If this year's Cosmoprof North America show is any indication of what's to come, then we'll be seeing beauty products natural enough to eat. But there were plenty of other offerings (beyond the edible kind) that you'll want to keep your eye out for. See four top picks when you read more.
Today marked day one of Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, where beauty brands from all over presented their latest launches and biggest innovations. And while there were nifty new nail polishes with mirrored and ceramic finishes, sometimes it's the stripped-down products that prove to be the most leading-edge.
Take Shobha, for instance. The NYC-area hair removal salon offers a lemon-based sugaring gel that's actually OK to eat. In fact, I'm told it makes excellent margaritas thanks to its able-to-be-consumed components of sucrose, water, glycerin, and citric acid.
A similar notion rings true for the herbalists at Vivoderm. The brand's antiacne mask helps to soothe and treat pimple-prone skin, but due to a natural blend of rosemary, marshmallow, mint, fennel, and basil (among others), this green powder can be ingested, too. (This one might be more of an acquired taste, though.)
The go-natural movement may not be new, but perhaps we'll be seeing an increasing number of companies take on the "you are what you eat" mantra in terms of cosmetics. Whatever the case, it brings a whole new meaning to looking delicious, no?
The attendees of the CFDA Awards showed their beauty acumen sporting several of Summer's hottest beauty trends. From winged eyeliner to braided hair, just take a glimpse at the red carpet to select your next style.
Spring is here, and if you're feeling uninspired with your daily beauty routine, look to the runway for inspiration. The 11 styles featured here are so versatile, you'll be wearing them well into Summer and beyond.
This season, do get it twisted — into the knots, coils, and buns seen on Spring 2012 runways. While a team of stylists created these looks, many are fairly easy to replicate at home. So click through to get all wrapped up in the twisted hairstyles of Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Phillip Lim, and more.
Some stars play it safe, but the winner of our Best Trendsetter award isn't afraid to take risks when it comes to beauty — and she has legions of "Barbies" following her every move. Nicki Minaj roared out of obscurity to become one of the world's best-known pop stars, and she's known for her style almost as much as for her rhymes. Watch now to see why she blew us away, and don't forget to vote in our readers' choice category to select the Most Inspirational winner.
Metallic eye shadow shades like gold, copper, and silver were a lustrous trend on Spring 2012 runways. Radiant yet subtly hued, mineral-inspired colors highlighted eyes without overpowering the rest of the face. Check out how Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Phillip Lim, and other big-name designers made use of the look and get in on the trend ore-ly.
Natural, pale lip colors graced the Spring 2012 runway. Burberry Prorsum, Theyskens' Theory, Marc Jacobs, and other designers made use of subtle lip shades for a muted look that didn't compete with the bold, bright colors of their Spring lines. From daytime casual to evening drama, these models pulled off understated lipstick without looking washed out.
Sexy, dramatic cat eyes were a visible trend on Spring 2012 runways. Monique Lhuillier, Betsey Johnson, and Armani were just a few labels that incorporated alluring statement eyeliner that gives eyes an instant lift. While classic black took the lead, colored liners like tangerine, gold, and indigo instantly added a modern touch. See 10 Spring runway looks that capture the allure and instant appeal of feline eyes.
The color experts and trend forecasters at Pantone have just named Tangerine Tango the 2012 color of the year. "Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy," the institute's Leatrice Eiseman said in a statement. We saw the vivid hue all over the runways at Spring 2012 Fashion Week, with shows such as Jason Wu (lipstick), Chris Benz (lipstick), Milly (nails), and Joy Cioci (lipstick and blush, pictured above) featuring the reddish-orange shade.
Why is this color so versatile? It can look fresh practically anywhere on the face, including the cheeks and eyes. It also makes blue and green eyes pop and gives brown eyes an amber tone. Look forward to the release of a Pantone-branded makeup line in March — featuring the red-hot color, naturally.