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21 Beauty Tricks For Makeup Addicts In Training

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15. Primer? BB? CC? What does it all mean?

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Moisturizing before makeup is a given; it smooths your skin for a better canvas. But there's more. BB cream (aka Beauty Balms or Blemish Balms) will add a layer of sheer coverage and additional moisture to your skin, while primer will brighten your colors, extending the life of your makeup on your face and in the tube. (CC creams, if you're wondering, are similar to BB creams, but include color-correcting pigments.)

18. Know your skin type.

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Everything from powder to concealer to primer will work with your skin type if you let it. For example: Oily skin calls for a powder blush, while dry-skinned folks should opt for a cream blush. The more you know.