Top 5 Beauty Mistakes That Turn Men Off

Top 5 Beauty Mistakes That Turn Men OffGirls sometimes have the tendency to overdo beauty regimens. Enhancement is good, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Find out the top beauty mistakes that turn men off:

Eyeliner Overload

“The raccoon-eye makeup look à la Taylor Momsen is a big turnoff for me. All that eye shadow and eyeliner makes it look like she doesn’t know how to use makeup, like a little girl.” – Lawrence, 22

Makeup Mishaps

“I don’t like when I can see a girl’s foundation at her neckline. It makes me wonder why she doesn’t like the way her face looks naturally, and it’s clear she wears a lot of makeup. Or at least it’s clear that she can’t blend her makeup into her neck so that it’s not obvious.” – Alex, 31


Blinding Pearly Whites

“Overly-white teeth are a turnoff for me. I know you bleached them, and it looks synthetic and unnatural. In fact, I think it makes a woman’s face look harsh.” -Brian, 42

Super Scented

“When a girl wears a ton of perfume, I feel like I can’t breathe. If I can’t taste my drink because all I can smell is whatever scent you’re wearing, I’m probably not going to ask for your number.” – Peter, 22

Fake Baking

“I hate when girls go out of their way to be overly tan, especially if they didn’t need it in the first place. Healthy, natural skin is far more attractive.” -Addison, 19

Guys, did we miss other beauty mistakes that you find as turn-offs? Girls, have you fallen victim to any of these horrid beauty mistakes?

Source: Yahoo Shine

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Researchers Find Unlisted Heavy Metals in Many Cosmetics

In light of recent news that the FDA found lead in 400 brands of lipstick, Yahoo! Shine took a look at other products containing potentially hazardous ingredients. While the levels are much lower, according to a 2011 report by Environmental Defense, an Ontario-based research group, dangerous heavy metals still lurk in lip gloss, mascara, foundation, blush, eye shadow, and eyeliner.

The researchers tested a total of 49 common products selected from the cosmetic bags of six average Canadian women. They found that every product contained at least one of seven heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium, lead, nickel, beryllium, thallium, and selenium. Lead, a known neurotoxin, showed up in 96% of the items.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that lead exposure is not safe at any level. Heavy metals are considered a by-product of manufacturing and it’s worth noting that none were listed in the ingredients lists on the cosmetics’ labels.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which pushed for the FDA’s recent scrutiny of lipstick, points out that, “Individual exposures to these metals in small amounts are unlikely to cause harm, but heavy metals can build up in the body over time and may increase risk for a variety of health problems.” The U.S. Department of Labor links arsenic to stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, nasal passages, liver, and prostate.

The report notes that the highest levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead overall were found in lip gloss, which can be ingested orally.

Source: Yahoo News

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