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Every Girl’s Guide to Matching Their Hairstyle and Makeup

You’ve chosen your outfit and accessories, and even spent ages just to ensure that your makeup is right. The problem now is, how do you choose the best hairstyle to match with your makeup and overall look? Lucky you, we’ve listed down some of the best hairstyles that’ll surely complement your makeup shade and style.


Hair Colours and Makeup Shades

  1. For Blondes. Wearing matte or nude shades can make any blonde or fair-haired girls look completely tired and washed out, making it a big no-no. The best makeup choice you can have for your blonde hair are eyeshadows with slight shimmer, and berry shades for your cheeks and lips. These colours will instantly give your natural complexion the lift it needs and keep you from looking all washed out.


  1. For Brunettes. Going for pale foundation shades will only make a brunette like you look pale, especially if the shade of your hair is set in a darker tone. The good thing is you can avoid getting the ghostly look by using makeup with warm tones like browns, burgundy, navy and purples.


  1. For Redheads. We all know that green tones perfectly suit redheads, but other fab makeup shades like brown, copper and peach can also do wonders in complementing your fiery hair colour. Going with these shades will complement your redhead well in your clothing and makeup colour choices.


  1. For Dark-Haired. If you have dark hair and skin tone, then plum and shimmery makeup hues will surely look great on you. If you do have fair skin and dark hair, however, adding sheer plum tones to your lips and cheeks is the way to go.


Hairstyle and Makeup Styles

  1. High Ponytails. This hairstyle is a classic go-to if you’re looking into wearing your favourite little black dress and pair of stilettos, or a power suit and leather trousers. Pair up your high slicked back ponytail with a dark eye makeup to complement the powerful look you’re going for. You can get this strong look by curling your lashes, extending your mascara and applying dark eyeliner on your top and bottom lid. Your other makeup options include shades of brown, dark green, dark purple and navy.


  1. Soft and Bouncy Curls. If you styled your hair with loose, soft and bouncy curls, you’ll certainly want to have a cute makeup to finish your feminine look. Your best bet to achieve this look is to use makeup set in pastel shades of dusky pink, lilac, peach and sky blue. These girly shades will look amazing with your overall look. Just add a touch of an eyeliner that matches your eye colour, extend your lashed with mascara and curlers, and finish up your flirty feminine look with a pink blusher and a nude lip gloss finish.


  1. Bun and Sporty Ponytail. Thinking of styling your hair into a sporty casual style like a tight bun and ponytail? Then we suggest that you put as little makeup as possible. If you’re actually going to exercise, then leaving your face bare would be the best option. But if you can’t stand going around bare-faced, simply use makeup set in nude or natural tones to get the lightest coverage possible.


The key to finding the right colour matches is to experiment. So have your friends stay over at your place and start trying out different makeup and hairstyle matches with them as you relax.


3 Foods to Avoid When Battling Acne

Let’s face it- acne is the bane of our existence. The presence of acne in any part of our body immediately makes us feel conscious and uncomfortable in public. Severe acne can make us less confident in ourselves and in dealing with people.

An effective skin care regimen is not the only way we can lessen the presence and formation of pimples. This goes hand in hand with a clean diet and regular exercise in order to properly fight acne.


Eating foods that are clean and nutritious is an important factor of a blemish-free and glowing skin. However, there is a possibility that we unconsciously consumer food that, instead of fighting acne, can only worsen it.

We give you the lowdown on food that you should avoid eating if you’re struggling with acne.


Time to break up with dairy.

Milk and other dairy products contain hormones from cows that can be absorbed by the body. When this happens, the body’s own hormones are stimulated, resulting to clogged pores and oilier skin.  Oily skin serves as a breeding ground for bacteria. Furthermore, the growth hormones present in dairy can make your pimples grow bigger.

If you just can’t let go of dairy, opt for the healthier options like almond and soy milk. In consuming cheese and yogurt, products that are made mainly from dairy, choose the organic non-fat versions. Dairy products made from skim milk contain a lesser amount of cow hormones, a skin-friendly alternative to regular milk.


Take time away from white carbs.

Eating too much food containing white carbs can impede your progress in battling acne. Food such as white bread, sugary baked products, potatoes, white rice and pasta increase the androgen levels in the body after just a week of consumption. This causes a stimulation of the oil glands and increases severity of your acne.


Swap these refined carbohydrates with whole grain products such as brown rice and wheat bread. If you can’t avoid eating carbs, pair these with protein-rich food such as chicken and fish. When we pair carbs with protein, we tend to eat less of the former.


If possible, steer clear of sugary foods.

Most of us have a sweet tooth. Research suggest that eating too much sweets can worsen hormonal acne. Consuming too much sugary food can increase the insulin levels in the body. Insulin hormones increase the production of sebum in the skin, making it oiler and increasing the size of the pores. When this happens, the skin is more prone to breaking out.

Try to cut your sugar intake into half to see positive results in the skin. The results may not come instantly, after 12 weeks of taking part in this form of diet, you can see a big difference.

On a positive note, there are also substitutes to sugar that you can incorporate into your diet. Stick to adding “good sugars” to your diet. Examples of good kinds of sugar are coconut sugar, agave nectar, honey, birch tree extract and date sugar.