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Commandment Number 6: Thou shall remove all makeup before bed at night! Seriously, raccoon eyes in the morning isn’t very appealing, and I guarantee that you’ll have even more problems once your pores become clogged from the leftover debris and oil. Simplify things with a deep cleansing cream like Glytone Mild Cream Wash. Also Noxzema’s new Clean Moisture Makeup Removal Cloths rid eyes of waterproof mascara!
Now you really don’t have an excuse!

Commandment Number 7: Thou shall exfoliate regularly. Whether you are an oily, dry, or combination skin type, exfoliating is a must if you want your skin to look its best. By riding the skins surface of dead skin cells, you’ll reveal a bright and luminous complexion that will have strangers asking you for your best kept skincare secret! There are various ways to exfoliate, but I recommend Eminence Yam and Pumpkin Peel Enzyme Peel that contains Glycolic and Lactic acids that sloughs off dead skin cells. Hello, lover!

Commandment Number 8: Thou shall blend your eye shadow. An ultimate pet-peeve of mine is seeing a glob of eye shadow on a gorgeous palette that lacks symmetry. If you love to wear multiple eye shadows, it is essential that you buy an eye shading brush to mix all of your colors together. For carefree blending, try the M.A.C Blending Brush.

Commandment Number 9: Thou shall not use your lipstick as blush. I have yet to find a lipstick shade that serves as both a great color for my lips and cheeks. If they were created equal, don’t you think one of the two wouldn’t exist? If you’re short on time, try the GloMinerals Floral and Fantasy Collection Compact that’s crammed with lip gloss, blush and eye shadow in one! It can’t get any more convenient than that.

Commandment Number 10: Thou shall not line your lips with extreme dark shades. The dark purple lip liner with bright pink lip gloss is an ultimate cosmetic sin. If you’re having a hard time choosing a lip liner, the rule of thumb is to choose a color that is no darker than two shades of your natural lip color (with the exception of red). If I can distinctly see your lip liner drawn on your lips, then we have a problem. Try lip liners in beige – a shade that compliments most complexions.

Nicole L. Townsend