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6. Avoid Super Long Wear. If you wear lipstick, don’t use one of those longwearing lipsticks that has a lip stain on one end and a moisturizer on the other. At least, I’ve not found one that works. Even with the moisturizing stick, lips still feel dry shortly thereafter so you have to keep using the moisturizer on top of…

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Andrew Cotton is the “all things creative” genius behind Linea Pelle. We met on set where I was able to watch him discuss his designs and demonstrate how to best wear a belt. He talked a lot about belts, which made me realize that an accessory like a belt can be an addition that adds a touch of something without…

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I met the ever-talented Linea Pelle designer Andrew Cotton on a shoot for Real Beauty. He was demonstrating his designs and I was being sold. Well, I was working – making sure he was camera-ready – but as I watched, I started realizing how much I wanted a new belt, a new bag, a new everything he was showing. So…

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Did you watch this season’s Project Runway All-Stars? As they neared the finale, the designers were taken to the Hearst Tower to meet with the editor of Marie-Claire. I wasn’t there to meet an editor, but recently did some men’s grooming for a video shoot there. I’m only mentioning it from Project Runway because I love that beautiful building and…

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This is a photo shoot for Emmelle’s Fall 2012 collection. Designer Mi Jong Lee’s clothing is feminine and strong and I especially like her Asian inspired pieces. She is also a very nice person! To complement the styling, we started with a softer makeup look but then decided to make it more dramatic. Below is the look I started with…

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If you’re Asian, you were probably required by your parents to learn either violin or piano. Mine was piano. And whenever I complained I was told, “You’ll thank us someday.” Which is true, although I only lasted 4 years and probably would be thanking them more had I lasted longer. But still I am grateful I can at least play…

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Making Makeup Last

01-25-2012

Have you ever come home, looked in the mirror, and wondered where the makeup went? Or maybe you just can’t be bothered to reapply throughout the day. If so, and you want to change it, here are tips to make your makeup last longer. Skin. For foundation, find one that’s right for your skin type and also indicates longer wear….

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If you have already fallen off the wagon (as I have) for your New Year’s Resolutions, fear not. There’s still time for redemption – Chinese New Year, which starts today, January 23. That means today is your new, New Year! My husband and I made a January 1 pact that we would go to bed every night at 10p.m. This…

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Since I work with so many different brands I am lucky enough to try and evaluate products on a regular basis. And, of course, I can’t help myself and buy my own as well. So my list of favorites is always evolving as I discover new things, but these are my recent discoveries. Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder  …

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It’s time to throw the old out and try something new! Throw Out: Mascara longer than 3 months old. Bacteria grows in old mascara and makes it go bad. Yuck. Try On: Individual lashes. If you’ve never tried this, you can get a little pack at the drugstore that has both the lashes and lash glue. Squeeze lash glue onto…

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