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17 Oct

We Relate To These Spiked Brows On a Deeply Personal Level​

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Okay, we know you’ve already been inundated with too many brow trends this year, from the squiggly wave brow, to barbed wire brows, to dragon brows, and you’ve been a really excellent trooper through it all. But the year is not over, and the hellish onslaught of sexual assault-riddled news is most likely just beginning, which means this new brow look couldn't have come at a better time. Meet spiked brows, an Instagram gem that so clearly displays our inner feelings right now of being a woman in modern society, it's almost laughable.

When you don't want people to touch your brows🖕🏻 • Products used: BROWS @nyxcosmetics / @nyxcosmeticsnl Frame&Tame brow pomade in "Espresso" EYES @morphebrushes eyeshadow palette in "35O" @nyxcosmetics / @nyxcosmeticsnl Matte Liquid liner...
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10 Oct

Black Eyeliner Has Never Been Better

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If this past season is anything to go on, a black liner (or perhaps a wardrobe of them) promises seemingly infinite possibilities for transformation. Whether inky pens were used to paint a razor-sharp wing or smudged kohl simulated suggestively slept-in makeup, the runways demonstrated loads of ideas for wielding your favorite black eyeliner. Behold your new favorite ways to make your mark.

1. UNDER LINE
Not for the faint of heart or tired of eye, a crisp slick of black reserved for the lower lash lines provided an unexpected twist on typical top lined lids.
At Isa Arfen, makeup artist Andrew Gallimore traced lower lids with Nars Black Valley Eye Paintfor a modern take on traditional “Kabuki makeup.”

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ISA ARFEN / COURTESY OF NARS
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25 Sep

Fashion Week’s Best Lip And Lid Combos

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Nothing goes together quite like a wink and a smile, which is why makeup artists at New York Fashion Week teamed high-octane eyes with barely-there lips, or contrasted loud mouths with lid looks that barely whispered. Here, 7 ways to achieve the perfect beauty balance from backstage.

Courtesy Maybelline
Courtesy Maybelline
1  Metallic Pout + Flushed Lids “A face like a cherry blossom” is how makeup artist Erin Parsons described the flashy crimson lip at Bibhu Mohapatra. Eyes were washed with blush and a bit of white highlighter on the inner corners. While Parson’s layered a red lip pencil with metallic powder to catch the light on the runway, Maybelline New York Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick in Hot Lava offers a similar effect in...
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17 Aug

The Best New Lipsticks For Fall 2017

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There's so much more to autumn than burnt siena. Think creamy mocha, spiced mahogany, and the vampiest black cherry you ever did see.

Updating your wardrobe is the easy part. Boots, knits, denim, done. But thanks to eleven innovative shades, updating your go-to makeup look for fall can be just as appealing. This season, think beyond brick and beige.

Courtesy of Brands
Courtesy of Brands

Dual-Tone Rose

Givenchy Le Rouge 
Sculpt Two-Tone Lipstick in Rose, $38, neimanmarcus.com.

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Courtesy of Brands

Rosey Nude

NYX Cosmetics
Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil in Beyond Basic, $6.99, ulta.com.

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Courtesy of Brands

Red-Brown

Anastasia Beverly Hills
Matte Lipstick in Brandy, $18, ulta.com.

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Courtesy of Brands

Chocolate Brown

NARS Cosmetics Powermatte Lip Pigment in...
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12 Jul

How To Pull-Off Glossy Makeup

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First Philipp Plein sent models down the runway at his fall 2017 show with glossed lips and lids. Then Glossier put a shamelessly shiny lip gloss in their holiday set. At couture week, Giambattista Valli paired his fall 2018 collection with varying degrees of lip shine, from slick and clear to patent red vinyl. Marc Jacobs' favorite color–shiny–is everywhere lately. If you grew up in the '90s, glossy makeup might trigger memories of middle school dances, summer camp, M.A.C Lipglass and hair glued to sticky lips. It's fair to say that gloss (and M.A.C Lipglass) have since come a long way. It's now possible to wear sticky makeup without trapping strands of hair or leaving it all behind on the straw to your iced coffee–even during...
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26 Jun

Rainbow Strobing Is The New Upside Down Liner

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June is Pride Month, which means beauty so colorful and psychedelic you'll probably need to step your game up to match the intense looks taking over the streets. Whether you're heading to a parade this weekend or just looking to show your pride at the office, it's time to incorporate some color into your everyday look. But not everyone is willing — or comfortable — with rocking a full color wheel on their cheekbones via some rainbow highlighter or My Little Pony extensions on their head. So we found one trend that's wearable everywhere, incorporates plenty of color that's Pride-worthy, and still manages to fall under the minimal makeup umbrella. Enter: the rainbow strobe.

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22 May

“Hygge” Is Taking Over Summer Makeup Trends, Too

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Fuzzy socks, crackling fires, piping hot cocoa, soft sweaters — what do all these things have in common? They all fit snuggly into the Danish concept of "hygge," (pronounced hoo-guh), which translates to coziness, comfort, and general conviviality. And they're probably the last thing you want near you when the temperatures rise above 80 degrees. But you can have Hygge in the summer too, says Ole Henriksen, the Denmark-born founder of the synonymous skin-care line. "You sit on your terrace or balcony and create the same environment," he says. For us, we're holding on to Hygge in our beauty routines. First it was with our hair (which is still going strong) and now our makeup is decidedly moving toward the warmer...
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17 Dec

7 Ways to Shake Up Your Makeup in 2017

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The New Red Lipstick: Blurry

For the softest, most natural effect, lose the lip pencil and tap on a creamy red bullet, rolling a cotton swab along the outer edges to diffuse any sharp lines.

Product: BareMinerals Lip Oil-Balm in Punch Pop, $16 (bareescentuals.com).

Lace top by Ellery. Earring by Eshvi.
Lace top by Ellery. Earring by Eshvi.

The New Black Eyeliner: Squiggly

Hugging the curve of your lash line is safe and precise. A wavy, undulating wing that extends past the outer corner is playful and chic.

Products: Maybelline New York Master Precise Curvy Liquid Liner in Black, $7.99 (maybelline.com), and Maybelline New York Color Sensational lipstick in Honey Pink, $7.49 (maybelline.com).

Viscose coat by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh. Wool top by Helmut Lang. Silver earring by Shikama.
Viscose coat by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh. Wool top by Helmut Lang. Silver earring by Shikama.
The New Nude: Glossy After applying a thin coat of nude gloss to your lips, head north. Dabbed...
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21 Feb

Next Season’s Go-To Beauty Look Will Make You Feel Very Nostalgic

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Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images For Tommy Hilfiger
Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images For Tommy Hilfiger

It doesn't really matter if you're a girly girl, or a fashion girl, or if you prefer an edgier look: Deep down I think we all secretly love a bit of the sparkly stuff. Maybe it's because it appeals to our inner magpie—or to get all philosophical, our inner child—or maybe it's just because glitter is equal parts mesmerizing and badass—all at the same time. Regardless of why we like it though, one thing is clear: We're only halfway through New York Fashion Week and glitter is already showing itself as a major, major makeup trend.

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Tommaso Boddi/WireImage
The glitter fest began with at the Saint Laurent men's/women's show in Los Angeles (shown above), where...
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