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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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How To Create Model-Worthy Cheekbones

How To Create Model-Worthy Cheekbones

One of the biggest defining makeup trends of 2016 was, to put it in Instagram terms, dat contour. While there's already somewhat of a push to move toward more natural looks in 2017, we don't think the trend of model-worthy cheekbones are going away anytime soon.

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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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Halloween Zombie How-to!

Halloween Zombie How-to!

Let's face it folks it's almost Halloween and it's time to start picking out our costumes. Personally, I am a righteous fan of ZOMMMBIES! They are the only thing on the planet that is dead and continues to evolve. Pretty cool. From a creators point of view there are so many types of zombies, which means so much room for creative customizing. Here I will go over one of my favorite ways of making an easy long lasting zombie. I will give you the basic process and hopefully give your creative juices a jolt. Below you'll find a material lists of all the things you need to make an amazingly gruesome Zombie along with GREAT VIDEOS on how to achieve the ultimate ZOMBIE look!

 
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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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The Anatomy of a Starter Makeup Kit: Infographic

The Anatomy of a Starter Makeup Kit: Infographic

Your first makeup kit can be quite an investment in both time and money. Before you start filling your shopping cart, let's take a look at the essentials! And when you are ready to start looking for products, check out his page we made for you full of suggestions: https://www.frendsbeauty.com/special-sales/starter-makeup-kit.html

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Unique Ways to Use Your Makeup Brushes

Unique Ways to Use Your Makeup Brushes

Here at Frends Beauty, we're huge fans of rule breakers. We like our makeup rules broken; indeed, we love bronzers used as eyeshadows, lip stains used on the cheeks and any trick or beauty hack that changes how we see a product.

Just because a makeup brush is labeled for a certain type of use doesn't mean that it's a rule you have to follow. Here are some unique ways to use your makeup brushes.

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How to Make Your Lip Gloss Less Sticky and Stay on Longer

How to Make Your Lip Gloss Less Sticky and Stay on Longer

Lip gloss is quick, easy and beautiful, but it can also be sticky and smeary. Thankfully, there are simple ways to fix these problems and still enjoy your gloss.

Exfoliate First
If you don't exfoliate first, you're leaving dry, flaky skin instead of a smooth surface to adhere to. Our favorite (and the easiest!) way to exfoliate lips is with a toothbrush. 

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Natural and Easy Ways to Remove Your Makeup

Natural and Easy Ways to Remove Your Makeup
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If you're as beauty-obsessed as we are, then chances are you're always on the lookout for products and techniques that will keep your skin healthy and glowing, no matter how much makeup you wear. Everyone knows that removing your makeup at night is always a great idea and should be a part of your nightly routine.

Unfortunately, a lot of us have bad reactions to many commercial makeup-removing products, especially considering the fact that many of them contain drying ingredients. Makeup wipes can be especially problematic for a lot of people with sensitive skin, as they tend to contain alcohol.

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6 Ways to Speed Up Your Makeup Routine

6 Ways to Speed Up Your Makeup Routine
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Taking the extra time to play with your makeup can be a lot of fun, but when it comes to everyday life, most of us want a quicker routine. Save the winged liner for the weekend and try these tips for a simpler weekday look. 

Organize
Your makeup routine goes way faster when you actually know where your products are. Take the initial chunk of time to get everything organized and your future self will thank you! 

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Beauty and Makeup Swaps You Should be Making for Summer

Beauty and Makeup Swaps You Should be Making for Summer
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Summer is in full swing and we here at Frends Beauty couldn't be happier about it. We're all about those long hot days and those weekends spent at the pool or beach.

While summer is the best season for outdoor fun and adventures with friends, it isn't always the best season for make up. In the fall or winter, makeup feels like a no-brainer. You put it on and it stays in place. On a particularly hot summer day, however, it can be just a few minutes after you step outside before your makeup starts to slide down your face.

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Foundation Mistakes You're Probably Making

Foundation Mistakes You're Probably Making

Foundation can be a tricky product. There are so many formulations, shades, and applicators - where do you even start? Because of its complicated nature, many of us are making mistakes. Start by avoiding these 5. 

Using the Wrong Type
Everyone's skin is different. Some of us are oily, others dry, and still others sensitive. Each of these skin types requires a different foundation formulation. 

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Applying Glitter Makeup Without Creating a Mess

Applying Glitter Makeup Without Creating a Mess
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If you love rocking bold makeup looks, then chances are you've wanted to dip your makeup brush in the glitter trend. However, glitter can seem like one of the most cumbersome makeup products around. First of all, applying it can mean committing to having glitter everywhere for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, once you've applied it to your lids, it can quickly travel and get all over your face, shoulders and even your outfit.

Glitter can be used in a no-mess manner. It can also stay where you put it. That is, if you have the right tips and tricks at your disposal. Here are our tips on how to apply glitter makeup the smart way.

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Tips on Not Getting Overwhelmed by Your Eyeshadow Palette

Tips on Not Getting Overwhelmed by Your Eyeshadow Palette
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If you're a makeup newbie who's just now diving in to the world of eyeshadow palettes, you might feel a little overwhelmed. After all, the amount of colors and hues that you get in many palettes can seem like a bit much. Sure, the beauty gurus and industry pros on YouTube might make it seem easy, but it might not feel that way when you first get your palette in your hands.

Although a palette can seem overwhelming, it doesn't have to be if you know the right tips and tricks. Here's some advice on how you can keep from getting overwhelmed by your eyeshadow palette.

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Achieving a Cut Crease Eyeshadow Look

Achieving a Cut Crease Eyeshadow Look

If you're looking for a new way to define your eyes, the cut crease eye shadow technique is the one to try. It contrasts eye shadow in the crease of your eye, sans extensive blending, for a defined look. Follow these steps to create your own version: 

1. Prime! The first step is to use a primer made specifically for your eyelids. It will provide extra staying power for all the work you're about to do. 

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Trying New Makeup Trends on a Budget

Trying New Makeup Trends on a Budget

Keeping up with evolving makeup trends can be expensive! Thankfully, it doesn't have to be. You can have fun experimenting with new looks and still keep your budget with these easy tips: 

Find a Beauty Buddy
You know that friend that's always posting about her favorite new beauty finds? You need to call her! It's likely that she already has the product you're thinking about buying. Why not see if she'll let you test it out first? You can return the favor, too. It's a win-win!

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Keep Your Eyeliner from Smudging

Keep Your Eyeliner from Smudging

Do you have trouble keeping your eyeliner in place? We hear you. You take all that time to perfect your line, maybe even daring to try a little wing, and midday it's sliding down and around your lids. So frustrating! 

Thankfully, we've found some great ways to help your eyeliner stay put. Try these out ASAP - you'll love them! 

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Tips For Wearing Makeup in Bright Colors

Tips For Wearing Makeup in Bright Colors

With summer here, we think it's time to bid adieu to neutral palettes and earth tones, at least for the next few months. Summer calls for bright, neon and vibrant colors. While this trend is undeniably chic and warm weather-approved, it can be overdone. To ensure that you pull off this look the right way, here are some tips for wearing bright makeup colors this summer.

Follow The "One Or The Other" Rule
Yes, we know. Rules are meant to be broken. While this can be true for many makeup-related things, we tend to think the "one or the other" rule is pretty solid. This essentially means that when working with bright colors, you do a bold eye or a bold lip, never both. For example, if you want to do a bold red or purple lip, skip a complex eye and instead just do a swipe of eyeliner, a la Taylor Swift. If you're rocking a neon blue on those lids, try a simple nude gloss.

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Spruce Up Your Bathroom In Just a Few Minutes by Getting Rid of These Items

Spruce Up Your Bathroom In Just a Few Minutes by Getting Rid of These Items

If you're like us, you've acquired a ton of beauty products over the years. Samples, brushes and old eye shadow palettes might be taking over your bathroom cabinets and drawers.

Take a few minutes and take back your bathroom by weeding through the avalanche. When you're done, it will be so much easier to find those products you do love and use. Here are some areas to look at when you're doing your makeup cleanse.

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How to Apply Self Tanner So it Lasts

How to Apply Self Tanner So it Lasts

At this point we all know how bad natural tanning is for our skin and health. Prolonged sun exposure can result in all sorts of nasty ramifications, from premature wrinkles to cancer. Japanese and Korean beauty companies have been light years ahead of the West when it comes to creating products that emphasize the importance of UV protection. Thankfully, it seems as if Western brands are starting to catch up.

However, unlike Asian countries, pale or fair skin is not the beauty ideal in the West. And while light skin is absolutely beautiful, Western women will probably always want to appear bronzed, tan and glowing, especially in the summer months. We can't help it; we love the look of tan skin.

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