Surprising Complexion Improvers

We're constantly barraged with new products to help our skin glow or fade past blemishes -- but there are easy ways to either cut back on these products or help them work harder for you. These unexpected beauty hacks take creams out of the equation with straightforward, start-today tips to put you on the path to perfectly luminous skin.

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Thicken Thinning Lashes

It's not your imagination. Your once lush lashes might actually be thinner these days -- a byproduct of aging and sometimes too much wear and tear. Fortunately, there are ways to thicken up your fine fringe instantly: makeup and over-time solutions that can promote new lash growth.

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Nail Art for Grown-Ups

Fun, colorful nail art doesn't have to be just for teenagers and celebrities. We asked some of our favorite bloggers and go-to industry pros to tell all when it comes to nailing the latest trends in nail art. With just a few simple tips and tricks, we know everyone -- including your friends and your teenage daughter -- will be coming to you for style advice!

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Banish Raccoon Eyes!

It's a common beauty complaint: In the a.m., your eyeliner and mascara look flawless, but by 3 p.m. it looks like you've slept in your makeup. Since you're probably not snoozing on the job, the source of your smudges is most likely liner or mascara that mixes with oil and sweat and migrates down to your undereyes. Here, easy tricks to clean up your act and prevent your next eye makeup meltdown.

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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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Clean Sweep: The Best Makeup Removers

If you're a makeup buff, you need a good product to take it all off at the end of the day. Here are the pros' favorite wipes, creams, cleansers, and oil infusions that remove even the most stubborn rouges, sans greasy residue or excessive dryness.

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    • Eye Do

      Fresh Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover 

      "This is the remover that I can't live without! It's extremely easy on the eyes; practically the only formula that doesn't make my sensitive eyes tear up. Also, it's creamy like a lotion, so it doesn't leave lids oily," says Emily Kate Warren, a Los Angeles-based makeup artist.


      Find it: Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover ($26; sephora.com)

    • Wipe and Go

      Neutrogena Makeup Cleansing Towelettes 

      "Since I always apply eye makeup first, these unscented towelettes are great at wiping up any extra eyeshadow or mascara that falls beneath the eye before I move on to the rest of the face," says makeup artist Erin Svalstad.


      Find it: Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($8.99; drugstore.com)

    • Water Works

      Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water 

      "Made with mineral-rich water from hot springs, this removes every stitch of makeup -- gently! It's easy to use on set because it requires no rinsing and it leaves no residue behind," says Karrie Welch, a makeup artist in Westfield, Massachusetts.


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      Lancome Bi-Facil 

      "Saturate a cotton pad with this amazing remover, hold it to your eyes, and literally count to five. If you give the product a chance to soak into your makeup, you'll be able to remove it gently in one or two swipes," says celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor.


      Find it: Bi-Facil 4.2 oz ($28.00; Lord & Taylor)

    • Oil Slick

      Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil 

      "Made with rich botanical oils like jojoba seed and eucalyptus leaf, this paraben-and sulfate-free makeup remover breaks up all makeup so that it is easy to remove from skin. Plus, it just makes your skin feel amazing!" says New York City makeup artist Daniella Shachter. 


      Find it: Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil ($28; sephora.com)

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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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