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how and why to properly apply foundation

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How and Why to Properly Apply Liquid Foundation

“What’s the best way to apply liquid foundation?”

We get this question or topic all the time in our makeup classes.  So I decided it’s best to write an article for everyone to reference, as well as make a video later on to demonstrate.  When it comes to liquid foundation, there’s really 4 ways that everyone uses to apply with (NOTE: I don’t consider airbrushing in the 4 methods because it’s more of something that professionals use. I’m mainly going with the 4 most common methods).  However, not all methods are created equal, so today, we’re going to go over each and the pros and cons.

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Fall 2014 Makeup Trends

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Simple Fall 2014 Makeup Trends to Know

Makeup - Fall transition from summer

The fall 2014 season is upon us, ladies.  As the leaves change colors, and the weather cools down (well, it should eventually anyway unless you live in the drought and heat-laden California like we do!), it’s time we point out the hot makeup looks of the upcoming season.  Obviously, there are the super dramatic looks that we share on a regular basis with everyone on our Facebook page for creative inspiration, but since we are in the comforts of our blog and a bit more cozy and private with you, I wanted to tone it down a bit and focus on some simple looks that all of us can achieve on a regular basis.  =D Here we go!

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Motives Lip Products

Hello Beauties! Today we will be talking about Motives Cosmetics lip products!




Our lipsticks are made with a creamy consistency and do not dry out the lips. They provide full coverage color and have beautiful finishes whether shimmery, matte, or pearl. This is perfect to throw on before you leave and just do simple touch ups throughout the day/night. Depending on your preference, you can make the color very bold or a shade brighter than your natural color for a subtle look.  Check our our shades here!

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Contouring 101 Tips and Tricks

OK, so we’re getting lots of requests to talk about contouring.  I’ve been against it for a long time because there are already so many articles out there.  Seriously, there’s literally a million (ok, so maybe I am exaggerating just a little =P) articles out there on how to contour, so I can understand how hard it is to keep up.  But alas, I’ve cracked…after all, you are the most important to me!  I thought I’d keep it short, simple, and straight to the point today with contouring 101.  If contouring is new to you, here is the nitty gritty basics and what to know:

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