more about: makeup

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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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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How to Make Your Eyes Look Younger

While many beautiful things have been written about eyes—not to mention countless songs—I’m going to throw out another eye truism about which absolutely no one waxes poetic: Eyes are the first place that really show your age. You’ve heard of people with gray hair who still look youthful (mostly men, but that’s a topic for another day), but crinkly eyes? […]

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Five Day-to-Night Accessories to Keep at Work

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 […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Foundation

Finding a shade of foundation that matches your skin tone can be a tough task. Most of us know firsthand how disappointing it is to spend the time and effort picking out a color only to get home and find out it’s too dark or too light. Now, thanks to a partnership between Sephora and Pantone, it’s easy to find a product that’s just right.

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How to Get Your Eyeliner Straight

It’s a good thing no one watches me put on my eyeliner or mascara everyday, I end up making the funniest faces. There’s something about putting on eye makeup that requires me to have my mouth agape. (Those silly faces actually do help. See our gallery of tips, How to Apply Makeup Well.) Eyeliner (especially liquid) can be the trickiest […]

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