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  LOOK BEAUTIFUL - by Editor
Everybody's in a hurry. Rushing to college, to a party, to a meeting, to pick up the kids, or to office. You grab your breakfast as you rush out of the house, brush your hair in the car, and if you have the time, you swipe a tube of lipstick over your lips. There. You're all set.

Or so you think.

Most women go through life with looks bordering on average, never realizing their true potential.

Then on the other hand there are those women who do take time out to apply make-up, but somehow they don't reach their beauty peak. They just don't get it right!

It may come as a surprise to know that you could look at least 40 percent better than you do, if you take the time, and make the effort.

Here are a few tips to get you looking your gorgeous best.

Apply foundation

Not only does foundation even out your skin tone making you look fresher, it also protects your skin from the heat, dust and pollution. Mix your foundation with a drop or two of water, or better still, apply it with a damp sponge, so doesn't coat your face heavily. Foundation should be completely invisible.

Target lips or eyes, not both

There should be one area of focus on the face: lips, or eyes. Either apply a heavy eyeliner, or a dark lipstick, not both. Indian women usually have beautiful eyes, so make the most of them by lining them with kohl and layering on the eye shadow.

Apply mascara

Apply a quick coat of mascara to your upper and lower lashes. It opens up your eyes and makes them stand out some more.

Thread your brows

If you think you do not need to thread your eyebrows, think again. Clean, sharply defined brows really bring out your eyes, so if you have never threaded them, it is time you started. Keep a tweezer handy so you can clean them between threading sessions.

Stay away from bright colours during the day

Save those blood red and maroon lipsticks for after nightfall, and stick to pastels or neutral shades during the day. Light pinks and glosses look great in the day.

Get rid of fuzz

It never fails to amaze me when I see women walking around sprouting a moustache, when getting rid of upper-lip hair is so easy. Always, always remove fine hair on your upper lip, by waxing or threading it off. You could bleach it too, but this does not leave as neat a result as waxing or threading does. Similarly, if you have hair under your chin, remove it. If you have very few hair on your chin, pluck it instead of threading it.

Wax or shave regularly, to get rid of all unwanted body hair.

Groom your hair

Wash your hair three times a week to keep it clean and healthy. If your hair is dry and damaged, wash it less often, perhaps just once a week depending upon the extent of damage.

Keep frizzies at bay by applying a frizz-ease, or by applying 2-3 drops of oil to wet hair.
Choose a hairstyle that complements your face cut, and trim it regularly.

Untidy hair draws from your looks, so keep a brush handy.

Experiment, experiment

Don't be afraid to experiment. Keep trying out different looks and hairstyles. You'll never know what looks good till you try it out. Checking out hairstyles on your photograph on some computer screen isn't as good as the real deal. You have to get out there and try it out for real.

Don't stick to a look

So you found a great hairstyle or lipstick shade, and feel that this is THE one for you. Well, you could be surprised. Maybe it looks good, but then again, maybe you still have to stumble upon something that looks better! So even if you are happy with your present look, after a while, opt for a change.

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Name: Aash
City:   LEICESTER ENGLAND UK
Comments:   I want my hair long& healthy & i need a new hairstles so can u tel me how can i do new hairstyles.
Name: priya
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City:   Ghaziabad
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City:   New Jersey USA
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Name: emma
City:   houston
Comments:   It's not that you're not good enough, just that we can make you better. For the benefit of cosmetic makers and all involved in the "beauty" industry, please continue to insist that women are ugly in their natural state. In fairness to the male gender, please insist they perform all the acts that women undertake. Insist that any woman who does not resort to cosmetics and jewelry to adorn herself is absolutely unlovable even to her father. For example, just look at Mother Teresa!
Name: Hey, Emma!
City:   singapore
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Name: asha s. bhalerao
City:   mumbai
Comments:   1)my hair is looks unhealthy, no shine, no streight very poor condition i haven't dandruff in hair. 2)i have a pimple problem 3)my lips color is totaly black i want to remove this color by way of permanent beauty solution CAN YOU GIVE ME ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBERS OF BEAUTY PARLOR WHOES MAKE PERMANENT SOLUTION OF BEAUTY RELATING 1) HAIR 2) PIMPLES & CLEAR FACE 3) REMOVE BLACK COLOR OF LIPS
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City:   germany
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City:   karachi
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City:   Winter Garden, Florida
Comments:   Great articles and great advice on jusst about everything. Thank you.
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Name: Brooke
City:   Toronto
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