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Eyelash Growth Products For Every Budget

Are you suffering from short, stubby lashes? Do you have a wispy, thin lash line or missing lashes? Worry not. A full, sexy flutter is still possible. Whether your lashes are naturally short, or you’ve experienced lash loss or breakage, there’s an eyelash growth option for every budget.

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 Protect Your Skin With These Anti-Pollution Skincare Products

We think a lot about the effects of pollution on our lungs and respiratory system, and rightly so, but have you ever considered pollution’s effects on your skin? Probably not, right? Western scientists only began to study the issue in the last couple of years, so the impact of pollution on our skin is not yet widely understood in the U.S.

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Ultimate Guide to Oil Cleansing for Acne-Prone Skin

Fluctuating hormone levels play a big part in the formation of acne, and while we (sob!) can’t control our hormones, we can control some of the other factors that contribute to acne – namely, what we put in our bodies and what we put on our skin.

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Different Types of Eyeliner Explained

You have probably examined all the different types of eyeliner at your favorite beauty retailer, but have you stopped to really think about the benefits of each style? Got some eye makeup #goals, or just want to branch out a little bit? Check out what each style of eyeliner does best, and try something new!

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Where to Buy Lip Plumping Products - Serums, Glosses, Balms, Devices

Whether you like to buy your beauty products at your local drugstore, Target or Walmart, a department store, a beauty retailer like Ulta or Sephora, or online, there’s a lip plumping product out there for you.

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How To Get Fuller Lips: Your Ultimate Guide To Lip Plumping

Were you born with thin lips, but dream of a full, sexy pout? Depending on your budget and tolerance for discomfort, there are a few different methods for enhancing your lip volume. The most invasive (and most expensive) way to increase the size of your lips is to get lip augmentation surgery. Want to know what lip augmentation involves, and the alternatives to surgical enhancement?

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How Do Lip Plumpers Work & Which Option Is Best For You?

Overwhelmed by the range of lip plumping products available now and what each of them does? There are lip plumping glosses, serums, powders, lip balms and lipsticks. They sting, they tingle, they burn. Some plumpers don’t do any of those things, they just make your lips feel full and soft. Want to know how they do that?

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What is the Oil Cleansing Method, and Why Should You Try It?

For years we have been told that oily skin leads to clogged pores and breakouts, so it may come as quite a surprise that it’s possible to wash your face with oil. It turns out that cleansing your face with oil can be beneficial for all skin types.

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 7 Types Of Face Masks Compared - Learn Why Sheet Masks Are Best

Face masks may seem relatively new, but people have been putting clays, creams and other ointments on their faces for millennia. Many early masks served the same purposes that modern masks are used for today. Ancient societies used charcoal and mud to clear up their skin back in the day, too. You know Cleopatra was on top of her skincare game.

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Do Lip Plumpers Actually Work, and Are They Worth It?

We’re all accustomed to a little discomfort once in a while in our beauty routines (hello, eyebrow waxing). When it comes to lip plumpers that sting and burn, though, do they deliver enough results to make them worth the pain? For that matter, are there lip plumpers that don’t sting, and are they effective?

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What's In Your Sheet Mask? - Learn Which Ingredients Matter

We’ve all got that friend with glowing skin. She makes it seem effortless, and she even looks amazing without makeup. Aside from good genes, proper nutrition and adequate sleep, what else is she doing to get that glow? (Not counting the new romance!) A great sheet mask might just be her go-to beauty secret.

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How to care for eyelash extensions

Eyelash Extension Care and Maintenance - What You Need to Know

You’ve got some bomb new eyelash extensions, and now you’ve probably got a few questions. How do I take care of them? Can I wear mascara? How can I make them last as long as possible? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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Best Hypoallergenic Eye Makeup and Eye Makeup Removers

Best Hypoallergenic Eye Makeup and Eye Makeup Remover

Red eye shadow is having a moment, but red-rimmed, irritated eyes are never a good look. If you’ve ever had a reaction to a mascara or eye product, you might be wondering what makes cosmetics hypoallergenic and how you can avoid adverse reactions in the future.

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woman trying on different lip plumpers

Good genes are the surest path to full, sexy lips, but if you’re not born with them, there are some great lip plumping products out there for that next-to-natural look. We’ve put together a guide to the best lip plumpers for you to try in 2019: the tried and true, and the hot new products loved by beauty editors and influencers alike.

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Lip Injected Fillers vs. Implants vs. Topical Lip Plumpers

It may seem a little crazy to compare lip implants and topical lip plumpers, but if you’re considering a surgical procedure, it makes sense to evaluate every option – from most invasive to least invasive. After doing your research, you may find that you’re happy with the results of a new plumping serum, and decide to skip the medical procedure. Or perhaps you make a different decision. At least you’ve weighed the alternatives, right?

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Which Eyeliner is Best for Oily Eyelids and Skin?

Ever feel like you leave the house with your makeup on point, only to have your oily eyelids sabotage your look? Desperately resorting to makeup forums on reddit or Sephora for tips on getting your eye makeup to last? There are solutions for working around oily eyelids (we’ll share some with you), but that’s only half the battle. The other half is finding the right eyeliner.

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Charcoal Face Masks Explained - Discover Which Is Best For You

Charcoal is having a moment right now, and you’re probably seeing it everywhere: charcoal ice cream, charcoal waffles, charcoal toothpaste, and most popular, charcoal face masks. If you’ve been turned off by the culinary trend of black food, and you’re skeptical of the benefits of charcoal, you’re probably wondering, “what’s all the fuss about?”

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How To Remove Eyelash Extension & False Lash Glue

Before you choose the best lash adhesive remover for the job, you have to know what the job is first. Are you wearing eyelash extensions or strip lashes? There are a lot of choices out there, and it helps to know a little about each of the options first.

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Cruelty-Free Eye Makeup and Eye Makeup Remover

Guide to Cruelty-Free Eye Makeup and Eye Makeup Removers

What is cruelty-free anyway? It’s a term that’s been in use by animal rights activists since the 1950s to promote the use of products that avoid harming animals. It was first used in the anti-fur movement in fashion but became associated with cosmetics and personal care products in the 70s. A cruelty-free label means that a company does not test its products on animals. 

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Mink Lashes vs Faux Mink vs Silk - Know Your Different Options

Mink Lashes vs. Faux Mink vs. Silk? - Learn The Different Options

Eyelash extensions can really take your beauty look to the next level, but getting a set does come with some risks. Before making that first appointment, it’s important to make an informed decision.

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Which Eyeliner is Best for Sensitive Eyes and Eyelids?

Seasonal allergy sufferers and those with animal or other allergies need to be careful about eye makeup choices. The same goes for people with eczema or skin sensitivities. If you have sensitive skin, you’re more likely to react adversely to a product than someone with no known allergies. Taking simple precautions ahead of time prevents needless discomfort in the future.

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How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last?

How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last?

If you’re contemplating your first set of eyelash extensions, there are a few things you might want to know before you go. Like how long do they last? Some of it will depend on you and the way that you care for your lash extensions, but it all starts with the lash application. Make sure that you go to a reputable salon and lash technician.

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How Much Do Eyelash Extensions Cost

How Much Do Eyelash Extensions Cost?

Trying to figure out how much you’ll spend on a new set of falsies? Lash extension prices can vary quite a bit, depending on a few factors. These are the primary considerations that will affect how much you’ll pay for extensions:

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How To Remove Glue and Adhesive From False Lashes

How To Remove Glue and Adhesive From False Lashes

Psst, have you been picking or tugging off your strip lashes at night? We won’t tell. If you’re looking for a gentle way to remove and clean false lashes, or you’re just new to wearing them, we’ve got the 411 right here.

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How to Make Eyelash Extensions Last Longer

Why Oil-Free Eye Makeup Is Best For Eyelash Extensions & False Lashes

When is it a good idea to use makeup containing oil? Almost never, to be honest. If you have a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, you may need to lock-in moisture on your skin. For those with dry skin, adequate moisture is also a concern. But it’s not the job of your cosmetics to moisturize. 

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Best Mascara for Eyelash Extensions and False Lashes

Which Type Of Mascara Should I Use with Eyelash Extensions

Ok, first things first: Can you wear mascara with eyelash extensions? Yes,absolutely. While it’s not strictly necessary, applying mascara can accomplish a few things

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Are You Properly Cleaning Your Lash Extensions and Eyebrows?

If I had to guess, I’d say that you normally clean your face, lashes, and brows all at once by pumping some cleanser into your hands, slapping them together and then rubbing it all on your face, before rinsing and hoping for the best

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Which Type Of Eyeliner Should I Use With False Lashes?

Much as we love all the tools in our beauty arsenal, we need to switch it up while wearing false lashes and eyelash extensions. Don’t think of it as a sacrifice. It’s more like streamlining your beauty routine

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Safe Makeup for Magnetic Lashes

Best Eye Makeup For Magnetic Eyelashes

Unlike other falsies, magnetic lashes don’t require lash glue to apply. So how do magnetic lashes work, exactly? You apply them by sandwiching your lash line between the strip of magnetic lashes and the magnets that hold them in place. 

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Best Mascara For Sensitive Eyes

The Best Mascara For Sensitive Eyes

Are Watery Red Eyes Part of Your Notice-Me Look? I Didn’t Think So!
So it turns out that what’s good for false lashes is also good for sensitive eyes. Yes, you heard that right. Generally speaking, the same things that you’d want to avoid for your falsies are the things you’ll want to steer clear of if you have sensitive eyes.

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Best Mascara for False Eyelashes

What Is The Best Mascara For False Eyelashes?

First, let’s get this question out of the way: Can you even wear mascara with false eyelashes? In a word, ABSOLUTELY. Whatever your preferred eyelash enhancement – extensions, strip lashes or magnetic lashes – you ultimately want the same thing from your mascara. 

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How to Reuse False Eyelashes

Which False Eyelashes Are Reusable?

You may have just bought your first pair of false lashes (or maybe you're considering some), and now you're wondering, "can I reuse these?" Good question. The answer depends first on the type of lash enhancements you purchased.

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Hottest Lash Extension Looks for 2018

Hottest Eyelash Extension Looks For 2018

If you've been bottling up your creativity and getting bored with what you see in the mirror, 2018 is the year to bust out. A girl can get a little too comfortable with her beauty routine. There are definitely days when you want your look to be low maintenance. We get it. But sometimes you just gotta slay.

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Choosing False Eyelashes - Which Brand is Right For You?

Choosing False Eyelashes - Which Brand is Right For You?

If you're looking to try strip lashes or cluster lashes for the first time, you may be wondering what's available. You can find them at a variety of price points. They're sold at drug stores, cosmetic retailers like Sephora, department stores, and of course, at online stores as well. You can also generally buy them straight from the manufacturer on their websites, too. Want to know how all these fake lashes differ?

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Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Best Eyelash Extensions

Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Best Eyelash Extensions

Are you thinking about eyelash extensions? Maybe you've seen a friend with an amazing new flutter, and you're wondering what they are, how they're applied, and the different styles available. Perhaps you're a strip-lash pro, and you're thinking about that next-level look for a special occasion or… every day. I've got the skinny for you right here.

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Do You Have Eyelash Mites? Up To 80% Of People Do

Do You Have Eyelash Mites? Up To 80% Of People Do!

Up to 80% of You Have Eyelash Mites - Are You One of Them?
Just the reading the words "eyelash mites" is probably freaking you OUT. Well, never fear, they are as creepy as they sound, but they can be banished. As many as 80% of the population currently have eyelash mites, or Demodex folliculitis, right now.

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