• White lipstick: The beauty multi-tool that you haven't tried yet

    Grace Linderholm at Fashionate2 yrs ago

    I have a confession for you: when it comes to makeup, I am not the natural artist I pretend to be. I've been working on improving my skills lately, but the fact is, I can really only do 4 or 5 looks. I've been working on a perfecting a cat-eye for about 6 years now. My favorite application method for makeup is smearing it on with my fingers. I like this look, and I think it works for me, but lately, I've been feeling like I'm settling for something easy. I'm in awe of make-up artists who can create illusions on their face, and make it looks seamless. Have you ever seen the Pixiwoo sisters? They are, of course, naturally gorgeous, but I've seen them transform into Marlene Dietrich. It's astounding. 

    The list of make-up things I can do well basically boils down to techniques that you would use in actual painting. I'm an art student, so when it comes to color theory, shading, and smearing stuff around, I'm your girl. I like to call my make-up style 'impressionism'. Fake it 'till you make it.

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  • Newly launched Plum Perfect beauty app picks your perfect shades

    Krista DeWeese at Fashionate2 yrs ago

    Finding the perfect eyeshadow to compliment your skintone is just a click away on your smartphone. Sounds like a bit of a stretch, but after my own personal experience with color-matching beauty technology, this comes pretty close to being, well, Plum Perfect.

    After spending some time experimenting with beauty app technology that alters your photos to make your face look slimmer, skin flawless and eyes brighter, I had given up on the whole scene. None of these apps really seemed to do anything that actually benefitted me, but they helped me create some really skewed photos of myself to show off on Instagram. But the Plum Perfect app is different. Before I get into why I recommend this app for beauty fans, let me give you a bit of background on this product.

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