- Check out the top 10 most wow-worthy wedding ideas for 2013
- Exactly why eating a late lunch hinders weight loss
- Beyoncé preps for her Super Bowl performance in NOLA
- Statement looks made for NY Fashion Week — all under $99
- The 10 best Super Bowl commercials featuring babies and tots
- Breathtaking reasons why you should follow @usinterior on Instagram
- Flawless Valentine's Day makeup in no time
- See how birthday boy Christian Bale became Batman
- Graphic rugs you will want at your feet
- The supercute starting lineup for Puppy Bowl IX
- Oprah's best life lessons
- 8 foods to eat during Chinese New Year
- Video: Interviews, movie reviews, and more in our Sundance video highlights
Posts for January 29th 2013
When it comes to miracle ingredients, retinol is high on our list. Not only does it help with things like dark spots and acne, but it also keeps skin firm and taut. Retinol, however, can be extremely drying. Luckily, we found three products that give you the exfoliation you need for a beautiful glow but also have hydrating properties. Read: red, flaky skin will be a thing of the past. On Kirbie: Helmut Lang dress.
When fleshing out your makeup brush collection, it's easy to get slipped up on what you need. Some brushes look the same, seem to serve similar purposes, and seem like they're easy to skip. But scratch your head no longer! We're here to bust up the confusion of the brushes, starting with your standard blush brush.
What It's Used For: A blush brush is used for, well, blush. It is designed to lightly apply pigment to the apples of your cheeks, giving you a flushed, rosy tinge.
What It Looks Like: Blush brushes are domed and fluffy. Look for a brush that has natural, tapered bristles. A blush brush has a similar shape to a powder brush but is smaller. And those minibrushes you get with a lot of blushes? Can them. Since they aren't dome shaped, they'll create a sharp line instead of a soft dusting.
Why You Need It: Blush is an important step in your makeup regimen, especially if you use a heavy foundation. A blush brush is a makeup-case staple since it delivers your pigment in a natural way. To apply, dip your brush into the blush, tap off the excess, and lightly swipe it onto your cheeks. Smiling helps you find the natural line your blush should take, and you should apply from the bottoms of your ears to the top corner of your mouth, with most of the pigment focusing on the apple of your cheek.
Tips and Tricks
- For a creamier blush look, wet the top of your brush with a tiny bit of water before dipping it into the blush. This will create a soft, diffused look.
- If you want a more defined line, lightly squeeze the bristles of your brush together. This is great for contouring color down the bridge of your nose.
To get a speedy, five-minute look . . .
Warren recommends applying a black mascara, a red lip stain (or a matte lipstick tapped on with the fingertips), and a bright, pink-toned blush.
And if you have 20 minutes . . .
Warren suggests applying full foundation, all of the products listed above in the five-minute palette, and highlighter on the cheekbones. You can also try adding a haze of bronze around the lash lines for a warm and glowy finishing touch.
And if you have 45 minutes . . .
Apply all of the above, plus half-lash strips, along with a black liner on top to conceal the lash bands. And for that extra pop of color? "A full-on red lip could work, as well."
Shampoo can be your hair's best friend . . . or arch nemesis. If you don't pick the right formula, then this shower staple can create frizz, dried-out hair and kill color. Never fear. There are a few things you can look for whether you have the coarsest curls or the finest of strands. Find out how to decode the shampoo jargon when you keep reading.
No matter what your goals are for 2013, we're here to motivate you — not only with valuable advice, but also with fantastic prizes! Our grand-prize package will make healthy living a breeze, starting with four days and three nights at Villa Del Palmar Flamingos in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit, including round-trip airfare, a wellness spa package, and dinner for two. Continue your healthy living at home with additional prizes: a $500 Zobha gift card; a Vitamix 5200 blender; a two-month supply of Silk PureAlmond milk; and these cookbooks from Simon & Schuster/Atria Books: Chloe's Vegan Desserts, Chloe's Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli, and Cooking With Love by Carla Hall.
Make sure you click here to enter and to also receive our daily healthy living tips, which will help you meet your goals for the year. From weight loss to clean eating to running your first 5K to experimenting with CrossFit, we have everything you need to make 2013 your best year yet.
Shapewear has been a woman's best friend for decades now, but much has changed since the original girdle. While smoothing undergarments still streamline our silhouette, English brand Triumph, also the official lingerie supplier of London Fashion Week, is launching a whole new concept. Triumph's Light Sensation is the first collection of shapewear that moisturizes your skin while you wear it.
The range, which includes tank tops and shorts, among other pieces, is infused with tiny aloe vera micromoisture capsules that can hydrate and smooth your skin on contact. The smoothing properties last for up to 100 washes and can help with cellulite and other lumps and bumps, according to The Daily Mail. Unfortunately, Triumph is only available in the UK, so US ladies looking to smooth things out will have to wait.
Triumph isn't the first brand to jump on the "smooth-as-you-wear" bandwagon. Last year, Wrangler announced its Denim Spa collection, providing jeans that cater to a whole host of skin care woes. A lump-free posterior and sleek silhouette are on almost every woman's wish list, so Triumph's line may be the next big thing in shapewear. Would you give it a go?
Makeup with a conscience is still a rather novel concept, and We See Beauty is putting a spin on the for-benefit beauty business with its new color cosmetics line, Make. While some brands offer limited-edition items with charitable benefits, every product in the 100-plus-item line offers 33 percent of the sales (that's $6 of a $18 lipstick) to the We See Beauty Foundation, which funds cooperative communities across the States.
That isn't the only amazing part about Make products. What consumers and makeup artists will love is the high-definition colors. From electric blue to brick red, the shades are made with artwork in mind. To open up your mind to the unlimited possibilites, We See Beauty commissioned 11 makeup artists to create original (and stunning!) looks. See each item come to life, and get inspired to create your own look.
Gracing the cover of Glamour, Zooey Deschanel smoldered with her signature vintage look. But there was a twist in the inspiration for the cover — the rodeo. "That was photographer Ellen Von Unwerth's first impression after seeing the wardrobe selection for the shoot and knowing Zooey's personality," said celebrity hairstylist Roque, who worked with Oribe to create her cover look. "It's great to take retro inspiration and modernize it."
See how you can pull off the look with Roque's tips.
It's almost Valentine's Day, which means it's also the perfect time to play around with pink and red makeup, and Gemma Arterton has already taken her love-hued palette out for a spin. At the premiere of her new movie, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Gemma went for a rosy flush on her cheeks, eyes, and lips. The feminine look paired with soft curls is perfect for a romantic night out.
To get an equally flattering look, try cream blushes and shadows, which give you a more dewy, ethereal finish. Start by working Tarte Airblush in Shimmering Poppy ($25) onto the apples of your cheeks and then sweep Lancôme Color Design Infinité in Everlasting Rose ($25) onto your eyelids. For added flair, dab a touch of the Tarte blush into the center of your eyes. For your lips, pick a semimatte color like Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Rose Ruby ($26). The three colors will work together to create a flawlessly flushed palette, perfect for anytime you're in a romantic mood.