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A Harvard Girl Figured Out How To 3D Print Makeup From Any Home Computer And The Demo Is Mindblowing - Business Insider

A Harvard Girl Figured Out How To 3D Print Makeup From Any Home Computer And The Demo Is Mindblowing - Business Insider | Makeup Zone | Scoop.it
Grace ChoiGrace ChoiGrace Choi was at Harvard Business School when she decided to disrupt the beauty industry. She did a little research and realized that
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One of the most groundbreaking technologies to be implemented in the makeup industry. 

 

A simple idea that takes the purchasing of makeup products to a whole new level. Her target audience, is a mass of teenagers who have easy access to the internet and learn their makeup skills and techniques off the web. This works out really well because in addition to the convenience that this would create when people print their makeup in the comfort of their own home, in a growing cost of living economy, her printer would be able to bring the cost of makeup to an all time low which would appeal to the younger generation where cash is a issue.

 

Makeup, like Choi says, is basically colourcentric. By using the wide array of colours available online, one is able to affordably experiment with colours.

 

The downside to this little machine is that people/ consumers that are not comfortable with using the computer or the Internet for that matter, to choose and print their eyeshadow online, would find it difficult to use and might experience problems getting makeup products in the market if the demand declines due to less teenagers purchasing from actual stores. 

 

 

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How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Like a Pro

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Like a Pro | Makeup Zone | Scoop.it
Youtube Video How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Although this tends to be the one thing we most [...]
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Every makeup professional has an array of brushes to work with, cleaning this brushes are of utmost importance.

 

Just like a painter would not use dirty brushes on a canvas, a makeup professional would not dirty her canvas with dirty makeup products and tools.

 

Why is this important?

Clean brushes promote good hygiene which affects the condition of your skin! Clear skin means happy skin that do not require added attention and finances to maintain a neat look.

 

By using dirty brushes, it is a breeding playground for bacteria which would be exposed to your face and create issues especially for people with sensitive skin.

 

This article from makeupgeek teaches makeup professionals how to best clean makeup brushes by using simple items that can be found around the house! Save time by using available things from the house & save money! Gone with the expensive brush cleaners and in with the natural brush cleaning remedy!

 

Get started with brush cleaning right away and you will definitely see added results to your makeup application and skin condition!

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Studies Show Importance of Makeup: If Worn Regularly, People May Trust and Like You More [PHOTOS]

Recent studies show the importance of makeup and that if it is reportedly worn regularly, people may trust and like you more. While most people prefer the natural look, there’s no denying how much makeup has transformed the looks of many, be it a woman or a man. It has magical powers that make one look better or worse, depending on what look one is going for.
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What are we as a society encouraging?

 

"Recent studies show the importance of makeup.. people may trust and like you more". Just this quote alone seems to paint a dull future for human society. 

 

As much as people comment on how inner beauty is what matters the most, I believe that there are still many who tend to judge a book by its cover. I think that being presentable in a professional setting is of utmost importance to show interest and confidence, however, is there really a need to be dolled up with excessive amounts of makeup in order for people to trust and be more inclined to working with someone like that?

 

Is the capability correlated to the amount of makeup a person puts on everyday?

 

I personally think not.

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How to Shop for Foundation and Apply It Perfectly

How to Shop for Foundation and Apply It Perfectly | Makeup Zone | Scoop.it
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My favourite article linked from twitter!

 

Paula's choice is a comprehensive, one stop site that allows consumers to not only read up and gain extensive amounts of knowledge from the site, but to also be able to conveniently purchase any of the items reviewed there and then, on their website. 

 

The importance of this review- buy online site is that it makes shopping for something suitable so much easier and hassle free! Gone are the days where consumers have to depend on brand pushing staff at the departmental stores, only to realise that the product may not be compatible with a person's skin type. This page not only gives the writer's insight to the type of products on the market, but also recommends the brands and types of foundation that would best suit the different skin types. 

 

The writer goes on to build on the reader's knowledge by going one step further and giving information on tips to best apply flawless makeup and common mistakes. I believe this is an important part of the site that attracts people to have more faith in the products they purchase as they are not pushed to purchase a product but also taught the skills to apply the product effectively.  

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Scout Cosmetics Mineral Powder Foundation - Review

Scout Cosmetics Mineral Powder Foundation - Review | Makeup Zone | Scoop.it
Hi everyone, Today, I’m excited to introduce you all to the Scout Cosmetics’ Mineral Powder Foundation which I’ve been trialling for the past few weeks. 'Every SCOUT product must have three attribu...
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Scout Cosmetics according to their official website is the brainchild of an Australian couple, Guy and Sylvie Hutchings. Their products, as stated by by tried and tested are 100% natural minerals and is produced in Australia with gold international standards, making their product an ideal makeup choice for consumers with sensitive and combination skin.

 

Unlike other brands, Scout claims that their products not only enhances the look of the skin for the period that is is applied but also improves the skin condition when applied over longer periods of time. Why would this be so significant in a mineral powder foundation and why would one choose this brand over other more affordable labels in the industry?

 

This is especially important because the aim of makeup is to beautify. However, it would be an added bonus to pay slightly more for a product that works even when not applied. In addition, this product is light on the skin and achieves the goal of makeup without the actual application of any.

 

With 10 different shades, this product appeals to a much larger consumer size and can almost be considered as a customised powder for different skin tones.

 

One con, this product is really expensive for the size so use sparingly!

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Online, Everyone’s a Makeup Critic — Skin Deep

Online, Everyone’s a Makeup Critic — Skin Deep | Makeup Zone | Scoop.it
On beauty-focused social networks, amateurs and professionals can see which products are new and popular, and offer reviews of their own.
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"Bloom allows users to upload pictures of hair, makeup and nail looks they've created as well as tag the products they've used in those looks.. Able to direct members to web retailers where some of those products may be sold"

 

More and more of these sites are introducing this member feedback feature that basically brings together a community of makeup professionals or users to give feedback on the products. Most of the time, beginners and people looking for product information tend to trust these reviews more than that of bloggers or paid advertorials. 

 

Social media and networking is changing the way that people purchase makeup. In the past, the person with the most information, which would most likely be bias, is the salesperson. Now with more people reviewing, giving comments and suggestions, buyers are able to make more well informed, wholesome information about the product they are interested in.

 

I think what makes these platforms special is the ability to review large numbers of products as compared to those limited numbers and brands present in actual stores. 

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29 Before And After Photos That Reveal The Visual Power Of Makeup

29 Before And After Photos That Reveal The Visual Power Of Makeup | Makeup Zone | Scoop.it
Who needs Photoshop when you've got an expert application of makeup?
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Powerful. 

 

Pictures speak a thousand words. It is amazing how applying foundation, contouring and shading can transform someone into a totally different looking person. 

 

Firstly, the person is the same. Her personality and character is the same, she is the same person. These photos bring people to realise (including myself) the shear power of makeup. 

 

We purchase items that we see on billboards because the model looks wonderful and "perfect". However, this is simply put, the visual power of makeup as discussed in this article.

 

I was shocked by the difference in the looks before and after application of makeup. Should we as consumers of the internet be skeptical about where this obsession with makeup is leading us to? 

 

I believe so. As our children grow up and view society as such (makeup beautifies and enhances), this creates a superficial community of people who judge based on looks. I do not agree that makeup is not necessary. It is and has become a part of many people's daily routine and life. 

 

There are people who feel insecure when they have no makeup on. But is there really an excessive need to look flawless all the time? Is applying this much makeup every single day change the way we view people? Are we creating a barbie doll society of perfectionists and surface viewers?

 

Makeup has the power to transform. But this should not be abused to make it mandatory for everyone to be expected to have that type of look. 

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Makeup Shopping List & Buying Guide for Beginners

Makeup Shopping List & Buying Guide for Beginners | Makeup Zone | Scoop.it
A makeup shopping list and buying guide for beginners - where to start - and what to start with! - when you are new to makeup. From good products to check out, application tips and makeup tips; here is all the makeup for beginners.
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Basic, simple and straightforward site.

 

I love this site because it is so easy to navigate and work my way through her posts. I found this site through a Youtube Vlogger that was on one of my twitter lists. What makes this site so wonderful is the simplicity of choosing from a range of products.

 

In today's makeup industry, tons of products ranging from 100% all natural to drugstore makeup to expensive high end brands such as Chanel or Dior fill the market. How would a consumer who is beginning to form interests and knowledge about makeup do so when there is so much information overload?

 

This is the beauty of beautifille.com. The writer introduces the different types of makeup for different parts of the face and breaks down the whole long list of "should I buy products" to "Must buy essentials" in order to keep it concise and encourage starters to just purchase what is needed for a basic look. 

 

She even goes on to show examples of how to maximise and work those few products effectively. I love how her ideas are simple and do not require that much technical skill, which of course is absolutely important for a beginner who does not know how to work with complex blusher or eyeliner strokes as effectively as the professionals. 

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5 Harmful Chemicals That May Be Lurking in Your Make-Up | Health, Lifestyle | GroundReport.com – Latest World News & Opinions

5 Harmful Chemicals That May Be Lurking in Your Make-Up | Health, Lifestyle | GroundReport.com – Latest World News & Opinions | Makeup Zone | Scoop.it
                  We live in a world where makeup is big business. In fact
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It is amazing how far researchers have come to identifying possible substances in makeup that pose as potential threats to the main consumers in the market, women. 

 

According to this article, "Makeup is big business.. Sales are estimated to be over $58 billion across the cosmetic sector and $9 billion in the growing natural makeup sector". It is clear that the makeup industry is booming and certain sub sectors of it such as the natural makeup industry is growing faster than predicted. 

 

It is common knowledge for frequent makeup consumers to know that all natural, 100% organic makeup/ cosmetic products are generally more expensive. With the increasing number of brands entering the organic makeup market, how do we as consumers know which brand is the most suitable for us?

 

Take note of the chemicals that we as consumers can learn to spot in makeup products such as Phatalates, Lead, Aluminium, Talc and FD&C, these products can do severe damage not only to our skin, but to the female reproductive organs and the body. 

 

Here, self education and growing knowledge comes into play. 

 

If big brands find ways to advertise to mislead, consumers should self educate to prevent these seemingly harmless but toxic chemicals from touching our skin and entering the body. 

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3 Looks Using the Naked 3 Palette

3 Looks Using the Naked 3 Palette | Makeup Zone | Scoop.it

Hi Makeup Geeks! Today I am going to share with you 3 different and unique looks using the Urban Decay [...]

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The fact that these three totally different looks can be pulled off with the use of Urban Decay's Naked 3 makeup palette is impressive! The eyeshadow colours are pigmented and the user would require less on the brush to get the deep colour. Of course the added effect is contributed by primers and other products, making the look more complete and natural. However, this palette seems quite pricey for the amount of eyeshadow that is included. Urban decay priced 0.05oz for each shade at about USD $4, making it one of the more expensive eyeshadow as compared to other brands. 

 

I would recommend that users use this palette with Urban Decay's primer in order to maximise the length of time the eyeshadow stays on the eyelids. The primer is available at major drugstores and is suitable for sensitive skin. 

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