Welcome to the Cosmetics Junkie™ Blog.
My name is Kevin James Bennett and I’m a cosmetics junkie.
Playing with products is my addiction… rehab is not an option.
Here you’ll find cosmetics news, product reviews, tutorials and makeup advice.

Birth-of-Lipstick

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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Quick History Of Makeup

A Quick History Of Makeup

Throughout history, makeup has been used for everything from ceremonial rituals to beauty adornment…and a few other rather interesting reasons. I thought it would be fun to look back into makeup history and uncover the origins of some of our favorite beauty practices. In ancient Egypt, liquid eyeliner (Kohl) was not only used as a […]

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Touch-Up Tips

Makeup 101- Touch-Up Tips

Sometimes your makeup needs to go from faded to fabulous…FAST. These touch-up tips will help you pull it off flawlessly. Even the most carefully applied, longest lasting makeup will inevitably crumble by the end of a long work day. Reviving that “freshly applied” look you began the day with calls for some foolproof touch-up tips. So […]

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Tubing Mascara

Mascara Evolution – Tubing

Mascara is one of the most basic steps in any beauty makeup application.  Let’s talk about its evolution and the technology behind tubing mascara. Many makeup artists (including myself) advise, if you’re not wearing any other makeup, at least wear mascara. Problem is, a lot of standard mascaras smudge or flake, leaving nasty black circles […]

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Makeup Myths - Part 1

Makeup Myths

The internet and social media give us access to lots of information.  Problem is, lots of it is mis-information.  It’s time to separate fact from fiction and address some common makeup myths. How many times have I heard someone offer a makeup tip that caused me to blurt out an astonished, “WHAT!?!” – followed by an […]

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Hypoallergenic Cosmetic Myth

Cosmetic Myth – Hypoallergenic Products

It’s time to blow the whistle on another cosmetic myth – the term HYPOALLERGENIC. Want to know what it really means when a cosmetic product makes a claim of being hypoallergenic?  In a word – BULLSH*T. The term did not originate from medical or even dermatologic science.  The cosmetic industry coined the word “hypoallergenic” so it could […]

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