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Posts for October 17th 2012
The general rule of thumb when it comes to makeup is balance: if you're wearing a bold eye shadow look, then keep your lips toned down and vice versa. But beauty rules are meant to be broken . . . or at least amended. Just ask Solange Knowles, who pulled off a gorgeously curated bold-on-bold makeup palette. Donning stick-straight strands, the singer accentuated her style with a gunmetal smoky eye and a bright red lipstick for a look that was glamorous without being overdone.
So how do you pull it off? Stick to your old friend balance. Mix up your textures to prevent the look from verging on overwhelming. Solange's shadow had a ton of sparkle, so she kept her lipstick matte. If your lips are glossy, on the other hand, opt for a matte eye shadow. Bold can be beautiful, and as long as your makeup is in harmony, there's no reason why you shouldn't wear a look similar to Solange's.
- Spot the designer beauty items in the Target + Neiman Marcus collection — HuffPost Style
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- How to get a French twist on short hair — InStyle
- Learn the French secret to on-the-go cleansing — The Cut
- Follow these rules, banish blemishes — Allure
- Never struggle to find the perfect red lipstick again — Refinery29
- Get more for your money with these Fall makeup sets — The Fashion Spot
- Your hairbrush hunt is over — Real Simple
- Why La Mer products carry such a hefty price tag — Real Beauty
- Do you like Kristen Wiig's new honey-blond hue? — The Blush
It turns out the something-blue trend isn't just for brides. Various marine hues, from sapphire to cerulean to navy, were seen up and down the Fall 2012 runways. Whichever way you wear it, plan to keep the rest of your makeup neutral, as this color steals the show every time. See 11 ways to get your fill of the blues this season.
- If your hair is a little damp, simply flip your head upside down and finger-brush it away from your scalp to keep it from matting against your head.
- If you have a dry shampoo, take the top two layers of your hair and apply the product to the roots only. One that adds volume, like Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo ($15), is good to have on hand. Plus, it comes in a purse-friendly size.
- Strategically spritzed shots of hair spray are another way to jolt flat hair back to life. Standing with your head upside down, divide your hair from ear-to-ear, and spray along that part. Then, spray down the palms of your hands and work the product into your hair's top layer, making sure to brush your fingers away from your scalp. Flip your hair back into place for an instantly puffed up coif.
- If all else fails and you have long hair, a trendy topknot is a quick and easy style to pull off. Bonus: If you keep this updo loose around the roots, you can always pull it out after a few hours for a slightly waved look with loads of volume.