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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 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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How to Apply Cream Highlighters

How to Apply Cream Highlighters

It's well-worth learning how to apply cream highlighters for a dewy, luminous finish that gives a lit-from-within glow!  This guide will help you learn how to work cream highlighters into your routine, when and where to apply them, and how to master the art of application.

There can be a bit of a...

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How to Apply Liquid Eyeshadow with Ease!

How to Apply Liquid Eyeshadow with Ease!

Liquid eyeshadow has become more and more popular in the last few years, and the formulas have improved significantly making how to apply liquid eyeshadow easier than before!  There is often a learning curve with most liquid eyeshadow formulas, so let's dive into the nuances of liquid eyeshadow...

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The Ins & Outs of How to Apply Liquid Highlighter

The Ins & Outs of How to Apply Liquid Highlighter

If you're just learning how to apply liquid highlighters, there can be a bit of a learning curve, especially if you're trying to get a more intense effect or if you tend to wear a lot of matte foundation or heavier coverage base products.  Liquid highlighters share a similar application method as...

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How to Apply Shimmery & Metallic Eyeshadow

How to Apply Shimmery & Metallic Eyeshadow

Learning how to apply shimmery eyeshadow is easier than you think!  Shimmery eyeshadows tend to have softer, more forgiving formulas that blend more readily. I've rounded up my go-to tips for working with shimmer and metallic eyeshadows from figuring out what method to start with, what brushes work...

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How to Apply Eyeshadow – The Ultimate Guide!

How to Apply Eyeshadow – The Ultimate Guide!

Back to the basics: learn how to apply eyeshadow from someone who's obsessed with it! Whether you're an eye makeup beginner or a makeup pro, we'll help you further your eyeshadow exploration--at least a little bit!

This is an expansion of our step-by-step smokey eye tutorial, which is more focused...

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How to Make Lipstick Last Longer in 3 Steps!

How to Make Lipstick Last Longer in 3 Steps!

We all want to know how to make our lipstick last longer, so here's what I've found works best for getting longer wear out of your lipsticks (and glosses, to some extent) without always having to opt for a matte, liquid lipstick.  The key to making your lipstick last the longest it can is to apply...

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