• A child ruined over $1,000 of makeup at Sephora
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    Cosmo

    A child ruined over $1,000 of makeup at Sephora

    Hear that? It's the sound of makeup lovers' hearts breaking everywhere.

  • Your Favorite Makeup Brand Is Finally Coming To Ulta
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    The Zoe Report

    Your Favorite Makeup Brand Is Finally Coming To Ulta

    Purchasing our next tube of Ruby Woo just got a whole lot easier. Ulta announced that it will begin to sell MAC Cosmetics as part of its select beauty roster. The retailer will start carrying the cult-favorite brand on its e-commerce site starting in May. According to WWD, Ulta will then launch MAC counters at approximately 25 […]

  • Coming Soon: The Minnie Mouse (and Sephora) Makeover
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    Noël Duan

    Coming Soon: The Minnie Mouse (and Sephora) Makeover

    Sephora is coming out with a seven-piece Minnie Mouse makeup collection in April — and no, it’s not play makeup for kids, unless you know an eight-year-old with a penchant for quality cosmetics.

  • Why You’re Not Buying Beauty Products on Amazon
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    Noël Duan

    Why You’re Not Buying Beauty Products on Amazon

    Amazon Prime or Sephora? (Photo: Henry Leutwyler)

  • Holiday Glitter for Grownups
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    Joanna Douglas

    Holiday Glitter for Grownups

    If glitter makeup gives you cringeworthy flashbacks of middle school beauty blunders, you’re not alone. But there’s a reason we’re attracted to shiny things — glitter is not only festive, it can be incredibly pretty when used in moderation. If you’re seeking a little sparkle, these glittery items are so glam they border on sophisticated. Related: How to Wear Glitter on Your Face How To: Get Your Holiday Glow On French Girl Beauty: The Glitter Ey

  • The 17 Best Holiday Gifts from Sephora
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    Joanna Douglas

    The 17 Best Holiday Gifts from Sephora

    If you’ve barely started your holiday shopping (guilty!) there’s a no-brainer, one-stop shop for all the females in your life: Sephora. The mecca of all things beauty, you can find everything from cheap-but-cute Secret Santa gifts to luxe goodies for your BFF to pampering products for Mom. Walking into your local Sephora store without a shopping list can be overwhelming and dangerous for your wallet, so we’ve removed the guesswork and rounded up the coolest offerings this holiday season.

  • 12 New Products to Try Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year
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    Noël Duan

    12 New Products to Try Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year

    Sometimes, it’s hard to make a choice between two good options — which is why it’s always better to have both! For the first time in history. Pantone has released two colors for the year of 2016: Rose quartz (a light pink) and Serenity (periwinkle blue). Every year, the fashion and beauty industries awaits Pantone’s announcement to tip off the color trends for the seasons ahead, and it seems that we will be looking forward to pastel colors in our near future.

  • Holiday Gift Guide: The 15 Best Beauty Palettes
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    Alexandra Perron

    Holiday Gift Guide: The 15 Best Beauty Palettes

    Whether you’re shopping for a YouTube guru or for your beauty obsessed BFF, a cool palette always makes for a great gift. Since there are a lot of options out there, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best, biggest, and coolest palettes for the holiday season.

  • Hot Spot: Sephora's New High-Tech Workshop
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    Noël Duan

    Hot Spot: Sephora's New High-Tech Workshop

    Leave it to the city of San Francisco to get the most high-tech beauty experiences before the rest of us do: The 8,500 square feet store located at 33 Powell Street is re-opening November 20 as the first and only Sephora Beauty Tip (Teaching, Inspiration, and Play) Workshop, with over 13,000 products and interactive services. Like most beauty junkies, we’d happily spend a few hours slowly meandering through the selections at Sephora — maybe getting a touchup along the way — but this takes the beauty emporium straight into Willa Wonka territory. In addition to stations for trying new hair and makeup trends, here are the main features you should check out the next time you’re in San Francisco: The Beauty Workshop station at San Francisco’s Sephora Powell Street. (Photo: Courtesy of Sephora) The Beauty Workshop: The main feature of the re-designed store will be The Beauty Workshop, a central workstation where you can take group beauty lessons with Sephora’s top makeup artist instructors, follow tutorials at the iPad stations, or find more inspiration at The Beauty Board, a shoppable gallery made of user-generated content.

  • YB Loves: Truly Outrageous Jem Hair Dye
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    Joanna Douglas

    YB Loves: Truly Outrageous Jem Hair Dye

    Genius collab alert: Jem and the Holograms hair dye by Manic Panic. (Photo: Manic Panic) As a child in the ‘80s, I was far too young for punk hair, wild makeup, and nightclubs — that came later. In the mean time, I lived vicariously through Jem and the Holograms. I tuned into the cartoon show before school to watch the friends turned rock band kick ass on stage, tackle serious social issues, fend off a rival band of mean girls (the Misfits) and look truly, truly truly outrageous all the while.

  • Where to Get Pampered During NYFW
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    Alexandra Perron

    Where to Get Pampered During NYFW

    Tenoverten is the spot to get a mani-pedi during fashion week. Pick up some Surf Spray while you’re there, beach waves are here to stay.

  • Get the Perfect Foundation Match: Sephora and Pantone Launch Color IQ
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    Noël Duan

    Get the Perfect Foundation Match: Sephora and Pantone Launch Color IQ

    After all, unlike your eye color, your skin tone changes with sun exposure and other environmental factors, so you can easily go too light or too dark even if the color matched perfectly at a different time and place. It also matters if your skin has pink, yellow, or as Sudanese model Nykhor Paul once told me, “true blue” undertones. It’s simple: Just walk into Sephora and ask for the Color IQ service.

  • Vitamins Are Getting A Makeover
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    Joanna Douglas

    Vitamins Are Getting A Makeover

    Taking your vitamins feels like a chore—and the crunchy packaging at your local health food store certainly doesn’t make shopping for them exciting.  But as natural supplements become increasingly popular, one brand is trying to turn vitamins cool—and it’s working. In addition to their playful appeal—seriously, vitamins haven’t looked this awesome since the chewable fruity Flinstones variety—nutritionists developed the gluten-free, all-natural formulas to target the health and beauty issues you actually care about.

  • Is This Lipstick Promoting Statutory Rape?
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    Laia Garcia

    Is This Lipstick Promoting Statutory Rape?

    The Twitterverse has been up in arms since yesterday evening, when writer Parker Molloy tweeted the following picture from a Sephora location. How on earth is this a lipstick color? People are enraged because they believe a name like “Underage Red” promotes or glorifies statutory rape. At the time, Sephora stopped selling that particular lipstick in their stores.

  • How to Contour Like a Pro
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    Alexandra Perron

    How to Contour Like a Pro

    I’ve watched friends do it, I’ve watched 15 second tutorials on Instagram that totally blew my mind (and not always in a good way), and I’ve seen enough photos of Kim Kardashian to feel like I have a pretty firm grasp on what exactly contouring does to your look—but as someone with fair skin who doesn’t typically wear a full face of makeup, it still seems intimidating.

  • Where to Get Pampered During NYFW
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    Alexandra Perron

    Where to Get Pampered During NYFW

    Tenoverten is the spot to get a mani-pedi during fashion week. Pick up some Surf Spray while you’re there, beach waves are here to stay.

  • 9 Must-Have Beauty Tools
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    Alexandra Perron

    9 Must-Have Beauty Tools

    I asked New York basked makeup artist Lisa Aharon to give me a list of the beauty tools you should keep stocked in your bag at all times.  Eyelash Curler, Kevyn Aucoin ($21) Don’t underestimate the value of a good eyelash curler. “An eyelash curler is a must! Make sure which ever one you buy uses a rounded silicone pad to ensure a soft bend to the lashes,” she says. Eye Shadow Brush, MAC ($24) “A soft fluffy eye shadow brush makes it easy to blend your eye makeup,” says Aharon. Tweezer, Tweezerman Slant Tweezer ($22) “They make grooming your brows so easy and painless.

  • 2 Beauty Rules from Olivia Palermo
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    Joanna Douglas

    2 Beauty Rules from Olivia Palermo

    Olivia Palermo has two beauty rules: “I never go to sleep without taking off my makeup and I never leave the house without my makeup on.” The model and “it” girl gets it from her mother and grandmother, both of whom taught her the importance of being “elegant and polished” at all times. Palermo might have risen to fame for her spot-on fashion choices, but don’t underestimate her love of beauty. Who better to teach us how to shop Sephora’s new flagship than the woman whose most minimal look includes BB cream, mascara, and contour? “He’s dermatologist, so I always pop in and get his products,” she says.