The 4 Best Self Tanners (That Don’t Stink, Streak, or Stain)

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1. Nature's Gate Glow Lotion $14: Years ago Nature's Gate sent me a sample of this to try and I've been loyal to it ever since. It's a paraben-free natural formula (4 on CosmeticsDatabase.com) and gives such warm, realistic color often in just one … [Read more...]

Makeup Before & After: To Contour or Not to Contour

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Before we all go nuts and start trying to contour ourselves into a contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race, let's just take a moment and decide not how to contour but if to at all. Contouring was popularized by drag queens who sculpt definition into … [Read more...]

Makeup Before and After: A Perfect Example of Why Not to Cover Up Freckles

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Another day, another beautiful bride. Here's a recent trial run with the low down on her look. Lips: I combined a nude liner with tipsy, a LipSurgence light coral gloss from tarte to make her lips look a little fuller. These shiny glosses … [Read more...]

Before and After: When the Bride is Your Future Sister In Law!

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Thank God my brother Chad had the good sense to marry Lori, an adorable Canadian-born girl who he met on a cruise a few years ago. Before they headed out for their wedding (also a cruise- duh), she stopped over to see me for a makeup lesson and to … [Read more...]