How to Create Kristen Wiig’s Warm Makeup Look

January 10, 2014 at 10:00 am , by

Comedy’s leading lady surprised us this week by chopping her long brown locks into a short, structured bob, and we’re totally into it! Kristen’s high cheekbones are definitely suited for an above-the-shoulder haircut like this one. The rich chestnut color compliments her fair skin, while the red tones throughout her hair make the warm makeup on her cheeks and lips stand out. To achieve a similar look without visiting a salon, we’ll walk you through Kristen’s beauty look.

Start with a primer and follow up with your favorite foundation (we love NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation for a matte look and Tarte Smooth Operator Natural Tinted Moisturizer for lighter coverage). Apply a neutral shade of eye shadow all over your lid and lightly swipe on some mascara—one or two coats will do, you want your blush and lip color to be the main attraction here. Next use a terra cotta blush like Sephora Collection Colorful Blush in Coral Crush to create the warm glow Kristen’s got going on. Concentrate most of the color onto the apples of your cheeks before drawing the brush up your cheekbones toward your temples. To up your glow-factor, highlight your T-zone and cheekbones with an illuminating powder. Finally, swipe a strawberry pink lipstick on to compliment the warmth in your cheeks–try Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart.

Use our Try-A-Hairstyle tool to see how you would look with a bob like Kristen’s!


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Get Your Glow On With Lupita Nyong’o’s Red Carpet Look

January 9, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

There’s no question about it: Lupita Nyong’o was positively glowing at the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala. The 12 Years a Slave actress was announced as a BAFA Rising Star Award nominee this week, but this look makes her a beauty award winner in our book!

To create a similar look, start with an all-over primer and follow with a tinted moisturizer or lightweight foundation (since you’re going for an all-over glow, you don’t want to go too matte with your base). You’ll want to keep it simple in the eye-makeup department; lightly dust a shimmery pale shadow from your lash line up to your brow bone. Next, take a highlighter pencil and line your inner rims for some extra sparkle (we love Make Up For Ever Eye Pencil in White). Skip your typical eyeliner routine and swipe on a couple coats of lengthening mascara instead. Swirl a pink cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks and follow by a dusting of illuminating powder over your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose (try Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in “Lightscapade”.) A sheer red lipgloss will give your pout a subtle pop of color that stands out in a big way against the rest of your minimalistic makeup. If you really want to work this look, slick your hair back and let your fresh face take center stage, Lupita-style .

Don’t fear the slicked-back hair look; learn how to master the polished ponytail, here.

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Top Fashion and Beauty Deals on the Web: Week of Jan. 6

January 6, 2014 at 10:42 am , by

Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you need to go back to the same old boring makeup routine. And besides — what better way is there to welcome a fab new year than with big discounts on some of your favorite beauty products? Even if you’re all shopped out, you’ll have to admit that 20-60% off is certainly worth a look.

1. Bath & Body Works. 20% off all orders (Coupon code: fallbbw20). Expires 01/19/2014.

2. Beauty Encounter. Extra 35% off clearance items (Coupon code: CLRCHIC35). Expires 01/08/2014.

3. Save $15 off orders of $75 or more (No code needed). Expires 02/28/2014.

4. Folica. 30% off all orders (Coupon code: BESTOFFER). Limited time offer.

5. Madison Street Beauty. 60% off sitewide (No code needed). Limited time offer.
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Try Rose McIver’s Festive Braided Hairstyle for New Year’s Eve

December 26, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

When we spotted Rose McIver’s stunning look from the LA premiere of “The Truth About Emanuel,” visions of New Year’s Eve danced in our heads. Her gorgeous, festive crown braid and messy updo paired with a heavily lined upper lash line, doll lashes, and a statement lip is exactly what we hope to be sporting when 2014 rolls in.

To get Rose’s look, start with a primer (we love Hourglass’ Veil Mineral primer) and a medium-coverage tinted moisturizer with a dewy finish (try Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup ). Cover your eyelids and under your brow bone with a sheer, peachy eyeshadow such as Nars’ Single Eye Shadow in “Night Star” and line your upper lash line with liquid eyeliner. Then, coat lashes with mascara. Next highlight your cheekbones, inner eye, and Cupid’s bow with an illuminating powder such as Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder in “Ethereal.” Finally, line your lips and fill them in with a pop of pinky-red color such as Sephora Collection’s Lip Last in “Daring Pink.”

See how to create your own braided hairstyle, here.


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How to Get Amy Adams’ Sleek, Classic Bun Hairstyle

December 19, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

Amy Adams was the very image of elegant and demure at the December 12th premiere of “Her” in Los Angeles. Amy’s low, loose bun is a classic style we’d wear to a work function or a special night out. She completed her look with pitch-perfect, subdued makeup. We especially love the smoky gray glitter under her lower lash line (try BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow in “Gleaming Pewter”) and her petal pink lip color (try Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in “Turn On”).

See how to style Amy’s chic bun, here.

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Top Fashion and Beauty Deals on the Web: December 9

December 17, 2013 at 10:59 am , by

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be behind us, but the savings just keep on coming. Check out this week’s best deals from around the web to pick up everything you might have missed during the shopping frenzy.

1. The Body Shop. 50% off All Orders (Coupon code SAVE50). Expires 12/22/2013.
2. Yves Rocher. 45% off Any Order (No code needed). Expires 12/19/2013.
3. $15 off your purchase over $75 (No code needed). Expires 12/22/2013.
4. Lands’ End. Save up to 65% on Women’s Sale Items (No code needed). Limited time offer.

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Top Fashion and Beauty Deals on the Web: December 16

December 17, 2013 at 10:15 am , by

This week’s deals are all about your skin (with the exception of one sneaky clothing deal, for good measure!). Harsh winter weather can really do a number on it, but there’s no need to feel all dried up. Check out these offers from SibuBeaty, SkinCareRx, Bloomingdales and — you’re bound to find something that’ll help you bring back your natural glow in no time.

1. SibuBeauty. 40% off Sitewide (Coupon Code: SB5OFF). Expires 12/18/2013.

2. SkinCareRx23% off All Orders (Coupon Code: DEC2013). Expires 01/01/2014.

3. Bloomingdale’s. Extra 15% off All Regular and Sale Priced Items + Free Shipping (No coupon code needed). Expires 12/18/2013.

4. Nautica. 25% off All Orders (Coupon Code: HOLIDAY). Expires 12/30/2013.

5. $15 off Orders of $75+ (No code needed). Expires 12/21/2013.

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