During Spring 2014 Fashion Month, hundreds of beauty looks came down the catwalks in a flurry, making it hard to keep up. We understand! That's why we've created this cheat sheet to break down all the globally recognized hair and makeup trends for next season. Between the looks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, there were five trends that we saw again and again. Click through to get the bare-bones, need-to-know beauty from Fashion Month.
When it comes to her music and her style, Janelle Monáe is in a league of her own. And as a CoverGirl, she embodies (and welcomes) everything that it means to be different and distinct. "I think it's important to embrace the things that make you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable," she tells us. "I think that we are embracing our unique abilities and superpowers of being electric ladies."
On her sophomore studio album of a similar name, The Electric Lady, Janelle includes many feminine anthems, featuring the vocal talent of singers such as Erykah Badu and Solange Knowles. She even pays homage to one of her beauty icons on the disc with the song "Dorothy Dandridge Eyes." "I try to keep a classic look all around," she says. "Dorothy Dandridge is definitely someone that when I do CoverGirl shoots, I use her as my inspiration. I love her makeup look."
Janelle reveals her lipstick essentials and her best makeup advice when you read on.
Demi Lovato is finally putting her love of nail art to work! The singer and X-Factor host is teaming up with The New Black to launch five nail kits this November. The kits range in price from $14-$22 and will be available at Ulta. "I love all the products that I have created because I think they embody all the qualities of a strong woman," Demi told WWD. "It is fun to be able to create your own look down to your nails."
The New Black has been the force behind Demi's nails for about a year, and the singer isn't shy about posting her polish to Twitter or Instagram. "If you have badass nails, you are going to show them on Twitter. When I have cool, awesome nails, I want everyone to see," she quipped. Keep an eye out for the kits in-store at Ulta this November.
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A chemical peel, just by the nature of the name itself, sounds terrifying, but it doesn't have to be scary. It's great, actually. Whether you're looking for an instant glow, want to exfoliate dark spots, or really need a complete complexion makeover, chemical peels can do it all. It is important, however, to know exactly what you want from your treatment, how to prep for it, and how to take care of it afterward.
We sat down with Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa founder Olga Lorencin-Northrup, whose clientele includes the likes of skin muses Halle Berry, Eva Mendes, and Sofia Vergara. She told us everything — and we mean everything — you need to know about chemical peels. Based on her complexion alone, we'd be mad not listening to her.
Sideswept hair has long been considered the epitome of glamour on the red carpet, but now the look is getting a 21st-century upgrade with extreme side-parted styles. Stars like Coco Rocha and Rosario Dawson have made their hairstyles semipermanent by shaving one or both sides. There's also the rocker-chic braided undercut seen on the likes of Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Aniston. Of course, the classic over-the-shoulder waves will never go out of fashion, but get some modern hair inspiration from these asymmetrical looks.
In anticipation of the release of Hunger Games: Catching Fire in theaters next month, CoverGirl is unveiling 12 looks to represent each district, using products from its Capitol Collection. And we've got the exclusive on how to get the look from Grains District 9! This gorgeously glowy makeup look is accented with gold dust, and is easy to translate at home. "The trick here was using a minimal amount of foundation," CoverGirl Capitol makeup artist Dotti said. "I used a Clean Whipped Foundation ($9), and I actually broke it down with moisturizer so I got this really light, dewy skin texture."
The highlight of this luminous look is, of course, the gold. "I applied Smoochies Sizzle Gloss in Date Night ($6) to the eyelids, and then I blew gold dust on it," Dottie said. "It's a lush, soft, gorgeous, amazing texture." If you're looking for more from the Capitol, make sure to visit the beauty brand's Capitol Beauty Studio for more behind each look and exclusive beauty content.
When it comes to healthy ingredients, the fresher the better. Right? Now you can apply that same philosophy to your antiaging skin care routine, too. Philosophy Time in a Bottle ($74) includes a serum that helps keep signs of aging at bay with a special DNA renewal complex, along with a separate vitamin C activator. Once you're ready to starting using your new serum, just pour the vial of potent vitamin C into the main bottle. The benefit of the fresh pour means the vitamin C will remain at its highest potency, so you'll get maximum results. The blend of antioxidant protection from the vitamin C with the DNA repairing ingredients allows for some serious antiaging to happen. Isn't it time you to started becoming a skin-care mixologist?
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Fashion Month has finally come to a close. And while we're having a nice time putting up our feet and relaxing, we still can't help but recall our favorite styles from the past four weeks. From New York to Paris, the looks were amazingly varied, but a few shows have a special place in our hearts. Whether it's bleached brows or megawatt lipstick, click through our 10 favorite looks from all the Spring 2014 Fashion Weeks.