When a beauty trend starts to pop up on the runway multiple times it's typically time to stop and pay it some attention. That's the case with orange lips, which have now graced models lips for the past three seasons. Find out how you can pull off one of spring's hottest shades. Related: Tricks for Wearing Another Bold Lipstick
The best thing about orange lipstick? Anyone can wear it. The range of orange shades can complement virtually any skin tone. Heidi Klum picked a deeper matte shade with a sultry smoky eye. Related: 7 Smoky Eye Looks for Every Day of the Week
Day-glo lips look great on darker skin tones. Balance them out with a simple hairstyle and heavy winged lids to make a statement. Related: How to Create a Winged-Liner Effect
No one says your lips have to be clementine orange to pull off this trend. If you're wary of going Crayola orange, pick a shade in the family that leans more towards a red or pink. This red-orange color looks great with January Jones's fair skin.
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- RealBeauty.com | Fashion – Mon, Jan 31, 2011 7:17 PM EST
When a beauty trend starts to pop up on the runway multiple times it's typically time to stop and pay it some attention. That's the case with orange lips, which have now graced models lips for the past three seasons. Find out how you can pull off one of spring's hottest shades. Related: Tricks for Wearing Another Bold LipstickRead More »from Move Over Red! 7 Tips for Pulling Off Orange Lipstick
It's winter and you're cold. Your bulky coat and snow boots leave much to be desired, so how's a girl supposed to accessorize? That's where hair accessories come in-a huge winter trend. Read below as Angelo David Pisacreta, owner of the Angelo David Salon in New York, weighs in on the do's and don'ts of decorating your hair.Read More »from 6 Must-Know Rules for Wearing Hair Accessories
DON'T wear accessories that look like you're trying too hard. "Your accessory really has to fit the theme you are trying to go for," says Pisacreta. "Too often people put things in their hair that clash with their outfits."
DON'T forget to keep the balance. If you're not sure how to choose a hair accessory-make it match your personality. "Whether you're going for fun or sophisticated, you need to have some sort of happy medium," says Pisacreta. "But if your hairstyle is strong, don't go over the top with an accessory. This is also the rule for an updo with a lot of volume-keep it simple."
DO dabble in feathers like Emily Blunt, pictured above. When placed right on
- RealBeauty.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Jan 28, 2011 6:11 PM EST
The weather in some parts of the country has made us want to do nothing but sit inside curled under a blanket and eat mac and cheese. But all this inside time can lead to the winter blues. Here are amazing DIY tips for creating an at-home spa, straight from the country's most well-renowned spa experts and owners. Related: 5 Pedicure Recipes You'll Want to TryRead More »from Beat the Winter Blues with These Easy At-Home Spa Tips
1. Pay Attention to the Details
Part of what makes the spa experience so luxurious is the little extra touches. That's why you should do some prep work before you start your treatments. Throw your robe in the dryer for 10 minutes so it's warm and fluffy when you want to lounge. Nuke a neck wrap in the microwave for two minutes to help your muscles relax while you soak in the tub, and stash a cooling gel eye mask in the freezer (a bag of frozen peas also works) for a quick pick-me-up. Related: 7 Ways to Shake Off a Winter Funk
-Hefina Rees, lead esthetician, and Vicki Cairns, spa supervisor, at Silver Rain, a La Prairie Spa at
- RealBeauty.com | Fashion – Thu, Jan 27, 2011 6:21 PM EST
This Disney® starlet knows a thing or two about keeping her long hair strong and healthy. (Hey, people have to climb it!) But if your tresses aren't quite in tip-top shape, and you dont have magical abilities to grow yours a few feet overnight, read these tips for getting the most out of what you've got.Read More »from 4 Tips to Getting Rapunzel-Like Long, Fabulous Hair
Extensions: Get Long Hair in a Flash
When it comes to extensions, you have several options to choose from besides clip-ins. Bonding involves taking small sections of your hair and fusing bundles of extensions at the root of your real hair with a special wax glue. With glue-in extensions, the track is glued directly onto your scalp; not your hair. Taking them out requires a special bond-remover, so a trip to the salon is necessary.
Braiding is when the extensions are braided into tiny sections of your hair, usually at the back and the sides where your natural hair can conceal the braids. Braiding, like bonding, lasts up to three months. With weaving, a stylist braids your hair into one
Whether he lies to protect his butt or to protect your feelings, chances are, your guy's not above telling a few fibs to get through the day. We had real guys dish to us about the most common lies they tell (and why!).Read More »from 4 Lies Guys Tell You About How You Look
Lie #1: "No Way, You Don't Look Fat in That!"
"Whenever my girlfriend asks how she looks before we go out, my answer is always, 'You look hot!' Because once I tried to tell her that her skintight dress made her look a little like a hooker (hey, I didn't mind!), and she threw my cell phone at me and broke it." -Lance, 24
"I love my wife, but I hate when she asks my opinion on the 'trendy' outfits she buys. What do I know about fashion? If I leave the house with two matching socks, that's a fashionable day for me. My answer's always, 'You look great!' because as long as she thinks she looks good, it doesn't really matter what I think." -Michael, 42
Lie #2: "I Don't Mind When You Use My Razor."
"Some things are just sacred to a man, and his shaving products are among
- RealBeauty.com | Fashion – Wed, Jan 26, 2011 6:29 PM EST
We love a good blowout. If done right, it's probably the easiest and fastest way to amp up your look without going over the top with a curling iron. Rachel McAdams's tresses look soft to the touch and have some seriously sexy volume (especially for shoulder length hair) that would make even a Victoria's Secret model weep.Read More »from 5 Simple Steps for Getting a Breezy, Bouncy Blowout
Sebastian Professional stylist Thomas Dunkin styled McAdams's hair in this photo and tells us how to get this look in just five steps below:
-Add Sebastian Professional Potion 9 Lite to wet hair and blow-dry with a very large round brush.
-As each section dries, wrap it around your fingers and secure the section with a clip.
-Once the whole head has been blown out and pinned, spray a flexible hold hairspray at the roots for extra hold and support.
-Take out sections of the clipped up hair in a random fashion to get an accidental, messy side part.
- Using your hands, manipulate the hair into shape, pulling the fringe down over one eye and giving the ends some
Do you find yourself tossing and turning a few nights a week for no reason? Chances are it may be due to that huge bowl of pasta you had for dinner. Take a look at some of the foods proven to keep you up at night so you can get your sleeping schedule back on track.Read More »from The 10 Foods That Will Make You Toss and Turn
You've known this guy for years. He's gotten you through countless all-nighters and pepped you up for that 8 a.m. Monday morning presentation. But did you know that caffeine isn't actually giving your body any energy? "Though caffeine does provide us with that feeling of alertness, it's just a stimulant," says Michelle Dudash, registered dietician, chef, and freelancer writer.
If a nap is in your future, steer clear of Parmesan, Romano, Asiago, and other hard cheeses (basically, all the yummy smelly ones!). The high levels of the amino acid tyramine are known to keep you up.
Hot tamale! Those hot wings may taste damn good during the football game, but they aren't going to feel so great
You probably own a bottle (or several) of foundation, but do you know what you're doing with it? We've cracked the four most commonly asked questions when it comes to choosing, wearing, and everything in between about picking the right foundation for you. Read below to get the answers.Read More »from The 4 Most Common Foundation Questions
Related: 6 Beauty Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Q: My foundation seems to make my skin look more dried out than it already is. What formula should I be using for dry skin?
A: Look for a foundation that has "moisture" in the name; many foundations have separate formulations for dry skin and oily skin, says Real Beauty expert Kimara Ahnert Steer clear of powder and mineral foundations, as many of them contain ingredients that will further dry out your skin.
Try CoverFx Natural Fx Water-Based Liquid Foundation, $42; or Revlon ColorStay for Normal/Dry Skin Makeup with Softflex SPF 15, $12.99.
Related: The Big Cover-Up: How to Get Flawless Looking Skin
Q: How do apply foundation so it looks totally flawless?
Admit it: If you took a peek into your cosmetic bag, you might find a tube of your favorite lip gloss from 7th grade. We all hang on to makeup longer than we should, but using a product for too long can have serious repercussions to your skin like breakouts, peeling, and more. Follow this timeline to see if you should keep or ditch your everyday hair and makeup products. Your skin will thank you!Read More »from Be Honest â€” Is Your Makeup Expired?
Lip Gloss and Lipstick
Lip glosses and lipsticks can last anywhere from 18 months to two years. Keep a watchful eye on your favorite hues - if you notice an off smell or taste, toss them in the trash and treat yourself to a new tube! Also be wary of who you let stick their fingers in your favorite pot 'o gloss. Friends with a cold who swipe your gloss with their fingers have now just made your favorite lip gloss a breeding ground for bacteria.
Liquid foundations and concealers should be replaced every six months. To make your foundation last as long as possible, be sure to
Since the announcement of a royal wedding, Kate Middleton and her vast selection of hats and slim figure haven't been the only objects on tabloid headlines-Prince William's thinning hair is also getting some buzz.Read More »from Why Does it Matter if Prince William is Balding?
A recent New York Times article "Balding Men Worry About Marketability" says that as a man's youthful looks begin to fade, so does his self-esteem. (In the least, this is refreshing to hear as women generally are the ones who seem to worry the most about aging and staying young.)
The article says, "Because of the blow to their self-esteem, some balding men simply settle when it comes to spouses, Mr. Kobren, host of The Bald Truth said. "Guys believe they don't have much time left as they continue to lose their hair. They kind of grab the person closest to them who they find relatively attractive at the time. Emotionally it's too difficult for them to go out there and try to court the girl of their dreams if they are feeling emotionally insecure about themselves."