Just the idea of adding more layers to your skin care routine can make anyone who is blessed with oily skin cringe. Don't dismiss primers, though, as they can keep your makeup from slipping and smudging through the day—you just have to find the right one. Focus on finding oil-free primers (duh, right?) that tackle shine, and apply before foundation all over your face or just to the trouble areas like your T-zone. And there's a primer perfect for you, no matter your budget.
We've created a list to find the best primer for oily skin across four budget categories: the Splurge-Worthy, that centers on luxury brands $45+; the Treat Yourself zone that hovers around $30; Wallet-Friendly for around $20, and the Super Steals you can snag for less than $10. Now you can look fresh-faced even when the temperatures start scorching in the summer.
The head of the zodiac, the Aries sign is like the firstborn of the galaxy. You ladies impulsively and bravely blaze a trail through the world, and the rest of us can only follow. So of course, your beauty routine follows suit. Think: Bold reds for bold women. We found 10 stand-out zodiac beauty products perfect for the Aries sign, from lipsticks to fragrance to makeup brushes. Go forth and be fearless in your beauty!
If your a Pisces sign, check out our zodiac beauty product picks for you!
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We all want nice skin. Heck, we want flawless skin! But from time to time we all face the dreaded breakout. Zits, pimples, acne ... call it what you want. It’s a drag, and though sometimes it can be a hormonal issue, we can decrease instances of breakouts by being conscious of the bacteria lurking at every corner. It’s easy to forget where bacteria lives simply because it’s not visible to the naked eye. But with a few bacteria-busting tips, you can fight off breakouts and enjoy clear, beautiful skin this summer!
As far as we’re concerned, Evan Rachel Wood officially wins fall with this amazing look, which she sported at the premiere of The Ides of March in New York. That alabaster skin, those perfect plum lips...it’s like a collection of autumn’s greatest beauty hits.
Most women have had the mysterious experience of being turned on by a partner’s smell. A friend of mine once told me her ex-boyfriend’s scent made her feel “safe and drawn to him,” and that his smell was so distinct and attractive that even after a sweaty workout, she found him appealing. Though personality and looks definitely play a part in initial attraction, smell may play a larger role than we suspect. That inexplicable “chemistry” you feel with someone who may not fit your normal dating profile? It could be a subconscious scent drawing you to him or her.
They're back! Sit-at-the-bellybutton shorts, pants, and skirts are back in style, but just how do best wear high-waisted styles? We styled five of our favorite pairs of this season's shorts so you'll know how to wear this cute spring trend.
If the extent of your fragrance knowledge is whether you prefer a fruity scent to a floral scent, it’s time you upped your scent game.
Give short hair a boost and make it look fuller with this quick and easy ponytail tutorial for short-haired gals.
The matte red lipstick is Swift’s beauty signature—she wears it in videos, on cover shoots, and to awards shows—and she rocks it each and every time, mostly due to the absolute high-def-friendly precision with which it’s drawn. The secret is applying and maintaining it the right way.
A lot of people assume that wearing painful pumps and blister-causing booties just comes with territory when you’re a supermodel. Well, there’s definitely some truth to that! But if there’s one thing attending fashion week after fashion week taught me, it’s that there are also several things you can do to make all that hot footwear a little more wearable. So since we’re right at the start of boot season (and since comfort is even more important to Mama Molly than it was to Model Molly) I thought I’d share four of my tricks for breaking in new boots.
Turns out petite people get the short end of the stick when it comes to sports.
Let’s face it, shopping for jeans is no easy feat--the sheer number of brands alone can leave us feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. The good news is, there are ways we can make it a little easier on ourselves. Here are seven tips to help anyone procure a pair that’s just right.
Who said straightners were just for styling hair?
Autumn’s a-comin’, and it’s time to trade in the wispy hot-weather clothes for chunky booties and heels and chic, cozy accessories. But while you’re beginning the process of winterizing your wardrobe, don’t forget about switching up your beauty routine, too.
For many singles, Internet dating is a semi-shameful act, akin to a gourmet’s guilty desire for boxed macaroni and cheese or a hipster’s forbidden love for Coldplay. But as times get tougher, more people are looking for that special someone—or at least a little distraction—on the web. Match.com, eHarmony, and PerfectMatch.com reported record new subscription rates in the fourth quarter of 2008. Match.com’s paying customers grew to 1.3 million in December—22 percent higher than the same time the year prior.
Take a few tips from Emmy Rossum’s simple navy and black ensemble for a look sure to raise your street cred.
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