Stories by Dawn Davis

Michelle Phan's Prediction for the Next Big Beauty Trend

If you want to know about Korean beauty trends without actually going to Korea, ask Michelle Phan. The YouTube sensation spends a lot of time in Asia researching what's hot. "Almost nobody's using the BB and CC creams in a tube anymore," she says. "It's all about the cushion compact. The sponge-on-sponge technique gives you a light application so you can reapply all day without it getting cakey." She tells us she's working on one for her em Michelle Phan makeup line, which recently became available on Amazon.com. Hopefully it's almost ready because now we're dying to try it.   read more

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July 30, 2014  |  12:07 PM  |  COMMENT
X Out Wrinkles, Puffiness and Dark Circles Fast

You know when you're so tired that 17 layers of full-coverage concealer can't hide your dark circles? Or when your eyes are so puffy it feels like you're drawing eyeliner on a water balloon? Get ready to make those moments a thing of the past.   read more

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July 30, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Jaime King Thinks We Should be Nicer to Kim Kardashian

"Hart of Dixie" star Jaime King is one of the most vocal and passionate actresses I've ever interviewed. I probably shouldn't have been surprised, given her history posting attention-grabbing photos (like this infamous breastfeeding pic), on Instagram. She has a lot to say, and it's generally unfiltered (unlike the 'gram).   read more

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July 29, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  COMMENT
12 Acne Makeovers You Have to See to Believe

We love a good Instagram makeover. And while a smoky eye or bright lipstick is great, nothing is more impressive than an acne makeover.   read more

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July 17, 2014  |   2:07 PM  |  COMMENT
10 Dry Texturizing Hairsprays for Great Waves

It's as if dry shampoo and beach spray had a baby -- her name is dry texturizing spray. And she's the hairstyling product du jour.   read more

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July 11, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  COMMENT
7 Brand-New Beauty Products We're Stockpiling for Summer

By this stage of the game, you should already have your summer essentials. (If not, check out my roundup from June.) Sunscreen, beach spray and self-tanner are taking over my bathroom.   read more

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July 1, 2014  |   7:07 AM  |  1 COMMENT
We Tried It: The Hot New Keratin Hair Treatment

My hair is curly but fine. This makes me one of the lucky ones: I can blow it out quickly, and it holds any style. My messy curls morph into soft waves in about 15 minutes. It's pretty awesome.   read more

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June 16, 2014  |   8:06 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
10 New Sunscreens to Up the Glam Factor

Consider this poolside scenario: You're wearing an Eres bikini, lounging on an Hermès towel, sipping an Evian. What kind of sunscreen do you pull from your Chloe tote? An ugly bottle of generic SPF? I didn't think so.   read more

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June 13, 2014  |   6:06 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Your City is Giving You Wrinkles

I think about pollution every day. I really think about it when I run outside (which I do three or four mornings a week). Next to a highway. In Manhattan. While I'm diligent about applying an antioxidant serum and sunscreen before I run (even if it's cloudy in the middle of February), according to a recent study published in the "Journal of Investigative Dermatology," that's not enough. Pollution is giving me wrinkles.   read more

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June 2, 2014  |   9:06 AM  |  1 COMMENT
8 New Products to Run Out and Buy This June

Ahh, June. Summer is finally here. And -- at least according to the "Farmer's Almanac" -- it's going to be a hot, wet, miserable one across much of the country.   read more

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June 2, 2014  |   8:06 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
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