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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8 Statement-Making Accessories to Add to Your Wardrobe

Consider the new crop of word-emblazoned accessories a not-so-subtle nudge to speak your mind this season. The accessories at fall/winter fashion week shows literally sent a message, proving that fashion designers have a sense of humor. From oversize clutches reading, "Liberal, Miserable and Cynical" to nameplate-style necklaces, these slogan accessories are practically made for your #OOTD Instagram shots. Start expressing yourself with eight of our favorites.   read more

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The Post-Summer Skin Revitalizer That You Need Now: PicoSure®

Summer has come and gone in the blink of the eye, but the telltale signs of sun damage and wild summer days still linger. Thankfully, advances in laser technology have afforded people the chance to remedy things that they're not happy with -- like dark spots, freckles and premature wrinkles or the cute little tattoo you got on your last escapade. PicoSure®, the first FDA-approved aesthetic picosecond laser, is your one-stop shop to tackling your post-summer problems.   read more

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The Surprising Reasons You're Having a Bad Hair Day

How many times have you heard that you should only put conditioner on the bottom half of your hair? It's a tip that hairstylists often give to those of us with finer hair, and it's one that I used to follow religiously. A few years ago, however, I noticed that my hair was getting thinner and finer. Every time I talked to a hairstylist, I asked him or her what could be causing my hair problems -- and I heard answers that ranged from hormones to pollution.   See habits

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The Nars Holiday Collection Is the Only Gift You Need

Seeing all the holiday makeup collections before they hit stores is a perk of the job. We get giddy just thinking about what Nars will debut each holiday season. Last year, their provocative Guy Bourdin collection practically sold out in seconds. We expect no less of this year's collection.   read more

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22 Fall-Weather Sweaters You Want Right Now

All summer long, we look forward to fall sweater weather, when we can finally put away the self-tanner, walk to work without sweating and drink pumpkin spice lattes. Whether you've been anxiously awaiting fall's arrival or are still clinging to summer's last remnants, these cozy fall knits will make the cool-weather transition easier to bear. From cashmere to turtleneck and fitted to oversized, we've rounded up the comfiest fall sweaters for all of your favorite autumn activities.   read more

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12 Best Lip Liners

Lip liners get a bad rap, probably because they make people think of that awful lined-lips-with-nude-lipstick look. But skipping a lip liner is a missed opportunity to make your lips look fuller and more defined. It also keeps your lipstick locked in place and prevents feathering. With so many options to choose from, it's easy to end up with a liner that doesn't deliver on its promises. So we narrowed them down to only the top reader-reviewed lip liners to make you a believer.   See reviews

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