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  • Get Keri Russell’s Smooth Waves

    By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover

    Keri Russell When we think of Keri Russell, we still can't help but remember her Felicity-era tight ringlets. But since the actress has returned to the small screen with The Americans, she's switched to sleek waves that, honestly, are just as envy-inducing. Here's how celebrity hairstylist Brian Magallones created the actress' gorgeous waves at the screening of her latest film, Austenland.

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    Step 1: Starting with clean, dry hair, wrap two-inch sections of hair around a 1 ¼-inch curling iron.

    Step 2: "To keep the overall look modern and edgy, I used a flat iron to straighten sections along the bottom three inches of Keri's hair," says Magallones.

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    Step 3: To keep waves in place without a hard sticky finish, he misted with René Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray ($27, The formula's cakile extract and vitamin

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  • Home Remedies for Acne — that Actually Work

    Image via GoRunway By: Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover

    There's nothing worse than a new pimple that pops up the day before a big meeting or party. Don't have a spot treatment in your medicine cabinet? You don't need one. Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection, provided us with two home remedies for acne that you can use to zap pimples overnight.

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    "An at-home trick for pimples is to use yogurt dotted on a breakout to bring down inflammation and eliminate redness," says Vargas. "You can even dot it on before bed and sleep in it if you have a big meeting in the morning and you want to look your best." Yogurt destroys bacteria from within the pores, and because it is naturally acidic, it draws oil from the surface of the skin.

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    Apple Cider Vinegar
    Another home remedy Vargas recommends is raw apple cider vinegar because

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  • How to Blend Your Makeup Seamlessly

    Image via Luca Cannonieri at By: Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover

    You've heard it time and time again. The trick to makeup is that it looks natural - the "no makeup makeup look." But that flawless look is impossible to achieve if foundation and blush lines are visible. Here's how to blend your makeup seamlessly without a smudge or line in sight.

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    Eye Shadow
    Never blend with the same brush you used to apply the shadow. Instead of blending, you're just applying more shadow because there is still product on the brush. And if you're working with more than one shade, i.e. a smoky eye,

    you are spreading all of the colors around the entire eye area. Instead, use a clean brush and blend by sweeping the brush back and forth in a large windshield wiping motion, followed by smaller circles.

    When applying bronzer, never brush the product in a straight line. Instead Sephora Pro David Thibodeau recommends applying in soft, sweeping motions.

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  • Bad Hair Day Fixes for Your Worst Style Emergencies

    Image via Daily Makeover By: Wendy Rodewald, Daily Makeover

    When a bad hair day rears its (ahem) ugly head, it tends to permeate everything: suddenly, you're in a foul mood and nothing seems to go your way. Try these tips to resurrect your style - and if all else fails, tie on a headscarf and call it a day (a good one, hopefully!).

    Problem: You used too much product, and now your hair is sticky and weighed down.
    The fix: If you used too much hairspray or gel, mist your hair with water to dilute the product and use your blow dryer to re-style your damp hair. Since your locks aren't sopping wet, you should be finished in a few minutes flat.
    Another option: Brush through your hair to redistribute product and loosen up crunchy strands.

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    Problem: You're three days out from your last shampoo, and your roots are totally greasy.
    The fix: You need a powdery product to soak up oil, stat. We've said it before and we'll say it again: nothing beats Oribe Dry

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  • 4 Makeup Products You Should Never (Ever!) Use

    Image via Daily Makeover By: Megan Segura, Daily Makeover

    Sometimes makeup can be the hardest thing to get right. Getting natural looking color and coverage is dependent on the type of products you keep in your makeup bag. Rebecca Prior, chief of makeup services for Napoleon Perdis, and Sonia Kashuk, makeup artist and founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty, tell us which products to steer clear of.

    1. Overly Matte Powder "Skin has an inherent brightness to it in its natural state, so you want to preserve some of that beautiful radiance while at the same time removing any excess shine," says Kashuk. "Choose a translucent formula that doesn't settle into pores and focus application on the T-zone."

    Safe alternative: Try Sonia Kashuk Barely There Loose Powder ($9.39,

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    2. Unflattering Trend-Based Color "Many times we have seen women encouraged to wear the 'latest color' because it is the current trend," says Prior. "For us, the definition of a

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  • How to Look Gorgeous While You Work Out

    By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover

    Working Out There's no rule that says you have to be a sweaty mess when you hit the road for a run or attend yoga class. With a few workout beauty tricks, you can look pretty while you perspire without looking too made up.

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    Take Off Your Makeup There's nothing more unattractive than foundation and mascara running down your face while you work out. Plus, leaving makeup on while you sweat can clog pores and result in blemishes. Pack facial cleansing cloths like Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes ($7.49, in your gym bag. This oil-free formula is perfect for acne-prone skin. Need just a little makeup? Swipe on waterproof mascara in the morning or apply BareMinerals Locked & Coated Waterproof Lash Top Coat ($12,, which makes any mascara waterproof with one swipe.

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    Add Color To Lips
    Add natural-looking color and moisture to

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  • Hairstyles that Hide Grown-In Roots

  • 4 Hair Products You Should Never (Ever!) Use

    By Megan Segura, Daily Makeover

    Hair Products You Should Never (Ever!) Use We all have bad hair days. The exact cause of that bad hair day is hard to pinpoint. It could be humidity in the air, styling mistakes or it could be the continued use of too-harsh products that are leaving hair less than healthy. Nunzio Saviano, owner of Nunzio Saviano Salon in NYC shared with us his list of products that should be avoided at all costs.

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    1. Silicone-Based Products "Silicone coats the hair shaft for a sleek shiny finish, but it prevents the real nutrients from conditioners to penetrate the hair shaft," says Saviano.

    Safe alternative: If you're seeking a shiny finish, try Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine ( for salons). It's able to seal and coat the hair cuticle without the use of silicone.

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    2. Alcohol-Based Products
    "Avoid alcohol products, which are mostly used in styling spray-gels or mousses," says

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  • 8 Beauty Tricks that Help You Look Slimmer

    By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover

    Nicole Richie Whether you're gym regular or you prefer to spend your evenings keeping up with the Kardashians on the couch, we could all use a little extra help come swimsuit season. Try these beauty quick fixes to look slimmer instantly.

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    1. Galvanic Current Facials A facial that uses galvanic current focuses on tightening the muscles under the skin. A lifted effect is created through an aesthetician using mild electric currents at the cheekbones, around the mouth and along the jawline. The current is so mild you won't be able to feel it, but you'll notice your skin has a toned appearance afterward. The Face Place, with locations in New York and California, offers the treatment as part of its signature facial ($120-$150,

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    2. Contouring
    Sculpt sharper cheekbones and a defined jaw by contouring with your makeup.

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  • DIY Recipes for Hair Masks

    By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover

    DIY Hair Masks Sometimes the best hair treatments aren't in the beauty aisle, but in the pantry. "The most obvious benefit [to DIY hair treatment] is financial, but other benefits include the ability to customize treatments for your own special needs," says Kyle White, lead colorist at Oscar Blandi Salon in NYC. "If you have a specific oil you prefer for its scent or unique benefits, you can use that more heavily, or if you have allergies to certain ingredients then you can avoid them." Here are some of his favorite recipes for hair masks that you can mix up in your kitchen.

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    Enhance Your Hair Color Brunettes can tone down brassiness with a grape Kool-Aid or coffee rinse. For redheads, use a cranberry rinse or cherry Kool-Aid to add vibrancy and shine. Blondes can enhance golden tones by combing through a glass of champagne. "The champagne color will bring out any golden highlights while the

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