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Skincare

The Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil for Your Skin

Pumpkin seed oil is an orange-red cold-pressed oil extracted from the seeds of a pumpkin. It’s smooth, light, and perfect for cooking with (and who can resist oven-baked pumpkin seeds?) – but that’s not the only good thing. Pumpkin seed oil is a natural moisturizer that has many surprising benefits, and not only for your …

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Makeup

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 (and maybe even a bit bolder too ;). But they can be tricky to use – at least at first, anyway.  The main issue …

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Musings/Interviews

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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Musings/Interviews

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 …