Overnight Sensation: Night Shift Sleeping Mask

Overnight Sensation: Night Shift Sleeping Mask

Fair warning, Mavens: This product review will make you wish you were asleep. (We take that as a compliment.) Our newest crusader in the quest for healthy, gorgeous skin is Night Shift Sleeping Mask. Night Shift is a reparative moisture mask that works while you sleep to transform your complexion. If your goal is brighter, smoother, and firmer skin, and you go to sleep on a regular basis, this was made with you in mind. WHY WE LOVE IT Over time, the top-most layer of your skin (epidermis) and the... Read More

Get the Look: The Art Walk Collection

Get the Look: The Art Walk Collection

It's almost time to unveil the October Maven Collection, but we're still loving the Art Walk look! I mean, with models this gorgeous, how can you not? Our creative team's vision for the Art Walk photo shoot was easy summer-to-fall beauty: flawless skin, a classic, understated eye, and a vibrant lip to showcase the rich color of our new Plush Pout lip crayons. This look is super-wearable and so on-trend for early fall, so we got the inside scoop from our makeup artist on the shoot, Janae, to find... Read More

5 Double-Duty Makeup Tricks from New York Fashion Week

5 Double-Duty Makeup Tricks from New York Fashion Week

Sure, we're fascinated by all those gorgeous clothes, but the beauty looks at New York Fashion Week can be just as enticing. Plus, they're a lot easier to imitate at home. Here are seven behind-the-scenes beauty tips from NYFW S/S 2015 that even us mere mortals can not only afford, but actually pull off---because they involve alternate uses for products you probably already have in your makeup bag. Score! 1. Layer Your Highlighter for a "From Within" Glow To get the models' gorgeously glowing skin... Read More

How to Transition Your Skincare Routine from Summer to Fall

How to Transition Your Skincare Routine from Summer to Fall

Well, it happened. Despite all our wishes, prayers, and futile attempts to build time-freezing machines, summer is preparing its exit, and fall is at the doorstep. Just like you switch up your wardrobe to work for the changing seasons, it's important to do the same with your skincare regimen. While summer skincare is all about sun protection and oil control, fall brings its own challenges---namely, repairing the damage you did during all that summer fun, and keeping your delicate epidermis protected... Read More

Oh Yes, Honey: 5 DIY Beauty Recipes Straight from the Hive

Oh Yes, Honey: 5 DIY Beauty Recipes Straight from the Hive

Did you know that September is National Honey Month? Of course you did! WHO DOESN'T? Well, then you probably also know that honey is one of your kitchen cabinet's best beauty resources. Honey is naturally moisturizing, antibacterial, and soothing, making it a no-brainer addition to your skin, hair, and nail routine. I mean, there's a reason that Cleopatra, legendary babe, is said to have soaked in the stuff from head to toe. And we all know that Winnie the Pooh couldn't have gotten so adorable on... Read More

Makeup Monday: How to Do a Daytime Smoky Eye

Makeup Monday: How to Do a Daytime Smoky Eye

One of the best and most versatile makeup tricks you can master is the smoky eye. But some people get confused about what exactly a smoky eye is, and how to do it correctly. First of all, a smoky eye does not mean "pile on the black eyeshadow." It is a technique; a look; a style of makeup. You want your smoky eye to accentuate your eyes, not distract or look too dark. A smoky eye is a great way to define your eyes and make them pop---day or night! The art of a smoky eye is in layering and blending... Read More

2014 Emmys Beauty: The Best Nails, Makeup, & Hair of the Night

2014 Emmys Beauty: The Best Nails, Makeup, & Hair of the Night

With so many gorgeous looks on the red carpet at last night's Emmy Awards, picking favorites is a tough job---but somebody's got to do it. Whether you have a late summer wedding to attend or are just looking for some new beauty moves to pull out this fall, these stunning celebs are here to inspire you: Lena Dunham's Metallic Pink Manicure Not everyone was in love with the Girls star's poofy pink Giambattista Valli dress, but we feel confident in saying that Lena nailed it with her manicure, opting... Read More

Makeup Monday: How to Tightline

Makeup Monday: How to Tightline

Welcome back to Makeup Monday! Today we're talking about tightlining, also known as invisible eyeliner. First things first: what actually is tightlining? Tightlining is where you apply eyeliner directly to your lash line (also called the waterline), filling in all the gaps between your lashes and avoiding applying eyeliner on your actual eyelid. Tightlining is one of the best beauty tricks out there. It makes your lashes look longer, fuller, and darker, and your eyes bigger and more awake, all while... Read More

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

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