It's that time of year to show more leg in your shorts and miniskirts. But first, make sure gams are at their best with a few easy makeup tricks. Your legs will appear longer and leaner, yet you won't have to set foot in the gym. Plus, we share our best shaving tips and stretch mark remedies — just in time for Summer. On Jessica: Mackage jacket and Rag & Bone top.
We had to do a double take when Emma Watson stepped out for the This Is the End premiere last night. The actress's faux bob was so believable, we thought that she'd actually cut off her hair. But the updo was simply an illusion . . . and a beautiful one at that. Instead of the typical faux bob we tend to see that's full of messy tendrils, Emma's style was structured and sleek. And it's also quite easy to pull off yourself:
- Start by prepping your damp hair with a frizz-fighting serum, like Bed Head Control Freak ($18).
- Part your hair deeply to one side and then blow it dry, using a large round brush and a concentrator nozzle on your dryer. While blow-drying, focus heat from the roots down to blow straight, but keep the end of your hair taut around your brush to create a large curl. Don't brush this curl out — it'll be easier to fold under if you leave it intact.
- Once your hair is dry, run a flat iron from your roots to about ear level for added smoothness.
- Using a bristle brush, smooth the front two sections of your hair down and back and secure with a bobby pin at ear level. Spray a healthy amount of hair spray to keep things in place.
- Take each curl one by one at the bottom of your hair and roll it under itself until your faux bob is at its desired length. Pin each curl against your head by sliding a bobby pin through the center of the curl against your head.
- Once all curls are secure, gently run your bristle brush over them to fill in any gaps to create one cohesive look. Finish with a generous mist of hair spray, like Drybar Money Maker Hairspray ($25).
Ever wonder why some bangs look great on one person but not so great on another? The answer may have a lot to do with your face shape. We break down which bang styles look best on which face shapes so you can avoid a future fringe faux pas. On Maria: Mackage vest, Aritzia shirt.
At last it is warm enough to wear shorts, but before you slip into too-short cutoffs, take a good look at yourself in the mirror. After months of grizzly-like hibernation, your legs will likely require some extra attention. Luckily, even if you don't have time for the full workup — exfoliation, intense moisturizing, and thorough shaving — there are plenty of easy ways to look good in those Daisy Dukes. Get everything you need to fake it till you make it after the jump.
Last night at the Internship premiere, Jessica Szohr and Rose Byrne both wowed the crowd with sultry makeup looks. Jessica went with a sexy smoky eye, while Rose went with a lighter look that still smoldered. Find out the products and techniques used to create both red carpet looks.
Jessica Szohr played up her eyes with a subtle smoky eye. Her makeup artist Mai Quynh started by applying Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Shadow ($25) in Caviar (an inky hue) all over lids up to the crease. "I like to start with the eye makeup because I can clean up any fallen shadow on her bare skin," Quynh said. Then, she used a mix of the black and brown shades from the Femme Fatale Dolce & Gabbana Eye Shadow Quad ($59) in Jessica's crease. A touch of the black shade was also used underneath the eyes. Finally, Quynh lined the entire eye with Becca Automatic Eye Pencil ($23) and swiped on two coats of Diorshow Black Out Mascara ($25). This smoky eye is a look that won't overwhelm the beginner, and it's subtle enough to wear to an afternoon party. Make sure to balance the look with a soft lip like Jessica's Nars Satin Lipstick ($26) in Tolède.
Rose Byrne went with a lighter look that still had a touch of edge. "Rose's dress was so sophisticated yet sweet, so I wanted the makeup to be a little bit on the tougher side," said her makeup artist Monika Blunder. "My inspiration was Kate Moss — a rimmed black eye to create a smudgy, smoldering look." Her eyes were shaded with Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow ($43) in Premier Regard. Blunder applied the bronze shade to the lid first, then used the shimmering black hue on the outer corners and crease. She defined the eyes with liner, and three coats of mascara completed the eye makeup. Blunder complemented the dramatic eyes with peachy cheeks using a Chanel Powder Blush ($43) called In Love. The last touch was a nude lipstick, Rouge Allure Lip Colour ($34) in Gracile.
Transitioning from your 20s to your 30s means focusing on those areas you probably skip during your usual skin care regimen: your lips and your eyes. Kate Somerville tells us the tricks to maintaining a youthful glow as a 30-something, plus she tells us what products we need to get rid of ASAP. On Kirbie: Bebe dress, Kendra Scott earrings.
You may already have gorgeous skin, but the real trick is keeping it that way as you age. So when we talked with celebrity esthetician Kate Somerville (who has worked with celebrities such as Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson) at her West Hollywood clinic, the first thing we wanted to know was how to keep our skin glowing for decades to come. She offers some excellent advice, including what to look for, what to avoid, and a regimen you should follow every day. On Kirbie: Club Monaco dress.
The Cannes Film Festival is bringing out a bevy of stars, who are showcasing some of their best hair and makeup looks on the red carpet. Among the stunning close-ups of the celebrities in attendance, we're bringing you their beauty how-tos with the actual products used. Just click through to see how you can emulate your favorite stars now.
Don't let bruises, blisters, blue veins, and stretch marks keep you from baring your legs this Summer. You can don the shortest shorts, high-cut bikinis, and miniskirts with just a little bit of extra coverage (that is, if you choose, of course.) Read on to discover three ways to hide your tiny imperfections during the warmer months.
When you're plagued with a persistent pimple and need to clear it up fast, never fear. Here's an easy, two-ingredient spot treatment that comes together in no time. All you need is a small bowl of crushed mint leaves and oats.
- Take a handful of fresh mint leaves and pulverize them with a pestle in a bowl.
- Next, add moistened oats to the mixture and mix until it forms a paste.
- Apply evenly to your face, or just to your affected areas, and wait 20 minutes.
Relax and take deep breaths during your waiting time; allow time for the oats and the oils to absorb. Apply twice a day as needed, storing the remaining mixture in a sealed container in the fridge.
Remember: Just like with any new product you're applying to your skin, it's advisable to do a patch test to make sure you're not allergic or overly sensitive to it.