5 Ahhh-mazing Contouring Tutorials

Ask any makeup-obsessed beauty junkie the skill they're most confused about and most will agree: contouring is a bit of a mystery. (At least according to an informal poll in our office.) Contouring and highlighting, for the uninitiated, is the process of using bronzers, light and dark foundations and highlighters to accentuate the contours of your face. Contouring brings out your cheekbones, slims your nose, makes your eyes pop, and gives you an overall 3D, sculpted face that typically requires great lighting or highly paid professionals.   read more


Are You Really Removing All of Your Makeup?

We all have our own, particular routine for removing makeup. I'm strictly a cotton ball and liquid remover type, my older sister only believes in makeup remover wipes and my college roommate would always resort to washing her entire face with a cleanser -- who's right? I asked Annet King, Director of Global Education at Dermalogica, to break down the removal process and, although it's not what my fellow lazy girls want to hear, it truly does take time and a combination of techniques to get your face squeaky clean before you go to sleep. Not convinced? The alternative should be enough to scare you straight.   read more


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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