By Lauren Kaplan May 21, 2013
Say goodbye to your tried-and-true darks and go-with-everything greiges! This summer is all about vibrant manis and pedis. It’s time to crank things up a notch by breaking out the neons, the glitters, and the vivid shades. Whether you’re a fan of a classic solid-hued manicure or a daring nail art fanatic, give your nails some serious punch with the newest bold and bright polishes. Don’t be afraid to stand out with a neon pink pedicure or a manicure laced with chunky glitter. And definitely don’t worry about matching your nails to your clothes – where polish is concerned, it’s anything goes, as long as you remember this: the brighter the better.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Mermaid’s Eyes, $19.00 at DeborahLippmann.com
Essie Nail Polish in Shake Your $$ Maker, $8.00 at Macys.com
OPI Nail Lacquer in My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours, $9.00 at Amazon.com
Jin Soon Nail Polish in Voile, $18.00 at SpaceNK.com
China Glaze Texture Nail Lacquer with Hardeners in Of Coarse!, $7.50 at ULTA.com
Zoya Nail Polish in Darcy, $8.00 at Zoya.com
Milani Neon Nail Lacquer in Pink Rocks!, $3.82 at Drugstore.com
NARS Nail Polish in Madness, $19.00 at NARScosmetics.com
American Apparel Glitter Nail Polish Light Year, $6.00 at AmericanApparel.com
Julep Nail Lacquer in Billie Jean, $14.00 at Julep.com
Maybelline Color Show Nail Color in Bold Gold, $2.99 at Target.com
By Katherine Fotinos May 21, 2013
If a skin treatment that does it all—from moisturizing to blemish concealing—sounds appealing to you, then join us in our latest obsession over BB Cream. It’s more than a fixation; this is a product we can make a lifelong commitment to. In celebration of our newest beauty addition, here’s a love letter stating the five things we “really like a lot” about you, Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream (available in normal to dry and oil-free!).
1. An all-in-one product, the cream addresses a multitude of skin concerns—from discoloration to dryness to dullness—while providing coverage to even skin tone too. Marketed towards ladies with different skin types, this non-greasy confection comes in two forms: one for normal to dry skin and the other containing absorbent mineral perlite for oily.
2. A combination of lipidure microspheres and glycerin retains water in the skin. With such hydration, expect superiorly soft, moisturized skin.
3. With the normal to dry formula containing vitamin C, the cream enhances radiance and firmness of skin to provide a healthy glow thanks to boosted collagen production.
4. With SPF 15 in the normal to dry and SPF 20 in the oil-free product, Garnier BB Cream provides automatic sun protection on a daily basis.
5. Available in an array of shades, the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream is for every woman. Find the normal to dry in new fair, light/medium and medium/deep and the oil-free in light/medium, medium/deep, and the new deep shade. Both contain pigments that spread smoothly and melt into skin instantly for flawless coverage.
By Patrice Grell Yursik May 21, 2013
IT’S JUST ABOUT TIME FOR FLIP-FLOP SEASON and right about now, ladies across the country are asking themselves the age old question—“Are my toes ready to be seen by the public?” Of course this is a highly personal, highly subjective question, as you’ll notice when you head out to your favorite neighborhood park or beach. What’s sandal appropriate to some might horrify another. If beautifully manicured feet matter to you (and that goes beyond a mere polish change) then read on! These at home pedicure devices will have your feet looking perfect and feeling silky soft in no time.
- SpaSonic: I’m a big fan of sonic skincare devices. These spinning brushes are most often used for the face and body, but the SpaSonic goes one step beyond and offers a pumice head for those in need of smooth, callus free feet. Its battery powered and highly effective, and priced just right for those who want costly skin cleansing products in their lives but can’t justify spending more than $100.
- Emjoi Rechargable Micro-Pedi: The Emjoi micro-pedi battery operated callus remover is a beast. Think of it as a mini battery-operated power tool for your feet. You’re only supposed to use it 2 to 3 seconds at the time, while it sand blasts the dead skin off your feet into white dust. Proceed with caution and all will be fine, and you’ll be left with feet so touchably soft you’ll barely believe they’re yours. Warning—this product might be addictive. I literally had to have my husband take it away from me. The temptation to totally treat your feet can be dangerous!
- Conair Waterfall Footbath: Okay, so you’ll never fully replicate the experience of going to a professional spa for a pedicure. It’s too messy for your average living room and it’s unlikely that you have a massaging chair at the ready. The whole thing about having a pedicure is that you are indulging complete luxury, so naturally the DIY pedicure can’t duplicate the overall experience. But if you use a Conair Waterfall Footbath at least your feet will be soaking in luxury at home. Add your own warm water and bubbles, and try to pretend you are at your favorite spot.
With these three DIY pedicure devices your feet will be in good shape come this summer. Thank us later!
Contributing Editor, Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of Afrobella.com, one of the first blogs to celebrate the beauty of natural hair and ladies of all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes her readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences.
By Valis Vicenty May 21, 2013
Looks like Lt. Uhura took a sabbatical from the box office to enjoy the Cannes Film Festival. Zoe Saldana swapped out her Star Trek uniform for a gorgeous gray Valentino gown for the premiere of Blood Ties with Clive Owen and Marion Cotillard. Saldana’s makeup artist, Vera Steimberg, shared how she channeled Hepburn’s romantic look for the red carpet with Glam so you can achieve the look from home:
Steimberg started by covering any imperfections with the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-6 and brightened Saldana’s eyes with the Secret Concealer in 3 under her eyes. Next she lightly dusted the Mineral Illuminating Powder in Candlelight all of the star’s face for a natural glow before adding a flush to her cheek with the Crème Cheek Colour in Rosebud. For the bedroom eyes, Steimberg lined her eyes with the Crème Eye Liner in Noir, using the Angled Eye Liner Brush to extend it outwards. She then applied the Illuminating Eye Colour in Fire Glow to her lower lash line for a “golden luminescent color.” Next she applied a combination of the same shadow and the Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Cocoa to the tops of Saldana’s eyelids for added definition. She then applied multiple coats of the Faux Lash Mascara in Black to the top and bottom lashes with a few individual faux lashes added in. To polish the pout and complete the look, Steimberg applied the Stickgloss Lip Colour in Cranberry, noting there was no better place to rock a red lip than France.
By Lauren Kaplan May 20, 2013
As the sun starts to shine more regularly, protecting your skin from harmful rays is more important than ever. For those of us who live our lives on the go, sunscreen can sometimes be an afterthought. But whether you’re at the beach or walking down the New York City streets, sunscreen is always a must. No, mirrored shades and trendy hats won’t cut it (though they’re welcome add-ons). For this season, get your hands on one of these pocket-sized protectors to take with you wherever you go. These small sticks and itty-bitty bottles can fit in any bag, so you have no excuse not to cover up.
Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF 15, $19 at LordandTaylor.com
Oscar de la Renta Sun Protection Stick SPF 30, $26 at OscardelaRenta.com
Mustela Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Mineral Sunscreen Stick, $16 at Sephora.com
Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid SPF 50, $11.04 at ULTA.com
Murad Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35, $25 at Murad.com
Dermatone Mini Tin SPF 30 Transparent Zinc Oxide, $5.95 at Dermatone.BeaumontProducts.com
Supergoop! Travel Size City Sunscreen Serum, $20 at Birchbox.com
Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Stick, $8.99 at YesToCarrots.com
Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30, $2.39 at Drugstore.com
La Mer The SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid, $6.99 at CremedelaMer.com
By Lauren Kaplan May 20, 2013
There’s no such thing as a bad hair day where beauty aficionados are concerned. When we wake up with a couple of stray strands, we don’t view it as a hassle, but rather, as an opportunity to adorn and tame our tresses with a little something special. Whether our ‘do calls for a headband, a barrette or a bunch of bobbies, there’s nothing plain about our hair accessories. They’re perfect for achieving that sleek look and when used as a finishing touch on a boho-chic ensemble. Check out the special something’s we’re stoked to try the next time our tresses wake up on the wrong side of the bed.
Goody Double Wear Black Petite Pyramid Stud Pony Cuff, $4.49 at Target.com
Sephora Collection Ombre Bobby Pin Ups, $6.00 at Sephora.com
Karina Chain Bobbies, $8.00 at ULTA.com
Henri Bendel Tuxedo Barrette, $38.00 at HenriBendel.com
Missoni Zig Zag Headband, $95.00 at Bloomingdales.com
Topshop Rhinstone Spike Aliceband, $18.00 at Topshop.com
Jennifer Behr Scalloped Swarovski Crystal Headband, $168.00 at Net-A-Porter.com
Pluie Feather Barrette, $125.00 at Shopbop.com
Kitsch The Roxy Hair Ties, $13.99 at MyKitsch.com
Dauphines Of New York The Band of Gold, $228.00 at DauphinesofNewYork.com
By Nola Weinstein May 17, 2013
Bath and Body:
Bath and Body Mass: Eucerin Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin Lotion
Bath and Body Prestige: Bliss Fatgirlsixpack
Acne Treatment: Glamglow Inc. Super-mud Clearing Treatment
Anti-Aging Mass: Avon Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment A-F33
Anti-Aging Prestige: Philosophy Full of Promise Treatment Duo for Uplifting Days and Volumizing NIghts
Cleanser and Scrub: Fresh, Inc. Rose Cleansing Foam
Eye-Treatment Mass: L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Eye Treatment
Eye-Treatment Prestige: Lancome Genifique Eye Light-Pearl
Lip Treatment: Fresh, Inc. Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy
Moisturizer Mass: Neutrogena Naturals Multi-vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer
Moisturizer Prestige: Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
Skincare Tools: Nuface Trinity Skin Boosting System with Microcurrent and Red LED
Sun Product: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Triple Defense Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50 +++
Hair Care Product: Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy
Hair Coloring Product: Rita Hazan Foaming Color Gloss in Tones Down Brassiness
Hair Styling Product: Ojon Super Sleek Restorative Blowout Perfector
Eye Product Mass: Maybelline New York The Mega Plush Mascara by Volum’ Express Mascara
Eye Product Prestige: Dior Beauty Diorshow New Look Mascara
Face Product Mass: Sonia Kashuk for Target Chic Luminosity Bronzer in Goddess
Face Product Prestige: Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Corrector
Lip Product Mass: Sonia Kashuk for Target Satin Luxe Lip Color with SPF 16
Lip Product Prestige: Dior Beauty Addict Extreme Lipstick
Men’s Grooming: Jack Black Dry Erase Ultra-calming Face Cream
Nail Product: Sally Hanson Salon Insta-Gel Strips
Men’s Scent: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb
Women’s Scent Mass: COTY Closer by Halle Berry
Women’s Scent Prestige: COTY Inc. Dot Marc Jacobs
By Valis Vicenty May 17, 2013
Women’s Wear Daily reports that confirmation finally came after weeks of buzz about the partnership between the brand and the actress, who is currently working with the Sydney Theatre Company. In the past, Blanchett has worn many Armani creations on the red carpet, most recently making an appearance at the AACTA Awards in January.
This isn’t the first time she’s scored a beauty campaign either, as Blanchett has been the global face of SK-II since 2007. This time around, she’ll join model Emily DiDonato and Megan Fox in the Armani fragrance family.
While no other details have been released on the partnership, we can’t wait to see what feast for the eyes the pair will create!
By Valis Vicenty May 17, 2013
We knew there had to be more behind Kate Moss joining forces with hair treatment titan, Kérastase!
As it turns out, the hair care brand spent two years developing an 11-piece styling range inspired by skincare formulas, like collagen and micronized polymers, and textures. Color-coded in purple and teal, the products work to either construct or finish a hairstyle.
The Construct line will consist of Spray à Porter, a beach spray, Lift Vertige, a root lifter, Forme Fatale, a blow dry gel, volumizing Mousse Bouffante, and a curl shaper called Boucles d’Art. The Finish line will include a dry shampoo, Powder Bluff, Laque Dentelle and Laque Couture, hairsprays with flexible and medium hold, a semi-matte sculpting paste, Short Mania, a shine spray, called Gloss Appeal, as well as a shine serum called Touche Finale.
Kérastase’s International Creative Director Luigi Murenu, who you might’ve spotted in The Director, crafted all of Moss’s hair looks for the campaign that still captured her essence. “I am happy with the images – I like the way my hair is styled – all completely different styles from one another, but all representative of my unique style,” Moss told Women’s Wear Daily.
Expect the products and the campaign to roll out to salons starting in June!
By Valis Vicenty May 17, 2013
Nigel Barker’s stepping away from the cameras and heading to the beauty counter with not just one, but two beauty lines in the works.
The fashion shutterbug is making it a family affair by working with his wife Cristen, who is a makeup artist, to create Beauty Equation for prestige distribution and BE Cosmetics for mass. The two lines are meant to ensure beauty buffs are camera ready with a combination of skincare and makeup for both.
“After years of staring at people through a close lens, you get a really tight look at the skin and the face,” Nigel explained to Women’s Wear Daily. “We come from reality TV and that behind-the-scenes part of the business. Moth of the time that side of the story is not shared.”
So what’s the difference between the two lines, other than where you’ll find them? Beauty Equation, the department store-ready line, will offer skincare that will target dry skin, aging, and blemish-prone skin with the help of botanical extracts and vitamins. The botanical and vitamins will also be infused in the color cosmetics, including the shadows, glosses, and complexion kits that will range from $15.00-$85.61. “It’s about giving women the tools that makeup artists are now using on set and backstage,” Cristen said.
As for BE Cosmetics, it will boast a more affordable fragrance-free skincare range for $8.00-$18.00 that will protect skin with a hypoallergenic and antibacterial formula. The makeup will include lip, eye, full face, and highlighter palettes, which with range from $4.00-$14.00, plus a brush cleaner and cosmetics bags to boot!
While we’ll have to wait until next year to get our hands on the glamorous goodies, we have a feeling the ranges will be featured on the next season of The Face.