The Best Natural Eyeshadow Brands

If you are considering switching to a natural eyeshadow, you may want to look into trying one of these recommended brands, which are known for their all natural ingredients, making them a safer alternative to regular eyeshadow. Organic and natural eyeshadow are made up of colored minerals that have not been altered from their natural state with complex chemicals and artificial ingredients. Sorme is a great natural eyeshadow brand that contains natural minerals, pomegranate and green tea extracts, and the colors are free of paraben, talc and chemical dyes. Read   read more

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August 29, 2012  |   9:08 AM  |  1 COMMENT
How To Find Cheap Makeup Online

We all love to purchase makeup, but it can get pretty expensive after several trips to the department store. Fortunately, the internet has made it possible for you to purchase cheap makeup online, and here is the good news: you can even find great makeup by MAC and your other favorite brands, which means that you can skimp on price but not quality. Ebay is one great option for purchasing cheap makeup online, and you can find just about anything you want, from drugstore makeup to designer brands. Just keep in mind however that it can be quite the treasure hunt on there and you need to read all descriptions carefully before making a bid or purchase. And if you buy used makeup, make sure it is not anything too personal such as mascara, which can transmit bacteria. To better keep track of the lifespan of certain products, read   read more

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August 26, 2012  |   1:08 PM  |  4 COMMENTS
How To Use Make Up Highlighter

Most women know the beauty basics: primer, foundation, blush and finishing powder, to name a few. But make up highlighter is not a term that every woman uses in her daily vocabulary, and it most certainly is not something you will find in every cosmetics bag. Believe it or not, highlighter is a product that can completely change your look. It helps add a glow to your skin, can give you just the right amount of dewiness, and it can also brighten up your eyes for starters. And did you know the using a make up highlighter is also a great way to sculpt your cheeks and give you a slimmer nose? Read   read more

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August 26, 2012  |   1:08 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Understanding Makeup Face Charts

Unless you are a trained makeup artist or professional, chances are you may not know what makeup face charts are or how to use them. To sum it up for you, a makeup face chart is used by makeup artists to test out or plan a look. They are also used to record a look that has been tried on someone else, like for a photo shoot or bridal trial. Makeup face charts are useful to have because they help you keep track of all the different products and color combinations that were used, in the event that you wish to recreate the look again in the future. Read   read more

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August 24, 2012  |   7:08 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
How To Do A Nude Make Up Look

Nude make up can look gorgeous when done the right way, but some people are afraid of it because they are concerned that it may appear to bland or muted for them. When doing your eyes, fill in brows with a pencil then use soft browns and bronzes on the lids to add definition. The brown creates depth while the bronzes add a touch of sparkle and glow. Finish off with a dab of highlighter inside the corner of each eye and on the lid. For a great ultra nude make up lip look (among others), read   read more

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August 23, 2012  |   7:08 PM  |  3 COMMENTS
Mastering the Art of False Eyelashes

Do you despise Kim Kardashian -- but secretly find yourself coveting her eyelashes? (And hating yourself for it?) Join the club. There's something undeniably alluring about long, lush, come hither eyelashes that leaves those of us who have short, stubby ones feeling a whole lot less than.   read more

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August 21, 2012  |  10:08 AM  |  33 COMMENTS
The Best Lighting For Makeup Application

In order to make sure that your makeup looks natural, you will want to make sure that you apply it under the proper lighting setting. The correct lighting can make or break your look, as doing it under the wrong lighting will leave you looking either too pasty or too dark and unnatural. The best lighting for makeup application is ideally in natural daylight. Either sit next to a window where the sunlight shines in, or sit directly under a sky window or skylight for the best lighting for makeup application. For more on makeup application, read   read more

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August 20, 2012  |   9:08 PM  |  4 COMMENTS
The Best Natural Makeup Brands

There are many natural makeup brands that offer the same coverage and beauty appeal that regular makeup does, the only difference is that natural makeup brands contain fewer preservatives and are better on the environment, in addition to the fact that they do not use animal products or test on animals. Some of the top natural makeup brands currently available on the market include Coastal Classic Creations, Zosimos Botanicals, Jane Iredale and Terra Firma. Read   read more

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August 19, 2012  |  11:08 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
Easy Make Up Tips You Can Do In Your Car

When life gets too busy and stressful, it is not uncommon to start skimping on beauty treatments and neglecting your appearance in small ways. First it starts with cutting back on the manicures and pedicures, then the next thing you know you are throwing your hair into a bun every day. Instead of stressing, try some of these easy make up tips that you can do when you are on the run. One product you should invest in is a multi purpose blush stick or a lip and cheek stain in one. Not only will you have fewer products to carry around but you will save time by multi tasking. Having a crazed morning, every day? Read   read more

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August 14, 2012  |  10:08 PM  |  3 COMMENTS
The Best Organic Lip Balm

It is relatively easy to find a good organic lip balm, as there are many that are currently on the market. The difference between regular lip balm and organic is that organic products are produced without the use of chemicals, pesticides and other additives. The benefits of using an organic lip balm are numerous, including the fact that organic products are free of hidden costs, good on the environment, filled with nutrients that are good for your skin and they help support communities. Read   read more

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August 14, 2012  |  10:08 PM  |  3 COMMENTS

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