10 Best Acne Coverage Tutorials on YouTube

Anyone who has ever suffered from acne knows the solution is not as simple as dabbing on a little concealer. It can take months, even years, to find the best routine for your acne, along with products that help perfectly conceal your blemishes and scars without looking like you caked on the entire foundation section at Sephora.   read more

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7 Insanely Chic Hairstyles for Greasy Hair

On the hunt for hairstyles for greasy hair? We feel you. We all have those days when washing, conditioning, drying and styling our hair is just way more effort than we're willing to put forth. Lucky for us, celebrity hairstylist Mika Fowler says we should be shampooing our hair only once a week -- two to three times, tops -- to avoid stripping it.   read more

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10 Party-Ready Buns That Take Less Than 10 Minutes

The holidays are stressful enough without worrying about what hairstyle you're going to wear to your party du jour -- not to mention, how you'll possibly find time to affix every piece of hair perfectly in place between pulling cookies out of the oven and dashing to the mall to pick up your secret Santa gift.   read more

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8 Day-to-Night Holiday Makeup Looks That Take 5 Minutes or Less

It's a (no-so) scientific fact that -- from cookie exchanges to work parties to New Year's Eve toasts -- social engagements increase 1,000 percent around the holidays. It's also a fact (of life) that work can put a serious damper on getting ready for said engagements. After all, the sparkly holiday eye makeup we're donning for our friend's holiday party probably isn't going to fly at the office.   read more

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This Is the Only Tutorial (With GIFs) You Need to Master No-Makeup Makeup

Putting on makeup just to look like you're not wearing any seems a little counterintuitive. But it only takes a glance at the Instagram accounts of supermodels like Gigi Hadid or the runways at NYFW to see why the no-makeup makeup trend is here to stay. It's all about enhancing your natural beauty in subtle, but noticeable, ways.   read more

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Strobing Is the New Contouring. Here's How to Do It Flawlessly (With GIFs)

There are currently 67,756 posts (and counting) on Instagram with the hashtag "strobing." And it's easy to see why this trend has become so popular -- it's the lazy girl's answer to contouring. It's like highlighter on steroids, and makes your cheekbones look so high and sculpted it's like they were blessed by Beyonce herself. "True strobing uses light-reflective textures like frosts and shimmer to make the skin look like it's glowing from within," says M.A.C. Cosmetics Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt. "Strobing makes the skin look ethereal and really makes the cheekbones pop."   read more

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14 New Ways to Wear a Bun

From the runway to the red carpet, the bun hairstyle has been influencing women since its first appearance in ancient Greece. While it has taken on many forms (ballerina, knot, braided) and meanings (in Chinese history, a woman's bun revealed her marital status), it is a true style staple. A go-to for a polished look -- or even just to disguise a bad hair day.   See buns

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How to Apply False Lashes Like a Pro

The mere mention of false eyelashes can strike fear into the hearts of otherwise makeup-savvy women. Applying false lashes is an art that many of us have yet to master. A bad application can literally leave you in tears, ruining your makeup in the process.   Read guide

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How to DIY Taylor Swift's Fiercest Bad Blood Makeup Look for Halloween

Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" music video starred essentially every member of her #squad, and they all looked amazing. So, naturally, Miss Swift and her Bad Blood crew top the list of the best group Halloween costume ideas for 2015. (Because, seriously, who doesn't want to wear killer makeup and a badass outfit?)   read more

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18 Gorgeous NYFW Makeup Looks to Try Out Now

New York Fashion Week is a magical time in the beauty world. All the best makeup artists in the business are there, creating glamorous, gorgeous and (sometimes) insane-but-awesome makeup looks to complement the fashions designers are sending down the runway. Now that New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 has come to a close, we rounded up our favorite makeup looks from the shows that we can actually pull off in real life. Here, the most-wearable and drool-worthy makeup how-tos from fashion week. Get ready for some serious makeup inspiration.   read more

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How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger Than a Disney Princess'

Want to know how to make your eyes look bigger? People have been fascinated with eyes since the beginning of time. More than windows to the outside world, eyes are also portals inward. We gaze into them to learn someone's innermost thoughts. Or, we'll cast a smoldering look to tell someone we're interested.   read more

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3 Gorgeous Ways to Wear Urban Decay's New Naked Smoky Palette

Here's the thing about eye shadow palettes: Though they tend to look gorgeous in the package, how many times have you bought one, only to use two (maybe three) shades from the whole thing? Luckily, that's not the case with Urban Decay's cult-favorite Naked palettes.   read more

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How to Apply Lipstick Like a Makeup Artist

We know what you're thinking -- how complicated can lipstick possibly be? True enough -- it isn't brain surgery. But somehow, by the end of the day, women around the world catch themselves in the mirror to find uneven, flaking, smudging, bleeding lip color that makes them want to (almost) resign lipstick altogether.   read more

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How to Blow-Dry Your Hair Like a Pro

Getting a professional blow-dry is like getting a shot of beauty adrenaline. The feeling you experience when you leave the salon is pure exhilaration. Nothing much has changed; your face is the same, and your weight is the same, but somehow you feel ten times more beautiful and infinitely more confident.   See tips

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How to Find the Best Mascara Wand for Your Lashes

You can't get the lashes you want without the right tool. But with all the wand shapes to choose from, picking out the perfect mascara can feel a bit like 9th grade geometry class (and nobody wants to relive high school, especially when it comes to something that's supposed to be fun like makeup). So how exactly does one go about deciphering all of the hourglass, spherical and wavy shapes to find the right mascara for your lashes? We're here to break it down for you -- with a little help from the experts, of course.   read more

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4 Hairstyles You Can Do In Your Car

When it comes to multitasking, I'm pretty much the most efficient girl you'll ever meet. Running while talking? Check. Cleaning while cooking and watching TV? That's me.   read more

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9 Negative Space Nail Art Looks to Copy Now

The trends of nail art and nude-colored polish aren't going anywhere this season, but the fall/winter 2014 runway shows showed a new style of manicure that combines the look of both. Manicurists are dubbing this hot look the "negative space manicure": minimalist, often geometric-looking nail art that lets slivers of your naked (or nude-polished) nail peek through. Check out these inspirational negative space manis, and tips on how to DIY them.   read more

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A Mind-Blowing Step-by-Step Guide to the Cut Crease

The cut crease eye makeup look is on par with a killer smoky eye, the perfect red lip or those loose, beachy waves everyone (but me) seems to be able to perfect. In other words, you see it everywhere, but it's more difficult than it looks to do by your own hand. If you're thinking, 'Uh, what's a cut crease?', it's a technique that contrasts eye shadow color in the crease of your eye for a sharp, defined look.   read more

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How to DIY the Best Hairstyles From Fashion Week

You can't get the clothes from the Spring '15 New York Fashion Week runways right now, but you can walk away with something from the whirlwind week of beautiful fashion. That's right, we're talking about the hairstyles. We got the inside scoop from the stylists behind fashion's best hair styles. Try your hand at DIY-ing the best hair trends from Fashion Week.   read more

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3 Ways Even Your Stick-Straight Hair Can Have Beach Waves

Every summer, I'm bombarded with magazine spreads and YouTube tutorials on how to get the perfect beach waves -- and I devour every one of them. I buy salt spray and sit religiously in front of my vanity trying to create those perfectly undone, (seemingly) low-maintenance waves. Summer beach waves may be considered a "quick and easy" hairstyle, but my limp, un-waved hair insists otherwise. Enter the hair geniuses at Salon Mario Russo in Boston. Owner and lead stylist Mario Russo has created three out-of-the-box techniques for creating beach waves that will work on even the straightest hair, guaranteed. And get this -- you don't need a curling iron, wand or automatic machine doo-dad to get the look. Get ready to have your world rocked, and your waves turned seriously beachy.   read more

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