Mandy Moore for Garnier and Other Celebrity Beauty Campaigns of 2017

Scoring a beauty campaign usually means you “made it” as a celebrity, model, or influencer. And 2017 is already shaping up to be one of the best years when it comes to bigwig beauty endorsements. Read on to discover the ones we’re already excited about!

Urban Decay Vice Metal Meets Matte Lipstick Palette for Holiday 2017

Urban Decay Vice Metal Meets Matte Lipstick Palette for Holiday 2017

Is it just me, or is something usually a little off about the lipsticks that come in LE lipstick palettes? Like they feel and work different than they would if they came in a tube? I dunno… Maybe something changes when they pour them into a pan instead of a bullet.

I know that a lot of makeup artists say that applying lipstick with a brush makes your lipstick last longer and look better, and OK, I see a little of that happening, but it’s not enough for me to want to whip out a lip brush every time I put on lipstick.

Except with this one! 🙂 I’ll do it for Urban Decay’s new Vice Metal Meets Matte Lipstick Palette.

It’s $35, REALLY GOOD and available now with the 2017 holiday collection.

There are 12 shades of UD Vice Lipstick in it, six of them new and six of them re-promotes from the permanent line, and the Vices, BTW, are basically the ish. They’re crazy creamy, super smooth and come in a fiesta of different finishes.

And hey, now! — the ones in this palette work just as well as the ones in the tubes.

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4 Seriously Pretty Hairstyles with Velvet Bows

When it comes to hair accessories, consider us born again. Bobbles and bows use to feel cutesy, but now, with the right sophisticated twists, these little add-ons look romantic, artistic, and surprisingly grown up. We’re particularly happy ribbons have become one of fashion’s favorite hair trends, not only because it gives us an excuse to go on a shopping spree in the Garment District, but because applying them is, admittedly, really easy.

We called on New York City-based hair accessory master, Allen Thomas Wood, to create four super pretty hairstyles with velvety bows that work whether you’re headed to a wedding or down a runway. Below, find be-ribbon styles with hair up, down, high, and low. But before you start, the first secret to nailing your look is a good foundation. A lived-in texture looks cooler and keeps your bow from seeming “precious,” plus, texture really helps ribbons grip. Wood used Bumble and bumble Bb. Prêt-à-powder at the roots (“Squeeze the bottle to make a cloud, rather than shaking it out,” he advises) and sprayed Bb.Thickening Dryspun Finish from roots to ends. Now, go get yourself a ribbon in every color under the sun and tie one on.

 

Low Pony 

Before you make your low ponytail, backcomb the roots at the crown to get height, then use an elastic, which you’ll soon cover with a ribbon. To get the perfect bow, loop one side, wrap the other side around it, keeping the underside hidden. “The ends of the ribbon should be a few inches shorter than the end of your ponytail,” suggests Wood. To bring out a few soft bits around the ears and pull a few little hairs out, rub your hair at the temples.

 

Half Up

For this Brigitte Bardot-inspired look, there’s one trick you might not have thought of: “You could pull from the hairline, but it’s more flattering if you pull from a few inches back—it’s less severe,” says Wood. “Add more Bumble and bumble Bb. Dryspun Finish spray to the ends for the Bardot bedhead look.” Finally, he says, use your artistic eye to cut the lengths of the bow in a proportion that fits the width of ribbon and size of the bow.

 

Tied Bun

This may look like you just pin a pink bow to your bun, but it’s slightly more nuanced. “First, tie the pink ribbon to a ponytail from underneath and make a small-looped bow,” he says. “Let the ends hang and loop end of the ponytail hair around the based of the bow into a coiled knot, then pin the hair in at the top, tucking the ends inside the loop.” To finish, cut the ends of the ribbon to meet the bottom of the bun and give the bow a jaunty little tilt at the bow.

 

Choker Style

Wood brushed back hair with a Mason Pearson and hairspray to smooth out the beachy texture. “I fished out a side part, then brushed the hair into place,” he says. “It’s not a pony, it’s just tied in place with the bow.”

Top: American Eagle

Model: Laney Degrasse

 

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Is Half-and-Half Hair a Thing?

Francesca Liberatore Spring 2018
Fendi Spring 2018
Véronique Leroy Spring 2018
Chromat Spring 2018
Yohji Yamamoto Spring 2018
3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2018
Helmut Lang Spring 2018


Francesca Liberatore Spring 2018

Fendi Spring 2018

Véronique Leroy Spring 2018

Chromat Spring 2018

Yohji Yamamoto Spring 2018

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2018

Helmut Lang Spring 2018

Every season we look to the runways for inspiration, be it for fashion or beauty looks. And every season we discover an array of try-worthy styles in addition to a plethora of head-scratchers. Well, Spring 2018 has proven no different. In addition to the lob, 90s hair and upgraded ponytails, several designers appeared to be pushing a beauty trend we just don’t know how to feel about: half-and-half hair. Allow us to explain.

It started in New York where Shayne Oliver’s turn for Helmut Lang included ‘dos slicked back on one side of the center part and twisted into front-hanging tendrils on the other; it was almost like two halves of separate updos. The look seemed a quirky one-off from a label known for pushing boundaries — until Phillip Lim’s show, that is. The designer sent out several models with hair swept half up on one side and on the other, tresses tucked behind the ear over a shock of what we can only refer to as side bangs. It was a tale of two hairstyles. And it couldn’t be a coincidence.

Chromat’s Becca McCharen-Tran also appeared to be on board with the multi-hairstyle mash-up thing. She had models sporting face-framing braids in front with high ponytails in back, while at Yohji Yamamoto we spotted hair twisted up on one side with free-falling, wet-looking tresses on the other. At Francesca Liberatore’s show, we were treated to many a mixed-up offering, including pompadour-style updos in front leading flat, straight strands in back. The trend was officially official.

The look wasn’t strictly a New York phenomenon, either. In Milan, Fendi showed sleek low ponytails adorned with short shocks of mermaid-colored fringe on one side, like a jaunty hat. At Véronique Leroy in Paris, hair was swept around in swingy ponytails, leaving half a head of loose tresses behind, as if an updo hadn’t been totally completed. It was hair, interrupted.

Will half-done hair make it off the runways and onto the heads of the rest of the civilian population? That remains to be seen. We’re betting on this trend staying editorial for now, but as the fashion world and the world at large have shown us, best to be ready for anything.

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Images: Imaxtree

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