Miley Cyrus has been causing quite a stir as of late, from her recreational smoking habits to her bleached-eyebrow debut. And today she turns 21, making all her future antics totally legal . . . at least some. All this drama makes us think back to her more innocent days as Hannah Montana. That's right: before she made twerking a thing, she was working her Southern twang as a country star on the Disney Channel. Back then, she wore bubblegum-pink lip gloss and extralong locks. Now, Miley's style is more punk rock than Nashville. From a curly-haired girl to a smoky-eyed teenager to a precocious, pixie-haired woman, see how Miley morphed into the grill-loving, bum-shaking woman we know now. And in case you need a little more Miley today, tune into MTV, which is letting the birthday girl take over eight hours of the network.
The hardest part of your holiday shopping might just be for the men on your list, whether it's a brother, friend, husband, father, or boyfriend. While you could get him the latest video game release, opt for one of these grooming gifts instead to introduce him to a whole new side of life. Here are 10 gift ideas that he'll adore, just like you.
Kat Graham is gracing the cover of the latest Mark Cosmetics magalog as one of its "Mark 10 to Watch" series. We've already had our eyes on Kat's experimental red carpet beauty looks, from superhigh ponytails to blackout eye makeup. And for the cover, she went with a bright blue eyeliner. "I live for a fierce cat eye, so liquid liner is my absolute must-have," Kat explains. "The metallic shades offer a cool new way for me to get my favorite look." And the eye makeup from the shoot is easy to re-create at home.
Makeup artist Jamie Greenberg prepped the lid with a layer of I-Mark Metallic Eye Shadow in Truffle ($7). Then, she applied a layer of Earn Your Metal Liquid Liner in Electric Blue ($8) on the upper lash line, while putting the more subtle Copper Flash shade below the eye to balance the look. To set off the colors, Greenberg used an ultrablack mascara.
So, Beyoncé changed her hair . . . again. This time it wasn't the cut but the color that had us gawking. She was spotted with husband Jay Z at the LA Clippers game in Oklahoma City last night with peroxide-blond curls. And you can also see her newly dyed mane in the photo snapped above with one of her fans, who shared the moment on Instagram. She balanced her blinding bright hair color with a vampy wine lipstick. If you haven't been following along, Beyoncé has taken us on a roller coaster of hair emotion this year. First with her pixie cut, then with the bob, and now this. We don't know if Beyoncé will have this same hairstyle next month, so you better vote quick! And check out more shots of Beyoncé's new look here.
Have your tickets for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? Before you hit the theater this weekend, get some Capitol-worthy beauty inspiration! We've already given you an exclusive glimpse at the District 9 makeup look from the CoverGirl collaboration. We also took an in-depth look at the new products from the brand's Capitol Collection. Now, all 12 looks inspired by each of the districts from the series have been revealed.
Celebrity makeup artist Dotti used the themes from each district as inspiration when creating the palettes, and you can see them all when you click through. Then, visit the Capitol Beauty Studio website to learn what products she used for each concept. And with the Catching Fire being released today, we can't think of a better time to round up all the looks.
Who could have guessed that America's Next Top Model would reach a 20th season, and this year it was a battle of the sexes. However, one woman came out on top: Jourdan Miller. "I don't even know how to say thank you or really describe how grateful I am, but I'm so excited," she gushed in a recent phone interview. "I can't wait to get back to work and start modeling again." You'll be able to see Jourdan's first official shoot in Nylon next month, but until then, get the behind-the-scenes scoop from the winner herself. And once you have all of Jourdan's beauty tips down, see what the other ANTM winners are doing now.
POPSUGAR: A lot relies on your skin when you're a model; what's your skin care routine like?
Jourdan Miller: My skin care routine is pretty simple. I use the Neutrogena Transparent Bar ($3). I feel like when I'm breaking out, if I wash the blemishes with that, it seems to always disappear the very next day. I wash my face in the shower, but it's the last thing I do because if I get any conditioner on my face, I break out. So after I rinse my hair out completely, I'll wash my face one last time before I'm out of the shower, that way I have time for that steam to really open up my pores. And then the other [product] is a moisturizer. I just use Olay. It doesn't matter if it has the antiaging in it or not, I just really like how the Olay feels on my skin. In the past, to help get rid of blemishes, I use anything that has the salicylic acid in it.
PS: You went from a brunette to blonde. What was that makeover moment like?
JM: I was terrified. I had never, ever dyed my hair in my whole life. So I was like, "Oh no, it's going to get all frizzy!" And I wasn't sure if the color was going to come out right. It was very nerve-racking. I sat in the sink for, I want to say, 12 hours with the bleach in my hair. Afterwards I didn't like it because every time I looked in the mirror I didn't recognize myself. But after a week, I was like, "I'm never going back to brown!" I have so much more fun, so much more confidence, I get noticed more as a blonde, and I think it's fun.
Find out more about the latest ANTM winner when you keep reading.
Acne is one commonality that we all likely encountered in our high school years, so it seems logical we even used the same iconic spot-clearing products, too. Some of these brands might look different on the outside now, but deep down they're relatively the same pimple-blasting formulas we reached for way back when. Remember 10 tried-and-true products that helped you get through puberty unscathed when you click through our nostalgic roundup. But the best part is that they're still available and just as good at clearing up breakouts now that you're an adult.
While I'm all for organic skin care, I have been underwhelmed when it comes to eco-friendly makeup. Enter Antonym Baked Blush in Copper ($35). This brand lives up to French Ecocert standards, which are way more strenuous than American regulations. Everything from the bamboo packaging to the baked blush inside and even the factory where it's made is environmentally conscious. Sure, the ingredients are 99 percent natural, but what really won me over was the product itself. Sometimes "organic" makeup can fall short, but this blush is high in pigment with great color payoff. The copper tint leaves a bronze finish with a hint of rose, which looks great on darker skin tones. Get rid of your natural makeup fears, and you won't be disappointed.
Even though Jennifer Lawrence has chopped off the majority of her hair, her styling options are about to get so much more interesting. We can't wait to see how she changes up her short cut for the many Hunger Games: Catching Fire red carpets. And we'll be stalking her pixie throughout the promotional tour, so make sure to bookmark this page for city-to-city updates. Her latest look was a simple yet sleek coiffure with a dramatic smoky eye and pale pink lip at the New York premiere, and you can see more photos of her hair evolution after the jump!
Every so often, someone's so good that she deserves the best of the best. In these cases, it's time to bring out the big guns: the gifts so luxurious she'll remember them for years to come. From the ultimate in skin care to high-end lipsticks she'll adore, explore 10 of the most divine gifts around.
Something is wrong with this picture. Miley Cyrus posted a couple Instagram shots sans eyebrows this morning. That's right, her formerly lush brunette brows are gone. We're suspecting it's a case of bleach, but there is always a chance that she shaved them off entirely. She debuted her new look on social media as she posed with friends Miranda Kerr and Mert Alas. Excuse us while we play "Where's Waldo?" eyebrow edition, but in the mean time: what do you think of Miley's latest hair-color stunt?
How many ways can Estelle tie a scarf? Too many to count! The British singer is stepping into something new with her collection of scarves. The luxury brand Scarves by Swaray (which is Estelle’s last name) launches later this month with five prints inspired by her travels. Estelle picked up a few paisley patterns in Malaysia and also sourced fabrics gifted from her African grandmother. "I like to rip up fabrics and make something new. That’s my thing," she said.
Each standard square scarf is black silk with a strip of color in the center and will retail for around $200. The brand will release even more patterns this Spring and possibly a few coordinating nail wraps. While these scarves can be worn around your neck and on your bag, Estelle's favorite tie is a head wrap. Throughout her tour, the singer would throw on a scarf while she was performing, which sparked the inspiration for Scarves by Swaray. If you're not as savvy at tying, each scarf comes with instructions. Your bad hair days just got a lot more stylish.
Oh, Jay Z (no hyphen). Musical domination wasn't enough, but now you have to go and take over the men's fragrance market, too? Gold Jay Z, the first scent from everyone's favorite rapper/designer/business mogul, is now available at Barneys just in time for the holiday season.
The fragrance debuted today as part of his charitable collaboration with Barneys New York. Already, the project has gotten a lot of press with the department store's racial profiling scandal looming. However, Jay Z isn't phased. On his blog, Life + Times, he ensured followers that 10 percent of sales on Nov. 20 will go to the Shawn Carter Foundation, which provides scholarships to those with financial need. Gold Jay Z will be available nationwide at other retailers on Nov. 29 (Black Friday).
At first glance, the bottle seems to be a simple white bottle with gold accents. But the cap is actually engraved with Jay Z's words of encouragement: power, pride, confidence, strength, success, courage. Within, you'll find a masculine juice with a mix of bergamot and cardamom at the start, which bleed into vetiver and teak wood. Finally, the scent finishes with amber, myrrh, and bourbon vanilla. The prices range from $39-$150.
And knowing the level of innovation that Jay Z demands on a regular basis with his music, including launching his guaranteed-platinum album on mobile and his video on Facebook and taking over one of the world's most prestigious art galleries to rap for six hours straight, he's not playing it safe with his fragrance launch. For example, the window displays in Macy's will convert your reflection into a gold avatar, and that is only the beginning. Needless to say, we think Jay Z has the Midas touch.
Ginnifer Goodwin may play the innocent Snow White on Once Upon a Time, but her personal style is far from sweet. Every time Ginnifer hits the red carpet, she pushes the beauty envelope. We've seen her pull off everything from blackout eye makeup to Twiggy lashes.
She also never ceases to amaze with her hair creativity. Ginnifer remixes her pixie for every occasion; the styles have ranged from sleek to sultry. And since Ginnifer and costar Josh Dallas are expecting their first baby, we figured it was as good a time as any to look back on the actress's best beauty moments. Just keep clicking!
You've got one week before you head home for Thanksgiving, and it's time to start mentally preparing yourself. We can already hear your mom's voice nitpicking about your unruly roots and chipped nails, so we've got your beauty checklist for a holiday spent with the family. You'll look your best, which will hopefully minimize the stress of the whole holiday season . . . but we don't make any promises.
- Day 7: See your stylist. Ratty ends, obvious roots, and all-around dull hair will definitely hit your mother’s sore spot. So, make it a point to schedule an appointment with your hairstylist before you go. A root touch-up and trim are required before you reunite with your long-lost cousins (you have to win the favorite grandchild award after all). In a pinch, seek out a full-strength hair mask like Alterna Caviar Repair Microbead Fill and Fix Hair Treatment ($42).
- Day 6: Start your whitening regimen. It’s going to take you a few days to get your teeth glistening white, so it’s best to start now. You might want to give up coffee and red wine from here on out, too . . . or not.
- Day 5: Focus on the eyes. Not a holiday goes by without someone mentioning your tired eyes. Counteract the puffy bags and dark circles with an under-eye mask. Pack the Talika Eye Therapy Patch ($67) on the plane to remedy the post-happy hour haze. Mom will never know.
- Day 4: Peel it all off. A professional chemical peel will help reveal a younger, brighter layer of skin (just in case you should run into an ex). But you could try an at-home treatment like Kate Somerville Clinic-to-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads ($48) if you can't make it to the office. If only your dermatologist could prescribe Valium to get your through the holidays, too.
- Day 3: Stock up on neutral lip colors. For some reason bold, bright lip colors don’t always go over well with my family. Keep it simple with nude pinks and light browns. We like Tarte LipSurgence in Hope ($24). Save that revved-up red for the drinks with your former high-school classmates.
- Day 2: Sit down for a manicure. Chipped nails will never do at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Get a manicure before you go home, but make sure you skip any newfangled nail art.
- Day 1: Brush up on your styling skills. Because a ponytail is never enough. Whether you get a blowout before the plane or just pack a curling iron, it’s time to get some new holiday hair ideas on YouTube.
Do Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham have the same makeup artist? Looking at the London Global Gift Gala red carpet, it's a serious possibility. The duo wore smoky eye makeup so similar, it had to be a coordinated effort. The shadow was dark black with shimmer, and the waterline was accented with inky eyeliner. The lashes were also given extra oomph with loads of mascara. From there, the makeup palettes veered a bit, but each lady stuck to neutral tones and blush. Eva wore warm peach on her cheeks and lips, while Victoria stuck with a rosy blush and matte taupe lipstick. Who wears this inky smoky eye better?
The Elizabeth Arden brand has been around for decades, but it'll be trying something new this season by naming its first-ever style director. Fashion designer Shoshanna Gruss will fill the role, which includes being a spokeswoman and ambassador as well as designing product for the iconic beauty brand. Gruss was born and raised in Manhattan, which fits right into Elizabeth Arden's New York heritage. She started her clothing line, Shoshanna, in 1998 and has since expanded the brand nationwide. Leave it to Elizabeth Arden to sidestep the typical celebrity or model route for someone more representative of the brand's legacy, a female entrepreneur. Gruss is already slated to create an exclusive cosmetic bag for the brand in late 2014, and we can't wait to see what else comes from this exciting new partnership.
Kate Middleton isn't the only one trying out a center part; Michelle Obama is also switching up her style. It's a well-known fact that Michelle has been in that awkward grow-out phase with her bangs. But the middle part is a great way to disguise short fringe. Michelle has been wearing it in a feathered fashion that brings attention to her layers. You can barely tell that FLOTUS even had blunt bangs a few months ago. Thanks, Michelle, for solving all our fringe anxiety.
Middle Part With Feathered Curls
Feast your eyes on more middle-part photos after the jump.
Everyone is talking about weaves this year. Did Beyoncé just take out her extensions or really cut her hair? (Yes, that's a weave.) How much did Oprah's Afro wig weigh? (It was 3.5 pounds!) Are women in Venezuela truly getting mugged for their hair? (Sadly, this fact is true.) The hair-extensions industry is a billion-dollar business. Box braids, wigs, clip-ins, sew-ins — it's all fake, but we're cracking open the can of worms on this taboo topic, because the question everyone really wants answered is, "Is that a weave?" Keep reading to find out.