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Beauty on a Budget For All Levels of Makeup Mavens

Make-up is expensive. That’s the first thought anyone who is trying to get into the beauty game thinks; trust me, I know. I’ve been there, you’ve been there, anyone on this staff has been there. It’s almost the easiest way to discourage people from trying all of the pigments of the world. Have no fear, […]

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DIY Hair Make-Over

Spring is coming, which means many people are hoping to be reborn. Diets are begun, gym memberships extended in preparation for bikini season, and closets are cleaned out all in the spirit of renewal and rebirth. If you’re like me, though, and want instant gratification towards the “New You” head for the easiest route: Your Hair. A […]


Meet Flame, The Naked Hair Stylist of NYC

Looking for a new stylist with an expertise in color can be a daunting task. Entrusting your mane in the wrong hands can lead to disastrous results, and honey, no one wants to end up being the butt of someone’s joke on a “ratchet” meme on Instagram. This is why I will never leave the hands of Flame. […]

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Perfect Makeup: Steal These 10 Celeb Looks

Being obsessed with makeup and pop culture, I’m always looking to celebrities to see what they’re doing with their makeup routines on and off the red carpet. Are they trying out bold colors? Or going more subtle? Smoky eyes and bright red lips? Or natural looks with just a hint of color? Here are my picks […]

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How to Rock Red Hair

When I dyed my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde! – Amy Adams The […]


Foundation Showdown: Makeup Forever HD vs Face Atelier

Silicone based foundations have been getting a lot of buzz lately, and for good reason! My favorites and a few stars in my personal makeup kit as well as my professional have been the Makeup Forever HD Foundation and the Face Atelier HD Ultra Pro Foundation. Both are silicone based cosmetics that have been used […]

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Lipstick Obsession

Let me start this off by saying that I never used to be the girl that was brave enough to try new things with my daily makeup routine. I kept it simple: foundation, concealer, and some mascara. It was something that could be done in a couple of minutes. Then I discovered my lipstick obsession. […]

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How to Take a Good Selfie

Walking through the mall your super cute friend says “Wait, lemme take a selfie!” Within minutes it has hundreds of likes on Instagram and Facebook, and there’s a good possibility someone famous just retweeted it. Your selfies usually just get sympathy comments from your mom. The selfie struggle is real, but with a few tips and tricks you […]

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In Defense of Red Lipstick: Yes, You Can Wear This Too!

Growing up, I was always told that red lipstick wasn’t for everyone. Only some women could wear such a bold, flamboyant color and it certainly was not *moi*. So for years, I steered clear of any kind of red and settled for boring plums, unappetizing browns and the occasional nude lip gloss. Then one day […]


Panasonic Debuts ULTRA 3D Heated Massage Chair

For those of us whose workflow goes well over 40 hours a week, any moment we get of pure relaxation in our own home feels like heaven on earth topped with whip cream and cherries. Well it looks like Panasonic must have heard our prayers. This week the electronics giant launched the Real Pro ULTRA™ 3D […]

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Skinny Shaming: A Skinny Girl’s Perspective

In a time where curves are celebrated rather than disgraced, our society has run into a rather new problem: Skinny shaming. This is the act of victimizing someone for their thin or skinny body frame, and its not okay. In recent months, lyrics from Nikki Minaj to Meagan Trainor have been criticized for shaming those […]


Nerdy Makeup Tutorial: Guardians of The Galaxy’s “Nebula”

A brutal space pirate and mercenary, Nebula seized control of Sanctuary II, a massive spaceship previously under the command of Thanos. Sugar Gamer and Professional Makeup Artist, Kat DeJesus, walk us through another great makeup tutorial inspired by this summer’s hot adventure, Guardians Of the Galaxy. MUA: Kat DeJesus Model: Jazmine of Sugar Gamers

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Nerdy Makeup Tutorial: Guardians Of the Galaxy’s “Gamora”

Sugar Gamer and Professional Makeup Artist, Kat DeJesus, walks us through another great makeup tutorial inspired by this summer’s hot comedic adventure, Guardians Of The Galaxy. The movie tells the story of Gamora, an orphan from an alien world who was raised by the mysterious Thanos. Through training and weapon mastery, she grows to become the perfect […]

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Homemade Bronzer For A Sunkissed Winter

We all look better bronze but find ourselves pale when December rolls around. There’s no way we are patient enough to wait for summer to come around to get our bronze on. We were rather giddy when we found this intriguing recipe for a homemade bronzer. It works, it’s customizable to your desired level of bronzification (yes, […]


Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine

At The DM, we are excited to share everything and anything we think may enrich your lives. Coming from a variety of ethnicities, cities and age groups, our staff is able to give you real advice on awesome, affordable products that get results. This edition of The DM’s Staff Picks is here to help you survive the […]