Stories by Allie Flinn

This Is the Only Tutorial (With GIFs) You Need to Master No-Makeup Makeup

Putting on makeup just to look like you're not wearing any seems a little counterintuitive. But it only takes a glance at the Instagram accounts of supermodels like Gigi Hadid or the runways at NYFW to see why the no-makeup makeup trend is here to stay. It's all about enhancing your natural beauty in subtle, but noticeable, ways.   read more

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Strobing Is the New Contouring. Here's How to Do It Flawlessly (With GIFs)

There are currently 67,756 posts (and counting) on Instagram with the hashtag "strobing." And it's easy to see why this trend has become so popular -- it's the lazy girl's answer to contouring. It's like highlighter on steroids, and makes your cheekbones look so high and sculpted it's like they were blessed by Beyonce herself. "True strobing uses light-reflective textures like frosts and shimmer to make the skin look like it's glowing from within," says M.A.C. Cosmetics Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt. "Strobing makes the skin look ethereal and really makes the cheekbones pop."   read more

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14 New Ways to Wear a Bun

From the runway to the red carpet, the bun hairstyle has been influencing women since its first appearance in ancient Greece. While it has taken on many forms (ballerina, knot, braided) and meanings (in Chinese history, a woman's bun revealed her marital status), it is a true style staple. A go-to for a polished look -- or even just to disguise a bad hair day.   See buns

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11 Best Drugstore Lipsticks

Finding the best drugstore lipstick can seem like an overwhelming task. After all, the drugstore is packed with endless lipstick options, and it can be hard to choose the best one without trying them all yourself, which kind of defeats the purpose of finding a bargain buy. Luckily, our readers have left thousands of lipstick reviews for hundreds of drugstore lipsticks. We sorted through them all to bring you this list of the 11 best drugstore lipsticks.   read more

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The Secret to Getting Hair With Tons of Volume

How do you add major volume to flat hair? The best new volumizing products to cross our desks these days aren't sprays but hair-plumping powders. Because of their consistency and excellent grip, powder volumizers can create more volume and texture than their spray-on counterparts. They're like your dry shampoo, volumizing mousse and texturizing spray all packaged into one miraculous, body-boosting product. And while they might be a little messy until you get the hang of them, the massive volume and sexy texture are well worth the learning curve.   read more

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9 Anti-Aging Hacks That Will Have People Asking, 'You're How Old?'

We get it: Sometimes, it's so much easier to just buy a cream or serum that promises magical results, smear it on at the end of the day and hope for the best. While we've got nothing against those products (the proof: our medicine cabinets are stocked with them), they can only do so much. Here, nine low-investment, high-return ways to keep you looking youthful (they're are just as easy as slathering on that miracle serum -- promise).   read more

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13 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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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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7 Best Hairsprays

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7 Best Hairsprays

When it comes to finding the best hairsprays, you want the ones that keep your 'do in place without making it look like a helmet, right? Luckily, the light, flexible formulas of today's hairsprays bear little resemblance to the hair-stiffening sprays of yesteryear.   See products

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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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