Archive for June, 2013

3 ways to help your makeup beat the summer heat

       
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

3 ways to help your makeup beat the summer heat

If you love summer but you don't like the way it affects your appearance, you're not alone! Many women struggle to maintain their glamorous looks once the warm weather arrives. The heat can quickly cause everything from your mascara to your eyeshadow to run if you aren't prepared. Here are some tips for keeping your face together when you need to go outside.

1. Cut back on makeup
Allure magazine recommended keeping it simple with concealer or foundation to hide your flaws – nothing else. Don't feel obligated to pile on the makeup when it's humid outside. Doing so will make you feel uncomfortable, and it'll show on the surface of your skin.

2. Use a matte eyeshadow
The Huffington Post suggested using a matte eyeshadow to ensure that color stays on your lids, even when it's hotter than you can handle outside. Of course, don't forget to use primer to prevent running and creases!

3. Waterproof it
If possible, look for waterproof mascara and other smudge-proof makeup to wear during the summer. These cosmetics are specifically designed for long wear, meaning you won't have to concern yourself with whether your makeup is melting off of your face in the heat.

Melissa Joan Hart wears black eyeliner perfectly on the red carpet

       
Monday, June 24th, 2013

Melissa Joan Hart wears black eyeliner perfectly on the red carpet

You might know Melissa Joan Hart for her role on "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" in the '90s, but she's come a long way since then. Now that she's a full-grown adult, Hart has a family of her own to take care of in addition to maintaining a starring role on the show "Melissa and Joey." However, she still knows how to make a memorable impression on large crowds, as she recently proved at the premiere of "Despicable Me 2" in Los Angeles.

On the red carpet, Hart donned a sleeveless dress with an ombre design, fading from light teal to turquoise. The actress decided to keep it simple on her face with a neutral lipstick and a bit of concealer to hide any flaws that could be caught by cameras. Around her eyes, Hart chose to go bold with black liquid eyeliner, giving her peepers a dramatic look. The teen star proved that she's still got plenty of natural beauty to show off at public events.

If you're interested in using liquid eyeliner to your advantage in the near future, The Huffington Post recommended taking your time – don't try to create the perfect look with one sweep of the eyeliner pencil. Instead, develop a series of dots to connect and make a flawless appearance.

3 ways to protect your colored hair from the sun

       
Monday, June 24th, 2013

3 ways to protect your colored hair from the sun

You might already know how to keep your face looking fresh with True makeup throughout the summer, but what about your luscious locks? If you have dyed hair, you're prone to losing the vibrancy of your tresses over the course of the season. Ultraviolet rays can cause your hair to fade with time, and this can occur well before the end of the summer if you love spending time under the sun at the beach. Here are some tips for keeping your hair looking beautiful all season long.

1. Make sure it stays hydrated
Hollywood Life stated that it's critical to keep your hair hydrated. Invest in a shampoo and conditioner specifically designed to strengthen your hair and provide protection against harmful UV rays. 

2. Try an oil treatment
Argan oil is one of many oils you can use on your hair this summer to help you lock in moisture and ensure that your tresses always have a healthy glow under the sun.

3. Cover up
The Huffington Post recommended keeping your hair covered up under a hat or bandana if you're going to be spending an ample amount of time in direct sunlight.

What can you learn from the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards?

       
Friday, June 21st, 2013

What can you learn from the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards?

Just because actors and actresses don't take up the primetime slot on national networks doesn't mean that they don't deserve recognition for their hard work. This is what the Daytime Emmy Awards are for, and the 40th Annual Daytime Emmys recently took place in Beverly Hills, Calif. Some of the stars who attended are familiar faces – Sharon Osbourne and Julie Chen – while others made their claim to fame via soap operas that are watched by a niche audience. Here are some of the women who made an impact on the red carpet with their True makeup, ensembles and accessories as they posed for photographers. 

Aisha Tyler
You know it's almost summer when you see women wearing bright pink lipstick! That's just what Aisha Tyler did when she made an appearance at the Daytime Emmys. The actress turned talk show host decided to wear a lovely white gown that accentuated her natural curves. On her face, she went bold with eye-popping bubble gum pink lipstick. To complement the white of her dress, Tyler wore silver eyeshadow around her peepers, which created a dramatic look. For even more appeal, she opted for black eyeliner on the rims of her eyes. It was a daring look for Tyler, who doesn't need much makeup to show off the beauty she's had since she was born!

Julie Chen
One could argue that Chen is more of a primetime celebrity for her role on "Big Brother," but she's made great strides in her career through hosting "The Talk" on daytime television as well. At the Daytime Emmys, she decided to play it safe with neutral makeup. Perhaps this decision had something to do with her loud red cocktail dress that stole the show! On her lips, she wore a nude lipstick, while she chose to add some color to her cheeks with rosy blush. Chen added a little flair to her peepers with dark eyeliner and a touch of gray eyeshadow. She didn't go over the top, and she didn't need to with the beautiful dress that she had on!

Kris Jenner
Although she isn't someone you might think of when daytime television comes to mind, Kardashian clan matriarch Kris Jenner made an appearance at the Daytime Emmys. It might be because Jenner is slated to have her own talk show debut in the near future, but regardless of the reason, she looked fabulous on the red carpet. Jenner had a glossy nude lipstick on her lips, according to Styleite, and decided to go all-out with her eye makeup. Jenner had an abundance of black and gray eyeshadow on her lids, creating a sexy smoky eye look. It was all she needed to complement her little black dress, which gave her an elegant appearance.

Kathy Griffin
This celebrity is one who never seems to have to worry about her looks. Whether Griffin is doing a comedy sketch or an interview on a talk show, she's certain to look fabulous. As usual, Griffin looked fantastic at the Daytime Emmys. To give her eyes some intrigue, she wore a black liquid eyeliner and created a cat eye appearance. On her lips, she sported a subtle pink lipstick that complemented the blue of her eyes. Concealer seemed to be all Griffin needed to hide any flaws and maintain her beautiful look.

If you're interested in revamping your makeup routine in time for summer, think about taking some tips from the red carpet. Celebrities always seem to know how to hit the mark when it comes to cosmetics and fashion, meaning you can't go wrong!

Gwen Stefani confidently wears red on her pout to movie premiere

       
Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Gwen Stefani confidently wears red on her pout to movie premiere

One singer who's had her fair share of red carpet events to attend is Gwen Stefani. Since her illustrious career began with No Doubt, she's been touring the world, getting married, having children and running a fashion line in between. Recently, she made time to attend the premiere of "Monsters University" with her family and looked fabulous while doing so.

Stefani didn't show much of her peepers while she was on the red carpet, donning blue sunglasses. However, the rest of her face was visible, including her pout, which was coated in a vibrant red lipstick. It seems that the pop star is making it a point to capitalize on this trend – bold lipstick. Stefani is one of many women around Hollywood who's doing so and welcoming the summer season.

If you're interested in the idea of wearing red lipstick but you think it might be too bold, there are a couple of ways you can ensure that you're never giving off the wrong impression. The Huffington Post recommended exfoliating your lips before applying the lipstick. Then, add a coat of concealer onto your pout to give yourself a solid base.

Sandra Bullock knows how to show off her natural beauty

       
Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Sandra Bullock knows how to show off her natural beauty

While you might think you need an ample amount of True makeup and hair products to make yourself look gorgeous, limiting how much you use can potentially help you show off your natural beauty. Sandra Bullock can tell you all about this as she continues to do photo calls for her new movie, "The Heat."

Recently, Bullock was in Germany for a media event pertaining to the film, and she looked absolutely dazzling in front of the cameras. She chose to wear a nude lipstick and black eyeliner around the rims of her peepers. On the apples of her cheeks, she had a sheer pink for a little color. Bullock once again proved that you can look glamorous without going over the top when you step out in public. 

If you're used to wearing bold colors on your lips, you might feel a bit uncomfortable going with a neutral shade. However, there are a couple of ways you can pull it off like a pro, according to Cosmopolitan magazine. Make sure to choose a color that meshes well with your skin tone or you'll risk making your face look washed out – stay within two hues of your natural skin tone.

Fall makeup trends debut at New York Fashion Week

       
Monday, June 17th, 2013

Fall makeup trends debut at New York Fashion Week

Even though summer has yet to officially start, it's never too soon to begin stocking up on your BABOR skin care items and makeup for fall. New York Fashion Week already debuted hair and makeup styles that are expected to make headlines this coming autumn, meaning there's plenty of inspiration out there for you to use.

One trend that you might want to take advantage of when the weather cools down is the black and raspberry smoky eye, according to Glamour magazine. This look puts a twist on the traditional smoky eye by incorporating a bit of color, giving the eyes a brighter, more awake appearance.

Other colors to keep in the back of your mind include blue and gold, which were also seen at New York Fashion Week. Blue eye makeup might seem a little too bold for you, but it can be fun and flirty for weekends.

Harper's Bazaar magazine stated that wet, glossy lips are going to be popular this fall, too. Keep this in mind when summer comes to an end and you clean up your makeup bag – don't toss away your gloss just yet!

New hairstyles already debuting for fall 2013

       
Monday, June 17th, 2013

New hairstyles already looming for fall 2013

Now that you have your True makeup and skincare products all set for summer, it's never too soon to start thinking about the fall! There are already hair trends to be taken into consideration for the upcoming season – whether you're ready for them or not. 

One style that will be popular this fall and winter is two-toned hair, according to Vogue France. Although it seems a little bold to go with two completely different shades on your head, doing so can give you an edgy look just in time for the cold weather.

Another trend that seems to be growing in popularity is the low ponytail, according to Harper's Bazaar magazine. Whether you're the kind of woman who enjoys keeping your hair tied back or this look would be new for you, keep it in mind this fall. A sleek ponytail can ensure that your locks are out of the way and stylish.

Regardless of which trends you try, don't forget to use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner as cold weather rolls in. This can help your hair stay strong and frizz-free in the fall and winter.

Kris Jenner still has love for the smoky eye look

       
Monday, June 17th, 2013

Kris Jenner still has love for the smokey eye look

While her daughters may be more renowned for being in the spotlight, Kris Jenner spends plenty of time in the public eye as well. The mother of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian recently made an appearance at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and she couldn't have been more ready for the red carpet.

It seems like Jenner has been spending an ample amount of time under the sun as of late, flaunting an early summer tan in her little black dress. On her face, Jenner chose to wear a nude lipstick and spend more time focusing on her eye makeup. On her lids, she rocked a smoky eye look with dark eyeshadow. Jenner also wore plenty of black mascara and eyeliner to give her peepers a dramatic appearance. It was a bold move for the Kardashian mom, who is constantly trying to stay as stylish as her successful daughters!

If you want to create a similar look, there are a couple of ways you can do so with the right tools and makeup. InStyle magazine encouraged the use of a medium round brush to apply charcoal-colored eyeshadow and establish a flawless appearance. Don't forget to use silver on the inner corners of the eyes to truly make your peepers pop!

Connie Britton shines with simple pink lipstick

       
Friday, June 14th, 2013

Connie Britton shines with simple pink lipstick

If you've watched "American Horror Story," you know who Connie Britton is. The actress, who starred in the first season of the series, has been picking up gigs around Hollywood for quite some time. Perhaps this is why she's invited to some of the most prestigious events around the globe!

Recently, Britton made an appearance at the 41st Annual FiFi Awards wearing a stunning strapless navy blue dress that cascaded down to her ankles. Because the ensemble practically stole the show, Britton didn't need to wear much makeup to impress onlookers on the red carpet.

She opted for a simple pink lipstick on her pout that gave her lips some glossiness. On her cheeks, she wore a bit of deep pink blush, then chose to go with dark eyeliner around the rims of her peepers. The simplicity of her makeup complemented the rest of her look.

If you want to flaunt a simple, subtle pink lipstick but you don't know how, there are a couple of ways you can nail it on the first try. InStyle magazine recommended using a neutral lip pencil on your pout to start, then swipe shimmer over your lipstick once it's on to warm up the color.