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How to Get Eyelash Glue off your Skin in 4 Easy Ways

(And 1 Not-So-Easy-Way!) False eyelashes are a great invention, whether used daily or for special occasions. They are an instant way to make your eyes appear bigger, brighter, and more beautiful. But they can be tricky to use – at least at first, anyway.  The main issue is the adhesive. Whether it is latex-based or …

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To Sculpt in Makeup FX – Not Entirely a Man’s World

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Canadian-born Savannah Koningen, a sculptor and makeup effects artist in her own right. Her passion and enthusiasm for her craft are nothing short of infectious. Together we explore art history, her favorite sculptors – past and present, and all things in the technical realm that is to …

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Interview With A Movie Makeup Artist: Duncan Jarman

We have just celebrated the 2021 Academy Awards, and I wanted to take a minute to lavish in the work of Matteo Garrone’s folkloric and rustic re-telling of the classic Pinocchio. This movie has single-handedly re-ignited my love for movie-makeup and fantasy characters, after what seems like the longest of times. It is nominated for …

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Best Makeup for Melasma – My Top 34 Makeup Picks for a Flawless Face

Let’s face it. Most makeup users rely on foundation and/or concealers at some stages of their lives. We all seem to find imperfections in our skin. The things that we like to cover and camouflage on our faces. One of those things we fear the most may be the dreaded melasma. Those freckly, pesky and …

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Jordane Tattoo Cover Palette – A Step-by-Step Guide to Covering Tattoos Quickly

One of the makeup techniques performed more often than anything else on film and tv sets is undoubtedly covering tattoos. Sometimes a movie or series can be set in a different time period. Perhaps the performer’s tattoos are too modern or not in the style of the era portrayed. Or, copyright issues and the intellectual …

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CeraVe Vs Cetaphil Moisturizer – What’s Best for Your Skin? (2021)

Two incredibly similar brands. With eerily similar packaging. Two company names that start with the same letter. Even their websites look like the same designer created them! But let’s go deeper to look at the moisturizers that both of these companies produce to find out if one really outweighs the other. Do you prefer CeraVe …

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The Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette

I like to think of this product as the palette that should be a staple in every professional makeup artist’s kit. I’m not kidding. The one-of-a-kind Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette is a reliable workhorse that I can’t say enough good things about. And it’s always in my kit. So, let’s find out why! I remember …