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.
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!
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.
Ever wondered how concealers and primers work to even out your skin tone? Here's what you need to know. Pus, how to find the right concealer for you!
Two lipsticks--the same size, same shape, and same color. You might be hard-pressed to tell the difference between them, except for the packaging. Yet one lipstick costs $5 and the other costs $32. What makes one product a bargain and one a budget-buster? As my grandmother would say, for an extra $27, that lipstick had better do the dishes and rub your feet, too. 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.
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.
ColourPop is back and this time they have made all of our lipstick dreams come true with chic (and affordable!) lip color. They just launched a matte lipstick collection, and at $5 a pop let's just say we went a little crazy. Here's everything you need to know about the latest ColourPop launch.
We would be nowhere without our secret weapon: mascara. Take a few minutes to relax before you curl your lashes this morning and find out about the historic journey of beauty's biggest must-have.
Sorry guys, we haven't gone back to the '90s, we just can't get enough of this throwback trend!
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.
Here's everything you need to know about Global Fusion, H&M's latest beauty venture, before the limited-edition collection sells out for good.
The BECCA x Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette was one of the most anticipated beauty launches of the season, until one reviewer stepped in the spotlight to show why it may not be all it's cracked up to be. Find out why and watch the full review below.
We could always find our favorite YouTube vlogger's beauty products online, but soon we'll be able to buy them in stores around the US too. To prepare for the big launch, here are some of our favorite products by Zoe Suggs, the face behind Zoella Makeup.
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.
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.
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!
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.
In a modern gal's world, sometimes it comes down to rent or a fresh mascara, and no one should sacrifice fabulousness. These inexpensive makeup products stack up against their pricier, splurge counterparts and even leave you money leftover for your morning latte! Find the best makeup for your face and pocketbook.
With the big boys like Urban Decay, Benefit, and NARS in the limelight, we sometimes forget about indie beauty brands. But we shouldn't! Not only do many smaller brands passionately produce products of incredible quality and value, but they're often U.S.-made, cruelty-free, and vegan. Don't miss out; get yourself properly acquainted with these amazing brands. The little guy may be small, but he--or rather she--is mighty!
While studying graphic design in college, I naturally had to take a few art history classes. I thought they would be super-boring, but I ended up loving them! Learning the history of some of the industry's most iconic beauty brands was no different. It's fascinating to hear how some of these multimillion-dollar brands started from humble beginnings.
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.
Your beauty routine is a multi-sensory experience in which scent plays a huge role. So, whether you dread the morning grind or luxuriate in it really depends on how your products smell. To help you embrace your morning ritual, we found eight fragrant beauty products that smell good enough to eat!
We're more connected than ever with our smartphones. Did you know that your beauty routine can also be streamlined and simplified via an app and a tap-tap? Some of the best beauty resources aren't found in the makeup aisle or behind the beauty counter; rather, they're available on your phone. And the best part? They're all free. These the best phone apps for beauty lovers!
False eyelashes are the fastest way to elevate a special-occasion look, and with the holidays steadily approaching, it's the perfect time to sport a pair! There's myriad lash styles at your disposal and plenty of tips and tricks that make applying them a painless process!