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A blog of cosmetic news, makeup tutorials, product reviews and uncensored beauty advice.

Adam Sandow Finds Your BeautyDNA

In early June Adam Sandow launches his website, BeautyDNA.com – Is this the future of personalized cosmetic shopping? “BeautyDNA is a game changer in that it will evolve how women discover beauty products,” said Sandow, chief executive officer of the company that bears his name, which also counts retailer Fred Segal and magazine NewBeauty in […]

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Lorde Partners With MAC

The 17-year-old Kiwi singer Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor –  better known as Lorde, not only has a fistful of hit records… she’s also got a color cosmetics mini-line debuting with MAC Cosmetics on June 5. Be honest, we all knew this was inevitable…right? The visual, shot by Charles Howells, was unveiled this morning by MAC […]

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Eyebrow Emergency

Eyebrow Emergency

What’s an eyebrow emergency and how does it happen? Please allow me to share this scenario – So, you were feeling all DIY and decided to cancel your scheduled eyebrow shaping appointment. You start plucking away with reckless abandon thinking, “wow, this is a cinch”. You’re busy yanking out hair after hair, when you suddenly […]

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Makeup History – Origins of Lip Color

Makeup history sometimes reveals rather provocative information, like Mother Nature’s part in the origins of lip color. Are you intrigued yet? Mother Nature decided that part of the mating process of many creatures (including humans) should include the “enhancement” of lip color. Who could have guessed we would create a multi-billion dollar global industry based […]

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Professional Rivalry

Makeup artistry, like any job, has its share of professional rivalry.  I can appreciate a healthy competitive spirit where the intent is to challenge complacency and push ourselves towards higher goals. But sometimes competition turns toxic, crossing the line into deceit, sabotage and plain old back-stabbing. We can’t escape the existence of rivalry, because we can’t […]

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