more about: makeup

How to Cover a Popped Pimple

Despite definitely knowing better, you popped a pimple and it erupted. Rather than lecturing you on how bad it is to pick at your skin—because it is a bad idea­­­­—here’s how to cover it up: A combination of acne-fighting gel, concealer, and translucent loose powder. First, go ahead and apply an acne-fighting gel (like Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion, $17, […]

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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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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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Truth In Beauty: A Take on the Oscars

As I sit in my office typing this, my mother Estela, age 70, is sitting with me. She stopped by for a visit and we started discussing—what else?—Oscars beauty. My take is that there was a certain sameness, and safeness, about most people’s beauty and fashion choices. Mom agrees. A lot of nude makeup looks (Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Julia […]

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18 Fashion and Makeup Mistakes That Age You from Health.com

A great outfit or a new makeup palette can give you a renewed sense of confidence and make you feel fabulous. But are your latest style choices making you look older than you are? I honestly never thought about the fact that a certain shade of lipstick could draw unwanted attention to laugh lines. Or that spending my shopping budget […]

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Avoid Getting Lipstick on Your Teeth

You may want a kissable pout this weekend, but you definitely don’t want to hear there’s lipstick on your teeth. To avoid a potentially embarrassing moment, use this quick beauty trick. After applying bright lipstick, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out. Excess color will end up on your finger—not your […]

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14 Beauty Trends to Expect in 2014 from SHEFINDS.com

New Year, New You? There’s more to that popular phrase than just eating better and getting in shape. Perhaps you want to try a new hairstyle or makeup color. One of my beauty resolutions this year is to buy (and actually wear) a bold red lip color. This might be an old trend but its something I’ve always liked and […]

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The Best New Liquid Eyeliner

I’ve used liquid eyeliner as long as I’ve worn makeup (junior high?). It’s what my mom used, and therefore, the medium I mastered. Back then, the only options were liquid liners with those little paint-brush applicators. Now there are the felt-tip marker style, which I think are totally impossible to use. My original favorite was a Lancome liquid liner that […]

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