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Fall's must-have beauty look: Smoky eyes

Chanel calls its new fall collection "Superstition," because

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There's a dark, mysterious air to several makeup lines for fall -- think names like Superstition, Dark Spell, Mystic Metallics. And just launched is Cover Girl's new line based on the upcoming film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" that brings smoky eyes to a whole new level. MAC celebrates a legend -- fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez -- with a limited-edition collection of vibrant...

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Blow-out bars come to LI

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 The blow-out craze that’s been going full steam in Manhattan for the last few years is finally making its way out to the Island. There have been a couple smaller operations, but Aire Blow Dry Bar, which opened earlier this month in Woodbury, seems the most comprehensive to date.

The bright, modern salon has a few add-ons to the blow-out menu -- things like Kerastase treatments, extensions,...

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Beauty tutorial of the week: Kim Kardashian's smokey eye

Kim Kardashian attends a party for her DuJour

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Whether you're a fan of Kim Kardashian's style or not, it's rare you'll spot her without her makeup perfectly done.

Kardashian's most popular look is her signature smokey eye, something that takes practice to perfect.

This YouTube tutorial by professional makeup artist Makeup by Eman will make it a bit easier. 

The tutorial takes you through a few easy to follow steps and...

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5 summer beauty must-haves to beat the sun

You can use Jason Aloe Vera 98% Gel

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Nope, it's not your mother's zinc oxide, that's for sure. Back in the day, that stuff looked like cream cheese on your nose. Own's Dual Protecting Day Lotion SPF30 is a nongreasy, clear version, $22.99; at Ulta and ownproducts.com.

Murad's Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35, launched last month, defends against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays, and antioxidants combat free radicals...

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Marc Jacobs to launch first beauty line with Sephora

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs will launch his first

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After years of success in the fashion industry, Marc Jacobs has ventured out to create his first line of cosmetics. Women’s Wear Daily reports that the designer has collaborated with Sephora Originals to create Marc Jacobs Beauty, a collection of color cosmetics that will hit Sephora stores Aug. 9.

The launch of Jacobs’ color cosmetics line will mark the first time that Sephora has premiered...

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Spring cleaning? Don't forget your makeup bag

Mary Kay True Dimensions lipstick, $18 at marykay.com.

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When it comes to spring cleaning, you're eager to freshen up the house and declutter your closets, but what about that dirty secret in your bathroom? (Relax! We're talking about your makeup bag.)

Your makeup brushes touch your face every single day, but if you're like most women, the last time you cleaned them was, well, you can't remember.

Long Island-based celebrity makeup artist Virginia...

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