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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.

Mix and Match or Matchy-Match: Purse and Shoes

Is matching your bag to your shoes stylish or stale? What are the pros and cons?

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.

Get it Here: Shopper's Guide to Buying the Right Product at the Right Place

Finding the best makeup at the best price means watching out for sales, checking for online deals, and stocking up when you see those prices drop. But it also depends on the item.

Women's Guide to Shopping for Clothes

Whether you live to shop or hate to set foot in the mall, you've got to do it at some point! We've got some great tips for you, whether you're doing a quick solo trip or an all-day fiesta with the girls.

Colored Jean Trends and Faux Pas

Colored jeans can brighten up a fall, winter, spring or summer wardrobe. What are the dos and don'ts of donning hued jeans?

Be Haute: How to Dress Like a Model

Models in their off-duty wear tend to favor some ultracasual standards -- all mixed with an eye for fashion, of course. Which model-ready items might already be in your closet?

How to Find the Perfect Prom Dress

The perfect dress makes you feel not only your most beautiful, but also your most comfortably "you." But where to start when there are so many colors, styles and lengths to choose from?

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?

5 Flattering Ideas for High-waisted Pants

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.

Top 5 Tips for Creating Your Own Personal Style

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

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.

Why aren't there more unisex fragrances?

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

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!

Why can one perfume produce different scents on the same person?

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

How much is too much when it comes to cologne?

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!


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