By Wendy Rodewald, Daily Makeover
Nina DobrevNot only is Nina Dobrev gorgeous on the small screen in The Vampire Diaries, which just finished its fourth season on the CW, the 24-year-old star has become a red carpet style star. And after chatting with her at an event for the recent launch of Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer, we can confirm she's just as pretty in person. So what's the secret to her camera-ready glow? It's all about her skin care routine.
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On set, "It doesn't look like we're wearing a lot of makeup but we are," Dobrev says. To keep her skin clean, she washes off everything right away. "I don't wait until I get home. When I'm on set I'll use a makeup wipe and wash my face."
"On Vampire Diaries right now, they give us these hot towels, so once you've taken off your makeup, they open up the skin and let it breathe. Heat to open up the pores is really good, and applying moisturizer right afterwards really revives and hydrates
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- Elle | Beauty on Shine – Mon, May 6, 2013 11:13 AM EDT
GKhairHaving blonde hair is more than a descriptor, it's a full time job. Anyone who highlights her hair as often as I do understands what I'm saying: Being blonde is a religion. Some of my traditions include scouring magazines for the perfect shade of ash (not warm!) balayage to bring in to my stylist, trying to discern whether an actress with perfect white blonde, face-framing tendrils is a natural brunette (how, Jennifer Aniston, how?), and testing products intended to keep my color shiny and natural-looking. That is why when I heard about Global Keratin's brand new Silver Shampoo, developed with Marilyn Monroe's blonde in mind, I jumped at the opportunity to nix those pesky red undertones in favor of white and silver-enhanced, light-reflecting strands.Read More »from The One Hair Care Product that Every Blonde Should Have
At $27 for a large bottle (10.1 ounces), the shampoo formula, which is actually purple like other blonde-enhancing products, differs from the ones I have tried in that it isn't drying, and I can see the results on both highlighted
Forehead wrinkles telegraph grumpiness, but our expert anti-aging tips and treatments erase them (without going near a needle). By Ning Chao, REDBOOK.Read More »from Banish Forehead Wrinkles in 3 Easy Steps
Freeze lines in their tracks The first step to softening the look of forehead wrinkles is plain old relaxation: The less you frown, the fainter they'll be (harder than it sounds, we know). Start by raising your electronics to eye level, says facialist Nichola Joss of London's Sanctuary Spa, whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow. "People stare down at a phone or up at a computer screen, and they squint without even realizing it," she says. "Changing those angles eases the tension in your forehead immediately." Then you've simply got to cut down on your facial expressions. "It sounds silly, but if you put a piece of paper tape on your forehead for a day, you'll become mindful of how you move those muscles-and can train yourself to stop," says Mary Lupo, M.D., clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University. You could even be
NarsAnyone who knows me knows that I don't wear a ton of make-up. I very much prefer a fresh-faced look complemented by a sleek ponytail or a halo of tamed curls. But who doesn't want something completely mistake-proof to seamlessly transition her from a day at the office-or in my case, a day spent dashing between appointments and cover shoots-to impromptu outings with friends? Enter Nars's Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, which is the most perfect fire-engine red for evening. You just draw on your lip and save for the occasional touch up. It stays put without smudging. Awesome.Purchase the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella for $25 at amazon.com.
- Babble.com | Beauty on Shine – Fri, May 3, 2013 1:59 PM EDT
If you're doing a little Spring cleaning through your beauty stash - dumping old, germ-riddled makeup - one solution is to replenish your beauty bag with condensed makeup palettes and beauty sets. It also allows you to use up all the product (since there are smaller amounts) before it goes "bad" and you have to throw it out. From lids to lips to lashes, here are the coolest new makeup sets that all beauty lovers need to know about! - By Michelle Horton
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It's starting to feel a little bit more like summer is on its way here in the Midwest. I hope it's warming up in your area too. When I think of warm weather, I think of easy, breezy wavy hair. Unfortunately for me, my hair is super straight. I love the look of loose, beachy waves and in researching this article, I have found there are lots of ways to create them. Here are 25 unique tutorials to add a little texture to your Spring and Summer. Some require heat tools, others time and each creates a slight variation on the wavy texture theme. Click through to find the technique that appeal most to you. - By Sonya Lee Benham
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.We want so desperately to be on board with self-tanners, but we hate the whole rigmarole that comes with them. When we actually attempt to put one on, we're scared of missing a spot or looking like we got into a bar brawl with a Mystic Tan booth. Don't even get us started on the awkward drying process, where you stand around in the nude, trying desperately not to brush up against something lest you stain it burnt-Cheetoh orange. Between all the mishaps that can occur with self-tanning creams, sprays, pads, wipes, wands, brushes, and lotions, achieving a perfectly flawless faux tan feels harder to attain than tickets to Bey's Mrs. Carter World Tour.
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The only thing better than living your own prom night is watching your favorite movie's prom scene. The dresses are probably more expensive, the plot lines are definitely more dramatic, and somehow, the girls who go to prom in movies always manage to go with the captain of some high school sports team. Our own proms are undoubtedly filled with the pimple that always shows up the day before prom or a horrible hair malfunction, so living vicariously through the perfect prom scenes in movies is a must.
To relive some of the best prom scenes the silver screen has ever seen (ahem, who could forget the switcheroo in "The Hot Chick" or the Madonna-themed flashback in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion?"), we've rounded up a list of the best prom scenes to ever happen in movies and the beauty looks that came out of them. You'll laugh and you'll feel nostalgic, but whatever you do, make sure you curl up on a Friday night with your girlfriends to re-watchRead More »from Prom Movie Looks You Need to See
So you're ready to try something new. You don't want an industrial-strength Rx, and fillers aren't your thing. So you book it to the beauty aisle and...you're more confused than ever. While some ingredients are supported by sound science--and produce results you can see--others, not so much. That's why we spoke to experts, pored over dozens of labels, and even slathered on serums and moisturizers ourselves (hey, somebody's gotta do it). Here, the truth about the latest, best anti-aging ingredients, plus products that contain the ones that really work. Keep reading to find out which ones are worthy of your hard-earned dollar.Read More »from The Truth About 8 Powerful Anti-Aging Ingredients
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DNA Repair Ingredients
"DNA repair ingredients" are a host of compounds (some are derived from plankton or rose myrtle extract) that reverse sun damage," says Debra Jaliman MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and media spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology. They
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When the collaboration between Alber Elbaz and Lancôme was announced in January, the beauty world went beyond a state of mere frenzy-it entered into a realm of full-on delirium. Legions of beauty buffs collectively waited with baited breath for complete details on the limited-edition collection, and now we can reveal all the fine points of the entire eye-opening line.
Elbaz is known for his whimsical designs and charming illustrations that both illicit a dash of wit and humor. For this line, he combines his distinctive aesthetic to dress Lancôme's most popular eye essentials in collectable couture outfits. Each product in the Lancôme Show by Alber Elbaz collection is cloaked in an exclusive Elbaz creation that features either doodles of red hearts, blue stars, pink dots, or green eyes.
Courtesy of Lancôme"...Alber Elbaz has a gift for revealing a woman's personality. In his words, he veils the body to unveil the woman," said Lancôme President Youcef S. Nabi. "More importantly still, heRead More »from See the Lancôme and Alber Elbaz Collection
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