Because of the warmth and humidity in summer, make-up doesn’t last all day. Make sure that it stays on for longer without it looking cakey and smudged. Here’s how.
You have to start by taking care of your skin by cleansing, toning and moisturising. You can also apply a primer before foundation to create a protective base.
Choose a foundation that is designed for longer wear. Powder-based, anti-ageing and thicker compact style foundations tend to last longer. Apply your foundation 10 minutes after moisturising.
Using a foundation brush or make-up sponge to apply foundation helps it to last longer. Blend the foundation into the skin without rubbing it. To set the foundation, brush loose translucent powder over it. Powder boosts the staying power of your make-up.
To help eye make-up stay put throughout the day, apply concealer or foundation and powder on eyelids before applying eye shadow. Use either cream or powder eye shadow, applying it in light layers. Blend it and brush over neutral powder to set it.
Line the eyes with a pencil and lightly, brush powder over the line. Then apply liquid liner, as it has more staying power. Powder the lashes, then apply two thin coats of waterproof mascara. Wait for the first to dry before applying the second.
Choose a cream blusher instead of powder and apply it with your fingers. Lightly brush a layer of bronzer over the blusher.
Start with foundation. Use a lip-liner that matches your lipstick to line the lips and apply it all over the lips, then follow with loose powder. Apply one layer of long-wearing lipstick, lightly blot with tissue and follow with a second layer or gloss.
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Londeka Mchunu who is popularly known as her Isithembiso character Snegugu, is slowly making a name for herself on our TV screens. Her love for hair is getting our attention and we can’t get enough of how her wig game is always on point. Did we mention that we adore how she has healthy natural hair under all the wigs she loves showcasing?
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Lightening Addiction – Here’s How Much Khanyi Mbau Spends On Her Skin
Ever since the news of Media Personality broke that she use certain products to lighten her skin most people were left wondering of how much it would cost to look that ‘light’.
Social media users have been commenting negatively about her change of skin tone, instead of being discouraged the actress just looked much more lighter. Most people are left with questions of ‘how does she do it’ or ‘why’.
Mbau goes through a medical skin lightening called Glucatathione IV, not only is the name difficult to pronounce but the process is not as easy.
This IV is something that has to be ongoing since it is intended to fight the natural production of melanin in the body, it’s something you obliged to use regularly to keep your skin tone lighter. As we all aware every medicine we use comes with side effects.
This one can cause severe damage to internal organs such as kidney and cause a variety of infections. The benefit of the product is that it works all over the body.
The company Mbau goes to revealed the prices which read : a single dose of IV session starts at R950 , A double dose at R1500. Packages for 10 single doses at R14 000.
3 SIGNS THAT SHOW YOU ARE USING THE WRONG SKIN LIGHTENING CREAM
Usually, powerful skin lightening creams are available on prescription from a doctor. These usually contain one or both of the following medications: hydroquinone and corticosteroids (steroid medication), such as hydrocortisone.
Products containing these ingredients that haven’t been prescribed by a doctor are banned in advanced countries, but we are looking forward to the day such measures would be taken in Africa, Nigeria precisely, as they can cause serious side effects if used incorrectly.
Products containing other potentially harmful substances such as mercury are also banned. Thus, it’s usually appropriate you ensure that you check the ingredients of any product before you buy it. Avoid it if hydroquinone, corticosteroids or mercury are listed in the ingredients, or if it doesn’t come with a list of ingredients. Many alternative skin lightening products containing natural ingredients are available online and in shops without prescription. These are legal and unlikely to be harmful, but there’s no guarantee they work.
We live in a country where some persons don’t look before they leap; all they care about if just to be beautiful by being light-skinned thus, you find many illiterate Nigerians falling prey of very harmful bleaching products in the name of skin lightening.
Well, here the three signs that show you are using the wrong skin lightening cream;
1. Skin Irritation and Inflammation:
Usually, when you notice the redness and swelling of your skin, with the knowledge that you are using a skin lightening product at that time, this is known to be a skin irritation and inflammation hence, you have been using the wrong product.
2. Itchy and flaky skin:
The skin usually itches and flakes, as an indication that there is presently a harmful skin care product being used. Once this is noticed, it is best to quit using such before it becomes worse. There could also be some abnormalities in newborn babies as a result of using the wrong lightening cream during pregnancy.
3. Burning or stinging sensation:
Harmful skin lightening products usually bring about a burning or stinging sensation. With this, you have your skin scary, turning dark and thinning.
In all, wrong skin lightening creams are extremely dangerous to the skin. This is the main reason you should be on the lookout for a good skin lightening cream!