Nashville was all dressed up for last night's 46th annual Country Music Association Awards. From teased updos and pretty curls to bold lips and flirty lashes, don't miss out on these pretty looks you could easily try for the holidays.
Over the last year or so, beauty balms have flooded the US market, but some women with medium and dark skin tones have found it difficult to find their perfect shade. "I said if I can't find one to match me then there’s a problem because I’m really in the middle. But I couldn't [find one]," Iman, founder and CEO of Iman Cosmetics, told WWD.
In response, the beauty brand is releasing its Skin Tone Evener BB Crème SPF 15, which caters to women of color. Iman set out to fill this need in the BB cream market and added skin care ingredients specific to darker complexions. "The biggest problem women with skin of color have is hyperpigmentation, blotches of different colors on their face," Iman said. "This is a skin treatment. It is not just topical." The formula contains skin brighteners like vitamin C and licorice root and moisturizing agents like coconut and almond oils. The line will reach stores in December and retail for $20.
It was a veritable battle of the blondes at last night's CMA Awards, with scores of flaxen-haired celebrities walking the red carpet. Taylor Swift paired soft waves with her signature red lips, while Hayden Panettiere went for a bronze makeup palette and a sweet chignon. Carrie Underwood went for full-on glamour on the red carpet, sporting a dramatic smoky eye, lengthy lashes, and a bombshell side sweep. All three blondes are definitely beautiful, but whose CMA look did you like best?
Joining the ranks of other iconic brands to break into the perfume arena, Italian fashion house Marni is gearing up to release its first fragrance in February. "Marni is all about a very discrete confidence," Estée Lauder's Veronique Gabai-Pinsky told WWD. And that discrete confidence is immediately recognizable in the fragrance's bottle. Based on an old flacon Consuelo Castiglioni, creative director for Marni, found at a flea market 20 years ago, the bottle has a uniquely rounded shape and is speckled with polka dots. But the fragrance itself also speaks to a certain kind of elegance. Notes range from spicy to woody, with a healthy layer of rose oil to round it out. "It's very modern and bold," Gabai-Pinsky said.
The line not only includes different bottle sizes (ranging in price from $105 to $155), but also a body lotion, shower gel, and body cream. There is also a purse spray ($50) that comes with an adorable "Huggy" doll, sporting the same polka dots as the bottle itself. The launch of Marni's first fragrance puts the house in a place among other designers in Estée Lauder's perfume portfolio, including Tory Burch, Donna Karan, and Coach.
Each season, countless hairstyles are showcased on the Fall runways. Some you may have already tried, like the classic ponytail, while others, such as the tousled victory roll, provide inspiration for something new. Be the hair envy of every holiday celebration with these top seven, on-trend picks.
- The model skin care tip you'll want to steal — Refinery29
- Celebrity hair color trends for Fall — HuffPostStyle
- Do you know the charitable cause behind Movember? — The Cut
- 32 hairstyles to try before 2013 — Allure
- See what David Beckham wore in his new cologne ad (gasp!) — Styleite
- Make sure you're using the right moisturizer for your skin — The Fashion Spot
- How to get the perfect eyeliner every time — Real Simple
- 33 new products you have to try this season — Real Beauty
- The easiest way to braid your own hair — Glo
- Tips to keep your curls intact in any weather — Naturally Curly
Ever tried to create a beachy wave with your curling iron, only to wind up with an unwanted spiral curl? The problem likely isn't your curling iron; it's actually the way you're holding it. One iron can create a variety of different looks, depending on how you handle your curling iron and the way you're wrapping hair around it.
If you hold it horizontally . . . You'll wind up with those beachy waves you've been lusting after. Wrap the hair around the iron and let it sit until the hair is warm to the touch. Release the curl and pull on it before it cools down.
- Wrap the hair flat for big, voluminous waves.
- Twist the strands while you wrap for a more texturized wave.
If you hold it vertically . . . Your hair will wind up with a tighter, spiraled curl. These are great for formal occasions or when you're looking for a more polished look.
- Flat-wrap to create a more perfect curl.
- Twist and wrap to form more texture. Tip: brushing out the curls for each of these looks will give you a supershot of volume.
When you hear the words "lip liner" it's easy to think of the high-contrasting colors of the '80s and '90s. But lip liner is far from an outdated beauty product. In fact, a few swipes of this handy little tool can help your lipstick last from morning until well into the night and it even prevents color from bleeding. Five tips for getting the most out of this cosmetics bag staple below:
- The liner trifecta. There are three lip liner shades you should always have in your arsenal: a red, like MAC Cremestick Liner in Red Enriched ($15); a deep plum, like Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Rum Raisin ($20); and a baby pink, like L'Oréal Colour Riche Lip Liner in Eternal Mauve ($9).
- Outline the lips. Start by lining the natural line of your lips with your pencil. If you need to add definition or depth to your top or bottom lip, use a light touch to keep it looking natural.
- Fill in the top. After the initial line, take your pencil and start sketching in the area of lip under your cupid's bow until it reaches about the middle of your upper lip.
- Fill in the bottom. Next, start filling in the fullest part of your bottom lip with the liner until you reach halfway up your lip, using your finger or a lip brush to diffuse any harshness.
- Finish with your lipstick. And for touch-ups, try using your lip liner instead of your lipstick. This will ensure your lips keep their color for hours on end.