It’s hard to ignore the hideous ’80s images that flash before our eyes when we think of purple eyeshadow, but a recent uptick in celebs pulling off the look has forced us to re-consider our fear of the stuff. Katy Perry may look a little bit like a pretty bobblehead doll in this picture but her shimmery purple shadow definitely isn’t to blame; her eye makeup is gorgeous. Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and a handful of other classy ladies have tried out the look, too, all with great success. After studying their triumphant purple eyeshadow usage, we came up with a few universal tips for trying out plum-colored eye makeup. [Elle UK] Keep reading »
Despite health risks, I’m a huge fan of lining the inner rim of my eyes with deep black eye makeup. For years, I searched for the perfect eyeliner to provide a deep black rim, throwing away more money than I care to think about while testing countless options. Finally, I found my go-to during college, and luckily it was cheap! CoverGirl’s Perfect Point Plus has all of my requisites: a soft pencil for simple, delicate application; a self sharpener; and a smudge brush for days I’m feeling the need to go a little Taylor Momsen with my liner. You’ll find that this eyeliner not only covers your inner rims quickly and easily, but it holds up throughout the day and needs only minimal re-application. With CoverGirl’s liner, I’m also able to draw a perfect line on my upper eyelids , and I never have to deal with scratchy, painful application since it’s self sharpening. I promise you won’t be disappointed with this option, and with the cheap price tag, your wallet will be pleased, too. [$4.99, Target] Keep reading »
Don’t you just love a multi-tasking product? The SJP NYC Solid Perfume Bracelet not only serves up Sarah Jessica Parker‘s iconic style, but also functions as a secret stash for her latest scent. SJP NYC is built around the scent of wild strawberries with hints of floral notes. The sensual fragrance reminds me a little of that fake strawberry scent that’s added to teen lip glosses, though more adult and subtle than that. The perfume smells somehow creamy, too. SJP NYC is the perfect summer perfume for day and night. And the convenient bracelet makes reapplying a cinch. [$35, Macy's] Keep reading »
Though trips to the salon have decreased with the depressing economic situation, there are plenty of home remedies to keep your skin, nails, and body feeling pampered and refreshed. And now Elizabeth Arden is making it super simple to create your very own spa vacation … at home. Any amount of DIY home scrubs and personal manicures can feel luscious and refreshing, but what’s really missing are those soft towels, plush robes, and cushy slippers. To add those elements to at-home pampering, outfit your bathroom-turned-salon with the Elizabeth Arden The Spa Collection, exclusively for Bed Bath & Beyond. Throw away your dowdy, formerly white towels in favor of these Turkish creations in 12 hues, update your robe with the white spa waffle cotton design, and throw on a pair of 100 percent white cotton slippers. While the decadent and plush items look luxurious, in reality, the slippers only cost $12.99, while the robe will set you back $59.99 — and you can lounge as long as you want in the comfort of your own home. [WWD] Keep reading »
A lot of trial and error goes into purchasing a new lip gloss color online, because those little color swatches aren’t always accurate. Avon has made this task easier. The Glazewear app on Facebook lets you try on Glazewear Lip Glosses before buying. These high-shine glosses never go on tacky or gooey, and leave lips moist, smooth, and luscious. Among the 16 glosses available, five glosses deliver high-impact color, five give a sparkly shine, five have a megawatt luster, and one clear gloss provides high-shine and SPF protection. There’s a reason Glazewear Lip Glosses are a favorite among Avon customers, and it’s time for you to be in the know. [$1.99 for a limited time, Avon]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away a complete collection of Avon Glazewear Lip Gloss (16 lip glosses in total), but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how your lip gloss addiction began by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 3. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, June 4. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules.) Good luck!
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Though we may be sick of seeing the Kardashian sisters flaunting their bikini bodies on countless magazine covers, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe aren’t tired of showing off their toned figures, perfect tans, and flawless makeup. We’re not at all shocked that the sisters are launching a Kardashian Beauty line, and the very first Kardashian-branded beauty product will be Kardashian Glamour Tan, retailing for $34 at Sephora. As with all self-tanners, this one promises a streak-free look without making you appear orange or splotchy. Interestingly, the Kardashian bronze will be the first self-tanner to include Imudulin, which is essentially an anti-aging product. Maybe Kim can use her new fake tanner to ward off wrinkle lines instead of getting Botox? [Stylelist] Keep reading »