We answer a bunch of your burning beauty questions.
Q Is there a way to make a sticker mani last longer?
A. Lock down adhesives (especially the edges) with a special topcoat. Activate it under a 60-watt lightbulb for gel-like longevitity.
Q What does toner actually do... and do I need it?
A. Swear by toner for removing post cleansing residue—which, if you aren’t OCD about rinsing, collects and causes breakouts.
Q Lipstick makes my lips dry, but applying lip balm first makes the colour fade. What can I do?
A. Try Armani’s dual-action lipstick. They call it a CC cream for lips (colour and care)—it’s amazing!
Q My crazy hairline makes it embarrassing to wear a ponytail. How can I fix it?
A. A fellow Cosmo editor shared the best secret: she gets hers waxed into a perfect shape at the salon.
Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstacy, 2,260 each, at nordstorm.com
Sally Hans Insta-Dry A Chip Top C