Beauty Buzz: Sunscreen Secrets from a VS Angel, Cosmo Has NYE Covered, Girl, and Just Say No to Bangs


Sunscreen should be everyone's number one skin essential regardless of the time of year. With the Victoria’s Secret Angels slated to take over the airwaves on December 9, mega model Ming Xi shared her favorite formula, namely Aupres. She explained,” [It] has an amazing sunscreen that is very light, but also hydrating and is made without alcohol, which can be very bad for the skin.” The only snag is that it’s only available in Malaysia. Time to either make friends with some beauty buddies overseas or plan a vacay ASAP! [The Huffington Post]

CoverGirl is painting the Big Apple red for New Year’s Eve! The beauty brand partnered with Cosmopolitan and the Times Square Alliance to co-sponsor the #colorfulcountdown at the crossroads of the world. While millions will pack Times Square to watch the ball drop, those who are celebrating elsewhere can stream the festivities live on, as the official kickoff to the glossy’s 50 year anniversary. Now this is our kind of blowout beauty bash! [Glam Inbox]

From Taylor Swift to Alexa Chung, we’ve seen so many examples of beautiful bangs. But the look isn’t meant for everyone. A new video from Dolly Comedy takes on the tress trend head on with a new PSA in support of its Bangs-Free American initiative. You can help spread the word against the strand scourge by sharing the clip with its signature hashtag: #NoToBangs. [YouTube]

The holidays are sure to be merry and bright with a pop of the season’s signature shade. MAC curated a collection that includes an eye shadow, lipstick, lip glass, and nail lacquer – all in Red, Red, Red. And now we have the irresistible urge to turn on some Fiona Apple instead of the standard Christmas carols. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Deborah Lippmann is gearing up to toast to the 15-year anniversary of her eponymous nail lacquers, and she wants to celebrate with you! The nail ninja will unveil her limited edition Music Box and her exclusive Deborah Lippmann for Barneys New York Collection from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m. on December 13. Lipmann will also be on hand to provide personal consultations to handle all of your mani mishaps. Just be sure to book your spot to ensure your place in line. [Glam Inbox]