Stories by Dawn Davis

9 Matte Liquid Lipsticks Better Than a Kylie Lip Kit

It all started with the Kylie Lip Kit, which -- in case you're living under a proverbial rock -- is Kylie Jenner's sought-after matte liquid lipstick and liner duo. And while Kylie's Kit is virtually impossible to get (it sells out in seconds every time stock is replenished), many new matte liquid lipsticks have cropped up in its shadow. And some are -- dare we say -- even better than the kit.   read more

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8 New Beauty Products to Covet This April

April is the first full month of spring, and the same way it's a time of rebirth in nature, there are countless new beauty products emerging. I narrowed down the best new beauty products launching in April to just the essentials -- because everyone needs a hair-rejuvenating scalp scrub and a miniature hair tie that looks like a telephone cord. All joking aside, there's so much to love about each of these new beauty products -- you'll want to run out and buy them all.   read more

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13 Best Hair Oils  -- And Why You Need One

Conventional wisdom dictates that hair and oil go together about as well as water and oil. As in, not at all. Even the words "hair" and "oil" conjure a greasy, un-showered, un-stylable mess, that most of us work very hard to avoid.   See oils for hair

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7 Skin Barrier Repair Creams -- and Why You Need One

Unless your face is red and inflamed, you're probably not thinking about your skin barrier (basically, your outermost layers of skin). Wrinkles? Yes. Pigmentation? Probably. But the integrity of your skin barrier? Doubtful.   read more

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8 New Beauty Products to Swoon Over in March

Each month, I round up the most exciting new beauty products popping up online and in stores right now. And March 2016 is shaping up to be a big month for innovation. These new beauty products go beyond pretty packaging and fun colors. They're disrupting their respective categories -- from makeup to skin care to hair care -- in ways I haven't seen before.   read more

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8 Gorgeous Fall Beauty Trends to Try Now

Each season, we go backstage at New York Fashion Week to scope out the biggest hair, makeup and nail trends. This time around, the biggest beauty trend for fall 2016 wasn't actually a trend at all -- it was an idea of individuality. Many designers asked the hairstylists and makeup artists to embrace models' natural hair texture and offer more than one makeup look depending on skin tone or personality.   read more

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8 New Shampoos for Thinning Hair

Thinning hair used to be largely a man's problem -- one of the few beauty issues women didn't have to worry about. But for the last few years, I've heard from countless dermatologists that thinning hair is becoming more common than ever before among women -- even women in their 20s and 30s. And that's where these shampoos for thinning hair come in.   read more

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You're Filling In Your Eyebrows All Wrong

If you've ever found yourself frantically Googling "how to fill in eyebrows," then we have something in common. My sad, scrawny eyebrows just don't grow. (Like many teenagers of the '90s, I was an overzealous tweezer.) But bold eyebrows have been the trend for a while now; so about six months ago, I followed an eyebrow tutorial and started aggressively filling in my brows. I loved the result. Then, one day, my best friend looked at me and said, "Your eyebrow pencil is really obvious."   read more

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Editors' Picks: The Best BB Creams

BB cream is suddenly everywhere -- from giant signs in Sephora windows to the best real estate in the drugstores to cosmetic bags around the country. And even us beauty editors (who have to be hypercritical -- it's our job) are excited about this bourgeoning makeup-meets-skin care category.   See products

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8 New Beauty Products to Brighten Your February

If you live in a cold climate, February is a tough month. You've suffered a few too many weeks of frigid temps and snow, and you've just about given up on looking cute -- snow boots and lip balm are the norm. Fortunately, there are some great new beauty products launching this February that might help put the pep back into your Ugg-clad step.   read more

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