How do you do your brows? Are you a brush and go kind of person? Do you sketch on a little pencil as you're running out the door? Do you combine layers of pomade and powder, then comb it all through with a spoolie? Do you gamely apply those brow stains that are supposed to wear for two-plus days?
Searching for something to give your lashes a little extra oomph? A great fiber mascara my just be in order. Fiber mascaras are typically made with, well, fibers. The concept may sound counterintuitive, but these little fibers cling to lashes and help build both length and volume, without heaviness or clumping. Think of it like applying baby powder between coats of mascara — they add extra bulk and definition and really amp up the drama.
Do you even remember what the warmth of the summer sun feels like? (Probably not, unless you were one of the lucky ones to jet off to somewhere tropical for the holidays.) It's the dead of winter and last summer almost feels like it never existed. Our tans have long faded despite our best efforts to prolong them. Winter hibernation, the lack of sunshine and cold and flu season have given our complexions a ghoulish cast. Tanning beds are out of the question and self-tanners can often look laughably fake in the dark days of winter. A better solution is to bring some warmth back into skin with natural bronzers and luminizers.
Spring is coming: The weather is getting warmer, birds are singing and flowers are beginning to bloom. And you know what that means — it's time to get started on spring cleaning. Start off simple and get your beauty stash in order with a few easy rules. It's more about giving your beauty arsenal a second look, getting rid of things and keeping only what's necessary. Decluttering may seem overwhelming at first, but things will be easier with this simple two-step strategy for purging the clutter from your beauty collection.
The one product you need in your makeup bag for healthier, more radiant-looking skin? That would be blush. Just a simple swipe of blush on the apples of your cheeks can give you a dose of color that makes you look younger instantly. This season, rock a blush in the trendiest shade around town, coral. Pantone named Living Coral the 2019 color of the year and this warm orangey-pink hue looks flattering on just about everyone. Ready to rock coral on your cheeks for a gorgeous, healthy flush? Here are our favorite coral blushes.
Whenever I hang out with other beauty editors at the launches of whatever the latest new product of the month is, I feel a vague sense of shame at my own glammed-downness. Heck, one time I even tried to up my game a little by applying a thicker streak of black liner and a dramatic red lip...and I still got misidentified as a member of the wait staff.
It's a simple fact of life: Not all mascaras are created equal. Some provide amazing volume, others lengthen your lashes like a pro and some just end up smudged under your eyes by mid-day. Enter tubing mascara, the secret weapon of the mascara world. Most mascaras work by coating your lashes in pigment. Tubing mascara is different: It wraps your lashes in itty-bitty flexible polymers that will not budge throughout the day. And don't worry, application is exactly the same as traditional mascara. Plus, removal is also a breeze: The tubes slide away with mere soap and water (yes, you can see them), so there's no need for heavy-duty makeup removers that leave your skin dry and irritated. Ready to try tubing mascara for yourself? Keep reading for our faves.
Orange lipstick often gets a bad rap. And that's not without cause — go too neon and you'll look like you got lost on your way to a rave; lean too close to true orange and you'll look disarmingly clown-like. But when you find your perfect shade, it can add an unexpected appeal; a unique twist that bumps your look up to the next level. The right orange-tinged lipstick can be charmingly retro or even sophisticatedly vampy.
Winter isn't coming, it's here — and now we have cold temperatures and dry skin to contend with. To do that, we've brought out our thickest, emollient-rich skin-care products in an attempt to keep dry, crocodile-like skin at bay. But even the richest workhorse moisturizer is better when used in tandem with other hydrators. That's why moisturizing formulas in all our beauty products are so important, including face powders.
Ah, the Golden Globes: Maybe you're watching it primarily to see which films and TV shows the HFPA decides to honor...or maybe you're watching it to see your favorite stars walk the red carpet (and get a little tipsy on Moët and Chandon at the banquet tables).
How many New Year's resolutions did you make in 2018? And how many of them did you actually keep? Be honest. If you have a habit of forgetting your resolutions before January is over, it's time to choose ones you'll actually stick with, like beauty resolutions.
For so long when it came time to shop for a nude lipstick shade, makeup lovers with dark skin found it difficult finding one suitable for themselves. Across makeup aisles, the nude options that were available were only fit for people with light skin.
Naomi Campbell has been in the modeling industry for more than 30 years, starting at the young age of 15. One of the original supermodels and one of the most recognized and established models in the industry, it's hard to believe that she has never been the face of a beauty campaign.
Ariana Grande regularly teams up with L.A.-based celebrity makeup artist Daniel Chinchilla for her go-to beauty look. If you're at all familiar with Ari, you know what we're talking about: The high ponytail, the dramatic lashes and, last but not least, the even more dramatic winged eyeliner. Keep on reading for some tips on how to steal the "Thank U, Next" songstress' makeup look — and tap into your inner Dangerous Woman with a few easy steps!
"Something magic involving beauty is gonna be announced soon," fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni teased on Instagram. Her social media presence (15.6 million Instagram followers and counting) and knack for monetizing it all but ensures whatever that "magic" is will be a success. (Ferragni and her blog, The Blonde Salad, were even the subject of a Harvard case study — twice.)
Ah, winter. While we're fans of shopping at outdoor holiday markets for super-cute trinkets, pretending to be Olympic athletes on the ice skating rink and sipping hot chocolate with lots and lots of whipped cream, we're not quite as in love with what the colder weather does to our skin. Yep, the frigid air of winter can lead to a seriously dry, dull complexion. While switching to a thicker, richer moisturizer is certainly helpful this time of year, using the right makeup is also key.
Whether it's an over-the-top glitter bomb for New Year's Eve or a subtle sparkly eye for your office cocktail party, the holidays are the perfect time to play with statement makeup and ramp up the glamour. Get into the groove of glitter mania and experiment with pigments you can build up and bold colors that let you stand out from the crowd. Go all out and sprinkle some fairy dust all over for the most magical time of the year. Need inspiration? Click through for some glittery makeup looks straight from the fall runways.
Benefit Cosmetics was founded in 1976 in San Francisco by twin sisters Jean and Jane Ford. Their flagship store was originally named "The Face Place" and was designed as a beauty boutique to provide multitasking products that quickly grew to achieve cult-status among its customers. The first benefit product ever launched was Rose Tint, a lip and cheek stain that we now know today as Benetint.
Women who offer a swipe of lip gloss in bar and restaurant bathrooms are the reason why we have faith in humanity. But as much as those last-minute, borrowed gloss and mascara touch-ups have helped us in the past, we all should reconsider sharing certain makeup.