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Review: BeauuGreen Eye Patch

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, July 7, 2017, In : Reviews 
Oh, sleep, how I missed you! And what I miss equally is my bright eyes sans eyebags and undereye circles! Thanks to BeauuGreen Hydrogel Eye Patch, I have a shot to getting rid of these bags and circles.

BeauuGreen is a Korean brand specializing in skincare masks and eye patches. They are known for their Hydrogel Eye Patches that are enriched with essences that penetrate deep inside the skin to supply nutrients to the sensitive eye rims. It's said to restore hydration and elasticity.



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Air Optix Colors Play Day

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, July 7, 2017, In : Announcements 
If you're thinking of trying out a pair of new lens color, or to try contact lens at all, July 15 is the date to remember! It's the very first time for Air Optix to hold a huge promotion like this:


For one day only, Air Optix Colors will be P500.00 instead of P1,500.00 and it comes with a free P500 Air Optix GC, fun activities at the event and a lens starter kit.

Fun activities are scheduled for you to enjoy at Eastwood Mall Atrium on July 15, 2017 (Saturday) from 11:00am to 7:00pm:

Beginners o...
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Runway-Ready Beauty from Ever Bilena

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, In : Announcements 
Every Filipina has tried Ever Bilena, the brand being in the beauty scene for 34 years. Present in over 3,000 locations nationwide with more than 200 beauty consultants, Ever Bilena’s best-selling staples are accessible to beginners and professionals alike.



EB Favorites include some of their best-selling classics like the Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick (P165), a crowd favorite when it comes to truly matte and long-wearing lips, the Ever Bilena Ever Original Pencil (P120) which creates lovely, na...

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Wild About Personalized Body Butters

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, December 2, 2016, In : Events 
Available for a limited time only, The Body Shop is offering us free personalization of their best-selling body butters! I had the chance to avail of this service first-hand at their Christmas booth in Mall of Asia last Wednesday and I tell you, it's hard not to get carried away and get a body butter for all my scent-loving girl friends!



For every purchase of 200ml of 400ml of body butter, they'll print a personalized label for you. How?

1. Pick a scent or flavor of butter butter.
You can choo...

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The Gift of Vision & Color

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, December 2, 2016, In : Announcements 
What to do when you're not certain what gifts will be appreciated by your friends and loved ones this Christmas? Go for gift certificates that'll give them the freedom to choose what they want! This year, FreshLook and Air Optix Colors launch their Gift Certificates just in time for the holidays.



AIR OPTIX® COLORS and FreshLook® Color Contact Lenses are designed to enhance dark or light eyes and bring out one’s natural beauty. They are made with a unique, smooth surface and feature a tech...

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Kanebo Cosmetics Launch

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 31, 2016, In : Announcements 
Kanebo. Everyone seems to know this brand but little do we know that it's actually a global cosmetics umbrella that brought us favorite brands such as Lunasol, Impress and Kate. They have recently launched Kanebo as a brand itself just this year January in Japan and just last week in Manila at Shangri La Fort.





Kanebo wants to offer us women a new kind of prestige  natural, realistic but brilliant. Relatable but of refined quality. And this character definitely shows in the makeup and skinca...

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Unleash the Goddess Within

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, In : Events 
Sleek Makeup invited friends from the media today for another event and seeing that it's a launch of a highlighting kit, there was no chance I was to say no. In the center of SM Makati's activity area, Sleek Makeup's event glimmered in gold, making all of the guests want to unleash the goddesses in us.


And it was easy for us to do so with the activities they've prepared for us:

We could have as much metallic body tattoos we wanted!



Or we could have our Egyptian makeup and face tattoos done wit...
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Cargo Cosmetics x Beauty Bar

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Events 
Though a fan of luxe and fancy packaging on my cosmetics, when it comes to my professional kit, I prefer filling it in with straight-forward no-fuss makeup. When you're short on time and needs to finish too many heads to count, you want to be able to grab hold on efficient products that are streamlined and gets the work done.

Come in Cargo Cosmetics in the picture. This 20-year old Canadian brand has been a staple on the sets of film and television as well as in the makeup kits (mine included)...
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Eyes on Fleek

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Announcements 
Whenever I hold private one-on-one or group makeup classes, the one thing my students are eager to learn is how to do the eye makeup. And yes, it's the most challenging tedious part of any makeover that most of us just leave it out when we do our faces.

This year, The SM Beauty Store encourages us not to skip our eyes and teaches us the basics on how to achieve eyes on fleek! By offering us great deals on eye makeup from brands under its roof, SM Beauty tells us that there's no excuse to no...
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K-Palette 3-Way Eyebrow Pencil

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Reviews 
I've probably written too many reviews on K-Palette. Why? Because every single year, the brand just keeps on innovating their beauty products again and again to make our lives easier. Whether it be in formula or function. This time, they've launched their improved version of their smooth eyebrow pencil that comes with a strong hold powder and firm brow comb.


The formulation of strong hold oil and film ingredient is included in both the pencil and powder to help create perfect brows without pil...
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Sleek Enough To Fit My Kit

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, August 15, 2016, In : Reviews 
Sleek makeup has been one of the most promising cosmetic brands that recently arrived in Manila. Not only do they have a line-up that can complete your entire makeup kit, they're also surprisingly affordable. Almost all, if not all their products are highly pigmented, making them favorites of makeup artists like me.

Last month, Sleek gathered bloggers and makeup artists to reintroduce the brand and new makeup in their line-up, most appropriate for the cooler months ahead.


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Poise Makeup

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, June 3, 2016, In : Reviews 
One reason why I've always been drawn into makeup is because it's the easiest way to change one's look. It's not permanent and that makes it fun to experiment and play with. Want to look sweet? Go for soft shades of pink. Want to look fierce? There's always contouring techniques. Want to look poised? Go for classics and neutrals. The latter is actually a personal favorite. No one can go wrong with that one.

So with all the brands launching pop and trendy colors, it's a breathe of fresh air t...
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Your Mascara's Partner In Prime

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Events 
I definitely felt the change the moment I turned 30 two months ago. There's more 'adulting' stuff to do now and the pressure to make something out of your life can't just be shoo-ed away. But apparently, all a busy girl needs is a few good hours to join her girlfriends enjoy an afternoon of cocktails, makeup and a hilarious chick flick to recuperate.

With Benefit PH's Kriska Ramos and the usual hunks of Benefit Cosmetics events

Last month, the Benefit PH team treated friends from the media to a...
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K-Palette Thanksgiving Afternoon

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Events 
When you're starting a new phase in your life, in my case marriage, things just tend to change. I no longer have the time and energy to attend all the beauty events I'm invited to. It's a good thing actually, I get to realize what brands I truly believe in. 

Cheryl Tan, owner of Beautybox Corp that brought us the many Japanese brands that we now have in Manila, thanked me last week for always supporting their events. And honestly, I felt the other way around. I'm truly grateful that these bran...
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Review: Benefit Air Patrol

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Reviews 
I'm often asked why I still stop by a beauty store despite thousands of makeup I have at home. Well, the beauty industry just keeps coming out with newer innovative products! Take Benefit Cosmetics' new Air Patrol BB cream eyelid primer for instance. I mean, who wouldn't buy an eyelid primer in BB cream texture with broad-spectrum SPF 20 that also contains EnviroDefend complex to help guard our delicate eyelids against sun, smoke and pollutants?


It also promises to extend the wear of eyesha...
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Review: K-Palette Essence in Shadowliner

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 2, 2015, In : Reviews 
Just when you think you've got the right combo for your eyeliner and eyebrow liners, K-palette brings in another eye makeup pen for us to collect. Ladies, K-palette reveals to us its newest addition to the family, the Essence in Shadowliner! It's a duo of eyeliner on one end and an eyeshadow on the other. 

Four duo shades to choose from!

01: Black liquid eyeliner + Medium brown eyeshadow
Get this if you dare a smoky eye and want to achieve a really deep eye definition.

02: Natural brown black eye...

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Air Optix Colors

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Reviews 
To be real honest, I can't remember the last time I wore contact lenses as they are more of an accessory to me rather than a necessity. I remember though that what made me stop wearing them is the discomfort of having to bear dry eyes and consistently putting on saline drops every hour.

Just last Wednesday, I attended the launch of AIR OPTIX® COLORS. It's the first I've heard of Air Optix and so I listened intently on the program hosted by Sam Oh and here's what you need to know:

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Pixi Beauty's Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Reviews 
Spring into summer with Pixi's Spring/Summer 2015 collection, consisting of everything a girl needs for the season.


Brow Powder Palette

This palette of 6 brow powders + applicator makes it easy to perfectly shape brows. With six matte shades to mix and match, this palette lets you customize your perfect brow colour no matter what your hair colour or skin shade is. If you are a brunette, match your hair colour. If you have blonde hair for summer, go with the lightest brown shade in the palette....
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Bohk Toh False Lashes

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, In : Reviews 
95% of the time, my clients request for false lashes. In my experience, false lashes make such a huge difference in making eyes look more defined and "awake". It's tricky yet so significant, I never skip this step when doing makeup on clients, except when clients refuse to have them on.

One of my favourite false lashes brand from Thailand has finally arrived Manila! No need to hoard everytime I'm in Bangkok as it's now locally available online, thanks to Nippon Esthetics.



Why is it any differen...

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Review: K-Palette Long-Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Pencil

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Reviews 
I don’t know how many times I’ve written a review on K-Palette but it just seems like they keep on coming up with new products that sweep me off my feet!

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback from friends and readers that though they love the Eyebrow pen of K-Palette, they find it hard to control it. All I tell them is that it takes practice, but honestly admit to them too that pencils are easier to maneuver.

So good news to you my dear readers, K-Palette’s well-loved Long-lasting Eyebrow p...


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POPs of Colour

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 16, 2015, In : Reviews 
Though a fan of natural makeup, I still have those days when I'm in the mood for a bit of unexpected pops of colour. My daily makeup kit has tons of neutral colours, but I do have a stash of neons and brights for editorials and high fashion shoots that require them. So when I received an invite from Glamourbox for the launching of yet another interesting makeup brand, Pop Cosmetics, I knew these would go directly to what I call my "fun makeup kit".


These customized sweet treats in the form of...

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Goodbye to Tired Eyes

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, September 29, 2014, In : Reviews 
For someone who has been an insomniac for about 10 years now, my eyes are seriously exhausted. I'm no skincare junkie but when it comes to the latest eye creams or products, I'm always first to queue for them! Just this week, I excitedly opened a package from The Body Shop that are all eye products aimed to restore tired eyes — from brightening the eye area to blurring fine eye lines to making them more awake.

Here's what I've got to say about them:

Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate


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K-Palette 1 Day Magic Series

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, In : Reviews 
K-Palette has recently come out with something new -- the K-Palette 1 Day Magic series. I'm very grateful that even though I wasn't able to attend their press launch, I was sent a kit to try myself.


Basically, the 1 Day Magic Series is an all improved collection of K-Palette that consists of a liquid eyeliner, dual mascara, eyelid glue and Quad blush.


Here's what you need to know about each magical product from the series:

1DAY MAGIC LIQUID EYELINER


In case you're wondering, the difference betwee...
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Keeping it Real

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 21, 2014, In : Reviews 
It's no secret that They're Real Mascara has been one my favourite go-to mascara for everyday use as it has a way of enhancing my eyes and lashes without looking overdone. So imagine my excitement when I discovered that they have now extended the "They're Real" line to a gel eyeliner and eye makeup remover.



Let me focus for now on They're Real Push-Up Liner, an innovative and waterproof lash-hugging gel liner pen. It's the first fool-proof and budge-proof gel liner in a pen with a matte blac...
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Arty Blossom for Spring 2014

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, February 6, 2014, In : Reviews 
Make Up Forever’s Spring 2014 collection reveals romantic and feminine tones in its newly released limited edition Arty Blossom. Included is a must-have eye shadow palette offering 8 fresh and trendy eye shadows in a variety of soft, iridescent and satiny textures suited to the Spring Season. This limited edition has a new formula of luminous eye shadows that ensures buildable coverage and perfect blendability for a sophisticated bright make up result.


I'm particularly drawn to limited edit...

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My Top 5 Picks: Timeproof Makeup

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, January 31, 2014, In : Reviews 
Hello ladies! First and foremost, happy new year! Sorry for the late greeting and for the lack of blog entries as my December and January had been fully-booked with weddings and other makeup jobs. But I'm back and I'm introducing a new segment "My Top 5 Picks." Every month, I will be posting my favorite five items on a certain category. Today, it's going to be all about the best long-lasting makeup in the market today. All tried and tested by me.

1. Guerlain Tenue de Perfection Foundation (P3...

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The Inglot Freedom System Is Here!

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, In : Events 
As a makeup artist, you just need color options. There are a lot of cosmetic brands out there where one can shop for what one needs, but rarely does one find all that she needs in just one store. Apparently, we don't need to store hop anymore, Inglot has finally arrived Manila!

Inglot was established over 25 years ago by a young chemist Wojtek Inglot who visualized to produce high quality products at fair and reasonable prices, using only the best possible ingredients and raw materials from th...
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Eye of Horus

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 25, 2013, In : Events 
The search for the best eye product that doesn't smear is like looking for the fountain of youth. A new product that promises to be smudge-proof gets launched so very often that it makes us doubt if there's really one that's effective in defining the eyes without running. I've probably wrote too many blog entries on this subject in my blog, and still will be writing reviews on upcoming products that promises the same. 

Glamourbox PH invited makeup artists and beauty bloggers last week to intro...
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All About Eyes

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : Reviews 
Since the K-Palette brand arrived in Manila two years ago, I lost count on how many times I've featured it here in my blog. My makeup kits aren't complete without their line of eyeliners. So it's always with excitement to receive an invitation for another K-Palette product launch. 

Last weekend, fashion and beauty bloggers alike attended K-Palette's D.Eye.Y Event at Geisha BHS Fort.


The Furoshiki wrapping technique is a very smart and eco way to wrap gifts using garments instead of paper.


Cherry...

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Mascaras, mascaras, mascaras!

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : Reviews 
Volumizing, lengthening, curling, and even vibrating! You name it. We girls just need our mascaras. I've probably tried more than fifty kinds in this lifetime in search for the perfect tube that will give me the lushest lashes. Don't judge me just yet. Take into account that one tube can only be used for three short months and needs to be replaced or else you'd be risking yourself with an eye infection. So if you compute, I bought just the right amount! 

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Illuminate with FreshLook Contact Lens

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, In : Reviews 
I have been blessed in so many ways I cannot even dare ask God for more. And this includes my 20/20 vision. Well, maybe not exactly 20/20 as I was already advised to start wearing a 50/25 pair of reading glasses for days when I have a pile of documents to scan through or when I plan to face my laptop monitor for hours. But still, I'm still very thankful I don't need to wear glasses or endure putting on contact lenses everyday.

I've had my share of contact lenses in the past for the sheer sake ...

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K-Palette Now in Pencils

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, April 13, 2013, In : Reviews 
I always get asked, "so what's the best makeup brand for you?" As a makeup artist and beauty blogger, you can't just stick to one cosmetic brand. However, we can play favorites! And one of my favorite brands would be K-Palette. Imagine my excitement when they launched their eye liners in pencils that promises the same 24-hour wear as their cult-favorite liquid liners.

Smudge and water-proof, the newly launched 1-Day Tattoo Eyeliner Pencil from K-Palette is formulated to repel water, oil and se...

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Q&A: Are Eye Creams Necessary?

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, March 2, 2013, In : Reviews 
Q: I'm 26 and I'm starting to see fine lines on my eyes. Do I need an eye cream this early? Skincare products are so expensive and I noticed that eye cream costs so much too! Can you recommend a good affordable one that works?

A: This has been an issue with a lot of my clients in their 20's (and mine as well). Some people assume that a facial moisturizer is already enough and may be used on the skin around their eyes. This was even suggested by Linda Wells in Allure Beauty's Confessions of a B...

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Ready for S/S 2013 with BYS

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : Reviews 
Just this week, BYS cosmetics invited the press for their Spring/Summer Forecast for 2013. For those of you not familiar with the brand, BYS was developed in Melbourne, Australia and was recently launched in Manila last October 2012. It aims to provide consumers with practical and trendy cosmetics without exorbitant price tags.

Of course, I arrived wearing some BYS cosmetics on my face for the same reason that you wouldn't dare not wear Armani on an Armani Prive fashion show, or at least one o...

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MJ Lash King Face Off (and Price Off)!

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 4, 2013, In : Announcements 
Best-seller and my personal favorite masstige mascara the Lash King is on sale this weekend!  

Lash King is only P499 on Feb 8-10 and Feb 22-24 so that’s almost 40% off! And for every purchase of one tube of this mascara, get a 20% discount coupon that you can use from March 1 – May 31, 2013.



I will probably hoard three tubes -- at least. 

Majolica Majorca is available in leading Watson's  outlets and SM department stores nationwide.
 
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Holiday Gift Giving From Bobbi Brown

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, December 17, 2012, In : Collection 
Christmas proves to be my favorite holiday not only for what it stands for (family, commemoration of our Savior, forgiveness, etc.), but also for what the season brings us in stores -- holiday palettes and gift sets!

This year, Bobbi Brown brings us palettes that embrace the holiday spirit of gift giving with fun and festive shades. From your beloved mom to your boss (and why not yourself?), Bobbi Brown got you covered this year. Here are some of the palettes I recommend for your holiday gif...

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The Rise of Japanese Cosmetics

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, In : Reviews 
I've just heard news this week that many Western women have recently started seeking out Japanese cosmetics for the products' superior quality to that of American and European brands — even when it comes to the cheapest drugstore finds. 
 
“It’s a bit of a stereotype that Japanese makeup is all about the white face and over-the-top mascara,” said Rowena Fan, 28, an England-based online marketer who also blogs at cosmetic-candy.com. “If anything it’s about healthy flawless skin, glo...

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Post-Summer Collection from Bobbi Brown

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, September 28, 2012, In : Collection 
Don't you just hate it when summer ends? Or when it's about to? The fact that rainy season starts too soon makes me kind of despondent. There's such few opportunities to wear those sun dresses and bright colors! And that goes with make-up too. I seem to be picking up more of my greys, blacks and dark shades as early as July. 

This year though, Bobbi Brown introduces a collection especially made for that confusing season between summer and autumn. Bobbi’s new Desert Twilight Collection combin...

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It's Still Red and Pink for Fall 2012

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, In : Collection 
Despite my intention to shy away from deep and bold colors, I always seem to end up wearing them on my face. I've experimented and tried pinks, nudes and pastels and I just end up going back to my trusty red lippies. I've recently admitted to myself that I look my best in red and fuchsia (my fresh take on red). You see as years pass by, you'll get over the experimenting phase and finally stick to a signature. And I cannot think of a more fitting shade than red for me, as friends and family wo...
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The Right Brow Color

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Tips 
I notice that almost everybody has an issue with their own natural brows. Either they’re too thick or too sparse or too thin. My pair of brows has always been thick, so my challenge was on shaping it the right way but still keeping them natural-looking.

The best brow line is one that is unobtrusive to the overall make-up and that complements the face. There have been lots of blog posts already on how to achieve the perfect shape, so I’d just skip that and discuss another consideration th...

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ArtDeco in Beauty Bar

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Reviews 
Germany's number one cosmetic brand is back in Manila! Operated for a few years and gone for about two years, ArtDeco is available to us again, but this time, in a more posh home in Beauty Bar. I wasn't really that familiar with the brand; I've just been seeing its ads in our top local glossies for the past few months and I've been curious ever since. So when I got an invite from Beauty Bar to attend their workshop and learn more about the brand, I immediately said yes.





Makeup artist Carmen Re...

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Dior Garden Clutch

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, In : Collection 
I already find it difficult to resist buying new makeup, but always find it near impossible to stay clear of Christian Dior Limited Edition products. Aside from the intricate and sophisticated design of the containers, a new CD makeup is always welcome in my Christian Dior cosmetics collection (Thanks mom for starting it all!). 


 
Spring makeup generally consists of romantic fresh pastels as well as colours inspired by florals. This Spring, the couture house of Dior chose his hometown, Granvill...

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24-Hour Tattoo Eye Liners

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, December 12, 2011, In : Reviews 
Lately, I've noticed to have increasing number of young clients who are having their eyebrows and lash lines tattooed. By young I mean those in their late 20's and early 30's. Good thing there are already beauty salons offering good shades of brown that would look natural and won't turn green or gray as years pass. Unfortunately, there's still the pain factor that most women cannot tolerate and the healing time that they can't wait out.

Good news! K-Palette, the Japanese brand that specializes...

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Fall 2011 Top 10 Beauty Trends

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 27, 2011, In : Trend Reports 
Crackle nail polish; orange eyeshadow; hair feathers. The beauty trends of spring and summer were audacious, bohemian, and sometimes, downright insane.

Luckily, for our beauty sanity, the trends for this fall are way more understated. Models on runways were rocking modern takes on classic looks with bold brows, skin-flattering lip colors, and barely there foundation. Here are 10 makeup looks from Fall 2011 Fashion Week that will help you tiptoe into the new season.

1. Handsome Beauty
Fall's ...
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Dior Meows For Fall

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, In : Collection 
Though a fan of anything fab, I'm kind of a bit allergic to trends especially if it goes "too mainstream". But I can't help but love leopard print the way almost everyone loves it now. Scarves, dresses, shoes, even phone accessories, you name it -- I seem to have hoarded them all. And the one more thing I'm eyeing right now that would make me fully embrace the jungle and prowl the sidewalks of autumn is Dior's Mitzah Bricard-inspired limited edition make-up collection. For fall, Dior has rele...
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Bloody Make-up

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, June 23, 2011, In : Collection 

Hungry for fresh blood? Just in time. Tarte's new True Blood collaboration with HBO should satiate your appetite just in time for True Blood's 4th season. The three-piece line will be launched on June 27 and will be available in Sephora. Unsurprisingly sanguine, the collection features a special sparkling cherry cheek stain, a mint-infused iridescent red Lip Surgence pencil for that just-bitten stain and a limited edition palette packed with 17 eye shadows, a full-size emphasEYES Aqua-Gel Eye...

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Q&A: Uneven Lashes

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: Is it advisable to trim lashes? I have been using Rapidlash and noticed new hair growth. Thing is, my lashes are now uneven. Some a lot longer than others.

A: Do not trim your lashes, at any cost! It might just get more uneven and it's counterproductive. I suggest applying your lash growth serum Rapidlash to the roots of shorter lashes to try to chase the length of the longer lashes. But do not trim them! If you are really bothered with the uneven length of your lashes, I suggest going to...

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Q&A: Disguise Dark Circles

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: How do I shift attention away from my dark under-eye circles! Even if I pile on concealer, they are still visible. Help!

A: If you're using the right product, there's no need to pile on too much. Regular concealers can only do so much. For really bad under-eye circles, you might need to use color correctors or neutralizers. For dark circles, which usually are bluish and purplish, mix your regular concealer with an orange corrector. Some beauty brands like Max Factor manufacture salmon hue...

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Q&A: Waterproof Mascara, Bad or Good?

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, March 31, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: Is it true that waterproof mascaras are bad for the lashes?  

A: The thing about mascaras with waterproof formula, they don't really harm the lashes per se but they're harder to take off at night. So it is more likely that you will be rougher on your lashes when trying to remove the mascara, which risks lash loss. As long as you're gentle with your lashes when removing the product, I don't see any harm. Also, use a reputable oil-based eye makeup remover to dissolve the mascara completely an...

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Majolica Majorca!

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, March 25, 2011, In : Reviews 
The more affordable subsidiary brand of Shiseido Japan is now in Manila! Majolica Majorca opened last March 13 in SM Makati where it joined most of the coveted make-up brands we have in the country today. It was real excitement when I first heard from a colleague, who now is handling the make-up brand, that Luxasia finally decided to bring in one of the cutest make-up brands I adored since I was a teenager! 

So I went over to SM Makati cosmetics department as usual to window shop; This time ar...

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Spring/Summer 2011 Top Beauty Trends

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, In : Trend Reports 
Get ready for the breeze of spring and the warmth of summer with these top beauty trends.


 
1. Electric Lips
Bright lip color is going to be huge this spring as seen on models with popped up coral, pink and red lips. Continued from winter 2010, bright colors like vibrant pinks, purples, and oranges will be defining not only fashion but also beauty for spring 2011 season as well. From matte to glossy finishes, no doubt that neon lips are must-haves this season. Find the hue which suits your s...

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Lush Lashes

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, In : Reviews 
Brush your teeth, apply your eyelash grower, and jump into bed. There's apparently a new nightly method to getting those fluttery, Bambi-like lashes: Rapidlash.

What it does according to Rapidlash:
In just 4-6 weeks, this innovative, safe and high-performance formula is clinically proven to promote healthy, natural lashes and brows. RapidLash is infused with vital proteins, potent polypeptides, vitamins, minerals and botanicals that nourish and strengthen your lashes and brows to fight the e...

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Q&A: Dark Under Eye Circles

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: I have dark under eye circles. Is there any way to get rid of them for good? I'm so tired of putting on concealer everyday.

A: Dark circles is a common problem for most women and men. It's annoying and unlike other facial blemish, it's almost impossible to get rid of them completely. Fortunately, thanks to science and research, there's a way to lessen the darkness and appearance of these circles. You have two options:

Option 1: Eye creams and solution gels with Vitamin K Oxide can help s...

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Q&A: Eye Smudges and Smears

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, December 11, 2010, In : Tips 
Q&A is a new section of my blog where I'd be posting beauty-related questions from my clients, readers and anyone really. To submit a question (and get an answer of course!), email questions to diorco@gmail.com. You might just read your query here in my blog and at the same time help others get answers to the same beauty worry!

Q: Why does my eyeliner always smear and get smudgy?

A: As your eyelids continuously move and you constantly blink, there's no surprise that eye make-up has a tendency ...

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Make-up to Match the Outfit

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : Make-up Looks 
It was cute to see Hilary Swank pair an aqua eyeliner with her aqua-colored dress. Today, I just heard that Diane Kruger used to pick out dresses based on whether they would match her signature red lips. While I'm not thinking "will this halter dress go with my favorite shadow?" when shopping, I definitely put thought into how my makeup will jive with the rest of my outfit. "When I want to stand out, I wear vivid orange-red lips—so I have to make sure my clothes balance them. I usually go w...
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Eye Love Contact Lens

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : Reviews 
I only had the nerve to try on contact lenses exactly a year ago when I met with a friend at her optical shop. I've always wanted to for the sake of having a different eye color (I have 20/20 vision, thanks Ma and Pa!) but never had the guts to touch my eye... it's way too freaky! Thanks to my friend's staff who helped me go through the process. It took us 15 minutes before I actually got it right. Back then, I got a pair of Freshlook green, blue and true sapphire. A total of 3 pairs (a bit t...
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Nars Holiday Collection 2010

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Collection 
For the holidays, it’s nice to see something almost traditional — with lots of golds, silvers, berries and plums — from such an untraditional brand. Nars cosmetics just came out with their Holiday Collection 2010 today. The colors are just the right hues I'm looking for to use this coming December, many of them shimmery and saturated but not heavy or foreboding. Francois usually likes to throw in a few quirky shades, but this time he shows some restraint to tell a tightly woven color st...
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Make-up for Non-pro Photos

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 11, 2010, In : Tips 
This is a blog post on how to apply makeup for non-professional photographs (i.e. those being taken with a standard point-and-shoot camera and flash, without any set lighting.)



Do you have a special occasion to attend, a big night out coming up or simply an event where your photos will be taken? Want look great in person and on film? It can be done! 

1Start by creating a camera-friendly canvasExfoliate the face to remove any dry, flaky skin; then, tone and moisturize to create a smooth base...


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No More Trial & Error

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, In : Tips 
When I was still in gradeschool dealing with Mathematics, trial and error has always been part of the learning process to solve a certain equation. When I stepped into college, certain philosophical studies say that experience is the best way for us human beings to learn. And even after finishing school, I've had a few mishaps that could've turned to regret if I didn't convince myself that I should just "charge it to experience". 

Lucky for us ladies, when it comes to beauty choices, there a...

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Evil Reigns in MAC

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : Collection 


Aside from its highly pigmented formulas, MAC is also known for numerous genius collaborations. From Hello Kitty to Barbie to Liberty of London to Stacey Bendet, MAC really knows how to make its users queue for limited edition cosmetic collectibles. As of the end of Septemnber, the beauty giant unveils its latest launch, Venomous Villains, which came as a result from a partnership with Disney. Rather than curate a collection around much-loved heroines, attention was turned to the bad guys—o...

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Fall 2010 Top 10 Beauty Trends

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, In : Trend Reports 
While New York and Paris are busy showing off Spring 2011's trends, let's take a look on what really matters: beauty trends that's hot now. This Ber months of 2010, try a trend or two... or maybe all! You've got until next year's Valentine's to pull these trends off.


 
1. Bright Lips
You can skip the heavy blush and eyeshadow this fall—all you need is a tube of traffic-stopping
bright lipstick. For precision and stay-put color, fill in your lips with a matching liner and layer lipstick on top....
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Your Favorite Blog Post Contest

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, In : Contests 


How to join and qualify: 

1. Log on to Facebook.

2. Visit, “like”, and "share"
Dior Co's Beauty Blog website.
Like and share buttons are just below the website header and above the latest blog entry.

3. Share the
promo photo on your facebook wall and tag at least 5 friends. 

4. Post 
your entry (Which among Dior Co’s beauty blog post is your favorite and why) together with the link of the beauty blog post you've chosen on Dior Co Make-up Artistry’s facebook wall.  

The best entry will win th...

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Perfect Arch Eyebrow Kit

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, In : Reviews 

Most people I know rely on pencils when defining their brows as it's the easiest way to "draw". However, it gives out that "drawn on" look with those, making brows look harsh and unnatural. As for powders, I feel that the loose pigments make the brows look bland and inexact. Personally, I prefer shading my arches with cake or wax product as the moist texture makes brows look more groomed afterwards, and it leaves a nice tint that makes your brows look more distinct. The pigments are not as vi...

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Don't Waste Your Eye Make-up

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, August 11, 2010,


There's nothing worse (in the world of makeup) than spending the time applying your makeup only to go out of the house to find minutes, hours, later it looks like you have no makeup on. As a make-up artist, it is my duty that the make-up I do on my clients stays as long as it needs to be. You'll probably see half a dozen of primers if you dig into my make-up kit. And it's a no miss that you'll always see this eyeshadow base in my arsenal. This genie in a bottle fulfills three of an artist's w...

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Summer-Proof Your Make-up

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, In : Tips 
summerproof_main.jpgMakeup is meant for your face—but keeping it there gets a lot harder once summer hits. Here are some helpful tips on how to stop the stuff from melting into your Pimms cup when the mercury rises.
 
Prime.
 Primers are lightweight, so you won't feel the extra layer on your skin, but you will notice that your base and blush last much longer. After you've washed and moisturized your face, smooth on a pea-size drop of oil-free makeup primer (such as Laura Mercier Oil-free Foundation Primer). [Avai...

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V for Victoria

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, April 26, 2010, In : Make-up Looks 
Word is spreading around the blogosphere about Victoria Beckham’s new cover spread for the May issue of Vogue Germany. The conversation mostly surrounds a rather racy image of VB straddling a duck-shaped playground figurine. I, of course, am more concerned with a few particularly noteworthy beauty tricks, courtesy of face painter Fulvia Farolfi and manicurist-to-the-stars Tom Bachik. To properly give Posh the dark, seductive quality appropriate for women who scandalize children’s toys, Fa...
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At Chanel, Everything's Tinted with Black

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, March 15, 2010, In : Make-up Looks 

Peter Philips, Chanel’s creative director of makeup, has a knack for pulling out specific elements of Karl Lagerfeld’s sartorial vision and reinterpreting them in beauty terms. Who could forget Philips’ ivory-coated lash lines and pearl-tipped fingers to complement the house’s all-white Spring ‘09 Couture show, or his jade nail from Fall ‘09, a shade that was plucked directly from the similarly colored tweeds and accessories that Lagerfeld sent down the runway? For Fall '10, Phili...


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Neon Brows at Balenciaga

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 9, 2010,

browledepic_main.jpgTrend forecasts have been saying over and over that for fall 2010, there's a major focus on brows: They're a little darker, a bit elongated—all in all, more prominent. But at Balenciaga, makeup artist Pat McGrath took the strong-brows idea and really rolled with it, turning several of the models' eyebrows one of seven sorbet colors. If the idea of baby pink, mint green, robin's-egg blue, or pale orange brows sounds more disgusting than delicious, you have to check out the photos from the sh...


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Marais Prefers To Stay Outside The Lines

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 9, 2010,

 
























Those of you following Fall beauty trends at the Fashion week would have already noticed the eyeshadow dominance on runways. But after seeing some interesting liner work at Jean Paul-Gaultier last Saturday, I thought I’d take a minute to ruminate on pencils and liquid fine-point pens. While cat-eyes in varying thicknesses have shown up at many shows, seems like we're dealing with something else entirely at Gaultier. "His collection was influenced by the world traveler,” Guido Palau menti...

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Alice Goes From Wonderland to Your Beauty Shelves

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, In : Collection 
If you were among the millions of people who flocked to see Avatar in 3-D when it came out last month (or, perhaps like us, you’ve seen it twice after a misguided 2-D experience left you wanting more), you’ve witnessed the preview for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. The 3-D visual spectacular will likely garner plenty of oohs and ahhs when it finally debuts in March. Until then, there are a few beauty collections inspired by the film to keep your impatience at bay. OPI has put out fou...
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Etude House Launched Its Way to Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, December 27, 2009, In : News 
Etude House, a cosmetics retail brand that successfully marked itself in Asia, has finally landed in Manila. Founded in Korea in 2005, Etude is finally available locally as it launched its first store on December 20, 2009 in SM Mega Mall A -- the most recently opened branch following its successful expansion in Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia. The brand differentiates itself from other cosmetic names as it proclaims itself as "a total beauty solution shop as if conceived from a fairytale, rese...
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Twilight Make-up Collection

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, December 7, 2009, In : Collection 

Back in the day, Interview with the Vampire was one of my fave movies while Buffy the Vampire Slayer became an obsession of most. But I must admit that I came to theTwilight saga a little later than most.  And while I can’t claim that I read the books, there is no denying that most (especially girls) found a certain addictive quality to them. Last week, I myself devoured New Moon, the second of the Twilight Saga series, the movie.

There's no surprise that most companies are making the most o...


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Agyness Stays In The Halloween Spirit

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 9, 2009, In : Celebrities 

Since parting with her signature platinum spikes, Agyness Deyn has been coming up with innovative ways to make her new ‘do equally statement-making. What better way to accessorize over-the-eye fringe than by emphasizing the lower lash line? Her Shu Uemura Black Velvet Feathers False Eyelashes come off a bit costume-y and doll-like at the 13th Annual 2009 ACE Awards, but Deyn does love spectacle, so we couldn’t expect anything else.


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Michael Kors Does Make-up

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, In : News 


Michael Kors is the latest designer to embrace the world of color cosmetics. The Project Runway judge has inked a deal with Estée Lauder to bring his "Very Hollywood" concept from fragrance to makeup. Scheduled to launch in January, the 19-piece line is awash in beige, corals, pinks, and shimmer. Less about “heavy makeup” than it is about a “sporty glow,” the collection is an homage to a low-key, modern Hollywood glamour that the designer equates with wearing flip-flops and eating gr...


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Aqua Eyes Collector Set

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, In : Collection 

Fine art and makeup artistry share many similarities as media. The precision and skill it takes to put charcoal to paper or brush to canvas are duly needed for placing pigment on lips and eyes. Make Up For Ever presents perhaps the best example of this crossover, seeing as how its founder, Dany Sanz, essentially introduced the concept of body painting to Europe in the seventies, ultimately creating a line of professional cosmetics to be used on stage, on screen, on the runway, and eventually ...


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Dior Cases the Compact

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, In : Reviews 
Dior Holiday Collection Makeup PaletteWhether or not you’re ready to accept it, the holidays are quickly approaching. It’s unclear what actually demarcates the beginning of the season—whether it’s the first appearance of Christmas lights or the nascent pangs of stress that come with making your Thanksgiving travel plans—but in our world, the arrival of repackaged makeup sets means it has begun. Dior has proven particularly adept at luring consumers this time of year by miniaturizing its coveted Cannage tote and re-creat...
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Brooke Shields' Brows at Alexander Wang

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, In : Trend Reports 

Nothing says “American sportswear” quite like the image of the girl-next-door models that dominated the 1970's and early eighties —Brooke Shields, more specifically whose long locks and big bushy brows defined the era. To properly simulate the Blue Lagoon star backstage at Alexander Wang 2 days ago, Redken’s Guido Palau added long extensions to models’ hair for drama, prepping them with a thickening lotion to provide a texturized, matte effect. Then he crafted thick, low-slung braid...


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Colored Mascara, Anyone?

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, In : Trend Reports 
I’ve always been slightly on the fence about colored mascaras. In theory, they strike us as an interesting way to do something a little different with your typical beauty routine; in practice, they come across more juvenile than chic. They are here to stay, though, at least for the short term, making appearances in a slew of recent color collections, from YSL to Estee Lauder, and at yesterday’s DKNY show. “Donna [Karan] wanted something youthful and fresh with a fun accent,” makeup ar...
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Givenchy Phenom’ Eyes Mascara

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, In : Reviews 

90% of make-up artists I know in the industry share one distinct obsession: mascara. No matter how great your eyeshadow or blush or lipstick application you did, it wouldn't be complete without enhancing those lashes. Just see of how the eyelash perming and weaving business skyrocketed in the past year and you'd know how women adores long lush prettied up lashes.


I myself spend not so much on buying expensive mascaras as I always toss them once they're three months old. I find it impractical...
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Tarte Femme Fatale

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, July 26, 2009, In : Reviews 

I was doing my last-minute shopping before leaving L.A. and as always, I needed to stop by Sephora. I burnt almost all my shopping money with glosses and mascaras last week so this week, I was looking for something worth my left-over buck. I'm not a huge fan of palettes as in my experience, I only get to use 2 colors in the set. But I just couldn't resist getting myself this Tarte Femme Fatale eye palette! I felt that all the colors were wearable and great for traveling. You can go au natural...


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