With a surprising amount of new launches every year and veteran scent stars like Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez, celebrity fragrances are in a category of their own. This year, we've seen One Direction expand its stardom with Our Moment, which made for a hilarious ad, and Justin Bieber released a new scent, The Key, with an equally interesting short film. This year marks Britney Spears's 10-year milestone in the fragrance industry, and she didn't miss out on the opportunity to launch Island Fantasy and her song "Perfume." But that's just the tip of the iceberg in all the celebrity fragrance launches this year. We're narrowing it down to the top 10, but who gets your vote for the best perfume launch of the year?
The goodness of olive oil has been documented in countless ways and using it to cleanse your face is just one of them. While there have been many versions over the years, DHC Deep Cleansing Oil ($28) is a standout. It's olive-oil-based, making it not only excellent at melting makeup away, but also perfect for delivering natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and omega-3 nutrients to your skin. Apply it directly to dry skin while your makeup is still on, massage over your complexion, and rinse away with warm water. You'll be surprised at how clean your skin will be — without that taut, dried-out feeling.
Whenever Jessica Biel makes an appearance, she never disappoints, and such was the case at last night's The Truth About Emanuel premiere in LA. With plenty of stars showing off holiday-appropriate looks lately — think berry lips and jewel-toned makeup palettes — Jessica's rosy look was like a breath of fresh air. While a petal-pink lip feels more Spring than Winter, her glowing makeup look clearly works with black and leather, too. She balanced her bright pink lipstick with a soft, silvery smoky eye. To finish off such a feminine look, her cheeks were given a soft flush of color and mascara for long, flirty lashes.
Getting this fresh-faced look is easy to copy. Dab on some BB cream for a glowing complexion, then opt for a cream blush to give your skin that lit-from-within glow. While the rosy pink lipstick is the focus of this look, don't forget to enhance your eyes with a sparkling gray smoky eye and lengthening mascara for fluttery lashes. Shop our picks below!
The cold air of Winter might leave you feeling more dry than usual. To make sure your hair, skin, and nails stay radiant all season long, it's time to consider adding in some moisturizing treatments to your beauty routine. Here are some simple ways to enjoy some pampering, while also infusing yourself with added hydration.
For Hair and Face
1. Suki Hair / Scalp Conditioning Oil ($33): An itchy scalp is not only uncomfortable, it can also lead to dandruff. Nourish you hair and scalp with this blend of organic lavender, rosemary, and neem oils to calm and hydrate your scalp, while also adding shine and protection to dried-out strands.
2. Sensai Intensive Hair Mask ($57): Wake up a lackluster mane with this deep conditioning treatment that boasts Asian botanicals to help hydrate and repair dry, damaged hair. It will leave your hair soft and smooth with a fresh floral scent to boot.
3. SK-II Facial Treatment Mask ($90): This cult classic mask is a makeup artist favorite for instant hydration and that covetable dewy complexion. Leave this on your face and let the skin-brightening ingredients soak right on in.
See more moisturizing treatments for the neck down when you keep reading.
You don't have to put a ring on it to give your hands a little extra sparkle this holiday season. You can amp up your basic manicure with a rhinestone nail charm on your nails, and the gift-giving season is the perfect time to try on a bow accent. To keep things simple, I went with a basic pink polish using Essie Status Symbol ($8). After painting each finger, add a sparkling bow charm to just one finger. I found mine at Your Beauty Store, which has a huge selection of rhinestone nail charms. It's quite a simple look, but the dazzling element makes this manicure seem much more advanced, not to mention festive.
To dress up your nail sans the 3D action, paint a bow with nail polish instead. A dot in the middle followed by two triangular-shaped "wings" on each end will give you a sweet bow-tie look in seconds. And you can get sparkly with a glitter or metallic polish too!
We've been obsessing over Julianne Hough's many beauty looks for awhile now, and her versatile long bob is one of our favorite things about her. But last night she was at the Boohoo.com event in LA sporting a much longer look. Julianne's extensions seamlessly blend with her shorter layers, and we like that she styled the new length with her bangs, but we can't help but miss her lob. What do you think of Julianne with long hair?
When the weather gets chilly, there's no better way to dress up your nails than with a Winter-friendly penguin. This design wins big points in the cuteness category, but it's also a pretty easy design to freehand yourself.
I started off with the perfect winterscape hue, Formula X For Sephora in Unmistakable ($11), on all my nails. You don't even have to wait for the base color to dry before moving onto the next step: the penguin. Use an opaque black polish like Essie's Licorice ($9) to create the body of the penguin with a U-shape. Make sure to leave a little bit of the background showing. Next, you'll want to layer on the white parts of the penguin: the eyes and belly. Use an opaque white polish like Butter London Cotton Buds ($15) to paint on a smaller U-shape to create the stomach. Then, using the dotting tool from the Butter London Backstage Basics Nail Art Tool Kit ($18), I created the two white eyes, and then again with the black dots for the pupils. Lastly, I used Essie Meet Me at Sunset ($9) to create the orange beak and feet using the striper brush from the same tool kit.
Lastly, to bring the chilly nail art together, I used the dotting tool to create varying sized spots on the rest of my nails to give it a snowy look. The best part about each step is that you don't have to wait for the polish to dry. However, you should try to give each layer a minute or two to set, so the colors don't run. Once you're finished, seal everything in with a top coat, but wait for five to 10 minutes, so the colors don't bleed.
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Any beauty junkie can tell you that the drugstore is filled with fun packaging, exciting colors, and great new innovations when it comes to makeup. So if you're like us, you already know how much the beauty aisle's colorful array of shadows, blush, and mascara is a makeup-lover's dream come true. But we want to know which brand had you coming back for seconds? Vote in our poll below, and tell us why.
The Winter season is filled with many olfactory pleasures: pine, gingerbread, and of course, peppermint. Add a dash of minty freshness to your holiday primping with these 10 ways to get dazzling from head to toe. You're guaranteed to smell just as good as you feel.
Lip balm is one of those skin care and makeup essentials that you can easily find at the drugstore. The problem is there are often too many varieties from which to choose at the drugstore. Whether it's for hydration, serious skin repair, or a touch of color, hands down there's a tube out there made for you. Read on for a list of 10 top lip balm picks, each one under $10.
British beauties stepped out in London tonight for the British Fashion Awards, and while the gowns were worth gawking at, we couldn't keep our eyes off the stunning beauty looks, too. From Poppy Delevingne's teased hair and flirty lashes to Kate Moss's sexy blowout and glossy pout, see all the style stars' beauty looks up close.
December means it's time to get decked out in your finest sparkle. So whether you're headed to another holiday party or just getting in that festive spirit, you need a good bottle of scintillating polish. But who says all silver glitter is the same? Click through for 10 lovely and lustrous lacquers to make the holidays an even grander affair.
There are plenty of reasons to love the holidays, and as beauty editors, we can't think of a better time of the year to be completely dazzled by the gorgeously packaged gifts from our favorite brands. Right now, beauty counters are overflowing with amazing palettes and gift sets, so we're helping you cut through the chaos with our handpicked favorites. Just keep clicking to see what we're giving (and hoping to receive!) this year.
Add a little Winter sparkle to your nails with a festive snowflake accent nail. While you can deck out all 10 fingertips with glitter and white snowflake designs, I decided to go for a more simple nail art look that highlights one accent nail. I used the classic Essie Mint Candy Apple ($9) on all my nails except my ring finger, which I painted with Essie Beyond Cozy ($9) as a glittering base. Once I applied two coats of both polishes, I used the Art Club Nail Art Duo Pen in White ($5) to hand-draw snowflake designs on my ring finger. I like the mint-colored polish for a Winter chill look, but you can use red or green for a more Christmas-inspired look and a cobalt blue for a more Hanukkah-inspired look, too.
'Tis the season for holiday shopping, Champagne toasting, family visiting, and plenty of festive beauty moments, too. Whether it's finding the right amount of sparkle, revealing a glowing complexion, or just mastering a braided updo, we're sharing our editor-approved picks to get you through the rest of 2013 in style.
First came BB creams, then came BB treatments for your hair, and now there's a BB drink for beautiful skin from the inside out. The Kusmi Tea BB Detox ($16-$20) is the latest launch from the luxury Parisian tea company's wellness teas. In this case, BB stands for beauty beverage. Maté and green tea are key ingredients that help flush toxins from your body — and its largest organ, your skin. Green tea is also well known for its strong antioxidant powers, and it's blended with dandelion and rooibos for added skin protection through vitamins A and C and alpha hydroxy acids, respectively. Lastly, hydration is essential to glowing skin, which is why this delicious tea helps you get your necessary water intake in a calorie-free yet delicious way. Plus, this herbal blend is great hot or cold, so this will be one you reach for all year round.
You head to Pinterest for all kinds of inspiration, which is why we've pulled together some of our favorite beauty quotes from the mouths of celebrities and beauty moguls just for the popular social media site! From Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel to Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore, get your dose of inspiration with these beauty revelations. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest, and click ahead for some of the best beauty advice you'll ever see.
From makeup brushes to cosmetics cases and perfume sets, fashion designers are putting their coveted names on all things beauty this holiday season. Whether she's a label snob or just into the finer things in life, she'll be happy to unwrap one of these designer gifts.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel
Just because it's Winter doesn't mean your hairstyling should suffer. We spoke to Jenny Balding, styling and grooming expert for Cutler/Redken, to find out how to get the most out of your hair this season.
POPSUGAR: We saw plenty of hair tucked into jackets coming down the runways. How can we translate the look to real life?
Jenny Balding: This is the easiest way to transform your style into a chic look. This works best on high-collared coats or jackets. Leave your hair tucked in, and loosen the roots a little with you fingers to give a nonchalant feel to your hair.
PS: What are some styles that look good with a Winter hat, but you can revive once you're indoors?
JB: Braiding your hair is a great way to style your hair in the Winter as well as Summer. Because even if it becomes a little disheveled, when you take your hat off, it will still look good — if not better, a little lived-in. [There are] so many ways to braid your hair, from the halo braid to the French braid or off to one side.
PS: Any tricks to making braids, which seem like a Summer style, feel fresh for Winter?
JB: A clean, simple side braid looks so good right now especially with a great hat. Keeping it simple is key. Sweep to one side, and braid just halfway down, and tie. This is a refreshing change from all the fishtail looks of past seasons.
PS: What are easy ways to style second-day hair for the Winter?
JB: Dry shampoo works wonders to revive second-day hair. [It] gives instant body and texture, and makes the hair more manageable to style.
PS: Any other Winter trends you want people to know they can pull of this season?
JB: For the ultimate chic style to wear with a scarf, sweep your hair up into a twisted, disheveled updo. Let flyaway strands fly, and give your hair some extra volume by dusting some Redken Powder Grip into the roots first.
Nail art is actually easy to do yourself, which is why we've rounded up our favorite DIY nail designs to inspire your next manicure. With clever tricks using tape, markers, and bobby pins, you'll be surprised at how easy it really is to paint on a freehand design. And with a long weekend ahead of us, take a break from Thanksgiving leftovers and holiday shopping for one of these easy looks.