Most women have the same exact problem: a cosmetic bag that's overflowing, but no clue exactly what to do with all the products. That's when it's time to take a back-to-basics approach: These 10 products are all you need for a flawless face--and our makeup application tips will help you get the look just right.
Beauty editors and makeup mavens alike know that fall is when all the new beauty products come out to play. With New York Fashion Week in September, we're already seeing an influx of cool, on-trend products you'll want to add to your makeup arsenal immediately.
Ever wondered how concealers and primers work to even out your skin tone? Here's what you need to know. Plus, how to find the right concealer for you!
Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc., an organization of more than 6,000 executives in the beauty, cosmetics and fragrance industries, awarded their annual CEW Insider's Choice Beauty Awards May 16, showcasing the best in mass market and prestige beauty products. Check out the award-winning beauty products with top honors, and see what beauty editors, bloggers and consumers have to say about what makes them so great!
Just when we thought Urban Decay had already given us everything we've ever wanted, this new fluorescent eyeshadow palette came along. Take all of our money!
Finding the best foundation for dry skin just got easier with this guide to amazing products that work within your makeup budget. From liquid foundations to tinted moisturizers, let one of these nourishing lifesavers be your go-to for a flawless complexion.
Every so often, a product comes out that totally changes the way I apply makeup. The most recent one to rock my world? The Beautyblender, an odd little egg-shape sponge designed to help you better apply foundation. See how easy it is to use and fall in love.
The secret to finding the perfect blush for you is selecting one that enhances your skin's natural flush. We've rounded up the 15 best drugstore blush options for five different skin tones to create this guide. After all, you don't have to spend a lot of money to get the perfect blush color; you just have to know what you're looking for.
I'll let you in on a little secret: mascaras are all pretty similar. Really. Besides a little waterproofing here, a little fortifying protein there, and different pigmentation, there's really not much difference between them. The wand, on the on the other hand, is a different story. If you thought those were the same, think again, because each type of mascara wand serves a different and specific purpose, and choosing the right one is important. If you want to lengthen your lashes, don't pick a wand that's designed for thickening. If you have short lashes, don't use a wand designed for long ones. All mascaras may be created (pretty much) equal, but the wands definitely aren't.
No matter what the season, matte lipstick seems to have a tendency to dry out your lips, making them flaky to the point that a Valentine's Day smooch sounds appalling. Pick up one of these hydrating matte lipstick shades, and never fear a dry pout again!
Watermelon is one of the best things about summer, in whatever form it takes. That's why we were so pumped when we came across all this amazing watermelon-theme swag. So if you love the 'melon like we do, check out these juicy products you'll want to buy ASAP.
Everywhere we look, small batch beauty brands are taking the manufacturing process into their own hands to ensure the products are fresh, natural and beautiful. These products are not only good for you and the environment, but their packaging is to die for. Here are our favorites.
When we hear the word "airbrush," flawless, retouched skin, Photoshopped images, and overall perfection are the first things that come to mind. It may seem like a makeup application method only available to celebrities and supermodels, but think again, girl. Many makeup artists specialize in airbrush makeup application in addition to traditional. Here's what makes this method different and why you might want to spring for it for your next big event or on your wedding day.
We're always on the hunt for the next best thing. But that hunt can be an expensive one. Buying full-size products just to try them out is only hurting our wallets, and driving all the way to the store is such a hassle. Thankfully, monthly subscription boxes can deliver new and helpful products right to your door with a few clicks, and there are so many to choose from. We've gathered our favorites and broken down the pros and cons. Read on to find the box for you.
Makeup brushes are must-haves for beauty lovers looking for seamless makeup application. "A good brush is going to be an investment," says Rachel Spurgin, makeup artist at MAC Cosmetics. "If you actually take good care of your brushes, they can last you up to 10 years." We've rounded up 22 of the best makeup brushes --at various price points--for a flawless makeup routine.
You've heard the adage "The eyes are the windows to the soul." But the eyebrows are just as significant as the eyes, framing our "windows" and, more importantly, our faces. Great brows make a world of difference when they're properly tamed and can instantly make you look more awake and polished. If your beauty routine is more Frida Kahlo than Brooke Shields, keep reading to discover the best tweezers, brow gel, stencils, and more. And for the truly adventurous, brows can even make a (literally) colorful statement.
For any woman who has felt frustrated by the lack of shades available in makeup for dark skin tones or who has visited a makeup counter only to leave with ashy, peachy skin, have faith. There are some excellent beauty brands that cater to deeper skin tones beautifully, bringing a better understanding of these gorgeous undertones and the need for more saturated pigments. While absolutely anyone can wear these lines, those with dark skin tones will find them especially welcome additions to their beauty arsenals.
Tucked in their fancy train cases and brush belts, professional products can be intimidating. But don't let them scare you off. Many makeup-artist tools and products are so foolproof they can work for everyone! Here are the most user-friendly picks.
In the battle of you vs. under-eye darkness, it takes a multi-step game plan to come out on top. Luckily, there are some great products out there in skin care and makeup to combat those circles. With eye creams, color correctors and concealers, under-eye darkness simply doesn't stand a chance.
Highlighting and contouring is nothing new, but picking the right products can be intimidating. There are so many colors to choose from, making getting it right a little tricky: Choose a too-orange bronzer, and you'll look clown-like; pick a too-dark contour powder, and the result can look dirty. If you want to get contouring right, check out my picks for the best contouring makeup!
With new lipkits, glosses, eyeshadows and eyeliners, Kylie Jenner's new birthday makeup collection is golden!
We're temporarily putting aside our rainbow highlighters in lieu of this season's new Halloween-inspired shades!
Women spend billions of dollars per year on makeup, from products they pick up at the local supermarket to those they purchase at swanky department store counters. A department store product may look virtually the same as its drugstore counterpart, yet it can cost several times more, leaving many women wondering exactly what they're paying for.
Doing your makeup every morning as a college student can sometimes seem like an intolerable task, but these products make the process super-speedy, and you'll be looking gorgeous on campus all day long. Every college girl needs these makeup essentials in her beauty arsenal.
Sometimes you see a top or dress on the hanger and it just looks hideous/bizarre, and you think, “Who would look good in that?!” Then your friend urges you to “just try it on.” When you do, suddenly you’re like, “Ok, whoa. I look fabulous.” I think of brightly colored eyeliners that way. You won’t know how truly wearable and modern they can be until you try ‘em on! So take a second look at bold cobalt, minty fresh aqua, and vivid purple liners because they will truly surprise you and light up those gorgeous eyeballs of yours.
Drugstore makeup has a special place in my makeup-mental heart. After all, it's the first makeup that most of us are able to get our hands on. I remember me and my friend picking out CoverGirl eye shadows that we would share--frosty silver, shimmery pink, lilac. And let's not forget Bonne Bell! Can I get a what what for Dr. Pepper lip balm? Nostalgia aside, there are some really great gems to be found in the aisles of your local Walgreen's or Target.