Copy This Runway Look: Chanel's Be-Dazzled Eye Makeup

Fashion folks may have their Hanky Pankies in a twist over the $4,000 sneakers Chanel sent down its Parisian runway yesterday, but makeup mavens are a-tizzied over a much more affordable look -- the sequined eye.   read more


January 23, 2014  |   8:01 AM  |  COMMENT
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


January 22, 2014  |   1:01 PM  |  91 COMMENTS
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


January 22, 2014  |  12:01 PM  |  COMMENT
Would You Buy or Swap Used Makeup Online?

Reddit is a great resource for many things: Discovering new memes, uncensored interviews with celebs (Snoop Dogg is a fan of K Pop, FYI) and, believe it or not, scoring sweet makeup deals. Yep, this stripped-down dude bulletin board is also home to the Makeup Exchange, a forum where users can sell, request and even swap products for free. Picked up the wrong shade of MAC foundation? No problem, Julie in Montana will trade you for her Stila lipstick in Phenomenal. Sounds like a makeup junkie's dream ... except for one teensy, tiny, problem: the majority of products being passed around have all been used.   read more


January 21, 2014  |   3:01 PM  |  7 COMMENTS
Understanding Sephora's New Upside Down Mascara

Mascara is often cited as the "if I only had time to apply one thing, I'd use..." product. And, rightly so. Merely darkening, curling and/or lengthening your lashes has a profound impact on your face as a whole.   read more


January 20, 2014  |   8:01 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
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


January 19, 2014  |  12:01 PM  |  COMMENT
TV Stars Who Look Totally Different IRL

We're always in awe of celebs who change up their looks for that one big on-screen moment -- Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club", Lupita Nyong'o in "12 Years a Slave", Meryl Streep in almost every role she plays. But when that makeover takes place every week in your living room (we're talking TV), it's hard to picture the celebrity outside the role. Good hair and makeup is truly powerful, people. Just take a look at these television favorites -- you'll have to rewind your DVR for a double take.   read more


January 16, 2014  |   9:01 PM  |  COMMENT
Anatomy of a Red Carpet Face: Kate Mara

The makeup at the 2014 Golden Globes ranged from minimalist to vampy. But when it comes time to look to the red carpet for real-world inspiration (date night, a friend's birthday dinner), we'll be turning to the pretty, wearable looks that fell somewhere in the middle.   read more


January 13, 2014  |   2:01 PM  |  COMMENT
Kelly and Sharon Osbourne Collaborating with MAC

"Mum-and daughter-is the word! Thrilled to announce the @MrsSOsbourne and @KellyOsbourne collaboration avail June 2014. #MACOsbournes," teased Ozzy's purple-haired daughter via Twitter.   read more


January 13, 2014  |   7:01 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The Case for Throwing Away Your Makeup Brushes

If you look around my bathroom, you'll see makeup brushes spilling out of every container. Some may say I have a tiny obsession with them. But everywhere I turn, makeup artists are using their hands as painter's palettes -- dabbing, pressing and molding faces into perfection with their digits. As it turns out, your fingers aren't just good to use in a pinch -- some products apply better with your fingers than with brushes. I enlisted Gita Bass, celebrity makeup artist and member of the Simple Advisory Board (she also happens to use her fingers to apply the majority of her makeup), to tell me all about this "finger painting" movement.   read more


January 10, 2014  |  12:01 PM  |  2 COMMENTS

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