8 Worst Concealers Ever

Concealer has the most important job of all the makeup products we put on our faces -- to hide the imperfections we'd rather not show (agreed?). So when our readers told us about the second-rate concealers they tried, we had to share -- immediately!   See concealers


7 Ways to Look Gorgeous at Parties

As the invitations start rolling in, you're probably dreading having to figure out the best way to glam up your look. Well, look no further -- we've got seven dazzling celebrity looks with step-by-step how-tos courtesy of American Idol chief makeup artist Mezhgan that will help you turn heads at every soiree.   See looks


Sexy Bond Girl Hairstyles

So most people (er, guys) watch James Bond movies for the action, the cars and the gadgets. But we watch them to see how the Bond girls strategically seduce Mr. Bond with their beauty (hair and makeup looks to be specific). Which is why we rounded up the hottest hair looks from the many decades of Bond movies and, of course, the newest Bond flick. Read on to learn key tricks on getting these hairstyles at home. Soon, you'll be rocking a sexy Bond girl look of your own.   See Bond Girls


Halloween Makeup Idea: Twinkling Fairy

Who doesn't want to go crazy with glitter on Halloween -- it's really the only time you can get away with it. Transform yourself into a glittery fairy with these step-by-step instructions courtesy of Gregory Arlt, Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC cosmetics. Pair this girly makeup look with a set of wings and soft curls to complete the look.   See the look


Halloween Costume Idea: Sexy Kitten

Take this go-to look to the next level by following this makeup how-to   See the look


Halloween Costume Idea: Retro '60s Girl

We teamed up with Gregory Arlt, director of makeup artistry for MAC cosmetics, to show you how to create this classic Twiggy look. It's easy if you follow these step-by-step instructions. For a complete look, pair this dramatic makeup with a wide headband and '60s-style turtleneck dress.   See the look


Victoria Beckham's Sultry Makeup

David and Victoria Beckham will be the couple costume of the year. Follow these step-by-step instructions from one of Victoria's makeup artists, Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics Gregory Arlt, and learn how to recreate her signature makeup look. Pair this with a Posh-like wig and you're set.   See the look


Classic Pin-Up Girl Makeup Tutorial

Gregory Arlt, director of makeup artistry for MAC Cosmetics, shows you step by step how to recreate Dita Von Teese's signature makeup. Finish off the look with a black glam wig or hairstyle and '40s inspired dress.   See the look


Halloween Makeup: Recreate Amy Winehouse's Signature Look

In the mood to channel this infamous, disturbed rock star this Halloween? Then follow these step-by-step instructions courtesy of Gregory Arlt, director of makeup artistry for MAC Cosmetics. Complete the look with a ratty, black bouffant wig (an Elvira wig at any costume shop will work perfectly) and you're good to go.   See the look


Amazing Celebrity Transformations

Okay, so none of these women were ever ugly, but all of them used hair, makeup and even surgery to go from blah to stunning throughout their careers. Here we present our gallery of the most noticeable celebrity transformations. Do you like their original look or their new one better?   See celebrities


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