October 17, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
America’s sweetheart looked pretty and polished at the premiere of her new movie Gravity. We adore everything about this look: bold red lips, full brows, glowing skin, and perfectly tousled waves. And that gown? To die for. Sandy definitely knows what works for her! But even we mere mortals can pull of her classic look. Just follow our easy steps below.
First apply moisturizer (with SPF!) and a little under-eye concealer. Smooth foundation all over your face and add a rosy cream blush to just the apples of your cheeks. Keep your eye makeup simple: a thin line of black or dark brown eyeliner and two coats of black mascara. If your brows are sparse, fill them in with a brow pencil, using short strokes. Brush them with a spoolie and then set with clear gel for an of-the-moment full look. (Need more detailed eyebrow-grooming tips? Click here.) Complete your makeup with classic red lips. Our step-by-step video guide will help you get the perfect pucker. If you have texture in your hair, keep it natural. Tame frizz with a dab of styling cream and touch up straggly pieces with a curling wand. Throw on your fave LBD, and you’ll look just as as red-carpet-ready as Sandra.
October 10, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Well, hello there, Keri Russell! We saw this eye makeup look all over the runways at Fashion Week, and now the gorgeous television star proves you can in fact rock blue eyeshadow off the catwalk—and not look like you’re going to an ’80s dance party. Want to try it for yourself? We’ll show you how below.
The icy blue makeup makes Keri’s green eyes really pop. But you don’t need green eyes to pull off the fun look. Just make sure you stick to shades of cobalt and teal; pastel blue and aqua look too childish. (Our beauty director loves this eyeshadow quad from L’Oreal.) First, apply a flesh-toned eyeshadow base and then the blue shadow on top. Use either a blue or black eyeliner and black mascara. The most important step in recreating this look is to keep your other makeup simple. Take note of the rest of Keri’s makeup: dewey skin, perfectly groomed brows, and a totally-natural lip color.
Throw on a lace cami, structured blazer, and leather jeggings like Keri did, and you’ve got yourself an edgy-glam date-night look.
October 3, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Jessica Alba stepped out this week with lighter, caramel ombre locks and a medium-length blunt haircut. Let’s be honest, the girl could pull off any hairstyle, but we’re big fans of this new ‘do. The color brings out the warmth in her skin tone and makes her gorgeous brown eyes really pop. Her hairstyle is super versatile, too. We think it would look just as good straight, and it’s still long enough to easily pull into a ponytail. What about you: Are you planning to change up your hair color this fall?
September 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm , by Amelia Harnish
Ovarian cancer isn’t pretty. Known as the “silent killer” because of its tricky symptoms, this cancer is too often diagnosed in the advanced stages when it is hardest to treat. The numbers are heartbreaking: only 15 percent of ovarian cancers are diagnosed in the early stage when it’s most treatable, according to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. (The five-year survival rate is 93 percent for early stage disease, but so far there is no reliable screening test
“When my sister was diagnosed, I was shocked to learn that only a fraction of women in advanced stages of the disease survive,” says Claudia Poccia, CEO of Gurwitch Products (the parent company of the Laura Mercier brand) and co-founder of the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Poccia lost her younger sister to the disease in 2011. That’s why she joined forces with Mercier to raise money for research, education and support for women with ovarian cancer. When you buy any of the three products pictured above, 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward research grants and awareness projects. You can purchase all three here.
But don’t stop there. The best thing you can do to help is learn about the subtle symptoms and spread the word:
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
- Feeling like you have to pee urgently and often
These symptoms are common and could easily be something else—so don’t freak out! But if you experience any of these for longer than two weeks or more than 12 days in the course of a month, talk to your gynecologist, especially if you have a family history. Up to 15 percent of all ovarian cancers are hereditary.
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September 26, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Did Claire Danes cut her hair or didn’t she? That was the question during Sunday’s Emmy Awards. It turns out the Homeland actress (and Emmy winner!) went with a glamorous faux bob for the night and looked totally chic while doing it. Claire’s Old Hollywood hairstyle is the perfect complement to her soft and romantic gown, plus it highlights her gorgeous cheekbones.
To get a faux bob like Claire’s, start with smooth, straight hair and a deep side part. Tease your hair at the crown to create more volume. Then starting rolling the ends of the hair under, piece by piece, and pin each piece to the scalp. Loosen the hair around your face a little bit to create a more natural style. Spritz with some light-hold hairspray, and finish your retro look with a swipe of red lipstick.
September 19, 2013 at 9:04 am , by Maggie Niemiec
I sat down this week with celebrity chef, author, mom, and all-around superwoman Giada de Laurentiis. She teamed up with Clairol this month for the “Healthy Hot Challenge,” encouraging women to try a new mind, body, or beauty challenge every day for 28 days. Giada gave us the scoop on how we can all live our best lives (and just how she stays so gorgeous!).
I want people to know that being healthy is hot. Healthy is many different things to many different people, which is why this challenge is fun. It’s more than just what you eat and how much sleep you get, it’s also challenging yourself to try something new every day, conquer your fears, and go on some more adventures. It can be as simple as downloading that e-book you’ve been wanting to read forever or visiting a restaurant you’ve always wanted to go to or donating your time once a month to a charity you really care about. It’s little things like that that I think enhance our lives and make us happier people.
What’s one major change you’ve made that’s really made an impact?
Yoga. I was never interested in doing yoga before my daughter [Jade, 5] was born. I was a gym rat, and six months into my pregnancy my doctor suggested yoga. I thought, “That is not a workout. I’m never going to sweat!” And instead it was one of the biggest workouts I’ve ever done. It actually changed the shape of my body because it lengthened and strengthened from the core. I feel healthier, stronger, and more secure because my core is strong. So I get up every day and do some yoga just to breathe and center myself for the day.
Ok, I have to ask: How do you stay so trim when you’re constantly cooking Italian food?
Portion control. I used to eat a lot, lot more, and I really think it’s about moderation. In everything you do. I think you can have a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything. That’s kind of how it works.
You’re always on the go. How do you de-stress and relax? (And what tips can we steal from you!?)
De-stressing is hard, especially at the end of the day. A lot of people don’t sleep well because of it. So what I like to do is – this is going to sound strange — but I do a little yoga before I go to bed. I lie on blocks that open up my shoulders and I try to stretch before I go to bed, for just a minute and a half to two minutes. I also have a 5-minute meditation app that I listen to. I have a lavender mister I spray on my pillow, and the scent is very soothing. The other thing is that you have to get rid of your phones and your iPads and all your electronics in the bedroom. That’s the best way to decompress.
I’m dying to know: What’s your secret to glowing skin and super-healthy hair?
Well I exfoliate every day. You can use baking soda mixed with water or baking soda mixed with olive oil or almond oil if you have dry skin. Just gently exfoliate your face, your neck, your chest, and your hands so you look glowy and shiny.
As for my hair, I use Natural Instincts hair color, but my favorite thing in that box is the conditioner. It’s fantastic, especially for someone like myself because my hair goes through so much torture every day. So I use it twice a month. If my hair is really dry and I’m traveling a ton, then I use it on the ends once a week. I’ll use coconut oil on the ends, too.
How do you update your beauty routine for fall?
I’ll go a little bit darker with my hair color. I also like to change my lipstick, and lately I’ve been really liking a sparkly eye shadow. It’s an easy pick-me-up! I’m really into nail art these days as well, so I mix it up a lot. I’ll do a lot of these little, inexpensive things that actually brighten my day. Sometimes it makes me feel younger, you know? Changing things up is really important.
September 12, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Our editors have been in and out of the fabulous New York Fashion Week shows this week, capturing tons of Instagrams along the way. Check out our five favorite beauty looks below—and be sure to follow @lhjmagazine and @glossdaily on Instagram and Twitter for more glam updates!
Jenny Packham: These sparkly, ethereal eyes and nails would look gorgeous during the holidays.
Sachin and Babi: We can’t wait to try out this simply chic twisted ponytail for date night.
Tibi: We’re predicting lined nails (especially in black and white!) will be huge this spring.
Tracy Reese: Makeup artist Mally Roncal used highlighter to make the models’ eyes look youthful and innocent.
Zac Posen: We’re in love with model Lindsay Wixson’s romantic, garden-inspired updo.