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And The Prize Goes To … The Best Story About Wearing Red Lipstick

Last week, we asked you to tell us about your first time wearing red lipstick in exchange for some Jemma Kidd cosmetics from Market for Drama. And, unsurprisingly, many of you made it into an older relative’s makeup bag when you were young, and the results were hilarious, defiant, and heartwarming. But, astrolatry won for her story that brought tears to our eyes … Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Apply Cream Blush

Cream blush can leave a soft, glowing, dewy finish that lasts twice as long as a powder. But if you don’t know how to apply cream blush, it may seem like an unfamiliar, daunting attempt at playing beauty school. No worries, because we have all of the steps you need and tricks you’ve got to know to achieve smooth color.

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Beauty How-To: Apply Powder Blush

Everyone needs a little flush in the face to keep them from looking like a corpse in the morning. Too bad blush overkill can cause the dreaded clown-face, and unblended powder leaves cheeks looking painted. Learn how to handle your blush brush to create the right effects after the jump. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Stain, Flush & Gloss

I’d been wanting a new blush for the past few weeks because I’d outgrown the pink hue of the one I was wearing. Since a recent trip to Sephora didn’t yield any rewards, I decided to try the Jemma Kidd Make Up School Stain, Flush & Gloss in “Ruby Tuesday.” It’s a multipurpose product for cheeks and lips, which means I didn’t have to schlep my complete makeup bag around. Double bonus! The cheek stain looks like a dark red lipstick, but gives the apples of the cheeks a natural-looking flush. Seriously, even my brown skin looked as if I were blushing, which doesn’t happen often because I’m one of those people that never gets embarrassed. (Just kidding. Did you read this post? Those were some of my stories too.) Anyway, a little of the stain goes a long way, especially on the cheeks, but you can also use it on the lips. Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Use Body Bronzer

We all want a sun-kissed glow no matter the season. So when the sun’s not out but you’re skin is in need of a few rays, simulate a tan with body bronzer. Self tanners are too harsh for some beginner faux-bakers, so start with a body bronzer to add soft color to you’re drab winter skin. Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Apply Body Shimmer

Body shimmer has a bad rap. OK, maybe it deserves such after the massacre known as the ’90s (rave anyone?), but here’s how you can bring glitter back with all the class and none of the skanky.

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Beauty How-To: Apply Highlighter

Sometimes foundation, bronzer, and blush just aren’t enough. When you want a shimmery, sculpted look for your cheeks and face, use a highlighter to add a look-at-me glow. Here’s how…

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Beauty How-To: Use a Gradual Tanner

Whether you’re craving a sun-kissed glow in the dead of winter, or simply looking for a healthier option than baking in a UV box, gradual tanning lotions are a safe tanning bet. Prep your skin and carefully follow directions to have a golden tan all year round.
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Beauty How-To: Cover A Scar

Scars are sexy… but mostly on guys. Sure, some come with great stories, but when you want to look your finest, a gash on your shoulder is not what you want people to notice first. Save yourself a trip to the dermatologist or plastic surgeon. All you need to conceal your scar is already in your makeup bag.

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Beauty How-To: Apply Concealer

Thanks to well-applied concealer, we look like our two hours of sleep was really ten, our blemish-sprouting skin is actually flawless, and that scar on our upper left eyebrow faded years ago. It’s called concealer for a reason; because it hides all of our facial imperfections. But poorly applied concealer can do more harm than good. Why cover under eye bags if you are just going to look like you have yellow rings instead of purple ones? And why bother slathering product on a pimple if the makeup will only make it more noticeable? Learn how to apply concealer the right way with the right techniques, and see the right results.

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