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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.