Trend Alert: Makeup, Workout?

Wearing makeup to the gym? We know what you’re thinking. But despite what people want us ladies to believe, wearing makeup to work out doesn’t scream superficial. People wear it for all sorts of reasons (ahem, there’s these little annoying marks called acne and hyper-pigmentation that lots of women have). A little cover-up may not seem necessary, but it can make women with any annoying skin condition feel comfortable.

So it may make sense that a whopping 7 out of 10 women in the United Kingdom wear some form of makeup while working out, according to a poll by UK retailer, Asda. But we’re curious what exactly they wear that doesn’t result in caking or a breakout the next day. Luckily, SPC offers breathable and healthy coverage. Our COLORFLO mineral foundation is light, feels weightless on your skin, and works for all skin tones. Like all of SPC, it’s made of natural ingredients that won’t irritate sensitive skin or clog your pores – and it offers sun protection. So it’s tough enough to work while you’re working out.

If you’re not into being barefaced while exercising – or doing whatever – remember that we’ve got you covered (literally) with COLORFLO.

Get Your Best Brow

You like to have things in perfect shape: your body, your home, the silhouette of your favorite dress… and your brows.

Eyebrows are important in contributing to the symmetry of your face and framing those stunning windows to your soul. By the end of this blog you will know exactly how to improve the look of your brows.

“Chickens pluck, women tweeze.”

Get Your Best Brow

Too often I have clients with over-plucked, under-plucked, or out of control brows (In context, this is a totally acceptable way to use the term “plucked”). Here are a few things you can do if you have any of these problems.

Over-tweezed or too light brows: Take a look at a full-body photo of yourself. Now be honest, did you have to squint to see your eyebrows? If they are hardly noticeable, your brows might be over tweezed or too light.

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Look for products that help you grow thicker brows, try semi-permanent tattooing (makes it easy to keep the perfect brow shape) or use an eyebrow pencil or shadow daily – in the matching color, of course.
Under-tweezed brows: If you have not touched your brows before- please do not pick up tweezers, wax, thread or whatever else you may try to help open up your eyes. Go to the salon!
But if you insist on DIY, there are great eyebrow stencils by many companies that help you pick the best brow shape for your face and give you the stencil to draw it on so you know where to tweeze. Note: Make sure to tweeze hairs in the direction that they’re growing. Otherwise it will cause breakage and the hair may grow out in the opposite direction next time!

Too dark brows: If you’re coloring your hair from dark to blonde and find that your brows feel a bit too prominent, try going to a professional for a brow lightening treatment. A product like RefectoCil makes a gentle lightener as well, though it’s only for professional use.
Out of control brows: Brush brows into shape using an eyebrow brush or a clean mascara wand. If you have long and unruly hairs that stick out of the brow line, carefully trim the ends with small scissors.

Eyebrow maintenance guide

A. Start brow here: From end of nose to inner eye to eyebrow.

B. End brow here: From end nose to outer eye to eyebrow.

C. Arch here: From end nose to mid iris to eyebrow.

Do you have any other tips that I may have missed? Please share them in the comments section below!

Six Secrets of the Stylist

Fashion stylists have more tricks up their sleeves than a magician with a bunny and a hat. Here are six tips that will help you (and your stilettos) stomp the most common wardrobe malfunctions.

1. Get a Better Fit

By making simple adjustments using shoe cushions, you can make any of your shoes fit perfectly! Check out Foot Petals products like Heavenly Heelz and Amazing Arches to fix all your toughest stiletto struggles.

Foot Petals Heavenly Heelz

Foot Petals Heavenly Heelz

Foot Petals Amazing Arches

Foot Petals Amazing Arches

2. Don’t Be A Drag
Now you can wear your pants with heels and also have the option to rock them with your favorite flats without dragging the bottom. How’s that for having your cake and eating it too? Say hello to Zakkerz, a fabric strip with magnets that hold cuffed pants in place while being perfectly disguised.

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Teen Vogue: Susan’s Smoky Eye Tutorial

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Check out Susan Posnick’s tutorial in Teen Vogue for the perfect way to create a dramatic eye for every dress shade.
With insight from her successful career as a makeup artist, Susan Posnick gives interesting tips on how to swap traditional colors for industry secrets. Susan’s tutorial makes it easy for anyone to perfect the bold smoky eye. Click through to discover how you can become an instant smoky eye expert.