MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Powder

MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Powder ($36.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a pale lavender with warmer undertones--more pink- than blue-based--with a soft, golden sheen. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. ...

MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Powder ($36.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a pale lavender with warmer undertones--more pink- than blue-based--with a soft, golden...

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How to Apply Matte Eyeshadow

How to Apply Matte Eyeshadow

Matte eyeshadows are popular because they are often more forgiving than shimmers when it comes to emphasis of lid texture and lines, while they're a classic way to add definition and depth to any eyeshadow look.  Previously, I published my tips on working with shimmery eyeshadows, and now, I'm...

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How to Apply Lipstick on Dry Lips

How to Apply Lipstick on Dry Lips

Drier lips need a little extra attention--TLC, if you will--and prep to get the best lipstick application.  Lipstick simply goes on more smoothly and sits better on hydrated, more supple lips.  In order to apply lipstick to dry lips, the key is proper preparation and ongoing maintenance of your...

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Makeup Sales & Deals This Week

All of the active deals and sales in beauty in one place. Updated with new deals as they go live!

  • Laura Mercier30% off any Caviar Stick Eye Colour + Caviar Volume Mascara purchase, ends 10/20.
  • ColourPop20% off Bye Bye Birdie collection + fall favorites (shop eligible products here), ends 10/20.
  • Milani25% off sitewide with code BOO25, ends 10/20.
  • Ole HenriksenExtra 20% off sale items with code OLESECRET, ends 10/21.
  • Belk15% off with code BEAUTYLOVER, ends 10/20.
  • Bite BeautyBuy one, get one free on Multisticks with code MULTISTICK, ends 10/21.

Makeup Troubleshooting: My Eyeshadow is Too Powdery!

Makeup Troubleshooting: My Eyeshadow is Too Powdery!

Powdery eyeshadows are the type that have a lot of excess product that gets kicked up in the pan whenever you go to use it.  They'll often look messier when housed in a palette, so you may feel like you have to wipe away excess to avoid colors mixing.  Sometimes, this powderiness results in...

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Makeup Troubleshooting: My Eyeshadow is Too Hard or Too Stiff!

Makeup Troubleshooting: My Eyeshadow is Too Hard or Too Stiff!

Firmer eyeshadow formulas are pressed more firmly into the pan, and it doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing, but firmer eyeshadows require some modification of techniques and tools in order to get the most pigmentation and blendability out of them.

One upside is that firmer formulas tend to...

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Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 012

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Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 012

First and foremost, if you're not part of the lovely community, consider registering for an account.  This will allow you to take full advantage of all of the features available on the site!

Now, let's dive into readers' most loved and most wanted products from this past week along with recently...

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Huda Beauty Nude Rich Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

Huda Beauty Nude Rich Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette ($27.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, travel-friendly neutral palette that features five matte eyeshadows and four shimmery eyeshadows. This is one of three "Nude" palettes that is designed to complement darker skin tones in...

Huda Beauty Nude Rich Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette ($27.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, travel-friendly neutral palette that features five matte eyeshadows...

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Permanent
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ColourPop x Disney Designer Down in New Orleans Set

Colour Pop Down in New Orleans Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a soft, plummy brown blush and a deep, copper-red liquid lipstick. Both products performed consistently with their formulas, though both were varying degrees of more pigmented than...

Colour Pop Down in New Orleans Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a soft, plummy brown blush and a deep, copper-red liquid...

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Limited Edition
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What’s your process for testing a new lip product?

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What’s your process for testing a new lip product?

As a reviewer, I like to test a mixture of light, medium, and darker shades across finishes to get a good, big picture overview of how the formula works out. Light shades often under-perform compared to deeper shades, just like matte finishes tend to wear super long compared to a glossier one, so...

— Christine

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