11 Beauty Lessons We Learned From The Hunger Games

You might be surprised by how much you can learn from "The Hunger Games" movies. Between Effie Trinket's makeup to Katniss' hair to the other outrageous styles from Capitol-dwellers, "The Hunger Games" movies have delivered countless memorable hair and makeup looks. Now, as "Mockingay Part 2" hits theaters, some of the most outlandish beauty looks from "The Hunger Games" movies, and what they taught us about hair and makeup.   read more

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Road Test: 13 Long-Lasting Lipsticks, Ranked

At the risk of sounding like a tampon commercial, your lipstick should be able to hold up to everything that you do -- especially a lipstick that claims to last six, eight or even 24 hours.   read more

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17 Hot Guys Wearing Eyeliner

Guyliner. It's exactly what it sounds like: Guys wearing eyeliner. Because, why not? We wouldn't dream of depriving men of all the joy one derives from greeting the world with perfectly defined kohl-lined peepers.   read more

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This Is the Only Tutorial (With GIFs) You Need to Master No-Makeup Makeup

Putting on makeup just to look like you're not wearing any seems a little counterintuitive. But it only takes a glance at the Instagram accounts of supermodels like Gigi Hadid or the runways at NYFW to see why the no-makeup makeup trend is here to stay. It's all about enhancing your natural beauty in subtle, but noticeable, ways.   read more

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Strobing Is the New Contouring. Here's How to Do It Flawlessly (With GIFs)

There are currently 67,756 posts (and counting) on Instagram with the hashtag "strobing." And it's easy to see why this trend has become so popular -- it's the lazy girl's answer to contouring. It's like highlighter on steroids, and makes your cheekbones look so high and sculpted it's like they were blessed by Beyonce herself. "True strobing uses light-reflective textures like frosts and shimmer to make the skin look like it's glowing from within," says M.A.C. Cosmetics Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt. "Strobing makes the skin look ethereal and really makes the cheekbones pop."   read more

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Gwen Stefani Created an Urban Decay Palette for Herself

Rock star and designer Gwen Stefani could have created her own makeup line years ago. Fortunately, she held off until now and partnered with rock star beauty company Urban Decay. The UD Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette is everything a makeup-loving fan of either Gwen Stefani, Urban Decay or both could hope for. It's cool, fun and gorgeous -- and you can scoop it up on November 22. Read our Gwen Stefani interview for the details about the palette from the singer herself.   read more

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Makeup Transformations That Totally Trump Your Halloween Costume

Talk about a makeover! These internet makeup stars pull off believable celebrity-inspired makeup transformations with amazing skill. Here are six of our favorite makeup artists -- Michelle Phan, Promise Phan, Carly Paige, Kandee Johnson, Lucia Pittalis and Anastasiya Shpagina -- and their best makeup transformations.   read more

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11 Best Eye Shadow Palettes

There are few beauty products that look prettier on our vanities and makeup counters than eye shadow palettes. The sleek packaging, the assortment of pretty matte colors and shimmery shades -- a good eye shadow palette is like an artist's palette of paints, but better, because, well, eye shadow.   read more

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Mascara for People Who Hate Mascara

Beauty editor confession: I hate mascara. I hate it so much that I frequently spend large stretches of time on a treatment table with my eyes taped shut, getting falsies glued to my lashes. Yep, even the torture of eyelash extensions was preferable to applying and removing eye makeup every day and night. I loved my extensions almost as much as I hated mascara -- until they made my lashes short, stubby and unhealthy.   read more

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How to Apply False Lashes Like a Pro

The mere mention of false eyelashes can strike fear into the hearts of otherwise makeup-savvy women. Applying false lashes is an art that many of us have yet to master. A bad application can literally leave you in tears, ruining your makeup in the process.   Read guide

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