Chris Martin and Tom Ford were among the stylish men in attendence at Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Summer party in London today but when it came to the ladies, Kate Hudson took out the best beauty award. She doesn't usually do a lip — usually opting for hair and eyes — so it is nice to see this bright, matte lip on the actress. Thinking about trying your own version of a punchy pink lip and all-white ensemble? We've got three you'll like, after the jump.
This is one product I've been dying to tell you about. We know BB and CC creams are no new thing now, but that doesn't mean they're all the same. As you might already know, I'm a big fan of both Smashbox's Camera Ready CC Cream and L'Oréal Paris' Anti-Redness CC Cream, but the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream ($45) has really shaken things up in my beauty cupboard. They're like my children, you see — I try to share the love. A new addition to the brand's popular Moisture Surge range, it comes packed with SPF 30 and glides on like a dream. It's more foundation-like than other CC creams I've tried, but still feels very light. The hero ingredients in the Moisture Surge range are aloe barbadensis leaf water and hyaluronic acid, so you can see why this CC cream is so hydrating. Perfect for Winter. I am oily so I finish with a powder, but if you have dry skin, you're going to love this just on its own. The finish is luminous. Want the good news? It's available online right now, and hits counters on June 2.
Mascara is such an integral part of our beauty routines that we just accept it as a salient thing. But over its more than 6,000 year-long history, mascara has gone through some pretty big changes. For some fun (and surprising!) facts about something you probably use every day, just keep reading.
When it comes to the glamour at the Cannes Film Festival, even the supporting details are on a grander scale. For every ensemble that hits the red carpet, we'd be remiss not to take a closer look at the sparkling jewellery, sleek clutches, and sky-high heels that accompany every gorgeous gown — without these decadent little details, no celebrity arrival would be complete. Just click through to get up close and personal with Chopard, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, and the rest of the luxe line-up of bags, baubles, and heels to hit Cannes.
— Additional reporting by Jennifer Michalski
Gwyneth Paltrow has a lot to offer: she's talented, she has a great sense of humor, she can sing, she dresses well, and she might have the most flawless skin we've ever seen. She attributes her glowing complexion to celebrity esthetician Sonya Dakar, who regularly prepares Gwyneth for big events with an apple stem cell facial. We ventured to Beverly Hills to meet with Sonya, learn the key components of the facial, and even get tips on how to create a version for ourselves at home. Best of all, the ingredients you need can be found at your local supermarket. Now there's no excuse not to give this a try!
Finding good beauty buys for under ten dollars can often be a bit tricky, especially if you've got sensitive skin. So today, we've gathered the top ten makeup removers — from wipes and lotions — that remove even the most stubborn makeup and oil, even waterproof products. There's even one to use pre-tan. It's all in here ready to shop, let's go!
"I love wearing matte lipsticks, but I find that within an hour or so after applying, my lips are so dry! Should I just put more lipstick on? I don't want to lose the matte effect by using a balm." — Jess, Sydney
If you're looking for street style inspiration this Winter, then look no further than the They All Hate Us girls. We interviewed Elle about her beauty must-haves, and then went inside her wardrobe. Now, it's time to snoop all things Tash! Possibly the most stylish mum in Sydney, the head buyer has brunette locks to die for and a very earthy, beauty look. Which we fully endorse. Ready, steady. . .
So far, 2013 has been a big fashion year for a certain Miley Cyrus. She's been photographed in Chanel, Valentino, and Balmain (pictured from left to right at a Ryan Seacrest event, the Maxim Hot 100 Party, and just yesterday at the Billboard Music Awards) and is well on her way to achieving that one thing every style icon has mastered: a signature look. She's recently skipped over the majority of the colour spectrum, instead gravitating toward black and white accented with a third hue by way of her red lips. It gets more specific, too: beyond loving the two-toned combo, Miley's showing a serious propensity for pantsuits rather than the ubiquitous red carpet dress.
The singer's image has progressively gotten sexier as she's moved past her Hannah Montana stage, and fashion-wise, her cropped 'do seemed to usher in a whole new era of envelope-pushing fashion. Whatever the case, we love that she's turned into a dresser to watch.
The wrong blush shade and texture can take you into lady-of-the-night territory. The right blush, however, can give you a lit-from-within flush, brightening your complexion in about 10 seconds flat. Such is the case with Giorgio Armani's Sheer Blush ($76). As the name implies, this blush imparts the subtlest amount of colour to the skin. And because of its soft, lightweight texture, there's nary an obvious streak or too-shimmery finish to be found. In fact, likely nobody will know you're even wearing makeup. It's a high-end purchase, no doubt. But for its ability to give you a fresh-faced, natural-looking glow with minimal effort, it's hard to put a price on that.