Alicia Keys - ESSENCE.comAlicia Keys stepped out this week at the Stella McCartney show at Paris Fashion Week wearing a vivid matte fuchsia lipstick. Not only does this color make a bold statement against Keys' color-blocked black and white dress, but it also looks modern and chic with the barely-there makeup on the rest of her face.
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The key to a flawless matte lipstick look begins with a smooth canvas which can be achieved with a lip scrub. We love Mary Kay's Satin Lips Set which comes with a lip mask to buff away peeling skin and a lip balm that delivers superior moisture. Feel free to use the same scrub that you use on your face, but be sure to moisten with water first for a less abrasive application.
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When it comes to a bright fuchsia lipstick, the possibilities are endless! Here are our favorites for the perfect, bright pink pout:
Alicia Keys - ESSENCE.comAlicia Keys stepped out this week at the Stella McCartney show at Paris Fashion Week wearing a vivid matte fuchsia lipstick. Not only does this color make a bold statement against Keys' color-blocked black and white dress, but it also looks modern and chic with the barely-there makeup on the rest of her face.Read More »from Get Alicia Keys' Bold Fuschia Lip
By Candice Chan, BirchboxRead More »from Emu Oil: Cate Blanchett's Favorite Skin Remedy
Cate Blanchett's Favorite Skin Remed
I just found out that Cate Blanchett uses emu oil as a treatment for scars, burns, and even to smooth her elbows. While I had heard of it before, I had never done any research. But if Cate Blanchett, with her gorgeous complexion, says that it can save my skin, well, then I definitely had to do some digging. Here's what I found out:
Emu oil, derived from the fat of the small, ostrich-like Emu (they are found in Australia) is often used in indigenous Australian culture as a remedy for everything from burns and scars to coughs and fevers. Really, it sounds like a bit of a cure-all. The liquid is high in fatty acids, containing omega-9's, omega-6's and omega-3's, and several scientific studies have found that the oil also has anti-inflammatory properties when used topically.
Now, I've definitely used aloe all over before to try and treat burns. (Literally cut from a plant in my back yard. It was goopy. I don't recommend it.) And
Curly hair is no joke. It takes a lot of time and effort to get tousled, touchable hair, so we sat down with the Creative Director of Ouidad to get his expert advice on the latest products and styling tricks. Whether you have tight coils or soft waves, these tips are for you.1. Less Is More
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There are several products on the market made to target curly hairstyles, but that doesn't mean you should be layering them all on. According to Morgan Willhite, Creative Director at Ouidad, "Less is more because product build-up can cause hair to look lack luster." She recommends products that are easy to rinse out, like Ouidad Shine Glaze Serum ($20, Ouidad.com), for days when you don't have much styling time on your hands.
2. Determine Your Curl Type
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I have a lot of beauty resolutions this year (lose weight, look younger, wash my face every night, yada yada yada), but one of the more colorful and fun ones is to learn to love lipstick, finally. I've been a lip gloss wearer all my life for the simple reason that it's easy, low maintenance and not really intimidating. Lipstick has always seemed to be more complicated and probably not the smartest thing to apply if you don't have a mirror at hand. But, the downside of lip gloss is that the color fades quickly and if you're not wearing a lot of other makeup, then you look Plain Jane pretty quickly. And the more brightly colored lips I see on the red carpet, the more inspired I am to experiment with something a little more bold, a little more polished.
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- Astrology.com BeautyScopes | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Mar 8, 2012 1:09 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
No one understands the term 'earth mother' better than you. A few pure oils from the kitchen, sea salt and your favorite aromatherapy essences equal a scrub that's cheap, natural and good for you and the ecosystem.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You like to weigh all sides of a matter before you make a choice. If you're shopping, that tendency is in full effect. But stopping strangers and asking their opinion just confuses you more, so restrain yourself.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're a big believer in going with the flow, but wait a moment before you start adding supplements and vitamins willy-nilly to your current regimen. What if some of them conflict? Check with a health
Makeup artists always harp on the importance of having perfect brows -- and leaving it up to an expert to shape those brows. After all, your eyebrows frame your eyes, give definition to your face, you know the drill.
But, I didn't come to fully appreciate the importance of eyebrows until I saw pictures of celebrities with their brows Photoshopped off. Leave it to the playful, entrepreneurial spirit of the blogosphere to transform gorgeous celebrities into alien-like monsters.
Since bold brows are becoming more of a makeup rule than a trend, I decided to flex my own Photoshop skills and give some unsolicited eyebrow makeovers to the A-listers experts say need tweezer rehab the most. Here are my picks for the best celebrity brows right now -- and the ones who need some eyebrow love (you'll see how much better they look with the Photoshopped brows):Read More »from 6 Best and Worst Celebrity Eyebrows
Growing up in a traditional Korean family, I never thought twice about my position on tattoos. I was never going to get one. My parents thought tattoos were "from the devil" and I believed them … until I met my college boyfriend. He had a bunch, and over time I began to appreciate the artwork behind the ink. I'm sure you know what happened next: I ended up with a butterfly tattoo on my ankle.Read More »from Poll: Can Tattoos Be Addictive?
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And now I've got another one on my back. And my hip. While the jury is still out on tattoo addiction, I know that when I got my first one, I never thought I'd eventually have three and who knows, maybe more.
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I bet Kat Von D can relate. Kat got her first tattoo when she was 14, and since then it's been a slow slide into full body ink. (Check out her entire transformation below.) Seeing pictures of Kat makes me think tattoo addiction isn't so far fetched after all.
Kat's late teens/early 20s: Forget the face, neck, or hand
Whether you're looking for an attention-grabbing lacquer or an updated classic color, we've found it for $10 or less. L'Oréal's Paris' international color designer, Orrea Light, explains how wear the season's hottest hues.
Shade #1: Bright Coral
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"This sea-life coral shade was seen scattered throughout Versace's Spring 2012 collection," says Light. "In my opinion, there's no better toenail color-it's eye-catching and universally-flattering."
L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Color in Boozy Brunch; $5.99; lorealparisusa.com. Wet n Wild Megalast Nail Color in Tropicalia, $6.49; amazon.com.
Shade #2: Canary Yellow
The BalmChina Glaze yellow nail polish
"Think of yellow polish as jewelry for your fingers," explains Light. "So choose a real statement yellow that's very bright and emphatic, like an exclamation point." The Balm Hot Ticket Nail Polish in Hella Yella, $8.08; amazon.com. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Sunshine Pop, $2.89; amazon.com.Read More »from 12 Hot Spring Nail Polishes for Under $10
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Shade #3: Mint
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Undereye Circles Begone!
A good night's sleep alone won't do the trick. Read on for four ways to beat dark circles under your eyes-and send your bags packing while you're at it. Photo by Getty Images
The Home Remedy
Save the cukes for your salad and reach for green tea bags instead. "Dark circles are pooled blood in the vessels under your eyes," explains Karyn Grossman, MD, a Los Angeles-based dermatologist. Tea's caffeine shrinks the vessels so they're less noticeable; the antioxidants reduce inflammation and puffiness (a.k.a. bags). Steep two green tea bags for five minutes, let cool, then place over eyes for 15 minutes. Repeat once a week.
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The Medical Solution
The go-to procedure most dermatologists use to correct dark circles is IPL, or intense pulsed light, says Dr. Grossman. During the procedure, short pulses of light are administered to the undereye area to vaporize visible blood vessels.Read More »from Get Rid of Undereye Circles
- The_Stir | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Mar 7, 2012 5:38 PM EST
Gel manicureI am obsessed with Shellac manicures. Every other week, I head into the salon and get my nails buffed, filed, and polished, and for the next two weeks, they are perfect, unchipped things of beauty. Now, it seems I may have to stop. It turns out gel manicures may be bad for us.
It isn't the chemicals, though, that make these shiny, instantly dry manicures possibly dangerous to our health. It's the UV lamp used to cure the polish that is suspected of giving some women skin cancer on the back of their hands.
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As a person obsessed with this manicure, I have to say I knew this day would come. It was almost too good to be true. But also, people: Duh. How could we not know this was bad for us?
The way the manicure works is there are four layers. Each layer is "cured" for a short period of time under a UV lamp and then you are all prettified. But anyone who didn't know this was dangerous needs to haveRead More »from Gel Manicures May Cause Cancer, but I Won't Stop Getting Them
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