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Ready For Your #Selfie? Simple Skin Care Shares Some Tricks.

June 25th, 2014

 

~  I joined the #nomakeupselfie brigade!

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Well I did it! My very own #NoMakeupSelfie. It's true this #selfie trend continues to hit the newsfeeds. Love them or loathe them, selfies are sticking around this summer. Thinking about doing one yourself? Well, Simple Advisory Board makeup artist, Gita Bass. shares a few tips on how to achieve a glowing “no-makeup” selfie on behalf of Simple Skincare--- I definitely took a few, especially #1, into consideration.

GITA BASS ON TAKING A MAKEUP-FREE SELFIE:
1. Good lighting is key! Go near a window or a soft diffuse light and stay away from overhead lighting, especially if it's fluorescent!
2. Always stick your jaw out a little like a turtle (trust me) – It will give you a defined jaw and prevents the dreaded double chin.
3. If you need a flash, make sure to blot the t-zone to avoid looking greasy.
4. When looking a little dark under the eyes, angle your face up and shoot from above – this will fill in the circles and give you great cheekbones.

IF YOU MUST WEAR MAKEUP, GITA RECOMMENDS:
5. Keep it sneaky: a well applied tinted moisturizer or light foundation should be applied with a light hand, and blended with a damp beauty blender. Cellphone pics tend to bring out redness and imperfections, so a great concealer works wonders.
6. For a rosy glow that looks natural, apply a bronzing powder where the sun naturally hits: cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin, and then layer a cream blush onto the apples of the cheeks. Blend well with your fingers by pressing the blush into your skin so there are no lines and it looks like your own flush.
7. To make eyes pop, curl lashes and apply a very light coat of mascara. Make sure to brush through to eliminate any telltale clumps.
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AND A FINAL WORD OF WISDOM:
A recent survey by Simple Skincare found that over a quarter (27%) of women in the top cities nationwide report that the longest they’ve gone without washing their face is at least two days--- shame on them!!!! This is a major no-no in the beauty world. You should NEVER, EVER go to sleep with dirty skin. Glowing, healthy-looking skin should always be the first step in any selfie – whether wearing makeup or not. Start with a clean slate by using Simple Radiance Cleansing Wipes, which have no harsh chemicals, no artificial perfumes or dyes that can upset skin, and contain skin-loving ingredients and added vitamins.





*The 20-question Simple® survey was conducted by Kelton Global between February 24th and March 16th, 2014 among 8,186 American women ages 18 and over in the top 40 U.S. DMAs, using an email invitation and an online survey. The margin of error is +/- 1.1 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. The margin of error for specific cities and any other subgroups will be slightly higher.

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