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Beauty Rules

Written on December 14, 2010 at 7:26 am , by

Beauty Rules CoverBobbi Brown‘s new book Beauty Rules is packed with tips on makeup (of course), skincare and self-esteem. She also interviews models, salon professionals and female athletes—including Morgan Pressel, the youngest-ever winner of a major LPGA golf tournament—to cull their top beauty tips. Here, a few of my favorite pearls of beauty wisdom from the book:

  • Healthy is beautiful. Anything that’s good for your body is good for your hair, Bobbi maintains.
  • Wear layers. Layer gloss on top of lipstick for a really rich pout.
  • Lighten up. Always wear concealer when you use black eyeliner. Otherwise, you’ll wind up looking tired.
  • Skip a wash. There’s no need to wash your hair everyday, unless of course you work in a coal mine (or are prone to super-greasy roots). Bobbi suggests cleansing strands no more than every other day: Try out a dry shampoo on the days in between!

-Kari LaPrade, beauty intern

Update Your Makeup for Fall

Written on October 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm , by

Michelle Phan is the most-watched makeup artist on YouTube, as well as Lancôme’s video makeup artist. I love her how-tos and easy-to-follow tutorials, so you guys should check out this clip on easy autumn makeup. I’m definitely going to try the trick where she uses a concealer brush to stabilize her eyelid when she puts on liner and mascara. So genius!

Stila Girl of the Month

Written on September 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm , by

Catherine O'NeillI’m so proud of our summer beauty intern (and current blogger!) Catherine O’Neill: She’s a finalist in a monthly contest called “Stila Girl of the Month.” See her story below and vote for her here.

Why I should be the next Stila Girl of the Month:
Stila made me fearless! After 6 years of braces (and headgear!), I can now sweep on Raspberry Crush Lip Stain with confidence. Thanks for putting the power in my pout! Stila isn’t just a line of products — it’s an attitude. Thanks for helping me embrace my very best self, Stila!

My Signature Stila Look:
I ALWAYS have Stila on my lips! For a fearless look, I reach for Raspberry Crush Lip Stain. When I’m feeling more flirty, it’s all about Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Petal. And I won’t leave the house without my Lip Glaze in Honeydew. From their One Step Foundation to their gorgeous eyeshadow palettes (Smoky Eye original for me!), Stila is my go-to for creating a look that transforms me into the fun, fearless girl I’m meant to be.

Want to be the next girl of the month? Check out this link for all the how-to.

Only have a couple minutes to put on makeup? No prob!

Written on September 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm , by

Happy Friday! I just came across this fun site that L’Oréal Paris is sponsoring on YouTube. It’s called Destination Beauty, and it’s chock full of fabulous, gotta-try-em video tutorials for your hair, makeup and skin. Try a DIY look this weekend with these tricks from Lauren Luke about doing your makeup when you’re in a hurry. Her tips are perfect for multitaskers like you! -Eleanor Langston