If you love the gorgeous Prabal Gurung gown here, you're going to be ecstatic about the designer's copycat Sally Hansen nail wraps. 'Tis the season of beauty collaborations, and if Gurung isn't to your taste, a slew of well-loved designers have decided to put their dukes up (in the friendliest way possible) with nail polish brands of late.
Dempsey's trick to achieving a pretty wash of color with plenty of depth was to layer a metallic light blue shadow, Alcone Professional Makeup Cream Eye Shadow in Lilac 2 ($8), over a base of Arcancil Khol Kajal in Bleu Gauloise ($8). Then, instead of using a traditional liner, Dempsey took a dark blue shadow, Avon Professional Smokifier in Blue Grey ($8), and used it along Kristen's lash line.
And if you're curious about the pretty peach shade on Kristen's lips, it's Stila Lip Stain in Yumberry Crush ($24) topped with L'Oréal HIP Professional Jelly Balm in Ripe ($9).
It may be April, but nail polish brands are no fools. They know that right now, everyone is looking for ways to wear the season's hottest shades, and this year they've delivered with a smorgasbord of Spring colors that range from metallic mint to grosgrain gray and perfect blush. Ready to give your nails a warmer-weather makeover? Check out these 10 undeniably awesome new polishes now.
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Pinterest is quickly becoming the web's biggest arbiter for all things wedding, especially when it comes to amazing hair for brides. But with the millions of pins added anew each day, it's easy to lose stuff in the stream. Here, we got the lowdown on 20 of Pinterest's most talked-about wedding styles, from the infamous Hunger Games bridal braid to must-have accessories. You'll more than "like" these ideas — you'll love them.
Most of the images of women we're presented with on a daily basis, whether they're on television or online, involve heavy makeup, styling, and Photoshop to boot. And while appreciating the aesthetics of a good snapshot are all well and good, do your makeup habits actually reflect the cosmetic-centric denizens of fashion magazines and beauty sites?
When it comes to your daily routine, are you a glamazon of epic proportions, or is your look a lot less involved? Take our survey and tell us about how much eye shadow, blush, and foundation really make it onto your face.
Psychoactive substances have inspired a lot of art, from "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but this may be the first time we've seen their effects expressed through hair. For its new Molecular Addictions lookbook, jewelry brand Aroha Silhouettes hired hairstylist Alina Friesen and her husband, photographer Kale Friesen, to create a series of images inspired by the experience of consuming a variety of drugs, from caffeine to LSD.
The results are more runway than opium den, but they are suitably deranged, besides being rather lovely and fashion-forward. Check them out now; just don't let your hair get a contact high.
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There are a lot of celebrity fragrances out there, but Madonna isn't just any famous face. So it follows that any perfume she'd make would be suitably fabulous. Her new scent, Truth or Dare, is definitely not what you'd expect from a celebrity endeavor — or even what you'd expect from the commercial above, for that matter. All the sexy fishnets and mirror gazing might lead you to believe that this is going to be a big, man-eating chypre (or, less optimistically, a particularly treacly fruity floral). Instead, the juice inside what has to be the best fragrance flacon of the young 21st century is decidedly . . . nicer.
In place of something aggressive and borderline feral, it's a pretty, slightly powdery jasmine with faint traces of spicy gardenia running underneath. It's actually more vintage than modern, a sort of sentimentality you wouldn't expect from Madonna. Truth or Dare bows at Macy's in April, where we daresay you should go ahead and give it a sniff.
The scent profile, on the other hand, seems to be reminiscent of Lola's, employing the same vanilla and creamy musk base, but topped off with sweet floral notes like honeysuckle, jasmine, and orange blossom. Dot also has a coconut water note, suggesting that it may be a more tropical scent than its predecessors. But we'll have to wait and see on that front. So far, though, this is one of the few times we wouldn't mind having a big old bug sitting on our vanities.
The Hunger Games film adaptation hits theaters on Friday, but the trilogy has long had legions of fans, with Katniss's mockingjay bird pendant serving as their unofficial symbol. Here, find the stories of 10 people so moved by the books that they decided to make their dedication permanent with a tattoo. Check out pictures of these illustrated avians, and find out what motivated these superfans to get inked.
Before you run out to get your retro lines on, though, we have a couple of recommendations for getting the most out of this product. First off, primer makes a big difference. The staying power is already good, but putting down a base keeps you from having under-eye fallout later. We also use a tissue to blot excess liner off our lids after application. It's not a must, but if you're a frequent victim of raccoon eyes, every little bit counts.
All that said, this stuff still gives us some of the fastest, cleanest lines we've ever had, and the results are just as pretty as a lot of products nearly 10 times the price. It's a bargain, and just like a similarly priced can of Red Bull, it'll give you wings.
Makeup storage is many people's bête noire. It's hard to get everything in the right place, a lot of the options don't look so hot, and every time your collection grows, there's a struggle to readjust. Which is why finding a case you love is a necessity. If you like storing your things in it and actually like having it around, you're a lot more likely to use it and try to keep it nice, too. Check out these pretty cosmetic case picks and get organized now.
January certainly isn't the only star who has tried pink hair. Dianna Agron, Katy Perry, and Nicki Minaj have all tried the shade lately. January's look is a little more subtle, though, and is reminiscent of the pink hue Rachel McAdams sported a few years back. Betty Draper might not approve, but it looks like January is showing the rest of us how to make an edgy hair color more wearable.
The Hunger Games premiere brought out all the movie's brightest stars, and everyone was at least as glammed up as the Capitol's most fabulous residents (minus the full-body polishes). Read on to see the film's stars and famous fans, along with tips for re-creating the hair and makeup looks worn by Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks.
The 1920s are a byword for glamour and excess, and the hair and makeup of the era have never lost their allure. Bobs, dark lips, finger waves, silk turbans, and dramatic eyes are as fashionable today as they were 90 years ago, and with movies like The Artist and The Great Gatsby on everyone's mind, 2012 may well be the year of the modern flapper.
If you're ready to head over to the local speakeasy and Charleston the night away, you'll want to check out this gallery of the most beautiful and fashionable women of the period. Steal style ideas from Josephine Baker, Fanny Brice, Gloria Swanson, and the rest of the era's greatest beauties now.
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