- 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.
To copy Lea's look, simply apply a ton of eyeliner, head to a SoulCycle spinning class, and then let your hair down. OK, seriously: if you’re going to try this style at home, follow Lea’s lead by sweeping on bronzer and keeping the rest of your face minimal (her nude lips work perfectly). As for the hair, take a bit of pomade or gel in your hands and rub it onto your strands to add a dewy texture — but go easy as you want it to look slick and not greasy.
While we do have to wait until March (and counting!) for the full album to drop, you can stream her first pop single, “Cannonball,” which just dropped today:
And preorder her album on iTunes.
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?
This year was a big one for color cosmetics, especially when it came to bright makeup. Turquoise blues, hot pinks, and pastel whites were all major trends in makeup and nails in 2013, which made every beauty maven squeal with glee. And while we already know that Radiant Orchid is poised to be one of 2014's hottest colors, we can't help but hope some of the hues below make it through 2013. Keep scrolling to see some of the hottest pigment trends of the year!
White Eye MakeupSure, white may be the absence of color, but this shade made eyes pop in 2013. It was sketched in close as eyeliner and washed across the lid as shadow, proving that this seemingly simple hue is more than versatile.
Hot Pink LipstickWe gave our red lipsticks a break this year and embraced a sexier shade: hot pink. Diane von Furstenberg showed off the hue for Fall, and we taught you how to apply it with ease. This color looks gorgeous in the colder months, so you can keep wearing it through the holidays!
See more color trends from 2013 when you click!
Who doesn't want smooth and supple skin? We stopped by Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic in Beverly Hills to learn what it takes to prevent wrinkles and banish fine lines. Plus, we even got a sneak peak at a Gwyneth Paltrow-approved treatment and an easy DIY eye mask. On Kirbie: Contrarian jacket, Equipment blouse
Whether it's on the red carpet or Instagram, we all love nails. From a glossy red manicure to intricate nail art, there are many ways for us to polish our fingertips, and we never get tired of trying out a new bottle. This holiday there are plenty of gorgeous polish sets, small and large, for the lacquer lover on your list. Here's what we're adding to our wish lists!
If the cooler temperatures have your skin looking a little lackluster, here's a quick fix! This easy DIY scrub exfoliates and brings back that healthy glow.
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
Add the ingredients to a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder, and blend into a paste. Apply to face or body, and scrub in a circular motion for at least one minute. Rinse away with warm water, and finish up with your favorite moisturizer.
I like this scrub cold because it's so refreshing, but it can also be made warm or room temperature. The sugar is an exfoliant, while the honey helps to moisturize, clear clogged pores, and has antibacterial properties. The cranberries are a powerful antioxdiant, which help to brighten your complexion. After scrubbing, you can leave it on the skin for up to 15 minutes as a mask. This keeps for a week if refrigerated.