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Top Beauty Tips for March

Spring Clean Your Makeup, Get Ready for the Warmer Months Ahead!

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Actress Jessica Alba

Actress Jessica Alba arrives to the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on March 5, 2006 in Hollywood, California.

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MARCH

Top Tip For March

Spring clean your makeup. Spring is the perfect time to open up the windows, air out rooms, clean out closets and de-clutter, and yes, that includes makeup!

When Should You Toss Your Makeup?
This article helps you figure out how long a makeup product can last once opened, and the signs that it might be time to throw it away.

Extend the Life of Your Makeup
If you spent a lot of money on a favorite shade of lipstick or foundation, but you’re not the type to wear makeup every day, here are some suggestions for keeping your makeup fresh, and help it last a little longer.

How to Clean Makeup Brushes
Making sure that you clean your brushes on a regular basis will not only extend the life of the brushes, but your makeup as well. Grimy brushes can transfer germs to makeup. Here's an article on how to clean eyelash curlers, sponges, tweezers and even powder puffs!

DIY Brush Cleaner

You don't have to waste money on brush cleaner when you can make your own, and this recipe is probably a lot safer!

1 cup of distilled or purified water
2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
1 tablespoon of mild shampoo (or baby shampoo)
1 tablespoon of leave-in hair conditioner

Mix the ingredients together. The rubbing alcohol is a disinfectant. The leave-in conditioner is especially good for natural bristle brushes.

Spring Makeup

The Natural Look
Here’s a look at fresh, natural makeup looks as seen on celebrities Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Alba, Freida Pinto, Salma Hayek, Gabrielle Union and others.

Spring Eye Makeup Trends
A look at the top eye makeup trends for spring, from winged cat eyes to bright eye shadow,and bold crazy, cartoonish looks to artistic designs.

Spring and Summer Makeup
Now that you know about the hottest eye makeup trends, here are images of the top spring and summer makeup looks from the fashion runways.

Get Your Skin Ready for Spring

Quick Tips for a Clear, Glowing Complexion
Another look found on the spring runways was bare, natural and fresh-looking skin. But don't despair, you can go bare. Here are tips to help you get a healthy complexion. Soon your skin will be clear and smooth and ready for the sheer, minimum coverage foundations, tinted moisturizers and even just a touch of bronzer where the sun naturally shines and you really glow!

Juice Recipes for a Clear and Smooth Skin
What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it. Try these juice recipes that have vitamins and antioxidants that nourish the skin from the inside out.

Exfoliating Facial Treatments
Get rid of dead skin cells and reveal soft and luminous skin with this great product from Kate Somerville (a skin care line that’s a favorite of Jordin Sparks) called Exfolikate. Or, to save a little money, you’ll also find a homemade exfoliating mask with pumpkin and papaya to make your skin look bright, beautiful and feel oh, so smooth!

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