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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fun New Lipstick Trends to Try in 2017

Fun New Lipstick Trends to Try in 2017

In 2016, we saw contouring hit an all-time high in popularity. From crazy highlighters to professional techniques becoming totally mainstream, 2016 was definitely the year of the face.

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Top Products Needed to Do Your Own Stage Makeup

Top Products Needed to Do Your Own Stage Makeup

Here at Frends Beauty, we love stage makeup. We understand that life doesn't present a lot of opportunities to wear it for everyday, but if you're going to be attending a big costume party or regularly perform in plays and on stage, we invite you to get excited and stock up on some of our favorite stage makeup items. 

Here are the products that we can't live without for stage and special effects.

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Learn from the Best with Makeup Courses by Guided Eyes

Learn from the Best with Makeup Courses by Guided Eyes

Are you a makeup enthusiast looking to level up your skills? Or maybe you’re an established professional makeup artist interested in taking your career to new heights? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then we’d like to introduce you to your new best friend: Guided Eyes.

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6 of the Best Beauty Brands on Instagram

6 of the Best Beauty Brands on Instagram

If you're anything like us, then your day starts by scrolling through your Instagram feed. And if you're really like us, your Insta feed is dominated almost entirely by accounts devoted to beauty. While we love to look at the accounts of individuals, we also love looking at the accounts of different brands. Here are six of our favorite beauty brands on Instagram.

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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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Makeup or Photoshop?

Makeup or Photoshop?

This is a Public Service Announcement. Several minutes ago, I was on Instagram reading comments on a severely photoshopped picture posted by a popular Instagram makeup guru. Many comments were asking how to achieve this look. The obvious answer is photoshop. But then it went downhill. I noticed many, far too many impressionable young women comparing their real selves, to what amounts to a cartoon. A hand drawn caricature of beauty.

Some went to far as total self-deprication, saying things like "When I put on my makeup this morning I thought I looked good, but seeing this makes me realize how ugly I really am."

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