Serum Is Better Than Moisturizer — Don’t @ Me

A lot of skin care is straightforward: Cleansers cleanse, moisturizers moisturize, and so on and so forth. But facial serums have been known to send those unfamiliar with skin-care specifics to Google, where they'll find this horrible (and, for these purposes, inaccurate) definition for the word: "an amber-colored, protein-rich liquid that separates out when blood coagulates," named after the Latin word for "whey," which is the liquid that remains after milk has been curdled and strained during the cheese-making process. 

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Best of Beauty Awards 2018: The Best Lipsticks, Balms, Glosses, and More

It's not what you say, but how you say it. That's something we've all known to be true at some point. Maybe it's not just how you say something, though, but what your lips are wearing when you say it. A bold, matte red? A dazzling glittery gloss? Or just a near-naked layer of balm? No matter what the message is, the messenger — your mouth — has the fun job of delivering your thoughts while its painted in some of the best shades and finishes.

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5 Spectacular Beauty Trends That Swept the London Runways This Week

Leave it to London to take some of New York Fashion Week’s most arresting beauty moments and imbue them with a welcome bit of grit. The second installment of fashion month saw a whirlwind of general vibrance and inventive styling moves commingling with the collections, unabashed expressions peppering the graying days with flecks of can’t-look-away color—in shade and character alike. 

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NYFW Spring 2019: The Best Hair and Makeup Looks on the Runways This Season

New York City, of all of the four cities that host fashion weeks to debut the spring or fall ready-to-wear collections, has a reputation for being the tamest when it comes to beauty. Fresh-faced makeup and simple hairstyles reign supreme on the New York runways, so much so that, in past seasons, beauty editors would take bets on how many ponytails we'd see in a week.

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