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COLOR CORRECTION RULES

Posted by 04.05.16

I’ve been in the beauty business for quite a while, and still my experience with color correctors was limited to childhood memories of rummaging through my mom’s makeup bag and discovering her Adrien Arpel green color corrector that was used to counteract her every-now-and-then redness from rosacea — It made such a difference when she was experiencing a flare up.

I was recently reminded of this at an event for Algenist’s new makeup launch when a makeup artist at the event used the line’s new color correctors on my skin — I was amazed at the change. She was able to downplay some redness around my nose area and brighten my complexion using very little product and a light touch. I discove

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MAKEUP MIXOLOGY

Posted by 02.23.16

Once upon a time there were a select few shades to choose from at the cosmetics counter or drugstore when it came to foundations, powders and concealers. If you didn’t fit into the basic light, medium or dark categories, you probably found yourself without any viable options to match your skin tone.

Remember Prescriptives? The brand’s iconic custom blend foundation offering started in 1979, and became a mainstay at beauty counters in Saks and Bloomies and prestige retailers for three decades. Owned by Estee Lauder, Prescriptives went online exclusively in 2011 after loyal fans were devastated at the idea of losing their personal shades. Another cult classic Elizabeth Arden Custom Fo

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TATTOOS REVISITED

Posted by 03.05.15

Is that tribal tat you got in college not working for you anymore? Are you rethinking the rose/heart/angel/butterfly on your wrist/ankle/back/shoulder? Are the disapproving looks you get at the office when your tat is exposed cringe-worthy?

Tattoos seem to elicit a visceral reaction in all of us. Some find these adornments sexy and edgy, while others consider them a symbol of a ‘bad boy’ who has a rebellious streak or a lingering reminder of a past life. Terms like “tramp stamp” and “slag tag” also come to mind. The celebrity influence cannot be overstated either. Every starlet and stud on the red carpet – from Angelina to Hayden, Eva to Megan, Brad to Beckham – seem to be sporting some b

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MAKE DARK CIRCLES YOUR BITCH

Posted by 02.18.15

Got something to hide? Whether you have dark circles because you skimped on sleep or they’re there due to hereditary or other reasons there’s no reason you shouldn’t look bright-eyed and well-rested all the time. Pro advice and first-rate products will help you see the light.

Lijha Stewart, Director of Artistry and Education at Make Up For Ever says “the type of concealer that best suits you depends on the texture of the skin around your eyes and what your coverage needs are.” If your skin is dry she recommends you avoid powder and concealer sticks as they can exacerbate any dry texture under your eyes. Instead, she likes a liquid or cream concealer for the best, most natural looki

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