Beauty Buzz: Connie Britton’s #TBT Tresses, Illamasqua Takes Flight, and Refresh Your Bronzer for Fall


We love a good #ThrowbackThursday snap, and Connie Britton’s is hard to beat. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently included a snap of the Nashville star and herself when they were roommates during a study abroad trip to Beijing. Though we know and love her signature rose gold ringlets, her strands certainly looked different back in the day. Go take a peek! [Glamour]

After Vivienne Westwood revamped Virgin Atlantic’s cabin crew uniforms, Illamasqua is sealing the special 30-anniversary with a crimson kiss. The cult beauty brand has crafted a Virgin red Glamore Lipstick to match the sharp ensembles. But they won’t be restricted to air-space as the shade is already available to snap up yourself. Talk about in-flight allure! [Glam Inbox]

We’re trying to keep our glow going even as we enter the chilly months, but it turns out we’re doing it wrong. Makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian advised bronzed bunnies to skip the glitter synonymous with the summer and instead use a matte formula to help contour the face through the fall and winter. Excuse us while we channel our inner Kardashian. [Byrdie]

Say goodbye to Bath & Body Works! Rituals and & Other Stories are bring their bodycare lines to U.S. Rituals bring its East-Meets-West aesthetic to the mix with relaxing, energizing, and purifying collection made with mostly paraben-free ingredients. H&M’s chic sister not only had bath and body on the brain, but manicures too with a 70-shade nail polish line and other color cosmetics. We’re updating out shopping list as we speak. [Fashionista]

Hourglass is finally planting its flag. After years of being department store darlings, the beauty brand is set to open up shop on Abbot Kinney Boulevardon September 22 in its hometown of Venice, California. Hourglass founder and chief executive officer Carisa Janes says of the storefront’s locale, “I’ve been here for seven years, and I’ve watched Abbot Kinney develop into this amazing retail pocket in Venice, and it just seemed like the perfect timing for us to do a store. It was the right street at the right time.” [WWD]