Emerald green is having a big moment in 2013, and not just because it was named Pantone's color of the year. Oz the Great and Powerful, set in the fictional Emerald City, was just released, giving the shade an extra boost in popularity. And besides, the rich, cool-toned hue looks gorgeous on most complexions and makes all eye colors pop, depending on what shade you use. See a variety of gorgeous emerald products you'll want to get your hands on.
When you're out shopping for the hottest nail hues for Spring, look no further than the Jin Soon Botanical Flowers Collection ($18 each). The five new shades touch on all the top seasonal trends, ranging from bold blues to pastel tones. Plus, they're the creation of Jin Soon Choi, the go-to manicurist for celebrities and designers alike, so you can't go wrong. Get a closer look at the vibrant hues when you watch.
For Fall 2013, MAC senior artist Chantel Miller took a long and haunting journey with the designers of Libertine using kohl, eyeliner, and a lot of precision. The final makeup look was a little more '60s with a mod twist, but at its inception, it provided a dark and haunting feel. Check out her techniques at the makeup test from New York Fashion Week.
Anne Hathaway scored an Oscar for best supporting actress looking radiant in a makeup palette consisting of petal-pink lips and flicked-out eyeliner. Chanel celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee not only made up Anne for the big show but also transformed her look quickly, using only eyeliner, for the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty. Learn how to re-create both looks, step by step, in today's Celebrity Secret Weapon and if you're ready to try the full look yourself you can get all the products at Chanel.com. On Kirbie: BCBG Max Azria.
Tom Ford Beauty has just released its new Lip Color Shine collection ($48), a luxurious lineup of 10 semisheer shades. Chock-full of vivid brights and elegant nudes, these perfect-for-Spring hues embody the lip trends seen on the runways at New York Fashion Week. Get a first look at these luxe lip colors now. Please note: the box featured in the video is for display only and not available for purchase.
Minimize the clutter by whittling your on-the-go makeup bag down to the bare essentials. Whether you're going on a trip or just transitioning your look from work to play, we've got your makeup bag checklist. Say goodbye to a weighed-down bag. Plus, find out which three products to pack in your clutch for an evening out on the town.
Heading backstage at New York Fashion Week, we picked up a plethora of beauty tips. Hair, nail, and makeup experts give us premium access to their favorite tricks (particularly of the time-saving sentiment, since their jobs involved getting 30 or so models out in under an hour). So today we're paying it forward and letting you in on the top seven beauty tricks we learned at NYFW. They have truly changed our lives!
When it came to makeup trends, the New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 runways were alive with color. High-voltage hues in the form of fuchsia lips graced models' faces at Diane von Furstenberg. Cat eyes got an upgrade at Michael Kors, thanks to artist Dick Page's masterful sweep of smoky black and soft pink hues. And at Rachel Zoe, oxblood lips made an appearance due to artist Charlotte Tilbury's top techniques. Check out our video now to see what's on the horizon for Fall.
According the New York Fashion Week runways, Fall 2013 hair trends will likely lean in the direction of braids, ponytails, and '90s grunge. In short, there's something for everyone: slicked-back ponytails like we saw from stylist Orlando Pita at Michael Kors, milkmaid braids spotted at Alice + Olivia, and plenty of grungy texture, as lead stylist Paul Hanlon created on models' strands backstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim. Not convinced you can pull any of this off? Watch our video to discover all the tricks to Fall 2013 hairstyling.
At New York Fashion Week Fall 2013, we couldn't help but fall in love with the nail looks backstage. From matte textures to geometric shapes to a whole new level of nude manicures, there were tons of techniques and hues to covet. Watch our video now to get the full scoop on what manicures you should opt for come September.
It was about the future at Theyskens' Theory's Fall 2013 show, from the minimalist clothing to the clean, fresh skin. Designer Olivier Theyskens worked with James Kaliardos for MAC to execute the woman of the future, putting the focus on a diffused, lit-from-within complexion. The hair, by Kérastase's Odile Gilbert, felt equally polished and yet untouched, with strands slicked back into a headband for a cool waterfall effect. Curious to see what we'll all look like in 2013? Well, check out our video now.
The look coming down the Anna Sui Fall 2013 runway took a playful spin on the '60s! Hairstylist Garren, who works with Anna every season, took inspiration from a Catherine Deneuve photo and updated her signature bouffant into a pageboy style, wrapping hair around a ponytail and tucking it under for the pouf effect. For the girls with short hair, like Karlie Kloss and Jessica Stam, watch the video to find out his personalized hair plan of attack. Makeup artist Pat McGrath created the adorable — and wearable — '60s look, sticking with a strong cat eye and dots under the bottom lashes for a mod twist. Much like the choreographed dance that started the runway show, the look was the perfect mix of playful and coy. We can't wait to try the look ourselves.
For Fall 2013, Michael Kors turned out an athletic-meets-chic collection that the beauty team of Dick Page and Orlando Pita complemented with an equally strong and sexy hair and makeup look. Page reinterpreted the smoky eye, creating what he called a "block eye" with black at the corners and lighter pink toward the center, while Pita used a very interesting — and quite racy — measure to secure his long, swinging ponytails. Dying to know the secret behind the pulled-back style? Well, you'll have to watch our video to find out!
Zac Posen is known for his glamorous runways, and for Fall 2013 he paired his red-carpet-worthy frocks with crimped chignons and deep berry lips. The updos, according to key hairstylist Luigi Murenu for John Frieda, offered a sense of lightness when paired with the gowns. And as for the makeup, artist Kabuki for MAC described it as an almost reverse smoky eye, inspired by the supermodels of the '90s. A brick-red lip punctuated the look. We went backstage at Posen's show (set at the famed and gilded Plaza Hotel) to watch a model go through hair and makeup from start to finish. Watch and see how the posh look came together.
Sometimes translating a hairstyle from the runway to a real-life look can be tricky, especially after seeing it on picturesque models. But at the Dannijo show, we were able to get tips on how to re-create the sexy, messy chignon seen on the catwalk — in 30 seconds to boot. Johnny Stuntz for LUXHAIR WOW shows us how to get the look in this Beauty Beat.
Do you have a blush that's been sitting in your makeup bag so long, you can't remember where, when, and why you bought it? If that's the case, it might be time to clean house. All makeup has an expiration date, and knowing what it is can help you avoid an uncomfortable (and even gross!) beauty situation. Watch and learn when it's time to toss your products.
Suffering from hat hair this Winter? Well, you won't have to slink by with distressed tresses anymore. From choosing the right hats to begin with to revitalizing matted hair, we have a few easy tips to make sure you'll never suffer from limp locks again. Watch now to see how to avoid hat hair for good.
The New Year is always a great time to change up your look or refresh your hair color, so we sat down with L'Oréal Consulting Hair Colorist Christophe Robin at the brand's Hair Tech Center to get the inside scoop on how to make 2013 your year for hair. From whether or not ombré is still sticking around to the secrets to achieving that effortlessly sexy French style, Christophe has all the secrets you need to know. Watch now to see how to get your perfect color no matter your shade!
Victoria's Secret Angels, including models Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, and Alessandra Ambrosio, may be known for their jaw-dropping beauty, but it's their voluminous, sexy waves that have become part of their signature look. Striking just the right balance of glamour and edginess, all it takes to channel your inner Angel is a blow dryer, a curling iron, and a little hair spray. Find out how to re-create this now-famous runway look at home with tips from their hairstylist, Italo Gregorio. And if you need a little inspiration on how to strut your stuff in your sultry new coiffure, check out Victoria's Secret's all-access site. Also, if you missed the initial airing, be sure to tune in to see it on Wednesday, December 12th on the CW Network at 9/8c.
We've all been there . . . in fact, many of us more than we'd like to admit. But when the champagne is flowing at those holiday parties, it's easy to drink, drink, and be merry. And if you happen to have imbibed a bit too much, luckily there are ways to look good the day after, even if you don't feel it. Find out how you can turn that hangover around with these helpful tips.