Cindy Hatcher

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Three Steps to a Better Blow-Dry

Frizz can turn your summer ‘do from fab to frazzled. Here’s help. STEP 1: SQUEEZE, NOT RUB “After you shampoo and condition, don’t rub your hair with a towel—this causes frizz,” says Jenny Balding, hairstylist at New York’s Cutler salon. “Instead, squeeze-dry gently to lessen drying time.” Hair should be at least 30% dry before you whip out the dryer. […]

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Strawberry Short Takes

Summery skin care and cosmetics do double duty, providing smooth skin and sweet fragrance.   NARS 413 Blkr Blush This bright, berry-inspired burst of color is a limited edition shade named for the brand’s flagship New York City address. $30 Essence of Beauty Forever Paris Fine Fragrance Body Mist A light spritz of this strawberry-scented spray provides lasting fragrance and freshness throughout […]

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Three Steps to Summer Makeup That Lasts

Here’s how to beat makeup melt when the heat is on. Step 1: Start Light. Heat, humidity, and outdoor activities can mean foundation quickly smears or slides. “The less layers, the better,” says Maybelline New York makeup artist Melissa Silver. “Try a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream so you get SPF and light coverage in one product.” Step 2: […]

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Three Steps to: Better Sun Protection

UV light can wreak havoc. Here’s how to shield skin this summer. STEP 1: GO BROAD Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. I like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Stick with SPF 70 ($10). But remember: “The only ‘safe’ tan is faux from a bottle,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. STEP 2: […]

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Best Bargain Body Washes

The latest drugstore offerings won’t bust your budget. Caress Emerald Rush Body Wash A sophisticated scent with notes of gardenia, white tea, and citrus. $3.50 Suave Creamy Almond & Verbena Body Wash Moisturizing milk proteins make skin soft, while verbena and almond keep you smelling lovely. $2 Method Orange Sorbet Body Wash Summer distilled in a scent, with bright orange […]

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The Beauty Habit: Magically Affordable Wands

These four mascaras provide lift for all types of lashes. 1. Boots No 7 Exquisite Curl A curved wand and a curl-setting polymer means lashes can be curled up to 90 degrees. $8, target.com 2. Flower Zoom-in Ultimate Seeing is believe with this cool wand that has three setting: Twist once for lengthening, twice for volumizing, and thrice for curling […]

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SPFs that help you face the day more healthfully

Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Sunny Days Lighter-feeling coverage and SPF 30 that performs well under makeup. $9, coppertone.com Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer This SPF 15 lacks the dyes and perfumes that can irritate sensitive skin. $12, simpleskincare.com Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer Soy complex and light diffusers brighten dull spots while SPF 30 protects. $17, aveeno.com Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer This SPF 20 […]

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The Drugstore Cowgirl: Blushes with Greatness

From subtle to shimmery, there’s a shade for everyone. Covergirl Clean Glow Blush A good option for those with sensitive skin, this matte blush blends 3 shades into one natural look. $7, covergirl.com Milani Baked Blush Nuanced color that illuminates skin. Comes in 8 shimmery shades and 2 new matte options. $8, milanicosmetics.com Revlon Cream Blush They appear vivid in […]

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Three Steps to Covering Dark Circles

Just a smidge of concealer under eyes helps brighten your outlook. Step 1: CONCEAL. Look for a brightening concealer with a slight melon tone to correct the purplish hue of dark circles. My favorite is Benefit Erase Paste ($26), which comes in three skin-matching shades. I asked Benefit’s Annie Ford Danielson for her top application tips. Step 2: JUST A DAB. Your […]

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The Eyes Have It: Eye Creams for Every Age

The latest drugstore eye creams offer advanced technology for a clearly beautiful price.

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