Weekly Feature Articles

  • Blemish management 101

    There's nothing like a breakout to make you feel self-conscious and ruin the effect of your perfectly-applied liquid eyeliner, foundation, tube mascara and blush. With each outbreak, it might seem that zits are the only thing you can focus on in the mirror. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to ensure that your face remains clean and clear to reflect your natural beauty.

    As with most problems, acne breakouts are best handled by preventative measures. This means washing your face daily to get rid of dirt, oil and other impurities that could clog your pores. It also means moisturizing to prevent your skin from getting irritated. Avoid touching your face or using makeup and skincare products with ingredients that could be too harsh for your skin, and always use sunscreen to prevent damage that could lead to pimples.

    If you manage to break out despite your best efforts, there are ways to treat the problem and prevent acne from coming back. Use an over-the-counter cream with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to get rid of zits when you're at home. If you find yourself in a situation where a product like this isn't readily available, Allure Magazine suggests using hydrogen peroxide solution to eliminate bacteria and aspirin to get rid of the spot. Just crush one tablet and mix with water to form a paste, then leave it on overnight.

    While your blemish is being treated, it might be necessary to cover it up in the meantime. Cosmopolitan Magazine suggests using a perfectly-matched concealer to cover the zit before you apply foundation. Use a concealer brush with bristles that can get into the nooks and crannies of the blemish, then use it to carefully blend the product out into the skin surrounding the mark to make it disappear. Apply foundation as usual, then tap a bit of loose powder on the pimple to prevent any oil from melting off your coverage.

    With these tips, you should be able to handle any breakout that might come your way. If your case of acne is very severe however, you might want to visit a dermatologist to get a prescription for a stronger treatment. Otherwise, you should end up with clear skin that will provide the perfect backdrop for all of your blinc cosmetics, whether it's eyebrow mousse, liquid eyeliner or tube mascara.

  • Blinc Trivia: Audrina Patridge shines at Atlantic City event with perfect makeup

    blinc+trivia+audrina+patridge+shines+at+atlantic+city+event+with+perfect+makeup_3356_800738393_0_0_7075351_300If you're looking for liquid eyeliner tips to try out next time you're hitting the town with your friends, you might want to see what some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities are doing these days. Recently, Audrina Patridge showed up to host an event at The Pool After Dark in Atlantic City, and she showed that she still knows how to flaunt her gorgeous looks when cameras aren't rolling.

    The former star of The Hills on MTV wore a gorgeous yellow dress that showed off her natural curves. With her hair tied back, Patridge was able to wear just the right amount of makeup to draw attention to her glowing face as she posed for cameras.

    If you want to look just as glamorous as Patridge, you might want to think about picking up the liquid eyeliner and tube mascara from blinc. These cosmetics are all you need to enhance your natural beauty, whether you're hanging out with your friends or out on a hot date. Best of all, the liquid eyeliner and tube mascara are composed of formulas that won't run or smudge, giving you peace of mind.

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  • Seven of spring's top fashion trends

    Now that spring's here, your wardrobe might be in need of a few minor adjustments. After all, fashionable clothing is always a great way to play up and show off your perfectly applied blinc cosmetics. Once your face is all dolled up with tube mascara and liquid eyeliner, slip on a few of these fashion trends for spring 2012!

    1. Bright color-blocking. According to Glamour Magazine, bold outfits with cheerful color-blocking were all over the spring runways. Sold-color items like a wrap dress, skirt or cardigan are easy and effortless. Just make sure you stick to a maximum of three colors to avoid looking like a rainbow.

    2. '20s-inspired threads. Harper's Bazaar reports that '20s fashions were all over the runways, from drop-waisted dresses to sparkling sequins. Throw on a few classic items and don a strand of pearls to really nail the look.

    3. Pastels. It's really no surprise, but Elle Magazine points out that pastels were all over the runways, lending the shows an airy vibe that's perfect for spring. Pair pastel shades with neutral pieces or other pretty pastels for a modern take on these soft hues.

    4. Bold prints. These days, prints are everywhere, and they're bigger than ever. Glamour points out that oversized floral prints, geometric shapes and even bird silhouettes are all fair game. Pair a bold piece with understated black pants and a simple solid-colored top, or mix and match prints in the same color family for a head-to-toe statement.

    5. Anything white. There's nothing like white to break you out of your dark winter fashion slump. Harper's Bazaar reports that anything crisp, tailored and structured will fit in with spring's fashion choices. Pick up a white jacket with a statement collar or a pair of tailored cream pants.

    6. Metallic basics. Rather than keeping your sparkle to your accessories, Glamour recommends choosing metallics basics to wear with any outfit. Pick up a sparkling jacket, a pair of shiny pants or a shimmering skirt. Worn with neutrals, they look super fresh.

    7. Peplum skirts. If you're a woman who loves showing off your legs, you'll be thrilled with Elle Magazine's pick. The peplum skirt is a versatile item that can go with a number of different tops. Choose a bright color like pink and rock it with your favorite heels.

    Once you've chosen an outfit, don't forget to take your ensemble to the next level by using blinc's tube mascaras and liquid eyeliners to define your eyes and make you truly unforgettable - no matter the occasion!

  • Blinc Trivia: Fergie shows off her youthful look at her 37th birthday party

    blinc+trivia+fergie+shows+off+her+youthful+look+at+her+37th+birthday+party_3356_800744702_0_0_7024297_300If you're interested in taking advantage of some new liquid eyeliner tips to revitalize your old, boring look, you might want to see what some of Hollywood's glamour girls are up to these days. One woman who always serves as a source of inspiration is Fergie. The lead singer of the Black Eyed Peas isn't shy about wearing everything from liquid eyeliner to bright eyeshadow to exemplify her natural beauty.

    Recently, Fergie celebrated her 37th birthday at the 1Oak Nightclub in Las Vegas. Despite being closer to 40, the pop star looks years younger than her actual age - could it be her makeup?

    Liquid eyeliner and tube mascara can do wonders for women of all ages. These cosmetics are designed to bring out beauty in the eyes and make peepers appear wider than they really are. With just a bit of liquid eyeliner, any woman can step out in style and have peace of mind.

    While you may not be a pop celebrity like Fergie, you can still use tube mascara and liquid eyeliner to draw attention to your own gorgeous eyes. These cosmetics are also guaranteed to never run or smudge throughout the day, even you aren't attending a red carpet event.

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  • Tips to help you combat allergy season

    There aren't many things that are less cute than red, watery eyes and a blotchy face during allergy season. If you're one of the women who wakes up every spring morning with puffy eyes and a stuffed-up nose, you're probably looking for ways to make yourself look a bit more presentable. Here are some tips to help you clear up your symptoms and appear like yourself again.

    The best way to handle allergies is to cut down on triggers that might be causing your symptoms. MSN Health recommends identifying what you're allergic to by going to an allergist for a skin test. That way, you'll know exactly what's causing you to react and you can take steps to eliminate the problem.

    It's also a good idea to keep your windows closed if you're allergic to the pollen outside, and frequently clean your bedroom - including the mattress, carpets, curtains and pillows to make sure no spores are lurking.

    Spa-sensations.com recommends talking to your doctor about an allergy medication that can help you deal with your typical reactions. There are many varieties these days, so you won't have to worry about feeling as groggy as you look. MSN Health also suggests taking the meds before allergy season takes its hold - check out the National Allergy Bureau to find out what the pollen count is in your area to help you decide when to start.

    If you're frequently blowing your nose, you may notice a bit of chafing around the area, which can be fixed with a gentle oil-free moisturizer. A good lip balm may also be necessary to avoid flaking, and an over-the-counter bottle of eye drops can help to fix any redness.

    Once you've taken the steps to prevent and treat your allergies, you can choose makeup products that can help you spruce yourself back up. Spa-sensations reports that a yellow-tinted concealer can help you cover up raw, red areas on your face. Nude or pink-toned makeup can help wake up your complexion.

    To make your eyes appear whiter, Prevention Magazine suggests using blue eye makeup. Pick up blinc's blue tube mascara and liquid eyeliner to neutralize red and make the whites of your eyes pop. As an added bonus, these formulas are guaranteed not to run or smudge, no matter how watery your eyes get throughout the day. You won't have to worry about looking like a raccoon - even on the most pollen-filled days!

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