Find the Right Mascara Wand

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 lash? We're here to break it down for you -- with a little help from the experts, of course.   read more

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My Quest for Cara D's Power Brow

I'm in major lust -- lust for Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins and Brooke Shields' eyebrows (circa 1983). Fierce, bold brows that look like they've never been touched with a pair of tweezers have been haunting me everywhere lately. Runways, red carpets and magazine spreads alike all feature full-browed beauties front and center, making every waxed and plucked woman (myself included) wishing we had saved our money and embraced our natural side.   read more

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Holiday Hair and Makeup Looks So Fab We Almost Didn't Share 'Em

Everybody's doing it.

No, not shopping (though we're also engaging in an obscene amount of that recently). We're talking about filling up your Pinterest boards with holiday hair and makeup looks. Even if you're not a heavy pinner, you've probably been trying to figure out festive outfits and the holiday hairstyles that'll complement them perfectly. At least that's what we've been doing.   See holiday looks

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Everything You Need For A Midday Makeup Refresh

When your makeup hits a midday slump, re-energize your look on your next 5-minute break.   read more

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Holiday Forecast: You Need to Try a Metallic Eye

Whether you like subtle sparkle or want to bring the drama with tons of shine, consider this your guide to the season's metallic eye trend   read more

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Get The Perfect Weekend Casual Look

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Get The Perfect Weekend Casual Look

Don't waste your precious weekend time primping. Get this laid-back beauty look in five minutes or less.   read more

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We Tried It: Color-Correcting Primers in Every Shade of the Rainbow

You know you've got a problem when you briefly consider both bribing a TSA agent and/or missing your flight because you think you packed an illicit, full-size tube of expensive foundation primer in your carry-on. Throw it away? When hell freezes over. (True story.)   read more

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WTF Is Radiant Orchid and Why Do We Want It So Badly?

It's that time of year again. The time when the color experts at Pantone flip through their thousands of color swatches to determine which luscious hue most deserves the distinguished title of, ehem, Color of the Year. At which point, the rest of us flock to department stores and makeup counters to snatch up clothing and beauty products in its various shades because, well, it's so pretty, and how have we never noticed this particular color before, and, more importantly, how have we lived without it for so long?   read more

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12 Best Primers for Long-Lasting Eye Makeup

If you're like most of us, you may be guilty of getting ahead of yourself sometimes. You get home from a first date and spend the rest of the night imagining your wedding day and the number of kids you'll have. You start thinking about a baby room, browsing Home Depot for the perfect duck wallpaper -- even though you haven't so much as kissed the guy. The same goes for makeup. Before any of the groundwork is laid, you meticulously layer on eye shadows, liners and mascara before priming. And the next thing you know, all of your hard work has smudged off your face. We know: We're guilty of these jump-the-gun habits too.   See them now

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Our 7 Favorite New Eyeliner Markers

Simon Doonan, the Creative Ambassador at Large of Barneys New York, once told me that "every woman should have a signature flourish -- crazy sunglasses, neon hair, something special." (His is a floral shirt -- he's unrecognizable in anything else.)   read more

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