How to Apply Eye Shadow to Make Your Eyes Pop

Ah, the excitement of opening a fresh new eye shadow palette. So many pretty shades to choose from, all equally gorgeous. But then the confusion sets in -- how do you know which eye shadow colors go where? Are you supposed to use all of them? Does your eye shape matter? Don't stress, there's no need for palette panic. We asked makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes to walk us through not only the eye shadow basics, like how to apply eye shadow, but also how to recreate four gorgeous looks that flatter four different eye shapes. Read on for Hughes' eye makeup tips and tutorials.   read more

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12 Chic Makeup Brush Holders That Look Stunning on Your Vanity

Pop quiz: Are all of your beauty tools organized neatly in a makeup brush holder, or are they haphazardly stuffed in your bathroom drawers? That's what we thought. Makeup brushes sometimes get the short end of the stick. They've helped us navigate some pretty sticky situations over the years. And yet when it comes to organization, TBH, we can be a tad neglectful. Case in point: By the end of the week, our bathroom vanity (or kitchen table, because, lighting) is typically strewn with every type of makeup brush imaginable and with a downright pitiful eye for presentation, to boot.   read more

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How to Clean Makeup Brushes When You're Lazy AF

Like flossing or drinking enough water, we all know we should be cleaning our makeup brushes regularly, but, let's get real, how many of us actually are? We're certainly guilty as charged (it just seems so time-consuming!). Still, there's no denying that grimy brushes are majorly gross -- they can lead to all kinds of unwanted skin issues like breakouts and even infection -- not to mention that they don't work as well. So we asked the pros for the easiest, fastest ways to clean makeup brushes. Read on for game-changing advice that's guaranteed to make even the laziest girl a clean brush convert.   read more

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These Are the Virtual Makeover Tools You Need to Try

Sure, the arrival of the new year presents a great excuse for making self-improvements. But if you don't want to spend more time at the gym, do a juice cleanse or buy new mascara, these free smartphone apps are a pretty cool shortcut to your new year makeover (or, at the very least, a bangin' Facebook profile pic). We tried four beauty apps on our road to selfie-made perfection -- and took photos along the way. Here's how they fared.   read more

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12 White Eyeliner Looks That Will Elevate Your Makeup Game

As far as trends go, white eyeliner definitely tends to be something of an unsung hero. It can be tricky to pull off, but the extra effort is more than worth it -- after all, it's an edgy and trendy look that also happens to emphasize eyes to make you look more youthful and wide-awake. Plus, there are tons of ways to wear it, and the looks range from simple and neutral to full-on high-impact glamour.   read more

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11 Jaw-Dropping Makeup Looks from the 2017 Golden Globes

With the holidays over, we've officially entered awards season, which means a sneak peek into this year's hottest new makeup trends. What's one of our favorite award shows to steal beauty inspo from? The infamous Golden Globes -- and this year didn't disappoint. The 2017 Golden Globe Awards offered a plethora of dazzling gowns and stunning red carpet beauty looks that we're itching to recreate. From romantic pink shadows to bold lips, here are the most awe-inspiring makeup looks from the 2017 Golden Globes.   read more

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10 Makeup Tutorials You Need in  Your Life

What is it about watching makeup tutorials that is so therapeutic? Is it satisfaction of watching a bare-faced mortal transform into a completely different being? Or the magical things they can do with the same makeup products littering our own bathrooms? Whatever the case, the best YouTube tutorials make us feel like we've got a professional makeup artist right in our own home, teaching us their tricks of the trade -- for free. And better yet, we can pause and replay as many times as it takes to master the trickiest makeup techniques.   read more

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11 Stunning Red Carpet Beauty Looks We're Stealing this  New Year's Eve

Once the stress of nailing down your New Year's Eve plans is out of the way, a whole new round of questions comes up. First, what should I wear? Second -- and most importantly (in our minds, at least) -- how should I do my hair and makeup for New Year's?   read more

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Recreate Kylie Jenner's Makeup Using All Drugstore Products

Love or hate her, you've got to admit Kylie Jenner's makeup is always 100 percent on point. From her luscious (and perfectly lined) pout to her sculpted cheekbones and big doe eyes, she's pretty much #makeupgoals everyday. While the Kardashians are known for all things glam, Kylie is quickly becoming a standout makeup mogul. After launching her own makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics, and breaking the internet with her lip kit sales, it's safe to say just about everyone wants to know how to recreate Kylie's makeup.   read more

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NYE Beauty Essentials That'll Keep Your Look on Lock Past Midnight

If there's one night of the year that we want our makeup to stay put, it's New Year's Eve -- because no one wants to kiss their boo at midnight with raccoon eyes, or find that all of their Instagrams from the final night of the year feature faded lipstick or a T-zone that's way shinier than any camera flash. And with many of us partying until long after the clock strikes 12, it becomes extra-challenging to keep our makeup locked in place.   read more

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