You don't have to go overboard with makeup to achieve a pretty date-night look. We headed to the MAC Pro location in New York City to learn how to create a flattering yet flirty makeup look from MAC artist Luc Bouchard. The look is all about focusing on your eyes while playing up sexy, glowing skin.
DIY manicures can sometimes be more trouble than they're worth, especially when you're painting using your nondominant hand. Trying to control your polish brush around the curves of your nails inevitably results in painted cuticles and lumpy polish. But that doesn't have to be the case any longer. Nail guru Deborah Lippmann shares a simple tip for painting your opposite hand — no matter if you're right- or left-handed — and it's a lot easier than you'd think.
"The mistake we make is trying to polish our hands in the air," Lippmann says. In other words, we balance our elbow on a flat surface, put our hands directly in front of our face, and polish away. But according to Lippmann, that's a surefire way to wind up with a messy manicure.
Instead, lay your opposite hand flat on a table and angle it so your arm is parallel to your body. "When you're polishing, once you put the brush down, just pull it straight. Don't try to curve it," Lippmann says. So how do you get into the nooks, crannies, and curves of your nails? "Put a little more pressure on the brush so that it widens, creating a curve," she says. "There's enough bristles on the brush for it to do the job for you." With a little bit of practice, a perfect at-home polish job is well within your (perfectly manicured) reach.
We’ve all wished that we could experience the same red carpet treatment as our favorite celebs: With the Spotlight on Your Style Contest, maybe you can!
Check out the video above for a behind-the-scenes look at how TV star Lindsay Price gets glam with the help of Wella hair care and one of LA’s hottest stylists. Are you totally jealous? Well, think good, lucky thoughts instead, because the next shining spotlight could be on YOU.
Enter for a chance to win the Spotlight on Your Style Contest today! One grand-prize winner and a friend will receive a 2-night trip to LA, dinner for 2, and an amazing shopping spree—plus the same celeb-caliber salon experience seen in the video with Lindsay Price. But the star turn doesn’t end there—the whole adventure will be documented in a PopSugar Studios video featuring the winner.
Are you ready for your close-up? Click here to submit your name, email address, and picture, and share why you want to come to LA and have the spotlight on your style. Good Luck!
There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
This year, our friends at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are giving you more reasons than ever to celebrate your holiday shopping victories — by creating a series of fun and inspiring gifting “missions” that you can tackle weekly for a new chance to win!
Readers as well as our favorite lifestyle bloggers will be invited to participate in five missions across T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, then simply share their experience via Twitter using the hashtag #TheGifter. Each week, one winner will be chosen to receive a $500 gift card! You can also visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub to explore an ever-evolving gallery of amazing gifts at amazing values — check back often for fresh inspiration and fun ideas.
Make this holiday shopping season your most triumphant yet! The missions are already under way, so start making your gifting list, and click here for more details.
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The Oscars are only a few weeks away. But before we get to marvel at the ultimate in red-carpet beauty, we present the following actors' looks from the Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon, which took place earlier today. From pastel pink pouts to shiny waves, see which celebrities pulled out the prettiest styles.
Valentine's Day nail art does not always have to include hearts painted all over your nails. This decorative take on a moon manicure dresses up your nails with another Valentine's Day motif: the doily. This lacy design seems more complicated than it really is, but all you need is one romantic nail polish shade, a bottle of white lacquer, and a bobby pin.
First, paint your nails the base color. I chose Chanel Le Vernis in Fracas ($27) for a vibrant pink that kept the look from getting too dainty. After you've applied two coats, use the white polish to create a moon shape at the base of your nail. I used CoverGirl Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Snow Storm ($6). You don't have to worry about making the perfect shape because the next step is to add the scalloped edges of the doily. Using the bobby pin, dab the ball tip into the white polish, and then create the white doily shape. Remove the white polish from the bobby pin with remover, dab the tip into the pink polish, and add the pink dots along the scalloped edges. The final look creates a pretty lace-like accent on your nails.
Allison Williams is showing off her sensitive side as the new spokeswoman for the skin care brand Simple. Allison may be best known for her role as Marnie on Girls, but she's also made an appearance on The Mindy Project, and now she's garnering attention for her amazing (yet sensitive) complexion. "I do have sensitive skin, actually, and it's been really hard to find products that don't make it inflamed, or red or dry, or make it break out," she told People.
She's found her match in the cleansing wipes. "If you're an actress — and in some cases, this goes for all women — the only thing you can control about your skin is what you put on your face at the beginning of the day, and what you do when you take your makeup off," she said. "Otherwise, it's affected by stress, makeup artists, weather, pollution. The great thing about Simple products is that they protect you against those things — you can wipe it all off at the end of the day." If only those wipes could whisk away Marnie's clingy ex-boyfriend, too.
Sure, the Super Bowl may not seem like the place for beauty to take center stage, but the women who show their faces at this game always bring it. Click through to see the top hair and makeup looks of Super Bowl 2013, from the opening singers to the halftime show and all the parties.
- Ten ways to get better skin now — Allure
- How to apply bronzer (naturally) for a Winter glow — The Cut
- Stock up on the best makeup buys all under $10 — The Fashion Spot
- Rachel Weisz shows us how to make red lips even hotter — HuffPost Style
- Adam Levine's new perfume is coming to your vanity — Styleite
- Simplify the clutter in your medicine cabinet with these tips — Real Simple
- Products that will help you fake a good night's sleep — Real Beauty
- Add some sparkle to your Valentine's date-night makeup — The Beauty Department
- Studies show voluminous waves are sexier than straight hair — Naturally Curly
- Sweet nail designs with a romantic theme — Glo