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Best: Liquid Eyeliner

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Call it a beauty faux pas but I wear liquid black eyeliner most days. It’s efficient in its application (assuming you have a steady hand), sturdier than most alternatives (won’t smudge) and fits well with my go big or go home attitude. Here are the top options if you’re looking for a liquid eyeliner. I have tried all of these and currently have all three in rotation. 1) Top choice overall: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. 2) Top waterproof: Stila All Day Liner This will not budge. Buyer beware: it is paint. NOT for everyday use. 3) Underdog: Eyeko The Skinny Liner This is great in other colors too like...

3 Products to Help Punch Out Under Eye Circles

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I openly admit that I don’t enjoy sleeping at this time in my life. There are so many other things I’d rather be doing and my brain always wants to index all of those things, one by one, as soon as I lay my head down on the pillow each night. I force an average of about 5.5-6 hours which works out fine except for occasional mental fogginess and the fact that I wear the effects on my face in the form of under eye circles. Luckily, there are many makeup solutions to combat the physical effects of a less-than-stellar sleep schedule. My tried and true #1 under-eye concealer option...

Review: Hoola Bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics

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I have recently “hit pan” on my second container of Benefit’s Hoola bronzer so I want to share some feedback as to why this bronzer has been a permanent fixture in my makeup bag. Clearly I am not the first to discover this product- it has created a cult like following, racking up 2k reviews between three top makeup communities: Sephora, Ulta, and makeupalley.com. Pros: There is no shimmer in this bronzer. It is mattefying so you do not run the risk of looking like a dewy flower child. If you are going for that look, then use this bullet point as a con. This is a contour powder. It has the magical...

BB Cream: Is it worth it?

Dr Jart Black Label BB Cream from Sephora

BB Cream (which stands for Beauty Balm) is everywhere. They have become so popular that the beauty industry is continuing down the alphabet creating both CC and DD creams. This product has proved itself although may not be an absolute necessity for everyday wear. It works to neutralize your skin tone and create a foundation from which you will need to re-add color and tone. Stepping out with JUST a layer of BB cream on will leave you looking washed out. Takeaways: [checklist] You don’t need a primer if you use BB cream. While creating a more polished look in person, it does not photograph well – you will look...