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Makeup Breakdown: Makeup Bag Makeover

So it's a new year and it's time to slim down... your makeup bag! It's the perfect time of year to start fresh, and that means fresh ideas and fresh products. Yes, that means it's time to throw away that 3 ye...
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Makeup Breakdown: Party Like It’s 2099!!!

So you’ve decorated the tree, dressed the turkey, had the family over and drunk and laughed throughout the holidays. Now it’s all over and, in the case of the tree, probably still waiting to be packed up and ...
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Makeup Breakdown: Mrs. Clause’s Wishlist

  The holiday season has once again descended upon us bearing good tidings and presents galore, just like a fat man in a red suit squeezing down a chimney. But what are you listing in your letters to the Cosme...
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Makeup Breakdown: It Will Get Better.

As I dressed myself in purple yesterday, I thought about where it was I was going that day and who it was that would see me. How many other people would I see that showed their love and support for a communit...
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Makeup Breakdown: Landmines & Camouflage.

This week’s photo shoot is called “Pop Choc” from Vogue Italia November 2005, by Michaelangelo di Battista, with Jessica Stam. It plays beautifully with the idea of concealment through color and so it go...
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Makeup Breakdown: B.I.Y.

This week’s shoot is another from my absolute fav’, Miles Aldridge. Miles has a gift for finding the eerie “Stepford” in beauty and this shoot for Vogue Beauty, with model Caroline Trentini is no exce...
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Makeup Breakdown: Captured Memories

The look is soft, feminine and a little bit cheeky. Jessica Stam harkens back to yesteryear in this shoot by Steven Meisel. She is a woman who revels in her femininity, with that fiery spirit bubbling just b...
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Makeup Breakdown: Top Emmy Makeup Trends

Rachel Zoe is "dying" 30 times or more a day, Hollywood has once again unfrozen what's left of Joan Rivers and given her a microphone, and the people behind Madmen are clearing space on their award shelves, ye...
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Makeup Breakdown: Brush Up on your Brushes

If you've ever watched an episode of Oprah where she subjects bathrooms, and other commonly used places by the housewife masses of America, with a black light, then you know how freaked out people are about dir...