more about: makeup

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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Get Luminous Skin a.k.a. How to Apply Highlighter

Who doesn’t want beautifully luminous skin. No one, that’s who! But applying it can be a bit more complicated than other makeup products, unless of course you know this trick. To apply highlighter correctly start by making a “C”-shape with your hand. Then rest the “C” so your thumb is on your cheekbone and your index finger above your brow […]

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Some Things Are Better in Small Doses

Yes, sometimes super sizing can be economically sound, but then you’re committed to (stuck with?) using that one product. If you are easily distracted, buying beauty products in mini sizes can add a little fun and relief to an often mundane routine. Here are my latest and greatest that come in teeny-weeny packages. If you’re sick of the scent of […]

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Readers Test Our Universally Flattering Shades

In our October issue, we did a feature on the most flattering makeup shades. After extensive staff testing to find colors that work on a range of skin tones, we singled out 15 winning products in 6 categories. We then asked for reader-volunteers to give the colors a go. Our first reader, Patricia, loved the Bobbi Brown lipstick in Blue […]

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How to Make Bright Lipstick Last

It might seem counterintuitive, but the key to making your bright lipstick last longer than 20 minutes is blotting. First apply a layer of the color to well-hydrated lips, then blot with one ply of a piece of tissue. (If you really want to make the color stick dust a bit of translucent powder on your lips through the tissue.) […]

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A New Use for Makeup Primer

Makeup primer is one of the more versatile products in your cosmetic bag, and our friends at Bella Sugar have a great new way to use it. Try adding it to your foundation or tinted moisturizer to create a matte finish. And click through to Bella Sugar for three more ways to use makeup primer. Plus, see our road tested […]

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A Pro’s Tips for Big, Lush Lashes

Lashes are my secret weapon to taking a day look to night. Just the smallest extra step can make the world of difference. Courtney Akai is a New York City–based lash extension master, a guru of lashes. She has her own boutique and knows everything there is to know about these tiny hairs. Since not everyone has the opportunity to […]

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What to do When You Run Out of Lipstick

What happens when you need to look your best, but have run out of lipstick (or just can’t seem to find it in your makeup bag)? Simply reach for your blush (cream or powder both work) and dab it on your lips to give a little color. Then, especially for powder blush, set it with some lip gloss, and you’ll […]

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A Smart Product to Tame Oily Skin

Are you one of those women who carries a powder around for touching up oiliness? Well, ditch that compact for this one-ounce tube of balm that will make your skin look better in seconds. Recently I was listening to Gilbert Soliz, one of Sephora’s makeup artists, give his best tips and tricks for smooth, flawless skin. He raved about Benefit’s […]

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Rescue a Broken Tube of Lipstick

One wrong turn and your favorite tube of lipstick now looks like this. What do you do? First things first, grab a lip brush. If the lipstick will still twist up and down, you can simply apply with the brush. If it’s mashed beyond recognition, cut it out of the tube and put it in an empty lip gloss pot. Then […]

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