That Gwyneth has sucked us in again with Goop-this time because she enlisted the help of some of our favorite characters on the beauty scene. "Today I bring you some tips and wisdom from the people who trick you all into thinking I am a semi-presentable woman," writes our intrepid heroine of her main peeps, makeup artist Pati Dubroff and hairstylist Harry Josh.
Advice from Harry Josh on how to grow out your old bangs.
If you're want to know how Gwyn does her makeup in five minutes flat and still walks out looking good enough for the cameras, check out Pati's foolproof plan. (Believe me when I say it's easy, because it's my exact same makeup routine.) Harry, on the other hand, offers some quickie hair options we love: a smashing idea for an easy, really chic updo, and an ode to dry shampoo for you ladies who like to let it all hang out. Oh just go read it already.
Four good reasons to stop washing your hair, and yes, dry shampoo is one of them.
-- Erin Flaherty
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That Gwyneth has sucked us in again with Goop-this time because she enlisted the help of some of our favorite characters on the beauty scene. "Today I bring you some tips and wisdom from the people who trick you all into thinking I am a semi-presentable woman," writes our intrepid heroine of her main peeps, makeup artist Pati Dubroff and hairstylist Harry Josh.Read More »from Gwyneth Paltrow's Personal Beauty Gurus
We tend to get pretty excited whenever Target announces their latest designer collaboration, but this time, we can barely sit still over the news. WWD is reporting that the next designer will be Anna Sui, and that-be still our hearts-the clothes will be based on the four main female characters of one of our favorite guilty pleasures, Gossip Girl!
Check out Blake Lively's Allure photo shoot.
We're envisioning lots of the show's fabulous party dresses, too-cool-for-school (literally) jackets, and maby even a few Blair-esque headbands-all with a funky, Sui-ified twist. We're marking September 13th on our calendars-that's when the collection hits stores. Until then, XOXO.
Get Anna Sui's Spring runway makeup look here.
-- Alyssa Kolsky Hertzig, Beauty News Editor
image via www.punkpenny.com
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While cosmetic companies produce more scarlets and crimsons than you can shake a (lip) stick at, we hope these classic reds will endure forever.
Chanel Rouge Hydrabase Creme Lipstick in Coco Red, $36. If red lips are all about capturing the glamour of long-past eras, there is no chicer feeling than uncapping a black lacquered, gold stamped tube of Chanel and playing Mademoiselle in her boudoir. Plus, the rich, moisturizing formula lasts and lasts.
Revlon Cherries in the Snow, $8. Certain makeup artists we know sigh with nostalgia when they bust out this bright, pinky-red and use it on their famous clients.
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in RD 165, $23. There's a reason this pretty color won a coveted spot on Allure's Best of Beauty list last year: It's a universal red that truly looks amazing with every skin tone. Yes, yours.
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Okay, it might sound kind of disgusting, but it's pretty cool that L'Oréal is taking drastic measures to help reduce the company's carbon footprint. They didn't get back to us to confirm it, but we read that in order to meet their goal of decreasing emissions by 50 percent in 2015, they're installing a biomass electricity-generating system at their Libramont, Belgium factory.
Origins also reduces their carbon footprint and makes it easy to recycle.
The system will capture methane from waste biomass, which is a fancy way of saying that it will run on cow waste from a nearby farm. Hey, the fact that the poop will generate about 85 percent of the factory's power is certainly no joke. Just try not to think about it next time you're applying your Colour Juice lipgloss, m'kay?
Another reason why L'Oréal is one of our favorites.
-- Erin Flaherty
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By now you've gotten the point that skin cancer awareness is a huge deal at Allure. So to honor the month of May (and the rest of summer, for that matter), we reveal our favorite fake tans.
Lancôme Flash Bronzer Instant Colour Self-Tanning Leg Gel With Pure Vitamin E. "This was one of the first self-tanners I ever used, and though I constantly try new ones for work, I always come back to it. The formula is tinted so you can really see where you're applying it, and the color is a pretty, but subtle, golden brown. I have really fair skin so I like that this one isn't crazy-dark or fake-looking. And don't be fooled by the name: I use it everywhere-even on my face." -- Alyssa Hertzig, beauty news editor
Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow Body. "A lot of self-tanners, even the ones labeled medium/dark, don't give you a lot of color, but this one does. And it doesn't streak-for real. I once decided to slap it on after a few glasses of wine, and I applied it so quickly andRead More »from Allure's Top 5 Self-Tanners
Okay okay, we know we've been cuckoo for Kim Kardashian lately, and although I've personally never been much of a fan (indeed, I have never even seen Keeping up with the Kardashians), I've gotta add one more to the pile. Let me just say that I was truly impressed by the bold move she pulled in refusing to have her bikini-clad body airbrushed for her Life & Style cover. (In case you missed it, she told the gals at The View it was her own personal response to the whole Complex magazine airbrushing/internet-leak scandal that went down last month.)
I'm not sure if this was all Kim or her publicist's idea, but way to spin some damage control! And the moment has me wondering: Should this be the norm instead of the exception? I love a gorgeous, fantasy photo spread now and then, but wouldn't it be refreshing if our icons looked less Joan Crawford-behind-the-Vaseline-lens and more real? You tell us.
Related: Cindy Crawford says "so what!" to cellulite.
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The bacon biz is booming. First there were those perplexing baco-infused chocolate bars. Most recently, we've seen the tasty yet decadent ingredient show up in vodka, bizarre recipes, and um, meat business cards. Now it's finally happened in beauty: Bacon lip balm. For just $4, you can smack your lips on this reportedly eerily-authentic-tasting salve.Read More »from The Beauty of Bacon
Flavor is important, but SPF is a must.
Even non-meat lovers can get in on the craze. "Bacontrepreneurs" Dave Lefkow and Dave Esch assure us that the beeswax, coconut- and aloe vera-oil infused concoction just uses flavorings and is completely vegetarian, just like their other innovations, Bacon Salt and Baconnaise. Yeah that's right. It is what it sounds like. Question is, does this gross you out or are you intrigued?
If tasting like Bacon makes you squeal, try these sweet flavored balms instead.
-- Erin Flaherty
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About a year ago, there was a big skincare story out of England. After a BBC science show aired a program about how independent clinical studies proved a new Boots product-No 7 Protect and Perfect serum-was the only one they tested that actually worked, it sparked a stampede. Women waited in lines outside UK drugstores, tubes of it sold out, and naturally, it invaded US stores like Target, sold under the Americanized (?) name, Restore and Renew.Read More »from The Age Old Question: Do Anti-Wrinkle Products Really Work?
Did you know oats are an anti-wrinkle ingredient?
Today, a new study that appears in the British Journal of Dermatology is getting people all hyped up again: Not only did the latest batch of test subjects find the product to be just as effective at significantly improving the appearance of wrinkles as was previously claimed, the results also suggested No 7 may repair sun-aged skin. But the best news of all? This wrinkle-fighter won't cost you a fortune: it's $22.
If Acne, not wrinkles, are the problem, try this equally affordable cure.
Back in March, we proclaimed our love for feather headbands, and earlier this month we went crazy for all manner of Gossip Girl-esque hair accessories. But as obsessed as we get, nothing can prepare us-or anyone-for the wild looks that hit the runways in hair shows. This year's International Fantasy Hair Competition just took place, and the contest, which involves stylists exercising every inch of their creative instincts (and benefits the New Hampshire Food Bank) was intense.Read More »from Extreme Hair: How Much Volume Can You Handle?
To tame your locks, check out Allure's hair ideas and advice.
Still, the winner was sporting the extreme version of that look we loved: Stylist Kevin Carter of the Detroit suburb Farmington Hills took top honors for the "Proud Peacock," a huge spray of feathers with hair shaped into the bird's neck and head. Impressive, but we'll stick with the more demure version, thanks.
Feel like trying something new? 49 new hair ideas for 2009.
-- Erin Flaherty
image via www.nhfoodbank.com
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Gwyneth Paltrow famously demonstrated her fashion-icon savvy by disguising a split in her pants with a pashmina wrapped around her waist. (Nice save!) And not that Kate Moss has anything left to prove in the style arena, but we couldn't help but notice that she split her space-age, fresh-off-the-runway Balmain dress while out on the town the other night. (Not because it was too small, obvs; chalk it up to the fact that it was a sample and they can be delicate.) SO, her solution? She simply partied on.Read More »from How To Handle Wardrobe Malfunctions Like A Star
Avoid a disaster with these hot weather wardrobe tips.
These unpleasantries make us wonder just what we would do in this situation, besides, say, nothing. It boils down to taking five simple preventative measures.
1. First off, if you're going braless, avoid nip slips by wearing the handy insurance that is the Nippie. (I reviewed them quite favorably this past month, and I still wear them from time to time.)
2. Never but never risk a crotch shot by skipping the undies. Classic rookie