When it comes to daily beauty regimens, they can run the gamut from applying a full face of makeup several times (morning, post-workout, and evening) to keeping just one favorite product in your purse. For many ladies, that item is lip gloss, and we would be willing to wager that lip products are the most popular and abundant beauty item that women own.
For this month's challenge, we enlisted the Shine Beauty Gurus to test out the brand new CoverGirl ShineBlast lip glosses. We sent each guru three different shades of the light-weight, shimmery glosses with fancy new applicators. The toughest thing about assigning beauty product reviews to a diverse group of women is that everyone has their own tastes and preferences. We try to select products that will work universally. The majority of our gurus enjoyed the lip glosses, and several offered them up for their friends and daughters to try.
Read on to check out what each of our gurus thought of CoverGirl ShineBlast lip gloss.
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Feb 9, 2010 9:55 PM EST
When it comes to daily beauty regimens, they can run the gamut from applying a full face of makeup several times (morning, post-workout, and evening) to keeping just one favorite product in your purse. For many ladies, that item is lip gloss, and we would be willing to wager that lip products are the most popular and abundant beauty item that women own.Read More »from Shine Beauty Gurus review: CoverGirl ShineBlast lip gloss
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Tue, Feb 9, 2010 8:35 PM EST
Sports IllustratedThe annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition surfaced this week with a photo of 22-year-old model Brooklyn Decker covering her bare chest on the cover. Her reaction to the new issue: "I burst into tears like a child," she told Today show. "It's really exciting. It's just now hitting me, so I am really happy."Read More »from Lucky them: Supermodels cry tears of joy at sight of own naked body
Decker, who hails from North Carolina, has been featured in every Swimsuit Issue dating back to 2006, and last year was shown wearing only body paint. But Decker says appearing on the coveted cover is "the equivalent of a model winning the MVP or the Super Bowl." We wonder though if these two things can be equated, since the New Orleans Saints became champions without having to take their clothes off.
Don't get me wrong, I think most women would be thrilled if their bodies looked like Decker's. But I always wonder about if women feel slightly compromised when models or actresses are directed to pose provocatively or take off their clothing for a photo shoot. If you've ever
Getty ImagesWhen it comes to red carpet fashion, we're starting to know what to expect and which celebrities will look the best. Reese Witherspoon will look pretty in a Nina Ricci gown, Nicole Kidman will look statuesque in Chanel or Prada, Beyonce will look glam in Elie Saab, Angelina Jolie will look sexy in Versace, Sarah Jessica Parker will look girly in Oscar de la Renta, and Cameron Diaz will look totally unique in Alexander McQueen. As the years go by, the stars and their gowns have become increasingly easier to predict, but there's one thing we never would have guessed: this year most women will want Sandra Bullock's Oscar dress. The Wall Street Journal insists she has the most selling power when it comes to her red carpet attire, even though no one has any idea what she will be wearing to the Academy Awards yet. They know this because StyleSpot.com has kept track and found that Bullock's dresses have been purchased more than those of any other star.Read More »from People most want to dress like Sandra Bullock
Is it strange that Sandra Bullock is
Last night "The Insider" ran a segment on Lindsay Lohan's fashion woes. No, she didn't have a wardrobe malfunction, or get reprimanded by the fashion police. Her crime is that she has more clothing, accessories, and shoes than she knows what to do with, and they're taking over her whole house. (Woe is her, right?) Niecy Nash of "Clean House" brought the cameras into Lohan's home, and it was like "MTV Cribs" gone wild. Garment racks stretched in every direction of her multiple walk-in closets, and even extended into her living room. Shoes were arranged in piles sky high along the walls, in shoe racks, and piles on the floor. Moving boxes were stuffed with... well... Lohan couldn't quite remember what was in some of them, but she swears she has a photographic memory and knows every single items she has. Even the "bad ones" that remain in a towering pile in a corner she can no longer reach.Read More »from Is Lindsay Lohan a fashion hoarder?
So why doesn't Lohan get rid of some of this stuff? She claims she does, but she gets so
Rihanna waves from front row. How much would you love to attend a show at New York Fashion Week? Not only are many celebrities invited, it turns out they actually get paid to sit in the front row. And those who are not paid are still flown to New York, given clothing to wear by the designer, and get their makeup and hair done for free. Forget what they told you: stars are not just like us.Read More »from Celebs get paid thousands to attend fashion shows
Fashionista got the going rates on celebrity fashion attendees according to their star wattage. Not surprisingly, the always stylish and newsworthy Rihanna is worth the most to the designers, since she will get the press for them while sitting in the front row. And despite reports, it looks like the Jersey Shore cast remain on the uninvited list, along with Paris Hilton. Likewise, Lindsay Lohan used to be crucial in the audience, but was left off the guest lists this year. But where is Lady Gaga? I can only hope she shows up this year so I can get a good look at her up close in person.
Take a look at what the most in-demand
Daily BeastOK, we're beginning to wonder just how scientific all these new surveys and studies really are! Apparently, with all the buzz surrounding the recent Miss America pageant, the Daily Beast compiled a ton of stats to determine the states with the most and least attractive residents. Here's the info that went into their findings:
- the birthplaces of models
- 125 celebs from a decade of People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue
- the results from a decade of the Miss America and Miss USA pageants
- health and fitness data for every state from 2006-2008, ranked by the Trust for America's Health
So which state has the most beautiful people? The District of Columbia. Hey, that's not even a state! Here's the top 10 list.
- District of Columbia
- New York
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Wed, Feb 3, 2010 7:02 PM EST
ABCCall us geeks, but fans of "Lost" know we have something pretty special. Last night I watched the premiere of season six, the final season, with about 10 people, and the atmosphere was incredible. It was tense, it was exciting, and it was filled with chaotic chatter at commercial breaks and people shushing each other as the show came back on. Have people ever been this intensely obsessed with a TV show before? And when I say people, I mean myself. As a fairly casual TV viewer, I know I have an unusually strong fixation on "Lost," since I spent the last two months re-watching every single episode of the series and jotting down notes of my theories I wanted to later discuss with fellow viewers. Yes, it has gotten that bad. Or good, depending on how you look at it.Read More »from "Lost": What we loved about the premiere, and the questions we need answered now!
Thankfully for us Losties, the producers and writers have made us very happy after a rocky few first seasons, and have begun rewarding us with huge chunks of knowledge and information we were doubtful we'd ever discover. Last
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Feb 2, 2010 8:16 PM EST
Vanity FairOne thing magazines love to do is call dibs on who will be the new "It" celebrities in the year to come. Sometimes they pick stars whose careers are destined to take off, occasionally they make incredible calls with near-nobodies who later become A-listers, and usually the majority of their picks fade into oblivion. While we'd like to think celeb bible Vanity Fair puts a great deal of thought and planning into its annual "New Hollywood" issue, this year the editors really limited their scope when it came to choosing the next big stars. (Or perhaps they overemphasized the "Fair"? ) Every woman on its new cover is extremely thin and very, very white. Unless Vanity Fair considers one redhead to be diversity, we feel the need to cry foul.Read More »from Vanity Fair's "New Hollywood" issue completely lacks diversity
Vanity Fair, August 2008The cover of the March issue features Abbie Cornish, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood, and Anna Kendrick. Many, if not all of these women have good reason to grace the Vanity Fair
Getty ImagesWhile browsing through blogs today, I came upon a post from US Weekly called, "Brad Pitt Trims His Beard!" Yes! Finally! So I clicked through, and I stopped and stared at the photos. YUCK! It's still there! Now I fully understand many women may not be in agreement, but I think Brad's beard was just so nasty. It was way too long, it had miniature ponytails in it, and I can't help but think of all the food and germs and who knows what that gets caught in there. The beard is mildly better now without those longer tendrils hanging down, but still kinda bad. Why not shave it all off already? Haven't you had enough fun with your beard by now?Read More »from Do men love their beards more than we do?
I just think guys-especially handsome guys like Brad Pitt-look better with a close shave. When men randomly decide to grow a beard, it often times looks bad on them, gets overgrown, or they don't know how to properly groom it. Every time a male friend says, "I think I'm gonna grow a beard," I want to shout, "No! Don't do it!" Sometimes I do. I could be
Getty ImagesWith more and more men and women wearing sweatpants, gym clothes, and pajamas outside of the home, we began to wonder if people were becoming too lazy for real clothes. Well, UK supermarket chain Tesco is cracking down on the sloppy attire and now banning "nightwear" from their stores. Their Wales location posted these signs at the entrance:Read More »from British supermarket bans shopping in pajamas
"To avoid causing embarrassment to others we ask that our customers are appropriately dressed when visiting our store (footwear must be worn at all times and no nightwear is permitted)."
Security guards are enforcing the new dress code after an excess of mothers have gone shopping at Tesco in their pajamas after dropping their children off at school. "We do not have a strict dress code, but we don't want people shopping in their nightwear in case it offends other customers," a Tesco spokesman. "We're not a nightclub with a strict dress code, and jeans and trainers are of course more than welcome. We do, however, request that customers do not shop