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Did you know you can light up a room and demand attention merely by the color clothing you choose to wear?

Green is a beautiful color!

That sentence deserves a line of its own, because if you take the time to really look at plants, grass, pistachio ice cream, limes, trees, U.S.A. paper currency and green clothes, you will notice that the color green is gorgeous.
Green is the color between blue and yellow on the spectrum of visible light. Green is evoked by light with a predominant wavelength of roughly 495-570 nm. In the subtractive color system, used in painting and color printing, green is created by a combination of yellow and blue in the RGB color model, used on television and computer screens.

Fashion lovers appreciate green clothes…lovely to look at as true divas know!

The color green relates to balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, green is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. Green is also the color of growth, spring, renewal and rebirth. When you look at the color green, you are renewed and restored with energy, bringing you back to a sense of well being.

Green Fun Fact: The modern English word green comes from the Middle English and Anglo-Saxon word ‘grene’, from the same Germanic root as the words ‘grass’ and ‘grow’. Green is the color of living grass and leaves, and as a result, is the color most associated with springtime, growth and nature.

Strut the catwalk in green, you stylish, glamorous fashion queen!

One reason green is such a lovely color is that it is considered an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally. A natural peacemaker, green allows us to avoid the tendency to become a martyr.

See the positive side of life…dress in green to reduce daily stress and strife!

Green Eyes Fun Fact: There is no green pigment in green eyes. Like the color of blue eyes, it is an optical illusion, its appearance caused by the combination of amber or light brown pigmentation of the stroma, given by a low or moderate concentration of melanin, with the blue tone imparted by the Rayleigh scattering of the reflected light. Green eyes are most common in Northern and Central Europe. Among European Americans, green eyes are most common among those of Celtic and Germanic ancestry (approximately 16%).

Positive Keywords Associated with the Color Green:

  1. Growth
  2. Vitality
  3. Renewal
  4. Restoration
  5. Self-Reliance
  6. Reliability
  7. Dependability
  8. Tact
  9. Emotionally Balanced
  10. Calm
  11. Nature Lover
  12. Family Oriented
  13. Down to Earth
  14. Practical
  15. Sympathetic
  16. Generous
  17. Kind
  18. Loyal
  19. Adaptable
  20. Nurturing

Everyone wearing the glorious color green will be noticed and seen!
Clothing looks great in all shades of green.

Variations of the color green include:

  1. Pale Green
  2. Emerald Green
  3. Jade Green
  4. Lime Green
  5. Dark Green
  6. Aqua
  7. Olive Green
  8. Yellow Green
  9. Grass Green

Fashion queens dressed in green steal the scene! Every time! Dress in lime!

Symbolisms and Associations with the Color Green:

  1. Safety and Precaution (think green street signals meaning go)
  2. Nature, Vivacity, Life
  3. Springtime, Freshness, Hope
  4. Youth and Inexperience
  5. Calm, Tolerance, Agreeable
  6. Jealousy and Envy
  7. Love and Sexuality

And let’s not forget, for everyone familiar with U.S. Paper Cash: Money! Money, money, money, honey. Never too much money!

How much “green” do you have in your purse? Enough to make going out and having a green clothing fashion spree a priority first!

Green Fun Fact: Political groups advocating environmental production and social justice describe themselves as part of the Green movement, some naming themselves Green parties. This has led to similar campaigns, as companies have sold green, environmentally friendly products. Think the “Green New Deal.”

Get with the scene – go green! A fashion queen dresses in green!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

This fall the neon lip is back! But did it ever truly go away? Neon lipsticks and lip glosses are bright and cheery all year long. In the realm of beauty and fashion, neon shades of lipsticks complement and highlight any look and outfit.

Eye-catching, hot and flamboyant, fluorescent neon colors look fabulous and fantastic. Neon lips make your face pop and get you noticed in a crowd, without looking gaudy or loud. Bold and beautiful, neon look-at-me lips not only brighten your face, but they elevate your mood. There are no dull moments with neon lipsticks!

Neon lipsticks are effervescent. It illuminates the lips and adds excitement. Colors that look gorgeous in neon are red, pink, peach and orange. A swipe of neon lipstick over your lips gives off a vibe of being fun and on trend.

Of all cosmetic products, lipsticks are at the top as far as bringing out the fine features of your face, so why not truly stand out with neon colors? A great way to wear neon-colored lipstick is to match the color with neon painted nail polish.  How about wearing sandals or open-toed shoes? It’s the perfect time to match your lips, fingernails and toenails with identical (or similar) neon colors.  Although all neon colors are magnetic, the color red provides the best visibility both during the day and at night. For a double dose of neon fun, apply two coats of lipstick or lip gloss to your lips.

Neon lips speak volumes to expose your bright, outgoing personality. Daring and darling rolled into one, this fall neon painted lips will bring you fun in the sun, wind or rain! A sure way to pull off the neon lip is to wear the flashy lip with more neutral colors of clothing. This ensures that even though you’ll be fashionable from head-to-toe, your neon lips will be the most noticeable.

Let’s be honest, anytime your lips are coated in neon colors, you know your attention meter is in high gear! As fashion divas, those are words we love to hear!

What’s a glamour girl to do on days when she’s feeling blue? Perk up your mood and attitude with bold, brazen, bedazzling neon blue lipstick!

Lipstick and lip gloss are cosmetics that add allure and va-va-voom color to your face.  Develop your own unique, authentic you through wearing whatever neon colored lipsticks best suit you!

Another great fashion and beauty tip is to highlight your natural skin tone by the neon color(s) lipsticks you choose to wear.

Neon lips! Always kissable.! Always glam!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

You can always spot a powerful woman by her confidence, attitude, dress and her positive demeanor. She radiates when she walks into a room, and she inspires and influences the people around her. It often times doesn’t take verbal words to come across as powerful as much as it takes charisma and letting your actions speak for you! To sum it up in one word, a powerful woman is polished!

Women showing their power doesn’t equal boring.  Women work, own businesses, run families and do many tasks in one day.  Powerful women exude glamour in fashion and beauty, and they deserve to feel and look great while making money and making  a difference in the world!

6 Fashion and Beauty Choices To Be a Powerful Woman:

  • Invest in Yourself: This can be achieved by taking charge of your health, your beauty  and your education. Eat a healthy diet, continue learning, and stay beautiful both inside and out. Present yourself as a strong, powerful woman and you will be viewed this way by others.
  • Dress for Success: It has been said that you should dress for a position you strive toward and you will be seen this way. Like it or not, people make first impressions of you based on your wardrobe and your makeup. Present a stylish, strong you to the world and feel powerful and confident.
  • Maintain a Polished Appearance: When you look put together, it is obvious that you take care of yourself. You come across as organized, responsible and powerful. You don’t need to wear too much makeup if that isn’t your preference, having a healthy, colorful glow on your face is as imperative as a big smile! Groom yourself well!

  • Dare to Be Different: Powerful women take risks. Put in for promotions at work, stretch and challenge your thinking. Dress in your own unique style and express yourself through your makeup. Own your power by being your true self!
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help: We all feel stressed and overwhelmed at times, no matter how organized and powerful we are. Everyone needs a friend or a helping hand once in a while. When you need help or assistance, just ask. People will respect you for it!
  • Uplift the People Around You: Generosity is a gift to those around you. By maintaining a positive attitude, giving to others, helping others and engaging in teamwork, you will shine brighter and be more productive. Uplifting people are fun and privileged to be around. Make sure others are better off for being around you.

By presenting your best self to the world, holding strong in your beliefs and principles and living with honor and integrity, you’ll excel as a confident, much appreciated, powerful woman.

Powerhouse women unite!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Long, lovely eyelashes are gorgeous, becoming and dazzling. Lustrous eyelashes are one of the main features to a beautiful face. For those of you that adore and wear eyelash extensions or false eyelashes, one would wonder why you would ever want to take them off. But like all makeup and beauty accessories, what goes on must eventually be removed.

Whether your eyelash extensions are applied yourself with a kit or put on by a professional stylist, they are removed much the same way. Eyelash extensions are attached to your natural lashes with semi-permanent glue or with a sticky tape attached to the extensions. You must be careful when removing them so that you don’t pull out your natural lashes, but the removal process can be quick and easy.

Eyelash extension removal made easy!

Easy Ways to Remove Eyelash Extensions:

Steam and Oil: Remove your eye makeup, using a gentle eye makeup remover or petroleum jelly. Heat a bowl of water and steam your face. The hot steam will help loosen the eyelash extensions. With a wet cotton ball, wipe olive oil on your lashes until the extensions peel off easily. Rinse with warm water.

Glue Remover: You can purchase glue remover at most drug stores, beauty supply stores and salons. Remove your eye makeup and apply the glue remover with a wet cotton ball. Move the cotton swab across your lash line, working from the outer corner to the inner corner with a gentle motion. The remover will dissolve the glue. Pull off the extensions and rinse with warm water.

Professional Removal: Eyelash extensions can be tricky to remove without pulling out your natural lashes. By using a pro health and beauty expert to remove your eyelash extensions, you can be assured your own lashes will stay intact and strong.

For long, glamorous eyelash extensions let your face truly shine! Bat those beautiful eyes!

Did you know eyelashes are made to protect dirt and other debris from falling into your eyes? As is true with fashion and beauty, all practical things are enhanced for allure, attraction and beauty!

With gorgeous eyebrow extensions, the eyes truly have it!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

When it comes to a striking face, it’s all about the eyebrows. The knack for a great set of brows is in the shape. Whether the shape of your face is round, long, oval, heart, or diamond, the appeal of your face can be contoured and enhanced by the color, length and width of your eyebrows. This fall, full eyebrows are in. The days of tweezing the brows away are gone, and fall 2021 is about being eyebrow strong.

When it comes to a striking face, it’s all about the eyebrows. The knack for a great set of brows is in the shape. Whether the shape of your face is round, long, oval, heart, or diamond, the appeal of your face can be contoured and enhanced by the color, length and width of your eyebrows. This fall, full eyebrows are in. The days of tweezing the brows away are gone, and fall 2021 is about being eyebrow strong.

The eyebrow is an area of thick, delicate hairs above the eye that follows the shape of the lower margin of the brow ridges. Eyebrows come in many shapes and sizes. Some people have thick and bushy eyebrows, while others have thinner, more pointed eyebrows. Some people prefer to wear their brows full, while others either pluck or shave their brows, preferring to draw on a thin eyebrow.

The eyebrows’ main function is to prevent sweat, water and other debris from falling down into the eye socket, but they are also important to human communication and facial expression. Eyebrows have an important function in communication, strengthening expressions, such as surprise, anger or sexiness. Many makeup artists view eyebrows as a major feature in defining the face. Eyebrows not only shape the face but give definition to one’s eyes and forehead. As with all human features, people modify their eyebrows by means of hair addition, hair removal and makeup.

For bangin’ brows, shape, contour and thread your brows to sheer perfection. Whatever works for you!

How to Shape Your Eyebrows:

1.       Imagine a straight line from the outside of your nose to the inside corner of your eye. This is where your brow should begin.

2.      Imagine a straight line from the center of the upper lip, along with the outer edge of the nose, up to the outer corner of the eye. This is where your brow should end.

3.      Imagine a straight line from the tip of the nose through the middle of the eye pupil. This is where your eyebrow arch should be.

To achieve exquisite eyebrows, follow the above. If you prefer thinner eyebrows, you can tweeze, wax, or thread.

Would you like thicker eyebrows? You can fill the brows in with eyebrow pencils and gels, which create an outline for the brows or mimic hairs in sparse areas.

To create a fuller look, eyebrows can be cloned in an eyebrow transplant. Individual strands of the eyebrow are mimicked to create natural looking eyebrows of the desired shape. Too much for you? Why not try eyebrow tinting? Permanent hair dye, similar to hair color, is used on the eyebrow to darken or lighten them.

Another procedure that can be used to shape the eyebrows is an eyebrow lift. This is cosmetic surgery to raise the eyebrow, usually to create a more feminine or youthful appearance. Also, doctors can inject patients’ eyebrows with Botox or similar toxins to temporarily raise the eyebrow.

Sometimes it’s resorting to ouch to get the perfect arch!

Eyebrow threading is a popular method of hair removal originating in Asia. In more recent times, eyebrow threading has gained popularity in Western countries, especially with cosmetic application. Threading is a method for removing and shaping eyebrows. In eyebrow threading, a thin cotton or polyester thread is doubled, then twisted. The thread is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short lines of hair in one swipe.

Methods of threading include the hand method, the mouth method and neck. It has been noted that the mouth holding method is the fastest and most precise.

The benefits of threading? This process allows for a more defined and precise shape to the eyebrows and can create better eyebrow definition. Threading can also be used as a method of removing unwanted hair from the entire face and upper lip.

No matter your skin tone, eye color or hair color, the length and shape of your eyebrows draw out your fabulous facial features. The eyebrows truly have it!

Who said the eyes are the window to your soul? The eyebrow certainly speaks for itself!

Sculpted eyebrows: sculpted face!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

What is a clothing fabric that is known throughout the world, and when the word is spoken, you can picture the sturdy material immediately in your mind? Denim!

Many people equate denim with blue jeans, and this is an extremely valued piece of clothing. However, denim also exists in shirts, jackets, shorts, skirts, dresses, handbags/purses, overalls, hats and even shoes! Denim is a divinely delicious garment of clothing that speaks to the masses and is revered by many! Pop culture adores their denim!

Denim is a rugged cotton twill textile, in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the fabric, which distinguishes denim from cotton duck.

It is characteristic of any indigo denim that only the warp threads are dyed, whereas the white weft threads remain plain white. As a result of this warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the fabric shows the blue warp threads, and the other side shows the white weft threads. This is what makes denim’s fading characteristics unique compared to every other fabric!

Denim has been used in America since the late 18th century. The word comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called serge, originally made in Nimes, France, by the Andre family. At first called Serge de Nimes, the name was soon shortened to denim.

Denim was traditionally colored blue with indigo dye to make blue jeans. The use of jeans comes from the French word for Geneo, Italy (Genes), where the first denim trousers were made. In addition to blue jean pants, it has become fashionable to wear ripped, torn jeans, or to cut your long legged jeans into shorts. Daisy Duke shorts, which are made of denim and are extremely short, are a coveted pair of denim short shorts!

For a different look than hemmed denim shorts, it is fashionable and acceptable to leave fringe dangling from the ends of the short cut-offs, or to bedazzle the denim shorts with jewels, rhinestones, colorful patches of material, etc. You are free to design your own pair of denim shorts to draw out your unique, creative personality.

Some various types of denim are dry or raw denim (as opposed to washed denim), where the material is not washed after being dyed during its production. There is also selvedge denim, where the material forms a clean natural edge that doesn’t unravel.

One look with denim that I find exceptionally attractive is when you wear denim blue jeans (either straight legged or flared) and then you dress the pants up with high heeled, fancy shoes and a feminine blouse or top. I love straight legged blue jeans worn with an angora sweater, and then a long strand of white pearls worn around the neck, hanging down over the front of the sweater. And, on the feet, high heels of course! This is one classy look!

A major denim trend is fading the denim before the clothing item is worn. Fading patterns are another way of personalizing the garment for each individual wearer.

Categories of Fading Are:

1.   Whiskers – Faded streaks that surround the crotch of the denim.

2.  Combs (Honey Combs) – Streaks of faded lines that are found behind the knee.

3.  Stacks – The inseam of the denim is hemmed a few inches longer than the actual length. The extra fabric stacks on top of the shoe, causing a fade to form around the ankle to calf area of the denim.

4.  Train Tracks – This fade pattern appears on the outseams of the denim and showcases the selvedge by forming two sets of fades that resemble train tracks.

Another popular variance of denim is stretch denim. This denim is many times used to make skinny jeans, as the material has an elastic component that allows the fabric to cling, and then stretch and give as you move. The pants fit snuggly and tightly, yet are easy to move in and are not heavy, cumbersome or binding. Another great look with denim jeans is to wear a jacket or blazer along with an ankle boot, or knee high boots with the pant legs tucked into the boots!

Divas wear denim! All year long!

Summertime denim!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Author & Fashion Journalist Nancy Mangano Receives 2021 Anaheim Award

Anaheim Award Program Honors the Achievement

ANAHEIM August 11, 2021 — Author & Fashion Journalist Nancy Mangano has been selected for the 2021 Anaheim Award in the Business Services category by the Anaheim Award Program.

Each year, the Anaheim Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Anaheim area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2021 Anaheim Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Anaheim Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Anaheim Award Program

The Anaheim Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Anaheim area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Anaheim Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Anaheim Award Program

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Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

For many students, whether you’re in high school or college, there are far more days in a school year than there are clothes in your closet. Even the most fashion-conscious student is going to wear the same outfit in one school year. Whether you wear a school-issued uniform or not, students more often than not want to look and feel like an individual. So, this coming school year, it’s time to spice up your look.

The answer? Accessorize! Accessorize!

A basic pair of jeans and a blazer can be made to look like different outfits just by how you accessorize. Add a pair of high heels, a strand of pearls, and a bow to your hair to look feminine. For a more professional look, slide into a pair of flats or pumps, put your hair in a bun, and wear small post earrings. The same pair of jeans and jacket instantly morphs into a new look.

So, what accessories would work well to add your unique signature look to your clothing and keep you from being bored?

  • Shoes: The pair of shoes you choose to wear can make or break your look. Take a sundress and a pair of patent leather stilettos, and you’ll look stunningly gorgeous. Now take that same sundress pair it with slip-ons or tennis shoes and you’ll look casual and relaxed and definitely cute.
  • Hats: Hats not only add a look of style and class to any outfit, but they give off a fun aura. Sure, you might have to remove the hat when you’re in the classroom, but you’ll look like hot stuff walking through the corridors with a stylish hat on your head.
  • Handbags/Purses: Not only does changing your bag lift your spirits, but it adds a variety of looks to your clothing. For a fun look, match the color of your handbag with your outfit. Better yet, if you match your purse with your nail polish, you’ll radiate with style. Also, whether you carry a tote, a satchel, a clutch, or a hobo bag, the size, shape and color of your purse can add glitz and glamour to any outfit.
  • Jewelry: One of the easiest and best ways to spice up your clothing is with the jewelry you wear. If you want to sparkle and shine, rings on each finger and a row of dangling bracelets up your arm add pizzazz to any outfit. Necklaces, chokers and pins are other amazing ways to add bling and dress up your clothing. If you’re wearing sneakers, yet you want to add something fancy to your look, add diamond or rhinestone jewelry. This blend of casual and dressy leaves you dressed to perfection.
  • Hair Ornaments: We all like to change up our look by changing our hairstyle, but sometimes we need some quick help. To add style to the same hairdo, add a scarf, headband, or hair wreath to your head. Top off a bun, ponytail, or braids with a large barrette for a fun, youthful look. Hair ornaments offset your outfit much like a cherry on a sundae!

Sure, there are some days that school gets boring and routine. Good news! Your clothing doesn’t have to. Keep your mood up and your fashion to date by mixing and matching accessories to your back-to-school clothes.

Beautify your back-to-school clothing: accessorize!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

We’ve all been there. We go to sleep excited, anticipating what the next day brings, only to wake up with little energy, a groggy head, and a desire to hit the snooze button. No matter what our day entails, we all need a reason to get up in the morning. For the makeup lovers and the gals who believe that less cosmetics is the way to go, motivating yourself to embark on an every-morning makeup ritual can truly become one of your favorite morning habits.

Motivating yourself simply means stimulating an interest or enthusiasm for doing something. Applying makeup each morning brings so many rewards that the practice will become an enjoyable habit. The rewards of sticking to a morning makeup application process brings so much happiness that losing 20 to 30 minutes of sleep each morning won’t even be an issue.  You’ll be jumping out of bed to get your fierce, fashion forward face on!

Beauty is revered worldwide. We find and admire beauty in nature, clothing, cars, people, and yes, makeup! Cosmetics can bring out your features, hide facial flaws, add color to your face and lift your mood!

5 Reasons to Motivate Yourself to Apply Makeup Every Morning

Self-Care: Self-care is always important. How you take care of yourself can lower and/or eliminate stress, improve your confidence and bring a smile to your face. Hygiene, cleanliness and being nice to yourself are important factors for maintaining a healthy, positive mental and physical body. A little bit of makeup applied each morning can go a long way in improving your mood.

Makeup is an Art Form: Which cosmetics you choose and how you wear them is a great way to express yourself and give yourself a creative outlet. Your bare face is your canvas, and you are free to build on that canvas with foundation, eye shadow, lipstick, blush, or any cosmetics of your choice. Show the world your inner personality by the makeup you apply to your face.

Rituals are Beneficial: By applying makeup each morning, you will get into a ritual that you enjoy. Over time, your ritual or habit will become such a part of your “getting ready” routine that you’ll miss it if you skip a day. Cosmetically made up faces are gorgeous and glamorous. Let the way you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror be your motivation for sticking to your morning makeup routine.

Applying Makeup is Transformative: As a lover of makeup and beauty, each morning, when I put on my makeup, it is a lot like transforming from a moth to a butterfly. I like my bare face, but as I apply cosmetics, which are fun and festive, I feel myself transforming into a va va voom glamour girl. This is worth the effort!

Confidence Booster: If you doubt that makeup can boost your confidence, put on black mascara to highlight your eyelashes and bright red lipstick to bring out your lips. Just these two cosmetic products alone will pull out your natural beauty and bring you to the level of magnificence you deserve! Be the shining star that you are and develop your own morning makeup routine

Wake up to makeup!

Cosmetics are fun, exciting, glamorous and allow you to be highly creative, not to mention a gorgeous cosmetic makeover can do wonders for your mood and confidence. Why feel blah when makeup can cure it all?

For those of you that prefer the natural look, simply apply red lipstick and nothing else. See how just this one small cosmetic gesture can change the entire color and pizzazz of your face! Join the beauty race!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

All glamour girls know that one secret to a perfect makeup job is applying just the right amount of concealer and foundation to your face. Both concealer and foundation are used to make the skin appear more uniform in color and blemish free. Generally, concealers are more heavily pigmented than foundations and can be used alone or applied underneath a light coat of foundation.

So, should you only use foundation? Should you only use concealer? Actually, for flawless skin, you should use both.

Concealers are used to hide blemishes, wrinkles and skin imperfections. Foundations create an even skin tone and act as the canvas base for applying other cosmetics. I feel these two products work best when concealer is put on first, and then the foundation is applied over the concealer.

Although concealers and foundations add a gorgeous glow to your skin when applied correctly, if used too heavily and the cosmetics don’t match your skin tone, they can turn into makeup that cakes up! So how do you apply the perfect amount of concealer and foundation that makes your skin look youthful and near makeup free?

How to Avoid Makeup Cake Face:

  1. Do not apply a thick foundation over your entire face. Foundation is meant to even out your skin tone, but when applied it should be almost invisible. Dot concealer on any ruddy or blemished areas, then cover up uneven spots like the cheeks, around the nose and the chin with foundation.
  2. As we age, our skin tends to lose moisture. This can lead to makeup cake face. Keep your skin as moisturized as possible by drinking lots of water and applying a moisturizing cream to your face underneath the concealer and foundation.
  3. Apply a foundation primer. Foundation primers settle into your pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and even out blemishes so that your foundation glides on smoothly.
  4. Make sure your concealer and foundation match your skin tone.

No smudged, caked or flaked skin!

Finding the concealers and foundations that work best for you is achieved by your skin tone. Concealers should match your skin tone or be one shade darker. For foundation, the same holds true. Try to use a color that is close to you own skin tone to blend easily into your face and not show makeup lines!

Gorgeous, glowing, glamorous skin! Pure elegant beauty!

Makeup that doesn’t cake up!

Concealer and foundation: which comes first?

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