Beauty Buzz: Michelle Phan’s Face for Radio, DryBar's Tune-In Tuesday, and Jasmine Tooks Gets Scandalous

By  October 27, 2014


Michelle Phan is hitting the airwaves this week to share more of her makeup tips. The YouTube beauty guru is slated to appear on SiriusXM’s “Leading Ladies” with Eva Chen. She’ll dish about her favorite fall trends, her top secret skin care essentials, and even her biggest beauty blunder! We’ll be tuning in to check out her tips on channel 109 on October 29 at 1:00 p.m. or catch it over the weekend on November 1 at 7:00 p.m. [Glam Inbox]

Drybar is switching up their entertainment lineup for a week. The blow dry bar has partnered with Fox to air episodes of New Girl and The Mindy Project in all 37 shops nationwide from October 28 to November 3. What better way to gear up for a girl’s night out than sharing a giggle while getting gorgeous? [Glam Inbox]

With a smoldering gaze, Jasmine Tookes is turning up the sexy this season as the face of Victoria’s Secret’s newest scent, Scandalous. Housed in a studded glass bottle, the fragrance boasts notes of black peony, raspberry liqueur, and praline for a sweet treat to pair with the brand’s newest sultry lingerie. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Korea has become a hotbed of beauty innovation, and Vagabond Youth’s Amy Lee is bringing the best to our shores. The YouTuber has partnered with Memebox to curate a limited edition box filled with her favorites from Etude, Good’P, Shara Shara, and more for beauty buffs to discover and add to their shopping list ASAP! [Glam Inbox]

Halloween isn’t here yet, but Kiehl’s is already turning its attention to the holidays for a good cause. The skincare brand has linked up with the most iconic American artist, Norman Rockwell, for its sixth annual Crème de Corps collection. Some of Rockwell’s most recognizable works will adorn 3 size of the brand’s signature body cream, 1 size of the Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Polish, and it Greatest Hiots Collection Gift Set. The best part is the brand will donate 100% of Kiehl’s net profits, up to $100,00 to Feeding America to provide 1,000,00 meals to families during the holiday season. Talk about comfort and joy! [Glam Inbox]

#ManiMonday: Last-Minute Halloween Nail Wraps to Rock This Week

By  October 27, 2014


With spooky movie marathons, haunted hayrides, and pumpkin everything taking over, we know Halloween is almost here! If you don’t have the patience to wait for a menacing manicure to dry, there are loads of nail wraps perfectly suited for the scary holiday. Whether you opt for an oculus, monster mash, or a slew of spooky skulls, we’ve got you covered from tip to toe:

Wow The Crowd with Wonder Woman Makeup this Halloween!

By  October 27, 2014

It’s been a wonderful year for Wonder Woman. Not only did Gal Gadot get cast as the DC Comics heroine in the upcoming Batman v. Superman epic, she’ll also stand alone in her own Wonder Woman film in 2017. With that much going on, there’s reason to channel her ass-kicking, world-saving ways. 

This Halloween, we’re not just dressing the part as Wonder Woman; we’ll be complementing our costume with spot-on beauty. In our first episode of About Face, beauty expert Kandee Johnson shows how you can wow the crowd with Wonder Woman makeup. Her tips, from how to blend your foundation and blush to perfecting Wonder Woman’s signature pout, are sure to save the day!

Psst… if you need more DIY ideas for your next costume party, visit our Haute Halloween playlist on YouTube!


All Hail the Queen: Helen Mirren is L’Oreal Paris’s Latest Lovely

By  October 27, 2014


Age ain’t nothin’ but a number to L’Oreal Paris, as it’s named Dame Helen Mirren as its newest ambassador for the U.K.

Mirren’s announcement comes less than a week after Naomi Watts was named the brand’s freshest international face. “I have always loved the L’Oréal Paris brand, and I am truly delighted to become an ambassador and join such an impressive group of high-achievers,” she said in a statement. “I am not gorgeous, I never was, but I was always OK-looking and I’m keen to stay that way.”

Mirren joins the recently acquired Jane Fonda in a string of mature mavens signed to big beauty brands this year including Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs as well as Charlotte Rampling for Nars. Mirren’s campaign photos will be unretouched. “I hope I can inspire other women towards greater confidence by making the most of their natural good looks,” she said. “We are all worth it!”

Beauty Buzz: The Olsens Invest in Oils, Beauty in a Bottle, and Feed Your Tresses for a Good Cause

By  October 24, 2014


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are expanding their perfume empire, but it’s not with an all-new fragrance. The ladies behind Elizabeth and James have released fragrance oils that allow wearers to play with the duality of the duo and layer however they’d like for a long-lasting scent. As Ashley explained, “It seeps into the skin and blends with each person’s chemistry for an entirely unique scent.” [InStyle]

We know beauty starts from within, and now juices are getting in on the action. While we can’t expect beauty retailers to start stocking drinks and supplements, many wellness brands like Replere, Juice Generation, and more are discover ways to add in skin-enhancing nutrients to get us glowing from the inside out. Elle Macpherson, co-founder of Welleco and The Super Elixir, explained, “When the cells and the body are nourished, it shows on your skin, in our body shape and the way we feel most of all.” [WWD]

Speaking of beauty from the inside out, it’s not just your skin that needs nutrition–your hair is hungry too! Hair Food and Target are looking to feed your beauty routine while also helping others in need. Brooklyn babes can check out the brand’s truck at Fulton Street and South Elliott Place tomorrow, October 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. where they can donate non-perishable food for a full-sized Hair Food product, a coupon, and a cute tote. A can of food for a good cause and cute stuff? Sign us up! [Glam Inbox]

Korres is feeling fresh and fruity with a new line of smaller-sized skincare essentials. Called Beauty Shots, the range focuses on the beneficial properties of exotic fruits in the form of refreshing moisturizers, scrubs, and masks that you can easily toss into a carry-on to pamper yourself when you’re on the go. [Glam Inbox]

We all need to fight frizz, but who has the handbag space to tote around a hair treatment? Luckily, Kérastase is taking a home remedy and transforming it into a haute hair essential. Available starting November 1, Carré Lissant is the first ever anti-frizz smoothing sheet, reminiscent of anti-static dryer sheets.The papers come lined with a light wax complex to keep frizz at bay while controlling static, taming flyaways, blocking humidity, and adding a light shine. Just call this our new all-in-one daily essential! [Glam Inbox]

Winter is coming…but it doesn’t have to be as bleak as Game of Thrones. Beauty.com is helping us ease into the colder temperatures by partnering with Tess Giberson for an exclusive beauty bag. The Winter Forest Bag captures the chill of the designer’s Fall collection and comes stocked with 13 prestige beauty samples from brands like Alterna, NUXE, Origins, Phyto, and many more. All it takes is a purchase of $125 to nab the bag perfect for a winter getaway. [Glam inbox]

As October starts to wind down, Butterfly Studio Salon is kicking the last of Breast Cancer Awareness Month into high gear. Mane mavens and blowout babes can stop in at the salon to sip and get styled on Sunday, October 26 for its Beauty & Brunch event. 100% of proceeds will benefit The BTTF, a non-profit that facilitates free breast screenings, education, diagnostic follow-up, and treatment for patients without health insurance.  We’re all about beauty that gives back! [Glam Inbox]

The Fashion Fair Fall Makeup Collection Is Seasonal Perfection

By  October 24, 2014


Fall is here, and the trends of the season are timeless. It’s about metallics and jewel tones, deep noir lip colors and flawless skin. It’s a time to amp up the drama when it comes to beauty. Every year, cosmetics brands come out with sizzling hot fall collections, and we turn to the usual suspects for our lip and eye embellishments of choice. This season, one of the hottest fall makeup collections is coming from an unexpected source. Fashion Fair. That’s right – the classic African American beauty brand based in Chicago is coming out swinging with their new Face Forward Collection, curated by their Global Creative Director, celebrity makeup artist Tia Dantzler. This collection features some of the hottest makeup Fashion Fair has released in years, with a range of colors that will flatter women of every shade. You can get yourself a piece of this awesomeness at Doobop.com.

The lip colors are deep and unique, totally perfect for fall. Tia shared her favorites in an interview. “I love every color in this collection. Some of my top favorites are the Spicy Plum lipstick, which I consider my “lip of the season.” Bordeaux is the perfect burgundy lip color that stands alone,” she says. The eye colors are more subdued but no less sizzling, ranging from shimmery neutrals to vibrant jewel tones apropos for the season. “Every women needs basic neutral shades for the quick on-the-go look and I believe we nailed it with our shades in Apricot Spice – a pink, golden tone – and Ginger Spice – a rich copper shade that perfectly accentuates the crease as well as gives the eye a “pop” when used as an eyeliner. Hints of metallic are big this season so you can’t go wrong by adding Sage Mist or Iced Blush in the inner corner of the eye for that shimmer and sparkle effect,” says Tia.

To watch her in action and get some super helpful makeup application tips, check out the new Fashion Fair YouTube channel.

Contributing Editor, Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of Afrobella.com, one of the first blogs to celebrate the beauty of natural hair and ladies of all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes her readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences.

Urban Decay Unlocks the Naked Vault

By  October 24, 2014


Don’t worry; Urban Decay doesn’t want anyone to strip down, it just wants your face to look that way with what it has in store for the holidays.

The brand that made Naked the biggest beauty trend before it took over the runway has boxed up most of their best buys from the range just in time for the shopping season. The Naked Vault contains all three Naked eye palettes, three double ended liners, three lip glosses, and three bronzer-blush-highlighter triplets, allowing you create a range of looks from nearly naked to smoky and smoldering. While three of each palette is included, we doubt anyone will want to share the spoils of this haul!

You won’t have to wait long to get your hands on it either, as we know it’s going to sell out fast. The seasonal set goes live on UrbanDecay.com, Sephora.com, and Ulta.com on October for $280 — $80 less than trying to snap them up separately. Happy Holidays, indeed!

Halloween How-To: Bloody Hell Manicure

By  October 24, 2014

Halloween is just a week away so give our usual solid red nails a spookier update. These blood-dripped digits are enough to scare up some swoons from fellow mani mavens and coordinate with your spooky ensemble. We turned to the team at Chrome Girl for a step-by-step to nail these fiendish fingertips for ourselves:


1. Starting with clean and dry nails, apply one to two coats of Chrome Girls’ Party Star polish to each nail and cover entirely. Allow the nails to dry for one to two minutes.

2. Next, apply a semi-uneven brush stroke of the Love Note red to each finger tip, letting each dry for a few minutes.

3. Lastly, drip on the How Merlot Can You Go polish to each nail tip with either a nail dotter or toothpick to give the bloody effect. Give them five minutes to dry and your set to paint the town red.

4 Amazing Makeup Removers from Your Kitchen

By  October 24, 2014


It’s late at night and you’re exhausted. You need to get that makeup off your face, but you’re fresh out of makeup remover. What’s a beauty to do? Don’t give up! Turn to your pantry for the essential elements you need.

If you look closely at the ingredients of your favorite makeup removers, you just might feel a pang of recognition. Many of our beauty product essentials are made out of key beauty pantry ingredients. Turning to those essential building blocks will help you DIY this beauty dilemma! Use these products to safely and cleanly remove your makeup.

Olive oil – Olive oil is an ultimate kitchen and beauty multitasker. The same oil you use to cook chicken or drizzle on a salad, you can use as a pre-shampoo treatment, base for a body scrub, or as an effortless makeup remover. Apply a little to your lash line and wipe that mascara away with ease.

Coconut oil – For new users, coconut oil can be confusing. It’s solid when cold, and melts when warmed. For gentle makeup removal, warm a generous scoop of coconut oil to a comfortable temperature and apply the melted goodness to your face, and use a gentle cloth to remove the residue.

Sweet almond oil – Sweet almond oil is a great all-round oil for kitchen and beauty use. It’s great for salad dressings, and great for at home beauty treatments for hair and skin.  For fans of the oil cleansing method or for makeup removal, apply to your face and let it sit for a bit before wiping your face clean.

Aloe vera juice – Aloe vera is great for you inside and out! Around the world, people use aloe vera to heal a variety of ailments. Externally, it’s great for burns, inflammation and acne. Aloe vera juice and olive oil can be mixed to make an easy, gentle makeup remover that leaves lasting benefits to the skin.

Contributing Editor, Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of Afrobella.com, one of the first blogs to celebrate the beauty of natural hair and ladies of all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes her readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences.

Cara Delevingne’s Shares Her Skin Revitalizing Stunt

By  October 24, 2014

cara-delevigne-skincare-routineWe look to Cara Delevingne as inspiration for growing out our brows and having fun with fashion, but following her skincare routine might leave you with a bump on the head.

Delevingne’s regularly spotted out and about at the most fashionable fêtes, which can leave skin looking sallow and dull. But the mega model has a simple solution. “I do handstands everyday,” she told InStyle. “I feel like it helps your skin and helps to bring the blood back into your face.”

Many can’t perform her daily physical feat, but the rest of her routine is much easier to follow. “I’m not really good with beauty regimes and things like that,” she explained. “If I’ve got beauty products I’ll use them, but if I don’t, I just use soap and water to wash my face. Anything really, and just drinking water helps a lot.”

While clean skin is necessary for a fresh face like Delevingne’s, we would also suggest a good moisturizer, eye cream, and sunscreen to keep that youthful glow for as long as possible because standing on your head can’t get rid of wrinkles and sun damage.