Win It! Sephora Collection Makeup Academy Blockbuster Palette!

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One (1) lucky reader will win a Sephora Collection Makeup Academy Blockbuster Palette that contains 130 different colors–from eyes to lips to primer to blush!

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No purchase necessary to enter or win. This contest runs from November 8th, 2013 through November 16th, 2013 at 12:00AM EST.


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jessica Avatar

would looove to win this!!!! my favorite beauty tip is always setting under eye concealer with powder so that it doesnt settle into my fine lines 😀

Lauren W. Avatar

For eyeshadows that are difficult to blend, put a layer of face powder over your normal eye primer, then do your shadow. I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get a pretty looking blend until I figured this one out!

Rida Avatar

For a nice skin tone, what i do is, i take
1tbsp gram flour
1/4tsp turmeric
2tbsp raw milk(if your skin is dry)
a bit of rose water (if your skin is oily)
half lemon
wash your skin properly, dry it, mix all these ingredients and apply on your skin. let it dry (it should take at least 20min). Then wash it properly.

Alpa Avatar

Concealer is only half the battle when it comes to fixing flaws. To perfect your complexion (no matter what your skin tone), try lipstick in a warm pink. it distracts people’s eyes from blemishes and other imperfections.

Rebecca Avatar

My favorite little beauty tip is to layer a slightly shiny but sheer champagne colored eyeshadow or eyeliner beneath whatever eyeliner I’m using that day. I make the line of the champagne makeup slightly larger so it peeks out from the eyeliner. This instantly brightens and wakes up my eyes!

Esha Avatar

Oh!! Its times like these that make me want to move to US.
Either that or if you come to India (Bangalore to be more precise, coz then I’d do anything to meet you!!) 🙂

Amy Avatar

For big wide-awake eyes: a little highlighter or light-colored (just lighter than your skin tone) eyeshadow at the inner and outer corners of the eye and just below the brow opens the eye for a wide-awake look – as does eyeliner that does NOT meet at the outer corner (and the lower-lash liner should not extend all the way to the inner corner, but only about halfway across).

Maria Brown Avatar

My favorite beauty tip is if you rub cut a half of lemon and rub it on your elbow and knees it will gradually start removing those unwanted dark areas…..also pure aloe tonics scares much quicker

divinem1 (Melissa) Avatar

Favorite beauty tip:

If you make a mistake when applying your mascara and you get it on your eyelid, you can still save your eyeshadow.

DON’T try to wipe it off. Wait until it dries completely, then take an eyebrow spoolie (I use Sonia Kashuk’s ) and gently scrape away the mascara smear. It comes off easily and leaves no trace.

You may need a little shadow re-fresh on the lid afterwards, but at least it won’t ruin your whole look!

julie loop Avatar

My favorite beauty tip is after I apply all my makeup, I take a washcloth and wipe over my face . It takes any extra makeup off and blends so it looks natural

chandra Avatar

I don’t know if my other comment showed. If it did disregard. My favorite beauty tip is primer for your eyes. It really does make a big difference in wear and creasing.

Bishakha Sen Avatar

my beauty tip is for a cant detect what it is but a difficult to emulate , light emanating from within glow from the eyes .Use a satin finish or a shimmery highlight powder ( depending on how intense your look is ), to the lower portion of the OUTER CORNER of the eyes and the inner corner, both upper and lower portion. People rarely put the highlight in the outer corner lower corner but it makes a huge difference ! If the overall make up look is warm toned , use a golden toned highlight and if the make up look is cool and or a lot of blues pinks or purples are used, use a slightly leaning towards pink toned highlight .

Sharon Avatar

Use honey, brown sugar and a teensy bit of cinnamon as a face mask and scrub! honey has good anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties and the cinnamon will help circulation!

haley Avatar

I’ve eyed this at Sephora for a while now and would love to win. My biggest beauty tip always fill in your brows! It will change your whole face!

Elena Avatar

especially for light eyes, using a matte, chocolatey brown eyeliner for a cat eye is much more interesting and flattering, since it’s less harsh but still intense

Sarita Avatar

I guess that my tip would be to concentrate mascara at the roots/base of your eyelashes & always curling your eyelashes. oh, and taking care of you skin is so important – makeup looks so much better/goes on so much easier when you have the cleanest canvas possible

Jessica Avatar

I see a lot of people saying this but my best tip is primer! Eye primer, face primer, lip primer….Your makeup will look so much better & last so much longer!

Nines Avatar

Honestly…. I don’t really have any exciting beauty tips… Not that I can think of anyways…

I guess my best “tip” would be to just have FUN with your makeup! Play around with it, try new and crazy colors! But also, don’t feel like you HAVE to walk out the door with bright green eyeshadow and neon pink lips to be “into” makeup, or “good” at it. A gorgeous neutral look is awesome, and if you aren’t comfortable with the crazy colors, there is no reason to force yourself! It’s all about what you love and have fun doing!

Diana Devlin Avatar

A favorite beauty tip of mine I learned from a makeup artist. She told me to apply all my eye make up first, before doing my foundation. This way, if there’s any eyeshadow fallout or smudging, it can easily be fixed by applying the foundation AFTERWARDS.

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