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What to Do If You Cut Your Bangs Too Short

Thought you’d be able to snip your own bangs juuust a tiny bit to clean them up, only to take too much length off? Tempting as it may be to kick yourself for not going to a pro, consider it a lesson learned for next time and be proactive now by getting the most out of the length you have […]

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Dry Shampoo Your Hair Like a Pro

Dry shampoo is probably one of the most amazing, stupendous, fantastic beauty items to ever grace the earth… but that dusty look you get after using it (I call it Dusty Head Syndrome) and the time you spend waiting for your hair to absorb the product can definitely put a damper in things. The good news: All you have to do […]

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Highlighter How-Tos

Highlighters are one of those cosmetics that I’ve written about a million times but never really used until recently. I’ve always found they make me look more greasy than glow-y. But then I discovered two highlighters that changed my outlook figuratively and literally. The first is BeneFit Ooh La Lift ($22, Sephora). I’ve started to place a dab of it in […]

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How to Prevent a Powdered Compact from Shattering

The last thing a traveler needs is a shattered powder compact, as the Jet-setting Michelle Phan, a beauty-video blogger and makeup entrepreneur, can tell you.

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How to Extend the Life of a Blow-Out

You shell out a lot of time and good money for a blow-out—don’t let it go to waste by washing your hair the next day (or even that night!). In fact, certain hair types can keep a blow-out sleek for up to five whole days. Naeemah Carre, a former stylist at Blow NY, a salon in New York City, advises […]

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On Body Image

Show of hands: Who has struggled with their body image? Okay, put your hands down (I’m lowering mine). Now, who has finally grown secure in her own skin only to have her pre-teen or teenage daughter begin to question things like why she doesn’t look as thin as so-and-so and why her thighs are so “blarby”? Okay, put your hands […]

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A Quick Tip for Long-Lasting Eyeliner

Does this scene sound familiar?: You spend a few minutes in the morning carefully applying eyeliner, but by the time you get home at night, you’re rocking bare lids. If you’re looking to extend the length of your makeup, look to the formula you’re using. The hard and fast rule is that liquid and gel liners last longer than pencil. […]

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Top 11 Beauty Products I’d Take to a Desert Island

This weekend, as I was spring cleaning, I did a fun experiment (well, fun by beauty editor standards, anyway). I tried to pare my cosmetics down to 10 items. I did it to clear clutter, of course, but also because I think it’s a good way to determine which products are really working for me. Hopefully the 11 (in the end, […]

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How to Apply Foundation

Confused about what exactly to use to apply your base? Powders are pretty straightforward: Use a powder brush. But here’s a good rule of thumb for wetter textures: For less viscous formulas (think: bb or cc creams or tinted moisturizers), take a hands-on approach. For thicker consistencies (say, heavy liquid or cream foundations), opt for a sponge, says Virginia Linzee, a New […]

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The Fastest Way to Minimize a Facial Flush

Squeezing in a quick workout may sound like a great way to utilize your lunch break, but showing up to that midday meeting with a flushed face is not a good look.

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