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  • 7 Makeup Mistakes that Are Making You Look Tired

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High
    Girl who looks tiredIt's hard enough to look awake in the morning, but it's even harder if the makeup you're applying is making you look even more tired than you already are. There's no need to look like you're running on no sleep if you don't need to, and by avoiding the makeup mistakes below, you'll look more awake.

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    Monotone Color: Creating definition between each of your facial features helps to make you look more awake. Instead of going for plain, one-dimensional color all over your face, define your brows, eyes, cheeks, and lips, just subtly, to help make yourself look more awake.

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    Wrong concealer color under your eyes: Regardless of whether you're wearing a concealer too dark or too light for your face, the wrong concealer color will only make you look tired (and possibly like you don't know what you're doing with makeup). Make sure you're doing your makeup in a

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  • 8 Things to Know Before You Cut Your Hair Short

    By Molly Carroll, Beauty High
    Model with short hairThe second someone plants the idea of short hair in your head, it's hard to resist wanting to call your hairstylist. The idea of getting a fresh start makeover is all too enticing, and considering the long bob is so on trend right now, short hair seems like a great idea. But, if you're going to take the plunge, there are a few things you need to know first. Below are eight things you need to know before getting a short haircut.

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    Longer hair means heavier hair: Which means that shorter hair is lighter, and if you have curls or waves, they'll get looser with less weight. Long hair will weigh down the curls and waves to be more relaxed, but short hair is going to make your hair texture tighter.

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    Your tools should change: It's best to ditch your old styling tools from your long-haired days and invest in some new tools better suited to shorter locks. Smaller and thinner

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  • 8 Weird Hair Problems and How to Get Rid of Them

    by Augusta Falletta, Beauty High
    Weird Hair Problems We've all got hair issues, and while many times the biggest problem we're struggling with is how to wear our hair to a formal event, there are other, less talked about hair problems that also need fixing. Whether it's something simple like static or strange like hair that's only curly on one side, below are eight weird hair problems and how to go about fixing them.

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    Static: The best way to get rid of static-y hair? Dry shampoo, which will reduce any moisture or oil happening, plus give your hair the hold it needs to not fall prey to static. Spray from root to end and comb through your hair with your fingers to evenly distribute the product.

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    Breakage: Whether it's at the middle or bottom of your hair shaft, breakage is never pretty. To help prevent breakage from happening any further, work on being more gentle with your hair. Use a t-shirt instead of a towel to dry it Read More »from 8 Weird Hair Problems and How to Get Rid of Them
  • How to Look Gorgeous, Even when You’re Sick

    By Alexandra Duron, Beauty High
    Girl SneezingBeing sick is obviously not fun, but being sick and having to face the world is the absolute worst. A bright red nose, tired eyes, and pallid skin? Not the most flattering combination-and definitely not the best way to spend the day. The worst part is that, no matter how hard we fight it, we usually just have to let a cold or flu run its course.

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    That said, we're convinced that we don't have to look sick, which is why we turned to celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes, who's worked with gorgeous A-listers like Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lopez-just to name a few. Here, his genius tips on how to look completely beautiful, even when you're totally under the weather.

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    For bright eyes: Using eye drops is an essential part of making sick, tired eyes look well-rested. Barnes recommends Naphcon-A in particular, which will make the whites of your

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  • Tricks to Relieving Itchy Scalp

    By Aly Walansky, Beauty High
    Girl with brown hairA dry, itchy scalp or dandruff can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Whether your symptoms are minor or extreme, it's a problem you're going to want to deal with as soon as possible. Thankfully, there are surprisingly simple ways to take care of the situation. Below, experts weigh in on how to cure a dry scalp!

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    Dandruff is caused by three factors: The presence of malassezia globosa (a fungus that lives on the skin), sebum (oil on the scalp), and a genetic tendency toward inflammation, says Head & Shoulders Dermatologist Dr. Ilyse Lefkowicz. A mild form of dandruff presents itself as a dry and irritated scalp.

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    "The best preventative measure is to choose a shampoo and conditioner with the zinc pyrithione ingredient, like Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care, which also contains menthol and eucalyptus scent to ease itchiness and

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  • 15 Things Only Girls with Curly Hair Understand

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High
    15 Things Only Girls With Curly Hair Understand As much as your friends with straight hair will try to understand, curly hair is just something that can't be fully grasped unless you have it. Some days you look like you could be in a shampoo ad, while other days it looks like you've awoken some kind of beast that's now sitting on top of your head. If you've got curly hair, you know exactly what we mean. Below are 15 things only girls with curly hair will understand.

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    1. Rainy days are the devil.
    2. When you're at the movies and someone behind you says they can't see over your hair.
    3. Girls with naturally straight hair constantly say they wish you had your hair. (They're wrong.)
    4. A morning with curly hair is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're going to get.
    5. If you want to use a curling iron, you need to use a blow dryer and/or straightening iron first.
    6. Bangs are not a possibility.
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  • 8 Makeup Mistakes to Avoid when You're Wearing Glasses

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High
    Girl wearing glassesEven with their huge popularity over the past few years, wearing glasses can sometimes be a pain when it comes to figuring out your makeup. Sure, you'll nail the "geek chic" look while you're wearing a pair of thick, square frames, but eye makeup can become a little bit difficult.

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    So, to help you navigate the terrain that is wearing makeup with glasses, here are eight mistakes you've got to avoid when you're not wearing contacts.

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    Dark shadows: Save the smokey eye makeup for when you're wearing contacts, because too much dark eyeshadow underneath glasses can make your eyes look way too dark. Instead, go for a light, highlighting shadow color on your lid. For a little bit of extra drama and dimension, use a medium shade color in your crease and blend well.

    Liner that matches your frames: Matching your liner to your frames can make your eyes blend

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  • 10 Things You Don't Know About Exfoliation

    By Molly Carroll, Beauty High
    Girl washing her faceWe've all been taught that the formula for clear, beautiful skin starts with a proper cleanse. However, many of our teachers left out the fact that in order to maintain our radiant skin, we must begin this formula with regular exfoliation. Throughout the year, our skin goes through changes and is forced to adapt to the revolving seasons. To keep your skin smooth and bright all year round, exfoliating is the key to success.

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    If exfoliation is new to you or you want to learn more about its many benefits, read on to find out some interesting facts and tips about the skin care essential!

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    1. Your skin exfoliates naturally: When you're younger, your skin will naturally renew itself about every 25 days. When you reach the age of 30, the process begins to slow down which can result in more pigmentation as well as a duller complexion.

    2. There are many types of

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  • Reasons Why Your Skin Isn't Clear Yet

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High

    Girl with clear skinAs much as you Google "How to get rid of acne," there are certain habits you may have that are keeping your skin from being clear. Try as you may you could be sabotaging your own skin, and that's why your skin still isn't clear yet. To help you get the smooth, glowing skin you want, we've rounded up a list of reasons why your skin is still suffering so you can work to fix them!

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    Touching your face: Every time you touch your face, you're instantly putting dirt, bacteria and oils onto your skin. Even if you've washed your hands recently, you've likely touched your cell phone, which is a pool of germs. Hands off your face all the time, no matter what, and you'll see results.

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    No consistency: Once you find a product you like to use on your skin, stick with it. Consistency is key, so make sure that whatever you're doing, you're using it both morning

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  • How to Fake Glowing Skin

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High

    How to fake glowing skin.Sometimes, all you need to look amazing is glowing skin. Forget the eyeliner and the lipstick, because a healthy glow makes you look like a million bucks. But, getting glowing skin can be a bit tricky, especially in the winter when your skin is practically making itself dull with all of the indoor heating and the freezing cold weather. With the help of a few beauty tricks, though, glowing skin can easily be faked.

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    Exfoliate: Starting with fresh, smooth skin is the best way to end up with glowing skin. Use a gentle exfoliator and massage it into your face in small, circular motions and for a bit of extra exfoliating, use a muslin cloth or a washcloth to remove the product from your face. Rinse and pat your face dry with a towel.

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    Face Oil: Instead of using a lightweight lotion or cream, switch to a face oil, which helps to make your skin just a bit more luminous

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