Makeovers & Tips

3 Hair Rules Real Simple's Beauty Director Never Breaks

And more smart tips from our resident beauty expert.

How to Remove Gel Polish at Home Without Destroying Your Nails

Have a love-hate relationship with gel nail polish? The pros: The polish is super shiny and lasts for weeks—there's no annoying chips regardless of how many dishes you do. The cons: The dreaded removal process takes time and can seriously wreck your nails. We asked celebrity nail expert, Tracylee (@luxebytracylee), for her advice on taking off gel polish at home.

How to Fill in Eyebrows

Whether you over-plucked or you weren’t blessed with Brooke Shields-like brows, these simple steps will take your arches from scrawny to sculpted. FYI: Spending just a few minutes on your brows will frame your face and even shave a few years off your look.

How to Apply Lip Liner Like a Pro

This subtle way to enhance your lips is easier than you think. 

9 Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

Tricks to lean on when you're in a beauty jam. 

An Easier Way to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

There's no excuse for dirty brushes now. 

Cocktail-Proof Your Lipstick, Once And For All

Make sure your lipstick and your nightlife are not mutually exclusive.

The Easiest Lipstick Tutorial

A pretty pink lip in just three steps. 

8 Ways to Instantly Look Better When You're Sick

We all need a little pick-me-up every once in a while.

A Foolproof Makeup Routine for Girls With Glasses

Even those who wear contacts reach for their frames on certain days. Here, six steps to looking awake from one of our bespectacled beauty editors.

6 Spices You Should Add to Your Beauty Routine

Sometimes going natural is the best thing you can do for your skin.