Between the cat eyes and the red lips, the holidays can sometimes be a snoozefest when it comes to makeup. If you want to shake things up a bit, you'll love the amazing holiday look Illamasqua creative consultant David Grant created for us. And the best part is, it builds off of the glamorous day look Grant also showed us, so you can easily go from day to night.
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show took place in NYC this month, but the big event doesn't air until Dec. 10 on CBS. We're showing you how to get that signature VS look, just in time for the holidays. YouTube star Tess Christine shares how you can get Victoria's Secret hair and makeup look easily at home! So tune in and get some beauty inspiration for your next night out.
Whether you're getting together with friends or family this Thanksgiving, you'll want to look good while eating your holiday feast. This tutorial shows you how to create a festive look, using the lip color of the season: cranberry. And if you're a little hesitant to try those darker shades on your lips, this is an easy way to pull it off.
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Holiday parties can be some tough territory to navigate beauty-wise, especially if your office gets in on the festivities. How do you look glamorous and festive while still looking daytime appropriate? To get the answer, we chatted with Illamasqua's creative consultant David Grant, who not only created a glamorous (while still work appropriate) makeup look but also peppered in a bevy of beauty tips we'll be using all year. Talk about an early Christmas present! Get the full tutorial after the jump.
The quickest (and easiest) way to change up your makeup look this season is with a swipe of vivid lip color. Whether you opt for something classic like red or go for something fun like fuchsia or tangerine, we had MAC senior artist Luc Bouchard teach us the tricks to mastering pigmented lip color.
Get the downloadable step-by-step guide here!
We've seen the braided undercut time and time again on the red carpet, but last night, Kate Bosworth showed off an innovative look that we've dubbed the braided mohawk. Kate attended the Big Sur premiere in New York with a hairstyle that was all business in the front and an edgy take on braids in the back. Her hair was split into three sections, with both sides slicked down to enhance the texture of the braids that started at the crown of her head all the way to the nape of her neck.
On creating the cool coif, celebrity stylist Renato Campora explained, "I was inspired by a book of photographs from photographer J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere. It is full of the most beautiful, sculptural hairstyles I have ever seen." To achieve the impressive style, Campora started by applying Serge Normant Meta Form Sculpting Pomade ($25) to Kate's hair to make it easier to braid. He then sectioned the hair into three parts: the top, followed by two portions on the left and right. After slicking down the left and right sections, he joined them together to form a baby ponytail. Next, he took the top part, divided it into three sections, and braided each one downward. Once he reached the neck, he worked the braids into the ponytail, pinning everything into place.
Since the spotlight was all on Kate's hair, makeup artist Daniel Martin kept the palette low-key using SK-II Facial Treatment Foundation ($95) for a radiant complexion and the lighter shadows in the Dolce & Gabbana Eye Shadow Quad in Femme Fatale ($59) palette. Kate was redefining punk braids with her woven mohawk, but she kept it classy with a polished finish. What do you think of Kate's braided updo?
The following post was written by Miranda Mendoza, who blogs at Slashed Beauty and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty.
We all want to rock the dramatic lip for Fall, but that leaves many to wonder what to do with the eyes. My eyes are my favorite feature to play up, and I won't ignore them just because I'm rocking a dark lip. Keep reading to see how I do my everyday Fall makeup palette.
For this look, I'm using the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad ($6) in Berry Love. (This shade is no longer available: try Stone Taupes for a similar option.) I've applied color number one, a light peach, to my lid, inner corner, and brow bone. I used color number three, a satin taupe, on my crease, followed by color number four, a deep plum, for my outer corner.
Now for the best part: the lips! Start off by applying concealer around your lips to prevent feathering. Next, grab Besame's Classic Color Lipstick in Noir Red ($22) and apply it carefully with a lip brush. Voilà! You've got the perfect everyday Fall look, incorporating this season's hottest colors.
Along with witches and black cats, another obvious Halloween costume is a decaying zombie, and with the popularity of The Walking Dead, you'll be even more relevant. Considering all you need are some old clothes and dirty hair, the look is all about the makeup. MAC senior artist Luc Bouchard showed us his take on creating an undead masterpiece. Just keep clicking to see how to make your skin deteriorate right before your eyes.
When you want to go for a glamorous Halloween costume, Cleopatra is an iconic beauty look that's all about the makeup. Taking inspiration from Elizabeth Taylor's turn as the Egyptian pharaoh, MAC senior artist Luc Bouchard showed us how to create a stunning eye look for any Cleopatra costume. Click on to see how to get this gorgeous palette yourself.