7 Odd Beauty Jobs You Never Knew Existed

When you think of people who work in the beauty industry, all things glamorous and gorgeous come to mind. But the beauty industry isn't all perfectly pouty lips and tanned, toned bodies. When it comes to the job market, "beauty" is a loosely defined term that can encompass everything from mimicking grotesque wounds, to picking bugs out of hair to getting up close and personal with a stranger's naked body, and these professions prove it. We're turning the spotlight on the less-celebrated beauty jobs that you never hear about -- and they're definitely not boring.   read more

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Must-Follow Beauty Rules for Getting Ahead at Work

To climb the career ladder, an Ivy League degree and intellectual prowess certainly help, but -- fair or not -- studies show that for women, beauty matters too.   read more

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The 8 Stages of Organizing Your Beauty Products (and Your Life)

Anyone who has tasked themselves with organizing knows that you don't get from "determined" to "satisfied with life-changing results" without a lot of inner turmoil. Especially if you follow Marie Kondo's tips from her bestselling novel, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up." Thanks to a job that requires me to test out new beauty products (I know, it's rough), my product closet -- er, bathroom -- is bordering on a level that could get me on "Hoarders." So, I decided to put Kondo's tactics to the test. As she says in the book, "When you put your house in order, you put your affairs and your past in order, too." Such is the magic of tidying up. Here's how I (and my beauty product collection) fared.   read more

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12 Best Drugstore Mascaras for 2015

Stubborn, hard to reach and too short! No, we're not describing that guy who never called you back. Unfortunately, we're talking about our eyelashes. To get bat-worthy lashes, we turn to the most essential of all makeup: mascara. But not all mascaras are created equal, and that's where this list of best mascaras comes in. A good mascara can lengthen, volumize and curl your lashes, and is flake- and smudge-proof.   See mascaras

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Can This Whopper Perfume by Burger King Possibly Be Real?

There are some beauty products that are so crazy/awesome/amazing, we just can't believe the world went on spinning without them. Powdered cleansers that get past TSA -- so handy! BB cream for your body -- how did no one think of this sooner? And then there are some beauty products that are so crazy, we can't believe they exist. Take for instance edible deodorant. Not only did someone dream up this concoction (and think it was a good idea), its inventor also managed to convince financial backers and stores that people need this product. Yes, we wish we could say it's an April Fools' prank, but trust us when we say it's legit. Here, 11 unbelievable beauty products that seem like a joke, but aren't.   read more

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This Is What Beauty Looks Like Around the World

Pay close enough attention, and you'll find that everyone on the planet can be divided into the following two categories: Those that be, and those that observe.   read more

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7 Fall Beauty Trends to Try Now

Fashion Week is actually Fashion Month. It kicks off in New York City and wraps in Paris four weeks later (London and Milan fall in between). During that month, we watch as new beauty trends percolate. And the fall 2015 trends were some of the strongest we've seen in years. From masked eye makeup to modern hair accessories, our favorite fall beauty trends are bolder and cooler than seasons past. And they're also easy to wear right now -- there's no rule that says you have to wait until fall.   read more

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18 Must-Have Natural Beauty Products (That Cost Less Than $25)

Until recently, it seemed like natural beauty products just couldn't compete with the results of your department store moisturizer. Now, everyone from Kristen Bell to your meat-eating coworker is switching out their conventional products with all-natural ones. The downside: Overhauling your entire routine can get pricey.   read more

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8 Secrets Cosmetic Companies Don't Want You to Know

Two cosmetic chemists dish on the secrets behind making cosmetics that big name cosmetic companies don't want you to know.   read more

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12 Most Influential Black Women in Hollywood Right Now

If you're an African American woman possessed with the drive to succeed in show business, expect to find yourself neck-deep in challenges. Even today, Hollywood is a white man's world -- and though this idea is nothing new, it may not take on real meaning until you look at the numbers...   read more

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