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Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Glass Hair Phenomenon

Glass hair, like glass skin, is in (more on the latter in another post). Smooth, sleek, and shiny, a la glass, is what we’re trying to achieve with our 2018 fall hair game. Think Kim Kardashian’s flawless bob, but you can get the look on longer hair, too. We turned to TRESemmé Global Stylist and celebrity hairstylist, Justine Marjan, who is responsible for the glass finish seen on both Khloe Kardashian and Olivia Culpo above, to give us the details on fall’s sleekest style.

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Urban Decay X Beauty Is Boring… Born To Run

Minji wears the shades Wild Heart and Hell Ride from the Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette. Her lip color is Vice Lipstick in 66. TJ’s subtle golden eyeshade is a mix of Stranded and Blaze with dramatic lips courtesy of Vice Lipstick in Marfa. Sophia’s burnt orange eye was created with Baja, Accelerate and a touch of Punk.

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How To Get Better Skin: Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of our favorite beauty ingredients because it achieves three very important complexion goals: lightening, tightening, and brightening.  Ideal for a myriad of skincare issues including sun damage, acne scaring, collagen depletion, and aging concerns, vitamin C is like a cure-all for the face (just like it is for the immune system). Even if you’ve been blessed with the genetic lottery and boast a flawless complexion, a vitamin C serum should still be a part of your daily skincare regimen because of its anti-aging and preventative abilities. After all, even the most porcelain of complexions can benefit from an extra bit of brightening – and tightening – right? In fact, vitamin C gives everyone better skin, seriously.

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5 Skincare Products I’m Obsessed With

The past few weeks have been pretty rough for me—between the anxiety of looking for a new job, injuring my back, and dealing with a never-ending cold, it seems as though my bad luck streak continues. On the bright side, I have much more time on my hands to dedicate to a fool-proof skincare routine.  Sticking to a daily beauty routine has been therapeutic for me. I’ve been careful about incorporating new products because unlike my life, my skin is pretty happy right now.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush, Take 2… Chloe Blanchard

Anytime a product comes out that claims to be both lip and cheek color in one, I feel compelled to try it. Perhaps it’s because in the 80’s I would watch my mom apply her lipstick, then lightly touch her finger to the bullet and tap it on her cheeks. To this day, I am fascinated by perfectly matching lips and cheeks (and nails if you can make all three happen!). So when I opened up the latest package from Chanel and found their new Rouge Coco Lip Blush inside, I was understandably thrilled.

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Weekly Must-Have: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil Free Matte

Similar to Sarah’s predicament mentioned here, I realized a few weeks ago I was overdoing it on the dew-factor. Since incorporating a Vitamin-C serum into my morning skin routine, I’m pretty well moisturized and glowy by the time I get around to applying makeup. Full-coverage foundations are just too aggressive for my day-to-day, but my go-to tinted moisturizers and BB creams were sliding off my face. Luckily, IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil Free Matte came onto my radar.

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Urban Decay X Beauty Is Boring… Born To Run With Mouna

In the look above, I used the 24/7 Eye Pencil in Overdrive (from the Born To Run collection) as the base and then covered it with two shades from the palette> I blended Big Sky all over the inner lid and under eye, the added Radio on the outer corners of both the upper and lower lids for definition. Her lip color is Born To Run Vice Lipstick in Marfa, a deep berry hue. . .

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Artist Series 02 : Aura Friedman

Aura is arguably the most creative and skilled colorist working today. She also uses her artistic eye to direct music videos as well as creative direct editorial photo shoots and fashion videos. As a bonus, Aura is cool. Really cool and down to earth and sweet and exactly the kind of woman that everyone wants to be friends with.

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Innovative Products To Keep You Sun-Kissed Post-Summer

That golden glow you got going on, it doesn’t have to disappear simply because summer’s about to become a thing of the past. Fall is fast approaching, sigh, and with cooler temps comes paler skin. Of course, makeup can remedy this – the right shade of bronzer is face-changing – but so can these innovative skin and body products that keep the tanned look, sans sun and UV rays. After all, a bronzed complexion brings life — and youth — to the face, and who doesn’t enjoy a healthier, younger complexion? Glow on, you golden goddess.

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Weekly Must-Have: Bbrowbar Brow Day Cream & Night Balm

We moisturize every inch of our body – from our toes to our hair –  with specific creams for each designated area (neck cream, hair moisture mask, heel cream, cuticle cream, etc)… but we don’t have a special cream for our brows? Really? Why not, especially considering the amount of product we coat onto them. Do you ever feel like your brows are rough, dry, or just straight-up wacky? I think I may have just discovered the antidote to bad, misbehaved brows. Bbrowbar Brow Day Cream & Night Balm has literally changed my brow  game. Yes, I write about brows and brow products a lot, but that’s because I have seriously low brow self-esteem.

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