Thigh-High Slits: The Sexiest Way to Show Some Skin This Fall

Even before the temperatures began to drop, we couldn't escape maxi, midi and tea-length dresses and skirts. Though modest hemlines have made a comeback this year, fall 2014 is all about sultry, strategically placed slits. The fashion statement is a welcome reminder that we don't have to sacrifice sex appeal in our fall wardrobes.   read more

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FYI: Fermented Beauty Products Are the Next Big Thing in Anti-Aging

Fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut are probably the last things that come to mind when you think of beautiful skin. But these smelly snacks are packed with probiotics -- anti-inflammatories that help balance your gut and keep pesky skin conditions like acne and dryness at bay.   read more

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15 Best Oil-Control Products

Here's an all-too familiar scenario: Every morning you cleanse, prime and mattify your skin to pore-less, oil-free perfection, but by the time you walk through your office doors, you need another dab of powder -- and by midday, it looks like you've slathered a layer of Crisco on your face. What gives?   See products

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Hard Candy Founder Launches New Line of Nail Lacquers

Smith & Cult is the latest creation from Dineh Mohajer -- the founder of Hard Candy, one of the most beloved beauty brands of the '90s. The new 30-shade collection, cheekily called Nailed Lacquers, is inspired by Mohajer's "Diary of a Beauty Junkie," the fictional journal of what we imagine to be a grown-up Cher Horowitz.   read more

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Brilliant Ways to Organize Your Nail Polish Collection

Of all the shelf lives of cosmetic products, nail polish sports the longest lifespan. Though experts suggest tossing it two to three years after opening, there's no real reason to throw it out -- it won't grow bacteria like a face wash from junior high might or coagulate like sunscreen from 2005 will. "Nail polish is naturally inhospitable to microorganisms due to the solvents in it," says cosmetic chemist Don Frey. Though it might get goopier over the years, it's not a danger to your health.   read more

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We Can't Stop Staring

At the NYC premiere of "Birdman" this past weekend, Emma Stone showed us how to add a touch of glam to any hairstyle with a simple gold accessory.   read more

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5 Brilliant Contouring Tutorials for Dark Skin

Contouring: It's one of those amazing makeup tricks that can fake the chiseled cheekbones of a supermodel -- provided you know how to do it. With just a few swipes of strategically placed makeup, you can practically redefine your bone structure. It's all about using light to play up your best features and shadow to downplay the ones you're not as fond of. Though the concept is essentially the same no matter your skin tone, women with darker complexions can run the risk of looking muddy. Here, we've rounded up the best contouring tutorials from YouTube with product recommendations for highlighting and lowlighting darker skin tones.   read more

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11 Eye Serums That Will Convince You to Give Up Eye Cream

Think about your skin care routine for a minute. You have workhorse serums that brighten dark spots and fight wrinkles, and you have fluffy face creams that feel good and moisturize. Right?   read more

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8 Amazing Halloween Makeup Tutorials to Try

Halloween is a makeup hoarder's favorite holiday. Finally, an excuse to use that yellow eyeshadow/purple lipstick/foundation that's three shades too light that you bought on a beauty binge... But even after digging through pinboards for Halloween makeup ideas, I knew I'd be a Pinterest fail without a detailed how-to. So to find my last-minute Halloween costume, I hunkered down with a bowl of candy corn to uncover the best of the best Halloween makeup tutorials on YouTube, courtesy of DIY beauty gurus and costume geniuses. Who needs pricey costumes at picked-over Halloween stores when you can make yourself into a full skeleton with face paint alone?   See more

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The 10 Best Facial Firming Skin Care Products

Wouldn't it be nice if all the secrets to younger-looking skin were hidden in lotions, potions and OTC creams? There are plenty of game-changing products out there, but our lifestyle habits have an enormous effect on skin health, too -- for better or worse. A well-rounded skin-care routine involving UV protection, healthy eating and the right skin care products can slow down or even reverse the signs of aging like fine lines, sagging and wrinkles.   See products

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