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Secrets from a makeup artist: The best makeup for mature skin

As a makeup artist, I have worked on nearly every type of face there is, including mature talent from middle age to quite elderly. Working on mature clientele — or working on yourself if your skin is starting to show signs of “maturity” — is just a matter of knowing how products work on the skin, and what products to use, and when.

For successful makeup for mature skin, there are two equally important components: Selection of proper cosmetic products — which we will get to in a minute — and prepping the skin thoroughly with proper skincare…

What the hell do you do with fine, thin and slightly curly hair!?

I’ve always had very thin, fine hair that curls naturally in certain humidity. In hot weather it’s just frizzy. My other issue is that I don’t have a lot of it. I’ve tried Shamphree briefly, and coconut oil, and others. But there’s just so many options out there that I wonder what has worked for other people with fine, thin, sometimes frizzy hair?

Use mason jars to collect what’s left in an “empty” lotion bottle

Okay, I might be the stingiest person alive, but I got THIS much lotion out of an “empty” lotion bottle by cutting off the top, and scooping it out. This has to be a packaging flaw…

Tips from a makeup artist: The 5 best lip balms and lip moisturizers

So let’s talk basics: The best lip balms and lip moisturizers! These are the things that real women ask me about all the time and all the time. Being a pro makeup artist I’ve gone through umpteen brands of each type of product and these are the ones that make my cut…

5 nail polish hacks that can change your life 5ever

Nail polish is a much handier tool than folks give it credit for. In addition to making your fingers a little more jazzy, nail polish can actually be a real asset in some unexpected ways. Here are five nail polish hacks that can improve your life…

Makeup basics from a makeup artist: 7 tips for acne prone skin

Whether you are suffering from teenage acne or if you are like me, and you are having “adult” acne, it sucks. That said, with proper care, product and makeup technique you really can lessen the impact of acne. Here then are some tips on skincare and makeup for breakout prone skin.

Makeup basics from a makeup artist: When to throw away makeup

Yes, that is a trash bag filled with makeup. Why would I commit such an atrocity? Because it was time. Sadly, all good things come to an end and for a lot of the makeup now residing in that trash bag, their end actually came and went a while ago yet I was still holding on. It can be difficult to purge old makeup, but purge I did and purge you must. There comes a time when you have to let go, and here’s why and how…

Announcing new color depositing conditioners (and a special super-quick discount) from oVertone!

This news from our awesome sponsor oVertone is so exciting to me…

Along with a special discount, oVertone also has added 2 new colors to their vegan, cruelty free, color-depositing line: They now sell Vibrant Yellow and Vibrant Silver hair conditioner! Last time we had a bunch of Homies sad to have missed oVertone’s quick and awesome special discount — so make sure to jump on this asap. Don’t be sad, be vibrant instead!