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Christmas Beauty that is Timeless
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Christmas Beauty that is Timeless

The holiday season is known for being one of the most festive and magical times of the year. Christmas is no exception, and with it comes the opportunity to showcase your beauty and fashion sense through unique and timeless traditions. From classic makeup looks to classic color schemes, there are many trends in the beauty world for this time of year that are sure to make an impression. One of the most classic, yet timeless Christmas beauty trends is the use of red and green makeup. Red and green are often associated with the holiday season, and creating a look with these colors is sure to be festive and in style. Red lipsticks are a popular choice for holiday makeup looks, as the bold color can add a touch of glamour to any ensemble. For a more subtle take, try a red eyeshadow or blush ...
Makeup Trends for Winter
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Makeup Trends for Winter

As winter 2023 approaches, beauty and makeup trends are beginning to emerge. With fall trends like latte makeup, bold lip color, minimalist or barely there looks, and cool tones still in full swing, plenty of room is left to add even more winter-themed looks to the mix. In the upcoming season, major lashes, bold blushes, and metallic beauty looks are set to dominate the scene. Long, voluminous lashes are set to be one of the most popular winter 2023 beauty trends. To achieve this look, start with a thick coat of black mascara and then use an eyelash curler to give extra lift and definition. To boost the effect, you can also add on false eyelashes or lash extensions. You can also use a lash serum to help your natural lashes grow longer and thicker over time. Bold blushes are also popul...
Align Your Makeup Bag with Cruelty-Free
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Align Your Makeup Bag with Cruelty-Free

As beauty trends continue to evolve, many women are making the conscious choice to support only cruelty-free makeup brands. We at Modern Grace Magazine only highlight products that are cruelty-free. Companies that offer cruelty-free makeup have a core principle of not testing any of their products or ingredients on animals and they also do not utilize ingredients from suppliers that test on animals. Supporting cruelty-free makeup is not only an ethical choice but can also have a positive impact on the environment. Not all companies that are currently cruelty-free always were, so research to find the companies who have also changed their practices to better align with that principle. From the dawn of time, humans have been concerned with their appearance and have found ways to enhance th...
Makeup Trends for Fall
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Makeup Trends for Fall

Fall 2023 is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about the beauty and makeup trends of the season. This fall is all about achieving a natural-looking glow, as well as experimenting with bold statement colors and minimal makeup. Latte makeup is the perfect way to achieve a natural-looking, dewy complexion. Start by applying a light foundation to even out the skin tone and provide coverage. Follow up with a highlighter across the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, brow bone, and cupid’s bow. Bronzer and blush will then help create a warm, sun-kissed glow. Finish by applying a matte brown eyeshadow across the lid and crease of the eye, and line the bottom and top lash line with a black or brown eyeliner. Statement color lip shades are a fun way to add a pop of color to a...
Break Out of the Summer Heat
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Break Out of the Summer Heat

Summertime can be a difficult season to endure when it comes to beauty and skincare. The heat can be oppressive and the humidity can be overwhelming, leading to a great deal of issues. Thankfully, there are a number of cruelty-free products that can help you break out of the summer heat and look your best all season long. Here are some amazing cruelty-free products that are a sure win on summer beauty trends. One of the most important steps in any summer beauty routine is sunscreen. There are a plethora of cruelty-free SPF products on the market, from sprays to lotions. The best cruelty-free brands typically use a combination of zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and other natural ingredients to protect against UVA and UVB rays. Look for formulas that are water-resistant and free of fragranc...
Prepare Your Skin for Spring
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Prepare Your Skin for Spring

Spring is one of the most awaited seasons of the year, when flowers are blooming and the days are getting warmer. But for many, the arrival of spring can also be accompanied by dry, itchy skin. That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re taking extra steps to prepare your skin for the changing weather. The first step to preparing your skin for spring is to exfoliate regularly. Exfoliating helps remove dry, flaky skin and unclogs pores, allowing your skin to better absorb moisture. Using an exfoliating scrub or a chemical exfoliant like glycolic acid or lactic acid can help your skin to maintain its natural glow. You should exfoliate once or twice a week, depending on your skin type. The next step is to use a moisturizer. During the colder months, your skin tends to dry out more easi...
Fall For Your Skin – Product Highlight
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Fall For Your Skin – Product Highlight

Fall and winter weather always evokes our love of certain scents and before we know it we are drinking steaming cups of tea infused with apples & oranges, eating hot pumpkin spice breads & cakes, and using fresh cinnamon sticks to warm up our houses. Why not use those same wonderful scents on our body? Here are four incredible cruelty-free products that we love! IOSSI Sweet Orange Nourishing Body Lotion A nourishing body lotion with a scent that reminds you of orange and chocolate. Wonderfully nourishes skin, leaving it deeply moisturized, soft and velvety smooth. It provides an immediate feeling of relief and protects against harmful external factors. The strength of the formula lies in its natural and organic ingredients: organic sweet almond oil and cocoa butter effec...
Lips Don’t Lie
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Lips Don’t Lie

As an advocate for intersectionality and a makeup fanatic, I wanted to do something that was useful and relative to as many people as possible! Lips and brows are more important now than ever, but everyone has their own specific way of doing brows… So this article is all about LIPS! Personally, my favorite “life hack” to long lasting, matte lips is NYX Cosmetics Suede Matte Lip Liners! These $4 miracles are bold, smooth, and come in a huge variety of color. NYX is a cruelty-free and inexpensive brand that I stand by whole-heartedly, so I solely used them for this haul, and use them almost exclusively on a daily basis. When it comes to lip liners, you usually can’t swatch them in stores like you can lipstick, and it’s always so disappointing when you get home with a light color that mak...
Morphe Brontour Palette
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Morphe Brontour Palette

Finding bronzer dark enough for my skin tone is a struggle but Morphe has a great affordable option. at $14 this bronzer packs a pigmented punch. I had to use it sparingly because it can get pretty dark, but that’s a great thing because people with an even darker complexion can use this. It comes with a matte side and a shimmer side that gives the face dimension. It comes with a huge pan size and a nice mirror. This is going to be one of my everyday staples. As seen in Modern Grace Magazine