This Is Not Your Grandma's Smoky Eye

Makeup artists have been flogging the smoky eye since the beginning of time (or at least since the invention of eyeliner). And for many of us (myself included), the smoky eye has been our default going-out look for more than a decade. This all adds up to one thing: the smoky eye is getting borrr-ing.   read more

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Think 'Store Brand' Means 'Generic Garbage'? Think Again.

Take a minute and visualize your makeup bag or bathroom sink. When was the last time you added a product to your beauty regimen that was ... store brand? Did you just turn your nose in the air? I'll be the first to admit that some of us have an aversion to store brand products. Maybe it's the blah packaging, the half-hearted promise that it's "just like" whatever you really want to buy, or we simply don't want to be thought of as cheap, but many of us will happily pony up a couple extra bucks to buy brand name everything.   read more

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First Look: Estée Lauder's New Color Collection: The Metallics

The impetus behind Estée Lauder's latest collection? Creative Makeup Director, Tom Pecheux's, disdain for boundaries. "When it comes to color, there are no limits," he says. "I like to have freedom. Metallic makeup does that."   read more

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First Look: The Shu Uemura, Takashi Murakami Holiday Collection Collaboration

News that artist Takashi Murakami has teamed with Shu Uemura to produce a collection inspired by Japan's cult favorite anime, "Six Heart Princesses," is surely music to any makeup maven's ears.   read more

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Still Haven't Tried One Of These Gems?

I think most would agree that cults have a negative connotation, what with all the bizarre idolizing, brainwashing, matching sneakers and charismatic (read: creepy) leaders ... not to mention the emotional trauma inflicted upon yours truly after a viewing of "Martha Marcy May Marlene" all alone in my apartment, late at night. Mistake.   read more

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Tory Burch Finally Does Beauty

For the last 10 years, Tory Burch has been building a fashion empire -- one with month-long waitlists for ballet flats and racks of preppy-bohemian clothes in every high-end department store in the country. While some people love to hate the line (yes, it's true -- tunics and ribbon belts don't work on everyone), the ones who love it really love it.   read more

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Unbelievable: Makeup Artist Carly Paige Morphs Into World's Most Famous Faces

Since last October, when she began tooling around with her makeup kit in a bid for a special effects movie gig, Sephora employee Carly Paige has been transforming her pretty, blonde self into some of the most celebrated faces in history.   read more

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The 7 New Products You'll Flip For in August

Every month, we feature our favorite new products in one easy-to-use shopping cheat sheet. The most amazing new mascara, a hairspray that will change your life, the newest face-saving serum -- we zero in on the products we know everyone will be talking about.

This month, we're taking a different route. We're highlighting August launches that everyone is already talking about. Take the Marc Jacobs Beauty collection. We've written about it three, oh, maybe four times, and here it is again -- because it's that big.   read more

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First Look: Beauty Blogger Michelle Phan's Makeup Line

The last time we wrote about Michelle Phan, it was to praise her brilliant boyfriend tag video. Today, it's because we're beyond tickled that her long awaited makeup line is poised to launch.   read more

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Solved: The Pro Trick That Will Actually Get You That Perfect Celeb Look For Once

There's something masochistic about clicking through a fashion roundup after a major premiere or awards show. Other than a few vintage Bjork fails here and there, it's a back-to-back lineup of gorgeous, designer get-ups with price tags our brains can't even compute. So we daydream about those dazzling, six-digit ball gowns and shoes that cost more than we pay in rent, and we hate our underpaying job and our parents for not setting up that multi-million dollar trust fund.   read more

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