Would You Buy or Swap Used Makeup Online?

Reddit is a great resource for many things: Discovering new memes, uncensored interviews with celebs (Snoop Dogg is a fan of K Pop, FYI) and, believe it or not, scoring sweet makeup deals. Yep, this stripped-down dude bulletin board is also home to the Makeup Exchange, a forum where users can sell, request and even swap products for free. Picked up the wrong shade of M.A.C. foundation? No problem, Julie in Montana will trade you for her Stila lipstick in Phenomenal. Sounds like a makeup junkie's dream ... except for one teensy, tiny, problem: The majority of products being passed around have all been used.   read more

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12 Best Shine Serums and Sprays

Have you decided that your lackluster hair is a lost cause? Well, you might want to rethink that conclusion. A good-quality shine serum or spray should be your first line of defense in the war on dull hair -- just ask any hairstylist or beauty salon owner. Whether you're a curly-haired gal dealing with frizz or a straight-haired chick looking to minimize static, a shine serum can help smooth strands and even treat common hair problems. Above all, they create serious shine.   See list

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Ditch Your Coat and Try This Fall Outerwear Trend

Capes are topping our shopping lists this season -- and for good reason. Designers brought back this sophisticated outerwear option in their fall 2014 New York Fashion Week shows, showing rich colors, unexpected textures and so many different ways to wear the look. Whether you want to wear a cape in place of a heavy coat or as a stylish substitute for a blazer on an evening out, there's a fall cape you'll love. Start your wishlist now.   read more

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The #ProductEmpties We Loved to the Last Drop

Ever had a beauty product you love so much that you shook, hacked, scraped or squeezed its container until you were absolutely positive you had expended all of its precious contents? Rare indeed is the product that elicits that deliciously desperate feeling, especially in beauty editors. So when our team of beauty mavens encounters a rave-worthy product, you know it's the real deal. Herewith, our editors rattle off their "beauty empties," aka the best beauty products that they can't help but use until the last drop. Read on for their best nail polishes, hair products, skin care products and makeup now.   read more

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Steal These Fitness Gurus' Gym Bag Beauty Essentials

How do these beauty-conscious fitness gurus stay gorgeous, even after a tough workout? We asked them to spill the contents of their gym bag to see which products they keep on hand at all times so they can look good during an intense sweat session, and after. Here, the beauty products that belong in every woman's gym bag.   read more

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Makeup Transformations That Totally Trump Your Halloween Costume

Talk about a makeover! These internet makeup stars pull off believable celebrity-inspired makeup transformations with amazing skill. Here are six of our favorite makeup artists -- Michelle Phan, Promise Phan, Carly Paige, Kandee Johnson, Lucia Pittalis and Anastasiya Shpagina -- and their best makeup transformations.   read more

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Makeup Tricks Before & After: Can You Tell The Difference?

Almost every makeup tutorial comes with a little nugget of advice that you can tack onto your routine and claims to make a world of difference. Want eyes as big as Zooey Deschanel's? Line your waterline with a nude eyeliner! But is the difference between normal eyes and gorgeous doe-like eyes really as simple as a few swipes? Is it a placebo effect? Or are your eyes just watery and full of liner?   read more

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9 Best Products for Natural Hair

Finding the best products for natural hair isn't easy. You want the best hair products for tamed edges, defined curls, moisturized ends and a long list of other requirements. And for every "must" on your list of hair care demands, there are hundreds of products on the market that say they do just that -- but do they? To help you find the best products for your natural hair we enlisted our favorite natural hair bloggers, natural hair vloggers and product enthusiasts to share what they use and love.   read more

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We Can't Stop Staring

At last night's Los Angeles premiere of "Interstellar," Anne Hathaway and hairstylist Adir Abergel proved that short-haired girls can wear textured waves, too.   read more

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The Best Eyeliner for Your Cat Eye, Rocker Smudge or Graphic Flick

Remember when eyeliner used to just be eyeliner? Me neither. Today the aisles of Sephora present you with every kind of formula you could possibly want -- exotic kajal eyeliners, liquid eyeliners in a rainbow of colors, retractable eyeliners, crazy hybrid formulas like Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner ... the works. You may find yourself wondering, "What's the difference?" So we had Wake Up For Makeup blogger Ivy Boyd show us (and tell us) which eyeliner formula is best for which eye makeup look. Here, seven different eye makeup looks perfect for whichever formula you gravitate toward (or for that new pen you can't wait to try).   read more

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