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Dana Oliver is the executive fashion and beauty editor at The Huffington Post. She previously worked for Stylelist, VIBE, Glamour.com and the NY City News Service. She loves neon manicures, Rihanna's constantly-changing hair, shopping at Zara, all things Michael Jackson and gelato.
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Domenico Vacca's New Lifestyle Concept Is The 'Casual Luxury' We Wish We Could Afford

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 11:11 AM


Fifth Avenue is widely known as New York City's high-end shopping district. Opulent brands, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Armani, all have flagship stores that stretch along its corridor. And now Domenico Vacca is bringing what he calls "casual luxury" to...

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3 Easy Hairstyles To Refresh An Old Blowout

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 10:12 AM

Few things are better than a fresh, bouncy blowout. We feel "brand new" every time our stylist wields the round brush, curling iron and hairspray to achieve just the right amount of body and shine. But keeping our hair from falling flat at home is easier said than done. 

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Ashley Benson's Pink Eye Makeup, And More Celebrity Beauty Looks We Loved This Week

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 2:58 PM

Whenever "pink eye" is the topic of discussion, chances are it has absolutely nothing to do with makeup. But Ashley Benson has reminded us just how flattering this hue can be when purposefully worn on the face.

The "Pretty Little Liars" star attended the New York City premiere of "Pixels" sporting pink eye makeup. The shimmering finish added warmth to her milky complexion, while the subtle winged effect made her blue eyes appear bigger. 

The pink eyeshadow matched Benson's lipstick perfectly, and the look worked because she kept the rest of her makeup simple.

Get a close-up view of Ashley Benson's pink eye makeup look below, and see which other stars made our best beauty list this week.


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Lash Extensions: Tips You Need To Know Before Heading To The Salon

(26) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 11:55 AM

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Most women don't have the time or patience to apply fake eyelashes every day. (We barely have enough time to use an eyelash curler!) So it's no surprise that lash extensions have become...

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What The Heck Is Acetone, And How Does It Affect Your Nails?

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 9:43 AM

"Beauty Glossary" is a HuffPost series that breaks down beauty product techniques, treatments and ingredients so you know exactly what you're putting onto and into your body. 

 

When we need to remove stubborn nail polish or a glitter top coat, acetone always gets the job done. The downside:...

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The Best Hair Color To Dye Your Own Locks At Home

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 10:42 AM

We go through the same emotions every time we find ourselves perusing the hair color aisle at the drugstore. At first, we're really excited about all the possible hues for switching up our 'do. Curiosity hits when we realize how "easy" it is to go from mahoghany brown to...

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Andreja Pejić Is Bold And Beautiful In New Make Up For Ever Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 9:48 AM

Andreja Pejić's first Make Up For Ever ad is finally here, and it is fierce!

The 23-year-old transgender model and activist poses alongside actress and blogger Jamie Chung for the brand's "Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You.project. The two stars serve up seriously striking beauty looks to illustrate how you can use makeup to "express everything that you're feeling."

Pejić made history when she was named the face of Make Up For Ever back in April, becoming one of the first transgender models to score a major beauty deal. "Makeup helps me express myself, and I've used it in varying ways throughout my life,"she told WWD. "I have strived to live life on my own terms, to never have to hide and to never have to feel shame about who I am. I can be proud of that and I'm equally proud to share that message through this Make Up For Ever campaign."

Watch the video above to see all the awe-inspiring looks modeled by Pejić and Chung. Then tell us what you think in the comments section!

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A Men's Eyebrow Grooming Guide In 6 Easy Steps

(48) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 3:33 PM

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Hey fellas, we know we expect a lot from you when it comes to style. Whether we're complaining about the wrinkles in your button-down shirt or the awkward fit of your shorts, we hope you interpret our...

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The Easiest DIY Sea Salt Spray For Soft, Beachy Waves

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 9:26 AM


Sometimes, hair looks its best after a day at the beach. Between the sunshine, the salty water and the humidity, natural soft waves are practically guaranteed.


Recreating this look at home is not as relaxing as swimming in the ocean, but it's also not as...

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Growing Out Your Bangs? Here Are 8 Hairstyle Ideas To Survive The Stressful Phase

(6) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 3:22 PM

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Bangs: We have a love-hate relationship with them. They're great when we want to instantly switch up our 'do without making a dramatic transformation. But once our fringe begins to grow out it's nothing but blocked vision and...

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The Most Beautiful Makeup For Blue Eyes

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 11:47 AM

When we flip through photos of blue-eyed celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift or Miranda Kerr, they're usually wearing the same orange-ish eye makeup. That's because this color, as well as those very close...

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Keke Palmer's Deep Purple Lipstick, And More Celebrity Beauty Looks We Loved This Week

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 10:35 AM

It's pretty mindblowing to see some of our favorite child stars all grown up. Case in point: Keke Palmer.

The actress and singer has come a long way since her breakthrough role in 2006's "Akeelah and the Bee." After adding several movie and TV credits to her resumé, Palmer is now sporting a more mature, yet sophisticated look these days. 

She topped our best beauty look this week with the deep purple lipstick she wore for Entertainment Weekly's 2015 Comic-Con party. The sultry lip color perfectly matched her eggplant Georges Chakra cutout jumpsuit, and the rich hue added just enough color to stand out against her jet black hair.

Find out how to copy Palmer's beautiful purple lipstick look below, and see which other stars made this week's best beauty list.


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6 Ways To Add Blueberries To Your Beauty Routine (Besides Eating Them)

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 11:31 AM


While perusing the produce at our local farmer's market, our mouths start watering the very second we see baskets of blueberries. We love making fruit salads and smoothies with this delicious fruit, especially since we learned that it works wonders for our skin and hair.


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Beauty Products That Will Do Your Booty Good

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 1:12 PM


 


You may not have a booty like Jennifer Lopez or Beyoncé, but that doesn't mean it's not worth flaunting or taking care of. 


The butt is plagued with the same skincare problems as your face or back -- from hyperpigmentation...

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What The Heck Is Micellar Water, And Should You Use It?

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 10:11 AM

"Beauty Glossary" is a HuffPost series that breaks down beauty product techniques, treatments and ingredients so you know exactly what you're putting onto and into your body. 

 

There's washing your face with soap and water, and then there's cleansing with micellar water. While this product may...

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How To Detangle Your Hair Without Damaging It

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 12:47 PM

If you're detangling your hair by pulling a fine-toothed comb or paddle brush from the top of your head to the bottom, please stop now. This mistake can lead to split ends and single strand knots, which are nearly impossible to get rid of without cutting them...

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여름이다. 등 여드름을 예방하고 치료하는 방법 5가지

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 3:36 PM

당신이 볼 수 없는 등 여드름에 대한 이야기다.


피부과 의사 제시카 와이저에 의하면 등 여드름 대비는 얼굴 피부를 돌보는 것과 똑같은 관심과 정성으로 목, 어깨, 등의 피부를 다루는 것부터 시작한다.


“균형을 잘 맞춰 부드럽게 다루는 게 좋고 치료 과정에서의 피부 손상도 막을 수 있습니다.” 와이저의 말이다....

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28 Real Perms That Epitomize 'Big Hair, Don't Care'

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 11:16 AM

The perm, aka the "permanent" wave, was probably one of our biggest regrets back in the '80s and '90s. It required applying harsh chemicals to our locks and then sitting underneath a hair dryer while wearing perm rods just to achieve full-bodied waves. And don't even get us started...

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9 Guys Who Give Us Serious Eyebrow Envy

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 11:03 AM

The Internet went into a frenzy last week when Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis, the son of Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day Lewis, was spotted at Paris Couture Fashion Week with eyebrows that are arguably better than those belonging to Brooke Shields

Gabriel-Kane's glorious brows were...

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Allergic To Coconut Oil? Here Are 4 Alternative Oils For Healthy Skin And Hair

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 4:15 PM


Coconut oil is like the holy grail of beauty products. This household staple has multiple uses -- it makes a great skin moisturizerhair conditioner and mouthwash. But in very rare cases, there are individuals who may develop contact dermatitis as...

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