9 Best Matte Lipsticks

The matte lipstick trend is making a comeback and we couldn't be more excited. Not only does matte lipstick work well for day and night, it also tends to have longer staying power -- and less of a sticky quality -- than traditional lipsticks and glosses. But one of matte lipstick's biggest downfall is its chalky, patchy application that can dry out lips. That's why our criteria for the best matte lipstick has three parts: It should be highly pigmented, last all day and -- most importantly -- not make your lips feel dryer than the Sahara. According to our readers, these nine best matte lipsticks fit the bill.   read more

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8 Badass Ways to Pull Off Dark Lipstick This Winter

Remember when you were 16 years old? That night you swiped a six-pack from your parents and snuck out in the middle of the night to split it with your best friends? Remember how invincible you felt? That rebel still lives in you somewhere, and though it's no longer cute to engage in juvenile teenage behavior, we can all benefit from a little darkness here and there.   See Tips

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16 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Only Require Makeup

Listen up, lazy girls: A cool Halloween makeup look is all you need to pull off a costume worthy of every partygoers' envy.   Get Halloween makeup

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11 Best Lip Balms for Dry Lips

How many times a day do you apply lip balm? According to a poll we posted on our Facebook page, the average woman uses lip balm anywhere from two to 30 times a day. Yeah, you read that right -- 30 times.   See lip balms

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Eye Makeup for Mature Skin -- How to Get Youthful Looking Eyes

With age comes the wisdom of experience. Unfortunately when it comes to our complexions, it also brings darker under-eye circles, more pronounced lines and drooping eyelids. To make matters worse, makeup that was once flattering, like shimmery eye shadow, now brings out the negative features we're trying to conceal. Let's face it, makeup for older women can be a real challenge -- or at least it feels that way.   read more

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10 Fall Makeup Palettes Angela Chase Would Love

You've probably noticed that '90s makeup trends are, like, so in right now. All the hottest makeup looks of 2016 were also superfly 20 years ago: brown and berry lip colors; bright and glittery eye shadows; grungy eyeliner; shimmery lip gloss; and so much more.   read more

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7 Beauty Vloggers Share Their Secrets to Flawless-Looking Foundation

A fair amount of the mind-blowing makeup expertise you'll find on social media is of the variety that, while certainly transfixing enough to see you through a lazy Sunday afternoon, does not always play well IRL. Watching your favorite beauty vlogger execute a perfect cut-crease cat eye may be your spiritual equivalent of attending church, but sadly it's just not a skill that translates into everyday life. (As in, special occasions are a very different story.)   read more

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13 Amazing Halloween Makeup Tutorials to Try

Our favorite (doable) Halloween makeup how-tos from YouTube   See more

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18 Next-Level Lip Kits to Spend Your Next Paycheck On

Thanks in part to the ever-ubiquitous Kylie Jenner, lip kits are experiencing a kind of renaissance. Suddenly, all of your favorite brands have their own take on the trend. Sure, some of them had their own lip sets before Kylie was even on the scene, but there's no denying the fact that she's had a hand in their fairly sudden and not-so-fairly massive popularity. It's cool, because it represents a whole new way to shop lip products -- now, you can buy your lip conditioners and balms together, or you can purchase complementary shades of lipstick and lip gloss in one fell swoop. Heck, if you're especially lucky, you might even be able to snag yourself cool special effects lip products to layer together for chicly unique new looks.   read more

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11 Best Drugstore Lipsticks

Finding the best drugstore lipstick can seem like an overwhelming task. After all, the drugstore is packed with endless lipstick options, and it can be hard to choose the best one without trying them all yourself, which kind of defeats the purpose of finding a bargain buy. Luckily, our readers have left thousands of lipstick reviews for hundreds of drugstore lipsticks. We sorted through them all to bring you this list of the 11 best drugstore lipsticks.   read more

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