Sure, rubbing an egg-shaped beauty blender on your face feels great, and it smooths make-up like nobody's business. But as everyone with an elaborate skincare routine knows, getting make-up off of any surface is not easy, especially when it has been firmly ground into an oblong sponge.
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If you're the type to use blotting paper to sop up the sweat or oil on your face, you've perhaps wondered which ones are best. Are the most expensive ones better? Should you get the sheets that smell like flowers? Or should you just pass on oil blotting sheets altogether, opting instead for a hanky or a perpetually dewy glow?
We know we probably shouldn't eat foods once they're a certain point past the suggested expiration date, but what about makeup? Using expired products may not be the best habit, but whether it's that bad for you really depends on the individual product.
If you want to offset dark circles, redness, or dark spots with makeup, you have to understand how using orange, green, yellow, and a few other colours can even out your skin tone -- called colour-correcting. The technique is popular, but really easy to mess up. This video helps clear up the confusion.
When you think of makeup, you think of lipstick -- lipstick and blush, probably. Lipstick is a cornerstone of everyone's beauty routine and an essential to every beauty bag. It's one of the few products that can finish a look, or be a look all on its own. With so many lip products available, finding the right product for you can be a challenge, but finding the perfect shade and formula is always, always worth the leg work. Let me help!
A good beauty writer isn't beholden to a single brand, but selects the best products to create the best possible look. Rather than giving a generic box set, buy your beautiful giftee a selection of expertly curated products from a tutorial, then take it a step further, wrapping these products in the tutorial itself.
Cosmetics are a lot of fun, but they can get pretty pricey. Though I like to splurge on luxe products every now and again, I can't stock my entire vanity with Nars blushes and Mason Pearson hair brushes. Luckily, Refinery29 has compiled a list of dupes for popular, pricey products at much cheaper prices.
Any Australian woman can attest to the fact that with our lives moving at the pace they are, beauty is one of the first things to move down the priority list. As much as we may want 24/7 sun-kissed skin, perfect nails and blow-dried hair, time simply does not allow it which is why beauty cheats are the modern woman’s best friend. Here are ten beauty hacks that will leave you feeling confident without eating into your day.
Most makeup products don't list an expiry date on the packaging -- but this doesn't mean they last forever. Quality degradation, flakes of dead skin and harmful bacteria are just a few of the reasons you might want to clear out your vanity. Remember -- you're putting this stuff on your face! If you're unsure when to replace old, half-used cosmetics, this handy cheat sheet lists the "best before" dates for 21 common products.