The Color-Correcting Technique You Need More Than Contouring

If 2015 was the year of contouring, we're calling 2016 the year of color correcting. From the slew of YouTube tutorials to the uptick in searches for "how to color correct," it's obvious this is the trend to try. In recent months, every major brand has released a color-correcting product -- giving you no shortage of options to dabble with. But what exactly is color correcting, and -- most importantly -- why should you do it?   read more

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These Are the Fall Lipstick Colors That Will Be Everywhere This Season

There's no use pretending that the end of summer is anything other than a major bummer (goodbye, rosè all day). But if there's one thing to not dread, but actually get excited about, it's fall beauty -- especially fall lipstick colors. As much as we love a good gloss, this year has seen some major lipstick launches -- we're talking superpigmented, long-lasting and comfortable formulas -- proof that sometimes change is good. And what better way to embrace change than with these must-try fall lipstick colors, which are anything but expected. From bruised plum to vibrant tangerine, fall's lipstick trends embrace a dichotomy of dark and light, which, when you think about it, is kind of like fall itself.   read more

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23 Most Iconic Celebrity Cat Eyes, Ranked

How were you first introduced to the cat eye? Was it the first time you saw Kate Moss in your big sister's Vogue? Your first Blondie concert? Or maybe, for younger readers, when Lauren Conrad started wearing the feline flick on the early seasons of "The Hills"? It's a look that's been intermittently popular for decades now -- from Kristen Stewart's recent star turns at the Chanel Paris Fashion Week shows, all the way back to Hedy Lamarr's 1940's glam (or Egyptian queen Cleopatra, if you want to go really far back).   read more

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10 Color-Changing Lipsticks That'll Make You Believe in Magic

Makeup inherently feels a little magical. The right under-eye concealer can make dark circles vanish. A few taps of a (mascara) wand and eyelashes grow in seconds. Then there's color-changing pH lipsticks, which may look blue, green or black in the tube, but transform into a flattering, one-of-a-kind flush on the lips.   read more

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10 Best Drugstore Eye Shadows

Forget diamonds -- eye shadow is a girl's best friend. The best eye shadow can enhance the color of your eyes, make your eyes look wider and even take your look from everyday to date-night ready (hello, smoky eye makeup).   read more

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Watercolor Makeup Is the Next Huge Beauty Trend -- Here's How to Get The Look

We've got some pretty big beauty news. Remember the days when you spent hours contouring and sculpting, and layering on foundation? Well, that heavy look is finally over, and watercolor makeup is officially a thing.   read more

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10 Buzzworthy Beauty Products for Coffee Junkies

Our drowsy, heavy-lidded eyes will be the first to tell you: Coffee is the best way to jump-start any day. And caffeine addicts, rejoice -- getting your fix doesn't have to stop at your barista. Coffee is also a great pick-me-up for your skin and your beauty routine. To help you steer clear of caffeine-induced jitters, we present 10 beauty products filled with and inspired by the buzzy brew we sip (or guzzle) every morning.   read more

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8 Serum Bronzers for a Tan That's Actually Good for Your Skin

Even if you've been diligent about applying SPF, chances are you're looking more bronzed right about now than in, say, February. And you're probably not too sad about it. Keeping that bronze, however, is the tricky part -- especially if you're using acids and brightening serums to lighten any sun damage you've picked up over the last few months.   read more

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13 Gorgeous Highlighters Under $15

As strobing continues to rise in popularity (see our tutorial here), so do all the myriad highlighters out there. Every brand worth their salt has a take on the makeup trend, and it's generally in your best interest to check them all (ALL!) out. Sadly though, an addiction to highlighters can get expensive -- especially with covetably gorgeous high-end products like the new Becca Champagne Pop palette and the cult-favorite RMS Beauty Living Luminizer saturating the market like there's no tomorrow.   read more

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13 Lengthening Mascaras Better Than Lash Extensions

Marilyn Monroe may have considered diamonds a girl's best friend, but as any beauty junkie will attest, when it comes to mascara, a wand that promises luscious lengthy results will immediately become a girl's true P.I.C. After all, mega long lashes have the power to instill confidence, boldness and just the right amount of drama -- yep, squad goals.   read more

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