Makeup

How to Fake Fresh, Dewy Skin

Want to wake up dull, tired-looking skin without applying a face full of makeup? New York City-based makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes shares her secrets for creating a fresh, dewy look in just a few simple steps. You’ll look natural, glowing, and bright—like you got a full night’s sleep (even when you didn’t).

Sephora is Having an Exclusive Storewide Sale for These Customers

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Beauty Insider program, the cosmetics store is offering exclusive discounts for VIB Rouge members.

Sephora Is Opening a New Store That Will Make Makeup Shopping Way Easier

The new store comes with gadgets that will give you completely personalized recommendations.

How to Do the Perfect Cat Eye

As a beauty editor, I consider myself fairly skilled when it comes to makeup. A smoky eye? I nail it. I can even contour. But when it comes to creating a cat eye, I’m clueless. I’m nervous I won’t get the line straight and the flicks even, and I end up skipping top eyeliner altogether. So we called makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes, who has mastered the cat eye, and asked her to share all of her secrets.

The Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own

Why waste time browsing the aisles when our beauty editors have done the legwork for you? Over Real Simple's 15 years, thousands of cosmetics have come through our doors—these 23 stand the test of time. Each product—from shampoo to lipstick—has been crowned road-test winner at least once. 

The Best Sweatproof Makeup

On sweltering days or even those times when you really don't want to be seen at the gym without makeup on, certain formulas will last, while others will seem to melt right off your face. We asked Connecticut based dermatologist and associate clinical processor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, Mona Gohara, for her thoughts on the subject. She recommends sticking with mineral powders as “they absorb oils while giving you great coverage.” She also says to avoid oil- or liquid-based makeup that could clog pores or sweat away. Here, five standouts. 

Sephora Loyalty Card Points Now Have Expiration Dates

Need to start spending those points you’ve been saving up? We did a little digging to figure out the best products to choose.

How to Create Daytime Smokey Eyes

Natural enough for day (and great for the office or brunch), this eye makeup looks polished and is surprisingly easy to pull off—you only need one eyeshadow!

7 Best Foundations for Hot Weather

With these bases, you can achieve complexion perfection all summer long.

6 Cool Beauty Products for a Hot Day

From start to finish, these skin-cooling picks help you look (and feel) composed—no matter the temperature.