The Must-Have Makeup Brushes That Are Flying Off the Shelves

This year marks Sonia Kashuk's 15th anniversary with Target, and to celebrate, she's whipped up a limited edition collection that has us scrambling to our nearest store. And with good reason -- the purple makeup brushes seen here are selling out so fast, it may take a trip or two to hunt them down.   read more

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17 Unbelievable Wedding Beauty Looks Around the Globe

When you imagine a bride getting ready for her wedding day, you probably envision a mother-daughter trip to Kleinfeld to pick out the perfect white gown, or an inspiration board of bridal updos that she tries out weeks in advance. But if you're a bride in West Sumatra, Bulgaria or Morocco, that routine might look a little different -- like an eight-pound-crown, face-paint, tinsel-veil kind of situation. One thing's for sure: Beyond the Western world, bridal beauty has a million definitions. Here are some of the world's most amazing bridal 'dos, makeup and accessories we've ever seen.   read more

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9 Best Eyelash Products

An informal office poll revealed we all have a commonality on our beauty wish lists: longer eyelashes. And our readers want them, too. They've tried multiple products on the market ranging from eyelash growth products to mascara bases and conditioning eyelash primers.   read more

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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

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10 Pick-Me-Up Products for National Coffee Month

Caffeine addicts rejoice: August is National Coffee Month. In our drowsy, heavy-lidded eyes, every month is technically National Coffee Month (the baristas who know our orders by heart would agree). But we wouldn't pass up a chance to celebrate the beloved beverage that's a pick-me-up for both our brains and skin. In honor of the month-long celebration of our favorite caffeinated beverage, we present 10 beauty products filled with and inspired by the buzzy brew.   read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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