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Cosmetics

  • If you were stuck on a stranded island and were told you could only have one makeup product, concealer this would easily make the top 3 list of "must haves." Concealer is typically the next step in your beauty routine after your SPF/ moisturizer. Now, you can take short cuts because today's concealers do far more than just cover a blemish. All of these products go above and beyond the call of duty. Some contain vitamins to create a brighter complexion or fight signs of aging. Many of these concealers will work well to hide dark circles under the eyes as well.
    February 03, 2016
  • Mascara is an important part of any woman's makeup application. In fact, it’s hard to get a complete look without having your lashes stand out. Whether you like a volumizing mascara, a curling mascara or one that does it all and is waterproof too - these mascaras are the best of the best. Each one brings something unique and innovate to the table and you’ll surely find one that you love.
    February 03, 2016
  • Your makeup products are only as good as the tools you use to apply them. You can transform a common everyday drugstore foundation into a professional looking airbrushed finish. Take a gooey lip product and use it to sculpt and define your lips, versus applying it with a finger. Brushes reduce your risk of breakouts as long as you keep them clean. They also reduce the risk of wasting your products because they only pick up a little at a time. The following lists offer the best brushes on the market.
    February 02, 2016
  • Lip liners are versatile cosmetic products which keep lipstick and gloss in place to prevent your lip color from smudging and traveling outside your lip area. They also define and contour your lips, helping them appear fuller and bolder. Lip liners come in a wide assortment of shades to complement and enhance your lips in addition to clear and invisible liners for a more natural look. With so many options to choose from, our buyer’s guide listed below can help you decide which lip liner is right for you.
    February 02, 2016
  • False eyelashes are a finishing touch that enhance the look of any eyelashes. They add length and volume along the entire lash line or just where needed, and they can be used to create both natural and dramatic looks. Available in full strips, partial strips, and individual tufts for both the upper and lower lashes, the key to beautiful results is application. With practice (and always trimming full strips to fit the length of your lash line), it’s easy to get instantly longer, lusher lashes with false eyelashes.
    February 02, 2016
  • It’s not easy putting a look together from head to toe. Forgetting blush could mean the difference between looking almost perfect and completely pulled together. It adds warmth to your skin and transforms a look from "so-so" to an attention grabbing "whoa." You can find the perfect blush (or 2) and create professional looking results. Brush the light color onto the apples, and then add a shade slightly darker right below it; blend and go.
    February 02, 2016
  • Lip stains are wonderful for women who don’t like the heavy feel of lipstick or the stickiness of a lip gloss. These products leave long-lasting color with a matte finish, and they’re available in gels, brushes, markers, and compacts — and at all price points. Some products incorporate an included gloss or balm for extra moisture, and they can also be layered for a customized level of color. Best of all, lip stains can also be used on the cheeks for a natural flush that stays put.
    February 02, 2016
  • There is a fine line between knowing what oils to remove from skin that are considered excess and which are considered necessary. Oily skin often fights an uphill battle with producing excess oils constantly; enter blotting papers. These thin pieces of paper are designed to remove oil only. Good products not only remove the oil but leave behind makeup and essential moisture. Some options contain ingredients designed to refresh and re-energize skin. Keep blotting papers with you especially when you travel; no matter how far you roam.
    February 02, 2016
  • Ear plugs are intended to keep sound and water out; while these are two different tasks, plugs themselves look almost identical with material being the only element separating one from another. Even if you were to purchase soundproofing plugs to keep your ears clear while swimming, they would still probably do the same job. Regardless, these modest foam plugs are essential for protecting your hearing and ear canals whether you’re a jamming live on stage, working with sound-intensive industrial tools on a construction site, or working on your breast stroke down at the pool. Be sure to check out our buyer’s guide below for a more in depth look into the types of ear plugs available.
    January 29, 2016
  • No two perfumes are exactly alike, each featuring a unique blend of notes which react differently to an individuals distinct body chemistry. Finding a signature scent which reflects your individuality and personality may seem overwhelming due to all the perfumes available, but somewhere out there the ideal fragrance is waiting for you.
    November 23, 2015
  • An eye brightener may sound like it could do the same job as your concealer, but those who suffer from dark under eye circles and redness know that even the best concealers can fall short of our expectations. Most concealers are matte and thick while eye brighteners work to catch the light, and use reflective particles to create a bright illuminated look. You can use this all over the entire eye to prep the canvas before applying shadow and line design. You can also layer these under concealers and foundations of any form to really take your look to a whole new incredible level so one will ever know you pulled an all-nighter at work in the hospital, hitting the books, or awake all night with a newborn.All of these best eye brighteners have been chosen because they will transform the look of tired, red, stressed out and red eyes thanks to their light-weight consistency and therefore easy to blend. They've also been formulated with quality ingredients which are safe and gentle enough to be used around the eye which has the most delicate portions of skin on your body. Finally, all of the products will go above and beyond the call of duty because while they obviously brighten, these picks will also contain moisturizing ingredients  which sooth and heal your sore, tired eyes.
    September 15, 2015
  • Oily skin tends to become shiny, thus requiring a product to provide a matte finish. Mattifying shine control products are available in a variety of forms including serums, gels, and finishing powders. While each type provides different benefits, the overall goal of these products is to combat shine and mattify  skin to reduce oiliness. All of the following mattifying shine control products are formulated to provide a lightweight matte effect on the skin while soaking up excess oil. These selections excel at keeping shine at bay throughout your day and they’re also suitable for use on all skin types.
    July 07, 2015
  • Pores are necessary for sweating and flushing out toxins from the body. However, large pores are often considered unsightly and may cause your skin to appear older. An accumulation of dirt, makeup, and oil buildup can lead to large pores; individuals with oily skin are also naturally susceptible to them. Fortunately, it's possible to shrink pores by exfoliating or using products which minimize their appearance. The following products exfoliate and firm skin to minimize the look of pores, are formulated to promote a healthier-looking complexion, and transform skin into a smooth base for makeup application.
    June 22, 2015
  • Many women love a powder foundation because they’re easy to apply, remove and look so natural. help tame oil production, heal skin imperfections or help shield skin from harmful sun damage. Choose from loose or pressed formulas that give you a verity of effects from “dewey” to “full coverage”. All powder foundations are compatible with other products so feel free to layer you blush, bronzer or highlight as you rest assured knowing you makeup will last. You can find powder foundations ideal for any skin type even those who could never wear makeup in the past. Powder foundations are not only geared towards specific skin types such as oily, dry, combination or acne prone but many contain active ingredients designed to better the skin over time.  Powder foundations not only help prepare the skin by hiding flaw and creating a smooth surface for other products, but many work to protect, heal and nourish the skin as they cover. There’s a powder foundation for every skin type and budget but before you make a choice, consult our buyer’s guide provided below which offers a wealth of useful tips and tricks for novices and experts alike.
    June 02, 2015
  • Lip balm is a must for anyone who wants to have smooth, healthy lips. There are many varieties of lip balm available which range in quality, ingredients, and even their taste. Some are formulated to heal dry, damaged lips, while others protect from the suns damaging UV rays. With so many choices, we’ve provided a lip balm buyer’s guide below to help you narrow down which lip balm is best for your personal needs.
    May 26, 2015
  • Eyeshadow is one of the most common and versatile makeup products because it effectively enhances eyes by adding dimension, depth, and highlights. There are many types of eyeshadow including powders, liquids, minerals, and creams to suit various skin types and preferences. They also come in shimmery, matte, and satin-like finishes along with a wide variety of shades for all eye colors. Whether you want to achieve a bold look or simply highlight your eyes, there’s an eyeshadow out there perfect for your needs. Refer to the buyer’s guide listed below to determine which eyeshadow is best for your eye color, skin type, and personal preferences.
    May 13, 2015
  • If you’re looking for a natural makeup look without applying a heavy foundation, a tinted moisturizer may suit your needs. Tinted moisturizers are versatile skin care formulas that provide a combination of sheer color coverage, hydration, nourishment, and sun protection all in just a single application. They’re simple, fast, and effective at delivering a healthy, natural-looking glow while protecting your skin. There are many tinted moisturizers available to suffice a variety of skin types including dry, oily, combination, and normal skin. Refer to our buyer’s guide listed below to determine the best tinted moisturizer for your personal skin care needs.
    April 30, 2015
  • Applying a base coat is an essential part of any manicure since nails require proper preparation before polish application. Without a base coat, nails are susceptible to peeling, chipping, splitting, and discoloration. Base coats can help strengthen, thicken, and fill the ridges in nails to provide an optimal surface for nail polish. Nail base coats also improve the overall health of nails and protect them from damage. Refer to the buyer’s guide to help you determine which base coat suits your personal nail needs.
    March 31, 2015
  • No manicure is complete without the finishing touch of a quality top coat. Top coats are essential to extending the life of your manicure while protecting nail color against chipping, peeling, fading, and denting. Depending on the type of top coat, they can also provide a glossy or matte finish, offer a chip-resistant finish, or dry extra fast for your convenience. Refer to the buyer’s guide below to help you determine which nail top coat is best for your personal nail needs.
    March 31, 2015
  • You could have the finest pair of false eyelashes but the lash adhesive you use will either enhance or detract from their appearance. Using the wrong adhesive can cause your false lashes to loosen, or even fall off at a very embarrassing and inconvenient time! There are many different types of eyelash adhesives available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Whether you prefer a dark, clear, or waterproof lash adhesive, it should apply comfortably and offer long lasting performance. Refer to our buyer’s guide below to help you decide which false eyelash adhesive best suits your preferences and beauty needs.
    March 31, 2015
  • Cologne is designed to distinguish you from others, make a statement, and keep you feeling fresh. Whether you prefer aromatic, fresh fragrances during the day or warm, spicy scents at night, there are many quality colognes to choose from. Each cologne consists of a special blend of top, middle, and base notes which balance the fragrances and allow the product to stand apart from one another. Finding a signature scent may seem overwhelming due to all of the options, but referring to the buyer's guide can help you narrow down your search for the best cologne.
    March 17, 2015
  • With lip gloss you’re either a fan or you aren’t. Those who aren't have usually experienced sticky, messy lip glosses which dried out their lips or led to other negative, unflattering results. Upgrading to a higher-quality lip gloss can provide you with a versatile addition to your makeup routine. There are many quality options available with some formulated for sun protection, others with moisturizing properties, and those which provide plumping effects on the lips. If you’re not sure where to start, refer to the buyer's guide below to help you find the ideal lip gloss to suit your needs and preferences.
    March 17, 2015
  • Bronzers are the perfect alternative to baking your skin in the sun which risks premature aging and irreversible skin damage when the delicate facial areas are left unprotected. Bronzers allow you to achieve a beautiful, sun-kissed glow without the risk of damaging your skin and there are many different types available including powders, creams, and lotions. Read the buyer's guide we’ve provided below to help you determine which bronzer is best for your skin type, budget, and preferences. 
    March 17, 2015
  • Keeping your fingernails trimmed, cuticles under control, and hands looking presentable is much more enjoyable when you use the proper tools. A manicure kit is perfect way to maintain your nails while saving money in the long run. Instead of purchasing each manicure tool separately, a quality kit contains all the tools you need for one price. Having all your manicure tools in one place makes nail care less of a hassle and all of the following manicure kits contain tools made of sturdy materials, such as stainless steel, to ensure their longevity. They also include durable, protective cases to keep the tools safe, and all are designed for precise grooming.
    February 18, 2015
  • Nail Polish is such an inexpensive and easy way to update your style and take your look from "good" to "amazing." The color options are endless and there are so many brands to choose from. How will you know which ones will last the longest and shine the brightest? Consider all of the things you do from day to day, the last thing you want to think about is your nail polish chipping or flaking off. All of these formulas are made with durable quality and long lasting results. There is a perfect brand for both you and your budget.
    October 29, 2014
  • Eyebrow pencils are like the icing on the cake when it comes to makeup. They add the finishing touch by filling in sparse spots, adding definition, and enhancing the color of your natural brows. Beyond adding color, many eyebrow pencils contain conditioning ingredients to promote healthy brows, and leave a polished, groomed appearance behind. If you don’t want to play a guessing game, there are plenty of brow pencils that come in universally flattering hues, so you can make the most of your brows - regardless of skin tone or brow color.
    October 29, 2014
  • The eye area is home to a host of beauty concerns, and the one cosmetic product that can fix most of these issues is concealer. These products conceal dark circles and lend a brighter appearance to the skin above and below the eyes. They are the best first step before applying other eye makeup. Whether you opt for cream, liquid, powder, or a stick, concealers range from lightweight to heavy-duty. As an added bonus, they help other eye makeup stay in place longer.
    October 29, 2014
  • Liquid foundation is a favorite of millions of women and what is great is that you can get different styles of liquid makeup to find the perfect one for your skin. From liquid powder and liquid minerals to those that are specifically for different skin types such as oily skin, dry skin, problem skin and more, you can enjoy the ease of using liquid foundation while getting a flawless look that we all love. Remember, foundation is the base to your makeup and choosing the right foundation is the most important part of your makeup regimen. There are foundations available no matter what your skin condition, complexion color or budget and the following lists allow you to choose the best one for your personal needs.
    August 04, 2014
  • The skin around your eyes is very delicate and becomes thinner as you age. Without proper care, this skin becomes more susceptible to dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, and dullness. Fortunately, regular use of quality under eye treatments can help keep skin bright, smooth, firm, and supple for years to come. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to spend a fortune on injections or other cosmetic procedures to maintain smooth, glowing skin under your eyes.The following best under eye treatments are best suited for the sensitive eye region as they contain no parabens or sulfates, formulated with potent age-fighting ingredients such as peptides and amino acids, and have the most favorable user reviews due to their minimization of dark circles and fine lines.
    June 25, 2014
  • Eyebrows frame and add structure to your face, so it's important to keep them properly groomed. Unruly brows can give you a sloppy appearance and dreaded uni-brows look unflattering on everyone. Whether you prefer natural, well-groomed brows or filling and shaping them during makeup application, eyebrow shaping kits let you design the perfect shaped eyebrows in the comfort of your own home.The following eyebrow shaping kits give you the ability to create the most natural-looking brows for your face, are highly customizable due to blendable, color-coordinated palates, and are favored the most by users due to ease of use and overall professional-looking results.
    June 23, 2014