Archive for May, 2013

Michelle Rodriguez shines at the premiere of ‘Fast & Furious 6’

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Michelle Rodriguez shines at the premiere of

There’s nothing quite like a movie premiere to show off your natural beauty, and that’s just what actress Michelle Rodriguez did when she attended the debut of “Fast & Furious 6.” She showed up to the event wearing a lavish red dress and wore her brunette locks in an updo that allowed her face to shine.

As Rodriguez posed for the cameras, it was hard not to notice her beautiful black eyeliner, which lined the rims of her peepers. Rather than use dramatic makeup throughout the rest of her face, Rodriguez decided to let her eyes do all of the work. On her pout, she opted for a glossy neutral lipstick to complement her intriguing smile.

If you’re interested in looking glamorous like Rodriguez without going to too much trouble, all you need is your own black eyeliner. To achieve a sexy, radiant appearance, Redbook magazine recommends tilting your chin up to make it easier to flawlessly apply your eyeliner. Try to make sure that your elbow and arm are steady as well to create the perfect look. In the end, you’ll be ready to take on the day!

Do you know how to keep your hair beautiful during the summer?

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Now that warm weather has arrived, you’re likely going to start revamping your hair care routine to cater to the changing temperatures. Depending on the humidity and amount of sunlight on any given day, you might be up for a challenge. However, there are a few ways you can keep your hair healthy and make sure that you never have a crisis on your hands.

First, Marie Claire magazine recommends conditioning your hair thoroughly each time you wash it. It’s no secret that the sun can dry it out, and using a conditioner will help it retain moisture throughout the season – not to mention, you’ll enjoy its soft, silky feeling!

Next, keep your tresses looking beautiful by eating right. Women’s Health magazine claims that you can do wonders by eating foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Look to consume more seafood and produce such as avocados.

Finally, find a shampoo that works with your hair type. Whether you have thin hair or thick tresses, it’s essential to find one that works for you. By taking these tips into account, you’ll be happy with your hair all summer long!

Bobbi Brown offers tips for looking chic this season

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Bobbi Brown offers tips for looking chic this season

Makeup artist Bobbi Brown knows a thing or two about makeup, and she’s certainly up to speed on how to look glam for the upcoming season. Recently, she spoke to Elle magazine to give her tips on how to look chic and summery in the coming months.

One item that Brown uses on most of her clients is bronzer, specifically on areas such as the cheeks, forehead and chin, where light generally hits the face. Not only can this give a complexion more color, but it can create a warm, natural look.

Another item that Brown can’t go without is lip liner when working on faces. She claims that using lip liner is critical to adding some much-needed volume to otherwise bland pouts. On a similar note, the makeup artist loves using brow kits to bring definition to the face.

Not sure if you can pull off all of Brown’s tricks? Cosmopolitan magazine recommends focusing on one item, such as brown eyeliner, to revolutionize your makeup routine. Over time, you can incorporate more cosmetics to give yourself a red carpet-worthy look.

Do you know how to look “Mad Men” chic?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

How many times have you found yourself looking in the mirror only to wish you appeared more glamorous, like the women you see on TV? The fact of the matter is that actors receive plenty of professional makeup work behind the scenes! However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t look as chic and flawless as the stars seen on shows like “Mad Men” right in your own home. With the right cosmetics, anything is possible!

If you’re a culture buff or you simply love diving into new television series, chances are you’ve taken a liking to “Mad Men.” This AMC series, which is in its sixth season, takes place in the 1960s, when times were simpler. That being said, it seems that women still paid careful attention to their hair and makeup back then, as seen by some of the cosmetics worn by actresses Elisabeth Moss and January Jones. The show is renowned for artfully portraying the time period, which now has viewers taking on some of the looks of the 1960s here in the 21st century.

While it may seem strange, the truth is that some of the makeup trends from the show are fitting seamlessly into our era. Here are some tips on how to get the looks from popular characters on “Mad Men!”

Joan Harris
If you want to look as glamorous as Harris on the show, opt for a simple pressed foundation to eliminate any existing blemishes. Then, use a moisturizer to create a dewy complexion. Top it off with a bold red lipstick on your pout, and you’re good to go!

Megan Draper
Luckily, you can get away with winged eyeliner in the 21st century and look modern, which is what Ms. Draper tends to wear on the show. Natural blush and subtle eyeshadow can help you round off the look.

Betty Francis
Big lashes and curls are the name of the game if you want Betty Francis’ luxurious appearance! Get ready to whip out the lash curler and volumizing mousse for your hair to achieve a true “Mad Men” feel.

Don Draper
Want your man to look more like Don? Suggest a sweet aftershave and prep him with a product such as a badger hair brush to lather up before getting rid of stubble. If he’s a fan of the show, he’ll love that you picked up these tips!

Who turned heads at the 2013 Met Gala?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Who turned heads at the 2013 Met Gala?

While you might have plenty of BABOR cosmetics to prepare for summer, it helps to know what’s up and coming in the world of fashion. By keeping an eye on trends, you can ensure that you’re always dressed and dolled up for every occasion. That being said, the red carpet is often a reliable source for information on everything from lipstick to stylish shoes.

One event that recently garnered an ample amount of attention was the 2013 Met Gala, which had a punk theme. This celebrity-studded gala was dedicated to recognizing those who’ve made an impact on fashion in recent months, and every attendee seemed to be trying to prove her worth. Here are some of the most notable A-listers who showed up at the 2013 Met Gala, many of whom tried to seamlessly fit into the punk theme.

Jennifer Lawrence
When she isn’t starring in hit films such as “The Hunger Games,” Jennifer Lawrence is turning heads on the red carpet. The Gala was no different, where she decided to wear a sheer dark veil over her face and a little black dress covered in sequins. To add to the drama of her beautiful ensemble, Lawrence chose to go with a bold red lipstick and black liquid eyeliner around her peepers. The cat-eye look made her eyes appear larger and more intriguing.

Kristen Stewart
Another young actress who was lucky enough to receive an invite was Kristen Stewart. While her outfits usually have punk flair to them, Stewart went a little different this time around with a red satin pantsuit. To complement the ensemble, she used a bold red eyeshadow on her lids and lined the rims of her eyes with a dramatic black eyeliner. She let this makeup do all of the talking, opting for a nude shade on her pout.

Beyonce once again proved that you don’t need to pile on the makeup to look beautiful. In a photo snapped by the New York Daily News, Beyonce looked stunning wearing neutral makeup and focusing more on her ensemble. The songstress decided to wear a black strapless gown with a flame-like pattern that gave the dress some oomph. To add to the outfit, she wore matching thigh-high boots. In the end, it was her fashion choices that towered over her makeup, but her natural beauty prevailed.

Kim Kardashian
While some might be wondering how the reality star got an invite to such a prestigious event, one look at her boyfriend explains it all. Kanye West is not only renowned for his music, but his fashion choices – and luxurious designer ensembles. His girlfriend and baby mama showed up to the 2013 Met Gala wearing a dress that looked more like a floral tablecloth, hugging her pregnant body at all the wrong angles. However, Kardashian made up for her outfit mishap by wearing beautiful makeup that showcased one of her best features – her lips. On her pout, she wore a rich magenta lipstick and sported dark eyeliner for more drama.

The Queen of Pop knows a thing or two about fashion, and she proved it at the Gala. Not only did she opt for an edgy, punk plaid blazer and shorts, but she wore the perfect makeup for the occasion. Madonna chose to go with a bright red lipstick on her pout to steal the show and dolled up her eyes with liquid eyeliner, creating a cat-eye look. She was one of many who used this trick that evening, but she pulled it off with the best of them.

Jennifer Lawrence goes bare-faced on the red carpet

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence goes bare-faced on the red carpet

These days, more celebrities are stepping onto the red carpet wearing glamorous ensembles and complementing them with little makeup. While you might not be able to envision yourself leaving the house without at least a little lip gloss, some actresses are taking the dive and showing off their natural beauty.

One woman who knows how to turn heads is actress Jennifer Lawrence, and she always works up a frenzy when she’s on the red carpet. Recently, Lawrence attended the premiere of “The Great Gatsby” wearing almost no makeup on her beautiful face, according to The Huffington Post. Aside from a little neutral lipstick on her pout, Lawrence bravely made an appearance without cosmetics. To the surprise of many, everyone loved her choice to go bare.

If you can’t imagine leaving your makeup behind, there are a few ways you can achieve a similar look without completely ditching your eyeliner, lipstick and eyeshadow. Real Simple magazine recommends evening out your skin tone with a tinted moisturizer, then only using concealer where you need it. Choose neutral colors for your lips and cheeks, and you’re ready to go!

Do you know what’s hot in the beauty industry?

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Do you know what's hot in the beauty industry?

These days, it’s all about finding the hottest beauty products and True makeup to maintain your overall appearance, but how do you know what’s worth buying? Trends in the cosmetics world are constantly changing, meaning it can be challenging to know which styles you should buy into today. Allure magazine recently conducted a little research to make it easier on those who want to stay on top of trends.

Experts found that about 93 percent of women find aging to be a primary concern, which means that it may be worth picking up some anti-wrinkle serums when you spot them. About 12 percent of women use Angelina Jolie as their beauty inspiration, claiming she has ideal physical traits. Before you get rid of your plumping lip gloss, take this stat into consideration!

Additionally, both men and women agreed in the Allure study that blondes and brunettes are classy as well as sexy – keep it simple before you go crazy with your hair color.

Afraid of missing the mark? Complex magazine claims that it might simply be best to avoid style mistakes rather than try to adopt new ones. For instance, steering clear of bright, bold colors and too many accessories can help you ensure that you stay fashionable regardless of what’s trending.

Carmen Electra knows how to wear black eyeliner – do you?

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Carmen Electra knows how to wear black eyeliner - do you?

One woman who knows a thing or two about looking fabulous in front of the camera is Carmen Electra. The celebrity, who’s renowned for everything from her acting skills to her beautiful body, recently celebrated her 41st birthday in style. To top it all off, Electra wore dramatic eye makeup to complement her chic ensemble.

The celebrity chose to celebrate her birthday in Las Vegas with her close friends, and she wore a body-hugging black dress to commemorate the event. It had long sleeves and cascaded down to her thighs, where it stopped short to showcase Electra’s stunning legs.

On her eyes, she wore dramatic black eyeliner to make her peepers seem wider and more intriguing. Electra opted for a glossy neutral lipstick on her pout and allowed her eyes to do all of the talking. To finish off her appearance, she wore dark mascara that gave her lashes length and volume.

If you want to achieve a similar look with your eyeliner, Redbook magazine recommends keeping your head tilted upward as you apply it. This can help you see the entire rims of your eyes as you use the pencil.

Is makeup in the future for men?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Is makeup in the future for men?

One trend that appears to be coming into style is makeup for men – yes, guys care about how they look, too! However, it isn’t a style that’s becoming progressive by any means. In fact, the intrigue appears to be growing slowly despite the number of cosmetics being found on the market these days for men, according to Esquire magazine.

Some men who’ve been seen wearing makeup – primarily eyeliner – are rock stars such as Jared Leto and Billy Joe Armstrong. However, this look isn’t for everyone, and not all men are comfortable adding color around their peepers. That being said, some people are expressing an interest in getting rid of common problems such as dry skin after a night out drinking.

It might be years before men start wearing moisturizer and concealer, but until then, there are plenty of cosmetics on the market for women who want to indulge in luxurious beauty regimens! Like men, some women simply want to hide their faces a bit after a rough night out. NBC News claims that this can easily be done by using an eye serum to decrease puffiness and using an illuminating cream to restore your complexion.

Zooey Deschanel proves that you can wear bold lipstick casually

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Zooey Deschanel proves that you can wear bold lipstick casually

One woman who knows how to entertain on many levels is Zooey Deschanel. When she isn’t singing in her band, She & Him, she’s starring on her hit show, “New Girl.” Recently, Deschanel was at the screening of “New Girl” in Hollywood alongside her other cast members. As usual, the actress and singer wowed the crowd with her chic ensemble and beautiful makeup.

Deschanel wore a plaid skirt and a simple black blouse, but it was fitting for the acoustic singer, who tends to play it casual on and off camera. She allowed her natural beauty to speak for itself, wearing makeup on her pout and peepers to accentuate her best features.

The actress opted for black mascara to give her lashes some much needed volume. A black eyeliner around the rims of her eyes gave her a more dramatic appearance fit for the formal occasion. On her lips, Deschanel chose to wear a mauve lipstick that stood out in contrast to her skin tone.

If you want to wear a bold lipstick, you don’t have to be attending a red carpet event! The Huffington Post recommends trying out a few different shades to find which one works best with your skin tone, then buying a lip liner to keep it all in place.