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Emily Blunt always wears polished makeup looks, but her gorgeous cat-eye liner from the Salmon Fishing in the Yemen premiere has to be one of her prettiest. Makeup artist Jenn Streicher was inspired to play off the '50s silhouette of Emily's Naeem Khan dress, using Dior Style Liner's fine-point brush to create a retro cat eye.
Liquid liner is the best formula for creating winged shapes, but it's notoriously difficult to use. One way to make things a little easier, though, is with a fine-point brush. It's much more precise and makes the liquid easier to place, so you don't end up with big, sloppy lines. Need a little more guidance? Watch our video tutorial to learn how to apply liquid eyeliner like a pro.
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- Astrology.com BeautyScopes | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Mar 7, 2012 2:14 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Take a good, long look at your products. Do you have enough unused items to fill a dumpster? Do a big giveaway or donate. Afterward, think long and hard about your buying habits versus your actual grooming habits.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Borrow from the best. Your coworker has a way with lipstick, while your sister always knows how to do her hair. If you can't copy their style, ask for tips so that your methods become just as impeccable as theirs.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Be inspired by nature. It's a good time to wear rich, vibrant colors like moss green, deep browns and berries. Add some interesting textures and you can keep accessories to a minimum for less fuss and maximum
By Catherine Q. O'Neill, Allure magazine
When I turned 18, I was dead set on getting a tattoo. I had the brilliant idea of spelling out a Greek word on my side, but thankfully my older sister (who'd had her own experience with bilingual ink) stepped in. "Wait two years," she told me. "If you still want it after that time, get it." Sure enough, two years passed and I couldn't believe I'd ever considered a four-inch tattoo (in a language I don't even speak, by the way). My sister wasn't so lucky: It took her multiple, painful laser surgeries to remove the two Japanese symbols on her back and neck. But according to an Oxygen media poll conducted by Lightspeed Research, we're not the only girls piqued by the idea.
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You're going to be slipping into flirty skirts and cute shorts soon. Don't you want to show off your sexy legs?
-PJ Gach, BettyConfidential.com
Women in shorts
During cold months, who cares if you shave your legs? Some of my friends swear that hairy legs are extra insulation against the bitter temps. If you've been wearing dark, opaque tights, no one's going to see the sprouts anyway, right?
But it's getting warmer. The seasons are changing and it's time to take your legs out of hibernation. To get your legs into tip top shape, we checked in with the shaving experts over at Pure Silk Shave Cream. They've passed along tips, tricks and the best way to shave your legs. Now it's easy to keep them soft, sexy and great looking.
1. First things first, preparation is key!
When the weather is cold, humidity levels are low, leaving skin dry and more easily irritated. In order to help prevent razor burn and shaving bumps, your best option is to prepare skin by moisturizing at least twelveRead More »from How to Keep Your Legs Smooth, Sexy and Hair-Free!
Beauty for many women is a powerful and influential aspect of their life. The demand for quality and alluring makeup styles attracts a diverse market and with it comes the need for broad advertising methods. So, what are the companies who create beauty products doing to get gussied up for their customers?Read More »from The Beauty of Social Media [infographic]
Many designers and popular makeup companies have joined the social media revolution. From Facebook to Twitter to fashion blogs, the wealth of information is connecting customers in new ways and giving them insight into their favorite brands. With growing interest in finding products through social networking, it has become apparent that beauty is big deal. This infographic by Schoenheitsklinik.de explores the intricacies of this market as it pertains to social media platforms.
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Fake a Beach Tan
Just because I'm deathly afraid of the sun doesn't mean that I don't enjoy a healthy glow. Since I don't tan for real, I rely on sunless tanner all summer long to keep me looking bronzed (and from frightening anyone with my pallor while in a two-piece). But honestly, in the winter, I just can't be bothered to slather on tanner from head to toe--mainly because it's a lot of effort when the only skin I bear from November to March is my face and hands.
That's why during the colder months I swap out my blush for a bronzer, to get that sun-kissed glow. Instead of just highlighting my cheek bones like I do with my blush, I make my bronzer go the distance by drawing a large 3-shape on either side of my face.
To try this trick yourself, start with your bronzing brush at your temple, trace down to the apple of your cheek, and then back out along your jawline. The result is a remarkable look, and if done properly, you'll have everyone asking what beach vacation
By Candice Chan, BirchboxRead More »from Hunger Games Polishes: Today's Obsession
Hunger Games Polishes
You may have noticed this before, but we're Hunger Games obsessed here in the Birchbox office and we've been sitting on pins and needles waiting for the movie's release on March 23rd. (Lest you doubt our commitment, we've already bought our boatload of tickets for a team viewing on premiere night!)
In the meantime, we're satisfying our Hunger Games addiction with the new Capitol Colors collection from China Glaze. We snagged a few of the shades from the line that's set to debut this month, and we cannot speak highly enough (or obsessively enough) about these lacquers. I'm personally in love with Riveting, a micro-glitter orange that's given my nails a fiery glow.
Hunger Games Polishes
While it looks extra-bright in the bottle, on my fingers the shade was subtly iridescent and had the perfect amount of pop. Even the darker shades, including the deep brown Mahogany Magic and the pearlescent green Agro, which appear intimidating in the bottle, look gorgeous on my hands. (All 12
I live for Monday nights, 'cause that means "The Bachelor" is on. There are so many reasons that show is wrong -- reinforcement of gender stereotypes, tacky clothing (like this), and the belief that you really can find true love on reality TV. Still, I can't help but love it.Read More »from Blondes Vs. Redheads: Guys Admit the Truth
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The biggest shocker of the season for me? When Bachelor Ben sent the beautiful, smart, "best-kisser in the house" redhead home. I'm sure he had a semi-good reason for it, but seeing how it came out of nowhere and she was the only redheaded contestant on the show, it immediately reinforced my belief that guys don't dig red hair.
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But when I mentioned this to my coworker Jane, she insisted I was all wrong. "Guys love redheads," she said. The challenge was officially on. Holding photos of Emma Stone as a redhead and a blonde, we hit up the local food trucks during the lunch rush to poll guys about what they think. (Obviously, not the
- The chicks at TotalBeauty.com | Beauty on Shine – Tue, Mar 6, 2012 9:18 PM EST
Whenever I see models strut down the runways with their impossibly long legs, wild hairstyles, and every shade of the rainbow on their eyes, I angrily shake my fist at my computer screen and curse my thunder thighs and wont for neutral makeup. But this season, there was less hand gesturing and more copying on my part.
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Why? Because the latest runway looks are less bold and more natural, which not only makes them easy to copy, but also (amazingly!) flattering on non-models.
Don't believe me? I took my little Nikon to the streets to snap everyday women who not only wore the latest runway trends, but wore them well. See the 7 runway trends you need to steal now:
While both the hair and makeup at Marc by Marc Jacobs were simple and easy to wear, the combination of a deep side part and rich red lipstick might be too dramatic for some women.
A sleek ponytail,Read More »from Street Style: How Real Women Are Wearing Runway Trends
- Babble.com | Beauty on Shine – Tue, Mar 6, 2012 5:55 PM EST
7 New Hairstyles That Aren't Just for ModelsSome runway looks just wouldn't work for real women. The clothes are too expensive or hard to wear; the hair and makeup too outlandish. But you don't have to be a model to rock these 7 hairstyles previously seen on fashion runways. They won't take hours to achieve - we found they were actually pretty easy to create. Get ready to work it!Read More »from Runway to Every Day: 7 New Hairstyles that Aren't Just for Models
A New Twist
1. A New Twist
Spice up any ponytail with a twist and some volumizing bouffant action. This look can be styled in minutes!
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Flat Iron Ends
2. Flat Iron Ends
After curling your hair, flat iron your ends on medium heat to smooth out the ends. These beachy waves are perfect with jeans or a little black dress.
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3. Color Splash
Okay, so this one might not be for every day. Braid your hair and then spray temporary hair color all over your head ... when you're feeling feisty.
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Pony in 3 Parts
4. Pony in 3 Parts
Ponytails are easy. So why not try three of them in strategic places? It only looks
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