Doing your makeup in bad fluorescent lighting in your hotel room isn’t the best experience. You don’t really have any idea how your foundation or highlighter is going to look in the daylight. You could look like a ghost or a girl who went a few shades too dark on her face. You won’t realize it until it’s too late. Sure, you can spend a lot of time editing your pics so you look normal, but you don’t want to do that when you’re sipping wine in Santorini or trying to enjoy your friend’s wedding. Don’t let a bad mirror with poor lighting throw off your...
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I'm still adjusting to the new normal that is wearing a face mask every time I leave the house, even though I've been doing it since March. What bothers me most about the whole thing isn't remembering to wear one or even having it on for an extended period of time - it's how it interferes with my makeup. As we head into month six of the pandemic, I've started wearing more makeup again like I did pre COVID-19 because it makes me feel good. But there's nothing more annoying than pulling off your mask to discover everything from the entire lower half of your face has transferred onto the inside of it. Sure, I could just not wear makeup on that half and focus the attention on my eyes with fun liner, but with maskne being a thing, I've found myself wanting more coverage than ever when it comes to my foundation and concealer. The remedy for this mask-makeup fiasco: the best smudge-proof, transfer-proof makeup products I can find in my collection of beauty things - which I put to the ultimate test ahead.
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If shopping for new blush has ever made you think, Wait, I've got a marker like that, you're definitely not alone. After all, being faced with a bright orange, red, or even purple choice can be daunting - especially considering how pigmented these look in their packaging. But, if your skin tone is dark, not only do bright shades still seem bright, there's another concern that pale blushes will be a different kind of bright on your complexion. Generally speaking, bolder shades in a stick, compact, or bottle will also result in bolder shades on skin, but even ones that may seem light at first glance can be built up without added ashiness. It's up to you whether you want to opt for a blush that is the opposite of your undertone - think orangey for cool undertones and something purplish for warmer ones - or if you want to just play into a neutral undertone with a color that looks barely there at all. We've picked 16 different blushes from Sephora that would look especially fabulous on olive to deep complexions as a starting off point. Check them out ahead, and see which one pops out at you, too.
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We thought we’d gotten enough of our fix of Black-beauty excellence after watching Black Is King this weekend, but Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion had other plans: Last night, the two revealed they would be releasing a highly anticipated single called “Wap” on Friday. While we’re disappointing we won’t be at a party chanting and dancing to the unreleased bop anytime soon, we can tell we’re in for a treat based on the gorgeous single artwork. For the cover, Cardi B and Megan pose back to back in nearly identical glam and accessories, from “WAP” doorknocker earrings to curled beehive updos by Kellon Deryck and Tokyo Stylez. Their makeup made us see double, with both women rocking bold cut-crease eyes and glossy lips. Erika La’ Pearl, Cardi B’s key makeup artist, was responsible for the Bronx-born rapper’s look. As for Megan? Deryck, her go-to hairstylist, credited the rapper herself alongside La’ Pearl for makeup in his Instagram post. > View this post on Instagram> > A post shared by Kellon Deryck (@kellonderyck) on Aug 3, 2020 at 5:06pm PDT“Meg really be slaying her own face though!!” a fan wrote of Megan’s burgundy-and-gold cut-crease and ’90s-inspired dark lip liner. “Did you do your own makeup on that WAP flyer? If so, you beat sis! Your makeup is slayed,” said another. This isn’t the first time the “Savage” rapper has done her own makeup for shoots or appearances: A few months ago, Megan shared a selfie on Instagram with the caption, “makeup by me.” Last week, following an emotional live stream where she addressed recently being shot, Megan posted a selfie rocking shimmery shadow and a full face, which Deryck confirmed was a DIY look, too. “Sis a whole glam team on her own!” he wrote. “Did her own makeup and styled her hair.” The star also did her own glam for her Guardian magazine cover in May — so, yeah, “makeup artist” should be added to her resume stat.> View this post on Instagram> > A post shared by Kellon Deryck (@kellonderyck) on Jul 27, 2020 at 7:32pm PDTLike the rest of her eager fans, we’ll be patiently awaiting the day Megan drops a tutorial — or better yet, a makeup collection or collab of her own. It’s only a matter of time before beauty brands come knocking on her door…Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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For some, a lipstick is just a lipstick. But for others, it’s a source of strength, creativity, and expression. In our series Power Faces, we’ll explore the relationship between strong people and the makeup they choose to wear — or not. Our latest subject is 24-year-old non-binary artist, model, and musician Merlot. This story was told to Rachel Lubitz and edited for length and clarity.I struggled with acne a lot, and it came at a really bad time. I was living in Bradenton, Florida, and it was the acne on top of the queerness and being in a small town with nobody that looked like me. I did Accutane going into my junior year in high school. It worked instantly, but you can’t have direct contact with the sun, so I was walking around my high school with a black umbrella. I was a target for bullies.For a long time, I didn’t even think I could wear makeup. I didn’t have a lot of friends in high school in Florida, and it wasn’t something I was trying to associate myself with. When I got to college, I became more of a social butterfly and that’s the first time I ever wore makeup in public. I suddenly felt like I had the power in my hands to change how I looked.Makeup School When I got to Berklee College of Music in Boston, I was experimenting with a girlfriend’s makeup kit and playing with eyeshadows and bronzers and highlighters. At first I thought, Oh just a little rosy cheek and that’s it. But then I got more into drag makeup and I loved how it allowed me to play with my look; it was like picking out a great outfit.But back then, I was upset I wasn’t better at it. I remember one time when I was doing drag, my friend gave me a Nars highlighter that looked like white setting powder — and I put it all over my face. It was one of those things that you can’t really see until a flashbulb goes off, and I looked crazy. My whole entire face was a reflection.Through watching makeup tutorials, I got better. I found them very therapeutic and cathartic; they’re my ASMR. I didn’t realize that makeup could transform so much on your face. I was shocked by that. Makeup was more powerful than I ever gave it credit for. I’ve been wearing makeup pretty regularly now for four years. It’s empowering to decide how you’re going to look every day.In Boston, I also got a job at a little skin-care shop and I learned so much. Skin care became a way of taking back control. I could rely on my skin to do what I wanted it to do. I felt like, As long as my skin’s good, I’m good.Freckle FaceOne day in college, I was looking at my features and I thought my face was bare. I was like, What’s a little thing that I can do to just enhance my features? I couldn’t afford a lot. I wasn’t going to go out and buy all this makeup.At the time, my biggest influences style-wise were Erykah Badu and Zoë Kravitz, who have freckles. That was the look that I wanted. I was like, Let me try that out, and it just stuck. They’ve been there for four years now. A lot of people don’t know my freckles are fake, but I never lie. I don’t know if this is related to being a brown and queer person, but a lot of people ask to touch them. And I’m like, ‘No, don’t touch my face.’I was doing the freckles with brown eyeliner at first, but it was just so dark and opaque that it didn’t look natural. Over time, I tried different products and pens and I finally found an eyebrow product that worked for me. Every morning, it probably takes me 10 minutes; I do it so often that I just flick my hand really quickly. At first, they were to just add dimension and an accent to my face. In the grand scheme of things, that’s what they still represent to me: The freckles are the sprinkles on top.It’s through the exploration of makeup that I was really able to find out more about myself, and even how I should identify. When you sit in front of the mirror for so long, using all these different colors to change and enhance things, it gives you a greater appreciation for yourself and who you really are. I can attribute makeup to a lot of the confidence I got as a young adult. That feeling of looking in the mirror and thinking, Yes, you look good cannot be beat.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Adult Acne Is Wreaking Havoc On Our Mental HealthMeghan Markle Is Bringing Back Fake FrecklesThe "Acne" I Fought For Years Wasn't Acne At All
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