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GET TO KNOW | December 20

Get To Know DIY Darling Grace Atwood

Grace Atwood, of the uber fabulous blog Stripes And Sequins, is one of the most talented and hardworking women I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I met Grace a while back at a Rebecca Minkoff Girls’ Night Out event, and we quickly became besties. From the outside, her life seems perfect, she juggles work (she holds the position of Director of Social Media at Bauble Bar), her blog, and her personal life like a pro, and still seems finds time to have some fun. She brilliantly comes up with DIY projects that her readers devour, and brands line up to work with the maven.  I sat down with the influencer to discuss her career path, her favorite NYC spots, and her must have beauty products.

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POWDER ROOM | November 12

Take A Breather: Light Foundations We Love

We’re all informed on how fake tanning can damage our skin, but what about makeup?  We’re constantly clogging our pores with foundations and powders without thinking about the consequences.  If you’re up for the challenge, try ditching the makeup for a week to give your skin a breather.  If that’s not an option, reduce the amount of makeup you wear with these fabulously light foundations.

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POWDER ROOM | October 16

Ban Face Shine From Existence!

We all have those moments where we think we look good but as soon as a flash goes off the face reflectors turn on.  Apart from ruining the picture, having a shiny face can be embarrassing.  Keep your face matte in the future with these 6 products and you might be thanking us next time someone snaps your pic.

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FASHIONVILLE | June 3

Beauty Brunch: Bronzed Babe

And we’re not talking about sticking your kid in a tanning bed, Tan Mom. For today’s beauty brunch, we are turning up the volume on our sun kissed looks, adding a little bronzer to fill-out our Memorial Day base tans. Here are five of our favorites for you to try this weekend.

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POWDER ROOM | May 23

Defying Heat: The Best Waterproof Makeup

Memorial Day Weekend is only a few days away; are you waterproofed?  Makeup is meant to beautify, but with all the warm weather activities coming up it can easily turn you into a clown.  Whether you plan on hitting the beach or relaxing under the sun this weekend, the last thing on your mind should be worrying about streaky makeup. (Sorry Beyonce!)  Moreover, a blotchy, “just got out of bed/ au naturel” is not our favorite look either.  After testing and rating a few products, we’ve created a list of the best waterproof makeup, sweat or shine.  Unless you want to be mistaken for a raccoon, check out the cosmetic goodies we’ve discovered after the jump.

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POWDER ROOM | May 1

Untuck-a-Hoe: The Queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race Share Their Beauty Tips and Style Inspirations

I had the honor and pleasure of meeting some of my favorite fierce and fabulous queens of the fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, otherwise known as THE GREATEST SHOW OF ALL TIME. Before winner Sharon Needles was crowned “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” I sat down with her and the other members of the sisterhood of the traveling tuck to pick their brains for beauty tips, makeup bag essentials and the source of inspiration for their wild and wonderful style. 

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POWDER ROOM | April 18

INDIE REWIND: 7 Beauty Products to Perfect Spring’s Pastel Eye

Whether melon, robin’s egg blue or light bright yellow, pastel eyes are going to be everywhere this spring. Though it may conjure memories of cheap blue eyeshadow shattering on your bathroom floor as a teenager, this beauty trend is sophisticated and fun when done right. The key is to keep things simple when starting out, playing with one color at a time. Not sure where to go first? Here are seven of our favorite pastel beauty products that will help you master the look in no time.

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POWDER ROOM | July 19

How To Wear Blue Eyeshadow: The DOs & DON’Ts of this Bold Beauty Trend

Blue eyeshadow can be scary. It brings to mind recollections of trying way too hard to look different from all the other 6th grade girls wearing green plaid skirts and oxford shirts. Sigh, memories. But this cool hue doesn’t have to look amateur, brash or streetwalker-ish in any way whatsoever, IF done right. Here are some tips and tricks on how to wear blue eyeshadow while maintaining your chic, stylish persona.

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POWDER ROOM | March 11

How To Achieve a Perfectly Smoky Eye

A smoky eye will never go out of style, so learning to perfect it is worth your time. It may seem like there are many time-consuming stages, but it will become a five minute process in no time. Check out the step-by-step guide below to give yourself the perfect smoky eye that will last through the night.

How To Achieve a Perfectly Smoky Eye

From left: Oscar de la Renta Fall '11, DVF Fall '11 & Nina Ricci Spring '11

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