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Are The Prices Of Beauty Products Gendered?

It's not exactly I-hope-you're-sitting-down, groundbreaking news that women outspend men when it comes to beauty — but, <b>a poll conducted by The</b> …

Beauty

Get Soft Skin Overnight With This Deep Moisturizing How-To

No plans tonight? No birthday parties or cocktail outings? Being free means you have time to try my weekly ritual, aka the thing I do when nobody …

Skin Care

A Step-By-Step Guide to Applying Hair Products

If your hair product stash is anything like ours, it can be a little dizzying. We know shampoo comes before conditioner, and hair spray comes last, …

This Liquid Eyeliner Innovation Is Worth A Try

How many of you have struggled with liquid eyeliner application at some point? Me too. It’s definitely a skill you have to work at, and, as they say, …

Makeup

Fakeup Makeup: Easy Tips and Low-Maintenance Products for a Better Bare Look

The no makeup policy. Say <i>what</i>? It’s sad to think about, but some people are restricted from wearing makeup at work or school; such rules exist at …

Anatomy of a Beauty Product: Primers

These days, it seems like primers are all over the beauty market. And it’s no wonder—they work! Think about it: it’s normal for the skin’s surface to …

How To Do a Sock Bun

We already showed you how to create big, beautiful buns. While the DIY <b>sock bun</b> may seem intimidating, it's actually one of the easiest—and …

Hairstyling

How to Clean Your Makeup!

Have you ever wondered how clean (or dirty) your makeup is? We already know makeup counter testing samples are a breeding ground for who-knows-what, …

Street Style, Nail Art Edition! NYC's Vanity Projects

Salon owner Rita Pinto has been preparing to enter the NYC art world with Vanity Projects—her concept space that’s part nail salon, part gallery. …

Street Style

BB, CC, DDs: What’s the best option for you?

First there were BB creams, then CCs, and now—you guessed it, DDs. With so many different versions of skin-perfecting products at a range of price …

Skin Care

Hair as Soft as Cashmere? We Put This New Blowout To The Test

It’s the latest hair service blowing through the Windy City: the Cashmere Blowout. Developed by George Gonzalez, the founder of George The Salon, the …

New Braid Ideas For Fall!

Now matter how you interpret the braid, it's a classic 'do. There are countless ways to style braids, from fishtails and mermaids to reverse French …

Use This, Not That! 3 Simple Skin Care Swaps For Fall

Fall always brings me back to my childhood. As the days grow shorter and the trees turn fiery shades of red, yellow, and orange, I can’t help but …

Skin Care

Two New Products for Lush, Long Lashes That Really Last

This summer, bareMinerals debuted two new products that were on my radar: Lash Domination, a volumizing mascara with an innovative brush design, and …

Building Your Kit Part 13: How To Create the Perfect Lipstick Collection

It all starts with lipstick, the most basic yet also the most exciting of all makeup products. The combination of waxes, pigments, emollients, and …

Cult Product: NARS Orgasm

Simply saying word “orgasm” may make some people blush. But with his eponymous line, French born makeup artist Francois Nars has managed to turn the …