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URBAN DECAY GETS NAKED

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Posted by 08.18.14

Urban Decay’s popular Naked eye palette, which launched a few years ago, contains far from the usual boring nude eye shadows. Since then, the brand’s Naked foundation has grown into my personal favorite, and every item under the Naked umbrella (including the Naked 2 palette) is worth collecting.

Urban Decay co-founder Wende Zomnir next focused on creating a bit of magic for her body to help her feel more confident about the skin she was born in. Hence the Urban Decay Naked Skin Body Balm ($32), a hefty, bronze-colored tube filled with a deliciously light, non-greasy, and illuminating formula that works on all skin tones, from pale white to dark.

Zomnir wanted not only a quick fix (sh

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ALPHABET CITY: FROM BB TO CC CREAMS

Posted by 03.27.13

Do BB and CC creams make you want to join AA?

Who doesn’t love new? And in beauty, who doesn’t love something new that you never knew you needed, or cannot imagine how you survived without it for so long?

Case in point: the BB cream. Short for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm, BB creams tripped the light fantastic in 2012 and became a mainstay of every makeup bag with claims to conceal, protect from the sun, hydrate, moisturize, minimize lines, etc., etc. During 2012, I felt rather dandy going out for the day with one BB cream, normally Garnier Miracle Cream Protector, mascara, and a lip-gloss rather than my usual cacophony of bottles and potions leaking all over the bottom of my Anya H

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BEAUTY & THE BEACH TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Posted by 07.23.12

Long,fun-filled days at the beach,relaxing by the lake or hiking in the mountains means we often have to leave the house without our favorite products in tow.Try these essential fool-proof and easy to apply products that can help beat the heat and have you looking great all summer long,no matter where you may be headed.
Clean and Hydrate Skin
Lumene Sensitive Touch Cleansing WipesStop traveling with messy liquids and wash off dirt and oil with($2.99 for 10 pieces). Made with organic soothing arctic linen seed extract to calm skin, these wipes are gentle enough to use even on the most sensitive skin. Plus, they take off makeup in a pinch and are perfect for tossing in backpacks or beach ba

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BEAUTY BREAKTHROUGH – BB CREAMS

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Posted by 04.02.12

Until recently, it felt like you needed a serum, moisturizer, eye cream, sun block and primer just to leave the house. So a warm welcome to the new BB creams; they promise a lot more than many a skincare or makeup item has in a long time – containing multiple benefits in one tube.

For a BB cream is not only makeup but also a skin-protecting and soothing treatment that has caught the beauty world on the trot; brands have been falling over themselves to launch causing journalists to froth up like a cappuccino with enthusiasm. So what is this BB buzz?

First up, a brief history lesson. BB stands for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm depending on the brand. The concept was originally created by a

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