When you walk into Sephora or your local drugstore and are confronted with all the new seasonal beauty launches, it can be overwhelming to try to figure out what's really new and different. What's worth spending some of that hard-earned paycheck on? Lucky for you, we have spent hours swiping, patting, and spritzing in order to bring you our picks for the best launches of the season.
We've all heard the same old summer makeup tips: Wear less foundation, use waterproof mascara, don't use heavy moisturizers. But there has to be other ways to update and weatherproof your makeup for the sweaty season, right? We picked the brains of our talented, creative makeup artist friends for some very unexpected summer beauty tips (Kool-Aid as a lip stain? Yep, that works). Best part? They're all DIY which means they're wallet friendly too. Click through to learn some new beauty tricks for the summer and totally impress all your friends.
Makeup guru Napoleon Perdis may not yet be a household name here in the US the way he is in his native Australia, but that's okay with him--and trust us, he soon will be. He's just launched at Bergdorf Goodman and we caught up with him for a phone chat in advance of the launch. Since this is the guy who runs a makeup academy Down Under (he calls it the "Harvard of makeup) we figured some tips were in order. Read on to find out why Perdis thinks you should put on mascara first, and never use lip liner.
In the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2013 is the Year of the Snake--and more specifically, the year of the water snake. This Sunday is the first day of the Chinese new year, and cosmetics companies are celebrating with some new makeup collections. There's a lot of lore and astrology linked to the celebration of the Chinese new year, so we asked fashion's go-to astrologer, Susan Miller, to help us figure out what it all means, and how beauty products exactly fit into the equation. (Stay with us here. There's actually a connection!)