Tag Archives: Cosmetics

Why is Contouring All the Rage and How Do I Get Started?

Woman holding makeup brushes

I’m sure that by now you have noticed that contouring is everywhere.  If you are unaware, the art of contour makeup is to enhance your features by creating brightness (highlighting) and shadow (contouring) with lighter and darker shades.  It is a very simple concept practiced by artists since art was invented but it seems to […]

What is Your Go-To Look for Makeup?

Woman applying makeup

Do you like to mix it up every day? Most of us like variety to a certain degree. I know that I don’t wear the same look to work on Monday morning that I wore to the grocery store on Saturday afternoon. If I wake up early on Tuesday, I might even change up the […]

Are Makeup Primers Worth the Extra Step?

Makeup primer

I strive to be a minimalist and I love multi-tasking products. A makeup primer does not seem to fit with either of those theories. Through various gifts and samples, I have accumulated a decent number of makeup primers that claim to do all sorts of wonderful things for my skin and my makeup, chiefly improve […]

Brand Review: Josie Maran

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The argan oil-based Josie Maran Cosmetics (also on QVC) seems to grow daily, in both followers and products.  In addition to skincare, they also offer hand and body products, hair care, and color cosmetics.  The brand itself focuses on what they refer to as “luxury with a conscience” which means to the best of their […]

BB Creams Vs CC Creams: What are the Differences?

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Just to be clear, both a Beauty Balm cream and a Color Corrector cream are basically enhanced tinted moisturizers.  They generally do not offer as much coverage as a regular foundation, but are an excellent alternative if you prefer one-step products, which I do!  They also rarely come in as many shades as a traditional […]

Beauty Emergency: Eyeshadow or Mascara Fall-Out on Your Cheeks

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Even if we use the best brands available, there is still always the possibility of eyeshadow flakes or mascara fall-out that lands on our cheeks after we’ve carefully blended out all of our foundation, concealer, and blush.  Most of us rarely have the time to start over, but we certainly do not want to walk […]

Beauty Emergency: Dry and Flaky Lips Under Your Lipstick

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It happens to the best of us, especially in winter time.  We apply our lipstick normally and through the course of the day, we realize that it has started to look terrible because our lips underneath are dry and flaky, ruining the finish of our color product.  Long-wearing lipsticks are one of the worst offenders, […]

Beauty Emergency: Applying Too Much Blush

Woman applying blush

Let’s take a look at a few of the beauty mistakes we all make from time to time.  There are simple corrections we can use to fix them as well as a few tips for prevention.  After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! There you are, innocently applying your makeup […]