Posts for April 22nd 2013
This Thursday, April 25, you'll have the chance to buy your favorite luxury beauty products and give to a good cause as a part of the QVC and CEW Beauty With Benefits event. All the purchases made during the two-hour event will go to Cancer and Careers. Plus, if you purchase one of the featured items, you'll get free shipping and a gift with purchase. Tune in at 9 p.m. EDT to get the goodies and do good at the same time. Of their many offerings, we've picked the top 10 items we're most excited to snag.
Facials can be a great way to amp up your complexion, but often times posttreatment breakouts can result. We sat down with Dallas Port, a celebrity esthetician from the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, who let us in on several insider skin care secrets, why we break out after facials, and how to get the most out of your next spa visit. On Kirbie: Forever 21 top.
Stars flock to Coachella every year for good music, epic parties, and a dose of downtime. And throughout it all, they do it in the coolest and most casual beauty looks. Braids, beachy waves, and natural makeup took center stage at the festival, where temperatures soared. Take note of these celebrity looks for your next rooftop soiree, pool party, or beachside bonfire.
— Additional reporting by Jaime Richards and Maria Del Russo
It seems Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning had the same idea this weekend at the GLAAD Media Awards -- it's all about a blonde in a headband. Kirsten paired her leather Emilio Pucci LBD with smoky eye makeup and a satin ribbon hairband. Her hair had a voluminous tease at the crown and tucked-in bangs giving a nod to the '60s. On the other hand, Elle wore a modern middle part with a sparkling floral wreath hair accessory for an enchanting look. Which look do you prefer: Kirsten's retro style or Elle's sweet, modern take?
Before Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz had even toyed with the idea of collaborating with a cosmetics brand, his fate was sealed. "I knew that eventually Alber would work with a cosmetics company, and so I told him, 'If you do something with someone else, I will kill you,'" Lancome president Youcef S. Nabi, who is a close friend of Elbaz, told W magazine with a laugh. "I really wasn't kidding."
And because of Nabi's persistence, the beauty world will welcome Elbaz's ultra-luxe quad of mascaras on June 15. "Eyes are so important to me," Elbaz said. "When I think of cosmetics, I think of eyes. For Lancome, I wanted to do something funny and a little handmade." Building from these ideas, Elbaz created whimsical cartoon packaging for four of Lancome's mascaras: hearts for Hypnose Doll Lashes, blue stars for Hypnose Star, pink polka dots for Hypnose Drama, and big doe eyes for the classic Définicils. "I'm hoping women will collect all four," Nabi said.
Beyond the line of mascaras, Elbaz is slated to conjure up a set of eye shadow boxes but has no far-reaching plans with Lancome. "We'll do this project and see how it works," Elbaz said. The designer is hesitant about expanding and diluting his brand, which explains why he has never designed a secondary, less expensive line. Partnerships are also a rare affair; he never collaborates unless it makes creative sense.
His collaboration with Lancome, however, will no doubt further prove his love affair with women. "I adore women," said Elbaz, who also appreciates that being a woman today isn't always easy. "Women try to be the best everywhere, and it's impossible. I want my clothes to give women the freedom to just be — I want them to put on my dresses and shine." C'est parfait, non?
Today is Earth Day, and whether you're an eco-beauty maven or just dallying, everyone likes to go green every once in a while. Luckily, the beauty industry is wise to this fact, and there are a bevy of brands offering up plenty of products and deals to honor Mother Earth. Just keep clicking!
- See Emily Blunt's bold InStyle cover — Styleite
- An anti-love letter to perfume — HuffPost Style
- 26 of the best short hairstyles of all time — The Cut
- Are you a fan of these cult-favorite beauty brands? — Real Simple
- 5 bang styles that are universally flattering — Allure
- New beauty brands to scoop up ASAP — The Fashion Spot
- How to fake your favorite beauty looks — Glo
- The best spa treatments worth booking now! — Refinery29
- Natural ways to keep you looking your best — Naturally Curly
- The beginner's guide to applying foundation — The Beauty Department