Five Signs Lorde is Becoming a ‘Beauty’ Girl

By  October 16, 2014

Seventeen-year-old Grammy winner Lorde is, admittedly, not a beauty girl, despite what her MAC collaboration would have you think.

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“I’m the worst with anything beauty-related because I don’t really wear makeup outside of work,” she told Harry Brant in the October 2014 issue of Interview Magazine. “I just started moisturizing this year, in the past six months. Now I love it.”

Beauty buffs may cringe at her anti-moisture admission, but Ella Yelich-O’Connor—government name—is making it a point to give herself some extra face time. In between musings on teen angst, rebellion, and raging against her high school’s uniform enforcement, Lorde opened up to the glossy about how she’s stepping up her beauty arsenal.

On her anxiety with working with MAC and soundtracking The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1:

“I was a little worried about doing a makeup thing because I’ve never really done anything before, but they were just like, ‘Do anything you want. Do your thing. It’s cool.’ It’s a good vibe. I’m doing this thing with a movie franchise where I’m curating the soundtrack and writing a bunch of the music on it and stuff, and I’m like, ‘Are you sure you know what you’re doing? Letting me run your music department for this film?’ It’s crazy. It’s so awesome.”

On upping her dark lip game:

“The dark lips I’ve been doing since I was probably 13 or 14. I was drawn to it and it suited my face. I would buy these smudgy, really awful dollar-store lipsticks, and then I graduated to MAC and Chanel, stuff that was super expensive that I would really covet. I started pairing that with this heavy cat eye. I’ve phased that out a little bit and have made it more about really shimmery skin. Once you do the eye and lip, it gets intense.”

On acknowledging teen skin problems:

“I started eating super healthy and drinking a lot of water and using really good moisturizer. My skin has gotten way better so I’m lucky. People are surprisingly sympathetic. People have been there and it sucks. It’s hard enough being 16, 17 and having to do things in the world and conduct yourself.”

On filling her beauty bag:

“I’m trying to think of my beauty essentials right now. I was reading this model’s off-duty makeup thing online and it was all the same stuff that I use: Bioderma, Embryolisse, the blue-and-white moisturizer. I get all those products from the drugstores in Paris—it’s so cool, the cheap products there. In New Zealand it’s like, ‘Oh, we don’t have this, but we do have ChapStick.’”

Beauty Buzz: Pharrell Revives the Guyliner Trend, Karlie Kloss’ Babylights Boost, and NARS’s ‘90s Girls

By  October 15, 2014


Pharrell is gives us flashbacks to our high school days. The music maestro was spotted shopping in Paris on Tuesday rocking black liner on his waterline–though still a far cry from the lived-in liner and tears streaks from Pete Wentz and Benji Madden back in the day. Don’t worry, boys, we still love you, liner or not. [E!]

Karlie Kloss tresses are back in the headlines, and it’s not for another chop. The mega model has found a fresh hair hue look many are calling babylights. It involves super-finely woven streaks inspired by the natural highlights babies get from the sun. As Master Colorist and co-founder of the Warren-Tricomi Salon Joel Warren explained, “My clients often bring in photos of their children for inspiration, asking me to make their color look that fresh and natural. The result is subtle but beautiful.” [Glamour]

François Nars is delving into his memory box from the ‘90s in celebration of his eponymous brand’s 20-year anniversary. He’s also toasting to the friends that helped him break out of the rat race to start the line – you know, just Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell. He said, “I love women with strength and character, strong faces and personalities. Naomi and I, ­we are like a family. “ [The Telegraph]

In the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Be Bold, Be Bald is looking to standing in solidarity with those fighting for their lives on October 17. Don’t worry; you won’t have to shave off your strands to support the cause. The non-profit is selling branded bald caps with proceeds benefiting the cancer charity of their choice. Plus, you can help spread awareness by snapping a selfie with your cap and tag @beboldbebald with the hashtag #beboldbebald across your social media platform. This is a fresh spin on the phrase, “Bald is beautiful.” [Glam Inbox]


Halloween How-To: Paint Yourself as a Pop Art Princess

By  October 15, 2014



Halloween is quickly approaching, and time is running out. For this out-of-the-box look, makeup mavens only need to turn to their vanities to transform for the haunted holiday. In lieu of the classic costumes of yore or the current pop culture reference du jour, you can turn you face into a real work of art à la Lichtenstein and Warhol with this cool creation!


Get Your Daily Dose of GlamGlow

By  October 15, 2014


GlamGlow wants you to get down daily with its new range of cleansers.

Slated to hit shelves in January, the mud-to-foam facial cleansers (the first of its kind) dissolves oil, makeup, and impurities. “We had a lot of people saying, ‘I’m using your weekly treatments, which is great. I love them, but then I have to use a cleanser that doesn’t have the same ingredients, and it doesn’t help me,’” said Glenn Dellimore, GlamGlow’s Joint CEO and Co-Founder. “So we decided that we’d launch cleansers that work in tandem with the treatments.”

The inaugural collection contains four cleansers, each designed to work with the corresponding mask. The Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser is formulated with licorice root, bamboo charcoal, black cumin, glycolic, and lactic acids, and eucalyptus leaf powder to wash out pore-clogging debris, impurities, and excess oil.

The Youthcleanse face wash uses French sea clay, microalgae scrub, Brazilian fruit extracts, flax seed, quinoa, coffee extract and green tea leaf powder to enhance your youthful glow.

Thirstycleanse smells like a vacation and bottles a rare Brazilian yellow clay, pure green coconut water, olive milk, plumeria blossom extract, Indian gooseberry, and olive leaf powder to maintain proper hydration levels in the skin.

And, the Powercleanse features a double pump–one for an oil wash and one for a clay wash, allowing skin savants to customize the amounts of each ingredient they want to work with. It’s powered by prickly pear and tangerine oil to help lift dirt and makeup from deep down.

“Everyone’s going to be surprised that we’ve gone from a weekly treatment mask,” Dellimore said. Talk about an understatement! Marked your calendars now. This is going to be big!

Chanel No. 5 is the One Gisele Wants

By  October 15, 2014

chanel-the-one-i-want-giseleAfter a few sneak peeks and much anticipation, Baz Luhrmann’s latest epic film has arrived — this time again for Chanel.

The short feature stars Gisele Bündchen as the modern-day Daisy Buchanan, catching waves on a Chanel surfboard to a sultry update of Grease’s “You’re The One That I Want” (another Luhrmann signature). Her mystery man disappears from their gorgeous home in the Hamptons, leaving their child and a note behind. Bündchen doesn’t let it bother her though, pushing forward with a photoshoot and a trip to a nightclub in the city (remember the bridge scene from the movie?) to meet up with him, all the while dripping in diamonds in the shape of 5’s.

The parallels between short film and The Great Gatsby are pretty apparent, and were confirmed by Luhrmann himself in an interview with The Telegraph. “They [Gisele and mystery husband] live in the Hamptons,” he explained. “They cross that same bridge the Buchanans do. They spend time in New York nightclubs. They’ve hit a spot in their marriage. Does Daisy love her husband or not? That’s the question Fitzgerald leaves unanswered… It seemed more honest for her to have doubts. The idea of having it all and what that means seems interesting…”

Regardless of whether they’ll have a happily ever after – though it seems likely – the film is a true feast for the eyes, with plenty of #CCertified Easter eggs to enjoy.

Haven’t seen it yet? Check out the short film below:

Le Labo is The Newest Lauder

By  October 15, 2014


Le Labo fans may soon see their favorite fragrance coming to many more counters near them. The “sensory lifestyle brand,” which appeals to the same demographic that appreciates an artisanal handcrafted cocktail, has been acquired by beauty giant Estée Lauder Companies. Although details of the transaction were kept mum, Womens Wear Daily sources estimate that the conglomerate could’ve paid as much as $40-$60 million for the deal. This also marks the first major acquisition for Estée Lauder since 2010, when they added Smashbox to their portfolio of beauty brands.

“The Estée Lauder Cos. not only understands and respects the core elements of our business, but also has the resources to help us continue to grow into a more fully expressed sensory lifestyle brand,” says Le Labo founders Fabrice Penot and Eddie Roschi. In other words, the world is going to be smelling–and spritzing–a lot more Santal 33 in the coming years.

Beauty Buzz: Krysten Ritter Gets Cut, Shay Mitchell’s Cuckoo for Coconuts, and the Harajuku Lovers Head to HSN

By  October 14, 2014


The fall has set off a wave of starlets shearing their strands, including Krysten Ritter. Bucking the big bob/lob trend, the B from Apt. 23 showed off a mid-length cut coif created by stylist Pamela Neal on her Instagram with the caption, “Cut about a foot off of my hair Cuz [sic] YOLO!” Indeed! [Glamour]

Shay Mitchell may be a pretty little liar, but she’s not skimping on the beauty secrets. For the star, coconut oil is the name of her cleaning game. “You put it all over [your face] and then you take a hot cloth [to wipe it off]. I love using a wet [cloth] so I can make sure it all comes off, and I can see it.” [People]

Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers fragrances have found a new home on HSN where the songstress will host a 2 hour primetime special on October 16. The Japanese-inspired characters from Stefani’s L.A.M.B. era house a new sweet escape in every bottle. Love is a fresh and fruity floral; Lil’ Angel is a blend of berries and candied blooms; G is a creamy tropical gourmand; Music is watery floral wrapped in warm woods; and Baby is a pretty powder scent with the warmth of vanilla (natch).  [Glam Inbox]

Ink enthusiasts, listen up; there’s a new bodycare line just for you! Billy Jealousy has just released its Marked IV (read: for) Life Tattoo Care Kit to ensure your hours of work stay pristine. The kit include a hydrating wash, an ink-protecting lotion, and anti-microbial salve for your artwork. We already feel the itch for another tattoo coming on… [Glam Inbox]

Need to brush up on your beauty trends for the season? Nordstrom’s got your back. On October 16 and 17, stores across the country will invite beauty buffs to get the scoop on the latest looks with tips and trick during a free makeup or skincare consultation. Don’t worry; they won’t leave you empty handed, as you’ll have access to free deluxe samples to try before you buy. Score! [Glam Inbox]

Beyoncé Debuts Super-Short Bangs

By  October 14, 2014


Beyoncé’s latest tress transformation is causing a serious stir.

The superstar was snapped at Gare du Nord in Paris with Jay Z and Blue Ivy on Tuesday sporting super short bangs that many are not used to seeing. Bettie Page popularized the look that has endured on the foreheads of vintage vixens for decades. This type of fringe is known to need a lot of maintenance to stay fresh and lie flat. While the look is likely temporary, we still love that she isn’t afraid to take risks.

But any member of the Bey-hive knows that this look is hardly a first for her. Our resident Beyonce expert, entertainment editor Angel Lenise informed us that she wore the fringe for her “Video Phone” collaboration with Lady Gaga back in 2009. The look returned when the divas paired up again for “Telephone” just a few months before culminating in the pinup inspired “Why Don’t You Love Me.” 

The more you know…

Makeup Master: Michelle Phan on the Beauty of Digital

By  October 14, 2014


When you think of beauty vlogging and makeup tutorials, Michelle Phan is the first name on the tip of everyone’s tongue. With over 300 hundred videos and 7 million subscribers (and counting), it’s no wonder why the digital phenom was recently honored with the Streamys Icon Award. But her life isn’t entirely online; as the budding beauty entrepreneur is also putting it down on paper with her first book, Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success Online and Off. Glam go to chat with the YouTube all-star about everything from her everyday necessity to where she thinks beauty and digital are headed:

On her choice putting her tips to print:


I’m such a huge fan of books. I love the idea of having something tangible and turning the pages and gaining wisdom from reading a book and just being entertained by that. I grew up reading books. People think I’ve always been online, but I haven’t. I remember going to the library, going through the [card] catalogue system – the filing catalogue system, not even on the computer. You’d have to open these files and look for through index cards and everything. And going to bookstores. So I grew up reading books, and I wanted my followers, who are so digital, to have the same experience, but read something that’s coming from another digital person. And so that’s how that idea really came about, and the books is really inspired by the idea of if I was a big sister, and I had to write a manual for my little sister, what would it be. It’s really written from big sister to little sister.

On her Streamys Icons Award:


It felt too soon! I’m too young to have an icon award. I haven’t done everything I want to do. It was such a beautiful, prestigious, honorable award, I couldn’t really say no. I also think it’s because Internet years are different than offline years. One year online almost feels like five years because so many things are happening online, they come and they go really quickly. I mean, it was only two years ago when Gangnam Style was the biggest thing in the entire world, and now when you think of it, you think it’s so passé. And before that, there was Rebecca Black. Things change a lot online, so I think maybe it is appropriate for me to have an icon award since I’ve been doing this for seven years. You can imagine being seven years online; it’s a really long time.

On where she sees beauty and digital heading in the future:

I think the biggest change is how accessible everything is to everyone. Now a five year old can upload something on Vine or Instagram. When you think of phones and mobile phones, it was only 10 years ago, but for only for adults — maybe if you had cool parents you could get one when you were a senior in high school. Now anyone has a digital device – it doesn’t even have to be a phone now, it could be a watch or your mp3 player, and you can go online with it. That really changed everything because it’s so accessible to everyone.

What’s happening right now in digital is that everyone is seeing different types of beauty around the world. Now I think the idea of beauty is evolving, I don’t think there’s that one look, one face, one ideal anymore. I think there are different types of beauty that exists everywhere, and you have your own market for that kind of beauty. A person can go online and see someone they find beautiful—to them that’s their look. I think beauty is changing and everyone is accepting flaws and accepting that everyone looks different. I think it’s just becoming this huge melting pot of ideals of beauty.

On the #IWokeUpLikeThis Look:

I know grunge makeup is really big this fall, the smudgy, messy eyeliner look and now brows are different, too. Thick brows are still very in, but it’s the unruly brow, the I-don’t-look-like-I-did-my-brows-but-I-did look. I’m loving it because it’s such a casual, downtown look that I appreciate because sometimes I feel like we don’t have to look perfectly polished all the time. It’s ok to look a little messy, a little unruly because it’s natural. I mean guys look like that and can get away with, why can’t we?

On her everyday essentials:

I would say a good concealer is your best friend because it can cover up your deepest darkest secrets whether it’s a blemish or a hickey. And you can double up and use it as foundation if your need to. A really good red lipstick goes a long way. And my last one would be a really good mascara because you can double it up as eyeliner too. All you have to do is take your angled eyeliner brush to the mascara, and voila gel-cream eyeliner you can use.


On her beauty icons: 

The first one would absolutely be my mom. I used to watch her apply her makeup everyday, so I always had this bond with her – not just as my mom, but as my first makeup artist too. She applied makeup on herself everyday and I was so entranced by her. And I would also say Audrey Hepburn because, I mean, how could you not? She is timeless beauty, and in Korea, her eyebrow look is so popular, I think every girl in Korea has the Audrey Hepburn eyebrows going on – the very thick straight eyebrows are so popular over in Asia. My last one would be Olivia Hussey. She was in the [1968] Romeo & Juliet movie. She was so natural; I don’t think she wore any makeup; she’s a beauty icon to me.

Meredith Johns Shares Her Zombie Making Secrets

By  October 14, 2014


With The Walking Dead’s triumphant return to TV on Sunday, there are millions of fans who are changing up their costumes to channel the gory ghouls. But ripped up clothes, strawberry syrup, and a staggered walk aren’t enough to nab the top prize at the Halloween parties on your social calendar. So naturally, we we turn to Pinterest for a bit of costume inspiration.

The site teamed up with Hollywood special effects artist Meredith Johns to take your costume to the next level. Pinterest shared a slew of tutorials exclusively with Glam on creating everything from fake blood, zombie flesh, and rotted teeth – all using ingredients from your own kitchen. Here are a few supplies to snap up this spooky season

Oatmeal – Save that breakfast staple! Add a sprinkle of the stuff to a latex or silicone mixture to add texture resembling road rash or an infection.

Bananas – Need to up the yuck factor on your costume? Mush up some bananas to create puss, and add a little fake blood to make wounds look runnier.

Rice – Death and decay are nothing without a few maggots in the mix. Rice can be applied onto the prothetic or mixed in with the banana mush to make it look extra cringe-worthy. Remember, a few grains go a long way!

Black Food Coloring – While a lack of brushing and flossing can make your teeth look rotten, you can also swish a bit of black food coloring with your mouth wash to speed up the process. If you need to make them extra gross, snack on a few Oreos to get them good and gunky.

For more tips and tricks to amplifying your zombie, check out the Pinterest board below:
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