- Why what you eat counts when it comes to good skin — HuffPost Style
- You'll have people talking with these not-so-boring candles — Allure
- Rock a deep side part like Amy Adams — InStyle
- Celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman plays Secret Santa — The Cut
- Chocolate can help reduce those dark circles — Real Simple
- Pick up these habits for some seriously gorgeous hair — The Fashion Spot
- Hair bedazzling is perfect for the holidays, really! — xoVain
- A quiz to help you decide what beauty gift to get your mom — Glo
- Long-wear beauty products to get you through your holiday parties — Beauty High
- Say yes to facial towelettes that give back to charity — People StyleWatch
It's the holiday season, and we're getting in the spirit with our favorite holiday gifts. We've been rounding up our picks for everyone in your life, and now we want to give you something from our amazing giveaways. For day four of our Favorite Holiday Gifts Giveaway, we are giving you the chance to get dressed and pampered from head to toe with $1,000 to J.Crew and $1,000 to Sephora.
Robyn Lawley seems like your typical top model: she's posed on the cover of international Vogue magazines, been tapped by brands like Ralph Lauren and Mango for campaigns, and worked with bigwig photographers such as Steven Meisel. But Robyn stands out from the pack in that she's a plus-size model and damn proud of it. In fact, her Twitter slug reads: "I'm a model beyond a size 10, I live in New York but my hometown is Australia, I love my job and I believe that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes." So it makes sense that purveyors of all things cool and fashion forward, aka Barneys New York, would tap the in-demand, unexpected face for their new holiday beauty ads.
This marks the first time Robyn has ever done a beauty campaign, and she shared the news with her Twitter followers when she tweeted: "This is my first proper beauty job ever!! Often models of my size are overlooked I applaud @barneysnyofficial and the very talented @benhassett using me."
We're just as excited as Robyn is about the close-up images of her stunning face modeling four of Barneys's beauty brands, including Make (a label the specialty store launched this Fall), Givenchy, Kevyn Aucoin, and Nars. Plus, we scored two exclusive, never-before-seen images of Lawley in the campaign wearing Givenchy (above) and Make (below). Seriously, could this girl be any more gorgeous? Kudos to Barneys for giving us another reason to fuel our major girl crush on Robyn.
Are you familiar with the "white elephant" gift exchange? It's a veritable tchotchke swap. The premise is that you show up with one totally useless wacky gift, draw numbers to see who goes first, and then let the opening begin. As subsequent participants unwrap their gifts, they can steal away the other's newly acquired goods. (I once obtained one of those sad-looking Charlie Brown Christmas trees this way. Score.) Do you have a white elephant party coming up, or perhaps you merely have friends with goofy senses of humor? Then let the gag gifting begin.
Zoe Saldana had a packed schedule yesterday, heading from the Golden Globe Award nominations to the amfAR Inspiration Gala. She showed us how to pull off a daytime chignon with red lipstick (left) and then transformed the same look into an elegant date-night style (right).
Her polished chignon is an easy look you can quickly pull off before heading to the office. Zoe wore a slightly off-center part to frame her face and pulled the rest of her hair back into a sleek low bun. To copy her style, make sure to tease your hair at the crown for a little lift before smoothing your hair back. Don't forget to use a finishing cream like Frédéric Fekkai Coiff Perfectuer Anti-Frizz Silkening Creme ($25) as you pull your hair back to ensure a similarly sleek chignon. Finish off your look with a flick of liquid liner, a touch of blush on your cheeks, and a swipe of cherry-red lipstick like Revlon Super Lustrous Lipcolor in Fire and Ice ($7).
When 5 o'clock hits and you're sprucing up your daytime look for a night out, do like Zoe did and give your updo a quick twist! Take out your daytime 'do, and give it a quick spray of dry shampoo for some added texture. Shake up your hair with your hands before pulling it back into a looser, messier chignon. Leave out a face-framing tendril that you can give a quick curl with something like the Conair Mini Pro Curling Iron ($16, originally $21), which is small enough to stick in your handbag. Update your makeup by adding bronze shadow to your winged eyeliner, and swipe on a richer red lipstick like Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Icon ($30).
Ask anyone who has ever worn a colorful, graphic eye makeup look, and they'll tell you that the effects are always polarizing. So when Lena Dunham stepped onto the Emmys red carpet this past September, Twitter blew up with people giving their two cents on her intensely colorful eye makeup (just check out our poll on her and see the opinions people had). "Graphic eye makeup really takes an ordinary look to a whole other level," says Katie Hughes, global color ambassador for Butter London. "It's strong, yet still pretty."
Eyelid art, where artists actually sketch everything from sushi rolls to rubber ducks onto the lids of their clients, is one of the latest trends in the makeup world, but Lena's colorful makeup is a wearable incarnation of it. And whether you love this trend or loathe it, it looks like it's taking hold.
Case in point: the runways of Spring 2014. From New York to Paris, models were sent down the runway wearing some pretty edgy eye makeup looks. In New York, Hache took the eyeliner game above and beyond by filling in the lids with black and sketching a second cat eye that extended down both sides of the eye. Christian Dior's show in Paris debuted gilded brows but also some seriously graphic gold shadow on models' eyelids and below the eye. And Chanel's makeup look incorporated black brows and an overdrawn cat eye encircled by a smattering of bright colors.
There are very few women who can pull off waist-length hair without looking dowdy, but Vanessa Hudgens proves that extralong locks can be less flower child and more fashion forward. At last night's amfAR Inspiration Gala in LA, her hair was super sleek and straight. Winter is the best time to try a pin-straight style because the lack of humidity will keep frizz away.
Getting hair this sleek starts before you even leave the shower. Rinse hair with a blast of cold water to help seal in moisture and promote shine. Then, blow-dry using as little product as possible (the more product you apply, the more limp your style will look). Instead of using a round brush to dry hair, opt for a flat paddle brush instead. Volume is something you don't want with this look. Flat-iron one-inch sections of hair to complete the stick-straight style. Vanessa finished off her look with lots of eyeliner and a glossy pink lipstick. Her red glitter manicure (below) was a festive addition to spotlight the season.
Olivia Wilde's baby bump isn't the only thing that's growing. The mom-to-be stepped out to the premiere of Her last night in Los Angeles looking like her hair had grown a healthy amount while she was sleeping. Olivia's mane also looked a touch darker, which made the ombré on her ends stand out even more. She paired her new length and color with a shock of blue eyeliner and nude lipstick.
We recently chatted with Olivia about her status as a hot girl in Hollywood, and we think this hair change once again reaffirms that title for her. But what do you think of the look?
When you're getting ready for a Christmas party, there's no easier way to make your hair look a little more special than using an eye-catching hair accessory. There's no skill involved, and the results are instant. Whether you choose a headband, a sparkly barrette, or even a piece of jewelry repurposed for your hair (necklaces, brooches, and earrings all work brilliantly) you can instantly amp up the sparkle with very little effort. To inspire your festive look, we're bringing you some of our favorite celebrity hair moments, featuring everything from slim black headbands to big, bold blooms.