Expert Tips For Integrating Retinol Into Your Beauty Routine

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Retinol minimize the appearance of wrinkles, bolsters skin thickness and elasticity, slows the breakdown of collagen (which helps keep skin firm), and lightens brown spots caused by sun exposure.

Miracle? Yes! But it’s a well-known fact that the process of starting Retin-A or a Retinol is NOT an easy one.

Luckily for us, Bridget Helene from ‘…And I Was Like….‘ has done lots of experimenting with the product and while she was beyond dry, blotchy and pink in the begging, she figured out how to integrate Retinol into her beauty routine without looking like a total crazy person and she was kind enough to share it with my readers. So, without further ado, here are her tips in her own words:

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4 Easy Steps to Hide Dark Undereye Circles

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Dark circles, we all get them, but how can we hide them?  Here are four great tips from Aussie makeup master Napolen Perdis:

Step 1:  Dot a luminous primer along your orbital bone. “This will give the concealer something to adhere to,” Napoleon says.

Step 2:  Create a “Hollywood V”: yellow-tone concealer on cheekbones and a peachy one below each eye. Blend together.

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2 Fresh Takes on Shimmery Manis

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Powdery pink or distressed gold shimmery manis? Yes, please!

Carolina Herrera (top picture) and Naeem Khan (bottom) both sent shimmery nails down their fall 2015 runways and I love how pretty they are! Here’s how to do it yourself:

Carolina Herrera Fall/Winter 2015:
1. Apply essie ridge filling base coat to clean, filed nails
2. Apply one coat of essie imported bubbly
3. Then, apply one coat of essie allure
4. Finish with essie good to go top coat

Naeem Khan Fall/Winter 2015:
1. Apply essie ridge filling base coat to clean, filed nails
2. Next, apply two coats of essie shifting power and allow to dry
3. Then, apply the thinnest coat possible of jiggle hi, jiggle low
4. Finish with essie good to go top coat

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