Posts for February 17th 2009
When opening the new Hello, Flawless! compact by Benefit, I got flashbacks from disasters of years past; that explains my higher-than-normal nervousness about powdery foundation. Since this product comes with both a sponge and a flat brush, I went for the sponge first and smeared some makeup on my skin: Way too powdery for my tastes, just as I'd expected. I'd yet to try the brush but, feeling far from open-minded, I set the product aside 'til the following day. The next morning I opened the two-tray, mirrored container and took out the brush to give it a whirl and, wow, was I pleased with the results.
For a sheer finish, use light quick strokes from the center of your face outward with the brush – it totally helped even out my skin tone with what a pal called a "magazine-ready finish," and it didn't look cakey. Word to the wise, it is on the messier side (as with any loose powder) so be careful to not get it on your clothing, too! Now, I'm just using a light daily dusting of this product over moisturizer. Four of the six shades are available online, and they should all be in stores within the next few weeks. I never thought I'd say this, but I love my powder makeup!
Everyone's talking about Barbie's® first-ever runway show in New York's Bryant Park. Check out our slideshow to see all the fabulous looks from 50 top designers. You will be tickled pink all over again!
Here's the post you've been waiting for: Iconic Missteps of Oscars past. Knowing how much you enjoyed seeing questionable hair and makeup of the Grammys, I've assembled a montage of some not-so-hot looks from the Academy Awards, too. Check out a selection of awkward choices throughout the years, and try not to giggle too much.
And don't forget — I'll be posting live Love It or Hate It polls on all the Oscar looks on Sunday, so come back and we'll have a Bella beauty party!
- Model falls galore at Herve Leger — Fashionologie
- Adam: Totally wearable beauty — Beauty Blogging Junkie
- Backstage beauty with Orlando Pita at Carolina Herrera
- Backstage at Alexander Wang — Stylelist
- Stars at the shows: SJP and more — In Style
- One model, 13 looks — The Moment
- This season, redheads have more fun — Beauty Counter
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Last week WWD reported that Emma Roberts is slated to be the next face of Neutrogena. You probably know that Vanessa Hudgens, Hayden Panettiere, and Jennifer Love Hewitt have all appeared in the company's fresh-faced ad campaigns.
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When it comes to eyelash curlers, the Shu Uemura brand is considered the crème de la crème of eyelash curlers. Recently, reader Littlemzfit gave the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler ($19) a try. Perhaps you've thought about purchasing one of these coveted beauty tools, but wondered if it's worth it. Find out what she had to say about her "lesson learned" below.
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