“There’s power in red lipstick.” We’ve all heard this phrase, but what does it really mean and what kind of power can a red lipstick really emit? If you refer to Psychology Today, they’ll tell you that women wearing the color red have been found in studies to appear more attractive to men subconsciously. That when compared an image of a woman in red and the same woman in blue, the male test participants said they were more likely to want to date the woman in red and spend more money on the woman in red. Okay, good to know, but personally, I’d…

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Back during my Shiseido makeup artist days it used to take me two hours to get ready. Yes, you heard me correctly. Two hours. But I was also in college then and a fresh blowout, smoky daytime eye and fierce lip was my look. Now, I can’t be bothered with all that and strive for natural everyday makeup. IF I wash my hair (usually not since I wash at night and do a light curl + dry shampoo in the morning) I want natural, easy and fast. I don’t have time to efff around. My to-do list ain’t gonna do itself. So,…

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The Dr. Barbara Sturm + Monika Blunder Anti-aging Primer won’t blurr you out like an instagram filter, like some heavy silicone mask-like primers. It’s more subtle than that. It’s refined, high-quality. It feels gentle, like skincare, more akin to a light-weight lotion than a traditional primer in feel and application. Long ago I used to use Smashbox’s Photofinish wayyyyyy back in the aughts. The dry, slippery gel sank into every pore giving me the appearance of flawlessness, but undoubtably clogged pores and breakouts the next day. Since then I swore off primers. Okay, not completely, but it wasn’t until I stumbled across the Tom Ford…

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When you want a stare worthy glow reach for these highlighters.

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Care for your lips and make them look pretty at the same time.

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