Make Over My Mom

A makeover is an awesome Mother's Day gift -- and one we wanted to help facilitate. So we asked women to nominate their moms for a day of pampering in the salon, and chose three deserving mother-daughter pairs who also happen to be best friends. Then, since the only thing better than getting a makeover is getting a makeover with your best friend, we brought in both the mothers and the daughters for transformations.   See makeovers

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5 Pastels That Are Hot Right Now -- and How to Wear Them

Walk into Sephora, through a department store's makeup floor, CVS' beauty aisle -- no matter where you shop for makeup, you'll notice pastels everywhere.   Get trend

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7 Lies on Your Makeup Labels

"Oil free!"

"100 Percent Natural!"

"Long-lasting!"

Chances are you've seen these phrases on makeup labels -- and maybe you've even been persuaded to buy something because of one of these claims. Unfortunately, most of them don't mean much -- and even the ones that are technically accurate can be misleading.   See tips

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Why Makeup Is a Must When You Wear Eyeglasses

That old saying "guys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses" is antiquated and lame. However, it's true that if you do wear glasses (and want guys to make passes), you need to remember to spend at least a few minutes on your eye makeup. If you don't, your eyes will all but disappear behind those Foster Grants.   read more

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5 Ways to Wear Neon

Even if you're a pink lip gloss and beige eyeshadow kind of gal, you can make the so-hot-for-spring neon trend work for you with these tips   read more

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11 Bright Makeup Colors That Work on Everyone

Tell me if you've been here before: You see a picture in a magazine of a stunning fuchsia pink lipstick that looks AMAZING on the model, so you promptly rip out the magazine page and hightail it to Sephora with one mission: To get that fuchsia lipstick.   Get makeup

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How I Get That Celebrity Glow

You can have your of-the-moment neon polishes and orange lipsticks. But whatever the season and whichever the year, beautiful, glowing, healthy skin is always paramount in style. That's why, regardless of "who" they're wearing or which pro did their makeup, red-carpet posing celebs and strutting cat walkers all seem to have a shine to their skin when the rest of us look lackluster. What are they doing that we aren't?   read more

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Editors' Picks: The Best BB Cream for 2014

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

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7 Sexy Eye Makeup Looks to Try Now

Even though I'm a beauty editor, "going out makeup" has never been my strength. Whether I'm getting ready for a wedding or a fun dinner with my girlfriends, I always ask myself the same question: "Should I wear a smoky eye or a bright lip?" And since my husband finds lipstick repulsive, the answer is almost always the smoky eye.   See trends

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The Great Celebrity Eyebrow Swap

You've heard it a million times: Great eyebrows can completely transform your look. But just in case you had any doubts, we did some instant celebrity eyebrow makeovers to show just how dramatic the change can be.   See brows

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