When Myspace launches a new look, celebrities come out to celebrate. Stars like Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Dianna Agron, and more stepped out to revel in the site's latest incarnation, and they didn't disappoint on the beauty front. Click through to see the best looks of the night.
Robert Pattinson has been confirmed as the new face of Dior's fragrance for men, Dior Homme, and the fragrance brand has released a first look at his campaign image. But the Twilight heartthrob isn't the first celebrity to lend his face to Christian Dior. Robert joins a celebrated list of names, including Jude Law, Alain Delon, Natalie Portman, and Charlize Theron.
Campaigns have already reportedly been shot by photographer Nan Goldin and director Romain Gavras, but no release date has been confirmed yet. Unfortunately for those of us in the States, the television campaign will run exclusively in Europe, with the exception of the UK, and Asia, excluding Japan and China.
Need a makeup look that's perfect for Summer? Allure has an easy-to-follow guide for gorgeous nude makeup to wear all season long.
Summer weekends mean lake houses, beach trips, and oppressive, Inherit the Wind heat. Which means you'll need a beauty routine that works under the blazing sun and in the respite of the AC — and it better look good filtered on Instagram. Do you opt for something melt-proof or bronzed and natural? An allover nude, dewy look is luminous, easy, and sexy. Since the average woman sticks to the same beauty routine for at least 11 years, it's time for a seasonal upgrade. We talked to Lauren Remington Platt and the makeup team of Vensette, a house-calls-only beauty service (one of its makeup artists did Amber Valletta's look at a Ferragamo party last month), about the easiest ways to achieve a beachy nude look. Get all of her tips when you keep reading.
When you think beachy hair, the last place you probably think of is Brooklyn. But Brooklyn Beach Hair Spray ($14) is about to blow your idea of surf sprays out of the water. Made in one of New York's most beloved boroughs, this all-natural spray serves up sexy, textured waves that make you look like you've just emerged from the ocean. A healthy dose of salt provides the body, while jojoba oil keeps your hair from drying out, so you don't have to worry about the gritty texture that comes with most beach sprays.
Brooklyn Beach Hair Spray is made with rosewater and jasmine, providing a delicious scent that's both floral and woodsy. This is one beach spray you'll want to wear all year round. The only thing that will give away this spray's Brooklyn roots is the healthy dose of volume you'll be sporting. So go on and trade the Hamptons for Coney Island, why don't you?
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Elizabeth Taylor's portrayal of Cleopatra, and one of the iconic queen's known beauty favorites was inky kohl eyeliner. Kohl is just one of the many options for eye makeup, but what exactly is it? In some form, kohl has been around since ancient times. But these days, it's an essential product to create a sultry smoky eye look and more.
What is it? Historically kohl was a black powder used to darken eyelids, eyebrows, and eyelashes. But some cultures believed in the past that the paint could shield the eyes from the sun, ward off evil spirits, and even protect against infection.
Why it's different? Modern kohl eyeliner comes in soft pencil or powder form. It's made with more oil than the average pencil so that it glides on easily without any snagging of the skin. This makes it better for smudging and blending.
How to use it? Kohl eyeliner is an all-inclusive product for the perfect smoky eye. Just apply a thick line to the upper lid, close to the lash line. Then, smudge up and outward. You can continue to build until you reach the depth you desire. To finish, add a champagne-toned highlight, or dab on a dark color at the inner eye for something even more intense. Kohl also works well in the waterline of the lashes because of its blacker-than-black hue.
If you're headed off to a wedding that's set in a remote location, beautifying as a guest, bridesmaid, or even the bride can be a challenge. From not being able to tote your entire hair and makeup stash with you to no salon in sight, you might have to pull a beauty MacGyver. Or perhaps you just want to look fabulous without making that trip to the salon. Find out how you can fake a professional service when you keep reading.
Can't choose between a bun and a braid? Katie Holmes couldn't seem to either at last night's Coach party on the High Line in New York, so she combined the two. Her hybrid style, which she adorned with two twists on either side of her head, is the perfect casual Summer style. And it's surprisingly easy to re-create at home with second-day hair.
- Start by misting your hands down with a hold hair spray, like L'Oréal Elnett Satin Strong Hold Spray ($15), for extra grip. Then, twist a two-inch section above each ear toward the back of your head. Secure with bobby pins.
- Pull your hair into a ponytail at the middle of the back of your head, making sure to include the twisted sections. Secure with an elastic
- Braid your hair into two neat plaits, securing the ends with elastics. Wind each braid around the base of the ponytail, one at a time, and pin against your head. The bun shouldn't lay flat against your scalp.
- Finish with another mist of hair spray, and you're set.
While the good things about Summer (fireflies at dusk, piña coladas by the pool, fresh caprese salads) outweigh the bad, there are still some challenges that this warm-weathered season poses. Hair color can fade in the sun, and those harmless-looking espadrilles you just bought may even leave you ridden with painful blisters. And when it comes to your mug, makeup slippage and sunburns are just a few setbacks you may encounter. Fret no more. Learn four tips for getting a fresh face — even when faced with sun and sweat — when you keep reading.
When the thermometer starts needling upward of 80 degrees and higher, the last thing you want to do is slather a heavy cream of any sort to your face. Intelligent Nutrients' Plant Stem Cell Science Renewal Complex Eye Gel ($48) is the ideal solution. Not only does this ultralightweight eye gel glide on smoothly, but it soaks in quickly, too, leaving your under-eye area instantly refreshed. This light yet mighty gel even wears well under makeup, so you can kiss creasing and caking goodbye. And unlike with many eye creams, you won't get the stinging or burning of some of the more aggressive offerings. Plant-based ingredients soothe and hydrate, subtly diffusing fine lines, puffiness, and darkness. Save the heavy stuff for your therapist.