Archive for June, 2013

Sandra Bullock keeps it simple at the premiere of ‘The Heat’

       
Friday, June 14th, 2013

Sandra Bullock keeps it simple at the premiere of

When you're an actress in Hollywood, you need to constantly look stellar in order to please the crowd, especially on the red carpet. Even when you're going to a promotion overseas, it helps to show a hint of glamor, and Sandra Bullock knows all about this.

Recently, the star showed up to the premiere of her new movie, "The Heat," in the United Kingdom. Bullock, who's been in the acting business for quite some time, knows that it's imperative to look stunning at these types of events. Perhaps this is why she opted for limited makeup to highlight her natural features.

At the premiere, Bullock wore a subtle shade of pink lipstick on her pout and a bit of blush on her cheeks to heighten her appearance. On her eyes, she sported black mascara and eyeliner to give herself a more awake look. 

If you want to wear blush like Bullock this summer, Redbook magazine recommended using a smaller brush for application. This can give you control over where the blush appears on the cheeks. Additionally, don't forget to smile during the application process to hone in on the apples of your cheeks!

3 hot eyeliner trends worth noting this season

       
Thursday, June 13th, 2013

3 hot eyeliner trends worth nothing this season

Eyeliner is a must for most women, especially those who want to make their eyes appear larger and more awake. However, it can become boring to use the same color and technique every day. That being said, now is the perfect time to take advantage of new makeup trends, specifically ones pertaining to eyeliner. Here are some hot styles that have emerged from the runways in spring 2013.

1. Winged eyeliner
If you have liquid eyeliner sitting in your makeup bag, Harper's Bazaar magazine recommended whipping it out and trying a winged look this season. It's sexy as well as bold, making it ideal for hot dates or weekend outings with the girls.

2. Deep black eyeliner
Now isn't the time to play conservative and opt for brown eyeliner – Elle magazine stated that black eyeliner is all the rage on the runways. Even if you only view black as an after-hours color, more women are wearing it casually during the daytime.

3. Colorful eyeliner
Celebrities are doing it, so why can't you? Colorful eyeliner can give you a unique look that turns heads wherever you go!

Taylor Swift goes glam with glistening silver eyeshadow

       
Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Taylor Swift goes glam with glistening silver eyeshadow

Taylor Swift has become a favorite of the media as of late, and for good reason. Not only is she a tremendous singer of both country and pop music, but she's growing into a beautiful young woman. Recently, Swift showed off her natural beauty at the 41st Annual FiFi Awards and made a bold statement with her makeup.

Gone are the days when Swift was just a teenager singing about her broken heart – now, the songstress is all about reigning supreme in the fashion world as well as the music industry. Swift wore a gorgeous white dress to the event, which would've been considered plain if it weren't for her stunning eye makeup. The pop star chose to wear an ample amount of black mascara and eyeliner around her peepers to create a dramatic appearance. On top of it all, she opted for a shimmery silver eyeshadow that truly brought out the beauty of her eyes.

If you want to achieve a similar appearance, don't be afraid to try a metallic eyeshadow! Elle magazine recommended dampening your eyeshadow brush prior to applying the makeup to your lid for a more opaque, intriguing effect.

Kim Kardashian bravely steps out in public sans makeup

       
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Kim Kardashian bravely steps out in public sans makeup

Even if you're a celebrity, there's no official rule that says you need to pile on the makeup before you go out in public. In fact, more women are opting for little cosmetics these days when they make appearances on the red carpet. 

Is it any coincidence that Kim Kardashian didn't mind filming a segment for her television show sans makeup? Us Weekly magazine reported that the reality star recently showed up to a Malibu vitamin shop wearing nothing on her face while speaking to her step brother, Brandon Jenner. The piece that was filmed will air on her show, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." This seemed to be a gutsy move by the star, who's renowned for her ample amount of makeup and seemingly faux beauty.

If you want to tone down your makeup routine but you don't want to go bare like Kardashian, there are a few tactics you can use to create a simple, neutral look. Harper's Bazaar magazine recommended sticking to a primer and foundation to hide any blemishes on the surface of your face. Then, use a sheer creamy blush to give yourself a bit of natural-looking color.

Are you bold enough to wear colored eyeliner?

       
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Are you bold enough to wear colored eyeliner?

If you've been using black eyeliner all your life and you want to change things up, there's no better time than now to do it! Hollywood Life reported that more women are sporting colorful eyeliner around their peepers to make bold statements. Best of all, this trend isn't limited by age, and it certainly isn't just for celebrities!

Everyone from Ashley Benson to Elle Fanning has been rocking this style on the red carpet. Makeup experts believe this trend will continue onward into the summer, and why not? The fun, flirty weather gives women a great reason to wear eye-popping colors while strolling along the beach.

If you're interested in wearing colored eyeliner but you've never done so, there are a couple of ways you can create a flawless look that makes you appear like a pro! AOL recommended using a soft eyeliner pencil, which won't drag as much as you line your peepers. Get as close to the lash line as possible, then work your way from the outer corners toward the inner corners of your eyes. For a more whimsical appearance, opt for a bright hue!

Actresses provide makeup inspiration at the 2013 Tony Awards

       
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Actresses provide makeup inspiration at the 2013 Tony Awards

Women who've been waiting for a big red carpet event to gain makeup tips for the upcoming season had their fill of inspiration after the 2013 Tony Awards. This star-studded event had celebrities who weren't shy about showing off their fashion sense as well as their makeup tricks to create glamorous looks for the cameras. Whether you tuned in to the Tony Awards or you missed out, it's never too late to take notes on what some of Hollywood's hottest female actresses did with their cosmetics. Here are some of the many women who showed up to the Tonys, as well as how they looked when they posed for photographers.

Angela Bassett
One woman who doesn't need an ample amount of makeup to turn heads is Angela Bassett, and she chose to go light on it for the Tony Awards. Bassett opted to wear a glossy neutral lipstick on her pout and just a bit of black liquid eyeliner around her peepers. She proved that you don't need to pile on the cosmetics to show off your beautiful complexion, even if you're attending a big media event!

Cyndi Lauper
It's practically guaranteed that when she makes an appearance at an award show, Cyndi Lauper is going to draw a crowd. This is exactly what she did at the award show, sporting red hair in a towering updo. However, it was her makeup that truly had people talking – Lauper went bold with a fire-engine red lipstick on her pout. On her eyes, she chose to use a black mascara that gave her lashes additional length. She didn't need much else on her face to make a memorable impression on her audience.

Debra Messing
A certain actress who decided to be daring with her eye makeup at the Tony Awards was Debra Messing. The actress decided to create a cat-eye look with black eyeliner and dark gray eyeshadow that made her peepers the stars of the show. She also wore black mascara to give her lashes volume and depth. On her lips, Messing played it safe with a neutral, nude lipstick that didn't take away from what she tried to accomplish with her eyeshadow and eyeliner. While some might say that the color around her eyes was too much, Messing created balance by opting for little makeup elsewhere on her face.

Scarlett Johansson
Cyndi Lauper wasn't the only one who showed that you can confidently wear a bold lipstick on the red carpet – Scarlett Johansson did just the same. However, the actress opted to go with a deeper red on her pout, reminiscent of wine. On her eyelids, she wore a little bit of bronze, shimmery eyeshadow to ensure that her peepers didn't fall flat. Not all women are brave enough to sport a vivid color on their lips, but Johansson and Lauper proved that it's easier than you think!

Rita Wilson
This is the year to get more involved with the colorful cosmetics you have in your collection, and Rita Wilson showed women how to do so at the Tony Awards. The actress wore a bit of blue eyeliner around her eyes at the event to complement her deep blue dress. It worked wonderfully with her nude, glossy lipstick and black mascara, which topped off her appearance. Wilson also showed that you can never be too old to wear bright colors, especially when they happen to be in style – 2013 is the year to go bold and try it out!

Whether you're on the hunt for new makeup or want to try something new this season with your cosmetics, the looks from the Tony Awards can help you start brainstorming.

Are your feet ready for summer weather?

       
Monday, June 10th, 2013

Are your feet ready for summer weather?

Before you hit the beach this summer, you're going to want to make sure that your feet are soft and smooth to the touch. Doing so can spare you from embarrassment when it comes time to slip on your flip-flops. If you've been hiding your feet in sneakers and boots all winter long, they likely need a little TLC. Here are some tips for soft, callus-free feet.

Exfoliate regularly
Just as you do with your face and other parts of your body, Daily Glow stated that it's necessary to use an exfoliant on your feet. This removes dead skin and makes it easier for moisturizer to be absorbed.

Soak your feet
Global Post claimed that soaking your feet in hot water for five to 10 minutes on a routine basis can help you prevent them from drying out and cracking.

Wear comfortable, breathable shoes
The key to healthy feet begins with what you wear on them. Ideally, you should wear shoes that fit your feet properly and allow them to breathe. This can prevent the development of blisters and hard-to-remove calluses over time.

Have you tried these 3 summer hairstyles yet?

       
Monday, June 10th, 2013

Have you tried these 3 summer hairstyles yet?

Are you ready to welcome summer? If you haven't revamped your collection of hair products just yet, you might have some work to do before the warm weather moves in. However, you still have a bit of time to get in shape and give your locks a seasonal appearance. Here are some of the hottest hairstyles and cuts being seen around Hollywood.

1. The short cut
Marie Claire magazine stated that more women are opting for short, cropped cuts to embrace summer. If you want to be daring, consider asking for this style from your hairdresser. Just remember to choose a length and texture that suits your facial features.

2. Loose curls
Allure magazine claimed that loose curls can give you a sexy, flirty look just in time for summer. Keep in mind that it's important to use a hydrating conditioner to ensure that frizz stays away! Nothing can put a damper on your 'do quicker than fly-aways.

3. Braids
Braids are being seen everywhere, and why not? They're easy to do, and even a loose braid can help you keep your hair out of the way on a hot day – meaning instant comfort.

3 surprising skin cancer facts you may not already know

       
Monday, June 10th, 2013

3 surprising skin cancer facts you may not already know

You might think that the moisturizer you wear daily is doing enough to protect you from the sun, but the fact of the matter is that sunscreen is necessary these days to effectively reduce the risk of skin cancer. Even if no one in your family has been diagnosed with this disease, it's worth staying on guard to ensure that you never have to live with it. Here are some surprising facts that you might not already know about skin cancer.

1. More than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are reported every year
The American Cancer Society stated that melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for approximately 76,000 cases in 2013.

2. Ultraviolet rays can be dangerous in cloudy weather
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that UV rays can penetrate through clouds and harm the skin.

3. Darker clothing provides more protection
However, you should still wear SPF 15 lotion or higher when spending time outdoors for the utmost protection.

By taking these key tips into consideration, you can potentially reduce your chances of developing skin cancer while maintaining your youthful appearance!

3 items you must have in your beach bag this summer

       
Friday, June 7th, 2013

3 items you must have in your beach bag this summer

If you plan on hitting the beach this summer, you're going to need more than just a large bottle of suntan lotion to look your best on the shore. In addition to SPF makeup and moisturizer to protect yourself from the sun, there are a few other key items you should include in your beach bag. 

1. Waterproof mascara
Because you'll likely be taking a dip in the ocean, Real Simple magazine claims that you'll want to have waterproof mascara on hand to make sure that your peepers always look beautiful when you're a little wet. A moisture-proof formula also ensures that sweat won't cause your makeup to run under the sun.

2. Sun hat
Both your scalp and your luscious locks can get burned under the scorching sun. AOL recommends bringing a sun hat along for your trip for the utmost protection. Your burn-free scalp will thank you for wearing it later!

3. SPF lip balm
The salty air can quickly dry out your plump pout while you're near the sea. Make sure to include an SPF lip balm in your beach bag to keep your lips hydrated, protected and silky smooth.