24.10.13 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Spotting: Sleeked Back Styles

Hair Trend Spotting Sleeked Back Styles

Recently, stars have been going for understated fierceness by sleeking their hair straight back and away from their hairline.

Emmy Rossum made her mark on the trend at ELLE’s 20th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration with a tight, high, sleeked back pony that let her sexy red gown and bright lips take center stage. And Naya Rivera rocked the look at the same event, only slightly lowering the ponytail. Selena Gomez also recently went for the sleek, high ponytail.

Last week, Camilla Belle slicked back her chin-length bob into a super-sleek ‘do that beautifully complimented her romantic look, and Lea Michele followed suite last night by slicking her long tresses back and down.

At the 2013 Environmental Media Awards, Malin Akerman wore her hair back and tied into a large bun in the middle of her head, while Hayden Panetteire opted for a similar style, only fastening the length of her hair into a high topknot.

So how do you like the sleeked back style best: Down, fastened into a ponytail or fastened into a bun?

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22.10.13 Beauty, Hair

Demi Lovato’s Ever-Changing Locks

Demi Lovato’s Ever-Changing Locks

Singer Demi Lovato has always been a hair chameleon, playing around with various lengths (courtesy of hair extension, of course), styles and colours.

And while she started the year off with her natural deep brunette, just before the summer, Demi went platinum, and earlier this month, she got really creative and debuted a neon blue that is totally fierce.

While not everyone is going to want to permanently dye their hair such a bold shade, Hair Color Chalk is a great way to get vibrant hues that wash out.

Try Caribbean Blue to replicate Demi’s hair, or, use Sunshine Yellow, Funky Orange and Wild Fire Red to get a hot runway look like model Chloe Norgaard’s.

Which way to you like Demi’s hair best? Naturally brunette, sunny blonde or funky blue?

Other stars who had opted for blue hair are Jade Thirlwall of Little Minx and Katy Perry.


Hair Color Chalk Temporary Hair

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21.10.13 Beauty, Makeup

Get the Look: Lupita Nyong’o Feminine-but-Fierce Makeup

Premiere Of "12 Years A Slave" - ArrivalsThe stunning Lupita Nyong’o is making quite a big splash in Hollywood and on the red carpet, and her feminine but bold look at the LA premiere of her film ‘12 Year a Slave’ is completely divine.

To get the look, makeup artist Nick Barose first prepped her skin with two different shades of M.A.C. Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation. “By blending a lighter shade in the center of the face, you create a candlelit glow that is perfect for photos,” Barose explains.

Next, he dusted M.A.C. Pressed Blot Powder in Dark on Lupita’s T-zone and around the perimeter of her face to tone down shine and set the foundation.

The create a sultry eye, Barose lined the upper lash lines in Dolce & Gabbana Glam Liner Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Black Intense 1. “I made the line thick and winged it out, and this liner is pitch black and almost looks rubbery, so it’s super dramatic,” Barose says.

Then, he smudged the Violet Impact shade from M.A.C. Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes: Violet palette along the upper and lower lash lines, adding more purple to the inner corners. Then, he added Carbon (from the same palette) to the outer corners to pull the eyes upwards.

He finished off the eyes with false lashes topped with two coats of mascara.

To add drama to Lupita’s brows, Barose used Votre Vu Arch de Triumph Brow Definer to accent her arch and elongate the tails.

For the lips, Barose used NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Lipstick in Full Frontal, and to tie everything together, he applied Jouer Tint in Dahlia on the apples of the cheeks using a BeautyBlender.

On her nails, Barose painted Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in African Violet. “It’s the most gorgeous purple nail shade, ever,” he says.

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M.A.C. Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation
M.A.C. Blot Powder Pressed in Dark
Dolce & Gabbana Glam Liner Intense Liquid Eyeliner
M.A.C. Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes: Violet
Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe Brow Definer
NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Lipstick in Full Frontal
Jouer Tint in Dahlia
Beauty Blender
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in African Violet

17.10.13 Beauty, Makeup

Katy Perry for CoverGirl

Katy Perry CoverGirl 4

Yesterday, CoverGirl announced that singer Katy Perry would be the next face of the brand, joining the likes of Sofia Vergara, Queen Latifah, Janelle Monae and Drew Barrymore.

Katy’s first campaign will debut in the spring of 2014, but the singer and the brand both shared this picture yesterday.

In a press release, the brand teased that Katy will be promoting ‘bold new beauty looks’ created by makeup artist and CoverGirl global creative director Pat McGrath.

To get the romantic look Katy is rocking in the photo, try CoverGirl’s Clean Glow blush in Roses, Clump Crusher Extensions Lash Blash mascara and LipPerfection lipstick in Euphoria 360.

What do you think, is Katy the perfect face for the brand?

Are you excited to see the rest of her photos roll out?

Clean Glow Blush in Roses
Clump Crusher Extensions Lash Blash Mascara
LipPerfection Lipstick in Euphoria 360

Credit: Courtesy of CoverGirl

16.10.13 Beauty

Lara Stone for L’Oreal Paris

Lara-Stone-Courtesy-of-LOreal-Paris_b_426x639After giving birth to her son, Alfred, in May, internationally coveted model Lara Stone is returning to the world of modelling. L’Oreal Paris announced yesterday that the stunning blonde would be its newest global spokesmodel, joining the likes of Doutzen Kroes, Freida Pinto and Julianne Moore.

Lara will appear in campaigns for several categories, including make-up, haircare and hair colour products.

“Lara is a real modern icon. Her rebellious, edgy sensual beauty has made her so strong and successful, yet she remains incredibly genuine, true, sensitive and super fun,” said L’Oréal Paris global brand president Cyril Chapuy.

“We are thrilled to welcome this exceptional woman.”

Lara’s full lips, gap-toothed smile, deep-set eyes and striking bone structure make her a unique face in the industry.

She’ll be a beautiful addition to the line-up of ladies that we’ll see on the red carpet during Cannes Film Festival.

Credit: L’Oréal

15.10.13 Beauty, Makeup

Laura Mercier Has Arrived At Net-A-Porter


From runway to ad campaigns, Laura Mercier’s eponymous makeup line is used to create natural and photo-ready complexions.

Known for her artistry, Laura personally created colours based on a classic and always-current palette.’s edit includes innovative foundations, concealers and setting powders to give skin the perfect canvas for a flawless face.

Some of the cult favorites are the Secret Camouflage concealer and the must-have Tinted Moisturizer (available on NAP US only).

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