No matter what time I wake up in the morning, I'm running late. Maybe it's because I insist on scrambling eggs every morning, or am trying to fit in a few phone calls before I head out the door that I always run out of time to do my makeup. Fast-forward to me digging through my makeup bag and applying eyeliner on the sidewalk, lipstick in my car (at stoplights!) and bronzer in the office elevator. Over the years, I've come to learn that some beauty products are just not meant for commuting. Enter these on-the-go beauty products that are nothing short of genius. These products come in convenient toss-in-your-bag sizes, no-mess packaging and compact formulas that are so fool-proof you could apply them without a mirror if you had to (though we don't recommend it). Pick up a few and keep hitting snooze, or stash your favorites in your desk to go straight to happy hour. read more
We know sunbathing, tanning beds and even spray tanning can cause some serious skin issues, but does that mean we're doomed to be pale and pasty forever? Not a chance. There's still one safe way to get that golden glow, and it's in your makeup bag: bronzer. See bronzers
Switching out your boring neutral eyeliners for megawatt shades of electric purple, neon green and cobalt blue may feel out of your comfort zone, but we're here to prove otherwise. These stunning summer makeup looks are completely wearable, as long as you're applying your liquid eyeliner correctly -- which is why we enlisted the help of lead Stila makeup artist Sarah Lucero, who gave us her makeup tips for pulling off these daring shades, along with the best type of eyeliner to use for each one. read more
They balk at eyeliner and tear up at the sight of eye shadow. And don't even think about going near them with mascara. If you've got sensitive eyes, chances are you have a love/hate relationship with your eye makeup. Sure, that cult-classic mascara may get you bold, beautiful lashes, but if it's causing your eyes to flip out, it just isn't worth it. So we enlisted the help of New York-based optometrist Dr. Dori Wolf, who sees patients with swollen, red, itchy and flaky eyes on the daily (she estimates that around 35 percent of her patients have these symptoms), She spilled her tips on the makeup that won't send your eyes into a tizzy. But before we even get into the cosmetic side of things, her first recommendation: Pop a daily omega-3 fatty acid supplement (otherwise known as fish oil). It reduces inflammation in the body and, in turn, help keep eyes moistened and comfy. read more
Maybe you're a total makeup novice who thinks tightlining is the name of a circus act. Or maybe you're so advanced you can draw a cat eye in your rearview mirror on a bumpy road. (Don't judge me, you've tried it, too.) Fact is, we all have some things to learn about makeup application, especially when it comes to the eyes. These Asian eye makeup tutorials walk you through how to create a variety of looks and how to complement your unique lid shape, lashes, and eye and skin color. read more
This year's Fashion Week trends aren't for the faint of heart. Bold orange lips, vivid cobalt eyeliner ... even purple (yes, purple) lipstick has been leaving impressions both on the runway and off. The only problem -- what does one wear with these brighter-than-bright makeup trends to avoid looking like a circus clown? We spoke with some kings and queens of color in the industry -- Wende Zomnir, Executive Creative Director at Urban Decay, Luke Reichle, celebrity stylist and costume designer, and fashion stylist Kimberlee Tokarz -- for their expert advice in pulling off color, lots of color. read more
The first thing I learned while watching the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black": Be thankful for bathroom stalls with doors. The dramedy, about a waspy New Yorker who gets busted for being a drug mule and ends up behind bars, is packed with teachable moments and covers the gamut of jailhouse clichés (Lesbians! Contraband! Shifty guards!), but what really stuck out was the inmates' undeniable ingenuity -- these women are the reigning queens of DIY. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade ... and when prison gives you maxi pads, make flip-flops (or upgrade to duct tape if you're fashion forward). Stole a screwdriver? Fashion a makeshift dildo! read more
Whether it's an overnight bag or the moving box marked "kitchen utensils," my over-packing problem is one that no amount of duct tape (or therapy) can fix. This everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mentality overflows into my beauty habits as well. It doesn't matter if I'm going for a natural, no-makeup, makeup look or full glam; my handbag still ends up crammed full of just about every product I own. To ward off the early stages of Poshitis (also known as heavy handbag syndrome), I took my problem to the experts to find out how to touch up my look on the go without getting weighed down. read more
There's nothing quite like the feeling of purchasing a new beauty product. In part, it's a gamble. (Will this lipstick shade work with your skin color?) It's also a way to improve or even redefine yourself. (New highlights will show your ex that you're a mysterious lady he never had a handle on anyway.) It's a thrill that never really gets old. read more
Okay, I'll admit it -- I have a major girl crush on Kelly Osbourne. Anyone who can dye their hair purple, shave half their head and do it all without the look-at-me fanfare of other celebrities is pretty badass in my book. So when I heard she was coming out with a limited edition makeup collection for M.A.C., I instantly set out snooping for pre-released images and info. Oh, and did I mention her equally sassy counterpart, mother Sharon Osbourne, has also come out with a summer makeup collection for M.A.C.? The two collections, which feature reinvented pastel shades and glammed up classic colors respectively, are available online June 2 and in stores June 12. read more
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