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False lashes — you CAN do it! False lashes. Two frightening, fringe-fueled words able to strike fear into even the most confident cosmetics aficionados. But they’re really not that scary! No, seriously, I’m all thumbs, and even I can apply ‘em. I just follow a few suggestions and lessons I’ve learned along the way, like…

I heart holiday glitter! Who says that glitter ain’t for grownups? The glitter police…? Forget that! Wearing what you want is one of the perks of being a grownup. I’m in my late 30s now, and I still can’t get enough of the sparkly stuff. Particularly this time of year, a dose of glitter can

Cat eyeliner. All day. Every day. That’s one of my favorite makeup mottos, and not just because I’m a certified crazy cat lady (I even have a card). I simply love the look. It’s a makeup classic! — bold enough to make a statement, and you can pretty much wear it with anything. Dressed up

My relationship with under-eye concealer is real-deal, all-caps SERIOUS. I mean, I don’t even walk outside to get the mail without applying at least a little, because if I don’t, I run the risk of my neighbors mistaking me for Uncle Fester (remember the dark circles under his eyes?). Being as important as this is

Whether you’re a makeup minimalist who does little more than your brows, lashes and lips, or a die-hard diva who never leaves the house looking anything less than full-on drag queen fabulous, there is one task that binds all beauty babes together — washing makeup brushes. Yeah, it’s not one of my favorite things in

Although I’m sad to see summer set sail for another year (insert one lonely tear here), I’m super stoked about fall makeup. Smokey eyes, big brows and bold lips? — bring it on! Right now I’ve got my eye on one particularly fierce fall trend: berry lips. It seems like every line is coming out

This fall…let there be brows! And let them be bold! I wish I could say that my brows naturally looked this lush and full, but alas, they need help. If you’re thinking about embracing the bold brow trend this fall (And you should! Why not?), try these tricks to turn up the WOW. 1. Mix

After running out of one of my favorite skincare products a little ways back, Sunday Riley’s Good Genes Treatment, a pricey but darned-near perfect prince of a skin-smoothing product, I dashed over to spaceNK for a refill. At the register to pay for my prize, the sales associate asked to see my driver’s license, and

When it comes to makeup, I’m a firm believer that less is more, so when it comes to adding color to my daily face, I like to use lip color.  Here’s how I make my lip stain last as long as possible: 1) Apply concealer or foundation to lips with fingers or brush.  Think of

Getting fired up and ready to face the day would probably be a lot tougher for me without makeup. It cheers me up and keeps me entertained, especially eye makeup. Doing my eye makeup in the morning sets the stage for my entire day, and next to treating my cheeks to blush and bronzer, it’s

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