For years now, Crème de la Mer has reigned supreme as the most desirable skin cream on the market. Women claim that once you’ve used the moisturizer, you’re hooked for life. The only negative aspect would be its price, since a 250 ml tub will hurt your wallet by about $860.41. Expensive but apparently worth it. You’d be shocked to find out that the mark-up on this beauty product is astronomical. Read on and prepare yourself for a surprise … Keep reading »
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We’ve talked about the alleged horrors of the eyelash growing formula Latisse gone wrong before, but this video from Consumer Reports tells us a few more scary things about the beauty product. You shouldn’t be easily fooled by the FDA-approved label. The reason Latisse has FDA approval is that it was previously a medication used to treat glaucoma. And while we knew that some Latisse users had complained about weird pigmentation going on, Consumer Reports confirms that the treatment can turn blue or green eyes permanently to brown, and that users have complained about dyed eyelids—on both the top and bottom—which results in a “raccoon look.” Watch and hear it for yourself. [Stylelist.com] Keep reading »
Beyond adding extensions or using complicated styling tricks, there isn’t a whole lot you can do to make your hair thicker than it actually is. But leave it to scientists to figure out how to dupe everyone into thinking Mother Nature blessed you with voluminous strands. Living Proof’s smarty-pants team developed a new material that gives hair tons of oomph without making it brittle the way hairspray does. Those lifeless locks should be extinct in no time. [$24, Living Proof] Keep reading »
The easiest way to give yourself an “Avatar” makeover is to paint your entire face blue or make out with a member of the Blue Man Group. Unfortunately, going that route does nothing for your complexion. Soon, however, you’ll be able to get “Avatar” pretty without looking like you left a sci-fi convention.
Makeup company Milani is about to release a line inspired by the film that will include a nail polish, lip gloss, and eye shadow. The cool thing about the products is that they’ll produce “3D” effects through holographic and light-reflecting properties. We’re not sure what 3D makeup is supposed to look like, but sounds intriguing. And oh yeah, the makeup will all be blue. If you haven’t already guessed. [Vogue.fr] Keep reading »
If this isn’t a very Hollywood beauty trend, I don’t know what is! Yesterday, both “Sherlock Holmes”‘ big-screen star Rachel McAdams and January Jones of “Mad Men” TV fame walked the same exact red carpet sporting the same old Hollywood-style glamorous hair and makeup. It’s a look that’s pretty easy to recognize—the perfect crimson lip color, soft curls and sculpted waves, and, of course, precision-applied, black, liquid liner. Basically, just crib your hair and makeup look from any old-school Grace Kelly/Jane Russell/Elizabeth Taylor type. So, now that we’ve established the glam-look parameters, which of these gorge ladies rocked it better? Keep reading »
I remain largely unimpressed by the phenom that is the celebrity perfume. I’ve yet to smell one that appeals to me personally, and when it comes to exploring the seemingly limitless olfactory outer regions, they rarely go beyond your standard, perfectly palatable to 12-year-olds, cloying floral. Many designer perfumes, on the other hand, tend to titillate the senses in the way that a great fragrance should. Coco Chanel herself set the standard with No. 5, and more contemporary blends from Issey Miyake, Costume National, Narciso Rodriguez and Viktor & Rolf all manage to continue the heritage by lending their more complex design sensibilities to create intricate, alluring scents that will stick around as timeless classics far after Paris Hilton is no longer a tabloid staple.
Blake Lively and her gorge eyes — thanks to her perfectly lined inner rims — hit the town last night, above. We’ve talked about lining the inner rim of your eyes before, and I’m all about it, but, there’s one problemo: My eyes tear up something crazy and I can’t keep my eyeliner in place. To solve that rather irritating (literally and figuratively) issue, I got to testing out possible solutions and I think I’ve discovered the secret! Keep reading »
Zoe Saldana, 31, is better known for playing a sexy blue alien in “Avatar,” but now she can add Avon lady to her resume. They’ve just announced that she’ll be the face of their new fragrance, Eternal Magic, which debuts in April, and will appear on their new brochure alongside the color cosmetics collection. Apparently, the scent “takes inspiration from the rare Princess Monaco Rose,” which, as far as we know, did not grow on Pandora. [People] Keep reading »
Loads of great brows were on display last night at the Fox All-Star Party—check out Olivia Wilde and Aisha Tyler, above, rocking pretty, natural (but definitely filled-in) eyebrows. I was never a brow filler-in-er, but as I recently learned, a polished, full, neat set of eyebrows really does transform your entire face. (A rule of thumb with brow shape: Thin, highly arched brows can make you look older, and fuller, darker, more natural-looking brows are easier to pull off and usually much more flattering.) When brows are filled-in and full, your makeup looks better and if you aren’t wearing any, your face just looks more pulled together. And even women with the thickest brows benefit greatly from a little filling in. A few tricks for getting it right… Keep reading »