Category Archives: Makeup How Tos

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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” »

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How To Apply Foundation with an Angled Brush

A reader recently asked a great question about foundation brushes:

A lady at EstĂ©e 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” »

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The Trans Girl’s Guide To Beauty

trans women beauty tips transitioningI’ve been contemplating this article for a long time because the topic of beauty for transgender girls and women is one that I think is both important and fascinating, and in light of the Caitlyn Jenner* thing, it seems appropriate. I am a strong supporter of the transgender community because, well, I’d like to think I’m a strong supporter of all communities (that don’t promote hate) – and the recent hubbub with Planet Fitness has brought the issue to the forefront for some who might not have known it existed. Continue reading “The Trans Girl’s Guide To Beauty” »

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Lashe Mink Lashes Review (or, Why Mink Eyelash Extensions Are So Popular)

mink lashes lash extensions reviewLashes make everyone look better, but have you ever wondered why everyone is so crazy about mink eyelash extensions these days?

Mink eyelashes look and feel more natural: they have a soft, fluffy, fluttery look that you can only get from real hair. No matter what you do, a synthetic lash will always look a bit, well, synthetic. Plus, you can heat-curl mink lashes unlike synthetic eyelash extensions (that’s a plastic disaster waiting to happen).

I got a full set of Lashe mink lash extensions at LPG Endermocenter & Spa in Oldtown Scottsdale. Here’s a video of me with the results (mind the puffiness, I’m post-facial): Continue reading “Lashe Mink Lashes Review (or, Why Mink Eyelash Extensions Are So Popular)” »

Old Hollywood Lips Feature

Old Hollywood Makeup Part 2: Lips & Cheeks [VIDEO]

Welcome to Part 2 of a series I created for this Halloween when I went as Dottie Hinson from A League of Their Own – it’s all about OLD HOLLYWOOD makeup. But our lip makeup is also perfect for copying Emma Roberts’ American Horror Story look! (That’s my absolute favorite show on television.)

This part is all about lips and cheeks.  Here’s the video so you can see what’s what: Continue reading “Old Hollywood Makeup Part 2: Lips & Cheeks [VIDEO]” »