Must-Know Hair Hacks

A good hair day is just seconds away, thanks to these helpful hair hacks. From wish-I'd-thought-of-that styles to time-saving techniques, read on for effortless ways to tame your hair.

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Sunscreens You'll Actually Look Forward to Applying

We all know we're supposed to wear sunscreen, but sometimes its sticky, greasy residue makes hiding indoors almost seem worthwhile. Fear not: These smooth-sailing sunscreens are a breeze to apply, and their barely-there formulas won't turn your beach day into a major bummer. Find your perfect match here!

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The Ultimate Guide to Beauty Oils

They're the current beauty craze, and for good reason -- oils offer a plethora of benefits for your face, hair, nails, and everything in between. But if you're confused by the many options, or just aren't sure how (or why) to use one, we've got answers. Read on to learn all about eight slick superstars, and how you can work them into your regimen.

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New Beauty Ingredients and Trends, Explained

If you've ever left the beauty aisle scratching your head at some of the latest cosmetic catchphrases (growth factors!?! sleep masks!?!), this story is for you. Here, top beauty experts break down the latest buzzwords in skin care and makeup. Consider this handy guide to some of the coolest new products and trends.

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Goof-Proof Self-Tanners

If you like the look of a deep tan or even just a subtle, sun-kissed glow, sunless tanner is the only way to go (no skin-damaging UV rays!). But we all know application can be tricky. One false move and you can be left with an obvious streak that lasts for days. Fortunately, the latest crop of glow getters makes a faux tan faux pas free.

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Products You Need By 30

We're all for having fun and experimenting, but by the time you hit the big 3-0, you should be able to commit to a few reliable, no-fail beauty products. We asked top hair, makeup, and skin pros to reveal the stuff they think should be in every 30-something's bathroom.

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12 Beach Bag Must-Haves

Summer days are meant to be carefree, but that doesn't mean you can drop the, um, beach ball with your beauty routine. Here are our favorite warm-weather essentials to keep you feeling and looking cool, chic, and well protected.

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Foundation Fixes for Beautiful Skin

Foundation can make your skin look fabulous -- or flawed. Check out our solutions to common makeup missteps.

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    • A Perfect Match

      Problem: You choose your foundation color by matching it to the skin on your arm and it doesn't seem to blend into your face.

      Solution: The skin on the inner part of your arm hasn't had the sun exposure your face has, so the color is not the same. Ask if you can test it directly on your face.


    • Stay on Target

      Problem: You apply foundation all over.

      Solution: Skip your eyelids and ears -- they don't need makeup.

    • Get a Smooth Start

      Problem: Your makeup seeps into pores and lines.

      Solution: Prep skin with a primer, which fills in all the nooks and gives makeup something to grip onto.

    • Know When to Toss

      Problem: Your foundation is over a year old.

      Solution: Pitch it. Oxidation causes the shade to darken and it may be harboring bacteria.

    • A Fresh Palette

      Problem: Your skin appears mask-like.

      Solution: If your makeup looks too heavy, it's best to wash it off and start again.

    • Blending Basics

      Problem: Your makeup stops at the jawline.

      Solution: Be sure to brush a little foundation on the neck area. You don't want your face to be one color and your neck another.

    • Better Bronzing

      Problem: You use a darker foundation to look tanned.

      Solution: Stick with your regular shade, and warm the tone with bronzer.

    • Mirror Check

      Problem: Halfway through the day, you notice streaks in your foundation.

      Solution: Take the time to take a quick look in the mirror and rub out errant foundation streaks before you leave the house.

    • Dry Skin Fix

      Problem: Your skin is dry and flaky.

      Solution: Mix a drop of moisturizer into your foundation.

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      The Cardinal Rule

      Problem: No matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to achieve a perfect application.

      Solution: You may have forgotten the cardinal rule of foundation -- it should enhance skin, not conceal it.

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      We're all for having fun and experimenting, but by the time you hit the big 3-0, you should be able to commit to a few reliable, no-fail beauty products. We asked top hair, makeup, and skin pros to reveal the stuff they think should be in every 30-something's bathroom.
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