Fireworks, sparklers, and the beach—I’m so ready for the Fourth.
If you want to show off your patriotic primaries, but don’t want to rock stars-and-stripes on your clothes, makeup is a great way to go. The key is to wear color on just one feature and keep the rest simple—here’s how:
Try pairing a… READ MORE
It’s no secret that I hate contouring. When I was starting out as a makeup artist in the 1980s, contouring was everywhere—makeup was all about changing your features, and it was really artificial. My interest in natural beauty, and celebrating—not altering—a woman’s features… READ MORE
Whether it’s the Jersey Shore or the Malibu coast, the beach is my happy place. I love the fresh ocean air, the warm sand and that zero-stress feeling. But my all-time favorite beach getaway has to be the Bahamas—think crystal clear water, fine, white sands, and… READ MORE
You’ve got the dress, you’ve got the date (or you’re planning to rock prom solo, which might be even more fun), now you just need the perfect makeup look. Prom makeup doesn’t have to be stressful—you should feel free to have fun and try something new, like a bold lip or winged liner. Just keep in mind a few important rules that will help you survive the night… READ MORE
Recognize this gorgeous face? You will soon. Maria Borges recently starred in our Secret to Standout Eyes How-To, and she was so fun to work with—sweet, bright and super-talented. Discovered as a teenager in her home country, Angola, Maria was raised by her older siblings amidst civil war. She’s… READ MORE
I never know where I’m going to find an idea for my next new shade—a packet of sugar, the sand from my favorite beach, a magazine spread—but one consistent source of inspiration is fine art. I love seeing the intuitive and unexpected ways that artists… READ MORE
As a little girl, I used to watch my mom applying her makeup and experimenting with different looks. No matter how momentary the trend (think white eyeshadow), she always looked glamorous and totally comfortable in her skin. Watching her, I learned to love makeup but also… READ MORE
I love blush. It instantly makes every woman look better. For the most natural looking flush, I like to layer shades––a neutral, a pop and sometimes a highlighter. Here’s how to do it with the new Cheek Palette (my latest obsession):
1. Using a Face Blender Brush, apply the neutral… READ MORE
Spending winters in Telluride, I’ve developed some serious respect for alpine skiers—women like Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Mancuso totally blow my mind. Standing at the top of a steep, powder-covered slope is not for the faint of heart, but Julia clearly… READ MORE
It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with the beach. And while I may never hang ten, I’m super inspired by (and jealous of) pro surfer Kelia Moniz’s ocean-centric life. In case you’re thinking surfer means beach bum—think again. Kelia is the winner of the 2012 and… READ MORE
Of all our extreme athletes, I might be the most in awe of Roberta Mancino—this woman gives new meaning to the term “thrill seeker.” When she’s not setting world records jumping out of planes, she spends her days swimming with sharks—no cage required.
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Anyone who’s ever tried snowboarding for the first time probably looks at the halfpipe—as I do—with total terror. Not Hannah Teter. For this Olympic Gold Medalist and X Games champ, the halfpipe is her happy place. How does she do it? Her outlook doesn’t… READ MORE