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False Lashes 101: How to Apply, Remove, and Clean your Fake Lashes

False Lashes 101: How to Apply, Remove, and Clean your Fake Lashes

Eyelashes make one of the biggest impacts on our looks, hence all the cosmetics and serums that are made to lengthen, plump, and volumize our lashes. They make our eyes look bigger, more flirtatious and definitely command a lot of attention. Though cosmetics are effective at accentuating lashes, they fall short in comparison to the dramatic effect that wearing a pair of false lashes can offer! Once you experience the vivid effect of extra lashes, it'll be hard being satisfied with your typical makeup routine. 

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7 Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas Anyone Can Pull Off

7 Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas Anyone Can Pull Off

Halloween is a one of the most fun times of year with the costumes, cute make up, and not to mention the almost endless supply of free candy. However, a last minute costume can be difficult to put together if you haven't planned ahead! Try these quick Halloween makeup ideas to take your last minute costume from no-go to so-go.

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3 Brow Must-Haves for Professional Makeup Artists

3 Brow Must-Haves for Professional Makeup Artists

It's official: it's the year of the eyebrow, and it doesn't seem like this trend is going to fade anytime soon. If you're a professional makeup artist, you know how important it is to have the right tools to help every woman achieve that "brows on point" look. Before you stick with your typical eyebrow pencil you've used for years, it's time to spread your wings and add to your arsenal of brow beauty.

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How to Become a Better Special FX Makeup Artist

How to Become a Better Special FX Makeup Artist

For many makeup artists, the next logical step after they've conquered the world of beauty makeup application is to dip their toes into the world of special effects. Even if you're not a makeup artist, knowing how to do some great special effects tricks is a handy tool to break out for Halloween or other costume parties.

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How to Apply Your Eye Shadow Like a Pro

How to Apply Your Eye Shadow Like a Pro

The most important part of any makeup look is the eyes. Eye makeup is what allows us to truly transform ourselves; the right smoky look can turn us into red carpet-worthy vixens, while a brightly colored look can help us to show our creativity and personality to the world.

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Tips For Shine Elimination When Applying Makeup

Tips For Shine Elimination When Applying Makeup

When you're trying to apply makeup to your face properly, few things can be more frustrating than looking like a shiny, oily mess after a few hours. Fortunately, using a few different products in your routine can do wonders to make that unpleasant shine on your face go away. If you want to achieve a beautiful and matte look for your complexion, these helpful tips can come in extremely handy for you.

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Slice and Dice with 3rd Degree!

Slice and Dice with 3rd Degree!

 

I don't know what you are planning to be this Halloween but I think you should take a look at a product that has made it's way into Hollywood Make-up history. It can certainly give the makeup for your Halloween costume that extra kick it needs. I'm talking about 3rd Degree. This creation is very easy to use, looks great and super customizable to your specific look. The use of 3rd Degree has basically replaced the various Nose and Scar waxes available. Not to mention this product is completely hypoallergenic. The downfall, there are a few rules to follow...but that's what we will go over in this article. We'll discuss a couple do's & don'ts and a couple helpful hints to get your creative juices flowing.

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How to Make Your Halloween Makeup Last Longer

How to Make Your Halloween Makeup Last Longer

I had a customer come in the other day, doing some early planning for a fantastic, stand-out Halloween make-up look. After discussing what she had in mind I asked what I could do to help. She looked up at the lights with both hands on the counter, took in an exaggerated inhale of breath and said, "I want to party my ass off this Halloween and I don't want the make-up to come off." We both had a good laugh at her honesty and we came up with a solution that would do the trick to make her makeup stick longer for Halloween. Skin Saver and Krylon's Fixer Spray.

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How to Choose the Right Brow Shade for Your Complexion

How to Choose the Right Brow Shade for Your Complexion

In recent years, eyebrows have become a major focus in the fashion industry. The shape, color, arch, and other aspects of one's eyebrows can really change a person’s entire look. Picking the best eyebrows for your face can make or break your look, and we are here to help you determine the right shade of brow makeup for you.

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Which Shape of Makeup Sponge is Right For You?

Which Shape of Makeup Sponge is Right For You?

Makeup sponges allow for smoother application of foundation and concealer, and help women achieve a flawless glow without getting their fingers dirty. Some women may be most familiar with the round, thin sponges that come in powder compacts. These days there are many sizes and shapes to choose from that are appropriate for applying all different types of makeup.

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Makeup Kit Maintenance and Hygiene Tips

Makeup Kit Maintenance and Hygiene Tips

Maintaining your makeup kit is an essential aspect of owning makeup and wearing it, whether you’re a professional makeup artist or you simply maintain a makeup kit for your own use. Look at it this way -- you don't want to put dirty, unhygienic products on your beautifully clean skin or a client's. Maintaining your makeup kit and ensuring that all products within it are properly sanitized will ensure a beautiful (and hygienic) makeup application each and every time.

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How to Use Different Makeup Brushes

How to Use Different Makeup Brushes

Professional makeup brushes are key tools in your arsenal of beauty products because they help you create a variety of looks, while seamlessly blending and contouring your makeup. Knowing how to implement your brushes into your beauty routine, as well as knowing which brushes work best with which types of makeup, will help you raise the bar higher and take your makeup looks to a whole new level. With the variety of professional makeup brushes available, it may seem daunting, but once you get the hang of things, working with professional brushes will feel like second nature!

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Should You Use Alcohol Activated Makeup?

Should You Use Alcohol Activated Makeup?

If you're interested in special effects makeup or you need a type of makeup that absolutely will not budge, you should take a look at alcohol activated makeup! This type of makeup can be a useful tool in the arsenals of both makeup hobbyists and professionals.

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How to Begin Creating your Professional Makeup Artist Kit

How to Begin Creating your Professional Makeup Artist Kit

Whether you're entering into the makeup artist field or it's simply your favorite hobby, putting together the first basics for your pro makeup artist kit is exciting, albeit a little confusing. There are so many products available to pros; where should you begin? The good news is that the essentials of a quality makeup artist kit never really change, and include some basics that help create a number of fabulous looks. If you're wondering what you should have in your kit to make sure you're never left without the products you need, read on to hear about what we recommend to get your kit started, all of which can be found in our professional beauty supply store.

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3 Products to Instantly Improve your Makeup Game

3 Products to Instantly Improve your Makeup Game

Are you interested in enhancing your look with makeup? You probably already have some of your favorite products, but you may be looking to add a bit more to your collection to bring it to the next level. If the products that you're using are not satisfying all of your needs, it could be because you're missing some "secret sauce" products from your makeup bag. Check out the three products below that you may not already be using - they'll instantly improve your makeup routine.

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Makeup Must-Haves for Special Effects Makeup Artists

Makeup Must-Haves for Special Effects Makeup Artists

One of the most vital and exciting contributions to any theatrical production is the stage and special effects makeup. Makeup brings a character to life, helps show emotion and is essential for creating illusions. It's important for makeup artists to build their stage makeup kits using products and accessories that have been proven over time to perform under the pressures of hot lights and other demands. While stage makeup kits will contain different items based on specific needs, there are a few basic items that are essential for any professional.

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How Should You Apply Your Foundation?

How Should You Apply Your Foundation?

As a makeup lover, you've likely explored many types of foundations to find the perfect color and texture. What could make the perfect foundation even better? It's simple - the best tools and techniques for application can always take your look to the next level. Here are a few ways to apply your foundation that might perfect your complexion even more.

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How to Organize Your Makeup Stash

How to Organize Your Makeup Stash

Are you a beauty addict? Got an overflowing makeup bag, but not willing to part with any of it? You're not alone. Try organizing your makeup kit to make your makeup more accessible and easier to use. These are some of the best ways to organize your beauty supplies:

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6 Tips to Get Longer, Fuller Looking Lashes

6 Tips to Get Longer, Fuller Looking Lashes

We all crave long, full lashes. They can brighten your face and make your eyes look larger and bolder. If your eyelashes are blonde or a little on the sparse side, try these tips to give your lashes the extra boost they need to the the fuller looking lashes you need!

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Amazingly perfect Smoky Eye tutorial

Amazingly perfect Smoky Eye tutorial

If you asked me what's the first thing I notice about a woman, it's always her eyes. I'm the kind of person who makes eye contact with you when we're speaking with one another. From a young age, I was always taught to stand tall, and look people in the eyes. So naturally...your eyes will stand out to me.

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