We’ve been told all our lives that dirt is bad. Bad to eat, bad to track into the house, and, especially, bad for your pores. Most beauty cleansing products are designed to eradicate dirt from your skin, but there are actually benefits to having a little bit of it in your beauty routine. Earthy ingredients with dirt bases, like clay and volcanic ash, actually clarify and cleanse your skin in a non-drying way that soap just can’t.
In honor of Earth Day, we’ve picked out some beauty products that actually celebrate dirt, whether it be as a cleanser, scent (yes, really), or color inspiration–and work really really well.
We spent the afternoon at an extreme hair show. One salon’s motto? “When life gives you shit…throw some glitter on it.” And boy, did they.
Current hair color trends run the gamut from subtle ombre (yes, still) to shocking red, with a sprinkling of candy colors–like pink and lavender–still going strong among a certain subset of ladies who like to make a statement.
But experts say “apricot” is poised to be the next big thing.
Think of L’Oreal Paris as the Ask Jeeves for your haircare dilemmas. Bring them a problem and without a doubt, one of the five Advanced Haircare lines has a solution. With eight patents and the test results from 5,000 women, L’Oreal Paris has created targeted haircare lines, with effective and transforming treatments, for the most common hair problems.
Here’s how they can help a variety of common (and thoroughly annoying) hair issues:
In a truly blind beauty test, where the testers have no knowledge of brand, packaging, price range, or previous reviews, what products would reign supreme? With that in mind, we at Fashionista concocted the “Blind BB Cream” test.
Oh, sure we saw lots of innovative new products at the International Beauty Show this past weekend. But we loved the unusual models who were everywhere. From full body paint to stilts, here’s the scoop on being an extreme model at a beauty show. (It’s a niche career, ok?)
We’re seeing redheads everywhere we look lately. Want in on the trend? Here’s how to go ginger–if you dare–with tips from Marie Robinson (Clairol’s Color Director) and Christophe Robin (L’Oreal Paris USA Color Director), as well as Sea of Shoes‘ Jane Aldridge (preeminent red-headed style star).
Every week we bring you our picks for best dressed celebs, but let’s take some time to focus on what’s been happening above the shoulders on spring’s latest red carpets.
From some amazing rich hair color to creative up-dos (and even a token man mane), click through to check out our 10 favorite celeb hair looks from the last month.
Most women probably agree that a good mascara is absolutely essential to any beauty routine. Or at least that’s what makeup companies think, if the sheer and utterly confusing amount of mascaras on the market is any indication. There are volumizing, thickening and lengthening formulas; bristle, plastic, curved, and straight wands; ones that declump, ones that purportedly help your lashes grow longer–there’s even mascaras that vibrate. But with so many options on the table, how does one even begin to choose the right mascara for herself?
We decided to ask some experts to help us demystify mascara. They helped us decode everything from brush shape to how to apply it. What follows is a review of the 15 latest and greatest mascaras on the market. Read on: