Before and After: Incredible Makeup Transformations

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Earlier this summer, YouTube beauty guru NikkieTutorials posted a video to her channel that proved “the power of makeup.” The video was intended to shut down outspoken makeup haters and shamers, and it sparked a viral movement. (The power of the Internet, too!) People all over the world began posting photos to social media of their half-made-up faces, to show that they’re beautiful both with and without makeup. Gorgeous Samantha Ravndahl also posted her before-and-after, above, a while back, which really put her on the map. Makeup isn’t about hiding or being ashamed of who you are – it’s about feeling confident, having some fun and loving yourself. Scroll through for some of our favorite before & after transformations that prove #ThePowerofMakeup!

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How to Apply Mascara Like a Pro!

How to Apply Mascara Like a Pro

Mascara is a crucial component of many people’s makeup routines, but there’s more to this step than a simple sweep across your brows. To get long, full, fluttery lashes that open up your eyes, you need to get your technique down. No one wants clumpy lashes (unless that’s what you’re into…)! To learn how to apply mascara like a pro, keep reading!

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THIS SUMMER’S TOP SUNSCREENS

SUNSCREENS

By now, everyone knows that using sunscreen should be a non-negotiable part of your everyday routine. Not only does it protect your skin from harmful rays, but it can prevent aging, sun spots and more. Thankfully, as the importance of using SPF becomes more well-known, companies are releasing new formulas that are lightweight and comfortable to wear. No more sticky, white, heavy lotions! Keep scrolling for ten of our sunscreen favorites.

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A Roundup of Liquid Lipstick Looks! Liquid lipstick looks for this week's FRIDAY FAVORITES!

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Has there been a new beauty product that’s been more of a sensation than liquid lipsticks? It’s such a great feeling to know that you can put on a vivid color and not have to worry about it feathering, bleeding or fading throughout the night. You never have to worry about leaving your lip marks on a glass, tissue or cheek again. Keep scrolling for our favorite looks (like Teni Panosian, above, in ColourPop’s Succulent) from a wide variety of brands, from drugstore to luxury to indie.

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How to Draw a Perfect Eyeliner Wing: Beauty Hacks!

Perfect Wings

With bold, colored liner and graphic looks being some of the biggest trends of the year, it’s pretty much essential to know how to draw a simple wing. While the classic, sultry look can look easy enough, it can sometimes be hard to get the hang of. If your wings aren’t even or your lines aren’t straight…don’t worry! Anyone can master the wing by following one of the beauty hacks listed below. Read on to see which tricks will work for you.

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A Guide to the Best BB & CC Creams for Summer!

THE BEST BB AND CC CREAMS FOR SUMMER

As the weather heats up, it’s time to store away your heavy foundations and swap them for lightweight BB and CC creams. Last year was the unofficial BB cream revolution, but this summer, brands are coming out with even more specific versions to cater to all skin types. These multitasking wonders do it all: provide breathable coverage, protect your skin, provide hydration…and much more! Read on for our top ten picks, ranging from the drugstore to innovative Korean imports.

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A Roundup of our Favorite Colored Eyeliner Looks! Check out our FRIDAY FAVORITES of the best of bold, colored liner.

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Everyone loves a good jet black liner, but summer’s prime time to mix it up and add some color to your beauty routine. Scroll through for our favorite colored eyeliner looks – like the one above using Anastasia’s Waterproof Creme Colors, by @MakeupByMario. From a simple wing to incredibly bold works of art, there’s a liner look for you. Have fun with it!

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MONDAY MUST-HAVES: Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Fall Collection

Anastasia Beverly Hills Fall Collection

Anastasia Soare, founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills, is a social media pioneer. She was one of the first people to really use apps like Facebook and Instagram to reach out to fans of her line, so it makes sense that they’ve been slowly rolling out their new fall collection through their media channels over the past couple of weeks. If you follow @anastasiabeverlyhills on Instagram, you’ve definitely seen peeks at their brand new illuminators, liquid lipsticks and shadows. For more details on this incredible collection, keep reading!

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FRIDAY FAVORITES: Becca x Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop!

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If you’ve logged onto Instagram this week, you’ve definitely seen your favorite Insta beauties rocking the newly released Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in CHAMPAGNE POP! This highly anticipated highlighter from YouTube beauty guru Jaclyn Hill (who looks luminous in the product in the picture above!) does not disappoint! It’s a soft white gold highlighter with pinky peach undertones that literally looks good on every skin tone. Scroll through for our favorite Champagne Pop beauty looks of the week.

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