Why You Need to Try Serum Foundation

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If it hasn’t been clear, the Makeup.com team is pretty much obsessed with finding the ultimate foundation formula. We’re always looking out for the latest and greatest color-matching technology, ingredient additions, skincare benefits, and coverage options. And, up until recently, we believed we had covered all of our bases in this arena. We thought we knew it all, found it all, tried it all, and then it happened: We struck gold serum. Enter the superhero of makeup and skin care — serum-infused foundation.

 What It Is

Serum-based foundation is just that! Unlike the heavier feel of traditional foundation textures, a serum-infused foundation offers an ultra-lightweight feel without skimping on coverage...

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Get the look: Olivia Palermo

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Her prominence rose from The City, and she is now a fashion plate in her own right.  Her je nais quois for her effortless ability to mix wide ranging patterns with high gloss is enviable.  She did it again at the Golden Globes by rocking a Delpozo dress in olive, white and tomato whimsical stripes then managed to top it off with fuchsia lipstick!
You can recreate Olivia’s look with the following products–

Face:
Make sure your skin is primed and use a foundation that reflects light such as Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation with the concealer of your choice.

Use a generous application of MAC’s Hush at the high points of your cheeks.

Contour the cheeks with Nars Laguna with a light dusting on the outside of your forehead.

Eyes:Apply Jouer Long wear creme mousse eyeshadow in...

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Mistakes You’re Making With Your Thin Hair

thin-hair-3-300x1601: Abusing Your Hair Care Products

Thin hair can be fragile and easily roughed up. As great as a thorough scalp scrub feels in the moment, make sure you are using gentle movements to avoid the tangling and breakage that can happen. And, whether you’re using a clarifying or bodifying shampoo (like Kérastase Bain Volumifique), the cleansing agents will do the majority of the work for you. So go easy on that scalp.

Also, always remember that volume comes from the scalp! So, when you’re applying those volumizing conditioners and shampoos, work the formula from the scalp out. When working with volumizing or restorative masques (such as Shu Uemura Muroto Volume Masque), apply product from mid-shaft to the ends.

2: Washing Your Hair Every Day

Over-washing hair is a common mistake...

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Winter collection chanel

118H4511R-485x660Collection: ILLUSIONS D’OMBRES DE CHANEL Collection for Fall 2011

Products Used:
Les 4 Ombres in Predlude 33 $57.00
Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Braise $28.50

How To: I used the lightest shade in the quad – a shimmery bone hue – from lash line to brow bone. I mixed the two medium brown shades together to create a rich chestnut hue and swept all over the lid. I lightly brushed the darkest brown in the crease and under the lower lash line. I went back and added a bit more of the shimmery bone shade to the brow bone for emphasis. (P.S. I really love this Chanel winter eye – the colors are rich and sultry and universally glam).and For the lips, I used the “burnt red” sheer gloss for a wash of color without overdosing on pigment.

Did You Know: Apply additional layers of the g...

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The Parfect Lip Shade For Every Skin Tone

a49184d4e9d8618998b98fa35ebb3d73Nude, by definition, is giving the appearance of nakedness. But when it comes to a nude lip, you actually want a hint of hue, not full-on bare. So, how do you choose the perfect shade of nude for your coloring? With so many options, choosing the right match can be a bit overwhelming. We turned to a few experts to find out how to make a nude lip pop against every skin tone.

“Everyone’s interpretation of a nude lip is different. Some like a pale lip while others like a more pigmented look,” explains Joel Canales, Director of Artistry at Hourglass. “I personally like a lipstick with pink or brown undertones, as these most closely blend with your natural lip color...

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Hot Off The Runway: Fall Makeup Trends

clarins_fall2013_makeupWe love hearing from our panel of beauty pros about the latest and greatest beauty tricks. Today, we’re lucky enough to hear from Los Angeles-based makeup pro Emily Oliver on the hottest fall makeup trends we saw on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

Despite the fact that spring hasn’t even sprung yet, all anyone can talk about is fall fashion and beauty trends, thanks to New York Fashion Week. And this month, NYFW felt like a throwback to our school days. Old school looks were revolutionized into modern and exquisite takes on beauty. Here is a breakdown of some of my favorite looks from fashion week that can easily be implemented into your everyday routine!

 The Goth Girl

The Runway Look: The “subtle goth look” on the runway featured a minimalist face with strategic placement of a ke...

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Why One Woman Put On a Full Face of Makeup During Labor

pregnancy-makeup-artist-square-w352If there’s one thing we’ve heard about childbirth, it’s that it can be one of the longest experiences a woman will ever go through in her lifetime. Obviously when it’s all said and done, you’re rewarded with a wonderful gift, but there’s generally a lot of time to kill between getting to the hospital and go time.

Which brings us to beauty blogger Alaha Karimi of @MakeupByAlaha, who’s now going viral for how she chose to pass the time during the course of her 10-hour labor. She decided to put on a full face of makeup—cat-eye and all. Her sister photographed the process and uploaded the shots to Instagram, which documented Karimi setting up a complete makeup station on her bedside food tray.

“I was pausing during contractions and picking up where I left off once the contractions passed,” s...

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Your Foolproof Concealer Map

8fe7886f98f18c7d2cab55ec241d23ecConcealer. It’s every woman’s trusted confidant. Always there for her–cooperating when her skin isn’t. Naturally, we’ve developed a strong bond with our favorite concealer. Thanks to the immeasurable time we’ve spent together, we’ve come to find there’s one thing you should never do with concealer: limit its powers. If you’re only using the complexion-perfector to cover up dark under eye circles and the occasional blemish, you’re not using it to it’s full potential. When wielded with precision in these six places, your concealer brush can do so much more than simply camouflage imperfections. Any time even skin tone and a luminous complexion are on the agenda, grab your faithful companion and turn to this foolproof concealer map.

  • Above the brow and below the brow: ...
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See How Kaley Cuoco Covered Up the Wedding Tattoo She Now Regrets

kaley-cuoco-divorce-tattoo-cover-up-w724This morning, Kaley Cuoco opened up about her divorce from former tennis pro Ryan Sweeting on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (see what she had to say about it here!), and also spilled a few details about her new tattoo.

The Big Bang Theory star got a moth tattooed just below the back of her neck to cover up existing ink of her wedding date (December 31, 2013) in Roman numerals. She revealed details in a lighthearted (yet extremely candid) conversation with Ellen about it: “The [wedding] tattoo was a mistake. I had to cover it, I had to cover it with the wings, which I think turned out OK,” she said. But what prompted her to choose a moth in the first place? “People do butterflies but why a moth? What’s the significance?” asked Ellen. “Because it was big enough to cover the numbers…the wings...

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Model Mari Kyianytsia Shares Why She Stopped Hiding Her Freckles

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“Honestly, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have freckles. When I was a kid, I had no idea that they were something different, or even notable; in Ukraine, where I grew up, freckles are very common. The first time I began thinking of them at all was after university, when I started modeling. Freckles, said my agents, didn’t resonate in Asia (a popular place for new models to start their careers), but in the U.S. people found them very interesting.

One of my first jobs was this past spring at Milan Fashion Week, where I walked the Gucci show. The makeup artist put on a very translucent, glowy foundation [Gucci Lustrous Glow Foundation SPF 25, $65, gucci.com] with a bit of highlighter on my cheeks—it came out pretty and clean, and really showed off my freckles...

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