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Best Halloween Makeup Products That Are Also Budget Friendly

Best Halloween Makeup Products That Are Also Budget Friendly

You'd be hard-pressed to find any makeup professional who doesn't live for Halloween. It's basically Christmas for those of us who adore false eyelashes, special effects products and over-the-top makeup looks.

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Why You Should Always Wet Your Makeup Sponge

Why You Should Always Wet Your Makeup Sponge

Makeup sponges have been a makeup artist favorite for years and the rest of the world is finally catching on. Using a sponge such as the Beauty Blender leaves a gorgeous, even finish that no other beauty tool can mimic. If you use it incorrectly, however, it can also leave your wallet a little thinner. Here's why you should always wet your makeup sponge before use: 

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Need a Break From Foundation? Here's What You Can Do Instead

Need a Break From Foundation? Here's What You Can Do Instead

Even though we adore foundation, we have to admit that it's easy to fantasize about ditching it forever this time of year. Even the best setting sprays and powders can be no match for a hot, humid summer day. When we're on our commute home from work and our foundation has migrated to our necks, it's tempting to want to find an alternative.

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Mixing Your Foundation To Create the Perfect Shade and Finish

Mixing Your Foundation To Create the Perfect Shade and Finish

Okay, we'll be honest. We know that some of you can be apprehensive about ordering foundation online, because you're afraid that when it arrives, it won't be a perfect match. We get it! Truth be told, sometimes we're even a little hesitant to buy foundation anywhere besides somewhere where we can swatch it on our jawline.

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Is Makeup For Men Here To Stay?

Is Makeup For Men Here To Stay?

While we here at Frends Beauty are big fans of looks, we understand that one of the most rudimentary purposes of makeup is to conceal imperfections and amplify natural beauty. For years, women have had the luxury of being able to throw on a little concealer to mask a nasty blemish or use some mascara to hide a sleepless night and create a more wide-eyed look.

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Upping Your Lipstick Game with a Lip Top Coat

Upping Your Lipstick Game with a Lip Top Coat

It seems like matte liquid lipsticks have been dominating the makeup world. Indeed, this seems to be one of the longest lasting trends in the makeup world. While we adore the look of a bold matte lip, we have to admit, we're ready to mix things up.

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Stage Makeup Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Stage Makeup Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When you're on stage trying to remember your lines or the next dance move, you don't want to be worrying about your makeup. Make sure to avoid these common mistakes and you'll look great from Act I to the final curtain call. 

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The Best Products to Fake Your Summer Glow

The Best Products to Fake Your Summer Glow

We all want to have that tanned, glowing and sun-kissed look in the summer. However, most of us know by now that lying out in the sun might make us look great in the immediate future, but it has some seriously not cute long-term consequences.

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How to Pack Light for Summer Vacation Without Compromising Your Look

How to Pack Light for Summer Vacation Without Compromising Your Look

Summer is all about beach vacations and impromptu road trips. While we love hitting the open road or catching a flight for a dream summer vacation, trying to squeeze all of your beauty essentials into one tiny suitcase can be a real hassle. We're the first to admit that we've sometimes sacrificed shoes and clothes to make way for our beauty must-haves.

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Should You Wear Powder, Cream or Liquid Foundation?

Should You Wear Powder, Cream or Liquid Foundation?

If you obsessively follow makeup accounts on Instagram and YouTube like we do, then you've probably grown accustomed to seeing gurus and makeup artists who seem to own every single foundation on the planet. 

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The 6 Rules for Using Foundation

The 6 Rules for Using Foundation

We'll never forget our favorite moment from HBO's recently departed Girls. While smack-talking Hannah behind her back (seriously, how were they even friends?), Marnie and Jessa both agreed that Hannah's biggest offense wasn't her ego or her messy love life, but rather the fact that she would wear mascara and lipstick without applying anything to the rest of her face.

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5 Tips for Wearing Makeup at the Beach

5 Tips for Wearing Makeup at the Beach

When you're spending a day at the beach, the last thing you want to worry about is your mascara running or your foundation creeping down your cheeks. Thankfully, there's a way to avoid that and still glam up a bit. Here are our 5 favorite tips for gorgeous beach makeup: 

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Perfecting Airbrush Makeup Application

Perfecting Airbrush Makeup Application

Once upon a time, airbrush makeup was reserved for industry professionals and those working behind the scenes in film and television. After all, the original airbrush kits were massive and way too expensive for the average person to own for their own personal use.

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Top Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Just in Time for Earth Day

Top Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Just in Time for Earth Day

Here at Frends Beauty, we're big fans of Earth Day. Luckily, going green doesn't have to be boring. In fact, there are tons of eco-friendly beauty supplies that allow you to help the earth while simultaneously going green. 

Here are some our favorite natural, cruelty-free and environmentally-sound beauty products, just in time for Earth Day.

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Makeup Review RCMA Palettes From Frends Beauty

Makeup Review RCMA Palettes From Frends Beauty

If you have ties to the beauty industry you've probably heard of RCMA (The Research Council of Makeup Artists). Founded in 1962 by Vincent JR Kehoe, RCMA has developed an enormous following, especially amongst the professional community.

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How to Apply (and Remove) False Eyelashes Safely - Updated

How to Apply (and Remove) False Eyelashes Safely - Updated

Eyelashes make one of the biggest impacts on our overall look, hence all the cosmetics and serums that are made to lengthen, plump, and volumize our lashes. False lashes make our eyes look bigger, more flirtatious and command a lot of attention! Though cosmetics are effective at accentuating lashes, they still fall short in comparison to the dramatic effect that false lashes can offer. Once you experience the vivid effect of that extra length and volume, it'll be difficult to be satisfied with your typical makeup routine.

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Tips to Achieving the Perfect Glow

Tips to Achieving the Perfect Glow

We all dream about having that perfect glow, but we don't want to look like we were on the wrong side of a glitter cannon! Our sparkle should look effortless, ethereal and natural, and to achieve radiance for Spring, follow these tips for the perfect glow.

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Alcohol Activated vs Water Activated Makeup Palettes, and How to Know Which is Best For Which Jobs

Alcohol Activated vs Water Activated Makeup Palettes, and How to Know Which is Best For Which Jobs

There are so many different kinds of makeup out there, from cremes and liquids to powders and pigments, but have you tried palettes that need to be activated before you can use them? We are here to help you decipher the difference between both alcohol and water activated palettes, and when and where to use them.

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Organize Your Makeup like a Pro

Organize Your Makeup like a Pro

Do you spend more time looking for your makeup than applying it? Then it might be time to get organized!

Organizing your makeup will save you both time and money. You'll know what you have, limiting double purchases, and you'll know where it is, saving you time on those busy mornings. Storing your makeup correctly will also protect it and prevent cracks, crumbles and spills. 

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Brand Spotlight Dermacolor

Brand Spotlight Dermacolor

Developed in the 1970s by Kryolan Professional Make-Up, Dermacolor is a paramedical line specifically designed to correct skin discoloration or disfigurement, no matter the origin. It is especially useful for minimizing post-surgical conditions and has successfully completed multiple rounds of clinical testing, earning the brand a well-deserved spot as an industry leader.

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