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  • Best Tips for Clear Skin

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High

    Clear Skin Tips Whether you struggled with acne as a teen, you're battling dark spots in your twenties, or you haven't quite figured out the recipe for clear skin success based on your own skin type, everyone struggles with less than perfect skin. In a world of constant photo sharing and status updating, the pressure is on to constantly have clear skin, but doing so can be incredibly difficult. Because everyone (including us!) could use some help in the clear skin department, we've compiled the best tips and tricks for clear skin below.

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    101. For bad acne marks, a chemical peel can help to reduce or eliminate the discoloration of skin.
    100. If you struggle with hormonal breakouts every month, reduce your alcohol and dairy intake and you'll see an improvement in your skin.
    99. The biggest mistake you can make is leaving your makeup on overnight. Keep makeup remover wipes at your bedside table to avoid

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  • Kate Moss Announced as First Face (and Body) of St. Tropez

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High

    Kate Moss It's no secret that Kate Moss is the ultimate "it girl," and her newest beauty campaign just solidifies that. St. Tropez, the self-tanner brand that we swear by (seriously: it's the best self-tan you'll ever use), has announced Kate Moss as the first celebrity face of the brand. "Kate's fashion icon status is important to us but now her growing number of beauty campaigns proves that her appeal as a beauty icon resonates with confident women across all age groups globally. Not only is she beautiful, but she has this amazing attitude. St. Tropez is about confidence," says Michelle Feeney, CEO of PZ Cussons Beauty, which owns St. Tropez. Kate, who's been using St Tropez for 15 years, says, "It's a really trustworthy, cool brand." We agree, Kate.

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    The St. Tropez ad, above, features Kate lounging nude in the middle of the water, showing off her perfect safe, sunless glow courtesy of the self-tanner. Below is a

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  • 5 Key Things to Know About Sun Protection

    By Carolyn Hsu, Beauty High

    If there's one thing universally agreed upon by beauty experts everywhere, it's this: The best thing you can do for your skin is to wear sun protection. In fact, we'd be pretty surprised if you didn't already know that you should be applying it on a daily basis all year round - but for something that is supposedly "beauty common sense," there is a surprising amount of misinformation surrounding the topic. To clear things up, we consulted with Birmingham, Alabama based dermatologist, Julie Harper, to discuss all things related to sun protection.

    Read on to get the facts on SPF, product labels, UV rays, Vitamin D, and what to do if you just want a little color this season.

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  • How to Make Working Out Work for Your Skin

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High

    Make Working Out Work For Your Skin With all of the different ways to exercise these days, we're coming up with fewer and fewer excuses to skip the gym. Heading to hot yoga or taking a kickboxing class make sweating a little more bearable mentally and while you're burning calories, your face may be taking a beating. In an effort to learn the best ways to avoid a nightmare skin situation as a result of working out, we headed to Well + Good NYC's Hot Yoga class at Pure Yoga to talk to the professionals. After getting a simultaneously zen and invigorating yoga session from Loren Bassett, we got the scoop on how to treat your skin after an hour of exercise.

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    First, wash your face before you work out. Often we forget this step, but the dangerous cocktail of makeup, mascara and sweat turns into a pore-clogging face mask for your entire workout. If you're heading straight to the gym after work, use makeup remover wipes to get the

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  • 4 Key Ways to Change Your Diet for Clearer Skin

    By Kristin Booker, Beauty High

    4 Key Ways To Change Your Diet For Clearer Skin Spring has sprung which means it's a great time for spring cleaning. While you're packing away sweaters and ditching too old makeup in preparation for a light and breezy season, why not do something else to help you look your best, which is to clean your diet to make way for skin-friendly foods?

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    We're big fans of changing your diet for the seasons, especially if said diet can give you clear, glowing and healthy skin. We reached out to one of our favorite food gurus, New York Times bestselling author and host of Cooking Channel's "Healthy Appetite," Ellie Krieger. Not only is she a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University, she's one of the new advisory board members for Simple Skincare. Here's what she recommends eating for your best spring skin ever:

    Ditch the processed foods: "Avoid sugary foods and anything that can spike your

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  • Prom Movie Looks You Need to See

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High

    The only thing better than living your own prom night is watching your favorite movie's prom scene. The dresses are probably more expensive, the plot lines are definitely more dramatic, and somehow, the girls who go to prom in movies always manage to go with the captain of some high school sports team. Our own proms are undoubtedly filled with the pimple that always shows up the day before prom or a horrible hair malfunction, so living vicariously through the perfect prom scenes in movies is a must.

    To relive some of the best prom scenes the silver screen has ever seen (ahem, who could forget the switcheroo in "The Hot Chick" or the Madonna-themed flashback in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion?"), we've rounded up a list of the best prom scenes to ever happen in movies and the beauty looks that came out of them. You'll laugh and you'll feel nostalgic, but whatever you do, make sure you curl up on a Friday night with your girlfriends to re-watch

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  • How to Take a Selfie: Lessons We Learned from Amanda Bynes

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High

    In the age of Instagram, it's imperative to know how to take a good selfie - considering the amount of people who will see this picture (and the fact that it'll be online forever once you post it), a bad selfie can ruin you. Okay, maybe not ruin you, but it at least guarantees a bad comment or two. So, what should you be taking into consideration when you snap a picture of yourself with the best haircut you've ever had or the most adorable macaron from your favorite bakery? Let us show you how to take a great selfie, thanks to the lessons we've learned from Amanda Bynes' newest career (taking Twit Pics of herself).

    From finding a good background to taking a minute to focus the camera, we've put together a list of the lessons Amanda Bynes' selfies have taught us, ranging from good to bad to ugly. Take a look at the child star's pictures above and tell us your tips for taking selfies in the comments below!

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  • Liv Tyler is No Longer the Face of Givenchy — See Who Replaced Her

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High

    Liv Tyler and Amanda Seyfried Givenchy has officially announced that Amanda Seyfried will be replacing Liv Tyler as the face of Very Irresistible Givenchy, adding to her growing resume of beauty campaigns. We're not surprised that the "Les Miserables" actress nabbed the role, considering her rising star that's been getting press left and right lately. Though the ads haven't been shot yet, they'll be debuting this October in print and TV soon to follow.

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    When asked about what she thought of the job, an obviously excited Amanda replied, "F-k yeah. It's an honest collaboration. I'm proud to be a part of [the brands I'm involved with] because what they do is really cool, especially Givenchy - they're so artistic. And I feel like I have a foot in the fashion industry now." However, on the celebrity fragrance front, Amanda's not planning on getting into the game anytime soon. "They're hard work, and the more

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  • How to Find a Makeup Artist for Your Wedding

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High

    Wedding Day Makeup Of all the days to skimp on makeup, your wedding is not one of them. After all the planning, the pinning and the picking, the last thing you want is to hate how you look in every wedding photo for years to come. A good makeup artist is key, but the actual process of finding the makeup artist that's right for you can be a bit daunting (especially considering your wedding is likely the first time you've ever had to think about looking for a makeup artist). To get the expert insight on how to find the best makeup artist for your wedding, we went to celebrity makeup artist Jo-anna Lynn of Sally Hershberger Salon. Besides just telling us the price range, traits to look for in a good artist and red flags to avoid, she also gave us her tips for how to look your best on your wedding day. Below are Jo-anna's words of wisdom.

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  • How to Get the Retro Beauty Look from “The Great Gatsby” Movie

    By Rachel Adler, Beauty High

    Great Gatsby Makeup With the release of the much-anticipated Baz Luhrmann movie version of "The Great Gatsby" growing near, our minds are constantly being drawn to the retro beauty looks of the Roaring Twenties. From a defined brow with a straighter edge to a perfectly-stained lip and a lived-in, rosy flush to the cheeks, the ladies of the '20s certainly understood glamour, and the steps to faking it until you make it.

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    MAC Cosmetics worked with lead makeup artist Maurizio Silvi to create the look for the film (which stars the gorgeous Carey Mulligan as Daisy), and we caught up with one of their senior artists, Keri Blair, to walk us through the creations of the retro beauty look, and learned how the movie version of "Gatsby" modernized the '20s-era makeup. Read on below!
    Beauty High: First, can you walk me through how someone would recreate the above makeup look, which was commonly seen in that decade?
    Keri Blair: I

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