20 Amaing Beauty Products For Under $10

If you’re in love with makeup, you’ve probably spent paycheck after paycheck splurging on beauty products, but why not save a few bucks on amazing, affordable makeup? Check out our favorite beauty products all under $10.

Buying makeup can be a blessing and a curse. We quickly fall in love with all the options for foundations, eyeshadows, and lipsticks, but when the prices start adding up after a Sephora or Ulta haul, our wallets and heads might start feeling a little light.
Weeding through all the beauty products at the drugstore might seem like a tedious thing, but there are some amazing finds that are sometimes overlooked. If you’re still trying to stock up on makeup without breaking your bank, this is our list of 20 great beauty products under $10.
Primers
Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime ($7.99)

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The Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime is a great drug store primer that has a lot of beneficial powers such as blurring pores, smoothing fine lines, and evening the skin tone.
This primer comes in three different shades. One is meant to blur and illuminate the skin to create a healthy glow. The second is meant for fairer skin tones and acts as a redness control. The last primer is meant to smooth out pores and fine lines. You can get them here.
Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer ($8.50)
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This ivory colored primer is lightweight, long lasting, and blends well into the skin. It is best used under makeup to create a flawless “PhotoReady” look, but can always be worn on its own. Get your best deal here.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer ($5.39)
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If you have large pores and oily skin, this Maybelline primer will be your next Holy Grail item. The Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser will visibly blur pores while also leaving the face with a matte finish which is perfect for those with combination or oily skin. Buy it here from Amazon.
Benefit POREfessional Matte Rescue Invisible Finish-Mattifying Gel Mini ($10)
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If there is one primer in higher end brands that you’ve heard, it’s most likely the Benefit POREfessional. Beauty vloggers all over Youtube have raved about this product. Often said to be the higher end version of the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, this gel primer is lightweight, reduces shine, and blurs the look of pores.
Foundations
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation ($4.97)
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With a roster of 24 shades, the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is perfect for normal to oily skin types. The shade ranges include pink, golden, and red undertones, and the brand recently added new shades to the collection. This foundation will help to control oil and blur pores. Buy it here now.
L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup ($7.99)
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This oil-free foundation from L’Oreal might be one of their most popular products. The True Match foundation comes in 32 different shades and promises to match not only skin tone but texture.
If you’re not into full coverage foundation, this has promises for light to medium coverage and is suited for all skin types. You can get it here now.
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer ($9.99)
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One of the newer items on this list, Milani’s newest product is a foundation and concealer duo. Only $9.99, this foundation is definitely buildable up to full coverage. This product promises water-resistant wear as well as coverage for under eye circles and redness. Although there are 14 shades, this product is known to oxidize (turn darker) after applied to the face.
Concealer
Maybelline FIT ME Concealer ($4.38)
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Often compared to the Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer, Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer might be one of the most talked about drug store items. Although this only includes 6 shades, the concealer is most commonly used as a highlight shade which can be tweaked and work with a variety of skin tones. This oil free concealer makes it ideal for all skin types. Buy it here now.
NYX Dark Circle Concealer ($6.00)
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We’ve all had those days, nights, weeks, or even months where we don’t get enough sleep and we start to see the evidence in the form of dark circles. Sometimes foundation might not fully cover these circles and leave a gray shadow underneath the makeup. NYX’s Dark Circle Concealer is specifically designed with an orange tint to help counter dark circles. You can buy it here.
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer ($5.49)
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Coming in an impressive 24 shades, the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer might be the most talked about drugstore product. Available for under $3, this product provides a great amount of coverage while helping to even the skin tone. In addition to their regular concealing shades, they also have 3 ‘corrector’ shades that help even out redness or hyperpigmentation. Get your best deal on Amazon.
Powder
Maybeline FIT ME Set + Smooth/Matte + Poreless Powder ($4.99)
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Both of Maybelline’s powders help cover the range of skin issues. The Set + Smooth is more catered to normal and dry skin while the Matte + Poreless powder is crafted for normal, but more specifically, oily skin types. With promises of lasting up to 16 hours, these powders are light weight, long lasting, and come in 12 shades. Get it here.
Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder ($6.87)
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Available in 6 shades, the Revlon ColorStay carries shades from light to deep. This powder will help control oil and smooth out the skin. The shades include a translucent powder which is perfect for giving the face a matte appearance without adding any addition color. You can buy it here.
Milani Prep + Set + Go Transparent Face Powder ($9.99)
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When it comes to setting under eye concealer, the point is to have a powder that will leave the face looking bright without giving any flashback with a camera. Translucent powders are the go-to for this situation, and Milani recently came out with their own translucent/transparent face powder that will help control shine, blur pores, mattify the skin, and leaving the skin looking bright.
Eyes
Ardell Glamour Wispies ($3.99)
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If you love it when your lashes flutter in the wind, Ardell Glamour Wispies are the lashes for you. Not only will these lashes give you the length and width that you’re hoping for, but the wispiness of the lashes create a very natural looking eye.
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner ($7.99)
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When it comes to makeup, we’re often intimidated by liquid liner and creating the perfect winged liner. The Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner comes with an ultra-skinny tip that is perfect for precision. Not only does this liner come in the classic black and brown shades, but it also comes in a bright navy and green color. Buy it here.
Maybelline Eyeshadow Palette – The Nudes ($9.29)
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If you’re a beginner or a pro in makeup, you would learn to love and appreciate the colors and pigmentation in the Maybelline “The Nudes” eyeshadow palette. With 12 shimmer and matte shades, this palette is especially catered towards the newer makeup aficionados.
Along the back of the palette, Maybelline includes ideas for creating different eye looks. Get your best deal on Amazon.
L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara ($7.49)
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False lashes might be a part of your regular makeup routine, but if you’re looking for something to enhance your natural lashes or even your falsies, the L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara packs two punches in one go. Not only does it separate the lashes to increase the intensity, but it also adds length. They credit the increased intensity to the Carbon Black pigments in the mascara. Buy it here now.
Lips
Colourpop Ultra Matte/Satin/Metallic/Glossy Lips ($6)
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Colourpop is an Indie brand that has shot to the forefront of beauty since its launch in 2014. Selling all of their lip products for $6 or under, Colourpop has an impressive catalog of 100+ shades including matte, metallic and satin lip sticks.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ($5.99)
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When it comes to lip products, NYX is on top of their game. Their Soft Matte Lip Cream is only $6 and comes in an amazing 34 different shades ranging from pale nudes to blues to purples. These cream lipsticks glide on smooth and leave a ‘soft matte’ finish. Get your best deal on Amazon.
Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème ($8.99)
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Matte lipsticks are one of the hottest trends currently, and Milani has definitely stepped up to the plate in this game. With 18 shades of their Amore Matte Lip Crème, these lipsticks are not only highly saturated, but they promise long wear and transfer proof application.
Now that you’ve got 20 beauty products under $10 that you can splurge on, let us know in the comments below some of your favorite affordable beauty products or makeup brands!

 

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How To Pick The Perfect Nude Lipstick For Your Skin Tone

Finding the perfect nude lipstick is usually high on the bucket list of every beauty junkie. Here are some foolproof ways to cross it off yours!

Nudes can be especially tricky because a nude to one person is not a nude to another. Be it preference or skin tone, finding that perfect nude shade is a very personal thing. Nudes can be anything from pink to peach to brown—it all depends on what you hope to get from your lipstick.

Fair Skin

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If you have a very fair skin tone, burn easily and maybe even have some freckles, the goal of a nude lipstick is to find something that doesn’t wash you out.

Peachy: MAC’s Freckletone is a luster finish that is described by MAC as a ‘neutral peach.’ The finish is glossy, therefore making it comfortable to wear. Although it is neutral, the peach undertone will make a great contrast to your skin.

Pinky: Maybelline’s Color Whisper Petal Rebel is the perfect purse lipstick. It is quite sheer, so you can easily grab for it without worrying about a messy application. It will give your lips a hint of pink and make them look nice and juicy because of it’s glossy finish.

True Nude: Kate Moss released a great collection of lipsticks with Rimmel, including a nude line. Number 40 is a true nude that is not for the faint of heart. This is a ‘nude nude,’ but if you are wearing a really bold eye, this is a great way to show it off even more.

Light Skin

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If your skin is light but not fair,your goal is to find something that will look polished yet not chalky.

Peachy: MAC’s Peachstock is described as a warm-toned peach beige. If you have a warm skin tone, this is going to make you glow! It has a satin finish, so although it is light in color, it will not look dry on your lips.

Pinky: Okay, this is a pricey one, but Tom Ford’s Pink Dusk is the only lipstick you will need! The shade is perfect. Worth it? This line of lipsticks also has numerous oils and moisturizing ingredients.

True Nude: To offset the price of the above, this next one is affordable and amazing! Wet ‘n Wild’s Megalast Lipstick in Bare it All. This is my go-to lipstick line when friends ask me for drugstore suggestions. The color is nude enough to complement your skin, but not so much that it will blend in.

Medium/Tan Skin

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Having a medium/tan skin tone can make it hard to find something that doesn’t look to pale and ashy on your lips. When your skin tone leans to the deeper tones, a lot of nude shades can end up too pale.

Peachy: MAC’s Kinda Sexy is a good choice. Apparently MAC does peachy well because it is my top pick for all the peach categories so far! I’ve been searching for so long to find a nude-peach that I can wear without a lip liner and this is it. It also makes me feel like I have JLO glow with it’s warm peachy undertone.

Pinky: LA Girl’s Flat Matte Velvet Lipstick in Snuggle is a beautiful pinky nude that leans slightly mauve. The formula on this is fabulous; it has little to no shine, glides on and has great lasting power! I also love that the tube indicates the color inside—all beauty junkies can relate to that ease of use.

True Nude: Maybelline’s The Buffs Lipstick in Truffle Tease really impressed me. In fact, I was so impressed when this collection came out because it really covered nudes for all skin tones. This has just enough of a brown-beige hue without it looking like concealer on your lips.

Deep Skin

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When you have a very deep skin tone, you may need to think out of the box when it comes to nudes. Some lines do a great job covering all of their bases, but it is important to keep in mind that you will sometimes have to look through the whole line to find a nude for you, not just those first couple of light shades.

Peachy: L’Oreal’s Privee Collection in Eva’s Nude is a good starting point. Although Eva Longoria’s line does not have a deep skin tone, it has enough deepness and peach tones to be wearable. A lip liner may be required depending on the deepness of your skin.

Pinky: MAC’s Twig is a super and trendy rosy brown. Although it is on trend, I don’t think this shade will go out of style or become unwearable any time soon. Rosy browns have technically been around for ever, but a certain girl from a certain famous family just brought it into the spotlight.

True Nude: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Molasses is a top choice. First of all, Bite Beauty uses all food grade ingredients. Described as a ‘rich toffee, it is exactly that with a great cream finish. With the brown undertones, I think this is a fun take on a classic nude.

The Power of the Lip Liner

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Lip liner changed my nude lip game. This can be said for any skin tone, any undertone and any lips. Lip liners can make completely unwearable lip colors wearable and even more beautiful.

Choosing a lip liner that is two or three shades deeper than you lip color will add a definition to your lips that will help the nude lip liner not to look too pale or unnatural on your lips.

Draw around your lip line, and then also the inner corners of your lips moving inward. When applying the nude lip color, start from the middle and work out. It is seriously lip magic.

My last piece of advice is a little clichéd. There are no rules! If you are fair and want to wear a nude from the deep skin section go for it, and vice versa. I encourage it. This is just general guide to get you thinking about what you personally want to rock on your lips. Comment below with your favorite nude lip!

 

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The Pros And Cons Of Wearing No Makeup

As simple as it sounds, wearing no makeup has both pros and cons. Do you like going makeup free? Read on to find out if it is the right choice for you.

Despite society having made makeup so easily accessible and desired, there are still many pros to not wearing makeup—and many cons.

The pros of an almost makeup free life:

Your skin will thank you!

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If you don’t wear makeup, your pores will not be clogged from all the toxins and chemicals that are in makeup. Despite makeup technically being labeled safe through testing, it does still have chemicals that can be harmful and even carcinogenic. This means that by not wearing makeup, your pores will remain open and unclogged, and your skin and body will not absorb these chemicals.

In addition, your skin will have less acne and will be less prone to getting acne if you don’t wear makeup. This is due to your pores not having the opportunity to absorb or get clogged up from the makeup. Ironically, many women wear foundation and other types of makeup to cover up acne, but this creates a vicious cycle that only creates more acne or irritates existing acne more.

It’s a confidence booster

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As much as women think makeup makes them more beautiful and desirable, this isn’t really the case. In fact, by not wearing makeup, you will learn to love the ‘flaws’ you hide with makeup. When you think about it, makeup is like a mask: it’s something we use to hide, fix or cover up what we think needs to be hidden or tweaked. However, you should be confident and love the way you look without altering it.

“I feel prettier with makeup,” or “Makeup makes me beautiful” should become a thought of the past. You won’t need to say this because you’ll become much more confident and will realize you feel prettier without makeup. Don’t hide who you are and what you look like. Love yourself. However, if makeup helps to make you feel more confident, then go for it—just know that you are beautiful regardless.

At first, not wearing makeup may seem daunting, and even seem as if you are exposed, but gradually it will get easier. By not wearing makeup, you will realize that you don’t need to fix your face and that you don’t need makeup, and slowly but surely, you will become more confident in the way you look. In fact, when you get a compliment you will feel so much better about it because it will be a compliment about your natural beauty!

Not wearing makeup has numerous pros: it will save you a lot of time and money, and it will allow you to cry without making a mess everywhere. You can also cuddle up and kiss your man without leaving any traces of makeup. However, not wearing makeup often also has its cons.

The cons of an almost makeup free life:

You are clueless

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When it comes to the world of makeup, there is a lot more to it than most people think. There are different brushes for different tasks, different methods, designs and styles of makeup, and then different types of every product. It is a very confusing thing—especially if you only wear makeup occasionally. If that’s the case, you feel completely clueless and don’t know what to use things for and what to do.

You make a mess

You not only don’t know how to use it and apply it, but you also make a mess of your face and the makeup itself. By being a newbie to makeup, the results range from smudged and mucky to clumpy and more, which then becomes a mission to remove. Similarly, those of us who seldom wear makeup will often make a mess of the makeup itself due to our lack of experience using the various products.

It’s foreign

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Since you don’t wear makeup often enough, you often feel like it’s too heavy and in a way even suffocating your skin, which really is lousy because wearing makeup occasionally is actually fun.

You also tend to forget that you are wearing it and run the risk of smudging your makeup by touching your face, which is not as much fun. Another negative is that it’s not only foreign for you but for the people around you who seldom see you with makeup; no matter how little makeup you wear, they’ll think it’s too much since they never see you with any makeup at all.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: some people want to wear makeup all the time because it makes them feel good about themselves while others don’t, which offers its perks and negatives. In the end, wearing makeup is a personal preference, and for me, wearing makeup rarely is the way to go despite the cons, which do cause the occasional issue. Feel free to share your thoughts on the pros and cons of not wearing makeup!

8 Makeup Facts Nobody Tells You About

You can’t be blamed for loving yourself in makeup because it does conceal a lot of skin imperfections, but there are eight things you need to be aware of right now concerning makeup.

Putting on makeup these days is almost as natural and automatic as dressing in clothes. A lot of women can’t even leave their homes without their go-to products. Women who have embraced makeup so much probably are not even used to seeing their faces completely bare in the mirror—so much so that going makeup free, even the idea of it, can feel uncustomary and even irreverent for many—as if they’d melt if another person saw them without even the slightest makeup on.

Hardly any sensible article comes up when you try to google this title. When you start tweaking your keywords a little, your search results will start returning basic makeup tutorials, makeup ideas, things professional makeup artists know that you should and that kind of stuff. What these returns don’t actually say are listed below just so somebody finally lays down the facts and dispels some preposterous things you’ve heard (or believed!) about makeup.

1. You don’t need makeup if all you want is to be more confident about yourself

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Many women are horrified just considering the idea or picturing themselves mingling with strangers and meeting their friends without makeup on. If you’re one of them, do yourself a favor and don’t live like this!

There are many things that makeup can give you—yes, even self-confidence—but that’s not the primary way to develop confidence in yourself. It’s knowing yourself and what you want better, what you know and what you stand for that really makes you gain confidence in yourself.

2. Young skin looks better bare and makeup free

Young skin is beautiful. Period. Don’t let makeup advertisements tell you otherwise. If you’re young, give yourself time to love how gorgeous you look without makeup. Even when you see freckles and zits, you don’t need to cover those up. You’re allowed to have imperfections—everybody does!

3. Older skin looks better naked

If you’re old, your skin is best left alone. The more products you layer, the older you get. That’s because more products will be seeping into your deep-seated wrinkles. When your products cake on you, you’ll get more wrinkle problems because those unwanted lines become so much more obvious. You may be better off wearing just moisturizer instead.

4. Makeup can harm your skin

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Dermatologists have been warning against the potential of products to irritate the skin even when these products are non-comedogenic. Try this simple experiment. Take out all of the products in your makeup stash and go through the ingredients one by one. What do you see?

You’ll probably find a thick list of chemicals and synthetics you can’t even figure out how to pronounce. These, along with the fragrances, colorants and preservatives, can cause more serious skin and even health problems if you don’t start paying attention to what you’re putting on your skin.

5. Makeup can cause your skin to age faster

Most especially when your makeup leaves you with an irritated skin, that’s a sign that you have an inflammation, which is a direct cause of skin damage and aging. In fact, makeup increases your exposure to free radicals, which can damage your skin and further down to your DNA.

6. Makeup is not bad, but you don’t have to wear it every day

Wear makeup sparingly, and put on only the ones that you might absolutely require—nothing more. When you do apply makeup, make sure to wipe it off and cleanse it off of your face completely. Any residue will always have the potential to start a blemish, which, in turn, can start an acne breakout.

7. Makeup is a wonderful tool, but it isn’t a magic wand

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Many women perceive makeup as a tool that makes them confident and beautiful. It’s a tool that is supposed to enhance your assets and make up for your less flattering features. If you don’t think you are beautiful in the first place, no amount of makeup can make you feel that you are.

8. Focus on keeping your skin clean, clear and smooth rather than compensating for it with makeup

Makeup is fine, but rather focus on taking better care of your skin. Do not irritate your skin unnecessarily by using too many makeup products, wearing products made with harsh ingredients or forgetting to cleanse and clear your skin from makeup residue.

Makeup is just a product. You can choose to use it, but you do not have to need to get it all the time. Makeup has several uses, but it’s not something you should turn to to feel beautiful and more confident about who you really are.

 

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How to Give Yourself a Brazilian Wax

Like having a hair-free bikini area, but don’t want to spend 50+ dollars? A little uncomfortable with the idea of letting a stranger near your bikini area, yet you still want the hair removed? No problem! $10 and a mirror is all you need.

DIY Brazilian Wax

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    Gather your materials.
    Making your own sugar wax is simple but yet a true art. Get your things together and become self-reliant.

    • 2 cup (400 g) white sugar
    • 1/4 cup (30 mL) lemon juice, orange juice (squeezed), or vinegar
    • 1/4 cup (180 mL) water
    • Waxing strips (from the store or a piece of cotton fabric/t-shirt)
    • Use a large stainless steel pan. If you use an old, decaying pan, some of it may end up swimming in your wax.
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    Combine the ingredients in a saucepan over high heat. Get them to a boil and reduce to medium. Stir occasionally.

    • Watch the pot! Undercooking is reparable; overcooking is not.
    • If it starts boiling again, lower the heat.
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    Pour into a clean container when brown.
    The wax should slowly turn from translucent to a honey brown. When you reach this point, take it off the heat immediately.

    • This part is a true science; it can take anywhere from 6-20 minutes. Take a butter knife and see how thick it is (don’t touch it!). If it seems to thickly move and stick as it goes, it’s ready.
    • Try dropping it in a glass of water. If it immediately forms a bead and doesn’t trail, you’re good.
    • If it’s runny and not at all wax-like, pitch it in the trash (not the sink) and start over.
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    Let it cool. …But not too much. Let it cool to the point where it’s hot but doesn’t burn you. You may have to learn this the hard way.

    • If it cools too much, it will lose its stick. However, it can be reheated. If you’ve poured it into a microwaveable container, nuke it till it’s malleable again.
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    Prime your skin.
    You should start with a clean base. Apply baby/talcum powder to the area. Make sure every last bit is dry!

    • As you go, you may need to reheat your wax or apply more powder. Apply more powder if you experience more pain or start to sweat.
      • The level of pain depends on you. For some women, it’s not a problem. Don’t let this deter you.
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    Apply the wax.
    This can be done with a butter knife. If it’s too hot, wait a bit. If it’s too cold, it won’t tear off the hair 100% and will need to be reheated.

    • Apply in the direction of the hair. Try to have about 1/4 – 1/2 an inch (.63 – 1.2 cm) before you go about waxing; the concoction needs something to adhere to; however, too long and it makes things difficult.
    • Place a mirror between your legs to get a good look at your undersides.
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    Place a strip on the covered area and let dry.
    Start nearest your navel. Rub the strips into the wax a bit to ensure a clean removal.

    • You can use waxing strips from the store or cut up an old cotton t-shirt. Sugar wax is water soluble and your strips can be used more than once, if cleaned immediately and thoroughly.
    • Cut your strips in 1-2 in (2.5-5 cm) strips. The smaller ones can be used for clean-up or hard to reach places.
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    Remove quickly.
    Do one or two at a time to keep it manageable. The last thing you want is a bunch of cotton strips stuck down there.

    • Leave the strip on the area for around 30 seconds, depending on its size. Rip it off (quickly!) in the opposite direction of hair growth.
      • The quicker the better; you’ll experience less pain if you go faster.
    • Repeat this until all the hair is gone.
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    Clean the area when completed.
    If you have sensitive skin, you may want to apply an oil or lotion to calm the area. Use tweezers to grab any strays.

    • Of course, clean up any mess you’ve made, too! Wax can get a bit difficult to deal with when hardened and the sugar may attract ants if left out for an extended period of time.

 

Method 2

Using Store-Bought Products

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    Buy a good sugaring wax.
    These are generally available at most large retail stores, but you may find more options at beauty supply stores.

    • A waxing product such as Nair Roll-On Wax is a good choice because it has a roll-on applicator that dispenses an even amount of wax over the surface.
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    Cut the waxing strips into small strips.
    These can be bought (sometimes coming with the wax) or homemade. It’s a good idea to make strips of varying sizes (from 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm)).

    • If you opted for the homemade route, search your closet for an old t-shirt or piece of cotton fabric. Cut it up into strips like you would any other material.
      • Bonus — if you take good care of them, you can use them again after a thorough washing (if your wax is water soluble).
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    Clean the bikini area to remove any residue that may be on the hair.
    This is super important–the wax needs to stick.

    • Trim the hair to 1/4 – 1/2 inch (.63 – 1.2 cm) for easiest removal.
    • Apply baby/talcum powder to the parts you´re going to wax. This makes the wax stick to the hair and NOT your skin, and significantly reduces the amount of pain.
    • If you pain starts increasing, apply more powder. Especially if the environment you’re doing it in is rather warm.
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    Wipe up any wax that may get on your hands.
    Have a paper towel or cloth nearby. For waxes that dissolve in water, a damp cloth is fine.

    • Otherwise, you may moisten a cotton ball with simple baby oil. That removes excess wax very well and leaves skin smooth.
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    Begin nearest your navel and work your way down.
    Apply the wax in the same direction the hair grows, in thin strips.

    • With one hand, stretch that skin taut. Use paper towels to grip the skin so that it does not slip.
    • Rip off the wax with the other hand in the opposite direction to hair growth. Doing this gives you better results and hurts much less.
    • Do not apply too much wax as the waxing strips may not adhere to the hair.
    • Place a mirror between your legs so that you can wax the areas you cannot see. A compact mirror is sufficient.
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    Keep working until most of the hair is removed, or until you are satisfied with the results.
    Because the bikini area is very sensitive, it may take more than one session to remove all the hair.

    • Hair in some areas may be easier to remove than others. This is contingent upon how thick the hair is. You may have to stop if the area becomes too red and continue after the redness subsides.
    • Use tweezers to pluck out remaining hair rather than waxing repeatedly.
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    Wash the area.
    You may have bits of wax that are playing hard to get.

    • Use warm water and apply a soothing oil or lotion.
    • Redness is normal and will fade.

     

    Tips

    • Apply pressure immediately after ripping the strip off. This will help with the pain.
    • If it is your first time giving yourself a Brazilian wax, do not expect all the hair to come off. You are, after all, not getting it professionally done and therefore you will not end up with professional results right away. With more treatments, the hairs will become thinner and more sparse, thus making it easier to get cleaner results.
    • Because the hairs are thicker, removing them may cause some bleeding. Clean the area with rubbing alcohol to avoid infection.
    • Rather than pulling the wax strip in a “straight up” motion, stay as close to the skin as possible when you are tearing the strip off. The saying is “tear across, not off”.
    • You could also use Tucks pads to clean the area rather than rubbing alcohol. They contain Witch Hazel, which is an antiseptic (plus how convenient is it to have it already on a sanitary pad?). Remember to pull the skin to make it tight.
    • You can put aloe Vera gel onto the area to reduce any burning sensations.
    • To reduce pain after application, apply pressure to area. Then apply an ice pack or ice bag.
    • Take ibuprofen 10-15 min before waxing to reduce pain!

    Warnings

    • Do not shave if you missed a spot when waxing, you will SURELY get painful bikini bumps!
    • Do not wax your hairs if they are longer than a quarter of an inch in length. That will cause unnecessary pain, and will most likely prevent hair removal. Trim them shorter prior to applying any wax. Professionals cut the hairs to about half an inch for coarse hairs and a quarter inch for fine hairs.
    • Test the temperature of the wax before you apply it to your bikini area!
    • If you don’t finish and re-wax later, it’s best to wait a day or two to let the area calm down.
    • Pre-epilation oil makes a big difference in terms of pain. It’s highly recommended for sensitive skin.
    • It’s not suggested that you do this yourself the first time you are getting waxed down there. Since professionals can do it quickly without much pain, get it done a few times professionally so that your body gets a little use to it. It will save a lot of pain.
    • It is recommended that you do not do this yourself unless you have been trained in beauty school. In some cases, inexperienced waxers have pulled off skin and popped blood vessels.

    Things You’ll Need

    With Store-bought Products

    • Wax
    • Waxing strips
    • Paper towel or cloth
    • Powder
    • Mirror (optional)
    • Scissors
    • Tweezers
    • Lotion or oil (optional)

    Make Your Own Wax

    • 2 cups (400 g) white sugar
    • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice, orange juice (squeezed), or vinegar
    • 3/4 c (180 mL) water
    • Stainless steel pan
    • Bowl
    • Knife
    • Waxing strips
    • Scissors
    • Powder
    • Mirror (optional)
    • Lotion or oil (optional)
    • Tweezers

     

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20 Amazing Beauty Products For Under $10

If you’re in love with makeup, you’ve probably spent paycheck after paycheck splurging on beauty products, but why not save a few bucks on amazing, affordable makeup? Check out our favorite beauty products all under $10

Buying makeup can be a blessing and a curse. We quickly fall in love with all the options for foundations, eyeshadows, and lipsticks, but when the prices start adding up after a Sephora or Ulta haul, our wallets and heads might start feeling a little light.

Weeding through all the beauty products at the drugstore might seem like a tedious thing, but there are some amazing finds that are sometimes overlooked. If you’re still trying to stock up on makeup without breaking your bank, this is our list of 20 great beauty products under $10.

Primers

Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime ($7.99)

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The Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime is a great drug store primer that has a lot of beneficial powers such as blurring pores, smoothing fine lines, and evening the skin tone.

This primer comes in three different shades. One is meant to blur and illuminate the skin to create a healthy glow. The second is meant for fairer skin tones and acts as a redness control. The last primer is meant to smooth out pores and fine lines. You can get them here.

Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer ($8.50)

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This ivory colored primer is lightweight, long lasting, and blends well into the skin. It is best used under makeup to create a flawless “PhotoReady” look, but can always be worn on its own. Get your best deal here.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer ($5.39)

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If you have large pores and oily skin, this Maybelline primer will be your next Holy Grail item. The Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser will visibly blur pores while also leaving the face with a matte finish which is perfect for those with combination or oily skin. Buy it here from Amazon.

Benefit POREfessional Matte Rescue Invisible Finish-Mattifying Gel Mini ($10)

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If there is one primer in higher end brands that you’ve heard, it’s most likely the Benefit POREfessional. Beauty vloggers all over Youtube have raved about this product. Often said to be the higher end version of the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, this gel primer is lightweight, reduces shine, and blurs the look of pores.

Foundations

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation ($4.97)

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With a roster of 24 shades, the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is perfect for normal to oily skin types. The shade ranges include pink, golden, and red undertones, and the brand recently added new shades to the collection. This foundation will help to control oil and blur pores. Buy it here now.

L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup ($7.99)

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This oil-free foundation from L’Oreal might be one of their most popular products. The True Match foundation comes in 32 different shades and promises to match not only skin tone but texture.

If you’re not into full coverage foundation, this has promises for light to medium coverage and is suited for all skin types. You can get it here now.

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer ($9.99)

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One of the newer items on this list, Milani’s newest product is a foundation and concealer duo. Only $9.99, this foundation is definitely buildable up to full coverage. This product promises water-resistant wear as well as coverage for under eye circles and redness. Although there are 14 shades, this product is known to oxidize (turn darker) after applied to the face.

Concealer

Maybelline FIT ME Concealer ($4.38)

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Often compared to the Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer, Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer might be one of the most talked about drug store items. Although this only includes 6 shades, the concealer is most commonly used as a highlight shade which can be tweaked and work with a variety of skin tones. This oil free concealer makes it ideal for all skin types. Buy it here now.

NYX Dark Circle Concealer ($6.00)

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We’ve all had those days, nights, weeks, or even months where we don’t get enough sleep and we start to see the evidence in the form of dark circles. Sometimes foundation might not fully cover these circles and leave a gray shadow underneath the makeup. NYX’s Dark Circle Concealer is specifically designed with an orange tint to help counter dark circles. You can buy it here.

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer ($5.49)

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Coming in an impressive 24 shades, the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer might be the most talked about drugstore product. Available for under $3, this product provides a great amount of coverage while helping to even the skin tone. In addition to their regular concealing shades, they also have 3 ‘corrector’ shades that help even out redness or hyperpigmentation. Get your best deal on Amazon.

Powder

Maybeline FIT ME Set + Smooth/Matte + Poreless Powder ($4.99)

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Both of Maybelline’s powders help cover the range of skin issues. The Set + Smooth is more catered to normal and dry skin while the Matte + Poreless powder is crafted for normal, but more specifically, oily skin types. With promises of lasting up to 16 hours, these powders are light weight, long lasting, and come in 12 shades. Get it here.

Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder ($6.87)

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Available in 6 shades, the Revlon ColorStay carries shades from light to deep. This powder will help control oil and smooth out the skin. The shades include a translucent powder which is perfect for giving the face a matte appearance without adding any addition color. You can buy it here.

Milani Prep + Set + Go Transparent Face Powder ($9.99)

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When it comes to setting under eye concealer, the point is to have a powder that will leave the face looking bright without giving any flashback with a camera. Translucent powders are the go-to for this situation, and Milani recently came out with their own translucent/transparent face powder that will help control shine, blur pores, mattify the skin, and leaving the skin looking bright.

Eyes

Ardell Glamour Wispies ($3.99)

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If you love it when your lashes flutter in the wind, Ardell Glamour Wispies are the lashes for you. Not only will these lashes give you the length and width that you’re hoping for, but the wispiness of the lashes create a very natural looking eye.

Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner ($7.99)

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When it comes to makeup, we’re often intimidated by liquid liner and creating the perfect winged liner. The Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner comes with an ultra-skinny tip that is perfect for precision. Not only does this liner come in the classic black and brown shades, but it also comes in a bright navy and green color. Buy it here.

Maybelline Eyeshadow Palette – The Nudes ($9.29)

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If you’re a beginner or a pro in makeup, you would learn to love and appreciate the colors and pigmentation in the Maybelline “The Nudes” eyeshadow palette. With 12 shimmer and matte shades, this palette is especially catered towards the newer makeup aficionados.

Along the back of the palette, Maybelline includes ideas for creating different eye looks. Get your best deal on Amazon.

L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara ($7.49)

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False lashes might be a part of your regular makeup routine, but if you’re looking for something to enhance your natural lashes or even your falsies, the L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara packs two punches in one go. Not only does it separate the lashes to increase the intensity, but it also adds length. They credit the increased intensity to the Carbon Black pigments in the mascara. Buy it here now.

Lips

Colourpop Ultra Matte/Satin/Metallic/Glossy Lips ($6)

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Colourpop is an Indie brand that has shot to the forefront of beauty since its launch in 2014. Selling all of their lip products for $6 or under, Colourpop has an impressive catalog of 100+ shades including matte, metallic and satin lip sticks.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ($5.99)

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When it comes to lip products, NYX is on top of their game. Their Soft Matte Lip Cream is only $6 and comes in an amazing 34 different shades ranging from pale nudes to blues to purples. These cream lipsticks glide on smooth and leave a ‘soft matte’ finish.Get your best deal on Amazon.

Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème ($8.99)

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Matte lipsticks are one of the hottest trends currently, and Milani has definitely stepped up to the plate in this game. With 18 shades of their Amore Matte Lip Crème, these lipsticks are not only highly saturated, but they promise long wear and transfer proof application.

Now that you’ve got 20 beauty products under $10 that you can splurge on, let us know in the comments below some of your favorite affordable beauty products or makeup brands!

 

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7 Fall Lipsticks You Need To Try This Season

Bold and beautiful are two words we’d use to describe the fall lipsticks you’ll need this season, and if you’d like to try them out, check out these shades.

When it comes to lipstick, it seems as if we’re always bombarded with a hundred different shades from a thousand different brands. In the spring and summer, we are bombarded with the return of bright colors like pinks and oranges.

When it comes to fall lipsticks, the color palette takes on a dark approach with deeper and warmer tones.

Whether you’re a fan of Youtube beauty vloggers or makeup accounts on Instagram, the chances that you’ve fallen in love with a deep lipstick shade are high. Look no further!

If you want a glimpse into all of the best shades that will be hitting the streets this season, check out these 7 lipstick shades. Regardless of if your pockets are shallow or deep, you’ll be able to find a product that suits your style and budget!

Black

NYX Cosmetics Macaron Lippies in the Shade Chambord

Why not jump right into the fall lipsticks with the boldest of the bunch?! If you’re more conservative when it comes to your lipstick, this might not be your cup of tea, but if you’re ready to shock the world with your bold lipstick, this is definitely the choice.

Black lipstick was once seen as a gothic trend, but it has become a staple in anyone’s closet that’s looking to make a statement with their makeup.

If you’re looking for a few brands with black lipstick to try, check out these three.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Witches,” $20

Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in the shade “Perry Panther,” $7

NYX Cosmetics Macaron Lippies in the Shade “Chambord,” $6

Blue

Melt Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in the shade DGAF

I’m blue, da-ba-dee-da-ba-die. You might not be blue, but this season, you might find that your fall lipsticks are! Although the black lipstick trend was initially seen in gothic fashion, the blue lipstick trend popped out of the woodwork! When it comes to blue hues, you’ll find that you’re either dealing with a lighter turquoise shade or a deeper indigo.

One rule of thumb when applying blue lipstick is to always try with a liner first. For colors like blue, it is easy to tell if the lipstick is streaky because your natural lip color will peak through. If you’re ready to join the blue wo(man) group, check out these blue lippies.

Melt Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in the shade “DGAF.” $19

Lena Lashes More Matte than Matte in the shade “Angelo,” $6

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Angelo,” $20

Brown

Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks in the shade True Brown K

Before the rise of Kylie Cosmetics, brown lipsticks were a growing trend but it’s no surprise that with the coming of Kylie Jenner’s own brown liquid lipstick that the trend rose even more.

Brown lipsticks are a huge trend for these upcoming fall months, and we’re not just talking any brown. There are many brown shades that have hints of orange in them, but we’re talking deep brown.

Although Colourpop Cosmetics “Limbo” might appear deep on women with fairer skin tones, it does not hold the same effect as it would on a woman with a deeper complexion. Thankfully, the brown shades from Lena Lashes and Kylie Cosmetics look rich and dark on a variety of skin tones.

Thankfully, the brown shades from Lena Lashes and Kylie Cosmetics look rich and dark on a variety of skin tones.

Lena Lashes More Matte than Matte in the shade “Frederique,” $6

Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks in the shade “True Brown K,” $17

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks in the shade “Limbo,” $6

Deep Orange

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Kae

Bright oranges are the call for the warmer months but deeper oranges are a staple for fall lipsticks. For these months, we’re trading in the neons for burnt oranges and terracottas.

If you’re thinking of all the deeper orange shades in a 64-count Crayola box, that’s the vibe we’re going for! Not only are deep oranges perfect for the fall because they’re reminiscent of the leaves that scatter the ground, but they’re perfect for pairing with the other classic fall colors like camel and olive green.

For women with deeper skin tones, the “classic” deep orange might not look so deep on you. To counter this, try pairing your shade on top of a dark brown lip liner to achieve the perfect fall look!

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Lovebug,” $6

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Miami Fever,” $19.90

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Kae,” $6

Deep Red

MAC Lipstick in the shade Media

If there is one shade you can get away with wearing during any season, it’s red. For reasons unknown, red has been the classic and staple lip color of any makeup collection.

Although we’re a fan of the candy red lipstick all year round, our fall lipsticks are trading in the brighter shade for its deeper companion. The vampy reds of the season will have you giving Dracula, Edward Cullen, and even Count von Count a run for their money. Just like most red shades, this deeper alternative works wells with almost any wardrobe.

Just like most red shades, this deeper alternative works wells with almost any wardrobe.

Keep your eye out for a few vampy red shades that will leave your lips looking like you just finished a serving of blood long after you tried wiping it away.

MAC Lipstick in the shade “Media,” $17

Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Black Rose,” $18

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in the Shade “Havana Nights,” $19.90

Grey

MAC x Halsey Lipstick in the shade Halsey

If you fell into the hype of 50 Shades of Grey, then you’d probably realize that gray is a fast growing trend, even in the makeup industry. Many makeup lovers are hesitant of the gray trend because of the ashy appearance of the color, but it seems that gray is the “traveling pants” of the lipstick world – it goes great with many different skin tones.

While you might be caught deciding whether or not you can master the gray lipstick trend, you might first want to recognize the different types.

You first have your “pure” gray which resembles the lipstick from Smashbox and then you have Halsey’s lipstick from MAC which has a very distinct blue undertone.

Smashbox Be Legendery Lipstick in the shade “Punked Matte,” $21

MAC x Halsey Lipstick in the shade “Halsey,” $17

Purple

Milani Cosmetics Amore Matte Liquid Lipsticks in the shade Matte Glam

Last, but certainly not least, if you’re not ready to try your hand at black, blue, or brown lipstick, you can always take your first shot at purple. Purple lipstick has significantly grown in the makeup world and there’s a good reason for it.

If you’re ready to branch out into different colors without wanting to take a dive into the deep end with an extremely bold color like black, purple is a good transitional color.

If you’re not dealing with a true purple, chances are you’re dealing with a purple that has either pink or red undertones to it which will help you, especially if you’re transitioning from pink or red lipsticks.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes in the shade “Transylvania,” $6

Milani Cosmetics Amore Matte Liquid Lipsticks in the shade “Matte Glam,” $5.99

MAC Lipstick in the shade “Smoked Purple,” $17

With the help of these fall lipsticks, you’ll be adding a bit more bold to your beautiful! Makeup is an experiment and what better way to experiment than with these dark shades for the fall months?!

In the comments below, let us know what your go-to fall lipstick is!

 

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6 Signs That You Are A MakeUp Addict

With so many makeup products out there, it’s hard to resist spending a little extra money. But does everyone find it so hard to say no or is it that a type of addiction?

 

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which foundation shade is best of all? If you have even a remote interest in makeup this question has probably crossed your mind at least once; if not about foundation then possibly about eyeshadow, lipstick, nail varnish or any of the multiple cosmetic products available. (Of which there seems to be an ever-growing number)

If someone had said a few years ago that eyebrows would have become such an important part of a woman’s life I doubt anyone would have believed them.

Most women enjoy using the odd bit of makeup as a way to dress up and make themselves feel pretty and awake. But how do you know when you’re a mere makeup admirer or a cold, hard addict? Well below are a few little ways you can learn to tell the difference.

You never leave the house without makeup on

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This is actually your nightmare. If God had wanted people to see each other the way they naturally looked then makeup would never have been invented.

At the very least you maintain the belief that others should not see you the way you naturally look. Why else would you have spent so much on makeup if you didn’t want to flaunt what you’ve got after all?

Getting makeup professionally done is your dream

While your dreams of being a supermodel may have fallen short, you can still attain that flawless cover model look with the helping hand of a makeup artist.

For most, a professional makeup artist is a must for special occasions, such as hen nights or weddings, but for those who are addicted it is a weekly, if not daily, necessity.

However, it doesn’t stop there as the lowly addict will question the makeup artist on the products and techniques that they are using in the hope of recreating the look on their own.

The makeup section is your first choice in any shop

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Whereas most people will make the rational decision of trying to buy a full outfit and then match their eyeshadow or lipstick to it, for others the makeup isle is the first stop in the shop.

If you can’t match your lipstick to your nail varnish, and then your nail varnish to your outfit then you just won’t be happy. In any case, finding the perfect shade has to be shown off in the right way, doesn’t it? For the makeup addict coordination is the ultimate key.

You would rather buy makeup than food

Food may feed your belly but the perfect makeup component can feed your soul. For a true makeup addict, nothing can make you feel as good as having a flawless complexion, stunning eye shadow, and defined eyebrows. Your stomach may be as empty as your purse but you believe that sacrifices must be made.

You probably have more lipstick / eyeshadow / nail varnish colors than friends

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Friends are all well and good, but are they going to compliment you as well as a hot lipstick shade? To be honest, they probably could, but a true makeup addict doesn’t want to risk taking that chance. So many shades and so little time, so waste no time my lovelies and go buy them all if you’re willing and able.

You follow more beauty pages than people on social media

This is not to say that you don’t have any friends, or that you don’t love the ones you have; but that you don’t specifically need any more in comparison to needing more beauty blogger tips.

What is contouring? How do you do it? What’s the best illuminator? Or blush? Or anything else you can hope to possess. These are the questions that you are burning to have answered, and you can and will follow every beauty blogger until you have all the answers.

Although being addicted to makeup can give off the impression that a person is shallow, in all seriousness it should be remembered that it’s simply an accessory that makes someone feel good about themselves in much the same way as a new outfit would.

Let’s be honest, there are far worse things to be addicted to after all. So if you want to buy anything and everything relating to cosmetics then you go right ahead and do that and don’t let anyone put you down.

In any case, it’s not your fault if a guy is foolish enough to think you naturally have gold eyelids. So, do you consider yourself an addict? Can you think of any more telltale signs? Please comment below and let us know.

Dark Inner Thighs

Have you noticed your inner thighs getting darker and wonder why? Or how to fix it? Dark inner thighs are a common occurrence, with several possible causes.

Dark skin on the inner thighs is an embarrassing issue for both men and women. This problem even affects people who have fair skin.

Obese people are more prone to having dark inner thighs than others because their thighs tend to rub against each other as they walk or exercise.

Some common causes include friction or excessive sweating between the thighs, exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) sunrays, use of chemical-enriched products, side effects of certain medications, shaving or using other bikini hair removal techniques, a hormonal imbalance, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or diabetes.

In addition, the inner thighs are one of the most ignored body parts and people do not give much importance to their care.

If you wish to brighten up your thighs to look good in your shorts and skirts, you can do it easily at home. There are many natural and safe ways to lighten the skin. Unless otherwise noted, use these remedies until you are satisfied with the result.

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Here are the top 10 ways to lighten your dark inner thighs naturally.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has nourishing as well as antioxidant properties that help repair your skin and encourage skin rejuvenation . It can even alleviate hyperpigmentation, fade dark skin patches and restore your skin’s original color.

  • Extract pure aloe vera gel from the leaf and massage it directly on the affected skin. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. Repeat once or twice daily for fast results.
  • Alternatively, mix a few drops of almond oil in 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Apply this mixture on your inner thighs and massage gently until it is absorbed into your skin. Wait 15 minutes, then rinse your skin with water. You can use this pack 2 times a day.

2. Yogurt

Yogurt is a very gentle bleaching agent that can lighten the color of your inner thighs, thanks to its lactic acid. Plus, its zinc content combats sunburn.

  • Gently rub some plain yogurt on your inner thighs. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Use this simple treatment once daily.
  • Alternatively, mix the juice of ½ lemon with 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt (preferably sour). Add ½ teaspoon each of turmeric and gram flour. Apply it on the affected skin and allow it to dry. With a little water on your hands, gently rub off the pack. Rinse your thighs with warm water. Use this pack 2 or 3 times a week.

3. Lemon

The acidic property of lemon works as a natural bleaching agent for dark skin. The high vitamin C content also encourages new cell growth and is very good for your skin complexion.

  • Apply lemon juice to your dark inner thigh using a cotton ball. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Repeat 2 or 3 times per week. Those who have sensitive skin must dilute the lemon juice with water.
  • Alternatively, combine 1 tablespoon each of lemon juice and glycerin. Add 1 teaspoon of rose water and mix well. Apply this pack on your inner thighs before going to bed. Leave it on overnight and rinse it off with warm water the next morning. Do this once daily.

As lemon can dry out your skin, apply a moisturizer after using these remedies.

Note: Avoid applying lemon on recently waxed or shaved thighs or if there are cuts.

4. Oatmeal

To lighten the complexion of your dark thighs, regular exfoliation of dead skin cells is necessary. For exfoliation, oatmeal is one of the best ingredients you can use at home . Exfoliating also leaves the skin supple and soft.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with enough tomato juice to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the thighs, allow it to sit for 20 minutes and then rub it gently using a little water to scrub off the dead skin. Finally, rinse it off with cold water. Do this 2 or 3 times a week.
  • Another option is to mix a few drops of lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric in 1 teaspoon of oatmeal powder. Use it as mentioned above.