We all know what a face moisturizer is and what it does, but serums, thanks to their price and texture variances, are in a more confusing category. Before you brush off this essential step in skin care, find out what serums do, how to choose one, and more, when you keep reading.
Overstuffed purses or just plain clumsy moments can lead to pulverized powders and chopped ChapSticks. But you can still squeeze more months out of your favorite product with a bit of craftiness. Plus, you can even use these mishaps to your advantage to create a completely customized palette. Learn how to bring broken cosmetics back to life when you read more.
Irina Shayk has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated's coveted Swimsuit Issue, walked the Victoria's Secret catwalk, and now she'll try her hand at being Avon's global beauty ambassador. In her new role, Irina will be the face of the new-and-improved Avon makeup line launching this Summer, and is set to star in various campaigns internationally. "I'm proud to partner with a company that is dedicated to improving women's lives and making a difference," she said in a statement. "I'm inspired by the millions of Avon Representatives around the world and the passion they have for both beauty and their businesses." The Russian model has already been featured in multiple Avon makeup campaigns in the past, but with this promotion she'll be joining the likes of Reese Witherspoon, who has been an Avon ambassador since 2007.
Kate Moss has solidified yet another beauty deal, signing on as the new face — or body — of St. Tropez. The British self-tanning brand has been well-known for tanning models before the catwalk and giving celebrities their red carpet glow. Kate has been using the products from the start, so this partnership is an easy fit. "Kate epitomizes St.Tropez's naturally glamorous approach to self-tanning and is a longtime advocate of the brand," Michelle Feeney, CEO of PZ Cussons Beauty, said. "Not only is she beautiful, but she has this amazing attitude. St.Tropez is about confidence." Kate already has a slew of beauty deals, ranging from cosmetics with Rimmel London to her more recent hair contract with Kérastase. Her résumé as a spokeswoman also includes iconic fashion houses like Saint Laurent and Dior, plus her own fragrance. You can't beat that beauty pedigree. See a more revealing (slightly NSFW) photo from the campaign when you keep reading.
When it comes to lip colors, stains can be too drying, glosses are often tacky, and lipsticks wind up halfway across your cheek in no time. So how do you reconcile? With Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Stained Gloss ($18, available May 23), the easy-to-apply formula glides on like a gloss and sticks like a stain. But the best part about it is that it doesn't dry your lips out like a stain usually does. That means no feathering or flaking, just stay-all-day pigment that won't slip around your lips. And its 100 percent vegan formula makes it a great buy for everyone — especially if no-fuss beauty is your mantra.
British designer Matthew Williamson is bringing his eye for color and bohemian prints to a Benefit Cosmetics makeup palette. "My inspiration for the palette is nostalgic to the late '70s and early '80s, glamorous cocktail parties, and hedonistic discos," Williamson said. The Rich Is Back! Makeup Kit ($34, available Summer 2013) is wrapped in gorgeous, colorful, and energetic prints, and it opens up to a bronzed eye palette with a shock of turquoise, glossy red lip color, blush, and lash-plumping mascara. To get a sneak peek at his mood board and more from behind the scenes, just keep reading.
Summer is right around the corner, which means that it's time to step up your deodorant game. But if you're not looking to break the bank, there are plenty of drugstore options to keep you dry all season long. Click through to see our top picks for under $10.
The Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is synonymous with A-list stars in both fashion and celebrity. While some ladies played up the punk theme of the exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture, there were a few who kept it classic. Luckily, we've got the inside scoop on some of the best looks of the night, from Blake Lively's chic ponytail to Kerry Washington's rock-star smoky eye. Get a step-by-step guide to re-creating the top hair and makeup from the Met Gala when you click through.
— Additional reporting by Maria Del Russo
Everything is better when it's personalized. So, the experts at Makeup.com created a guide that customizes eye-makeup looks for your specific eye shape.
Like clothing, shoes, and red lipstick, applying eye makeup shouldn't come with one-size-fits-all expectations. That's because beyond eye color and skin tone, eye shape also plays a huge role in defining what kind of shadow and liner look best on you. Whether you have almond, round, or hooded eyes, these are the tips and tricks you need to know in order to get the prettiest peepers possible.