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8 Foundations That Double as Instagram Filters

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Harsh office lighting, a dimly lit dive bar, or dark under eye circles the morning after a late night, there's an Instagram filter you can use to hide that. When you're offline, a foundation with a light-diffusing, soft-focus is your alternative. Because let's face it: Although we all want a clear, perfect complexion 24/7, very few of us were actually born with good skin genes, or follow the healthy lifestyle that's needed to keep our complexions flawless.These pore-blurring, imperfection-masking, smoothing foundations are the equivalent of editing your photos with your favorite filter—except, instead of asking what app you used, everyone will want to know the secrets of your skincare routine.
1. SMASHBOX PHOTO FILTER POWDER FOUNDATION  Powder often gets the blame for causing "ghostface" in photos, but this creamy foundation smooths over discoloration, uneven texture, and blemishes without adding any flashback. Basically, every snap you take on nights out wh…

The Best Makeup-Dress Pairings to Try This Holiday Season

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Between the decorating, shopping, party-planning, and party-attending, the most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest. That's why we put together our favorite celebrity beauty looks to complement every fashion choice, so you can spend less time deliberating, and more time mixing and mingling!
1. IF YOU'RE WEARING YOUR LBD You can pretty much get away with wearing anything with a little black dress, but if you're going for an edgier route like Daisy Ridley, make it a smoke show with smudgy black eyeliner that traces both your upper and lower lash lines. Try a gel formula that you can easily smudge with your fingers, like Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Eyeliner Pencil.
2. IF YOU'RE WEARING FRILLS Pairing a frilly dress that holds romantic, Victorian vibes with ultra-femme makeup could come off as costume-y. To avoid that, opt for a darker lip color that ruled another decade, like '90s brown. Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in J Adore is a great…

3 Ways to Remove Your Gel Manicure Without Going to the Salon

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It's easy to wax poetic over the benefits of a gel manicure—two weeks of chip-free wear and glossy shine? Yes, please! Removing the LED-cured lacquer, however, is another story. Once the free edge around the cuticle starts to lift, it takes all of our self-control trying (and sometimes failing...) not to rip all ten shells from our digits, which can cause major damage to the natural nail bed underneath.
Whether you're wearing a gel manicure from the salon or your own handiwork, we rounded up three foolproof DIY ways to remove the product. No matter the method you choose, make sure you shield the skin around the nail with a preventative layer of Vaseline, as each involves acetone. Follow your technique of choice with an ample amount of cuticle oil or cream, like Lush's Lemony Flutter afterward to restore moisture, and if you must re-shellac your nails, give them a few hours to breathe before applying another layer. GRAB A KIT
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6 Ways To De-Stress During the Holidays

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While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, the holidays are also a major source of stress for a lot of people.So, it got us thinking: how can we best manage all the stress this time of year brings? Everyone copes with it in different ways, but there seem to be a few tricks that are quite common. There are also a few methods to battle stress that you may not have thought of.I came up with 6 different approaches to coping with stress that are sure to make the holiday season a little bit easier.
1. MAKE LISTS In stressful times, making to-do lists can really be a game changer. A lot of stress around the holidays comes from feeling unorganized, so simply outlining everything you need to get done can make you feel like you have things more under control. Plus, it feels so good each time you cross something off. If Santa makes a list every year, you should too. 2. HIT THE GYM Exercise and endorphins go hand in hand, so it goes without saying that working out has the power to make y…

Olivia Culpo’s Guide to Holiday Dressing

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and dressing for it is half the fun. At least according to Olivia Culpo.   Culpo’s favorite ways to celebrate this time of year include making her famous homemade biscotti, and of course, mixing and matching a bunch of chic and festive looks to carry her all the way through New Year’s Day.Topping her wish list of late? Cozy sweater dresses, sleek over-the-knee boots, and, yes, lots of red. Read on for eight ways the street style star conquers every holiday party in style. IF YOU’RE THE HOST, KEEP IT COZY “When you’re having people over for the holidays, it's important to be comfortable,” says Culpo. “I like to do a sweater dress with an over-the-knee boot, a stocking, and a really chic hat. If you’re cooking, just go with a dark dress color, so you don't have to worry about getting it too dirty.” WHEN IN DOUBT, OVERDRESS We all know dress codes can be tricky this time of year. Culpo’s take? Err on the dressy side. “I personally tend to…

Fashion Trends We’re Looking Forward to in 2018

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Don't get left in the past. We're already looking forward to all of the 2018 fashion trends that will keep us up on our style game. Thank the biggest designers for setting the tone last September and giving us a sneak peek at what's to come in the new year. There's something for everyone: think a attention-grabbing fabrics and futuristic silhouettes that will make you feel like you're on The Jetsons (in a good way, of course).But don't totally disrespect 2017—we're still holding on to some key trends, but we're breathing new life into the motifs with a modern makeover. 
1. PARACHUTE BELTS Strap up with a sporty belt that will be all over your favorite street-style star's Instagram feed before you know it. You don't have to be a fitness fanatic to get in on this athletic trend. Balance out the sporty piece with a blazer dress—like model Nina Agdal did for the Whyte Studio presentation (above center).
2. WILD WEST Let your inner cowgirl run wild …