Stories by Dawn Davis

5 Things We Ask Everyone: Taryn Manning

Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett -- Taryn Manning's character on "Orange is the New Black" -- wouldn't be our first stop for beauty advice. (She has about three teeth and doesn't even wear bootleg prison makeup.) Taryn Manning the actress, on the other hand, couldn't be prettier or more approachable in person.   read more

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December 23, 2013  |   9:12 AM  |  COMMENT
Weekend Recap: RiRi's Christmas Mani, MAC's Next Collection, and More

If anyone can make candy cane and snow man nail art look cool it's Rihanna. Source: instagram
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December 23, 2013  |   9:12 AM  |  COMMENT
Weekend Recap: Taylor Chopped Her Hair, Painted Faces at Chanel, and More

It looks like Taylor Swift really did chop her hair. Source: thestir.com

Beyoncé's Visual Album -- chock full of fabulous hair and makeup -- has taken over the world. Source: dailymail.com   read more

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December 16, 2013  |   8:12 AM  |  COMMENT
December's Hottest Beauty Launches -- Just in Time for Santa

It may not seem like it, but December is a fantastic month for new beauty launches. Most beauty gift sets hit shelves in November (or even late October), and lots of brands save their big news for January. (I'm already excited about next month's story.) So December tends to be quieter on the launch front, but the products that do come out this month are extra special.   read more

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December 2, 2013  |   1:12 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
Our 7 Favorite New Eyeliner Markers

Simon Doonan, the Creative Ambassador at Large of Barneys New York, once told me that "every woman should have a signature flourish -- crazy sunglasses, neon hair, something special." (His is a floral shirt -- he's unrecognizable in anything else.)   read more

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December 2, 2013  |   6:12 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Janelle Monae: The Misfit Everyone Wants to Imitate

Janelle Monae is -- in one word -- a firecracker. She dances like a maniac. Her songs are essentially four-minute parties, and her style manages to be simultaneously classic and bold. In a sea of ball gowns and finger waves on the red carpet, Monae stands out in a tuxedo and pompadour hairstyle (a hairstyle she does herself, by the way). She's a true individual. And ever since she hit the scene in 2010, Hollywood has become exponentially cooler.   read more

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November 26, 2013  |   9:11 AM  |  COMMENT
Weekend Recap: Nail Art at the AMAs, Beyoncé's Shocking Hair Color, and More

Katy Perry matched her mani to her dress at last night's American Music Awards. Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees used two coats of Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color in Slick Black as a base color and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in White On to create the dots. Source: press release   read more

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November 25, 2013  |   7:11 AM  |  COMMENT
Weekend Recap: How Much Stars Get Paid for Fragrance Deals, and More

Find out how much celebs really get paid for their fragrances. Source: Stylecaster.com

L'Oreal is launching liquid hair chalk in March. Source: WWD   read more

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November 18, 2013  |   6:11 AM  |  COMMENT
7 New Beauty Products to Buy This November

From fresh makeup palettes to game-changing miracle serums, literally hundreds of brand-new beauty products cross my desk each month. It's my job to round up the best of those coming soon to a cosmetic shelf near you. I'm giddy -- practically bouncing off my desk chair -- about my November picks. I had the opportunity to learn about many of these new beauty products months ago, and, sworn to secrecy, have been on the verge of bursting to share them with you. Each one has found a place in my personal beauty routine -- and I'm not just saying that for the sake of this story. They're that good.   read more

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November 11, 2013  |   6:11 AM  |  COMMENT
Your Beauty Dream Team: Nighttime Facial Masks

If you're anything like me, you love your eight hours a night (okay, seven … on a good day), but you wish you could function with less. All that time spent horizontal just seems so, well, unproductive. If sleep came in capsule form, I'd take it.   read more

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November 8, 2013  |   1:11 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
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