Editors' Picks: 8 Best Fall 2012 Makeup Collections

There are a few months in the year when the mood around the office gets downright giddy, and July is one of those times. Why? Because that's when the Fall 2012 makeup collections hit our desks.   See editor picks

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7 Underground Brands You're Not Using...Yet

CoverGirl. Maybelline. MAC.

These are brands that every makeup-wearing girl knows and loves. We've been saying, "because I'm worth it" for years and have stayed loyal to the brands ruling our drugstores and department stores for good reason: They have tons of cult-classic items that have wowed us since we bought our first lipstick. Hey, it's easier to go with a label you trust than some underground brand you've never heard of, right?   See brands

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DIY Makeup: Create Your Own Makeup Cocktails

Still searching for the perfect shade of lip gloss or foundation? It may already be in your makeup bag. Find out how to create custom DIY makeup like the pros   Find out how

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7 Makeup Must-Haves for the Gym

I have my fair share of dirty little secrets. Take, for instance, the fact that I'm a closet Battlestar Galactica fan or that I chow down on olives by the can. Oh, and here's another, I always wear makeup to the gym.   Get makeup

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Makeup Tutorial: The Daytime Cat Eye

Confession: I do my makeup the same way almost every day. Sure, I'm constantly trying the latest mascara and experimenting with a new shade of blush, but my technique is formulaic and the result is always subtle on the lips and cheeks with just the slightest cat eye. Whenever I go out on a limb I feel, well, less pretty.   See tips

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African-American Beauty Myths -- Busted!

I'm ashamed to admit this, but for most of my teen years, I didn't wear sunscreen. Not only would I skip the SPF, but my friends and I happily tossed the tanning oil to each other while joking: "Black don't crack!"   Get Tips

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9 Must-Haves from Celebrity Makeup Artist Fiona Stiles

If you don't follow any makeup artists on Twitter, you're missing out -- they're a great source for all sorts of tips and product news. One of our hands down favorites is celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles (@fionastiles). Her comments are informative and honest -- plus, she tweets with her famous clients about everything from eyeliner to "Game of Thrones." It's like eavesdropping on an insider gossip session.   See makeup

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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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