Editors' Picks: The Best BB Creams

BB cream is suddenly everywhere -- from giant signs in Sephora windows to the best real estate in the drugstores to cosmetic bags around the country. And even us beauty editors (who have to be hypercritical -- it's our job) are excited about this bourgeoning makeup-meets-skin care category.   See products


This Is the Only Tutorial (With GIFs) You Need to Master No-Makeup Makeup

Putting on makeup just to look like you're not wearing any seems a little counterintuitive. But it only takes a glance at the Instagram accounts of supermodels like Gigi Hadid or the runways at NYFW to see why the no-makeup makeup trend is here to stay. It's all about enhancing your natural beauty in subtle, but noticeable, ways.   read more


Strobing Is the New Contouring. Here's How to Do It Flawlessly (With GIFs)

There are currently 67,756 posts (and counting) on Instagram with the hashtag "strobing." And it's easy to see why this trend has become so popular -- it's the lazy girl's answer to contouring. It's like highlighter on steroids, and makes your cheekbones look so high and sculpted it's like they were blessed by Beyonce herself. "True strobing uses light-reflective textures like frosts and shimmer to make the skin look like it's glowing from within," says M.A.C. Cosmetics Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt. "Strobing makes the skin look ethereal and really makes the cheekbones pop."   read more


Gwen Stefani Created an Urban Decay Palette for Herself

Rock star and designer Gwen Stefani could have created her own makeup line years ago. Fortunately, she held off until now and partnered with rock star beauty company Urban Decay. The UD Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette is everything a makeup-loving fan of either Gwen Stefani, Urban Decay or both could hope for. It's cool, fun and gorgeous -- and you can scoop it up on November 22. Read our Gwen Stefani interview for the details about the palette from the singer herself.   read more


Makeup Transformations That Totally Trump Your Halloween Costume

Talk about a makeover! These internet makeup stars pull off believable celebrity-inspired makeup transformations with amazing skill. Here are six of our favorite makeup artists -- Michelle Phan, Promise Phan, Carly Paige, Kandee Johnson, Lucia Pittalis and Anastasiya Shpagina -- and their best makeup transformations.   read more


11 Best Eye Shadow Palettes

There are few beauty products that look prettier on our vanities and makeup counters than eye shadow palettes. The sleek packaging, the assortment of pretty matte colors and shimmery shades -- a good eye shadow palette is like an artist's palette of paints, but better, because, well, eye shadow.   read more


11 Best Drugstore Lipsticks

Finding the best drugstore lipstick can seem like an overwhelming task. After all, the drugstore is packed with endless lipstick options, and it can be hard to choose the best one without trying them all yourself, which kind of defeats the purpose of finding a bargain buy. Luckily, our readers have left thousands of lipstick reviews for hundreds of drugstore lipsticks. We sorted through them all to bring you this list of the 11 best drugstore lipsticks.   read more


Mascara for People Who Hate Mascara

Beauty editor confession: I hate mascara. I hate it so much that I frequently spend large stretches of time on a treatment table with my eyes taped shut, getting falsies glued to my lashes. Yep, even the torture of eyelash extensions was preferable to applying and removing eye makeup every day and night. I loved my extensions almost as much as I hated mascara -- until they made my lashes short, stubby and unhealthy.   read more


10 Best Lip Balms -- and the 5 Worst

Here's a question for you: How many times a day do you apply lip balm? According to a recent poll we posted on our Facebook page, the average woman uses lip balm anywhere from two to 30 times a day. Yeah, you read that right -- 30 times.   See lip balms


14 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Only Require Makeup

Listen up, lazy girls: A cool Halloween makeup look is all you need to pull off a costume worthy of every partygoers' envy.   Get Halloween makeup


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