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Top Summer Makeup Tips

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Avoid Makeup Melt With These Top Summer Makeup Tips From melting and dripping to sticky messes, the summer months can really take a toll on your makeup. As the temperatures rise and summer creeps in, it is important to remember some important summer makeup tips to keep you looking your best, even in the heat. […]

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How to Apply Eye Makeup

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As part of our back to basics series, here are some tips on applying eye makeup. Most women know that achieving that natural eye-popping look requires a good deal of patience, experience and knowledge. Whether you are applying cosmetics for a day at the office or for a night on the town, some basic eye […]

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The Best Makeup Primer

The best makeup primer is a multi-tasker. Makeup primer should smooth the skin, fill lines, absorb oil, and allow makeup or foundation to last longer. The magic ingredient for all of this is usually silicone, which is why the makeup primers on this list all have that as an ingredient. I find that most silicone […]

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Mehron Velvet Finish Skin Primer

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Mehron is a theatrical makeup company that happens to have some great products for everyday use. One of those is their Velvet Finish Primer, which combines a great makeup primer with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Aloe Vera Extract, for antioxidant protection, anti-aging, and moisturizing. I love this stuff. I’m a big fan of using […]

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Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel: Primer, Anti-Aging, and Light Makeup in One

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Per-fekt Beauty Skin Perfection Gel is an interesting product. It basically is a tinted primer, making it perfect for a sheer smooth look or as a base for makeup. But it also adds Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamins A and E for anti-aging properties. I am rather in love with the stuff! As a primer, […]

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Exuviance Matte Perfection

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I am in love with this mattifier!  Exuviance Matte Perfection is a light, oil-free gel primer.  Aside from acting as a mattifier, it also contains  Mandelic Acid, a naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) found in almonds, and Gluconolactone to improve uneven pigmentation and roughness.  Mandelic Acid can also help a bit with acne. The […]

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Etude House BB Magic Cream SPF 30 and Foundation Review

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Update! Look for Etude House, especially the BB Magic Cream at YesStyle.com or on  COSME-DE.COM.  YesStyle is my preferred source for Asian items. It is a great online store! Etude House is a South Korean cosmetics brand that sells out of stores fashioned as adorable princess type houses. If you are able to get it […]

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Neutrogena Skin Soothing Eye Tint

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Neutrogena Skin Soothing Eye Tint is a fun little cream eye shimmer, good for use as a light illuminizing base or as a targeted highlight. I find the the tint to be a pretty good way to add a subtle shimmer without going overboard.  This can also be used elsewhere on the face. I like […]

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Makeup from DHC Skincare: Moist Color Base, Q10 Foundation, and Q10 Powder

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DHC skincare is a Japanese skin care and cosmetics company.  I have been a long time fan of DHC skincare products, especially their Olive Oil cleanser (read previous DHC review), but until recently, I had not tried much of DHC’s Makeup. So I decide to change that and sent in an order. I decided to […]

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Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition For Fall

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Elizabeth Arden has a nice selection of limited edition duo eye shadows for fall, along with a nice gel eyeliner, eye primer, and other items. I tried out one of the duos in Illusion (center left above) and loved it. Elizabeth Arden shadows are always quality. They are finely milled and have a particularly good […]