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Change your look fast: 5 quick makeup fixes

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Photography: Model by Dallas Curow; Product by Carlo Mendoza

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When life gets busy, it’s easy for a makeup routine to become, well, routine. We fall back on our tried and true methods and take the easy route just make it out the door on time! Luckily, we’re here to help you out of even the deepest beauty rut with a few tiny tweaks that make a big impact.

From brightening up a bold lip to switching up your bronzer application, these quick makeup fixes will breathe some new life into your daily beauty regimen without stealing valuable time. Read more »


Beauty Fix: Your best bet for NYE makeup, a mascara that makes a statement and more

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Every week our Beauty Fix columnist takes on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more. Have a beauty question we haven’t answered? Email us at beautyfix@fashionmagazine.com.

I have mature skin and primers dry out my eyelids a little too much. What do I do if I’m still concerned about my shadow creasing?
As we mature, concerns change from preventing oily eyelids to doing whatever possible to keep our lids from drying out. Thankfully, not all primers are created equal and there is indeed a way to prep your eyelids, keep them hydrated and also tackle any fine lines that may have formed over time. Urban Decay, a brand that’s practically synonymous with eye primers, has created Anti-aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($28, sephora.ca), and it’s just what dry lids need. With continued use, the formulation reduces signs of aging and smoothes the skin’s surface thanks to brown algae extract that increases the skin’s hydro-lipidic barrier. At the same time, a peptide and ceramide blend repairs age-related skin damage. Blending a dot of this primer over your lids prior to shadow application will have your makeup crease-free for 24 hours. Read more »


Christmas Gift Ideas, Stocking Stuffers: 60 clever picks under $25

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When it comes to Christmas gift ideas, stocking stuffers sit at the top of our list. These sometimes cheap and always cheerful items can make or break the Christmas morning experience—we’re certainly not the only ones who get just as much joy from unpacking a carefully curated stocking as we do in unwrapping presents, right?

To help with your stocking stuffer gift ideas, we’ve compiled 60 items to that will suit just about everyone on your list. Whether you’re paired with the hardest-to buy-for coworker in your office Secret Santa exchange, have a laundry list of relatives in need of gifts or want to find an unforgettable item for your significant other, we have you covered. Most importantly, all our stocking stuffer gift ideas are under $25. (At that price, you should probably pick up a few extras to ensure you’re ready for any last minute holiday get-togethers.)
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Ghost Story: Examining the spirit-inspired beauty look that haunted the Fall 2013 runways

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Gareth Pugh photography by James Cochrane; Product photography by Carlo Mendoza

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Wraiths and spectres of all kinds haunted the fall runways. At Altuzarra, eyes were rimmed with “spooky” grey shadow and an ominous reddish blur; models wore a “ghostly” pallor and eerily shining eyes at Mary Katrantzou; Gareth Pugh’s soot-washed damsels looked as if they’d just entered the netherworld through a burning house; and nails were scrawled with “redrum” at The Blonds, a nod to The Shining. Read more »


Fall Beauty 2013: 94 photos of the top runway trends and must-have products of the season

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Jump to: TEXTURED LIPS | RED MAKEUP | CROPPED HAIR | MATTE SKIN | GLITTER AND JEWELS | SLICK HAIR AND SKIN | BIG HAIR | MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS

Spring’s bright lips, clean skin and dainty hair accessories were fun, but the Fall 2013 beauty trends give us much to be excited about. From ombré lips to decadent glitter, designers are embracing individuality with fall makeup, giving artists free reigns to experiment with the extremes. Lipgloss was layered on eyelids instead of lips, jewels adorned ears as well as eyes and sleek wigs were cropped into edgy bobs. Click through to see the best hair and makeup trends from the Fall 2013 runways as well as all the products you need to achieve the look. Read more »


[CLOSED] The Ultimate Roadtrippin’ Contest: Win 1 of 9 Stila makeup sets!

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Today in our twelve-day giveaway, we’ve got nine festival collection makeup gift sets from Stila up for grabs. The sets include colour pigments, afterglow lip colours and more—giving you everything you need to keep you summer look intact and camera-ready. This contest is only open for 24 hours and ends at 11:59 on July 23, 2013. Good luck!

Check back at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24 for the next prize in The Ultimate Roadtrippin’ Contest!


[CLOSED] The Ultimate Roadtrippin’ Contest: See what you can win in our summer giveaway!

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This time around we’re dishing out 12 days of road-trip-ready goodies, because nothing says summer quite like tossing a duffel bag into the car and hitting the road with your best friends. The contest features twelve weekdays of prizes that are sure to have you singing “If you like Piña Coladas…” a la Cameron Diaz in 2002’s The Sweetest Thing. Similar to past giveaways the contest starts with 12 items up for grabs, then 11, then 10 and so on.

The contest opens July 18th with 12 Starbucks gift cards that promise to keep you caffeinated from point A to point B. Other prizes to look forward to include Stila’s Festival Collection makeup gift sets offering you everything you need to look bright and beautiful for spontaneous roadside photo shoots. Another day we’ll be giving away Karl Lagerfeld’s fave Italia Independent sunglasses to keep you cool and stylish as you speed away from the city lights. The contest closes August 2nd where one lucky winner will scoop up the ultimate prize, a 5-day road trip with the 2013 Ford Escape Titanium worth $1,000.

Be sure to check back every day at 12:01 a.m. to enter the daily contest which will only be open until 11:59 that night. Good luck and happy road tripping to all.


Summer makeup: 6 beauty products to start using this season

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There are plenty of reasons to switch up the products in your makeup bag. From a friend’s suggestion to a sale at the drugstore, if you’re obsessed with beauty products, almost anything can inspire a change in routine. But if you’re looking to justify the purchase of a new eyeshadow, blush or moisturizer, let the change in temperatures guide you. After all, summer makeup is the stuff that beauty dreams of made of. Bronzed cheeks, dewy skin, relaxed hair and bright colours are all popular this time of year, making it an ideal time to try something new. Read more »


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