Mexico's annual festival "Dia de los muertos" or "Day of the Dead" is a multi-day holiday to celebrate those that have come before. But while rooted in tradition, sugar skull-inspired makeup is hitting an all-time popularity high, making it the perfect look for Halloween.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a makeup artist and beauty blogger, I've heard it all. The world of makeup and skincare is vast and confusing, so I'm here to break it all down and answer the questions I get the most. If you want a crash course in makeup, read on!
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.
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.
Feeling inspired by the new American Horror Story: Freak Show? Then ditch the classic kitty-cat look for something a little more creepy. We've got 10 clown makeup looks that will rock your striped socks off.
Try our expert shadow, liner, and mascara tricks to take years off your eyes in just a few minutes--no surgery or injections required. We chatted up celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass to learn her top techniques for bright, wide eyes. Read on to learn how to hide dark circles, deal with drooping lids, and more.
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!
In a viral video, Morgan Hanbery spoofs cliche makeup tutorials that are way too hard to follow.
Forget the statement necklaces and salt rock lamps -- it's time to take gemstones to the next level. Check out this incredible crystal-inspired lip art and let your face do the talking.
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.
For a line that is lasting, precise and buildable, gel eyeliner is where it's at. Here's how to make that liner glide right on.
If the cost of hiring a professional makeup artist has dashed your wedding day dreams, then you'll love this DIY wedding face tutorial.
Instagram revolutionized the beauty industry for hair and nail stylists, and recently it's blowing our mind with lip art accounts. Especially the designs by Miss Jazmina.
There are tons of variations and methods to highlighting and contouring with makeup, but the basic principles are the same. Contouring adds shadows to recessed areas we want to push back or minimize where highlighting pops out the areas we want to accentuate and bring forward. Through highlighting and contouring, you are essentially creating a perfect oval, considered the ideal, symmetrical face shape.
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.
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 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!