4 Apps That Give You a Virtual Makeover

Sure, the arrival of the new year presents a great excuse for making self-improvements. But if you don't want to spend more time at the gym, do a juice cleanse or buy new mascara, these free smartphone apps are a pretty cool shortcut to your new year makeover (or, at the very least, a bangin' Facebook profile pic). We tried four beauty apps on our road to selfie-made perfection -- and took photos along the way. Here's how they fared.   read more

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8 New Beauty Products to Buy at the Drugstore

It's January. Resolution time. And if you're anything like me, cleaning out the beauty clutter is high on your to-do list. Fortunately, once you purge the crusty mascaras and underwhelming hair styling products, there are plenty of exciting new beauty products you can buy to fill your medicine cabinet back up again. The best part? They're all available at the drugstore.   read more

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The Best New Beauty Brands of 2014

This year was a big one in the beauty world. We finally saw our dream of wearing Louboutin come true (on our fingertips that is), Tyra Banks taught us the secret to her killer cheekbones and our beauty arsenal got a whole lot bigger with the launch of several new brands. The best beauty launches from 2014 include European beauty brands whose arrival in the U.S. we've been anxiously awaiting, luxe lines from designer labels and gorgeous packaging worthy of any vanity. If you haven't tried one of these new brands yet, you're missing out.   read more

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8 Red Carpet Beauty Looks We're Recreating for New Year's

Once the stress of nailing down your New Year's Eve plans is out of the way, a whole new round of questions comes up. First, what should I wear? Second -- and most importantly (in our minds, at least) -- how should I do my makeup and hair?   read more

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7 Best Looks from Our Favorite Holiday Movies

'Tis the season for tinsel, and Tinseltown-inspired beauty looks from your favorite holiday movies. To officially get into the holiday spirit, we turned to our most beloved Christmas movies (hey, watching "Love Actually" on repeat is serious work) for a dose of primping inspiration.   See looks

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7 Best Lip Balms -- and the 5 Worst

Here's a question for you: How many times a day do you apply lip balm? According to a recent poll we posted on our Facebook page, the average woman uses lip balm anywhere from two to 30 times a day. Yeah, you read that right -- 30 times.   See lip balms

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10 Spa Treatments to Try Before You Die

These insanely indulgent spas are home to treatments so luxe and unbelievable, we're creating a whole new category for our list of bucket lists -- the spa treatments you've gotta try before you die. If you don't want to add at least one to your lifetime bucket list, you're not dreaming big enough.   read more

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8 Glamorous Box Clutches to Wear With Your Party Dress

This year we're taking a vow: We're cutting down on the clutter we lug around in our clutches and purses on nights out. After all, do you really need four lipsticks for one evening? One way to stick to this promise: Downsize your bag. Louis Vuitton, J. Mendel, Lanvin and other fashion houses sent tiny, structured box clutches -- with just enough room for your cellphone, credit card and one lipstick -- down the fall runways.   read more

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Should You Try Clairol Professional FLARE Permanent Cream Color?

Some women find DIY too intimidating to try, but coloring your hair at home with the right product can help you achieve professional results at home while giving yourself to an instant makeover. Nevertheless, you might wonder: Will a drastic color change be too hard to pull off? Will you get the shade you see on the box? Will it damage and dry out your hair? Will it cover dark roots or grays?   read more

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13 Best Face Scrubs

We tend to stick to the same three skin care basics: cleanser, moisturizer and sun protection (if we remember). Sure, a lot of women do the occasional face mask or splurge on a facial, but there is one superimportant step many tend to forgo too often: exfoliating.   See face scrubs

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