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Allison McNamara & Cassondra Kaeding Know Their – Beauty Article

It’s a tale as old as time: one partner loves beauty, and the other… loves their partner very much! But every so often, the stars align for romance and routines and you get a couple where both halves are beauty experts in their own rights. That’s exactly what happened for Allison and Cass: the former is a longtime editor-turned-founder of her own skincare line, Mara. And the latter is a celebrity colorist whose clients include Natalie Portman, Kylie Jenner, and…

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Sephora Sale: Interesting Finds | Updated 9/21/2020 – Beauty Article

Thank you for featuring interesting sales items and updating this. May I bring up something that happened the other day at my local JCP Sephora? I had been avoiding it since our retail stores reopened because the JCP Sephora had been roped off and required special access to get inside. A few days ago, I saw there was no line or even people inside so I decided to go inside. I was allowed inside after being told about all the…

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Clinique Holiday 2020 Cheek Pop Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Holiday 2020 Clinique Holiday 2020 Cheek Pop Palette ($29.50 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that includes two blushes (both from the permanent line) and one highlighter (previously released as a limited edition shade). All three shades performed consistently with the previously releases I’ve tested. Clinique’s formula is more of a gel-powder hybrid, so they have a denser, almost firm feel to them, but the powder goes on seamlessly, blends with ease, and looks “melted” against the…

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Marc Jacobs Cherrific Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cherrific (880) Marc Jacobs Beauty Cherrific (880) Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette ($49.50 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, limited edition seven-pan eyeshadow palette for the holiday season. It featured three matte eyeshadows, one satin eyeshadow, and three shimmery eyeshadows. The majority of the eyeshadows were quite pigmented and blendable, though a few shades could have had better textures (either powdery or a little thin/firm). Huda Beauty Supermoon (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Modern Glamour #2 (PiP, )…

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What do you like about Melt Cosmetics? What don’t you like? – Beauty Article

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Award Winners – The Beauty Calendar – Beauty Article

Our advent calendar is almost here, and this year we’re doing things a little differently. With a focus on products that work, we’ve sourced award-winning beauty from the industry’s best to create Award Winners – The Beauty Calendar. From High Street to high-end, we’re bringing you an eclectic mix of 24 prestigious products to mark the festive season. Expect brands like MAC, Dr Botanicals, Aveda, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Aurelia and many, many more. Worth of £300, your products will be housed…

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Rare Beauty Praise & Blessed With Gratitude Lip Balms Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Praise Rare Beauty Praise With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm ($16.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a lighter, peachy-coral with strong, warm orange undertones paired with a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, though it wasn’t perfection and settled slightly–but noticeably–into my deeper lip lines. The consistency was lightly creamy, almost like a gel-based formula, as it glided easily across my lips with moderate slip but wasn’t as slippery on as I would have expected. The coverage was…

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Makeup by Mario Launches October 1st Exclusively at Sephora – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch “In March of 2017, I made my very first visit to a lab. This was the start of a three year journey that would take me throughout Europe, Asia and the US to realize my long time dream of bringing my Vision, techniques and philosophy to life. This journey has been the most challenging of my life, full of highs and lows, obstacles and learnings and memorable milestones. As I’m feeling intense anticipation and…

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 644 – Beauty Article

1. What are you most excited about at this current moment? LOL, don’t laugh, but I can’t wait to go out to eat at an actual restaurant again and not have to wear a hazmat suit. Who knows when it’ll be, but I’m so looking forward to it. Ooh! — I hope it’ll be sushi. The flavors are totally out of my everyday wheelhouse. 2. What beauty item are you most excited about right now? The old-school MAC eyeliners. I’ve…

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Superstar Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Hollywood Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Superstar Glow Highlighter ($55.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a light, pink-peach base with fine, golden pearl throughout that gave it a luminous, glowing finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer paired with a soft, lightly creamy consistency that was plush and easy to pick up with a brush. There weren’t a whole lot of claims made on the cached version of the product…

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 625 – Beauty Article

Once upon a time, our Rosie pose was sweet as pie. Then came that fateful day when I took her for a walk outside… Now I live with a beast! I’m not surprised. Back when Tabs was my main squeeze, and he was the most refined and elegant of all the kitties I’ve known, the act of taking him outside also unleashed something primitive in him. His tail would whip a little faster; his tum would sway a little more…

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Have you purchased from a brand collaboration even if you weren’t in love with the products? – Beauty Article

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DIOR Backstage Glow Face Palette – Beauty Article

[unpaid/samples] If there’s a time for light, it’s right now. That mid-way moment where it’s not quite autumn but it’s not really still summer. I think we’re scheduled for a drop in temperature mid-week and who knows whether anyone will be going out anywhere given the current news. Nonetheless, if your make up mojo has returned a bit, these are definitely covetable pretties. DIOR Backstage Glow Face Palette Personally, I like the detailing on this – Oh, before I forget,…

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Elemis BCA Supersize Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample] I always like to include the annual Elemis Breast Cancer Awareness product because I know that it’s gathered a following of its own. Elemis customers wait for its release and it’s often given as a symbolic and treasured gift – over the years, this single product has raised an extraordinary amount for breast cancer charities. Elemis BCA Supersize Pro-Collagen Marine Cream So, this is a sneaky peek of the bumper pink pot launching on 1st October supporting Breast Cancer…

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Goutal Le Temps de Reves EDT – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/ad/affiliate] I’d never come across the term ‘garrigue’ until now and a bit of searching finds that it translates as wild Mediterranean coastal vegetation. Rather than describing one particular plant variant, the word embodies the mix as a whole. Used in wine terms, and fragrance, of course, it represents aromas that are given from the – often herbal – carpet of wild plants, such as thyme and lavender. We can leave the most literal translation of ‘scrubland’ out of things…

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Goutal Le Temps des Reves EDT – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/ad/affiliate] I’d never come across the term ‘garrigue’ until now and a bit of searching finds that it translates as wild Mediterranean coastal vegetation. Rather than describing one particular plant variant, the word embodies the mix as a whole. Used in wine terms, and fragrance, of course, it represents aromas that are given from the – often herbal – carpet of wild plants, such as thyme and lavender. We can leave the most literal translation of ‘scrubland’ out of things…

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Let Netflix’s Ratched Help You Find Your Perfect – Beauty Article

A disclaimer: I haven’t read One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, or seen the movie, and the only thing I know about it is that Ken Kesey (the author) originated the acid tests. Technically, Ryan Murphy’s latest Netflix series Ratched is a prequel to that story. But I was only peripherally aware of the titular character’s role in Kesey’s novel when I sat down to watch the new thriller. Instead, I slipped easily into the now-familiar Murphyverse, where Sarah Paulson…

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Ulta Diamond & Platinum Appreciation Day: 10X Points (Select Products) / 5X Points Everything Else – Beauty Article

Ulta Diamond & Platinum Appreciation Day is live! Now through September 21st, 11:59PM CT, Diamond and Platinum members can get 10X points when making select purchases (see below) and 5X points on everything else. 10X Points | Brands Get 10X points on all purchases made from the following brands: Ardell beautyblender Becca Boscia bumble and bumble CeraVe Clarins Clinique Coola CoverGirl Dermalogica Dermablend Drybar Elemis Estee Lauder Exuviance Glamglow First Aid Beauty IT Cosmetics Joico Kate Somerville Kiehl’s La Roche-Posay…

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ColourPop Coast to Coral Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Coast to Coral Colour Pop Coast to Coral 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, nine-pan palette with four true mattes shades, two sparkles-over-matte shades, and three shimmers. Per the back of the outer packaging, Anemone and Keep Swimming are “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” (likely due to certain color additives; they did not have plastic glitter listed as an ingredient). I’m not against the concept of a matte with larger sparkles,…

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Best Sydney Grace Eyeshadows (2020) – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows come in three formulas: Matte Shadows, Pressed Pigment Shadows, and Shimmer Shadows. They have over 200 single eyeshadows to choose from, plus bundles and palettes (both of which are excluded from this roundup!), which can make it overwhelming to pick shades to try if you’re unfamiliar with the range. It gets harder still given that they’ve rated fairly highly across the board! Below, you’ll find the top 125 shades (yeah, that was the cut off to get…

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How Weight Loss Can Benefit Hair and Skin – Beauty Article

Ask the women who have lost weight how they feel and they would almost say “amazing,” or any of its synonym as a response and that’s because weight loss makes us look and feel fantastic! Fitting into an old dress, feeling lighter and more energetic to face the world are obvious benefits associated with weight loss, but then, when the texture of hair and clarity of skin also improves, it adds to the whole “feeling amazing” factor. A great diet,…

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Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 060 – Beauty Article

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us! Please help us streamline the comments’ section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question…

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What to Do When you Have Acne and Dry Skin – Beauty Article

We tend to associate acne and pimples with oily skin, but there’s a huge population of people with dry skin who have breakouts frequently, and sebum is rarely the issue. Too much sebum secretion and bacterial growth can lead to clogged pores and then cause pimples and breakouts in acne-prone skin, but with dry skin – there’s not much sebum production, but other factors such harsh skincare products, oil-based products, low-quality makeup, pore-clogging and comedogenic products can all cause acne…

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YSL The Slim Glow Matte Lipstick + Water Stain Glow Lip Stains for Holiday 2020 – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch YSL Beaute introduces two new lip formulas: The Slim Glow Matte Lipstick and the Water Stain Glow Lip Stain. The Slim Glow Matte Lipstick is available in 12 shades and features a glowy matte finish. The Water Stain Glow Lip Stain is available in 10 shades and features a high-shine, long-lasting color in nude lip stains for every skin tone. Now online Products in the Launch The Slim Glow Matte Lipstick, $39.00 (New, Permanent)…

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Pat McGrath Celestial Divinity Collection for Holiday 2020 – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch HAUTE FOR THE HOLIDAYS ⚡⚡⚡ Introducing the Celestial Divinity Collection, an alluring array of decadent makeup masterpieces iconically encased in Limited Edition filigree packaging. This glamorous grouping stars: the first-ever MTHRSHP MEGA: CELESTIAL DIVINITY Eye Palette, with 18 stellar space-inspired shades for unlimited aliengelic looks; Celestial Divinity Luxe Quads in ‘INTERSTELLAR ICONS,’ ‘RISQUÉ ROSE’ and ‘FLEUR FANTASIA’; Celestial Divinity MatteTrance Lipsticks in shades ‘AMOUR’ and ‘DIVINE ROMANCE,’ featuring Limited Edition gilded packaging; Celestial Divinity…

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24 Best Hand Creams to Soften Rough Hands – Beauty Article

While frequent hand washing and use of sanitizers is a top priority for all of us right now, so as to stop the spread of germs, are we overlooking the side effects of these hygiene practices? Cracked, dry, and scaly hands are all too common, right? We need to moisturize our hands on priority too, not only for cosmetic reasons, but to prevent infections as well because if there are cracks on the hands or if the skin is raw…

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Rare Beauty Grace Soft Pinch Liquid Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Rare Beauty Grace Soft Pinch Liquid Blush ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It was richly pigmented where a little product went a very long way to the point where the brand actually recommends using “one to two dots” of products–which is totally accurate!–and working from there. It has a very quick-drying formula, so it was imperative to work one cheek at a time, and you won’t want…

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What makes a collaboration product or collection well-done? – Beauty Article

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Rare Beauty Transform & Daring Lip Souffles Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Transform Rare Beauty Transform Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a deep, rich red with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which was a surprise since it was supposed to have higher coverage and was a red hue, and those tend to be the most pigmented (when they exist in a range). The texture felt a little thinner, and it seemed more prone to separating slightly along my lip lines,…

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