Blog Posts by Elle
- Elle | Fashion – Tue, Oct 25, 2011 9:52 PM EDT
- Elle | Fashion – Tue, Oct 25, 2011 4:28 PM EDT
Halloween is just days away! But if you're still clueless over what costume you'll don, don't fret: A bold makeup look can eliminate the stress of pulling together clothes and accessories at the last minute. Here, we show you how to morph into the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Huntsman.
1. To channel Charlize Theron's version of the Evil Queen, silvery metallic eyes are key. "Unlike Disney's Evil Queen, who wears purple eye shadow and a mean red lip, this look is more about cool tones," says Keri Blair, M.A.C senior makeup artist.
Using silver, slate, and taupe shadows, Blair suggests creating a smoky eye that goes from the lashes to the brow.
2. In order to draw perfectly angled brows, start with a clean canvas. "Erase the tails of your natural arches by covering them with Glue Stick and pressing concealer and powder on top," says Blair.Read More »from DIY Halloween Makeup: The Evil Queen from Snow White in 5 Easy Steps
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3. "Use an eye pencil to map out the brow shape you want, then fill the space
Green team Jewelry designer Chan Luu, activist Laurie David, and oncologist Marisa Weiss
About six months ago, I planned a dinner party at my Hollywood home for a new friend, Marisa Weiss. I'd come to know her when a close friend got breast cancer; everyone said Dr. Weiss was the person to talk to. A breast oncologist at Philadelphia's Lankenau Medical Center and founder of Breastcancer.org, she is herself a breast cancer survivor.
I was shocked by my friend's case because she had absolutely no genetic precursors-no cancer in her family. But in fact, "only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are linked to the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2," Marisa said at dinner that night. And only another 20 percent of cases occur where there's a strong family history. Which means that for 70 percent of breast cancer, she told the TV producers, actresses, novelists, and screenwriters gathered around my table, there is no known hereditary link; the cancers are likely triggered by environmental factors or random mutations.
How Our Environment Plays a Part
As a longtime environmentalRead More »from Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
When we say "You smell good," here's what we mean:
You make me think of fireflies and precisely five tiny beads of sweat on her Coppertoned neck, which was mine one weekend long ago. You make me taste buttered popcorn and Junior Mints and feel the scuffed movie theater seat on my bare calves, and you inspire visions of barbecued hamburgers and pudgy strawberries, purple soap and faded blue sheets.
We mean you smell pure and sweet.
When we say, "What's that perfume? I really like it," here's what we mean:
Stealing a kiss in a cab, drinking a Manhattan, which I have never drank before, in Manhattan, where I have never been before tonight. A marbled lobby, a cavernous club, shivering at her hot breath on my cheek when she whispers something about literature on the dance floor, and then another cab, another kiss, freely given, stumbling up narrow, steep stairs in what people of this loud, pushy, wondrous city where I have been one night and want to live out my days callRead More »from How Men Interpret Women's Scents
- Elle | Work + Money – Mon, Oct 17, 2011 6:44 PM EDT
The insider's anti-aging secret weapon is not as scary as you think. If you've tried or even considered Botox before, here's why you might be giving electric facials a shot.
Fifteen times a week on average, Robert Schwarcz, MD, a New York City-based cosmetic surgeon, injects patients with Botox. For certain individuals he also writes down a phone number on a piece of paper and tells them to make an appointment. It's not for a dermatologist or a colorist with a flair for youthful-looking highlights. The number is for Angela Kulangi, a facialist at Total Skin, a day spa that specializes in electric facials that deliver, via small wet sponges, low levels of microcurrent-1/1,000,000 of an amp (a light bulb runs on less than one ampere)-to stimulate the muscles of the face and neck. "If the patient has been using neurotoxins for more than three years, and if she has genetically thin skin and slim facial musculature, I'll make a gentle suggestion for her to see Angela," says Schwarcz.Read More »from Would You Ever Try an Electric Facial?
I've daydreamed about getting felt up by a hot doctor (imagine George Clooney in ER, circa 1994). But as New York City-based dermatologist Eric Schweiger, MD, gently pinches my outer thigh, I find myself wishing I'd gone with a slightly less attractive Anthony Edwards type. There's nothing like having a dashing young doc inspecting your wobbly bits under the unforgiving glare of overhead lights-especially when you're a cosmetic-procedure virgin. (I'm 31 years old, and the most I've gotten "done" is a professional teeth whitening.) As I stand, holding my paper-thin robe to my waist, the only thing that keeps me rooted to the cold floor is knowing that if Schweiger deems me a candidate for Zeltiq CoolSculpting-the fat-blasting device du jour-I might have a shot at reducing my stubborn saddlebags and shimmying into my skinny jeans without toppling over.
Freezing Your Fat OffRead More »from New Treatments for Thinner Thighs
Hailed by renowned dermatologist Frederic Brandt, MD,