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How to Makeup: Lip Color

Part twelve of the How to Makeup series. In my humble opinion, lip color is one of the most fun parts of makeup.! Lip Color: What is it? Anything you put on your lips. The most common type to use is lipstick, of course, but then you also have lip liner, tinted balms, stains and glosses. Why might I want to use this stuff? Lipsticks, glosses and stains are used to emphasize your lips, and liner can help keep your lip products where they’re supposed to be, and make them last longer. How  ...

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How to Makeup: Powder

Part eleven of the How to Makeup series. There are a huge number of options out there, but what are they even supposed to do? Powder: What is it? A pressed or loose powder that you use all over your face. Or not. Whatever, it’s your face, you can do what you want. Not everyone finds powder a necessary part of their makeup routine, and you don’t have to use it all over your face either – sometimes you just need a bit in certain areas. Why might I want to use this stuff?  ...

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How to Makeup: Highlighter

Part ten of the How to Makeup series. So you’ve started contouring, but you want to want to emphasize certain features even more? Highlighters can do that for you. Highlighter: What is it? Highlighter is a light-colored product – usually white, cream-colored or pinkish – that’s used to, well, highlight certain areas of your face. Like most face products, you can find it in powder, cream or liquid form. Why might I want to use this stuff? Going back to that ol’  ...

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How to Makeup: Bronzer and Contouring Products

Part nine of the How to Makeup series. Let’s start off by being clear about something – bronzing and contouring are two entirely separate things. I’m lumping them together into one post though since a lot of people use products interchangeably for both. So what’s the difference, exactly? Bronzing – using a warm-toned, slightly-darker-than-skintone product to give yourself a sunkissed look. The product is usually placed on the high planes of your face where the  ...

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How to Makeup: Blush

Part eight of the How to Makeup series. Blush: What is it? A powder, cream or liquid used to give you a healthy, rosy glow. Why might I want to use this stuff? Most everybody wants to have some healthy-looking color in their cheeks, but sometimes you just don’t, either because that’s just how your skin is or because you covered it all up with foundation. Blush lets you bring it back, but better – you can put it exactly where you want it. How do I choose the right one for  ...

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