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Beauty Buzz: Diane Kruger’s Strawberry Swirl, 100 Years of Black Beauty in 1 Minute, and For the Love of Foil Liner

By  January 16, 2015

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It’s hasn’t even been a week since the Golden Globes, but a few stars are already switching up their shades on the red carpet. For the Critics Choice Awards, Diane Kruger softened her natural blonde locks with a fresh strawberry hue while Emily Blunt (who took home the award for best actress in an action movie) lightened her locks with a blonde balayage. There’s sure to be more mane mayhem before the Oscars race ends! [People]

We feel head over heels for Cut’s 100 Years of Beauty clip, and the team is back again! This time the glam squad focused on African American beauty through the decades from Afros, cornrows, Poetic Justice braids and, more while also paying homage to iconic looks from Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, Angela Davis, and many more. Now we’re dying to swoop our strands into a Ronettes-style beehive! [The Huffington Post]

We keeled over at the sight of the foiled liner looks from Dior’s Haute Couture show, and saw the trend continue with its Pre-Fall 2015 show. And now the brand has made it easy to get the look at home with a set of liner strips you can peel, apply, and go. But if you got a bit of sticker shock, there are plenty of other ways to snag the look for yourself. [Refinery 29]

Speaking of amazing eye looks; Julep has broken into the color cosmetics realm with not only a mascara that we’re currently mad for, but also a selection of chic shadows. The Orbital Eyeshadow collection boasts shades that are out of this world with three-layer pigment injection technology that blends metallic pigments and a pearl iridescence for for a multidimensional eye look with just a swipe! [Glam Inbox]

If you didn’t snag a sweet brush set for the holidays, you’re still in luck! Napoleon Perdis is having a rare sale on all of the brushes you need to create epic eye, lip, and face looks with 20% off – no code required. But you’ll want to snatch them up soon, as the sale ends January 17, so get to clicking! [Glam Inbox]

THE BEST BEAUTY LOOKS FROM THE 2015 CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS

By  January 16, 2015

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With the Oscars race officially underway, our favorite screen sirens turned up their looks for the Critic’s Choice Awards red carpet on Thursday. As the gowns got glitzier, the beauty looks have become more ethereal, allowing the stars to show off their fresh skin, smoldering eyes, and perfected pouts. Glam snagged a few beauty secrets from the actresses’ glam squads so you can nail the look from the comfort of home.

Stella & Dot Steps Into Skincare

By  January 16, 2015

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Stella & Dot is shifting its focus from sparkling baubles to squeaky-clean, youthful skin.

Jessica Herrin, founder and chief executive officer of Stella & Dot, started her skincare journey in her late 30s, tapping Bare Escentuals executive chairman Leslie Blodgett for help when she joined the board in 2011. The result was a 12-product range of naturally derived, clinically effective anti-agers called Ever that will launch in March, with a full rollout to e-tailers in the spring. “It coincided with me being in my late 30s. I was on a personal journey for skin care that was naturally derived but effective,” Herrin told Women’s Wear Daily.

Skin care savants will find a Luminous Nutrient Rich Cleansing Balm, Hydralift Moisture Injection Cream, and Glow Body Renewal Oil, to just name a few will be priced between $26 and $88. All will be formulated with LSR10, a magnolia-based bioactive complex designed to slow down aging and reduce inflammation. But parabens, sulfates, phthalates, propylene glycol, hydroquinone, chemical sunscreens, and synthetic fragrances and colors won’t be welcome in this collection, which is great for the green-minded beauty buffs.

This new venture is sure to put a new spin on “check up from the neck up!”

Beauty Buzz: Nicole Richie Turns Turquoise, Tracy Reese Tries Out her First Fragrance, and Deborah Lippmann Goes Sheer

By  January 15, 2015

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It’s another day, another shade for Nicole Richie, as the multi-tasking mom debuted an aquamarine bob with a set of blunt bangs out and about in L.A. The Candidly Nicole star showed off a rainbow of hues latest year, including lavender, cobalt, grey, and even midnight! Our only question: will Glam pink be next? [InStyle]

Tracy Reese is heading to fragrance counter in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s the first step into beauty for the fit-n-flare aficionado, and she’s opted for a eponymous fragrance that’s fresh and clean (does anybody else hear Outkast right now?) with notes of bergamot, green tea, magnolia, and sandalwood. Forget about your sweetheart trying to snap this up, now’s the time to treat yourself. [Glam Inbox]

Soft and sheer is the name of the game for Deborah Lippmann‘s set of spring polishes. If you feel like you’ve seen these shades before, you’re right; as they initially debuted on the runways with Badgley Mischka, Theory, and Donna Karan back in September. Called the Whisper collection, the lush lacquers provides the lightest wash of color but work best with her new CC Base Coat that hydrates, strengthens and protects the look on nails. With nearly nude on trend for 2015, these polishes are the perfect fit! [Racked]

 Nexxus is getting a major makeover!  The haircare authority will now be known as Nexxus New York Salon Care with 49 fresh formulations and five new products for damaged hair that will hit shelves before the end of January. Plus, the brand will open a salon in Tribeca in March with seven styling chair, four coloring chairs, and five washing chairs, helmed by creative director Kevin Mancuso. As Gina Boswell, executive vice president of personal care at Unilever, explained, “The premise of this is that the Nexxus New York salon will be the physical interpretation of the Nexxus philosophy, which is uniting science, nature and technology not just through the design, but through services.” [WWD]

 

Lip Love: The Best Balms to Keep Your Kisser Moisturized

By  January 15, 2015

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There’s rarely a time when we find ourselves with fewer than 3 lip balms in our bags—partly because we have so many faves, but mostly because now is the time of year when fending off chapped lips is basically a full-time job. Of course, if you want to be able to rock a bold lip (bright or berry) during the winter months, a flawless look starts with super-moisturizing balm. No matter how chapped or cracked your lips might be right about now, these ten tubes (and/or pots) of the good stuff are sure to get your pucker back in shape—and just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

 

Manis After Midnight: See Morgan Taylor's Nail Shades for Disney's Cinderella

By  January 15, 2015

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Every girl dreams of heading to the party of a lifetime in style and dressed in the finest garb, but no one has done it quite like Cinderella. With the live-action version heading to silver screens in March, Morgan Taylor (along with Gelish) partnered with Disney to create a collection of lush nail lacquer with hues drawn directly from the film. The full polish collection will hit shelves individually and in three duo sets in February. Glam got the first glimpse at all of the shades to inspire our inner child and treat ourselves to a night on the town. After all, if you’re going to rock a glass slipper, your pedi should be on point!

Shu Uemura Gets Lippy with Yaz Bukey

By  January 15, 2015

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From anime to pets to pop art, Shu Uemura finds inspiration everywhere, and its newest source is Yaz Bukey.

The artist and beauty brand will curate a 34-piece collaboration that will hit shelves in May to celebrate the artist’s 15-year anniversary of her line Yazbukey. The collection will correspond with four beauty looks pulled from the line of jewelry, including brooches resembling an open mouth, Plexiglas lipstick-shaped earrings, and a necklace of cabaret legs, clearly indicating that Bukey is a makeup maven like the rest of us. “For me, makeup is the same as accessories: You can change your personality and show different sides of yourself; that’s why I like makeup,” she told Women’s Wear Daily. “I always have red lipstick on.”

Beauty buffs can expect to see Bukey’s artistic touch on blurring skin smoothers, false lashes, lush lipsticks, and more that will be unveiled in Tokyo in March before is rolls out to retailers. The collaboration is only her second to hit beauty counters, as she previously partnered with Cire Trudon for a Violet and Leather scented candle, but she hopes to make more waves with new ideas. “I like to play with it,” she said. “You have to spread kisses and love everywhere.”

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Beauty Buzz: Kate Bosworth Bobs in 2015, Men Rock Rainbow Manes, and Almay’s All-American Appeal

By  January 14, 2015

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“New Year, new hair” seems to be Kate Bosworth’s motto for 2015, as the star has chopped her locks! The star debuted the prior to the New York screening of Still Alice on Tuesday. Harry Josh lopped off the star’s locks for her upcoming role in 90 Minutes in Heaven, but the looks follows the fresh cuts from Alexa Chung and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Will the bob dominate once again as the cut of the year? [Vogue]

Technicolor tresses were a big celebrity hair trend in 2014, but it looks like the guys are hopping on the bandwagon as well. From fresh green facial hair to head to chin ombré looks and even a rainbow beard, there are endless options for dye-happy dapper dudes. Just be sure to steer clear of the skin, guys; it’s hard to scrub off. [Buzzfeed]

Almay is celebrating its American roots in style its latest campaign with Carrie Underwood. The songstress’s new single “All-American Girl” provides the background music for the clip that features Underwood looking fresh-faced and effortless compared to the glam girl we’re used to seeing on stage. As she explained, “When I’m on stage, I see gorgeous girls of all ages who embody that all-American spirit, so I thought it was so cool that ‘All-American Girl’ is featured, because that’s what we are. Everybody has something about them that is absolutely gorgeous, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little help to bring that all out.” [InStyle]

It’s time to celebrate, beauty buff. Sephora partnered with NARS for special Beauty Insider birthday gifts for all of its Beauty Insiders. Beauty Insiders and VIBs can snap up a Happy Birthday One Year Bolder duo, which includes the brand’s Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella and the Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien. VIB Rouge Members get a little more with the addition of NARS’ Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto. If you’re not into the lippies, you can choose the Peter Thomas Roth Skincare Duo with the Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel and Cucumber gel Mask instead. One year older, one year bolder and more beautiful! [Glam Inbox]

Illamasqua’s ringing the New Year with more glitz. No, they’re not late; the brand will release a new Pure Pigment to celebrate the Chinese New Year called Fortune. The hue is a decadent gold with a rich shimmer that will be available on February 1. We know this gorgeous tone will turn up any eye look you craft for the celebration. [Glam Inbox]

She’s Born With It: Gigi Hadid Is Maybelline’s Newest Face

By  January 14, 2015

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Gigi Hadid’s latest snaps are moving from the beauty counters at department stores to the drugstore beauty aisle, as she takes on another role: the new brand ambassador for Maybelline.

Hadid joins Jourdan Dunn, Adriana Lima, and more as part of Maybelline‘s Spring 2015 campaign. Judging by the latest snaps from the ads, she’s likely to be the face of the brand’s latest lip color innovation. The new beauty gig was a dream for the young model who grew up with the brand. “Being a Maybelline New York spokesperson means more to me than anyone can imagine; it doesn’t seem real!” she said in a statement. “It’s the most incredible feeling and is a dream come true. “

It’s another stepping stone for the sultry style star. She’s been Tom Ford’s go-to beauty girl since Fall 2014, even posing nude for the designer’s Velvet Orchid fragrance ads. Congrats, Gigi!

Beauty Buzz: Audrina Partridge Pumps Up the Purple, JinSoon Has It In the Bag, and Demi Lovato Starts #NoMakeupMonday

By  January 13, 2015

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Lauren Conrad psyched everyone out last year when she allegedly dyed her hair purple, but Audrina Patridge has taken the plunge for real. She shared the entire process on her blog, giving her Instagram followers a preview with a snap of her wearing a Mohawk of foils. As she explained, “I have been wanting to do something fun and different with my hair, I decided to go all out!:) I love the new 2015 silver/ pastel color trend… so we went for it!” We’re booking an appointment with our colorist ASAP! [People]

JinSoon has Tila March bags on the brains for Spring 2015. The mani maven partnered with the brand to create a collection of cute, clear carryalls with yellow, pink, orange, green, and more that draw from Tila March’s signature Zelig design. Tamara Taichman, founder of Tila March, even crafted a the Jin Vanity Case to hold the polishes that mimic the trims. As she explained, “Varnish is more than a beauty product; today, it’s perceived as an indispensible accessory in a woman’s wardrobe.” [WWD]

Demi Lovato is giving her face a break. The body-positive chanteuse shared a snap of herself sans makeup, encouraging her fans to follow suit and embrace their natural beauty. “Let’s start a new Twitter/Instagram trend: #NoMakeupMonday… Why? Cause we deserve to show the world our beauty and our confidence!” she captioned the shot. Though she’s not the first to do so, as Kylie Jenner just shared a snap of her own on Sunday, but this could be a campaign we can certainly get behind. [The Huffington Post]

We dreamed of meeting and even becoming the people behind the names of our favorite makeup and name shades, but as it turns out, it’s not as easy as it seems. UCB Comedy gave beauty buffs insight into just how much thought goes into creating the names we adore, and the results are hilarious! [The Cut]

A gel manicure can provide long lasting shine for up to two weeks, but taking off the lacquer is another story entirely. You can now say goodbye to the soaking and scraping ritual that ruin your nails with SensatioNail’s new Nail Shields. It works similar to a nail sticker to protect your natural nail and make it a breeze to switch shades with just a peel. We’re planning on stocking up when it hits shelves in March, as this game changer is sure to sell out fast. [Glam Inbox]

We’ve been big fans of Artis’s elegant makeup brushes for a while now, but the brand has a new, chic collection we’re dying to get our hands on. Artis partnered with Neiman Marcus to introduce it new Fluenta collection that wraps the collection in black lacquer in lieu of its previous white rubber of the ergonomic brushes. We won’t have to wait long as the retailer will release the makeup must haves as part of its tools event that runs from January 14-January 21 before its full release in February. Who’s lining up with us? [Glam Inbox]