There are small touches you can add which will give you the celebratory appearance. Use glitter on your upper eyelids. This adds instant glamour to the face. Sprinkle a little sparkle on you cheekbones and hair too. Pin a fancy jazzy pin or broach on you
I am 40 years old and my hair is thinning alarmingly. My pony tail is looking more like a rat’s tail. Help!
Thinning hair is a very emotive subject. Experts aver that the causes are mostly genetic and the condition worsens near menopause when the female hormones drop drastically. Sometimes, even contraceptive pills induce hair thinning. Do a blood test. A lack of vitamin B 12 or iron, for instance can lead to this problem. Stress can be another cause, or an underactive thyroid.
After investigations, a clinic can recommend medication to block male hormones and some topical drops to apply on the scalp to encourage new hair growth.
Have a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. Add zinc to your menu as well. All this will go a long way in giving you back a good head of healthy hair.
Please tell me how to make my lipstick last. By the end of a couple of hours, it all goes away! What am I doing wrong? I want it to last all day.
Many of us feel that just applying lipstick on the lips is all there is to it. But beauty-conscious women know the right technique to keep their lips looking great all through the day. Here are a few tips to help.
Exfoliate your lips with a little honey and sugar granules to remove dead cells, at least once a week.
Before applying lipstick, apply a little lip balm to moisturise lips.
Use a lipliner to outline your lip contours the way you want them.
Fill in with lipstick or colour thoroughly. Blot. Powder. Reapply the colour. Use a concealer as a final coat. Voila! You will have the luscious lips all day long.
My brows are thin. Please advise how I can make them thick and lush as quickly as possible.
There is no magic formula to give you instant thick brows. In fact, you should wait for at least 3 to 4 months for visible results. Are your brows naturally thin or have you over-plucked these?
If natural, it is not possible to thicken them. You should take recourse to eyebrow pencils or even tattooing to give the appearance of lushness. If you have over-plucked the brow hairs, there is hope for you. Stop plucking and threading rightaway. Massage in a drop of pure castor oil into each brow at night. There are special hair- growing serums you can get in beauty product shops which help to accelerate growth of hair. Use these.
Once your brow hairs have reappeared, to give these shape, pluck judiciously under the brow to get the required arch – never on the top. The highest point of the brow should be above the middle of your iris.
You can get hairs rooted into your brows with a cosmetic surgeon, but this is a costly procedure and the results are not guaranteed.
Now that winter is coming, I will be plagued by dry, dehydrated facial skin. Please tell me how to tackle this problem. I am a 28-year-old living in Delhi.
Delhi in winter is very cold and enjoyable but the weather tends to be dry affecting our body skin severely – unless we take proper precautions.
Even before the chill sets in, use thick layers of moisture- boosting creams. This will countermand the effects of central heating systems, winds and the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Use a rich moisturiser at night which will give maximum rehydration,
and choose skin barrier creams which contain humectants which are water-binding ingredients. One of these is hyaluronic acid found in fillers and skin serums. This gives instant plumping and softness to dry, wrinkly skin. Use collagen- enhancing products which contain peptides.
Avoid over-washing face. Use face washes which do not have harsh contents and are soap-free. Avoid powders.
We have sudden, impromptu office parties thrown after work hours. Although all of us are in our work clothes, I would like to present a partyish look when I go down for it. I do wash my face and tend my make-up. What else can I do?