You don't have to travel far (or spend much) to find an innovative and perfect-for-Summer foundation. Just head to your local drugstore to pick up L'Oréal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation SPF 18 ($11). This bottle of seemingly ordinary foundation quickly smooths down to a silky, powder-like finish. It buffs away imperfections and evens out your skin tone for an airbrushed, "no makeup" makeup look. The airy quality gives it a lightweight feel, and since it dries down matte, it's an ideal choice for a hot and humid Summer.
In the beauty realm, Victoria Beckham may be best known for that iconic asymmetrical bob, a style she's worn in a variety of shapes and hair colors over the years. The pop-star-turned-fashion-designer has reinvented her look many times since her days as Posh Spice of Spice Girls fame, however. And while her structured clothing aesthetic has stayed pretty consistent, Victoria definitely knows how to have fun with her famous coifs. Not only has she tried jet black and even platinum blond strands, but she's even sported a pert pixie. In honor of Victoria's 14th wedding anniversary to soccer star David Beckham today, see all her best styles when you click through.
In the world of hair removal, everyone wants a budget-friendly option that promises to remove the hair quickly without traumatizing the body during the procedure. Sugaring seems to be the best alternative when it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair. It costs about the same as waxing, but instead of potentially breaking the hair off at the skin's surface, this mixture of sugar, lemon, and honey removes the hair directly from the follicle, allowing it to grow back softer, less coarse, and, thus, less noticeable. So who is it best for? Decide if sugaring is right for you. On Kirbie: Darling dress, Kate Spade earrings.
Fourth of July is a great holiday for a number of reasons: celebrating your patriotism, hanging out by the pool, and the barbecues to indulge in. But it's also a great excuse to get artistic with your nail art, and who doesn't love that? If you need some inspiration beyond the normal red, white, and blue, peruse our gallery to see some gorgeous designs straight from Twitter.
Wet hair and Summer go hand in hand, but try out one of these styles from Allure to avoid looking like you were caught in a downpour.
Cooking outside, waving giant sparklers, not working on a Thursday — nothing beats a proper July 4 celebration. And when you're hanging by the ocean/pool/lake/sprinkler, that last thing you want to do is worry about your hair. We asked New York City hairstylist Chris Lospalluto for simple ways to style wet hair without any products, tools, or effort.
A trip to Greece not in the cards for you this Summer? Not a problem. Just pick up a bottle of Antica Farmacista Santorini Home Ambiance Perfume ($92). With notes of Italian bergamot, sweet verbena, rosewood, and warm sandalwood, this intoxicating scent makes your ho-hum living room instantly smell like a luxurious seaside hotel. A chic bottle houses the scent, along with sturdy reed diffusers, making this a room perfume you'll be proud to display. And although the price may seem a little steep, this is a long-lasting bottle that smells divine all year long. Someone pass the baba ghanoush, please.
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The Viktor & Rolf presentation for Haute Couture Fall 2013 was an exercise in the artistic with the models actually playing parts on stage. The makeup consisted of minimalistic nudes, grays, and whites as the predominant color scheme, while the brows got the bold treatment. Hair was an understated topknot. The beauty was unassuming, which just left room for the lead act to shine . . . the clothing.
The look: Textured topknots, gray and white eye shadow, bold brows.
The color scheme: Black, white, and gray.
Who would wear it: Anyone looking to add a moody element to his or her look.
Feminine beauty is something Valentino does well, but for his Fall 2013 Couture show in Paris, he went downright dainty. Center parts, delicate braids, and petal-pink eye shadow made for a fairy-tale-like facade. And paired with the embroidered fabrics of his collection, the dewy-faced models looked like angelic princesses. The only thing that gave the overall style a bit of edge was the inky black nail polish on each of the girls' fingers.
The look: Delicate braids, dewy skin, and petal-pink eye shadow.
Who would wear it: A girl seeking out the ultimate low-maintenance Summer beauty look.
Color scheme: Varying shades of pink.