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Best Halloween Makeup Products That Are Also Budget Friendly

Best Halloween Makeup Products That Are Also Budget Friendly

You'd be hard-pressed to find any makeup professional who doesn't live for Halloween. It's basically Christmas for those of us who adore false eyelashes, special effects products and over-the-top makeup looks.

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Why You Should Always Wet Your Makeup Sponge

Why You Should Always Wet Your Makeup Sponge

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: 

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Need a Break From Foundation? Here's What You Can Do Instead

Need a Break From Foundation? Here's What You Can Do Instead

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.

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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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How to Pack Light for Summer Vacation Without Compromising Your Look

How to Pack Light for Summer Vacation Without Compromising Your 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.

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Should You Wear Powder, Cream or Liquid Foundation?

Should You Wear Powder, Cream or Liquid Foundation?

If you obsessively follow makeup accounts on Instagram and YouTube like we do, then you've probably grown accustomed to seeing gurus and makeup artists who seem to own every single foundation on the planet. 

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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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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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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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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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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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