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Cara Delevingne Lands YSL Beauty Contract, Continues Her Reigning Tour Of Cool (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 4:45 PM

When you've walked numerous runways, graced Vogue covers and landed fashion and fragrance campaigns, the natural and obvious next step is a makeup contract.

Such has been the path for Cara Delevingne, the 20-year-old Brit model who is the new face...

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Britney Spears Goes Brunette: Analyzing The 'Psychology' Of Changing Your Hair Color (PHOTOS)

(255) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 9:38 AM

When Britney Spears turned up at Elton John's Oscar party with noticeably darker hair, we all let out a collective "huh." No doubt Brit looked pretty great, but what did the dark hair mean? Was she trying to tell us something? We've seen the pop star...

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5 Reasons You Should Be Using Face Oil This Winter

(18) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 6:22 AM

We won't act like face oil is some hot new thing. Hardly. It's been around for centuries and has become increasingly more mainstream these days. But with temperatures swerving into the teens recently and our skin subsequently freaking out, we feel it's time to remake the case for...

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6 Ways You're Blowdrying Your Hair Wrong

(37) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 7:00 AM

Is your at-home blowout leaving your hair a little … poufy? With wonky cowlicks in the front? And not-so-flat parts in the back? Chances are you're not blowdrying your hair the right way.

There are a few critical factors at play. As easy as it...

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Can Rosewater Cure Dry Skin, Bad Hair And Dark Circles? We Find Out (PHOTOS)

(8) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Though we'd always considered rosewater to be more of a light-bodied face splash or a cocktail additive, there's surprisingly a myriad of benefits the tonic can offer. Tipped off by a reader, we decided to investigate into the seemingly simple liquid blend. Derived from the petals...

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Skincare Tips For Brighter, Younger-Looking Skin In 3 Minutes (PHOTOS)

(61) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 2:00 PM

You want healthy, younger-looking skin. You also want to spend less time in the bathroom slathering on creams and following an unwieldly skincare regimen. That means you need to get in, get out and get the job done. Basically, you need a game plan. By combining...

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Calming Scents, Like Lavender And Chocolate, Prove Helpful For Holiday Stress (PHOTOS)

(34) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 9:00 AM

With the never-ending stream of parties, family gatherings and crowded train stations and airports, the holidays can be, at times, extremely stressful. Anything we can do to make this season a little more chill, we gladly welcome.

Essential oils have long been considered to have...

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Is It Really That Bad To Sleep In Makeup? Dermatologists Tell Us The Truth (PHOTOS)

(41) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 7:20 AM

We've all been there. You get home late, and the last -- the last -- thing you want to do is wash your face. So, is sleeping in makeup really that bad? Uh, yeah, apparently. Now you're likely wondering just how bad. Like, a few-times-can't-hurt bad? And what...

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Chapped Lips Remedy: 5 Ways To Stave Off Dryness This Winter

(98) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 11:00 AM

We're going to go out on a limb here and declare chapped lips as the most terrible part of winter. There are probably worse things, but in terms of pure discomfort (and its tendency to keep coming back), it ranks pretty high up there for us. Sure, you...

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Reduce Redness: 5 Ways To Keep Sensitive Skin In Check This Winter

(15) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 11:45 AM

Winter's cold temperatures can oftentimes give skin a rosy flush (which, admittedly, we're kind of into), but when that redness turns to dry, inflamed splotchy skin, it's not as cute. Since our faces are essentially assaulted by freezing wind every time we walk out the door,...

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Kate Hudson On Embarrassing Haircuts, Beauty Lessons From Goldie Hawn And More (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 9:00 AM

"I've never been a crazy makeup, spend-two-hours-in-front-of-the-mirror kind of girl," Kate Hudson recently told us. Makes sense. Goldie Hawn's daughter has epitomized a laid-back, California girl beauty ideal for years now. And in some unfair twist, the "Glee" actress manages to come off as...

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Beauty Street Style: Ilara Karakas, Advertising Associate, Uses Baby Bar Soap As Face Wash

(10) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 8:10 AM

With winter comes dry, sensitive skin, and the inevitable redness (don't we know it), but Ilara Karakas, an advertising associate we met on the street in Soho, has found a pretty clever solution. "Johnson's Baby Bar Soap -- I use it as my face wash," she...

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Eyebrow Makeover: How To Get Big, Beautiful Brows A La Camilla Belle (PHOTOS)

(24) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 12:40 PM

If we've learned anything when it comes to this beauty stuff, it's that brows can truly transform your face. But with most things, it's a two-way street. We've explored the dark side of overly-plucked, too thin brows (hey, Pam Anderson!), and how they can, inadvertently, make...

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Best Moisturizer Of 2012: A Hydrating Lotion That Truly Works For Every Skin Type (PHOTOS)

(31) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Moisturizing season is upon us, and we've been prepping for its arrival for the better part of the year. Every face cream, oil and serum we came across was tested, then set aside, in anticipation of the cold months ahead. And now...

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Cate Blanchett On Her Teenage Goth Years, Making Worst-Dressed Lists And More (PHOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 7:00 AM

You can't mention Cate Blanchett's name without eliciting comments about her insanely beautiful skin. (Not at our office, at least.) The "Hobbit" star is one of those few rare women who seems to defy aging; she's looked consistently amazing since we first became aware of her in 1999's...

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Best Red Lipstick 2012: The Standout Shades That Made Our List This Year

(8) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 11:00 AM

When it comes to red lipstick, the spectrum of options is endless. And while finding the perfect red for you will admittedly take some field work, there were a few launches of note this year. Some grabbed our attention with their easy application, others with their...

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The Most Hydrating Foods For Dry Skin And Hair: Cucumbers, Fish And...Celery?

(279) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Dry skin and hair can be remedied in a myriad of ways (oils, creams, hydrating masks), but for a more holistic approach, take a minute to consider what you're eating -- and drinking.

We all know that eating well has its obvious benefits, but around...

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Patience Is A Virtue With These Beauty Products: Retinol, Latisse & More Products Worth The Wait

(3) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 11:45 AM

It's likely you've quickly snapped up something at the drugstore that claims to get rid of that pimple overnight or instantly volumize your hair with one shampoo, but some of the best, hardest-working products take a little while to kick in. While there's a...

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Blackheads Be Gone: 6 Ways To Get Rid Of And Prevent Them From Coming Back

(17) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Blackheads. Just the word itself gets people riled up. If you suffer from them, you've likely been fighting a never-ending battle. There's a slew of products out there that claim to banish blackheads, but which method is really the best? (Right now, you may be thinking...

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Dry Skin Lotion Challenge: We Put 9 Winter Body Moisturizers To The Test

(17) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 7:45 AM

It's that time of the year: Dry, uncomfortable skin brought on by the windy, freezing temps outside only to be exacerbated by the stuffy heat inside. Which also means it's time to ramp up our moisturizing efforts. Since not all lotions are created equal,...

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