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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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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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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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BEAUTY SHOWDOWN: Cream vs Powder Blush

BEAUTY SHOWDOWN: Cream vs Powder Blush

Here at Frends Beauty, we're huge fans of how makeup techniques that used to be reserved for the professionals have now become more mainstream. Now more than ever, ordinary beauty enthusiasts have access to the products that professionals and makeup artists swear by.

When it comes to putting color back into the cheeks, options include both cream and powder blushes. However, we can't help but wonder: Is one better than the other? Does cream reign supreme or is powder blush the better option?

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Amazing Foundations You Might Not Have Heard Of

Amazing Foundations You Might Not Have Heard Of

Finding a good foundation can be so tiresome and frustrating. If it’s the right shade, it’s the wrong texture – it seems like there’s always something not quite right! If you’ve searched high and low for your holy grail foundation, try these little-known superstars:

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation Pro
Very popular among pro makeup artists, this silicone-based foundation gives silky smooth, gorgeous coverage. Because of its silicone base, it doesn’t require a primer – it’s basically built right in! It also keeps the formula from creasing and flaking, leaving you with a long-lasting, smooth finish. 

Makeup artists rave about its blendability and lightweight feel. Though it offers amazing buildable coverage (from medium to high), you’re not left feeling like you have an oil slick on your face. 

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The 411 on Yellow Finishing Powder and Why It's Necessary

The 411 on Yellow Finishing Powder and Why It's Necessary

Yellow finishing powder, also fondly known as banana powder, is taking the makeup world by storm. Professional makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, popularized it when he used it on star client Kim Kardashian. But what exactly is banana powder and why is everyone talking about it? Read on, and hopefully we’ve answered these questions and more.

What is Banana Powder?
To be exact, it's a yellow-toned powder used for setting makeup.

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Lipstick Takeover: Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Lipstick Takeover: Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick
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While lipsticks have always been a beauty staple, it's time traditional sheen, satin and matte lipsticks move over and make room for the lip product taking the industry by storm, liquid lipsticks. 

Liquid Lipsticks go on like a cream lip color then dry like a matte lipstick. While many brands have liquid lipsticks, very few have really gotten the formula down pat. Many are too drying, or they crack easily. Hello Sahara Desert on your mouth! Not pretty. Have no fear though, we’ve found the holy grail of liquid lipsticks…Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème is the bees’ knees hands down.

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The Hottest Blushes and Bronzers to Enhance Your Complexion Year-Round

The Hottest Blushes and Bronzers to Enhance Your Complexion Year-Round

 

NYX Matte Bronzer Available in 5 skin tone shades, this product is perfect for achieving that summer glow. At a price anyone can afford, there’s no excuse to not add this bronzer to your makeup bag.

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Beautiful Eye Makeup Looks for Valentines Day

Beautiful Eye Makeup Looks for Valentines Day

Valentine's Day is one of those fun occasions during the year where us makeup lovers get the chance to go all-out and really have some fun with our makeup! There are plenty of directions to take; subtle and sweet, smoky and sexy or maybe a pink-infused natural glow. Whatever your style, check out these three eye makeup styles that go great with any look on Valentine's Day. They can even be used the rest of the year, too.

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Our Favorite Makeup Products Inspired by the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year

Our Favorite Makeup Products Inspired by the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year

Even if you’re not a graphic designer, you’ve likely heard of Pantone. If you haven’t, here’s the scoop: it was created to be a “universal language” for colors, ensuring that people all over are talking about the same thing when they say “warm gold.” Pantone has just released their “Colors of the Year” for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity, and we think their subtle pink and lavender glow – coupled with Pantone’s precision – provides the perfect inspiration to change up your look this year.

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Tips to Keep Your Makeup Fresh With The Seasons

Tips to Keep Your Makeup Fresh With The Seasons

You may have heard old beauty wisdom about being a Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter. For a long time, this concept is how women determined what makeup colors and styles they would choose in accordance with things like their hair color, eye color and skin tone. In the world of modern beauty, the idea of keeping your makeup fresh with the passing seasons rather than relegating yourself to a specific color and style all year long is now consistently on trend. If you've been finding yourself wondering what colors pair with what seasons and how to update your makeup regimen throughout the year, read on to learn more. 

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Viseart Lip Palette 01 Muse Nude at Frends Beauty

Viseart Lip Palette 01 Muse Nude at Frends Beauty

I like good people. The world needs more of them. So when I woke up a text this morning from Anastasia, a good friend of mine and CEO of Viseart, that Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic endorsed Viseart's Muse Nude Lip Palette, I was ecstatic. As he puts it, you have to have this because "the textures are really creamy".

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Top Makeup Brands Used on the Red Carpet

Top Makeup Brands Used on the Red Carpet

Those of us here at Frends Beauty consider award show season to be our personal Super Bowl. After all, this is the time of year when we get to see the very best in hair and makeup on the red carpet, the looks that will set the trend for the rest of 2016.

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Pretty Party Nails for the Holidays

Pretty Party Nails for the Holidays

What better way to complete your smashing holiday look than the perfect manicure?! Ok maybe a pair of Louboutins...but nail polish is slightly more affordable. Reds, icy whites, and shimmering metallics are all the rage for the festive season. Check out what I’ve cooked up for you below!

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More than Banana Powder: Other Great Products by Ben Nye

More than Banana Powder: Other Great Products by Ben Nye

When choosing beauty products to purchase, we often look to the trustworthiness of brands we already use to help us branch out of our makeup repertoire. Ben Nye makeup is well known for their Banana Powder, a mineral finishing powder used for daily wear by famous beauty and fashion plate Kim Kardashian. The color correcting effect of the yellow base powder is ideal for many makeup enthusiasts, but isn't the only great product made by Ben Nye Cosmetics. The cosmetics company has an entire line of other fantastic, high quality products that are more than worth checking out.

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Highlight For The Holidays

Highlight For The Holidays

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is all the festive parties and how you get to dress up for those parties! Which means glamorous makeup is completely acceptable all season long. Sparkly eyes, red lips and shimmering cheeks are a must do for this time of year! Speaking of shimmering cheeks let’s talk highlights, cause you can never have enough, am I right?

 

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4 Affordable Eye Shadow Options that Won't Break the Bank

4 Affordable Eye Shadow Options that Won't Break the Bank

We all want to accumulate a big makeup collection that can rival those of our favorite makeup artists and YouTube beauty gurus. However, even those of us here at Frends Beauty know that makeup can get a little pricey. Sure, we'd love it if you bought up all our inventory, but realistically we know that option isn't on the table for the most beauty divas on a budget!

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The 411: How to Actually Use the Z Palette

The 411: How to Actually Use the Z Palette

If you are a voracious reader and watcher of all things beauty on the Internet, then you've probably heard plenty of bloggers, vloggers, and gurus raving about something called a "Z Palette." No, it's not some weird bizarre new beauty gizmo that will leave you confused. Rather, a Z Palette is the go-to product for simple, customizable organization of your eye shadows or other pan makeup powder products. The empty Z palette is pre-magnetized, which means that as long as your shadow pans have a magnetic backing, they're ready to go - and if they don't, you can simply buy backings to stick on!

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Stuff His Stocking!

Stuff His Stocking!

If you’re anything like me, shopping is easy. I pride myself in being a great gift giver. Sometimes though those men in our lives challenge us in more ways than one. You might think shopping on frendsbeauty.com is selfish this season but it’s not! We have plenty of awesome stuff for your honeys during the holidays!

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The Best Eyeshadow Palettes For Literally Every Occasion

The Best Eyeshadow Palettes For Literally Every Occasion

Eyeshadow palettes are a must-have beauty accessory for a reason. Unlike purchasing a single pan eyeshadow, a palette enables you to create multiple looks with just one product. There's a reason why they're one of the most popular items here at Frends Beauty.

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