Creasing, caking eye makeup is a surefire way to highlight every fine line and wrinkle. But luckily, there are a few products and techniques you can employ to avoid the cracks from settling in, especially under your eyes. To find out how to keep your concealer looking fresh and even, read more.
The great thing about hazel eyes is that they're a beautiful combination of two different shades — usually green with either blue or brown — and you can totally use that to your advantage when applying makeup. We visited the pros at Blushington, and they taught us what shades to look for (and some to stay away from) when trying to enhance hazel eyes.
Keratosis pilaris, a skin condition commonly referred to as "chicken skin," affects roughly 40 percent of adults — and many people don't even realize they have it. In fact, most self-diagnose it as body acne. And while keratosis pilaris doesn't hurt, it can be annoying to deal with. The good news is that it's 100 percent curable with a few minor skin care adjustments. We visited Dr. Zein Obagi at his Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills, CA, where he told us how to identify the condition and the best ways to get rid of your bumpy skin at home.
Matte nail polish is Fall's biggest nail trend, so chances are, you'll want to get your hands on a matte polish — or at least a top coat. If you don't have one on standby, there's an easy way to make your own at home. That's right: go to the kitchen, grab the cornstarch, and get ready to DIY. If you don't bake and there's no cornstarch to be found, don't fret. Eye shadow is a great option as well. Just mix it with your favorite top coat, and get ready to show off your shine-free nails this coming season. Even without the sheen, your manicure will shine.
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Question: how long should your hairbrush last? Answer: years! With the proper cleaning routine, you can keep your favorite tool looking its best for a very long time (which saves you money, we might add). Hairbrushes can collect dirt, dust, and product buildup from your strands. While you probably rid the bristles of hair often, you should also consider doing a deeper clean once a week. We cringe just thinking of all the icky stuff that gets trapped and put back into your hair.
- Step 1: Before you begin washing your brush, remove as many trapped and tangled strands of hair as possible. The best tool you can use for assistance is a wide-toothed comb. Hold the brush over a trash can, and slide the comb through the bristles.
- Step 2: Fill up your sink with warm water, and add a couple of drops of shampoo to the water so that it's nice and sudsy. Place your brush in the water, and swish it around for about two or three minutes.
- Step 3: Washing should loosen any remaining hairs and the dirt on your brush. Now, take the comb and slide it through the bristles one more time.
- Step 4: Give the brush one final rinse with lukewarm water. Lastly, tap off the excess water, dry the handle and the back of the brush, and lay it bristle side down hanging over the edge of your sink so that the moisture won't get trapped in the base/pad. And here's a tip: it's wise to periodically check your brush for any split bristles, which can catch on your hair and damage the strands. If you see "split ends" on your brush, then it's time for a new one.
A simple cat eye lends the perfect amount of wearable glamour, and Prisca Courtin-Clarins teaches us her trick to easily mastering the classic look. Prisca, the granddaughter of Jacques Courtin-Clarins, has learned plenty of family beauty secrets, and in this video above, she's showing us her secret to using the 3-Dot Liner eyeliner pen ($26). It makes creating the perfect cat eye as easy as connect the dots. Don't forget to check out the brand's Beauty Flash Blog for more inspiring French style and beauty. Nailing that subtly chic Parisian style just got easier.
Need a fresh idea to refresh your Summer look? Check out all the incredible hairstyles you'll be able to bust out. From beach waves and braids to pixie cuts, there isn't a warm-weather style we don't like. So we've rounded up the best hair trends of the Summer for you to feast your eyes on. Nab some serious inspiration when you click on.
— Additional reporting by Kaitlyn Dreyling and Jessica Cruel
Farrah Fawcett's hair is arguably one of the most iconic styles of all time. Her feathered curls and bouncy blowouts were the envy of the 1970s, and they continue to be replicated today. Our tutorial explores how you can tailor her look for a more modern appeal, even if you don't have the shorter layers.
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