glad to hear that smoking is in your past because not only can it lead to cancers, it can also age the skin terribly. It could be a combo of both (were your lips dark before you started smoking?), but having darker or two-toned lips can be pretty common with brown skin. Your first defense...

Color Description: How I Met Your Magenta is not magenta, at all. It's a strange/beautiful mix of finishes, a creme-y neon jelly with super fine golden shimmer. It's very pretty and very bright, like a shimmery plastic pink highlighter. Similar To: From my collection, HIMYM is very similar...

you to prevent this? Read on! Use a primer. Primers can act as a barrier between your skin and the makeup, making it less likely for the oils to interfere with your makeup. Always moisturize, even if you have oily skin. When your skin is dehydrated, it tends to secrete more oils. Just make...

Here is your beauty news from around the internet! Contour Like Kim Kardashian: If, like us, you struggle with learning exactly to contour your face, your in luck! Glamazon Margo over at Glamazons Blog has you covered with an actual video tutorial! Not only informative, but she has the...

The best part about lip gloss is the fun sheen and tint it leaves on your lips. The worst part is that when it start to run low, it's nearly impossible to get the remaining bottom part of the gloss out of the darn tube! When this happens, we usually toss the tube and buy a new one, but this...

Use anti-shine primers before applying your foundation. Always use "Oil-free" foundation. This will help to minimize the shine by the end of day and it gives you a matte finish. Check all labels for "Oil-free" and/or foundation for Oily skin. It's important to use foundations that are...

The shampoo will help break up leftover hair grease and clean your tools. You can use a toothbrush or a comb to gently scrub the bristles with the shampoo. Scrub in one direction only for a better clean. Rinse brushes in warm water. Dry your brushes on a towel then lay them flat with the...

This method will get rid of all the oil and bacteria that has collected in your brushes and not only disinfects them, but leaves them feeling brand new. And the best part is that you can find all the supplies you need in your kitchen, all ready to go. Materials needed: Antibacterial...

:p If you have unusual lips and no lipstick stays no matter what you do, use a lip primer underneath or apply concealer or foundation directly on your lips before lipstick application. This will serve as your "base". Last tip, another tip to prevent lipstick (especially dark ones) from...

It could be the concealer but it's probably your application technique. To prevent your painstakingly-painted base from being erased once you start brushing on color cosmetics, just pat or bounce your brush! Swiper, no swiping! (Yes I went there.) Just use a small amount of product for your...

 

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