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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Beautypedia brings makeup advice to you



Remember the last time you had to buy new makeup? I'm not talking about drugstore mascara or the pink nail polish you picked up on an impulse at your last haircut. No, I'm talking hardcore staples -- concealer that fits your skin tone or a jar of mysterious mineral powder.

If you're like me, you probably need help finding your perfect shade or shimmer or noncomedogenic-icity(?). But the mere thought of those overly fragranced saleswomen hovering around the counter makes me want to don big sunglasses and call the whole thing off.

beautipedia.jpgGood news, fellow shoppers with low tolerances for those who push the up-charge. I've just discovered Beautypedia, a web site that aggregates reviews of thousands of cosmetic products.

Need new blush? Browse offerings from couple dozen different brands, complete with price and a rating. In the mood for a foundation primer? Pit the $14 Victoria's Secret version against Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc.'s $75 serum.

While I'll still probably venture into that plastered-smile lagoon of vulture-like powder peddlers to try a new product for the first time, it's nice to have a database of similar items for comparison.

Check it out!


Deal Diva Kim

[Last modified: Thursday, March 3, 2011 2:20pm]


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