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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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What Every Makeup Artist Needs to Know About Setting a Look

What Every Makeup Artist Needs to Know About Setting a Look

Every one of us, at some point, has created a makeup look that we love, only to see it start to fall apart after a few hours. While there are plenty of tips out there on how you can create gorgeous looks, there aren't enough tips about how you can make those looks last.

There's no point in creating a flawless face for a client if it's not going to hold up. If you want to ensure that their makeup stays in place all night long, then keep reading for our tips about how to set a look.

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Post-Surgery Makeup Concerns and How to Overcome Them

Post-Surgery Makeup Concerns and How to Overcome Them

Here at Frends Beauty, we're zero judgement when it comes to getting a little nip and tuck. Some of our customers have written us with questions about how they can conceal common post-surgery concerns.

Whether you've had a cosmetic or a medical procedure, we understand that sometimes you need to get out of bed and back to your life before your face has truly healed. To help you look your best, here are some of the most common post-surgery facial concerns and how you can fix them with the magic of makeup and skincare.

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More Makeup Mishaps!

More Makeup Mishaps!

1/10) My NYX setting spray is in a very similar spray bottle to my hair oil. Multiple times I have sprayed setting spray into my hair. On one occasion I sprayed my hair oil onto my completed full face. I had to start again. -S.S.

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Brand Spotlight Mehron

Brand Spotlight Mehron

Mehron got its start in 1927 when founder Mehron Malik created his first line of rouge and pomades in New York's theater district. It wasn't long before Mehron's products were being worn by many of New York's leading ladies, including names such as Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland. Now, 90 years later, Mehron continues to be an industry leader in beauty, fx, and theatrical makeup.

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7 Makeup Artist Tips From the Pros

7 Makeup Artist Tips From the Pros

Whether you're just getting started or are an industry pro, we can all learn from each other. Here are some of our favorite makeup artist tips: 

Lighten Up With the Right Primer

If your skin is looking dull these days, try a peach or apricot toned primer to brighten things up. It counteracts blueish dark circles, too.

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3 Makeup Tips For Putting Your Best Face Forward for Photos

3 Makeup Tips For Putting Your Best Face Forward for Photos

We've all experienced this classic Instagram blunder: Our makeup looks positively fabulous in the mirror, but when we see ourselves in photos, everything looks wrong.

This doesn't happen because you aren't as good at doing your makeup as you think you are. Rather, it's because you might not be aware of the makeup techniques that are necessary to ensure that you look your absolute best when take a photo or selfie.

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10 More Makeup Artist Horror Stories

10 More Makeup Artist Horror Stories

So we laughed so hard compiling part one of Makeup Artist Horror Stories, that we had to make a part two. We still can't believe this stuff. Be forewarned...hilarity has struck again!

1/10) When I first started out doing freelance work I was doing makeup for a bride who was also a friend of mine. We got to chatting and I got a little distracted and when I was done I noticed something just wasn't quite right about her eyes. It wasn't until she was headed out the door that I realized that I had put her lashes on backwards so the longest lashes were on the inner corners of her eyes making her look like she was in a constant state of mild confusion. - AM

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Creating the Perfect Eyeshadow for Your Eye Shape

Creating the Perfect Eyeshadow for Your Eye Shape

Monolid

This eye shape is characterized by its lack of a (or a very small) crease. This might sound like a negative, but it also means there's more lid space to play with.

For this shape, apply a light shade of shadow across the entire lid. To create the illusion of a crease, apply a medium shade where the crease would be and blend. Line the upper lash line only in a dark shade to really define the eye.

Bonus tip: Blend the eyeliner upward to create more definition and open the eye. A light sweeping of a light, shimmery shade across the brow bone does this too.

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Top 4 Products to Perfect No-Makeup Makeup

Top 4 Products to Perfect No-Makeup Makeup

Sure, it's fun to do a full-on glam makeup look that features a smoky eye, heavily contoured skin and bold lips. However, if you're starting to get a little sick of the over-the-top Instagram look, then it might be time to mix things up with the "no makeup" makeup look. 

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Tips For Applying Face and Body Paint

Tips For Applying Face and Body Paint

If you've ever stalked the Instagram or YouTube accounts of body painting pros, you've probably literally gasped at some of the amazing designs they've created. We'll admit, even though we're not the world's best body painters, we're kind of obsessed with the unreal results that these artists create.

If you want to take a stab at creating an amazing piece of wearable art yourself, then follow these tips on how to apply paint to the face and body.

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