Lately, we've been seeing celebrities shy away from a pin-straight hairstyle in favor of one with lots of volume for their red-carpet events - a swept-back look, with a softly teased crown. Take a look which celeb pulled it off and which one missed the mark. Plus, get expert tips so you don't make the same mistake when trying this style.
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Heidi Klum's Wet, Slicked-Back Look: FAIL
It takes a lot to make Heidi Klum look bad, but this hairstyle isn't doing much for the supermodel. "Heidi has the 'just got out of the shower' look," says Riccardo Maggiore, celebrity stylist and owner of the Riccardo Maggiore Salon in New York City. "It's very wet and crunchy. This type of look is only good at the beach."
To avoid looking like you ran out of time to blow-dry your hair, Maggiore suggests using a small amount of texturizer or hair balm on dry hair to add definition. Continue by smoothing and styling the hair straight back with a comb. Add more texture to
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- RealBeauty.com | Fashion – Tue, Sep 7, 2010 9:14 PM EDT
Lately, we've been seeing celebrities shy away from a pin-straight hairstyle in favor of one with lots of volume for their red-carpet events - a swept-back look, with a softly teased crown. Take a look which celeb pulled it off and which one missed the mark. Plus, get expert tips so you don't make the same mistake when trying this style.Read More »from Beauty Fail, Beauty Score: How to Pull Off the Swept-Back Look
Most of us have a drawer filled with half-used lip glosses, cracked blushes, and mascaras from who even knows when. That's why we solicited the help of an expert to find out what products you need to ditch (like, now) and what's worth holding onto.Read More »from 5 Tips for Making Room in Your Makeup Bag
Divide and Conquer
Start by dumping all of your makeup onto a table or the floor, says Raychel Wade, a makeup artist who offers a service called Makeup Bag Rx, in which she cleans out her clients' makeup, discarding prehistoric products and unearthing hidden gems. Next, arrange the makeup into the following categories: lips, cheeks, eyes, miscellaneous. Once everything is separated into groups, you'll probably notice that you own several products in the same shade, says Wade. "No one needs a dozen pink blushes or six red lipsticks."
Check for Quality
When it comes to the quality of your powder shadows, blushes, and bronzers, a fancy brand name or how much you paid for it shouldn't be a factor, says Wade. Here's a better way to gauge what
- RealBeauty.com | Work + Money – Thu, Sep 2, 2010 7:56 PM EDT
Age may just be a number, but it's not one we like to give out willingly. Knock a few years off by tweaking your diet with these foods proven to be full of anti-aging properties. Plus, they'll help you reap the benefits of a smaller waist, too.Read More »from 6 Foods to Keep You Young: The Best Anti-Aging Nibbles
Stocked with antioxidants, these yummy snacks neutralize damaging free radicals, says Paula Simpson, BASc, RNCP. They also help the body manufacture collagen, leaving your skin firm and smooth.
And though all berries have some anti-aging perks, blueberries are soaring in popularity because of the amount of vitamin C and E they contain, says Lisa Drayer MA, RD. These vitamins fight aging by ridding the body of harmful chemicals that have long-term, damaging effects on our organs. We'll be making a blueberry pie this weekend, stat.
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Nibble on...Water-Rich Foods
Foods high in water content, such as cucumbers, watermelon, apples, peaches, melons, and celery, are some of the
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 with fall almost in full swing, make a vow to start fresh for your face's sake. 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 Back-to-Beauty: When to Throw Out Your Makeup
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.
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Liquid foundations and concealers should be replaced every six months. To make your foundation last as long as possible, be sure to store
Sorry, milk. It looks like sex actually does a body good. Your nighttime romp is a proven factor in burning calories, keeping you limber, and even blasting cellulite. Take a look at how and why having sex can keep you fit and healthy.Read More »from Have More Sex, Lose More Weight
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Sex is an Energy Booster
Exercise boosts not only your energy, but also your stamina. The more you have sex, the more you increase your stamina - not only in the bedroom, but also to handle the long workdays, family mountain-climbing trips, and anything else life throws your way.
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Sex is a Form of Cardio
"If you are having sex, it is a form of exercise, both aerobic and cardiovascular," Dr. Gloria G. Bramer, a Georgia-based licensed clinical sexologist, says. "It works multiple muscles in your body (especially if you are trying something new!) and keeps you flexible."
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Sex Helps Him Out Too
Bramer says that when you have sex,
Whether you're packing your kids' lunches or preparing to hit the books yourself, the new school year is fast approaching, and it's easy to let your skin-care and makeup routines fall short amid all the back-to-school chaos. Dr. Howard Sobel, a dermatologist in New York City, and celebrity makeup artist Eric Sakas explain how to stay on top of your routines in three minutes or less. Their trick? Use multi-use products…Read More »from Your Time-Saving Skin and Makeup Regimen
Cleanse and exfoliate: 60 seconds.
It's important to treat sun damage accumulated over the summer months before you head into autumn. Your sunny glow may have turned into patchy pigmentation, so the first important step is exfoliation. Look for a gentle exfoliating wash, such as DDF Glycolic 5% Exfoliating Wash ($35, ddfskincare.com) or the exfoliating Purifying Cleanser by Petite Marie Organics ($25, petitemarieorganics.com), and use it in the morning. This exfoliation will help get rid of dead skin, which has been shown in clinical studies to stimulate new collagen
There is nothing sexier than batting your eyelashes at a guy from across the room, but when your lashes feel brittle, thin, or are falling out, you're more apt to more on a pair of big sunglasses than flaunt them. We tapped into our experts to get the latest and greatest on lash treatments, tricks, and techniques to get longer-looking lashes.Read More »from How You Can Get Sexy Long Lashes
Related: VIDEO: Maximize Your Lashes
Q: I've heard a lot about the new eyelash growth treatment. Does it work, and is it safe?
A: The newly FDA approved eyelash treatment LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%) has been on the market since early 2009, says Real Beauty expert Dr. Eric Schweiger, M.D. Latisse is a daily solution you apply topically to the upper eyelashes. In a clinical study, patients noticed improvement in two months with full results after four months. Continued use as necessary to maintain benefit. I have prescribed Latisse to many patients and thus far all have reported noticeable success with it. The most common side
Abs. Everyone's got 'em, yet sometimes they can be little harder to locate. If you find yourself with some stubborn belly fat, it could be as simple as changing the way you workout or a simple tweak in your diet. Take a look at these facts to help you blast bulge so you can get your firmest, tightest abs yet.Read More »from 5 Surprising Facts On Getting Firmer Abs
Tummy Trick #1: Beat Your Bloat
Your diet and exercise regimens work hand-in-hand so make sure you avoid belly-bloating foods on days you want a tight tummy. Here are two to know:
Sorbitol, a sugar found naturally in fruits, (apples, pears, peaches, prunes), as well as in artificial sweeteners, many dietetic foods, and sugar-free candies and gums.
Starches, including potatoes, corn, rice, bread, noodles and any products made from flour. These produce more gas as they are broken down in the large intestine.
Related: 7 Healthy Foods to Help You Lose Weight
Tummy Trick #2: Steer Clear from Carbonation
Fizzy drinks are infused with air, so it makes sense that they have
- RealBeauty.com | Fashion – Mon, Aug 30, 2010 10:35 PM EDT
Feeling incredibly smooth is a treat, but let's face it: the more hair you start taking off, the more you risk developing the dreaded ingrown. Before you start plucking and picking, read these tips from dermatologist Catherine Orentreich and Completely Bare Spas owner, Cindy Barshop, to prevent and treat this hairy situation.Read More »from 5 Facts About Ingrown Hairsâ€”and How to Treat Them
Q: What Is an Ingrown Hair?
A: "Ingrown hairs occur when a hair that is shaved, waxed, or tweezed grows backwards or sideways into the skin and becomes trapped, causing inflammation, irritation, and possibly infection. They can also occur without an external cause, like when the pore is blocked," explains Dr. Orentreich.
Q: Why Do I Get Them?
A: Certain hair types and ethnicities are predisposed to ingrown hairs, says Orentreich. People with curly hair are particularly susceptible, since their hair naturally wants to curl back in on itself. This is also why many African Americans are exceptionally prone to ingrown hairs - tightly coiled hair tends to reenter the
- RealBeauty.com | Fashion – Mon, Aug 30, 2010 10:06 PM EDT
Last night's Emmy Awards brought a barrel of fresh hair and makeup looks, and we found it fabulous that many an actress stepped away from their staple looks (like Kim Kardashian's mega waves) and went for something different to spice up the red carpet. We've gathered some of the best tidbits from backstage last night so you can get your favorite small screen star's look.Read More »from Emmy Roundup: Get the Look and Other Backstage Tips
Jenna Fischer's Effortless Waves
TRESemme celeb stylist Mara Roszak styled Fischer's loose waves. She started by parting hair slightly off center when the hair was damp and applying TRESemme 24 Hour Body Root Boosting Spray to roots and brushing through. Next, she applied a dime-sized amount of TRESemme Fresh Start No-Frizz Creme to the ends, and blow-dried hair smooth with a medium-sized round brush. Once dry, she created natural-looking waves with a 1 1/4 inch barrel curling iron rotating the direction of the iron, leaving the ends of the hair out. Last, she broke up the waves with her fingers, and finished with