Doesn't it just make you cringe when you realize you've chosen the wrong "base"? You know, when your face and neck are two different colors? You can have the same skin color as someone else, but different undertones. Knowing your undertone is the key to finding the color that looks more natural on you. Your undertone is the color just beneath the skin. Although skin tones change over time or due to excessive sun exposure, undertones do not. Here are a few tips that will help you determine which undertone you have.
Cool: You will have blue or purple veins. When you look at your skin in the sun, it appears blue-ish. Silver jewelry flatters cool tones. Neutral: Skin is neither pink/red/blue, yellow/gold/peach, but somewhere in between. Veins are blue-green. Both gold and silver jewelry flatters your skin tone. Skin appears greenish when in the sun. Warm: The veins appear green or olive. Gold jewelry flatters your skin tone more than silver. Skin appears yellowish when in the sun. Now that you've got it down on how to find your undertone, make sure you prep your skin by exfoliating and moisturizing your skin before testing foundation. Blending it along your jawline will give you the best results. Hopefully this helps you guys out a great deal. Having the "two toned" look....not cute. At all!
By LaCrecia Steward
1. Foundation: Trade your liquid formula for a cream to powder. Not only will it accommodate dry skin and glide smoothly over any dry patches you may have, cream foundations are perfect for fall photo shoots. You've been meaning to schedule family pics, right?
2. Eyebrows: This fall, we will see bold eyebrows and natural eyebrows. With bold eyebrows, you don't want to overdo it and look masculine. To avoid that, sweep them with a brow gel. For a more natural, fully arched look, use a brow powder. Well defined eyebrows frame the face and make it more symmetrical. With either look, neat and well groomed eyebrows will make your eyes look elegant and sophisticated with or without eye shadow.
3. Smoky Eye: This can be done with any color and not just the traditional black. Purple looks great with any eye color. Deep burgundy, brown and copper shades will be very popular for this upcoming fall season. For a more distinct look, line your upper lid and waterline with a deep black eyeliner. To complete the look, add a few coats of mascara or false lashes.
4. Lips: Time to toss your gloss! Well, maybe not toss it. Trade it for a bold, deep, ruby lipstick! Matte lipsticks are trending more now for all seasons but they are especially popular during the fall. If your favorite lip color is shimmery, just apply an extra coat and blot with paper. That technique will create a perfect matte finish. Don't be afraid to step outside the box and try one of the many bold colors that are out there! And there you have it ladies! Remember, fall season is unpredictable and can change in a heartbeat. Fall makeup is changeable too. So play it up a bit. From flirty to fierce or keep it subtle! It's your choice!
By LaCrecia Steward
Choosing a college major is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. Of course most people are concerned about financial security but it's important to choose a career path that you can live with. Here are a few tips that can help better prepare you for your new journey!
IT WON'T HURT TO WAIT: Give yourself time. You can start college courses without having a major. Some students wait until their second year and most even change majors after making a decision.
TIME IS MONEY: College is expensive so you don't want to do a lot of unnecessary waiting. Dedicate your time to making the best decision for you. Once you know what you want for your future, you can start making detailed plans.
DO YOUR RESEARCH: There's nothing more effective than good old fashion research. Weigh your options and take notes . Talk to an adviser once you have some idea of the direction you would like to pursue. Each major requires a different amount of college credits.
DO IT FROM THE HEART: "If you're doing what you love it doesn't feel like work at all." You will most likely be more dedicated to a career if you are passionate about it. Disliking what you do can lead to depression and even mental breakdown.
We wish you much success and remember to choose wisely!
Rose Cora Perry - Rocking and Making a Difference
Drawing comparisons to Alanis Morisette and Norah Jones, Rose Cora Perry is making moves this year with new music. Her sophomore solo album, Onto the Floor, was released November 2016.
Her story starts when she was only four years old. She began classical voice training and debut her first live performance on stage. She then tackled the act of writing her first song by the time she was seven. By the age of 15 she was the CEO of her own record label and publicity firm. Rose Cora Perry is not a novice when it comes to music. She has been captivating audiences with her unique and innovative voice.
Losing your job is very unfortunate but it happens. Unemployment benefits is temporary financial assistance for the workers who lose their position due to no fault termination.
Here's how you can apply!
To qualify for unemployment benefits in Texas, you must have worked in Texas during the past 12 to 18 months and have at least a minimum amount of wages as required by our guidelines. You must also be able to work, available for work, and looking for work each week that you are requesting benefits.
Once you have determined that you qualify for unemployment benefits your next step is to fill out the online application. Every state has a different website link. Contact your local Workforce Commission.
The federal Department of Labor's website says that you can expect your first unemployment check two or three weeks after you apply, if you submit all of the required information.
We all know that staying active is very important when dieting but some exercises can cause serious injury. Here are a few that you may need to consider avoiding.
By K. Graves
The holidays have come and gone, but winter is still here. Between the blistering cold outside and the heat blasting inside, it is a must to keep skin hydrated and radiant. Here are a few tips to protect your skin from the most savage winter weather.
1. Exfoliate: Exfoliation is needed because dry skin build up can prevent moisturizers from penetrating. This step helps your moisturizer to absorb better.
2. Moisturize: Your face is subject to lose more moisture during the winter than the rest of your body because it is exposed the most. Moisturizing your skin with one that fits your needs will help retain moisture and make you look more radiant.
3. Use a humidifier: There's nothing like being in a nice cozy home when it's cold. But the inside heat can also rob your skin of its moisture. Keep the temperature comfortable, but not too hot for too long. Use a humidifier to replace lost indoor moisture.
4. Take care of your hands: Your hands have the thinnest skin on your body and they are usually exposed just as much as your face. Keep them moisturized by using a moisturizing hand cream and wear gloves.
5. Avoid wool and other irritating materials: Wearing wool, nylon or polyester can make your dry, itchy skin worse. The best material for you to wear is cotton. If you have to wear wool, wear a light one like merino wool. It's less irritating. Or you can opt to wear a cotton shirt underneath.
By LaCrecia Steward
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was destined for greatness.
For the past eight years she has been graciously known as the First Lady of the United States of America, wife to President Barack Obama and mother to her girls, Malia and Sasha. Her presence in the White House will be the most remembered, revered, and inspirational.
Michelle Obama was born January 17, 1964 in Chicago to Fraser Robinson III, a pump operator for the city of Chicago, and Marian Robinson. Mrs. Robinson remained at home to take care of Michelle and her older brother, Craig.
Michelle attended public schools in Chicago and quickly excelled. Following in her brother's footsteps, she attended Princeton University, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Sociology and minoring in African American studies. She went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law school.
From a lawyer, wife, mother, and public servant, our First Lady has had her hands full over the past several years in the White House. She has created an awareness for healthy eating and living by initiating the Let's Move campaign in 2009. It was created to provide resources for children and families to encourage healthier lifestyles, provide healthier foods in schools, and promote increased physical activity.
In 2011 our First Lady along with Dr. Jill Biden launched Joining Forces. This is a nationwide initiative calling on all Americans to support our service members, veterans, and their families. This initiative provides support through education, wellness, and employment opportunities.
In 2014 and 2015 education would be center of the final two initiatives - Reach Higher and Let Girls Learn. Reach Higher is an effort to inspire all students in America to be proactive about their future by furthering their education beyond high school. This would include a professional training program, community college, or four year university. Let Girls Learn is an initiative which brings together several agencies to address the challenges preventing adolescent girls from attaining a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential.
First Lady Michelle Obama's time in the White House has not been wasted. In fact she will leave behind a legacy that will forever be remembered. Her lasting impression on the world will be felt for years. She entered the White House with dignity, class, and self-respect and she is leaving with it. Women are stronger and better because of her example and for that First Lady, we thank you!
First Lady Michelle Obama - our Legendary Woman in History
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