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Our Ultimate Guide to Korean Skincare and Makeup: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

We’re a little bashful to admit this, because we consider ourselves makeup obsessives of the highest order, but… Korean skincare was a game-changer for us. The odd ingredients, the expansive routine, the new cosmetics—it completely recreated our understanding of skincare and makeup. So it’s fair to say: we’re big fans. With that said… it can all seem like […]

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Our Ultimate Guide to Skin Care: What to Use, How to Use It, and How to Create a Daily Routine if You’ve Got Dry, Oily, Combination, or Normal Skin

Here’s something we’ve learned as makeup artists: if you talk about makeup long enough, you’ll eventually end up talking about skin care. The two go hand-in-hand, and you can’t truly master makeup until you understand skin care. And unfortunately… skin care can be an absolute pain! It’s surprisingly complicated, and developing an effective daily routine can […]

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The Best Cruelty-Free Mascara, Including Vegan/Drugstore Options—and How to Find the Right Pick for Your Look

Cruelty-free cosmetics have come a looooooong way in the last few years, and the cruelty-free options we currently have are far better than they used to be—if fact, many of them are just as good as the “regular” versions, if not even better. There’s still a lot of misinformation about cruelty-free products, though, and definitely about […]

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Chemicals in Makeup: Controversial Chemicals, Popular Alternatives, and How to Learn What You’re Putting on Your Face

Have you ever actually looked at the list of ingredients on your favorite cosmetic? If not, you’ll be amazed—and totally perplexed—by some of the scary-sounding components you see. Can you guess which popular cosmetic includes the following? Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, and… Methicone Those are just a few ingredients from […]

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