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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14 Best Powders

When it comes to face makeup, most of us will go to amazing lengths in order to find that perfect product. That one foundation, powder or concealer that completely hides spots, minimizes lines and creates an overall flawless finish. (Does one such product even exist?!) We will spend a ton of cash -- maybe not on one product, but on the hundreds we've tested in a lifetime -- read reviews until we're dizzy and, of course, allow makeup artist after makeup artist to convince us that their product is the best. That's a lot of work for a category of makeup that shouldn't really get noticed, right? Well, in order to put an end to this madness and to hopefully save you a few bucks, we thought we'd share a list of the top-rated face powders according to our readers.   See powders

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Look of the Day

Kristen Bell showed up the 2017 People's Choice Awards last night ready to break hearts in a metallic Rasario jumpsuit, paired with a dramatic eye and effortlessly tousled waves. Bell teamed up with makeup artist, Simone Almekias-Siegl, who said her inspiration for Bell's look stemmed from her edgy jumpsuit. "I wanted her skin to look fresh, and her makeup classy and sexy," Almekias-Siegl says. "I decided to give her a soft smoky eye with a nude lip."   read more

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17 Best Face Cleansers

When it comes to the art of face washing, we ladies take it pretty seriously. We carefully select our skin care products and practically give ourselves a facial twice a day. We do this ritual in the morning to look and feel refreshed and awake (even when we likely get less than six hours of sleep). And then we wash the day off of our faces in the evening, removing all traces of makeup, as well as any dirt and excess oil.   See cleansers

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The 10 Nail Colors Every Woman Should Own

In 1917, Cutex introduced the first commercially available nail polish -- a rosy pink, the only nail color a proper flapper needed for a bangin' mani. One hundred years later, it's possible to find nail polish in every color of the rainbow. With so many options, how does a gal choose?   read more

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How to Clean Makeup Brushes When You're Lazy AF

Like flossing or drinking enough water, we all know we should be cleaning our makeup brushes regularly, but, let's get real, how many of us actually are? We're certainly guilty as charged (it just seems so time-consuming!). Still, there's no denying that grimy brushes are majorly gross -- they can lead to all kinds of unwanted skin issues like breakouts and even infection -- not to mention that they don't work as well. So we asked the pros for the easiest, fastest ways to clean makeup brushes. Read on for game-changing advice that's guaranteed to make even the laziest girl a clean brush convert.   read more

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These Are the Virtual Makeover Tools You Need to Try

Sure, the arrival of the new year presents a great excuse for making self-improvements. But if you don't want to spend more time at the gym, do a juice cleanse or buy new mascara, these free smartphone apps are a pretty cool shortcut to your new year makeover (or, at the very least, a bangin' Facebook profile pic). We tried four beauty apps on our road to selfie-made perfection -- and took photos along the way. Here's how they fared.   read more

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20 Best Products for Curly Hair

Those of us with curly hair know it can be both a blessing and a curse. When it behaves, nothing's better than having a head full of perfect ringlets or waves that cascade over your shoulders. But when it's acting ornery or piqued -- look out. Thirsty, frizzy, stressed-out curly hair is never pretty. And when we try to wrestle those same misbehaving curls into submission, it only makes things worse. (Because, really, the only thing that looks worse than fried curls are fried curls that have been further fried in an attempt to make them behave.)   Best curl products

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Microblading Is the Eyebrow Tattoo Technique Your Brows Need

Tattooed makeup has come a long way. Gone are the days of harlequin eyebrows and overdraw, one-dimensional liner. Today's tattoos look pretty and natural -- and tattooed brows are especially realistic.   read more

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17 Empowering Quotes From Women of Color

Sometimes, we all need a little reminder of just how strong, powerful and beautiful we are. Like those days when we wake up late, dump coffee down our shirt and get chewed out by our boss before 10am. So, we rounded up our favorite empowering quotes from the trailblazing women of color who really knew how to face adversity with defiance or grace. These women discuss everything from beauty to race to womanhood in profound ways that can inspire us all to speak up for what we believe and love ourselves for who we are. Stay positive, focused and happy with these inspiring quotes from Frida Kahlo, Eartha Kitt, Maya Angelou, Zoe Saldana, Malala Yousafzai and more.   read more

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