All those models may seem like they roll out of bed looking gorgeous, but we all know that kind of perfection takes hard work-and makeup. You can start your hard work by rolling out of bed and heading to your computer. Resources for buying and learning about makeup online are plentiful, and include online stores, blogs, and magazines discussing makeup techniques, homemade beauty products, organic makeup, and animal-test-free products, as well as supplies and beauty tools.
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Some people have a makeup regime set in place and no interest in varying it. But if you like to mix things up a bit, or have minimal makeup experience, you might want a bit of advice on what product to try next. For assistance, look to the guides and product reviews listed below.
- If you're concerned about the ingredients in cosmetics, consult the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which lists compliant cosmetic companies who exclude certain ingredients from their products.
- While certain brands cater specifically to ethnic skin, most reputable brands on the market, whether drugstore labels or high-end products found in department stores, are available for every skin type and tone. A good indicator of the breadth of products available is usually the imagery on the company's Web site. Often the companies showcase their products on models (e.g., Aveda's "Get the Look" section).
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, a beauty specialist magazine, features a "Best of Beauty" rundown of top cosmetics on its Web site. This will guide you through the familiar and new products that have impressed the editors. These featured products include lotions and accessories as well as makeup.
For product reviews ...
is a neatly designed cosmetics review site crafted somewhat like a blog. Search by brand or product type on the top right-hand corner of the page to get a synopsis of what the product is like, its price, and a link to purchase it online. The site also has a "Features" section with special articles on trends, product searches, Q&A, and letters from readers. Click on "Our Rating System" to learn about rating criteria (scroll down the right side of the page to find it).
reviews high-end cosmetics and calls itself "the cosmetics resource for women of color." Brands reviewed include those that cater specifically to ethnic skin, as well as widely known product lines, such as CARGO and Laura Mercier. Reviews are based on tests and evaluations. The site also reviews grooming and hair products for men and other beauty supplies for women.
is a product review site that relies on user contributions. You can join the site for free to add your own product reviews, or simply browse the "Flower Report" section and sort by brand for reviews and ratings of the latest products. The emphasis is on makeup, including high-end and drugstore brands, but you will also find hair care products and accessories here.
For a product review blog ...
is a blog run by a woman in Toronto who reviews new cosmetic products from a variety of brands and in a variety of price ranges. In the past, she's included popular British brand Rimmel, now sold in drugstores in the U.S., and new brands from established companies like Victoria's Secret. The product reviews are lengthy and detailed, and include links to the products' Web sites where applicable.
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