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POTTERMORE UPDATE: J.K. Rowling Tells Us Why American Wizards Don't Play Nice with Muggles

By ElodieMarch 10, 2016
Catch up on the last two updates right here! Today, J.K. Rowling’s third piece in her "History of Magic in North America" series gave us the meat and potatoes of what we’re going to be dealing with in Fantastic Beasts, and it involves... More  →
POTTERMORE UPDATE: J.K. Rowling Tells Us Why American Wizards Don't Play Nice with Muggles

How to Wear Pink Ruby Lips for Spring

By Allison EmmMarch 4, 2016
Listen, I'm calling it, winter is over and I'm already onto springier things. Are you ready for the glossiest, flashiest, magenta lips of your very lives? Because this is it. Revlon HD Lip Lacquer in Pink Ruby. It's a vibrant, pinky red with purple sparkle running through it More  →
How to Wear Pink Ruby Lips for Spring

Auntie SparkNotes: I Wish I Was a Korean Beauty Queen

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 29, 2016
Dear Auntie, I'm a teenage Korean girl living in the United States. I may live here, but the internet has made it ridiculously easy for South Korea's beauty standards to affect how I view myself. Unlike here, there's only one standard of beauty in South Korea... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Wish I Was a Korean Beauty Queen

How to Get Unicorn Hair

By Allison EmmFebruary 17, 2016
We're no strangers to color when it comes to makeup. This time, however, I'm showing you how to turn your Infinity Stones to your glorious, interstellar locks without burning your hair off or winding up a muddy brown-grey. (If you thought I was naturally More  →
How to Get Unicorn Hair

I Did My Eyebrows Like Cara Delevingne for a Week and Here's What Happened

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 3, 2016
True fact: All of Cara Delevingne's body parts contain trace amounts of magic. But after nearly a decade of research (a.k.a. combing Pinterest late into the night), top scientists (a.k.a. myself and my cat) have concluded that the bulk of her powers are concentrated in... More  →
I Did My Eyebrows Like Cara Delevingne for a Week and Here's What Happened

GET KISSED: Smoky Eyes to Lock Their Gaze and Barely Tinted Lips That Stay Soft and Kissable

By Allison EmmJanuary 29, 2016
First kisses! You only get one, right? NOPE. You get a first kiss for every person you ever end up smooching. That's right, it's DIFFERENT EVERY TIME you kiss someone new. That's means it's special and exciting every time! Unfortunately, it also means there's crazy asthma at More  →
GET KISSED: Smoky Eyes to Lock Their Gaze and Barely Tinted Lips That Stay Soft and Kissable

10 Ways to Accept Yourself Just the Way You Are

By Kate AllanJanuary 18, 2016
We've been on a "love yourself" ROLL lately, Sparklebutts!! Last week we Expecto Patronum'd self-hate dementors and gave you some tips on keepin' cozy with self-care, and today, we've got 10 gorgeous illustrations about recognizing your own worth and beauty, created by Ka More  →
10 Ways to Accept Yourself Just the Way You Are

The Ultimate Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial

By Janet ManleyJanuary 14, 2016
Eyeliner is our way of saying, "Helloooo" and also "whassup president snow I am here to rainnn trouble on your parade." It will enhance your already beguiling eyes, or foil onlookers as to the fact you spent five hours last night watching video... More  →
The Ultimate Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial

Ball-Dropping New Year's Eve Eye Makeup

By Allison EmmDecember 28, 2015
New Years Eve is pretty much the only acceptable time for glittery eyelids, am I riiight? (Except for prom. Or Christmas. Or random autumn times. Or attending the Hunger Games. WELL ANYWAY.) I think we can all agree that a touch of glitter is bananas fun to welcome 2016. More  →
Ball-Dropping New Year's Eve Eye Makeup

Prepare for Star Wars With Sith-Inspired Makeup (tbh There Is No Way to Prepare!)

By Allison EmmDecember 18, 2015
JUST FOR THE RECORD, IT IS STAR WARS DAY, AND THE SPARKNOTES CONTROL PANEL IS CURRENTLY BEING MANNED BY A PLUSH GRUMPY CAT TOY AND JOSH'S EASYBAKE OVEN. IT'S STAR WARS DAY! IT'S STAR WARS DAY! AND NOW: A SITH MAKEUP TUT FROM MASTER ALLISON EMM.When fashion and sci-fi collide More  →
Prepare for Star Wars With Sith-Inspired Makeup (tbh There Is No Way to Prepare!)