Beauty Trend Spotting: Punchy Pink Pouts from Spring 2011 Runways

When Emma Stone and Nicki Minaj start to look a bit… similar—attention must be paid.

We’re not speaking of the platinum manes and big baby blues—it’s the electric pink hue slathered across the lips of the comedic actress and risqué rapper, as they were recently spotted rocking a look remarkably reminiscent of what we scoped on the Spring 2011 catwalks. (Who knew they even paid attention to the collections?!)

Variations of ‘pop art pink’ pouts popped up on both sides of the Atlantic; a matte fluorescent fuchsia at Diane Von Furstenberg in New York, and scintillant Schipparelli pink at Jil Sander and Fendi in Milan.

From left: DVF, Jil Sander, Fendi Spring 2011

While the red carpet versions are a bit more muted and slightly shinier, the shock value remains the same.

Sweet on Stone’s shiny ultra pink shade? Try Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Poodle Skirt, $22 at Lancome-USA.com.

Mimic Minaj’s candy-coated kisser with Countessa Flourescent Opaque Lipstick, available at SpaceNK.com for $16.

For a more fashion-forward, in-your-face type of look seen on the SS11 runways, go for Nars Matte Lipstick in Funny Face, available at Selfridges.com for £17.50.

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14.04.11 Beauty

Look We Love: Dita Von Teese’s 40s Style Face

Loyalty is not a characteristic we’d typically associate with any Hollywood starlet, but Dita Von Teese very well may be the exception. Best known for her retro sense of style, her virtually microscopic 16-inch corseted waist, and her cheeky burlesque routines, this model-actress may no longer be married to goth rocker Marilyn Manson, but she is, however, married to her makeup. (And has been for the past 20+ years!)

On the red carpet or off to run personal errands, Von Teese is unwavering when it comes to primping her exquisite face. Porcelain skin paired with fluffy lashes and a sharp scarlet smile makes for one modern-vintage look. The key to mastering Dita’s pin-up bombshell face? These three words: All matte everything. (Translation: Not a slick of shine anywhere!) Learn more of her tips and tricks in her new DIY-beauty book, scheduled to be released later this year.

Nars Sheer Matte Foundation, $42 at NarsCosmetics.com | Illamasqua Lipstick in Tramp, $22 at Sephora.com | Shu Uemura Feather Eyelashes, $26 at ShuUemura-USA.com.

12.04.11 Beauty

Look à la Mode: Bang On Trend

Remember back in the 80s when fringe was full and fluffy?

Thank goodness bangs have gotten much sexier over the years.

Instead of being barrel-curled, stacked way too high, and drenched in AquaNet, face-framing fringe today is sleek, chic, and the easiest way to shake up your strands and transform your tresses.

Whether blunt and piece-y like Michelle Monaghan’s, or choppy and wispy like Lake Bell’s, bangs are girlish yet grown, sophisticated yet sultry, modish yet mysterious, and rakish yet rock n’ roll.

Inspired yet?

Go faux first—try Hairdo by Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson Clip-in Bangs, $29 at Ulta.com.

That way you can enjoy the fringe benefits with none of the commitment.

11.04.11 Beauty

Look à la Mode: Red Hot Lips

Two blondes, one look.

It’s official—matte red lipstick is having a moment.

Recently spotted on sexy songstress Kylie Minogue and ‘Gossip Girl’ goddess Blake Lively, it looks as if our favorite stars are forgoing the gloss in favor of a more softened scarlet smile.

And we can certainly see why—it’s vampy, not trampy, and beautiful, yet badass.

Loving the look?

Know this: If your complexion is fair like Minogue’s, a bright orange-red will stand out. (Try TopShop Lips in Infrared, $16 at Topshop US and £8 at Topshop International).

If your skin is tan like Lively’s, try a true red with blue undertones. (Try like Lancôme’s Color Design Sensational Effects Matte Lipcolor in Red Haute, $22 at Lancôme-USA.com).

07.04.11 Beauty

Look We Love: Picture-Perfect Like Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum is one haute mama. (It must be the German genes.) The 37-year old supermodel/mother-of-four always looks rather ravishing and runway-ready—every time we see her, her lashes are abundant, her cheeks are full, her eyes are bright, and her wrinkles are slight. Here’s everything you need to emulate her pretty-in-pink, soft but sexy look, that’s perfect for day or night.

Nars Nourishing Eye Cream, $76 at NarsCosmetics.com | YSL Golden Gloss Shimmering Lip Gloss, $30 at YSLBeautyUS.com | Illamasqua Volume Mascara, $23 at Sephora.comBurberry Sheer Foundation, $52 at Us.Burberry.com | Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Rose, $38 at BobbiBrownCosmetics.com.

06.04.11 Beauty

Beauty School: Your Radiant Skin Rx

Mischa Barton doesn’t come out much to mix and mingle, but when she does show up, she still manages to command attention. The 25 year-old model/actress recently surfaced at the opening of Vivenne Westwood’s Los Angeles boutique, and while her tresses are tattered and her metallic frock is quite questionable, her skin happens to be the real star here. She hasn’t looked this healthy and youthful since her days as Marissa Cooper on The O.C. (Not sure what’s she doing, but she should absolutely keep it up!)

For a luminous, youthful dermis, always abide by the following five: 1) Wash your face twice a day, and never slumber in your slap; 2) It’s never too early to start anti-aging; 3) A weekly exfoliating mask can help keep your complexion completely clear; 4) A good moisturizer is your first defense against premature wrinkles; and 5) Don’t forget about your lips! Below, a few of our favorites—and your new clear skin Rx.

Trish McEvoy Even Skin Glycolic Wash, $19 at TrishMcEvoy.com | Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Advanced Anti-Aging Serum, $98 at Shop.ElizabethArden.com | Bliss Steep Clean Mask, $54 at Shop.Nordstrom.com | Clarins HydraQuench Cream, $48 at Us.Clarins.com | Peter Thomas Roth Lips to Die For Pink Bombshell Lip Balm, $20 at PeterThomasRoth.com.

05.04.11 Beauty

Look We Love: Taylor Swift’s Lush (But Cute) Curls

In the illustrious words of Charlie Sheen, Taylor Swift is #WINNING. Not only does the 21-year old country music phenom win award after award after award, we have yet to see her have a bad hair day. Granted, she pretty much sticks with the same look (she has flirted with straight hair once or twice), but hey if it ain’t broke… Here’s how to sculpt beautiful bouncy ringlets like Swift’s:

Wrap large sections of your hair around the barrel of your curling iron, taking care to intertwine your strands in-between the spiral hair guide. We love Rsession Tools 4-in-1 Tapered Curling Iron, $49.99 at Folica.com—constructing perfect curls has never been easier.

Using your fingers, rake through your hair to loosen curls, and mist with a holding spray to set. We love Hold Please Volume Shine Hairspray, $10 at VictoriasSecret.com—in addition to flexible hold, it also adds a bit of gloss and an ounce of oomph.

29.03.11 Beauty

Beauty School: Falsies 101

Recognize those eyes? Of course you do—a blind man knows that this gorgeous honey brown gaze belongs to a one Kim Kardashian.

Along with her infamous tush, her kooky family, her revolving love life and her flawless features, it’s her magnificent makeup that keeps the world captivated. Love her or hate her—She. Never. (Ever!) Gets. It. Wrong. Her brows? Groomed to perfection. Her cheeks? Impossibly (yet believably) flushed. Her foundation? Just like second-skin. Her eyeshadow? Ever immaculate. And then there’s her lashes.

We hear that Kardashian is a huge fan of Ja’maal Buster Eyelashes, as is Rihanna, Beyonce, Paris Hilton and Taylor Swift. To create her lush lash look, cut the lash band into a few pieces and strategically place them along the upper lash line for a dramatic, seductive effect.

As for the bottom set, some prefer to use short and mini individuals. But for us novices, there’s a special mascara for that. Clinique’s newest offering, Bottom Lash Mascara, features a doll-sized brush that lengthens and fans every single fine hair along your lower lash line for maximum intensity.

Ja’Maal Buster Eyelashes in Diva available for $15 at JamaalBuster.com | Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, $10 at Clinique.com.

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