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Don’t Be That Guy. Here Are 21 Beauty Tips That Will Make The Women Fall In Love

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Beauty in men is all about making a favorable and memorable first impression. It’s also about your brand. You can craft your style to one that defines you at any age. Youth, after all, comes from within and it’s easier than you think. Here’s how you can make yourself stand out from other men in the crowd.

1. Your Clothes Set The Tone

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The X-factor is setting. A suit at a backyard barbecue sets the wrong tone. The place is the canvas; you are the painting. Color makes a huge impression too. Think of a red background versus a dark blue one. It says something about your personality. Use it to your advantage.

2. Keep It Neat

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No matter if you’re wearing an Armani jacquard shirt or a pair of Levis, make sure it’s clean. Nothing says lazy louder than stains from last night’s dinner. Look for clothes you can take care of quickly and easily. When it a little too worn, toss it out, or better yet, donate it.

3. Smooth Is the Way

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The iron is your friend if you want others to think you care about how you look. If you don’t own one, opt for fabrics that don’t wrinkle like wool or cotton blends for trustworthy standbys.

4. Show Me Your Smile

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While whether or not it takes fewer muscles to smile than frown, it feels better than scowling. You’ll make the people around you share those emotions too. Think of that one person you know can liven up a room just by entering it. Be that guy.

5. Care For Your Teeth

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With so many products out there, there’s no excuse not to have a white set of tusks. It tells people you care about yourself. That speaks volumes to everyone you meet.

6. Make Your Lips Kissable

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Winter takes a toll on our skin, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with chapped lips. Make your lips softer with a balm that will keep them smooth. Don’t forget to get a product with an SPF of at least 15 to prevent sunburn.

7. Managing Your Mane

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The scruffy look doesn’t always work for guys, especially when it comes to their hair. Take a comb through it every day to keep it looking healthier and less like you’ve just come out of a wind tunnel.

8. Wash It Regularly

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By all means, keep it clean. Use products that will keep it soft and tame the tangles. It’s time to stop using that bar soap on your locks. It’s far too harsh and will dry out your hair.

9. Mind Your Shoulders

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Dandruff happens. It’s often more of a problem in people with dry or sensitive skin. Nothing ranks as a bigger turnoff than greasy strands sticking to your face. But don’t overdo it. You can wash your hair less often in the winter when you’re not as likely to be sweating.

10. Keep It Trim

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There is nothing worse than an unruly beard. A beard can be a good thing if it is properly maintained. However, when it is let alone to act as it wants, it can become a really mess.

11. And Always Keep It Clean

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If you’re going to grow a beard, don’t make it easy for anyone to guess what you had for breakfast that morning. Like your face, it needs a rinse every day.

12 Nix the Unibrow

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You can get away with the five o’clock shadow, but the unibrow has to go. It never works, just saying.

13. Take Care of It

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You’ll find a plethora of beard oils, soaps, and balms along with brushes, combs, and trimmers, so there’s no excuse. Represent, man.

14. Keep Those Paws Soft

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The strength of your grip says a lot about your confidence, but it also is a telltale sign about what you do and how you take care of yourself. The middle of the road is acceptable if you don’t want to give the impression you don’t lift a finger or you’re knee deep in it.

15. Clean Nails Rule

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Along with your skin, your fingernails need some love too. Keep them trim and clean. Get acquainted with a nail file. It’s not just for the ladies.

16. Play Nice with Your Toes

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The same advice applies to your toenails too. It’s probably one of the biggest buzzkills when the socks come off as the temperature is rising. Your bed companion will appreciate not waking up with claw marks down their legs too.

17. Don’t Forget Down There

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Whether you decide to go bare or keep some around, treat it like your beard. Keep it trim. Enough said.

18. Get Your Zzzz

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Sleep is so underrated when it comes to its impact on your appearance, health, and demeanor. It’s the time your body needs to heal from the challenges of the day and regroup. It also gives your body a chance to relax and let the immune, digestive, and circulatory systems do their stuff.

19. Manage Your Stress

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Like the previous tip, this one is just as essential for its far-reaching effects. It’s just too hard on your body to stay “On” all the time. Chilling out in whatever way works for you is vital. And it is in no way selfish. Make it a number one priority every day.

20. Easy On The Cologne

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You can make cologne a part of your brand, but don’t marinate in it. The ladies have an excellent tip to share on this front. If you can smell it, it’s too much.

21. Be Yourself

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The most handsome man is the one who is comfortable in his skin. There’s only one you. Embrace what makes you, you.


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We Scavenged The Internet For The Best Body Highlighters So You Wouldn’t Have To

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We Scavenged The Internet For The Best Body Highlighters So You Wouldn’t Have To

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In case you haven’t heard, body glow is the new beauty trend that’s sweeping the nation. Yes, moisturizing is still important, but having dewy skin that looks both effervescent and sun-kissed is the look of the moment. Instagram is alight with girls posing during #goldenhour with their shoulders, cleavage, and clavicles positively glowing with shimmer and light.

We’ve compiled a list of all of the body highlighters, shimmers, and illuminators on the market to fulfill all of your glow-y needs. Take a look below.

1. Fenty Body Lava

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Possibly the singular product that started the body glow trend, Fenty by Rihanna’s Body Lava is the product to have on your shelf this summer. Be sure to buy it soon, because the product is limited edition. Purchase here.

2. L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion

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L’Oreal Paris recently got into the glow-game with the launch of their “Lumi” line which focuses on providing its wearer with “the illusion of dewy skin and a natural glow” that looks like it comes from within. Use their Glotion product on your face or on your body. Buy here or at any local drugstore.

3. Huda Beauty N.Y.M.P.H.

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Cleverly named “Not. Your. Mama’s. Panty. Hose.” in reference to the limb-cloaking capabilities of this all-over body highlighter, NYMPH is a water-based formula that melts seamlessly into the skin. Buy here.

4. Patrick Ta Major Glow Body Oil

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Patrick Ta’s Major Glow Body Oil is a high-end product that delivers on its steeper price tag. Packed with nourishing ingredients such as stabilized Vitamin C and squalane, this product promises to give you a short-term and long-lasting glow. Buy here.

5. Sol Body Shimmering Dry Oil

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Sol Body Shimmering Dry Oil is the affordable, vegan, and paraben-free body oil that you didn’t know you’ve been waiting for. Just one of the latest of the groundbreaking lines from the ColourPop founders, Sol Body is set to launch on July 17th. Buy here.

6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Shimmer Body Oil

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Anastasia Beverly Hills always delivers high-quality makeup products and her Shimmer Body Oil is no exception. Buy here.

7. Kora Organics Sun-Kissed Body Glow Oil

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Founded by supermodel Miranda Kerr, Kora Organics prides itself on using all-natural ingredients, including in this body oil that “instantly delivers a subtle sunkissed glow while deeply hydrating”. Buy here.

8. Morroccanoil Shimmering Body Oil

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Morroccanoil uses the nourishing power of Argan Oil to beautify its customers. Not only does their Shimmering Body Oil give skin a touch of luminosity, but it also “infuses skin with a deeply nourishing blend of antioxidant-rich argan oil and sesame oil”. Buy here.

9. Sol De Janeiro Glowmotions

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Named after the sun in the beautiful capital of Brazil, Sol De Janeiro made a name for itself with its famous “Bum Bum Cream”. They recently expanded into body highlighters with their popular Glowmotions Glow Oil that gives the skin an inimitable healthy glow. Buy here.

10. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Golden Shimmer

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A staple of the modern French woman, NUXE’s Huile Prodigieuse Golden Shimmer is both ultra-hydrating and super flattering to the skin. Buy here.

11. Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body

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Charlotte Tilbury’s beauty line is a favorite of makeup fanatics everywhere, so it follows that her body highlighter would also be a fan-favorite. Buy the “slimming hydrating body shimmer” here.

12. Becca Glow Body Stick

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In a departure from the other liquid-based body highlighters on the list, Becca’s Glow Body Stick is also hydrating, and is infused with “skin nourishing ingredients like Shea Butter and Coconut Oil” .Buy here.

13. Ouai Hair & Body Shine Mist

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Unlike other highlighters that must be applied manually to the skin, Ouai’s Hair & Body Shine Mist can be sprayed on. Not to mention, it works on hair and skin. What’s not to love? Buy here.

14. Pacifica Crystal Bronze Shimmering Body Oil

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Not only is Pacifica is a 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free line, but they now offer their own Crystal Bronze Shimmering Body Oil that comes with a “kiss of shimmer and major hydration”. Buy here.

15. Lorac Glow & Behold

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Beauty staple Loraq has also gotten into the body glow game with their shimmering body oil Glow and Behold, which “envelops the skin in multifaceted shimmer”. Buy here–the offer is online only.

16. The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

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The Body Shop is famous for their high quality, affordable products, so you know their body oil will be good. Made with community trade honey, they promise that their body oil is grease-free. Buy here.

17. NARS Monoi Body Glow

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You can’t go wrong with NARS–the company that delivered us both their famous Creamy Concealer and their Orgasm Blush. Their Monoi Body Glow is another entry into the hall of fame. Buy here.

From Fenty To Lancome, Every Brand Is Jumping On The Brown And Black Skin Glow Express That Is Here To Stay

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From Fenty To Lancome, Every Brand Is Jumping On The Brown And Black Skin Glow Express That Is Here To Stay

If you identify as a woman of color and you possess a skin tone other than “Alabaster” or “Porcelain”, shopping for cosmetics that aren’t too chalky, too orange, or too ashy can be a struggle, to say the least. The problem becomes even more challenging with picking out a bronzer shade, as some brands don’t even keep WOC when formulating their products. But bronzer is great at providing an extra boost of healthy color to your face as well as defining certain features.

Unfortunately, many makeup brands fail at making bronzers for WOC that don’t turn us into oompa loompas or just simply fall short of providing enough pigment for our darker tones. Lucky for you, FIERCE has compiled a list of 17 bronzers perfect for women of color in all of our beautiful shades, from caramel to ebony. Take a look!

1. Milani Baked Bronzers

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Milani’s baked bronzers have developed quite the reputation in the makeup community for being glowy, buildable, highly-pigmented, and of course, affordable. Their shades range from “Glow” to “Dulce” and they are perfect for medium to dark-skinned beauties. By here.

2. Fenty Sun Stalk’r Bronzer

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We’re not the only ones that have to sing the praises of Fenty Beauty’s Sun Stalk’r bronzer. Rihanna’s groundbreaking bronzer is creamy, long-lasting, and comes in 8 versatile shades that work with every skin tone. Buy here.

3. Bobbi Brown Bronzer

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Bobbi Brown’s makeup is a line that accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do, and its bronzer is no exception. This bronzer is frequently mentioned on many “favorite” lists for bronzers that work great on darker skin tones. Bobbi Brown Bronzer is available to buy here in 6 shades.

4. Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Bronzer

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Black Radiance is a cosmetics brand specifically formulated for black and brown skin tones, so you know their bronzer will show up (in more ways than one). Fans of the Artisan Color Baked Bronzer call it “smooth and buttery” as well as “underrated”. Buy here.

5. Becca Sunlit Bronzer

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This neutral bronzer with subtle hints of shimmer has a silky texture that fans love. It comes in 5 versatile shades. Buy it here.

6. Rimmel London Natural Bronzer

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Rimmel London Natural Bronzer is a great, affordable bronzer that is perfect for deeper skin shades. Fans say that it’s easy to blend and lasts all day. Buy here.

7. NARS Sunwash Diffusing Bronzer

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NARS’s Sunwash Diffusing Bronzer is specifically formulated to “capture light” and “blur imperfections”, and since it’s NARS, its shades are always perfectly pigmented and complementary to every skin tone. Buy here.

8. Iman Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder

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Iman cosmetics was created by supermodel Iman specifically for WOC skin. Their bronzers are both glowy and affordable. Buy here.

9. bareMinerals Warmth All-Over Face Color Bronzer

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According to one Reddit user, Bare Minerals is the perfect bronzer to go to when every other option has failed you: “I use bare minerals faux tan, which is not orange and not ashy but still deep enough to look like a shadow on my face)”. Buy here.

10. BH Cosmetics Brilliance Bronzer

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BH Cosmetics describes their bronzer as a “silky, blendable formula” that has “lightweight, buildable coverage with a satin finish”. It’s no wonder so many WOC reach for this bronzer for a natural sunkissed glow! Buy here.

11. The Lip Bar Fresh Glow Bronzers

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The Lip Bar is a black-owned cosmetics company that prides itself to catering to a variety of skin tones. They’ve recently released a line of bronzer/blush duos called Fresh Glow which boasts the tagline: “Bronzers for every shade”. Buy here.

12. Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer

 

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Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of the premier go-to makeup brands for both amateurs and professionals. Their powder bronzers are in a league of their own with shades that range from Light Golden to Mocha. Buy here.

13. TheBalm’s Bahama Mama

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The Balm’s Bahama Mama bronzer markets itself as the “anti orange” bronzer and has been slowly developing a cult-following in the beauty world. Buy here.

14. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

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Megastar beauty guru Jackie Aina calls the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder one of her favorites, describing it as “the perfect amount of neutral” that’s “not too warm.” Buy the high-end bronzer here.

15. Sleek MakeUp Face Form Contour And Blush Palette

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Sleek Makeup is has become a sleeper hit on the internet, regularly being praised as one of the best brands out there for women of color. Their highly-pigmented bronzer/blush palette is a cult favorite and you can now buy it at your local Target or online.

16. Lancome Le French Bronzer

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Lancome has recently stepped up their makeup game for WOC and now, many of their products look great on darker skin. That includes their limited edition Le French bronzer that has four different shades in one compact for a range of skin tones. Buy here.

 17. Inglot x J.Lo – Boogie Down Bronze

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That’s right–now you can own the J.Lo glow. The much-talked-about J.Lo X Inglot collab birthed the Boogie Down Bronzers that seem to have a color for every skintone. Buy the bronzers here.

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