Navigating the beauty aisle at drugstores can be tricky—sometimes stores will put a house-brand product right next to a near-identical brand-name one. The bright side? The copycat pick may be the better choice. As a general rule, house-brand cosmetics often contain the same ingredients as their more famous twins. Ron Robinson, the founder of BeautyStat.com, suggests thinking of these products […]
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You’ve done your research and found a fragrance you adore. The tough part: How to make it actually last the night. If you’re trying to go the evening without your perfume completely fading, there are a few tricks to try. According to Jean Claude Ellena, a perfumer for Hermès, there are three things to attribute to the staying power of […]
It happens all the time: The lipstick which you’ve worked hard to apply just right (careful blotting included!) coats your drinking glass or coffee mug the moment you take a sip, leaving your lips for good. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent the annoying marks. Of course, a standard plastic straw is the age-old remedy, but if you’re in a […]
Even though I use my makeup brushes every day (on my face, no less), I find the idea of cleaning them properly to be so daunting. Fortunately for me, many experts agree that a deep clean just once a month is fine—and you don’t need a fancy product to do it. Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City, suggests […]
Transitioning your office outfit into a cocktail-friendly ensemble doesn’t have to be a challenge. Just keep these five accessories at your desk: • An extra pair of earrings. Keep two sets handy: one simple, and one elaborate. • Fancy pumps—use this guide to help you find heels that will be comfortable enough to wear through the evening. • Blush. “Bright […]
Are you ends dry and damaged? We’ve all been there. Since there’s no way to fix a strand of hair once it’s split, start with a clean slate. Head to your stylist for a healthy trim (a half inch to an inch off, depending on breakage), then follow these simple steps to keep your freshly trimmed locks healthy.
Today’s the last day of flip-flop season (at least in New York City). And after months of traipsing around in skimpy plastic shoes, chances are your feet aren’t looking so fabulous. Here’s how to get them back into shape—without breaking the bank. 1. Apply cuticle oil to nails and the surrounding skin. 2. Sink feet into a tub filled with warm water […]
If you’re searching for a product to make your hair shine, look no further than your refrigerator: Applying mayonnaise to your strands will make them glossier. Yes, it’s an old beauty myth, but the condiment mask actually works—mayonnaise is made with an oil base, and it’s proven to make locks glow. To whip up a homemade mask, follow these steps: […]
Suffering from a case of puffy eyes? Or just anticipating that the stress of end-of-summer travel and back-to-school preparations will give you under-eye bags? In either case, here’s a handy tip: Soak some cotton pads in green tea, toss them in a tupperware, and then store them in the fridge. The next time your eyes look puffy, place two chilled […]
About to head out the door, only to notice a nimbus of flyaways throwing off your look? Try this emergency fix: Smooth a dryer sheet down your strands from roots to ends. You can also lightly spritz hair spray onto your brush and run it through your hair.