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Summer Makeup Tips: How to Sweatproof Makeup
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Summer Makeup Tips: How to Sweatproof Makeup

As a working makeup artist, I quickly learned to bring a sweater to long studio shoots. Why?  Because studios are freezing cold to keep the models looking fresh.  Nothing degrades makeup and irritates skin faster than heat.  Unfortunately, those of us who are not working in studios are left to fend for ourselves when it...

How To Repair Skin Barrier: Barrier Repair Tips
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How To Repair Skin Barrier: Barrier Repair Tips

Image Credit @ Camilla Akrans for Max Factor Understanding exactly how your skin works is key to keeping it in the best possible condition so you look and feel your best. You’ve probably heard people talking about barrier repair, with more about products specifically designed to strengthen or repair the skin barrier, but what exactly...

This or That: The Early 2000s Edition
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This or That: The Early 2000s Edition

Hello from the early 2000s from Baby Karen’s skinny brows and jaunty newsboy cap! How to play Pick one or the other for each of the questions below, and copy/paste your answers in the comments. Can’t wait to see your picks! Mine are listed below. This or That: The Early 2000s Edition Capri pants with...

Why I Get Brazilian Blowouts (despite it being harmful)
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Why I Get Brazilian Blowouts (despite it being harmful)

What’s the big deal about naturally curly vs straightened hair, anyways? Who cares? Here’s my story. I’ve had curls my whole life, and being biracial, half of my family thought my hair was amazing and “au natural” to wear it curly, while the other half called it “nappy” and encouraged me to chop it off...