Beauty

Double Up

October 18, 2013
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Double Up

October 18, 2013 5:44pm I was patiently waiting for someone to bring the sleek and “surreal” strands seen on Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 runway to life. Leave it to Camilla Belle to nail the formaldehyde-dipped look at last night’s Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts gala. While she skipped the retro pastel lipstick...

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The Fab Five: Matte About You

October 18, 2013
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The Fab Five: Matte About You

In the annals of lipstick texture, a new contender for your affection is emerging: velvety matte. Straddling the divide between the chalky and flat, and the rich and lustrous, this thoroughly modern lipstick formulation promises dramatic color payoff and a retro-style shine-less look—all without leaving lips sapped and cracked (a common result of its...

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Blue Steel

October 17, 2013
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Blue Steel

October 17, 2013 5:09pm Makeup artists demonstrated their affinity for azure all over the Spring 2014 runways—ranging from “psychedelic pastels” at Anna Sui to sophisticated navy at Anthony Vaccarello. At last night’s Golden Heart Awards in New York City, Constance Jablonski showed her support for the color (and a cause) with a blue-gray shadow...

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Origins Oils Up

October 17, 2013
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Origins Oils Up

October 17, 2013 3:54pm By now the myths about face oils have been officially dispelled; they can be, without a doubt, hugely beneficial for your complexion, no matter whether it’s oily, dry, or in between, and have been a revered beauty ritual in a myriad of cultures since way, way back (circa 3500 BC)....

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Legendary Faces Take On New Roles At Storied Beauty Brands (And Glossies); Oreos Aren’t As Innocent As They Seem; And More

October 16, 2013
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Legendary Faces Take On New Roles At Storied Beauty Brands (And Glossies); Oreos Aren’t As Innocent As They Seem; And More

October 16, 2013 5:48pm She famously declared that it’s the only thing she wore to bed, and now Marilyn Monroe has been posthumously named the newest face of Chanel No. 5. Upon discovering an unreleased recording of the icon’s testament to her favorite fragrance in the Monroe archives, the fashion house knew it had...

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Beauty 411: Troy Surratt

October 16, 2013
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Beauty 411: Troy Surratt

Makeup artist Troy Surratt’s résumé is the stuff of beauty legend. His first big break: assisting makeup icon Kevyn Aucoin. “I worked with him exclusively for the last three and a half years of his life and I took such pride in assisting him. I would read letters from young people everywhere who would...

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And Here’s To You, Mrs. Robinson

October 15, 2013
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And Here’s To You, Mrs. Robinson

October 15, 2013 6:52pm Fragrance is often a personal affair, but I think I found a scent that Mrs. Robinson from The Graduate (i.e., Anne Bancroft) could get into. Geste—from the luxury line Humiecki & Graef, a recent arrival in the U.S. by German perfumers Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz—was created with the cougar...

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Smoke And Mirrors

October 15, 2013
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Smoke And Mirrors

October 15, 2013 3:55pm We didn’t see smoky eyes en masse on the runways, but Gisele Bündchen’s November cover of French Vogue certainly makes a case for a comeback. Perhaps the real reason black and gray shadow will never be retired, however, is purely scientific. Assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School and research...

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Get Skin Worthy Of The Big Screen For Less Than You’d Expect

October 14, 2013
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Get Skin Worthy Of The Big Screen For Less Than You’d Expect

October 14, 2013 6:51pm As far as beauty editors go, I consider myself an anomaly. Blow-outs are not my jam, and I rarely have patience to sit for a spa treatment. The notion of being confined to a bed with steam blasted onto my face is just not my idea of a good time....

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Chalk It Up

October 14, 2013
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Chalk It Up

October 14, 2013 5:40pm I admit I nearly brushed these Bumble and Bumble Spraychalks aside. I’ve tried so many temporary, tinted formulas that claim to produce vibrant, punk-worthy streaks but instead leave behind watery, washed-out results—similar to what you’d get from the aerosols that line the shelves of cheesy Halloween boutiques. Needless to say,...

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