Source: How to Update Your Ombré Highlights For Fall
Celebrity stylist Ted Gibson, who has worked with stars like Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie, predicts that ombré highlights aren't going anywhere. The key for making them Fall fresh, however, is to wear them in a less drastic way.
"You can still have ombré, but it doesn't have to be where you have dark roots and blond ends," Gibson explains. So still keep the roots darker, but cut down on the contrast toward the bottom. Another benefit of the ombré style? "There is something really youthful about that growing-out hair color look," he adds. Learn how to get ombré hair at home with our easy-to-follow (honest!) video.
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Source: How to Update Your Ombré Highlights For FallRead More »from How to Update Your Ombré Highlights For Fall
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Source: Peach Fuzz Removal: Methods That Work (and Ones That Don't)
Vellus hair, which is endearingly known as peach fuzz, is the short, fine, lightly pigmented hair that can appear on the face, neck, and other areas of the body. While it's often barely noticeable, many people have their own reasons for wanting to rid themselves of it. As you may know, peach fuzz is a tough thing to remove permanently, but there are a few things you can do to temporarily eliminate its appearance. So to see which treatments work, and which ones don't, just [break]keep reading.[/break]
What doesn't work:
- Laser removal: Since peach fuzz is light in color, explains dermatologist Dr. Ellen Gendler, who works with the Venus razors brand, it's difficult to remove it with a laser. The reason is that lasers seek out dark hair, so they're best used on more pigmented strands.
- Electrolysis: Electrolysis is a process where an electric current is sent through a fine needlelike device to destroy
Source: Tarte's True Blood Collection Does a Fang-Up Job
As an obsessive True Blood fan and similarly obsessive beauty editor, the new Tarte Cosmetics collaboration with True Blood is basically my perfect storm - a brand I already like creating makeup with colors and packaging that could in theory make me as preternaturally alluring as a Bon Temps vamp. Before it even came out, my inner panicked fangirl was worried about where I'd be able to get more once it was gone. "Should I start hoarding it as soon as it drops," I wondered, "or wait until it's been out a few months so I can get maximum shelf life?"
It was as unhealthy as it sounds. Fortunately, the collection came, I got my mitts on it, and now I've been restored to a level of sanity that allows me to give a fair review of the products. So to see whether the True Blood line lived up to my (extremely high) expectations, or whether I was left as pouty as King Bill, just keep reading.
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Source: How to Create a Surprisingly Easy Galaxy ManicureRead More »from How to Create a Surprisingly Easy Galaxy Manicure
Upon spotting this cool galaxy nail art over at Uncolour My World, we thought, "Looks stellar, but that manicure probably took all day to create." We stand corrected, having now viewed the video tutorial that inspired the look. Despite having a complex-looking design, the skill level required is that of a steady-handed noob. Sunday project, anyone?
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Source: 6 Simple Steps to Glossy (Not Greasy!) Hair
Many women long for shiny hair, and with good reason. Not only does a lustrous sheen make the color of the hair look more rich, but it also imparts a healthy glow to your appearance. However, there's a fine line between beautifully glossy and terribly greasy. "The best way to have a glossy, nongreasy look for your hair is to have healthy hair," explains Lavette Slater, the key hairstylist on The View. To start, wash and condition your hair as you normally would, and follow the rest of Slater's shine-enhancing tips when you read more.
- Every other week, use a protein conditioner to strengthen the hair.
- Every other week, use a moisturizing conditioner to make the hair soft and pliable.
- Every month, use a clarifying shampoo to remove product buildup.
- Always use a leave-in conditioner to protect the hair from styling and the elements.
- Always apply a styling thermal protector when using
Source: The View's Hairstylist Talks Fall TrendsRead More »from The View's Hairstylist Talks Fall Trends
Emmy Award-winning hairstylist and licensed makeup artist Lavette Slater has been working behind the scenes at The View for the past 10 years. Along the way, she has created stylish coiffures for not just the on-air staff but the guests as well, including Michelle Obama, Glenn Close, and Hillary Clinton. As you can imagine, Slater has some great stories to share. Keep reading to see some of her backstage beauty anecdotes along with her Fall trends forecast.
BellaSugar: In your 10 years on The View, what are a few of your favorite experiences and most memorable moments? (Both good and bad.)
Lavette Slater: There are so many funny and memorable moments on The View. I remember Clay Aiken coming to the show and expressing to me that his hair gets so flat on top and that he wanted height in his hair. Knowing that he didn't want his hair teased, and a simple blow-out wouldn't work without a wash, I proceeded to put rollers in the crown area
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Fashion – Wed, Aug 24, 2011 10:29 PM EDT
Source: What Do Marilyn Monroe and the Mona Lisa Have in Common? LipstickRead More »from What Do Marilyn Monroe and the Mona Lisa Have In Common? Lipstick.
One hundred years ago this week, La Gioconda - better known as the Mona Lisa - was nabbed from the Louvre. A century later, that famous smile is making headlines through a new interpretation by artist Duncan Cargill. What's different about his take on da Vinci? Cargill created his painting, along with Vermeer and Warhol re-creations, using cosmetics instead of traditional paints. His Mona Lisa's skin tone, for instance, was made from layers of foundation; Marilyn Monroe's iconic face was made with nail polish, eyeliner, and lipstick. ("It was a bit spooky having those eyes staring at me while I blacked them out with eye pencils," Cargill admitted.) The works were commissioned by UK-based online beauty emporium Feel Unique, which is auctioning the pieces to raise funds for three cancer charities: The Eve Appeal, Look Good... Feel Better, and Breast Cancer Campaign. The auctions, accessible on Feel Unique's site,
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Fashion – Wed, Aug 17, 2011 9:11 PM EDT
Source: Picking Makeup Colors: What Works and What Doesn'tRead More »from Picking Makeup Colors: What Works and What Doesn't
There are a lot of factors that go into choosing makeup shades whether it's determining if you have cool or warm undertones to figuring out which eye shadow hues "go" with your coloring. But celebrity makeup artist, Vincent Longo, wants to make something clear. "When it comes to eye shadows and lip color, women should be free to experiment and have fun. A woman's eye color should not determine what eye shadow hue goes on the eyes."
So, don't be afraid to mix and match warms and cools, as Longo explains: For example: Brown eyes (warm) can look beautiful with blue eye shadow (cool) - as seen on Keri Hilson. Blue eyes (cool) can look great with brown eye shadow (warm). Green eyes (cool/neutral) can look fantastic with topaz eye shadow (warm). Hazel eyes (warm/neutral) can look stunning with purple eye shadow (cool).
And when in doubt: Longo recommends the following universally flattering colors: for the eyes, go with a brown,
Source: The 10 Next Big Ingredients in Beauty
By now, you may already have heard about argan, quercetin, and maracuja. After all, they're three of the hottest skin care and makeup ingredients around these days. But what about the stuff you'll be hearing about in six months or a year's time? We've gathered 10 of the buzzed-about ingredients that are just making their way into products. So get ahead of the game, and start using them before they get trendy (and expensive). To see the contenders for the next rave-worthy ingredient, just keep reading.
- Pracaxi oil - This oil of Amazonian extraction has high levels of behenic acid, so it's antiseptic and moisturizing at the same time. It's supposed to help with acne, and it also makes hair more hydrated and shiny. If you're in the market for an inexpensive way to gloss up your hair, you'll find pracaxi in Body Shop Rainforest Radiance Hair Butter, which hits stores in October. Or you can just order the oil yourself on Amazon and then
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Fashion – Wed, Aug 17, 2011 8:52 PM EDT
Source: Three (Nearly) Effortless Ways to Get Gorgeous Hair When It's HotRead More »from Three (Nearly) Effortless Ways to Get Gorgeous Hair When It's Hot
Summer is in full swing, and the thermometer has reached new highs, so why spend hours fussing with your hair? There are easy ways to keep your mane in check when it's hot out, so we turned to celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis to find out how.
Skip the styling tools There's no need to use heated styling tools when it's sticky outside. Instead, Francis says to let hair air-dry with a little help from a styling product such as Phyto Phytovolume Actif Maximizing Volume Spray ($28). "It's a great, fool-proof summer product to use when you just want beautiful, natural texture," he says. "Just spray it into towel-dried hair, from roots to ends, and run a wide-toothed comb through it. Then section off your part and let it air-dry." It's as simple as that.
Stay frizz-free in humidity Extra moisture in the air can wreak havoc on your hair. So to beat frizz, Francis says not to touch your strands while they're drying.