Archive for the ‘Celebrity Trends’ Category

New Kardashian Trend? Wearing Makeup to the Gym

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

There was a time when going to the gym was akin to waking up in the morning without any makeup on. Going to the gym was an effortless task-simply throw on some shorts and a t-shirt, and you were good to go. These days, going to the gym is a full-out production for women like Kim Kardashian. Women who want to emulate the celebrity’s style have been seen sporting medium brown shadow, gloss and deep shades of lipstick to the gym.

It seems that there is now a huge trend where women want to look like glamourous celebs at the gym. According to a recent survey, seven out of ten women reported that they wore makeup to the gym on a regular basis. Just this past July, Kim Kardashian was seen wearing berry lipstick and eyebrow pencil to a Studio City gym.

The most popular workout make-up trick has been to sport mascara to the gym. According to a recent survey, women reported that lengthening their lashes with mascara is their favorite beauty boost before the gym. 34 percent of women reported that they love to wear foundation to the gym. Lastly, 21 percent of women reported that they love to wear lip gloss to the gym. In last place, 17 percent of women reported that they are always sure to get a spray tan before heading to the gym.

There were also women who reported that they love to spend over 15 minutes in getting ready for the gym. Looking good for the gym does require a bit of a time investment. One needs to find the perfect pair of shorts and that cute tank top for the gym. Of course, completing the look means doing one’s hair and applying just the right amount of makeup for a workout session.

If you want to find the perfect hairstyle for the gym, then you may want to ask your hair stylist about different hairstyle options at your next appointment. Your hair stylist will be able to help you find a hairstyle that is easy to manage for the gym. You may also want to try the salon that is available at cosmetology schools. Cosmetology students are always on the latest cutting-edge of hair styles that are flexible and easy to manage. You may be able to get great advice from a student who works in one of the student-run cosmetology salons.

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How to Get Gorgeous Daytime Cat Eyes Like Emma Stone

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Ever since Emma Stone showed the world that the cat eye look can be worn in the daytime, women everywhere are trying to replicate this look. When attempting to create the daytime cat eye look, it is essential to strike a balance between those dramatic smokey eyes and eyes that have very light eyeshadow. By combining the two, you can end up with a winning look just like the one that Emma Stone wore to the recent Los Angeles premiere for The Amazing Spider-Man.

The first step to creating the daytime cat eye look is to pick out a light eyeshadow. You should find a cream, white or pearl eyeshadow to use for the base color. A cream eyeshadow will blend nicely on your eyelids and will stay put for hours. You can try using the Chanel Illusion D’ombre in Fantasme eye shadow for the perfect look. You will also want to make sure that you blend a bit of the cream eye shadow on your brow line. The shimmering effect that this add will add a touch of beauty to your cat eye look.

The next step will be to apply liquid eyeliner to your lids. Try to use a fine line and outline the area just above your eyelashes. You can use a liquid eyeliner like the Revlon ColorStay Creme Gel Eye Liner in Black. This liquid eyeliner will stay on for hours. The size of the marker tool is also very helpful in drawing the perfect line. When you draw the line, you should extend it out beyond the end of your lash line. You will want to create a small wing at the end of your eyelid. You should make sure that the wing is no longer than the length of an eyelash. Otherwise, your look will be too dramatic for the day time.

Emma got her start in acting at eleven years old at the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, where she starred in over sixteen stage productions as well as performing the the theatre’s comedy improv troupe.

After you apply the liquid eyeliner, then you should use a mascara to add some volume to your lashes. This will add a touch of glamor to your day time look. You may also want to use an eyebrow pencil to add some definition to your brows. This can help you define your brows and achieve a more put together cat eye look.

Add some fun to your daily look by trying out the cat eye look. Having cat eyes can add some spice on those days when you want a little extra boost.
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Sporty Cheeks Beauty Trend Just In Time For The Olympics

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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Whenever you see Giuliana Rancic covering events for E!, she always seems to have a healthy glow. Take a look at other celebrities on the red carpet, and you will likely notice they have effortless bronze cheeks. This look, also known as the “runner’s glow,” is the hottest look for this upcoming summer. This look can easily be achieved with the following tips.

The first thing you should do is find the right bronzer on the market. Some bronzers appear too harsh on the skin, and these bronzers are usually sold in cheap cosmetic stores. Bronzer is one makeup item in which you should invest a little extra cash. Obtaining a sun-kissed glow does not have to break the bank, but it does require a bit of an investment. Try out the Benefit Sunbeams cosmetic highlighter. This bronzer adds a touch of radiance to your cheeks. For an event more elegant summer look, apply some of this bronzer to the brow bones.

To apply bronzer correctly, simply sweep a little dust on the apple of the cheek. You can also do a bit of contouring in extending the bronzer to the higher cheekbone. Just be careful not to overdo it, otherwise you can end up looking like a tire ran over your face. You may want to dust a bit of pink blush over the bronzer to get a more “real” appearance. A touch of pink blush can add the right hue to really make your sun-kissed glow come alive.

If you only want a bit of sun-kissed beauty, then you may want to try a dusting powder. This type of bronzer is a powder that is in a small plastic container. The loose powder can easily be dusted onto skin with a big makeup brush. Celebrities like Evangeline Lily swear by the MAC bronzing powder.

The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer is a good option for women who want a heavier bronzing effect. Using this bronzer will give a woman the appearance of having an exotic tan. This product recently received the Belk Best in Beauty Award.

Even if you are not one who likes to run outdoors and get that healthy glow, there are easy ways to make your skin subtly shine. Using the MAC liquid bronzer may be the best option for the indoorsy girl. This bronzer is also heavier than a powder and stays put for longer periods of time. Instead of running to the tanning salon, just rub some of this bronzer in all over your body. You will feel like you have been out in the sun for hours with this bronzer.

The bronzed look is back, and it is sizzling for this summer. Be sure to try it out and enjoy being beautiful.

The Top 5 Most Gorgeous Celebrity Hair Styles of All Time

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Celebrities have a way of making fashion and beauty statements that last a lifetime. We become so entranced by the beauty of one celebrity’s hair style that we never forget it. It becomes a fixture in what we consider to be classic beauty. From Farah Fawcett to Audrey Hepburn, few Hollywood stars have left an imprint on the world of hair trends than these following 5 women.

1. Farah’s Wind-Blown Locks

In just one stunning photograph, Farah Fawcett left an impression on the hearts of millions of men in the 1970s. Her famous poster of her wearing a red bikini was also popular for reasons apart from the hot bikini. Her hair simply looked divine in this poster. With wind-blown curls surrounding her face, Farah Fawcett emulated a look that top hair stylists still try to emulate in today’s fashion world. Right now, this is the look of the moment for Summer 2012 too.

2. Marilyn’s Raunchy Curls

We will never forget Marilyn Monroe’s fun and carefree curls. Her look in the Seven Year Itch continues to be seen on celebrities like Julia Roberts and Drew Barrymore. Thousands of celebrities and millions of ordinary people have tried to copy this look.

3. Hepburn’s High Bun

In Breakfast at Tiffany’s, none of us will forget that gorgeous high bun of Holly Golightly. The adorable choppy bangs that surrounded this hairstyle are equally as unforgettable and added pizazz to the look. Even the hair coloring on this hair style was edgy for its time. With light caramel highlights placed on a chocolate brown color, this look has continued to impress thousands of celebrities and hair stylists.

4. Jennifer Aniston’s Bob

The layered bob that Jennifer Aniston donned in “Friends” has become beloved by millions of women. To this day, thousands of women carry in cut-out photos of Jennifer Aniton’s hair style in “Friends” and ask a hair stylist to replicate the look. With soft golden highlights set against dark brown hair, this will always be a winning and chic look. During the 90s, this look could be found in every top fashion and teen magazine.

5. Meg Ryan’s Wild Locks

Meg Ryan created a look in the 90s that still resonates in the world of fashion. Her shaggy locks have come to be known almost as well as a trademark symbol. This look first became famous when Meg Ryan played the leading role of Kathleen Kelley in “You’ve Got Mail.” Since that film was released, thousands of men have found the hair style to be a complete turn-on.

These are the top 5 and most unforgettable celebrity hair styles of all time. If you are ever in doubt about the hair style you should receive at the salon, take in a photo of one of these looks.

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The Gorgeous Katie Holmes and Her Incredible Bob Style

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Katie HolmesKatie Holmes has taken the fashion and beauty worlds by storm with her medium bob. This sassy and chic look can be seen in the pages of Vogue, Elle and every other high fashion magazine. It looks stunning in any setting, whether one is attending a red carpet event or grabbing an ice cream cone with the kids. Since Katie Holmes first appeared on the red carpet in 2008 with her medium bob, hair stylists remain inspired by the look and continue to alter it in different ways.

High-Class Bob Cuts

High-class bob cuts are also known as “personalized” bob cuts. These cuts are tailored by a hair stylist to frame your face in an interesting way. When a woman’s hair has a geometric shape so that one side is longer than the other, this is an example of the tailored bob look. A stylist takes your cheek bone structure into consideration in cutting hair to the exact perfect length with this bob.

Unique Colors

Lady Gaga was seen wearing a bob with her hair colored in different hues of gray at a red carpet event just months ago. Gray has come back as one of the trendy hair colors of the season. While Katie Holmes has never been seen wearing gray, she has influenced the hair style behind this gray shade. Women look sophisticated and chic in the gray bob hairstyle. If you want to be on the cutting edge of the hair world, then try out a gray bob for a few weeks. A hair stylist can always alter the color if you find that gray isn’t the look for you.

Choppy Layers

Choppy layers have never been hotter when paired with the bob look. Choppy layers are great for the woman who already has a head full of hair and wants to manage it. A hair stylist can eliminate some of the extra weight by cutting choppy layers into the bob style.

Straight Bangs

Straight bangs add a dramatic touch to any bob haircut. Katie Holmes was seen wearing straight bangs when she had the bob style. Straight bangs give a woman an air of mystery, yet they also add a sweet and innocent vibe to any look. Side-swept bangs are another rendition of this look. For the woman who wants a softer look without all the drama, side-swept bangs are the perfect option.

Short Length in the Back

Having the bob cut with a shorter length in the back is essential for this look. Look at any picture of Katie Holmes, and you will notice that her locks fall slightly longer in the front of her face.

The medium bob is a hair style that likely will stick around on the fashion scene. It has become a hair style that is adored by thousands of women.

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Shine Like Taylor Swift With Glitter Eyes

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

If you want to shine, why not add a little sparkle to your daily makeup routine without having to go to beauty school. Get ready to take a step back in time; a few of the hottest trends of the ’80s have been reborn and are being seen everywhere we look. One of those trends is glitter.

Glitterlicious is one of the trending looks and if you need evidence, consider the brilliant blue lips Katy Perry displayed during her performance at the Grammy Awards.

So, if you want to ‘make a glitterlicious entrance,’ follow this recipe and create your own glittery look:

• Hair

Use water to lightly mist your hair and then sprinkle the glitter (6NYX multi-purpose glitter on-the-go) over it. You can use any color glitter that you like, do not limit your choices!

• Lips

To add pizzazz to your lips, use the GlitzyLips foil. It is easy to apply. This foil can actually be used almost anywhere. There are temporary tattoos as well. Other brands to consider are Violent Lips and Trendy Lips.

• Cheeks

To give your cheeks the luscious shine you are looking for you need to use cream blush. Put the blush on and then gently dab multi-purpose colored glitter over your cheeks.

• Eyes

Use glitter eyeliner to outline your eyes. Then apply some glittery false eyelashes and eyeshadow on your eyelids. Now, apply multi-purpose glitter over your eyeshadow by patting it on with your makeup brush. Do not rub it onto your eyelid. Now, watch as your eyes shine.

• Body

Moisten your skin with body. This will make your glitter stick. Then, sprinkle the multi-purpose glitter all over your cleavage and neck.

You are now ready to make your entrance. Just remember to be glamorous as you show how glitterlicious you really are!

If You are Not into Glitterlicious, Consider Adding a Gentle Moondust Glow

If you are not ready to take the leap to the glitterlicious side, maybe you could just give yourself a beautifully elegant moondust glow. You can do this quickly and easily by adding a little shimmer to your makeup. Even the slightest bit of glitter will give your style a sparkly boost. However, in a case like this, do not overdo the glitter.

Adding a Light Moondust Glow (All these products are available from the majority of makeup companies)

• Lips

Sheer lip-gloss with glitter

• Eyes

Shimmery cream eyeshadow

• Nails

Nude polish with shimmer

• Cheeks

Powder blush that has shimmer

Now, you shine just like Taylor Swift and whether you choose to shine a little or a lot, you will be glamorous!

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Cosmetology for the Stars? Your Future as a Celebrity Stylist

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Thinking of a future in cosmetology? Most people only think of working from home, going to cosmetology school, then proceeding to a salon. And it’s true that many cosmetologists go this route. But did you know that cosmetology can lead you into the exciting world of fashion, the heat of a political race, or even the set of of a movie? If you keep an open mind and seek opportunities, there are lots of ways to use your craft! Let’s take a look at a few “big-time” cosmetologists who have found another route to success:

Oribe Canales is so successful that he needs only go by one name. The stylist does hair and make up for photo shoots for models and magazines around the world, including Vogue. Supermodels and celebrities are his clients. He has his own product line. Oribe is at the pinnacle of his profession.

James Cornwell is the make-up artist for Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader. Helping a major national politician get ready for appearances on national television, at press conferences, and on the campaign trail is no easy task, but Cornwell is up to it. Through this exciting and rewarding profession, a future cosmetologist like yourself just might help determine our future president!

Andre Walker is the personal hair and make-up artist for Oprah Winfrey, trusted for many years with the task of getting Oprah looking good for her many public appearances. Is there any job in this profession better than having one of the most famous women on the planet as your client?

Mary Ann Valdes reached the pinnacle of her profession when she received an Emmy nomination for her styling work in the comedy Ugly Betty. She started in television working on the set of the iconic 1980′s hit Miami Vice.

As you can see, there is plenty of room for excitement, variety, and advancement in your career as a cosmetologist. While you may start in a salon, continuing to work there is only one of a number of options. Through hard work and skill, you might find yourself doing make-up for magazine covers, or wearing that new dress on Oscar night for your “make-up effects” nomination!

It’s important to remember that few celebrity stylists become successful overnight. Most, if not all, of them have a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and try new things. These are the keys to making it big!

Look Like Carrie Underwood Without A Makeup Artist

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Look-like-carrie-underwoodCarrie Underwood has a naturally glam appearance that wows, but does not over power. No one looks at her and feels like they are being ambushed, they see only simple grace that can keep up with the most glamorous of the glam. How can you get the Carrie Underwood look without a make-up artist and stylist? It is not as hard as it may sound if you follow a few simple tips.

First, let the neckline determine the hairstyle. A key person in the Underwood camp notes that generally, when Carrie wears a strapless top or dress she wears her hair down. An example is the pretty strapless number worn at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Carries soft curls were pinned to fall over one shoulder and it worked perfectly. By contrast, an up do is perfect for a higher neck or halter.

Eyes are where it’s all at. Carrie’s eyes pop with the smoky eye look. This look can easily be replicated with dark liner, volume adding mascara, and properly applied shadow. Cover the lid from eye to crease with a medium shade of the chosen color, the do a darker shade at the base of the lid and a lighter shade in the crease to easily replicate Carrie’s most glam eye look.

As for the rest of her face, it seems that a variety of bronzers and highlighters give her face that fresh, glowing look. A light bronzer on check bones topped with a dewy blush will work for everyday, and remember that the best way to get that glow is healthy skin. Eat right and drink plenty of water to give yourself a head start.

Lips are kept natural but not nude. If you go overboard they will compete with the eyes, but if you leave them alone they will blend in and disappear. Try a liner one shade darker than your natural lip color, and fill in with a clear or softly tinted gloss. For a mat look, fill in lips with the liner and move on.

Carrie’s look is both glamorous and timeless. In today’s over done world, it is a breath of fresh air and one that is well worth learning to replicate.

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Your Guide to Two-Tone Hair like Lauren Conrad

Friday, April 20th, 2012

shutterstock_90020272Have you noticed that two-tone hair has been getting the celebrity thumbs up from the likes of Lady Gaga, Lauren Conrad and Jessica Biel? From the runways to the red carpet, the famous and the beautiful are increasingly giving this trendy touch-up their stamp of approval.

The best part about this stylish look, though, is that it’s easy to maintain and can be done by yourself. With a little effort and know-how, you can wear the same look that celebrities are using to turn the world of fashion upside down.

The first thing to remember is to work with your natural color. Trying to turn that rich auburn mane into a platinum-and-pastel ‘do might be a recipe for disaster (or at the very least, cost you a great deal of time and money). The best rule of thumb is to start by using your natural hair color as a base. Think of it as the palette for your tonal experiments. Try accenting, such as touching up the tips or highlighting under layers, before adding color for a bolder look. Highlights become the basis for your bolder colors, and your two-tone look can take off!

One of the easiest ways to accomplish this look is with a home lightening kit. These can be found at your local drugstore or pharmacist. Always remember to use gloves and an application brush (they are usually provided).

Once you have brushed your hair thoroughly and mixed the kit according to instructions, dab the mixture onto the ends of your hair. Don’t be too precise; this look is designed to be a little wild! Make sure that you follow the guidelines for achieving your desired color, and it helps to be realistic about expectations! If you have darker hair, you may not come out as blonde as you liked, or might need further treatment.

At any rate, it’s important to remember to use conditioner to keep the lightened hair from getting brittle.

Now, it’s time to paint. Add to your canvas with splashes of color and shade; for blondes, pastels are best. This hot look will be sure to wow your friends and men alike, giving you the look that’s tearing up the runway.

It’s her smell. It’s his eyes. It’s the beauty of Twilight.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

It’s every hopeless romantic’s dream to lure in the dreamy vampire and to live in a world where reality and mystery collide. Some of us want Bella’s irresistible beauty, while others of us want to embody the sultry timelessness of the Volturi.

At, an online cosmetic retailer, you can purchase all things Twilight from makeup and body products, to fragrance and nail polish. Here are the products you need to create that natural sparkle, enduring eyes and infatuating fragrance:

The Immortal Fragrance: This fragrance is a harmonic blend of citrus and wild chamomile, with a harmony of white freesia and peony. It brings out the natural feminine fragrance of patchouli, amber and musk.

• In the darkness of the Forks forest shines a Luna Twilight: This is a line of Gleam Metallic Mascara, Moonshadow Eyeshadow, Femme Fatale Lip Gloss, Venom Blush, First Light Face Glow and Mortal Glow Blushing Crème. These products highlight the natural radiance of your beauty, creating an illuminating glow that resembles Bella’s beauty.

• Love versus lust, and the undying beauty of the Volturi: The Volturi Twilight cosmetic line includes Crown Metallic Mascara, Foreshadow Eyelid Primer, Labyrinth Loose Eyeshadow, Enrapture Lip Gloss, Venom Blush, Immortal Body Shimmer and Reign Body Mist. The colors are of timeless royalty.

Nox Twilight: Inspired by the Cullen coven, the Nox Twilight line includes nail polish in colors ranging from the dark Black Tie to light feminine Chiffon.

It’s now your time to begin your story, it’s time to feel the desire and create the essence of romance we all have come to love.