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Pinter-test: Can Broken Powder Makeup Really Be Saved?

Fixing broken makeup

Each week, we put a different claim found on Pinterest to the test (hence, Pinter-test! Get it?!)

For me, dropping a fifteen-dollar pressed powder is right up there with watching my iPhone fall to the ground. I can’t even count how many times I've thrown away eye shadows, pressed powders, bronzers and blushes because my 6 a.m. hand-eye coordination is not the best. When I came across this tip, I thought about how much money I could have saved over the years:

"Use rubbing alcohol to fix broken powder makeup."

It's Here! The Catherine Malandrino for Kohl's Lookbook

Catherine Malandrino for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's lookbook images

The Catherine Malandrino for DesigNation exclusively at Kohl's lookbook is here, showcasing the French designer's budget-fashion collection which hits stores September 27th. Malandrino's love for Paris shines through in this classic and sophisticated collection with pieces ranging from $30 to $130. Like much of the fall fashions I've been seeing in stores this season, the color palette is overwhelmingly dark, dominated by black and a few deep gemstone hues. Playful mottos like "Je t'aime Paris" and Eiffel Towers on sweaters lighten the mood (and at times feel a bit forced when styled with cliche berets). Overall though this is an exciting and strong collab that I can't wait to see in person - especially the Tour Eiffel Tower Embroidered Dress (above, $78) and the Cutout Shirt Dress ($88) seen on Olivia Palermo. You know everything will go on sale, too, making the pricepoints super affordable.

Check out the looks and let me know what you think in the comments!

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TBB's Denim Guide: Finding the Right Jeans for You (Part I)

A guide to finding the perfect jeans

Full disclosure: I work in a premium denim department at an upscale department store and help a lot of people hunt for the "perfect" pair of jeans. Sure, jeans are probably one of the most universal clothing articles in our closets, having stood the test of time in terms of practicality, versatility, and style. But there are still so many unanswered questions about denim, from finding the right fit to navigating the wide range of styles in every price range. If you've ever felt stumped by denim, fret no longer: Let me help turn those denim blues into denim dreams with my comprehensive guide to finding the perfect jeans—for you!