Stories by Amanda Montell

15 Seriously Gorgeous Hairstyles for Long Hair

So you want to switch up your haircut, but you don't want to go short. We get it. Hairstyles for long hair have been in since before the invention of scissors -- though the decades have shown us myriad ways to rock long hair, from big '40s curls to '90s graduated layers.   See hairstyles

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8 Best Purple Shampoos for Blonde Hair

Purple shampoo brings a blonde back from her worst nightmare. You've probably been there -- you go into the salon for a new set of highlights (or, god forbid, attempt to do them yourself), only to end up with brassy, yellow, clownish hair. Your first instinct is to cry, but your second is to rush out to the beauty supply store to find a quick fix.   read more

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We Found the No. 1 Best Foundation For Dry Skin

Those of us with parched, flaky complexions are on a constant hunt to find the best foundation for dry skin. Sometimes it can feel like oily-skinned girls get all the attention. "Ugh, my breakouts!" they lament. But we dry-skinned gals have problems, too. Like everyone else, we want our faces to look airbrushed and smooth, but so many foundations are formulated with drying powders and alcohol, which can cause our skin to look more, shall we say, reptilian than we'd prefer.   read more

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Here's Why You Don't Have Perfect Eyebrows

Perfect eyebrows can transform your entire look, according to, well, every makeup artist and brow expert we've ever talked to. On the flip side, an unflattering shape or color can instantly make you look angrier, older and otherwise off your game. And though eyebrow trends seem to change by the year -- from pencil thin to Lily Collins-level bold -- there is such a thing as timeless, perfect eyebrows. And yes, it is possible to achieve them all by yourself.   See mistakes

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The Only Braid Styles You'll Ever Need to Master

Braid envy -- it's a thing. If you find yourself gazing longingly at the intricately beautiful braid styles on Instagram and Pinterest, you've got a major case of it. There's nothing like an afternoon spent flipping through online photos of stunning braid styles, imaging yourself wearing them all from work to brunch to your wedding.   See instructions

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15 Most Breathtaking Makeup Looks from the 2016 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes launch what is one of the most exciting times of the year for beauty -- awards season. Red carpet makeup looks deeply influence the year's top beauty trends, and it all begins with the Golden Globes.   read more

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10 Best Acne Coverage Tutorials on YouTube

Anyone who has ever suffered from acne knows the solution is not as simple as dabbing on a little concealer. It can take months, even years, to find the best routine for your acne, along with products that help perfectly conceal your blemishes and scars without looking like you caked on the entire foundation section at Sephora.   read more

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9 Winter Perfumes That'll Make You Pray for Snow

One of our favorite things about winter is the olfactory experience. You just can't beat the nostalgic smells of freshly fallen snow, pine needles and pumpkin spice. This year's winter perfumes are taking those much-loved scents, and bringing them to a heightened, more complex level.   read more

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We Ranked the Best-Smelling Body Lotions of All Time

Body lotion is one of the few beauty products that almost every woman uses, so when a brand comes out with a great one, within months it'll grace everybody's bathroom countertop. But what separates the small players from the showstoppers?   read more

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11 Best Drugstore Moisturizers for Great Skin on the Cheap

Think you can't find an amazing moisturizer at the drugstore? Think again. From rich creams to silky lotions, the best drugstore moisturizers address every skin concern and texture preference.   read more

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