Apply Makeup

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Do you want to get the attention of the man you've been dreaming about, stand out in a party and be the queen of the night or do you just want to look pretty and feel good about yourself? That is not a problem.

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Natural beauty is good and it will be even better if you can enhance it. If Marilyn Monroe said that diamonds are girl's best friend, I say that make up is girl's best salvage. You may be feeling so tired or sleepy and you feel that you not are looking at your best today but let me tell you now that properly applying make ups may just save your day. Applying makeup is not just about putting some powder and eye shadows on your face and eyes. You may also need to layer out some cosmetics to make it look better and hide those stresses away. This gives your make up a professional look and makes you stand out in the crowd even in the busiest morning at work or at school. When you put on your makeup it must not be all over the place but must be arranged in an order. Read on and find out how you can achieve that look that is perfect for you day.

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Determining Your Skin Type

Knowing what your skin type is where you start in applying your make up. Picking the products that you will put on your face depends on what your skin type is. The five skin types are normal, oil, dry, sensitive and combination skin. While some of us may have the same skin type at all times, some people may experiencing different skin types depending on the weather. Here's the list of skin types.

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    Normal Skin.
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    Your skin type is what everybody would love to have
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    It has tight pores that you can hardly see and is not greasy at all. People that have normal skin usually do not get any problems on their face such as pimples or blackheads. Normal skin also barely reacts with almost any skin products and stays radiant and glowing throughout the day under any weather.
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    Oily Skin.
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    Your skin looks greasy and shiny most of the time
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    Large and open pores are also very noticeable with oily skin causing different bacteria to break in. It is a very challenging skin type because it is the main cause of acne. People with oily skin commonly have acne and other skin problems. Picking incorrect products may cause your skin to get oilier making your face look worse.
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    Dry/Sensitive Skin.
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    Your skin type feels tight and looks flaky
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    It will also feel itchy and is has a sudden reaction to skin products. Although dry skin may not have oil that causes acne, it is prone to damage and irritations due to it being sensitive. A simple itchiness may already cause redness and harm to the skin. With this, your skin may require products that can maintain the moisture of your skin to protect it from damage.
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    Combination Skin.
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    Your skin is a combo of dry and oily skin
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    Your forehead noise and chin may look oily whereas the other areas like your cheeks and eye are is dry. This may not be very noticeable from a far but a close look will make you see the real deal. This skin type is common when there is a rapid change of weather and it needs to have a balance usage of moisturizers.
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Face Makeup

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    Know your skin type.
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    Your skin can be perfectly moisturized, oily, dry or combination
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    Cosmetic counters can analyze your skin and can suggest products that you may use. If you are unsure about your skin type, you can go to the nearest dermatologist to seek some expert advice.
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    Clean your face.
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    It is important to clean your face before applying your make up to remove the grease and dirt in your face which can irritate the skin or clog pores
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    If the makeup that you are about to use makes you oily, it will attract dirt and can cause pimples/acne. If your face is oily, do not exfoliate. Rather, use a deep-cleansing mask. If you use an exfoliator, the bacteria will just spread out. You must also replace your face towel every week and apply toner on your face with a cotton pad every after washing your face.
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    Apply moisturizer on your face.
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    Having an oily skin does not exempt you from using a moisturizer
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    An oily face and a moisturized face are different. Avoid your eye are when applying a moisturizer to avoid irritation. You can apply your moisturizer using your fingers. Just make sure that your hands are clean. This makes your skin look smoother and even out.
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    Apply face primer.
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    This will make your face matte and smooth and will let the application of foundation much easier
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    This would also let the makeup stay longer on your face.
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    Cover your red and discolored spots.
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    concealer is mostly applied around your nose, corners and under the eyes
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    After applying the concealer, pat it lightly using your fingers to blend the color. Put concealer only on the parts of the face that are necessary to be covered. Then use a sponge to blend it together. Check your face if the application is even. Other kinds of concealer are the green in color which hides red spots. You must apply concealer by patting and not rubbing. You may use concealer brush to perform this.
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    Apply the foundation that matches your skin type.
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    Choosing the right foundation shade for your face is critical
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    When buying a foundation, you can swatch two or three shades on your face to see which one is perfect for your skin tone. Do not swatch foundations on your hand because your hand and face has different skin colors. Depending on your skin type, you can pick a foundation that works best for oily/combination or dry skin. Choose the coverage type of the foundation depending on how much coverage you need on your face. If the liquid foundation has spf, it is not right for you to expose yourself with flash photography. To find the proper sheer foundation, go to the makeup counter and ask for their recommendation.
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    Put some loose powder on your face.
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    Pat the powder brush unto the powder, then in a paper towel tap the brush into it to remove excess powder and gently apply it to your face
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    Use a powder puff when applying powder at the upper lid. Put bronzer to the cheeks, forehead, and chin. Apply powder on the cheek bones, brow bone, and cupid's bow above the cheeks to highlight it.
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    Apply some blush on to the apples of the cheeks.
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    Start with your cheek bones then outward going to our temple
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    If you have put too much blush powder on your brush, using the other side of its wedge too reduce the color a bit.
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    Bring it down to your neck.
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    Always remember to apply makeup also in your neck so that the color is even from the face down to the neck area.
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    Put illuminator on your face.
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    This is to make it appear dewy, glowing and youthful and not like the mate, dry makeup
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    Brands may be revlon, L'Oreal, neutrogena and many others have illuminators/highlighters. Illuminators may be in the form of a cream, powder or mousse. Apply the illuminator starting at the sides of the hairline by using a blush brush.
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    Apply eye shadows.
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    When applying makeup around the eyes, give it a light stroke going inward, towards the corner of the eye
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    You have to use light strokes here since this area is sensitive. Do not put foundation on your eyelids. Instead, use an eye primer. This method is also recommended by professional makeup artists.
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    Contour your face.
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    This is needed to make your unnoticeable cheekbones come out
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    Use a bronzing powder to do this. Most compact blush on come with a bronzing powder. Pat it using a brush and apply it to your cheek bones. Start from the temple going to the apples of your cheeks. Do not make it too obvious because it may appear as a shadow. Using a powder brush, brush your face to blend all the cosmetics applied, so excess powder and lines are not visible.
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Applying Eye Makeup

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    Apply your eye shadows.
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    Use an eye primer first so the eye shadow will not melt overtime
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    If you don't have a primer, use a concealer instead. Put a light color on your lid and a dark color on your crease. To put the dark color, pat the brush unto the eye color then tap it a bit to remove the excess powder. Apply it on the crease of your eye. Your crease is the line that you see when your eyes are half closed. Use an applicator/eye shadow brush to apply a lighter color on your brow bone. Use a blending eye shadow brush to make the colors blend.
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    Use black or brown eyeliner for your upper lash line.
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    Strokes when lining your upper lash line must be gentle
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    To blend the color, use an angled eyeliner brush. To make it look natural, use an eye shadow brush and pat a small amount of a dark eye shadow color and blend it in an outward direction. You may also use an applicator tip in the absence of an eye shadow brush. There are many styles on putting an eye liner. It can be thick for smokey eyes, thin for basic eyes for day look, or thick and outward for cat's eye. Put eye liner on both your lower lash line and upper lash line.
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    Do your brows.
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    Use an eyebrow pencil that is almost similar with your eyebrow hair color
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    Its purpose is to draw your desired eyebrow shape. Fill up the spaces in your eyebrow with an eyebrow powder. To see the full details on how make the perfect eyebrow, you can check this article: Make the Perfect Eyebrow
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    Curl you lash and apply mascara.
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    There are different kinds of mascara depending on your eye lash needs
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    For thin lashes, use a volumizing mascara to make it look thicker. For short lashes, use mascara that adds length. Dip the mascara only once and do not pull the mascara brush in and out of the container too many times. This will cause air pockets. When applying mascara start for the inner part going outward and put another layer if necessary.
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Applying Lipstick

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    Apply a lip primer or a lip balm.
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    This will let the lipstick last longer and will prevent your lips from drying out
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    The most common problem of women when wearing a lipstick is when it gets chapped and looks dry. With this, a lip primer or a lip balm should do the trick.
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    Line your lips.
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    Apply it on the line of your lips then rub your lips together to spread the color inside
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    This trick works perfectly for beginners who are not so much used to applying lipstick yet. Lining your lips serves as a guide and allows you to apply lipstick without going beyond your lips. Blot your lips with a tissue if the lipstick you applied is too thick.
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    Seal your lips.
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    A lip sealer makes your lipstick last longer
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    It becomes kiss proof and water proof which will allow only a minimal retouching.
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Fresh Day Make Up Look

Morning rush is not an excuse for us to look ugly. We all hurry to prepare for work or school but looking fresh and pretty can be achieved in less than 10 minutes. Here's a quick day look that will bring you to a great day!

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    What you need
     
    1. Color Correcting Concealer
    2. Compact Foundation Powder
    3. Blush On
    4. Eyebrow Pencil
    5. White/Beige Highlighter Pencil
    6. Eyebrow Powder
    7. Brown/Any Light Colored Eye Liner
    8. Eye Shadows
    9. Mascara
    10. A Lipstick/A Lipstain
    11. Blending Brush
    12. Blush Brush
    13. Angled Eyebrow Brush
    14. Spoolie Brush
    15. Eyelash Curler
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    Procedure
     
    1. Before applying your make up, always make sure to do the 3 golden rules. Cleanse, tone and moisturize.This will make your face's surface smooth and glowing with your make up on. When your face is ready, time to grab your favorite concealer to correct the discolorations on your face and cover your dark spots. Using a foundation may take more of your time so use a concealer for light coverage instead. Use your ring finger to pat some concealer on your dark circles and cover your dark spots or acne marks. Use a blending brush to blend the concealer with your skin making it look more natural.
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    2. Highlight your nose by putting a small amount of concealer down your nose to add more light to it. This will make you look brighter and more awake. This will also do the trick for those who has flat nose. Highlighting your nose will make it look more concave/turned up.
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    3. Seal you foundation by using a compact foundation and press it gently on your face to make it stay longer. Using a compact foundation gives you a lighter look than a powder foundation. Add another layer until you achieve the coverage you prefer.
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    4. Contour your face using your blush brush. You can use a bronzing powder for this step but I suggest that you just use your blush on since we are working on a simple and quick day look. Start applying your blush powder on the hollows of your cheek up to your temples and forehead. Brush it up and down until you achieve the glow and shape that you want for your face. Pat more blush on using your brush and apply it on the apples of your cheeks.
      Photos by  Noe Mae Villagonzalo; Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram @noemaevillagee
    5. Line the bottom and top of your eyebrows to determine their shape. Once you get your desired shape, apply your eyebrow powder using an angled eyebrow brush to fill in the space in between the two lines you made.
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    6. Blend the brow powder using a spoolie brush to make sure that there are no excess powders left on your eyebrows. Do not forget to brush the edge to for a natural eyebrow effect.
      Photos by  Noe Mae Villagonzalo; Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram @noemaevillagee
    7. Grab your concealer and put a small swatch of it on your lids using your ring finger to brighten it. Pat some foundation powder on your lid to lock it in.
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    8. Line your eyes using brown or any light colored eyeliner. Avoid using black eyeliners during the day for your eyes not to look too harsh. Start on your upper lash line and bring it down to your lower lash line. Enhance your eyeliner using a brown eye shadow color to make your pop more.
      Photos by  Noe Mae Villagonzalo; Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram @noemaevillagee
    9. To make your eyes look bright and happy, apply a beige or white eyeliner pencil on your lower eyelid margin. This makes you look fresh and sweet throughout the day. Curl your lashes after. Start curling your lashes from the bottom then in the middle and lastly, on the tip of your lashes. This will give your lashes a nice curl.
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    10. Apply your favorite mascara on your lashes. Apply it on both your top and bottom lashes. Be careful not to smudge it for it may just ruin your whole look.
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    11. Lastly, apply your lipstick only in the middle part of your lips and using your fingers, pat it on the sides to make it look more natural. And there you have it. You are now ready for the day. You are looking so good without trying so hard! Good luck!
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Party/Clubbing Makeup Look

Saturday nights are not complete without a night out or party with your girlfriends. Look fabulous with this party/clubbing make up look and be a head turner.

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    What you need
     
    1. Eyelid Primer
    2. Black Eyeliner Pencil
    3. Black Compact Eyeliner
    4. Black Mascara
    5. Light Brown Eye Shadow
    6. Dark Brown Eye Shadow
    7. White/Shimmer Eye Shadow
    8. Pink/Natural Looking Blush On
    9. Pink Lipstick
    10. Eyeliner Brush
    11. Eyelash Curler
    12. Pencil Brush
    13. Blending Brush
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    Procedure
     
    1. Do your usual foundation routine before starting. Your eyes will bring up your whole look so make sure that you catch everybody's attention by making your eyes look fabulous. Grab your eyelid primer on your eyelids to make your eye makeup last longer and will give you a good surface for eye shadow application.
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    2. Line your upper lids with black eyeliner. Start from the middle of your lids line all the way down. From the end of the line you just created, draw the wing of your cat eye. It is up to you on how long or angled you want your cat's eye to be. Then, connect the tip of the wing to the line you drew on your upper lid. By doing so, you should form and empty triangle that you need to fill in to complete your cat eye look. Finish it off by lining the inner corner of your eyes until it meets the line you first created.
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    3. Deepen the color of your eyes by using black compact eyeliner. Top it on the first layer of the eyeliner that you just drew and drag the color down to you lower lash line. Use your eyeliner pencil to line both your upper and lower waterline. Curl your lashes and apply your mascara on both your top and lower eyelashes.
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    4. Define your crease using your light brown eye shadow. Locate your crease and apply a small amount of your eye shadow using a pencil brush and blend it to remove the excess powder using a blending brush. Bring out the outer corner of your eye using a dark brown eye shadow. Apply the eye shadow using a pencil brush and blend it in using a blending brush.
      Photos by  Noe Mae Villagonzalo; Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram @noemaevillagee
    5. To create a dramatic effect on your eye, apply a small amount of a white or shimmering eye shadow on your brow bones and your tear ducts.
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    6. Apply your blush on and your lipstick. To make your lipstick last the whole night, use a lip sealer and settle with matte colors. Do your hair and you are now ready to party all night!
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Tips

  • Pick the color of your makeups depending on your skin tone. No matter how nice the colors look when they are at a store, if it does not compliment your skin, it will not serve its purpose.
  • When buying a product, test it on a small part of your skin first and leave it for a few hours to make sure that you won't have any allergic reactions from it. If it doesn't give you any harm, you can just drop by back to the store on your way home and make the purchase.

Questions and Answers

How can I apply eyebrow makeup on an oily face?

Is there a product that is not dissolved by facial sweat and oil?. I have tried: I have tried powdered eyebrow products.. I think it was caused by: I have a very oily skin and eyebrow pencil melts or disappears creating the effect of crooked looking eyebrows.

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Firstly, thoroughly clean your face and brows with Swisse micellar cleansing water (not tested on animals) and apply a foundation for oily or combination skin onto the face and brows. Do not use too much of foundation. Then, apply a foundation cream for oily or combination skin with a tone matching your skin tone. Secure the make-up with mineral powder. Then, you can correct your face shape with rouge. Now, back to the brows: apply make-up mostly to the tail of the eyebrows. Waterproof makeup creams are recommended for you, as they will keep the formed shape for at least 12 hours.

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To help you to choose products, we can recommend something like Senna Sketch-A-Brow Pencil, which has not been tested on animals: this product has a small blending comb to to spread the product evenly. Jane Iredale PureBrow Brow Gel is a cruelty-free brow gel. Urban Decay Brow Box (cruelty-free) is a set of shades that allows to choose your own shade by mixing colors for light and dark brows. There are two brushes and a pair of tweezers and wax to create a precise shape. http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item-Amazonian-clay-brow-eyebrow-pencil, An Amazonian clay waterproof brow pencil (cruelty-free), is a waterproof product that you might need as well.

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