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ANTI-AGING BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE STYLING TIPS

Category Makeup Hall of Fame

Best Red Lipsticks

Best red lipsticks ranging from the iconic, “Fire and Ice” from Revlon to more recent brands such as Besame bringing back vintage reds. One of the quickest and easiest ways to wake up the face and pull a look together, regardless of what you’re wearing, is to put on a red lip. Red lipstick never goes out of style.   These are my favorite red lipsticks in no particular order.

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Best Nail Care, Polishes & Treatments

Quality nail polish brands, the best top coat, and nail treatments for healthy nails for at-home nail care enthusiasts. Full disclosure. I do not have long glorious nails. I tend to pick at them when I’m stressed or nervous. However, I like to wear rings so I try to make a conscientious effort to leave them alone and implement a basic nail care regimen. I rarely submit myself to gel

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Best Foundations For Dry Skin

Tried and true, best foundations for dry skin that give a satin or luminous finish without caking or settling into fine lines. As I go down the path of life, I try to avoid full coverage or powder foundations on my dry skin and choose instead to reach for creamy liquid formulations that give flawless texture and luminosity to the skin. Foundations that cake, oxidize or settle into fine lines

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Hall of Fame: Best Eyeliners

The best eyeliners in liquid, gel, and pencil formulations that will last the longest and best color selection for you to choose from. My favorite eyeliner formulations and shades must meet my criteria: be creamy and richly pigmented, apply very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Best Color Selection Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils – I love these pencils and have the purple, green, blue, and

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5 Best Eye Shadow Primers

Does your eye shadow crease by the time you walk into school or work? Keep your eye makeup locked in place with one of these five eye shadow primers. Using a primer under eye shadow will help your eye makeup last all day or night ensuring that your makeup looks more polished and professional. Top 5 Eye Shadow Primers Urban Decay Primer Potion – A long time favorite, creamy and

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14 Best Lip Balms & Treatments

Lip balm addicts unite. There is no shortage of terrific lip balms on the market. It’s probably the beauty product I consume the most. Here are my tried and true favorite lip balms and treatments that I repurchase and recommend. Best Lip Balms & Treatments LA MER, The Lip Balm – I’m reluctant to recommend this due to its eye-popping price tag but I have to admit, it’s incredible.  There

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Hall of Fame: Concealers

My picks for the best concealers for mature eyes, color-correctors, and general concealing of blemishes and discoloration. Concealers are a very personalized makeup choice. The way one person approaches and uses concealers is likely different than another. Age, texture under the eye, the severity of dark circles, and general personal preference in application come into play. I use a minimal amount when concealing my dark circles, just a little in

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13 Best Mascaras

  Mascara.  My favorite, cannot live without, beauty product.  Here is a rundown of my most loved, and most often repurchased brands and formulas.  All are available at the drugstore, Ulta or Sephora. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise – A kind of drugstore dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara.  Gives you thick, fluffy lashes.  Essence Lash Princess – My favorite beauty discovery in 2018 is this rock solid mascara.

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Hall of Fame: Primers

I don’t use primers often but there are some that I think really make a difference in the final result of my make-up.  I have a dry skin so I go for primers that illuminate and brighten as opposed to ones targeting oil control or pore size.  LE BLANC DE CHANEL ILLUMINATING BASE does exactly what it says it does.  I love this under foundation.  I discovered Too Faced Hangover

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