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The makeup market is saturated, to say the least, so new brands need to stand out if they want to be successful. Extended shade ranges for a wide array of skin tones is one way to garner a following fast (hello, Fenty Beauty), but innovative formulations that can’t be found anywhere else are a sure-fire way to gain attention and traction. One new brand (at least here in the U.S.) that’s shaking things up is Make Up Factory, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of this new innovative German import.
Make Up Factory hails from Munich and the brand’s mission was to create high-quality cosmetics that can be used by professionals and amateurs alike. Developed in collaboration with some of Euro
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When the daffodils bloom and the birds begin to chirp with increased energy, spring is here and summer can’t be far behind. Warmer weather ushers in a flurry of warmer, paler, and prettier brilliant colors for the lips than during winter months. This year is no exception.
Here are our top five spring lip color picks that are sure to flatter you:
Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color ($29)
This dual-purpose pale stick tackles both lips and cheek, and comes in five colors that range from a sheer pink pearl to a rich berry. Inspired by the light from L.A. ‘s “magic hour,” this blend
Lipstick launches are always in season, but for spring, there are some new kids on the block that we’ve got our eyes on.
My pet lipstick peeve is that it doesn’t stay on long enough: by latte time, almost every variety is washed off or has transformed into a paler version of its former self. Makeup artist Ramy Gafni suggests the following tips to ensure lipstick longevity:
Fill your lip with a nude or lip-toned pencil before you apply the lipstick of choice. “The pencil gives the lipstick something to adhere to so the lipstick stays on twice as long,” he says.
After applying lipstick, use a one-ply tissue against your lips (the thinness helps; two-ply is too thick, says Gafni). You