Blurring imperfections, this is the name of the game when it comes to makeup – at least for me. Oh, how I long for the skin of my twenties. While I know that’ll never happen, I can at least fake it with a good foundation (Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation has been on heavy rotation) and an incredible primer which is where my latest obsession – Heir Atelier Face Primer – comes into play. Now, if you’re unfamiliar with primers, they work by creating a barrier between the makeup and the skin preventing sweat and oil from causing the makeup to crease,…

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Product: Rituel De Fille Ash & Ember Eye Soot Why you’ll love them: I’ve said it time and again – I can’t be bothered with makeup: I need easy, foolproof, lazy-girl makeup. In my world, that means fingertip application and easy blendability, please. My eyeshadow brushes have collected a lot of dust, which is why these eyeshadows from nontoxic brand, Rituel de Fille, are perfect for me! They blend smooth with fingertips and allow for buildable depth. They don’t contain any waxes, so the shadows will never melt with the warmth of your skin, crease or fold!  The colors are dreamy, romantic,…

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“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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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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In Japan, drugstore brands nearly rival department store brands. Read here for products you need to know about…

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