Lights, artwork, organization--when they come together you get makeup magic. So instead of getting ready at a dreary desk, check out these 22 inspiring ideas and start designing the vanity of your dreams.
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.
These optical illusions by Mimi Choi will have you questioning everything you ever knew about the power of makeup.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The 10-shade eyeshadow palette is breaking barriers in the traditionally one-sided world of beauty.
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.
In the weird and wonderful world of looking pretty, there are hundreds of quizzical and quixotic facts that can make us appreciate the wonder of the human body. From the delightfully whimsical to the downright odd, how do you measure up?
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.
Although we love a good mermaid manicure, sometimes we all need a break from the flashy colors. These 11 cosmetics companies are here to help satisfy your beauty needs when you're vibin' a little darker.
Keep your routine on track with these easy and fun mobile apps.
The silicone sponge has taken the beauty world by storm, but your favorite beauty vloggers are here to debate whether it should replace your beloved beauty blender.
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.
Powder, pencil, pomade, or all three? Here are multiple ways to get the perfect eyebrows you've been dreaming of.
Sometimes reading the ingredients lists of my favorite beauty products makes me wish I'd paid closer attention in chemistry class. Diazolidinyl urea? Tocopherol? Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate? Luckily, the very first ingredient in most makeup or skincare products is usually water, so at least I understand something.
Sometimes Grandma knows best, especially when it comes to beauty products! There are some oldies that hold a certain nostalgia for me: the way they smell, the way the packaging feels in your hand, the memories of watching my mother and grandmother apply them. It's a bit of magic. More importantly, some of those throwback products have stood the test of time, beautifying faces for decades. Check out a few of my favorite old-school beauty products.
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.
Urban Decay is trying its hand at two new skincare lines, and if they are as fabulous as the brand's OG products, we're about to fall hard.
It turns out that barely used makeup of yours can help make some real change.
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.