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13 Amazing Highlighters For Every Budget

Highlighting (also referred to as "strobing") is still having its time in the spotlight. It's a surefire route to a Kerry Washington–level glow, hides imperfections, and is a perfect foil to its counterpart, contouring. But not all luminizing products do the same thing; some lend subtle sheen, …

Makeup

The 25 Best Dark Lipsticks to Wear All Fall Long

If you wear one thing this fall, make it dark lipstick. (OK, maybe wear a coat and boots, too.) Inky plum, deep burgundy, and straight-up black lipsticks won't keep you warm, but they do look really hot. Here, our favorite shades in every finish: matte, glossy, and high shine.

Makeup

15 H&M Beauty Products Allure Editors Love

It's fair to say that you'd be overwhelmed by 700 of anything (yes, even puppies). So when H&M launched more than 700 beauty products this month—including tools, hair, makeup, skin care, and nail polish—we nearly had a panic attack. And this is just the beginning: More products will hit shelves …

Beauty

5 Beauty Picks We're Obsessed With This Week

An all-you-need smoky eye palette, a T-zone game changer, and cleaner, bouncier hair in seconds.<p>Sultrier and clingier than the original rose and jasmine perfume, this oil adds a hefty dose of sandalwood to the mix. To sex it up even more, the cap is designed so that you dab it on one-drop-at-a-time …

Beauty

Here's Something You've Never Noticed About Disney Villains

Plus, Jessica Chastain's punk makeover for <i>W</i>, five beauty hacks for oily hair, and Taylor Swift's secret to Instagram success, ahead in today's Alluring Links.<p>Have you ever noticed that Disney movie villains have the best manicures? [Buzzfeed]<p>Speaking of, Orly is launching a Disney villains …

How to Boost Your Confidence (And Success!)

The things that make us the most fulfilled in life can sometimes be the most daunting: A big interview that may lead to an incredible new job. Moving to a new city to follow a dream. Or even asking someone out on a date in the hopes that it will lead to a fulfilling relationship.<p>Sometimes, in the …

Self-improvement

Frequently Challenged or Banned Young Adult Fiction 2014-2015

<i>The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian</i>, by Sherman Alexie (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)<p><i>Persepolis</i>, by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon …

The Rise and Rise of Young Adult Literature

Vampires are done.<p>At least, that’s what a prospective publisher at Harper Collins told Cynthia Struloeff’s agent a few years ago. After vampires, …

Take Five: Fall 2015 New Releases in Young Adult Fiction

There are lots of new books hitting shelves this fall, and it seems like some much-loved series are coming to a close or beloved authors are …

Books

Why We Dream: Real Reasons Revealed

BOSTON – The slumbering mind might not seem like an apt tool for any critical thinking, but humans can actually solve problems while asleep, …

Sigmund Freud

Experience Project is taking a break. We thank our tens of millions of members for being a part of the largest community of shared experiences ever …

Empathy

Women Need More Sleep Than Men...(It Has Something To Do With Their Ability To Multi-Task)

While everyone should strive to get adequate sleep, a recent study from Duke University has shown that sleep deprivation may be more dangerous for …

5 NLP Techniques That Will Transform Your Life

1. Dissociation<p>It’s easy to react to something negatively and then become stressed or upset about it. For example, if your partner drives you crazy …

Demi Lovato: "I Knew at a Young Age I Had a Problem"

On the eve of the release of her hotly anticipated fifth studio album, Lovato is bravely talking about something else entirely: her life-long battle with mental illness.<p>"You're always going to remember your first time," Demi Lovato, wearing a skin-tight, long-sleeved black mini dress and sky-high …

We Need To Talk About How Fucking Hot Demi Lovato's New Video Is

This girl is slaying left, right and centre.

Demi Lovato on New Album Track 'Old Ways': 'I Easily Remember How Dangerous That Spiral Is'

With just days to go until the Oct. 16 release of , Demi Lovato is sharing short and sweet videos to preview her new album. In the clips, she’s …

Kourtney and Scott's Unraveling Finally Plays Out on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"

You don't actually see them have a "we're over" conversation, but the season-10 finale confirms what we've known since July: These two are done.<p>So, how are we all supposed to just accept that last night's episode of <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> was the season finale already?! Seriously, the show …

Scott Disick

YA Bookception! A List of Books Within Books

What could possibly be better than reading a really good book? Reading a really good book that references another really good book you’ve read. It’s …

Books

Currently Craving: Fall’s Best Bucket Bags

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I feel strongly that there is no hotter handbag silhouette than the bucket bag right now. The bucket bag has a fun and …

8 Emotions You Feel When Your Book Gets Optioned For A Movie

<b>In which Julie Murphy shares her reactions to finding out DUMPLIN’ had been optioned for a movie by Disney as told by RuPaul’s Drag Race gifs.</b><p>Stage …

GIF Animations

10 Things All Girls Who Lift Do but Will Never Admit To | Women's Health

<b>1. “Complaining” About the Callouses on Your Hands.</b> <br>They’re so gross-looking, but you just have to show everyone.<p><b>2. Mentally Critiquing Other People’s Form</b> <br>Whoa—that guy’s entire body is going into that bicep curl.<p><b>3. Lifting a Little Too Heavy to Show Off...and Then Regretting It Later</b> <br>Oh, yeah, …

Self-help

The Perfect Haircut For Your Face Shape? As IF!

If our beauty team stands for anything, it's that we don't believe in rules. Your look should never be dictated by someone else's dos and don'ts — …

15 Gorgeous Hair and Makeup Ideas to Try for Fall

Fall is the perfect time to get experimental with beauty. The frizz-inducing, makeup-melting humidity of summer has finally faded, so you can embrace your natural hair texture and create a smoky eye with a shade you may never have fathomed. Here are 15 hot beauty looks to try as the weather cools …

Hair

Kanye West, Lauren Santo Domingo, Christian Lacroix and More Celebrate a Decade of Roksanda Ilincic

The Kardashian Babies Take An Adorable Road Trip

The Kardashian baby generation continues to be one of the most exclusive celebrity cliques.<p>On Tuesday, notable toddler best friend duo North West and Penelope Disick -- along with their very suave counterpart Mason Disick -- joined mom/aunt Kim Kardashian and aunt Khloe Kardashian for a road …

Cute

50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …

Apps

Ariana Grande: Focus announced as new single

After appearing on <i>Good Morning America</i> and apologizing (again) for licking donuts and slamming America, Ariana Grande appeared on <i>The Tonight Show</i> …

Naughty Boy teases Beyonce's Runnin (Lose It All)

Outside of a handful of bonus tracks, last fall’s deluxe edition of 2013’s <i>Beyoncé</i>, and guest spots on recent tracks by Nicki Minaj and Michelle …