Using the Double Ego Eye Pencil

Monday, June 29, 2015 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Tips & How-Tos

While we’re usually fans of the mantra: “a woman can never have too much makeup,” we’ve secretly dreamed of an eyeliner that can do it all. One we can toss in our purse and rely on to bring us new looks for night and day. Our new Double Ego eyeliner is a part liquid, part pencil, 2-in-1 liner to bring simplicity to your makeup bag and diversity to your eye makeup in eight exotic shades.

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Q&A with Professional Makeup Artist Toby Fleischman

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, Tips & How-Tos

Professional makeup artist Toby Fleischman likes to try new things. She worked as a publicist in New York before making the move to makeup and to Santa Monica.  With a roster of celebrity and editorial clients, she has no complaints about quitting her desk job. We asked Toby for some of her best celebrity makeup artist tips, how we should adjust our makeup routine to the change in climate and more.

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Updating your Skincare Routine for Warm Weather

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

As the weather turns warm, there will be plenty of changes outside: plants growing, sunshine instead of clouds and much more. And that means there should be changes indoors, too, and not just opening up your windows and letting in the sun. We’re talking about your skincare routine! Check out our tips below for updating your skincare routine for the warm weather to come.

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Three Tips to Switching your Makeup for Spring

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

Finally, spring is officially here! That means warm weather, sunshine and plenty of fun for the next few months. But it also means it’s time to make some changes, and we don’t mean just swapping sweaters and boots for maxi dresses and flip flops – we’re talking makeup! There’s some easy swaps you can make to your beauty routine to get ready for the springtime season, and we’re sharing them below.

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How Long Does Makeup Last? A Guide to Makeup Expiration

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Tips & How-Tos

Did you know that makeup can expire? That’s right, if you’re not paying close attention, you could be putting makeup that’s not at its peak freshness on your face. We’ve got you covered, though, with our helpful infographic that lists the common makeup expiration dates. Check it out below!

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Finding the Right SPF for You

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

We’ve all been there: you’re eagerly picking up some sunscreen for your anticipated vacation or even just because nice, sunny weather is on the horizon and you plan to take advantage of it. Then you get to the sunscreen aisle and are stopped in your tracks by all the options.

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Makeup Organization Tips

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Tips & How-Tos

It’s just after the holiday season, which (hopefully) means you have plenty of new makeup to add to your collection. But if your makeup drawer or makeup bag is unorganized, you may be struggling to find a place to put it all.

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Winter Skin Care Tips

Thursday, February 19, 2015 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Tips & How-Tos

Winter is here to stay and it has brought its friends: dry and itchy skin. But you don’t have to put on a turtleneck, stock up on lip balm and hole up indoors for the next few months! Flawless, beautiful skin is right around the corner – even if warm temperatures aren’t.

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Be a New Year’s Knockout

Monday, December 22, 2014 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Tips & How-Tos

Get the ultimate NYE party look with Pür’s new collection, inspired by the film, Big Eyes (link no longer available)!

 

FACE: Prep the skin using Illuminate & Glow Primer all over the face. Then apply 4-in-1 Pressed Makeup using the Chisel Brush to perfect your complexion.

 

CHEEKS: Dust Spun Silk Blush from the limited-edition palette onto the cheeks using an angled Blush Brush and sweeping out and up towards the hairline.

 

EYES: Using the shades from the palette, press Fortune into the center of the lid. Then lightly sweep Luster into the inner corner and along the lower lash line. Apply Indigo in the outer corner and into the crease. Line the upper lash line with Silhouette. Finish the eyes with two coats of Big Look Mascara.

 

LIPS: Apply Château Kisses Lip Gloss in Scandalous to complete your look.

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How to Make your Makeup Last All Day

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Tips & How-Tos

It’s one of the most common makeup tips and tricks requests that we receive: how to make makeup last all day and night. There’s nothing worse than checking your reflection in the mirror after a long day of meetings and wondering exactly when and how your makeup disappeared.

Luckily, when using the right product, along with correct application and a few tricks, you rest easy knowing that your makeup will last through a long, rough day at work, dinner and drinks with friends and whatever else life throws at you!

To begin, the key is to use a primer on both your face and eye lids. Think of primer as a Spanx for your face –it preps your skin so that everything you place on top of it just looks better. Using it can help smooth and conceal, filling in lines and wrinkles, creating the perfect base so that your foundation looks better and lasts longer.

Apply primer on your face by using a makeup brush for a perfect airbrushed finish. Using a brush for application has the added bonus of extra coverage – and who doesn’t love that?? Next, use eye primer on your lids so that your eye shadow is locked in place. In addition, when using a primer on your lids, the eye shadow you choose will be truer to color.

Selecting the right products is another key on making makeup last all day. For foundation, oil-free formulas tend to be the best choice, because they don’t contain ingredients that make makeup slide off. If you use a moisturizer (hint: you should be, especially in the winter months!), make sure to apply it and let it dry before using primer and other face makeup.

If you struggle with eyeliner and other eye makeup not making it through your day, run a spot concealer under your eyes to make sure it doesn’t bleed down your face. While gel and liquid eye liners tend to last longer, plenty of us prefer to use a pencil. There are plenty of ways to make sure it lasts. Expert tip: A matching eye shadow color can help set your pencil eye liner. Use a slant-tip brush or pointy tip of a foam applicator and trace over your eye liner.

Want mascara that lasts all day and night without clumping or flaking? It’s all about the product selection. It’s not surprising to learn that if you want mascara that won’t budge no matter what you do, use a waterproof formula. To avoid clumps and flaking, apply it in quick layers before it dries.

Do you have a tried-and-true trick for how to make makeup last all day? We want to hear it! Share below.

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