All Articles Tagged "makeup"

The Beauty Struggle Is Real: This Is Why You Don’t Have Perfect Skin

July 15th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Perfect skin doesn’t always come down to genetics. Struggling with problem skin? Your routine could be the problem. Nix those bad habits and you’ll be looking like you’re born with it in no time.

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You’re Married to the Labels

Don’t get caught up in expensive products that weren’t made for your skin type, instead look at what’s inside. Foaming and gel cleansers are best for oily skin. Cream cleansers bring moisture back if it’s dry. Stick to these rules and you’ll have perfectly balanced skin in no time.

Put Down The Eye Liner And Step Away: The Scariest Eyebrows On The Internet

July 1st, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Getting your eyebrows perfect is a tough job…especially if you’re taking tips from these internet eyebrow experts. Check out these pics of the 15 absolutely scariest eyebrows on the World Wide Web.

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Just the Liner

Want thick, luscious eyebrows but you’re low on pencil? Just draw the outline and let people’s imaginations take it from there.

Use A 3D Home Printer To Make Your Own Makeup? Yes, Says a Harvard Grad

May 21st, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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This is beyond revolutionary. Imagine making your own makeup at home. No, we’re not talking about homemade beauty products. We´re talking creating the same products beauty companies sell you in the stores.

A Harvard Business School graduate named Grace Choi has discovered a way to do just that. After a little research she found that beauty companies charge so much because of the array of colors they offer. Stores want to sell the most popular shades, so those are the ones they stock up on. For the others — say you’re into a unique blue eyeshadow — you have to pay a premium to a high-end retailer that can make a profit from selling colors that fewer people are into.

This is big business. In 2012, makeup companies had sales of $932 million. The total cosmetic industry is a $55 billion business.

But anyone can make almost the same makeup, says Choi.

“The makeup industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bulls—,” Choi said at TechCrunch Disrupt recently. “They charge a huge premium on something that tech provides for free. That one thing is color.”

Color printers, which can be purchased by anyone, and the ink they use turn out to be the same ink that makeup companies use in their products. The ink is FDA-approved. So Choi created her own mini home 3D printer and named it Mink. Mink will sell for $300 and allow anyone to print makeup by finding the color code off color photos on the Internet, reports Business Insider.  Mink connects to a computer, just like a normal printer.

Check out the video above for more detail and a demo. Think about all the money you could save. Would you try it?

h/t Harper’s Bazaar

Dermablend Uncovers What’s Underneath The Makeup Of Three People

March 14th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From StyleBlazer 

Dermablend Pro, the professional camouflage makeup company that makes high-coverage makeup products for those who need it, just came out with an impressive and touching new ad campaign called Camo Confessions that encourages people to embrace their imperfections.

Using the tagline, “We all have something to cover. Let’s TAKE IT OFF. Together.,” the campaign features confessional videos from Cassandra, a model and YouTube makeup artist with severe acne; Cheri, a young woman living with vitiligo; and Rico, aka “Zombie Boy,” whose whole body is covered head to toe in tattoos.

Each confessional details how that person felt signaled out for the way they look, and how using makeup helped them blend in. But in recognizing that the way we look has no affect on who we are inside, Cassandra and Cheri and Rico all remove their makeup in an empowering gesture that exhibits this fact to the public.

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New Company Alert! Beauty Website DooBop Offers Hard-To-Find Products For Women Of Color

January 13th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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It is often hard for multicultural women to find beauty products that suit them. So Jodie Patterson came up with a solution. She has co-founded a new online beauty shopping destination called DooBop.com, which offers products  for multicultural women.

“Less than two months into its launch the site is filled with an expertly curated collection of products from widely popular prestige companies, like Iman and Fashion Fashion, alongside a few little-known gems exclusive to the site, like Paris-based Nuhanciam and Ethnicia,” reports The Huffington Post.

Patterson has a fashion PR background and her co-founder Benjamin Bernet was a marketing executive at L’Oreal. They handpick every product on the site.

According to Patterson, the site is offering free shipping and free samples with every order as well as foreign products DooBop will offer exclusively. “Our site has prestige and niche product from all over the world that allows the customer to explore beyond the confines of the proverbial ‘ethnic isle’,” she says, adding that the site also has a charitable side.  “$1 from every sale goes to underserved and at risk teens through a New York-based organization we support called, Community of Unity. We work with the young women in the organization on many levels but I’m most excited to start talking to them about the business of beauty. There could be a collaborative project down the line!,” she says.

Patterson has big plans for the site. “We want Doobop to be a standout site, so we worked with exceptional creative talent to produce exclusive How-To beauty tutorials. Our team of six beauty experts, (Keith Campbell & Liz Owusu in hair, Cynde Watson & Angie Parker in make up, Sherwin Parikh in dermatology, and Jeanette Bronee in wellness) can be seen in three-minute videos that address modern beauty dilemmas and in the form of questions and answers -– all on site!,” Patterson tells HuffPo.

Considering black women spend $7.5 billion annually on beauty products and will spend 80 percent more on cosmetics and twice as much on skin care products than their white counterparts, DooBop may be onto something big.

Travel Friendly Beauty Kits For The Holiday Season

November 27th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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From StyleBlazer 

Who among us doesn’t enjoy traveling? Sometimes a little escape from reality is just what the doctor ordered and we can’t blame you! With hectic schedules and busy lives a little R&R is not only much needed, it’s deserved! Sadly, with travel comes the hassle of packing.

\Not to worry though, we’ve got you covered! If you’re anything like us packing can sometimes be a nightmare, with the hardest items to pack being toiletries. Between hair, makeup and skincare products a girl can go over the airports weight limit with the extras alone! The best way to travel in style is simply by preparing ahead and purchasing travel sizes of  your favorite items or even buying travel sized bottles and making a kit of your very own.

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To Ladies In The Place With Style And Grace: 9 Beauty Pledges To Your Boyfriend For Movember

November 7th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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From StyleBlazer 

Happy Movember, StyleBlazers! The worldwide occasion aims to raise funds for men’s health program investments and start conversations about men’s health. Men observe the month-long, annual campaign by growing out their facial hair, particularly their ‘staches.

Since we can’t and wouldn’t want to grow facial hair of our own, last year we observed Movember with a moustache themed shopper. This year we’re celebrating Movember with a pledge (or several). For many of us, our boyfriends and husbands are the closest men to us, which means they have a front row seat to all the chaos from our fashion and beauty obsessed existences.

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14 Ways We Learn Less Is More As We Get Older

October 30th, 2013 - By Julia Austin
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You can’t help but smile at a bubbly 20 year old, wanting to be seen and heard and liked and drunk. They’re like a bright light in a dark room. A really, really, bright, florescent light that you can’t keep out of your face! Luckily, as we get older, we realize that less is more in almost every area of life. We slow down, we quiet down; we look down instead of having to chat up every single person we pass. Here are 14 ways we realize less is more as we age.

Serious Question: Is Wearing This Much Makeup Deceitful?

October 14th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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This picture is floating around the internet and it’s caused quite a bit of a stir. Believe it or not, both of the women in the picture above, are the same, unnamed person. Melissa Murphy, the makeup artist, posted the images on Reddit, with the caption: “Makeup. That’s it.”

The woman’s nose has been contoured, her new, false lashes, make her eyes pop, she’s been given higher cheekbones and the foundation has masked the freckles from her forehead to her chest.

I doubt anyone would argue that the woman doesn’t look drastically different. But some are debating whether or not wearing this much makeup is deceiving. Which raises a good question. If a man met the woman on the right and approached her, he would certainly feel a certain type of way if she showed up for their first date or woke up in his bed the next morning looking like the woman on the left. But there’s always the notion that men often aren’t attracted to women who they can tell is wearing a pound of makeup. I can’t see this woman in person, but this photograph makes her look pretty natural.

The women of Jezebel brought up the point that maybe, perhaps this woman isn’t wearing this much makeup attempting to attract a man. Perhaps she’s doing it for herself because this is how she wants to look. But then another commenter took issue with that as well. She claimed that if this woman went through these lengths to mask her natural appearance, then she’s clearly not comfortable or hasn’t accepted who she is.

One man tried to come up with an equivalent saying, what if a man wore prosthetic muscles that he later removed. Wouldn’t the woman feel deceived? Umm… nice try but I’m willing to guess for most women, whether or not you have muscles is not going to be a deal breaker. I think perhaps a better example is a man wearing a sock in his drawers and then when you get ready to drop trou, you find out you’re working with micro meat. I guess the only saving grace, for those who are really troubled by this, is the fact that the average woman doesn’t know how to apply makeup with this much expertise. But is really that big of a deal in the first place? Shouldn’t women be able to use makeup to enhance what they have?

What do you make of this? Is this much makeup deceitful?

 

No Catfish Story Here! True Love Found Online on “I Dream of A Glam Wedding”

September 10th, 2013 - By jade
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE Who doesn’t love a great wedding? Especially when the Bride-to-be looks like a million bucks. We’ve surprised one lucky Bride to be with the ultimate wedding makeover. You’re in for a treat as this fab beauty story unfolds on “I Dream of a Glam Wedding.” In this episode, you get to hear the story behind proposal of Nina and Ed and she will also receive a hair/make-up consultation by a celebrity hairstylist/makeup artist.  Make sure you watch the full video to find out how you can win a $500 gift card for your own hair and makeup products.

ABOUT THE BRIDE-TO-BE Nina Kenny is a 28 year old Private Voice Instructor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently engaged to 33 year old Edward McCray who recently proposed to Nina on her 28th birthday. To here full story of how they met and more make sure you watch the video above.

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ABOUT THE CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLIST Pat Sumpter Davis has styled numerous celebrity personalities such as Gayle King, Tamron Hall, Nene Leakes, and Tamar Braxton. She recently founded Vanity Mane, luxury line of hair extensions, wigs, and accessories. As one of the leading voices in the beauty industry, Pat’s experience and knowledge has allowed her to identify the void in the market therefore presenting a product to customers that she can stand behind. For more information visit: http://www.vanitymaneextensions.com/

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ABOUT THE CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST  Patricia Ambroise is a born and bred New York Celebrity Makeup Artist. Her work has been featured in publications such as Vogue Italia, Essence, GQ, Ink Magazine, and Ebony. She has worked with companies such as K-Mart, NIKE, and Eylure USA Cosmetics. Her work with celebrities include Ne-Yo, Flo Rida, J. Cole, Trey Songz, Bridget Kelly, Nina Sky, Wynter Gordon, Big Sean, Rihanna, Spike Lee, just to name a few. For more information visit: http://www.patriciaambroisemakeup.com/

 

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