Steal Audrey Hepburn's Glamorous Look With This Backstage Tutorial
If there's one woman who exudes glamour and sophistication in her beauty look, it's Audrey Hepburn. And her enviable Holly Golightly hair and makeup, which she wore in 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's, is well within reach. We went backstage at the Breakfast at Tiffany's Broadway play to learn the secrets behind Audrey's classic look. On Maria: KORS by Michael Kors.
Sombré: The New Ombré Trend That Looks Gorgeous on Everyone
What is sombré? First, let's take it back to the OG trend: ombré. It's every lazy girl's dream: let your roots grow out and, essentially, you've got the look. (One of the trend's redeeming qualities.) Over the past few years, we've seen this look go from dip-dyed ends to drastic color pairings - deep black roots with platinum-blonde ends or red with brunette - and now it's time to refresh yet again! Sombré, known also as "soft" or "subtle ombré" incorporates lighter shades in a more natural way. Instead of dramatic colors paired together, your base color casually transitions into lighter shades by strategically placed highlights around the face, which cascade into heavy highlights at the ends. It's a look we're seeing on some of our favorites hair color muses like Kate Mara, Mila Kunis, and Lily Collins, so we went straight to the source - their hair colorist, Denis de Souza - to learn who's a candidate for the look, how to maintain it at home, and how often you need touch-ups. On Kirbie: MissGuided dress; on Lauren: Rebecca Taylor top
What Products to Use (and Avoid!) When You Get a Sunburn
I promise you that sunburns are inevitable in your life if you don't wear and reapply sunscreen consistently! It's crucial to protect your skin, rain or shine, beach or mountains. But what happens if you get too much sun exposure and it causes a bad burn? It happens to the best of us, and there are a few things you can do at home to make sure your skin doesn't suffer as a result. Dr. Jessica Wu is a beloved celebrity dermatologist - she can't disclose her clients, obviously - but she is responsible for transforming and maintaining some of the best mugs in Hollywood. During our interview, Dr. Wu told me a few remedies for sunburns that I had never heard before, including one that doubles as a refreshing drink. And which products should you avoid after you get a sunburn? If you deal with acne, you'll want to listen up. On Kirbie: Banana Republic dress
Orange Is the New Red: Master This Season's Hottest Lip Color
The biggest beauty trend for Spring? Orange lipstick. Orange gets a bad rap, because it's bold - sometimes too bold - and many of us fear it will look clownish off the runway. So what if we told you that orange is the new red? The hue is actually very versatile - so much so that anyone can pull it off! Getting the perfect cantaloupe lip look really depends on the way you apply it. Uzo, the international lead stylist for Nars, shows us how to master this look in real life, featuring the new Nars Matte Multiple.
No-Filter Makeup: The 5-Minute Beauty Routine
Instagram gives us our own personal lighting crew. And anyone who has been on television or walked a red carpet can tell you that lighting is key for picture-perfect results. It can highlight your best assets or, alternatively, cast unflattering shadows. But what if you want to look good without the filter? We posed this question to Gregory Arlt, director of makeup artistry at MAC Cosmetics. He's the man behind Dita Von Teese's perfectly sculpted pout and Gwen Stefani's glowing skin, so surely he'd be able to give us tricks to master no-filter makeup at home, right? Of course he did! He's a beauty exorcist, after all. On Kirbie: Robert Rodriguez dress
3 Masks That Solve All Your Summer Skin Issues
With every change of season comes a new set of skin issues to fight off, so give your skin some TLC this Summer with a face mask! It's an easy spa treatment you can use at home, and these three remedy just about every skin issue Summer has to offer: dry, dehydrated skin; blackheads and oversized pores; and dull, lackluster complexions. On Kirbie: Harlyn top. <!-- list(30865018) -->
How to Cover Up a Sunburn Without Irritating Your Skin!
Covering up a sunburn can be tricky; covering up a sunburn and not irritating your skin can feel almost impossible. There are a few things you can do, though, if you've felt the burn. Hydrate with the right moisturizer, protect yourself with a nonirritating sunblock, and cover it up with makeup that won't make your irritated skin sting. We break it all down by showing you that you can hide that sunburn and feel good about doing it, too. On Kirbie: Zara dress.
Flaunt Your Summer Manicure With These 7 Showstopping Shades
When it comes to Summer manicures, bold and bright shades always do the trick, but making sure a sexy red is in your repertoire is important as well. These seven shades fit any budget and look great whether you're headed to the office or are gearing up for a fun night out. Polishes featured: Pixi Polish in Summer Pink ($8); Salon Perfect in Zapped ($4); POP Beauty Nail Glam in Violetta ($10); China Glaze in Sun of a Peach ($8); Nicole OPI in Hit the Lights ($7); Essie in Lollipop; ($8); and Ciaté Corrupted Neons Set in Foam Party ($25). <!-- list(30844777) -->
Smooth Out Your Cellulite With Items From the Kitchen
If we know one thing about cellulite, it's that it doesn't discriminate. It isn't something you get from being overweight. And chances are, if your mom has it, you might, too! No matter what shape you're in, women of all shapes and sizes have complaints about cellulite. We aren't alone here, ladies! There are many so-called "miracle" potions and products that claim to get rid of cellulite in a snap. And sure, some of them may work for a small amount of time, but they aren't going to instantly make it vanish. We visited Sonya Dakar's Skin Clinic to get the bold truth about cellulite, to find out what it really takes to make it disappear (if it can at all), and to get the recipe for a DIY body wrap to help firm and tone if you need a little help before you get into a bikini. And if you're really in the DIY mood, try this caffeinated body scrub before you apply the wrap. On Kirbie: BCBG Max Azria dress
The One Recipe You Need to Mend Split Ends and Dry, Flaky Skin
Want baby-soft skin, silky hair, and kissable lips? Then get to your kitchen. This DIY beauty balm combines coconut oil with other emollient ingredients to make an addictive hydrator for your lips and skin that you won't be able to get enough of. After you make the balm, melt it with an equal amount of hot water, and you have yourself an instant leave-in conditioner - perfect for dry hair and split ends! On Kirbie: Splendid top. Recipe: 1. Boil a pot of hot water to melt coconut oil 2. Heat 1 cup coconut oil in double boiler 3. Let coconut oil cool for 30 minutes 4. Add in 2 tbsp. sweet almond oil 5. Whisk oil mixture; refrigerate for 25 minutes 6. Whisk again until it becomes a thick cream 7. Add in 1 tbsp. glycerin 8. Add 1/2 cup cooled water from double boiler 9. Whip mixture until fluffy, like whipped cream (optional: add soap color of your choice) 10. Pour into a large jar For the conditioning spray, add one part melted balm to one part water in a spray bottle.