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The Sexiest Festival Braids We've Ever Seen (and How to Do Them)

Bed head is sexy, and pigtails are cute, but combine them and the result is practically NSFW. For our festival fashion and beauty story (in <i>Allure</i>'s April issue, on newsstands now) hairstylist Serge Normant created one of the sexiest styles I've ever seen: fishtail pigtails. Here's how to do them …

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4 Hair-Smoothing Products to Get You Through April Showers

The beginning of spring marks the start of April Showers—and showers are not kind to my frizz-prone hair. Even the slightest hint of humidity in the air turns my hair into a mess, so I'm no stranger to products that promise to fix that. Here are four new ones that work almost as well as salon …

Wet-To-Dry Eyeshadow: A Guide

Wet-to-dry eyeshadows need not be complicated. While it might sound like yet another technique one must master in order to navigate a makeup counter, …

The Makeup Trade Show Survival Guide

<i>Photo by: The Makeup Show</i><p>Whether you’re a seasoned trade show attendee, or you’ve got your first coming up quick, you could probably use some …

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The trick to fighting skin inflammation

Got redness? That’s from inflammation—a response from your immune system. Inflammation is one of the most common side effects our skin experiences …

How To Clean Your Hairbrush

To finally put the nail in the coffin of the “How often should I wash my hair?” debate, let's move on to the question of how often one should wash …

10 Things That Cost More For Women Than They Do For Men

Your pink packaging comes with a higher price tag.<p>An age-old excuse for letting men pay for dates is that women spend more time and money getting ready for them: From makeup to mani-pedis, clothes, accessories, and blowouts — you know. Everything adds up.<p>Granted, many of these womanly expenses …

everything you need to know about eyelashes

tinting, extending, & conditioning<p>There's perhaps no greater addition to the human face than eyelashes. They protect our eyeballs from life's pesky airborne debris and reduce the intensity of the sun's harmful rays (think your own personal pair of sunglasses for your eyelids). Also, they're just so …

What Every Southern Woman Knows About the Power of Makeup

Does Wearing Makeup Make You a Bad Feminist?

do you need a luxury hand sanitizer?

we’re obsessed with this fancy little thing<p>At some point in your life, you've heard your parents use the old "<i>If it ain't broke, don't fix it</i>" (or "<i>Don't fix it if it ain't broke</i>," depending on where you're from) mantra. While this age-old saying obviously still applies to pretty much everything …

Skin Care

The Fool-Proof Self-Tanner

There are two things I know to be true about self-tanner. One is that you need to stop scrimping and buy the good stuff, and the second is that the …

How to Not Make the Hair-Color Mistake Kim Kardashian Did

We're guessing you may have heard that right around the time Jared Leto ditched his signature ombré waves and went platinum, so did Kim Kardashian. (Just the platinum part—don't worry; she still has her loose waves.) But in going blonde, Kardashian proved that celebrities are just like us: She …

Drunk Elephant Founder Breaks Down The Difference Between Non-Toxic and All-Natural

There's so much confusing jargon in the skincare industry that it's hard to know what's what, so we turned to Tiffany Masterson, the founder of the …

Skin Care

how to fix a bad hair dye job, at home

when you’re in the worst case scenario...<p>A few weeks ago, after sitting in a hair salon for a few hours, I came out with a fresh new cut and a new dye job. And, frankly, I was feeling pretty damn fly. Because although they hadn't dyed it an icy blonde like I requested (instead, they tinted my roots …

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Byredo Hair Perfume Is The Best Thing Since Real Perfume

The conversation on hair washing doesn't seem to be waning—what with Kim Kardashian's 5-day blow out, the contention between sulfates and parabens, …

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Hair Coloring 101: Permanent Hair Dye

Step away from the hair dye isle! While permanent dye has been the norm in hair coloring for decades, picking the right shade and keeping it looking …

Koh Gen Do’s Maifanship Makeup Color Base

Koh Gen Do was founded with a vision of providing high-performance, natural, skin-protecting cosmetics. The result is a dramatically different makeup …

Hair Coloring 101: How To Use Toner

We’re more than familiar with hair dye, but what about toners? What are these strange chemical colors that only seem to work on blonde hair? Answer: …

Sneak Peek: Nudestix Has 4 New Skin-Perfecting Pencils!

Here at Beautylish, we’re all already obsessed with Nudestix, a line of barely-there, your-skin-but-better pencils and pens that can be applied with …

1 perfect lipstick hue, 3 rad finishes

lipstick queen has us feeling #blessed<p>As any lipstick-lover will tell you, finding the perfect color in the exact-right finish isn’t always simple. The most flattering red might turn out to be too drying; the prettiest pink, too sticky. Leave it to Lipstick Queen to make that complaint not a thing …

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How To: Treat Acne & Dry Skin

Hair Coloring 101: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bleaching

For a first timer, bleaching your hair is a big deal. We’ve all heard the horror stories and the possible of hair damage, breakage, or fried ends can …

davines launches farm-to-shower haircare

welcome to the best hair day of your life<p>Not to brag, but I'm currently having the best hair day I've had all winter. My bleached, dry-yet-greasy strands have been having a rough go of it lately—between my beanie hats, the fact that I'm too cold to want to shower, and the dry heat blasting on me, …

3 Secrets for Maintaining Your (Fake) Red Hair

Lately I've been crushing on every redhead in my vicinity—especially the ones we've been seeing on the red carpet. So after obsessing over Emma Stone's perfectly imperfect tousled bob and Jessica Chastain's radiant side-swept waves at the Golden Globes, I finally got up the courage to add a little …

Hair

A Cheater’s Guide to Good Hair: 12 Products for Rehabbing Everything from Static Frizz to Split Ends

At this point in the season, you’ve mastered the art of layering (one part Burberry Prorsum sheepskin coat to one part embellished Marni crewneck sweater)—but no matter how smartly dressed, dry winds and frigid temperatures have likely taken a toll on your hair. Whether you’re battling …

7 Vogue Editors Share Their Favorite Eye Creams of the Moment

Considering how little real estate the skin around your eyes takes up on your face, it’s shocking what the right treatment cream can do for your appearance. Especially in the depths of winter, a little nourishment can change your entire outlook (this isn’t hyperbole, we communicate <i>a lot</i> via eye …

Skin Care

How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Instantly

Getting rid of dark circles can be one of the toughest makeup challenges to overcome. We recently found this video by Chiutips that explains it so …

Makeup

How to Counteract Red Winter Skin: 9 Skin Care Products to Soothe, Correct, and Protect

The rush of skiing down mountainsides and skating across ice ponds results in the kind of flushed cheeks we welcome whole-heartedly. The dry, reddened, irritated skin that comes with braving city wind tunnels, on the other hand, is another story—symptoms of a frigid winter to be avoided at all …

6 Brow Mistakes You're Probably Making

<b>You Wax or Thread Your Brows</b><br>Apparently, these methods are generally not right for your face. "Waxing and threading are a fantastic method for cleaning up body hair or chin hairs—but not brows," says Madron. "Waxing rounds your brows, which in turn can make your face appear older. As for threading, …

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