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No makeup can turn back time, but these fantastic foundation makeup products work to improve mature skin in addition to offering lightweight coverage.
How can I take off my fake nails? If you've decided that you've had enough of nail extensions and want to get back the natural look, then we've got easy and quick tips on how to safely remove fake nails in a snap.
If you haven't cleaned your makeup brushes within the past 2 weeks, or ever, then they are in desperate need of a bath. Here are the materials you'll need.
As a continuation from the previous Top 5 Foundations for Women Over 40, we realized that only listing five foundations for
If you've ever bought a quality makeup brush, you know that they are not cheap! Taking care of your brushes on a consistent basis is the best thing you can do
Everyday makeup can sometimes be a hassle, so when it comes to figuring out what makeup you should wear for pictures and family photos your head can go into an instant tailspin. That is, until now. We’re here to give you some easy makeup tips so you can look perfect in your next photo, whether it’s professional or just a day out with friends.
The hottest and most beautiful makeup trends straight from the runway! Read about my favorite makeup trends and how to re-create these looks from the runway to every day.
You know the dilemma; you want to wear eyeshadow but you’re not sure what color will look best with your eye color. Even though some say that you should coordinate your eyeshadow with your clothing, you should also pay attention to your actual eye color as well. But not to worry, because help is here with a quick tips list on how to match your eyeshadow to your eye color.
A list of the must-have body makeup products for all areas of your body, and for all budgets.
When was the last time you cleaned your makeup and makeup accessories? If you said never, then please read on to find out how to de-germ all of your products in a snap.
Some makeup has a longer life than others, and some of the more natural items can expire before the regular ones. So how do you know when to toss out your makeup and start fresh? Generally, some products should be tossed out every season while others can last for at least two years. Here is a quick tip guide for you to use as a general rule of thumb.
Gone are the days of wishing you had longer, thicker eyelashes. With new technology and product invention, taking your sparse eyelashes from nothing to fabulous is as easy as applying mascara and waiting for 4-6 weeks.
Are you afraid of applying fake nails yourself? Well don't be! Applying at-home fake nails are very easy to pull off, and they will make your hands appear manicured and lovely in the end. Just follow our easy How-to for at-home fake nails, and you'll have a full set of pristine nails in minutes.
A quick and very easy guide to creating a great smokey eye look, without having to be an expert makeup artist. Plus, if your budget is virtually non-existent, we will help remedy this by supplying tips for affordable color as well as multi-use products for your smokey eye look.
Sometimes finding the perfect mature skin foundation is impossible, so what are you supposed to do? Instead of focusing on what the foundation can or can’t do, focus on what you should apply before your foundation. A great anti-aging makeup primer can give your skin the lift it needs, while hydrating throughout the day, and keeping you makeup in place. So if you’re having a foundation crisis, then try another approach with a top anti-aging makeup primer bargain or splurge.
Are you desperate to have long nails? Did you know that your diet can affect how your nails growth and the nail health. Follow these easy tips to understand how to feed your nails properly.
There's no reason to be afraid of applying fake nails that use glue to keep them in place. Even though it can be intimidating, the fake nails that are available now are a lot easier to apply and remove. So take a breath and relax, then follow our step-by-step on how to apply fake nails. Your nails will go from blah to glam in minutes.
Mineral makeup is hugely popular--but which products are REALLY worth it? We've rounded the best mineral makeup finds for every budget to help you stock your makeup bag.
When it comes to choosing the correct foundation for your skin type, most women feel they need to have a PhD in astrophysics to fully understand which is best, when, and why. No worries though, because choosing a foundation to meet your skins' needs is easier than you think.
Hydrating mists are great to have, especially in the heat of summer or the extreme cold of winter. Using a hydration mist is great no matter what makeup you are wearing since they hydrate, refresh, protect, and can even help to set your makeup.
We've tested the hottest tinted moisturizers to find the best options for every price point.
Our list of the top makeup products for men.
In this post I break down the differences between foundations, BB creams, and CC creams. Super easy product knowledge and tips, find which formula is best for you!
Our list of the top BB Creams that you should try at least once.
Our top picks for waterproof makeup products.
Do you have the detached look, when your face stands out from your neck? This happens when your foundation doesn't properly match your skin tone. Well don't worry because it's actually very easy to choose the best foundation color.
A great guide to use on how to do your makeup for each and every wedding that you'll be attending this season!
Tips on how to wear one of the most trending eyeshadow colors for the upcoming Fall 2014 season
Would you like to be able to perfect the timeless classic nail design of a French manicure? If so, then use our easy to follow how-to, complete with easy to follow steps. You will have a beautiful, yet understated French manicure in no time flat.
Are you suffering from ingrown toenails? This disorder can be completely debilitating if not treated promptly because infection can occur. The following guidance will help determine whether your nail is infected and how best to treat it.
Are you longing to be able to show off your hands or you have a special day coming up that you can't face having bitten nails for? Then perhaps having fake nails temporarily is the answer.
Summer is the hottest season of the year, maintain perfect makeup with these top 3 sweat proof tips
If you have ever looked in your medicine cabinet, pantry, or refrigerator you may have noticed that there are several food or general beauty items that you could actually use for homemade makeup. When you’re in a pinch for a lip stain, eyeshadow, or face powder there is no need to make a mad dash to your local pharmacy. Instead head for your bathroom or your kitchen.
Our top picks for the top face makeup products made in the USA
After setting the foundation with a regular powder you should now apply a high definition powder with a powder brush. This will give your skin a more flawless finish in all lighting. Page 5.
Buying makeup at the drugstore can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming. With my easy guide to the best products currently available, shopping for makeup at the drugstore has never been so fun!
If you want to experience the benefits of lip stain before buying one, here is a at-home lip stain you can try, and it will only cost a couple of bucks.
Accidents happen and nearly everyone at some point has dripped or spilled nail polish on the carpet. This doesn't mean that you carpet is ruined because there is a very easy way to get nearly all of the nail polish out of the carpet fibers without having to replace it.
Whether you are already a business woman or you have a job interview, you should make sure that your makeup looks appropriate. So if you are already living life in high speed, there will be little time for makeup. However, there are some very quick and easy steps to take, so you can look professional in 5-minutes or less.
High definition makeup is almost as popular as mineral makeup. However, the really great thing about high definition makeup is they contain light reflectors and other ingredients to give your skin a flawless finish. This is wonderful when you are taking photographs or working in television, but it is also great for more mature skins. Basically high definition makeup can make your skin not only look flawless, but younger as well.
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three easy and simple tips on how to create the perfect winged eyeliner look with little to no mess or fuss!
Tim Maurer, president and creator of Mukha Essentials and Mukha Custom Cosmetics and Medi-spa, has been in the makeup industry for over 20 years. His experience as a master esthetician and international makeup artist has led him to create his own line of makeup and skincare, as well as open his own medi-spa. Based in Columbus, Ohio Tim has brought the look of natural beauty and great skincare to the central Ohio area and to the world.
3 Best Beauty Buys from Chanel Cosmetics
If you have ever read the ingredients list on your favorite red lipstick or lip gloss then you are fully
This review takes a close look at the Bare Minerals Getting Started Kit from Bare Escentuals.Is this product easy to use and give you great, natural-looking coverage? As a new mineral makeup user, I put it to the test.
They say 40 is fabulous and 50 is even better, but tell that to your eyes because for some reason I don’t think they got the memo. So how can you get younger looking eyes without Botox? There is an easy way and even though you won’t look like a teenager again, you will look like you still have some pep in your step.
Makeup trends that are going to be popular this Fall 2014 season
A review of Sonia Kashuk's Perfecting Liquid Makeup.
Our review of Garnier’s Skin Renew BB Cream
The Do's and Don'ts of Wearing Lipliner
Today, read about fluid touch foundations and find which ones are best for your skin!
Our review of Bare Minerals Ready SPF20 Foundation
Want to take off a few years instantly? All you need is a clean face and a good concealer, and you’ll be able to erase a few years before you know it.
Mineral Makeup is a big trend right now, especially for those that want to look natural while wearing makeup or just want a more natural product. No matter what the reason, the over abundance of mineral makeup lines available makes it all very clear; minerals are big and they're here to stay.
A smokey eye is always hot, sexy, and very trendy. There are different variations of the smokey eye, so you can go classic matte, shimmery, or even use different color as you see fit. There are no rules on color or texture just a general guideline on how-to apply it correctly. Our smokey eyes step-by-step will guide you through the general application; it will be up to you to tweak it and make it your own.
Sometimes you just don't have enough time to apply a full face of makeup, and there are other times when you don't want to wear all of that makeup. That is why you need this All-Over Cover Stick.
Women with Asian eyes sometimes tend to not know how to define them correctly. The main focus should be working on trying to
The product is intended as skin care, sunscreen, primer, and foundation all in one container. Does it actually work? The pros and cons.
Your makeup can last longer than you realize. Here are some great thrifty makeup tips to help you stretch the life of your makeup.
Learn how to enhance your eye color using eyeshadow shades that will make your eyes pop!
3 tips to help thicken your eyelashes, making them appear fuller and longer in seconds!
Mascara tends to be one of the most searched and sought after makeup items, ranking right up there with lipstick and lip gloss. Last year we gave you the Top 10 Mascara Bargains and Splurges, so we are continuing the list this year by adding some of the latest releases in the world of mascara. Even though things are tougher now than last year, there is still a good mascara out there for any and every budget.
Our picks for the top lip products made in the USA
Being green is the big thing now. If you are interested in going green with your makeup but you don't think that you would be able to afford it, help is here. Check out this list of some of the top natural makeup items that you can afford on a shoestring budget.
We all love mascara, but sometimes buying a new mascara every three to six months can start to add up each year. Well you don’t have to skimp on quality when you cut the price, and we’re going to prove it to you. So take a few minutes and look over our latest list of top mascaras on the cheap, and save yourself some cash while continuing to have fabulous lashes.
Nothing is more feminine than a great set of red lips. No matter what your age, skin tone, or face shape, there is a perfect red lipstick color for everyone. The one great thing about the timeless shade of red lipstick is that there are always options in price for every budget. So get ready for fall and winter by finding a great red lipstick or two.
If you’ve recently changed your hair color, added highlights, or if you’re naturally rocking a hot natural color have you thought about what makeup will look the best for your shade? With so many shades and choices it can be very confusing, so we’ve done the leg work for you by bringing you the best makeup tips for every hair color.
Are you tired of paying salon prices? Would you like to know how to give yourself a cheap and effective at-home manicure? These are easy tips on how to have the perfect nails in a short period of time.
Dr. Zein Obagi has come out with a wonderful new line of treatment products in his ZO Skin Health™ line call Ommerce™. The Ommerce™ Collection includes Daily Renewal Crème and the very nourishing Overnight Recovery Crème. I got to test the Overnight Recovery Crème to see if it is a go or a no. So how did Dr. Obagi's Ommerce™ Overnight Recovery Crème do? Read for yourself to see the outcome.
Are you tired of your nails looking bitten or chipped? Do you want that perfect and polished look for a special occasion or just to make you feel good? Follow our tips and you'll have great looking nails in no time.
Are you suffering with a persistent and difficult to clear nail infection? Is your nail painful to the touch, or perhaps has a green or yellow discoloration to it? It is likely that you have contracted a fungal nail infection. Following these tips will help to clear any problems you may have.
Are you are a nail biter? Get quick and easy help on how to stop biting your nails, including available therapies, support systems and several nail biting treatments.
Our review of L’Oreal Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator.
Our list of the Top 10 at-home nail art products.
How to apply blush that looks perfect every day
Dr. Zein Obagi has come out with a wonderful new line of treatment products in his ZO Skin Health™ line call Ossential™. The Ossential™ Collection includes Daily Power Defense, Growth Factor Serum, and the super potent and concentrated miracle in a bottle Radical Night Repair. I got to test the Radical Night Repair to see if it is a go or a no. So how did Dr. Obagi's Ossential™ Radical Night Repair do? Read for yourself to see the outcome.
Do you long for a foundation that could leave your skin looking naturally airbrushed? Then you need to read our honest and full review of the Amazing foundation from Too Faced Cosmetics.
A great brow powder, that has great staying powder yet looks natural when applied. It comes with its
Our picks for the top eye makeup products made in the USA.
100% Pure is a company that manufactures makeup, skin care, hair care and kids products that are 100% pure and free from synthetics, chemicals, artificial fragrances, detergents, artificial colors and toxins including lead. Basically you get a great product that is completely natural and certified organic, without concern for your health.
Ever wondered how to get the most natural eyeliner look? In a world of thick, cat eyes and smoky black shadows, there are great ways to naturally enhance your eye makeup without using a lot of product. Read my tips here on how to get the most natural eyeliner look you can wear every day!
How to apply individual fake lashes
On July 17, 2008 Estee Lauder launched TurboLash mascara on their website and it sold out as soon as it was available. Currently the mascara is a Saks Fifth Avenue exclusive and will roll out to other stores and counters in late 2008. So with all of the hype behind the product, is it really worth paying $30.00 for something that needs to be thrown out in three to six months? I was lucky enough to try the mascara for myself to find out first hand if it's a go or a no.
Our review of Neutrogena Shine Control Liquid Makeup
Free-hand or airbrushing nail art can be fun, inventive, and therapeutic. Would you like to create some bold and outrageous nail art designs for yourself? Then follow our easy tips and soon your nails will be fun and fabulous.
Our review of Neutrogena Shine Control Powder
How to remove your makeup effectively and get it all off in just a few simple steps
How to cover any unwanted imperfections on the face and body, using Dermatologists #1 recommended brand, Dermablend.
There are general rules of thumb to follow when tossing your makeup products, but the manufacturer will also lend you a hand in figuring that out as well. Most makeup containers will have a PAO, a
Von Natur has been featured in too many magazines to list. Their all natural, organic, and vegan certified skin and body care line offers a truly natural approach to beauty. Formulated with some of the best botanicals and pure essential oils, Von Natur products offer the highest quality in spa, skin, body, and aromatherapy care for everyone.
Do you have a bucket list? What about a beauty bucket list? There are certain more expensive beauty products that can't be afforded on a daily basis by the average budget. So why not kick-start your beauty bucket list with high-end eyeshadows that you should try at least once in your lifetime.
Approaching a makeup counter in the mall can be intimidating and sometimes scary at times, especially if you are unsure of yourself or your skin isn't exactly perfect. But the truth is that there is no reason for you to feel this way. As an ex-makeup artist and makeup counter cosmetics-slinger, I am going to tell you how to approach them, what to ask, what to look for, and how to feel more comfortable while doing it.
Whether you are an avid self tanner or just starting out, we have all made some sort of self tanning mistake. If you have darkened knees and elbows, streaks, or marks and spots on your hands, feet, and ankles there is a very easy way to blend it out without ruining your hard work.
Mary Kay has jumped on the mineral makeup bandwagon by offering a Mineral Powder Foundation. So how does the Mary Kay Mineral Makeup hold up?
Simple tips on how to use the Beauty Blender sponge
Your wedding day is one of the biggest moments of your life and every woman wants to look perfect and as close to a Princess as possible. Most women will have their hair done professionally, but what about your makeup? Whether you hire a makeup artist or do it yourself, there are some great bridal beauty tips available to help you know what you want, as well as be prepared for the big day.
Using organic and natural products are all the rage now. Not only do we want to be careful of what we put into our bodies, but we also want to know what we are putting on our bodies. The downside with all-natural and organic products are the price. Normally the prices for organics tend to be higher, which means there are some people that cannot afford to buy them. Fortunately Everyday Minerals is an all-natural and organic cosmetic line, and the bonus is that it is very affordable.
SPF should always be at the top of everyone's list when it comes to skin products. This is no different when we think about foundation. A great foundation should begin with at least an SPF15, in order to give you some kind of coverage throughout the year for the delicate skin on your face. The best part is that SPF foundations come in a wide variety of prices, so no matter what you current budget you will be able to find a great SPF foundation bargain or splurge to fit your needs.
Our review of Bite Beauty Lush Lip Tint
The American Cancer Society, along with the National Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, has a wonderful program to help people with cancer to
everything you need to know about concealer and how to use it, read my makeup artists tips for finding the perfect concealer for you!
A list of the top 10 lip gloss deals and splurges. With such a wide variety, there is a lip gloss to fit everyone's budget.
Do you have a bucket list? What about a beauty bucket list? There are certain more expensive beauty products that can't be afforded on a daily basis by the average budget. So why not kick-start your beauty bucket list with high-end foundations that you should try at least once in your lifetime.
A review of L’Oreal’s Magic Perfecting Base
L'Oreal Paris has come out with a new lengthening and nourishing mascara that is meant to resemble false lashes or the professional salon lash extensions you can pay tons of money for. This dual-ended mascara claims to be smudge-proof, clump-free, and flake-proof all while lengthening your lashes by 80%. With it's easy to wash away formula, who could ask for more? But does it really hold up to the claims?
All cosmetic companies believe their mascara is the best one on the market, but which ones actually are the best? Stop living with hearsay and begin with these top mascara splurges and steals, so you can find the best mascara for your budget and maybe still have enough for that matching handbag.
Dr. Zein Obagi has come out with a wonderful new line of treatment products in his ZO Skin Health™ line call Offects™. The Offects™ Collection includes TE Pads Acne Pore Treatment as well as his heavenly Exfoliating Polish. I got to test the Exfoliating Polish to see if it is a go or a no. So how did Dr. Obagi's Offects™ Exfoliating Polish do? Read for yourself to see the outcome.
A full list of the various makeup lines and cosmetics available for purchase at Dillards stores and on the Dillards website.
A full list of the various makeup lines and cosmetics available for purchase at Macy's stores and on the Macy's website.
Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off for summer time, which means the heat is about to wreak havoc on your makeup. But no matter what time of year it is, your makeup can have a meltdown at any time of the day. So how can you stop this from happening? There are some really easy quick tips that will help stop makeup meltdown.
Whether it's the holidays and you're traveling to see family or it's spring break and you're off to somewhere warm, there are travel must-haves that you should never leave home without. The best part is that they are very affordable and will cost you $20 or less.
IT Cosmetics offers a very wide variety of makeup collections for abs, breasts, legs, mouth, and eyes. Each collection comes with everything you need to get the job done, and they even offer an add-on waterproof bronzer. The line's co-founder and CEO, Jamie Kern Lima has come up with several wonderful collections to help improve anyone's appearance, even celebrities and pageant winners.
Spring time is here and it is officially time to get rid of the winter blahs. It's time to think about fun in the sun and getting ready to squeeze into your new bikini. But first, you need to think of preparing you skin for the show. Let's face it, after a long dreary winter your skin can look pretty lifeless. So what can you do? Let's play it safe and grab a bottle of self tanner, then you can get ready to shop for that new hot bathing suit.
Ever wondered how to get your eyeliner to stop running? Look no further! Read this article featuring the best waterproof eyeliners on the market.
Our review of Neutrogena Shine Control Primer
Palladio Cosmetics, based out of Hollywood, Florida, is a cruelty-free line of products. This review is of their rice-based facial powder.
enhance your brows with three simple techniques that will help lift and define shape instantly
Oclipse™ Sunscreen and Primer SPF30 is a state of the art multi-purpose makeup primer from the brilliant mind of Dr. Zein Obagi. Since most women love to use a makeup primer alone or under makeup, this wonderful multitasking product is meant to protect, hydrate, smooth and prime, and even stimulate collagen production. So how well did it compare to other brands?
No matter what brand or formula of mascara you use, eventually you will get a clump in your lashes. But don't toss the mascara because there is an easy fix.
Today is about multi-tasking, so why not have a product that multi-tasks as well? Smith's Rosebud Salve is a true multi-tasker, since it can be used on lips, face, body, and even hair. That is why you definitely need this universal product.
A full list of the various makeup lines and cosmetics available for purchase at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and on the Saks Fifth Avenue website.
If you have ever been to a concert, no matter what genre the band may fall under, it's always hard to decide what your makeup and beauty routine should be. No matter the location or band there certain beauty tips that everyone can use for all concert occasions, rock concert or not.
What is the best way to decipher between things we should keep, and products that should be pitched in the garbage? Read my top three tell-tale signs your makeup has expired
Learning how to de-pot your lipsticks and make a customized palette will simplify your makeup routine. Follow my simple steps on how to do this at home!
Makeup sets have to be one of the top requested cosmetic gifts, besides fragrances. But let's face it, there are a lot of makeup sets on the market during the holiday season, so how can you tell which one is the best bet? Here you can check out the top performers in the world of makeup gift sets, and you can find something for everyone no matter what your holiday budget.
Our review of Koh Gen Do UV Face Powder SPF20
Amusement parks have always been a favorite pastime in the United States, and now in other countries around the world. The fun of riding thrill rides, eating food you normally wouldn't eat, and getting completely drenched with your clothes on is something that most people have to revisit yearly, if not many times a year. But have you ever wondered what makeup you should wear while at the park? Well, wonder no longer because we've got you covered.
With so many mascaras to choose from, sometimes it can be hard to narrow down which formula is best for you. Learn about each type of mascara, and find the right formula for you!
Pur Minerals produces some of the most high-quality mineral makeup on the market. They not only produce makeup items, but treatment products as well. With that in mind, I decided that I wanted to test and review their famous 4-in1 Pressed Mineral Makeup, to compare it to the other mineral lines and to see what all of the hype was. So what is my verdict?
Find the perfect foundation primer for you no matter what your skin type is!
Christopher Drummond Beauty is a beauty company created by celebrity makeup artist Christopher Drummond. Using only organic-based and natural ingredients, the Christopher Drummond Beauty line gives you a flawless Hollywood look without worrying about hidden toxins or irritants.
A full list of the various makeup lines and cosmetics available for purchase at Neiman Marcus stores and on the Neiman Marcus website.
It's a very refreshing perfume that did remind me of a fragrance that I wore in my twenties. Even if
The go to staple smoky eye look, that flatters eyes of all colors!
A full list of the various makeup lines and cosmetics available for purchase at the Von Maur stores and on the Von Maur website.
A full list of the various makeup lines and cosmetics available for purchase at Lord and Taylor stores and on the Lord and Taylor website.
Our review of Liplicious Lip Gloss
Not sure if you should wear that trendy shimmery ey shadow because of inevitable aging? There are other options for mature eyes.
If you have problems with dark circles and puffiness and are in need of a great eye cream , then look no further. Check out this review of Boots Instant Eye Reviver and stop throwing away your money on the more expensive brands.
Our review of Christopher Drummond Beauty’s Duo-Phase Concealer.
Bobbi Brown's Makeup Manual is the new beauty bible for everyone from novice to professional. If there
A full list of the various makeup lines and cosmetics available for purchase at Target stores and on the Target website.
Whether you are gardening or visiting a festival or fair, you can be guaranteed that you will be accompanied by insects as well. In the past, it used to be a dreadful thought to have to apply insect repellent. Not only were insect repellents greasy or sticky, but they also had a very unpleasant odor as well. So how did Off! Smooth and Dry Insect Repellent stand up to the test?
How to apply your makeup in less than 5 minutes
Lauren Hutton is an iconic image of the fashion industry. She has taken her past experience and knowledge of makeup to make her own brand of makeup for women with more mature skin. Lauren's Face Disc was made to help women grab one thing, apply the makeup they need, and then go. The convenience of the packaging was a great idea, but how good are the actual products?
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Our Review of Miracle Skin Transformer Body SP20.
Cosmetic companies are constantly coming up with a new mascara while hoping that it will do something new to intrigue you, as the consumer. L'Oreal's new Telescopic Clean Definition mascara actually does something new and I think it will be a hit with consumers.
The Infallible collection from L'Oreal Paris is known for its fabulous staying power, so how did their new Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss stand up?