New year, new you right? Psh, whatevs. You're already fabulous! However, I know we can all improve our beauty routine. I have 10 things I want you to start doing, and 10 beauty habits I'd love for you to kick to the curb.
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.
There's really nothing more classic than a winged eyeliner look, commonly referred to as the 'cat eye.' It's such a sleek, clean look, but it can be difficult to achieve without the proper technique. And really, what is the proper technique? The truth is...there isn't one. There are many! There are all sorts of techniques people use to create a winged eye. But I'm going to show you my way of getting the winged eye look below.
We're always trying to find our next best Halloween costume. If you're feeling feline, we've got a litter of cat-tastic tutorials right here, including a full leopard face and Grumpy Cat. Take your Halloween cat makeup to the next level with these purr-fect ideas.
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.
The best lipstick shades for brunettes will flatter your skin tone and complement your eye color. If you're a brunette, you have a lot of options open to you and can expect to have plenty of brands and manufacturers catering to your look. Once you know how to take into account your hair shade, skin tone, and eye color combination, finding the shade of lipstick that looks perfect is a snap.
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!
Porcelain skin is beautiful but it can sometimes look tired and washed out. Properly applying bronzer and blush gives pale skin a sun-kissed radiance that looks natural and healthy. Learning how to apply bronzer and blush the right way means creating dimensional color and finding some balance. These tips for proper application will help give you a glowing look.
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.
The best lipstick shades for blondes will vary depending on your particular hair color, your skin tone, and how full or thin your lips are. In general, blondes do better to avoid very dark shades of lipstick, though strong colors can look fantastic if they're applied judiciously.
If the cost of hiring a professional makeup artist has dashed your wedding day dreams, then you'll love this DIY wedding face tutorial.
We're surrounded by shimmer and glitter at every turn this time of year, but let's not forget about the beautiful, velvety matte shadows. Check out this navy and purple smokey eye perfect for fall!
The ancient Celts believed Halloween was a night where the living encountered the dead as ghosts, demons, and fairies traveling into the otherworld. Today, Halloween is more about tricks and treats than spiritual rite. Keep the chilling tradition alive, and channel some of the eve's creepier creatures with our 13 scary Halloween makeup ideas.
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.
Big eyes appear youthful, wide awake and healthy. We aren't all born with oversized peepers though, and that's where some artful makeup tricks come into play. Here are 9 key steps to make your eyes look bigger and as beautiful as possible.
Tired of putting in hours prepping hair, makeup, and outfits? Look no further than these five foolproof tips for cutting time in your morning routine and reducing the effort it takes to get ready for work, class, parties, or any other events. Be the working girl who looks effortless without the extra effort.
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.
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