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.
September 5, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Could Olivia Wilde be any more stunning? The actress flaunted a matte red pout, ombre waves, and subtle shimmery eyes—all big trends this season—at the London premiere of Rush. Her glam hair and makeup combo is a foolproof way to transition from summer to fall. Learn how to recreate the look below.
The key to making red lipstick work is to keep the rest of your makeup simple. Forgot about heavy eye makeup or intense blush and stick to a little concealer and foundation. Be sure to pick out the right lipstick for your skin tone. Women with fair skin should do a coral red while medium skin tones can go for a true red or pinkish red. If you have dark skin, try a burgundy shade. Test out the color on your lips, not your hand. (Tip: Head to a makeup counter or Sephora to try the color before you buy it.)
To get a red lip with staying power, line and fill in your lips with a lip liner that matches your natural lip color. Use a small lip brush to apply the lipstick. Blot your lips with a tissue. Then dust them with translucent powder to help set the color and make it last. Apply one more coat of lipstick to intensify the color. Press your lips together to complete your totally irresistible (and kissable!) look.
Need more help? Watch our step-by-step lipstick tutorial here.
August 29, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
We’re psyched for fall but a little sad to see summer go, so to celebrate the unofficial last weekend of the season, we’re sharing three of our favorite beach beauty trends. Spotted on Pinterest, these gorgeous hairstyles and makeup looks have us relishing summer and all its beachy goodness. Head over to the bloggers’ sites to try these chic looks for yourself over Labor Day. (You can bet we will!)
We adore blogger Julia’s pretty flower crown, although what we really love here is her natural makeup look. Her creamy skin, slight flush, and subtle glossy lips are perfection. Remember ladies: Less is always more.
We can’t think of a better summer hairstyle than the braid. With these 33 trendy variations on the classic, you can totally add one (or two or three) to your hairstyle to-do list this autumn.
Head scarves are the ideal hair accessory for the beach, but you can just as easily wear them while walking around the farmers’ market in the fall. Knot one on for a look that’s effortlessly fab.
August 22, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
As sad as we are to see summer go, we are so ready to start incorporating fall looks into our beauty routine. Check out our three fave of-the-moment styles from Fashion Week 2013—and try out the fun trends for yourself!
Metallics are huge for fall, and nail polish is no exception. Shiny gold, silver, or bronze nail polish is a great way to transition your look between seasons. We like OPI’s iridescent shade “Peace & Love & OPI” (beyondpolish.com, $7). For more must-have nail polish colors, click here.
2. A Luminous Glow
We’ve seen the dewey look time and time again, but this season it’s all about a luminous glow. Get the look with a slightly shimmery cream highlighter, such as this cult classic from Nars. After putting on blush, gently blend the highlighter across the tops of your cheeks to really make your cheekbones pop. Need more help? See how to highlight and contour your face with this easy step-by-step video.
3. Blue Eyeshadow
If you couldn’t tell by the first two images, blue-lined lids are a major do this fall. We promise you won’t look like you’re stuck in the ’80s! The key is to focus on just the lower lash line (like this model did) or just the upper lash line (as shown above). Go with a bold cobalt liner or an icy blue cream shadow. Keep the rest of your look super simple: no bright blush and definitely no lipstick. Swipe on clear mascara, and you’re good to go.
August 8, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
How absolutely stunning is Kerry Washington at this red carpet event? We’re obsessed with every part of her look—the flushed cheeks, the strawberry-pink pout, the voluptuous eyelashes, and that totally on-trend top knot. The Scandal star is well on her way to becoming a fashion and beauty icon. Read on to learn how to recreate Kerry’s gorgeous hair and makeup at home.
Defined cheekbones like Kerry’s start with the right base. (This lightweight, matte foundation from CoverGirl is perfect for summer.) After you’ve applied foundation evenly all over your face, trace translucent loose powder across your cheekbones with a puff or fluffy powder brush. Then softly brush bronzer onto your face, starting mid-cheek and moving out toward your ear and below your cheekbones. Brush a little more translucent powder onto your cheeks to make sure the bronzer looks subtle and natural. Lastly, apply your blush onto the apples of your cheeks (smile to make them pop!) for a fresh, flirty look. Finish with fuschia lipstick and a few coats of black mascara.
And don’t forget about your hair! Top knots are an easy solution for staying cool and looking chic in the August heat and humidity. See how to do a bun as fab as Kerry’s in this step-by-step video.
August 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm , by Maggie Niemiec
Did you tune in to the season finale of The Bachelorette last night? My girlfriends and I watched together, and we couldn’t get over how gorgeous Desiree’s eyelashes looked despite all that crying. (Seriously, so much crying!) So we asked our friends at the show what exactly Des does to get such amazingly beautiful eyes. It turns out she actually has eyelash extensions (by Danielle Asher at StudioLash in Ventura, California). Aha! That’s how she can make it through all those teary moments—sad tears over Brooks, sympathetic tears for Drew, and let’s not forget her gloriously happy tears with Chris—without raccoon eyes! Lash extensions typically last about a month, and you don’t even need to wear mascara with them. Interested? Check out our beauty editor’s experience with them here.
December 19, 2011 at 4:14 pm , by Nykia Spradley
Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean you have to paint little candy canes—or Santas…or reindeer—on each of your fingernails (unless you’re a 10-year-old). Here are a couple of grown-up ways to show-off your season’s greetings with lacquer.
Get glitter happy
Not only is glitter polish festive, but it holds on a little longer and is forgiving with chips and smudges, says celebrity manicurist Beth Fricke. If you can’t find a glitter polish in the color you love, try putting a coat of sparkle over your favorite hue (and don’t forget to seal the deal with a good topcoat).
Break it up
Swipe your nails in a traditional red and then top them with silver or gold shatter polish. “It will look like you have an ornament on every finger,” says Fricke. Apply polish and let it dry completely for 10 minutes, and then apply the shatter. When it is shattered to your liking, apply a shiny topcoat.