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25 Aug

I Went To Mario Dedivanovic’s Kim Kardashian Makeup Master Class And Took 19 Pages Of Notes

Mario Dedivanovic and Kim Kardashian. Photo: @makeupbymario/Instagram

Here are the 13 best tips, tricks and tidbits I picked up.

Few people in the world could bring me to Times Square on a Saturday in the middle of a balmy New York summer. Very high up on this shortlist is professionally beautiful woman Kim Kardashian West — and the man tasked with making her professionally beautiful, makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic(or, as he's known in the social media realm, @makeupbymario). As I sat down in my coveted seat at Dedivanovic's The Master Class with Kim Kardashian on Saturday, I was greeted by my seat-mate who had flown all the way from Savannah, Georgia, to meet Kardashian. Or as she called her, "Ms. Kim." She easily beats me on who has the better accent and...
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22 Aug

5 Ways to Save Money on Makeup, According to Reddit

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If we had a dollar for every time someone asked us what we’d do with a million dollars, we’re pretty sure we’d have that million already. If we did have a milli lying around, we’d probably spend a lot of our disposable income at Sephora, to be honest. But, unfortunately, we’re somewhat-responsible adults with things like rent and cable bills to pay, which leaves little to set aside toward our makeup obsession, because (spoiler alert) fairy godmothers who grant us our every makeup wish don’t exist. Sigh.

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Not all fairy tales are dead, though, because magic lives on in the form of a Reddit community called MakeupRehab, where real-life wizards grace us with money-saving beauty hacks that won’t leave you...
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10 Aug

Is Kylie Jenner Set To Sell Her Beauty Empire Soon?

Kylie Jenner for Kylie Cosmetics. Photo: @kyliejenner/Instagram

The cosmetics mogul gave what is easily the most candid and in-depth interview so far about her rapidly growing business.

Beauty industry execs, are you listening? Kylie Jenner isn't anywhere near done disrupting the cosmetics industry. The 19-year-old gave what is easily her most candid and in-depth interview so far to WWD about her rapidly exploding cosmetics empire, along with mother Kris Jenner (who is the chief financial officer of Kylie Cosmetics). The interview marked the first time that the specific monetary scale of the business has been disclosed publicly, with the Jenners reported a whopping $420 million in retail sales in just 18 months for the company, even providing supporting documentation to the publication. For scale, WWD compares that number to Tom Ford Beauty, which reportedly reached $500 million in revenue after a...
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10 Aug

Exactly How To Tweeze, Trim, Shape And Groom Your Eyebrows

Brow grooming made easy. Photo: YouTube

In easy-to-follow, step-by-step video form.

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best. Tweezing, shaping, trimming and grooming your brows can be intimidating — especially for beginners who aren't used to going the DIY route. But it's actually a fairly simple process, if you have the right tools and know the steps to follow. That's where blogger Tina Yong's Youtube tutorial comes in. She breaks down the process of shaping and grooming her own brows — then also walks through the makeup routine she uses to fill in and highlight them — in simple, easy-to-follow steps. The process Yong...
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26 Jul

The Best And Boldest Lip Looks From The Fall 2017 Runways

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From a kiss of barely-there color to full-throttle brights, the fall 2017 runways delivered major lip moments. In celebration of National Lipstick Day on July 29, mouth off with these gorgeous looks to up your game—and all the tubes you need to get them there.

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PHILIPP PLEIN The lips on  Philipp Plein's New York runway were as bold as the over-the-top looks that sauntered down the catwalk. Playing off shiny pleather puffer jackets and glossy smoky eyes, makeup artist Yadim layered a cherry red or vampy bordeaux lipstick with a lustrous coat of lacquer. For a similar look, try Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds in Smoking Red ($8) with a quick coat of Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in...
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24 Jul

13 Foundation To Address Every Skin Concern

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Inflammation and acne? Dryness and wrinkles? Name a skin-care issue, and there's a foundation for that. Here, our top picks to help camouflage (and reverse) the biggest complexion offenders.

Courtesy: Revive
Courtesy: Revive

Best For: Brightening
ReVive's lightweight formula works double duty: light-reflecting and color-correcting pigments even the skin tone and illuminate shadows instantly while cell-renewing proteins help turn back the clock over time.

RéVive Le Tint Moisturizing Veil, $105, nordstrom.com.

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Courtesy: Clarins
Best For: Boosting Hydration In order to illuminate dry skin, you need to feed it moisture. This medium-coverage formula contains hydrating skin plumpers like samphire extract to quench parched complexions so the end result is dewy not cakey. Clarins True Radiance SPF 15 Perfect Skin Foundation, $44,...
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21 Jul

How To Style Your Naturally Curly Hair

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Curls are unpredictable — and that's the beauty of them. They're not perfect, yet they're perfect just the way they are. When it comes to styling your curls, the sky is the limit — whether you prefer to elongate and define each curl or you're cool with embracing some natural frizz and just want next-level volume. No matter what look you're going for, all curly girls should focus on hydration. "While it varies from person to person, the general rule of thumb is the tighter your coil, the dryer your hair is," says celebrity hairstylist Tym Wallace. Your natural oils have a longer distance to travel down from your scalp to your ends. Seems simple, right? So why are there so many...
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7 Jul

How Elle Macpherson Changed Everything In Her 40s—And Feels Better For It

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I believe no matter how old you are, looking your best is about living a balanced, healthy life. When I was a young model, it was all about physical appearance. But today, I'm less concerned about the number on the scale or what dress size I wear. I'm not defined by those things. So I focus on how I feel. That's partly why I started WelleCo three years ago with my partners, Andrea Horwood Bux, an entrepreneur, and Simoné Laubscher, Ph.D., my nutritional doctor. I was in my late 40s and noticed I was lacking energy, I wasn't getting a good night's sleep, and my adrenals were overloaded. I thought I was living a healthy lifestyle—complete with exercise and an array...
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30 Jun

Their Favorite Lip Balms

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As the mercury rises, so does our lip balm addiction. Beat the heat and habitually chapped lips with SPF-packed formulas, a product that "smells like marshmallows," and a balm recommendation from VS Angel Sara Sampaio for "perfectly plump lips." Here, nine lip balms that ELLE editors depend on all summer long.

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Ilia Lip Conditioner in Bang Bang
It's the HOLY GRAIL: a tinted lip conditioner that actually works and gives great color. This shade is the perfect ever-so-slightly pink red; I keep it at my desk for a daytime pick-me-up. Plus, with natural dyes and organic ingredients, I don't feel bad about reapplying all day, every day.— Estelle Tang, ELLE.com Culture Editor

Ilia Lip Conditioner in Bang Bang, $26; sephora.com

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14 Jun

How To Stay Festival Fresh

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There’s no denying it; festivals are not the freshest of places. Luckily, Vogue has put together a keep-fresh-kit to go alongside your wellies, fringed denim and flower crowns, allowing you to stay (relatively) clean this festival season.

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Fresh Fragrance
 

There’s nothing worse than the smell of stale, day-old perfume – especially in hot weather. Leave your heavy floral scents at home and try one of the many fragrances formulated to mimic the smell of freshly washed cotton. Warm Cotton by Clean Reserve and Fresh Laundry by The Library Of Fragrance are particular favourites.

 

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Hair Help   Dry shampoo is an obvious but nevertheless crucial product to keep oily roots at bay and revive days-old hair. Opt for...
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