Stories by Allie Flinn

The Color-Correcting Technique You Need More Than Contouring

If 2015 was the year of contouring, we're calling 2016 the year of color correcting. From the slew of YouTube tutorials to the uptick in searches for "how to color correct," it's obvious this is the trend to try. In recent months, every major brand has released a color-correcting product -- giving you no shortage of options to dabble with. But what exactly is color correcting, and -- most importantly -- why should you do it?   read more

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20 Best Makeup Removers

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20 Best Makeup Removers

As total product junkies, we tend to spend a lot of time putting stuff on our faces. So at the end of the day, a good makeup remover is just as important as the makeup we're taking off.   See products

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10 Best Drugstore Eye Shadows

Forget diamonds -- eye shadow is a girl's best friend. The best eye shadow can enhance the color of your eyes, make your eyes look wider and even take your look from everyday to date-night ready (hello, smoky eye makeup).   read more

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Move Over, Bulletproof. This Is How You Should Be Drinking Your Coffee

If you're a coffee lover, you know exactly how you like your morning cups to be made (black; cream and sugar; cappuccino-style, etc.), and you're obsessive to the point of being fanatical about your java. I hate to say it, but as a fellow person dependent on coffee, that's so boring. At this point even using almond milk instead of cream is kind of basic.   read more

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10 Illuminating Face Lotions for Glowy, Gorgeous Skin

Glow is having a serious moment. Brands like Becca and Anastasia Beverly Hills are all about the highlight (see: Becca x Jaclyn Hill and Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit), and even Kim Kardashian has traded her signature contour for strobing (check out our tutorial here). Plus, there's just something so youthful and fresh about dewy, glowy skin. As someone who is a fan of glow, shimmer, sparkle and all iterations thereof, my glitter-encrusted heart skipped a beat when I heard about glotions, the latest way to give your skin a luminous finish. Glotions (sadly, I cannot take credit for the name) are part moisturizer, part luminizer. They make your skin look ethereal without being OTT sparkly (no disco ball effect, scout's honor). Wear one solo for an effortless look, mix it into your foundation for a dewy tinted moisturizer effect or dab some on the tops of your cheekbones to get that Taylor-Swift-post-gym glow.   read more

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Butt-Sculpting Moves to Make Your Booty Pop

Picture your butt in its current state. Now, picture your butt in its ideal state. If you're like most women, you're probably envisioning a butt that's tight and toned. But the journey from flat butt to perky, pert rear end can seem unachievable without the help of trainers who whip celebrities' derrieres into tip-top shape.   read more

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The Superhero Products You're Probably Overlooking

I'm a sucker for pretty packaging. It's one of the things that drive me to purchase a chubby, adorable lip balm when I'm browsing the skin care aisle at CVS. And I'm not alone.   read more

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11 Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a fountain of youth overflowed abundantly -- bubbling out refreshing sips of anti-aging magic. One gulp or quick splash filled in lines and wrinkles, lifted saggy bits, de-puffed eyes, evened out skin tones and textures and reversed sun damage.   See products

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8 Makeup Tips to Look Younger Instantly

We all want to look our best -- and by "best" we mean the most youthful version of
ourselves. There are many ways to slow down the aging process; wearing sunscreen religiously, eating lots of fruits and veggies, drinking boatloads of water,   See tips

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Better Than Botox: 20 Hairstyles That Will Knock Off 10 Years

The right hairstyle can boost your self-confidence, give you healthier hair and even make you look younger (yes, it's true!). Wondering how to look younger? Making tiny tweaks to your hairstyle can shave off years. By camouflaging wrinkles, drawing attention away from fine lines and wrinkles and adding depth and warmth to your face, your haircut, hair color and hairstyle can work better than the anti-aging serums you're slathering all over your face.   read more

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