Stories by Dawn Davis

Hayden Panettiere Tells Us Her Dream Beauty Invention

When it comes to her eyebrows, "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere is just like the rest of us: She has some gripes. "I feel like they're both on their menstrual cycles, but they're not synched," she says about her brows. "When this eyebrow is great, this one's on its period. When this eyebrow is great, this one's on its period. I'm like, 'Can't you guys just synch up like normal girls do?'"   read more

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April 18, 2014  |   8:04 AM  |  COMMENT
7 Must-Have Products to Fight Rainy-Day Frizz

While spring is a glorious season -- tulips! sandals! al fresco dining! -- it can also be a challenging time for hairstyling. Even a giant umbrella doesn't really protect your blowout from gusty winds and downpours. And as the temperature and humidity intensifies, so does your battle with frizz.   read more

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April 11, 2014  |   9:04 AM  |  COMMENT
5 High-Tech Toothpastes

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5 High-Tech Toothpastes

Maybe you don't get the same giddy rush from buying a new tube of toothpaste as you do, say, the latest age-defying serum, but here's why you should. The new generation of toothpaste aims to make your teeth brighter and healthier, which, in turn, takes years off your smile for a more youthful look overall.   read more

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April 9, 2014  |   1:04 PM  |  1 COMMENT
8 New Beauty Products to Buy This April

Even though it's April, winter refuses to quit (at least in NYC). So I'm finding solace in sourcing the best new beauty products that scream, "spring." And they're so good I know I'll use them all the way through summer.   read more

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March 31, 2014  |  10:03 AM  |  COMMENT
5 Blur Creams for Seriously Flawless Skin

Chock it up to Instagram: We're all striving for a more "filtered" makeup look. And that's where blur creams come in -- they hide lines, pores and pigmentation in a matter of seconds.   read more

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March 27, 2014  |   2:03 PM  |  COMMENT
You're Filling in Your Eyebrows All Wrong

My sad, scrawny eyebrows just don't grow. (Like many teenagers of the '90s, I was an overzealous tweezer.) But bold eyebrows are now the trend; so about six months ago I started aggressively penciling them in -- and 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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March 19, 2014  |  10:03 AM  |  COMMENT
Add This Ingredient to Your Nightly Skin Care Routine Now

You know all about antioxidants. Wearing one every day is almost as important as applying SPF. Antioxidants protect your skin from free-radical damage by scooping up wayward electrons that would otherwise attack your cells (and result in the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which leads to wrinkles and sagging). But that's old news.   read more

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March 14, 2014  |   8:03 AM  |  7 COMMENTS
7 Brand New Beauty Finds You Need Now

Since it's March, I could fill this story with the best spring makeup launches, but then I remembered that it's still frigid and snowing in NYC (and many other parts of the country, too). So instead of pretty palettes, I chose products that help me beat the end-of-winter blues. A throwback hair conditioner, the world's best brow pencil, a luxurious truffle-infused serum … the list goes on.   read more

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March 3, 2014  |   2:03 PM  |  3 COMMENTS
And the Academy Award for Best Hair, Makeup and Nails Goes To...

The Oscars are always filled with glamorous celebrity moments, and this year was no exception. The designer gowns, tear-jerking acceptance speeches and host Ellen DeGeneres's celeb selfie that broke the record for number of retweets (and briefly broke Twitter!) were just a few highlights. But as always, it was the beauty looks we couldn't get enough of -- and we'll be turning to them for inspiration for months to come. Since we could never pick just one, we gathered our celeb favorites in hair, makeup and nails at the 2014 Academy Awards, and included expert tips and get-the-look details.   read more

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March 3, 2014  |  12:03 PM  |  COMMENT
13 Jaw-Dropping Instagram Makeovers

I used to furiously flip through my favorite fashion magazines in search of makeover stories. They're just so gratifying -- with a little hair and makeup magic, someone transforms on the page.   read more

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February 27, 2014  |   9:02 AM  |  COMMENT
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