Pretty packaging gets us every time, which is why we're obsessed with the latest collaboration between perfumer Frédéric Malle and Liberty of London. The two brands are celebrating five years of collaboration, and to mark the occasion, Malle chose 18 different Liberty of London prints to redress his classic scents. The artwork ranges from geometric to floral, colorful to austere and highlights the synergy between sight and smell. Each box was hand selected by Malle to match the fragrance within, like Lipstick Rose (above), which is decked out in rich, red blooms. These limited-edition boxes will look amazing on your vanity or under the Christmas tree, and you won't want to throw out the wrapping! All the scents are available at Liberty of London and FredericMalle.com. We'll stop gushing now and bring on the product porn.
Before the magic hits the sparkling runway, the Victoria's Secret Angels slip into their silk robes and get a full-body makeover. From GHD tools for iconic waves to the brand's own makeup and body bronzer, Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, and all the other Angels spend hours primping backstage. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their beauty routines from snaps shared on Instagram!
For the Van Cleef & Arpels store opening in New York last night, Blake Lively channeled Hollywood icons like Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake. But the newest face (and hair!) of L'Oréal Paris modernized her classic waves with a vampy makeup look. We're taking notes to copy this style for our next red carpet event . . . or, you know, a fabulous holiday party.
Classic Curls: To get the sideswept waves, you can go really old-school and dust off your hot rollers. Use the medium-sized curlers to set dry hair. While you're waiting for the waves to sink in (about 20 minutes), steal Blake's makeup look below. No time to wait? You can get a similar but more relaxed curl using a one-inch iron. Wrap hair around the barrel so that curls fall away from the face, leaving a few inches out at the roots. Hold for 30 seconds. Finish hair with a holding spritz like Oribe Anti-Humidity Spray ($38).
Modern Makeup: While a typical cherry-red lipstick would complete the Old Hollywood theme, reach for something vampier for an updated take on the classic instead. Try Deborah Lippmann's Forsaken Set ($38), a dark wine lipstick and nail polish duet. To balance out the moody lip, it's best to go light on the eye makeup.
Blake wore champagne shadows to brighten up her blue eyes. We like Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash in Beige ($22) because it can work for most skin tones. Apply the shadow to lids and inner corners. Then, wet an angled liner brush and swipe on the shimmering shadow along the lower lash line, too. You want to avoid overusing eyeliner and focus on the mascara for this look. Bring it full circle by dusting the same metallic shadow under brows and on cheekbones for a glow that rivals Blake's gala-ready style.
If there's anyone who will buck the traditional big hair, big beauty looks, and big everything that's typical to Texas, it's Kristen Stewart. The actress was one of many guests, including Lily Collins and Dakota Fanning, sitting pretty at Chanel's annual Metier d'Arts show, which was staged by Karl Lagerfeld in Dallas. Kristen opted for that sideswept bed head we've come to expect from her, whether she's running for a flight or sitting front row at Fashion Week. She vamped up the look with a seriously smoky eye that had her shadow blended and extended to created an exaggerated cat eye.
Lily also paired some grungy waves with an after-dark makeup look, but instead of focusing on the eyes, Lily swept a deep red lipstick across her lips. She created an ombré look by focusing the dark lip color on the outer part of her lips to add some edge. Dakota went Parisian gamine with her twisted updo that wrapped across the crown of her hair. She complemented the look with flirtatious winged liner and a pretty pink pout. The people of Dallas may have raised a brow or two over the fashion-forward beauty looks these ladies brought to town, but we love a girl who can shake things up. We're curious, which look was your favorite of the night?
Some eyes may wander below the neck at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, but we're gawking at the models' hair and makeup that only took hours to complete. If you wanted your close-up look at how to get Angel-worthy cheekbones and sexy hair, we've got all the looks here. So in case you don't get that perfect upfront view when the show hits your TV screen on Dec. 10, you'll have already seen it.
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.
Braids and updos don't have to be mutually exclusive ideas in the world of hair. Pretty plaits have a place alongside chignons, while box braids can look edgy mixed into an over-the-top bun. Or just take a nod from Kelly Osbourne (above), and braid a ponytail before twisting it into a bun. Talk about a perfect marriage! We've rounded up four more styles that are even sweeter when you add a braid (or many). For instant inspiration, just keep scrolling!
Uma Thurman's Waterfall Braid
Nina Dobrev's Plaited Chignon
Our favorite part about the snowy season is going for the matte makeup trend that is often spotted on the runway, and InStyle has rounded up the expert tips and products you need to nail the look.
Matte makeup made a statement on the Fall runways because its low-shine finish isn't dull or chalky, just more polished-looking than in dewier days past. Now, we've rounded up 14 tips for getting the fresh-faced look just right for the new season, from going gloss-free on your lips to opting for a non-shiny polish for your nails. Just remember the chic inspiration: The matte look is luminous and radiant, just like you, making it a perfect complement to your Winter wardrobe. Click through learn how to get the look, complete with our picks for lipsticks, nail polishes, foundations and more.
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What happens when anime and beauty collide? We get a gorgeously girlie makeup palette, and that's exactly what the collaboration between Shu Uemura and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has delivered. The Heart-Full Pink Parallel Eyes and Cheek Palette ($69) contains a smattering of pretty pink makeup hues. Seven iridescent and satin eye shadows dance around a cheek color, which are perfect for creating a delicate, feminine look. The kit also contains two dual-sided shadow brushes for ultimate flexibility in your makeup application. But what we love most about this palette is the adorable illustrations that decorate the front of the case, bringing us back to our Sunday mornings watching Sailor Moon with a bowl of Cheerios. Who doesn't love some nostalgia with their makeup?
The sexiest event on television is happening tonight, and we have one more reason for beauty-lovers to tune in (aside from enviously sighing over Behati Prinsloo's abs or Alessandra Ambrosio's beach waves). Herbal Essences is debuting its Naked Collection to coincide with the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and the clean new scent makes us want to strip down and hit the shower.
"The mint is the central theme across all three of the lines, but what's really interesting is how we've enveloped this in with the other notes," explains Stacy Hertenstein, the brand's fragrance sommelier. Her team blended three scents to go with the three different lines in the collection: Volume, Moisture, and Shine. So no matter your hair type, there's a way to reinvigorate your strands with one of these sexy new scents. The packaging has taken on a fresh, new look, as well. The shampoo features clear bottles with dye-free formulas, and the styling products are packaged in crisp, white containers. You don't have to wait until next year to get your hands on this major drugstore launch: just head over to the presale happening now on HerbalEssences.com.
Jackie Perdue is back with an all-new Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty! This time, she is showing you a perfect gift idea for the holidays: DIY bath bombs. Bath bombs can transform a normal bath into a relaxing spa treatment, having a therapeutic effect on your skin and providing you with essential oils and minerals. Check back with PSGG for more Lazy Girls' Guide episodes with Jackie!
It turns out that Jennifer Aniston — aka one of the biggest hairstyle icons of our day — has a few celebrity hair crushes of her own. In an interview with Parade magazine, she said, "I think Gisele [Bündchen] has exquisite hair. That's a pretty envious head of hair. I love Kate Moss. She always has great hair."
Perhaps Jennifer misses her long locks since she recently chopped off her length in favor of a chic bob. Jennifer, Gisele, and Kate all have some of the best hair in Hollywood, but we want you to fess up and tell us whose mane you love the most in the poll below!
Pantone has chosen its color of the year for 2014, and the winner is Radiant Orchid. The color is gorgeous for a lot of reasons, but if you're unsure of how to actually wear it, you're in luck. We have three products for you to try on your eyes, lips, and nails, so you can rock this trendy shade all year.
When the blustery Winter weather hits, that's the time when soft, supple lips shrivel up into a chapped mess. While Vaseline will do the job well enough, these products are for lip balm enthusiasts. We're talking the crème de la crème of lip care. But the price isn't just in the packaging, you'll find the top ingredients to hydrate extremely dry lips in these picks from La Mer, Rodin, and more. We've already rounded up our favorite lip balms from the drugstore, but don't your lips deserve a little luxury this season?
Celebrities like to stand out, and sometimes all they need to do is dye their hair or go for the big chop to make headlines. The year 2013 was one of major celebrity hair changes, including Jennifer Aniston's bob, Beyoncé's pixie, and Jennifer Lawrence's bob. Their stunning new cuts made short hair a big beauty trend of the year, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. We've pulled together the top 64 hairstyle changes of the year, and we're calling on you to help us determine who revealed the best new look of the year. Click through Shailene Woodley to Nicole Richie and Rihanna to Anne Hathaway, and help us crown the winner of our Best Hair Change of 2013 bracket!
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- Is the "Blurred Lines" song really about your lipstick? — Allure
- Studies show this is the perfect gift for the men in your life — HuffPost Style
- Do honey face masks actually feel like honey? — The Cut
- Coloring your hair at home has never been easier — Real Simple
- Go from day to night in a snap with these DIY tips — People StyleWatch
- The polish that withstands the test of doing household chores — Racked
- Beautiful eco-friendly products to go green in style — Byrdie
- Tricks to master: do your hair the night before — YouBeauty
There's a lot to love about Lorde. Besides having one of the top songs in the country right now (“Royals”), the 17-year-old crooner from New Zealand has been nominated for four Grammy awards including artist of the year and song of the year. While her music résumé is stellar, we're giving her top honors to her beauty look. Lorde's mass of kinky curls have been the subject of many discussions, but we're also keen on her gothic-rocker makeup look. The pale face, flick of eyeliner, and vampy lipstick combo has become her signature style. And it makes her doll-like features pop on stage when she's performing.
Though Lorde pulls off that nearly black lipstick with ease, many women fear wearing ultradark colors. But it's more wearable than you think — and is a great juxtaposition with a girlie party dress. You just need the right technique.
"The best way to wear black lipstick is with dewy skin, a flushed cheek, and a natural eye," said Lijha Stewart, pro educator for Make Up For Ever. "Try wearing a purple-based lip pencil underneath your lipstick as a base color." Stewart suggests Make Up For Ever's Aqua Lip in 13 Purple ($24), and we've got 10 more shades for you, below. Shop your favorites and make Lorde proud.
Turns out our favorite female celebrities aren't the only ones sporting extensions. Daniel Radcliffe appeared on the UK's Graham Norton Show with surprisingly long hair. "It's like you have to pull back a curtain to talk to me," he quipped, joking about his chin-length bob. When asked if it was his own hair, Daniel replied, "It's hair, I assume, from a dead person or someone who donated their hair." Daniel's new hair addition is for his latest role as Igor in Frankenstein, which stars James McAvoy in the titular role. Will he keep the hair after shooting is done? Only time will tell.
Lea Michele is a scene-stealer for many reasons: Her chills-inducing pipes, her role as the fearless Rachel Berry on Fox’s hit show Glee, and, of course (for us beauty fanatics), her gig as the face of L’Oréal Paris hair care. So it’s no surprise that the cover art for her first solo album, Louder (out March 4), shows the triple threat in a strong, of-the-moment beauty look. Hair pro Mark Townsend created her wet bed head (which we already know is a major trend for Spring 2014), and makeup master Melanie Inglessis gave her an ultrasmoky, smudgy eye.
Whether it's a colorful cat eye or a fairy-tale hair accessory, we can always count on Emmy Rossum to show us how a beauty girl does the red carpet. So we're not surprised to see that her porcelain complexion has helped her land a spokesmodel gig for luxury skin care brand Restorsea. And the beauty matchup has a less than typical story. "I was gifted some Restorsea products in a gift bag. I was amazed and I switched my whole skin care routine to Restorsea," she tells us. "I had my agent approach the brand about being an ambassador for them, because I organically loved the product so much." We caught up with the new face of Restorsea to learn her wealth of beauty secrets.1. Eye cream is a multiuse product. Her favorite product is the Revitalizing Eye Cream ($85). "I always make sure I put on eye cream," Emmy says. "I have it next to my bed and it doubles as cuticle cream or elbow moisturizer or lip balm or whatever. I even put it over makeup sometimes. If your under-eye [area] starts to get too dry from wearing makeup for so long and you start to get those crease lines, you can even freshen it up by putting a little bit of eye cream on and rework the makeup. It works really well."
2. Antiaging is about being preventative. "My thing is preventative and not so much about reversing the signs of aging. I'm all about spending on a day cream and an eye cream now, so that I don't have to do needles and cut my face open later," Emmy says. "If you make sure your collagen is in check in your 20s and 30s, then you'll never have to worry about sticking lots of needles in your forehead."
3. Don't pop your pimples. "Popping is a huge no-no," Emmy exclaims. "You can do serious damage to your face — if you don't get it all out you can get an infection. I remember I was shooting The Day After Tomorrow and it was my first studio movie, and I was very nervous. A couple days before my first day, I felt this pain between my eyebrows and I could tell I was getting one of those cystic pimples. As we got closer and closer to the first day of shooting it was getting worse. So the night before, I decided I was going to pop it and it will be fine. Of course, I couldn't pop it and squeezing it only made it bigger, so when I got there, Jake Gyllenhaal called me three-eyes."
See more of Emmy's beauty tips when you keep reading!