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  • can you blow dry makeup brushes? - Ellis James Designs

    Can You Blow Dry Makeup Brushes?

    Almost everyone is aware that they don’t clean their brushes often enough. However when you do clean them, how do you dry them? Can you use a blow dryer on makeup brushes? And if you can’t, is there an alternative that gets them ready to use faster?

  • Are Morphe Brushes More Than Just Hype? - Ellis James Designs

    Are Morphe Brushes More Than Just Hype?

    Everyone’s heard of Morphe brushes, and everyone seems to love them, too. Are Morphe brushes really worth the hype? Here’s our quick thoughts about the popular brand of makeup tools.

  • The 6 Best Foundations for Sensitive Skin with Acne - Ellis James Designs

    The 6 Best Foundations for Sensitive Skin with Acne

    Many skin care and cosmetic products are formulated for sensitive skin, or acne-prone skin, but not for both. In fact, sensitive skin has such a range of possible reactions, including acne, that it can be difficult to care for, and impossible to find a foundation with the coverage to conceal acne, without aggravating sensitive skin. We are taking a closer look at sensitive skin with acne to learn how best to care for it and reveal the 6 best foundations for sensitive skin with acne.

  • Top 5 Best Foundations to Cover Acne Scars and Large Pores in 2019 - Ellis James Designs

    Top 5 Best Foundations to Cover Acne Scars and Large Pores in 2019

    Most foundations are designed to even out skin color, conceal dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Unfortunately, those same foundations often don’t conceal well and can actually exaggerate areas of uneven skin texture, making scars, bumps, fine lines, and large pores look even more visible than before. For those who need a foundation that not only evens out color, but helps to cover and smooth skin texture, it’s important to know which foundation to choose.

  • How to Pack Makeup Brushes - Ellis James Designs

    How to Pack Makeup Brushes

    Your makeup brushes are your pride and joy. They’re the tools that help you create magic every day. But how well are you taking care of these little miracle wands? It may be tempting to toss used makeup brushes into a makeup case with the rest of your makeup… or maybe you hide them in a drawer until you need them again. They deserve better treatment, and so do you. Find out how to store your makeup brushes better and learn how to pack makeup brushes for easy storage and travel.

  • Foundation That Doesn’t Settle Into Wrinkles - Ellis James Designs

    Foundation That Doesn’t Settle Into Wrinkles

    Many popular foundations simply don’t work for aging skin. Powder-based products and heavy cream foundations might settle into fine lines, leaving you without that “flawless” complexion after putting on your makeup.Save yourself the hassle of touch-ups and spare the cover stick by selecting a foundation from our recommendations below. Our selected foundations give you complete coverage without any caking, cracking and settling into wrinkles. Here are the 13 best foundation products that don’t settle into wrinkles.

  • Why Does My Foundation Look Cakey - Ellis James Designs

    Why Does My Foundation Look Cakey?

    The last thing that anyone wants is an unnatural plastered appearing layer of makeup on their face. There are several reasons why foundation can look cakey. We’re here to help you prevent a cakey-foundation-situation. Follow our advice and you’ll have a flawless and natural complexion every time you apply foundation.

  • What Should I Have in My Makeup Bag - Ellis James Designs

    What Should I Have in My Makeup Bag?

    There are certain must-haves that every woman needs to keep in her makeup bag. Here is our list of the absolute makeup bag essentials you need to stock!

  • What is Face Primer Used For and What Primer Should I Use - Ellis James Designs

    What is Face Primer Used For and What Primer Should I Use?

    Preparing your skin for makeup application is one of the most important parts of your skincare routine. We’ll be taking you through a complete look at the benefits of face primers, while answering all your questions and helping you understand how to use it best.

  • Best Gifts for Makeup Artists - Ellis James Designs

    Best Gifts for Makeup Artists

    Makeup artists are individuals that embrace beauty, creativity, and vitality. Their passion and proficiency for skincare and cosmetics opens up a world of gift opportunities. Here are some of the best gifts for makeup artists so that you never lack the inspiration to buy something special. Who knows, our list may inspire a gift for yourself as well!

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