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No Filter Needed: Perfect Selfie Products

When it comes to selfies, we’ve all got our favorite filters. Whether you’re a Mayfair maven, a Valencia Vixen, or you craft your own unique cocktail of editing features to get the perfect picture, we all find ourselves relying on filters to get our selfies just right. But, we’ve partnered with Physicians Formula to start a filter-free movement with their line of Super BB #InstaReady™ products. Physicians Formula is the first brand to create products tailored to produce a perfect selfie every time.

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The Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady™ line uses InstaFilter Technology a formula created by the brand’s team of scientists to diffuse light, blur imperfections, and give skin a smooth look while protecting against sun damage with broad spectrum SPF 30. Basically, you’re getting a filtered, airbrushed look without the filter or heavy makeup.

Check out the products from the line below and discover how they can get you #InstaReady in seconds:

1.  Super BB #InstaReady™ Beauty Balm BB Cream

This do-it-all BB cream is formulated to even out skin tone while fighting signs of aging. Influensters love it for its lightweight feel and blemish-covering power. This is the first step in getting #InstaReady™.

2. Super BB #InstaReady™ Filter Trio BB Powder SPF 30

Disguise your pores and imperfections and give your skin a lit-from-within glow with Super BB #InstaReady™ Filter BB Powder SPF 30. This lightweight powder makes perfect selfie skin easy to achieve.

3. Super BB #InstaReady™ Filter BB Bronzer SPF 30

Don’t snap those vacation selfies without bronzing first! Stash that Valencia filter and get a real tanned glow with this multi-dimensional bronzer that creates a natural sun-kissed look.

4. Super BB #InstaReady™ Contour Trio BB Stick SPF 30

Kim K. will have nothing on you with this trio of contouring shades in your corner. One swipe of this velvety formula creates a foolproof contoured look with minimal effort. Perfect for selfies on the go!

Have you tried the The Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady™? Tell us why you love the line and how you rock your #nofilterneeded selfie in the comments below!

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Good News: Maybelline Fit Me Gets More Shades

It’s no easy feat finding your perfect foundation match. And when it comes to drugstore foundations, it can be even harder. But, we’ve long been fans of Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation for making the hunt a little easier, and as of yesterday, it’s getting way better. On the brand’s Instagram, Maybelline just announced they’ll be expanding their shade collection with 16 new shades.

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These new shade options join the already abundant 40 shades to make this one of the most expansive and inclusive foundation selections we’ve spotted! For those who don’t know the wonders of Fit Me, this liquid foundation aims to match any and every skin tone all while delivering medium coverage. The foundation contains blurring micro-powders to control shine and blur pores to leave a matte, flawless finish.

As you can see from the swatches, the new shades offered appeal to a number of skin tones and have a wider variety of undertones, making it even easier to find your match. You can get the new shades online and at the beauty aisle at the drugstore right now!

Have you tried Maybelline Fit Me? Love it? Leave a review in the comments below!

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Big News: KVD is Launching 4 New Liquid Lipsticks

Kat Von D fans might have already thought their summers were made with the launch of the new Everlasting Lip Liners, but it looks like they’re in for another surprise. Kat revealed on her personal Instagram account that she’s been hard at work on four new shades of her long-time fan-favorite (and Influenster Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner!) Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks.

As if the new colors weren’t exciting enough, it turns out the reason Kat is creating them is totally noble. The proceeds of the four new liquid lipstick shades will go directly to the Kat Von D beauty charity beneficiary, Farm Sanctuary. Now, anyone who knows KVD beauty well knows the brand prides itself on being vegan and cruelty-free, so supporting an organization that provides advocacy for farm animals seems like a perfect match.

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We only got a peek at one of the shades, Hilda, (which was named after the very first animal rescued by Farm Sanctuary in 1986!), but we’re already sold. The stunning shade (above) is a matte burnt terra cotta shade that we’re positive we need for summer. If you’re curious what the other charity shades there will be, Kat said that she’ll be posting sneak peeks of all the colors from the Farm Sanctuary Collection verysoon. She even teased that one of them is a metallic foil midnight blue that she’s sure we’ll go crazy for. Kat, we trust you.

Until then, we’ll keep hitting refresh on KVD’s Insta page.

What is your favorite Kat Von D beauty product? Share with us your top pick in the comment section below! 

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Incoming: New Beauty Launches to Check Out This December

December might be the month of secret Santa gifts, party palettes, and big-ticket splurges galore, but don’t let the holiday season fool you: there are still some amazing launches hitting the beauty shelves before the year is over. Click on to see the best new launches popping up just before 2017!

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara Black 0.29 oz

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Eyeko is teaming up with Parisian boutique, Colette, for a revamp of their fan-favorite mascara. Although the curved wand we all know and love is the same, the formula in the Eyeko x Collete mascara contains amino acid and peptides to help condition and care for lashes. Plus, the white and blue tube is as sleek as they come.

Flashes Lash Applicator 

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We already told you about FLIRT Cosmetics’ amazing Flashes lash applicator, but this holiday season they’re bringing us a special red and green edition of the false lashes kit!

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

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Smashbox dropped some major palette news: Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell just joined forces with the brandfor seven—count that SEVEN—new Covershot palettes.

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Dreaming of some place warm? Channel your inner island queen with this latest collab from tanning fave St. Tropezand the queen of the sun herself, Lilly Pulitzer.

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Never Get Lipstick on Your Teeth Again!

There are few things more embarrassing than realizing you’ve had lipstick on your front teeth during a very long conversation with someone. (Dear other person: Be cool and tell me!) Fortunately, there are ways to prevent it from ever happening again.

Step 1: Concealer

First, apply your shade of concealer to your lips. This will cement your lip product of choice to your pout and keep the color from bleeding. Bonus: it makes the color stay super vibrant!

Step 2: Lip liner

Apply lip liner to the shape of your lips. Then, fill them in with the liner. This acts as an anchor for color, preventing the lipstick you’re about to apply from budging.

Step 3: Lipstick

Cover your pout in lipstick that matches your lip liner. You can do this straight from the tube or with a lipstick brush.

Then, the most important step of all, form an “O” with your lips, put your index finger through the “O,” and slowly pull it out. This will take care of the “danger zone,” and prevent any product getting onto your teeth.

Do you have any tips to prevent smudging your lipstick? Let me know in the comments below! Follow my blog for more amazing posts like this one!

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Mythbusters: Why Your Lips Are Actually Chapped

Just because it’s frigid outside doesn’t mean we have to let our pout game suffer. How can we fight chapped lips in the midst of the crisp fall weather scene?  We turned to the experts for advice.

Why lip balm might not be working for you at the moment: Dr. Shevanti Jegasothy, Cosmetic Dermatologist at Miami Skin Institute, says that if you become toodependent on waxed-based lip products, your lips may start to lose all their dead cell layers. This ultimately makes your lips more prone to irritation and chapping. So, like everything else, moderation is key!

Lip balms recommended by the pros: For dry winter months, Dr. Jegasothy advocates waxy lip barriers such as ChapStick Classic, Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, and waxy colored lip pencils–her favorite is MAC Chestnut! “These waxed-based products provide an extra barrier to the skin of the lips, which does not have as much stratum corneum (dead cell layers) as the rest of the skin, which provides our customary (highly-effective) skin barrier against water loss and holds our body’s moisture in,” says Dr. Jegasothy.

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Similar to Dr. Jegasothy, Dr. Hadley King, dermatologist at NYC’s SKINNEY Medspaalso recommends Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, plus Aquaphor Healing Ointment.

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The best way to treat dry lips: Since environmental pollutants, excess sun, and wind can cause a mild chronic eczema on the lips, Dr, Jegasothy recommends soaking your lips with warm water and gently brushing with a clean, soft-bristle toothbrush in a circular motion for two minutes on each lip twice a week. Then, apply Polysporin to any of the fissured areas, followed by Cortizone 10. Think of it as little lip facial you can enjoy five minutes before applying lipstick!

What products do you turn to for chapped lip relief? Tell us in the comments below!

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Best Beauty Products Under $5

What’s better than finding a product you love? Realizing it’s a complete steal! These amazing products get the job done all for under $5. Find our favorites below.

NYC Liquid Eyeliner ($2.82): This eyeliner is has a thin tip that makes applying the perfect line effortless. It’s very pigmented and long-wearing.

NYC Liquid Eyeliner

What Influensters are Saying:

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NYX Cosmetics Slim Lip Pencil ($3.49): This under $5 lip liner is #1 on Influenster with a 4.6-star rating! Available in fifty shades, there is truly a NYX hue to coordinate with almost any lipstick. The thin pencil allows your to make a precise line, while still maintaining a soft and buttery formula.

NYX Cosmetics Slim Lip Liner Pencil

What Influensters are Saying:

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e.l.f Studio Baked Eyeshadow ($4.00): These baked palettes are beautiful and look even better when applied wet. The satin finish adds the perfect sheen to any look.

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What Influensters are Saying:

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Rimmel Stay Matte Powder ($3.99): This fan-favorite is truly amazing. The powder is available in a translucent shade to add a finishing touch that will keep you matte all day.

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What Influensters are Saying:

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Wet n’ Wild Mega Eyes Creme Liner ($4.50): This creamy gel eyeliner allows you to experience a perfect cat-eye on a budget. Eggplant is a beautiful purple shade that complements most eye colors, especially brown.

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What Influensters are Saying:

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What are you favorite beauty steals? Let us know below.

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