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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?