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18 Aug

4 Sparkly Eye & Brow Looks To Kick The Night Off Right

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My favorite part of July 4th weekend is the fireworks. Having the day off is cool and all, and I'll never pass up a good backyard barbecue. But, at the end of the day, I love watching my neighbors set off their illegal sparklers from the front porch, or hitting up a rooftop so I can see the Macy's light show from afar. The only problem: It's nearly impossible to outshine the grand pyrotechnics of a fireworks show — until now. Use this weekend as an excuse to get extra glittery with your eye glam — whether you're doing the whole lid, just a swipe of liner, or accentuating your brows. I mean, there are plenty of glitter lip tutorials to be seen...
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16 Aug

She’s Like A Rainbow

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I got slammed for not wearing makeup for my wedding. "Trust me, you'll want to, like, even things out for photos," said one friend a few weeks before the big day, her eyes darting to the archipelago of faded blemishes on my cheek. "You're not gonna wear any foundation?" another asked anxiously. (I did end up going barefaced—but with smudgy eyeliner and my lips dabbed with Lip Smacker Dr. Pepper Lip Balm, the most fresh-to-death hint of color in all the land.) Turns out going sans foundation when your skin is less than perfect is puzzling to girlfriends and maybe even regarded as a bit like airing one's dirty laundry in public. Yet the stir my almost au naturel look caused is nothing compared to...
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11 Aug

Alexis Ren Is The Most Famous Model You’ve Never Heard Of

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How did 20-year-old model Alexis Ren amass over 10 million Instagram followers in under 500 posts? The California native rose to social media superstardom by sharing a mix of vaguely captioned bikini, bedroom, fitness, and food photos: Writhing on a beach, nestled in hotel linens, stretching sexily, posturing with desserts. Ren's adoring fans flood the comments section with praise and heart-eye emojis, and likes soar to hundreds of thousands. What you won't see on her feed are ads for gummy vitamins, diet tea, or waist trainers. "I just want this to be real. That's my whole thing," she tells me over the phone. "If you're an influencer and that moment is not real for you, then what's the point of it?" It's this...
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27 Jul

How To Make Your Blowout Last Through a 3-Day Music Festival

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We're now into month four of festival season and still going strong. But while you may have mastered all aspects of the three-day music binge, the one that's been the trickiest? Making that pre-festival blowout not look limp—and dirty—by day the time the music stops. The key is to start with a hair game that's buildable, so the more you sweat, the better it gets. Here, your three-day hair plan mapped out by hairstylist Conrad Dornan, owner of Seerad's Salon in Jackson, Wyoming. No predictable ponytail or boring bun in sight. 🙌

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Yulia Gorbachenko
Step 1: Create a strong foundation So how do you DIY a salon-worthy blowout—and make it last? Strategic prepping, says Dornan, who suggests using a...
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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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26 Jul

There’s a New 5-Minute Way To Get Rid Of Acne, And It Actually Works

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I have ridiculously sensitive and dry skin. And I don't mean to say that occasionally, after rubbing it with acids and scrubs, my face gets a little raw—no, I mean that sometimes, just for fun, my skin erupts in a smattering of hives and stinging red marks, all because I dared to try a cream with ingredients harsher than water. Basically, my face is a Fabergé egg. And that makes treating my hormonal breakouts and fine lines an impossible nightmare, because all retinoids (the umbrella term for vitamin-A derivatives, like the well-known retinol) leave my face burning and flaking for weeks, even when padded with multiple moisturizers and prayers. So when, in the depths of Reddit, I discovered a magical way to use retinoids to...
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25 Jul

Exactly How To Make Your Eyes Look Bigger And Brighter

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They say that your eyes are the windows to your soul — that's aggressive, but they can make you look sleepy, irritated, and just plain bored if you don't treat 'em right. Here, a few super-quick ways to look bright-eyed.

JEFF ALLEN
JEFF ALLEN

Use the Right Contact Solution
When it comes to the products you use around your eye like colorful eye shadow or mascara, go crazy — but when it comes to shopping for products that go in your eyes, like your contact lens solution, use a trusted brand like OPTI-FREE® Puremoist®. It has exclusive dual disinfectants that get rid of microorganisms that cause eye infections and the aptly named HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix, which keeps eyes feeling super-hydrated all day long.

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