Stories by Allie Flinn

11 Best Face Cleansing Towelettes

There's nothing better than a splash of cold water on your face in the morning, or washing away the day's grime with your favorite skin care products. But sometimes life happens; you're on the go and it's just not possible to do the whole soap-and-water routine. In this scenario, your best and easiest skin care option is to use a face wipe.   See products

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10 Cleansing Conditioners That Will Replace Your Shampoo

Shampooing your hair every day is passé -- these days, it's all about stretching the time out between washes as long as possible (hello, dry shampoo). And those in the know aren't washing with any old sudsy shampoo -- they're using a cleansing conditioner, a two-in-one product that gets your hair clean without stripping it of helpful, nourishing oils. Plus, you'll reap other benefits: namely, healthier, shinier, less frizzy and tangled hair. (Read more on the benefits of going suds-free here.)   read more

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The Jaw-Dropping NYFW Hairstyles We're Recreating ASAP

The runways at New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 were chock full of hairstyle inspiration for everyone -- whether you're high-maintenance or laid-back when it comes to styling your hair. From big, sexy bouffants to understated waves to braids, see the best hairstyles from NYFW.   read more

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13 Contour Kits That Practically Sculpt Your Cheekbones for You

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 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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8 Waterproof Mascaras That Stand Up to the Sweatiest Workouts

Dirty little secret: I wear mascara to the gym. Without it, my blonde lashes disappear, which makes me feel freakish. What I've learned is: Not all waterproof mascaras live up to their claims -- and a sweaty workout can leave me with smudges around my eyes (a dead giveaway that I'm high-maintenance).   read more

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17 Best Blushes

A good blush gives a lit-from-within, healthy-looking glow, something we all strive for with our makeup. A bad blush gives a streaky, sparkly, clownish look -- not attractive. Luckily, our reviewers have tried tons of blushes, and here we share their favorites. They guarantee you won't look like you're auditioning for the circus. (Just remember to use a real blush brush with all of them, not the little ones that come in the package, OK?)   See blushes

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9 Feminine Ways to Wear the Menswear Trend

Awards season is typically a parade of sparkly dresses and sweeping evening gowns. But no matter how much you love sparkles, it can start to feel a little predictable. This season, the red carpet's leading ladies are taking a cue from the boys and donning tailored pieces with menswear undertones. They're just as glamorous as a dramatic gown, but infinitely more unexpected.   read more

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The Show-Stealing Runway Looks We're Obsessing Over

It's easy to get overwhelmed at New York Fashion Week. Between the hundreds of shows happening between February 12-19, the stylish bloggers teetering around in the snow and the gorgeous hair and makeup looks created by some of the best stylists and makeup artists in the world, it's a lot to take in. Which is why we've simplified it for you. Here, get your daily fashion fix and see the best runway looks of the day (AKA, the only ones you need to know about).   read more

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4 Mascara Topcoats With Magical Waterproofing Powers

If our mascara review section is any indication, the majority of you have found your mascara soul mate: the can't-live-without-it, life-changing product that gives you the fluttery lashes of your dreams. In beauty-speak, we call this a Holy Grail product (HG, for short). But if your HG mascara isn't waterproof, that makes situations that call for budge-proof makeup (e.g. your wedding day, the series finale of "Parks and Rec") pretty tricky. And that's where these waterproof topcoats come in.   read more

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Watch Live Coverage of NYFW Fall 2015 Now

Get front-row access to New York Fashion Week with a live stream of the runway shows   read more

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