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21 Gifts That Will Make All Makeup Lovers Swoon

::Writes a letter to Santa in eyeliner:: The products in this post were updated in February 2018.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

The 8 Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Winter

Craving some color? We raided the drugstore to find you the freshest shades and textures of the season. Here, the creamy nudes, glossy violets, and matte reds that are sure to satisfy your taste—and your budget.<p><b>Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Tempt Berry</b><p>If you're looking for a lipstick that …

The Products We're Obsessed With This Week

The ultimate anti-aging essentials, a truly luxe candle, and the perfect dance-party makeup. We love these products so much, we included them in this month's Beauty Box. (Note: the December Beauty Box includes 7 products).<p>This clear gel doesn't just keep makeup looking fresh; it also conceals pores …

The Beautiful New Ballerina-Inspired Nail Polish Line You Need to Know About

Ballet dancers, former ballet dancers, fans of Ballet Beautiful, you know Yumiko. For everyone else, here's the deal: Yumiko is an international, made-to-order dancewear company created by Japanese-born ballerina, Yumiko Takeshima, that allows you to customize your leotards online or through a …

Inside the Plot to Get Every American High on Acid

The riveting new documentary The Sunshine Makers chronicles two hippies’ quest to bring LSD to every person in America in order to change the …

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

British Columbia

Rachel’s August Favorites

<i>Repair:</i> How many times during your nightly makeup-wipe-off sessions do you feel like your poor eyes are going to go bald subsequent of the all lashes …

Elizabeth & James Dry Shampoo

You've probably already pledged yourself to some particular formula of powdered dry shampoo. You love it, but you also know its limits. Maybe it …

Hair Care

You'll Never Guess Which Fruit Doubles as a Natural Deodorant

Now more than ever, people care about the ingredients in the products they use on their skin—and armpits are no exception. Natural deodorant is a rather commonly discussed topic at <i>Allure</i> HQ, but when we heard that a supercommon type of juice can be used as a chemical-free alternative, we were …

Skin Care

Sharpen Your Eye Pencils: Alessandra Ambrosio and the Bombshell Appeal of Wraparound Black Liner

The 72nd Venice Film Festival kicks off today, bringing with it a vintage seaside polish that we’ve been missing since Cannes. We’re talking thick Italian flicks, impeccable lipstick, and shiny blowouts ruffled by boat rides through the lagoon. The first standout <i>bella donna</i> moment: consummate …

this magic tool will give you instantly amazing brows

arch angels<p>I find that filling in my brows is a lot like my drinking habit, because I never really know when to stop. But unlike some other products, the Chosungah 22 Dong Gong Minn Brow Maker gives you complete control of exactly how you want to fill and shape your brows, locking them into place …

Do Not Buy Gray-Market Beauty Products Because...Bugs

A disgusting reminder of why the beauty gray market is a bad, bad thing; rare photos of Angelina Jolie; and why Jaime King doesn't believe in dieting, ahead in today's Alluring Links.<p>Get ready to have nightmares for days after you see what this girl found in her Beautyblender. [Refinery 29]<p>Here are …

A Fall Lipstick for Every Mood: 10 Perfect Shades for the Season

Sephora Outrageous Curl Dramatic Volume and Curve Mascara

The first thing I notice with the Sephora Outrageous Curl Dramatic Volume And Curve Mascara is the itty bitty baby brush; with stiff spiraled …

We Got a Sneak Peek at Bliss's New Liquid Makeup Collection, and It's Awesome

Lots of companies like to claim that their products will reinvent the way we apply and wear makeup, but when it comes down to it, most new launches end up being the same story, just in shiner packaging. That's why I was blown away by the latest makeup range from Bliss (available this month at …

Get Your Kontour On: Rodial Sculpting Makeup

I’m DYING over Rodial’s new contouring makeup range right now. “Working to deliver natural alternatives to injectables and plastic surgery …

give your smokey eye a makeover with this fresh, new ombré

hello color!<p><i>When you’re trying to execute the perfect beauty look, the right eyeliner is crucial—and how you use it is just as important. We’ve teamed up with Clinique to bring you a six-part series dedicated to mastering the art of lining the windows to your soul. Over the coming weeks, we’re</i> …

What Does Smoking Do to Your Skin?

It's an understatement to say that smoking is bad: for your body, for your brain, for your overall health. But what does smoking do to your skin?<p>Cigs do real damage not just to how you feel but also to how you look. Smokers deprive their skin of oxygen, accelerate the aging process, and deplete …

I Cleaned My Makeup Brushes in a Tiny Dishwasher and Here's What Happened

I'm kind of a clean freak, but I'm also very, very lazy. As you might imagine, cleaning my makeup brushes often presents me with an internal struggle: Will my inner Homer Simpson triumph over my inner Monica Geller? (The answer to that question, 98 percent of the time, is yes.) So when I found out …

Here's the Most Surprising Thing About Kylie Jenner's Beauty Routine

Social-media makeup queen Kylie Jenner granted the <i>New York Times</i> access to her entire daily beauty and fitness routine. As you probably guessed, there's a lot that goes into it. Some of what she revealed in the interview wasn't exactly surprising (she really, really likes lip products). But some of …

Beauty

Glossier Balm Dotcom Is On Net-a-Porter!

This is particularly exciting for two types of people: those who like innovation in packaging, and those who live abroad. Packaging because this …

How To: The Ballet Bun

I've spent 75 percent of my life with my hair in a bun. This is thanks in no small part to the ballet classes I started taking when I was 6 years old …

A City Girl’s Guide to Herbal Cures

you’re never too busy for a tincture!<p>The first days of fall always signal a fresh start, even if you aren’t returning to school. The changing of the seasons reminds us of our connection to the natural world, as the days get shorter, the air starts to feel cooler, and farmers market offerings …

Alternative Medicine

Get Into Birchbox’s Gym Bag Heroes Limited Edition Box

Gym accoutrements can make or break your day, truly. Forgetting my barre socks at a Core Fusion class sucks so much, I keep a spare pair in my purse …

Shopping

This Is the Most Popular Lipstick Advice on Pinterest

Pinterest is a treasure trove of beauty hacks, face charts, and makeup tips. And one of the most popular beauty pins has to do with making your lipstick last longer.<p>The advice comes from a Divine Caroline post that offers step-by-step instructions for locking lip color in place.<p>The first step is to …

The NFL Needs a New Commissioner

If the events of the last 14 months in the NFL have told us anything, it’s that commissioner Roger Goodell is in over his head. Charitable critics …

NFL