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Trendspotting: 6 Brand-New Beauty Ideas From NYFW

When a designer strays outside the box of beauty stalwarts, it’s a refreshing change, given our steady diet of so-called “trends” — smoky eyes, red lips, dewy skin, and bold brows. These ubiquitous looks are beautiful and striking, but they’re also easy go-tos, which on principle renders them, well, kind of boring. But with each new season comes a fresh crop of innovative makeup looks that we guarantee you’ll see on the red carpet come 2013. Behold, the six top trends we’ve spotted on the catwalk this week…

NYFW: Day 1
Rachel Comey, Lauren Moffat, BCBG, and more... Read More »
NYFW: Day 2
Peter Som, Creatures of the Wind, Thakoon, and more! Read More »
NYFW: Day 3
Kate Spade, Prabul Gurung and more! Read More »
NYFW: Day 4
Alexander Wang, Suno, Alexander Herchcovitch, and more! Read More »
NYFW: Day 5
Duro Olowu, Prabal Gurung, Victoria Beckham and more! Read More »
NYFW: Day 6
Rodarte, Karen Walker, Marc Jacobs and more. Read More »

Beauty Cues: Mandy Moore Is A Breath Of Fall Freshness At NYFW

Beauty Cues: Kirsten
This shimmery look is gorgeously unexpected. Read More »
Beauty Cues: Rosie
The stunning model is looking awfully, um, rosy. Read More »
Beauty Cues: Kate
Get her radiant rocker chic look from Venice Film Festival. Read More »
Beauty Cues: "Bachelorette"
The badass trio looked beautiful on the red carpet. Read More »

As a child of the ’90s, I have an intrinsic emotional association with Mandy Moore. I vividly recall listening to her completely inane songs on my Walkman waiting for my mom to pick me up from karate (not an isolated incident, she was always late to pick me up from karate). Mandy has done a lot of growing up since she was last in the spotlight, and since I was last at karate, and I guess she’s kind of awesome now? It’s evident that her “Cry” days are long gone: she appeared in a couple of rom-coms, got married to Ryan Adams (who I, as a longtime Jeff Tweedy fan, do not enjoy, but whatever), voiced Rapunzel in “Tangled,” and is now working on a brand-new album that will (presumably) be a drastic departure from the vaguely nauseating tracks of yore.

I’m willing to give Mandy another chance, especially since she’s been looking all kinds of stylish at New York Fashion Week! If that doesn’t say comeback, then I don’t know what does. I’m “Crush”-ing hard on this look in particular: it’s a subtle segue into the dark, dramatic beauty trends on the forecast, but it’s still sweet and pretty enough to wear through the interim. If you’re ready to jump the gun on fall beauty, but aren’t quite prepared to delve into dark aubergine shades, cop Mandy’s look right now! Keep reading »

Benefit Wrote The Book On Flawless Complexions

BTD: Revlon Lip Butters
Revlon's new lip balms are smooth as butter! Read More »
BTD: Maybelline Stiletto
Find out how Rachel is rocking a matte black cat eye. Read More »
BTD: Super Orgasm Blush
Winona has a super orgasm--and loves it. Read More »

What happens when you take  four best-selling skincare and makeup products and combine them in a kit that looks like a vintage hardbound book? I squeal with delight, that’s what happens, because Benefit’s new “How To Look The Best At Everything” flawless complexion kit is not only a great makeup combo, it’s adorable. For 30 bucks, you get POREfessional primer, Hello Flawless illuminator, BOI-ING concealer, Hello Flawless powder, and retro illustrated graphics that teach you how to apply each one for a truly flawless finish. This book has definitely earned a place in my makeup library. [$30, Sephora]

Our Top 10 Nail Polish Picks For Fall

With the promise of a new season comes the necessity to change things up, from our hair to our wardrobes to our go-to nail colors. It’s time to break up with our summer brights — so long, neon, it was fun while it lasted — and move on to more subdued shades. Luckily, our favorite nail polish brands are well-acquainted with the predicament we’re in right now, and they’ve come to the rescue with brand-new collections of sultry hues that can be worn well through the winter, too. (Don’t worry, we didn’t forget our old favorites, either.) For best results, pair with a cashmere sweater (when the time comes — don’t rush it!) and some sweet motorcycle boots. Unless you’ve got a fresh pedicure, that is — don’t worry, we won’t judge you for wearing sandals while you still can. Keep reading »

Matching Lips And Nails
Will you be wearing the ladylike trend this season? Read More »
Kitty Cat Nails
This Charlotte Olympia cat nail art is so meowing cute. Read More »

Beauty Cues: Kirsten Dunst Adds Some Sparkle To Another “Bachelorette” Premiere

Beauty Cues: "Bachelorette"
The badass trio looked beautiful on the red carpet. Read More »
Beauty Cues: Rosie
The stunning model is looking awfully, um, rosy. Read More »
Beauty Cues: Kate
Get her radiant rocker chic look from Venice Film Festival. Read More »
Beauty Cues: Maria
The tennis pro looks sweet on and off the court. Read More »

Let me pose a very serious question: does Kirsten Dunst ever go wrong? (Before you ask, I think she has done her very best to absolve herself of that totally weird amFAR dress.) With formidable fashion choices and equally stunning acting chops, it’s all too easy to forget that Kiki was the street-style celeb to watch before she decided to step away from the spotlight in 2008.

Anyway, I’m thrilled to see the actress back in action, and I daresay she’s better than ever. Publicity rounds for “Bachelorette” alongside Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher have seen her through a series of show-stealing outfits, and I’m consistently impressed by her interesting beauty looks. (She may also know a thing or two about teabagging, but that is neither here nor there.) They’re always pretty, but she never goes for the traditional trappings — a matte red lip, as seen here, is classic, but her shimmery copper shadow turns the standard on its head for an effective unexpected edge. Keep reading »

The Look For Less: Get Keira Knightley’s Pretty Chanel Makeup Without The Chanel Prices

"Anna Karenina"
Style inspiration from Keira as the ill-fated Anna. Read More »
Keira's Engaged
Keira is engaged to musician James Righton. Read More »
Goth Keira
The actress is a gorgeous goth on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. Read More »
Keira's Floral Valentino
You're too pretty to be wearing a carpet and/or curtain. Read More »

I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about the cupcake-y dress Keira Knightley wore to the “Anna Karenina” UK premiere, but one thing is for absolute certain: her makeup was gorgeous. Keira is, you know, one of the most naturally beautiful people alive, but makeup artist Lisa Eldridge made the very best of the actress’s features for the occasion. She said of her decision to focus mainly on a feline smoky eye, “I wanted to create a soft, pale, and pretty makeup that had a romantic feel but was careful to add strength around the eyes so the overall look wasn’t washed out against the dress.” Lisa, who spoke to Grazia Daily just after the event, used Chanel products to create the look (Keira is the brand’s beauty ambassador). Get the full scoop after the jump, but don’t be put off by the potential costliness of recreating it — I’ve also included my top product picks for taking Keira’s cues at a more affordable price range. Keep reading »

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