Acne scars and dark spots. Just reading those words make you see red, don't they? On our quest to erase scars and hyperpigmentation, we ventured to Dr. Howard Murad's Southern California spa to get pro tips on how to banish them for good. See what the doctor had to say about what types of ingredients and treatments work best, shop Dr. Murad's acne scar and dark spot products below, and view our other product recommendations, too. On Kirbie: Aryn K dress, Club Monaco blazer.
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.
What is it about a bronze glow that instantly enhances one's mood? Maybe it's a reminder of an amazing tropical vacation (hello, piña colada!) or perhaps it's that it makes us feel a little more confident. We won't preach to you about the harmful effects of UV rays, or that you should always wear an SPF 30 or higher, but we will encourage you to try these new bronzer launches, out just in time for a natural-looking Summer glow sans the harmful side effects. There's something for everyone: a powder, a cream, and one that's great for contouring, too. Just remember to start off light-handed when applying your bronzer and then build as needed.
On Kirbie: top and jacket by Bebe, necklace courtesy of ShopLately.
When it comes to Cannes Film Festival, some people are focused on the actors, others on the fashion, but we are zooming in on the manicures. The glamorous dresses call for equally exciting nail designs. Get an up close look at the best nail art and polish spotted in the South of France.
Rooney Mara has been tapped by fragrance giant Calvin Klein as the face of the brand's latest fragrance: Downtown. The announcement came last night during Calvin Klein's Cannes party. "I am very excited to be included in the group of amazing women that have been featured in the iconic advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein fragrances," Rooney told WWD. "The Downtown fragrance holds true to the chic, confident, and simple feeling of the Calvin brand." And with notes of bergamot, violet leaf, incense, and velvet musk, as well as Downton's bright fuchsia bottle, Rooney's statement couldn't be more true.
Rooney's stint as Calvin Klein's Downtown chick includes TV spots directed by David Fincher, print ads shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and a huge social media push. "We want to create a dialogue with consumers," Marc Rey, president of Coty Prestige US, said. Rooney's character for the campaign is a young woman who plays by her own rules. The fragrance is set to drop in select global markets in July, with US consumers getting their first glimpse in September.
Cate Blanchett has served as the recent muse for Giorgio Armani, frequently wearing his creations on the red carpet, but now her role is expanding into the designer's beauty brand, too. The actress has been confirmed as the face of Armani fragrances, according to WWD. The contract will include a print magazine campaign for the brand's new eau de parfum called Sí, slated to hit shelves by the end of the Summer. Cate will serve as the first celebrity to represent the Giorgio Armani fragrances, which has relied on models in previous years. Who better than the woman who inspires Armani's fashion designs to also front his fragrance offerings?
It used to be that a trip to Paris meant bringing along an empty suitcase to house all the drugstore beauty buys you'd stock up on. Fortunately, the days of product smuggling are just about over. Most of the products that travelers pine over are available stateside, thanks to that handy thing called online shopping. In honor of the Cannes Film Festival, click through to see the top 10 French brands you'll fall in love with . . . and keep your passport at home.
I'll admit it: I leave my SPF up to my foundation, which isn't always the best thing unless you're using 3Lab Perfect BB Cream SPF 40 PA+++ ($95). This tube is a skin-perfecting wonder that's packed with broad-spectrum sun protection and a myriad of ingredients for serious skin care benefits. Apple stem cells help to heal skin and prevent signs of aging, while other ingredients fight dark spots and help stimulate collagen. There is also a range of tints available to give you a moderate amount of coverage for a flawless complexion. Plus, there is no telltale smell of sunscreen, which makes using a higher SPF every morning so much easier to do.
A high school movie just isn't a high school movie without a solid prom scene. Whether it's Sandy twisting with Danny in Grease or Andie Walsh getting her man in Pretty in Pink, these scenes and the beauty looks that went along with them are seared in our memories forever. Ready for a walk down memory lane?
You've heard the hype over the Beautyblender sponge, but are you using it correctly? This egg-shaped sponge isn't your ordinary makeup applicator, after all. You may be missing one crucial step to getting the most flawless, even foundation application out there (besides, of course, using an airbrush). On Kirbie: Rag & Bone vest.
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