Stories by Stephanie Shum

8 Best Blushes -- and the 6 Worst

If there's one product in your makeup bag that can immediately brighten your complexion, it's blush. In fact, most makeup artists will tell you that your face makeup isn't complete until you've dusted a rosy glow across your cheeks. And then, presto change-o: What once was tired, sallow-looking skin is healthy and radiant.   See blushes


September 25, 2013  |   5:09 PM  |  88 COMMENTS
6 Best Lip Plumpers -- and the 4 Worst

Quick, what do Lindsay Lohan, Heidi Montag, and Pamela Anderson have in common?
Answer: Addictions to bleach-blonde hair, poor life decisions, and awful lip injections. Even with all the advancements in cosmetic surgery and the best surgeons money can buy, these celebrities can't seem to get a lip enhancement that looks, well, natural. Is there really no way to get plump-looking lips à la Angelina Jolie without ending up with overly-injected duck lips?   See products


July 24, 2013  |   5:07 PM  |  45 COMMENTS
10 Worst Eyeliners

We constantly hear women talk about how much they love mascara. "My mascara this," "My mascara that" they rave. They go on and on about how crucial it is to their eye makeup routine and how well it works to make their eyes "pop."   See eyeliners


December 18, 2012  |   6:12 PM  |  80 COMMENTS
13 Worst Foundations

The biggest mistake women make with their face makeup is wearing the wrong shades for their skin tone. The second biggest mistake? Wearing one of the foundations on this list. Even if you've found a shade that perfectly matches your skin tone, it won't do much good if the formula is blotchy, cakey, or makes you break out.   See products


December 27, 2011  |   9:12 AM  |  80 COMMENTS
Quiz: Does Your Hair Color Match Your Personality?

We've all heard blondes have more fun and brunettes are more serious. And as much as we want to roll our eyes at these generalizations, we have to wonder -- are people judging our personalities based on our hair color too?   Take quiz


November 30, 2011  |  11:11 AM  |  200 COMMENTS
The Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide


The Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide

If this season is all about giving, let's just say we're more like Scrooge than Santa.

It's not that we're not generous. But with all the shiny new gizmos and the gorgeous holiday sets available, we'll be the first to admit that we're often tempted to keep the gifts for ourselves. C'mon, fess up: You kept that set of luxe hand creams instead of giving them to mom last year, didn't you?   See gifts


November 14, 2011  |   9:11 PM  |  20 COMMENTS
7 Worst Powders

For a product whose entire reason for being is to make your skin look great by setting foundation and keeping skin matte, it rarely gets the attention it deserves. People never gush about how great your powder looks, do they?   See powders


November 4, 2011  |   4:11 PM  |  77 COMMENTS
What's Your Best Eye Makeup Look?

If you've ever been mesmerized by the vast quantity of eye makeup colors in the beauty aisle -- but still end up walking out of the store with the same old beige eyeshadow -- you're probably stuck in a color rut.   Take quiz


November 2, 2011  |   9:11 AM  |  95 COMMENTS
Evelyn Lauder, Estée Lauder Executive and Breast Cancer Advocate, Passes Away

Evelyn Lauder, daughter-in-law of cosmetics conglomerate Estée Lauder, passed away Saturday at her Manhattan home from complications of nongenetic ovarian cancer. She was 75 years old.   Read more


November 14, 2011  |   2:11 PM  |  COMMENT
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