A skeleton is a tried and true Halloween costume, but instead of taking the easy route, learn how to make an intricate, painted-on skull that looks as realistic as, well, a living skeleton. You'll only need three products to get this look, and while it might not be as simple as wearing a mask, it's rather easy to re-create.
Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn't mean we stop shaving. And while one's so-called relationship with the razor can be a slippery one, debunking a few myths about what happens when you shave can help get you to your smoothest shave ever. So, does your hair really grow back thicker and darker? Are new blades the best to use? And where should you store your razor? We're breaking it all down. On Kirbie: Rae Francis top
One of the most whimsical Halloween costumes is the enchanting fairy. Searching online, you might find a lot of green makeup looks, but to get the full fairy look, you can experiment with hues of purple and pink. Find the longest lashes you can muster, some pigment, and a flower crown, and you're all set. The real key to this look is extending the shadow past your eyelids and above your brows but also bringing it underneath the eyes, similar to a painted-on mask. Expert tip: create texture on the "mask" by splattering a mix of isopropyl alcohol and pigment on the skin with a mascara wand or toothbrush — just be sure to keep your eyes closed during the process.
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Halloween is all about the costume and dressing up, right? So, why would you leave your manicure out of the mix?
These five nail art designs will have every head turning at your next costume party, and they're all simple to re-create, pending you have some patience. And we've made it a Choose Your Own Adventure-style video, so you can navigate your way straight to your favorite look. So, grab your best brushes, some black and white polish, and get going.
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Twiggy is a beauty icon, and we've seen her mod look done a variety of ways. We put our own touch on her notorious lashes and matte makeup to create this easy-to-follow Halloween tutorial. If you don't have Twiggy's signature crop cut, no worries. Just work in a side part and pull your hair into a tight chignon.
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A chemical peel, just by the nature of the name itself, sounds terrifying, but it doesn't have to be scary. It's great, actually. Whether you're looking for an instant glow, want to exfoliate dark spots, or really need a complete complexion makeover, chemical peels can do it all. It is important, however, to know exactly what you want from your treatment, how to prep for it, and how to take care of it afterward.
We sat down with Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa founder Olga Lorencin-Northrup, whose clientele includes the likes of skin muses Halle Berry, Eva Mendes, and Sofia Vergara. She told us everything — and we mean everything — you need to know about chemical peels. Based on her complexion alone, we'd be mad not listening to her.
What if we told you there was a DIY blemish-zapping lotion that not only shrinks the pesky thing but also reduces the redness and can even kill bacteria? Well, it's true. You can actually make your own overnight treatment at home. All it takes is your favorite astringent or tea tree oil and a bottle of calamine lotion. It'll cost you less than $10 at the grocery store and will last you around six months to boot.
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Veronica Lake was known for her gorgeous S wave and deep red lipstick, in addition to being a pinup beauty. To help you achieve that retro look, we break down the technique you should use to get those perfect vintage waves. Plus, get tips for re-creating the actress's classic makeup look.
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It's so easy to fall victim to hair dullness in the cooler months after a Summer of shine. But if you still want envy-inducing shine even after the leaves start to change, there may be a few steps you're missing from your hair routine. We're spilling our tips and tricks so you can have a season full of shine.