The SAG Awards don’t excite me all that much. As Amelia said in her round-up of the best dressed, it’s the most self-congratulatory of the awards shows, being that its entire premise is actors awarding actors. Hollywood is nothing if not self-congratulatory, and I love it despite that, but the SAG Awards just tend to be a snoozefest. Regardless, come the morning after, I want to know what and who everyone was wearing, and I must know who had the best makeup of the night. This year, perhaps unexpectedly, it was Dianna Agron. Keep reading »
I can’t remember how it happened, but one lucky day, I stumbled upon the chescalocs YouTube Channel, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Video blogger Franchesca, or Chescaleigh, as she’s known on Facebook, is extremely creative and hilarious. I’ve developed a habit of falling down the rabbit hole that is her YouTube channel, where she tutors on loc hairstyles and gives tips for maintenance, for hours at a time. She’s given me the courage to experiment more with my locs, or dreadlocks as some people call them. Keep reading »
When I’m not busy picking bald patches into my scalp, I like to look at hair tutorials and screw around with my locks. On days when I wake up with weird cowlicks or greasy roots, I usually pull it back into a sloppy bun, but I’d like to up the ante by trying out one of these twists, heh, on the usual. Click on for 10 bun and tuck hair tutorials! Keep reading »
Is it just me or has Kristen Stewart been looking her best ever while doing the “Breaking Dawn” publicity circuit? She’s obviously very attractive, but some of her past appearances have made me cringe just because she looks so damn uncomfortable. I don’t keep up with “Twilight,” but I do keep up with celeb style, and the photos of Kristen in J. Mendel at the U.S. premiere made my jaw drop. Kristen looks gorgeous and glamorous while still managing to maintain her punky, not-overdone allure.
One thing I’ve noticed from her most recent ensembles is that she’s grown into a master of a feminine style that alludes to goth without bringing Hot Topic to mind. Classy, clean goth? What a feat! I love what Kristen does with her girly-goth sensibilities, so I’m breaking it down into tips and tricks we can all use to channel the look. (Flawless British boyfriend not required, but always preferred.) Keep reading »
Everyone has a different idea of what’s sexy, but when it comes to makeup looks admired for their seductive properties, I think there’s a few that we can reach a general consensus on. Why concentrate on a sexy outfit only to overlook your face, the most powerful seduction tool of all? After the jump, three fail-safe sexy beauty looks, and the techniques and products you need to get them.
Fashion begins on the runway. Once the seasonal collections are shown, the standard is set for labels everywhere, who work to emulate — but not copy — the hottest catwalk trends. The clothes we purchase from stores such as H&M, Zara, and Urban Outfitters all have one thing in common: they’re often loose interpretations of garments spotted, well, elsewhere. In much the same way, beauty also begins on the runway. Makeup trends dictate what we choose to apply to our faces season after season. It’s easy to garner your fair share of inspiration from lofty, oft unattainable looks. Though runway beauty is, generally, stunningly theatrical, you can still recreate it in daily life with an arsenal of products and a light hand. After the jump, some of the top runway faces from Autumn/Winter ’11 (which debuted nearly eleven months ago — fashion also predicts the future!) and how to get similar looks on your own.
Little known fact about me: I love makeup. Love. It. I love playing with the colors and the textures and different brushes and learning what products do what. I don’t wear makeup every single day, because I actually don’t especially care about how I look. But I still have baskets and drawers and makeup bags rivaling whatever frightshow Katy Perry’s got going on in her closet and it’s one of the joys of my life.
When I noticed a series of videos on the UK Guardian‘s web site called “beauty tips,” I had to click on them. The Guardian is one of those smarty-pants papers that Americans mention reading when they want to sound intellectual; any video about lip gloss or false eyelashes on the Guardian‘s web site, I had to see. So a few weeks ago, when I was laid out in bed with a Beastly Virus From Hell, I watched one.
And then I watched all of them … Keep reading »
Elizabeth Taylor is, of course, famous for her acting career, numerous marriages, charity work, and love of diamonds, but she was also known for her classic beauty look. She often highlighted her natural beauty with a dazzling red pout, but her violet eyes always took center stage with the help of bold brows and expertly lined eyes. Now, we might not be able to drape ourselves in sparkly diamonds, like Liz Taylor, but we can surely adopt her makeup tricks as we remember her life and career. Keep reading »
How to Tan Asian Skin
Asian skin tones look great with a little bit of bronze on top. Luckily, you don’t have to submit yourself to the sun’s UV rays just to get little color. If you’ve been too nervous to self-tan, you’re in good hands. So take the chance and do it right with our steps to tanning Asian skin at home.
Always Cleanse Your Face Daily
Use a cleanser or exfoliater in the morning to get ris of any impurities that have collected over night.
Moisturize With SPF 30
Delicate skin needs an SPF of at least 30 included in a daily moisturizer. Try to find one that works for your skin with a high SPF protection.
Gradually Decrease Your SPF Number Over Time
To tan safely, begin with a sunscreen that is, let’s say, 30, and gradually decrease it to about 15. Moving down the SPF scale in small steps is crucial to not getting pulverized by Mr. Sunshine.
Tinted Moisturizer Can Do the Trick
Tinted moisturizers usually include SPF protection, and not only cover and moisturize your face, but also provide some extra coverage. It’ not as strong as concealer, but it doesn enough to add a shimmery glow and keep you face out of harm’s way.
Consider a Bronzer That Gives You a Natural Look
Self tanning gels tend to blend nicely with the skin. Do a patch test first incase the tanning color doesn’t work with your skin tone.
Wash Your Face Each Night
Washing your face before you hit the pillow is important. At night, your makeup will have hours to lock dirt and oil into your pores.
Remember to Drink Plenty of Water Throughout the Day
Without water, the face and skin can look dried out. If your body is properly hydrated, your face will have an added glow. Keep reading »
Bangs can be pesky. They grow out quickly. Without experience, taking matters into your own hands isn’t the best idea. (Case in point: My dad once decided to cut my bangs when I was 7. I was left with a straight-edged tuft of hair three inches above my eyebrows. I still haven’t recovered). Yet, with a bit of training, doing a trim yourself isn’t too hard. After the jump, some tips from Annamarie Tendler, a Vidal Sassoon-trained hairstylist and makeup artist. Keep reading »