Top Fashion and Beauty Deals on the Web: Week of March 17

March 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm , by

For whatever reason, we’ve been inspirec to up our beauty game recently. Call it the hope of warm weather that appears to be (fingers crossed) right around the corner, or just plain boredom with our current routine, but whatever it is, we’re ready to break out of this beauty rut and try something new and daring. Today’s deals will help you up the ante in your beauty supply closet, as well. With discounts on items from Avon, SkinCareRX, Beauty.com and more, there’s really no excuse to not jump on our experimental bandwagon. – Post brought to you by Savings.com editor Susan Yoo-Lee
  1. Avon. 10% off $40 or more, plus free lipgloss and free shipping (Coupon code: NOMINEE). Expires 4/05/2014.
  2. SkinCareRx. $15 off orders $60 or more (Coupon code: 15OFF60). Expires 3/31/2014.
  3. Bath & Body Works. $10 off orders $40 or more (Coupon code: ENSERVIOFAVES1040). Expires 3/31/2014.
  4. Beauty.com. $15 off orders of $75 or more, plus free shipping (No code needed). Expires 3/31/2014.
  5. TRIA Beauty. Free skincare gift on any device order, plus free shipping (Coupon code: AFFSKINCARE). Expires5/20/2014.
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How to Get Anna Kendrick’s Romantic Side Ponytail

March 13, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

In just a few short years Anna Kendrick has skyrocketed from “that girl in Twilight” to big-screen leading lady and high-fashion favorite — she sat front row for Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, and Marchesa this year at her first New York Fashion Week! NBD. What’s great about Anna is the way she’s handled her rise to stardom — with enviable quirkiness and humility. But enough about her personality, let’s talk beauty.

Anna arrived at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California vibrant and fresh-faced, with her long brown hair parted in the center and pulled into a romantic side pony. The pale pink lipstick she’s wearing brings a touch of color to her milky complexion (we recommend Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Retsina), and we’re loving the hint of ombre in her textured ‘do. We’ll teach you how to re-create Anna’s sexy, sideswept ponytail here!

Loving Anna’s makeup? This no-fuss beauty look is easier than you think!

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How to Get Olivia Wilde’s Fierce Cat Eye

March 6, 2014 at 9:16 am , by

We sure hope that the Oscar after parties served plenty of food, because a few red carpet show-stoppers were eating for two! While all of the mommies-to-be looked ravishing on Sunday evening, we fell in love with Olivia Wilde’s sharp cat eye and dewy skin (though she does have that whole “pregnancy glow” home-court advantage).Celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis drew inspiration from the 60′s when creating this classic French look, which makes the eye appear bigger and bolder regardless of the shape and size of the lid.

Here’s how to get her look.

As a Revlon Global Brand Ambassador, Olivia rocked the affordable drugstore brand from start to finish. Inglessis began by smoothing Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer all over Olivia’s face and neck, followed by Revlon PhotoReady Makeup in Nude. She skipped blush, opting for an illuminator instead for a smoother look. Next she used Revlon ColorStay Shadow Links in Taupe to create a darker canvas the liner, dusting the shadow from Olivia’s lash line to her eyelid crease. She then used Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black to create the dramatic cat eye. To achieve an even swipe like you see here, you have to work very quickly — the slower your hand, the shakier the application when it comes to liquid liner. She skipped the false lashes and opted for a swipe of classic black. Olivia’s nude lip was created by using a  combination of Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Complex (an LHJ editor favorite) and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Cognito.

For a step-by-step breakdown on how to apply liquid liner, check out this video!

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Top Fashion and Beauty Deals on the Web: Week of March 3

March 3, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

Ah, March. We’ve been dreaming about you for a long, long time now.Your first few days bring us a renewed sense of optimism in all things sunny and warm (even if it’s still cloudy and cold outside).  Along with the dresses and sandals we’re pulling out in sheer anticipation of a semi-warm day, we’ll also be stocking up on some of our favorite beauty goodies from places like b-glowing, Beauty Encounter, Clarisonic and more. Check out great deals from these retailers and more. – Post brought to you by Savings.com editor Susan Yoo-Lee
  1. Beauty Encounter. Save an extra 40% off clearance items (Coupon code: MARCHCLR40). Expires 03/09/2014.
  2. b-glowing. Get $20 off orders $100 or more, plus free shipping (Coupon code: BGJ28XY). Expires 03/31/2014.
  3. Timetospa.com. Save 20% off all orders (Coupon code: SAVEME20). Expires 03/31/2014.
  4. Clarisonic. 20% off Accessories with Sonic Savings Program, plus free shipping (No code needed, just sign up). Expires 01/06/2019.
  5. Body Belle. Save 20% on rrders $100 or more (Coupon code: EW1555). Expires 03/15/2014. 
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How to Pull Off Kiernan Shipka’s Perfect Sleek Ponytail

February 27, 2014 at 9:11 am , by

While most people consider ponytails to be more weekend appropriate, Kiernan Shipka proves just how fashionable and classic the look can be. The Mad Men star (yes, that’s smart-mouthed Sally Draper all grown-up) pulled her locks into center-parted, high-shine pony, showing off her gorgeous glowing skin. Want to take your ponytail to the next level? Check out this post from Gloss Daily, where we show you how to style the perfect high ponytail with help from a star stylist.

The best way to compliment this hairstyle is to create a natural makeup look, which we break down for you in this step-by-step video tutorial. Simplicity is key in this less-is-more look–after season upon season of long, flowing waves, it’s time to show off that pretty face of yours!

Are you loving Kiernan’s golden blonde hair? Try it on for size with our hairstyle tool!

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How to Get Camilla Luddington’s Fun Bun

February 20, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

English actress Camilla Luddington looked fresh-faced and gorgeous at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards that took place in Hollywood earlier this week. While she’s no stranger to looking prim and proper (she did play The Duchess of Cambridge in Lifetime’s adaptation of William & Kate after all), we’re loving the I-woke-up-like-this vibe of her fun messy bun. Here’s how to get her look.

To get Camilla’s casual-cool hairstyle, skip the smoothing serum and prepare to embrace your flyaways. Begin by brushing your hair with a paddle brush (this Warren-Tricomi Style Cushion Brush is one of our favorites) and then pulling it into a ponytail. Pause during the last loop, only pulling hair a quarter of the way through, leaving the ends of your hair out (you should end up with a loop-shaped bun). Take the excess hair and twist it around your finger, then wrap the twisted strands around the loop bun as many times as necessary, depending on the length of your hair (Hint: you might want to grab hold of your loop bun with one hand and wrap with the other, so that you don’t end up helicoptering your hair around and messing up your pony.) Use bobby pins to secure the twist and any uncooperative odds and ends (if you have long or layered hair, you’ll probably need a few!). Grab random sections of your bun and pull gently, loosening it a bit and adding more volume/texture. Finish by spritzing with a light hairspray, like this one by Mark Hill, which doubles as a shine enhancer.

Loving Camilla’s dewy makeup? Check out our step-by-step guide to highlighting and contouring. 

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Camilla Belle Masters Bold Brows and a Semi-Matte Lip

February 13, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

While there are plenty of contenders, we consider Camilla Belle a best-brows-ever veteran — a title she so graciously preserved at the premiere of Cavemen in Los Angeles last week. Dewy skin and minimal eye makeup balance the ferocious vibes cast by her choppy bob hairstyle and bold, nearly-matte lip. If we had to guess, we’d say her pout was inspired by Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid (we recommend trying this matte lip gel by Marc Jacobs Beauty — you’ll get the pigment of a matte with the comfort of a gel). The entire look is strikingly sexy and fashion-forward without overdoing it.

Want eyebrows like Camilla’s? Check out this step-by-step video tutorial.

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