Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Beauty and the Beast

No one can deny the power of makeup and a good skincare regime, but if you’re anything like us resident Geeks, you just can’t be bothered to go through a daily process of toner, serum, day cream, makeup base, foundation (liquid and powder), concealer, mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow, blush, lip liner, lip stick and lip gloss.

Of course, if you’ve seen any of those viral emails where a fug girl transforms into a pretty lass, you might be inclined to give it a shot. If, however, you still can’t be bothered, here are a few simple beauty tips to keep in mind.

Tanner overdose
Self tanner gone wrong? Get rid of those dark splotches by rubbing a fresh-squeezed lemon on the spots. It will brighten up right away.

Mascara woes
Bought a mascara you're not loving? Try using the wand from one you do - it may just be the brush and not the formula

Sauna alert
Before going into a sauna, try rubbing some body oil (preferably natural oil such as avocado or olive) onto your skin before going in. The dry heat allows your pores to open up and the oil will deeply moisturise the body.

Puffy eyes
Besides the tea bag and cucumber trick, try depuffing your eyes by lightly patting under eye circles starting from the inner corner and patting outward. It breaks up trapped fluid.

Flaky lips
You can easily exfoliate your lips by rubbing some sugar on your lips gently with a washcloth. Yummy and efficient.

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Images courtesy of YesStyle, Getty Images

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