Hervé Léger never skimps on sexy, and the beauty look for Spring 2014 wasn't any different. For the face, Val Garland for Sephora Pro used Marc Jacobs Omega Bronze Perfect Tan ($49) to create the perfect glow. For the hair, Laurent Philippon for Bumble and Bumble created texturized waves behind a sleek, wet look at the hairline. Watch now, and join us behind the scenes before the models took the runway. And for more on Hérve Léger's look, see our entire gallery.
When it comes to Summer manicures, bold and bright shades always do the trick, but making sure a sexy red is in your repertoire is important as well. These seven shades fit any budget and look great whether you're headed to the office or are gearing up for a fun night out. Polishes featured: Pixi Polish in Summer Pink ($8); Salon Perfect in Zapped ($4); POP Beauty Nail Glam in Violetta ($10); China Glaze in Sun of a Peach ($8); Nicole OPI in Hit the Lights ($7); Essie in Lollipop; ($8); and Ciaté Corrupted Neons Set in Foam Party ($25).
Certain polish collaborations make more sense than others, while others are a little more intriguing. The latest Nicole by OPI collaboration is with the Emmy Award-winning show Modern Family. The collection hits stores next month, and each shade will retail for $8. We already know there are plenty of fans of the show, but we couldn't help but wonder, how do you turn Jay Pritchett or Luke Dunphy into a nail lacquer? Click through, and you'll find out!
Selena Gomez is stepping into the nail polish game. The singer has linked up with Nicole by OPI to release a collection of 14 fresh polishes ($8 each) in January. From confetti-inspired sparkles to deep plum lacquers, the polishes are as diverse as they are pretty. Click through to see Selena's polish picks, and keep your eyes out for the collection in the new year.
Putting the whole teen dream thing aside, I have to say that I was pretty impressed with Not a Gold Bigger ($8) from Justin's second batch of polishes. Almost an old-gold shade, this muted metallic is neither too shiny nor dull. Because it's also not very flashy, it's surprisingly very wearable for daytime. Read: you won't feel like a teenybopper if you're donning this particular auriferous shade. I like to think of it as almost like jewelry. Two thin coats were plenty, although the next time I wear it, I'll definitely be using a topcoat to prevent chipping.
You probably already know that Justin Bieber has his own line of nail polishes with Nicole by OPI, which happened to sell out at Walmart in a flash. Don't fret, however, as Ulta, Target, and Sears are set to stock Biebs's polishes starting next month. And while we wait for the shades to be replenished, be sure to check out this review of the polishes, our favorite colors of the bunch, and some Bieber eye candy tossed in for good measure.
Team Bella sampled the polishes, such as this grape-colored shade, Prized Possession Purple. It's one of the best hues in the bunch, as it's bright without going into neon territory. As far as the application is concerned, our reviews are mixed. I found the brush to be a little uneven, causing the polish to go on in streaky layers. But Bella editor Annie insists that once you get the hang of the brush shape, the polish goes on smoothly and evenly. Stay tuned for our video look at Mr. Bieber's latest foray into cosmetics.
Winter is pretty, but its effects on hair and skin can be just the opposite. That's why we've tracked down five of our favorite beauty treats of the month. They'll help you tame fly-aways, treat chapped lips, or just look a little more perky even in the harshest weather. There's something here for every budget, so check out what we're loving.