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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Mother Knows Best (Most Of The Time)

Think about it, before we were old enough to read a fashion magazine or even buy our first lip gloss, we could still watch mom at her vanity doing her daily makeup routine. We’d marvel as this woman with her arsenal of beauty tools, each with its own mystical purpose, who somehow knew how to perfectly use each and every one. You could almost say moms were our first YouTube tutorials. That’s not to say that mom was always right.

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How To Do Glossy Lids

File this makeup trend under something that shouldn’t work, but it does. Meet the glossy lid. Here’s what I find confusing: I’ve only known since eye makeup 101 that you always apply eyeshadow primer to prevent… exactly what I’m wearing now… glossy lids. I probably didn’t need this YSL Eye Gloss Smudger since my lids could produce enough oil to fill your gas tank, but I just needed to try this trend for myself.

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The Most Dynamic Duos Of Skincare Ingredients

Like these pairs of skincare ingredients, all of which work powerfully alone but even more effectively when they have their BFF at their side. Read on to learn which synergistic duos will dramatically elevate your skincare routine (as well as the few that don’t play as nice). Ask any dermatologist, aesthetician or your aunt who’s been telling everyone for years that she’s only 35, and they’ll all tell you: Sunscreen is the number-one beauty product. It’s no secret that UV rays accelerate aging, so it’s common knowledge now that stepping out without sunscreen is willingly morphing yourself into the Wicked Witch of the West.

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Lip Prep & Prime

Oh, the joys of a plumped, pretty pucker. Just like with your complexion, lips need a thorough prep prior to applying makeup. Sloughing away dead skin, treating dry, cracked lips, and nourishing with a sheen balm are all par for the course when it comes to lip prep. You want a smooth canvas so that your lipstick applies effortlessly and actually accentuates your lips, instead of hindering them.

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Beauty Sleep: How To Get Prettier Overnight

While sleeping is all about rest and relaxation (obviously), it can also be productive for both mind and body.   After all, we spend a third of our lives in bed! Choice products welcome the opportunity to get to work over the course of an eight-hour span while you’re in the sack. Keep reading to find out how you can fight wrinkles, firm skin, create a glow, or even zap a zit–all in the span of a single night’s sleep. Slip For Beauty Sleep Slipsilk Pure Silk Pillowcase ($79) – If you regularly wake up with a dreaded pillow crease across your cheek, or a crown of frizz around your hairline, you need to switch to a silk pillowcase stat.

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Urban Decay X Beauty Is Boring, Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection Look #1

There are a bunch of new colors in this collection so I created four looks, each showcasing different shades as well as inspired by different aspects of his art and life.  The first look (shown above) was inspired by Basquiat’s use of color. I didn’t want Demi’s other features to distract from the eyes so I kept her brows, skin and lips subtle. The lip color is actually a mix of the lovely nude shade in the Basquiat Collection called Abstract and a bit of lip balm to sheer it out.

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Favorites: SPF For Face

If there’s one skincare item literally every model and celeb stands by, it’s SPF. The sun, while fun and all, is not our best friend when it comes to anti-aging. In fact, it’s probably the most damaging to our skin, above pollution and not moisturizing. Trust us, the secret to healthy, younger-looking skin is actually proper sun protection.

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Natural Facial Serums That Kick Aging In The Ass

When it comes to your beauty budget, I’ll bet you pony up the most on serum. Yes, serums are usually a lot more expensive, but they’re also super concentrated (a little goes a long way) and deliver quickly and visibly on their promises–which make them worth that side job you work to pay for your regimen. However, if you prefer to use only natural ingredients, you might be feeling left out while everybody else raves about how retinol has turned back the clock 20 years. Well there’s no need, my friend.

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