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Keeping Makeup From Rubbing Off On Clothing?Having your makeup rub off on your favorite top is very frustrating. This is a page about keeping makeup from rubbing off on clothing.

 

Makeup scattered on a countertop.

Storing MakeupMakeup typically has a shelf life. It may also become contaminated from bacteria and viruses. This page has some suggestions for storing makeup, when to discard it, and some possible methods of sanitizing certain products.

 

Sharpening a Lip pencil.

Sharpening Makeup PencilsFreeze your soft tipped makeup pencils before sharpening, so they won't break as easily. This is a page about sharpening makeup pencils.

 

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Makeup is Not Staying on My FaceThis is a page about makeup is not staying on my face. There may be numerous factors that are causing your makeup to come off before you want it to. Here are some tips to help your makeup stay on longer.

 

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Alternatives to Makeup PrimerThis is a page about alternatives to makeup primer. Special makeup primers help your makeup to stay fresh looking for hours, but they can be expensive.

 

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Makeup Tips and TricksThis page contains makeup tips and tricks. It is important to apply makeup the right way to look your best. There are numerous tips and tricks that can help you do a better job.

 

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Use Eyeshadow As Lip ColorThis is a beauty tip I figured out when I was a teenager and wanted interesting lip colors like blue and silver, but it works just as well on pinks, reds, browns, and purples too.

 

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Buying Mineral Makeup?I just placed an order for skin preparation and make up from Bare Escentuals. It is so expensive. Are there any other companies on line that are safe, have equal quality, and are less expensive?

 

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Recommendations for Sweat Proof Makeup?My face sweats a lot. I can't make up my face. Help me!

 

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Ask for Makeup SamplesI have been feeling a little guilty about spending money on make up with my husband losing his job recently, but I was talking to one of the sales people at my local Ulta and she said do not hesitate to ask for samples and try before I buy.

 

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Throw Away Old MakeupEven in this tough economy, do not hold on to old make up. Many of us have old cosmetics filling up the shelves of our bathroom. Did you know that with repeated use, bacteria can grow in your make up and that eye make up is most at risk.

 

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Use Eyeshadow Applicators For ConcealerHere is a tip I came upon by accident :) I have so many eyeshadow applicators (the sponge type) that I don't use because I use brushes instead. You know what?! They are EXCELLENT for patting on concealer! You can pat it on under your eyes on a blemish or discoloration and the little sponge applicator is just the right size!! Now I keep all of my clean ones in a little ziploc to keep them handy. They are also useful for patting on ointment, etc.

 

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Smokey Eyed Look?How can I get that smokey look on my eyes without getting eye pencil all down my face, and looking like a Panda? I use a Revlon pencil, or a Rimmel one. I love that very dark-eyed look. My eyes are very dark brown.

 

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Using Loreal's Mineral Powder Makeup?I bought some mineral makeup by Loreal. I haven't worn makeup in 15 yrs and don't know what to do. I have used it 3 days and have been told I look wonderful. That is great, but I feel like I am doing it wrong or something. It is all powder and really does stay on until the end of my work day.

 

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New Idea for Brow MakeupI found a great way of augmenting my eyebrows. Pencil/brow powder just did not work for me - so, after having looked at expensive products on the internet, I was inspired to try something else.

 

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Recycle Powdered MakeupSince the face powder in compacts can fall apart or else you use the middle and have the sides left, here's a way to "recycle" it! Take the pressed powder from compacts and crush or break up the remaining pieces. Add a small amount of rubbing alcohol and mix it to form a paste.

 

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Wearing Makeup With Contacts?My beauty question: I can't wear eye makeup when I wear my contact lenses--too irritating. What brands are best for contact wearers who have sensitivities?

 

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Expensive Does Not Equal QualityI sent in for a free trial of some relatively expensive lip treatment, which didn't live up to my expectations, and certainly not for the price.

 

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Skin on Compact Make Up Powder?What causes that "skin" on your compact make up powder after a few uses? I can scrape it off with my fingernail, but it comes right back. What am I doing wrong?

 

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Bronzing MakeupIf you use a foundation cream in the morning, save time and money by just mixing a little loose bronzing powder to your normal base and applying it instead. Experiment until you have the right amount.

 

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Opinions About Mineral Makeup?I have seen a lot about mineral makeup. Have any of you tried it? It sounds great, but I would like to know other's experience before I buy some. It is quite pricey.

 

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Using Tint Makeup?Has anyone ever used a "stain or tint" make-up. I have a bottle (looks just like a nail polish bottle) however I can't read any of the words on it anymore. I think it came from the Color Institute however I can't find anything about it on the web site.

 

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Homemade Sanitizer for Makeup Brushes?How can I make a homemade sanitizer for makeup brushes? I know rubbing alcohol cleans, but is it sufficient to sanitize?

 

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Keeping Makeup Off Collars?Does anyone know how to keep makeup off of your blouse collars? I am only able to wear a white blouse or sweater one time because of this.

 

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Eyebrow Pencil Not Lasting All Day?When I apply my eyebrow pencil in the mornings it is almost gone by noon. Please tell me what I am doing wrong.

 

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Budget Mineral Makeup Store?Does anyone know of a budget mineral makeup store online for e.g. sheer miracle, bare essentials, or other items that are just as good.

 

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Using Eyebrow Stencils?After you color in your eyebrows using stencils do you tweeze the remaining? And how do you know which stencils match your face?

 

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Makeup is Not Staying on My Face?I am having hot flashes and with the humidity, my makeup melts off before I get out of the house! Any suggestions?

 

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