If you're expanding your at-home library for National Book Month, these beauty volumes should be on your wish list. They're good for so much more than keeping glass stains off your coffee table. Each page is packed with hair, makeup, and nail tips from celebrities and industry insiders. Whether you like a good self-help book, prefer a historical drama, or salivate over amazing photography, there is an option here for you. Click through to start your romance with all things beauty.
These bloody tips are the perfect accent to any Halloween costume, and it's an easy three-step look. Editor in chief of Nail It! magazine Stephanie Lavery created the look using an extremely pale pink as the base. After painting two coats, she went back with a dotting tool to place four random dots along the top of the nail. If you don't have a dotting tool, you can just dab dots using the end of the polish brush. Lastly, go back and connect the dots to the tip of your nail and seal with a top coat. Don't worry about perfection, it should look drippy, after all. For a more gory version, why not try an oxblood hue on a bare nail? Now if only pulling together our Halloween costumes could be this easy.
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- DIY yourself one of these sweet Halloween costumes — Refinery29
- Odd beauty tips that make life a little easier — Glo
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- Costume ideas for curly girls — Naturally Curly
What if you could combine your makeup case and your phone case in one? InStyle has found the solution in this new, innovative product.
We know the struggle of trying to fit all your essentials into a tiny clutch all too well, but now, you’ll never have to choose between your makeup and your cell phone ever again. In a move we’ve been waiting on for years, Too Faced has created an iPhone 5 case that doubles as a makeup palette! The brand’s Jingle All the Way phone cover ($25) is part of their holiday collaboration with celebrity interior designer Mary McDonald, and comes equipped with a removable pan of 11 versatile shadows, a tawny bronzer, and a candy pink blush. Our touch-up routine has been forever changed for the better, and we’ll be taking extra care to not drop our devices — we wouldn’t want to risk shattering the trendy hues.
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Accompanying many of the bold fashions walking the Fall 2013 runways earlier this year was a distinct, almost subversive kind of makeup. The look was undone but well done, or, "I fell asleep with my makeup on and this is what it looked like when I woke up." Thankfully for all of us nonmodels, smudged, kohl-lined black eyes and berry-stained lips are very translatable into real life, and both are excellent ways of making over our Fall 2013 beauty routines.
1. Even out your complexion with a matte foundation to create a blank slate for your eyes and lips. Try Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation ($36).
2. To get a deep black eye, start with a black cream base like MAC Blacktrack Fluidline ($15). Using a black kohl pencil, smudge liner around the eye keeping things a little messy for a smoldering, smoky look. Try Avon Kohl Eye Liner in True Black ($7), which has a built-in smudger on the end.
4. For the lips, apply a berry lipstick and blot with a tissue to remove any glossiness. Try Annabelle Twist Up Lipstick in Vamp (inquire for US pricing), MAC Lipstick in Sweet Succulence ($15), or Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Racy Red ($8).
The costume: Zooey Deschanel
She's got a retro-meets-modern style that's undeniable. Zooey, star of New Girl, never leaves a beauty or fashion detail unnoticed. From her signature bangs to her patent-leather Mary Janes, Zooey's a girl who has the quirky-cool aesthetic down pat.
Hair, makeup, and nails: First and foremost, you'll need vibrant nail art and blunt bangs (clip-in or the real deal) for the full Zooey transformation. Then, add a cute set of barrettes or floral headband to your coif for the ultimate in hipster chic. Finish with flirty, doe-eyed lashes, winged-out eyeliner, and a peaches-and-cream palette to achieve her go-to makeup look.
What to wear: If it's vintage inspired, it's Zooey approved. Start with an A-line skirt, black tights, and fitted top. Let your accessories — and your fun-loving personality — do the talking.
The bane of my beauty existence is my dry scalp, so much so that I have to use medicated shampoo to keep the flakes away. But while the itch is gone, my hair is drier than ever. That is where Camille Rose Naturals Algae Deep Conditioner ($16, originally $20) comes in. After 30 minutes under a warm conditioning cap with this treatment (which looks like frosting and smells like chocolate), my hair was soft once again. It even helped make the detangling of my coarse Afro hair easy. Blue-green algae provides protein, while the cocoa and mango butters hydrate hair and give the slip necessary for styling. It's best of both worlds: a dandruff-free scalp and moisturized strands.
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- Get into the Halloween spirit with these nail polish sets — Beauty
It's October, which means it's time to let your nail art freak flag fly, and there are plenty of ways to show off your Halloween spirit. Sure, there are black polishes for a classic vampy finish, but there are also nail art kits to complement your costume and easy-to-adhere nail wraps complete with ghoulish designs. Just keep clicking for tame to full-on outrageous ways to wear Halloween on your fingertips.