Category: Beauty

#JapanBeautyWeek: The Japanese Blueprint for Beauty

By Hannah Azlan The beauty and cosmetics industry has proven to be one of the only industries not adversely affected by the winds of economic and solo-political changes – earning a “recession-proof” status. In Asia in particular, sales are estimated to exceed US$ 150 billion by 2017. Japan leads the way with the highest per capital spending and sales figure on skin care and beauty products. Asia has been the source of innovation for years, driven by burgeoning middle-class demand. Traditionally, Asian consumers have looked West for cosmetics, but now Asian-led trends have not only overtaken them but are...

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About A Look: Smokey Eye

A smokey eye is a quintessential look in anyone’s arsenal. Whether you’re looking to glam up for day or wear it for a night out – it’s a pretty versatile look. Don’t let the blending intimidate you – it’s easy. The easiest smokey eye just needs your favorite liner. You could even use a stick eyeshadow in a pinch, and I’ll recommend the Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Eyeliner because it’s creamy until it sets – then it won’t move. The basic smokey eye requires three colours, and eyeliner (if desired). Make your life easier by getting a quad palette like...

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The Aesthetic: Matchy Matchy

Bringing you a quick roundup of what’s new in the beauty world this week – I’m highlighting the items that make me want to empty out my bank account. What about you? Pairs, sets and monochrome are in this week – what do you wanna buy? Benefit Cosmetics Sets NEW! Sets just dropped!!! ???? LINK ➡ BIO Online @sephora 1. #SundayMyPrinceWillCome #MakeupKit ? by @benefitcosmetics includes: – 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g Mini GALifornia in Sunny Golden Pink ?THE NEW #BLUSH – 0.03 oz/ 1 g Mini gimme brow in Shade 3 – 0.13 oz/ 4 mL Mini High beam...

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Weird Beauty: Condoms, Poop and Other Weird S**t In Beauty

So, in lieu of an About A Look article – I’ve decided to write another Weird Beauty one instead. Of course, this could also be titled WTF Beauty, considering the people in the office didn’t react very well to these beauty revelations. Condoms As Beautyblenders Well, this is a few months old but in case you feel like freaking yourself out – you read that sentence correctly. First, there were Beauty Blenders – the teardrop shaped sponge that has a place on every beauty blogger’s vanity. Then came Silisponges, which claimed to do the same thing but with less...

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The Aesthetic: Basic Baes Rejoice

Bringing to you what’s new this week, everything makes me want to empty out my bank account. Why don’t you tell me if you agree? Ok ask & you shall receive!! ??? Swatches for our New In the Flesh palette!! ☝️️?? All MAC locations & online receive these babies on 3/2!! Thanks @gravescori for lending me your arm?? #trainerlife #macpalette #macintheflesh #eyesonmac #artistry @maccosmetics #macartistchallenge #eyesonmac A post shared by Melissa Shiffer (@melissashiffer) on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:24pm PST MAC Cosmetics’ In The Flesh Palette Get ready basic baes, if the Basic Bitch palette wasn’t enough for you...

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