Say what you will about Lady Gaga, but the girl has the best wigs in show business — better than Cher and Liza Minnelli combined. This year, she kicked off her ARTPOP album tour, giving us the best hair Gaga had to offer. For her performance at the VMAs, she sang and danced while changing her look five times. We don't know how much of her touring budget is devoted to hair, but there's no doubt that she is the queen of hairpieces. See the most gorgeous (and ghastly) of Gaga's wigs ahead.
After Jennifer Lawrence proved she could style her of-the-moment pixie cut in 10 different ways during the Hunger Games: Catching Fire tour, she's done it again, taking on a new look: the mussed-up middle part. This past weekend, she attended a photocall for her next flick American Hustle, showing off a piecey look that split her bangs right down the center, while leaving the locks from her crown back in an effortlessly cool zigzag part. Middle parts on short hair can easily go wrong (remember Alfalfa from The Little Rascals), but Jennifer did it the right way by framing her kohl-rimmed eyes with a longer fringe.
Re-creating the style at home starts with a solid blowout. Use the concentrator attachment on your blow dryer along with a slim round brush to style hair forward in a downward motion. You don't want to create too much volume. You can use a half-inch flat iron to refine the pieces around the face. Resist the urge to curl under, and keep the ends stick straight or even flipped out a touch. Even though it appears to be a basic middle part, a zigzag line is the key to getting Jennifer's chunky, layered look. Start by using the long end of a rat-tail comb in the center of the hairline, and part right to left in a Z shape. Finally, finger-comb hair with a dollop of pomade. Shop all the tools you need to get this style below.
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was filmed last night, and we went backstage during the madness! Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, and the other Angels were all on standby, as well as supermodels Cara Delevingne and Joan Smalls, to chat about how they prep to wear next to nothing, and we got the details on what it takes to get gorgeous Victoria's Secret hair and skin (hint: lots of hair extensions and an unusual use for lipstick!). Join us backstage to see the models transform into Angels, and watch the 18th annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Tuesday, Dec. 10, on CBS. On Kirbie: Dolce Vita dress
Have no fear, the Complete Gift Guide for the season is here! Not only does Coach have luxurious gifts for everyone at every price, they've impeccably curated them into one must-see, must-shop online resource, featuring sections such The Holiday It List (with edited gift lists from tastemakers like supermodel Karlie Kloss) and The Best of the Best (with the brand's all-out fave picks for him, her, and you).
As if you weren't already feeling like the most sophisticated shopper ever, Coach also offers Holiday at Your Service, an extensive list of five-star services like free shipping, free gift boxes, free monograms, and more!
Visit Coach.com to view the Complete Gift Guide for yourself, and check out this slideshow now for peek at what we're most excited to give — and get!
We've all seen it, and we've all been victims of it: dry, cracked lips. Between cold air and the moisture-sucking effects of indoor heating, the delicate skin of your lips can get chapped fast in the Winter. You can keep your lips hydrated and supple all season with these helpful tips.
Last night's KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2013 brought some of the biggest names in music to LA's Staples Center, and Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Ariana Grande all took to the stage to perform. Decked out in festive attire, the songstresses brought out some equally eye-catching holiday beauty looks, too. Selena opted for a surprisingly gothic look, donning the same blunt wig she wore for another holiday concert in Texas. Her makeup consisted of bold black lipstick, which was only enhanced by a black, smoky eye. Miley performed in a sparkling Chanel outfit, which she complemented with her signature red lips and bold brow combo. Ariana had the sweetest look of all with her long hair flowing in soft waves and a neutral makeup palette that featured soft pink lips. They all brought their beauty A-game, but whose look did you like best?
A nasty case of windburn is not something you want to come home with after a day of playing in the snow. While it may feel like it, a windburn is not a Winter sunburn — it's not caused by the sun's harmful rays. Windburn is actually a result of cold temperatures and low humidity. These conditions deplete the natural oils in your skin, causing dryness, irritation, and redness. "Your skin gets red and starts peeling, because the blood vessels in the outer layer of skin are dilating," explains Dr. Debra Jaliman, board-certified dermatologist and author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets From a Top New York Dermatologist. "It makes it very irritated and very sensitive to products." It most commonly occurs on the face, but windburn can happen any place on your body where skin is exposed to the elements. Before heading out in the cold, do these things to prevent windburn.
- Keep your skin covered. Wear mittens to protect your hands, a scarf or neck warmer to protect your neck and chin, a hat or headband to protect your ears, and, on superchilly days, a face mask for your nose, cheeks, and forehead.
- When you're going to be out for a long time, lather on some moisturizing sunblock. This will protect your skin from both sun- and windburn. Don't forget to lube up your lips, too, with an SPF lip moisturizer. Apply sunscreen to your skin and lips every two hours.
- Check the weather report, and know the wind-chill factor before heading out. If the weather is extremely cold (under 20°F), then plan to stay out for a short period of time. Also stick to activities that are slower moving. Racing down the mountain on skis when it's absurdly cold won't feel very good on your cheeks.
Windburned skin craves moisture, so if you do happen to get a windburn, apply lotion (ones without fragrances or acidic ingredients will be less irritating) about three to four times a day. "People overuse acids on top of the windburn, and then they don't moisturize it," says Dr. Jaliman. "Abusing products only makes it redder." You can also apply aloe gel from the plant or a bottle to cool and heal windburned skin.
If your skin begins to peel, it's just part of the healing process — resist the urge to pick at your skin, and continue to moisturize. Choose a mild, nonsudsing cleanser with glycerin to clean the affected areas, since you want to keep as much of the natural oils on your skin as possible. If you're overly uncomfortable, then take an OTC anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen to help with pain and puffiness and to promote healing. When your skin begins to blister or looks really swollen, it's always a good idea to get checked by a doctor.
While there will be plenty of shadow palettes, preboxed lotion sets, and everything in between available to give this holiday season, why not personalize some (if not all) of your presents this year? Monogrammed gifts are always a best bet, and your recipient will feel all warm and cozy inside, knowing that you took a little extra time to make him or her feel loved. So let's kick things off with personalized beauty gifts. If it can be stamped, embossed, or stitched, you'll find it here.
I'd been on the hunt for a good BB cream for a while when I came across Philosophy's Hope in a Jar A to Z Cream ($38). As opposed to some of the other greasier formulas I've come across, this just feels clean. I apply it on a clean face using my fingertips, but I sometimes use a makeup brush under the eyes. And for a tinted moisturizer, it blends shockingly well, which is important, considering it only comes in three shades. The light tint may not be my exact tone, but once it's spread out on my face, you can't tell because my complexion looks totally awesome. It really evens my skin tone and covers up those small discolorations. I've used it alone (good) and under a bit of powder (better), and it's remarkably functional. I'm adding this to my routine for the rest of time.
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