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Get the Look: Austin Fashion Week Makeup

Posted on August 15, 2012 by Charmie Stryker

Austin Fashion Week kicked off with “Shift Into Style” featuring F-1 inspired designs by Ross Bennett of Fashion Star fame. Rae Cosmetics was very excited to be doing makeup for the lovely ladies of Circuit of the Americas for the fashion show. We’ve had many of you ask about which shades from the Rae Cosmetics [...]

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Blushing Beauty

Posted on August 11, 2012 by Charmie Stryker

Blushing shades are taking over the runway not only in garments but in makeup! We’re seeing natural face with rosy, flushed cheeks at the Micheal Kors, Dior, Ralph Lauren and Valentino shows. We’re excited that blush is big thing this fall, it can brighten your complexion with a rosy glow and better define your cheekbones. [...]

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Afternoon Delight

Posted on July 27, 2012 by Charmie Stryker

TGIF!! It’s the weekend, and we suggest you take some “me” time. Enjoy in life’s little luxuries! Pick up a fun read, eat sweets without guilt, sing out loud or explore a new hobby! Last but not least, time spent helping others is not only fulfilling but very rewarding. Rae Cosmetics is proud to donate [...]

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Style Profile: Rainy Days

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Charmie Stryker

We’ve been experiencing quite a few rainy days here in Austin, and let me tell you…. they come far and few! As I sit and watch the news I realize that it has been quite a rainy summer throughout the U.S., specially in the Northeast region. We understand rainy days can limit your shoe selection, [...]

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Perfect Pair: Nude Lips & Smokey Eyes

Posted on July 13, 2012 by Charmie Stryker

We’re loving the smoldering eyes paired with nude lip colors! Neutral lip hues balance dramatic eyes while enhancing it as the focal point. To score the perfect nude lip, exfoliate lips and moisturize so that color glides on smoothly. A simple lip exfoliate recipe is mixing brown sugar with a little bit of olive oil [...]

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How to Apply Bronzer

Posted on July 6, 2012 by Charmie Stryker

So maybe you don’t get to spend as much time in the sun as you want, or maybe you want a nice  golden glow before your big beach trip, that’s when we turn to our bronzer. I’m a big believer in using bronzer year-round to add warmth and a healthy glow to your face and [...]

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Giveaway Winner!!

Posted on June 30, 2012 by Charmie Stryker

Congratulations to the winner of our Show Us Some Love Giveaway Angela Grace Kelley from Medford, Oregon!!! Please contact to arrange for you to receive the giveaway! Thank you to all those who participated, we enjoyed it so much and it is gratifying for us to show some love back. So keep posted there [...]

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Green with Envy: Eyeshadow Palette Inspiration

Posted on June 29, 2012 by Charmie Stryker

From olive tones to chartreuse shades, green is the new neutral! We love how an earthy tone can give you such a boost of color. We were inspired to create our eyeshadow trio: Green with Envy combining shades of Moonlight mist, bamboo and midnight garden. Use one shade at a time, or blend all three for a [...]

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Festival Makeup

Posted on June 19, 2012 by Charmie Stryker

Food festivals to music festivals, one thing is for certain: Festival Season is in full swing! This also means lots of walking, lots of sun, lots of people, and yes lots of sweat. Avoid makeup meltdown with a weightless and oil-free primer packed with SPF. Lip glosses are perfect for a natural boost of color, [...]

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Big Bold Brows!

Posted on June 7, 2012 by Charmie Stryker

It’s official bold brows are back! Daily upkeep with eyebrows allow us to look instantly groomed. From shaping to defining, these steps should be part of your brow upkeep routine. It’s important to always comb before we pluck allowing us to distinguish which hairs are considered stray. Follow the ABC alignment to determine where brows [...]

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