There’s a time and a place for a smoked-out eye or a crimson lip — hell, there’s even a time and a place for both at the same time. But even celebrities need to take a hiatus from elaborate, show-stopping makeup once in a while and pare things down for a more natural look, often to equally arresting results. Beautiful people will be beautiful, whether they’re in full-face mode or not! We know full well that a natural makeup look does not necessarily translate to a less makeup look, but there’s definitely a spotlight on skin and features rather than played-up color or trendiness. We love the low-key looks on these 10 celeb ladies…
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Deodorant is a decidedly unglamorous topic as far as beauty products go. Is it even a beauty product? I suppose it’s more of, like, a necessary hygiene product than anything. (Or not necessary, I don’t know. You do you, babes, just maybe try not to sit next to me on the subway in August.) But any deodorant I’ve ever purchased from the drugstore — your standard Secret, Dove, Mitchum, what have you — has left me less than convinced, thanks to some combination of yellowing marks (which actually are not a byproduct of sweat alone, but a reaction caused by the chemicals in most traditional deodorants) and just smelling so gross, like super-pungent fake fruits and flowers that are eventually forced to commingle with your natural scent. There’s also the fact that the aluminum in deodorant has been linked to cancer, but hasn’t everything? My interest in finding a more natural alternative may not have been driven by health reasons (I also smoke, sleep with my cell phone directly next to my head, and eat meat on average five times a week), but it was driven nonetheless! I tried these four natural deodorants over the course of a week-long New York City heat wave, which I truly believe to be the most telling test there is. Find out where to purchase these picks, after the jump… Keep reading »
If your girl is anything like me, she’s probably got enough potions, lotions and creams to cover an entire army of Kate Upton clones. We spend oodles of hours and way too much cash trying to look good for you, our friends, your friends, the bus driver, that cute barista and everyone else who crosses our path. We live for compliments on our glowing skin from strangers. Dumb? Yes. A waste of time and our hard-earned benjamins? You bet. But we do it anyway.
Alas, some chicks of the OCD variety go above and beyond the occasional European facial and spa mani/pedi. This is where the practice of obtaining epidermal perfection gets weird. We’re talking slathering butt cream on your mug, having fish eat off your dead skin and plastering fine jewelry across your face for a more youthful appearance.
That’s where the most Bizarre Beauty Rituals Your Girlfriend Is Wasting Money On come in. Read more on TruTV…
If you were hoping to catch a glimpse of Kate Middleton leaving the hospital the day after giving birth looking anything but Duchess of Cambridge-caliber fresh, you, mon amie, are out of luck. Lest we forget that the new mother is truly no mere mortal, Kate’s got her personal hairdresser on deck, prepping the Duchess’s royal locks for the inevitable gawking to come upon her exit. I mean, it may sound egregious, but when you really think about it… who won’t be looking at Kate today? Nobody, that’s who, and when you’re a public figure celebrated for (among other things, of course) your perfect hair, I can’t blame her for wanting to bring it. [Fashionista]
Rihanna certainly isn’t the first celebrity to sport dyed grey hair — Kelly Osbourne‘s got her beat on that one by a long shot — but she is the latest, and inarguably the most high-profile. RiRi’s past beauty ventures, from gravity-defying mohawks and shaved sides with long, side-swept bangs to her signature bold red lip color, have inspired countless copycats, so who’s to say her new “ice grey” shade, which she wasted no time in flaunting on Instagram, won’t take off just the same? I love a well-executed unnatural hair color, and I think Rihanna’s totally pulling this one off … but doesn’t she somehow pull everything off?
Welcome to another installment of “I Want That,” The Frisky’s every-so-often beauty product review video series. In this episode, we invited our resident nail art fan Megan to join us, to discuss the ins and outs of polish, stickers and press-ons. Check it out above and then tell us in the comments what nail treatments you prefer!
We’re a bit obsessed with the Illuminati around here (hey, Jay and Bey!), so the idea of a Secret Society mani is right up our alley. Designed by Rita Remark, the manicure is an interpretation of what a secret society language might look like. Go with Rita’s designs or make one up on the fly! [Windsor Star]
As the owner of some seriously fine, straight hair, and therefore the executor of many fruitless attempts at bouncy, luscious waves, I’ve always been envious of the effortlessly wavy and curly-haired. “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger’s insistence that women should straighten their hair to find a partner? Insane. These 10 celebs may not necessarily be naturally curly (in fact, I’m willing to bet that even if they are, the curls they’re sporting on the red carpet are manufactured), but they’re definitely gorgeous, and they’ll have you wanting to pick up the curling iron even in the dead heat…
There are many things about Selena Gomez that I do not aspire to. (See: pop stardom, capricious relationship with the escaped asylum patient previously known as Justin Bieber.) Her hair, on the other hand? Yup, Selena Gomez is currently wearing my long, thick, voluminous, unkempt yet glossy dream hair. I would steal that shit straight off her head any day. [Photo: WENN]
My husband’s grandmother looked like a movie star when she was young. You should see the pictures! There’s one of her perched on a rock in her bathing suit, and it looks like she was posed there by a famous photographer. Everyone always comments on it. “Wow!” we say, “You were such a beauty!” And she sort of chuckles and looks away.
The story goes—she got selected as the prettiest girl at the local fair. I always imagine a dour panel of older male judges, shuffling through the cotton-candy eating crowd, hands behind their backs, in gray linen suits, sizing up the young women, looking for the prettiest one. They must have known immediately, when they saw her. Maybe she was laughing with her head thrown back, her hair lustrous in the sun.
“She was so beautiful!” we exclaim, looking over the old photos. Now she’s 95—a pert, tiny, stooped woman with a ready grin who thought Obama was cool long before the rest of us knew his name. She laughs a lot, reads a lot, and grows a wild garden in her backyard. Keep reading »