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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.

 

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Makeup That Adds Shine to Your Face?Years ago I had makeup that left a nice shine, or glow on my face after it was applied. I really don't remember what brand it was. Does anyone have any suggestions for a brand that does this? It was such a fresh-looking sheen on my face. I'd love to find something that does that again!

 

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Making Your Own Powder Puff?What are some alternatives to a powder puff, that I can find locally (without ordering from the net) or better yet some way to make one?

 

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Thinning Foundation Make-up?Over time liquid foundation make-up can thicken. It may be possible to thin it down a bit and make it more easy to apply. This page contains some suggestions for thinning your foundation.

 

Woman Applying Eyebrow Pencil

Eyebrow Pencil Tips and TricksThis page is about using eyebrow pencils. When drawing eyebrows or just filling in, you want them to look great all day.

 

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Dermatologists Recommended Mascara?What brand of mascara is least likely to cause one to have an allergic reaction according to dermatologists?

 

makeup brushes on top of a toothpaste holder.

Travel Toothbrush Holder for Makeup BrushesI never used this toothbrush holder for toothbrushes but really needed a case for my new makeup brushes. The toothbrush holder works very well for storing and protecting them.

 

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.

 

DIY Long-Lasting Eyelash Lift - closeup of eyes after process

DIY Long-Lasting Eyelash LiftSave a lot of money by doing an eyelash lift at home. This DIY tutorial show you how to use the home kit and offers step by step photos and tips.

 

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Dental Floss Pick as an Eyeliner GuideIf you have trouble creating the perfect eyeliner look, try using an inexpensive guide to assist you. This is a page about using a dental floss pick as an eyeliner guide.

 

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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Eyeliner Tips and TricksApplying and keeping your liner looking perfect can be a bit of a challenge. Finding the right product and technique are essential. Try some of the tips and tricks found on this page.

 

Woman Applying Makeup in the Mirror

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.

 

DIY Makeup Beauty Blender - using balloon blender

DIY Makeup Beauty BlenderSilicone and latex beauty blenders are hot items right now. They work great because unlike a sponge, they don't suck up all your foundation. Instead, they do a beautiful job of blending colours on your face and keeping them put. I like to make mine own out of materials I have at home.

 

All-Day Curled Lashes - finished look

All-Day Curled LashesHere is my trick to keeping your lashes looking super long and curled all day. You will need a hairdryer, an eyelash curler, and waterproof mascara.

 

Chapped lips wearing lipstick.

Lipstick Causing Chapped Lips?Sometimes it seems like the lip color stick is causing sore and cracked lips, instead of helping them stay moist and supple. This is a page about lipstick causing chapped lips.

 

A makeup chair at Sephora.

Complimentary MakeoverA nice thrifty tip if you are not makeup savvy like myself, or need a makeover for a special occasion, event, date night, or just because. Some beauty shops offer some sort of complimentary makeover with your purchase.

 

Model with heavy eye makeup and wet hair

Finding Smudge Proof Eye MakeupThis is a page about finding smudge proof eye makeup. Eye makeup is notorious for smudging. There are brands that are more reliable and resistant to smudging.

 

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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.

 

Homemade Eye Makeup Remover

Homemade Eye Makeup Remover RecipeThis is a page about homemade eye makeup remover recipes. Save money by making your own eye makeup cleaner at home.

 

Close up of a woman's eye with thick mascara on the lashes

Preventing Clumping MascaraThis is a page about preventing clumping mascara. Having your mascara appear clumpy on your lashes ruins the look of your makeup.

 

DIY Brush Cleansing Palette

DIY Brush Cleansing PaletteThis is a page about DIY brush cleansing palette. A repurposed plastic lid and some hot glue is all you need to make an economical makeup brush cleansing palette.

 

Woman Applying Foundation Makeup

Finding Good Inexpensive...This is a page about finding good inexpensive foundation makeup. It does not have to be expensive to find a foundation that looks good and you like to wear.

 

Woman using an Eyelash Curler

Using an Eyelash CurlerThis page is about using an eyelash curler. This tool can enhance your eyes naturally.

 

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Saving Money on MakeupThis is a page about saving money on makeup. Cosmetics can be very expensive to buy.

 

Woman Removing Makeup

Removing Makeup Tips and TricksThis page is about removing makeup. It is recommended to remove all make up before going to bed.

 

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Best Waterproof Mascara?My daughter is getting married next weekend and I can not find a waterprrof mascara that will stay on and not smudge! I have tried so many kinds and am willing to pay whatever I need to to find one that will work. Please tell me your best choice for a waterproof mascara is,as there has to be some I have't tried.

 

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Homemade Lip Gloss RecipesThis page contains homemade lip gloss recipes. Money can be saved on lip stain and gloss by mixing your own.

 

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Using Makeup Primer?I have been having problems with my makeup (MAC) staying on all day. I put the liquid foundation on my face in the morning around 6:30am and by noon it is complete gone. A lady at the MAC cosmetics counter told me I needed to purchase a primer which was $27.

 

Mascara Tips and Tricks

Mascara Tips and TricksThis page contains mascara tips and tricks. Many women enjoy using mascara, but sometimes it is difficult to achieve the look you want.

 

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Removing MascaraThis is a page about removing mascara. Removing mascara especially the water proof varieties can be difficult to do without irritating your eyes.

 

A woman using an eyebrow pencil.

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.

 

A selection of brushes used to apply makeup.

Cleaning Makeup BrushesThis is a page about cleaning makeup brushes. Many types of cosmetics and skin care products require the use of a makeup brush for application, but those brushes need to be cleaned after use.

 

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Does the Wind Remove Mineral Powder Makeup?I want to know how the bare mineral makeup sticks to the skin. It is a form of powder and powder just disappears off my skin the minute the wind picks up. Do you have to wear a moisturizer under it? I don't want to buy it unless I know it won't be a waste of my money.

 

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How Do I Find the Right Foundation for My Skin Color?I can never find the right foundation for my skin color. I either look pale or I look like I have a mask on. I have spent so much money on this; it's pathetic!

 

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What is the Best Waterproof Mascara for Swimming?I have tried numerous waterproof mascaras. When they truly get wet (heavy gym work out or swimming), they either leave black raccoon eyes or simply run like crazy and come completely off. Can anyone recommend a mascara that they have gone swimming with that truly stays on?

 

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Use Lipstick for Matching BlushIn a pinch, you can use lipstick as blush. Just rub a little on your finger tip and apply where you would apply blush.

 

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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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Make Your Own Mineral Make-upHaving sensitive skin means I must wear mineral makeup; but at those prices, who can afford it? I've started saving loads of money by ordering the minerals and iron oxides myself from soap-making companies. This brings the cost down by 75%-90%!

 

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Keeping Lip Gloss from Fading?I there a way to keep my lip gloss from fading?

 

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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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Re-use Empty Make Up ContainersRe-use the tops or bottoms of plastic loose powder containers when the container is empty as a mixing tray for blush, powder, and even lipstick. They can also be used to hold pencil shavings and other small utensils for making up the face.

 

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Use A Sponge For Applying Liquid Make UpWhen putting on liquid make up, use a make up sponge because of several reasons: Keep dirt and germs our of the bottle. The "life" of the make up will last longer!

 

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Product Review: Avon Curved End Eye Liner BrushFor those of us with the caffeine shakes - Avon is now manufacturing an eye liner brush with a curved end. You can rest your hand on your cheek while you apply the liner. It really does work well.

 

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Waterproof Mascara Recommendations?What brand of mascara would you recommend for short, thin eye lashes? I would prefer one that is waterproof. With so many on the market it is hard to choose which is best.

 

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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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Beauty Tips for Using Contouring PowderI have found that using contouring powder as part of your make-up routine is tricky and can often look very obvious. The solution is to make sure your face completely dry after applying moisturizer, then apply the contouring powder first, followed by your mineral powder foundation.

 

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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.

 

Eyeliner pencil with sharpener.

Long Lasting, Smudge-Proof Eyeliner?I desperately need a smudge proof, long lasting eyeliner pencil. One that won't fade, smear, or lose the shape that I draw! I've tried waterproof kinds and smudge-proof kinds. I've tried setting the liner with powder or powder eye shadow.

 

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Selecting An Eyeliner That Doesn't Run?I was wondering what eyeliner is the best for lining the inner lower eye? I currently use a kajal liner from India. However it always runs and collects in corner of eye. I see lots of entertainers wearing this look. So I know it can be done. I am new to this site any help greatly appreciated.

 

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Getting the Last of the Tube of FoundationWhen I buy foundation makeup, my favorite shade comes only in a tube type container, much like toothpaste. When it is empty, there is a lot actually left inside the tube. I carefully cut the end off with scissors. I am then able to dig out another week's worth with my finger. No use throwing it away when there is a lot left.

 

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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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Make Your Own Lipstick Compact With Leftover LipstickMy tip is for being able to use the last of lipstick tubes. You take a pill box that is labeled for the days of the week. Then you dig out the last remnants of the tubes of lipstick and you put one color per compartment.

 

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Looking For Review of Cover Girl Advanced Radiance?Does anybody know if Cover Girl's "Advanced Radiance" cream foundation is any good?

 

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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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Loose or Compact Face Powder?Do you prefer loose face powder or compact face powder for touch ups during the day?

 

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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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Mix Powdered Make Up With VaselineSaw a tip about mixing powdered blush/eyeshadow with lip balm to make it creamy, I use Vaseline and it works with that, too.

 

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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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Using Up Face PowderTo be able to use up solid face powder when just a little is left in the compact and it's too expensive to throw out, do the following outdoors or where you won't mind a little powder blowing about when you open the blender...

 

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Getting the Most Out of Face PowderFor all of us who use loose powder this is a good one. Store your powder in a salt shaker to make it last longer...

 

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Saving Money on BlushTips for saving money on blush. Post your ideas.

 

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Dealing with Loose Face PowderI have found an easy way to deal with loose facial powder. I put it in a clean saltshaker, and that way I can sprinkle it onto a powder puff and apply to my face with little waste.

 

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Thinning Foundation Make-up?I have a favorite well known brand of make-up that seems to have gotten thicker than I like, is there any thing you can add to it to thin it out?

 

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Shopping for Perfume Bottle Spray Nozzles?Where can you buy those little sprayers for women's perfume, to replace the ones that broke or were missing off your perfume?

 

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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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Finding an Ash Blonde Eyebrow Pencil or Gel?I'm trying to find an eyebrow pencil, gel, or mascara and I can't seem to get one that matches my eyebrow colour. I have ash blonde hair, but it's not dark. It's light ash blonde.

 

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Keeping Makeup from Rubbing Off on Clothing?Does anyone know how to prevent makeup from rubbing off on your clothing around the neckline? I have to wear makeup to cover blemishes on my neck. Is there a transparent protective tape to put on your clothing or makeup that 100% won't rub off, etc.?

 

Getting Mascara Off Without Burning Eyes?I've always had long, dark lashes. Way back in the 60's I used to wear a lot of mascara and gave no thought to what I did to my skin while trying to remove it. Now that I'm in my early 60's, the years of tugging and scrubbing really shows around my eyes.

 

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