Category: EXTRAS

SKIN Tips: 5 Things Men Find Unattractive

Makeup Overdoes vs Natural If you’re wondering, keeping it natural is the way to go. Most men don’t want to go in for for a kiss and come out looking like they just joined the circus. Foundation is supposed to be invisible and blend in with your skin while hiding your fine lines, blemishes and little flaws. It is supposed to even out your complexion and improve your skin tone. However, if yours is visible, then you do not apply it right. Too heavy of a foundation gives you the mask effect. Try to avoid using glittery and shimmery eye shadow unless you’re a professional makeup artist. Matte shadow is always better because it does not cling to the eye crease and it appears more natural. Tone it down on your mascara. When you apply too much mascara, you end up getting gummed up lashes and that definitely will not make your eyes look sexy and tempting at all. Use mascara of good quality and moderately. Too much makeup can Continue Reading

Heavy Metal Fashion Guide

Most of my clothes are black, or close to black, such as dark navy blue. In fact my wardrobe has been filled with dark coloured clothing for as long as I can remember. At 45, I have gotten older, but I still wear black most of the time. Sometimes I pair a black bottom with a white or grey top, and very, very rarely, perhaps something bright. Why do some women wear black all the time? Firstly, it does have a slimming effect, secondly, it is a safe colour, rather like second skin. It is difficult to go terribly wrong in black. Most of the time, people rarely notice black. But have you noticed that everyone is wearing something metallic, such as silver or gold? It is almost as if silver has replaced grey, and gold has replaced beige! Whether high-shine or glittery, dresses or coordinates, it takes a little bit of confidence to really get comfortable wearing something bold. And of course, a better body. If you have been Continue Reading

How Does A Man’s Skin Differ From A Woman’s?

Men age like a fine wine, while women age like a glass of milk – as the old saying goes. Unfortunate but true, ladies. We are more prone to earlier facial ageing than our male counterparts (Unfair? We know!). So how are they different? Well, besides having facial hair, there are other structural distinctions between a man’s skin and a woman’s. The ability to grow a beard is just one glaring distinction among many others that are not so obvious. These differences in the skin are important as they create differences in their skin care regime. So, stop and think again the next time you want to share your skincare with your boyfriend! Sebum Production Men’s skin is much oilier than women’s skin, therefore men need products that absorb more readily into the skin and ones that take its oily nature into consideration. While not every single skincare product needs to be gender specific, it’s necessary that any product used to be formulated for the specific skin type. Sebum (oil) Continue Reading

Complexion Fighters: How To Reduce Facial Redness

Well, we all have to admit that we’re kind of into rosy flush to a certain extent, but when that redness turns to dry, inflamed splotchy skin, it’s not as cute. Red blotchy, uneven complexion affects many women at any age – but fortunately you don’t have to endure in silence. If you suffer from facial redness, know that you’re not alone and believe it or not, it’s also a symptom that many A-list celebrities suffer from! Cameron Diaz, Renee Zellweger and Amy Adams are among the celebs who area dealing with the condition. Have you ever wondered how to banish skin redness for good? SKIN has the answer for you. There are products that can help calm your sensitive skin and combat facial redness. In this section, Dr. Low Chai Ling, Medical Director at The SW1 Clinic talks about facial flushing and the best skincare products for getting redness under control. Your Redness: Blushing and flushing, often accompanied by tiny red pimple-like bumps It might mean you have rosacea. Typically Continue Reading

How To Ace The Nude, No Foundation Look

Applying makeup today is no easy feat. Foundation has to cover some imperfections, even out skin tone, yet it cannot look heavy. In fact it must look like almost nothing, like your second skin. SKINMAG gives some advice on how to ace the airbrushed minimalist foundation look.   1. Create A Luminous Canvas First of all, the nude foundation look usually works when you don’t have major skin issues, such as acne or clogged pores. Those with clear but dull skin should consider starting a proper cleansing regime, to stimulate cell renewal. For those who find scrubbing their skin a little too rough, try a gentle chemical exfoliant with lactic or glycolic acid as part of their nightly cleansing regime. We like SW1 Shop’s Sleep Mode, a sustained-release glycolic acid formula in a hydrating aloe vera base. Working quietly overnight to unclog pores and gently peel away superficial dead skin, tired, this is a skin revival potion for dull and troubled skin.   Next, apply Chai’s Pink Sake, a rejuvenating Continue Reading