This article discusses cosmetic colors that are right for brunettes.
Brunette women are lucky. We really do have the widest choices of colors available when it comes to cosmetics. Because brown hair covers such a wide spectrum, from light golden brown, to coffee bean, most women find they have an equally wide range of colors to choose from.
The first thing a woman needs to look at when choosing makeup colors if she is a brunette, is, of course, her hair color. Where does she fall on the brunette scale? Those in the lighter ranges generally do better with lighter colors, while those in the darker ranges can often carry bolder colors successfully.
Skin tone also plays a major role in a brunette's palette. Brunettes run the gamut here, also, from a peaches-and-cream complexion, to ruddy, to porcelain, to olive. A woman's unique combination of hair, skin and eye color will determine her best shades.
It may be easier to discuss what colors to avoid. Brunettes rarely, if ever, look good in peach. Salmon, vivid coral, maybe. But true peach? Nor often. It tends to give a brunette's skin and hair a gray cast. Peach accents, such as piping on a T-shirt, may work, but too much gives an ashen appearance. So, a brunette should avoid peach-toned blusher or base. Most brunettes wear pinks well, darker or lighter, depending on skin and hair tones. They should also usually avoid orange, mustard, chartreuse and lime greens. If a brunette has sallow or ruddy skin, these colors will tend to emphasize it ? and not attractively.
Teens will want to go for trendy tones, but a mature brunette woman will want cosmetics that play up her strengths and camouflage flaws. One good example is eyeliner. A non-teen brunette will want to look at dark brown, navy, charcoal, smoky blue or black eyeliners, with a preference going toward the brown and smoky tones. These define the eyes and make them "pop" without looking too stark.
Regardless of hair color, women should go with as neutral a base as possible. They should aim for one that closely matches their skin. Wearing a pinker tone to reduce sallow skin, or a yellowish one to reduce ruddiness rarely works. Remember: yellow and ruddy make orange. Less desirable skin qualities can be camouflaged better with powder and a good blusher.
Eyeshadow is another area where the color is limited mainly by the brunette's imagination. In general, eyeshadow should match, or not compete with, the colors a woman is wearing at the time. Blue and green should be used carefully and sparingly, but there is a whole rainbow available, otherwise. Most brunettes should have a warm brown and a light tawny shade in their arsenal of eyeshadows. These colors match almost any outfit or situation. They will usually not compete with anything. A brunette should also have a plum shade and a lavender and a pink shade in the palette, as well. Armed with these colors, she can go anywhere!
Lipstick pulls together a woman's makeup. Lipstick should be chosen in consideration of hair, skin, clothing and occasion. Most brunettes wear red well. They may look better in reds that have a warmer undertone or a cooler one, but every brunette should have a knockout red lipstick in her cosmetic case. A good, solid pink or rose is usually a good brunette choice. Brunettes should not choose lip colors that are so neutral as to make the lips blend in with the rest of the face. With darker hair, this makes their faces appear unbalanced. A blonde might be able to get away with very neutral lips, but brunettes must have some color. A neutral lipliner is good as a base for most colors. It gives the lipstick something to cling to and helps it last longer.
Brunettes should generally aim for clear colors. They can be soft, even "smudgy," but should never be muddy. Brunettes (and all women) should choose colors that make the most of their good points, and minimize their flaws with subtlety.
What is cellulite? what causes it to form and how can it be treated?
Cellulite, edematous-fibro sclerotic panniculopathy, can occur in both genders. However, this condition known as cottage cheese skin is more dominate in the female population. It roughly affects about ninety percent of women. While cellulite is a common condition in women, it is not a result of being obese or overweight. Research proves that cellulite can occur in any body type. Cellulite can be found almost any where on the body. However, it is most common in the areas of the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. There are several factors that can cause cellulite to develop such as hormones, lifestyle habits, and age.
In women, cellulite tends to develop during times of hormonal changes. These time periods include during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, premenstrual syndrome, and during the first couple of months of birth control use. Cellulite is a result of a slow down in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, fat, and a breakdown of connective tissues. Hormones help to regulate the changes that occur within these processes. When there is a change in these processes, the appearance of bumpy, cottage cheese like, skin known as cellulite occurs.
Certain lifestyle habits can cause cellulite to form. Despite regular exercise and a well-balanced diet, it is possible for cellulite to form. However, an unhealthy lifestyle in which there is little to no exercise along side a poor diet can worsen the appearance of cellulite. Also, poor exercise and diet can result in poor circulation and water retention which can further the effects of cellulite.
Over time, as aging occurs the loss of skin thickness happens as well. The loss of tone in the connective tissues within the upper dermis and superficial fat layers can cause visible dimpling of the skin. Developing research has linked estrogen to cellulite suggests that estrogen breaks down collagen. This break down of collagen by estrogen is said to lead to the formation of cellulite.
There are several non-surgical treatment options on the market for cellulite. Treatments include creams, pills, and teas. A restricted diet in which salty, chemically additive, and spicy foods are eliminated may also help. Also, a proper exercise regime to help improve circulation will also aid in the elimination of cellulite. How well a product will help to minimize the appearance depends on the age of the cellulite. A combined regime of products, exercise, and healthy diet may reduce the visibility of cellulite.
A surgical treatment option for removing cellulite is liposuction. Liposuction is a surgical procedure in which excess fat is removed by suction. There are several types of liposuction that can be performed. A licensed surgeon can help recommend which is the best option pending on the person. Liposuction can be beneficial, however as with any surgery there are risks. These risks include but are not limited hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac problems. It is best to seek the advice of a medical professional with experience before making a final decision on liposuction. While cellulite can be embarrassing to have, it is also something that can be easily removed over time through patience. It is best to maintain a healthy lifestyle to avoid creating further problems with cellulite.
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