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The Beauty Serum Guide: All you need to know about Serums

What exactly are serums? Why are they so pricey? What should we look for in the ingredient label? Thanks to Allure magazine, here’s a quick guide to serums and why tiny bottled serums are so pricey yet so effective! WHAT IS A SERUM? While there is no formal definition of a serum, typically they’re the most potent part of a skin-care line and are used as part of a layering skincare routine. In case you need a refresher course on a proper... 

SKN Bar – the 1st Botox Bar!

LA has always been about convenience thanks to Blushington‘s makeup application stores, Dry Bar‘s hair blowout stores, and now comes the FIRST BOTOX STORE. Dr. Vicki Rapaport has just opened SKN Bar, the first-ever walk-in botox bar for super convenient, in-and-out injections. Located in Beverly Hills, walk-in Botox injections cost $12/unit. “We needed to offer Botox, the gold standard in wrinkle relaxation, at a lower price... 

Earth Day: Re-use Beauty Products

 Earth Day is this coming Sunday and we LOVE the practical advice from realbeauty.com on useful ways to re-use your beauty products! Here’s our FAVORITE WAYS TO RE-USE YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS: 1. EMPTY MAKEUP PALETTES: Instead of throwing away empty makeup containers i.e. eyeshadow palettes, blush compacts, etc., hold onto them since they’re perfect containers for storing broken chunks of blush, powder foundations, bronzers,  eyeshadows,... 

Skincare 101: Do’s & Don’ts of Mixing Skincare Products

We’re told that it’s OK (actually that it’s better) for your hair if you mix and match your shampoo and conditioner. Well, don’t make the same mistake with your skincare products! Using different skincare products like facial cleansers, scrubs, acne creams, face masks, and sunscreens can do more harm then good since incompatible ingredients can lead to skin irritation and breakouts. Thanks to beautylish.com’s recent... 

New Year’s Resolution – Exfoliate!

Now that we’re back from the Holidays – it’s time for skincare resolutions! We’ve spoken about the importance of exfoliation in the past and it’s time for you to figure out which type you are: 1) Scared and never tried or you’re a 2) Face-scrubbing, exfoliating demon. Here are a few things you should know BEFORE exfoliating: Exfoliating is NOT cleansing: Exfoliating scrubs are not a replacement for a cleanser.... 

Happy Holidays!

Phew, what a year! We here at Marie Louise Cosmetics wish all our fans a very HAPPY HOLIDAYS! See you all in 2012!  

Skincare 101: Portion Control – How Much of Skincare Products do you Need to Apply?

Sometimes I wonder if I’m putting to little or too much of my favorite skincare products. Well, thanks to Real Simple magazine’s handy SKINCARE PORTION CONTROL GUIDE in their September issue, now you know how  much you should be using: Moisturizer w/SPF: Quarter-size. This amount will cover your face, neck and ears for a day. Go straight from fingertips to face otherwise you’ll wind up with a too-thin, underprotective layer. Exfoliating... 

Cleansing 101 Guide: Choosing a Facial Cleanser

With the weather changes, choosing a cleanser can be difficult because you have to tailor it to your exact skin type so that you thoroughly clean and cleanse your face without leaving it tight or dry. First, you need to figure out what your skin type is. There are generally 4 types: Normal, Dry, Oily, and Combination Dry/Oily. If you’re not sure what your skin type is, consult with a dermatologist. Next is finding the right cleanser type for... 

How to Make your Makeup & Hair Last All Day

Don’t you hate it when friends or co-workers neglect to tell you that your eyeliner is running or your cheeks are super oily? By mid-afternoon, its definitely time to re-apply your hair & makeup and thanks to Real Simple‘s guide to MAKING HAIR & MAKEUP LAST, there’s no need to rely on anyone anymore! FOUNDATION: Try to use oil-free foundation is the best since they don’t contain ingredients like emollient that makes... 

Makeup 101: How to Apply Makeup in the Right Order

A few months ago we ran a story on HOW TO PUT ON SKINCARE PRODUCTS IN ORDER. This time, we’d like to share HOW TO PUT ON MAKEUP IN ORDER, thanks to the folks at Latina magazine! Moisturizer – Always use one with minimum SPF30 Primer – Stops foundation from mixing with your moisturizer or soaking into the skin Foundation Concealer Blush/Bronzer – Must apply in the beginning since these tend to fade fast Powder – If any... 

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