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Hello, Celebrity Beauty Secret E-zine, Issue #003 -- Halloween Special!
October 31, 2006
Look like the Celebrity Version of Yourself!
Celebrity Beauty Secret E-zine brings you the very latest products and techniques that celebrities are using to look beautiful.
Here you will find the secrets to making the most dramatic improvements in your body, hair, makeup, nails, skin, style and weight loss!
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Celebrity Beauty Secret E-zine
Issue #003, October 2006
Happy Halloween! Inside this SPOOKY jam-packed issue you will find:
• Celebrity Beauty Secrets: Our homepage’s teaser celebrity beauty secrets revealed!
• What’s New at Celebrity Beauty Secret Goldmine
• Free E-Gift: An article called “Celebrity Makeup Secrets: How to get your best look ever with celebrity tips and products!
• Ghost Stories: In the spirit of Halloween, we offer these short spooky tales for your entertainment.
• Life coaching advice: Dare yourself to accomplish your goals!
• Self-improvement Tip: Problem Solve Like a Pro!
• Special Opportunity: Become a published author
Celebrity Beauty Secrets: Our Homepage’s Teaser Celebrity Beauty Secrets Revealed!
Each month this e-zine will reveal 7 of the secrets that we use as “teasers” on our homepage. Stay subscribed and you will get all the answers! Here are the first seven:
Teaser: Learn which self tanning product is used by Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Kelly Ripa and Britney Spears. It gives you a natural-looking tan!
Secret Revealed: Fake Bake self-tanner is used by these ladies.
Teaser: Learn which bronzer is a favorite product of Jessica from the Pussy Cat Dolls! You will also learn the technique she uses to apply it!
Secret Revealed: Jessica’s favorite bronzer is Urban Decay’s Baked: Powder Face Bronzer. She recommends applying it dry to your cheekbones with a big, fluffy brush.
Teaser: Learn the number one product that celebrities like Jessica Simpson, Carmen Electra, and Jenny Macarthy use to get full lips instantly. This is basically the next best thing to collagen injections and has earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval!
Secret Revealed: The product is called LipFusion by FusionBeauty.
Teaser: Find out what product celebrity makeup artists use between your moisturizer and your foundation to refine the texture of your skin, that is considered a celebrity makeup artist "secret weapon" according to Teen People magazine.
Secret Revealed: The product is foundation primer. Laura Mercier makes a great one!
Teaser: Find out what strategy Gwyneth Paltrow and Brittany Murphy's skin guru recommends for healing red spots from acne faster!
Secret Revealed: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brittany Murphy’s skin guru Sonya Dakur recommends getting more zinc (found in meats, beans, and milk), Vitamin C (found in citrus fruit) and flaxseed oil (found in health food stores, and can be drizzled over your salad). Zinc and vitamin C are protective and strengthen the skin. The flaxseed oil will thin the blood in your skin a bit so your pores are less likely to clog. The three work together to help your skin heal more quickly, so that when you get acne it won’t take as long for the red spots to fade away. She also recommends getting these in the food form over the pill form and her best celebrity skin secret is drink plenty of water to keep skin from looking dry and tired.
Teaser: Learn which product was developed for the women of Baywatch to keep their skin beautiful, and is used by celebrities such as Heather Locklear and Madonna to banish fine lines and wrinkles! In a 28 day clinical study participants saw an average of a 31% reduction in fine lines!
Secret Revealed: Heather Locklear and Madonna banish fine lines with a product called Micro Pearl Abrasion (visit MicroPearlAbrasion.com). It is a scrub that you use each day for 5 days.
Teaser: Learn how the hairstylist of Nicole Ritchie and Laura Prepon gives her celebrity clients hair "Pantene commercial shine".
Secret Revealed: Celebrity hairstylist Crystal Tesinsky who has worked with Laura Prepon and Nicole Ritchie says that the super shiny hair in celebrity photos comes from blow drying the hair straight (as straight hair reflects more light than curly hair) and by adding shine sprays or serums that have little sparkles in them, which makes the hair sparkle too.
Check out What's New at Celebrity Beauty Secret Goldmine:
Celebrity Favorites Shoppe Our Celebrity Favorites Shoppe is a dream come true for the gal who wants to bookmark a site where she can find the very best beauty solutions the world has to offer! We have done the exhaustive research for you...bringing you the very best products of the beauty industry, products so good that they are used by celebrities and their beauty entourages! These are the products that will deliver the most dramatic improvements possible to your appearance, short of cosmetic surgery and they are all in one place!
Celebrity Beauty Secrets We have added even more celebrities to our famous Celebrity Beauty Secrets page! Here you will find what products and techniques your favorite celebrities are using to look beautiful. New editions include Cheyenee Kimball, Daisy Fuentes, Giselle Bundchen, Katherine Heigl, Michelle Yeoh, and Susan Sarandon and we have expanded the sections on Alicia Silverstone, Kate Hudson, Pamela Anderson, and Sophia Loren.
Make Thinning Hair Look Thicker This page reveals the only reliable products for regrowing hair and treating thinning hair. Even if you are not losing hair you will want to check out this page to see how to make your hair look thicker by adding volume and body. Discusses the Hairmax Lasercomb,a revolutionary Time Magazine Invention of the Year, which makes hair thicker. Also discusses Rogaine, Propecia, etc.
How to Use Hair Color Learn how to go blonde, go red, go brunette, and how to get brassiness out of your blonde. Learn how to achieve the best highlighting and bleaching results possible. Wonder how Gwen Stefani's bleached hair looks so healthy? This celebrity hair secret article has tons of tricks for getting celebrity-worthy results at home!
How to Use Mascara to Get Long Thick Lashes Learn the very best celebrity makeup secrets to building long, thick, mesmerizing lashes. This eye make up tip teaches tricks used on Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Mariah Carey, Madonna and others. Learn how to select and apply the perfect mascara for you.
Free E-Gift: This article will be included in an upcoming book but as a subscriber you get access to it first!
By Sara Liz
Why does celebrity makeup always look so perfect?
Celebrity makeup artists have tons of tips and techniques for applying makeup that most people never heard of! Want to be one of the few in-the-know? We’ve gathered some great ones for you right here! Here you will learn some great makeup application secrets to get your most flattering eyes, eyelashes, eyebrows, concealer, foundation, blush and lips ever!
Makeup artists have many tricks up their sleeves to make celebrities’ eyes pop! They first put an eye shadow primer or some foundation on the eyelids, so that the eye shadow has something to hold onto. For eye shadow colors, they’ll select three shades which are variations on the same color (i.e. light green, medium green, and dark green), or in the same neutral color family (i.e. beige, brown, and dark brown). They will put the lightest color on the brow bone, the medium color on the lid, and the darkest color in the crease. This will emphasize the shape of the eyes and make them stand out!
Other tricks for glammed-up, red carpet eyes include lining the lower inner rim of the eyes with a white pencil to make them appear bigger and applying shimmery clear lip gloss to the top eyelids to make eyes sparkle. Celebrity makeup artists also apply shimmer powder under the brow bone to draw more attention to the eye area and they always smude eyeliner with a Q-tip to make it look less severe or smokier.
To create cat-eyes (like Brigitte Bardot in the sixties or Pamela Anderson today), celebrity makeup artists use dark brown or black eyeliner to exaggerate the end of the eye so it turns up slightly. If you decide to go this route, remember that smudging is the key to perfecting this look!
Celebrity makeup artists also have many secrets for eyelashes! They always curl eyelashes first to maximize length and curl. They then dust them with powder which makes the eyelashes look much thicker after the mascara is applied! Celebrity makeup artists will often use two coats of mascara, the first will be a lengthening or separating formula, and the second, a thickening formula, to max out eyelash potential! Mascara clumps are combed out between coats.
For special occasions celebrities may use false eyelashes (their secret is dark eyelash glue) or may have eyelash extensions applied which are semi-permanent variations.
Celebrity makeup artists know that enhancing the shape of the eyebrows is one of the most dramatic ways to improve a celebrity’s appearance. Celebrity makeup artists use Treezerman brand tweezers most often to shape eyebrows. They tweeze the hairs under the arch of the eyebrow to further emphasize it and pluck away any strays. Eyebrows are filled in with the feathery strokes of an eyebrow pencil in either “blonde “or “taupe” for blondes, “auburn” for redheads, and light brown or medium brown for brunettes. Only black-haired gals should fill in their eyebrows with a “dark brown” eyebrow pencil” and nobody should use a black eyebrow pencil as it looks too severe. A secret weapon of celebrity makeup artists is brow sealant, which keeps this brow look in shape all day.
Amazing Concealer by Amazing Cosmetics is favored by many celebrity makeup artists. Concealer is usually applied with an eye shadow brush. It is applied in thin layers which are “built up” until the blemish is covered. Concealer typically is applied before foundation. For really red blemishes, makeup artists often use a green concealer first which tones the redness down under foundation.
Laura Mercier Foundation is very popular with celebrities. Foundation is usually applied by celebrity makeup artists with a sponge for the most natural looking coverage. Celebrity makeup artists use a foundation primer which is worn between your moisturizer and your foundation. This product refines the skin and helps foundation stay in place all day. If you can’t spring just yet for celebrity products, try Revlon’s Color Stay Foundation with Soft-flex, which stays in place all day and comes in an extensive variety of shades.
Celebrity makeup artists almost always use loose powder in a translucent or skin matching shade. They will apply it with a puff and then dust it away with a big brush, or will apply it with the big brush, being sure to shake off any excess first. Then the celebrity will carry around a pressed powder or blotting papers in her evening bag for touch ups. Some celebrities skip powder all together for their dry skinned clients. Powder is great for keeping foundation in place for the longest period of time, however.
Nars and Stila blushes are very popular with celebrity makeup artists. While these are powder blushes, there are other makeup artists who prefer gel blush because of the dewy, healthy glow it imparts. Blush is never applied with anything but a big, fluffy brush. It is applied on the apples of the cheeks in circles, or is swept from the apples to the hair line. Shimmery blushes like Nars blush in Torrid can make the cheeks appear to be glowing, according to celebrity fans.
MAC lipliner in Spice is the shade thought to most closely resemble natural lip color for most people and is a favorite of celebrity makeup artists. Celebrities often use lip-plumping products like City Lips and LipFusion which have both won awards from Good Housekeeping! Lip gloss is applied at least to the center of the bottom lip to make it look fuller.
In the spirit of Halloween, here are some ghost stories from our local area:
The Green Lady of Burlington
In the New England town of Burlington, Connecticut there is a cemetery known as “the Green Lady Cemetery”. Legend has it that the Green Lady is the ghost of a woman who drowned mysteriously in the 1800s near the property in a lake or swamp. The cause of death is rumored to have involved foul play. The Green Lady appears as a greenish mist but with a well-defined body and facial features. She is said to be beautiful with an enigmatic smile. Perhaps spookier than her is the house where she is rumored to have lived which is located on the corner of the street which leads into the cemetery. The house is always dark except for one light seen through the front window which illuminates a portrait of the lady. And of course the shades are always open so you can see it from the road. One local says that when he drove by the house one night, there was a face pressed up against the glass in every window of the house! Another spooky story concerns her tombstone, which is rumored to say something to the effect that if you disturb her grave she will haunt you- haunt you until she comes back. Another local, took the grave stone as a teenage prank, and hid it in his backyard. The next day the young man was spooked when he could not find the tombstone where he had left it. He took a ride to the cemetery and the tombstone was back where it belonged!
The Black Dog of West Peak: In the New England town of Meriden, Connecticut there stands a mountain known as West Peak. Many people have fallen off of this mountain to their deaths, as the town records have chronicled. Legend has it that there is a ghost that roams this mountain. The ghost appears as a black dog, but this dog does not bark and does not leave any footprints in the snow. The legend states that if you “see the black dog once it’s for joy”, if you “see the black dog twice, it’s for sorrow”, and if you “see the black dog thrice (old fashioned word for three times), it’s for death!” The black dog has been spotted for over a hundred years, but got its biggest round of publicity when a geologist, W. C. Pyncheon, decided to venture to West Peak to gather rocks in the early 1900s. He met a black dog on the mountain that followed him around, although when Pyncheon called the dog to come closer it would not. Even so, Pyncheon was happy to have a companion on his first visit to the mountain. The second time Pyncheon went to the mountain he was joined by a fellow geologist, who had mentioned that this was his third trip to the mountain. The pair was joined by the black dog, and upon seeing it, Pyncheon’s geologist friend lost his footing and fell to his death! Pyncheon was extremely sad to lose his friend. Despite the tragedy, Pyncheon returned to the mountain. Unfortunately, his body was found on the rocks below. This would have been his third trip to West Peak and his third time seeing the black dog!
Life Coaching Tip:
Dare Yourself To Accomplish Your Goals: Natasha Kogan has written a book called, The Daring Female’s Guide to Ecstatic Living. In it she suggests making a Life Wish List and daring yourself to cross off one item per year. Instead of thinking in terms of accomplishing goals, Natasha prefers the excitement of daring yourself to make your wishes come true. She dares you to do what makes you ecstatic for at least 10 minutes a day, as this excitement will transcend into many facets of your life. It will help you stay invigorated and motivated to make things happen. She also dares you to take an hour and do something that will move you forward on the path of making your wish come true, like writing the first page of the novel you’ve been imagining, for example.
Self Improvement Tip:
Problem Solve Like a Pro: Don’t ever get stuck stewing on a problem again. Instead, try the following approach. You can apply this strategy to any type of problem you encounter: 1. Identify the problem. 2. Pull the problem apart, studying it from every angle. 3. Brainstorm and make a list of possible solutions. 4. Implement one of the solutions. 5. After you’ve given the strategy sufficient test time, evaluate the situation. 6. Keep trying different strategies until the problem has been solved. 7. If the problem is one that cannot be solved, seek help from a counselor so that you can better deal with its presence in your life.
Become a Published Author: Do you have a Do it Yourself (D.I.Y) beauty nightmare story to share with our e-zine readers? If your story is accepted it will be published in an upcoming issue of Celebrity Beauty Secret E-zine, and you can add this publication to your writing resume! Ever colored your hair at home and it came out green? Or have you ever used self-tanning lotion and ended up looking like an Oompah Loompah from Willy Wonka? These are the type of stories we are looking for. If you are interested, the story should be true and between 700 and 1000 words. We reserve the right to edit for spelling, punctuation, or grammar, etc... You retain the rights to your story. Send the story as a Microsoft Word attachment to Editor@celebrity-beauty-tip-goldmine.com. The subject line should read “DIY Story”.
We hope you enjoyed this special Halloween edition of Celebrity Beauty Secret Ezine!
We hope the ghost stories weren’t too spooky! ;)
See you next month!
Editor-in Chief, Celebrity Beauty Secret Goldmine
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