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22 New Beauty Launches That Are Coming in Hot For December 2017

Every month, we comb through the best new launches you need to scoop up in 31 days or fewer. We're closing down the year with one of the best lineups yet. We are sharing everything we're loving, from the Chanel, RMS, and Gucci highlighters that will make moonbeams shoot from your cheeks to the …

This New Beauty Startup Is Selling Luxury Lipstick for Less Than Your Daily Latte

Marcia Kilgore knows a thing or two about disrupting the beauty space. The Canadian-born personal trainer, who became an aesthetician when her own skin issues inspired her to learn the ins and outs of facials, opened Bliss Spa in New York’s Soho neighborhood in 1996. Her bubbly personality and …

The Best No-Makeup Makeup Products for a Natural Look

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I Tried Lip Powder: Here's What You Need to Know

It's safe to say Korean beauty is light-years ahead of the U.S. in terms of innovation. Exciting new products and trends come Stateside every day. Lip powder, a.k.a. powder lipstick, is one of those new offerings that I've been dying to try. You've probably already seen or tried face cream pods, …

5 Basic Ways To Perk Up Poor Posture

Posture—it says a lot about a person. Tall, strong posture gives the appearance of a powerful, confident woman (not to mention it gives the girls a …

How to Get Better Posture in 3 Weeks

Slouching has become our default posture—but it’s a prequel to long-term back, shoulder, and neck issues. Good posture, on the other hand, has the …

This Is the One Drugstore Red Lipstick That Doesn't Fade or Transfer

Just about every lipstick collection—whether it's a high-end one or one you can find in Walgreens—includes a classic red, and we bet you've tried a lot of them. But have you found one that stays put and absolutely doesn't transfer? One that stays on your lips through your coffee, your burrito, or …

We Tried M.A.C.'s New Color-Changing Lip Balms, and Here's What Happened

You've probably heard the news by now: M.A.C. is releasing a set of color-changing lip balms and everybody who spent hours overanalyzing their mood-ring colors in the '90s is freaking out. The <b>M.A.C. Tender Talk Lip Balm</b> collection is a series of five "smart lip conditioners" that "create a …

The Best New Korean Face Masks To Transform Your Skin

“Every time we go to Korea - and we go every couple of months - we are just blown away by all the products,” said Christine Chang, co-founder of natural Korean beauty site Glow Recipe. “There is just so much on the market there, it’s really hard to keep up.”<p>That’s putting it lightly. South Korea, …

Skin Care

This Genius Hack Will Ensure Your Under-Eye Concealer Never Creases

For lots of people, if there were only one makeup product they could use, they'd opt for under-eye concealer, no contest. But even when you use concealers made just for the under-eye area, it never really stays on. Your bags and darkness are concealed for about two hours, then midday rolls around …

Win Major Beauty Swag From Pixi, Becca, NCLA, and the Allure Beauty Box—Here's How

We get it. Mondays are the worst. There are approximately 1 million memes out there illustrating exactly that. But here's your silver lining: Today through Thursday, from noon ET to 11:59 p.m. ET, allure.com readers can enter to win one of 150 <b>Pixi Glow Tonics</b>, one of 125__Becca Backlight Priming …

5 Products We're Obsessing Over This Week

One sexy makeup brush, an intoxicating new lip oil, and a premade (hair-product) cocktail.<p>This lip oil looks like a cocktail shaker for dolls—only inside are lip pigments and hydrators including muscat-rose and peach-kernel oils. Mixed together, they create the perfect wash of glossy color.<p><b>Lancôme</b> …

Stella Summer Beauty Awards 2016 winners: Introducing the 10 best summer beauty products

Hot Looks: Skin-Care Products We Love

We’ve been preaching it for a while, but we cannot stress enough the importance of a good skin-care regimen. Beauty starts with the skin first! Here are some of our favorite skin care products out this spring that we are obsessing over.<p><b>Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream</b>: If you’re constantly on the go, …

The 5 Best Beauty Buys From Sephora in May

Summer’s coming, and what better way to celebrate than with a new sunscreen that actually makes your skin gleam? Or better yet, a hair oil that …

Skin Care

17 Korean Beauty Products You Need In Your Life

<b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b><p><i>The comments for this post may have been edited for length and</i> …

One Editor Tried This Weird Makeup Trick for Bigger Eyes

Plus, Lauren Conrad's advice to her 18-year-old self, the strange new stockings for lazy girls, and the coolest yet most impractical bathtub ever, ahead.<p>Want bigger eyes? Try this step-by-step guide to nailing puppy eyes, the popular Korean beauty trend. [Glamour]<p>Pedicure pantyhose are a real thing …

How to Make Your Own Raindrop Cake

It's safe to say the raindrop cake has taken the Internet by storm. (It's also punny to say that.) The crystal clear droplet of gelatin is a Japanese …

How to Contour Your Face in 6 Steps: Easy Contouring Tutorial

Oh, <i>contouring</i>. Search for "how to contour" on YouTube, and you’ll get more than 227,000 results. On Instagram, the hashtag #contour delivers more than 1.5 million tags. Even here on Lipstick we've talked the technique to death: the products we love for it, the many, many controversies surrounding …

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The Ultimate Devil's Food Cake

I dreamt about chocolate cake the other night.<p>Chocolate cake plagues me unlike any other baking project. There are so many versions, from buttermilk to cocoa to flourless. Until now I’ve been sticking with my go-to recipe (from the back of the Hershey’s box), but can one person ever be satisfied …

A Two-Step Coconut Bath Soak for Sinking Into After a Long Day

A couple of years ago I got the most wonderful bath soak as a gift. The main ingredient was coconut milk powder, and I loved how it made my bath feel silky and luxurious, soothed dryness, and had a gentle, subtle coconut scent. I made that gift last as long as I could—but all good things come to an …

Sandbagging Is The Latest Makeup Trick That's Taking Over Instagram

If creasing concealer or smudged eyeliner are beauty blunders that you're familiar with, then this trending makeup trick is exactly what you need. …

The Magical Highlighter Jennifer Lopez's Makeup Artist Uses to Give Her Cheeks an Otherworldly Glow

Aside from the obvious fact that Jennifer Lopez's complexion does not follow the rules of time and aging, we can't get over how good her face has looked lately—especially her sharp-as-hell cheekbones, which made an appearance in an Instagram video this week. Even though some of us might have …

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The Drugstore Mascara Celebrity Makeup Artists Are Obsessed With

Makeup artists are notoriously picky about the products they use, and rightly so. After all, when you have access to the fanciest, most expensive products in the world — and you're responsible for the most beautiful, famous faces — why would you settle for anything less than the absolute best? So …

Beauty report: the best mascaras are a real eye-opener

Mascara is an essential for most women. We think these products are worth a flutter<p>Sat, Apr 9, 2016, 02:36<p>Mac Upward Lash Mascara (€25); Rimmel …

Microwave mug cake recipe: cranberry and white chocolate cookie

Dried cranberries and white chocolate are the perfect combination, especially in microwave mug cake form! And you can make this one in less than two minutes.<p><b>Serves</b><p>1<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>15g butter<br>• 1.5 tbsp brown sugar<br>• 1.5 tsp vanilla sugar<br>• 1 Egg Yolk<br>• 4 tbsp plain flour<br>• 4 tbsp dried cranberries<br>• White</i> …

17 Things Everyone Who Is Bad At Makeup Needs To Own

Because you will not rest until your cat eye is FLAWLESS.