1. Quality Shampoo & Conditioner, Kerastase Bain Satin and Lait Vital Think of your shampoo and conditioner as the prep work before you style. Spending a little extra for quality is well worth the splurge. 2. Hairspray, Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Finishing Spray My number one must-have. Your style will hold but it still moves and is touchable. Shu Uemura makes a great one, you can layer it depending on the amount of hold you…

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I loved Maggie Gyllenhaal’s look at this year’s Oscars! The bright pink lippie was a breathe of fresh air, and I think that this look is particularly well suited for prom this year. Can’t you see this with a short neon dress? Perfect! Updated 4/21/2010 Somehow, I got more information about this look (a little birdie emailed me actually), and I knew that I had to share it with everyone! It turns out that the…

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click to enlarge Created by shu uemura’s Principle Makeup Artist Jason Hoffman, this look is being shared just with us! I asked them for a colorful spring look with the same feeling as the great spring looks currently featured on their site, but with fewer steps for those of us with less time each day. To create this look, they started with great skin, but they do recommend more of a matte look to compliment…

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For those of you with dry and sensitive skin, I know that the search for a facial scrub has been long and probably not very fruitful. Most scrubs are much too harsh in terms of the exfoliation, or the surfactants within the scrub are much too harsh for your skin. Either way, you end up dry and irritated, and likely not any better than you were before the scrub. Well, I’m happy to report that…

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Cleansing oil sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, but mostly like something that is really scary and would not work. But, really it does! Run back to my cleanser post and read about cleansers and how they work. Really, it won’t take long. So, remember that part about surfactants and their long tails that love dirt, oil, etc? Well, those ends are basically the same as oil. Like goes with like, so they are…

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