They call it the "Makeup Tax." The average woman spends $15,000 over her lifetime on makeup. And then there is the time, about 20 minutes a day -- or two weeks each year -- spent smoothing and blending and smearing. All this primping and preparing is worth it, we are told.
Why should makeup be time consuming? If you don't have time to go through a 37 step cosmetic routine, but still want to look reasonably attractive, these tips are for you.
While acceptable makeup styles can vary widely between different types of internships, a good rule of thumb is to go with a natural look - for the most part.
We have all been there before. Stuck at work with dinner reservations only half an hour away. If you don't leave in the next ten minutes you are sure to be late.
By Renee Jacques, Allure (Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD) Here's the scene: It's Friday night, and I break out my liquid ey...
Well-known fact: You can't trust everything you read on the Internet. Yes, the Internet -- even our favorite source of inspiration, Pinterest -- is filled with half-truths and exaggerated claims. And we've all fallen victim to particularly enticing pin or two...
More often than not, however, end up going back to my tried and true products that I have been using for years. I call these products my classics, and as long as they are on the market they will remain in my beauty arsenal forever.
A pop of paint on the lips is fresh, fun and playful. It's also one of the quickest ways to step up your makeup routine.
You probably have a trusted makeup routine you do every single day of your life. But guess what? It might include something that would make a pro cringe. We asked the pros the one thing they wish their clients would stop doing. How many are you guilty of?
The quest for eternal youth will never fade. Whatever the method, the end goal is always to hold off gravity and our natural aging process just a little while longer. But here's a little tip -- our skincare routine isn't the only thing that can help you achieve that.
Whether you go dark or bright, follow trendsetters like Lupita Nyong'o and Cara Delevingne's go-big-or-go-home mentality towards lipstick. Classic red is always a good idea, but so is a regal purple.
I have to say I was overall pretty impressed with the products I tried. It shows that you don't need to rely on the big brands to deliver a quality product. I hope this encourages more boutique brands to start popping up and providing us with more great options to choose from.
Where would we be without the beauty godsend that is self-tanner? Pale, pasty, and possibly sickly-looking, that's for sure. But like many beauty products, self-tanner can be a double-edged sword.
How often have we heard that "your face is a canvas"? Really?! Who said it was a compliment to think of our face as a flat surface made for painting? I don't know about you, but the faces I work with (including my own) have many different dimensions.
Everyone can use a little moisturizing, and it's important to moisturize yourself starting inside and out.
Some days I'm just not up for the whole makeup/hair routine but I still want to look put together and presentable when I head out the door. In an effort to cut out the fuss and become more efficient in my makeup application I have learned a few shortcuts.