When you want to accentuate your eyes, don't just stop at eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara. Lipstick colors can have huge impacts on your eyes—just select a lipstick complementary to your eye color. The right shade can make your eyes look brighter and more vivid in a flash.
While many contouring and highlighting tutorials are aimed exclusively at lighter skin tones, every skin color can benefit from them. Contouring dark skin tones is actually very similar to contouring lighter tones when it comes to technique; you just have to choose the right products and shades. This tutorial will show you how to highlight certain planes of your face, recede others, and select the products you need to get it done properly.
If you're nervous about getting your makeup professionally done for the first time, this piece is for you. We had our favorite working makeup artist weigh in to answer all of your makeup questions before a big appointment. And she has quite a few tips to make it go smoothly. Just follow these simple dos and don'ts to ensure that you'll leave your appointment with results you love!
If your skin is prone to redness due to rosacea or allergies, or if your cheeks are just a little rosier than you'd like, don't worry; canceling out redness is a cinch. Just take a few minutes to master color-correcting makeup, and you can cut down on redness in just four steps!
In the world of beauty, it seems we're willing to try anything once. From old wives' tales to urban legends to schoolyard gossip, it can be hard to decipher what's effective and safe and what's just silly. Here we test six unconventional beauty tips and tricks to find out whether or not they work.
Having one of those days when you just feel meh? Maybe you've just been through a rough breakup or a fight with your S.O., you've lost out on a promotion at work, or your class reunion is around the corner—anything that makes you feel like the opposite of yourself. You might need the instant pick-me-up that only beauty products can deliver—or maybe a cocktail. Here are seven no-fail beauty confidence boosters that will have you feeling like yourself in no time!
If you're a bride-to-be born with glitter in her veins, there's no need to hide it on your big day. Conventional wedding makeup advice tells us to look like yourself: natural, soft, and romantic. But if the smoky eye is your go-to look, feel free to go a little bigger! This dramatic, glamorous look should do the trick.
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!
So you're getting married on a beach? Congratulations, you lucky lady! I'm sure you've thought about your dress, decor, and hair, but what about your wedding makeup? A beach bridal makeup look should be a little more relaxed and a little more sultry and should be able withstand the possible heat and humidity of a tropical locale. This look is also so simple you can do it yourself!
Whether it's for engagement photos, family portraits, or professional head shots, we all have to step in front of the camera from time to time. But makeup that looks perfectly fine in real life doesn't always photograph that way. So, here are 8 makeup tips and tricks to make you look your photogenic best.