Topic: Cosmetics

10 Essential Makeup Brushes For Under $20

10 Essential Makeup Brushes For Under $20

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The brush world can be really overwhelming because there are about a bazillion (yeah, that many!) brushes out there. I mean, they have a brush for literally everything! How are you supposed to know which ones you actually need? Once I got over the initial brush obsession and moved on from using every single brush in my kit, I started picking out brushes that were actually necessary to my routine.

Another thing to keep in mind is that while expensive brushes are super nice, cheap brushes are great too. I even have paint brushes from the art store in my brush kit! More »

Makeup Tutorial: How To Wear Bright Eyeshadow And Look Like A Peacock (Not A Candy Kid)

Makeup Tutorial: How To Wear Bright Eyeshadow And Look Like A Peacock (Not A Candy Kid)

There are plenty of ways to use bright eyeshadow and liner colors without looking like you’re 16 and just figured out how to sneak into raves. In this tutorial, I’ll show you just two: the first is somewhat subtle (meaning you can totally wear it to a daytime get-together) while the latter is a bit over-the-top. The best thing to do is experiment to figure out which brights you love and which shades you think look like gangrene with your skin tone. More »

Makeup Inspired By: The Hangover, And All Hangovers I Have Had

Makeup Inspired By: The Hangover, And All Hangovers I Have Had

I get the question, “How do I cover up my hangover with makeup?” probably once a week. Now, I have admittedly had a lot of hangovers in my life. I’ve always hung out with a lot of people who possessed the “work hard, party hard, pass out hard for like three days” mentality, I was in a fraternity in college and I just really loved appletinis for a minute or ten.

As a result of this and in honor of The Hangover Part III, my tutorial today will revolve around making yourself look more hungover (maybe you need to pretend to your frat bros that you weren’t just drinking Sprite last night, I don’t know), as well as how to cover the grossness up. More »