It seems Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning had the same idea this weekend at the GLAAD Media Awards -- it's all about a blonde in a headband. Kirsten paired her leather Emilio Pucci LBD with smoky eye makeup and a satin ribbon hairband. Her hair had a voluminous tease at the crown and tucked-in bangs giving a nod to the '60s. On the other hand, Elle wore a modern middle part with a sparkling floral wreath hair accessory for an enchanting look. Which look do you prefer: Kirsten's retro style or Elle's sweet, modern take?
Before Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz had even toyed with the idea of collaborating with a cosmetics brand, his fate was sealed. "I knew that eventually Alber would work with a cosmetics company, and so I told him, 'If you do something with someone else, I will kill you,'" Lancome president Youcef S. Nabi, who is a close friend of Elbaz, told W magazine with a laugh. "I really wasn't kidding."
And because of Nabi's persistence, the beauty world will welcome Elbaz's ultra-luxe quad of mascaras on June 15. "Eyes are so important to me," Elbaz said. "When I think of cosmetics, I think of eyes. For Lancome, I wanted to do something funny and a little handmade." Building from these ideas, Elbaz created whimsical cartoon packaging for four of Lancome's mascaras: hearts for Hypnose Doll Lashes, blue stars for Hypnose Star, pink polka dots for Hypnose Drama, and big doe eyes for the classic Définicils. "I'm hoping women will collect all four," Nabi said.
Beyond the line of mascaras, Elbaz is slated to conjure up a set of eye shadow boxes but has no far-reaching plans with Lancome. "We'll do this project and see how it works," Elbaz said. The designer is hesitant about expanding and diluting his brand, which explains why he has never designed a secondary, less expensive line. Partnerships are also a rare affair; he never collaborates unless it makes creative sense.
His collaboration with Lancome, however, will no doubt further prove his love affair with women. "I adore women," said Elbaz, who also appreciates that being a woman today isn't always easy. "Women try to be the best everywhere, and it's impossible. I want my clothes to give women the freedom to just be — I want them to put on my dresses and shine." C'est parfait, non?
Today is Earth Day, and whether you're an eco-beauty maven or just dallying, everyone likes to go green every once in a while. Luckily, the beauty industry is wise to this fact, and there are a bevy of brands offering up plenty of products and deals to honor Mother Earth. Just keep clicking!
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Contouring. Just the word strikes fear into many hearts, but this technique shouldn't be left only to the pros. A simple swipe of bronzer and highlighter in the right places can bring light to your best features (and detract from others). All face shapes are beautiful and unique in their own right, but artists try to give the illusion of a more oval face by creating shadows on the face. "The key to a perfect contour is proper blending and remembering that light accentuates the face, while shadowing recedes it," Floriane David of Make Up For Ever Academy says.
In order to contour at home, choose an eye shadow, foundation, or bronzer that is about one shade darker than your complexion, and grab an angled brush. Get your personalized guide to contouring based on your face shape when you read more.
Exercise does a complexion good, but sweat can cause breakouts. The solution: Alba Botanica ACNEdote Clean 'n Treat Towelettes ($6). They're easy to throw into any gym bag, so you don't have to worry if there isn't a sink on hand. And even though the cloths contain skin-clearing salicylic acid and witch hazel, the drying effects are practically nonexistent. Plus, if you have glasses (like me), it's a great way to clean off any bacteria around the frames, further barricading against breakouts. Now you can work out without the worry.
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Hello, haircut! Jennifer Lawrence arrived at the GLAAD Media Awards last night with a surprise in store — a new lob hairstyle. She made the decision to go shorter just an hour before the red carpet, and her stylist Mark Townsend was happy to oblige. "She didn't want the conventional asymmetrical bob (shorter in the back, longer in the front)," he told Harper's Bazaar. "She wanted tons of layers — so we went with a full-on shag. It's the shortest her hair has been her whole life." Jennifer's new cut also includes a set of brow-grazing bangs. Celebrities everywhere are chopping off longer locks for a shoulder-length look. Nikki Reed, Demi Lovato, Nicole Richie, and Naomi Watts have all tried out the lob hair trend recently. We think this last-minute change was a winning move, but what do you think of Jennifer's new style?
At the Monique Lhuillier bridal show for Spring 2014, models were transformed into a modern version of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly. The hair by Kérastase was an elegant updo that could be converted into three different styles between the altar and reception. Makeup by MAC was simple, yet the matte finish will stay put through the last dance.
The look: Matte makeup and a simple rolled chignon
The inspiration: A modern mix of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly
Overheard backstage: While most brides ask for a dewy finish, a matte complexion looks better in photographs.
Hair and makeup lovers adore beautiful images, so it's no surprise that Pinterest is filled with beauty inspiration, tips, and tutorials. This week on the POPSUGAR Beauty Pinterest page, our most repinned posts included bridal nail polishes, festival style shots from Coachella, plus two DIY hair recipes. We love to hear from you, so remember to follow us on Pinterest to see and share more.