By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High
Red Lipstick We're firm believers that bold lipstick can make your life better. It's an accessory cheaper than most, a confidence booster and the possibilities are endless when it comes to color options. Once you find your signature shade of bold lipstick, the world better watch out! However, there are a few choice times when bold lipstick can get in the way of life. To help you decide on when to wear and when to ditch bold lipstick, we give you this list of six times to swipe it on, and four times to put lipstick back in the makeup bag.
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When It's Perfectly Appropriate to Wear Bold Lipstick
When You're Wearing Glasses: Though eye makeup with glasses might be a bit tricky, lipstick can be your best friend when it comes to standing out in your spectacles. We especially love the look above, but you can wear the look year-round with colors like coral, fuchsia and wine.
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- Beauty High | Beauty – Fri, Aug 30, 2013 10:18 AM EDT
By Augusta Falletta, Beauty HighRead More »from 6 Times to Wear Lipstick (And 4 Times You Never Should)
By Shardae Jobson, Beauty High
When it comes to hair color, celebrities have a hard time making up their minds. Their sudden shade change is always a sight to see (any time Miley Cyrus changes her hair the Internet breaks), and their brave moves to give themselves makeovers inspires us. Nothing makes us want to run to our local drugstore to pick an at-home dye kit or make a coveted appointment with the hottest salon in town than a trendy hue we've seen atop our favorite star's head.
A starlet changing her hair color is nothing new. Katy Perry has been playing with candy-colored hues for the better part of her 20s, and Rihanna has worked every color under the sun. What's really shocking, though, is when a celebrity's natural hair color is shocking. Ever wonder whether Kristen Stewart's hair is naturally brunette? Or if Kate Moss is naturally a blonde? Get ready to play the guessing game, because theRead More »from Can You Guess the Stars’ Natural Hair Color?
- Beauty High | Beauty – Tue, Aug 27, 2013 2:33 PM EDT
By Augusta Falletta, Beauty HighRead More »from 8 Tricks to Make it Look like You're Not Wearing Makeup
No Makeup Makeup Red lipstick is one thing, but on a regular weekday, looking like you've got on a full face of makeup can be synonymous with looking like you're trying too hard. It's not that we're trying to hide the fact that we're wearing lipstick, but more often than not, if you're showing major signs of wearing a ton of makeup, people tend to focus on that fact instead of how good you look overall. To help you help others focus on your beauty, not your faux pas, we're sharing our best tips for how to make it look like you're not wearing makeup below.
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Blend, blend, blend: Obvious as it may sound, blending your makeup can make or break a look. The key to a great smokey eye is blending the shadow, the secret to using highlighter is blending in the product and nothing can ruin a look more than a visible line of foundation on your jawline. With each step of your makeup routine, blend your makeup, then
- Beauty High | Beauty – Mon, Aug 26, 2013 2:11 PM EDT
By Rachel Nussbaum, Beauty High
As beautiful, wonderful and joyous as our trips to Sephora are, we can't always find the time to make our way to the beauty counter. Chalk it up to scheduling conflicts and "lives," but sometimes our main squeeze just doesn't make the cut. Instead, we get our fix by taking a little stroll down the supermarket aisle we like to call Health and Beauty. Food is somehow not as easy to go without (go figure), and while we're there the beauty aisle is like a mini vacation from the monotony of grocery shopping.
After excusing ourselves to The Aisle for a few years, we've come up with a few favorites. From the tried-and-true baking soda that replicates the effect of expensive exfoliating scrubs to a low-key moisturizing oil we don't have to obsess over making last, the benefits are multiple. They're generally cheap, usually all-natural, and definitely convenient. So sure, we understand that needing a beauty fixRead More »from 8 Supermarket Items that Double as Beauty Products
By Augusta Falletta, Beauty HighRead More »from How to Fix Every Nail Problem in the Book
Nail Polish We're not sure about you, but our nails get painted at least once a week. Whether we're going to the nail salon or doing an at-home manicure, it's more rare to find our fingers without polish than with. So, with all of this nail painting, we've seen just about every problem possible on our hands. To help you get (and keep!) the best manicure you can, we broke down how to fix every single nail problem in the book. From removing gel nail polish to fixing broken nails, we found the solution for everything.
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Smudged Nail Polish: Try as you might, smudged nail polish happens. When it does, the earlier you catch it, the easier it'll be to correct the lacquer. Simply lick your finger tip and with that finger, wipe the polish upwards towards the edge of your nail. A simple, quick fix and you'll be good to go!
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By Augusta Falletta, Beauty HighRead More »from 30% of Women Have This Dangerous Habit
Tanning Bed Well, this one's a hard pill to swallow. Even with the constant reports on the potentially fatal dangers of tanning and the clear links to skin cancer, the latest study on the truth about tanning beds is disheartening. According to reports from researchers at the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, 30 percent of white high school girls had used indoor tanning devices in the past year.
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With each year that passes the rate increases. 18 percent of 15-year-old girls reported to tanning in the last year, while that percentage rose to 40 percent among 17-year-olds and 44 percent among 18-year-olds. Overall, 17 percent of girls noted that they used indoor tanning devices at least 10 times in the past year. If we had to guess, we'd imagine that there's some trickle-down going on here. If the senior girls in high school are making tanning beds popular, it's only a matter of time until the juniors and
- Beauty High | Beauty – Wed, Aug 21, 2013 2:51 PM EDT
By Augusta Falletta and Molly Carroll, Beauty HighRead More »from You'll Never Believe Which Beauty Products Sell Out in Your Town
Best-Selling Makeup It's safe to say that when it comes to beauty products, we've seen our fair share. Practically every day, we're inundated with a new cream, stick, shadow or tool promising to make our lives easier, or at least prettier. We've tried and tested more products than we'd like to admit. All things considered, we know what it takes for a product to hack it in this business (and to sell off the shelves, both virtual and IRL).
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With all this savvy, though, we were curious: Which products were selling out across the country, just in time for fall? New York's popular products are one thing, but there are 49 other states to take into consideration. In order to get the scoop, we went straight to the source, polling department and beauty supply stores in 30 of the most populated cities across the country to learn which beauty products were the top sellers.
Overall, we found some surprises, some
- Beauty High | Beauty – Tue, Aug 20, 2013 11:45 AM EDT
By Augusta Falletta, Beauty HighRead More »from 10 Signs You Should Break Up with Your Hairdresser
Breaking Up With Your Hairdresser Going to the hair salon can mean a lot of different things. You could be getting your routine maintenance at the salon, transitioning your look for a new season or dramatically changing your style. But whatever you plan on doing, there's one thing you should be avoiding: A bad hair appointment.
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For the salon experience to be a positive one, there are a few red flags to look out for when it comes to your stylist. Below are 10 signs that you should break up with your hairdresser, because no one wants to leave the salon looking worse than when they went in.
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1. "That's not looking how I wanted it to." These words should never, ever be uttered during a hair appointment. Whether it's cut or color, you need to be able to trust your hairdresser, or problems will inevitably follow. Hearing this could mean that the
By Kristin Booker, Beauty HighRead More »from How You Know You’re Allergic to a Beauty Product
Allergies Allergies to a beauty product can really surprise you. They can happen suddenly with a reaction, or you can use a product for a long time, and one day something's not quite right. Whether the reaction is mild or serious, it's clear that you've got an allergic reaction on your hands.
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Just what exactly causes an allergic reaction to beauty products, and how do you know how to handle - and avoid - them? We reached out to Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, Co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C., to help explain some of the common causes of beauty product allergies and how to deal with them before (or after) they happen to you.
What are some of the most common allergens when it comes to beauty products, and in which products are they most commonly found?
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The two most common allergens found in beauty products are fragrances
- Beauty High | Beauty – Fri, Aug 16, 2013 12:44 PM EDT
By Molly Carroll, Beauty High
When you hear the term: side ponytail, hair nightmares of the '80s may start dancing in your head, but we are here to change that. The days of the overly hairsprayed, overly crimped and over scrunchied side ponytails have come and gone and it is time to welcome the modern day side ponytail.
The reinvented updo has been seen on numerous runways and has even become a go-to red carpet look for some of our favorite celebrities. From conservative to romantic there is a side ponytail to fit every occasion. Click through our slideshow above for some ponytail inspiration and your scrunchy invaded nightmares will become a thing of the past.
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