Fake a Perfect Body With Makeup

It's a fact of life: Our bodies aren't perfect. We're not talking about muffin tops and love handles, but those other annoying body blemishes that make us want to run for cover -- bruises, spider veins, stretch marks and scars. You don't have to give up showing a little skin just because you have a regrettable tattoo or unplanned tan lines on your body. Just take a tip from the flawless-seeming Victoria's Secret models: When they strut down the runway, those amazing bodies are thanks, in part, to layers and layers of body makeup. We're not suggesting you spend all day contouring a six-pack that isn't there, but there are a few tricks you can steal to hide a tattoo from your in-laws or cover up bruises for a big event. Ready for a flawless finish? We've got you covered.   read more

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The Futuristic Makeup Collection You Need Now

When we heard music artist Santigold was collaborating on a summer 2014 makeup collection for Smashbox, we couldn't wait to get our hands on it. Santigold began designing the limited edition makeup collection in 2012 with the help of makeup artist Lori Taylor, when end-of-the-world hype was running rampant. You recall that an ancient Mayan prophecy predicted the world would end on December 21, when a planet was scheduled to crash into Earth. Santigold's inspiration came from imagining post-2012, a time when aliens would coexist with humans. OK, so it sounds a little crazy, but that doesn't mean the vibrant colors and graphic makeup packaging aren't completely out of this world. "I wanted to create a collection that looks good on all skin colors ... products that stayed in place and looked the same as they did in the pot," Santigold told New York Magazine of the Smashbox collection (in stores April 1). We'll be snapping up, oh, just about every piece.   read more

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Rimmel London Celebrates Mod Glam Then and Now

The impact of the '60s is still leaving its mark on today's trends and styles. Rimmel London is celebrating the defining '60s mod style in its new video series that showcases mod culture and its lasting impression. In the latest episode, "Original Mod," one of the biggest models on 1960s London, Jill Kennington, shares with us a bit about what it was like being a part of the original swinging London scene, and how today's styles are inspired by the looks she introduced to the world. Her enthusiasm on what mod means today proves there's no stopping this iconic trend.   read more

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The Best Foundations for Really, Really Fair Skin (Like, Glow in the Dark)

What happens when your skin tone is too fair for foundation shades with names like "Alabaster" and "Siberia?" If you have a vampire-like pallor like I do, you know how frustrating it is to think you've found the Holy Grail foundation shade for your fair skin, only to have it turn orangey-pink in natural light.   read more

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5 Spring Makeup Sets That Make Everything Better

Nothing gets our hearts racing faster than the phrase "limited edition." Those two words can transform a product from one we're thinking about purchasing to one we need to have in our hands that very instant. Because once they're gone, they're gone. From the Derek Lam Estee Lauder collaboration to bling-y, spring-y palettes and fabulous gifts-with-purchases, these spring makeup kits would be covet-worthy even without the limited-edition status. But since they're only going to be around for so long ... you'll want to snap them up before they're gone for good.   read more

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The Best HD Makeup Products For Your Next Close-Up

Most of us are never on TV or the silver screen, but we are the stars of our own reality show. Social media updates, selfies, wedding pictures, your professional LinkedIn profile pic ... there are plenty of photo ops around the corner and you want to look great because let's face it: thanks to the internet, those unforgiving, high def photos are going to be around forever.   read more

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Laura Geller's Spring Collection is Virtually Goof-Proof

The real beauty in Laura Geller's spring collection (besides the covet-worthy colors) lies in the fact they are virtually foolproof. The refreshing cream eye shadows glide on with ease and allow for buildable color, while the lip liners go on without tugging for an easy application. And don't be afraid of the baked shadows -- these made-in-Italy palettes may be highly pigmented, but the bold shimmer and spring-ready colors go on silky smooth. But our favorite part of the collection has to be the lip crayons, which come in six hydrating shades and make getting the perfect pop of color easy, thanks to the chubby size and smooth formula.   read more

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8 Ways to Get Your Glow Back

We get it: Winter can suck the glow right out of your skin. But that's no excuse to settle for dull skin. That's where highlighter comes in. Applied correctly, highlighter can give you luminous, radiant skin in practically an instant. Put it on wrong, and you'll look like you're sweating glitter. When walking such a fine line between gorgeous and crazy, it's best to turn to the experts for advice. We promise these tips will help you look like you just chugged a gallon of water and spent the weekend on a juice cleanse (minus the hunger pangs).   read more

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20 Clever Ways to Organize Your Makeup Clutter

Fact: Makeup is fun. Another fact: When you have more makeup to choose from, makeup can be even more fun. Every makeup junkie knows the thrill of adding a beautiful new palette, or an ah-mazing new eyeshadow or lip gloss to her collection. But when collections turn to clutter, there's a problem. If your makeup has taken over every last inch of counter space, it's time to invest in some clutter solutions. Once you know how to organize your makeup, you can make the most of it. You'll know exactly where your best smoky eyeshadow is, and where to find that perfect shade of blue-red lipstick.   read more

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The Cheeky New Multitaskers You Need for Spring

There's no better harbinger of spring-ready skin than flushed cheeks and just-bitten lips. But as the weather heats up, even the most perfectly applied blush and lipstick can start cruising down your face. These new multitasking lip and cheek colors pack a punch in the pigment department, blend easily and impart a long-lasting flush. But here's the kicker: In this new crop of lip and cheek tints, you'll find the a few that give your skin that classic luminous, dewy glow, but if you're looking for something with a little less shine, check out the new formulations with a mattified satin finish.   read more

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