The Beauty Advent Calendars on Our Wish List

A thing of beauty is a joy forever, no? Give the gift of joy and beauty this year with an adorable beauty advent calendar. Packaged with individual compartments waiting to be opened in the days leading up to Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, these calendars from our favorite beauty brands are filled with the best kind of treats -- nail polish, perfume, makeup, skincare and hair products galore. Perfect for holiday travel or sampling a brand's best products, you'll get on everyone's good list this year with this gift. Of course, we wouldn't fault you if you broke down and got one for yourself -- these charming calendars are just too cute to pass up.   read more

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We Tried It: Estée Lauder's New Perfectionist Makeup

Thanks to advances in technology, makeup is no longer just makeup. Top cosmetic brands are creating products that not only make you look gorgeous in the short-term, they also pack long-term skin-care benefits. The days when makeup wreaked havoc on your face are gone -- now, makeup can actually make your skin better.   read more

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7 Steps to Perfect Foundation Application

Foundation sets the stage for all the other players in your makeup routine. When applied correctly, foundation evens out your skin tone, conceals imperfections and gives you a natural-looking radiance. In the case of Estée Lauder's new Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup SPF 25, it can even give your skin anti-aging benefits. When you properly apply your foundation, it enhances the rest of your look: Your lipstick appears more vibrant, your blush has more "pop" and your eye makeup looks more radiant.   read more

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9 Easy Tips for Creating a Contoured, Flawless Face

Getting perfect skin doesn't have to involve hundreds of products. Work your way to an even-toned, contoured face using foundation   read more

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The Foundation of Your Beauty: 10 Makeup Tips That Will Change Your Routine

Introducing part three of our three-part series, The Foundation of Your Beauty, designed to help you feel gorgeous from the inside out.   read more

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The Foundation of Your Beauty: 10 Tips for Great Skin

Introducing part two of our three-part series, The Foundation of Your Beauty, designed to help you feel gorgeous from the inside out.   read more

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Position Yourself for Better Sleep

Sleep is in short supply these days. An eight-hour workday is a thing of the past -- eight hours of sleep seems like an absurd dream most nights. And if busy schedules and constantly beeping devices aren't enough of a disruption, it turns out that even the position you sleep in may be affecting the quality and quantity of shut-eye you get.   read more

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5 Fashion-Forward Beauty Looks for Your Holiday Parties

Thanks to social calendars filled with back-to-back appearances at swanky soirées and cocktail-laden gatherings, the holiday season calls for statement-making beauty looks. That's why we gathered up five glamorous holiday makeup looks that can be done in a snap. Straight off the runways, these looks will add a dose of high fashion to any cocktail dress, menswear-inspired suit or Christmas sweater you wear this holiday season.   read more

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The Best Beauty Looks From the 2014 American Music Awards

The year is quickly coming to an end, but last night, the American Music Awards gave us one last look at red carpet glamour before we settle in with turkey, pie and wrapping paper. Some of music's biggest stars slipped into slinky gowns, stepped into heels and served up some serious beauty inspiration for the holiday season. From dark, wine-stained lips and seriously smoky eyes to the perfect ombré and on-trend babylights, see the best beauty looks and hairstyles to walk the red carpet of the 2014 AMAs.   read more

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The Blush Trick You Need to Try ASAP

When it comes to applying blush, the method pretty much seems like a no-brainer, right? Swirl, tap and swipe. But a pro will tell you this isn't quite true. Just like you'd never consider the same eye makeup look for hooded eyes as you would for monolids, the shape of your face plays a major role in the way blush can make your face look. If you apply your blush any which way, you run the risk of making your face appear rounder, too severe and pointy, or older. We spoke to makeup artist Kirin Bhatty, who's beautified stars like Jessica Paré, Alessandra Ambrosio and Jenny Slate, to learn best (and worst) blush techniques for your face shape.   read more

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