If cleaning out your makeup case is on your Spring cleaning to-do list, then why not throw out the baby with the bathwater? Sephora's Holographic Makeup Case in Popsicle ($20) is a pretty enough reason to give your old makeup case the heave-ho. Perfectly sized with a rose gold zipper, Sephora's latest bag collection's main draw is its eye-catching color. It almost ensures you'll never lose it in your tote and is bold enough to display on your bathroom counter. Plus, the case is lined in plastic, making it easy to clean up those pesky mascara spills. Who doesn't want a futuristic makeup bag — or at least one that looks it?
We can't help but get excited when the Spring nail polish shades come out, because we know there are always plenty of bright, vibrant options from which to choose. When it comes to showing off those nails, here are seven colors you should spring for at the salon. On Kirbie: Club Monaco.
Want to know the secret to a natural-looking foundation application? It's all about the sponge. And The Perfectionist Makeup Sponge ($12) from Sephora is much more sophisticated than the triangle applicators found in the drugstore aisles. The dual-ended design is made to fit in the tiniest of crevices (like around the nose) that brushes and your fingers miss. For an airbrushed finish, try applying product while the sponge is damp. That way, your foundation will be absorbed into the skin, making it feel like you barely have any makeup on at all. Finally, the brush vs. fingers vs. sponge debate is settled.
Looking for a new neutral to add to your makeup rotation? Pantone's color of the year is emerald, and the brand has teamed up with Sephora for their annual makeup collection. We're showing you a closer look at the pretty palettes, mascaras, and eyeliners in the trendy hue, as well as offering up tips so you can rock this color with style.
1. Sephora Ultra Soothing Fiber Mask ($6): This calming mask is made to instantly soothe stressed-out skin with mallow extract, while hydrating ingredients soften and moisturize.
2. AmorePacific Luminous Effect Brightening Masque ($120): Packed with Asian botanicals like ginkgo, magnolia, and Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle), these microfiber masks help to stop dark spots before they have the chance to form. Plus, antioxidants protect your skin from environmental stress.
3. Lancome Génifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask ($80): Originally only available in Asia, this treatment features a high amount of the brand's famed Génifique Concentrate to improve the health of your skin and minimize the signs of aging.
The effortless hair and makeup at BCBG Max Azria's Fall 2013 show was a casual-cool look any girl can pull off. The whole collection was inspired by Istanbul, which translated to a sexy mix of downtown cool with a little Middle Eastern influence for both the hair, by Bumble and Bumble's Laurent Philippon, and makeup, by Val Garland for Sephora Pro.
The look: Bronzed skin, smoky eyes, and sideswept hair topped with a hat.
The inspiration: Grunge meets Istanbul.
The color scheme: Browns and neutral tones.
New York Fashion Week is here! Leading up to the big day, many designers are busy testing their Fall 2013 runway beauty looks. BCBG Max Azria let us take a peek at their beauty test, where cool girl Kate Moss served as inspiration. For the runway, models were adorned in beanies with lightly glazed terracotta lips and a soft smoky eye, creating a natural, subtle look. Bumble and Bumble's Laurent Philippon describes the hair as being made to look as if "she had been traveling." One key to getting a smoky eye at home without too much effort? "Use a pencil," says makeup artist Val Garland.
As Spring steadily approaches, it's time to consider brightening up your makeup palette. Whether you're an eye shadow beginner or a seasoned expert, Sephora Pro artist Sheranda Curtis has tips to make your eyes the center of attention. Learn how to take the fear of adding color to your look when you read more.
Polish up your magic lamp and shake out your flying carpet, because the latest installment in Sephora's Reigning Beauties is just around the corner. After the ever-popular Cinderella Collection hit shelves in October, it looks like the beauty brand has tapped spunky, adventurous princess Jasmine as its muse du jour.
In this teaser trailer for the collection, Jasmine is seen traipsing around the dessert clad in her signature gauzy fabrics. Her eyes are done in a mesmerizing cat eye, and if the princess's shadow hues are any indication, the collection will feature a bevy of deep blues and decadent golds. Sephora's Jasmine Collection is slated for a March release. Will you be checking it out?
If you're stumped on all the different ways to wear emerald in 2013, look no further than the Sephora + Pantone makeup collection. Last year's Color of the Year collaboration was all tangerine, but this year's collection proves you really can wear green with plenty of options from nail polish and shadow to lashes and brushes. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until March to pick up these goods, but once you do, your girlfriends will be green with envy.