Lips

4 New Makeup Trends to Try

Now is not the time to fuss with a full face of makeup. Go bright on one feature—violet lids, tangerine lips, or cobalt lashes—and keep the rest of your face bare to look your most gorgeous with the least effort.

The Best Makeup for Hot Weather

Makeup meltdown will be a thing of the past, thanks to these six standouts.

The Best Affordable Summer Beauty Finds

Summer style gets real simple with these fun beauty buys. Best part? They’re all under $50.

How to Do an Ombré Lip

You’ve probably heard of ombré haircolor (darker roots with lighter ends), but now the gradation color trend is moving to the mouth. Here, why you should try it (hint: it has a plumping effect), plus how to get it right.

5 Flavored Lip Balms We Can’t Get Enough Of

As if lip balm wasn’t already addicting enough, these sweet finds might just make you want to eat them.

We Tried Blue Lipstick—So You Don’t Have To

Of course the blue lipstick trend looks good on edited Pinterest pictures but could you really pull it off in real life? We sat Real Simple editors in front of a table of blue lipstick and asked them to take the look for a test spin as we captured their thoughts on camera.

Here’s Why You’re Addicted to Your Lip Balm

There’s a reason you continually reapply your chapstick (it’s not all in your head). We asked a dermatologist how to find one thats the balm-dot-com.

17 Crazy-Easy Beauty Looks

Quick pro makeup tricks involve little effort but pay off in big “wow!” results.

The Best Balms

For renewing lifeless locks or smoothing flaky lips, these five salves (we tested 50!) are the balm.com.