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For most beauty gurus out there, makeup questions start at an early age and only progress as one gets older; the fascination seems to never fade. And if you’re obsessees like us, beauty Qs come to our mind nearly every day when we apply our full-face beat. Ahead, we rounded up some of the most-pressing beauty questions and provided answers, all in one convenient place. Bookmark this page, and click on the links in each question for more in-depth answers!


Q: How Do I Apply Foundation Over Acne?

A: Before you apply your foundation, consider some color-correcting tricks to help neutralize your blemishes. If you have a fresh pimple that is very red, you want to neutralize it with a green color corrector. Use a small, stiff brush and tap the product directly onto the blemish.


Q: How Do I Wear Pimple Patches Under Makeup?

A: Apply your patch after skin care and be extra gentle when applying makeup on the patch area.


Q: How Do I Wear a Statement Eye and Bold Lip at the Same Time?

A: Ask yourself two things: 1) Can your face handle the look? and 2) will you be confident in something that dramatic? If the answer is yes to both, go for it!


Q: Why Does Makeup Pill?

A: One possibility is that the primer or moisturizer you use is affecting the adhesion of the makeup product to the skin and not letting it dry down and set.


Q: How Do I Glue Down My Brows?

A: Mastering the art of gluing down your eyebrows all starts with choosing the right product. There are two main products for gluing down your brows and the right one for you depends on how much you usually sweat. If you aren’t a sweater, using an Elmer’s Glue Stick will work perfectly, but if you tend to sweat more, you will need to use Pros-Aide Cream.


Q: How Can I Wear Lip Liner Without Lipstick?

A: If you’re looking to wear just lip liner as your lip color, you want to make sure your lips are prepped and ready for a pencil (as opposed to a creamier formula). The lips need to be well hydrated.


Q: How Do I Keep My Mascara From Smudging Under My Eyes?

A: Waterproof formulas dry to a matte finish and only move when in contact with an oil, so they are pretty much guaranteed to stay on the lashes and not smudge.


Q: What Is a Foundation Thinner?

A: Foundation thinners are typically colorless fluid mediums that you can mix with foundations, concealers, loose pigments and powders to create thinner versions of different products.


Q: How Do I Wear Colored Eyeliner on My Waterline?

A: You want a pencil that is extremely long-wearing, creamy and pigmented, which will do an excellent job of really filling in the delicate waterline.


Q: How Do I Apply Lipstick on Dry Lips?

A: If your lips are chapped, a lipstick with a creamy finish is ideal because it has the most oil in its formula. Avoid most older matte lipsticks as they tend to have a dryer formula.


Q: I Bought The Wrong Foundation Shade — What Should I Do?

A: It’s best to buy a lighter shade if you’re unsure of your correct color. If you did buy a foundation that is a little dark, try mixing it with a lighter color concealer.


Q: Should I Keep My Beauty Products in the Fridge?

A: The idea of putting your skin-care products in the fridge is popular right now, but we don't really know whether colder temperatures are beneficial. Most products are formulated to be stable at room temperature. They may be able to withstand extremes in temperature — both hot or cold, but unless the formula has been tested, we don't know the effect of temperature on the stability of the formulation.


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