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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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
Over the years, we’ve gotten a LOT of email from readers asking about funky-smelling lip glosses, oddly-colored foundations, and lumpy concealers, and in every email, the reader asks the same question: is this makeup still good? So here it is: our handy reference guide to makeup and makeup expiration dates. Below, we discuss each type of makeup, […]Continue reading