It's happened to us all: You're at dinner with your family and/or friends, your steaming hot, delicious food arrives and immediately you dig in... completely forgetting that you applied your favorite lipstick before dinner. And it's all business as usual until you have to take a bathroom break and realize that the color's smudged everywhere. And that, friends, is why it's important to always make sure your lipstick is 100% dinner-proof.
Whatever the shape, shade and thickness of your brows and no matter how klutzy you believe you are with a pencil or brush, believe us: You can achieve fabulous brows. It just takes a little practice and finesse — and the extra work is totally worth it, since perfected brows can transform any face in an instant, framing the eyes and giving you a well-groomed look. So, ready for some tips? Here's how to get them right every time.
Nars Cosmetics was founded in 1994 by namesake French makeup artist and photographer Francois Nars. Housed in unmistakable, matte black, rubber packaging, the line is known for its luminous finishes and bold, long-lasting pigments. Nars introduced us to a multitude of sexy-named beauty products, including the iconic shade Orgasm. The gold-tinged, peachy-pink hue started as a top-selling blush and has since branched out into lip, nail and all-over products. Dying to try one of its ethereal complexion perfectors, vibrant lipsticks or a little something to give you that post-you-know-what glow? Check out these 16 hero products from Nars Cosmetics and see why the iconic brand has been going strong for 24 years.
On an ideal schedule, we'd rise at dawn after eight blissful hours of sleep and participate in some meditation and light yoga before leisurely preparing for the day. In reality, we're often plotting our getting-ready routine down to the second, putting a mobile Starbucks order in as we swipe on lipgloss in the rearview mirror.
Foundation is the perfect, well, foundation of any makeup routine: It's designed to cover up any skin issues, even out skin tone and leave your face looking flawless. Unfortunately, it also happens to have something of a bad reputation when it comes to clogging pores and leaving skin suffocated due to some of the heavier formulas out there.
Sure, it's nice to indulge in a fancy-pants $40-plus lipstick from the department store every now and then, but let's be real: We all love a bargain. And luckily, there are tons of new affordable lipsticks on the market at the moment, available in every color of the rainbow (and every finish too, of course).
We're sliding into the last quarter of the year. That means holidays galore and tons of opportunities to dress up. Inspired by tinsel, trees and glistening snow, this magical time of year is the best time to rock some of our OTT outfits and sparkly makeup. Glitter and sparkles can also be found bedecking some of the most gorgeous holiday makeup kits and tools. So if you're ready to flaunt your most extra self, check out these shimmery holiday offerings — for yourself or to give as the glitteriest gifts around.
There's no denying that great beauty buys can help prep your skin and keep your makeup on point. However, it's fair to say that some of our favorite serums and makeup removing wipes can cost a pretty penny, which can be problematic when you are on a tight budget. Before you start your own beauty savings fund, you'll be glad to know that great beauty buys do exist — and some of them cost as little as $2.
Last month, we were lucky enough to film a tutorial with celebrity makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua. She's the new face of the Shiseido Aura Dews collection and has worked extensively with stars like Saoirse Ronan, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Biel (she even did Biel's makeup for the Emmy Awards, a look we were huge fans of).
The holiday season is upon us and that means our favorite brands are coming out with their festive makeup palette offerings. This is the best time of year to indulge in a new palette for yourself... or gift them to all of the makeup lovers in your life, of course. We've been seeing all types of amazing palettes, for face, cheeks and eyes — the common theme is a multitude of colors, finishes and OTT sparkle. 'Tis the season and all of the gorgeous, limited-edition offerings are coming out to provide extra glimmer and glow. Here are 15 holiday palettes that everyone will be dying to get their hands on.
There are hundreds of great mascaras out there, each promising to help your lashes look longer, thicker, and all-around prettier. Mascaras do so much — and yet, it's easy to feel overwhemed by your options. Are you going to want something that'll lengthen or something that'll volumize? Something natural or something more dramatic? Knowing what your lashes need is half the battle and it's also important to keep track of the different types of formulas as well as the accompanying brushes. Luckily for you, we've got a handy guide that will help you figure this all out! Read on to find which type of mascara is right for you.
Perhaps you've heard of Urban Decay Cosmetics? The company has been around since 1996, bringing us some of the most beloved priming and setting products as well as standout makeup colors (that we really hadn't seen prior to '96). The brand's slogan, "Beauty With an Edge" is apparent in the quality and variety of colors that have inspired countless other brands. Hailing from Orange County, California Urban Decay has introduced us to many products over the years — some classics we can't live without, others sadly are no longer around (remember the shimmering, lickable body powder?)
Of all the eyeshadow colors we've seen mixed, packaged and sold by some of our favorite makeup brands, red is the one color that seems to be the most unwearable and just plain intimidating. When one of the most rebellious makeup brands, Urban Decay, announced its newest Naked palette would consist of 12 cherry-inspired tones, some were wondering how the heck they'd pull it off (because let's be honest, we were buying it no matter what).
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated from October 31 to November 2. You may have noticed sugar skull makeup becoming increasingly visible in pop culture as well as making its way into the
Fact: Ulta is hands-down one of the best places to buy beauty products. You can find everything you need there, from makeup to hair color to skin care. The best part is that Ulta offers both mass and prestige products, so there's something for every budget. But, with so many options to choose from, you may end up impulse buying something that you later realize isn't exactly right for you. That's why we asked three top makeup artists to share their favorite ways to spend $100 on makeup at Ulta. The next time you shop for mascara, blush, or concealer, take their advice and add these to your shopping basket.
A makeup kit isn't complete without our trusty application tools. Makeup brushes help us apply foundation evenly and nail whatever kind of eyeshadow look we're trying to pull off. Sure, we can buy makeup brushes individually, choosing just the ones we use most, but we prefer to take the easy route with a makeup brush set that contains all the essentials — no thought or planning required.
MAC Media lipstick. The deep wine hue is just one iconic lipstick that put MAC on the map. Another: Ruby Woo. Think about it: Do you know of any beauty brands that have more cult favorite lipstick shades than MAC? Seriously, so many MAC lipsticks have earned cult status (MAC Sin, MAC Brave, MAC Red...) and for good reason — their shade selection is both vast and unique.
When it comes to playing it safe at work, black is probably your go-to color. The right LBD can go a long way in making you feel both confident and ready to work, and you can always rely on the perfect black pumps for an immediate chic factor. But what about for your makeup? A red power lip is a classic move, but black lipstick is one way to bewitchingly up the drama of your makeup.
Detoxifying charcoal beauty products are becoming a staple in modern beauty routines. This is increasingly apparent in that so many of our favorite brands are releasing charcoal-infused offerings. You can literally use this beloved ingredient to detoxify your body from head to toe. We've been seeing charcoal for some time now in everything from makeup, skin care, hair care, even dental care and it shows no signs of stopping. Whether you're treating stubborn breakouts or product buildup on your scalp, charcoal is a great go-to. Here are some of the latest (and greatest) charcoal beauty products we're loving right now. Check 'em out and see if they deserve a spot in your beauty repertoire.