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- Find out why Blake Lively is the next Gwyneth Paltrow — Celebrity & News
- Leslie Knope-isms to help you navigate your love life — Love & Sex
- Impress your friends with this easy apricots and goat cheese dish — Food
- Pounce on the purple trend with these Fall makeup finds! — Beauty UK
- React to the impending Breaking Bad finale in GIFs — Entertainment
- Witness the best model street style from Paris Fashion Week — Fashion
- Fall TV shows that are perfect for the beauty-obsessed — Beauty
- Get scientific with these crazy cool biological wallpapers — Home
- Purchase these picturesque party piñatas for your next bash! — Moms
- Trick out your desktop with these cool wallpapers — Tech
- These travel tips might not have occurred to you — Smart Living
It looks like matted hair is still a trend, even on the runways of France. At Lanvin's Spring 2014 show, models dressed in shiny, iridescent fabrics were sporting a grunge look that was more Fall than Spring. Deep, imperfect side parts gave way to hair matted and swept across models' foreheads. The bottom was either left to hang free or secured in a low ponytail. Makeup was minimal and focused on glossy neutral tones for the eyes and lips. But the main draw? Strategic contouring. With all the highlighting and bronzing that appeared to be going on, each model had a set of cheekbones that looked like they could cut glass.
Sometimes, the easiest looks in the world can be the prettiest, and this was proven by the beauty look at Nina Ricci's Spring 2014 show. To match the gauzy, lace-filled collection, the beauty look was simple, soft, and breathtaking. Hair was slung in low, loose ponytails that were tied with a black ribbon. A center part made way for some slight volume at the crown for a look that was modern but with a hint of vintage. Bronzy shadow was blended around the eyes, which were framed with brushed-up, filled-in brows. A dash of pink across the lips was accentuated with touches of gloss along the models' Cupid's bows and below their lower lips. This is a gorgeously feminine look we can't help but try ASAP.
You've probably heard the phrase "model's own clothes" thrown around by street style photographers, but at Balmain Spring 2014, models practically wore their own hair and skin. The barest layer of foundation enhanced the complexion with a dewy finish. Mascara was scarce, blush was nonexistent, and the lip look was a rosy pink balm. The hairstyle fell somewhere between beachy waves and stick straight, but the look was low maintenance for sure. With such a bare-bones hair and makeup look, it's clear what Balmain wanted to be the focus of his presentation — the '80s-inspired clothing.
Fall trends are often darker and more moody than the Summer trends they follow, as we move away from bronzed skin and neon brights to make way for smokier looks and jewel tones. Purple is always a popular choice, but it can be one of the trickiest makeup colors to get right. The wrong shade applied in the wrong place can make you look bruised or ill, and olive-skinned beauties in particular may need to test a few products to find the right shade. But get those color combos correct, and purple can really lift your look.
The key is to be brave; pick bright eye shadow shades and go heavy on the application (like the models at the Jason Wu Fall 2013 show, pictured) or stay one step ahead, and go for the safer option of purple nails or goth-inspired lipstick (seen top right at Marchesa for Spring 2014). Keep clicking for some failsafe products that'll help you get the look.
Some people follow TV shows for the laughs or the drama, but if you've got an eye for style, that's reason enough to tune in. These seven shows — some debuts, some familiar ones — will give you inspiration for retro beauty, date-night looks, and more from the warming comfort of the couch. Now, what you do while you watch is up to you.
- Runway report: adorn yourself with glitter this Fall — The Fashion Spot
- How to re-create the hair and makeup at Dolce & Gabbana — Allure
- Yet another reason you should be using coconut oil — HuffPost Style
- Into the Gloss is going to get a lot bigger — The Cut
- When to use a moisturizing conditioner versus a protein formula — xovain
- Big chop inspiration that will have you itching for a haircut — Real Simple
- The new thing in cosmetic surgery is . . . cheek plumping —The New York Times
- Find out what the acids in your skin care products do — Beauty High
- This orange lipstick by Dior just might be your new favorite — Temptalia
- Sephora teams up with Keiichi Tanaami for in-store artwork — Sephora
The following post was written by Christy, who blogs at Sparkles & Spinach, and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty.
When most people think of eco-friendly (and people-friendly) beauty, they probably picture shopping at Whole Foods and picking up a bar of patchouli soap. Not that there's anything wrong with either; Whole Foods is one of my favorite stops for amazing beauty deals. But green beauty has come quite a long way, and is far beyond shopping the aisles at your local health store. I personally have been chemical-free for the last two-plus years and will not use any products that contain toxic components. I consider myself a green beauty maven with purist tendencies! I try to find the cleanest — and by cleanest, I mean nontoxic — beauty items that fit a middle budget. If they multitask, that's even better. So here are my top five beauty buys that are not only safe, but amazing as well. Get the full selection when you read more.
Ready to cut your hair short for Fall? Allure has the scoop on the sexiest cut of the season.
C'mon, cut your hair short. All the cool girls are doing it. Karlie Kloss has an awesome bob, courtesy of superstar hairstylist Garren. Jessica Stam has a sexy pixie, which Garren cut for the September issue of Allure. And now, supermodel Coco Rocha and chic French photographer Garance Doré both have . . . wait for it . . . an undercut. But if you remember the '80s, don't worry — it's softer-looking than the original undercuts (the top is long and the sides are short, but not buzzed).
"It's a short cut, but it's feminine," says Anh Co Tran, a hairstylist at Ramirez Tran salon in Los Angeles who gave Rocha her new short cut (watch Allure's exclusive video of her transformation). "Because it's longer on top, it's also really versatile. You can wear it to one side or push it back, which is my favorite look." But let's get real: The cut looks so amazing on Rocha in part because anything would look so amazing on Rocha. "It's easiest to pull off if you have small features and a lot of confidence," says Tran, adding that (on the plus side) the undercut works on any hair type other than curly. "The thicker your hair, the longer you can keep the top," he says. "Fine hair gets stringy if it's too long."
If you're up for taking the plunge (I'm impressed!), styling the cut is really easy, because it looks best when it's (kinda) dirty: "I love an undercut on second-day hair that has some oomph," says Tran, who suggests misting dry shampoo over dry hair to create a cool, mussed texture. If you're starting with freshly shampooed hair (also impressive!), use a texturizing spray while your hair is damp, then air-dry. "After the hair is dry, I like to lightly mist it with a light-hold hair spray," says Tran. "The top layers will stay wherever you put them, but you can still move them around throughout the day."
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Can you believe Chanel is just launching a cream blush now? As a very big fan of Chanel's makeup products, my heart nearly skipped a beat when I got my fingers on Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Révélation ($38). This warm pink blush provides the perfect way to give your complexion a natural-looking flush in the way only a cream formula can. But what impressed me most about the formulation was how light and airy it felt, and how it seemed to have a stay-put, powdery finish. After trying to make cream blushes work for me for years, I've often found that they're too creamy and don't blend well with my foundation, or they're just too thick and I end up looking like I have face paint smudged on my cheeks. But this cream/powder hybrid is truly the best of both worlds.