Friday, November 12, 2010

November Issue of Women's Health - Beauty 2.0

Lauren Conrad on 'Women's Health' November 2010.
Photo: Courtesy of Women's Health
So I finally got to sit down with my November issue of Women's Health. I LOVE this magazine. It's not your typical annoying women's magazine that bombards you with 69 tricks that will help you keep your man. And even though it's a fitness magazine, it is still totally relatable to women like me who haven't quite perfected the art of getting in shape and staying there. It's filled with useful beauty, style, health, money, and life tips. This magazine rocks!

Beauty 2.0 - Photo: Courtesy of Women's Health

My favorite article this month, Beauty 2.0, features high-tech innovations in the beauty industry that boasts the ability to make your life easier in one swoop.




Attraction Agents - Photo: Courtesy of Women's Health

Booty Parlor Kissaholic Lip Gloss ($16, bootyparlor.com) promises to "put you in a sexy mood and attract others to you" with added pheromones. While Purple Lab Luvah ($24, purplelabnyc.com) contains dong quai, a popular chinese herb used primarily as a aphrodisiac and libido stimulant. Hmmmm... And don't you love the names ;-)

Color Chameleons - Photo: Courtesy of Women's Health



If you've ever bought a foundation, concealer, powder, tinted moisturizer, blush, or bronzer you know how difficult it can be to pick the right shade to match your skin tone. This can be especially difficult for women of color who often find themselves having to buy more than one color and mix the two to find their exact match. Well now cosmetic chemists are creating products that can actually adjust to your skin tone. How cool is that?!! They contain "encapsulated color pigments" that adjust to your skins natural pH after they are applied. Pictured above on the left is Mally Beauty Couture Color Custom Blush ($25,  mallybeauty.com) and on the right Clarins Rouge Prodige Instant Blush Magic Colour ($26, clarins.com). Both of these babies claim to mimic the natural flush you would get after a brisk walk on a cool day. For an inexpensive option try Almay Smart Shade Bronzer and Concealer (about $9 at your local drugstore).

How far can makeup technology actually take us?? Well, Women's Health says we should be on the lookout for Beauty 3.0! Coming soon there will be neurocosmetics, which will include feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine. Look out for nail polish that you can change while wearing it using magnets! And there will even be a new botox-like wrinkle treatment that will use human stem cells!! Yikes!



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