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CLE Radiant Skin CCC Cream

When a beauty-obsessed friend of mine texted me that she’d finally found the perfect BB/CC cream, I was all ears. She said it was from CLE, and she received it in her Ipsy bag. I’d never heard of the brand, … Continue reading

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Favorite Face Primers

According to the weather, summer is here. Time to zero in on a makeup primer before the calendar makes the season’s arrival official. Primers are so helpful in summer because makeup just melts away on really hot days (we’ve all … Continue reading

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Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer Stick

Get ready to change the way you apply makeup with Tarte’s Colored Clay CC Primer Stick ($34). In addition to a base shade that matches your skin tone (available in Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, and Deep), each stick features a … Continue reading

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MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

Got oily or combination skin? MAC has you covered. New Prep + Prime Natural Radiance ($40) creates a smooth, flawless canvas for your skin with the help of laminaria extract and silica, which combat oil and shininess for hours. The … Continue reading

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MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF35

MAC’s Prep + Prime line is ridiculously great. I’ve raved about Prep + Prime Skin before, and how it really makes my makeup last while giving me a glowy boost. It’s one the non-negotiable items I always keep in my … Continue reading

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MAC Prep+Prime is Like a Soft Blanket for My Face

Using a primer on your face serves two purposes: it lays down a thin, even, invisibly veil on your face to create a smooth surface, and it helps makeup adhere better to your skin. My go-to primer is MAC Prep … Continue reading

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BeneFit Holiday 2010

I know October just began, and it feels ridiculous to be writing about the holidays now (believe me, I hate it.) But the beauty collections are rolling out, and as your intrepid beauty explorer, it’s my duty to report them … Continue reading

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L’Oreal Double Extend Carbon Black Mascara: Love It or Leave It?

Primer is rad. There’s nothing else to it. It really locks a curl in place, and prevents mascara from running, smearing, or streaking. It just makes lashes look better. So after searching high and low for an inexpensive drugstore 2-in-1 … Continue reading

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2 New Face Primers That Make Summer a Breeze

When it comes to summer, the last thing you want to be is sticky…unless we’re talking about your makeup adhering to your face. High heat and humidity cause makeup to do what I call The Slide: that awful, melty effect … Continue reading

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Get the Look: Lea Michele

I’ve never seen an episode of Glee. But I did see the female stars in a pictorial in the May issue of Glamour. Lea Michele is one seriously pulled-together 23-year-old. Aside from appearing mature and confident in her skin, she … Continue reading

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