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Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Ultimate List Of Beauty Products To Calm Rosacea

Rosacea sufferers go through periods of remission and flare-ups, and symptoms become more severe with age. People with rosacea usually complain about their skin becoming irritated, red or flushed, often with swollen red bumps (which sometimes look similar to acne). Less frequently, toward the end of a rosacea flare-up, some people find themselves with a red, swollen nose (this condition is called rhinophyma). Don’t want to scare you, but if it’s left untreated, there’s the scary possibility that the nasal blood vessels can get destroyed and lead to your nose looking like that permanently.

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The Skinny On Cellulite

Beach season is around the bend…which means it’s time to get our bodies in shape, like, yesterday. While we’ve got our workout routine on point (yoga, Soul Cycle, Barre, check), we’re still seeing some unfortunate dimples (a. k. a.

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Memorial Day Weekend Beauty Bag Must-Haves

Since Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of summer, you won’t want to look anything but your best.  If you have weekend travel plans and the mere thought of packing all of your products into a single makeup bag is causing you stress, fear not.   We’re here to help.  What you need is simple: A few key multitasking products with staying power.

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10 Memorial Day Beauty Essentials That Belong In Your Beach Bag

Halcyon beach days are here again! Even though the energy of summertime is about being wild and free and comfortable in your skin, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to ditch makeup and hair altogether. But paring down and perfecting your seaside-beauty routine means less distractions from what really matters: soaking up some sun and good vibrations. To make it easy, here’s everything you need in your beach bag so it’s ready to grab and go at a moment’s notice. Because summer’s calling, and you wouldn’t want to keep it waiting.

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Beautiful Brows For Under $20

The amount of time – and money – I spend on creating full, shapely brows is ridiculous and, apparently, unnecessary. Sure, I can throw a serum on night after night, thread, wax, trim, and, of course, hope and pray that the brow Gods grace me with Cindy Crawford circa-1990 arches (yes, Cindy’s shapely arches preceded those of Gigi’s!). But if I’m being totally honest, I know — as I’m sure we all do — that, while I’ve been blessed with certain genetics, great brows isn’t one of them (teenage over-plucking certainly didn’t help). Alas, I will always have to turn to pencils, powders, pomades, and gels to create the illusion of pretty – and powerful – brows.

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The Right Order To Applying Skincare Products

Acquiring a trusted arsenal of beauty products is easy, but figuring out the right order to applying skincare is another challenge. I know this because I learned from trial and error. But once I figured it all out, my complexion began to improve each day—so much so, I wear very little makeup because glowing skin should speak for itself. Whether you’re a beauty product junkie or a newbie to this whole “proper skincare routine,” use this cheat sheet to learn the right order to applying skincare and get the most out of your products!Whether you’re getting ready to start the day or washing the city off your face, cleansing always comes first.

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Eggs For Beter Skin? Yes

Of all the great (and not-so great) home remedies for better hair and better skin, egg was always a head-scratcher. Baffled as we were at why anyone would use (instead of eat) eggs on their hair or skin, some 411 on the beauty benefits of this breakfast staple turned our skepticism into full-on support. Egg whites brighten and tighten skin and egg yolk is packed with essential vitamins and proteins necessary for strong hair and a radiant complexion. Egg yolk is also said to treat acne when used topically, reducing pore size and excess oil while enzymes found in egg yolk kill acne-causing bacteria.

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Don’t Get Married Without These Wedding Day Makeup Tips (Courtesy Of A Makeup Artist)

I’ll never forget the last-minute call I got to do a bride’s makeup on the day of her wedding. As I prepped and primed the wife-to-be, she revealed to me that she and her groom had both lost their significant others on 9/11. And that’s not all: Ten minutes later, she whispered, “I have to let you in on a secret. The only people who know this are our lawyers, financial advisers and you: We already ran off and got married! We’re just doing this [wedding] for our families and everyone else.

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Current Obsession: Multi-Tasking Primers

Want #flawless makeup that lasts all day? Yes, we do too. Just about every makeup pro will direct us to primer (on top of proper skincare and SPF, of course) before makeup application. We know, trying to maintain a near-perfect skincare routine is enough…which is why multi-tasking primers are our new current #obsession. Beauty Banter reached out to Smashbox Pro Artist, Laura Jane Schierhorn, for the scoop on primers + skincare benefits.

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Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner

I’ve always been a creature of habit. When I go to the grocery store, I buy the same ruffles potato chips. Before I leave for work in the morning, I enjoy a bowl of cereal while I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed. And when it comes to my eye makeup routine, I rotate the same two eyeliners.

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