These 'Humans of New York' Photos Redefine Beauty in the Best Way

How often do you log on to Facebook to see yet another engaged friend, or scroll through Instagram wondering how your old roommate got that perfect bikini-ready body? It's easy to get a little jealous of others with today's omnipresent social media. So it was more than a little refreshing when we came across photographer Brandon Stanton's rapidly spreading Tumblr account, Humans of New York. Stanton's photos capture pieces of everyday life from New Yorkers he stops in the street. Stanton's subjects share their happiest moments, their biggest fears, the advice they would share with a large group of people ... anything Stanton thinks others may connect with.   read more

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Clueless at Choosing Your Colors? There's an App for That

The good news for this Friday (if I choose not to be offended by it) is that Esquire magazine has proclaimed that women my age (42) are the new hotties. The bad news is that even at this ripe, old hot age, with three decades of wearing it and nearly nine years of writing about it under my belt, I remain utterly dense when it comes to picking the correct makeup colors for my complexion.   read more

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10 Dry Texturizing Hairsprays for Great Waves

It's as if dry shampoo and beach spray had a baby -- her name is dry texturizing spray. And she's the hairstyling product du jour.   read more

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July 11, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  COMMENT
The Ad Campaign for D&G's New Makeup Required a Model Whose Eyes Could 'Speak'

"When we were looking for someone whose eyes embody the innermost essence of the Dolce & Gabbana woman, we could only think of one person: Scarlett Johansson," explain Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of the casting choice they made for their new eye makeup campaign. "Her eyes can speak even when she does not," the pair say of Johansson, who, at 29, is expecting her first child with her French journalist fiancé Romain Dauriac.   read more

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July 11, 2014  |   7:07 AM  |  COMMENT
6 Makeup Tricks for the Best Summer #Selfie

Selfies aren't a new phenomenon. "Selfie" was named the 2013 word of the year by Oxford Dictionary, and you'd be hard pressed to find any bar that isn't playing some electronic version of the "Selfie" song (if you can even classify it as a song).   read more

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July 10, 2014  |   1:07 PM  |  COMMENT
We Can't Stop Staring

It's official: Nicola Peltz is our new red carpet obsession. At the New York City premiere of "Affluenza," the actress wore a bold one-sleeve piece from Louis Vuitton with a mod cat eye and side-swept waves.   read more

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July 10, 2014  |  12:07 PM  |  7 COMMENTS
16 Best Night Creams

Getting your eight hours of beauty sleep is great, but what if we told you there's a way you can do even better? What if we told you there's one simple step before you crawl under the covers that can give you the complexion of your dreams?   See night creams

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Clavicle Contouring (And Why You Might Want to Give it a Shot)

According to the folks at Fashionista, clavicle contouring is a secret ace in the hole that the cognoscenti of the beauty world pull out of their back pockets when a little extra oomph is called for.   read more

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Why Kat Von D Doesn't Give Makeup Tips

She may look as intimidating as the needles she uses to tattoo on shows like "Miami Ink" and "L.A. Ink," but Kat Von D made me feel comfortable immediately. "I'm warning you, I talk a lot," she said with a laugh.   read more

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8 Backpacks Sleek Enough to Wear to Work

After watching all the spring/summer 2014 runway shows from New York Fashion Week I could have kicked myself. I instantly regretted giving away my collection of leather, denim and brightly colored backpacks from my school years. That being said, mine weren't nearly as sleek as the reimagined accessories gracing the arms of celebrities and fashion bloggers today. These chic backpacks will have you wondering if you really need that giant purse that weighs you down and gives you a crick in your neck. Newsflash: you don't. Because a trendy new backpack will fit everything you need (including your emergency flats) and will do so in an effortlessly stylish way. Here's proof.   read more

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