Style

HowStuffWorks has everything you need to look great through every phase of your life. We know that your style changes as your life changes and we've got tips on hair, makeup, accessories and fashion that will help you look your best and always look like you.


If you apply foundation correctly and use the right formula, it has the power to make you appear younger. How does it do it?

What? There's lead in your lipstick? That doesn't sound good. How worried should you be about ingesting it?

Square faces are striking and beautiful. Just look at Katharine Hepburn. How can you apply makeup to accentuate your strong features and look your best?

Hoping to replicate the key elements of '70s style with your makeup? Let's take a quick look at the key fashion elements of the decade.

Do you yearn for the look of Daisy from "The Great Gatsby"? Get the scoop on flapper glam so you can replicate it yourself.

Want to get in on the retro trend? To make sure your makeup is 1950s picture perfect, you'll need to know what trends defined the glamour of the decade.

The 1960s was a decade with great style variety. But what are the key points you need to know to get the look?

High-waisted pants are making a comeback. If you're brave enough to give them a try, here are five tips for avoiding a fashion disaster.

While personal style is easily defined for some, it's an enigma for others. We've got five tips to help get you started.

When it comes to cheekbones, why waste a good thing? Learn how to highlight your natural assets with three easy tips.

Perfume companies choose to market fragrances to one sex or the other. But is there any reason we can't all smell alike?

There are so many types of makeup out there, it can be hard to figure out which is right for you. The answer starts with your skin type.

If you've been skipping primer as part of your makeup regimen, it might be time to reconsider this slight. Primers can do wonders in helping your makeup last.

If lip gloss makes you think of the fruit-flavored stuff you applied in junior high, think again. Real women wear it too!

Have you loved a fragrance at the department store and wondered what on earth made it smell so different once you got home?

There's a difference between smelling sexy and smelling skunky. Know how much cologne you should wear before people start calling you Pepe Le Pew!

Scent can be a powerful way to make a lasting impression, but when it comes to perfume, you don't want to wear so much that it's all people can remember about you. Where do you draw the line with your fragrance?

Standard-issue uniforms may not seem like the stuff of style inspiration, but for centuries now, the military look has influenced trends. How did battle-ready fashion move beyond epaulets and gold braid?

Indulging your inner grunge doesn't have to mean going back to shapeless flannels, floral dresses and combat boots. Today, classically grungy elements can clean up in no time, without losing any of their rebel appeal.

It's not easy to figure out which jargon-filled claims of younger skin and massive lashes are pretty rational and which are just plain silly. What are five products you can cross off your beauty list?

In the age of music mash-ups, Shabby Chic décor and Asian fusion fare, sporting a singular style is way passé.

If you're a loyal fan of name-brand skin care and cosmetics, it may be time to take a second look at some budget-saving imposters.

You may have a pretty good idea of what styles look good on you for work, casual Friday and weekend fun. But dressing up may be a little bit trickier.

After a long day at the office slipping into a pair of yoga pants feels fine, but they may not be much to look at. Until now, that is.

Iridescent makeup is a popular choice of makeup among women everywhere. Find out what ingredients make iridescent makeup a more natural and effective product.