8 Best Lip and Cheek Stains -- and the 3 Worst

There's something so appealing and youthful about flushed cheeks and rosy lips. Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with a perpetual glow and just-bitten-looking lips. The good news is makeup companies have done their best to give us what nature should have through the ingenious invention of lip and cheek stains. That said, while some of these products have forever earned a place in our reader's makeup bags, others have wound up in their trash bins.   See products

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The Best in Gold, Silver and Bronze Beauty -- FTW!

We may not be flying down the steep mountaintops of Sochi or cheering "USA! USA!" at the top of our lungs in those icy bleachers, but that doesn't mean we can't participate in the Olympics in our own way -- with makeup and beauty. (Bonus: no 12-hour training days or risk of a broken femur.) Because wearing red, white and blue in a month that isn't July, we're sending our athletes good vibes with gold, silver and bronze beauty.   read more

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Lancôme's French Ballerine Collection = *Swoon*

Lancôme's spring color collection, French Ballerine, is finally here and it's gorgeous! Lipsticks and eye shadow palettes in blushing pinks and pale lavender shades have us dreaming of tulle and toe shoes. (Lily Collins is the dreamy ballerina in the new Lancôme ads.) The new Lancôme 2014 spring color makeup collection is available in stores now.   read more

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Selfies, Snaps and #NoMakeup Looks You Didn't See at The Grammys

Ever wonder what goes on before celebs pose for the paparazzi? We rounded up our favorite Instagram snaps to get a behind-the-scenes look at how they prep for music's biggest night.   read more

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Come Ogle MAC's Latest Eye Shadow Offerings

It's official: We can't get enough of MAC. And neither can you -- after all, your reviews put MAC's Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo at the top of our Best Mineral Makeup list.   read more

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12 Best Makeup Finds for $5 or Less

If your budget's more beer than champagne, your makeup doesn't have to suffer. Take comfort in these consumer-approved, high-quality finds, available online and at your local drugstore.   Makeup finds

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Runway to Real Life: Spring Makeup Trends

Sure, fashionistas are anxiously waiting for Autumn/Winter '15 trends to hit the runways at New York Fashion Week, but the rest of us are kinda eager to start wearing the spring makeup trends we saw on the runway last fall. Some trends were utterly predictable (I get it -- slick ponytails and smoky eyes are here to stay), but there were a few showstoppers, like the bold new lip colors, canvas-worthy eye makeup and modern takes on vintage favorites. Take a look at how these beauty bloggers transformed those new runway trends into totally wearable, everyday makeup looks.   read more

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Would You Buy or Swap Used Makeup Online?

Reddit is a great resource for many things: Discovering new memes, uncensored interviews with celebs (Snoop Dogg is a fan of K Pop, FYI) and, believe it or not, scoring sweet makeup deals. Yep, this stripped-down dude bulletin board is also home to the Makeup Exchange, a forum where users can sell, request and even swap products for free. Picked up the wrong shade of MAC foundation? No problem, Julie in Montana will trade you for her Stila lipstick in Phenomenal. Sounds like a makeup junkie's dream ... except for one teensy, tiny, problem: the majority of products being passed around have all been used.   read more

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The Hottest Hair and Beauty Trends From the SAG Awards

The SAG awards gave us three different takes on the 60s bouffant that we can't wait to try: Abigail Breslin did Bridgette proud in a retro half-updo, "New Girl" actress Hannah Simone highlighted her bangs with an voluminous updo and Julie Bowen paired her bouffant with a flirty ponytail.   read more

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TV Stars Who Look Totally Different IRL

We're always in awe of celebs who change up their looks for that one big on-screen moment -- Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club", Lupita Nyong'o in "12 Years a Slave", Meryl Streep in almost every role she plays. But when that makeover takes place every week in your living room (we're talking TV), it's hard to picture the celebrity outside the role. Good hair and makeup is truly powerful, people. Just take a look at these television favorites -- you'll have to rewind your DVR for a double take.   read more

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