The holidays are all about dazzling. So why not dazzle your friends and your hair with a sparkly headband that's easy to create yourself? Inspired by the Oscar de la Renta runway, this whimsical piece looks just as pretty as an accent to a dramatic bouffant as it does with your hair down and tousled. On Kirbie: Shoshanna dress from Rent the Runway, necklace by T+J Designs.
Posts for November 2012
This week's red carpet provided a whole magnitude of beauty looks to inspire. Here are six fresh styles to add to your hair and makeup repertoire. From deep eye shadow to magenta lipstick to easy-to-do hairstyles, click through to get an up-close look at all the details.
MAC Cosmetics has been raising and donating funds to help further HIV/AIDS research, education, and services for 18 years through its MAC AIDS Fund. And this year, the beauty brand is upping the ante by doubling its donation from maccosmetics.com sales of all Viva Glam products tomorrow, World AIDS Day.
Since 1994, the MAC AIDS Fund has raised more than $270 million, making MAC the leading nonpharmaceutical corporate fundraiser. You can get in on the legacy by adding the Viva Glam It Up Bag ($30) to your holiday shopping list. To learn more about World AIDS Day, head to worldaidsday.org. And to see how the Viva Glam proceeds are being used for the greater good, check out macaidsfund.org.
Who better to teach you how to strike a pose this holiday season than a supermodel? Victoria's Secret veteran Molly Sims, who recently cohosted an event with Rembrandt and Neutrogena, shared her best beauty advice for this festive time of year. Not only did she reveal her favorite hairstyles and makeup essentials for the party season, but she also gave a step-by-step tutorial to looking your best in every picture you take. Watch now to get her expert tips.
One of the makeup rules that seems to always get repeated is that brights are for warm weather and darker hues are for the cooler temps. But rules are meant to be broken, right? Olivia Munn proved that last night when she stepped out with a coral shade blended into the apples of her cheeks. Instead of looking wildly out of place, Olivia's makeup looked current and ultrafeminine.
So why coral blush in the Winter time? The hue works well with a wide variety of skin tones, so it transitions easily with your paler complexion in the Winter. And the color gives your cheeks that I-just-stepped-out-of-the-cold glow, which is the perfect cold-weather flush. Matching coral blushes to your undertones is also easy — deeper tones should reach for a heavily pigmented coral while women with lighter skin will want something a little less harsh. The main thing to remember when picking your Winter blush is to shop for a cream formula, like Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Coral Reef ($13). It will stick better than a powder blush, plus it's more hydrating for your skin and will give you a more healthy-looking glow.
- Why you should give your nails a manicure vacation — The Cut
- A step-by-step guide to getting Kate Middleton's new layered bangs — HuffPost Style
- Know the right way to shop for skin care — Allure
- The eye makeup trends to try this Winter — The Fashion Spot
- Try this braid alternative that's easy to DIY — Refinery29
- This Swarovski scent brings the beach to the holidays — Styleite
- Dress up your ponytail for the holidays in one step — Real Simple
- The only two makeup looks you need to know this season — Glo
- Beauty gift sets that pack a lot of bang for your buck — Real Beauty
- A quick quiz to finding your face shape — The Beauty Department
Sure, washing your face every night is one of those oft-broken beauty commandments, but what about what comes next? Are you applying the right skin care products in the right order? Fear not. Kate Somerville, the go-to skin expert of the biggest stars, breaks it down step by step, so you can focus on enjoying the benefits of a smart skin care regimen: good skin! Read on for her tips to a successful morning and nighttime routine.
Soon the Vidal Sassoon name will be gracing your drugstore beauty aisle . . . again. Starting in January, Procter & Gamble will release the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series collection, a complete range of products from shampoo to at-home permanent color ($2-$9). The line bears the name of world-renowned hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who passed away earlier this year.
But if something about this line seems familiar, it's because Vidal Sassoon products have been in existence since the '70s. This launch is actually a revival of the brand (not to be confused with Sassoon Salon products) that was discontinued by P&G in 2003 under some dispute. The new and improved line is designed to make salon-inspired treatments easy for every woman to achieve. As Vidal once said in his campaign for the original brand, "If you don't look good, we don't look good."
Sound good? Get your hands on a special presale starting tomorrow, Dec. 1, when the brand will offer up a multipiece color collection set ($13), including a gift with purchase.
Slathering on lotion is sometimes not enough to get your body feeling as soft and smooth as you might like. But when multitasking products, like Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Body Scrub ($25), enter the mix, achieving silky skin isn't just a pipe dream. The gritty texture is made to slough away dry, flaky patches from the neck down. Plus, this scrub is formulated with plenty of skin nourishment in the form of shea butter, and jojoba, sesame, olive, and lemon peel oils, so you can know your natural barrier is being fortified with an intense blast of moisture. Add to your shower routine a couple days a week, and your skin will show immediate results. So go ahead and bare those shoulders and legs in your holiday getup, because your skin will be worth showing off.