Stories by Dawn Davis

Julianne Hough Is All About Sweatpants

"Dancing With the Stars" judge Julianne Hough is the epitome of a triple threat: She's an accomplished dancer, singer and actress. But she's also gorgeous, sweet, funny and humble, which makes the "triple threat" label seem completely insufficient.   read more

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Why Bella Thorne Inspires Women Twice Her Age

It's hard to imagine that a 17-year-old could be a beauty icon who inspires adults twice her age, but actress Bella Thorne -- star of "The Duff" -- is that girl. She's got gorgeous red hair and a campaign-worthy complexion, and she recently worked with Secret on the anti-bullying project, Mean Stinks. Clearly, she's got the inner and outer beauty thing covered.   read more

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7 Compact Foundations for Perfect-Looking Skin

Foundation has come a long way in the last 10 years. BB creams and CC creams have taken over the category, and even traditional liquids now pack good-for-your-skin ingredients. However, compact foundations have seriously lagged behind. They're notoriously drying and tend to look flat and unnatural -- that is, until now.   read more

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7 Fall Beauty Trends to Try Now

Fashion Week is actually Fashion Month. It kicks off in New York City and wraps in Paris four weeks later (London and Milan fall in between). During that month, we watch as new beauty trends percolate. And the fall 2015 trends were some of the strongest we've seen in years. From masked eye makeup to modern hair accessories, our favorite fall beauty trends are bolder and cooler than seasons past. And they're also easy to wear right now -- there's no rule that says you have to wait until fall.   read more

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What's the Best Exercise for Your Age?

Most of us have an arsenal of serums and creams to fight wrinkles -- so why aren't we taking the same all-in approach when it comes to tackling another major pitfall of aging: a slowing metabolism?   See workouts

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Gwen Stefani Teams Up With Urban Decay, and It's So Good

Leave it to Urban Decay to come up with a charitable initiative -- and a celebrity partnership -- that we couldn't wait to write about. (There are plenty of both happening in the beauty biz, but they're rarely this exciting.)   read more

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8 New Beauty Products That Will Make You So Happy This March

March is a frustrating month. On paper, it's spring. In reality, it feels like the most soul-sucking part of winter. The frigid temperatures just won't quit. And that's where these new beauty products come in: They'll make you look and feel ready for sunnier days -- or spring break vacations.   read more

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Supermodel Erin Heatherton Is Seriously Sporty

It's unusual for a men's fragrance to have a woman for a spokesperson, but with Curve Sport, $54, and supermodel Erin Heatherton, the pairing makes so much sense.   read more

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9 Luxe Travel Products to Look Gorgeous on the Go

There's been a boom in dollhouse-sized, perfect-for-travel beauty products lately. The reason: travelers don't want to sacrifice quality or luxury just because they're jet-setting. Women want their favorite eye cream or high-tech hair tools -- just in miniature, travel-friendly sizes. And forget DIY -- there's nothing glamorous about siphoning conditioner into a flimsy plastic travel bottle.   read more

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9 Beauty Products to Run Out and Buy This February

I don't mind the winter. (I went to college in Maine if that tells you anything.) But there's a shift that happens around the middle of February that leaves every cold-weather-dwelling person -- myself included -- itching for a tropical vacation. Sadly, I haven't had the luxury of spring break for more than a decade, but I do have oodles of beauty products to cheer me up. And the new beauty products launching this February are some of the most summertime-joy-inducing I've seen in quite some time. There's an ultra-moisturizing tinted moisturizer from Bare Minerals, Lady Gaga's zesty new fragrance, Charlotte Tilbury's aptly named Beach Sticks and many more that are guaranteed to get you through the rest of winter (smile intact).   read more

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