Once you've mastered your skin care routine, the best way to keep your complexion glowing is to add in a mask treatment. Skin expert Kate Somerville recommends using a mask once or twice a week depending on your skin's needs. To find out what you should be using for your skin type, read on.
Sometimes the perfect mask is all you need for a costume, especially with kids that aren't excited about bulky getups. Offer your tot a beautifully crafted mask that can totally stand on its own this Halloween. Pair with all-black clothing or colors that match the mask, and your lil one is on her way to tons of trick-or-treating fun. From beautiful butterflies to roaring lions, these masks are functional and fun. And after the excitement of All Hallows' Eve has waned, add the mask to your tot's pretend-play clothes for a second run.
Not everyone wants to put in the effort to do a big Halloween costume; in fact, maybe you're the type of person who wants the easiest solution. We can't think of anything easier than donning a mask, so we did some serious searching for incredible masks that will become the main element of your costume. Quite frankly, you don't really need to do anything else, but we've included styling tips to complete the costume. Click through to shop 10 amazing masks.
Among the more memorable looks for Fall are masks: Jason Wu showcased beautiful lace masks with his ladylike wear while Louis Vuitton used the accessory to speak to a more fetishistic aesthetic. While we've seen masks cropping up in editorials and shown off regularly by Lady Gaga, we want to know if you'd ever try on one out for yourself. What do you think — are masks a trend you'd experiment with or is this meant for one day out of the year — Halloween?
From left: Jason Wu and Louis Vuitton
We've come to know and love Erickson Beamon for its in-your-face rhinestone baubles. For designers Karen Erickson and Vicki Beamon, bigger and chunkier is always better. But for Fall '11, the duo have outdone themselves with eye-catching — pun intended — rhinestone masks. They're definitely intriguing to look at, but I'm not so sure they're translatable to the streets or even comfortable. What do you think — are these Erickson Beamon masks freaky or fabulous?
Taking the extra five to ten minutes (OK, hour) to let a facial mask work its magic is one of life's simple pleasures for me. Except, I swear that the doorbell always rings during the process. "That's all right ma'am," said the UPS delivery guy, as I apologized for my most recent goopy green face application. "I've seen it all," he said.
Minor embarrassment aside, I just love the results and feel of masks, whether they be creamy, gel-like, clarifying, acne fighting, or firm inducing. And since we switched up the format of the Beauty Mark It challenges last week with much success, let's do the same thing again this week, with face masks.
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