Want a super cool, social way to try out new makeup products you’re interested in? GlamST is a new virtual makeup app that’s officially launching in December, but is now live in Windows 8. Use real makeup products from the biggest brands in beauty on a virtual model of your face to try before you buy. Search for products you’re interested in and apply them on your photo to see how they’d look! Brilliant, eh?
You can even save your favorite makeup looks and combos for a future Face of the Day you’re planning – or, try out the pre-configured looks the app offers. GlamST will give you the whole breakdown of the products used to get the look.
I was admiring the long, defined lashes on one of my coworkers, and I asked her for go-to mascara advice. The word was Lancome, Lancome, Lancome. Enticed, I decided to try this baby myself – I love the long, separated, million-lashes look. This little wonder didn’t disappoint!
Length is definitely this mascara’s greatest asset. My lashes poked my browbone (I love that).
Excellent. This mascara found all of my teeny blond lashes and coated them individually, making them stand out.
Meh. It doesn’t really curl very much, but it doesn’t leave my lashes completely shapeless either. Who needs curl when you’ve got length like this?
My eyelashes looked thin but that’s the look we’re going for here – definition, not big thick clumps. This is about the HD, super-separated look, not the voluminous Katy Perry look.
The verdict: 8/10 – Beautiful length and definition, so if that’s what you’re going for, snag one today.
Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara sells at Amazon.com for $21.00.
Yet another beauty term you probably don’t know, but that likely touches your face every day: titanium dioxide. Sounds scary, doesn’t it? Not so much! Read on and don’t be afraid.
ti·tan·i·um di·ox·ide (ty-TAY-nee-um di-OX-ide) n. An ingredient found in many mineral makeup and skincare products, titanium dioxide is a naturally mined mineral considered to be a very effective sunscreen.
Titanium dioxide protects skin from sun damage by reflecting the sun’s rays. Its light reflecting qualities are only surpassed by diamonds! It also offers full coverage and helps makeup stick to your skin.
Three cheers for titanium dioxide! It just goes to show it doesn’t have to sound pretty to make you pretty.
Ladies, it is official: I am insane. There is definitive proof that there’s something wrong with me. You see, when most people open a tube of mascara and see a shade of garish pink found only on feather boas, they have no trouble walking away.
Not me! I squeal, “How avant-garde!” and happily truck my finding over to a Kohl’s cashier who is understandably shocked that someone is buying Flirt Big Flirt Thickening Mascara in Fuchsia, of all things. (Incidentally, if you’re a retail associate in either the greater Houston or Phoenix metro areas, we’ve probably already met when I bought something stupid from your store.)
What’s the hottest go-to hairstyle in Hollywood today? Simple: long locks with big, loose curls. But for everyday, this hairstyle can look a little too polished. A slightly unkempt hairstyle with big, beachy waves is more wearable around town and still cute enough for an impromptu date with the Starbucks guy. Here’s how to style it yourself:
Wash hair and towel dry just until damp. Rub in some mousse to give your hair a little volume – if your hair’s too flat on top, this hairstyle will make you look less beachy and more like you got rained on.
Blow-dry upside down without combing through; instead, just run your fingers loosely through it. Remember, we’re going for slightly unfinished here. Effortlessly beautiful and all that jazz. Brush your part to one side and grab your curling iron.
Use a curling iron with a pretty sizable barrel, like 1 1/4 inch. (I know these curls are smaller. Just listen to me, dammit.) Spiral one-inch sections of hair around the iron, hold for 20 seconds or so, then release the iron by pulling it out downward. This will keep the ends from getting too curly and will narrow the spiral just right. Make sure you’re twisting the iron towards the back of your head when curling the big chunk of hair on the one side.