Lupita Nyong'o's Get-Gorgeous Secrets

Hard to imagine that up till a few short months ago most of us had never even heard of Lupita Nyong'o, the drop dead gorgeous star of "12 Years a Slave" who, judging by the never-ending stream of pictures we see of her, never seems to have a bad anything day.   read more

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February 11, 2014  |   9:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Are You Really Removing All of Your Makeup?

We all have our own, particular routine for removing makeup. I'm strictly a cotton ball and liquid remover type, my older sister only believes in makeup remover wipes and my college roommate would always resort to washing her entire face with a cleanser -- who's right? I asked Annet King, Director of Global Education at Dermalogica, to break down the removal process and, although it's not what my fellow lazy girls want to hear, it truly does take time and a combination of techniques to get your face squeaky clean before you go to sleep. Not convinced? The alternative should be enough to scare you straight.   read more

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February 11, 2014  |   7:02 AM  |  COMMENT
8 Best Lip and Cheek Stains -- and the 3 Worst

There's something so appealing and youthful about flushed cheeks and rosy lips. Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with a perpetual glow and just-bitten-looking lips. The good news is makeup companies have done their best to give us what nature should have through the ingenious invention of lip and cheek stains. That said, while some of these products have forever earned a place in our reader's makeup bags, others have wound up in their trash bins.   See products

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February 7, 2014  |   5:02 PM  |  76 COMMENTS
The Best in Gold, Silver and Bronze Beauty -- FTW!

We may not be flying down the steep mountaintops of Sochi or cheering "USA! USA!" at the top of our lungs in those icy bleachers, but that doesn't mean we can't participate in the Olympics in our own way -- with makeup and beauty. (Bonus: no 12-hour training days or risk of a broken femur.) Because wearing red, white and blue in a month that isn't July, we're sending our athletes good vibes with gold, silver and bronze beauty.   read more

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February 7, 2014  |   4:02 PM  |  COMMENT
Perfecting That Just-Got-Lucky Glow, 'Girls' Style

"Girls" creator, writer, director and star, Lena Dunham has done for 20-something "girls" what no one before her had been able (or willing) to -- namely paint them as they are, warts and all.   read more

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February 6, 2014  |   4:02 PM  |  COMMENT
Stephanie Seymour is the New Face of Estée Lauder

Once lumped in with those irritating "We don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day" super models of the '90s, Stephanie Seymour, now 45, has just fulfilled a lifelong dream -- that of working for Estée Lauder.   read more

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February 5, 2014  |   7:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Study: We Will Spend the Majority of Our Lives Wearing Makeup

Ever feel like you wake up, put on your makeup, come home, remove it, go to bed and then start it all over again? It's not your imagination. That's precisely what you -- and the vast majority of women -- do.   read more

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February 4, 2014  |  11:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Revlon and Marchesa Have Reunited (And It Looks So Good)

Last October, lucky fashionistas and makeup mavens got their mitts on limited edition Revlon by Marchesa 3-D Jewel Appliqués, an eight-piece collection of couture gown inspired artwork, perfect for creating easy, elegant nail art.   read more

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January 31, 2014  |   8:01 AM  |  COMMENT
Lancôme's French Ballerine Collection = *Swoon*

Lancôme's spring color collection, French Ballerine, is finally here and it's gorgeous! Lipsticks and eye shadow palettes in blushing pinks and pale lavender shades have us dreaming of tulle and toe shoes. (Lily Collins is the dreamy ballerina in the new Lancôme ads.) The new Lancôme 2014 spring color makeup collection is available in stores now.   read more

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January 29, 2014  |   2:01 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Missing From the Grammy Awards: Amber Rose's Tattoos

The quest for the perfect concealer is one that may never come to fruition. It's possible that, despite all of our best efforts, the holy trifecta of coverage, color match, and believability (do we look like we have perfect skin, or do we look like we're wearing concealer?) will always remain the unattainable unicorn of the makeup world. We're generally looking for the right stuff to put on our faces, where much of our most visible blemishes occur, but even so, we think Amber Rose might be able to teach us a trick or two.   read more

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January 27, 2014  |   8:01 AM  |  COMMENT

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