Stories by Dawn Davis

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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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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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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Why You Need to Know British It Girl Tamara Ecclestone

If you live in the UK, or you're a fan of Formula One racing, you know all about Tamara Ecclestone. The socialite, It girl and racing heiress is a mainstay in British magazines and tabloids.   read more

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Weekend Recap: Makeup at the NAACP Image Awards and More

Lupita Nyong'o won Best Supporting Actress at the NAACP Image Awards. Celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose gave her a pretty bronze look using Dior products. [press release]   read more

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The Amazing Beauty Breakthroughs You Haven't Heard About … Yet

Snail slime facials and BB creams are so 2013. The new beauty trends for 2014 are so cutting edge, many aren't even available yet. You'll definitely want to keep an eye out for these technologies when they appear later this year, in 2015 and beyond.   read more

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5 CC Primers For Prettier Skin

If you've been following the "alphabet cream" trend, you know all about BB creams and CC creams, and you've probably been waiting patiently for DD creams to surface. (A few brands have tried to make DDs happen, without much success.)   read more

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Weekend Recap: Super Bowl 'Fanicures' and More

Queen Latifah and Erin Andrews both wore "fanicures" to the Super Bowl. They opted for CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Sapphire Flare and Wine to Five, respectively. [Instagram]   read more

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8 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 New Beauty Products We Love

February may be a short month, but there's a lot going on: Fashion Week, the Olympics and Valentines Day -- just to name a few. For this month's roundup of the best new beauty products, I'm ignoring all of those things and focusing on the products you'll want to buy for yourself. No street style inspiration. No roses. No gold medals. There's enough of that floating around already, don't you think?   read more

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