• These tips will help you nail the dark lipstick trend.Dark lipstick can make it seem like you're trying to be Rihanna or just got confused about when Halloween is. Don't be That Girl! Here's a dark lip guide to keep you from falling into those traps.

    By Carly Cardellino

    1. Save your burgundy-colored lipstick for the fall months or evening events.
    "A substantial color like this calls for substantial clothing," says makeup artist Sandy Linter. Textured, heavier fabrics in navy, deep greens, and even some reds are a perfect fit with burgundy, plum, or bordeaux shades. Summer colors tend to clash with these colors though, so avoid wearing it in the winter.

    2. Know what shade will suit you best.
    "There are four undertones when talking about burgundy: pink, brown, blue, and red," she explains. Here's how to figure out which one will look best on you:

    "If you're light-eyed, pink-based burgundy colors will look amazing on you this hue makes your eyes pop," Linter says. For a lip color like Jessica Chastain's swipe on YSL Rouge

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  • By Erika Stalder, Refinery29

    .Remember that bout of poison ivy you got as a kid? Or maybe it was the chicken pox. The itchiness was relentless, but everyone around you kept advising: Just. Don't. Scratch. Yet, that prickly, tingling sensation kept getting more and more agitating, to the point where ripping your eyeballs out would have seemed a welcome distraction.

    For some eczema sufferers, that hellish circumstance can be part of everyday life. Except unlike the chicken pox or poison ivy, many sufferers are uncomfortably stuck: Science hasn't pinpointed exactly why one to three percent of the adult population has eczema, nor does it have a cure for the skin disease. Perhaps most frustrating of all, the relief that any eczema solution provides for a patient can suddenly cease to work at any given time - taking the sufferer back to a state of needling, not-sure-what-to-do-about-it flare-ups.

    As if all that skin irritation shrouded in uncertainty weren't enough, the American

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  • Rare is the occasion when your skin doesn't appreciate a little extra attention. The time is always right for a soothing and moisturizing facial. An at-home treatment designed by a leading holistic skin-care expert offers the perfect recipe for a healthy glow -- and inner calm. "Working with fresh, lush ingredients is, in itself, therapeutic," explains Susan West Kurz, author of "Awakening Beauty the Dr. Hauschka Way." "The tactile pleasure of creating treatments in your own kitchen is a wonderful antidote to stress." Read on for her favorite fix.

    What You'll Need

    Organic lavender essential oil
    Cotton washcloth (use organic cotton when possible)
    Organic almond butter
    Skin toner (try Avalon Organics' Lavender Hydrating Toner or Dr. Hauschka's Facial Toner)
    Choose one: honey, organic strawberry yogurt, or organic avocado

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    Facial How-To

    1. Pre-Cleanse.

    After thoroughly removing any makeup and rinsing your

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  • 10 Foods that Make You Look Tired

    By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High

    Fried ChickenWhen we're getting ready in the morning, it's all we can do to apply concealer and highlighter just perfectly so that our dark under eye circles are sufficiently hidden. With busy lives and impossibly long days, looking tired has become somewhat of a strong suit. While makeup certainly helps, sometimes it's deeper than that: It's the food you're eating that's making you look tired.

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    If you constantly look tired and you've done every makeup trick in the book to look more awake, the foods below may be the culprit. Read on and change your diet to get rid of those under eye bags for good!

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    Salt: While some salt in your diet is necessary, foods with a high salt content tend to dehydrate you, drying out your skin and making you look much more tired than you actually are. Opt for a low sodium alternative, and look for foods that are flavored Read More »from 10 Foods that Make You Look Tired
  • By Megan Segura, Daily Makeover

    Whether she realizes it or not, Michelle Williams created an epidemic when she first got a pixie cut in 2010. Slowly, more celebrities followed until a good portion of Hollywood went short in hopes of looking as amazing as she does. The problem is…most don't. Whether they were inspired by Michelle or just wanted a change, see the celebrities that should never have cut off their hair.

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    A Week Without Washing: 5 Easy Dirty Hair Hairstyles
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  • Photo by: Getty ImagesPhoto by: Getty ImagesDeciding whether or not to take the face-framing plunge can be one of the most unnerving style commitments you can make. Hair guru Oscar Blandi gives his top 10 tips on exactly what to consider before-and after-you make the cut.


    Hair grows about a half an inch a month-and just a fraction of that amount can completely throw off how-and where-bangs fall. "When bangs aren't precisely the right shape, it can alter the proportions of your face as well as be extremely difficult to style," says Blandi, who suggests getting a bang trim every two weeks to keep them perfectly polished. "Keep track of how long after you got them cut that you truly loved the length, so that you can time a trim just right."

    Forget bed head. The state of your bangs in the morning could be disastrous. Whether you're giving them a fresh start with a shampoo and blow dry or working with second day hair, bangs take styling priority.

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  • by Alexandra Tunell

    When it comes to Halloween, I'm more into getting candy than getting dressed up, though I always end up pulling something together at the last minute (cult worshipper, dead girl, hipster--they all wear black). This year, I'm using the holiday as an excuse to try out the wicked/wearable beauty looks that usually intimidate me.

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    1. Dark, inky lipstick. I so want to be a girl who wears deep purple lipstick, but every time I try, I end up wiping it off in favor of a nude-y pink. Not this weekend. I'm planning to wear Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu; it's the perfect lip color for a Rihanna, Wonder Woman, or Mia Wallace costume.

    2. False lashes. When it comes to falsies, I'm a virgin. The thought of wielding tweezers and glue so close to my eyes has always freaked me out a bit. But with all the wild sets around the office, I'm planning on giving them a go. I love the Sephora Paparazzi Lash (pictured

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  • by Alexandra Samuel

    Getty ImagesGetty ImagesThere's been a lot of buzz around the office about the new Thor flick. Maybe because we're Marvel fans. Maybe because we're Chris Hemsworth fans. Either way, we found something else to love about the new movie, too: Natalie Portman gracing the film's red-carpet opening in Germany this weekend, specifically that sculptural, modern updo that is making me jealous with hair envy. (Also, we're digging the caramel color, Nat!) Lucky I've got a wedding coming up this weekend I can wear it to. But the reason I really love this updo is because it's versatile -- it works just as well for a power meeting in the office as it does walking down the aisle. I played around and figured out how to recreate this look. All you need to do is follow along -- and reap the benefits!

    CREATE: Start by combing a deep part over your left eyebrow's arch, and clip newly parted hair out of the way.

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    VOLUMIZE: Lift the front half of your

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  • by SELF Staffers

    Getty ImagesGetty ImagesLadies, listen up: You can pull off these Emma Stone-style curls. Check the details from Guido Palau, Redken creative consultant in New York City.

    * Big curls rule. They're sophisticated but still fun -- good for going out or the office. "They work on any texture and length," Palau says.

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    * Start straight. A blowout gets you a sleek crown (key for keeping the look fresh) and defined ringlets below. If you're naturally straight or wavy, work a quarter-sized blob of gel cream (we like Ouidad Moisture Lock Define & Shine Curl Styling Gel Cream, $24) through damp hair. Got curls? Make it half straightening lotion, half gel. One to try? Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Straightening Lotion, $10. Comb a side part in line with one brow arch and blow-dry hair smooth.

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    * Do the wave. Spritz heat-protecting spray, such as Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray,

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  • by Alexandra Samuel

    Courtesy of OPICourtesy of OPI Listen, I love a good Hollywood-inspired nail polish collection. I mean, they usually make some kind of sense, and tend to reflect the star's personality pretty accurately. Example A? Kelly Clarkson's Deborah Lippmann lacquer, Stronger, an epic purple sparkle that the singer debuted at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Example B: You just know that Mariah Carey is finishing her mani with her Liquid Sand topcoat right about now. Point being, this list is just the tip of the Hollywood polish iceberg.

    And let's also get another thing straight: I LOVE Modern Family. The four-time Emmy-winning comedy is creative, witty and incredibly clever.

    So I guess I'm all like, "Really?!?!" now that the show (technically 20th Century Fox Entertainment) paired up with Nicole by OPI for a 14-color collection that hits stores next month.

    According to OPI, the collection was "inspired by ABC's award-winning Modern Family. The line features shades that capture the show's colorful

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