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Guides, How to Makeup

How to Makeup: Primer

Part two of the How to Makeup series. Now that we’ve discussed foundation, let’s back up a little bit. I know, I know, it’s out of order, but I didn’t want you putting your primer on and then going “now what?”  It’s rude to just leave people hanging, don’t you think? Primer: What is it? Primer is a colorless or very lightly tinted product that you put on after your skincare routine and before your foundation. Why might I want to use this  ...

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Guides, How to Makeup

How to Makeup: Foundation

This is part one of the How to Makeup series. Let’s just dive right in, shall we? There are a very, very few people in the world have naturally flawless, even-toned skin. For the rest of us, there’s foundation (or base makeup, if you prefer). Now, I’ve met a lot of people who think that you must wear foundation if you’re planning to wear makeup. False. Just like everything else in your makeup arsenal, it’s a tool that you can use to accomplish a specific  ...

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Face, Reviews

Review: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

I have to start this off by saying I was incredibly skeptical about this product – after all, Hourglass bills its Immaculate foundation as “your miracle for oily skin” and nothing turns me off of a product like including the word “miracle” in the description. Buuuut… I have incredibly oily skin, and I frequently find my pessimism to be unjustified (does that make me a closet optimist?), so I decided to give it a chance. I’ve been sort of holding off  ...

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Face, Reviews

Review: Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush – 03 Rose

I have a confession to make. Up until embarrassingly recently, I didn’t think I needed blush. Why would I? After all the time spent each day carefully concealing redness and hyperpigmentation, it seemed silly to put a pink color right back on. My blush collection, then, was limited to two pristinely untouched shades that came in a Smashbox holiday palette. All of this changed when I decided to try actually wearing blush for once. I looked awake! I looked fresh! People commented that I  ...

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Guides, How to Makeup

How to Makeup: Intro – Products & what to do with them

Ok folks, I’ve had this idea kicking around in my head for a little while. I participate in a couple of makeup & beauty-related forums, and at least once a day someone posts some variation of “I don’t know how this makeup thing works and I’m paralyzed by all the choices and what does this stuff even do and also please tell me what to buy.” I would have thought this topic had been covered ad nauseum, and it probably has. A quick google tells me, though, that  ...

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