10 Secrets I Learned at Makeup Artist School

You could say that I have a love/hate relationship with makeup. Some days I enjoy playing with all the different colors and get excited when my smoky eye turns out perfectly.   See cheat sheet

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April 15, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  187 COMMENTS
Outrageous Expenditure of the Day

$450 on a face cream. $850 for a pair of red-soled shoes. $4.50 for a cup of Joe. We in the western world sure seem to drop decidedly large amounts of dollars on some seemingly un-necessary items.   read more

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April 15, 2014  |   8:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Revealed: What Americans Will Look Like in 2050

It's no secret that America is one big over-flowing crucible of every race, creed and nationality. And if, as National Geographic did, you stop to consider the genetic effects that multi-racial couplings is having on the way we look, it's pretty amazing.   read more

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April 15, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
Bindis Are The Cultural Appropriation Du Jour At Coachella

• Oh geez. First there was the ubiquitous Coachella native headdress. And now the cultural appropriation du jour is apparently the bindi. Vanessa Hudgens, Sarah Hyland, and a slew of other celebs were spotted wearing them at the music festival over the weekend. Why is the bindi bad (to wear to a music festival if you're not an Indian person)? "The bindi on the forehead is an ancient tradition in Hinduism and has religious significance. It is also sometimes referred to as the third eye and the flame, and it is an auspicious religious and spiritual symbol ... It is not meant to be thrown around loosely for seductive effects or as a fashion accessory aiming at mercantile greed." Got it? [The Gloss]   read more

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What to Wear to Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and More

1. Kate Somerville IllumiKate CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++, $48
For a fresh and dewy festival face, I love a great CC cream with SPF to protect and hydrate my skin for all day wear. It's the perfect amount of coverage without being too heavy.   read more

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April 14, 2014  |   2:04 PM  |  4 COMMENTS
This Definitely Isn't Your Grandma's Prom Accessory

You only have to get a gander at the gowns in stores to know that Prom has changed a lot since you were a kid.   read more

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April 14, 2014  |  11:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
6 Best Body Firming Products -- and the 2 Worst

Of all the wacky things sci-fi scientists are working on, whether it's creating adamantium-infused bones a la Wolverine, or perfecting human cloning, we sincerely hope they're also working on creating miracle skin care products that you can massage on your "trouble areas" to make cellulite instantly disappear.   See products

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April 14, 2014  |  11:04 AM  |  21 COMMENTS
Hair Loss Happens. Here's What to Do About It

In women, thinning hair and hair loss can be chocked up to a wide variety of causes. Physical and emotional stress, poor nutrition, and genetics (often the cause behind female pattern hair loss and post-menopausal hair loss) are all hair loss causes. But there's a difference between needing to add some volume and 'oomph' into your hairstyle and truly needing products for thinning hair or hair loss. If you've recently gone through a change, like switching up your birth control brand or you recently had a baby, your hair loss is most likely temporary. But if you notice your hair thinning progressively over time, or you see noticeable loss around the crown and hairline you may need to look into hair loss treatments.   read more

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April 14, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
The Best Beauty Looks from the MTV Movie Awards

This weekend, our Instagrams were flooded with pictures of flower crowns, cutoffs and tribal face paint thanks to Coachella. But interspersed with all of the crazy bohemian images from Indio, Calif., was a refreshing dose of red carpet glamour -- thanks to the MTV Movie Awards. The coolest young celebrities took a time out from all that dancing in the desert to celebrate the films that might not have been Oscar-worthy, but were still some of the hottest flicks of the year. And their red carpet looks did not disappoint. From Riri's gorgeous curls to Lupita's smoky eye, we rounded up the best beauty looks and the latest beauty trends that were making the red carpet rounds last night.   read more

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April 14, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  COMMENT
This Is What Real Natural Beauty Looks Like

Are there boundaries to how we like our "natural beauty"? It seems everywhere you go, there are ads touting the idea that women should embrace their natural charms. But is there a limit to all that naturalness? What about armpit hair? Photographer Ben Hopper's photo series "Natural Beauty" attempts to find out.   read more

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