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Help! A Reader Needs Wedding Makeup Advice!

Wedding season is around the corner. We know because we just got our first 2016 request for help on the topic from one of our readers, Caroline. Here’s what she says… I have been reading your blog for years and have valued and benefited from its advice and input! I am getting married soon and am looking for recommendations about longer lasting natural makeup—especially for primers, concealers, and eye shadows—that will also photography nicely. Do you have any suggestions? – Caroline You might recall what Nicolle wore for her wedding day—classic—but there have been so many new product releases since then, […]

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Review: Gressa Lumière Luminous Complexion Fluid

Gressa Skin’s Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation may or may not have a cult following (who are we kidding—yours truly is a certified member), but this special brand has been crafting innovative new makeup products that totally deserve some of the Serum Foundation’s spotlight. Gressa now offers a well-edited makeup collection, and the products share a common feature—everything feels weightless and looks natural while completely transforming the health of your skin. I adore the new Lumière Luminous Complexion Fluid for that reason. It’s a super pigmented serum for cheeks, lips and eyes that provides a bright flush of color wherever it […]

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How To Make Liquid Eyeliner from Mineral Eyeshadow

Have you given up on eyeliner? Maybe drawing a fine line on one of the most delicate spots on your body has proved to be too much effort except for special occasions? I know, me too. I love a creamy pigmented eyeliner pencil, but the downside to a nice buttery formula is that it’s tough to get the point fine enough to create a look that doesn’t scream “Hey I’m wearing eyeliner!” across the room. I wind up with a thick, uneven application most often. The worst is when you go to all that trouble and then look in the […]

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UPDATED WITH WINNERS: Get Glam for the Holidays with a GIVEAWAY from W3LL PEOPLE!

The holidays are on their way, friends! And with them comes the busy season, right? Busy with family, busy with events, busy with no time to figure out the best way to pump up your holiday makeup look before all those parties and outings that end up on your schedule. Never fear! W3LL PEOPLE is here to rescue you with an incredible giveaway: three of their Fall/Winter Natural Beauty Essentials Kit and brand new cosmetic bag! Healthy, natural, flawless skin is always in style, but no more so than right now–it’s ALL W3LL PEOPLE saw on the runways this fall. So […]

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3 Setting Powders That Banish Extra Shine

  For years my biggest skincare concern (apart from breakouts) was figuring out how to keep my face looking matte throughout the day, and I developed all kinds of tricks for taming that middle-of-the-day shine that can take over the t-zone. I eventually replaced my weird blue Clean & Clear blotting sheets with Tatcha’s blotting papers (thanks Siobhan!), and while I’m more balanced now thanks to introducing oils into my routine and getting a little older, the reality is that I live in a very humid climate. I could go through an unreasonable number of those precious abaca leaf blotting […]

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