Beauty Beat

New Year, New Skin (Novice Edition)

New Year, New Skin (Novice Edition)

With a new year comes the pressure and expectation that we do something different than last year – and that we stick to these changes or else feel like we’ve failed. Weight-loss, diet, and exercise are often the focus, which often, despite good intentions, end up being emotionally unhealthy and obsessive resolutions as they are done without the assistance of professionals and with the hope of being a fix to other issues. So what other changes can you make to get 2019 off to a fresh start?

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Double Cleansing, Is It Twice As Much Work?

Double Cleansing, Is It Twice As Much Work?

Double cleansing, like many of beauty’s current big things, has a centuries-old origin in Korea and Japan and is an effective way to not only remove makeup, but sweat, dirt, and pollutants that have built up on the skin and in pores during the day.  Each cleanse has a specific purpose using specific ingredients, with the first cleanse used to pull out grime and makeup, and the second to gently rinse it all away, leaving a clean, healthy skin that is ready to defend against breakouts and ready for the next day.

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Primer, Do You Really Need It?

Primer, Do You Really Need It?

There are so many beauty products on the market these days, it is difficult to determine what they all actually do and which of them have real benefit and which are little more than cosmetic gimmicks.  So where does that leave makeup primer? Well, a good makeup primer falls into the “gotta have” category, if you want your makeup to last longer and skin to be healthier, especially over time.

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Missed Sephoria House of Beauty? Here Are the Details!

Missed Sephoria House of Beauty? Here Are the Details!

Last weekend, Sephora converted three stories and 25,000 square feet into 16 showcase rooms at The Majestic Downtown in Los Angeles to celebrate its 20th birthday. Dubbed Sephoria House of Beauty, the much anticipated, Instagram-worthy event, which featured 50 brands, dazzled its lucky guests . . . and then some! The rooms included the Foundation Closet, where attendees could get matched with their perfect shade from a variety of brands; the Custom-Palette Room, where guests could create their own palette from brands such as Make Up Forever and Urban Decay; and the Fragrance Bar Room, where party-goers could drink cocktails...

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What's With the Beauty Fridges All Over Instagram?

What's With the Beauty Fridges All Over Instagram?

Instagram is a mecca for all things beauty, including upcoming launches, new releases, latest trends, and reviews. Oh, and also mini fridges as it turns out. These have been a thing for storing skincare and cosmetic products for awhile in South Korea, and only recently have become more popular in the US -- including on the Instagram feeds of beauty influencers.

So why would you ever chill a cosmetic product, and which products in particular should be stored this way?

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