Contouring Tricks for Every Face Shape

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Contouring Tricks for Every Face Shape

What's the secret to Kim Kardashian's prominent cheekbones, Keira Knightley's defined jawline and Michelle Williams' dainty nose? It's not all genetics. With the flick of a brush, celebrity makeup artists can sculpt cheekbones, redefine a jawline and shrink or enlarge features. That's right, we're talking about the life-changing magic of a good contour brush.   Learn how to contour

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Make Brush iQ Work for You

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Make Brush iQ Work for You

Your makeup is only as great as the tools you use to apply it. So if your brushes are frayed, bent and generally haggard, consider this your wakeup call: It's time for an upgrade.   read more

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9 Ways to Look Like a Celebrity This Summer

These star-worthy makeup tricks will make you glow all season long   read more

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Contour Like a Kardashian in 60 Seconds

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Contour Like a Kardashian in 60 Seconds

Contoured faces have become almost as much of a red-carpet staple as floor-length evening gowns. Kim Kardashian has most notably popularized the angular-yet-radiant look recently, but subtle face-shading has actually been a Hollywood secret for ages. (Even Norma Jean wouldn't have become Marilyn Monroe without a little cheekbone chiseling.)   read more

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The 10 Commandments of Makeup Brushes

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The 10 Commandments of Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes are essential for creating a flawless makeup look. Have you ever tried to blend eye shadow with your fingers? Not pretty. But even though they can make applying foundation, eye shadow, blush and contour products much easier, they can also make your makeup application a whole lot more difficult if you're using them wrong. So, we came up with a list of rules (commandments, if you will) that will ensure your brushes live up to their full potential.   read more

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10 Prettiest Makeup Palettes You'll Want to Take Everywhere

There's something about makeup palettes that turns us into giddy schoolgirls. The pretty packaging, the multiple shades, the travel-ready size ... the list goes on. Here, the best new palettes to add to your summer makeup routine, from Urban Decay's latest smokey eye shadow palette to a bronzer palette that's (almost) too pretty to use.   read more

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5 New Fiber Mascaras for Huge Lashes

Fiber mascara has been around for a while, but the formulas were lackluster. They were messy (imagine fibers sprinkled all over your face), extremely clumpy (not in a good way) and hard to remove. Still, women embraced them: If you want more-than-mascara lashes, but you're not a gifted false-lash artist, fiber mascara is the perfect middle ground.   read more

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3 Gorgeous Ways to Wear Urban Decay's New Naked Smoky Palette

Here's the thing about eye shadow palettes: Though they tend to look gorgeous in the package, how many times have you bought one, only to use two (maybe three) shades from the whole thing? Luckily, that's not the case with Urban Decay's cult-favorite Naked palettes.   read more

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9 Highlighters for a Next-Level Summer Glow

Move over, contour powder. It's time to adjust your makeup for the sweltering summer days. This season is all about strategically placed shimmer that defines your cheekbones and gives you an ethereal glow.   read more

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7 Fun Summer Makeup Looks for Every Occasion

It's official: backyard/patio/pool season is upon us. And the best thing about it? For us, it's the makeup looks. (Rosé is a close second.)   read more

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