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10 Steps to a Salon-Quality Manicure at Home

Discover how you can save time and money with our 10 easy steps to a salon-quality manicure at home!

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5 Beauty Lies Most of Us Believe

Most of us have heard and believe beauty tips, but did you know lots of then simply aren't true? We debunk the top beauty lies and explain why they're false, based on published research, not hype!

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5 Ways to Give Your Skin More Antioxidants

Whether part of your diet or applied topically, antioxidants can help your skin look and act younger. Find out how you can give your skin more antioxidants every day—without spending a lot of money.

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6 Retinol Myths Busted!

Confused by the misinformation surrounding retinol? Find out why you SHOULD combine retinol with ingredients like vitamin C, AHA or BHA for younger-looking, skin-smoothing results.

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Bad Hair Days: Why You Get Them and How to Fix Them

We've all been there: One day our hair behaves perfectly and looks fantastic for hours. The next, it seems to have a mind of its own and cannot be tamed. Find out what's going on and how you can turn bad hair days into good (or at least better) hair days!

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Beauty Fixes to Camouflage Your Cold & Flu Symptoms

The flu season, and all its accompanying symptoms, affect many of us each year, but no matter how yucky you feel, with work, family, and previously scheduled commitments, life must go on.

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Beauty Poll: AHA vs BHA Exfoliants

We recently polled our fans on the Paula's Choice Facebook page asking whether they prefer using an AHA or BHA exfoliant. The results were surprising!

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Beauty Poll: Blue Eyeshadow

We recently polled our fans on the Paula's Choice Facebook page asking whether they think wearing blue eyeshadow is good or bad. Here's what they said!

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Beauty Poll: Blush, Bronzer or Both?

We recently polled our fans on the Paula's Choice Facebook page asking what makeup product they rely on for that perfect glow. Do they opt for blush, bronzer or both—and what type do they think is best?

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Beauty Poll: Concealers

We recently polled our fans on the Paula's Choice Facebook page asking which type of concealer they preferred (and why). A clear preference emerged:

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Beauty Poll: Favorite Makeup Mood-Booster

We recently polled our fans on the Paula's Choice Facebook page asking what makeup product they rely on to boost their mood. Here's what they said:

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Beauty Poll: Favorite Makeup Splurge

We recently polled our fans on the Paula's Choice Facebook page asking what their favorite makeup splurge has been. The answers were surprising to us...but what do you think?

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Beauty Poll: Foundations

We recently polled our fans on the Paula's Choice Facebook page asking which type of foundation they preferred (and why). A clear preference emerged:

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Best Grooming Products for Men

More men are open to taking care of their skin as part of their daily grooming routine. The problem? They're not sure where to begin, and a lot of men's products are terrible! Find out the five essential products every man needs to keep his skin clean, fresh, and healthy.

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Better Skin in Less Time: How to Perfect Your Skin-Care Routine

Ever wondered if your skin-care routine is working as well as it could be? What about if you're using the right products at the right time? We can help you figure this all out so and show you how to get better skin in less time!

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Cheap Spring Makeup (That Won’t Make You Look Cheap)

When it comes to changing up your makeup colors, there's no better time than the start of the spring season to try something new. While the general guidelines for how to apply makeup remain the same month to month, something as simple as changing your lip, blush, or eyeshadow colors can give you a newly inspired attitude and vitality.

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Comments from our Facebook Fans: Cleansing Twice Daily

We recently posted a discussion on the Paula's Choice Facebook page asking whether cleansing facial skin twice daily is necessary or harmful. Here are some of their comments:

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How To Fade Dark Spots and Get Your Glow Back

Fading and potentially eliminating dark spots is a multi-pronged approach that must include daily sun protection. When you have the facts, you'll be prepared to tackle those aging spots and see the results you want.

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How to Look Hot Now and 10 Years From Now

Most of us don't want to look older and are keenly interested in looking our youthful best as long as we can—but what can you do once you start seeing signs of aging? Surgery and cosmetic procedures are one approach, but there's a lot you can do NOW to begin looking younger (and hotter) TODAY.

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How to Minimize Enlarged Pores & Blackheads

You may think you've tried everything to reduce enlarged pores and get rid of blackheads, but before you give up, check out the research-proven tips you might have overlooked, or simply didn't know about. This advice could get you the trouble-free complexion you've always wanted!

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Look Party-Perfect (and Great the Morning After!)

Whether you're going to a big gala or small get-together, when parties are on the calendar you want to look your best. We'll tell you how to prep in a flash and how to make sure you look great the morning after (even if you overdo it)!

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Makeup with Benefits: Anti-Aging Color

Women use makeup to enhance their natural features or camouflage discolorations and wrinkles. There are lots of excellent products to address those beauty needs, but why stop with simply covering up the signs of aging? Learn about how anti-aging makeup can do more!

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Out with the Bad, in with the Best Skin-Care Products

We've all been there …. You buy a wrinkle cream, skin-brightening serum, or anti-blemish treatment hoping your skin problems will resolve right before your very eyes, but all you've got to show for it is an empty wallet, a cabinet full of disappointing products, and skin problems you still wish would go away.

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Secrets to Looking Great in Photos & Videos

Don't like how you look in photos or videos? We've all been there, but that's about to change because we have tips and tricks you can use right now to make sure you always put your best face forward in front of the camera!

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Spring Skin Care & Makeup

Spring's new beginnings tend to focus on sprucing up the home, but with all the new products being launched, giving your makeup and skin-care routine a sprucing-up can produce beautiful results, too.

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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula herself.

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