Tag Archives: makeup

9 Clever Makeup Tips for a Hectic Morning

Woman applying makeup in the mirror

There is no greater ode to self-care than taking the time to sit down in front of a mirror and put on your face step-by-step, from primer to setting spray. But if you’re prone to early starts and a chaotic schedule, you probably don’t have the luxury to dive into an elaborate makeup routine every […]

What to Wear to A Matinee at the Theater

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A night out at the theater usually means dressing up and carrying that tiny black satin clutch that we never get to use any other time.  It also usually means the black eyeliner and the red lipstick to round out that fancy outfit. But what about a Saturday afternoon matinee show?  Not nearly as fancy […]

Small Touches that Make A Big Difference

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Sometimes we get caught up in the ‘bigger’ parts of our makeup routine, and forget to double-check the little things.  But if you make them a part of your regular routine, they really won’t add too much time to your morning.  Here are a few quick things that I try to pay attention to: Lip […]

My Five-Star Makeup Picks

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I have tried a lot of makeup in my exploration, but I think many of us have those top products that we always come back to.  The ones that no matter what else we try, they just seem to work better for us and our needs.  Here is a list of my top treats that […]

What’s In Your Makeup Bag?

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I like to know what my readers are using/wearing right now! My primary makeup bag changes seasonally as well as according to my mood and activities. Here is what I’m using on a (mostly) daily basis: Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm – I’m a huge fan of Dr. Jart’s beauty balms. I […]

Picking the Right Shade of Eyeshadow

Woman applying eyeshadow

While blush can be somewhat straightforward to choose, eyeshadow is a whole different ball game. There are thousands of colors and formulas and finishes to choose from. I suspect that’s why so many either skip it altogether or end up with a drawerful of shadows that they never touch. It can be daunting to see […]

How to Pick the Right Shade of Blush

Woman applying blush to cheeks

There are hundreds of products that claim to brighten or liven up your complexion. But there are few products that can do what blush can do. It is amazing how much brighter and more awake your skin appears with just a simple stroke of color on the cheeks. But how to pick the right color? […]

Five Great Uses of Shea Butter

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Whether you prefer to use it pure or you choose to use a product that includes it, shea butter is an amazing moisturizer. For those of you who worry about such things, it is a plant-based butter. It even has a slight SPF to it (but not enough to count as your sun protection alone. […]

The Latest Makeup Tricks and Techniques

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Makeup seems to be getting more complicated lately, with new methods and techniques being touted by beauty videos everywhere. But which ones actually serve a practical purpose? Curling Lashes – The devices for this makeup trick look positively medieval, but it’s not that scary. And it’s worth it, the way curled lashes make your eyes […]

Five-Product Makeup Routine

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It’s very easy to keep adding products and steps to your morning routine. And before you know it, you are spending thirty minutes on your makeup alone. But it does not have to be that way if you don’t want to. With the right selection of products, you can easily get your full face accomplished […]