Stories by Allie Flinn

Easy Diet Swaps for Glowing Skin

Food. It's the giver of life, the bread to your literal butter. You need it. But just in the same way that certain foods can ruin your figure, some foods will ruin your skin -- and, conversely, adopting a healthy skin diet can make all the difference in the world.   See foods

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The Best Contouring Makeup Kit for Every Skill Level

In theory, contouring is a magical makeup technique that makes your face look 10 pounds slimmer and gives you cheekbones that rival those of Angelina-Jolie-as-Maleficent. In practice, many things can go wrong: choose the wrong shade makeup contouring kit and end up looking like an Oompa Loompa; don't blend it enough and wind up looking like you just completed a mud run; use too-pale highlighter and get ghostly half-moons under your eyes.   read more

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7 Insanely Chic Hairstyles for Greasy Hair

On the hunt for hairstyles for greasy hair? We feel you. We all have those days when washing, conditioning, drying and styling our hair is just way more effort than we're willing to put forth. Lucky for us, celebrity hairstylist Mika Fowler says we should be shampooing our hair only once a week -- two to three times, tops -- to avoid stripping it.   read more

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Exclusive First Look: How to Do This Fierce Star Wars Makeup

What do you get when you combine CoverGirl, "Star Wars" and legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath? A series of six stunning makeup looks inspired by the films and a limited-edition makeup collection, just in time for the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."   read more

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10 Anti-Aging Face Oils for Youthful, Radiant Skin

We sometimes look a little crazy in our quest to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. (Be honest: How many times have you scared your husband wearing a sheet mask?) The latest trend in anti-aging is a little less Hannibal Lector and a lot more subtle: anti-aging face oils. While face oils have been around for a while, the latest crop promises to provide more than superior hydration. Namely, they promise to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, firm your skin and generally make you look so glowy and youthful you could be mistaken for a member of Taylor Swift's squad.   read more

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12 Best At-Home Peels

SKIN CARE

Best At-Home Peels

An at-home peel can uncover brighter, more youthful skin without a trip to the spa or doc. Peels are intended to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells, giving the face a smoother, more radiant appearance. When used correctly, they can minimize pores and even diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.   See peels

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How to Get Rid of a Stye (Yuck)

Styes feel just about as bad as they look -- and, let's be real, that pimple-like bulge on your eyelid looks pretty terrible. (Tip: Avoid Google image searching "styes," unless you're a masochist.) If you're wondering how to get rid of a stye, you're in luck: We tapped stye expert Gary Heiting, OD, Senior Editor of AllAboutVision.com, to give us the scoop on these nasty eye abscesses.   read more

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The Lazy-Girl's Guide to Looking Flawless in Less Time

It's five minutes before your alarm is set to go off, but you're already awake and feeling well rested. You leisurely do your makeup and make a healthy breakfast ... before birds braid your hair and you head to work on your traffic-free commute. Yes, you're dreaming. Here's something closer to reality: You hit snooze approximately 1000 times before begrudgingly rolling out of bed and deciding if makeup or breakfast is more important. We feel you.   read more

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13 Unexpected Ways to Wear Gold Makeup This Holiday Season

Move over, silver and bronze. This season gold makeup is having a serious moment, thanks in part to legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath's launch of her first product, Gold 001 (it sold out within an hour). Gold screams luxury and opulence -- not to mention, it's the color of #winning. That's why it's the only metallic we're wearing this holiday season, ensuring we'll take first place in makeup at all of our gatherings. Here, take inspiration from 13 of the most gorgeous ways to wear gold makeup this holiday season.   read more

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The Best and Worst Holiday Cocktails

Per serving, some of these yummy drinks have more sugar than a Milky Way bar (and, let's be honest, who's stopping at one?). So we talked to nutrition expert Rachel Scherdin, MS, RDN, who recently gave the menu at the Four Seasons Miami a healthy makeover, and Nicole Silber, RD and founder of Nicole Silber Nutrition in New York City, to help us lighten up the most indulgent holiday cocktails.   read more

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