Stories by Dawn Davis

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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How to Get Rid of Freckles for Good

Why would anybody want to know how to get rid of freckles? After all, freckles can be cute. Freckles can even be stylish. (Case in point: the Topshop Freckle Pencil in Forever Young, $7 -- so you can draw them onto your otherwise unmarred skin.)   read more

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7 Products That Minimize Pores

We all have pores. Whether those pores are giant caves or invisible dots depends on many factors that range from genetics to age. But no matter what our age or genetic standing, we're all still asking the same question: How do you minimize pores?   read more

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How to Get Rid of Chin Acne for Good

You're an adult. You can vote. You can legally drink alcohol. You can rent a car. You might even have children. And yet you have chin acne like some sort of teenager. What gives?   read more

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7 Eyebrow Gels for Gorgeous, Feathered Arches

I have vivid memory of being 14 years old (circa 1996) and dragging my mother to no fewer than five drugstores in search of an elusive tube of clear mascara. I must've read about its brow-taming powers in Teen (RIP), and I needed it.   read more

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12 Best Natural Deodorants That Actually Work

As a beauty editor I'm game to try just about anything -- but when someone asks me to test a natural deodorant, I break into a cold sweat.   See deodorants

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Read This Before You Use a Retinol

Get this: the secret to anti-aging was discovered more than 80 years ago. Practically every dermatologist recommends it, and you probably already have it in your medicine cabinet. Yes, we're talking about retinol.   read more

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10 New Beauty Products to Scoop Up at the Drugstore This January

January is a big month for new beauty products -- and that's especially true at your local drugstore. After the stocking stuffers move over to the clearance aisle, the beauty section is restocked with a bevy of new beauty buys.   read more

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