Learn three simple steps to clearing acne that pops up at the worst possible moment.
by Eden Univer, Teen Vogue
Follow these tips to get a gorgeous complexion like this model backstage at the Burberry Prorsum spring 2013 runway show. Don't let skin troubles spoil your holiday cheer! If you've woken up the day before or (gasp!) the day of your biggest holiday party with a blaring blemish, remain calm. You can't make it magically disappear, but you can make the situation better in a number of ways. New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross gives you tricks for making a pimple appear smaller, less noticeable, and keeping it from getting worse. Once you have your skin under control, follow celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose's steps to making acne practically invisible.
Avoid touching the blemish at all costs.
"However tempting it may be to pop a pimple, I urge my patients to try their hardest to resist," explains Dr. Gross. "When a dermatologist drains a pimple, they apply downward pressure perpendicularly to the skin's surface. But when people try to do it themselves, they usually squeeze from
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I'll try anything if it can save me even five minutes in the morning. Enter these beauty products that make application easier and faster. They've allowed me to successfully pull off some of the more difficult beauty looks - hello, long false lashes - just in time for the holidays.
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Sephora Collection Bulls Eye Lash Applicator I'm a beauty editor and I still hadn't perfected false lashes. That is, until I tried this lash applicator ($12, Sephora.com). With its rubber-coated grip, I'm able to rest the false lash on the lash line without messing up my makeup or getting glue on my fingers.
Beautyblender The Beautyblender sponge ($25.95, Sephora.com) is the best product for applying foundation because of its tip that makes it easy to reach around the nose and under the eyes (without irritating sensitive skin).
Almay Oil Free Makeup Eraser Sticks These Q-tip shaped sticks ($5.49, Almay.com) allow me to
Beautiful, full arches are a classic feature among Hollywood beauties and models of the moment-the look instantly frames your gaze and sharpens your face-but not all of us are blessed with such chiseled brows. Chanel makeup pro Kate Lee, whose clients include the elegantly arched Keira Knightley and Rooney Mara, shares her pointers for enhancing your brows with just a few brushstrokes.Read More »from 5 Steps to Perfect Eyebrows
Step 1: Go For A Youthful Shape
"Eyebrows are unique to each person, so don't force yours into an unnatural shape. These days, everyone is embracing a full natural brow, with a slight lift at the arch, that's as long as possible in length. The shape is youthful, dramatic and an excellent framework for the rest of your makeup."
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"Using a brow comb, brush your brows in the direction of growth-most people's brows grow up in the inner corners and down toward the ends-then step back and look in the mirror to determine which parts to clean
Welcome to the December edition of What Are You Wearing Today? This month we asked Shine readers to submit photos of their nails, and received nearly 100 submissions. There were so many great manicures-you ladies have skills! We selected our favorites and compiled them into one fun, colorful gallery. Congrats to Mari Borrega for having the Reader Look of Month! She sent us this photo of a trio of manicures and we loved the variety. From polka dot to rhinestone, bold to pastel, pointy to square, long to short, these tips were our favorites of the bunch.
We enjoyed looking at all your creative manicures, and hope they'll provide inspiration the next time you pick up a bottle of lacquer. If you'd like to submit again, please stay tuned! We are taking a brief hiatus and will return in January with the next What Are You Wearing Today topic. In the mean time, let us know which Shine reader you think has the best nails. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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Celebrities change hairstyles more often than they change spouses (well, almost). Take a look at the stars we thing look best when they're showing a little bang.
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From moisturizing conditioners to smoothing serums, we've rounded up the best hair-care and styling goods of the year to fix your 'mane' problems.
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- Beauty High | Beauty on Shine – Mon, Dec 10, 2012 1:41 PM EST
Now that the year is almost over (shocking,we know) it's time to look back at the best, the worst, and the most weird. Nail art has yet to take a backseat, as celebrities have been donning the prettiest and craziest manicures this year. Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel first come to mind when thinking about the most unique manis, but there is a long list of celebrities that have jumped on board the nail art trend.
Some celebrities decided to match their nails to their outfit, including textures, while others chose themes or holidays or even who they were voting for in the presidential election. We were impressed and inspired to get creative with our own nails thanks to Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and we can't forget all those nails at the Summer Olympics! Click through the slideshow to see our favorites of 2012 and let us know in the comments below which ones are your favorite or if we forgot any memorable manis!
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AdMedia; Getty Images; Courtesy (3)Anne Hathaway has been getting creative with her nails lately, and we're obsessed with the blinged-out reverse French manicure she wore to the London premiere of Les Miserables. The star's digits are a perfect complement to her Givenchy dress, and her manicurist Jenni Draper opted for a budget-friendly trio of lacquers by Mavala, so nailing the look is even easier-they run for just $5 a bottle! Draper added a pewter tip with the brand's Silver polish over the pinky-nude base in Reno. If you have trouble holding a steady hand, use a strip of tape or a French tip sticker to create a crisp line, but let the neutral polish dry completely before affixing the appliques. Heavy-duty glues can damage the nail bed, so Draper applied a combination of rhinestones with Mavala's Sparkling Silver glitter lacquer. Do the same by layering on two even coats of the polish, and while it is still wet, press the 3D elements onto the nail. Follow with a generous sweep of clear top coat to lock theRead More »from Get the Look: Anne Hathaway’s Silver French Manicure
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People ask me constantly whether or not they should be using face oil. People are all like, "Will it make my skin feel greasy?" "Will it cause breakouts?" "Will I be shiny?"
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No matter what, I always answer, "No, you won't feel greasy, the oil won't feel greasy and your face will not look shiny...if you use it right."
The first thin to remember: You MUST choose a high quality face oil. Crappy oils are too heavy for your skin, and can cause clogged pores and breakouts. Picking up a light oil like a jojoba- or coconut-based formula is your best bet. The test to see if its light enough? Rub a little into the back of your hand and count to thirty. If it's still greasy after thirty seconds, find a new formula. Oh, and simple is better, too. In general, the more random ingredients there are in a product, the more likely the product is to wreak havoc on your skin. Choose something with only a few
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If Scarlett O'Hara is any indication, emerald green is worn by women who should be kissed, and often-and by someone who knows how. But if you don't have access to drapes or a sewing machine, there are a few easier solutions to wearing the Pantone color of 2013. Like swiping it on your face. Here, our favorite emerald-colored beauty products:
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Yves Saint Laurent Eye Pencil in 5
If you're hesitant about bright eye shadow, colored liner is your safest bet. A thin stripe of green across your upper lash line brings out your eye color and looks less jarring than black.
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This blue-based green is on the brighter side of emerald, and will look killer on dark eyes. The loose powder has zero shimmer, so you won't look like you're going to a One Direction concert (but if you are, I won't judge you).
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