- Find inspiration in the fittest actresses of 2013 — Fitness
- Listen to Tory Burch's holiday playlist — Fashion
- Simplify with the no-fail way to wrap a present — Smart Living
- Give yourself a Kate Middleton-worthy blowout at home — Beauty
- Let Christopher Kimball holiday shop for you — Food
- Watch us break down the best and worst movies of 2013 — Entertainment
- Learn all about Leo's leading lady Margot Robbie — Celebrity & News
- Hang these beautiful wreaths all Winter — Home
- Tell us — what was your favorite new kids' line of 2013? — Moms
- Weigh in on Kelly Rowland's Skype proposal — Love & Sex
- Shop The Sync Up host Veronica Belmont's gadget wish list — Tech
- Video: Cap off 2013 with the sexiest crop tops of the year — Fashion
At last night's The Wolf of Wall Street premiere in New York, everyone was staring at leading man Leonardo DiCaprio, but we couldn't take our eyes off the ladies of the red carpet and the different ways they played up their lids. Actress Margot Robbie complemented her Winter white gown with a smudgy smoky eye that's perfect for partying late into the night. Camila Alves was on the arm of husband Matthew McConaughey in a sexy red lace dress. She amped up the sex appeal with a bronze and black smoky eye that tapered into a cat-eye shape on the outer corner of her eyes. Jamie Chung opted for a classic beauty look with a tasteful touch of black eyeliner that flicked out on the ends. Hannah Bronfman had the most playful look of the night with bright blue mascara on her lashes. She kept the rest of her look simple to make the bold hue pop. We loved all four looks, but we want to know, which look would you try to emphasize your eyes?
It's hard to talk about Alexa Chung without imagining her too-cool-to-care bedhead and gamine cat-eye liner in your head. The model-cum-TV host has a look that everyone has tried to emulate at least once (come on, admit it), and now we actually might have a fighting chance. In her new role as creative director for Eyeko, Alexa has released a limited-edition collection that includes a liquid eyeliner and a mascara to help achieve her almost-too-perfect liner look. You can buy the pieces separately, or grab the entire
We caught up with Alexa at her collection launch at Sephora in New York and chatted about the Spice Girls, wonky eyes, and who she'd trade her iconic mane with for a day.
POPSUGAR: So let's talk about the cat eye. What are your tips, and how can your kit with Eyeko help people who are cat-eye-challenged?
Alexa Chung: To be completely honest, it took a lot of practice. It's just about doing it as many times over as you can manage without your skin completely degrading beneath the pen tip. The great thing about this particular kit is that the pen we've chosen — the eyeliner that they've developed — is the easiest one. That's what attracted me to Eyeko in the first place. The felt-tip pen is the easiest to draw with.
If you start with the flick bits first, you can measure them before you fill in the rest of the eye. If you do the outside section first, you can match them, which is good for those people with wonky eyes like me.
PS: That's so smart!
AC: I think that's the easiest thing to do. Oftentimes, as well, I'll get the pen and do a 45-degree angle from my eye, and that's where the flick should be.
PS: So I read your book It — and loved it — and you talk about the Spice Girls. So the obvious question is who is your favorite Spice Girl?
AC: At the time, Geri because she seemed the most brazen of them, and so as a teen I was really fascinated by boobs and ass. I was just like, "Wow, what a voluptuous woman!" It's your waking thought when you're 12, just like, "I'm going to have boobs one day? That's crazy!" So I thought she was sassy.
Now, looking back, I'm a VB [Victoria Beckham] fan. She's very inspirational and I love how she's moved seamlessly from a '90s pop group to a serious power player within the fashion industry. That's girl power. And she had a great bob.
PS: Yes, she did. Speaking of the bob and how iconic it is, people say you have iconic hair. How do you respond to that?
AC: I say, "You haven't Googled me for a while!" A girl got a bob the other day, a friend of mine, and she went to the hairstylist and they said, [imitating an American accent] "This is super in right now, like Dianna Agron has one and Alexa Chung!" And I was just like, "I haven't had a f*cking bob in four years! What are they talking about?"
PS: But even now people say your hair is just supericonic. It's got to be weird to have "iconic hair."
AC: I think to have iconic anything is quite strange. I can't really identify with that on a daily basis.
PS: So if you had hair like a Lego person and could just pop it off and swap it with anyone, who would you pick?
AC: Cher, 1969.
PS: That's amazing. Why?
AC: It's so thick and long and jet black and completely straight. It wouldn't suit me, but I think how wonderful it would be to have Pocahontas hair for the day.
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Big, sexy hair is synonymous with bombshell status — just ask Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio (above). We're not sure if it's the tousled texture, the high-wattage shine, or just the effortlessly sexy vibe, but there's something about a curled blowout that makes us stop and stare. Instead of your typical straight-and-clean style this weekend, why not go for something a little sassier? Ahead, we have four more ladies who have recently been fans of this glamorous style.
From twinkling lights to sequined nails, there was a certain magic to the festive snaps on Instagram this week that made even the cold a little more manageable. Click through to see our favorite shots that popped up in our feed, and don't forget to keep up with our editors by following us on Instagram!
New Year's Eve is the perfect time to experiment with glittery makeup, but most of us are fearful of looking like a disco ball and, worse, making a huge mess. We visited Gloss Makeup and Beauty Studio in Beverly Hills, CA — a city that knows a thing or two about glitz and glam — to get tips from owner Natalie Saraf, who taught us two ways to wear glitter. Both options add a subtle pop of shine and color without the worry of getting it all over the rest of your face. Learn the tricks to keeping it in place, then get ready to sparkle this New Year's Eve. On Kirbie: Nanette Lepore top
How can anyone forget Katie Holmes as the adorable Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek? And since the show's finale a decade ago this year, Katie has evolved into more than just the girl next door. She's starred on Broadway, become a mother, created her own fashion line, and collaborated with famed makeup artist Bobbi Brown. But through it all, she still seems to maintain her signature casual-cool style. See Katie's top looks over the years, from blond highlights to her oft-copied blunt bob, in celebration of her 35th birthday today.
Bold brows were all over the red carpet — and the runways! — this year, but the one trend we've been particularly fixated on are brushed-up brows. Whether you have full or skinny brows, this look is something you can easily replicate, and it lends an edgier vibe than just a filled-in look. Cara Delevingne is known for her full brows, but she likes to keep them groomed with a brushed-up look, which you can see above.
"The brushed-up brow trend is a response to the fuller, bolder brow that has become so coveted," explains brow specialist Ramy Gafni, who's tended the brows of Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna. We've also seen this look on plenty of celebrities like Jessica Alba and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Jessica wore a deep berry lipstick to complement her groomed brows, while Rosie let the wispy feeling of her brows add an element of edge to her otherwise-classic beauty look.
We also saw the look on the Fall 2013 runways at Rebecca Taylor (left), Proenza Schouler (center), and Badgley Mischka (right). "Everyone wants eyebrows like Cara Delevingne or Lily Collins," Gafni says, "but many people don't have enough natural fullness to their brows to achieve this look — either because of overgrooming their eyebrows or genetics, so actresses and makeup artists have begun to brush the brows upwards to make the brows look as substantial as possible."
So regardless of your brow thickness, anyone can master this look. Gafni recommends a clear brow gel like RAMY When Hairy Met Sealy . . . ! ($20) "to simply hold the hairs in the brushed-up position." But you can also opt for a tinted formula to help add the illusion of fullness.
Blowout bars (and not to mention, Kate Middleton) have made women everywhere appreciate the art of a good blow-dry, but you can still create that hair magic without setting foot out of your own bathroom. We headed to DreamDry (aka Rachel Zoe's salon), where stylist Olivia Halpin showed us the steps to a classic blowout. Now's the perfect time to start practicing, so you can wow the New Year's Eve crowds with your enviable mane.