Anti-Aging Beauty Makeover – What is the Best Makeup For Looking Younger?

Many women have a problem with makeup. Although they instantly spot another woman who looks great, they cannot copy that look no matter what they try. Often, it’s because they get stuck in a rut when it comes to makeup. Anti-aging is not simply eating right, exercising, and the like…it is everything from prolonging life to feeling good and looking your best.

Makeup can help you look great whether you are at home cleaning your house or out on the town. Choosing the right colors and the appropriate textures are the most important factors. Of course, the base can make all the difference. As skin changes over time, so should your makeup. The base or foundation plays a big role. Make sure you choose the one that complements your skin, and skin tone. Under the foundation you should have a clean slate. Then, the proper moisturizer.

Now, you can begin. Start by applying your base, preferably with a damp cosmetic sponge. This ensures proper coverage and avoids clumping and caking. Follow up with a powder. These two products will ensure that your cosmetics “stick” and stay on longer without running.

Eyeliner: The older you are, the more you should steer clear of liquid liners. Use a pencil liner instead. Also, perhaps you should opt for browns or dark browns instead of black liners. It softens the look.

Eyeshadow: As you age, the wrinkles of the eyelids are more apparent. Avoid creamy and sparkly shadows at all costs. Instead, try powders. They don’t enter the creases as much, therefore they give your eyes a more youthful look.

Mascara: Always use mascara. Again, you can go with dark brown. Mascara makes eyes livelier.

Blush: As we age, our “rosy” color fades. In fact, the older we are, the more gray it becomes. Brush on some blush in more neutral tones with a real applicator blush brush. Throw away the brush that comes with the product as it makes it very difficult to apply and often causes streaks.

Lips: Use a lip liner! Match the lip liner to the lipstick! The older you are, the more you should opt for a lip stain which will avoid any running.…

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Why Should you Choose Acetate for your Sunglass Frames?

What do sunglass frames and Lego have in common? Once upon a time, they were both made from the same material – cellulose acetate or Acetate/Zyl (aka. ‘Zylonite’) as it’s commonly known today. Acetate/Zyl is the most popular material for sunglass frames in the world right now – and for a number of good reasons.

Super lightweight

If you like frames that seem like they’re hardly there when perched on your nose, Acetate/Zyl frames may be close to your perfect match. Tough, hardwearing and intriguingly transparent, Acetate/Zyl have a more natural feel than plastic. That’s important because you’re likely to touch your frames regularly so you want them to feel good in your hands.

Extremely flexible

High quality Acetate/Zyl is very flexible, so it’s ideal material for creating frames you can gently adjust to fit your head. Plus, if you’re environmentally minded, Acetate/Zyl is a natural choice. It’s made from renewable resources, including a combination of natural cotton fibres, cotton flakes and wood flakes, which gives it an extremely flexible capability to present the broadest variety of colours and patterns, including that tortoiseshell effect.

Kaleidoscope of colours.

If you’re a creative person, you’ll no doubt be drawn to the amazing arrays of colours and effects that can be achieved with Acetate/Zyl, ranging from glossy primary colours to a rainbow of layered zebra stripes, spots and chips. It’s often better to choose frames with light colours on the interior sides, though. This makes the frame disappear from your visual field, whereas dark or black frames create a visible line around your visual field.

Choose carefully

It’s important to remember that not all Acetate/Zyl is created equal. It’s generally acknowledged the best ones on the market come from either Italy or Japan. In the 1940s, imitation tortoiseshell Acetate/Zyl frames were block cut from a single sheet of material and finely ground but into shape by a skilled craftsperson. Today, the best frames are still made in this way, partly because it’s easier to create special colour effects.

All glasses frames are not created equal. Crafting Acetate/Zyl frames

Beware Acetate/Zyl frames that look as if they’ve been injection moulded – they’ll be more prone to brittleness. These are made taking cellulose acetate, liquefying it and pouring it into a mould. They come out matte and colourless, so they have to be spray painted and treated with a design.

This coating can chip, bubble, degrade or develop a cloudy white film in hot or humid environments (largely anywhere you want to wear them, then!). …Plus, they’re not particularly flexible – if you bend them, they’ll break – so they’re usually less comfortable to wear. Its best to look out for well know brands such as RayBan or Lacoste sunglasses, as you know the marque of quality is there for a reason.

What’s the alternative?

If Acetate/Zyl frames aren’t quite right for your look, you’ve got a wealth of alternatives, including:

Metal – the second most popular material for frames after Acetate/Zyl, metal is …

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