- Simmer and sizzle in these backless dresses — Fashion
- This frighteningly delicious Halloween menu is just for adults — Food
- If you love Dave Eggers, you'll love these books too — Entertainment
- Meet the girl who left Jon Stewart speechless — Celebrity & News
- A brilliant photography technique you never thought of before — Tech
- Video: Zombie Taylor Swift is the best unexpected costume idea — Beauty
- Gulp this smoothie after your next rigorous workout — Fitness
- You'll never want to stop drinking coffee with these mugs — Home
- The pregnant mom's guide to restaurant ordering — Moms
- Protect your face during Halloween face painting — Beauty
- Search in these unexpected places for costume materials — Smart Living
- Cute and spooky Halloween cards for your loved one — Love & Sex
- Slip into these lovely long-sleeved dresses, and take on the town.
- Save up to 50% at the Barneys Warehouse Columbus Day Sale.
- Get your paws on the newest beauty shades, polishes, and scents for Fall.
- Shop Reese Witherspoon's classic, preppy, and flirty style.
- Transform your look with a chic clutch under $100.
- This Fall color guide will dress you in Autumn's most gorgeous hues.
- See and shop what Lisa Sugar is loving this month.
Halloween is just a couple weeks away, which means costume planning is in full force. And if you're one of those people who gets really into the holiday, face paint is probably on your to-do list. But sometimes something as simple as slapping paint on your face can be, well, pretty hard. So to make sure your makeup is more spooky than sad, we've broken down a step-by-step guide to acing your paint application. Read on, and get going!
- Like any makeup routine, start with a clean, dry face as your base.
- Skip your moisturizer, and opt for a good primer, like Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer ($42), to keep your paint from sliding.
- Allow the primer to dry before diving in.
Get tips for applying and removing face paint when you keep reading.
Two Broke Girls star Kat Dennings and her best friend, photographer Rodene Jones, first met as teenagers. Like any close, longtime friends, the two have weathered their share of successes and setbacks together in the years since — but nothing prepared them for Rodene's breast-cancer diagnosis last year at age 31. After Rodene's fiancé noticed a lump underneath her breast, Rodene not only learned she had triple-negative cancer, but she also tested positive for BRCA1; that gene greatly increases the likelihood of contracting breast and ovarian cancers. Rodene quickly began a grueling treatment process that would transform not only her own life but the lives of the people who love her.
On the latest episode of In Her World, we sit down with Kat and Rodene for a surprisingly honest, candid talk about the realities of facing cancer, the transformative power of friendship, and what every young woman needs to know — and do — about taking control of her health. Brought to you by Ford Warriors in Pink.
On Lindsay: Diane von Furstenberg
There isn't a day that goes by that we don't daydream about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's cool-girl waves and how to achieve them on our own. Lucky for us, celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend, the man behind their manes, spilled the secrets of the twins' styles to The Coveteur recently, and we've scooped up the best tips and tricks for you. From the stealthy way Townsend cuts Ashley's hair to the number of pins Mary-Kate allows in each style, read on to nab each girl's signature look. Our inner tweens are jumping for joy.
Mary-Kate's Rocker Waves
"Lately Mary-Kate has been into wearing her hair up in a topknot or in a low ponytail, which I couldn't love more on her, and we keep as much of her natural texture and wave as possible," Townsend said. He starts with a few drops of Dove Nourishing Oils Anti-Frizz Serum ($7) and then lets her hair dry naturally. He then adds a healthy dose of dry shampoo on the roots for texture and touches up unruly pieces with a one-inch curling iron. "Her biggest rule: no more than five hairpins ever. and I mostly stick to that!"
Ashley's Slick Style
Since Ashley has been growing her hair out for a while, Townsend has to be sneaky when giving her a necessary trim. "I just 'dust' off the ends every eight months or so, but I do it while blow-drying her hair so she doesn't see the scissors!" Townsend gives major props to Ashley for taking good care of her hair, so he doesn't have to use much product in it.
"I always start by spraying Dove Nourishing Oil Care Detangler ($6) on her wet hair and blow-dry with a round brush," he said. And his new favorite tool? Harry Josh's Protools Blow Dryer ($300). "Best one out there," he added. Townsend twists Ashley's hair into a low bun to set it while she gets her makeup done. "When I take out the bun, she has these great bends in her hair," he said. "I then spray Dove Dry Shampoo ($5) on the roots and massage it in to create that amazing 'second-day' texture in her hair."
Shopping for your favorite beauty brands just got a whole lot easier; Amazon.com launched its Luxury Beauty Store today. With brands like Jack Black, Deborah Lippmann, Nars, and more, the site strives to be a one-stop-shop for customers looking for products with a luxury edge. "This is our first step toward offering a refined experience created specifically for customers shopping Amazon for luxury beauty," Chance Wales, director of beauty and health & personal care for Amazon, said.
Aside from offering must-have products, Amazon's Luxury Beauty Store has completely jazzed up the shopping experience, too. Customers can build regimens, view complete looks, purchase entire collections, and more. Product information has become more detailed and now includes Amazon Beauty Editor tips for more ease-of-use. The best part of the whole deal? Select items will ship with free samples, so customers have even more reason to shop . . . as if we needed one.
The costume: Betty Boop
With her big eyes, spindly lashes, and red puckered lips, the iconic cartoon star has a style like no other. So if you're thinking about going all-out on your Halloween beauty look, it's time to slink into that little red dress.
Hair and makeup: Betty Boop wigs are readily available online, but if you already have her black pixie on lockdown, just add some tight ringlet curls along the sides of your head. For makeup, wear false lashes on both your top and bottom lashes and exaggerate your brows with liquid black liner. Overdraw your lips in a heart shape — true loyalists may want to dab concealer onto the corners of the lips to keep the mouth looking small and oval shaped.
What to wear: Slip into a tiny red dress, whether it be a store-bought costume or one you've picked out of your closet. Red patent-leather pumps are a must, along with gold hoop earrings and gold bangle bracelets.
Take it to the next level: Shimmy a garter up your leg, grab a stuffed dog to stand in as Betty's pooch Pudgy, and break out into show tunes whenever the mood strikes.
Nothing is more indulgent, relaxing, and restoring than a trip to the spa. Whether it's your first time or you're a spa regular, we asked Amanda Wells, the spa director at The Setai Spa Wall Street, to give us tips to making the most of your spa experience. Learn when to eat before and after, how to prolong your state of bliss, and more when you read on.
- Look to these '60s hair icons for Halloween costume ideas — HuffPost Style
- Uniqlo teaches us how to match hair to clothes — The Cut
- It takes Michelle Phan four hours to tape her tutorials — The Fashion Spot
- Become more efficient at putting on makeup — Real Simple
- The best beauty feats in the Guinness record book — xoVain
- Award-winning favorites from the drugstore — Allure
- 10 ways to try colorful makeup buys this month — Temptalia
- Master the complexity of the fishtail crown braid— The New York Times
- What you need to avoid cracked lips this season — Daily Makeover
- See Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey's latest ad — Hollywood Life
This season when your skin is looking less-than-glowing, one of the best brightening tools in your makeup arsenal is foundation. This beauty staple can combat anything from dry, flaky skin to a sallow complexion, just with a few quick changes to your regular routine. Find out how to make foundation your cold-weather secret weapon when you read more.