11 Best Drugstore Concealers

The best drugstore concealers -- just like their more expensive counterparts -- help us address many a beauty need: They cover up those Netflix-induced under eye bags; make that giant, unexpected pimple do a disappearing act; and add extra insurance to our #flawless makeup look for a night out. And if you think you need to spend money on a pricey concealer to get amazing results, think again.   read more

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12 Best Eyeshadows

If you haven't stashed one of these best eyeshadows in your makeup bag, then you might be familiar with this scenario: You start your day with perfectly made-up eyes. Your lashes are long and lifted, your cat-eye wings are as symmetrical as they'll ever be and your eyeshadow is blended so skillfully that you wish you could give yourself a high five. But a few hours later, you glance in the bathroom mirror to find a pair of shockingly faded, creased eyelids. What was a makeup masterpiece this morning is now a hot mess. We've all been there.   See shadows

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15 Best Cheap Makeup Finds for $5 or Less

If your budget's more canned tuna than caviar, your makeup doesn't have to suffer. Like the right $5 bottle of wine can taste just as good as a $50 bottle, the best cheap makeup can produce equally high-end results.   Makeup finds

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Editors' Picks: The Best BB Creams

BB cream is suddenly everywhere -- from giant signs in Sephora windows to the best real estate in the drugstores to cosmetic bags around the country. And even us beauty editors (who have to be hypercritical -- it's our job) are excited about this bourgeoning makeup-meets-skin care category.   See products

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How to Apply Liquid Eyeliner Like a Pro

Liquid eyeliner adds a bold dimension to your makeup look that no other product can achieve. Whether you're rocking a graphic cat eye or a subtle swish and flick, liquid eyeliner enhances the eyes in all kinds of chic, flattering ways. But learning how to apply liquid eyeliner to achieve that perfect, clean-lined, symmetrical shape requires a surgical level of precision that most of us simply don't have. Or so we thought.   read more

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9 Best Foundations for Oily Skin

If you find yourself using up an entire pack of blotting paper per day, chances are you're not using the best foundation for oily skin. But don't worry; we're here to help solve your oily skin foundation woes. We scoured the reviews of readers who say they have oily skin, greasy skin and shiny skin to figure out which foundations they rely on to keep them shine-free all day long (even through that dreaded mid-day oil-slick). From matte foundations to foundations that give skin a dewy -- but not greasy -- glow, these are the best foundations for oily skin. Kiss your shiny skin goodbye.   read more

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How to Create Flawless Cat Eye Makeup in 7 Easy Steps

Cat eye makeup is arguably one of the hardest beauty looks to create -- for eyeliner novices and pros alike. That's because a flawless cat eye requires razor-sharp precision to pull off symmetrical feline flicks.   See tips

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We Found the No. 1 Best Foundation For Dry Skin

Those of us with parched, flaky complexions are on a constant hunt to find the best foundation for dry skin. Sometimes it can feel like oily-skinned girls get all the attention. "Ugh, my breakouts!" they lament. But we dry-skinned gals have problems, too. Like everyone else, we want our faces to look airbrushed and smooth, but so many foundations are formulated with drying powders and alcohol, which can cause our skin to look more, shall we say, reptilian than we'd prefer.   read more

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7 Eyebrow Gels for Gorgeous, Feathered Arches

I have vivid memory of being 14 years old (circa 1996) and dragging my mother to no fewer than five drugstores in search of an elusive tube of clear mascara. I must've read about its brow-taming powers in Teen (RIP), and I needed it.   read more

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15 Ways to Rock Winged Eyeliner

When it comes to our eyeliner this year, we're just winging it -- which is to say, we're exploring all the wild and wonderful ways we can wing our eyeliner. Because, as much as we love a classic winged eyeliner look, or even a subtle cat-eye, it never hurts to experiment with eyeliner.   read more

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