3 Fall Makeup Trends We Want to Start Wearing Now

3 Fall Makeup Trends We Want to Start Wearing Now

New York Fashion Week is just around the corner, which got us thinking again about all the gorgeous beauty looks we saw walking down the runways at the Fall/Winter 2014 shows earlier this year. So much makeup inspiration for the colder months ahead! But why wait? These looks are also totally appropriate for some late summer stunnin'. Here are three of our favorites: 1. Gold Double Cat Eye at Badgley Mischka Paired with moody half-moon manicures and a purple lip, the double-lined eyes at Badgley Mischka... Read More

September Maven Sneak Peek: Plush Pout

September Maven Sneak Peek: Plush Pout

Think crayons are just for kids? Not these beauties! Our new Plush Pout Lip Crayons are coming out in the September Maven collection, and you are going to L-O-V-E them like crazy. Here's why: THE COLORS! Choose from four flattering lip tones that span the spectrum from summer to fall (and subtle to superglam): almond nude, aurora pink, cardinal red, and magenta plum. Thanks to a convenient twist-up applicator, these crayons never need sharpening. THE CORE! Each crayon has a moisturizing treatment... Read More

Makeup Monday: The Basics of Contouring

Makeup Monday: The Basics of Contouring

Introducing Makeup Monday! Every Monday, our in-house makeup artist Janae will be sharing her best beauty tips right here on our blog. For this first installment, she's tackling what might just be the biggest beauty trend of the year: contouring. Be sure to come back every Monday for more of her wisdom and wizardry. Want those perfectly defined cheeks, but not sure how to achieve them without accidentally looking like a clown? Never fear! Contouring is actually easier than you think---and can make... Read More

Friday Fun: Men Try Women’s Makeup for The First Time

Friday Fun: Men Try Women’s Makeup for The First Time

Happy Friday! Just in case you haven't glimpsed this hilarity yet (or, justifiably, want an excuse to watch it again), we had to share this fun and surprisingly thought-provoking video from Buzzfeed, featuring a few of their male staffers trying out makeup for the very first time: First of all, props to that professional makeup artist for transforming half of these guys' faces so incredibly. She is a wizard. I also admire the way that most of the guys used this experience not as an opportunity to... Read More

5 Natural Solutions to Summer’s Biggest Beauty Bummers

5 Natural Solutions to Summer’s Biggest Beauty Bummers

Summer is like a beautiful rose---fresh, fragrant, and fleeting---but you know what they say about roses. They have thorns. And chances are, depending on your geographical location, you're probably dealing with at least one of this season's prickliest issues, whether it's pesky bugs or sweat that won't stop. Thankfully, there are easy, natural ways to keep your cool during the hottest months. Here are five of our favorites: 1. Itchy, Icky Bug Bites An evening spent outside in the summer time is absolute... Read More

5 Tips for Packing Your Travel Beauty Bag

5 Tips for Packing Your Travel Beauty Bag

When I think about summer vacations, the first word that comes to mind is "freedom." Not only do I love exploring new places and meeting new people, but also trying out fun and unique makeup looks while I'm there, whether it's a gold cat-eye or a purple lip. The freedom to experiment is one of the best parts of traveling, if you ask me! (And if one of my outlandish looks doesn't land, at least I know that I'll never see most of those people again.) But it's not always easy to reconcile my free-spirited... Read More

10 Weird But True Facts About Lipstick

10 Weird But True Facts About Lipstick

It is well documented that lipstick is one of my favorite things on the planet. To me, there is no better (or easier) way to update your look and lift your spirits than to swipe on a new shade of lipstick. It’s as much about feeling good as it is about looking good---actually, it’s almost all about feeling good. Lipstick is love. It’s the finishing touch that makes me feel put-together, presentable, powerful. As such, my makeup bag full of lipsticks is bigger than some of my friends’ entire... Read More

Beauty and the Buzz: Avocado Margaritas and Face Masks

Beauty and the Buzz: Avocado Margaritas and Face Masks

Here’s a not-so-secret confession: I love cocktails. Inventing them, making them, and especially drinking them. And I also love DIY face masks. (It’s like crafting a delicious cocktail, for your FACE. Drink up, face! You don’t have to drive anywhere.) And, as it turns out, there is a huge area of overlap in the kinds of ingredients that are equally good in both cocktails and DIY face masks. So it was only a matter of time before I was struck by inspiration to combine my two favorite things... Read More

How to Wear Makeup in Hot Weather Without Looking Like a Hot Mess

How to Wear Makeup in Hot Weather Without Looking Like a Hot Mess

You’ve probably already picked up on the perks of face primer, waterproof mascara, and light foundation in the summer ---or learned the hard way when your makeup melted without them. So how about a few hot-weather beauty tips that you haven’t heard yet? Here are five surprisingly effective tricks for how to keep your makeup intact in the blazing heat. Beaches, boats, and barbecues, here you come! 1. Use cream blush---but apply it under your foundation/BB/CC/DD crème. Powder blush can clump and... Read More

Makeup Tutorial: Easy On the Eyes

Makeup Tutorial: Easy On the Eyes

What do you look for in a travel buddy? My ideal companion is someone who's fun, easy to get along with, and flexible. Someone who packs light, stays by my side, and doesn't let anything dampen their spirits, whether it's an extra-long day or a sudden downpour. Someone who's vibrant (to keep me entertained) and smooth (to help communicate with the locals). And being rich never hurt, either. While this travel buddy might be hard to find in human form, I believe I've finally found my match---well,... Read More

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