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When It Comes to Beauty, It’s Good to Be Too Faced

Every 7.4 seconds, someone somewhere is purchasing a tube of Better Than Sex mascara. Since it launched in 2013, it’s been a hero product for Too Faced, leading their range of unabashedly feminine and wildly popular liquid lipsticks, bronzers and adorable blushes. “The hardest, most scientifically impossible thing to create in the cosmetics world—and get right—is mascara,” confides Jerrod Blandino, Too Faced Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer, to his captive YouTube audience. Difficult, yes, but as he has proven, not impossible.

Blandino researched the science of skin and hair care to determine which natural extracts (like nourishing Acacia Senegal) and highly effective peptides would lift, separate and curl the lashes in a way that no other mascara had. “I just wanted to create the most amazing mascara the world has ever known. It took years to get the formula and the brush right,” he says. The hourglass brush—inspired by the bust-waist-hip ratio of blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe—was just one of many tested for the final product. “When I got the latest sample back from the lab, I had one of the women in the office try it on, and when I saw the results I screamed, ‘It’s better than sex!’”

The rest, as they say, is history.

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Your Spring Makeup Bag According to Pantone

Spring Fashion Week has long since ended, but we’re still thinking about the cheery pastels and vivacious yellows that we saw on (and off) the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. As we poured over Pantone Color Institute’s list of on-trend hues for the spring-summer fashion season, we wondered, how can we incorporate these colors into our beauty too?

Let Pantone’s spring-summer color palette—with soft pinks, punchy reds and cool-toned violets—inspire you to change up your makeup look for the season. Ahead, the lipsticks, eye pencils and highlighters we’re adding to our cosmetics bags for the upcoming warm months.

COLOR IN THE LINES: HERE’S HOW

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Moon Juice Founder Amanda Chantal Bacon’s Morning Routine

Amanda Chantal Bacon’s purpose in life is to make things taste as delicious as possible. The classically trained chef turned cosmic wellness guru began her career creating decadent, pleasing things to feed others when she decided to pivot, slightly: “I combined this culinary education with another part of my life that was equally informative—this deep, holistic health,” Bacon says.

ELEVATE YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS

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Clean Up Your Act With Our Earth Day Beauty Picks

It’s time to spring clean your vanity drawers and makeup bags to rid them of parabens, silicones, synthetic dyes and fragrances. Opt instead for products with simple, good-for-the-skin ingredients. This Earth Day, we celebrate some of our favorite green beauty brands—those committed to offering the finest sustainable beauty that’s cruelty free and naturally effective.

SKIN CARE FOR MOTHER NATURE – READ ON

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QUICK TIP: BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlights Every Skin Shade

With the release of their new Shimmering Skin Perfector shade, Chocolate Geode, a rich brown highlighter with a golden pearl finish, BECCA Cosmetics has cemented their position on the top shelf. In a beauty world abuzz with tips and tricks for getting-the-glow, BECCA now boasts the largest and most inclusive highlighter-shade range of any cosmetics brand, with 10 unique hues for any and every skin tone. “BECCA is about believable, achievable beauty,” says Executive Director of Global Brand Development and Global Style Director Kerry Cole. “Our focus is on the skin and getting a flawless, radiant complexion with shades that are perfectly matched to your skin tone.”

READ ON AND OWN YOUR GLOW

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Beauty Packing List: The Music Festival Edit

This weekend, we’re road-tripping to Indio Valley for music and dancing in the California desert. It’s festival season, which means that between the pool parties and star sightings, there’s relentless sunshine, sweaty dance-offs, late nights and dehydration to consider while packing. And of course, you’ll want to make sure you’ve included lots of sunscreen.

Ahead, we’ve compiled a packing list of desert beauty essentials you’ll need so that you can keep your focus on Queen Bey.

YOUR BEAUTY PLAYLIST

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Prom Night Beauty: Three Bold Makeup Looks for Your Big Night Out

The quintessential high school experience and social highlight of the spring semester, prom comes with a lot of pressure. Luckily, we have you covered in the dress category, but what about your makeup?

Be the belle of the ball in one of our easy-to-recreate beauty looks. From ombré lips to metallic eyes, ahead, we give you step-by-step application tips and product recommendations for selfie-approved makeup that won’t melt on the dance floor.

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Everything You Need to Know About Sunscreen

It goes without saying that sunscreen is critical for daily use. Even when skies are overcast and temperatures feel cool, the sun’s harmful UV rays are always a threat to your skin and daily protection is an absolute essential. Still, the biggest obstacle in sun protection is simply forgetting to apply it (or reapply it) in the first place. Our solution? Stock your beach bag with a water-resistant mineral formula, apply a high-factor primer before makeup and carry a broad-spectrum protective powder with you to touch up throughout the day. Set yourself up for safe sunning success by never being unprepared.

Ahead, an SPF breakdown, advice for where to wear and shoppable links to our favorite formulas for every occasion. Slather it on and soak up the sun, but safely.

GET PROTECTED

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Beauty’s Fearless Female Leaders

Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the strength of female entrepreneurs everywhere—women who lead with unwavering passion and a uniquely female approach to ambition. But specifically, we want to celebrate these nine businesswomen for the ways in which they make us feel amazing, from their organic facial oils and innovative hair devices to the advice and inspiration they impart, giving us the confidence and courage to chase our own dreams.

Because the only thing more beautiful than a woman in control of her own destiny is one who supports other women on their journeys to success, we want to introduce you to a collection of dynamic women from our Nordstrom beauty family who know what being a Girl Boss means to them and to the next generation of female leaders.

WHO RUN THE WORLD: GIRLS

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Fashion Week Beauty Roundup: Get These New York, London, Milan and Paris Looks Using M·A·C

Photos by Indigital Images

As Fashion Week touched down in cities around the globe, we saw everything—and that’s everything—from rainbow confetti nails at Maryam Nassir Zadeh to spare eyes (and heads) at Gucci, in terms of beauty. Eager to try the bold, sometimes bizarre, looks created by the industry’s top artists, we’ve rounded up tools and tricks of the trade to re-create our favorite faces from New York, London, Milan and Paris, all created using beauty’s backstage superbrand MAC Cosmetics.

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