We answer a bunch of your burning beauty questions.
Q Is there a special way to apply mousse foundation? Yes. They have less water than liquids, so they dry faster, says NYC make-up artist Daniel Martin. For an even finish, apply a drop to a small area (not all over), blend, then move on to the next.
Q If I only break out when I get my period, do I need to be on an anti-acne regimen? No, just pre-treat skin with a salicylic acid cleanser the week before your period is due (try H20 Anti--acne Clarifying Face Wash, ` 899), says dermatologist Zena Gabriel. The hormones released during PMS kick oil glands into overdrive. A wash like Neutrogena OilFree Acne Wash, ` 350, will dissolve excess oil. Let it absorb for 30 seconds before rinsing. QI want atrendy centre part but have a cowlick. Help! Create the part, apply smoothening cream (try L’oréal Professionnel Hair Mix Supreme Smooth, R600), then blow-dry in the opposite direction of the cowlick, says Johnny Lavoy, a L’oréal Paris hair pro. This forces the cowlick to lie flat. For long-lasting results, try a permanent straightening service like Matric Opti Straight. Q how often do I need to change my razors? Use the same razor for up to three weeks—just be proactive about preventing bacteria growth, says NYC derm Fredric Brandt. Always shave from the bottom up (legs, bikini area, then pits), since legs produce the least amount of sweat. Rinse the razor with hot water, and store it outside the shower.
Maybelline Dream Matte
` 525 Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Mousse Foundation,
` 550 Matrix Opti
Straight Straightening Crème, ` 1,000 L’oréal Professionnel Hair Mix Supreme
Smooth, ` 600
Embrace Razor, ` 539
H2O Anti-acne Clarifying Face
Wash, ` 899