By Elizabeth Siegel, Allure magazine
When I was testing products that came across my desk, I discovered the best way to cover my undereye circles that I've seen in a looong time. A pastel-tinted skin-perfecter may seem weird, but Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Concealer contains yellow and orange formulas that combine to make the perfect shade.
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To use them (without looking like an Easter egg), I've mastered this approach: dab the tiniest bit of the yellow liquid under your eyes to neutralize blue tones, and blend well with your fingertip. Next, apply an equally small dose of the orange shade on top, and blend once again.
The combination perks up your eyes without leaving a trace of their original color behind. The pink bottle that comes in the kit is a brow highlighter, and it's also good-but the yellow and orange are my real obsessions.
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As a huge Project Runway fan, I couldn't wait to catch up with host Tim Gunn (who let slip that the show will be all super-sized 90 minute episodes this season). Gunn was dressing five people who suffer from moderate to severe psoriasis for the Addressing Psoriasis campaign (Gunn first got involved last year because his sister has the skin condition). Between consultations, we snagged him to ask a few style questions:
ALLURE: It's so frickin' hot this summer. What can we wear to not melt but still look put-together?
TIM GUNN: The temptation is to wear baggy clothes, like tent dresses, that don't touch you. But the more voluminous your clothes are, the more voluminous you look, so make sure the fit is flattering; try belting a shift dress.
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TG: Simple and natural. If you wear too much, you look like you tried too hard; if you do nothing, you
By Elizabeth Angell, Allure magazine
Chelsea Clinton is getting married this weekend-you may have heard a little something about it. The details are a better-kept secret than our Afghanistan war documents (seriously Wikileaks, get on this!) and we can't wait for that first picture to be released so we can see her final dress, shoe, hair, and makeup decisions. (They are going to publish a photo, right? There has to be some payoff for all this anticipation.)
That got us thinking, though, about how permanent wedding pictures really are--even if the worldwide media isn't salivating to publish yours, they'll be circulated on Facebook and Picasa forever. And that doesn't just go for the bride and groom-any wedding guest can find herself splashed all over the internet. Celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston gave Allure tips on how to look your best in a photo:
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By Kate Sullivan, Allure Magazine
Katy Perry recently announced her new fragrance: Purr, a citrus scent that will be available at Nordstrom in November. (And served up in a cat-shaped bottle-complete with tail!) We chatted with the "California Gurls" singer.
What was the first fragrance you ever wore? Clinique Happy. But I never really purchased bottles because I would go in and get samples. Eventually, I had a cabinet full of samples, because I was always trying new things; my tastes were changing, developing.
Now that you have your own fragrance you're probably going to wear that...
Yeah, of course!
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So is it going to be hard for you to give up all your favorites? I don't think I have to give them up. As women, we have a lot of products in our lives. Sometimes you don't want to wear anything, to be honest. I'm not giving other fragrances up, I'm just happy to add Purr to my permanent collection.
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Up until this point, men have only been included in the Brazilian wax discussion as spectators, not as the subject. Well, thank Enrique Iglesias for bringing the topic to uncharted territory (sorry). The singer said he would waterski naked if Spain was the champion of the World Cup tournament (we're still unclear why, but that's beside the point).
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Well, as you know, they won-and Iglesias is a man of his word. He recently told People, "I need to get my Brazilian before I do it...a bet's a bet." He's kidding, we think? But it does raise some interesting questions. The idea of manscaping has been around (P Diddy told us he thinks it's only fair men "return the favor" when it comes to women getting bikini waxes)...but a Brazilian?
Do you think that's pushing the idea a little too far?
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The new season of Mad Men premieres Sunday, which gave us the perfect excuse to chat with Alison Brie, a.k.a. Trudy Campbell, wife of the wonderfully slimey Pete. The exuberant actress, who also stars on Community-last season she'd sometimes be on both sets in the same day-is also currently filming Scream 4. We asked Brie (who won us over when she did the Charleston in our office last year, inspired by one of Mad Men's most memorable-and remixed-scenes) about Mad Men's beauty and for her version of Editors' Favorites...Read More »from Mad Men's Alison Brie's Beauty Favorites
What's the process for a Mad Men hairdo? When we first get to work, stylists set our hair in rollers or in pin curls. And that will be set for 30 minutes or an hour while we have our makeup done. Then it's teased-they tease the s--- out of hair-and backcombed, and hair-sprayed to high heaven, so that's it's locked in place. Whether it's an up-do or a down-do, they're amazing creations. They come to life as the stylist works. And once it's done, it lasts for days.
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1. Keep it clean. The most important thing is to keep your pores clean by washing your face twice a day with a cleanser that contains between 0.5 and 2 percent salicylic acid. We recommend Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash, or Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser if you have sensitive skin. Massage it in with your fingertips and leave on for a minute before rinsing to let the active ingredients penetrate.
2. Moisturize sparingly. Use an oil-free moisturizer that's labeled noncomedogenic, and only apply it to dry areas (try Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion SPF 30.) If your skin is superoily, skip the moisturizer altogether and apply an oil-free sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection, such as Coppertone Oil-Free Faces SPF 30.
3. Target the
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Tyra Collette was the ultimate blonde bombshell on Friday Night Lights. So when Adrianne Palicki, the actress who played her, visited the Allure office last week, we were surprised to see her with long, auburn locks-and even more surprised that we weren't jonesing for her to go back to blonde. The girl couldn't go wrong even if she had blue hair; after all, she is stunning. But the auburn looks great with her skin and just feels fresh. (You can check out Palicki with the look when her new show, Lone Star, starts on Fox on September 20.)Read More »from Adrianne Palicki's Hot New Hair and How to Get it!
If you want to make a drastic color change yourself, keep these tips in mind:
The key is to do it in stages. You'll end up with a better color result and hair that's less fried. Colorists advise not going more than two shades lighter in base color and four or five in highlights at one time. If you're a brunette who wants to be a blonde, it usually takes anywhere from four to six sessions. (Trust me-I tried to do it in a day and ended up
When we saw this surfer-meets-rocker-chick hair color on Rachel Bilson, we needed to find out exactly how to get it-right away. So we asked colorist Marie Robinson, owner of the Marie Robinson Salon in New York City, how to copy the look.
"Ask your colorist to keep the hair dark on top and through the mid-shaft of the hair-almost a chocolate brown-and then ask them to lighten all your tips of your hair to a pale baby blonde," she says. Explain that you want it to look "like someone dipped your ends."
Almost anyone can pull off this look, which requires absolutely no upkeep due it its obvious roots, but she warns that people with damaged, dry ends should get a trim first: "You don't want to bleach ends that have already been damaged by color or a lot of styling."
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At the office: One word should be going through your mind right now: imperceptible. (Seriously-trust us on this.) Skip any scent that smells full-strength for more than 20 seconds. Better yet, try a lighter scented body lotion instead of a perfume. We like Estée Lauder Pleasures Body Lotion, which smells of lilies, peonies, and jasmine.
Out and about: You're walking around, enjoying the summer sunshine (wearing SPF, of course), so you need a fragrance that isn't too heavy or overpowering. Try one with fresh green, grassy notes, or one with a zesty citrus zing to it. Take a whiff of Benefit The Garden of Good and Eva.
At an outdoor wedding: You want something light, sheer, and romantic. Think of subtle floral notes, like violet or freesia. We love Fresh