16 Setting Sprays to Keep Your Face from Melting This Summer

Have you ever labored over your morning makeup, artfully perfecting each layer of eye shadow and swipe of liquid liner, only to find yourself melted and raccoon-eyed by 4 p.m.? Well, those days are over, my friend. If you haven't introduced a makeup setting spray into your daily routine yet, it's a simple step that might just blow your mind. A few spritzes in the morning can make your makeup last those crucial extra hours, keeping your painstakingly drawn winged liner in place as long as you need it to be.   read more

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10 Foundations for the Most Youthful Skin of Your Life

The search for the perfect foundation is a constantly evolving quest. "As women age, they need to adjust their makeup products and application accordingly," says Jill Glaser, makeup artist and owner of Collage of Life   read more

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Fake a Face Lift With Makeup

Search "#makeuptransformation" on Instagram, and you'll understand the full power of makeup. Just a little (OK, a lot of) well-placed bronzer and eyeliner can change a normal-looking girl into anyone from Captain Jack Sparrow to a real-life Disney princess.   read more

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11 Best Under-Eye Concealers for Fine Lines

Under-eye concealer is the behind-the-scenes workhorse of the makeup world. You only notice it when it's not doing its job. The best under-eye concealer needs to cover up dark circles and brighten tired eyes -- without creasing or settling into fine lines. Unfortunately, finding a truly crease-free concealer is much harder than you'd think.   read more

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Why It's Time for You to Try Blue Lipstick

When you think of the color blue, you may think of the sky or the ocean -- or even "The Smurfs." Chances are, blue lipstick isn't the first thing that comes to mind.   read more

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8 Best Lip Plumper Products -- and the 2 Worst

Lip plumpers are a cheap and instant way to get fuller, bee-stung lips à la Angelina Jolie -- no needles necessary.   See lip plumpers

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13 Purple Lipsticks You Never Knew You Needed

Orange may be the new black, but when it comes to lipstick, we can make a pretty good argument that purple is the new red. This cool hue has already become the reigning "it" hair color, and as celebs like Aishwarya Rai, Lupita Nyong'o and Solange have shown us, a purple pout looks pretty damn good too. To prove it, we swatched (and photographed) all of the hottest purple lipsticks -- from ladylike lavenders to vampy violets, and all the grapes, eggplants and plums in between -- so you can pin down your signature purple shade. (Besides, don't you think your go-to pinks and reds deserve a break?)   read more

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14 Best Powders

When it comes to face makeup, most of us will go to amazing lengths in order to find that perfect product. That one foundation, powder or concealer that completely hides spots, minimizes lines and creates an overall flawless finish. (Does one such product even exist?!) We will spend a ton of cash -- maybe not on one product, but on the hundreds we've tested in a lifetime -- read reviews until we're dizzy and, of course, allow makeup artist after makeup artist to convince us that their product is the best. That's a lot of work for a category of makeup that shouldn't really get noticed, right? Well, in order to put an end to this madness and to hopefully save you a few bucks, we thought we'd share a list of the top-rated face powders according to our readers.   See powders

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12 Best Drugstore Blush Products

The best drugstore blush has a few key characteristics. Not only is it under $15, the best drugstore blush is also easy to blend, highly pigmented, creamy in texture and offers a wide selection of shades. So, how hard is it really to find a quality drugstore blush?   read more

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You're Filling In Your Eyebrows All Wrong

If you've ever found yourself frantically Googling "how to fill in eyebrows," then we have something in common. My sad, scrawny eyebrows just don't grow. (Like many teenagers of the '90s, I was an overzealous tweezer.) But bold eyebrows have been the trend for a while now; so about six months ago, I followed an eyebrow tutorial and started aggressively filling in my brows. I loved the result. Then, one day, my best friend looked at me and said, "Your eyebrow pencil is really obvious."   read more

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