Conceal, Don’t Feel, Don’t Let Them Seeeeee

Like the Frozen reference in the title? Well, if Elsa and I have anything in common, it’s that we like to hide things. For her, it’s magical powers. For me, it’s dark circles that make me look more like Kung Fu Panda. And switching out and old concealer for a new one can feel a lot like this: We feel you, Indie. Now, I don’t … Continue reading Conceal, Don’t Feel, Don’t Let Them Seeeeee

Major DON’Ts for the Acne-Prone

Using Face Scrubs First, I will say that those with ONLY blackheads can use a scrub or physical exfoliant and be all right (although you should go easy!). Those of you with whiteheads, however, should stay far away from scrubs. Your whiteheads are tiny little surface infections, and you don’t want harsh grit tugging and tearing at this inflamed, sensitive skin. Sorry, but you’re going … Continue reading Major DON’Ts for the Acne-Prone

Makeup Tips for Girls Who Wear Glasses

“Guys don’t passes at girls who wear glasses.” – Dorothy Parker Ms. Parker’s pithy rhyme might have been true in her days, but a lot has changed since then. No longer are glasses a sign of eternal dorkdom. Glasses are now an extension by which women and men can express their personal style. Thick, horn-rimmed, hipster specs. Sleek, stainless-steel frames. The world is your 20:20 … Continue reading Makeup Tips for Girls Who Wear Glasses

Wake & Bake: “Baking” Your Concealer

Baking. Nope, there are no cookies, cakes, or blunts involved. Baking is the new/old makeup technique that’s being thrown around, because, clearly, strobing is sooo yesterday *hair flip*. It’s new for the general public, but it’s been a technique used by drag queens and other stage performers for a solid chunk of time. The concept of baking allows for your concealer to appear more opaque … Continue reading Wake & Bake: “Baking” Your Concealer

Decoding Beauty Names

With cosmetic companies trying to be innovative and different, you might have found that there are a slew of product names our there. It can get pretty confusing. “Wait, doesn’t that do that same thing? Then why does it have a different name?” Don’t be afraid to try something just because its title might be a little different that you may have been expecting, but … Continue reading Decoding Beauty Names

How to Get Foundation to Stick on Oily Skin

Listen up, oily-skinned ladies. Can you not wear foundation, because it cakes up as your oil seeps out of your skin throughout the day? Has no foundation, primer, or combination of both been able to keep the grease-beast under control? I know this was me for years, and I worked in beauty! I’ve got your solution, and it’s something I guarantee you have already. Blotting … Continue reading How to Get Foundation to Stick on Oily Skin

Newest Beauty App: Plum Perfect

Ever had your Color IQ determined at Sephora? If not, then you totally should. It’s an awesome tool that takes pictures of your skin and tells you all of your perfect foundation matches out of all of their 1,200+ foundations. Insane! It only works for foundation, though. Photo courtesy of beautypointofview.com A new app (which, by the way, is indeed FREE) called Plum Perfect seeks to … Continue reading Newest Beauty App: Plum Perfect

Prime(r) Time

Face, eyelid, lash, and lip primers. Oh my! From my experience, I find a lot of women aren’t quite sure what to do with al these primers. Do I really need them? What do they do? Which one should I choose? As primers are a “relatively” new concept to many, it’s completely understandable that these foreign things might first seem like a mere gimmick brought … Continue reading Prime(r) Time

Time to Brush Up: The Deal with Makeup Brushes

It can be tough sorting through the hundreds of different makeup brushes out there. Here’s a guide describing the brushes you’ll need based on what you’re using them for, as well as a a description of brushes you might be totally clueless about! Synthetic Hair versus Natural Hair Brushes: Bet you didn’t even know about this, but, yes, you do. It might be difficult to … Continue reading Time to Brush Up: The Deal with Makeup Brushes

Laying Your Foundation: The guide to determining what you’ll need for making your face smooth and even all day

Alright ladies, I know there are TONS of options for foundation out there, which can be overwhelming. Choosing the right foundation affects how the rest of your makeup will look. Who cares if you perfected the perfect smoky eye, if you can see that telltale delineation at your jaw line of a mismatched foundation? You get that, I’m sure. The problem is not that you … Continue reading Laying Your Foundation: The guide to determining what you’ll need for making your face smooth and even all day