A few weeks back, we asked you how much makeup you actually wear, and now the results are in. Thousands of people responded, and you might be surprised at the answers other ladies gave. See all the stats for yourself now.
Some stars may have an entire coterie of stylists and makeup artists around at all times to keep them looking perfectly primped. But you might be surprised to hear that some very important and famous people often go solo when it comes to doing their hair and makeup. Want to find out who's applying her own eyeliner and coifing her own curls? Click through to get self-styling secrets from Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, and more.
Happy tax month! If you're one of the lucky individuals expecting a sizable return, you may be wondering how you should spend it right about now. Sure, a new pair of shoes would be nice, and you could always sign up for that Spanish class you've been meaning to take, but why not use at least some of it on something a little more . . . indulgent? You won't regret one of these totally-worth-it beauty splurges.
Beauty products make a lot of claims, especially when it comes to natural and organic ingredients. Rose oil is supposed to make your skin as pretty as a flower, tea tree is reputed to blast away acne, and marine algae has started to sound like the fountain of youth. But do these ingredients actually live up to the hype? Get the facts on 10 of the most popular natural beauty boosters now.
While natural lip color is nice, 2012 is all set to be defined by a single lip color, and the shade in question is orange. If you're already shy about wearing bright shades like crimson and fuchsia, though, making orange a part of your lip color repertoire can be daunting. But have no fear. Whether you love barely there color or don't mind going big and bold, your signature lip look is in here.
Always wanted Joan Holloway's sexy bouffant? Here's your chance, then: Mad Men hair department head stylist Terrie V. Owen has provided step-by-step instructions for re-creating Joan's signature look at home. Ready to get retro? Then check out Owen's instructions below.
Lipstick is making a huge comeback on the red carpet, especially among the young and chic set. This week, a whole bevy of lovely ladies decided to give berry-tinged tones a try. We saw Selita Ebanks looking ravishing in a deep, creamy plum, while Solange Knowles went with shimmery electric lavender and Jessie J made a statement in mauve lips with lavender glitz on top. They all looked great, but which star's lips win your blue ribbon?
It's already difficult enough to shop responsibly, given how widely words like "organic" and "natural" are misused. To make things even more complicated, though, there are also tons of ecological certifications products can get. They're designed to tell consumers that a product is more ecologically friendly, but not all certifications are the same, and some are much more strict than others.
We've rounded up 10 common logos and broken down what each of them means. So to get a simple and straightforward look at what the labels are telling you, just keep reading.
In life, there are very few quick fixes, and even less so with hair, which can be notoriously prone to damage and breakage. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get your hair looking and feeling better right away. Check out five easy solutions below.
Moroccanoil is known for its shine-enhancing, hydrating products for all hair types. But practically anyone can benefit from the brand's Intense Curl Cream ($32), a lotion that's an absolute lifesaver for damaged ends and overprocessed hair of all textures. It's especially great for those whose hair is too fine or thin for oils or serums, because the formula combs through looking soft and natural instead of greasy, but still smooths down follicles and makes your hair feel amazing. Our curly-haired tester especially liked how gorgeous her curls looked after blow-drying, even without the use of a diffuser.
A word to the wise, though: use it sparingly, as a little goes a long way. You'll also have to like the scent, which is reminiscent of Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo. Beyond that, we can't say enough good things about this stuff, especially because it's versatile for curly girls or straight sylphs alike.
Botox Cosmetic turns 10 years old this month, and what a difference a decade has made. While the drug was actually created as a treatment for muscle spasms decades ago, it wasn't until April 2002 that the FDA cleared Botox for cosmetic use.
So what's happened with America's favorite neurotoxin in the past 10 years? A whole lot, as it turns out. Celebrities have denied (and then admitted) using the stuff, and it's been used for conditions as diverse as sweaty feet and migraines. It's even served as the butt of many jokes. At the 2002 Oscars, host Whoopi Goldberg cracked, "Security here tonight is tighter than some of the faces." See Botox's biggest milestones now.
If you're a longstanding fan of Blair and Serena's misadventures (or at least their amazing hair and makeup), you're going to love the latest from Birchbox. Next month, to coincide with the show's season finale, the beauty sample delivery service is doing a special-edition Gossip Girl box for both new and current members. Curated by the series's makeup and hair gurus, Amy Tagliamonti and Jennifer Johnson, respectively, the box is full of posh goodies that would make anyone want to unlawfully impersonate a van der Woodsen. If you love testing out high-end beauty, this is the box for you. It's all the beauty benefits of being an Upper East Sider without the drama.
Psst, here's some gossip for you: While several different versions of the box will be sent out depending on subscriber beauty profiles, the Hamptons Beach Party-themed version will feature Color Club's Clambake Coral polish, among many other luxe delights.
Just because there tends to be a greater focus on Rapunzel-like strands when it comes to weddings and formal events, doesn't mean there aren't plenty of gorgeous ways to style a short cut. So whether you have a pageboy or a pixie, check out these 20 bright options and get styling.
Cellulite strikes the supermodel and the graduate student alike, and there's a world full of potions and procedures designed to get rid of the stuff. So what, exactly, is cellulite, and why does it want to get its dimples onto you? Find out if you have all the facts when you take our quiz.Take the Quiz
When this amazing Hunger Games wedding photo shoot went viral, most people thought "what pretty pictures!" The images are obviously stunning, but it's the gorgeous deconstructed braid stylist Danielle Bennett created for "Katniss" that had us wanting to know more.
We asked Bennett how she constructed the impressive plait above and found out how to get these elaborately woven braids — even if hair is short or fine. See Danielle's advice (and check out her jaw-dropping interpretation of Katniss's Girl on Fire hairstyle) now.
Spring is here, and if you're feeling uninspired with your daily beauty routine, look to the runway for inspiration. The 11 styles featured here are so versatile, you'll be wearing them well into Summer and beyond.
Instagram is a whole new world of picture taking (at least for anyone who wasn't already using Hipstamatic). Between the filters, the Gaussian blur, and the "creative" photo angles using a phone produces, getting a reasonably flattering picture can seem like a challenge. Fortunately, there are a few easy, smart ways to make Instagram's interface work in your favor. So in honor of Facebook acquiring the photo-sharing app, check out five simple ways to get better Instagram results when you read more.
So many celebrities are tweeting these days, and among all the fan shout-outs and teasers for new projects, there are also some pretty great beauty observations. Whether it's Zooey Deschanel talking about her latest manicure, Ke$ha hyping up the benefits of backcombing, or Katy Perry explaining her latest hair saga, check out these glimpses into your favorite stars' dressing rooms.
Spring is the season of new growth and fresh ideas, but even primavera has a few long-standing institutions: flowers, bunnies, and of course, pastel colors galore. The problem, of course, with being such a time-tested bunch of shades is that it's hard to keep making the look fresh every year. If you're all out of inspiration for wearing your favorite creamy colors, though, the Spring 2012 runways were chock-full of ideas. Let chic lilac "raincoat" manicures, creamsicle lips, and much more spark your creativity, and get ready for a very fashionable April.