March 9, 2015 Spotlight

The Best Makeup Tutorials for Your Best Self

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We all have our strengths. Some of us can draw a cat eye that would have put Cleopatra to shame. Others are true artists when it comes to wielding a tube of lipstick to create a perfectly painted pout. And some of us? Well, some of us need a little help in each of these makeup departments. The beauty of makeup and, well, beauty is that they are constantly evolving and there’s always something to learn and master. That’s why we love it so much, right?

No matter where your strengths lie (like, say, in quantum physics rather than mascara application), we’ve brought you the best makeup tutorials on the Web. From five-minute makeup looks for the girl on-the-go and makeup primer basics, to contouring tips and a supermodel makeup look that will BLOW YOUR MIND, there’s a little something for everyone! So whip out your makeup arsenal and brushes and get ready to have a little fun. We can’t all be perfect at everything, but we sure can try!

The 3-, 5- and 10-Minute Face

Sleep through your alarm again? Mornings can be rough, and finding time to put your face on while whipping up some coffee (and energy) can be even rougher. Well, get ready to kiss that morning struggle goodbye! Whether you’ve got three minutes or 10 minutes to spare in the morning, we’ve got the makeup tutorial that will get you out the door (and looking flawless) in no time!
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Flawless Face: How To Contour & Highlight Your Face

The contouring craze sweeping the beauty world is still going strong, but we still can’t seem to figure out how to get those defined cheekbones! Where do you contour? Where do you highlight? Am I blending the right way? We've got the lowdown on all things contouring! Find out how to get the chiseled face of your dreams with this easy-peasy tutorial.
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Spring-Summer Trend Tutorial: The Rock Doll

We love a sweet, natural makeup look, but a glam rock look is pure perfection. There’s something about that smoky n’ sparkly makeup that makes you want to grab a guitar and take the stage, right? Well, we’ve got a backstage pass to this look and are sharing it with you! Indulge those rockstar dreams (or like you’re with the band) with this fun makeup how-to.
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How To Fake a Nose Job

Noses are funny things, aren’t they? For some reason, they’re always the first thing we notice when checking out photos of ourselves. No matter how we pose or position ourselves, we can’t seem to make our noses look slimmer. Want to change the way your nose looks, just a little? Before you go under the knife, check out these tips from makeup pro Elyse Reneau.
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5 Tricks to Make Your Face Look Slimmer

These days, there’s a makeup trick for anything and everything: higher cheekbones, smaller foreheads and our personal favorite, a slimmer face. There’s just something about a slimmer, sleeker complexion that makes one’s self esteem shoot straight up. Want to make your face look a little more chiseled? Whip out your makeup brush and get ready to channel your inner Picasso with these fool-proof tricks to make your face look sleek and slim in minutes.
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How to Apply Primer Like a Pro

Not sure if you heard, but face primer is one of the most important steps in your makeup routine. It holds the lifespan of your daily and nightly makeup application in its hands (or serum). If you don’t know what face primer is or are not using one on the regular, this tutorial is for you. Find out how to apply primer like a pro and why this makeup base is a non-negotiable.
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Winter Trend Tutorial: Gloss On By

Winter is the perfect time to turn up the glam, er, gloss. Between the holiday parties, family gatherings and other seasonal festivities, there are always endless opportunities to turn up your makeup game. We’ve got the perfect look that will get you through the winter holiday party circuit seamlessly. This makeup how-to shows you how to glisten and shine even during the darkest and coldest of months!
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Specs Appeal: Makeup for Girls With Glasses

Now’s your time to get back at all those people who’ve called you “four eyes.” Wearing makeup while wearing glasses isn't too different from any other makeup routine, but there are a few key steps to maximize your look. Show the world how fabulous glasses can be with this makeup tutorial! 
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How To: Go From Girly to Glam

You on-the-go gals would agree that finding makeup looks that seamlessly transition you from daytime “sweet” to nighttime “sleek” can be difficult. One always needs to come prepared with an entire arsenal of beauty products in their purse if they plan on hitting the town once the sun goes down. No need to pack your makeup bag to the brim, ladies! We have the perfect beauty plan to get you from sunrise to sunset (that doesn’t require a ton of products)!
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The Basics of Bronzer

Bronzer can be tricky and, when done wrong, leave you looking like a splotchy, orange mess. If you’ve ever left the house resembling George Hamilton, you know what we’re talking about. We want you to get the most out of your bronzer and look like the glistening goddess you were born to be. Avoid disaster with these life-changing bronzer tips.
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How To: Supermodel Hair & Makeup

Behind every glam and flawless model, you’ll find a beauty squad with blowdryers and makeup brushes at the ready. Unfortunately, most of us gals don’t have the budget for this type of image upkeep. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t look runway-ready! Get the look sans the entourage with this tutorial that will transform you faster than you can say Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!
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Spring-Summer Trend Tutorial: Country Rose

With the spring and summer months come softer, more natural looks that we just can’t get enough of. Soft, curly 'dos, pastel shadows and lip glosses — we love it all!  Whether you’re a big city gal or beachy babe, the romantic, “country rose” look works for everybody! We have the perfect makeup tutorial that will totally turn heads at your next garden party!
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