We know how wary one can be when considering clip-in hair extensions. You want them to look natural, but how are you supposed to make them discreet? We went to Riqua Hailes, owner of Just Extensions salon in Los Angeles, who explained the key to using clip-ins. She also shared three ways you can wear them without anyone knowing. You'll have longer, thicker hair in no time — and nobody will know your secret. On Kirbie: BCBG Max Azria dress
This week on POPSUGAR Girls' Guide, Danielle Fishel demonstrated how to make a bonafide DIY voodoo doll to fulfill all of your ex-hexing needs. Allison McNamara was back with another episode of Designer DIY, breaking down how to create a gold chain bracelet-ring, the hottest hybrid since the cronut. Tyler Oakley and Becca Frucht were back from their stints interviewing One Direction to test their 1D tweet knowledge in a game called "The Best Tweet Ever." Last but not least, we brought Candy Crush to life in the form of homemade cookies in an all-new Just Add Sugar. Check it all out, and let us know what you think in comments — and don't forget to hit that subscribe button below for more great videos!
Let's just put it out there: most of us were floored when we spotted the fluorescent orange hue on the lips of the models at Rag & Bone. After season after season of pretty neutrals, the look for Spring 2014 was bold hue, courtesy of Revlon. "I practically begged for a bold lip," said lead makeup artist Gucci Westman, who swathed the girls' lips in a shade called Carnival (available Spring 2014). Westman gathered her inspiration from Brazil and this Summer's World Cup.
But while the makeup was a departure from the quintessential Rag & Bone, lead hairstylist Guido for Redken kept a comfortably typical aesthetic. "She's a Lower East Side, downtown girl," Guido said. He layered products to create the matted-down hair, leaving the ears poking out on the sides. This tough-girl vibe was mimicked in the nails by Jin Soon Choi, who painted them up in a thin swipe of white polish.
One thing we have come to expect from the Kate Spade New York presentation at Fashion Week is that the hair and makeup will always be fun and vibrant! Spring 2014 wasn't any different. Neil Scibelli, for Jouer Cosmetics, created a double cat eye in black and white with bubblegum-pink lips.
Deborah Lippmann conceptualized the almond shape of the nails with vibrant tips, while hairstylist Tommy Buckett was responsible for the easy-to-re-create top knot. Join us backstage as we report on what it takes to get Kate Spade-ready and view all the looks here. On Jessica: McGinn top.
With weathered hair and burgundy lids, Rebecca Minkoff's Spring 2014 beauty look was inspired by Frida Kahlo and the Mexican desert. Jeanie Syfu for Tresemmé reinterpreted Kahlo's signature braids by creating a deep side part that added an element of asymmetry to the look, with one braid on one side and two braids on the other. The texture was rough and dry, adding a matte finish to the hair.
Sarah Lucero for Stila emulated Kahlo with bold brows and also stuck with a well-defined eye using the Smudge Stick ($20) in Deep Burgundy (available Spring 2014). She blended black and brown liners to give more depth and a punk vibe.
"If Frida Kahlo painted nail art, what would she paint?" asked manicurist Michelle Saunders with Essie. Her answer was hand-painted skulls, which were scattered on accent nails using Tart Deco ($8), a bright coral color, as the base.
Here's something to add to your bucket list: a makeup collaboration with your BFF. That's exactly what longtime friends Cindy Crawford and celebrity makeup artist Sonia Kashuk recently did when they created The Sonia Kashuk Essentials Brush Set for Meaningful Beauty. It's been 20 years in the making, but the two beauty mavens have finally united their expertise into a brush set promised to help skin look young, smooth, and flawless. This limited-edition set includes a foundation brush, as well as eye shadow and lash/brow grooming brushes — essentials in every makeup bag. You can score these tools for free with the purchase of the Meaningful Beauty Advanced Anti-Aging System ($40). How's that for a flawless pick-me-up?
Love collaborations? Check out what other designer and beauty pairings are happening now.
Every season, Jason Wu delivers two things: A-list models and dramatic, glamorous makeup. So we weren't surprised to see the likes of Karlie Kloss, Hilary Rhoda, Liu Wen, and Jourdan Dunn backstage at his Spring 2014 show, but the rose-gold-hued glitter on the eyes was a touch shocking. Makeup artist Diane Kendal told us the trick to getting the flecks to stay put is a little water on the brush. Everything else on the face was a wash of nudes (and the clothes were, too) to ensure the look remained feminine despite this strong eye.
The hint of gold was carried over to the hair with a sleek metal barrette that finished off each model's blunt ponytail. The slicked-back look was inspired by photographer Helmut Newton. Lead stylist Odile Gilbert used Kérastase Gloss Appeal for an almost-wet finish. "It's always about a very chic woman, kind of rich," she said. "It about simple, graphic, but very elegant."
Staying true to the Kate Spade New York aesthetic, the Spring 2014 collection was a vibrant mishmash of color with that signature dash of retro flair. For the presentation, the bright colors of the clothing were offset with splashes of white. The makeup, by Neil Scibelli for Jouer Cosmetics, was a mix of Barbie-inspired color on the lips with a bubblegum-pink lipstick (appropriately named Kate) and Sophia Loren-style eye makeup with a double cat eye in contrasting black and white.
The white theme was also spotted in the manicure by Deborah Lippmann. A manicurist backstage revealed that next season's nails will have a touch of length with an almond shape, so start growing out your nails now. Finally, hairstylist Tommy Buckett created a tousled topknot because when the temperatures rise, every woman wants her hair up and out of the way. The key to replicating the look is to "just flip your head over," he explained.
Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week has arrived! And to kick things off, we hosted a Google+ Hangout earlier today. LA beauty reporter Kirbie Johnson talked with POPSUGAR Fashion and Beauty reporters Meg Cuna, Jessica Cruel, and Maria Del Russo about the ins and outs of New York Fashion Week. Learn what trends are already emerging, what's hot in street style, and more! It's your insider access to what's happening backstage at the tents, on the runway, and on the bustling streets of New York City. Missed it live? No fret. Watch the video above to see the whole Google+ Hangout now!
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- Queen Latifah is the latest face of Pantene — E! News
- The guide to crimping your short hair — xoVain
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- You're sleeping the wrong way, but a lemur can help — Refiney29
- Joe Manganiello shaves, still looks sexy — People StyleWatch
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