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Recession Concession: 5 Drugstore Dupes Makeup Artists Praise

OK, let’s be real for a second—as much as Beauty Wonkette loves and fixates over our makeup products, there’s no denying that this beauty obsession is the enemy to our bank accounts. Like, as much as we want to purchase every luxury or cult-favorite release from Sephora or Barneys New York, or our favorite internet site, our dwindling account balance (not to mention Mr. Beauty Wonkette) always seems to scream at us to rein it in. So when Beauty Wonkette came across a list of makeup-artist-approved makeup dupes on Reddit’s MakeupAddiction, Beauty Wonkette decided to share.

THE SPLURGE Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel, $24; at Benefit
THE DUPE “It's pretty much the same product yet it's a fraction of the price, and it's amazing.” -Squashthatmelon
Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara, $2.99; at Ulta
THE SPLURGE
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, $27; at Nars
THE DUPE “Maybelline Color Blur in Partner In Crimson is a perfect dupe for NARS Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella.…

Anal Sex: Cause Everybody's Doing it....

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First it was shocking, then it was having a cultural moment, now it’s practically standard in the modern bedroom repertoire—or so a quick scan of any media, from porn to HBO, will tell you. Seriously.  What prompted this post was actually not that Refinery 29 has been going on about it But when Beauty Wonkette learned that the ever so on top of every trend Gwyneth Paltrow (of uncoupling fame) dedicated an entire issue of Goop to the subject, Beauty Wonkette decided it was time! The reality about anal is not, actually, that everyone’s doing it, says research psychoanalyst and author Paul Joannides, Psy.D., whose comprehensive book on sexuality, The Guide to Getting it On!, is used in college and medical school sex-ed courses across the US and Canada. The book is amazing not just for its straight-up factual information on practically any aspect of sex you can think of, but also for its easy, nonjudgmental, at-times humorous tone. The CDC reports that the number of heterosexual men and …

Beauty Wonkette Shares Everything You Need To Know About Hyaluronic Acid

You may have noticed that hyaluronic acid, a multi-tasking carbohydrate, has become quite prevalent in topical anti-aging creams, supplements, and other products.  Simply put IT'S EVERYWHERE!  But what exactly is hyaluronic acid and why is it such a popular ingredient in personal care products?  In the hopes of answering all your questions, Beauty Wonkette share a recent article and slide presentation from Refinery 29:

Hyaluronic acid is a little like Julia Roberts: a seasoned vet beloved by all, highly dependable, always up for awards, but rarely found at the heart of a viral, buzzy internet moment. The acid has been in just about every moisturizing product around for years, but recently, brands have been trotting out the show pony ingredient and putting it front and center to make us remember just how great it is for every skin type. (Just like how everyone loves Julia.) Need a primer on the superstar hydrator? We've got you. Despite its scary-sounding name, hyaluronic acid is…

BEAUTY WONKETTE: Meet ELVIE - your most personal trainer!

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For the most part, Beauty Wonkette is not a fan of Khloe Kardashian and thinks that, for the most part, the woman's beauty and health advice is full of shit. However, every now and then Kardashian does offer some valuable vagina advice (and given the frequency with which she uses hers, she may be considered an expert....hehe).

One of her tips is to use theElvie, a fitness tracker for kegel exercises. Kegels involve contracting the muscles in the pelvic floor, which support the uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. Strengthening those muscles can help with bladder control and pregnancy recovery, and may lead to more intense orgasms too.

WTF you say?  No, seriously, read on... The Elvie is inserted into the vagina and syncs with a smartphone app, so users can keep tabs on their progress over time.(Fun fact: 2017 Oscar nominees received an Elvie in their gift bag.) A fitness tracker for your vagina isn't a bad idea, says Dr. Streicher, the author of Sex Rx: Hormones, Health…

Beauty Wonkette Knows the Difference Between Blackheads & Sebaceous Filaments and So Should You!

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The body knows when it’s been staring at its perceived “imperfections” in the bathroom mirror for just a little too long. First, the vision starts to blur. Things get fuzzy; you lose the ability to recognize your own face for what it is. Then comes the next phase: the hallucinations. Are those your barely-there crow’s feet from squinting at the sun all those times you left your sunglasses at home, or are they wide cracks in the earth’s surface? Is that a fine line on your forehead, or is it the “really big one” you read about in the New Yorker?
Lastly, there’s the final and most dangerous stage: the picking. You may know it by one of its other names, like “popping” and “squeezing,” but it’s all the same. It’s you, alone, hovering over the sink, pressing your fingers onto your skin with brute force until it finally spits something out. But the next time you find yourself going through this familiar cycle — and trust, it will happen — pause for a second. Take a deep breath. Ask yourself:…

A somewhat new and totally affordable facial cleansing oil!

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Beauty Wonkette has been a longtime devotee of the OIL CLEANSING METHOD.  In fact, after years of experimenting with different formulas, she came up with her own recipe that she's been using for years to keep her oil complexion poreless.  And, yes, snob that she is, Beauty Wonkette has wrinkled her nose at alot of the cleansing oils out there.  Very often, even the more expensive ones depend on the dreaded (at least BW dreads it) mineral oil.  But sometimes, we all want the convenience of something we can just buy.  Beauty Wonkette glanced at this stuff at her local drugstore, but never paid much attention to it.  One, because she's happy with her own formula, and two, Beauty Wonkette is not a big fan of Burt's Bees.  But, on a recent trip, she realized she forgot her own cleanser and needed to pick something up.  She remembered the hype:  Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil ($15.99) is a new mineral oil free facial cleansing oil with both coconut and argan oils that removes makeup…

THIS NEW MACHINE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO GET YOUR DREAM BUTT!

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On more than one occasion, Beauty Wonkette has considered smacking one of her body conscious friends who swears that the only reason she goes to the gym, runs, does pilates, and regularly sweats like a maniac is because she wants to be fit and healthy.   Pffft.  Beauty Wonkette does all those things because she wants the body that she wants and wants to keep it.  Beauty Wonkette does not lie.  For her, a peach emoji-level butt is among the most desirable outcomes of regular exercise. Hence the time she spent on the Stairmaster and now on the Versaclimber, and all those squats and lunges.  Sure, most trainers will argue that spot training is not effective (as in you can't get a six pack by doing 300 crunches and nothing else, gorging yourself on pizza every night), the simple truth is that extra work in a specific area, as part of an overall fitness routine, will get you what you want. Enter business executive-turned-entrepreneur Erika Rayman and her recently launched, glutes-focu…