The Prettiest, New-for-Fall Eye Shadow Palettes

Here's the problem with eye shadow palettes: They look beautiful, enticing us to buy them, but when it comes to actually using them, we tend to have a favorite color or two, and the other shades go to waste. Sound familiar?   read more


The Only Lipstick You'll Need Ever Again (Thanks, Nars)

This fall marks the 20th anniversary of Nars Cosmetics, and to celebrate, the iconic brand has launched The Audacious Lipstick collection. This new collection contains 40 shades of richly pigmented, ultra smooth lipsticks in colors ranging from Pantone's radiant orchid to every hue of nude you could ever need.   read more


6 Amazing, No-Flake Mascaras

Flakes: They're my bugaboo. I don't like flaky people, and I really don't like flaky mascara. It's been 20 years since I first picked up a mascara wand, and I still haven't found a formula that doesn't fall all over my cheeks or scrape the s!&# out of my cornea. A truly flake-free mascara, I decided, was about as plausible as a sharknado.   read more


M.A.C.'s Latest Collection Is the Stuff Romance Is Made Of

When you think of romance novels, the first thing that comes to mind are the book covers featuring Fabio (or a Fabio-esque man) with his shirt off and a busty, swooning woman. But would you think they would be a great inspiration for your makeup? Probably not. Well, the folks over at M.A.C. beg to differ, and those novels served as the inspiration for their latest collection aptly called, "A Novel Romance." (AKA "a colour collection teeming with luscious shades that will have you feeling overwhelmed with desire.")   read more


7 Stellar Makeup Brands for Dark Skin

When it comes to finding the best makeup for dark skin, there's an ever-expanding range of liquid foundations, BB creams and powders. Sure, there are limitations, but the offerings are growing.   read more


Beauty Junkies, Meet Your New Favorite Photo Book

We all know the power of a statement lip -- a swipe of color and a touch of gloss can give your entire look a timeless je ne sais quoi. Is there anything more seductive than a pair of kissable lips? Author Alice Harris' latest photo book, "Blow Me a Kiss," $35, is proof that no, there is not. With a curation of classic images by visual artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein (no selfies here), Hines tracks the allure of luscious, legendary lips throughout history, from Audrey Hepburn's rosy pair all the way to Lana Del Rey's talked-about pout. If these gorgeous snaps don't inspire you to reach for the lipstick tonight, we don't know what will.   read more


5 Beauty Vending Machines That Let You Touch Up After Takeoff

Attention mani girls: Essie's latest foray into the world of beauty vending machines will actually have you looking forward to your next three-hour flight delay. The Essie Color Boutique is a self-service kiosk that gives you instant access to cult classic shades like Mademoiselle and Mint Candy Apple, as well as their seasonal collection (48 polish choices in total).   read more


The Mika for Shu Collection = Makeup in Technicolor

Japanese photographer Mika Ninagawa's work pops with punchy colors, natural forms and colorful creatures. Her third, limited-edition cosmetics and skin care collab with Shu Uemura, Mika for Shu features these super-happy, eye-catching motifs. Check out the Mika for Shu Summer 2014 Collection here.   read more


We Made the Impossible Happen: 7 (Work-Appropriate) Days of Glitter Makeup

I'm a firm believer that there is no bad time or place to wear glitter. So when Urban Decay's Bondage Weightless Makeup Adhesive landed on my desk, I pronounced that I would wear it (and the Heavy Metal Loose Glitter it works with) every single day if I could. And thus, a challenge was born.   read more


Got Freckles? You're Probably Making These Makeup Mistakes

For anyone, finding the perfect foundation shade is about as easy as following a rainbow to its end. Add freckles to the mix and, well, you might as well be looking for a leprechaun and pot of gold, too. You're faced with issues like whether you should match your foundation to your freckles, to the rest of your face or to some shade halfway between the two.Then, there's the question of coverage: Should you completely cover them? If you don't want to conceal them, will your freckles look strangely muted? The list of questions goes on and on, making it easy to give up on makeup altogether. So we turned to Katie Jane Hughes, makeup artist and Global Colour Ambassador for Butter London, and Los Angeles-based celebrity makeup artist Taylor Babaian to answer all our questions about applying makeup to freckled skin.   read more


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