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Clean Out Your Makeup, Like Right Now!

When was the last time you refreshed your cosmetics bag? If it wasn't in the last few months, chances are some of that stuff has gone bad.

Concealers are a Girl's Best Friend

Not even one human is completely and totally perfect by society's standards, which is why we all need concealer at one point or another.

What is high-definition makeup?

You probably have plenty of regular makeup, but is high-definition makeup something you should consider sporting, instead?

A Cruelty-free Alternative: Vegan Makeup Brushes

If you don't believe in makeup testing on animals, you might be surprised to find out what your makeup brushes are made from. Luckily, there's an alternative to supporting cruelty toward animals.

Choosing Dramatic Eye Makeup that Pops

Do your eyes have it? Creating the perfect "come hither" look doesn't have to be difficult -- you just have to know what to do to get it.

How does mascara extend your lashes?

Mascara is a makeup bag essential, whether you want a natural look or want to go all out. But how does such a simple item extend your lashes out to infinity?

Why do lip plumpers sting?

If you want a prettier pout, a product called "lip plumper" sounds like a no-brainer, right? It would – but how does it give you that bee-stung look?

Contour Tips for an Oval Face

While an oval face shape may generally be considered the most balanced, almost everyone would like to play up their best features or downplay minor flaws. Learn how to make friends with highlighter and bronzer, and sculpt your best look yet.

Miss Matchy: Is wearing matching shades OK?

Of course your makeup colors shouldn't clash with your nails or your outfit, but should they all be the same shade?

Contour Tips for a Heart-shaped Face

If you weren't born with the so-called "ideal" oval facial structure, take heart! These simple contouring tricks add balance and structure to a heart-shaped face to help you look and feel your best.

DIY: Make Your Own Tinted Moisturizer

Don't settle for tinted moisturizer in the same basic shades; mix up your own batch at home to create a customized color that's just right for your face.

Tools You'll Want to Bring to the Salon

If you enjoy the occasional mani/pedi, but shy away from the possibility of unsterilized tools, it might be time to start toting your own to the nail salon.

Contour Tips for a Round Face

A round face is nothing to be ashamed of. After all, Drew Barrymore and Charlize Theron fall into the round face camp. But if you want to make your visage look a bit slimmer, here are some tips.

How does makeup smooth wrinkles?

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

Hazardous Practices: Lead Found in Lipsticks

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

Contour Tips for a Square Face

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?

Bronze Cheeks and Natural Lips: Secrets of the '70s Makeup Look

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.

Bow Lips and Bold Eyes: Secrets of the '20s Makeup Look

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

Red Lips and Glamour: Secrets of the '50s Makeup Look

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.

Cat Eyes and Color: Secrets of the '60s Makeup Look

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

3 Tips to Highlight Your Cheekbones

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

What type of makeup is good for your skin?

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.

Easy Guide to Makeup Primers

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.

No Tweens Allowed! Lip Gloss Tips for Grown Women

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

5 Makeup Products You Just Don't Need

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?