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Beauty Test Drive: Contouring Is Wizardry (But It Only Sort Of Worked On Me)

Kim Kardashian’s face is a masterful work of art. Her cheekbones are always high and tight and the way the light plays off the ridges is mesmerizing. I realize that…

Megan Reynolds |

Beauty Test Drive: Eylure Dramatic No. 205 False Lashes

The UK brand Eylure has a long history with lashes. Developed by two makeup artist in the 1940s, Eylure offers lashes ranging from natural to dramatic. When presented with the…

Sophie Leon |

A Truly Honest (And Hilarious) YouTube Beauty Tutorial

I’m a pretty big fan of YouTube hair and beauty tutorials. Without them, my sock bun and liquid eyeliner game would be terrible rather than “eh, I guess it’s good enough to leave…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Beauty Test Drive: Sonia Kashuk’s Limited Edition Make-A-Face Brush Set

Have you ever gone into a Sephora and thought, What the hell is THAT brush for?  Why are there 50 different brushes available when I only use five or six

Sophie Leon |

Beauty Test Drive: LORAC’s Take A Brow Kit

Some women never leave the house without lipstick. I never leave the house without eyebrows. Many assumed my eyebrows are so sparse because of over-plucking, but in reality they just…

Sophie Leon |

Beauty How-To: Amy Adams’ Dewy Glow In “American Hustle”

Over the holidays, I finally saw “American Hustle,” starring Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence. Depending on who you ask, the movie is either THE BEST OF…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Beauty How-To: Fake Perfect Skin With Minimal Makeup

Sit down, everybody, and let’s talk about that most elusive of all makeup looks, the majestic, seemingly intangible unicorn that is Perfect Skin. One need not be born with —…

Rachel Krause |

Beauty How-To: Amanda Seyfried’s “Lovelace” Premiere Look

It’s rare that Amanda Seyfried — she of the rapturously ethereal angel/alien features, porcelain complexion, and long, thick, never-dyed flaxen hair — ever misses the mark on a beauty look.

Rachel Krause |

Beauty How-To: 3 Key Hot Weather Beauty Tips

I love wearing all of the makeup, all at once, but as with all things, there exists a time and a place for this sort of excess, and that Time…

Rachel Krause |

Beauty How-To: Banish Undereye Circles

Under-eye circles! They’re an ever-hot topic amongst ladiez, and it’s no wonder why — everybody has them, but pretty much nobody knows how to deal with them. There are a…

Rachel Krause |

Beauty How-To: Keep It Matte

The cusp of summer is a good time to start talking about how to control oily skin. I mean, I talk about oily skin constantly, because I have it, so…

Rachel Krause |

Beauty How-To: Keep Your Lipstick Looking Fresh

For me, warm weather months are high time to turn to lipstick as an all-encompassing beauty look. Or maybe I should just go ahead and say that my desire to…

Rachel Krause |

Girl, I Love Your Nails: Our All-Encompassing Guide to At-Home Manis

For the majority of my life, I was The Girl With The Grubby Nails. Nothing was more satisfying than sitting on my bed, lost in a book, gnawing in a…

Megan Reynolds |

Beauty How-To: Covering It Up

Skin woes: I am intimately familiar with them. I enjoyed the first two decades of my life with a face as smooth, pale, and unblemished as an egg shell. I…

Rachel Krause |

Beauty How-To: Go Bronze Yourself

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I am Pale. Like, really pale, so pale it warrants a capital P for emphasis. I glow under black lights;…

Rachel Krause |

Beauty How-To: Find Your Perfect Natural Lip Shade

There are a few things that every makeup-lovin’ lady needs to have in her arsenal. It’s sort of like the difference between romantic prospects and friends: bold lipsticks and punchy…

Rachel Krause |

Beauty Breakdown: Facial Contouring 101

What is this “contouring” that makeup artists and celebrities speak of? I see it all the time — that subtle shadow right under their cheekbones, lifting their faces, enhancing their…

Rachel Krause |

Beauty Breakdown: Kate Mara

“I’m in love with Kate Mara’s look from the ‘House of Cards’ premiere. How can a mere mortal like me score her otherworldly glowy skin and gorgeous eyes?” — Jennifer

Rachel Krause |

Our Favorite Beauty Looks From The SAG Awards (And How To Get Them)

I am a happy spectator of any and all awards shows for what is likely the same reason that most people are: I love nothing more than to turn on…

Rachel Krause |

Holiday Beauty How-To: Jessica Alba’s Berry-Stained Lips

I am forever envious of Jessica Alba’s uncanny ability to always look like she’s being professionally backlit (is she?). The woman just glows! Of course, I think her makeup might…

Rachel Krause |
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