Gwyneth Paltrow is one of our all-time favorite beauty icons. Through the years she has gone through countless style transformations, but one thing that’s remained constant is her perfect hair. This #ModayMUSE we’re having a flashback of Gwyneth’s romantic updo at this years Golden Globes.
To recreate this elegant updo by celebrity hair stylist Adir Abergel,start by separating the hair into a strong middle part. Then, use a round brush to blow dry it straight and create a full beautiful blowout. Once your hair is completely dry, take two sections of hair and create a slight wave with a curling iron, just to give it some bend. Next, pull your hair back into a low ponytail and twist into a deconstructed bun and pin into place.
The Editors at The Beauty place recommend using CHI Volume Booster Liquid, $9.99, Sexy Hair Straight Smooth & Seal Anti Frizz Spray, $13.99 and the Enzo Milano Grande 25mm Curling Iron, $88.88
Not only are eyes the first place to look, its also the delicate skin that shows the aging process first. Identifying your eye issues—puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles, dryness—is easy. Finding an eye cream that will make them disappear? Not so much.
As all of our bodies show sign of aging differently, it’s important to find the right product for your skin.
WRINKLES: A wrinkle, whether on the cheek or around the eyes has the same number-one enemy: retinol. Apply a cream that contains peptides, which like retinol, stimulates collagen production.
DARK CIRCLES: For dark circles go for a formula that has niacinamide to help fade discoloration over time, while its skin-tone hue instantly tones down darkness.
PUFFINESS: For puffiness, an eye cream with skin-tightening caffeine will deflate the puffiness.
DRY SKIN: If the skin under your eyes is dry and thirsty, you need a cream with hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that will flood your skin with moister.
Remember, it’s important to cleanse in the morning to remove residue from the products you apply at night. If you’re worried about drying out your skin, try using a cream or oil cleaner in the morning. Apply a day serum to deliver anti-oxidants like vitamin C, and E. These ingredients will help to fight the free radicals that can age the skin.
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“I wanted to create a look that was bold, but still looked soft and natural. I was inspired by the iconic supermodels of the ’90s and the great structure of their brows. I kept the makeup very pure, adding just a touch of natural flush to the lips by mixing two lip products together, and I used a brow pencil to create subtle freckles and a dramatic brow to top the whole look off.”—Gucci Westman, global artistic director for Revlon.
The fresh face has made an appearance yet again at Rag & Bone for the Spring/Summer season. For this effortlessly chic look, Gucci Westman created a fresh, feminine face enhancing natural skin tons by illuminating the cheeks for a look that was all about the glow and shine.
The skin was a dewy look, which called for lots of moisture. To achieve this look, it’s best to moisturize your skin before application of your foundation. If your moisturizer contains light reflecting elements or luminous properties, even better! Then apply your foundation using a large buffing brush (Brush Blender by Glo Minerals is great for this) Take your concealer (1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone) apply it to the centre of the face and under the eyes. Blend with the same buffing brush in a circular motion. Then, take a nude-pink blush; apply to the apples of your cheeks, brushing outwards to the hairline.
Use a chocolate brown liner and brush towards the top of your lash line, smudging it with your finger to blend. Then, apply two coats of the mascara of your choice (we recommend Lashes to Die for by Peter Thomas Roth) Lastly, the brows were “groomed and brushed up, so they felt expensive”
For the lips, a rosy nude, with a slight hint of brown is best. Line the lips, and then fill in with lipstick. Add a bit of gloss to the center of your bottom lip for a bit of shine.
“This look is effortless, aspirational and chic, while still feeling luxurious and cool” says Westman.
For Rodarte’s sea-inspired spring collection, makeup artist James Kaliardos wanted to create a look that was “cool, but not too punk.” And what’s more punk than a whole eyebrow’s worth of piercings? “They’re just cool facial accessories,” Kaliardos said of the silver rings, which were temporarily adhered to models’ eyebrows with glue.
For the rest of the face, he used a luminous cream foundation and pressed powder to give skin a glow appearance. On the eyes, he used a dark pink-brown tone over the lid, pulling the shade around the outer corners in a downward arc. Underneath, he drew a thin line of eyeliner to “lift up the eyes” and lightly dusted a metallic gold shade for a little shimmer.
But the standout, of course, were the brows, which may have inspired a few models to consider making the look a bit more permanent.
Makeup artist Pat McGrath’s sparkly makeup for Anna Sui’s spring show was inspired by rockers like Marc Bolan, Keith Richards and Jimmy Page. To create the look, McGrath dabbed gold- or rose-colored glitter in the center of models’ bare lids on top and bottom, as well as on the inner corners with a damp shadow brush.
“When you look at Anna’s clothes, there’s a lot of fabrics with moons and some stars and sparkles, and that’s why we came up with this kind of cosmic beauty,” McGrath said. The rest of the face was left “rebelliously” bare with foundation on skin, and a swipe of brown-black mascara at the roots of eyelashes.
I’m the first to admit that I—like a lot of woman – am guilty of staying in the classic red and pink lipstick zone. Who can blame us? It’s safe. We know what undertones work with our complexion and we have our go-to shades. That being said, we’ve spotted nearly every star in Hollywood wearing a version of this trend (glossy, matte and stains) which means it actually can work for all women. We’re currently obsessed with this trend and decided to give it a try. When going for this trend, its important to experiment with different shades on the wine spectrum, then play with intensity by blotting and layering.
For Fair skin I recommend opting for deep red or rich blueberry hues. Women with olive or medium complexion should choose red-based maroon shades, which will warm the gold and yellow tones in your skin. Ladies with darker complexion should venture into the blue-based purples. For more power to the burgundy pout, add some gloss. Just be sure to blot well to avoid bleeding outside the lip lines.
Sunscreen is a must in our beauty bag. A good sunscreen not only prevents the skin from darkening but also protects us from UVA and UVB rays which can cause sunburn and lead to skin cancer. Sunscreens are available in various forms: lotion, gel, cream and sprays. The funny thing about sunscreen is that it many of us are not applying it properly. Even the most careful way of applying sunscreen can result in burns and oddly tanned lines. While we never fail to apply sunscreen on our face, arms, neck and legs there are a few places we often forget to apply:
HANDS: Our hands spend way more time in the sun than any other body part and should be given equal attention. Constant exposure to sun on hands can cause age spots and wrinkles. UV rays can always damage the fingernails.
FEET: Our feet suffer from sun tan and sunburn just like other parts of the body. According to a survey, skin care on the feet often goes unnoticed because people don’t check their feet as diligently as other body parts.
BACK OF LEGS: Many times when applying sunscreen to our legs we miss behind our knees. This is mostly seen when you sit and apply the lotion as the knees are folded. It may seem unimportant at that moment but when you sunbathe and flip, they are exposed and can also burn easily.
To Protect: SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50, $32
To Repair: NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Decolletage and Hands, $32.99
Get lacquered up and embrace the 50 Shades of Grey craze. The color grey is still having a moment—and when It comes to nails, there are way more then 50 shades to choose from. We’re currently loving Ballet My Point Exactly by OPI - xxK.L
Braids, braids, braids—we can’t get enough of them. Fashion Week is only halfway through, and we’re already beauty trend spotting for the Spring 2015 season. The hair trend we’re really excited about is the return of the braid. We’ve seen it in past seasons, but when it came to the runways in New York City, it was all about making it your own. Not only are these braids extremely cool to look at, but they work for almost any occasion from work, to a night out, to a wedding. One thing about the fishtail braid, though, is that so many girls avoid it altogether because they think it’s a challenge. If you know how to do a basic braid, you can learn the fishtail and herringbone braid (and they shouldn’t be too perfect, anyway!)
Despite the classy, complicated look, it’s actually super-easy and can be accomplished in four easy steps.
1. Start by taking all of your hair and dividing it into two equally-sized halves. It’s easiest for beginners to start by using an elastic at the base of the braid as you would a ponytail.
2. Take a small section of hair from the right side and bring it over to the left, combining them together. Always take the strands from the underside of the section, then place them in the front of the opposite section.
3. Take a small section of hair, the same size as the last, from the left side, and combine it with the hair on the right.
4. Repeat the process until you reach the ends of your hair, then finish with a hair tie. Spritz with a bit of hairspray to keep loose hairs in place, and rock your herringbone braid all day long.