Source: Is Katie Holmes the New Face of Bobbi Brown?
According to well-placed industry sources, Katie Holmes has signed on to become the first face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics WWD reports. Both Bobbi Brown's and Katie's teams declined to comment, but the actress's sophisticated but accessible look would complement the company's fresh-faced look well.
It wouldn't be the first time that Katie has starred in a campaign, but it's a first for Bobbi Brown. Katie would be the brand's first celebrity spokeswoman, a contrast to the "real women" of past campaigns and Brown's forthcoming book, Pretty Powerful. Time will tell if the partnership is official, but hints may unfold in the next few days. Katie will be showing her fashion collection, Holmes & Yang, at Fashion Week for the first time. If Brown is doing the makeup backstage, expect the rumor mill to go full speed ahead.
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Source: Is Katie Holmes the New Face of Bobbi Brown?Read More »from Is Katie Holmes the New Face of Bobbi Brown?
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Beauty – Thu, Aug 30, 2012 7:14 PM EDT
Source: Yes, You Can Transition Your Hot Pinks From Summer to FallRead More »from Yes, You Can Transition Your Hot Pinks from Summer to Fall
Don't toss those summery hot pink hues just yet - you'll be needing them come Fall. This fun, punchy color has been popping up in palettes and lipsticks of the coming season. Estée Lauder placed a pretty hot pink in its Violet Underground palette for Fall 2012, and companies like Nars and MAC continue to churn out fluorescent blush colors. And stars like Ashley Greene are still swiping hot pink onto their lips for red carpets.
The trick to repurposing your pinks, while still keeping them fresh, is opting for a deeper hue. Summer was all about neon, bubblegum pinks; shelve those pinks for a more jewel-toned take on the shade. You can even custom create your own autumnal hot pink, layering a more subdued tone on top of your summertime version. The rest of the look stays the same: just downplay the feature that isn't carrying the neon. Your hot pinks are dying to hit the spotlight this Fall, so why not shop our favorite
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Beauty – Thu, Aug 30, 2012 7:12 PM EDT
Source: How to Avoid Sunburned Acne (Without Causing a Breakout)Read More »from How to Avoid Sunburned Acne (Without Causing a Breakout)
Ever notice how acne seems to clear up after a day of sunbathing? Although your pimples may have disappeared, you're actually putting your skin at greater risk from sun damage if you skip protection. But sometimes sunscreen causes an even worse breakout in the end. Sigh.
"While many acne patients seek the sun hoping to 'dry out' their skin, what they normally end up with is sunburned acne," explains Dr. Ava Shamban, board certified dermatologist and author of Heal Your Skin.
P. acnes, a bacteria responsible for causing breakouts, can't stand up to the heat of the sun. This is why acne appears to diminish after extended periods of time outside, yet there are more negative effects from the sun than this one advantage. For example, some acne treatments, like benzoyl peroxide and glycolic acid, make your skin more sensitive to sun damage. In addition, hotter temperatures can lead to more perspiration. "Excessive sweating
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Beauty – Thu, Aug 30, 2012 7:09 PM EDT
Source: Beauty Refresher: How to Shape and Tweeze Your BrowsRead More »from Beauty Refresher: How to Shape and Tweeze Your Brows
Your eyebrows are an important part of your look: they frame your face and give it dimension. If you're sick of shelling out money for waxing and threading, though, it's time to take matters into your own hands. Perfectly manicured brows at home are just a few steps away.
Preparation: Collect Your Tools and Prep Your Brows
Shaping your brows takes more than a trusty pair of tweezers. You're also going to need a pair of cuticle scissors to trim hairs, like Sally Hansen Nail and Cuticle Scissors ($11). Also, pick yourself up a brow and lash brush for additional trimming.
Be sure to avoid retinoids before going through with any procedure that has to do with your brows. They can make already-delicate skin in that area more burn- and tear-prone. And if your skin tends to get irritated and inflamed (or you just want to try and numb the pain of tweezing), rub an ice cube over your brows for a minute or two before you start.
BellaSugarSource: Second-Day Hairstyle: Hat Hair to CovetRead More »from Second-Day Hairstyle: Hat Hair to Covet
Accessories can be your best friend when your hair just refuses to cooperate the day after a wash. There's no shame in just throwing on a hat and calling it a day, though, especially when your chapeau is as adorable as Alicia Keys's. But believe it or not, once your cap is on, there are ways to style your mane so it doesn't have to succumb to being smushed. An extra minute is really all you need to get hat hair as chic as Alicia's.
Start by parting your hair to the side and misting it with hair spray. Section off a portion of your hair from your part, extending to your ear on the opposite side. Now tie your strands back in any style you like (ponytails or buns work best), leaving the front section out of the elastic. Finish by applying a texturizing product, like Tresemmé Curl Enhancing Mousse ($5, originally $6), to give the loose hair some body and control. Then simply throw on your cap and go show off your haute hat hair.
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Beauty – Wed, Aug 29, 2012 7:32 PM EDT
Source: Beauty Refresher: How to Create a Three-Shadow Eye LookRead More »from Beauty Refresher: How to Create a Three-Shadow Eye Look
When it comes to eye shadow, there are endless possibilities, often making it overwhelming to decide which colors to mix. So when in doubt, turn to this three-shadow template; it will consistently allow you create a look with depth.
Preparation: Choosing the Right Colors
When deciding on three colors to combine, try to choose elements from a similar color family that coincide with your skin tone. The lightest shade should be a neutral with a touch of sparkle (like champagne for fair skin and soft bronze for darker complexions). The middle shade is the color you want to shine most, but whatever color you pick, choose something about two tones deeper than your skin tone. That way it will look cohesive, but still pack enough punch to stand out. Finally, the darkest shade can be a deeper hue that matches your spotlight color, such as a dark plum if you're using purple tones. Or, you can select a dark brown or black.
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Beauty – Wed, Aug 29, 2012 7:27 PM EDT
Source: 3 Ways to Jolt Your End-of-Summer Hair Back to Life
While the good parts of Summer far outweigh the bad, warm weather can leave hair in a condition something less to be desired. "Usually at the end of August and around Labor Day, everyone is clogging the phones with, 'My hair turned green from the pool,' or 'My hair is superdry from the saltwater at the beach,'" says Alberto VO5 hair expert Chris Lospalluto. You don't have to start Fall off with frizzy, moss-toned hair, however. To see Lospalluto's three tips for giving lackluster strands a piece of your mind, read on.
- The chlorine fix: Before you whip up a magical batch of DIY chlorine remover at home, Lospalluto urges you to think again. "In terms of chlorine, I always recommend seeking professional help," he says.
- The dry hair fix: Whether you swim in the ocean, lake, or pool, or even just spend hours outside at a daytime cookout, water and sun don't always play nice with your hair. Enter: the hair mask. But in lieu
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Beauty – Wed, Aug 22, 2012 4:43 PM EDT
Source: The Freshest, Chicest Way to Update Your Hair This FallRead More »from The Freshest, Chicest Way to Update Your Hair This Fall
The Birkin bag? How about Birkin bangs? She's inspired a classic bag from Hermès, and now singer and actress Jane Birkin is the inspiration behind this upcoming season's quickest, easiest hairstyle update. While Fall may be the perfect time to enrich your hair color or get a whole new cut, if you don't want to make a huge change, adding fringe is a fabulous way to go.
"Refreshing your hair [for Fall] could be something as simple as giving yourself bangs," says Alberto VO5 hair expert Chris Lospalluto. "They don't have to be the straight-across Naomi Campbell moment; they can be a '60s-Jane Birkin where they're long and fringy." That way, you have options. They're long enough that you can easily pull them over to the side, but also short enough to look wispy and cool when worn down.
And to keep that wispy style from skewing stringy by day's end, Lospalluto recommends dry shampoo. "You just want something to soak up a bit
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Beauty – Wed, Aug 22, 2012 4:38 PM EDT
Source: Beauty Refresher: How to Clean Your Makeup BrushesRead More »from Beauty Refresher: How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes
A lot more harm than good can come from not cleaning your makeup brushes regularly. Not only can you wind up with nasty breakouts, residue can breed bacteria, which wind up breaking down your brushes. To learn the steps to keeping your brushes (and complexion) squeaky clean, just keep reading.
Planning and Prevention
Since you should do a deep cleaning about once a month on brushes you use daily, the easiest way to make sure you're not spending hours cleaning them is to spot clean after every use. Wipe off your brushes after every use with antibacterial wipes (like the ones you'd use to clean your hands). This way it'll be easier to remove residue before it has a chance to settle into the bristles. This may take an extra couple of minutes now, but will save you loads of time later.
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- POPSUGAR Beauty | Beauty – Wed, Aug 22, 2012 4:30 PM EDT
Source: Longer, More Voluminous Lashes Are Within Your Reach
You've already figured out how to make your eyes look bigger, so now let's talk achieving longer, fuller lashes. Learn how to take your eyelash game to greater heights when you keep reading.
- Carefully line your upper water line with black eyeliner, making sure to smudge the pigment in between your lashes. This will make the base of your lashes appear thicker. If you want, you can also line right above the lashes; just make sure to keep the line thin and tight against your lashes.
- Blend a pearl-white shadow into the center of your lid as a contrast to your forthcoming dark mascara. This will allow your lashes to stand out even more.
- Warm up your eyelash curler, either by blasting it with your blow dryer for a few seconds or running it under hot water. Curl your lashes in two places: start as close to the base as possible without pinching your skin and then move the curler halfway up your lashes and curl again. This will