A cult favorite for decades, the Japanese beauty brand's gentle cleansing oil gets a bright new look with limited-edition "Tokyo Kamon Girls" bottles designed in collaboration with manga artist Moyoca Anno, from $65.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
"My shampoo is Pantene," country singer Leanne Womack recently said of her hair care must-have. And the budget-friendly brand's much-loved classic 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, $4, is getting the star treatment with a new gold-rimmed cap – but with the same formula that made it a classic.
Following on the success of his women’s clothing line of the same name, the multi-platinum rapper-designer Nelly will add fragrance to his empire with the launch of Apple Bottoms by Nelly, with prices starting at $48 a bottle.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
One coat of Revlon's all-in-one revolution in long-wear lipstick will make you a convert, lasting from breakfast, through lunch – and even dinner! And the formula's built-in topcoat is ultra-conditioning, while each of the 20 satiny shades ensure you'll find a color that's flattering for you.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Avon's body care classic is getting a makeover with a rich, new formula that uses time-released conditioners to keep skin hydrated from morning to night. The thick, creamy wash jumpstarts the day with an invigorating burst of the line's updated scent, while the lotion smoothes skin instantly. Preview the duo now for just $1 each mini bottle.
The celebrity makeup artist's latest lipsticks, $17 each, keep the jet-setter in mind with five shades named after the world's style capitals, including berry-hued New York City, pink Dallas, red Milan, beige Dubai and coral South Beach. And the silky lip colors take the worry out of finding the perfect hue – each color is designed to flatter a wide variety of skin tones
Thursday, September 17, 2009
"I had horrible acne for 3 years, I cried every day," Miley Cyrus recently revealed on Twitter. Her skin-saving solution? Cult-favorite brand SENSAI by Kanebo Silky Purifying Step 1 Cleansing Gel with Scrub and Step 2 Mud Soap Wash & Mask, $50 each, which she says, "changed my life :) I just washed my face and SMILED. That is a miracle…my skin’s not just clear but healthy and soft!!"
The pro-loved brand's Dualiste line of shampoos and conditioners do double duty, preventing split ends while protecting against hair color's sneaky enemy: water – which is surprisingly the number one cause of color fade. The dual-chamber products' revolutionary formula provides 40 percent better color retention than ordinary shampoo according to the brand's comparison study, $15 each
The provocative designer brings a high-fashion sensibility to his scent, a flirtatious fruity-floral with notes of d'Anjou pear, fuchsia peony and vanilla, dressed to the nines in a bottle topped with a swirl of runway-ready brights, from $65.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Give your pout downtown sizzle with Lipstick Queen's glossy pencils inspired by Roman Polanski's classic film, Chinatown. Each of the five sheer shades, $20, including hot pink Crime, vibrant purple Mystery, scarlet Thriller, orange Genre and watermelon Chase, make this season's brights trend gorgeously wearable. And the quirky jumbo pencil deserves rave reviews for being as it is fabulous.
The Project Runway winner is taking a break from clothing and getting fierce with a limited-edition Vicoria's Secret makeup line for lips, eyes and face, from $14, inspired by the textures and colors of his fall 2009 runway collection.
Since its days as a favorite of Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, the European perfume house's creations have been on the must-have list of Hollywood royalty. Poised to become another classic, their newest fragrance offers a refined blend of magnolia, rose jasmine and tuberose inspired by the secluded gardens of Italian villas, $105 for 1.7 oz..
Competition in the celebrity fragrance market just got a little fiercer. WWD reports that Beyonce has officially signed a deal with Coty Inc. — the same company who is responsible for Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Paker and Gwen Stefani's scents — to produce her own perfume.
“For me, fragrance reflects a woman’s attitude and unique sense of style,” Beyonce told WWD. While I love various perfumes, I haven’t found a scent that truly personifies me as a woman. Working with Coty, I was able to turn my ideal fragrance into a reality by creating an alluring and sophisticated fragrance; one that’s reflective of my inner power.” And while this is Beyonce’s first shot at creating a scent, the superstar singer has fronted fragrance campaigns such as Tommy Hillfiger’s True Star in 2004 and Emporio Armani's Diamonds fragrance in 2007.
No details on what her scent will smell like, but Beyonce’s fragrance is set to hit stores this spring.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Taking Africa's sun-splashed landscape for inspiration, YSL's limited-edition bronzing powder, $72, leaves skin with an elegant glow. Housed in a wooden case inset with the brand's iconic logo, the compact lends summer beauty a touch of exotic glamour.
Almost as good as a house call from the famed stylist-to-the-stars herself, Sally Hershberger's complete line of Shagg cleansing, conditioning and styling products (from $9.50) give layered cuts bounce and volume using super lightweight formulas that refuse to weigh hair down.
Spritz on a little summer sunshine with Mark's light and fruity splashes including Just Peachy, Luscious Mango, Tangerine Squeeze or Very Watermelon ($10 each), which contain real fruit extracts and hydrate while they scent skin with irresistibly fresh fragrances
It’s been nearly a year since French film star Audrey Tautou filled the shoes of Nicole Kidman as the face of Chanel No 5. And with her film Coco Before Chanel slated to debut on September 25th and a new print campaign for the fragrance about to launch, the actress is talking how playing Coco Chanel brought her new perspective to her role as the face of the fragrance — and sharing her latest Chanel No 5 ads.
“The feature film enabled me to learn a lot more about Coco Chanel,” Audrey says of playing the style icon. “She was an innovator, ahead of her era. The fact that she created a fragrance in the 1920s that could just as easily have been created yesterday reflects the standard of excellence that applied to everything she did in her life.” She continues, “By playing Coco and getting to know her, I understood, even more, just how unique N°5 really is.”
Monday, September 14, 2009
Guerlain's newest launch elevates the simple lipstick tube to luxe accessory. Housed in a white-gold coated case designed by famed jeweler Lorenz Bäumer, Rouge G's cap slides off to reveal twin mirrors perfectly designed for reflecting back dewy lips in any of the line's 25 radiant shades, $45 each.
Xen-Tan is already a Hollywood favorite, loved by everyone from Ashley Tisdale to Ashley Olsen for giving skin a flawless olive-toned glow. Their newest luxury collection takes tanning technology up a notch, with innovations like Transform Luxe, $30. Unlike most building self- tanners, this product gives instant results, which are easy to maintain with a daily dose of the ultra-moisturizing lotion.
Celeb makeup artist Tina Turnbow went "X-Rated" for Weeds beauty Mary-Louise Parker's recent TV appearance – using Rock & Republic's star-loved blush in the sexy hue, $40. "It adds a great sweet flush – like candy!" Tina says. Her tip for keeping brights flattering? "Play up one area of the face at a time."
When celebrity makeup artist Romy Soleimani learned she was heading to a shoot with Leighton Meester, she brought along her favorite cult beauty must-have to share with the Gossip Girl beauty: Decléor’s new Hydra Floral moisturizer, $58. "I love the way it smells," Soleimani says of the all-natural cream, which uses floral extracts, essential oils and exotic raw materials from the island of Madagascar. "It's light, absorbs right into the skin and is a great base for makeup." And, she reveals, "Leighton’s now hooked on it, too!"
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Garnier's cooling and lifting roller-ball technology not only feels like a trip to the facialist, but its massaging action stimulates skin's circulation and allows deeper penetration of Pro-Xylane, a patented molecule that plumps and replenishes moisture, $18.
Time to go green! Yes To Cucumbers' complete collection of cleansers and conditioners for body, face and hair (from $9) harness the natural cooling properties of organic cucumbers. Our favorite? The Eye Love Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel ($15), which is even more refreshing – and a lot more practical – than old-school slices over the eyes. Plus, the Yes To brand is a star-tested favorite of gorgeously green celebs including Nicole Richie and Katherine Heigl.
Dermalogica is giving teens face time with a new eight-product collection that addresses high-school nightmares like acne and oily skin with the same level of research and science that earned their adult collections a loyal cult following, starting at $16.
Say au revoir to tired-looking eyes with full-coverage concealer, $24, that stays put all day long. The highly pigmented product blends flawlessly – no wonder the brand has already earned die-hard celebs fans, including Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Nighttime skin care's gold standard serum since 1982 has a revolutionary new formula, which builds on its DNA-repairing original with added innovations that synchronize and optimize repair of environmental damage – all while you sleep, $48.
Give dehydrated hair quick relief with this just-launched hair-care duo from the cult favorite beauty brand loved by Michelle Williams and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The nutrient-rich shampoo locks in moisture naturally as it cleans, while the 5-minute mask revives even the most stressed tresses, $25 each.
"I love these," says Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick of EOS's $4 balms, "They are wicked!" Evan Rachel Wood agrees: "These are so cool....You can use them as stress balls!" The organic domed design glides on as precisely as a finger – and is fun enough to be Hollywood's hottest beauty buy.
The name says it all – The Body Shop's newest charity lotion keeps your hard-working hands so soft. $6 of the $10 purchase price of each fresh-scented lotion, which is infused with soothing angelica extract and organic olive oil, goes directly to ECPAT, an international organization that battles child exploitation.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Knowing your skin tone help you to decide which colors to buy in form of make up or even cloths you have to know if you need to buy cool or warm colors. Most people are warm toned, not cool toned. Knowing your skin tone will help you in, choosing the correct colors, your skin tone will appear radiant and glowing, your eyes will appear brighter and clearer, your hair will reflect highlights
The undertones of your skin determine whether you have a cool or warm complexion. If your undertones have a pink, rosy or bluish color, your skin tone is likely cool.
- Vein color: When in natural lightening, observe the color of the veins on the tops of your feet or inner wrists. Do your veins appear blue or green? If they look blue, then you’ve got a cool complexion.
- Gold or silver: If silver jewelry looks beautiful against your skin tone, then your complexion is cool.
- Clothing colors: Do white shirts look great on you? If so, it’s likely you have a cool tone. Cream-based tops typically look best on warmer complexions.
- Cool skin tone usually has a pale, rosy, ebony, or dark-red cast to skin.
- If you are unable to tan at all, then you more than likely have a cool tone.
- If you have blue or green eyes, then there's a good chance you have a cool tone to your skin
The undertones of your skin determine whether you’ve got a warm or cool complexion. Warm undertones contain a yellow-orange combination. Cool undertones are slightly blue, pink or gray.
- Vein color: Notice the veins on the tops of your feet or inner wrists. In natural lighting, do your veins appear green or blue? If they seem green, you have a warm complexion.
- Gold or silver: Try on a variety of gold and silver jewelry. If gold looks especially stunning against your skin, you’re warm.
- Hair check: If your natural hair color has red, yellow or golden tones, you’re probably warm.
- Warm skin tone usually has a yellow, golden, and honey tones in their skin.
- If you tan easily, chances are you have a warm tone.
- If you have warm brown eyes, or hazel? Then it's more likely you have a warm tone
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Who doesn't dream of having a beautiful, manageable and shinny hair? Knowing your hair type is the first step to determining your hairstyle and knowing how to take good care of your hair.
Most problems of fine hair is not gaining volume and not holding styles, that is because fine hair strand is thin, soft, flat, and lifeless, when healthy it shines, it gets damaged easily. A short blunt cut will create the illusion of more hair. Avoid layers and long hair as the general rule for fine hair is that the shorter it is, the lighter it is and therefore the less limp and flat it gets.
Medium Hair Type
Most people have medium hair which is considered as normal hair. Medium hair strand is not too thick, not too thin, it has lots of body and so it holds any style very well. Wavy hair is considered as medium hair type. It is softer than coarse hair, voluminous than fine hair, more manageable than fine hair.
Coarse Hair Type
Coarse is rough, wiry, heavy, wild, and strong. Curly and kinky hair are types of coarse hair. The hair strand is thick and is often dry and needs conditioning to keep it under control. Wear it long so the weight of the hair drags it down. Get a layered cut.
Eye shadow is the most important part of your eyes make-up, because it can help to re-contour the eyes and add emphasis to them.
Use a foam applicator that works with the texture you use, a brush made of natural hair to shade and your fingers for dabbing!
Kinds of Shadow:
Eye shadow comes in cream, powder form or pencils. They can either be frosted or provide a matte finish. Some even provide glitter for a gala occasion. You will have to experiment with colours and textures before you find what suits you best.
Powder shadows are more popular because they are easier to apply and blend.
Either complement for a harmonious look or contrast for a dazzling effect.
- For Blue eyes: use earthy brown, smoky grey, soft pink or green khaki for daytime, and jet or off black for night-time drama. Turquoise and electric blue are on trend too.
- For Green eyes use browns, copper, gold and purple. Avoid bright green that will kill the green of your iris.
- For Brown eyes use any color, but taupe, brown, khaki, bronze and blue are fabulous for reinforcing the darkness of your eyes. Shimmering pastels in mauve and light pearly shades lighten your look.
- Tap a light, neutral shade over the base of your eyelid, then apply a darker color to the far corner of your eye and blend outwards.
- Finish with a light touch on the inside corner. To widen your eyes, apply white under your eyebrows.
- To make your eyes stand out apply a touch of shimmer to the middle of the upper lid close to the eye lashes.
If you like light colors and shimmer, go for creamy sparkling shadow. Apply a little soft color to your lid and blend in with your finger. Don’t overload your lid, unless you're after a metallic look.
- If you prefer a velvety finish, apply a shade of powder and play with layers. Close to the lashes, like eye liner, apply a darker tone with a brush, and then add softer color to your lid, blending with a foam applicator.