Chanel presented its Resort 2014 collection in Singapore this week, and the slightly punky hair and electric-blue eye makeup is something to emulate. Summer beauty means taking risks: sporting vibrant makeup hues reserved for warm-weather functions and coifs that are both cool and functional. And the rich black and neon blue eye makeup, coupled with overexaggerated, swooped bangs, provided the perfect accompaniment to designer Karl Lagerfeld's spectacular creations. See all the looks up close here and get the exact makeup shades used backstage.
From the amazing soundtrack to the designer costumes, there's plenty of Jazz Age inspiration from The Great Gatsby, and I turned to the art deco style of the period for this striking nail design. This look is surprisingly easy to DIY; all you need are scissors, tape, and black and gold polish.
First, I applied two coats of Nails Inc. Black Taxi ($10) over my base coat. Once my nails were dry, I started cutting pieces of tape into small triangles to form the angular design. (You can see how the technique works from this starburst nail art tutorial.) I placed the cut pieces of tape onto the parts of my nail that I wanted to stay black, using three pieces of tape per nail to create four gold points shooting out from the base of my nail. Once the tape was laid down, I went over my nails with the gold-toned Deborah Lippmann Nefertiti ($19). I made sure to rip the tape off right after, or else you won't get crisp lines as the polish dries. Next, I added a little flapper flair with the glittering Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow ($20) on top of the gold polish. Seal everything in with your favorite top coat, throw on a sparkling headband, and you're ready to hit a Gatsby party.
It's time to prep for Summer, and the Special Edition Must Have Summer For Him box is filled with amazing finds. We picked some items you might just want to steal from your guy, too.
Summer For Him will make the perfect gift for your guy, or if you are like us, you may even buy it for yourself! Are you ready to play? Here are three clues to what's inside our Must Have Summer For Him box. Check out these hints and start guessing!
Mother's Day is on Sunday, and Blake Lively will be packing her bags to visit her mother. "If I don't fly home for Mother's Day, I'm in big trouble," the actress says in the latest video released by Gucci Première ($105), which Blake is the face of. Of all of the Mother's Day gifts she's ever given her mother, there is one that stands out among all the rest. Watch the video to see what it is.
At long last, The Great Gatsby has finally hit theaters across the country, and we cannot wait to see the latest version of this classic story. The main reason? The incredible beauty looks that came out of the '20s. Headbands and hair pieces were huge components of the hair looks of that time, and Daisy Buchanan, played by Carey Mulligan, sports a bevy of them throughout the film. Looking to add a little Gatsby flair to your hairstyle? Learn how to create a faux bob, get inspired by celebrities wearing Roaring Twenties-era styles, and shop our picks for perfect headbands below.
- See Kate Upton cover American Vogue for the first time — HuffPost Style
- Adorable makeup bags that double as clutches — Styleite
- How to fix those pesky under-eye circles — The Cut
- Summer moisturizers that won't break the bank — Real Simple
- 12 Spring scents to try now — The Fashion Spot
- Date-night makeup looks to make him swoon — Allure
- Mix up this hair spritz for hydrated curls — Naturally Curly
- How to avoid beauty disasters on your wedding day — Beauty High
- Why this luxury face oil is worth the splurge — Olivia Palermo
- Test your knowledge of Chanel Nº5 — Refinery29
When we spotted the print ad for Amanda Seyfried's fragrance campaign with Givenchy, we should have guessed the commercials would also have a masculine vs. feminine theme. As the new face of the Very Irrésistible scent, Amanda dons a fedora cap and trench coat, taking on the role of the sexy stranger. However, designer Riccardo Tisci doesn't miss the opportunity to showcase Amanda's feminine wiles. The spot ends in a sultry striptease (a somewhat strange thing to see in the midst of a Parisian cafe).
Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to add a bronzer to your makeup routine. Not only can you create an allover glow with this makeup staple, but you can use it to strategically contour, too. Click through to see this season's most luxurious bronzer palettes that will add warmth to your complexion — without exposing you to the sun's harmful rays.
Whether it's for everyday wear or for a formal event, the ponytail is a perennial favorite, and Real Beauty shows us several ways to amp up this classic style.
Keeping your locks under control in the humid weather has never been easier. Ponytails are one of the biggest hair trends for Spring and Summer — and these sure aren't your typical schoolgirl styles.
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Countless shirts have been ruined by an innocent hug that left a large foundation smear. While your first inclination might be to reach for the makeup remover, think again. The oil, which is meant for the skin, might actually make the situation worse. Save your shirts, towels, bath mats, and more with three tips for removing foundation stains. Just keep reading for the details.