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How to Wear Foundation on Dry Skin

Winter dryness can make your regular beauty regimen a pain. If you normally wear foundation but are hesitant to wear it over flaky skin, follow this advice from  Liliana Grajales, a spa director and makeup artist based in South Beach, Miami: • First, apply your daily moisturizer, and let it sink in completely, for at least five minutes. • Using […]

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How to Do At-Home Ombré Hair

People frequently ask me whether the ombré look (darker roots, lighter ends; sometimes referred to as dip-dyed ends) is in or over. I consider the look a new classic and, as such, not one that’s every likely to become passé.  In fact, it’s a nice option for women like myself who can’t commit to a full-head of highlights but like […]

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A Quick Trick for Picking Lipstick

Here’s an easy way to gauge what works for your skin tone, says New York City–based makeup artist Melissa Silver: Rather than swatch colors on your hand, dab on a fingertip and hold it up to your lip. When in doubt, it’s better to buy a shade that seems slightly too bright, because you can always blend it or blot […]

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How to Refresh Your Bangs

Bangs can be so conspicuous when they’re misbehaving. To keep yours from hanging limply over your forehead, Michael Dueñas, a New York City hairstylist for the Schwarzkopf Professional brand, recommends putting down the hairbrush.

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Expert Tips for Coloring Your Hair at Home

Today I went to an unusual press event at the Sally Hershberger Salon in downtown Manhattan—unusual in that we spent the whole time talking about home hair color (which salon colorists are usually loathe to recommend because it can cut into their business). Anyway, I picked a few tips about how to apply it better when doing a root touch-up […]

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10 Beauty Products to Fake a Good Night’s Rest from Fox News Magazine

Good thing that there are cosmetics out there that give the illusion of sleeping for eight hours. For me, it’s not the late night holiday parties, but the lack of sleep a third trimester will bring. Our friends at Fox News Magazine have pulled together ten beauty products that can fake a good night’s rest. To see the full list, […]

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The Best Way to Put on Mascara

I often get asked how to avoid a clumpy mascara application. I just saw a new trick (which, after nearly 20 years in the industry is really saying something): Swipe the formula on your arm hairs first! Yes, it is a small mess (though nothing that a makeup wipe can’t fix), but this removes excess makeup from the brush so […]

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Is Your Nail Polish Expired?

Notice your nail color isn’t as shiny and bright as it used to be? There’s a good chance that your polish is expired, which can happen over time. If a simple shake of your nail polish doesn’t solve discoloration and color separation, it’s probably time to toss the bottle. Says John McCook, a cosmetics chemist and the CEO of Discovery […]

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Multicultural Makeup and More

When I met with the founders of Doobop.com—Jodie Patterson and Benjamin Bernet—I was struck by how different they were. Female and male; French and American; dark skinned and light skinned, respectively. However, as we all know, beauty is more than skin (and hair!) deep. “We are not so different, Jodie and me,” Bernet told me in his tres charming French accent. […]

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Do You Have Combination Skin?


You may have noticed how many beauty brands have started labeling products “for combination skin.” So what does that mean, and how do you know if those products are right for you? Unless your face is constantly shiny or perpetually parched, chances are you have combination skin, says Real Simple Beauty Assistant Jenny Jin. One quick way to test if […]

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