How to Win Best-Dressed at Your Fourth of July BBQ

Forget cheesy t-shirts and bandanas. Here are 10 Independence Day outfit ideas you'll want to wear again and again

America's 11 Best-Looking Cities

People with healthy skin, beautiful hair and clear complexions flock to these U.S. towns. Did yours make the list?

Beauty Goodies Made in the U.S.A.

Celebrate the 4th of July in style this year by using these American-owned makeup and skin care picks

12 Unexpectedly Chic Fourth of July Manis

Save the flag for the parade and opt for one of these designs instead

Find Your Birthstone Beauty Products

The month you were born determines a lot of things: June and July babies will have a decade of pool parties to look back on, September babies will always be the oldest in their class, and December babies can always look forward to a year-end gift giving bonanza in which they get twice the gifts as everyone else. Another thing your birth month determines? Your birthstone.   read more

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The 6 Best -- and 5 Worst -- Hand Creams

Holding, typing, styling, high-fiving -- your hands go through a lot on a daily basis. But they usually end up at the bottom of the totem pole that is our beauty routine. Even though we spend hundreds of dollars on anti-aging face serums and new-and-improved heat protectants for our hair, it's easy to forget that our hands also show signs of aging -- even more than our faces.   See hand creams

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CoverGirl Janelle Monáe Isn't Afraid to Fail

Janelle Monáe is not your typical music artist. In music videos and on the red carpet, she shuns revealing outfits in favor of her signature tuxedo look; her music is empowering, almost futuristic; and she's not trying to lead anyone to believe she's anywhere near perfect. When I interviewed Monáe at the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Ray, California, she was in her bathrobe still getting her hair styled, but she didn't apologize or seem at all embarrassed to be less than fully done up (although let it be said, her makeup was as flawless as one would expect from a CoverGirl). Along with chatting about her new #GirlsCan video for CoverGirl, Monáe spoke about the importance of being one's genuine self and of breaking barriers.   read more

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7 Chic Ways to Wear Holiday Colors

When you think spring, pastels come to mind. Summer? Neons and other brights. So it's fair to assume that for a lot of us, the holidays mean red and green. Yet most of us tend to veer away from actually adding these holiday colors to our makeup palettes.   See holiday colors

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5 Spray Deodorants to Convert You From the Stick

When was the last time you used a spray deodorant? Probably at the gym -- or maybe a spa -- when you realized you forgot to toss your favorite stick into your bag. After a moment of panic, you spotted a jumbo spray can that looked like a relic from 1989, and you blasted deodorant under your arms -- grateful to have found something.   read more

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How Beauty Is Defined Around the World

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and you don't have to look too far to realize that's true. We've all done some things in the name of beauty (eyelash extensions, Brazilian waxes and tanning beds, to name a few) that probably seem crazy to people in different cultures who define beauty much differently.   read more

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8 New Beauty Products to Give and Receive This December

We all do a lot of shopping in December, but it's rarely for ourselves. At the risk of sounding greedy, I'll admit it: I follow the "one for you, one for me" formula -- at least when it comes to the little things. And many of the newest beauty products launching this month are perfect candidates -- they're incredibly affordable.   read more

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Healthy Makeovers for Your Holiday Leftovers

Ah, Thanksgiving. The long holiday weekend where you have a chance to spend quality time with the fam, get a jump on your holiday shopping and eat an obscene amount of mashed potatoes, turkey, pumpkin pie and insert-your-favorite-Thanksgiving-calorie-bomb here.   See makeovers

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30 Genius Beauty Products Our Editors Are Thankful for

In the grand scheme of what's truly important in life, beauty products don't rank terribly high. But that doesn't mean we don't love and cherish the really great ones and appreciate all that they do for us.   See products

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The Foolproof Way to Get Flawless Makeup

When an occasion calls for flawless, natural-looking makeup, most makeup artists turn to airbrushing. Airbrush makeup gives a lighter, more even application of foundation, cheek color and highlighter than a sponge, brush or fingers can. Plus, the coverage level is totally customizable -- you can do a light spray for barely there color or continue layering for medium or full coverage.   read more

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