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Makeup Remover Alternative

What happens when you’ve run out of your makeup remover, and washing your face isn’t an option either (at the gym for example)? Surprisingly enough, your favorite moisturizer can sub-in when necessary. Simply apply a generous amount to your skin, and blot it off with a tissue. The majority of your makeup will come off with it. You might also […]

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Multitasking Hair Care: Too Good to Be True?

I recently came across Tosca Style’s Leave-in Conditioner. It is an all-over conditioner that works not only as a leave-in, but also as a body lotion, a hair mask, hair cream, an eye-makeup remover, and a shaving gel. I’m totally obsessed. Since this discovery, it’s the only product I travel with. My absolute favorite part is how the formula is so concentrated […]

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Make Your Makeup Last

If your foundation doesn’t make it through your 9 to 5, use this trick to make it last longer. Apply your moisturizer first, and let it sink into your skin for at least 5 minutes. That way the foundation you apply later won’t slide off your skin. To be sure it sets completely, finish off with a lightweight translucent powder. […]

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How To Make Your Blush Last Longer

Even if I don’t have time to put on entire make up routine, I always make time to quickly swipe on some blush. I have multiple that I love–Benefit Cosmetics, Smashbox, and Stila Cosmetics. The list is practically endless and tend to choose different shades or brands depending on the day. My only problem is that I usually need to […]

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A Pro Trick for Concealing Dark Circles

I know I’ve shared with all of you my personal battle with dark circles. The truth is that sometimes a good night’s sleep just isn’t enough. So in times of need, I turn to my makeup bag for revival: concealer. The other day, I sat down with makeup artist Kimara Ahnert, and I picked her brain for the best way to […]

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Pop Quiz: Should You Toss Your Lipstick After Having a Cold?

Say you wore your favorite shade of red lipstick all through a nasty cold. Do you have toss your gloss now that you’re feeling better? Thankfully, no. If you just had a cold, you can keep using the lipstick without fear of getting sick again because you’ve built up antibodies to that virus. Strep throat is another case though. If […]

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Insider Tip: How To Apply Liquid Eyeliner

I’m always looking for tips on how to make applying make up easier. From eyeliner to red lips, make up artists always have little tricks that help daily. Last week I met with Rosie Johnston, a celebrity make up artist, to chat about her new products for her fragrance line, but she gave me a helpful tip about applying liquid […]

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Matched Up: Lipstick and Nails

It is worth acknowledging that not all trends are created equal. Everything that struts down the runways–beauty or fashion, for that matter–is not fit for everyone. But, the latest new makeup idea I have been trying is: matching lipstick and nails. It’s easily customizable, so it can work for almost anyone. (image: blog.kuteclothes.com) From brights to neutrals, this new makeup […]

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The Dirt On Make Up Brushes

From foundation to eye shadow we use these little bristles to enhance our favorite features. I was looking at my brushes the other day and realized that they are well overdue for a clean up. How often do you clean your clean your make up brushes? I don’t clean mine often enough (it is now on my To Do List)! […]

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Get 1/3 Off Ole Henriksen Makeup Remover Wipes

These citrus-scented cloths with Vitamin C by Ole Henriksen cleanse skin and remove makeup. Yep, even stubborn mascara. Best of all, they won’t explode in your suitcase. Enough said. Go to olehenriksen.com and use the code REALTRUTH to score 1/3 off the price of this product now through July 31, 2011, or while supplies last.

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