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Here is a brief Q&A regarding the use of false eyelashes. If you have more questions, leave a comment here and I will add them onto this entry.

Q: Hey Phyllis, is there a special way to take care of your falsies in order to maximize their life-span (3 to 4 uses?)

A: Of course there are ways you can make your false lashes last longer! I always reuse my lashes and I can use the same pair for up to 14 uses. The key is to treat them with ultra care so they stay in shape. Here are some tips:

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Tyra Banks did a 5 minute makeup routine on the Tyra Show. Below is my 5 minute makeup routine. Feel free to post yours too!

Step 1
Start with clean skin that has already been moisturized. Dot concealer under the eyes and around the nose. Blend.
Time needed: 1 minute

Step 2
Brush your eyebrows upwards and fill in any sparse areas with a pencil/eyebrow powder.
Time needed: 1 minute

Step 3
Line your eyes.
Time needed: 30 seconds

Step 4
Curl your lashes and apply 2-3 coats of mascara.
Time needed: 1 minute

Step 5
Apply blush onto your apples and highlight your t-zone.
Time needed: 1 minute

Step 6
Apply your favorite lip gloss.
Time needed: 30 seconds

Want to know how to make your foundation melt into your skin and look uber natural? Here are a few tricks you can use.


* Less is more. It is easier to build up the coverage than tone it down. Always start with little amounts then add in more if necessary.

* Using a foundation brush can help to give an airbrushed look. I highly recommend MAC #190 foundation brush.



* Set your foundation with a spray to take away any cakiness. Try MAC Fix+, rosewater or even just spring water. Make sure you spray from at least 6-7 inches away.

* Check under natural light to make sure there are no streaks.

* For a natural look, use a tinted moisturizer or simply make your own by mixing your foundation with your moisturizer.

* When you blend foundation, start from the center of your face and blend outwards using light, downward strokes. Powder only your oiliest area to avoid looking too made up.

* If you have applied too much, tone it down by running a slightly damp sponge over your skin.