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Shipping Shenanigans: Overpackaging

Online stores, y u no save the environment? I understand that makeup is fragile, but honestly, is this necessary? I ordered three Burberry eyeshadows (swoon – reviews & swatches coming soon), and this is what I got. I decided to measure, just for funsies. The volume of the product alone is 11.25 cubic inches (2″x2.25″x2.5″). For some reason, Saks felt it was necessarily to ship it in a 9.5″x8″x3.25″ box, which for those keeping score at home is  ...

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Guides, How to Makeup

How to Makeup: Eye Primer & Eyeshadow

Part four of the How To Makeup series. You guys! I’m so excited to get started on the eye makeup section! Eye makeup is where I feel like you really get a chance to get creative and make a lot of different looks. There’s also a huge array of techniques and products to play around with, so for me, this is where the fun really happens. So let’s talk about a couple of the first products you’ll want to use. Eye Primer: What is it? A liquid or cream base for your  ...

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Face, Reviews

Review: Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder

Did you ever sit in front of your makeup table for half an hour creating perfect cheekbones, a chiseled jaw and a slimmer nose only to walk outside and discover that it looked like someone rubbed Cheeto dust on your face? Yeah, me too. In my experience, a really good contouring product is one of the hardest makeup items to find. Bronzers are meant to mimic a warm, sunkissed glow, not cool-toned shadows cast by killer cheekbones. Anything with shimmer is immediately out. Certain eyeshadows  ...

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Guides, How to Makeup

How to Makeup: Concealer

Part three of the How to Makeup series. On our quest for awesome-looking skin, let’s face it (see what I did there?) – sometimes foundation just isn’t enough. Concealer: What is it? Concealer is a highly pigmented face product used to camouflage obvious skin discolorations. It’s usually a skin-tone color, but several color-correcting versions are also available. Why might I want to use this stuff? Concealer is the way to go when you have discoloration that your  ...

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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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