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Shiseido Lets You Try On Makeup Without Lifting A Brush

Japanese makeup brand Shiseido has gone high-tech with a digital makeup mirror that allows customers to get a makeover in real time without using any actual products. Launched in a Tokyo department store, the computer program shows video feedback of your face, which you can doll up with eye shadow, lipstick, and pretty much anything else available in the Shiseido range. For the super organized shopper, the device prints out a before and after sheet with product details.

We’ve seen a bunch of virtual try-on systems lately that have allowed users to sample anything from jeans to sunglasses. If this trend continues … will anyone even go shopping at all anymore? [Springwise.com] Keep reading »

Do Little Girls Really Need To Use Makeup?

OK, for reals, what is up with people trying to make little girls older than they really are? What happened to parents who refused to let their daughters wear makeup until a certain age? Suri Cruise is trotting around in high heels and now British star Katie Price has decided that she wants to create a makeup line for little girls, inspired by her own toddler. This isn’t the first time that Katie’s made headlines regarding her daughter Princess — just a month ago, her ex was furious about a picture published online showing their daughter in heavy makeup and false lashes. Keep reading »

The 4 Makeup Brushes You Actually Need

Every time I go to Sephora to get some concealer in an attempt to cover up my under-eye zombie circles, some perky salesgirl tries to convince me that I can’t possibly apply said concealer without an army of extra brushes. Ditto on everything from blush to eyeshadow and even lip gloss. Unless you’re a hardcore beauty Nazi who insists on doing everything by the book though, it’s all kind of BS. You don’t really need different brushes for blush and powder or different layers of eye shadow; that just tends to get confusing and expensive. Find out which four brushes will get you through every makeup situation, after the jump. Keep reading »

Would You Buy Lip Gloss At Payless?

Payless Shoes Source, home to pleather heels and buy-one-get-one-free deals galore, wants to be your new makeup mecca. With that in mind, they’ll be offering makeup and bath and body products in September. With names like “Unforgettable Moments” and “Zoe & Zac,” the lines seem to promise lots of sparkle and, umm, other interesting things. Are we the only ones who are a little put off by the concept of buying blush in the same place you’d buy knockoff Birkenstocks? Would you buy makeup at Payless? [Fashionably Independent] Keep reading »

Guess How Much Cash You Spend On Makeup In A Lifetime

Sit down, hold on to your seats, and get ready for a shock. In your lifetime, you’ll spend about $13,000 dollars on makeup. Yes, you read that right. Between the lip glosses, eyeliners, and creams, your purchases will amount to thousands of dollars spent on beauty products. But when you think about it, the price totally makes sense. After all, you should be throwing out your makeup on a regular basis given its shelf life, and most women tend to buy small beauty items on impulse. What’s one more gloss that only costs $3, right? (Um…) Add that to your other random purchases, plus the routine restocking of concealer, moisturizer, and foundation, and there’s the 13 grand. Even more interesting is the statistic that women spend 20 minutes a day on their makeup, which equates to 330 days in a lifetime. At least now you know where all your hard-earned dollars and free time are going. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Beauty Dare: Bold Blue Eyeshadow

Lately I’ve been trying out some of the makeup that sits unused in my bathroom. When it comes to cosmetics, I’m a pretty simple girl—my main concern is covering my uneven skin tone. My last experiment was with a bright red shade of Chanel lipstick, which went shockingly well and Coco has made a few more appearances since that evening. But red lips are pretty standard, so for my next challenge I took on something a bit more bold—electric blue eyeshadow. Keep reading »

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 »

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