Beauty

How to Copy Kate Mara’s Shimmery Brown Smoky Eye

April 17, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

The always-lovely Kate Mara was looking fierce at the Transcendance movie premiere in Los Angeles late last week. Her ombre-dipped hair was pulled back into a soft, slightly undone updo showing off her gorgeous smoky eye makeup. We’ll show you how to get her look using Bobbi Brown’s Smokey Warm Eye Palette.

Begin by smoothing on your favorite primer and foundation and swipe a coral blush from the apples of your cheeks up toward your temples — try CORALista by Benefit Cosmetics. Begin by swiping a deep chocolate liner across your lash line. Next, dust your entire lid with the Ivory base, and then swipe the medium-brown matte shadow (third square in from the left) from the inner corner of your lid upward and outward towards your brow bone, creating a muted cat-eye effect. Next dip your brush into the deepest, shimmery chocolate brown shade (second in from the right) and press the shadow between your lash line and your crease. Re-swipe the inner third of your lid with the medium-brown shadow and blend it toward the darker color. Re-line your eyes for added definition, adding some of the deep chocolate liner to the outer corner of your bottom lid and along the inside in your waterline. Swipe a q-tip along your bottom lash line to get a more smudgey feel. Finish the look by dusting the shimmery rose-gold shadow (third in from the right) along your tear duct in a slight “V” shape. Swipe on a few coats of brown mascara, top and bottom, and a shimmery salmon lipstick (we recommend Ulta Lip Butter in Vienna), and you’re good to go!

For a step-by-step smoky eye tutorial, check out this video!

Also:

Our All-Time Favorite Mascaras

Red Carpet Beauty Secrets

WATCH: The Best Medium Hairstyles for Your Face Shape


Beauty with Benefits

April 15, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

Just in case you needed a good deed to justify your beauty shopping, the teams at QVC and CEW (Cosmetics Executive Women) are partnering for the Beauty with Benefits campaign to raise funds for Cancer and Careers.

Cancer and Careers empowers, educates, and provides essential tools to people with cancer so they can thrive in the workplace.

The campaign features a PSA by actress Tiffani Thiessen and a two-hour fundraiser on QVC on Thursday, April 17th at 8pm.

“Cancer in the workplace is so prevalent yet it’s an issue that rarely gets discussed,” said Thiessen. “I am excited to work with QVC and CEW to support such a worthy cause. I love that I get to use a fun thing like makeup to shed light on such a powerful message.”

During the two-hour live event viewers will be able to shop products from 19 prestige beauty brands including Fresh, bareMinerals, Philosophy, and more. (The items will also be available online)

For this initiative, 80 percent of the purchase price of donated merchandise will benefit Cancer and Careers, a charitable program established by the Cosmetic Executive Women foundation.

 


Top Fashion and Beauty Deals on the Web: Week of April 14

April 14, 2014 at 11:43 am , by

With Easter right around the corner and visions of spring break dancing in our heads, we’ve got pastel on the brain. We’re yearning for peachy lips, rosy cheeks, and soft, spring-worthy eye makeup. This week’s deals will help us fulfill all of our makeup dreams with deals on items from L’Occitane, Body Belle, Yves Rocher and more.
– Post brought to you by Savings.com editor Susan Yoo-Lee

 

  1.  L’Occitane. Buy any full size product and get 50% off refills (Coupon code: EARTH). Expires 5/01/2014.
  2. Body Belle. 10% off all orders, plus free shipping (Coupon code: FS10NT). Expires 4/16/2014.
  3. Bath & Body Works. 20% off all orders (Coupon code: BESTEVER). Expires 6/06/2014.
  4. Yves Rocher. 10% off all orders, plus free gift and samples (Coupon code: YVES10). Expires 4/30/2014.
  5. Carol’s Daughter. 15% off orders $25 or more (Coupon code: ShopSo11). Expires 5/31/2014.
This post contains affiliate links

How to Copy Shay Mitchell’s Bright Orange Lips

March 27, 2014 at 9:17 am , by

As it turns out, orange isn’t only the new black; it’s also the new red — as we see here on Pretty Little Liars starlet, Shay Mitchell, in New York City earlier this month. We’ve seen a lot of comfy-progressive fashion trends popping up this spring that we’re ecstatic about, such as slip-on-sneakers and kitten heels taking the place of ever-present strappy sandals and stilettos.  But just because things have taken a more casual turn in the wardrobe department doesn’t mean that you have to shy away from your bold beauty tendencies.

The electric orange lips that dominated the spring runways inspired a welcomed break in the classic nude, pink, and red lips that we typically see on the red carpet. Shay’s coral-orange shade is the perfect way to ease into the trend, because the hue still carries some pink pigment. To create a similar look, we recommend using Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick in Vibrant Mandarin. Take another beauty cue from Shay and go easy on your eyes and cheeks — an otherwise low-key aesthetic will help you pull  off this daunting beauty trend without looking like you’re trying too hard. We’ll show you how to apply such a bold lipstick color in this step-by-step video!

Paint your nails to keep up with your bold lipstick! We’ll show you the top spring nail polish trends here.

Also:

 How to Create Side-Swept Vintage Curls

10 Edgy, Stylish Accessories for Spring

Makeup for Girls with Glasses


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. 
This post contains affiliate links

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!

Also:

The Best Lipsticks for Every Budget

Bold Brow 101

Get Glowing Skin


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.

Also recommended:

How to Rock a Bold Lip

Look Pretty and Polished: 7 Makeup Essentials

 Celeb Hairstyles We Love