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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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Beauty How-To: Choose Blush for Medium Skin

Adding a few swipes of color to your cheeks is like frosting a cupcake. It adds the sweet, tempting topping that makes an already appealing treat even more desirable. But while we can all agree on buttercream or chocolate fudge frosting, the right blush color is harder to pick.

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Win This! Jemma Kidd Cosmetics From Market For Drama

Who doesn’t like a good deal on cosmetics without pressure from a salesperson? Market for Drama, a private online beauty site, offers up to 70 percent off high-end beauty products during its weekly shopping events. Shop online for brands like Jemma Kidd Professional Beauty, which offers multi-tasking cosmetics for busy beauty hounds. From March 2 to 5, Market for Drama will have Jemma Kidd products on sale, so you’ve got just enough time to join Market for Drama before this super opportunity passes you by. [Market for Drama]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away enough Jemma Kidd makeup to create the perfect classic face — a Define Stay-put Eye Liner in Mahogany, a Stardust Créme Shadow in Galaxy, an Ultimate Lipstick Duo in Scarlett, and a Lasting Tint: Semi Permanent, Waterproof Lash Colour in Brown — but you have to work if you want it! Leave a comment before 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, telling us about the first time you wore red lipstick. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, March 5. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!

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Start Your Morning With Harajuku Lovers

When we wake up in the morning and the coffee is still brewing, everything about our ritual needs to be bright and cheery. Hence, our love for these yellow Harajuku Lovers, covered with Gwen Stefani’s little girls in adorable bikinis. The design will make the terrifying sound of your alarm that much less shocking, not to mention add a bit of color to the tiles in your bathroom. The cases come in three different sizes for all your beauty needs: a pencil case for brushes and eye pencils, a clutch to take on the go, and an organizer for the mass makeup holding. [$18-38, Sephora] Keep reading »

Would You Rock Chloe’s Super Fuchsia Lip?

We’re slightly obsessed with the statement lips Chloe Sevigny rocked at Interview magazine’s 40th anniversary party. And we’ve always loved pink hues, but we’ve never gone quite so bold. Chloe’s shade seems to be a magenta-fuchsia that’s almost purple. If you do want to try it out, here are some suggestions for purpley-pink products to get the look!

  • Top: Sephora Brand “Fuchsia Vamp #10″ Lipstick, $6, Sephora.com
  • Bottom: Urban Decay “Jilted” Lipstick, $22, UrbanDecay.com

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Beauty How-To: Chose the Right Shade of Concealer

We consider concealer a magic potion. Sleepless night? Poof, no more circles. Blemished cheeks? Abra kadabra, flawless complexion. The wrong shade and brand of concealer looks more like a botched skin graph than makeup magic, so here are some tips to make the right choice.
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Beauty How-To: Maintain Choose Blush for Back Skin Tones

Good blush should always compliment your skin tone, otherwise it fades away or pops like clown makeup. While the most fool proof way to pick a blush is experimenting and sampling colors, there are a few rules of thumb when it comes to buying blush for black women.

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Beauty How-To: Chose a Blush for Asian Skin

The yellow undertones of Asian skin are complimented by a narrow array of colors. When pink blush clashes with your porcelain skin and makes you look like someone bitch-slapped you with a strawberry lollipop, consult our guidelines for selecting your perfect rouge.

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Beauty How-to: Fill in Eyebrows

Eyebrows frame your face and enhance your best features. If there are bald spots, or sparse areas in your brows, no one is going to notice your almond shaped eyes or defined cheekbones… trust us. Take up a pencil and follow our instructions.

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Beauty How-To: Apply Pencil Eyeliner

How to Apply Pencil Eyeliner:
Eye liner is a cosmetic essential. Without it eyes would be undefined, unappealing, and even unnoticed. This makeup standard is the key to a pulled-together face, and both pencil and liquid applications can be a breeze.

Select a Quality Pencil Liner:
A decent pencil will leave a solid, dark line without much pressure being applied. Test the application on the back of your hand before you purchase a product if your store allows for testers. Waterproof liners are also great because they are long lasting and smudge-proof.

Prep Your Space and Your Face :
This ain’t no lipstick trick- you do need a mirror. Good lighting is also a plus, and eye shadow should be applied before the liner.

Pull Your Lid Taut:
With your eye closed, use your free hand to pull the far corner of your eye outward so that the lid is tight and uncreased, sort of life the “after” of a bad face lift.

Line Your Eyes:
Starting from either corner, draw sort and soft dashes of liner across your lid, keeping the line as close to your lash line as possible. All of the small stroke should blend into the next one so that the small dashes are attached to each other.

Increase the Impact:
Draw one seamless and fluid line across the one you just made, keeping the pencil close to the lash line, thickening toward the outer corner.

Blend Your Line:
For a more natural appearance, use a sponge tool, cotton swab, or finger to blend the liner, creating a softer look and the impression of a more defined lash line.

Line Your Lower Lid:
Move from the outer crease of your eye on the lower lash line and create the same soft, light sweeps of eye liner under your bottom lid. Note: this will make your eyes look smaller.

Lock in the Liner:
Apply a light coating of eye shadow over the eyeliner to set it and prevent it from smudging.
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