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26 Apr

How to Wear Colorful Lipstick — Even if You’re Afraid of Color

JASON KIM

There’s a good chance you’ve got 10 different shades of lipstick in your makeup drawer but still reach for that tinted balm Every. Single. Day. Whether it's because you don't feel like a grownup in baby pink lips, haven't found the right opportunity for red, or can't figure out how to wear a deep berry shade, there’s always an excuse.
Well, to prove that you can wear color on a daily basis no matter what, Cosmopolitan.com teamed up with Dior celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin to create four stunning beauty looks that deliver serious impact. Here's all the inspiration you need to finally swap your balm for that bubblegum-pink lipstick you've been dying to use.

JASON KIM
JASON KIM
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25 Apr

Amber Heard Isn’t The Only Celebrity Using Beauty To Confirm A Relationship

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There are two types of celebrity couples in this world: those who flaunt their relationship so aggressively, you'd think they were filming a pilot for the re-make of Newlyweds, and those who consider double-tapping an S.O.'s photo a blatant form of PDA. And while we fully respect the latter's personal space, sometimes it's nice to get a little confirmation of the "are they or aren't they?" question. Pics or it didn't happen, right? Which is why we all emoji-clapped when Selena Gomez confirmed her relationship with The Weeknd via a photo of them wearing matching shades. Ditto to Jennifer Lopez, who posted an entangled sneaker shot with A. Rod. But it was Amber Heard's sly relationship announcement yesterday that we appreciated...
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21 Apr

Why I Tried Kanye West’s Colored Contacts

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It all started with Kanye. I was looking at a photo of him and Kim Kardashian from the 2016 Met Gala, in which Kardashian's spectacular Balmain gown, created with actual pieces of disco ball, somehow managed to accentuate her impossible-to-accentuate-further bottom. But it was Kanye—love him or hate him—whose getup ensnared me. It wasn't his crystal-adorned Balmain jacket that got me (although that was pretty amazing); it was his eyes, which he'd transformed for the evening into a hypnotic blue-green that was part husky, part Game of Thrones White Walker, and wholly badass. I decided I needed to get them myself. (It must be a by-product of my growing up in New York City, where you glimpse all manner of folks...
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20 Apr

The Stallone Sisters’ Fashion & Beauty Must-Haves

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Our cover stars, Sophia, Sistene, and Scarlett Stallone, share their beauty, fragrance, fitness, travel, culture and accessories picks, along with a few favorite looks of the season.

Sistene's Must-Haves

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IDEAL HOLIDAY: Rome

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Flower Power
Dolce & Gabbana, Spring 2017

Glow Getter

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($64); Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick in Rose Saint Germain, Coral Incandescent, and Fuchsia in Excess ($37 each); Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact in Soleil Afterglow ($108); Tom Ford Velvet Orchid ($120), all available at Sephora.com.

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On the Playlist
Rihanna's Anti

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Hair & Skincare Boosts
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence($179); Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Conditioner ($34), all available at Sephora.com.

Gold Standard

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Marco Bicego choker, $2,200, marcobicego.com; Prada bag, $2,280, prada.com.

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20 Apr

How I Recovered From a Weekend At Coachella

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It's all fun and games 'til you cough up glitter.
Such is the lesson I learned post-Coachella, and wow, it was painful—an aria of heaving hacks and sequin spitballs that I'll call "Disco Consumption." (Close second but no-go: "Tinsel Tuberculosis.")

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Once the coughing fit stopped, I could inventory the morning-after mess: a mascara mudslide on my cheeks, flaked skin on my nose, and a tan line in the shape of a heart on my wrist. My hair was a matted snarl of dirt, sweat, and broken dreams. #Iwokeuplikethis, but honestly? I'm not sorry. Sure, the "glitter tears" I tried to copy from Elle Fanning were somehow inhaled like weed. But screaming for the XX, Lorde, and New Order was...
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19 Apr

3 Edgy Lip Looks That Are Actually Super Easy

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Your eyes get to have all the fun — glitter liner, stick-on rhinestones, jewel shadow, and more. Your lips though? Every now and then, they may see a punch of red and that’s about it. The true story: A dressed-up lip can rival a winged eye any day. Not sure how to make your lips pop? Whether you want your lips to twinkle with dainty diamonds or bare some heavy metal, you can play up your pout with these three bold looks.

TERRY GATES
TERRY GATES
Bling out the center of your bottom lip to fake the look of a fierce lip ring — without the pain and commitment of the real deal. 1. Start with a budge-proof lip color. “You...
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12 Apr

3 Ways To Pull Off Bright Eyeliner At The Office

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Introducing new series Take It to Work, in which we show you how to translate the latest trends into your weekday wardrobe—and still keep your job.
Forget orange: "Blue is the new black," says makeup artist Rommy Najor. After all, like failsafe black, blue eye makeup goes with everything: "It complements every eye color and especially makes brown or green eyes more vivid," Najor explains. It also happens to be an easy style upgrade that you can incorporate in understated, small doses—or take it over the top. Whether you want to soft-pedal it with amped-up, sapphire slashes or go full-throttle with a modern, rounded wing in edgy cobalt, here's how to hit the perfect blue note like a #girlboss.

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30 Mar

11 Beauty Geniuses Share Their Favorite Products

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Jessica Alba doesn't just wake up with that glow; Lorde had help picking out her iconic dark lipstick; Nicole Richie didn't dye her hair purple at home. Here, the insiders' insiders share the secrets that made them the best in the beauty business.

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LYNDSEY BYRNS
Andrew Gallimore knows just how to twist the texture and opacity of color to surprise and delight. "I love to flip something on its head and try it another way. What's great about the makeup movement at the moment," says London-based Gallimore, "is that people are willing to experiment and be quite playful. You may get colors that you would normally expect to see on a cheek or...
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30 Mar

Is a Lip Top Coat Worth the Extra Layer?

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There are certain products that have makeup artists split down the middle—like primer. Some will tell you it's a necessary preliminary step for keeping your face beat in tact, while others deem it unnecessary as long as you've moisturized. The notion of a "top coat" for your lips is equally divided. But when Know Cosmetics' No, My Lips Are Sealed Lipstick Topcoat landed on my desk, I was both amused by its moniker (remember that straight-to-VHS Olsen's gem?) and intrigued. And, as someone who lusts after bold lip colors but more often than not goes bare-lipped to be practical, I hoped it would make wearing them less of a feat.

Lock in your #lipstick and prevent transferring with #nomylipsaresealed Lipstick Topcoat...
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27 Mar

14 Non-Basic Makeup Ideas For Coachella

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The desert is calling, so we're leaning into the freshest makeup ideas to wear this year at Coachella. From quick-fix makeup stamps to an opalescent glow, there's a look for every skill set. Here, 14 Instagram-worthy ways to look the festival part.

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With Milk makeup's easy stamps and fuss-free temporary butterfly tattoos, even a makeup-phobe could get this look. Add a quick-fix addition like this to a bare look for instant festival vibes.

Have u caught Feelz yet? Our new #OilLipStain shade is moisturizing, long-wearing, + has a sheer plum tint that looks as rad with a bare face as it does with a whole lotta #TattooStamps ⭐
Milk Makeup(@milkmakeup)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 2월 6 오후 1:04 PST

Today on #BeautyIsBoring.com, "Butterfly"...
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