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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

Makeup Basics: Primer

Part two of the Makeup Basics 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

Makeup Basics: Foundation

This is part one of the Makeup Basics 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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