Pantone has chosen its color of the year for 2014, and the winner is Radiant Orchid. The color is gorgeous for a lot of reasons, but if you're unsure of how to actually wear it, you're in luck. We have three products for you to try on your eyes, lips, and nails, so you can rock this trendy shade all year.
When the blustery Winter weather hits, that's the time when soft, supple lips shrivel up into a chapped mess. While Vaseline will do the job well enough, these products are for lip balm enthusiasts. We're talking the crème de la crème of lip care. But the price isn't just in the packaging, you'll find the top ingredients to hydrate extremely dry lips in these picks from La Mer, Rodin, and more. We've already rounded up our favorite lip balms from the drugstore, but don't your lips deserve a little luxury this season?
Celebrities like to stand out, and sometimes all they need to do is dye their hair or go for the big chop to make headlines. The year 2013 was one of major celebrity hair changes, including Jennifer Aniston's bob, Beyoncé's pixie, and Jennifer Lawrence's bob. Their stunning new cuts made short hair a big beauty trend of the year, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. We've pulled together the top 64 hairstyle changes of the year, and we're calling on you to help us determine who revealed the best new look of the year. Click through Shailene Woodley to Nicole Richie and Rihanna to Anne Hathaway, and help us crown the winner of our Best Hair Change of 2013 bracket!
Behati Prinsloo is wrapping up 2013 on a high note! Tonight, she'll reunite with her pals and kindred Victoria's Secret Angels to watch their annual VS Fashion Show as it airs at 10 p.m. / 9 p.m. Central on CBS. Behati visited us in NYC to chat about the big show. She also revealed the most surprising aspect of being an Angel, and touched on the excitement of planning her wedding to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine next year.
- Suki's lavender eyeshadow is a surprising holiday-perfect hue — The Fashion Spot
- The perfect makeup for 20-somethings — InStyle
- Is the "Blurred Lines" song really about your lipstick? — Allure
- Studies show this is the perfect gift for the men in your life — HuffPost Style
- Do honey face masks actually feel like honey? — The Cut
- Coloring your hair at home has never been easier — Real Simple
- Go from day to night in a snap with these DIY tips — People StyleWatch
- The polish that withstands the test of doing household chores — Racked
- Beautiful eco-friendly products to go green in style — Byrdie
- Tricks to master: do your hair the night before — YouBeauty
There's a lot to love about Lorde. Besides having one of the top songs in the country right now (“Royals”), the 17-year-old crooner from New Zealand has been nominated for four Grammy awards including artist of the year and song of the year. While her music résumé is stellar, we're giving her top honors to her beauty look. Lorde's mass of kinky curls have been the subject of many discussions, but we're also keen on her gothic-rocker makeup look. The pale face, flick of eyeliner, and vampy lipstick combo has become her signature style. And it makes her doll-like features pop on stage when she's performing.
Though Lorde pulls off that nearly black lipstick with ease, many women fear wearing ultradark colors. But it's more wearable than you think — and is a great juxtaposition with a girlie party dress. You just need the right technique.
"The best way to wear black lipstick is with dewy skin, a flushed cheek, and a natural eye," said Lijha Stewart, pro educator for Make Up For Ever. "Try wearing a purple-based lip pencil underneath your lipstick as a base color." Stewart suggests Make Up For Ever's Aqua Lip in 13 Purple ($24), and we've got 10 more shades for you, below. Shop your favorites and make Lorde proud.
Turns out our favorite female celebrities aren't the only ones sporting extensions. Daniel Radcliffe appeared on the UK's Graham Norton Show with surprisingly long hair. "It's like you have to pull back a curtain to talk to me," he quipped, joking about his chin-length bob. When asked if it was his own hair, Daniel replied, "It's hair, I assume, from a dead person or someone who donated their hair." Daniel's new hair addition is for his latest role as Igor in Frankenstein, which stars James McAvoy in the titular role. Will he keep the hair after shooting is done? Only time will tell.
Lea Michele is a scene-stealer for many reasons: Her chills-inducing pipes, her role as the fearless Rachel Berry on Fox’s hit show Glee, and, of course (for us beauty fanatics), her gig as the face of L’Oréal Paris hair care. So it’s no surprise that the cover art for her first solo album, Louder (out March 4), shows the triple threat in a strong, of-the-moment beauty look. Hair pro Mark Townsend created her wet bed head (which we already know is a major trend for Spring 2014), and makeup master Melanie Inglessis gave her an ultrasmoky, smudgy eye.
Whether it's a colorful cat eye or a fairy-tale hair accessory, we can always count on Emmy Rossum to show us how a beauty girl does the red carpet. So we're not surprised to see that her porcelain complexion has helped her land a spokesmodel gig for luxury skin care brand Restorsea. And the beauty matchup has a less than typical story. "I was gifted some Restorsea products in a gift bag. I was amazed and I switched my whole skin care routine to Restorsea," she tells us. "I had my agent approach the brand about being an ambassador for them, because I organically loved the product so much." We caught up with the new face of Restorsea to learn her wealth of beauty secrets.1. Eye cream is a multiuse product. Her favorite product is the Revitalizing Eye Cream ($85). "I always make sure I put on eye cream," Emmy says. "I have it next to my bed and it doubles as cuticle cream or elbow moisturizer or lip balm or whatever. I even put it over makeup sometimes. If your under-eye [area] starts to get too dry from wearing makeup for so long and you start to get those crease lines, you can even freshen it up by putting a little bit of eye cream on and rework the makeup. It works really well."
2. Antiaging is about being preventative. "My thing is preventative and not so much about reversing the signs of aging. I'm all about spending on a day cream and an eye cream now, so that I don't have to do needles and cut my face open later," Emmy says. "If you make sure your collagen is in check in your 20s and 30s, then you'll never have to worry about sticking lots of needles in your forehead."
3. Don't pop your pimples. "Popping is a huge no-no," Emmy exclaims. "You can do serious damage to your face — if you don't get it all out you can get an infection. I remember I was shooting The Day After Tomorrow and it was my first studio movie, and I was very nervous. A couple days before my first day, I felt this pain between my eyebrows and I could tell I was getting one of those cystic pimples. As we got closer and closer to the first day of shooting it was getting worse. So the night before, I decided I was going to pop it and it will be fine. Of course, I couldn't pop it and squeezing it only made it bigger, so when I got there, Jake Gyllenhaal called me three-eyes."
See more of Emmy's beauty tips when you keep reading!
Typically, a hair care commercial is packed with bouncing ringlets and strategic product placement, but a new ad from Pantene Philippines takes an entirely different route (and it's pretty awesome). The campaign brings up the very real issue of gender discrimination in the workplace: in it, a woman working overtime is considered "selfish" for neglecting family responsibilities, while a man in a similar situation is labeled "dedicated." The tagline — "Don't let labels hold you back. Be strong and shine." — inspires major feelings of girl power (and hair power!).
This year alone, women have been taking more heat for their appearance in the office. Remember the Iowa woman who was fired for being "too pretty"? Even at the elementary level, females are having to explain their styling choices, like the 7-year-old girl who had to leave school because the administrators didn't approve of her distracting dreadlocks. Does the way we look really influence the way we work? Not at all.
We have to say that while a model shaking her perfectly styled coif is pleasing to the eye, this commercial sends a stronger message — one about having it all, including a gorgeous blowout. Here in the States, women still earn 77 cents to every dollar a man receives. And overseas in Europe, female employees take home about $266 a week less than their male counterparts, according to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Perhaps Pantene can tackle that issue in its next advertising spot. For now, we're sending this video to all our girlfriends in the office for a little midweek encouragement.
Tell us: do you think this commercial sends the right message about women in the workplace?