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30 Nov

The 5 Best Highlighters For That Super-Subtle Glow

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Highlighting shouldn’t feel like a game of risk, and yet if you’ve ever dabbed on a seemingly innocuous formula only to be left with a white streak of glitter, then you already know how annoyingly difficult the game can be. That is, until now.

Because the best highlighters should be the ones you don’t even know are there—the ones that leave your skin looking naturally dewy, glowy, and luminescent, rather than shimmery and glittery. Seem like a tall order? Not for these five tested-and-approved highlighters, below, which are guaranteed to give you that ever-elusive, super-soft highlight, no games involved.

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WET ‘N WILD MEGAGLO HIGHLIGHTING POWDER

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Wet ‘N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Golden Flower Crown, $5 BUY IT If the last...
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17 Nov

This Japanese Lotion Has a Cult Following On The Internet For Literally Transforming Your Skin

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Lurk around the skin-obsessed forums of Reddit for more than five seconds, and you’ll see one product mentioned over and over again, generally surrounded by hearts and odes and declarations of life-changing, skin-changing love: the Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, which is less like a lotion and more like a super thin, ultra-lightweight liquid that sinks into your skin to deeply moisturize it, leaving it shockingly plump and dewy.

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And when I say shockingly, I mean shockingly. Because as a dry-skinned human who has a complexion akin to stale melba toast, I’ve tried literally every single “remedy” for dry, dehydrated skin, and most of them—including layers of Vaseline—barely make a difference in my skin. So despite the...
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30 Oct

This $10 Body Lotion Can Apparently Put You Right To Sleep

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When it comes to getting a better night's sleep, there are tons of tricks and tips out there. Eating certain foods, filling your home with particular plants, and drinking a cherry smoothie before bed are just a few of the common ways people try to get over their inability to sleep, but this new solution has to be one of the most-talked about cures yet. Insomniacs across the internet swear by this inexpensive body lotion, claiming it helps them relax and drift off to sleep. The $10 purple moisturizer from Lush, made with therapeutic lavender oil, almond oil, and cocoa butter, has received hundreds of rave reviews online. BUY NOW: Lush Sleepy lotion, from $9.95, lushusa.com The soothing lotion launched last year as a limited release during the holiday...
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27 Oct

This Is What Happens To Your Skin When You Pop a Pimple—Snd When You Don’t

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As Prince Hamlet once famously pondered, “to squeeze, or not to squeeze—that is the question.” Okay, fine, maybe Shakespeare wasn’t actually talking about the patch of blackheads on your nose, or that big zit on your cheek, but he might as well have been, because when you’re dealing with a breakout and pressing your face a millimeter from the mirror, waffling over whether or not to mess with your skin can feel like an existential crisis. Because honestly, sometimes squeezing that tiny pimple really does feel like the fastest and easiest solution, since I, personally, would rather deal with a red mark than a whitehead for a week, even if zero derms would approve. Of course, I’ve also been on the...
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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?

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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

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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.

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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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