Lifestyle Good skin is something one must be born with. Great skin, however, is something one can learn to fake. 19 Oct 2018 06:26AM Bookmark Is perfect skin really achievable? Now that depends on your definition of perfection. K-perfection starts with a non-negotiable 10-step beauty regime as a means to flawless glass skin. On the other hand, J-perfection embraces a bihaku (brightening) culture that emphasises on clean and clear skin.If you’re one of those straddling the great divide between Korean and Japanese perfection and is unfortunately stuck in a warp far, far away from perfection, celebrity makeup artist Clarence Lee will have you know that, with a little preening, flawless skin is for everyone. Yes, every single one of us.CNA Lifestyle asks Lee to show us how to fake it till we make it in four easy to follow steps.1 Get your basics right. Complete your skincare regime then apply sunblock. Don't forget your neck. Slick on lip balm to soften lips. … [Read more...] about Clarence Lee’s step-by-step guide to faking flawless skin
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Filtering out what global beauty trends are on point locally each season is a hassle when you’re overexposed to every aesthetic under the sun due to social media. Enter Archangela Chelsea, a 25-year-old artist who has made her mark in the international make-up scene, working in Hollywood in the US with clients like Olivia Munn (The Newsroom, X-Men: Apocalypse) and, closer to home, with Pevita Pearce and Luna Maya. J+ by The Jakarta Post caught up with Chelsea for some pointers on how to look flawless this season no matter what the weather! Unexpected colors I think the biggest trend globally in 2018 is to play with color. I’ve seen a lot of colors in some of the beauty looks of big celebrities on the red carpet. Purple is on trend, red eyeshadow is on trend and smoky eyes will still stay on trend. Fashion shows like the latest New York Fashion Week [fall/winter 2018] also showed many examples of make-up, even though it was the fall and winter collection when the make-up is … [Read more...] about This season’s makeup trends according to Archangela Chelsea
By Stuart Leavenworth McClatchy Washington Bureau Sun., June 3, 2018 LEHI, UTAH—It markets its DNA kits with promises that tug at the heartstrings: Discover ancestors. Strengthen family ties. Understand your life. Aided by venture capital and a flood of savvy marketing, Ancestry LLC has grown to become the world’s largest DNA testing conglomerate. Since 2012, it has lured more than 5 million people to spit into tubes and add their genetic code to the world’s largest private database of DNA. It has also banked away the world’s largest collection of human spittle, numbering in the hundreds of gallons. In the age of Facebook and Google, consumers seem comfortable surrendering their personal information to corporations that aggregate it and monetize it. But Ancestry and other DNA testing companies have added an audacious tweak: Consumers are now paying to hand over their genetic code, their most sensitive individual identifier, to companies that … [Read more...] about DNA for sale: Ancestry wants your spit, your DNA and your trust. Should you give it to them?
By Neil Pasricha Special to the Star Mon., Feb. 26, 2018 We all have to give speeches. I’ve given more than 250 of them over the past few years. And I’d like to spend some time today sharing what I’ve learned about the common structure every single speech should have. It doesn’t matter whether you’re giving a toast at a wedding, a boardroom presentation to a big client, or a keynote address at a trade show — every single time you get up, you better do these three things: Read more: Opinion | Neil Pasricha: Find ‘Win Circles’ in life to create positive habits Article Continued Below Opinion | Neil Pasricha: Three tips to increase productivity and help clear your mind Opinion | Neil Pasricha: Why your coffee meetings could be cramping others’ style 1. Entertain This is the base of the pyramid. The starting point. Table stakes. Want to know how entertained your audience will be by the time you get … [Read more...] about How to deliver a winning speech in three key steps
JOPIE SANCHEZ Recently, a colleague interviewed me for research on a story she was coming up with. One of the questions that piqued my interest was “What advice do you have for aspiring hairstylists and makeup artists?” I had so much to say about it. I think she might have been overwhelmed with all the information I volunteered. Previously, I talked about some of the “challenges” (a.k.a. opportunities for learning) I encountered at work. I think it would be a great follow-up to share some things to help newbies who want to get into hair and makeup. I started hair and makeup in November of 2011. My experience then might be a lot different from what is happening now, but here are some things my mentor taught me that helped me start my career. 1. COMMITMENT When I started, I had a day job teaching at a small school. I could only accommodate work and my apprenticeship at night and during weekends. One time, I had to choose between calling in sick and going to a … [Read more...] about Traits to cultivate to be a successful makeup artist