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One huge perk of being Jennifer Lopez is that being at Paris Fashion Week is no big deal. The talented starlet hit the Chanel show and showed off her own flawless face. I was most drawn into her eyes, the nearly cat eye liner was so perfect for the event. 

Copying this look is relatively easy. You just need a deep black gel eyeliner (like Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner), a thin tipped brush, (like Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush) and a steady hand. Start by tracing the lash line edge of your upper lid from the inner tip all the the way to outer edge. Add a little extra emphasis right at the bottom lash line of the outer lid and you have this winged look that is perfectly dramatic and yet not too much for broad daylight hours. When going for a dramatic look like this, try to keep the rest of your makeup understated, like Jennifer did.

You can get Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner for $22 at and Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush for $25 at
Cult-Beauty-Products-Image.jpgThere are always going to be those beauty products people swear by—the pros, the industry insiders, even your BFF. But which ones are really worth the hype—and which ones can be tossed by the wayside? The five below are the real deal.

Moroccanoil Treatment
A hair treatment that works on all hair types, making them look shiny and feel silky beyond compare. We would have said it’s impossible, except that this hair oil really and truly works. Oh, and it smells amazing, too.
$40 at

NARS Orgasm Blush
Maybe it’s the shade of peach. Maybe it’s the sleek black compact. Or maybe it’s just the cheeky name. Whatever it is, this blush really does the trick!
$28 at

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
If you like to curl your lashes, this is the curler you need in your beauty arsenal. This silver wonder just does it better than every other one out there on the market.
$20 at

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
We could talk up this mascara until we were blue in the face and it still wouldn’t be enough. It curls, it lengthens, it thickens, it comes in both waterproof and non-waterproof formulas and a bunch of colors, it generally makes eyes look amazing. Plus it’s in every makeup artist’s kit, so you just really can’t go wrong.
$4.44 at

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
Moisturizer. Sunscreen. Foundation/concealer. The prettiest hint of tint. Is there anything this little pinkish taupe tube doesn’t cover? (The answer would be no.)
$43 at
Want your beauty products to do double duty? Well, not every one will, but the products below sure will! Check out these new uses for your favorite beauty products.

Maybelline-Color-Show-Nail-Lacquer-Clear.jpgClear nail polish stops runs in your tights.
Okay, maybe everyone knows this one by now. But we think it deserves reiterating, simply because THIS. TRICK. WORKS. No matter how big or small the run, a dollop of clear nail polish (like Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Clear, $3.99 at will nip it in the bud. Guaranteed.

Johnson's-Baby-Powder.pngBaby powder gets rid of shoe odors.
So you absolutely love the pair of shoes you’ve been walking around in for two weeks, but there’s some bad news. They stink. And it’s not just noticeable to you. That’s where Johnson’s Baby Powder ($4 at comes in handy. A little sprinkle of it in your insoles and no one will be able to smell anything, least of all you.

Screen shot 2012-09-08 at 6.40.46 PM.pngBaby shampoo gets stains out of clothes. So does dishwashing liquid.
Another baby product that does double duty? Johnson’s Baby Shampoo ($4.49 at! Just a little dab on the affected area and then a rigorous hand washing will get those stains right out. But if you don’t have any baby shampoo on hand, don’t fret—because dishwashing liquid works just as well! Think about it—it gets grease out of your dishes, why not your clothes?
For Halle Berry, achieving the perfect pink lip color is actually a lesson in removal. She explained to InStyle magazine, “To make lips look naturally pink, I put on red lipstick, wipe it off, and then apply clear gloss.” Halle always looks so effortlessly beautiful that I can totally see how she’s made this trick work for her. I’ll be trying it myself, what about you? 
‘Magic Mike’ star, Cody Horn, walked the red carpet in support of her new movie this past week. While her character in the movie has the signature long, voluminous locks of a love interest, Cody seems to prefer her hair kept short and sleek. Her wet head look is a summer essential, especially on a laid back weekend. The easiest way to achieve a look like this is to add a little bit of spray gel, like Herbal Essence Tousle Me Gentle Spray Gel, to hair when after it’s dry. Spray gel gives hair the needed texture and will give it the wet appearance. The key is to keep combs and brushes away from hair after spraying in the gel.

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