Make Up For Ever Halloween Makeup Tricks & Treats Service: 7 Top Halloween Makeup Looks – Wicked Witch, Lady Gaga, Vampire, Fairy Princess,…

Need some last minute Halloween makeup ideas… and help? The Make Up For Ever NYC Studio and Boutique inside Sephora Soho are offering makeup applications to add artistic flair for any look from Gatsby beauty to ghastly looks. MUFE experts are available to provide tips on how to create easy Halloween looks at home using […]

BEST ANTI-ACNE PRODUCTS

In order to make the Best Products list, anti-acne products must be able to truly make a difference in breakouts by:

  • Disinfecting to kill acne-causing bacteria
  • Exfolating the skin’s surface and inside the pore
  • Not containing needless irritants like alcohol or menthol
  • Not triggering excess oil production
  • Working to absorb excess oil

For killing acne-causing bacteria, benzoyl peroxide is considered the most effective topical treatment. Generally, benzoyl peroxide products come in concentrations of 2.5%, 5%, and 10%. As a general rule, it’s best to start with a lower concentration to see if that works for you. If not, you can then try the next higher concentration.

If you find that the higher concentrations of benzoyl peroxide don’t work, then it may be time for you to consult a dermatologist for a prescription topical disinfectant and/or for other topical acne treatments (e.g., Retin-A, Avita, Tazorac, or generic versions of these [active ingredient tretinoin, and, in the case of Tazorac, tazarotene]). Differin (adapalene) is also a very good prescription option.

For exfoliating inside the pore lining and helping with blackheads, BHA (salicylic acid) is preferred over AHAs (such as glycolic acid) because BHA is better at cutting through the oil inside the pore. Penetrating the pore is necessary to exfoliate the pore lining. However, some people (including those allergic to aspirin) can’t use BHA, so an AHA is the next option to consider. If that describes you, please refer to the list of Best AHA Exfoliants elsewhere on this site.

For absorbing excess oil, use gentle, non-drying cleanser and, when needed, mattifying products or absorbent masks. Oil-blotting papers are also an excellent way to keep facial shine in check when you’re away from home.

CLEAR EXTRA STRENGTH KIT

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  • Acne Breakouts, Enlarged Pores
  • For All Skin Types
  • 3 products: CLEAR Cleanser, CLEAR Extra Strength Exfoliant, CLEAR Extra Strength Blemish Treatment

LASplash Glitter Review

I have a really fun review for you all today. With New Years quickly approaching, many of you will choose to use glitter to adorn your eyes to ring in 2013. Today I wanted to share with you some new glitters that I have been using and I absolutely love. These are very inexpensive and can be found at your local drugstores as well as some Ulta’s and the Makeup Geek Store. You get 2 grams of product in every container which will last quite a while. Each one comes with a sifter which I remove to easily access the glitter. I like that each of these are very finely milled which makes them easy to apply. They come in 18 vibrant shades to choose from and at only $8.99 they are half the price of MAC glitters.

I highly recommend these not only because of the great price, but the quality as well. They are very highly pigmented and come in a great color range. These are easy to find at most local drugstores and in the Makeup Geek store as well.

Makeup Trends 2013, 2014: 3 Hot Illamasqua Halloween Looks Created By Alex Box: Sculpted Cheekbones, Heart-Shaped Face, Faux Lashes, Gold Body Paint

The recent Illamasqua event at Bloomingdales was no ordinary brand debut. It was an exciting presentation featuring Illamasqua Creative Director Alex Box who awed the audience as she created iconic looks LIVE in the store. The Bloomingdales staff and fellow beauty addicts crowded the first floor to watch the makeup maven in action. Alex Box […]

Review, Mascara Comparison Photos, Swatches: Maybelline New York Volum’Express Mascara Colossal Smoky Eyes – Blue Blaze, Blackest Smoke, Scorching…

This fall all eyes are smoldering, dark and sexy. Maybelline New York is on-trend this season by introducing the latest mascara to give you the hottest look: Volum’Express Mascara Colossal Smoky Eyes – Limited Edition Collection ($7.77). This mascara comes in three shades: Blue Blaze, Blackest Smoke and Scorching Brown.  The formula is enriched with […]