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The Risk Of Online Shopping

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Although there are many who enjoy online shopping, there are others who have fears about online shopping and do not enjoy this type of shopping. For these shoppers there too many concerns which prevent the shopper from feeling completely comfortable shopping online. This article will address these concerns and offer information about how shoppers can help to avoid these online shopping dangers and feel more comfortable about the process of shopping online.

Misuse/Theft On Credit Card Or Personal Details
Identity theft is a very real concern because unscrupulous individuals who acquire sensitive information about an online shopper can do a great deal of damage to the individual’s financial situation and credit score. While identity theft is a very valid concern, online shoppers are not completely vulnerable to identity theft in most cases. However, the online shopper should know how to determine whether or not the information they provide online is secure or not. This is important because while the risk of identity theft associated with online shopping through a secure website is relatively small, this risk is significantly larger when the website is not secure. For this reason, online shoppers should carefully examine the web address for any website in which they submit sensitive information. Fraud resulting from making payments over unsecured web pages and using an unsecured Wi-Fi connection. Websites which start with “https://” as opposed to “http://” indicate the information is being submitted through a secure server. Most reputable online retailers will provide a secure website for shoppers but some smaller online retailers may not offer this degree of security.

Paying For Goods That Never Arrive
This can happen quite frequently, but fortunately as consumers we have considerable protection from this when using reputable vendors. Sites such as Amazon and eBay offer ways to compensate consumers who could be ripped off by fraudulent third party sellers. Again we recommend you carefully check customer reviews and rating before making your purchase.

Cyberspace companies
Companies on the Internet may appear to be bigger or more credible than they really are. This means you risk dealing with bogus companies.Bogus online companise are those fake websites and email offers for goods and services that do not exist.

Dealing with Returns
Another problem which faces many online retailers is the potential for problems which result from the need to return items purchased online. In most cases the return process with online retailers is quite simple and is not more difficult than returning items to a regular store. In fact online retailers who have a traditional store often allow online shoppers to make returns to these locations instead of shipping the item back to the online retailer. However, returns are not always this easy. In some cases the shopper will be financially responsible for the cost of shipping the item back to the online retailer. This can be costly if the item is oversized and could require pricy insurance if the item is expensive. Online shoppers who have concerns about the return policy for an online retailer should carefully review these policies and inquire if they have any questions about the process before making a purchase.

Misleading Product Descriptions
Receiving goods or services which do not match the advertiser’s description. This may include product descriptions which are intentionally or unintentionally ambiguous. The concern in this situation is that the shopper will purchase the wrong item or an item which is not as described by the online retailer and the buyer will have difficulty returning the item if necessary.

Counterfeit, Damaged or Stolen Goods
This is detrimental to the consumer in many ways, the most obvious of which is being landed with a substandard product. However, it is also possible for the customer to put their own health at risk by purchasing an item which is simply dangerous.Counterfeit drugs can cause damage either by containing harmful ingredients or by simply not containing any active ingredients at all, leading individuals to believe they are being treated when they aren’t.

Guys Should Know How To Choose The Right Lingerie For Her

“Buying lingerie requires precision and finesse,” says Lash Fary, author of Fabulous Gifts. “If you find something that fits her personality, she’ll feel sexy and beautiful, and she’ll act that way when she’s wearing it. But if you buy her something that doesn’t complement her sexuality, she’ll feel self-conscious, and her passion will be stifled.”

Different Fabrics, Different Looks and Feels

Silk – Silk is a natural fiber that we associate with luxury, comfort and softness. It hangs smoothly and feels amazing to the touch. Silk doesn’t stretch, so it works well in flowing babydolls, robes, and gowns. Silk is a natural fiber.

Lycra® Spandex – Used in many styles of lingerie, Lycra® Spandex is the ultimate body-hugging material. Used in many sexy styles of men’s underwear as well as women’s, it conforms to her body perfectly and gives support. Lycra® Spandex will stretch and spring back to its original shape.

Cotton – Cotton is a natural fiber used in many clothing types. In lingerie, cotton’s most common use is for underwear and in the panty-lining. This is important because cotton is a wicking fiber that allows her skin to breathe and stay cool & dry.

Nylon – Nylon is a synthetic fiber that holds its shape and size and is highly durable. Nylon apparel may be machine washed & dried and requires no ironing. Another name for nylon is Polymide.

Rayon – Rayon is very much like silk, but it is made with wood pulp or other vegetable matter. Rayon is a soft, breathable fabric that feels wonderful against the skin. It is not a highly durable fabric on its own, but when blended with other fabrics, its strength increases.

Vinyl – Many fetish lingerie and men’s wear is made of patent (shiny) vinyl. Vinyl allows lingerie and underwear makers to produce patent leather-look pieces at more affordable prices than genuine leather. The material is also more flexible and lighter-weight than leather.

Microfiber – Microfiber is made with extremely small fibers, smaller than silk even. This creates a lightweight fabric that is very breathable. Usually microfiber is made of polyester or nylon fibers. The fabric is known to be lightweight, breathable, soft, and smooth.

Latex – Latex is made with rubber and thus has rubber-like qualities. Used in some elastics to provide greater elasticity. Breaks down easily when exposed to sun and body moisture. Many are allergic to direct contact of latex on their body, for whom spandex is an alternative.

Find the right fabric and style to match her exact body type and tastes.
All New Sexy Holiday Lingerie

Holiday Gifts For Him 2015


Shopping for the men in your life, during the busy holiday season and for occasions throughout the year, can be a unique challenge.

Put them on, and suddenly everything changes. The music is deep, powerful and balanced, and so quiet that every note sounds clearer. Even air travel becomes enjoyable, as engine roar gently fades away. No matter how noisy the world is, it’s just he and his music—or simply peace and quiet.

Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise CancellingBose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® iOS Headphones, ($299.90, bose.com)

Deliciously designed and sturdy to match, Men and Work Melamine Set contains a perfectly formed baby mug, plate and bowl- plus it comes in a practical but ever so stylish suitcase.

Men At Work 3 Piece Melamine Set SuitcaseMen At Work 3 Piece Melamine Set Suitcase, (£19.95, emmabridgewater.co.uk)

A sleek, sporty watch motivates he to achieve his fitness goals by calculating GPS distance, calories burned, elevation climbed and steps taken throughout the day and features a low-profile touchscreen display to indicate his real-time progress.

Fitbit 'Surge' Wireless Fitness WatchFitbit ‘Surge’ Wireless Fitness Watch, ($250, nordstrom.com)

When it comes to making those tricky everyday decisions, turn to Paul Smith and these playful spinning cufflinks. Revealing the words ‘Yes’, ‘No’ ‘Maybe’ and ‘Never’ etched in enamel, the multi-sided accessories feature a silver-tone finish and embossed T-bar fastening, proving a stylish talking point.

Paul Smith Men's Spinning Decision CufflinksPaul Smith Men’s Spinning Decision Cufflinks, (£85.00, paulsmith.co.uk)

Featuring a water-resistant zip and all-weather leather, the Elements Travel keeps his essentials protected in tricky situations. Inside, there’s a travel pen for customs forms, a slot specifically for his passport, room for multiple currencies, and even enough space for his smartphone.

ELEMENTS TRAVEL WALLETBellroy Elements Travel Wallet, ($139.95, huckberry.com)


Aesop Perseus – Men’s Essentials is a collection of superlative staples for well-kempt men.

AESOP Perseus Men's Essential KitAESOP Perseus Men’s Essential Kit, ($90,barneys.com)

Super soft, super warm and super nice: this chunky scarf in a brushed fabric with multicoloured checks is the resistance to the cold he always wanted.

Scotch & SodaScotch & Soda Brushed Chunky Scarf, (€49.95,scotch-soda.com)

A style that’s sure to bowl him over, MAZEBAG makes toting his everyday essentials a suave affair. Colour block trims lend Ted’s amazingly versatile holdall thoroughly modern appeal.

Ted Baker MAZEBAG Colour block leather bowler bagTed Baker MAZEBAG Colour block leather bowler bag, (£265, tedbaker.com)

A seductive fragrance for men, Armani Code is a sexy blend of fresh lemon and bergamot softened with hints of orange tree blossom and warmed with soothing guaiac wood and tonka bean.

3614271202000_Code-Men-Gift-Set_01Giorgio Armani Armani Code Gift Set, ($84, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com)

The Ball Storm Chaser Pro pays homage to the brave people that dedicate themselves to extreme weather, studying and understanding it.

Ball Fireman Storm Chaser Pro Automatic Chronograph Leather WatchBall Fireman Storm Chaser Pro Automatic Chronograph Leather Watch, (£2,170, watchshop.com)

A consistently popular style of wallet, featuring nine credit or business card slots, one clear ID window, one cash sleeve, and two hidden compartments that can be used for receipts or notes. Neatly compact, this men’s wallet will fit perfectly in a jacket or trouser pocket.

Mulberry mini tri fold walletMulberry mini tri fold wallet, (£195, mulberry.com)

A festive scene of Santa and his reindeer flying over snow-capped mountains styles a crewneck sweater perfect for family get-togethers and holiday sweater parties.

Topman Navy Snow Scene Crew Neck Christmas SweaterTopman Navy Snow Scene Crew Neck Christmas Sweater, ($55, topman.com)

For the guy who’s serious about his home bar, give him this elegant, hand-blown glass decanter. He can offer guests a tumbler of his favorite liquor in style. And for a personalized, classic touch, take advantage of the free monogram service.

Old Fashioned Deep Etched Whiskey Decanter & Glass Set,Old Fashioned Deep Etched Whiskey Decanter & Glass Set, ($179.95, wineenthusiast.com)



Tips On How To Pick A Jewellery For Her

Jewellery is a wonderful gift that is timeless and can fit into any woman’s busy schedule. It can be a mark of sophistication, status, and even a statement that they are adorned by somebody who loves them. It is often intimidating for men to pick-out jewellery for women, but the effort is well worth how much she will appreciate her new jewellery.

Tips on how to pick jewellery for her

  • Start by looking through her current jewellery collection to get a good idea of her style. Take note of what metals and gemstones she prefers, the style themes she follows, and how many pieces she has. Look for jewellery that fits in with her style but avoid getting her a certain piece if she already has a lot of them.
  • You can also observe your partner while window shopping at jewellery store or browsing through jewellery magazine and try to find out from her reaction what she would like to wear.

 

  • Does she predominantly wear platinum, gold or silver? Most important is you need to make sure the lady is not allergic to your selected metal alloy.
  • Notice the size of her neck and wrists. If she is average sized, most jewellery should fit her. For necklaces, lengths of 16” to 18” are likely to fit. If she likes to wear low hanging necklaces, 20” or longer may be appropriate. If her wrists are particularly petite or large, you may want to contact the designer or jeweller to see if the size can be specially modified.
  • V-shape necklaces look good on women with heart-shaped faces, while long drop earrings elongate a square face. Chokers look best on long necks, and Y-shape necklaces favour women with short necks. Delicate earrings and necklaces are a better choice for petite women than large, jangly jewellerys.
  • Observe the style of her clothing, including what she is wearing to work and also for going out. It is likely that she will want her jewellery to coordinate with her clothing. If you are looking to purchase jewellery with a more unique presence, you might consider one-of-a-kind or limited edition designer pieces.
  • Your desired piece of jewellery should be chosen within the limits of your financial options, so set a maximum amount and stick to it. Remember, you are giving an emotional value which the jewellery represents, not the amount you spent buying the jewellery.
  • Last, but not least, you have to consider the amount of time you have available before giving the gift of jewellery. If you plan couple of months ahead, you can choose a custom made jewellery, which will naturally require more time before it is completed. On the other hand, if the time is short and you have just a week to get the jewellery, it will be better, if you choose one of the existing pieces, which the jeweller has in stock.

Remember, choose quality over quantity. It’s better to get one small, good piece of jewelry than a cheap large piece or matching set. ‘Good’ jewellery doesn’t have to be extravagant. A well-made piece of costume jewellery, or a bauble from an up-and-coming designer, is often a better choice than a precious gem you need a magnifying glass to see.

Perfumes & Colognes For Him During This Holiday Season

Perfumes have long remained a favorite when it comes to giving someone you love a present. It doesn’t matter if they are a woman or a man; everyone loves a delicate scent that shares something extra about their personality. Every man is unique, and his preferences are unique too. Here are some recommended perfumes and colognes in gift set for him during this festive season. Pick the scent that suit his personality.

Ralph Lauren Polo Red Gift SetRalph Lauren Polo Red Gift Set, ($86,ralphlauren.com)
Notes: Red Grapefruit, Red Saffron, Redwood.
Style: Daring. Seducing. Thrill-Seeking.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau De Toilette Gift Set 100ml,(£57, debenhams.com)
Notes: Frosted Grapefruit, Blood Mandarin, Peppermint, Rose Absolute, Musk, Cinnamon Bark, Blond Leather, Tonka Bean, Patchouli, White Wood, Amber Ketal.
Style: Fresh. Spicy. Leather.

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male 75ml Eau de Toilette Gift SetJean Paul Gaultier Le Male 75ml Eau de Toilette Gift Set, (£42, debenhams.com)
Notes: Wormwood, Bergamot, Cardamom, Lavender, Orange Blossom, Cinnamon, Cumin, Wood, Musk, Amber, Vanilla, Tonka Bean.
Style: The fragrance for the man who would be many men at once.

John Varvatos Artisan Acqua Gift SetJohn Varvatos Artisan Acqua Gift Set, ($90, johnvarvatos.com)
Notes: Tangelo, Mandarin, Paradisamide, Galbanum, Lentisque, Angelica Root, Sage, Lavender, Coriander, Toscanol®, Basil, Geranium, Palmarosa, Jasmine Sambac, Moss, Patchouli, Fir Balsam.
Style: Fresh. Effortless. Enlightened.

Versace Eau Fraiche Deluxe Gift SetVersace Eau Fraiche Deluxe Gift Set, ($106, shopstyle.com)
Notes: White Lemon, Rosewood, Carambola, Tarragon, Cedar Leaves, Clary Sage, Musk, Amber, Sycamore Wood.
Style: Elegant. Seductive. Charismatic.

Montblanc Legend Deluxe Gift SetMontblanc Legend Deluxe Gift Set, ($89, ulta.com)
Notes: Italian Bergamot, French Lavandin, Pineapple Leaves, White Cedar, Rose, Fresh Jasmine, Pomarose™, Evernyl, Sandalwood, Tonka Beans.
Style: Confident. Charismatic. Seductive.

bvlgariBvlgari Bvlgari Man In Black 60ml Gift Set, (£54.00,johnlewis.com)
Notes: Spicy Amber-Rum Accord, Tuberose-Iris-Leather Accord, Benzoin, Tonka Bean, Guaiac Wood Resin.
Style: Intense. Magnetic. Irresistable.

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Gift SetGiorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Gift Set, ($85, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com)
Notes: Marine Notes, Mandarin, Bergamot, Neroli, Persimmon, Rosemary, Nasturtium, Jasmine, Amber, Patchouli, Cistus.
Style: Transparent. Modern. Masculine.

Dolce & GabbanaDolce & Gabbana The One For Men Gift Set, ($88, sephora.com)
Notes: Grapefruit, Coriander, Basil, Cardamom, Ginger, Orange Blossom, Cedar, Tobacco, Ambergris.
Style: Confident. Sexy. Refined.

BOSS Bottled gift setHugo Boss BOSS Bottled gift set, (£43, hugoboss.com)
Notes: Apple, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Tagetes, Geranium, Clove, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Olivewood.
Style: A badge of success for the man whose interests are many.

Dior SAUVAGE Gift Set, ($149, nordstrom.com)
Notes: Reggio Bergamot, Sichuan Pepper, Ambroxan.
Style: Raw. Noble.

Yves Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent L’Homme Gift Set, ($90, sephora.com)
Notes: Bergamot, Cedar, Ozonic Notes, White Ginger, Basil Flower, White Pepper, Violet Leaves, Cedarwood, Haiti Vetiver, Tonka Bean.
Style: Magnetic. Sensual. Intriguing.

CALVIN KLEIN Eternity for Men Gift SetCALVIN KLEIN Eternity for Men Gift Set, ($43, ulta.com)
Notes: Grapefruit, Black Pepper, Ocean Air Accord, Fig Leaf, Cypress, Juniper Berry, Driftwood, Sensual Musk, Amber.
Style: Exotic. Vibrant. Infinitely Inspiring.

Holiday Beauty Gifts For Her


Many women say it’s the thought that counts in a gift. That’s why finding the perfect gift for a woman can be tricky. Find out more about the beauty gift here, one of them might suits her.

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L’Occitane Holiday 2015 Advent Calendar, ($49)
pai Limited Edition Perfect Balance Discovery CollectionPai Limited Edition Perfect Balance Discovery Collection, ($40)
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Kiss & Love Edition

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Kiss & Love Edition, ($50)
PHILOSOPHY amazing grace

PHILOSOPHY Amazing Grace Collection, ($57)

Fresh Skincare Heroes Fresh Skincare Heroes, ($58)
LANCÔMELANCÔME Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Set, ($125)

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Charlotte Tilbury The Book of Makeup Magic, ($190)
Acqua di Parma

Acqua di Parma Colonia Christmas Gift Set, ($133.90)

     Butter LondonButter London Invite Only 6 Pc. Nail Lacquer Collection, ($39)
THE BODY SHOPTHE BODY SHOP Best Of Body Butter Festive Dome, ($29)
GLAMGLOWGLAMGLOW Giftsexy Ultimate Anti-Aging Set, ($69)
bareMinerals Storybook Romance All Over Face CollectiobareMinerals Storybook Romance All Over Face Collection, ($79)
CLINIQUECLINIQUE Holiday Helpers, ($39.50)
Too Faced Le Grand PalaisToo Faced Le Grand Palais, ($59)

 

“Christmas is an opportunity to dream about styling up the dressing table with the best, the blingiest, the most beautiful pampering products and accessories that will last for the rest of the year.”
– Notebook magazine’s Deputy Beauty Editor, Octavia Lillywhite

Safety Tips For Online Shopping

Here’s a checklist of what you can do to minimise the risk becoming a victim of Internet fraud.

Use Trusted Websites/Vendors – There are many simple ways to improve your safety when buying online. By shopping from trusted vendors you can be sure to stay safe.

Don’t Shop Publicly – Do not do any transaction when using an unsecured Wi-Fi connection. These blackhat hackers can easily hack your personal information through this unsecured Wi-Fi connection.

Make Sure your Device Is Protected – To ensure that your security program’s protection stays updated, keep its virus and malware signatures up-to-date. Ensure you have effective and updated antivirus/antispyware software and firewall running before you go online.

Choose Credit Over Debit Cards – Credit cards can be the safer choice for online shopping. Remember that paying by credit card offers greater protection than with other methods in terms of fraud, guarantees and non-delivery. If someone manages to intercept your financial information online, they can do less damage and you have more recourse than if you’d used a debit card. This is for two reasons:

  • Credit cards have spending limits, while debit cards—which are directly linked to your bank account—do not.
  • You can dispute fraudulent charges made to a credit card without being out-of-pocket the amount in dispute, but money withdrawn directly from your checking account by a debit card is much more difficult to recover.

Payment Via Secure Payment Site – When making a payment to an individual, never transfer the money directly into their bank account but use a secure payment site such as PayPal or Google Checkout, where money is transferred between two electronic accounts.

Website Security – Make sure the order checkout area is encrypted. Before you purchase anything from a website, verify that the vendor has encrypted its payment form. There should be a padlock icon in the browser window frame, which appears when you attempt to log in or register. The website address should begin with ‘https://’ instead of “http:”. The ‘s’ stands for ‘secure’.norton3002501

Double Check – Double check! Double check! Double check! Double check all details of your purchase before confirming payment.

Keep Copies Of All Correspondence – When you place an order online, most companies will send you an e-mail confirming the order has been received.Print or save the confirmation and keep it until you receive your product.

With risks that differ from traditional stores, online shopping requires extra precautions. To protect yourself and your information, follow these steps before you key in your credit card information and proceed.

Eyeliners – Pencil vs Liquid vs Gel

Pencil Eyeliner
For a natural look, a pencil eyeliner is the best option. Pencil eyeliner available in countless colors and textures and it’s remotely easy to use.This is a basic bag staple, and is especially good for beginners. It is easy to smudge for a sultry sexy look but doesn’t necessarily last all day. You need to be sharpened regularly. Be careful about sharpening the pencil too much.

Recommended:
•    Jane Iredale Eye Liner Pencil
•    Cargo Swimmables Eye Pencil
•    MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner
•    MUFE Aqua Eyes pencils
•    Milani Liquifeye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil

Jane Iredale Eye Liner Pencil  Cargo Swimmables Eye Pencil    MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner MUFE Aqua Eyes pencils Milani Liquifeye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil

Liquid Eyeliner
These are great for giving a sharp cat eye look. They are good for drawing clean crisp lines along the upper lashlines, and look fantastic when doing the flick. Liquid liner works great once you’ve developed a steady hand, therefore it may not be suitable for beginners There is very little room for error when using this since the liner dries almost instantly and it’s a quite difficult to fix once it’s on your lids. This type applies much more smoothly than pencil and gel. Liquid liner usually long-lasting, therefore it may be harder to remove.

Recommended:
•    Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
•    theBalm Schwing Liquid Eyeliner
•    Maybelline New York Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner
•    Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner   theBalm Schwing Liquid Eyeliner   line-stiletto-ultimate-precision-liquid-eyeliner   Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner

Gel Eyeliner
Gel liners have a better staying (waterproof) power than pencil eyeliners and are pretty easy to apply. They come in large range of colors. It’s also easier to adjust thickness of your eyeliner depending on the brush you use. It not only blends in smoothly, but it’s thick enough to make your eyes pop. Gel eyeliners are also extremely flexible; you can apply it heavily with ease or you can smear it a little. Gel liner can be used also as an eyeshadow.

Recommended:
•    Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner
•    Sigma Gel Liner
•    Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner
•    Sephora Outrageous Intense Waterproof Gel Eyeliner
•    Vincent Longo Crème Gel Liner

Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner  sigma Gel Liner  Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner  SEPHORA outrangeous intense waterproof gel eyeliner  VINCENT LONGO Crème Gel Liner


Types of Makeup Brushes


 

Concealer Brush A good concealer brush is definitely good to have for applying product very precisely to small areas. Use to apply concealer under the eyes, to spots specific areas that need extra coverage. A soft bristled, flat brush with a wider base and a pointed tip will help you cover and conceal the targeted spots and blemishes perfectly. Recommended : Sigma F70 Concealer Brush

sigma F70 concealer Foundation Brush This brush is designed for applying liquid foundation. Foundation brushes have tightly packed bristles of varying lengths to help achieve a smooth and flawless finish. Recommended : Tom Ford Beauty Cream Foundation BrushTom Ford Beauty Cream Foundation Brush Powder BrushMineralHygienics.com This is the most common of all brushes and should be in every makeup collection. It should be used to apply any type of powder foundation product. The powder brush is one of the largest make-up brushes and has a wide variety of purposes. Recommended : bareMinerals Full Flawless Facefullflawless face brush Fan Powder Brush This brush actually has several uses. it can be used to apply blush, blend, clean up excess powder and highlight cheekbones. The fine fan sweeps a light dusting of powder onto the skin for a soft, velvety effect. This application technique avoids heavy coverage which can highlight fine lines and imperfections. Recommended :  Benefit Fantail Brushbenefit fantail brush Blush Brush The perfect blush brush is about the same width as the apple of your cheek, lightly domed, with loosely-packed bristles. Made with fine, gentle fibres the blusher brush has a rounded head which is perfect for giving a pop of colour to the apples of your cheeks. Recommended :  Sonia Kashuk #02 Blusher BrushSonia Kashuk Tools No. 02 Blusher Brush Eyebrow Definer Brush Eyebrow definer brush is used for filling in your eyebrows for a beautifully symmetrical appearance, it’s angled in a way to make it easy for you to fill in the empty spaces. The angled makeup brush can also be used to apply eyeliner to your inner water lines. Apply powder, liquid or cream in short strokes mimicking the hairs, fill sparse areas, shape and elongate for a perfect brow. Recommended: MAKE UP FOR EVER 270 Angled Eyebrow BrushMAKE UP FOR EVER 270 Angled Eyebrow Brush Brow Comb/Brush This makeup brush consists of a brow brush, comb. You can use this duo to comb, smooth down, and declump your lashes and brows. It is used to brush the lashes to get a precise and flawless look. Recommended: Sephora Brow Combsephora eyebrow comb Eye Shadow Brush This flat with thin bristles makeup brush is used for applying eye shadows and eye shadow primers. Look for a brush about 1/3 the width of your eyelid, or the width of the fingernail on your middle finger, with fluffy yet dense bristles and a flat edge.The soft bristles have a bevelled edge for a smooth application without ‘dragging’ the eyelid. Use to apply all over color. Recommended: Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow BrushBobbi Brown Eyeshadow Brush Smudge Brush This is an essential makeup brush when you want a naturally smudge effect for your shadows under the lower rim or eyeliners. Sometimes found on the other end of an eye pencil, a smudger brush is ideal for softening hard lines and creating a smoldering look. You can also use this for smudging lip liners for a natural edged look, especially when you are using bold and bright colors for a lipstick. Recommended : Sephora Smudge Brush #70Sephora Smudge Brush #70


Blending Eye Shadow Brush
The perfect blending brush is long, thin and flexible, with loosely-packed bristles and a tapered tip. This will ensure that it blends your eye shadow, rather than smearing them around. You can also use the blending brush to blend in your foundation at the hair line.
Recommended: Sigma E25 Blending BrushE25_blending

Lip Brush
The sculpted tip of a lip brush is perfect for achieving a flawless line. The bristles are short and firm for controlled application. It helps you for a longer lasting smooth application and your lipstick is not wasted either.
Recommended: Laura Mercier Lip Color BrushLaura Mercier Lip Colour Brush

Top Cushion Foundations 2015



IOPE, Air Cushion Compact
IOPE is one of the favourite product in Korean. It’s Air Cushion Compact combines the functions of both makeup and UV protection simultaneously through the inventive product design, which is use to use and simplifies the makeup process. You can use it as your foundation compact since the coverage can perfectly cover all the blemishes on the skin, at the same time moisturized, radiant and smooth skin all day long. IOPE Air Cushion available in varying finishes like natural, heavy coverage and shimmer. No worry that IOPE cushion will clog your pores and even with those who has sensitive skin type. This IOPE Air Cushion is great for normal and combination skin. It will leave you with a natural dewy finish.

IOPE, Air Cushion Compact

IOPE, Air Cushion Compact ($38.99)

HERA, UV Mist Cushion
HERA UV Mist Cushion played a huge role in popularizing the BB and CC cream. It protects from harmful UVs and one looks fresh and not of lots of make up in hot temp area in summer you do not look over made and like your face will melt along with regular make up. Thus, it is a hot pick during summer. Its mist cushion construction provides the cooling and moisturizing effect, while the foundation itself will protect you from the sun without the oily feeling of some sun protection options.

HERA, UV Mist Cushion

HERA, UV Mist Cushion ($43.99)

INNISFREE, Ampoule Intense Cushion
Innisfree cushion compact provides a very light and blooming skin look. This cushion is perfect for dry skin since it gives moisture to the skin and make the skin looks bright and glowing. You can wear it for your daily routine makeup as it has UV protection, whitening and prevent from wrinkle. This makeup sponge came so fast it is really good and feels like you have nothing on you face. Its dewy finish and flawless coverage is the best way for me to achieve the Korean makeup look.

INNISFREE, Ampoule Intense Cushion

INNISFREE, Ampoule Intense Cushion ($22)

LANEIGE, BB Cushion
Laneige’s BB Cushion touts six benefits in one chic compact(Whitening + Moisturizing + Sunscreen + Water resistant + Soothing + Makeup Effects). Available in two options: Original and Pore Control, Laneige’s BB Cushion uses Green Tea and Vitamin B extracts to give your skin a radiant even finish. The coverage is fairly good and can be easily built up. It does not emphasis fine lines and gives a very natural effect. If you have enlarged pores or blemishes ,it’s best to go in with your favourite concealer first, and then finish with this cushion.

LANEIGE, BB CUSHION

LANEIGE, BB Cushion ($34)

LANCÔME, Miracle Cushion
Lancôme Miracle Cushion is great for normal-dry skin, and gives a beautiful healthy dewy effect. Its innovative cushion sponge contains over 800,000 pores to transfer the ideal amount of product for an effortless makeup application so that you will look plump and young.The best part of this one is that not only does it give you a hydrated and glowing complexion, it comes in a whole range of 11 shades from super fair to deep dark. Lancôme Miracle Cushion provides lasting, natural-looking coverage that leaves a healthy glow and hydrates your skin without feeling slick or greasy.

Lancôme MIRACLE CUSHION

LANCÔME, Miracle Cushion ($46.50)

SULWHASOO, Evenfair Perfecting Cushion
A multi cushion foundation that gives you flawlessly healthy resilience and radiance with perfect coverage and long-lasting hydration. Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion comes with a relaxing herbal scent, yet not an overwhelming nor artificial scent. The brand primarily targets mature skin, so even its BB cushion is infused with a plethora of anti-ageing ingredients such as white lily and apricot kernel oil. From whitening to anti-wrinkle benefits, Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion seems like the anti-ageing BB cushion to beat.

Sulwhasoo, Evenfair Perfecting Cushion

SULWHASOO, Evenfair Perfecting Cushion ($54.50)

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