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6 Classic Beauty & Fashion Trends that Made a Big Comeback

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Fashion is cyclical by nature. Each season when ‘new trends’ are introduced, we’re really just reintroducing refined versions of trends that once existed.

The past couple of years have seen the return of some of the most memorable trends belonging to past decades.

Makeup looks worn by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe are being donned by today’s Emma Watson and Taylor Swift.

The high-waist pants that ruled the 90s have now become a staple for all fashion lovers.

Here’s our list of some of the most classic trends from the last decades that have made the strongest comeback.

Berry Lipstick

Berry lipsticks were huge back in the 90s and have made a strong comeback. The darker, plum shades are no longer reserved just for winters as A-list celebrities have been sporting them in the hot days of summer too.

The best way to wear the deep, sensuous shades is to keep the rest of makeup soft so all the emphasis is on your dark sultry lips.

Berry lipstick is perfect for when you’re short on time and you need a quick fix. Find the shade that best suits your skin tone, swipe on some mascara along with some highlighter to accentuate the cheeks and you should be good to go.

Chokers

One of the 90s most defining trends were the tattoo chokers that every girl owned. Although the wired tattoo-style fortunately isn’t back, chokers most definitely are.

This time they come with a lot of oomph that complements the plunging necklines of high-fashion and embellish off-shoulder looks.

Cat eyes

The cat-eye look epitomized women’s fashion in the 60’s. All the actresses back then donned thick black eyeliner with the winged sides to mimic cat-eyes. The retro look made a comeback a  couple of years back with a little more variety in the form of double wings, the Middle-East inspired Cleopatra eyes and so many more.

You can keep it very delicate and simple with a single sweep of eyeliner on your top lashline or make it very dramatic by smudging it to create the smoky-eye effect and adding false lashes.

Corsets

Corsets were controversial back then and still are now but that isn’t stopping women from picking one up. The purpose of the corset is to give the illusion of the tiny Scarlett O’Hara waist. Back in the day, they were known for restricting women’s rib cages, forcing them to undergo rib removal surgery and causing them to blackout frequently.

This time corsets come with a spin. They are no longer confined to the overly sexual, burlesque wear or hidden shapewear. Victoria’s Secret model, Gigi Hadid has been photographed in outfits that have integrated the traditional corset only this time they aren’t as tight nor as uncomfortable. They are made of fabric which allows them to stretch while tucking in any unflattering lumps.

Other celebrities like Rihanna and Victoria Beckham have been spotted in corset belts, as an accessory to be worn on top of a shirt. Corsets were also a prominent accessory on the ramps of some of the world’s most eminent Fashion weeks for 2017.

High-waist pants

High-waist pants were just regular pants in the 80s and 90s. With the invention of the more stylized and comfortable, low rise pants you wouldn’t expect the older high-waist pants to ever return but they have.

An improved version of the older high-waist pants took the fashion world by storm. High-waist pants are now more flattering, they are made to fit better around your bottom with stretchable material to emphasize your hips. The pockets are no longer over-sized and there isn’t an excess of fabric around the crotch either. These revamped pants are here to stay.

Crop tops

The return of crop tops made everyone nervous. Crop tops were one of the most iconic looks of the 90s but as they make their comeback, they leave many wondering how much midriff to show, how appropriate are they for the occasion and whether their bodies can actually pull them off.

To make them more wearable by everyone, crop tops have comeback with a twist. They aren’t as ‘cropped’ as they used to be. They can be very chic provided they are worn correctly. Pairing them with high-waist bottoms prevent you from showing too much skin, keeping the look classy and clean.

Celebrities of all shapes and sizes have been pulling off crop tops with high-waist midis, culottes, short and trousers.

What goes around definitely comes back around.

Don’t be surprised when you see neon of the 80s and the baggy pants of the 90s make a return on the ramp soon!

Sherley Alaba is an eagle-eyed wordsmith; a writer and translator, always interested in ways which can help individuals (especially youth and women) reach their full creative potential. Her focus has been on writing, producing and editing stories on business, finance, interesting personalities, entrepreneurs, culture, the environment, gastronomy, lifestyle, and social issues.

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Pollution protection: 5 easy tips for combating the environment’s effects on skin

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Properly taking care of your skin each day — and countering the possible effects of pollution — is quick, affordable and easy to do. So why do so many Americans forgo that step in their daily routines?

A recent survey by CeraVe found 48 percent of American adults often worry about their skin, yet 36 percent have no regular skincare routine. Only 36 percent regularly use cleanser, and 33 percent say they’re confused about how to choose effective products and methods.

Unfortunately, everyday pollution and UV rays can easily wreak havoc on your skin, so it’s essential to develop a proper skincare routine to combat these effects. In a given year, Americans are subject to some 83 million tons of pollution particles emitted into the air. Many Americans encounter those particles on their daily commutes, and because they can be 20 times smaller than your pores, they can infiltrate deep levels of your epidermis, leading to inflammation, dehydration and/or loss of elasticity.

Without a regular skincare routine, you’re also more apt to deal with dryness, irritation, acne, accelerated aging, hyperpigmentation, dullness and other unwanted attributes that can result from the air quality. That may be why six in 10 U.S. adults say they cope with as many as 10 “bad skin days” monthly.

“Forming good skincare habits is not complicated, and it can pay off significantly in terms of your health and appearance,” notes board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michelle Henry. “It’s never too late to begin a daily skincare routine that offers the best possible protection against unhealthy elements in our environment.”

Consider adopting these five habits that will keep your skin glowing and protected from all that it encounters.

1) Use an effective sunscreen every day. Apply a product that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is water resistant and provides broad-spectrum coverage so it protects you from both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply it throughout the day as needed. Henry points to studies indicating pollution may worsen the effects of UV and increase the risk of skin cancer.

2) Wash twice daily with a quality cleanser. Choosing the right product is key. Henry recommends CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser or Foaming Facial Cleanser, which are gentle on skin and deeply cleanse to remove dirt, oil and residue that build up throughout the day, helping to counteract the harmful effects of pollution and leaving skin hydrated.

3) Send linens through the laundry. Ideally, towels and washcloths should be washed in hot water after one use, and pillowcases should be washed or changed multiple times per week. While this may seem nearly impossible, frequently changing or washing pillowcases will help to keep dirt, oil and dead skin cells from building up and seeping into skin night after night.

4) Eat an optimal diet. Henry suggests eating a diet rich in antioxidants, which may help protect skin, pointing to foods such as carrots, apricots, spinach, tomatoes, berries, beans, peas, lentils, salmon and nuts. Conversely, diets high in processed or refined sugars or other carbohydrates and unhealthy fats may promote skin aging.

5) Get moving. Ever notice how your skin glows after a good workout? Physical activity promotes circulation, which carries oxygen and nutrients that nourish skin cells. Increased blood flow also helps whisk away waste products like free radicals from your cells. Further, exercise can reduce stress that may adversely affect your skin.

Taking a few minutes each day to care for your skin is well worth your while, especially when it comes to combating the effects of pollutants encountered daily. Visit Cerave.com to find dermatologist-recommended skincare products suitable for your skin’s needs.

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La vie est belle

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“La vie est belle”, a French expression meaning “Life is beautiful”; the manifesto of a new era. Universal yet personal, Lancôme’s femininity is a choice embraced by women, not an imposed standard. The choice to live one’s life and fill it with beauty. Your own way.

Lancôme has long fostered this conviction, and shares it today with all women in the form of an exceptional creation. The fragrance of joyful femininity and happiness. The fragrance that makes life more beautiful.

La vie est belle introduces a new olfactive story, the first ever iris gourmand. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a twist of gourmand. It entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend; for an incredible scent with depth and complexity.

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Moonlight in Heaven- Croisière

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A limited edition blend that pushes exoticism to its extreme, more succulent and addictive.

The new fragrance opens with a sunbeam of lemon and bergamot to the unique accord of a juicer mango and addictive coconut milk that captures the core vacation vibe. Sambac jasmine, mixed with the gourmandise of Tonka bean, form a delectable entry into a veritable slice of heaven on earth.

Styled fresh for summer, with the transparent glass of the iconic KILIAN flacon getting gunmetal hardware and a paintbrush stroke in Klein Blue. Made in two spontaneous gestures—one serene like the sea’s surface and the other more rounded, recalling the sea’s deep sensuality and undulating infinity.

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