9 Best Lip and Cheek Stains -- and the Worst

There's a certain je ne sais quoi to the natural glow of flushed cheeks and rosy lips. Of course, not all of us are blessed with a perpetual glow and just-bitten pout. But the good news is that the makeup industry has done its 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 readers' makeup bags, others have wound up in the trash.   See products

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13 Holiday Makeup Palettes to Drool Over

Forget seasonal beverages, cozy sweaters and snowfall -- winter is the most wonderful time of the year because our favorite makeup brands release their holiday collections, and there's nothing we love more than gorgeously packaged makeup palettes. (Well, maybe champagne toasts.)   read more

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Genius Beauty Products Our Editors Are Thankful for

You have enough to worry about on any given day -- "Is this crop top office-appropriate?" "Did Kimye really deserve that Vogue cover?" -- that getting prettified every morning should not be one of them. Put your beauty routine on auto-pilot with these seriously smart beauty products whose innovative packaging take all the guesswork and fuss out of getting gorgeous.   read more

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8 Day-to-Night Holiday Makeup Looks That Take 5 Minutes or Less

It's a (no-so) scientific fact that -- from cookie exchanges to work parties to New Year's Eve toasts -- social engagements increase 1,000 percent around the holidays. It's also a fact (of life) that work can put a serious damper on getting ready for said engagements. After all, the sparkly holiday eye makeup we're donning for our friend's holiday party probably isn't going to fly at the office.   read more

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How to Look Fresh as Hell in Brown Lipstick

Brown lipstick -- yes, the kind you wore in the '90s -- is back, and looking better than ever. Need proof? Just scroll through the Instagram feeds of "It" girls like Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Joan Smalls, who have all snapped themselves wearing the throwback hue.   read more

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11 Best Primers for Long-Lasting Eye Makeup

If you don't prime before applying eye makeup, you're committing a serious makeup crime. If you aren't convinced that you need (or have time for) this crucial step, maybe this will do it: Experts say that the No. 1 way to prevent makeup from melting and smudging is to prime. (Think about it this way: Taking an extra 10 seconds in the morning to apply eye primer is quicker than spending five minutes wiping eyeliner off your lower lids in the afternoon.)   See them now

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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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