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Get the Looks: August 2014 Birchbox Try Bar

Our golden rule of beauty shopping? Try before you buy. At our new retail store, located in Manhattan, our Try Bar station lets you master the basics and test-drive the latest trends yourself, with help from our editors and a special selection of products. Can’t make it to our SoHo store to experiment with the looks? No problem. Every month, we’ll show you how to recreate them at home. Simply follow these tips using the recommended products from our online Shop!

Get Bigger, Brighter Eyes

Take these three steps to get that wide-awake look:
Step 1: Apply Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer to instantly brighten and de-puff that delicate area.
Step 2: Dot the brand’s Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 under eyes to fade dark circles and disguise any fine lines.
Step 3: Swipe on a few coats of their Full Exposure Mascara to make your lashes lush and eyes big and bright.

Cream Blush

Cream Blush 101

Summerize your routine with ultrapigmented cream blushes—no brushes required!
Step 1: Use your finger to pick up a small amount of pigment (you can also use a makeup brush if you prefer).
Step 2: Apply a few dots to your cheeks, starting at the apples and following the lines of your cheekbones.
Step 3: Using your ring finger, tap cheeks until color is evenly distributed.

Our editors' picks:

Jouer Tint: This moisturizing two-in-one pigment gives lips and cheeks a dewy glow.
W3LL People Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick: Naturally derived, all-in-one color for lips, cheeks, and even eyes.
rms beauty™ Lip2Cheek: Hydrating, dual-purpose stain full of organic goodness (a little goes a long way).

BB Creams

Find Your BB Cream

Part skincare, part makeup, BB creams are the ultimate do-it-all. Pick a winner based on your skin type:
Sensitive: Go for a hypoallergenic formula like Marcelle BB Cream, packed with skin-soothing antioxidants.
Oily or Blemish-Prone: Try a matte, oil-free formula that nixes shine, like dr. brandt® bb matte with signature SHINERASE™.
Dry: Replenish skin with Dr. Jart+ Waterfuse Beauty Balm SPF 25+, full of glow-inducing hydrators and antioxidants.
Mature: Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45+ keeps skin youthful with antiaging antioxidants and peptides.
Dull: Brighten up a lackluster complexion with Marcelle’s best-selling BB Cream Golden Glow.

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