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5 Summer Makeup Dupes You’ll Want To Use All Year Long

Summer is the season to take a little more off… makeup, that is! When the mercury starts to rise, it’s all about lightening up your beauty routine. Bare skin — sun-kissed with a brilliant golden glow — is summertime’s quintessential look. Keeping a fresh face through sun, surf and sand requires a special set of products thanks to soaring temperatures and excessive humidity melting the makeup right off your face. But investing in sun-safe essentials shouldn’t (sun)burn through your wallet.

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Weekly Must-Have: Zelens Active Concealer

I was recently rummaging though my mom’s makeup bag and came across Zelens Active Concealer.   I was familiar with the brand’s skincare, but knew nothing about their cosmetics. Instead of immediately telling me to put it back and swatting my hand away, my mom started singing its praises and saying I needed to buy one, and stat!  Thanks to Net-A-Porter, one landed on my doorstep just two days later and there was instantly no looking back on any other concealer in my arsenal.   This stuff is the real-deal.

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6 Mascara Tips For Statement-Making Lashes

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Mascara is a female rite of passage. We all want long, thick, volumized lashes and mascara is our go-to for achieving this. But with so many formulas on the market promising everything from amplified thickness to double lash growth in days, it’s difficult to weed through the muck. Here I’m offering up 6 of my favorite makeup artist and celebrity tips for statement-making lashes.

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Drybar Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam

I’ve only ever used dry shampoo spray. Up until splurging on this Drybar Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam, I’ve had an assortment of dry shampoo on my dresser. Collectively, they were all OK. Nothing fancy, but enough to be able to throw my hair in a messy ponytail.

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Summer 2017: The Makeup Trends To Try Today

As the weather heats up, your makeup game needs to follow suit.  Before it gets too sweaty to even consider wearing more than sunscreen, take advantage of the season’s sexiest makeup looks.   What better time than a summer wedding, date, or holiday weekend soirée to shake things up?Here are our top five favorite makeup trends for summer 2017. SKIN WITH SHEENDewy and luminous – never shiny – skin is a fine line to cross during warm months.

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Urban Decay X Beauty Is Boring, Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection Look #2

Makeup at the Mudd Club was definitely on the creative side with excessive amounts of blush and an avant-garde blend of punk and disco styles. Taking cues from that mash up, I went blush crazy and monochromatic with the bright cool pinks from the Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection. Note: Click here to see images from the Mudd Club!Note: If you would like to learn more about Jean-Michel Basquiat, his estate has created a website with tons of great resources. Click here to view it!.

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5 Next-Level Ingredients That’ll Make You Rethink Vegan Skincare

Veganism has long been one very suspect life choice. So many questions and comments: But how do you get your protein? Are you trying to starve yourself? Kill me if I ever have to live without cheese. And the skeptics don’t stop at criticizing the diet—for some reason, vegan skin care is still more or less seen as a sort of woo-woo, hippie-dippie niche that will never be as effective as slathering on product cocktails of synthetic and animal-derived ingredients. The truth is, plant-based beauty is legit.

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How To: Apply Foundation To Acne-Prone Skin

It’s like the chicken and the egg: You have acne so you wear foundation to cover it, and then the foundation makes you breakout more. Do you stop applying foundation and hope – *pray* – that your skin clears up, stat… or do you continue with the cover-up to fake a decent complexion, and then just keep breaking out on top of breakouts, hence needing even more foundation. It’s exhausting. And, yes, foundation can lead to further breakouts.

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Accessory Must-Have: Statement Earrings

I’ve always been a bracelet girl, so why am I blogging about earrings? Lately my outfits at work have been low-key and well, boring. But I recently scooped up some fun statement earrings and it’s given my work wardrobe a whole new life. It’s amazing what a cute pair of dangly earrings can do for my outfit and my mood!I’ll admit I am super picky about my accessories. I don’t like earrings that are heavy.

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Inspiration: Mothers

As Mother’s Day approaches (Sunday, May 14th for all of those not on their game), I thought it rather fitting to take a look back at some of the most stylish, beautiful, interesting mothers of our time. And for this special slideshow, I’ve rounded up my favorite mothers captured here with their best accessory: their children. Have a look above and let us know who is your mommy-icon. Happy Mother’s Day!(slideshow images: Jackie O.

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