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Debby Ryan’s Halloween Makeup: Marilyn Monroe

Debby Ryan Jessie Marilyn Monroe Halloween MakeupStar of the Disney Channel’s uber-successful “Jessie”, Debby Ryan is near and dear to my heart as a fellow redhead (as is her Disney cohort Bella Thorne!). She dressed up as a rather funny version of Marilyn Monroe in a Halloween episode of Jessie entitled “Ghost Bummers”, but the Instagram selfie she posted (right) was much more beautiful than funny.

To get the look, an absolute must is a powerful, lasting red lipstick – Lime Crime’s Velvetines Red Velvet liquid lipstick will withstand the most pungent Halloween party punch. (If you’re into more traditional- and cheaper- lipsticks, try Julie Hewett Rouge Noir – it’s a long lasting classic red.)

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Makeup Myths: Skipping Mascara on Lower Lashes

Makeup Myths Skipping Mascara on Lower LashesWe girls are told from a young age not to apply mascara to our lower eyelashes for a multitude of reasons:

“It’ll cast a shadow on your face!”

“Your makeup will look too heavy!”

“It makes lower lashes look spidery and gross!”

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Makeup Myth: Double Dipping Your Mascara

Makeup Myth Double Dipping Your Mascara Woman Eye Makeup BlueA common habit for ladies who are running low on their favorite mascara is to “pump” the brush in and out of the tube to get more mascara on the brush. I’m here to tell you: stop doin’ it! This actually pushes air into the tube and dries your mascara out. Before you know it, you’ll have a clumpy mess of what used to be your lash plumping and separating best friend. No bueno!

So what’s the solution? Simple. Twist the brush while it’s inside the tube and get some more black sexy goodness on there. Your mascara will last longer, clump less and cover eyelashes better. Bellissimo! (That’s right. Spanish to Italian. Go ahead and argue with me.)

Genius Halloween Makeup Ideas

Genius Halloween Makeup IdeasLooking for a great Halloween makeup idea but no clue where to begin? Luckily, the Internet is full of beauty bloggers like myself with inspired ideas on Halloween makeup. Here are some by the look you’d like to get:

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Makeup Myths: The Truth About “Hypoallergenic”

Makeup Myths The Truth About Hypoallergenic Redhead SneezingReady for a rant? We all know marketers do plenty of things to walk the fine line between the truth and what sells – and makeup is one of the most guilty product categories. (Who hasn’t gotten a little pissed at a clearly Photoshopped mascara ad? Seriously, how is that not literally the definition of “false advertising”?!) One seemingly innocent category – the use of the term “hypoallergenic” in cosmetic packaging and marketing materials.

Hypoallergenic cosmetics are makeup products that the manufacturers and/or their marketing teams claim produce fewer allergic reactions than other cosmetic products. Tons of makeup products advertise that they’re hypoallergenic, and in a sense, they’re right – all products available on the retail market in the US are FDA-approved and thus have fewer substances in them that will cause your skin to have an allergic reaction than, say, walking through a recently pesticide-spritzed overgrowth of ragweed. The truth is, there’s no real definition of “hypoallergenic” as far as FDA regulations go. The FDA attempted to regulate the term way back in the 70s, but their rules were later declared invalid. If you have sensitive skin, you know that one product can cause a reaction as easily as another.

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