Category Archives: Makeup How Tos

How to Make Your Lipstick Count

Among all the things you do to look beautiful and presentable, wearing lipstick may seem like the one that should take the least effort to accomplish. However, very few women get this right all the time. I’m sure you would like to be part of that group, so check out our tips below to know how to keep your lipstick flawless: Continue reading “How to Make Your Lipstick Count” »

What Kind of Makeup Does Ariana Grande Use?

We did an immensely popular article chronicling how to copy Ariana Grande’s makeup, straight from the celeb herself — check it out, but first see what the ingenue had to say about her makeup during a Twitter Q&A: Continue reading “What Kind of Makeup Does Ariana Grande Use?” »

Everyone’s Talking About Zendaya’s New Pixie Cut (+ Her BET Awards Makeup)

Our girl Rihanna and her nails weren’t the only beauty standouts at the 2015 BET Awards – Zendaya was sporting a FIERCE pixie cut that shows she’s come a long way since KC Undercover.

bet awards 2015 zendaya haircutZendaya was styled by pro Allan Avendaño, who said, “the hair definitely inspired the overall makeup look. Zendaya’s short pixie cut influenced how deep we wanted her contour and how soft we went with her eyeshadow and lip shades. Since she chose a strong hairstyle and her dress was glitzy, we went with a soft eye and lip look so as not to overpower the overall look.” Continue reading “Everyone’s Talking About Zendaya’s New Pixie Cut (+ Her BET Awards Makeup)” »

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Tell me how to take care of my new makeup brush. Do I wash it and how often?

There are a billion fancy brush cleaners you can buy – but on the flip side, you could do the bare inexpensive minimum and simply spritz the brushes with isopropyl alcohol to decontaminate. However, that might not add a lot of life to that Real Techniques blender you blew your pretty little allowance on. Continue reading “How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes” »

How To Apply Foundation with an Angled Brush

A reader recently asked a great question about foundation brushes:

A lady at Estée Lauder talked me into buying an angular makeup brush to apply my foundation. She made it look easy; I, however, have a tendency to drag it across my face like I’m painting a fence. Got any advice?

Many cosmetophiles are familiar with using a flat foundation brush, but an angled brush is like, that next ish. For my next level girls.  Continue reading “How To Apply Foundation with an Angled Brush” »