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Would You Consider A Makeup Hiatus?

Would You Consider A Makeup Hiatus?
Earlier this fall at the MTV Video Music Awards, fans were shocked to see that Alicia Keys had decided to attend the event completely makeup-free. The "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" songstress decided that she wanted to take a stand against the pressures that the media puts on women to be beautiful. It was a bold statement and reactions were mixed. Some people thought Alicia was right on the money, while others questioned if she was unfairly demonizing makeup.
 
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What's In Your Kit? Stephanie Cozart-Burton

What's In Your Kit? Stephanie Cozart-Burton
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Hey everyone! We're deviating a bit from our standard Q&A intro here. Professional makeup artist Stephanie Cozart Burton, our friend, has had a career that includes so many cool shows from my childhood I kinda just wanted to sit back and let her talk. You will recognize her work on 80's and 90's sitcom staples like Out ff This World, The Facts of Life, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Living Single, and of course, In Living Color. She's got an amazing resume and she continues working on blockbusters to this day.

So without further adieu...here's Stephanie!

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15 Pro Tips On Wearing Makeup with Glasses

15 Pro Tips On Wearing Makeup with Glasses
You know those makeup malfunctions you get where the nose pads on your glasses rest on your nose? Those unsightly, annoying indentations and smudges that result from perhaps too much makeup, unsealed makeup, or simply bad luck?
 
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What's In A (Shade) Name?

What's In A (Shade) Name?
It's been a while since we were in high school English class, but we do remember the part of Romeo and Juliet where Juliet asked, "what's in a name?" And while we might be a little rusty on the analysis of just what she meant, we do want to pose the same question to our readers today, in reference to the names of some of your favorite beauty products.
 
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Caudalie Skin Care Products at Frends Beauty

Caudalie Skin Care Products at Frends Beauty

Caudalie is an embodied, family-owned brand that has been 100% independent for 20 years. It represents the very best in French-made cosmetics.

 

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Model Rock Lashes + Roshar Lash Art

Model Rock Lashes + Roshar Lash Art

MODELROCK and internationally renowned makeup artist Roshar have teamed up to create a new way of looking at lashes. The two have joined forces to create the new Lash Art Line and it is not to be missed. Frends Beauty is excited to offer these beautiful new products in our store and online.

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NYC Makeup Artists Rejoice: New Bill Protects Freelancers from Non-Payment

NYC Makeup Artists Rejoice: New Bill Protects Freelancers from Non-Payment
October 27, 2016 marks a milestone for freelancers in New York City, where the City Council has just passed the “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” by a unanimous vote.
 
 
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What's In Your Kit? Erica Carr

What's In Your Kit? Erica Carr

We sat down with our friend, Erica Carr, to chat a bit about her career, her kit, and the must-have products she needs to do the job right. For more than 20 years, Erica has been a professional hair and makeup artist; working on film, television shows, commercials, magazine shoots, and bridal makeup at over 1,000 weddings. In addition to this, she travels the world partnering with other hair and makeup professionals to teach seminars to local artists. If you want to learn more about her classes, you can check them out at www.ericacarrclasses.com.

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Help Your Skin Survive Halloween

Help Your Skin Survive Halloween
Halloween is coming up quick, and that means lots of fun costumes and crazy makeup to go along with it! Unfortunately, Halloween makeup can be very heavy and hard on your skin. Here are some easy tips to make sure your skin survives the experience.
 
 
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Using Concealer Correctly

Using Concealer Correctly
When you're up too early and greeted by dark bags under your eyes, what is the first thing you reach for? Your beloved concealer! It's a wonderful tool that belongs in every makeup bag, but is often used incorrectly. To make sure you're getting the most out of this great product, follow our simple guide:
 
 
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Instagrammers Tell Us the Best Ways to Apply Mascara

Instagrammers Tell Us the Best Ways to Apply Mascara
Mascara. You either nailed it, or you didn't. There is a sweet spot somewhere between thin lashes, and lashes that look like they've covered in coffee grinds. So we asked some of our friends who have big followings on their Instagram makeup profiles, how they do their lashes and to give our readers some tips. Check it out! 
 
 
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How to Clean a Beautyblender

How to Clean a Beautyblender

Let's be honest: when it comes to makeup, brushes, sponges, and other beauty tools, we could all level up our cleaning game. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to find the time, motivation, or even proper techniques. Makeup artists have the advantage here, as keeping the tools of their trade squeaky clean for clients is a must for their business. However, when it comes to our personal products, which often seem safely hidden away in the bathroom, it can be tempting to put off this important step for all beauty routines.

With the ever growing popularity of the Beautyblender in mind, we decided to take the guesswork out of makeup sponge sanitation for you with a quick how-to. We asked our friend, Elley (@beauty_by_elley), to give our readers a run through. Elley is a makeup enthusiast and uses these tools on herself. With her simple words of wisdom, you can finally banish those pesky excuses and give your blender the cleaning it deserves.

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Last Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas - Infographic

Last Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas - Infographic

Sometimes life gets in the way and we procrastinate on Halloween looks. So for all of you busy folks out there, we put together this Halloween makeup infographic that's easy enough for everyone of all levels of makeup expertise to follow, use, and benefit from. Don't forget to shop the Frends Beauty Halloween makeup section on http://www.frendsbeauty.com/halloween-makeup.html. When you post your looks on Instagram, hashtag #frendsbeauty so we can see them!

 

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Top Beauty Products to Put on Your Christmas List

Top Beauty Products to Put on Your Christmas List

Are you ready to start picking the makeup products that you want to put on your Christmas list? We must admit that each year, our holiday wish lists are usually entirely comprised of makeup, skincare and luxury beauty products.

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12 Pro Tips on Setting Under-eye Makeup Without Cracking

12 Pro Tips on Setting Under-eye Makeup Without Cracking
You spend time putting on your makeup. You pay close attention to the meticulous application of your favorite products. You're proud of your masterful technique, and flawless execution. Then later on in the day, the area under your eyes looks like a cracked, dry desert lake bed. So we asked some of our friends who are professional makeup artists for some tips on keeping the makeup on your under-eye area from cracking. Check it out!
 
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11 Bad Makeup Habits Not to Have

11 Bad Makeup Habits Not to Have

 

1/11 ) Yesterday's eyeliner is today's smokey eye... - ladyviolet

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Makeup Confessions

Makeup Confessions
Every once in a while, tucked away in the office, while pretending to be working...someone will be cruising through Reddit. What originates as an act of defience à la 'I'm going to sit here and read stuff online while being paid!', turns into 'ok so I had intended to just look busy...but there is actually some gold in here and I can turn this into a piece of content that'll make Frends Beauty customers laugh.'

 

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What's In Your Kit? Special FX artist Todd Debreceni

What's In Your Kit? Special FX artist Todd Debreceni
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We've got so many of these What's In Your Kit interviews lined up I wanted to be sure we included some special fx makeup artists in the mix as well. 

Frends: Tell the readers a bit about yourself.

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23 Pro Makeup Artist On-Set Hacks

23 Pro Makeup Artist On-Set Hacks
Murphy's Law nearly always strikes when you least expect it. And you least expect it because you are unwillingly unprepared to deal with it. Double whammy! When the inevitable happens, it's the crafty ones who can figure out how to get out of trouble scott free. We asked some of our professional hair and makeup artist friends about some on-set hacks they've pulled off, and how they saved the day.

 

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Halloween Look: 'The Joker' by Ariel / @theevanitydiary

Halloween Look: 'The Joker' by Ariel / @theevanitydiary
 
We asked our friend Ariel (@theevanitydiary) to create a look for us just in time for Halloween --- the Suicide Squad inspired 'Joker'. He not only provided us with the end look, but some in-process shots as well as a quick how-to. Check it out in the quick overview below!
 
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