem areas around the mouth, cheeks and eyes are usually in need of foundation. There’s also an inclination to pick a shade that’s too dark. Instead, opt for a natural foundation that’s as close to your skin tone as possible.

#2 Lipstick

It’s okay to go big and bold with lipstick, but it has its time and place. For one, if the outfit you’re wearing is already colorful and eye-catching, it might be a better choice to tone back the lipstick a few shades. The same is true if another part of your makeup, such as the eyes, are big and bold, as well. It’s best to only have one highlight at a time.

#3 Eye Shadow

This is another area where the same adage as discussed with lipstick holds true. Dark, smoky eyes certainly have their place with the right outfit, but if they’re paired with bright red lips and pink cheeks, the whole effect can be overkill. It’s also a common problem to extend eye shadow too far above and below the eyes. Keeping the look in check close to the eye is usually the way to go.

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Beauty On the Go: Quick Beauty Shortcuts for When You Travel

A true beauty guru knows how to keep her beauty on the go. Whether it’s for vacation or business, traveling can knock us right out of our regular beauty and skincare routine. It’s not just living out of a hotel room, it’s also a hectic schedule of meetings, jumping from place to place and offsite client meetings, among other derailers. But there are some good workarounds  for travel beauty that you can use.

4 Tips to Keep your Beauty on The Go

#1 Get the Most from Your Makeup

Pick double- and triple-duty makeup  products to save steps, like a lip stain that doubles as a blush. Or if you get cream blush, you can apply to your lips after your cheeks and maybe even use in the eye area (just a touch) to brighten.

#2 Keep it Simple

Bring along a good cleanser and moisturizer but pass on the retinoids or AHAs for exfoliating. They are indeed a key part of skincare, but they can potentially irritate your skin, and the dry air on a plane can set you up for that. You can get back to your more therapeutic skincare products when you get back.

#3 Forget the Foundation

It takes a while to put on and you probably have to keep moving—and fast. So just pack some tinted moisturizer—provided you picked it based on your skin type, its ingredients and tried it already. After all, you don’t want to try a new product and have it irritate you before a big client meeting. But if you already have a proven-to-be-good tinted moisturizer on hand, then work it.

#4 Dry out

If time is tight and you don’t have time to shampoo in the morning, you can spray on some dry shampoo to soak up grease and add some volume to your hair while making it smell good.

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Since ancient times, precious and semi-precious stones have been used to promote healing and well-being. At Kristals, we promote a lifestyle that combines spirituality with holistic jewelry using gems like diamonds, gold, and sapphire; as well as candles and related accessories. The result? Youthful radiance and balanced spiritual energy.